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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    C Is For….

    C Is For….
    When I started in law firm competitive intelligence (CI), there were few of us doing it and making any headway at the time.  Over time, lots of people have tried to do legal CI, Librarians, marketing folks, even seasoned CI professionals…
  • Apr 7

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!
    Image [cc] Ana C. It seems that Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. is not a fan of law reviews. Back in 2011, Roberts joked that he found law reviews irrelevant, and found no need to know why there was any influence on 18th century…
  • Mar 31

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"
    Some of the products you can order through Amazon's Dash Button Okay... I'm not sure if I'm amazed or a bit petrified of two of the new services that Amazon just launched this week. Probably a bit of both. First up, Amazon's Dash Button (only…
Rank this Week: 105

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Regression damages model fails to convince court

    Regression damages model fails to convince court
    Reed Const. Data Inc. v. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2014 WL 4746130, No. 09–CV–8578 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 24, 2014) Reed sued McGraw-Hill for violations of the Lanham Act, the Sherman Act, and various state…
  • Apr 20

    Third Circuit clarifies its ascertainability rule but doesn't remove it

    Third Circuit clarifies its ascertainability rule but doesn't remove it
    Byrd v. Aaron’s Inc., 2015 WL 1727613, No. 14–3050 (3d Cir. Apr. 16, 2015) The Byrds filed a putative class action against Aaron’s for violating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. The court of appeals…
  • Apr 20

    Territoriality is no bar to keeping up with the Kardashians in Kroma dispute

    Territoriality is no bar to keeping up with the Kardashians in Kroma dispute
    Kroma Makeup EU, Ltd. v. Boldface Licensing Branding, Inc., No. 6:14–cv–1551, 2015 WL 1708757 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 15, 2015) A foreign licensee of a US trademark sued US citizens for alleged infringement abroad, and sued its…
Rank this Week: 69

A Connecticut Law Blog

A Connecticut Law Blog

Thoughts on Connecticut Law with a Side of Baseball. By Ryan McKeen.

http://aconnecticutlawblog.com
  • Apr 10

    Starting A Law Firm? Use A Password Manager.

    Starting A Law Firm? Use A Password Manager.
    Today's law firms must use password managers to generate unique and complex passwords. Give Lastpass or 1Password a try. Protect your data. Protect your clients. Protect yourself. Choosing not to use a password manager is negligent if your…
  • Apr 8

    Starting a Law Firm? 6 Sentences of Law Firm Marketing Advice

    Starting a Law Firm? 6 Sentences of Law Firm Marketing Advice
    Starting a new law firm? All you need to know about marketing in 6 sentences.
  • Apr 8

    Eight Reasons We Won’t Take Your Case

    Eight Reasons We Won’t Take Your Case
    A lot of law firm advertising is centered around "have a case...call us" (see below). We do that too. However, we are selective in the cases we take. Being selective is the only way to insure that when we take a case that we can properly…
Rank this Week: 986

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    NECC Litigation New

    NECC Litigation New
    I'm one of seven lawyers appointed by a Federal Court Judge to prosecute the civil case involving New England Compounding Pharmacy. I'm NOT a class action lawyer. An interesting and compelling read from Newsweek this…
  • Apr 13

    Lumber Liquidators: Litigation and News for April 2015

    Lumber Liquidators: Litigation and News for April 2015
    Concerned?  Contact us today using the form to the right of this post. Certified laboratory testing performed on laminate wood flooring purchased from Lumber Liquidators locations in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and New York…
  • Mar 10

    Herbal Supplements, their Safety and Marketing: State Prosecutors to Form Coalition

    Herbal Supplements, their Safety and Marketing: State Prosecutors to Form Coalition
    The states are getting their respective acts together. This report today: A group of attorneys general is expected to announce on Tuesday that they are forming a coalition to crack down on fraud and quality control issues in the herbal…
Rank this Week: 556

