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20 Jan 2014, 7:36 am by Steve Brachmann
The featured application today discusses a novel GE system of flight management that has the potential to create great savings in costs incurred by airlines on a flight-by-flight basis. This system can respond dynamically mid-flight to changes in weather conditions and other parameters that affect fuel usage and other costs. Additional patent applications we discovered involve improvements to dosimeters and other chemical sensors as well as a newly designed dishwasher heating element that can... … [read post]
18 Oct 2013, 5:00 am by Steve Brachmann
We noticed a great deal of patent applications and issued patents pertaining to medical technologies. Today, we feature one application that discusses an improved system for detecting the location of surgical instruments during a medical procedure. This improvement over image-guided surgery, which relies on video feeds from surgical instruments, informs medical professionals of the exact location of an instrument within a patient. We also look at an application for an improved pulse oximeter... … [read post]
8 Mar 2011, 10:01 pm by Tom K.
Richard Epstein is typically lucid in taking on the increasingly foreboding regulatory culture that creates barriers for entrepreneurial creation of jobs and wealth: What is to be done about the compliance culture--a culture born in response to excessive regulation--that now threatens to compromise the technological advances that have long spurred innovation in the United States? This sad chronicle of relative decline takes place in three separate stages. The first involves the new mindset that… [read post]
12 Aug 2013, 1:35 pm by Steve Brachmann
Today, we check in with General Electric to see what technological systems it’s trying to protect through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many of the published USPTO documents we feature here discuss improvements to energy systems. These include two patent applications, one that would protect smart energy storage for in-home water heaters and another that would protect a system of monitoring damage to power cables. An issued patent discusses GE’s development of a self-healing... … [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Steve Brachmann
Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from customers. This system allows a utility network to scan social media posts for relevant information about outages, and then turn those posts into instructions for maintenance crews. We also discuss a few inventions related to wind turbines, including a new method for measuring lightning strike damage on wind turbine… [read post]
13 Oct 2011, 7:29 pm by Kevin Funnell
I was going to comment on the CFPB's new mortgage servicing examination guidelines. One of my favorite "concerns" of the CFPB is to ensure that delinquent homeowners are given all of the various alternatives to foreclosure. Do you think the CFPB will ding servicers who don't tell borrowers that one of the alternatives is to "make your damn loan payments on time"? However, that hot topic will have to take a back seat because a reader sent me Liz Warren's potty-mouthed, beer-swilling video announcing… [read post]
3 May 2011, 3:09 pm by ChristopherFEarley
Does the fact that you were partly at fault mean you cannot bring a claim for personal injuries in Massachusetts? No. In Massachusetts, as long as you are not more than 50% responsible for a car crash, then you may still make a claim. However, the amount of your settlement will be reduced by the percentage of fault you have for the accident. Therefore, if you are considered 50% at-fault for the crash, and your case is worth $10,000.00, then you would recover $5000.00, because of the fact that… [read post]
31 Mar 2009, 1:55 pm by Gerry Riskin
From the Sacramento Business Journal today: Law firm confidence index drops to record low Excerpt: Confidence in the economy among managing partners at large law firms nationwide hit new lows in the first quarter, according to the latest research from the Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group in New York City. I recommend three priorities to Managing Partners: Bulletproof existing clients (complacency is deadly in light of the predator-like behaviour you can expect from your competitors as their… [read post]
4 May 2012, 7:27 am by ChristopherFEarley
1) It compensates for the medical treatment the injury victim had to endure; 2) It covers the medical bills and liens that must be paid out of the settlement; 3) It adequately compensates the injury victim for lost wages, and if applicable, future lost wages or impairment of earning capacity; 4) It fairly compensates for the physical pain and suffering the injuries have caused, and will cause in the future: 5) The settlement number puts the injury victim in the position they were in prior to… [read post]
7 Feb 2012, 2:55 pm by ChristopherFEarley
If a drunk driver causes a Massachusetts auto accident, the injury victim can bring claims against multiple parties. Obviously, a claim can be brought against the drunk driver's insurance company. But, there are also less obvious parties that may be held responsible. For example, if the drunk driver was over-served at a bar, club, restaurant, or even private party, then a dram shop case may be possible against the establishment, and the people, that over-served the drunk driver. These cases are very… [read post]
