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Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

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

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme
    I recently received a note form an in-house counsel asking for feedback on a proposed standard for invention disclosures.  This is an offshoot of LEDES (www.ledes.org) by representatives from universities, law firms, companies, and…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
Rank this Week: 302

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Fig & Olive Restaurants Sued for Pay Violation

    Fig & Olive Restaurants Sued for Pay Violation
    Fig & Olive restaurants have been sued by a former worker for failure to pay its waitstaff federal and state minimum wage for all hours worked, for instituting a tip scheme which was not determined nor agreed upon by the ……
  • Sep 8

    Pizza Hut Delivery Driver Sues For Unpaid Service Charges And Overtime

    Pizza Hut Delivery Driver Sues For Unpaid Service Charges And Overtime
    Pizza Hut is being sued by a former delivery driver for keeping all of the mandatory service charges it charged its customers and for unpaid overtime pay. According to the lawsuit, filed on August 11 in Manhattan federal court, Pizza ……
  • Sep 3

    South Carolina Restaurants Hit With Tip Theft And Overtime Lawsuit

    South Carolina Restaurants Hit With Tip Theft And Overtime Lawsuit
    Restaurants in Charleston and Myrtle Beach have been accused of stealing tips from their workers and failing to pay overtime pay, according to two recently filed federal court cases. Servers and bartenders at Triangle Char & Bar…
Rank this Week: 640

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

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

    ATF revises Form 1 and Form 5

    ATF revises Form 1 and Form 5
    ATF is pleased to announce the availability of revised ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm, and ATF Form 5, Application for Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm. The ATF Form 1 has been revised to...
  • Sep 12

    What to do if the ATF rejects your Gun Trust Application to build a Machine Gun

    What to do if the ATF rejects your Gun Trust Application to build a Machine Gun
    You need to timely dispute the ATF denial. ATF is denying these applications under 922 (O) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun. But if you read...
  • Sep 11

    ATF Approves some Form 1 to Make Machine Guns by a Gun Trust and then Rescinds the Approval

    ATF Approves some Form 1 to Make Machine Guns by a Gun Trust and then Rescinds the Approval
    We understand that ATF has approved a number of applications to permit Gun Trusts to manufacture machine guns and then rescinded the tax stamp to make the machine gun. Many others have reported to us today that their Form 1...
Rank this Week: 908

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 461

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 877

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration
    As I detailed in Chaidez Case Limits The Reach Of Padilla and Post-Conviction Relief And Immigration Consequences, the area of post-conviction relief is a hot topic for non-citizens living in the U.S. Generally speaking, post-conviction…
  • Sep 11

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue
    As the calendar turns to September and football season begins anew, children all over the country have returned to school. For them, the carefree days of summer give way to the structured rigors of academic pursuits. But their parents may…
  • Sep 10

    When Are State Crimes Aggravated Felonies for Deportation?

    When Are State Crimes Aggravated Felonies for Deportation?
    The words “aggravated felony” can be overwhelming to see if you are in removal (deportation) proceedings. Aggravated felony is an immigration term used to reference a particular type of state or federal crime. Although the word…
Rank this Week: 751

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

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

    Repeating Our Mistakes: Paycheck Fairness Act Fails in Senate for Fourth Time

    Repeating Our Mistakes: Paycheck Fairness Act Fails in Senate for Fourth Time
    For largely political reasons, Democrats in the U.S. Senate introduced S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, for a vote, and for largely political reasons Senate Republicans decided not to filibuster before voting unanimously against it. …
  • Sep 15

    Judge for Southern District of New York Dismisses Equal Pay Case, Second Circuit Vacates and Remand

    Judge for Southern District of New York Dismisses Equal Pay Case, Second Circuit Vacates and Remand
    On February 13, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a New York federal court's dismissal of Mary Ellen Chepak's complaint in Chepak v. Metropolitan Hospital. Plaintiff Chepak alleged that she interviewed for a position that…
  • Sep 12

    Legal Medical Pot + Drug Testing at Work = Legal Disaster

    Legal Medical Pot + Drug Testing at Work = Legal Disaster
    The current regime of laws about marijuana has started to generate new hard cases: those involving employers who take adverse action against their employees for using marijuana to treat severe medical conditions where medical marijuana has…
Rank this Week: 1000