AALL Spectrum Blog

AALL Spectrum Blog

A place for law librarians to discuss AALL Spectrum articles and their profession

http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on this…
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on…
  • Jun 6

    The Value of Law Librarian

    The Value of Law Librarian
    Law librarians know the value of law librarians, even when they struggle to articulate that value to others. It pleases us when someone aptly describes what we do; and it satisfies even more when that praise comes from a user. One such…
Rank this Week: 585

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Apr 1

    Abbott & Kindermann Adds Noted Guest Editor To Blog Staff

    Abbott & Kindermann Adds Noted Guest Editor To Blog Staff
    [For Immediate Release] Abbott & Kindermann announced today that noted television commentator Jon Stewart is joining Abbott & Kindermann’s blog team as a guest editor. “We are very pleased to have Mr. Stewart bring…
  • Apr 1

    First Tier Functionally Equivalent CEQA Document Upheld for Adoption of Basin Plan Amendment and TMDL Standard

    First Tier Functionally Equivalent CEQA Document Upheld for Adoption of Basin Plan Amendment and TMDL Standard
    By Katherine J. Hart Charles Conway Jr v. State Water Resources Control Board (March 30, 2015, B252688) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. Functionally equivalent CEQA documents can be tiered in a manner similar to a regular EIR. This new CEQA decision…
  • Mar 31

    2015 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2015 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane G. Kindermann, Katherine J. Hart, Glen Hansen and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2015 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case discussions located on the…
Rank this Week: 762

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 19

    2015 Florida Alimony Reform – Proposed Factors for Alimony

    2015 Florida Alimony Reform – Proposed Factors for Alimony
    In a previous post, I wrote about Florida House Bill 943 and the proposed alimony guidelines contained in the bill.  Florida currently has no guidelines for alimony, and the bill creates formulas which would implement presumptive ranges…
  • Apr 5

    Tampa Bay Times Article on 2015 Florida Collaborative Divorce Bill

    Tampa Bay Times Article on 2015 Florida Collaborative Divorce Bill
    The Tampa Bay Times recently published an article on collaborative divorce.  The article quotes four local collaborative professionals (attorneys Ingrid Hooglander, Tanya O’Conner, and Mark Moon, and psychologist Rachel Moskowitz),…
  • Mar 28

    Florida Alimony Reform 2015 – Florida Alimony Guideline

    Florida Alimony Reform 2015 – Florida Alimony Guideline
    Many people are surprised to learn that, currently, Florida has no alimony guidelines.  Rather, it has a bunch of factors that a judge considers, such as lifestyle of the parties, each spouses’ contribution to the marriage,…
Rank this Week: 854

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Apr 20

    Amazon Sues Product-Reviewer-For-Hire

    Amazon Sues Product-Reviewer-For-Hire
    Apparently, there are various services out there which provide fake reviews for products in exchange for payment. Who knew? Amazon did, and it may be the first company to take a stand via a lawsuit to combat this practice: According to…
  • Apr 17

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Okay, since the new Star Wars trailer was released this week, that’s really all we here at Abnormal Use can think about. We’re so distracted, mind you, that we just ended the previous sentence in a preposition! It’s a…
  • Apr 16

    Underage And Binge Drinking: Where is the Outrage?

    Underage And Binge Drinking: Where is the Outrage?
    “Officer is Charged with Murder of a Black Man Shot in the Back.” This was the headline from The New York Times on April 8, 2015. A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina was caught on video shooting and killing…
Rank this Week: 635

About Broker Fraud Blog

About Broker Fraud Blog

Covers compliance rules, duty of disclosure, elder abuse and fraud. By the Hayes Law Firm.

http://aboutbrokerfraud.typepad.com/about_broker_fraud_blog/
  • Dec 6

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC alleges that Richard Dalton and Universal Consulting Resources LLC (UCR) raised approximately $17 million from investors for two fraudulent offerings. The programs were generally referred to as the “Trading Program” and the…
  • Sep 28