3 May 2012, 8:49 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
A House committee in Rhode Island will consider several bills related to same-sex unions, marriage, and divorce on Wednesday: – One proposal would allow same-sex marriage in Rhode Island, recognize previously performed civil unions as marriages, and recognize unions and marriages performed in other jurisdictions as marriages. – A second measure would allow divorce in Rhode Island for couples legally married elsewhere. – A third bill would repeal the controversial amendment attached to last… [read post]
17 Jan 2012, 5:33 pm by structuredsettlements
Under a new corporate guarantee for New York structured settlements announced January 17, 2012, AGC Life Insurance Company will guarantee the obligations owed to structured settlement claimants under... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
26 Jan 2011, 1:41 pm by structuredsettlements
Structured settlement expert John Darer discusses the rights and responsibilities of plaintiffs and defendants under New York General Obligations Law §5-1702, a/k/a the New York Structured Settlement... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
11 Jan 2012, 3:00 pm by ChristopherFEarley
Pedestrian accidents happen all too often.  They can be a traumatic and life-changing experience, in so many ways.  Here are some salient claims procedure points to keep in mind if you have been hit by a car:  1) It is the operator's insurance company that is responsible for paying for your "reasonable and necessary" medical expenses; 2) The operator's insurance company will also pay 75% of any lost wages you sustain as a result of the accident.  But, the insurance company for the operator… [read post]
3 May 2012, 8:49 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
A House committee in Rhode Island will consider several bills related to same-sex unions, marriage, and divorce on Wednesday: – One proposal would allow same-sex marriage in Rhode Island, recognize previously performed civil unions as marriages, and recognize unions and marriages performed in other jurisdictions as marriages. – A second measure would allow divorce in Rhode Island for couples legally married elsewhere. – A third bill would repeal the controversial amendment attached to last… [read post]
5 Mar 2010, 5:16 am by ChristopherFEarley
Many people in Massachusetts have health coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Following a personal injury event (car accident, slip and fall, etc.) Blue Cross may pay a portion of your medical bills.  If you receive a settlement at the end of your case, then Blue Cross has the legal right to obtain from you its share of money they paid to your medical providers on your behalf.  This right arises from the contract of insurance that you have with Blue Cross.  In my experience working with… [read post]
15 Feb 2011, 10:01 pm by Tom K.
All the talk in the sports world these days seems to revolve around the impending lock-out of NFL players by the NFL owners. However, this Antonio Irzarry/Sports in the Courts Blog post reports on Ed O'Bannon's class action lawsuit against the NCAA, which might just end up being more interesting and change-provoking than anything that occurs in the current NFL labor negotiations: As noted many times over the years, big-time college sports under the rubric of NCAA regulation is shamefully corrupt.… [read post]
15 Apr 2012, 5:52 am by ChristopherFEarley
One of the first questions I ask a potential personal injury client is whether he has made any claims in the past. Whether it be a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or some other claim, it is important for me to know this information. The reason is that the claims adjuster and the defense attorney (if the claim goes into suit) has access to a claims index. If you have made claims in the past, they will appear in the claims index and will come up on a search. Therefore, before meeting with… [read post]
13 Oct 2010, 8:23 pm by thejaghunter
All of these people are either engaged in a legal action against Obama or have publicly expressed their support for people in legal actions against Obama. Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, Major General Carroll D. Childers, Captain Neil B. Turner, Commander Charles Kerchner, Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick, Captain Connie Rhodes, Lieutenant Colonel David Earl Graef, Major Stefan Frederick Cook, Paul Vallely, Major General (Ret), US Army, Jim Cash, Brigadier General (Ret), USAF, Harry Riley,… [read post]
2 Jun 2013, 7:56 pm by Kevin Funnell
In a story that was given merely passing notice in the trade press and none in the main  stream media, the CFPB barred representatives of the payday lending industry, represented by the Community Financial Services Association of America, from attending a meeting of the Bureau's Consumer Advisory Board on May 15th. The CFPB claimed that the meeting was "not public." Well, "not public" as far as the "public" consists of payday industry representatives, at least. The CFAA's attorney, Hilary… [read post]