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 508

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Sep 16

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support
    The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license of Rockville eye surgeon, Michael Duplessie, for failure to pay child support. Duplessie, however, has left the country and opened an office in Kuwait. Duplessie owes more…
  • Sep 11

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce
    Promising that his wife would not get anything from him in his divorce, including child support, Steven K. Zinnel, 50, of California, filed bankruptcy in 2005.  He also asked the FBI to investigate his wife. That backfired when…
  • Sep 9

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie
    Honey Maid, which makes those delicious graham-crackers is celebrating families that have been reconfigured by divorce. The company’s new advertising campaign is intended to send a message that: “Just because a family has broken…
Rank this Week: 947

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

Covers health law and nursing law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 984

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra
    In 2012 we reported on a $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra Foods, Inc. arising out of a fire in a grain elevator.  According to Reuters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed that punitive…
  • Sep 15

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million
    I'm catching up on punitive damages news after being out of the office last week.  While I was out, the AP reported that a jury in New Mexico awarded $2.3 million in compensatory damages and $65 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit…
  • Sep 15

    Missouri Supreme Court strikes down punitive damages cap as unconstitutional

    Missouri Supreme Court strikes down punitive damages cap as unconstitutional
    Last week, Missouri's high court issued a unanimous published opinion holding that a statutory cap on punitive damages violates the Missouri Constitution. The statute in question provides that a punitive damages award against a single…
Rank this Week: 367

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Court of Appeals wants to further cut attorneys' fees in student speech case

    Court of Appeals wants to further cut attorneys' fees in student speech case
    Victorious plaintiffs in civil rights case are entitled to attorneys' fees from the losing defendants. This allows plaintiffs without money to hire a lawyer who can pursue the case in the understanding that the attorney will recover fees for…
  • Sep 12

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal
    It is too early in the case to know if any of this is true, but the plaintiff alleges that police officers yanked his arms without cause, smashed his face into the ground and stood on his hands when he was handcuffed. Other officers watched…
  • Sep 10

    Habeas petition granted because someone else may have pulled the trigger

    Habeas petition granted because someone else may have pulled the trigger
    The habeas corpus law that Congress enacted in the mid-1990s makes it harder to challenge the constitutionality of a state court criminal conviction. Even if a federal court finds in hindsight that a conviction violated constitutional…
Rank this Week: 826

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

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

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
Rank this Week: 990

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Get In Line: App developers are frustrated…

    Get In Line: App developers are frustrated with the imprecision of HIPAA.  Actually, I'm not sure exactly what relief they are looking for.  HHS is not going to write regs that say, "you can't use PHI except for treatment, payment, or…
  • Sep 16

    Mississippi CHS Data Breach Lawsuits:…

    Mississippi CHS Data Breach Lawsuits: Suits are beginning to be filed in the CHS hacking case.  Class status is being sought.
  • Sep 15

    Temple University Data Breach: This time…

    Temple University Data Breach: This time it was a desktop computer that was stolen, with 3780 patients affected.  Not encrypted, of course.  This shows that, while it's an excellent idea to encrypt all mobile devices, don't forget about…
Rank this Week: 606

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Sep 16

    Is Your Bank Stressed Out? OCC Follows Fed on Proposed Stress-Test Change

    Is Your Bank Stressed Out? OCC Follows Fed on Proposed Stress-Test Change
    On September 10, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) published proposed revisions to its information collecting regulations related to the Dodd-Frank Act’s “stress test” for large national banks…
  • Sep 9

    The MCDC Initiative: Round One Is Underway

    The MCDC Initiative: Round One Is Underway
    The clock will strike on the first self-report deadline under the SEC’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the “MCDC Initiative”) at 12:00 a.m. EST on September 10, 2014.  Under the MCDC…
  • Sep 3

    Does Being an ‘Expert’ Make You an Expert?