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case
    Last month an arbitration panel ordered the investment firm USB financial to pay over $80 million in consequential investments to Kajeet, Inc., a company who markets cellphones for kids. Kajeet’s award fell short of the $110 million…
  • Aug 30

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie
    A Texas couple got some great news last week from the FINRA arbitration panel that ruled on their claim. The panel ruled that the Raymond James Financial Inc. and broker Larry Milton must buy back some $925,000 worth of auction…
Rank this Week: 504

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    If You Care About Work-Life Balance, You’re A Bad Person

    If You Care About Work-Life Balance, You’re A Bad Person
    What got in this guy's bonnet? He pretty much thinks all you people are whining crybabies and he's going to tell you so.
  • Apr 20

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.20.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.20.15
    * "Defendant Pleads Guilty To Kicking An Owl While Paragliding." Somehow I feel this could have all been avoided if that prick just told us how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. [Lowering the Bar] * Justice Souter's…
  • Apr 20

    Duby-ous Federal Ruling Leaves Marijuana On Schedule I

    Duby-ous Federal Ruling Leaves Marijuana On Schedule I
    On this 4/20, lovers of cannabis and cannabis businesses still have not seen the de-scheduling of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance.
Rank this Week: 3

Accident Blog

Accident Blog

Covers personal injury, accident prevention, and consumer issues. By the Law Offices of Michael Pines.

http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident
    A young man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving after killing a local woman in a San Diego pedestrian accident. Lawrence Joseph Farry, 25, is facing misdemeanor charges including gross vehicular manslaughter after speeding…
  • Mar 4

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road
    We recently reported on driving tips for teenage drivers, but senior drivers need just as much advice to stay current and safe on the road, and timing couldn’t be any better since next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
  • Dec 30

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?
    New York City motorists may be in for a surprise once Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ordinance to collect “crash tax” becomes in-effect. The “crash tax” also referred to as an “accident tax” collects every time a car accident occurs.…
Rank this Week: 415

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 409

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Apr 20

    Fact or Fiction: Does the Hatch-Wyden-Obama Trade Promotion Authority Bill Protect U.S. Sovereignty Over Domestic Policy?

    Fact or Fiction: Does the Hatch-Wyden-Obama Trade Promotion Authority Bill Protect U.S. Sovereignty Over Domestic Policy?
    by Sean M. Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice, and Intellectual Property Professorial Lecturer in Residence, American University Washington College of LawThe Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that was released last…
  • Apr 20

    Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy

    Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy
    by Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., Chief Counsel of the Brennan Center   Some secrecy is necessary, but too often secrecy is used to hide illegality, embarrassment or conduct departing from American values. Contrary to conventional…
  • Apr 20

    LegalEyes for April 20, 2015

    LegalEyes for April 20, 2015
    by Caroline CoxACS President Caroline Fredrickson talks about her new book Under the Bus and the workplace inequalities that the Lean In and Opt Out movements ignore in the WorkLife HUB podcast.Richard Gonzales reports for NPR that a…
Rank this Week: 634

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 468

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Apr 17

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question
    From the ABA Journal earlier this week: A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, says he was cautioning parents about racial stereotypes when he criticized a victim-impact statement on Facebook. Judge Olu Stevens didn’t identify the crime victims…
  • Apr 16

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology
    I am always amazed at the ways new technologies raise into Fourth Amendment questions. Monday, Michael Rich (Elon) posted "Machine Learning, Automated Suspicion Algorithms, and the Fourth Amendment." on SSRN as yet another example…
  • Apr 10

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
    Professor Paul Caron who owns the law professor blog network that hosts this blog and is the editor of Tax Prof Blog recently sent me a note to inform me that Daniel Bowling, III received a distinguished teaching award. While...
Rank this Week: 58

ADR Law Texas

ADR Law Texas

Covers news, developments, appellate court decisions and supreme court case law addressing issues of arbitration, mediation, and other means of nonjudicial conflict resolution and settlement. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://texas-arbitration-case-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 888