    Does Being an ‘Expert’ Make You an Expert?
    Earlier this month, Judge Victor Marrero of the Southern District of New York issued his opinion certifying a class of buyers of the common stock of a company created by a Chinese reverse merger.  McIntire v. China MediaExpress Holdings,…
Rank this Week: 312

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Sep 16

    FINRA Issues New Investor Alert Regarding “Frontier Fund” Investment

    FINRA Issues New Investor Alert Regarding “Frontier Fund” Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  FINRA has issued a new investor alert called, “Frontier Funds-Travel With Care”.  The alert cautions investors who are seeking potentially…
  • Sep 12

    SEC Examines Fund Payments to Brokerage Firm

    SEC Examines Fund Payments to Brokerage Firm
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  The SEC has begun a review of fees paid by mutual funds to brokerages and their financial advisors to encourage fund sales. Unfortunately, the SEC has…
  • Sep 5

    PennsylvaniaBroker Found to Have Sold Unsuitable Investment

    PennsylvaniaBroker Found to Have Sold Unsuitable Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  Anthony Diaz, a broker from Pennsylvania has agreed to charges by the FINRA that he made unsuitable investments. Since 2000, Diaz worked for 11…
Rank this Week: 149

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

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

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO
    Hurry up and register for this webinar , in which LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® (that’s me) will be participating as comic relief, on the topic of the refusal to register “disparaging” trademarks such as REDSKINS…
  • Sep 8

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom
    Poor old Jell-O® Brand Gelatin.  It once billed itself as The World’s Most Favorite Dessert.  Remember the old Jell-O brand profile, at least the one that dominated for the better part of the last generation?:…
  • Sep 5

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?
    Originally posted 2006-07-05 19:27:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOkay, so that dates me a tad. Well, does Pepsi tell Coke — that Coke employees are trying to sell Coca-Cola secrets to them? Of course they do: Three people were…
Rank this Week: 150

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

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

    Lawyer Blames Leisure Lifestyle for Sanction

    Lawyer Blames Leisure Lifestyle for Sanction
    Every lawyer is like a small business. We can decide when and what to say to judges, clients and opposing lawyers . . .  until someone reports our conduct. A New Jersey lawyer learned that lesson the hard way recently. Jared Stolz was…
  • Sep 9

    Flexible Work Schedule Can be a Reasonable Accommodation

    Flexible Work Schedule Can be a Reasonable Accommodation
    I have written before about flexible work schedules. See my prior posts here and here. Sometimes, a worker with a disability will need a flexible work schedule as an accommodation. Recently, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has…
  • Sep 3

    We Support the Troops, Usually But Not Alway

    We Support the Troops, Usually But Not Alway
    You served in Iraq twice. Both times, you served in a combat role kicking in doors. You lost a few members of your Army family, but you accepted that. It is part of the deal you made with Uncle Sam. You were commissioned through ROTC at one…
Rank this Week: 417

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Recently added copyright case

    Recently added copyright case
    The KluwerCopyrightBlog is part of Kluwer’s IP Law portfolio. Whereas the blog serves as a platform where scholars and practioners can share their informed opinions on specific aspects of IP law and jurisprudence, the related Kluwer…
  • Sep 7

    The concept of parody and the legitimate interests of parodists and copyright holder

    The concept of parody and the legitimate interests of parodists and copyright holder
    Marx, Van Ranst, Vermeersch & PartnersMarx, Van Ranst, Vermeersch & Partners Judgment CJEU, 3 September 2014, Deckmyn and Vrijheidsfonds (C-201/13). Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hof van Beroep te Brussel (Belgium).…
  • Sep 7

    CJEU in OSA: a victory for right holders against free use and of CMOs against the European Commission?

    CJEU in OSA: a victory for right holders against free use and of CMOs against the European Commission?
    “The answers from Luxembourg were much awaited not only due to the questions being interesting as such, but also because academia, the European Commission and the CJEU do not see eye to eye on these currently highly debated…
Rank this Week: 803

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

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

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court
    If you want to pursue a trade secrets claim in the Business Court, you've got to disclose the details of your trade secret.  The Opinion last week in Unimin Corp. v. Gallo, 2014 NCBC 43 illustrates that point in detail.  It seems at…
  • Sep 12

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)
    I don't usually write about decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery because it's rare for that Court to even mention North Carolina.  But a decision by that Court this week -- in City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares,…
  • Sep 10

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property
    When I wrote last week about Americana Development, Inc. v. Ebius Trading & Distributing Co., the Business Court had entered a TRO against the Defendants prohibiting them from disposing of the intellectual property of Defendant Ebius…
Rank this Week: 495

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Sep 16

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?
    On Thursday the European Union’s Court of Justice issued an opinion that allows libraries to digitize books in their holdings and make those digital copies accessible, on site, to patrons.  In a way, this is a remarkable ruling…
  • Sep 2

    MOOCs and student learning

    MOOCs and student learning
    Now that the MOOC on Copyright for Educators and Librarians has finished its first run, it seems like a good time to post some reflections on what I learned from the experience. The first thing I learned is that offering a MOOC takes a lot of…
  • Aug 13

    Who owns that journal? — an update

    Who owns that journal? — an update
    Earlier this year I wrote about a lawsuit involving the Duke University Press and their dispute with the Social Science History Association over who would control the journal Social Science History. A decision from the trial court in North…
Rank this Week: 745

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Sep 16

    Repairing an Injured Spinal Cord

    Repairing an Injured Spinal Cord
    Frogs, dogs, whales, snails can all do it, but humans and primates can’t. Regrow nerves after an injury, that is — while many animals have this ability, humans don’t.  Humans cannot grow new nerves to replace damaged…
  • Sep 2

    Computer Brain

    Computer Brain
    Computers and Brains.  Those are two of my favorite things.  And recently I found in the New York Times , the Wallstreet Journal and CNN Money, articles on how IBM builds a brain out of computer chips.  The new chip…
  • Aug 26

    Brain Damage From Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Brain Damage From Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
     Brain Damage has been shown in cases of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  Sounds like a little preaching to the choir.  A new article in the July 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American…
Rank this Week: 642

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, said on Monday that it will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds because it finds them too costly and complicated. The $300 billion fund, known…
  • Sep 15

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing
    The SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 to a company employee who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action when the employee reported it…
  • Sep 12

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow
    With the retirement of Linda Fienberg, Reuters is reporting that FINRA has narrowed its search for a new head of its arbitration unit to two of its own long-time officials, according to a person familiar with the matter. FINRA, Wall Street's…
Rank this Week: 503

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 647

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs|Keeley, PLLC.

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

    Study: Millions Have Paychecks Garnished for Old Debt

    Study: Millions Have Paychecks Garnished for Old Debt
    A study by ADP, the largest payroll provider in the U.S., found that of 13 million employees on file, 1 in every 10 of prime working age (35 to 44) had their paychecks garnished for recovery of past debt. The research was prompted by a…
  • Sep 3

    Deficiency Judgments Plaguing South Florida Foreclosure Victim

    Deficiency Judgments Plaguing South Florida Foreclosure Victim
    Many of those who endured a foreclosure in the last six years may have feared the worst that could happen was they would lose their homes, and suffer a damaged credit score. They are now learning the worst may have been yet to come. A recent…
  • Sep 2

    Bank of America's Mortgage Abuses Laid Bare

    Bank of America's Mortgage Abuses Laid Bare
    It didn't take long after the announcement of the $17 billion settlement deal with Bank of America over the mortgage abuses committed by its own executives, as well as those at Countrywide and Merrill Lynch, that pundits began decrying an…
Rank this Week: 816

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Marijuana and drugged driving

    Marijuana and drugged driving
    Both Colorado and Washington voters have given the OK for marijuana to be sold for recreational use. It appears that Colorado is ahead of Washington in terms of establishing pot shops. Many cities in Washington are still struggling to draft…
  • Sep 8

    Two cars totaled in Highway 2 crossover accident

    Two cars totaled in Highway 2 crossover accident
    The Everett Herald reports that two men were injured, one seriously, in a U.S. Highway 2 head-on collision near Index on Saturday night around 10:40pm. According to news reports, a 23-year-old Tacoma man, Bryan Scott, was driving his Honda…
  • Sep 2

    PTSD after a motor vehicle accident

    PTSD after a motor vehicle accident
    As a motor vehicle accident attorney for more than 30 years, I have seen the stress that car accident victims feel after an accident weeks, even months after their car accident. Victims have many worries after a car accident. First of…
Rank this Week: 471

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Sep 15

    Icanhazjurisdiction?

    Icanhazjurisdiction?
    Alan Trammell and I have a new article coming out on the problems of personal jurisdiction analysis when it involves Internet contacts. (The title is Personal Jurisdiction and “teh Interwebs”; I tried very hard to convince Alan to…
  • Sep 4

    Why Aren’t “Hacked” Celebrities Filing Takedown Notices?