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 20

    Israel Reflections 2015–The Election

    Israel Reflections 2015–The Election
    I know you are all bereft at the thought of the final Israel blog posts!  I’ll be sharing two from my students this week.  The first is on the Israeli elections.  Our trip was perfectly timed right before the Israeli…
  • Apr 18

    Reflections from ABA DR Conference in Seattle – day one, two and three

    Reflections from ABA DR Conference in Seattle – day one, two and three
    What a wonderful conference! After three days in Seattle, I am energized with new ideas for teaching, new topics for research (yes, some sparked by anger) and new ways to improve my own practice as an arbitrator. I was humbled by the multiple…
  • Apr 18

    I LOVE the ABA Conference

    I LOVE the ABA Conference
    I love going to the ABA conference. This is my annual reunion with my best friends – and a chance to make new ones.  I am completely unbiased but I think that our folks have good hearts and do great work. It was very touching to…
Rank this Week: 372

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Litigation

    Patent Litigation
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published on Tesla's website in June 2014 that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. 
  • Aug 18

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial
    Although we usually expect arbitrators to be impartial, the Supreme Court of Texas vacated an arbitration award because the chosen arbitrators were too impartial.Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, __S.W.3d__, 2014 WL 2789429 (Tex. June…
  • Aug 15

    Awareness, Choice and Action

    Awareness, Choice and Action
    Teaching principles of peacemaking is based on three ideas: Awareness, choice, and action.  Much conflict stems from automatic, reactive behavior. We, as humans, are hard wired to protect our personal identities.
Rank this Week: 320

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 17

    A tale of two cities: Part 5, Very difficult to persuade businesses to set up shop

    A tale of two cities: Part 5, Very difficult to persuade businesses to set up shop
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being…
  • Apr 16

    A tale of two cities: Part 4, Either illegal or impossible

    A tale of two cities: Part 4, Either illegal or impossible
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith “… we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other…
  • Apr 15

    A tale of two cities: Part 3, Either change the constitution or discover oil

    A tale of two cities: Part 3, Either change the constitution or discover oil
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair …” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities When I started this post by…
Rank this Week: 483

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science
    The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers (socialist or not): Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible…
  • Mar 5

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit
    Record high nitrate levels have been found in Des Moines' water -  6 times higher than federal limits. In early February, Des Moines Water Works indicated its intention to sue several Iowa drainage districts for failing to properly…
  • Feb 28

    Food Aid & Farmers Market

    Food Aid & Farmers Market
    “Hunger benefits programs are vital to many farmers markets” By Russ Parsons for the Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2015 Peppers from the Gardena farmers market. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times) Most people think of…
Rank this Week: 889

Aimee's Rabies Medical Exemption

Aimee's Rabies Medical Exemption

Covers news and developments about rabies medical exemptions for sick and senior pets.

http://www.aimeeslaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Canine Influenza Outbreak: Keep Your Dogs Safe

    Canine Influenza Outbreak: Keep Your Dogs Safe
    Dr. Jean Dodds tells us that limiting exposure to other dogs in public venues is the best way to keep your dogs safe from the canine influenza outbreak.Cornell University issued a press release on April 12, 2015 that states that the ongoing …
  • Mar 31

    Rabies Challenge Fund: Five-Year DOI Study Result

    Rabies Challenge Fund: Five-Year DOI Study Result
    It seemed a long uphill climb for the Rabies Challenge Fund in 2005 when it formed a 501(c)3 organization to privately fund a rabies vaccine duration of immunity study.Rabies vaccine manufacturers would not take on the challenge; a study…
  • Mar 24

    Heartworm Prevention - Proceed With Caution

    Heartworm Prevention - Proceed With Caution
    Dr. Jean Dodds, among the foremost pet health experts in the world, has weighed in on the pro's and con's of monthly heartworm preventative.As a rule, most of these drugs are well tolerated by a healthy animal. But as a rule, heartworm…
Rank this Week: 668

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Thoughts and Observations from Al Nye.

http://www.alnyethelawyerguy.com/al_nye_the_lawyer_guy/
  • Jul 26

    I've Joined A Firm!