    Why Aren’t “Hacked” Celebrities Filing Takedown Notices?
    Writing today in Slate, Emily Bazelon complains that the law does not do enough to protect the privacy rights of celebrities whose accounts were illicitly “hacked” last weekend, resulting in the release of unauthorized nude photos…
  • Apr 4

    Mod a Game Console, Go to Jail

    Mod a Game Console, Go to Jail
    I’ve been puzzling over the 6th Circuit’s new opinion in United States v. Reichert (No. 13-3479, Mar. 28, 2014), in which a divided panel affirmed a defendant’s criminal conviction for violating the Digital Millennium…
Rank this Week: 953

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 15

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?
    Over on his Whatever blog, John Scalzi gives eight reasons why he answers that question with "yes". As he's presently on a book tour it might be somewhat self-serving for him to say this but actually I think he makes good points and I…
  • Sep 15

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist
    Dave Kusek, who used to teach music business at the Berklee Music School here in Boston, has teamed up with music marketer/manager Rick Barker to create a video training series for new artists looking to make it outside the major label…
  • Sep 13

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept
    In case you've been hiding under a very large rock and were not one of the half-million-plus people who sent comments to the FCC this week, the Copyfight readers at Singlehop have a quick overview for you on the topic. If you do want to…
Rank this Week: 167

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 872

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    One Killed, Several Injured In Huntington Beach Car Accident

    One Killed, Several Injured In Huntington Beach Car Accident
    One person was killed and four were hospitalized with injuries in a chain-reaction car accident in Huntington Beach. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal multi-vehicle wreck occurred the afternoon of September…
  • Sep 12

    Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

    Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash
    A woman has died several days after she was severely injured in a Santa Ana hit-and-run accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, 56-year-old Martha Rodriguez died from injuries suffered in a car accident, which…
  • Sep 8

    Woman Killed In La Palma Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed In La Palma Pedestrian Accident
    A 35-year-old Long Beach woman was killed in a pedestrian accident after a pickup truck struck her. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the night of September 3, 2014 at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 200

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    WORCESTER SEX OFFENDER IS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF SUV AND KIDNAPPING OF YOUNG CHILD

    WORCESTER SEX OFFENDER IS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF SUV AND KIDNAPPING OF YOUNG CHILD
    Well, I don’t know how you are starting your week, but I started mine arguing with my alarm claiming that “It is not bright enough outside to be morning!” I lost that argument as shorter days get ready to become the…
  • Sep 12

    NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS MURDER CASE WILL LIVE TO SEE ITS THIRD JURY TRIAL

    NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS MURDER CASE WILL LIVE TO SEE ITS THIRD JURY TRIAL
    Well, I suppose you have to give it to Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and his office. They apparently “never say die” and may actually believe in the third time is the charm theory. Cara Rintala (hereinafter, the…
  • Sep 11

    “DOES MY PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD MAKE IT EASIER TO ARREST ME FOR A NEW CRIME?”

    “DOES MY PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD MAKE IT EASIER TO ARREST ME FOR A NEW CRIME?”
    As mentioned in the beginning of this week, this blog is about to undergo some positive changes. We have discussed many things over the years that I have posted this blog. The tone has ranged from angry, to sad to somewhat humorous. In…
Rank this Week: 361

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Sep 15

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Naseem Faqihi, Note, Choosing Which Rule to Break First: An In-House Attorney Whistleblower's Choices after Discovering a Possible Federal…
  • Sep 12

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle
    The press release is available here, and the Update is available here.
  • Sep 12

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced the creation of a working group to focus on improved broker-dealer fee disclosure. The press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 94

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine
    Two environmental organizations have again taken the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to task for failing in its mandatory duty to determine whether greenhouse gases from aircraft engines cause or contribute…
  • Sep 9

    Water's For Fighting Over

    Water's For Fighting Over
    California’s unprecedented drought provided the impetus in Sacramento in the closing weeks of the Legislature’s 2013-14 session for the passage of sweeping new regulations governing groundwater. The new rules, which Gov. Brown…
  • Sep 4

    FAA Seeks Comments on Exemption from Environmental Review for New Airspace Procedure