    I've Joined A Firm!
    Wondering why you haven't seen any posts lately? I've joined the law firm of Robinson, Kriger & McCallum. Come give their website a look: http://www.rkmlegal.com/info.php?sec=2&pid=49
  • Apr 29

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy
    Do Your Divorce Right By Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy Tower Publishing $16.95 softcover, 377 pages, 978-0-9827955-3-8 (2011) This book should be required reading for all couples going through a contested divorce in Maine – it’s…
  • Apr 3

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine
    As reported in the Portland Press Herald today, the town of Searsport appears delighted to reject a planned a 22 million-gallon liquid propane storage tank in town. This was going to be a $40 million terminal that I can only assume would…
Rank this Week: 613

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You
    Many Alabama consumers are sued by debt collectors in Circuit Court and the biggest danger they face is the collector's "Motion for Summary Judgment." Well, actually this is true after they avoid a default judgment. That's the biggest…
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
Rank this Week: 380

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 764

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 292

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")
    Takeaway: In an application for a computerized valuation platform, the Examiner rejected a computer-readable medium claim as indefinite. The Examiner took issue with the phrase "subscribing to the web-based valuation service," asserting that…
  • Mar 30

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)
    Takeaway: The PTO took seven years to process a Petition to Make Special Based on Age. The Petition Decision indicated that "the delay in rendering a decision is regretted." (Application of Dressler, Appl. No. 11/733,605, available on Public…
  • Mar 25

    PTAB interprets "each pixel of a color image" as referring to pixels in the same image

    PTAB interprets "each pixel of a color image" as referring to pixels in the same image
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed the obviousness rejection of claims to digital image processing. The claim language at issue was: "for each of multiple given pixels of a color image, determining ..." The Examiner read this on pixels in…
Rank this Week: 779

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Apr 18

    Mother of Eric Garner: The Recurring Nightmare of My Son's Death

    Mother of Eric Garner: The Recurring Nightmare of My Son's Death
    Below are remarks made yesterday by Ms. Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who was killed last year by a New York City police officer. Ms. Carr spoke at an event called "Human Rights in the USA," which was co-organized by The Roosevelt…
  • Apr 16

    Telling the Stories That Matter: Welcome to the New ACLU.org

    Telling the Stories That Matter: Welcome to the New ACLU.org
    When we first undertook the project to completely redesign ACLU.org almost two years ago, we knew we had an enormous task ahead. The site was a circa 2008 monument to the “include as much content as possible” design aesthetic…
  • Apr 15

    'Buy-a-Badge' Programs Are a Recipe for Disaster, and Eric Harris Paid the Price

    'Buy-a-Badge' Programs Are a Recipe for Disaster, and Eric Harris Paid the Price
    Bob Bates' badge looked real enough, but the man wearing it had barely one-third the training of his fellow deputies, far less accountability to his supervisors, and a gun that was just as deadly. Real guns loaded with real bullets, but…
Rank this Week: 85

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Apr 20

    #ABATechShow – Denouement & The Final Podblast, Featuring Sam Glover

    #ABATechShow – Denouement & The Final Podblast, Featuring Sam Glover
    The ABA Techshow has come and past. I’ve had a few posts about the TechShow over at AboveTheLaw the past few days. And a few more still coming down the pipe. ABA TECHSPLOSION!!! So What Is The #ABATECHSHOW All About? #ABATECHSHOW…
  • Apr 17

    ABATechShow 2015 PodBlast – Aaron Street, Steven Chung

    ABATechShow 2015 PodBlast – Aaron Street, Steven Chung
    At the tail end of the first day of ABATechShow, Jeena and I sat down with Lawyerist.com co-founder and publisher Aaron Street, along with Lawyerist contributor Steven Chung to discuss the first day’s events at ABATechshow. Plus a…
  • Apr 14

    Do You Feed Your Résumé Or Your Eulogy?

    Do You Feed Your Résumé Or Your Eulogy?
    I’m not a huge fan of David Brooks, but on occasion his columns provoke thought or provide insight. His recent column for the New York Times, The Moral Bucket List, contained a passage that resonated with me: It occurred to me that…
Rank this Week: 655

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 873

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    How Long Does an Officer Have to Pace You?

    How Long Does an Officer Have to Pace You?
    If you’re pulled over by pace in Virginia, you definitely need to contact me so we can see if there’s any defense that you may have, such as the speedometer calibration or whether or not the officer did get a good and steady pace…
  • Apr 17

    Officers Can Stop You If They Misunderstand the Law

    Officers Can Stop You If They Misunderstand the Law
    It’s called “Mistake of Law”. The officer can pull you over for thinking you broke the law when in reality, you did nothing wrong. Contact me today so we can see what defenses you have for your case. © marketing for…
  • Apr 13

    How Does the Marijuana Field Test Work?

    How Does the Marijuana Field Test Work?
    There are specific instructions that are essential to how the test performs. If your officer didn’t follow the directions or if you think that your substance wasn’t marijuana, definitely contact me today. Even if you think it was…
Rank this Week: 723

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 577

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House
    Jennifer Molidor When we take away wild places for wild animals, those animals find ways of showing up in our backyard. When that animal is a predator all hell breaks loose, suburban-wild style. This was exemplified by last week’s…
  • Apr 17

    Chicago Animal Law Symposium

    Chicago Animal Law Symposium
    On Saturday, April 4, over 70 law students and animal advocates came together to attend the first symposium of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (SALDF) Chicago regional network. At this cutting-edge event, top experts discussed…
  • Apr 16

    Animal Law Position at Harvard

    Animal Law Position at Harvard
    David Cassuto Harvard has a brand new Animal Law Program and is looking for an Executive Director.   This is a great opportunity. Details here.
Rank this Week: 323

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for…

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

    Some more great new
    Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any…
  • Feb 16

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
Rank this Week: 675

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist…

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Covers animal law and animal rights. By Gary L. Francione.

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com
  • Sep 16

    We’re Going in a New Direction. Are You Coming?

    We’re Going in a New Direction. Are You Coming?
    Someone wrote to me and said that a welfarist who promotes “cage-free” eggs and other forms of “happy exploitation” suggested that the abolitionist approach was limited and did not provide an effective program for…
  • Sep 14

    Let’s Change the Conversation

    Let’s Change the Conversation
    Let’s Change the Conversation Right now, the discussion about animals is focused on treatment and how to “improve” animal exploitation. As of this time, there really isn’t any serious discussion about whether we should…
  • Sep 10

    “Compassionate” Violence is Not the Solution

    “Compassionate” Violence is Not the Solution
    BBC News reports: Almost a quarter of men surveyed in a UN report looking at violence against women in parts of Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape. That is disgusting but not surprising. Rape and sexual assault are daily…
Rank this Week: 800

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jan 2

    They Invented What? (No. 1)

    They Invented What? (No. 1)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 3,963,275:  Method of breaking free-standing rock boulders   What is claimed is: 1.)  The method of fragmenting a free-standing boulder…
  • Dec 19

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.
    JW Note:  Very interesting documentary video on Youtube relating to the importance of a strong patent system.  Hat tip to the PatentlyO blog.Filed under: General Commentary
  • Dec 16

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.
    From the USPTO Director’s Forum Blog on Monday, December 15, 2014: Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing…
Rank this Week: 517

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Limit pricing and secret barriers to entry

    Limit pricing and secret barriers to entry
    Luigi Brighi and Marcello D’Amato (both Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia) explain Limit pricing and secret barriers to entry. ABSTRACT: We study a two periods entry game where the incumbent .rm, who has private information about his own…
  • Apr 20