    FAA Seeks Comments on Exemption from Environmental Review for New Airspace Procedure
    On August 19, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) published a proposed rule regarding “Implementation of Legislative Categorical Exclusion for Environmental Review of Performance Based Navigation…
Rank this Week: 634

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Ignition Switch Failure Becoming Large Issue for Automaker

    Ignition Switch Failure Becoming Large Issue for Automaker
    General Motor’s faulty ignition switches have been a hot topic in the news since the beginning of 2014. In February, GM recalled 800,000 vehicles due to defective ignition switches, and since then, the number has grown to 29 million…
  • Sep 1

    What to Do If Your Car Is Recalled

    What to Do If Your Car Is Recalled
    2014 is turning out to be a record year for recalls. Millions of cars already have been recalled this year, most of them from the General Motors. Fresh data released by Carfax confirms that as many as 36% of all recalled cars on American…
  • Aug 21

    Atlanta Is One of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrian

    Atlanta Is One of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrian
    Atlanta has once again received the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous and risky cities for pedestrians in the United States. This recent designation came via the Dangerous by Design report, which spotlights cities that…
Rank this Week: 875

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Missouri personal injury law and consumer safety news. By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Missouri Supreme Court Finds Missouri Statute Limiting Punitive Damages Unconstitutional

    Missouri Supreme Court Finds Missouri Statute Limiting Punitive Damages Unconstitutional
    In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court decided that the mandatory reduction of a punitive damage award pursuant to Missouri Statute 510.265 violates a plaintiff’s right to a trial by jury as…
  • Sep 8

    Beneficiary Deeds – A New Way to Attack Them

    Beneficiary Deeds – A New Way to Attack Them
    In the recent decision Ivy v. Smith, S.C 93872, the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri recognized the right to challenge beneficiary designations on bank accounts and motor vehicle titles by proving that the creator of the accounts lacked…
  • Aug 12

    Sports Injurie

    Sports Injurie
    It’s almost time for school to start.  The summer has flown by quickly and now everyone is gearing up for back-to-school.  That also means that sports seasons will soon be in full-swing.  Athletics are great ways for kids…
Rank this Week: 931

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 704

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 15

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that 19 attorneys have been certified as legal specialists in elder law. The Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists accredited the OSBA to certify…
  • Aug 12

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption
    By Tricia Applegate Do I still qualify for the Homestead Exemption if my home is in a Trust? The short answer is yes, with a few provisions. The State of Ohio states: You are eligible for the homestead exemption if all of the following are…
  • Aug 11

    What is HIPAA?

    What is HIPAA?
    By: JM Megail Gaumer HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act”. The law was adopted in 1996 to, among many other complicated provisions, protect patients' personal information (a.k.a. protected…
Rank this Week: 874

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    A Memorable Decision?

    A Memorable Decision?
    Forgetting is a normal part of life. Many people forget where they put their keys, when that meeting was scheduled, when to charge their cell phones, and so on. Memory jogs such as handwritten notes and reminders or alarms on...
  • Aug 30

    California Supreme Court Limits Franchisor Liability

    California Supreme Court Limits Franchisor Liability
    In a closely watched case, the California Supreme Court provided significant protection to franchisors from liability for lawsuits based on the actions of their franchisees. In clarifying the standard for franchisor liability -- an issue that…
  • Aug 29

    FTC to App Developers: More Disclosure Needed

    FTC to App Developers: More Disclosure Needed
    For some time the FTC has been focused on mobile shopping apps and whether businesses have been providing consumers with enough information about those apps. We have previously blogged about the FTC’s concerns about mobile payment…
Rank this Week: 334

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Louisiana Second Circuit Holds that Routine Nonsurgical Medical Treatment Does Not Require Compliance with the Louisiana Uniform Consent Law

    Louisiana Second Circuit Holds that Routine Nonsurgical Medical Treatment Does Not Require Compliance with the Louisiana Uniform Consent Law
    By Karen M. Fontana William McDougald et al. v. St. Francis North Hospital Inc. No. 48,955 (La. App. 2nd Cir. April 9, 2014) 137 So.3d 1233 writ denied 2014-0815 (La. 6/3/14), 140 So.3d 1191. In this medical malpractice wrongful death action,…
  • Aug 28