    Non-Reservation Price Equilibria And Search Without Prior

    Non-Reservation Price Equilibria And Search Without Prior
    Alexei N. Parakhonyak (National Research University Higher School of Economics) and Anton Sobolev (Vienna Graduate School of Economics) discuss Non-Reservation Price Equilibria And Search Without Priors. ABSTRACT: In this paper we analyse a…
  • Apr 20

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - April 2015 - Number 1 - Case Studies from Developing Competition Regime

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - April 2015 - Number 1 - Case Studies from Developing Competition Regime
    A particularly effective way to highlight key antitrust issues that may fall under the radar is to look at case studies from developing competition regimes. In this issue, our authors discuss several issues that should get more visibility.…
Rank this Week: 22

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    China Ripe For Enforcing AML Based On Concerted Action

    China Ripe For Enforcing AML Based On Concerted Action
    So far in China there have not been any published decisions regarding price-fixing or other anti-competitive agreements based on concerted action by competitors.  There is also no Chinese legal precedent for including potential…
  • Mar 30

    American Quarter Horse Association Rule Against Registration of Cloned Horses Found Not To Violate Sherman Act

    American Quarter Horse Association Rule Against Registration of Cloned Horses Found Not To Violate Sherman Act
    A Matsushita “Quick Look” Analysis Demonstrates that While Plausible, No Evidence Supports An Actionable Conspiracy or Monopoly.   Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture et al. v. Am. Quarter Horse Ass’n, 776 F.3d…
  • Mar 17

    When Illinois Brick Goes Abroad

    When Illinois Brick Goes Abroad
    There are few aspects of U.S. antitrust law as seemingly well settled as Illinois Brick’s “indirect purchaser rule.” The rule itself — indirect purchasers may not recover damages under federal antitrust laws — is…
Rank this Week: 659

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 208

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 461

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Nov 4

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign
    It’s Election Day!!! For those of you who spent the last few months on another planet or in a coma or merely, like 60% of eligible voters, just willfully oblivious – Congratulations! You managed to spare yourself from one hell of…
  • Oct 31

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure
    Growing up in the United States, there’s no question where our country stands in the world. We are the beacon of freedom shining across all free peoples of the world. Anywhere our light fails to glow is an irreparable damnation…
  • Oct 31

    If You Really Loved America…

    If You Really Loved America…
    If you asked the average American what makes the USA the greatest country in the world (it just is, OK? Don’t start!) I venture that high on most folks’ list would be that we’re a democracy, as in we have free and fair…
Rank this Week: 719

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 936

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For Assets By Recognizing Red Flag

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For Assets By Recognizing Red Flag
    If a divorcing spouse hides marital assets there usually are red flags.  Red flags are also often found when assets have been hidden by tax fraudsters, Ponzi schemers, bankruptcy debtors, money launderers & narco-traffickers.…
  • Apr 13

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder
    This post describes a case in which illicit drug monies were concealed offshore and laundered via a Cayman Island bank account.  The case is also about tax fraud; identity theft and a murder.   I published the post earlier at the…
  • Apr 6

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”
    I.  COURSE DESCRIPTION At the New York County Lawyers’ Association on May 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, I will be the program chair of “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets.”…
Rank this Week: 654

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Apr 20

    Summary of April 15, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 15, 2015 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Apr 19

    Courthouse dog

    Courthouse dog
    The Judicial Council has posted a video about two dogs who serve at the Trinity County courthouse.  What’s the connection to the Supreme Court, the topic of this blog?  Not much, although having a dog like Miles around would…
  • Apr 17

    Oral argument continuances . . . continued

    Oral argument continuances . . . continued
    Another oral argument calendar announced, another request for a continuance.  Two requests, actually.  And, although post-argument-scheduling continuance requests have been received favorably of late (see here and here), only one of…
Rank this Week: 898

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
Rank this Week: 419