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File
    By Wendy B. Horton The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 was signed into law on December 17, 2010, and included a key provision – providing for “portability” between spouses of…
  • Aug 25

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter
    By Bill Caughman In 1999, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) which established a system for dispute resolution between owners of…
Rank this Week: 770

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, dog bites and workers compensation. By Lependorf & Silverstein.

http://www.newjerseyinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Grandmother Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

    Grandmother Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash
    An 85-year-old woman was critically injured in a New Jersey car accident when a delivery van struck her and her grandson as they crossed the street. According to an Asbury Park Press news report, the pedestrian accident occurred on Newman…
  • Sep 9

    New Jersey Firm Fined for Workplace Safety Violation

    New Jersey Firm Fined for Workplace Safety Violation
    After observing a number of fall hazards at three construction sites in Bloomfield, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted a full investigation. According to an EHS Today news report, Concrete Systems Inc. now…
  • Aug 5

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash
    Two women were killed and six others were injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a car and a truck. According to a news report in The New York Times, the fatal car accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway…
Rank this Week: 839

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Sep 15

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum
    In the privacy technologies grad seminar that I taught last semester, Bitcoin proved to be the most popular topic among students. Two groups did very different and equally interesting final projects on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; more on…
  • Sep 13

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)
    Google’s famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger’s attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v. Google, a federal court in Arizona held last week that despite the public’s use of the word…
  • Sep 8

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
Rank this Week: 192

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Hanford Sentinel: Civil Lawsuit Filed Over Sexual Assault at Avenal Community Health Center

    Hanford Sentinel: Civil Lawsuit Filed Over Sexual Assault at Avenal Community Health Center
    AVENAL, CA – A lawsuit was filed last week against the Avenal Community Health Center, alleging negligent supervision of it’s employee Jeff Sabino. Sabino was arrested in August 2013 and is facing 36 criminal charges including…
  • Sep 11

    Former Dehesa Elementary School Teacher Arrested and Charged with Molestation

    Former Dehesa Elementary School Teacher Arrested and Charged with Molestation
    EAST COUNTY SAN DIEGO – Robert Noel Anderson, 58, was arrested early Thursday morning at his Allied Gardens home, the San Diego Union Tribune and NBC San Diego reported. Anderson is charged with eight counts of child molestation over a…
  • Sep 10

    Special Needs Students and Teacher Struck by Car on Sidewalk in San Mateo

    Special Needs Students and Teacher Struck by Car on Sidewalk in San Mateo
    SAN MATEO – Three special needs high school students and a student teacher were struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning on West Hillsdale, NBC News reported. The September 10th injury pedestrian accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. when…
Rank this Week: 337

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Sep 15

    Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .

    Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .
    Here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the need to keep up with your safety program and stay out of the cross-hairs of the state and federal safety inspectors. The Virginia Court of Appeals gave a stark reminder of this fact…
  • Sep 10

    Use RIMC and Dominate Your Construction Niche

    Use RIMC and Dominate Your Construction Niche
    Originally posted 2009-10-09 09:04:00. This week, Musings welcomes Mark Buckshon of the Construction Marketing Ideas blog to Guest Post Friday.  Mark publishes several regional construction industry newspapers and websites. He can be…
  • Sep 10

    Why You Should Consider Mediation (Most of the Time)

    Why You Should Consider Mediation (Most of the Time)
    As any reader of Construction Law Musings is aware, I am a huge fan of mediation as a way to resolve construction disputes.  I am such a fan that a few years ago I took the plunge and got certified as a mediator. Why then did I put the…
Rank this Week: 327

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 188

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled

    How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled
    "How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled". There's an article on Huffington Post with this title. Like most articles with this type of title (and like most articles on HuffPo period), its not very good.…
  • Jul 29

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....
    Someone recently asked this question and I will paraphase it: "If a vocational expert at a hearing cites the existence of jobs that a person might be suited for but also states that they lack the ability to perform those jobs, is that a…
  • Jul 8

    Members of Congress seek to make Social Security Disability an adversarial program

    Members of Congress seek to make Social Security Disability an adversarial program
    This video was posted by Disability Attorney Jonathan Ginsberg. As he states, it is fairly difficult to watch this Social Security administrative law judge--who is obviously very nervous--being grilled by South Carolina’s 4th District…
Rank this Week: 690