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Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Medevacs Injured Crew Member

    Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Medevacs Injured Crew Member
    A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 58-year-old male after he suffered an ankle injury while aboard the F/V NEW DAWN. The 50-foot commercial vessel was near Shelikof Strait when the incident occurred on…
  • Jun 13

    Seattle Jury Awards Deadliest Catch Crabber $1.35 Million

    Seattle Jury Awards Deadliest Catch Crabber $1.35 Million
    A crabber working in the Alaska Bering Sea aboard the TIME BANDIT (the vessel made famous by the popular Discovery Channel reality series “Deadliest Catch”), was awarded $1.35 million by a Seattle jury for injuries sustained in a…
  • Jun 6

    Named for Heroes: New and Improved Coast Guard Cutters Coming to Astoria and Ketchikan

    Named for Heroes: New and Improved Coast Guard Cutters Coming to Astoria and Ketchikan
    Astoria is set to receive two new lifesaving Sentinel-class cutters. One has already been deployed in Ketchikan, the USCGC John McCormick. These are part of a Coast Guard plan to commission 58 new Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters,…
Rank this Week: 839

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    The Hurricane Season Has Begun

    The Hurricane Season Has Begun
    Workers' Compensation programs are challenged by all types of adverse weather conditions, and the annual East Coast hurricane season is no exception. Early storms Brett and Cindy are already on the radar scopes of the National Hurricane…
  • Jun 20

    Employment Status: Common Law Tests May Need an Update

    Employment Status: Common Law Tests May Need an Update
    The application of the common-law standard to determine employment status may no longer be relevant in the age of the gig economy. The NJ Appellate Division ruled that the common law test utilized to determine employment status…
  • Jun 17

    Governor of Nevada Vetoes Single-Payer Legislation

    Governor of Nevada Vetoes Single-Payer Legislation
    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has vetoed legislation that would have established a single-payer Assembly Bill 374 would have expanded a Medicare-type health care insurance plan. coverage to provide health care coverage to all Nevada…
Rank this Week: 575

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 824

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Matal v. Tam, a free speech win for all.

    Matal v. Tam, a free speech win for all.
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that government, in this instance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) may not refuse to register potentially offensive names under a law against registering trademarks likely to…
  • Jun 18

    Nevada Bar may be first to impose unconstitutional speech code on members.

    Nevada Bar may be first to impose unconstitutional speech code on members.
    Last month, an Arizona psychic was at a restaurant having lunch when a car crashed through the window, threw him up in the air, and pinned him against a wall. “I didn’t foresee it happening,” joked injured psychic Blair…
  • Jun 4

    Summer means reclining at the movies.

    Summer means reclining at the movies.
    Longtime readers know I like movies. They’re fun as a stand-alone proposition. But movie-going is almost essential when Arizona’s solar-intensifying sprummer has come, gone, and Satan’s excessive heat warning says it’s…
Rank this Week: 304

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 721

Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Atlanta auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability issues. By Attorney Robert J. Fleming, Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC.

http://www.atlantainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Upturn in Number of VA Medical Malpractice Claims in Georgia

    Upturn in Number of VA Medical Malpractice Claims in Georgia
    As a Georgia personal injury attorney who has handled many VA medical malpractice claims, I have seen a rise in the number of potential claims against the VA as the amount of resources devoted to veterans has not kept up with the amount of…
  • Jun 19

    Do You Have the Right Lawyer For Your Georgia Case

    Do You Have the Right Lawyer For Your Georgia Case
    In the news recently was the story of a woman who pretended to be a lawyer at the Towns County, Georgia Detention Center in April. She was arrested earlier this month by the Towns County Sheriff’s office and has been charged with…
  • Jun 14

    Claims Owned by Spouse in Georgia Airport Personal Injury Case

    Claims Owned by Spouse in Georgia Airport Personal Injury Case
    When a married person is severely injured due to the negligence of someone else (such as one of the entities at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport), the spouse owns a legal claim known as loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is legal cause of…
Rank this Week: 872

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Auto Accident Caused by Drug Impairment Leaves Child with Permanent Brain Damage

    Auto Accident Caused by Drug Impairment Leaves Child with Permanent Brain Damage
    Prescription drug use (and abuse) is a rising factor in auto accidents across the United States. Drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and disorientation are just a few side effects of prescription medications that can affect a person’s…
  • Jun 7

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Victims of Auto-Pedestrian Accident

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Victims of Auto-Pedestrian Accident
    A 64-year-old New York man was killed after he was hit by a motorists at an Interstate 84 off-ramp. According to state police, the man was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion when he pulled over to the right shoulder on a sweeping curve and got out of…
  • Jun 5

    Police Suspect Impairment in Fatal Ohio Crash

    Police Suspect Impairment in Fatal Ohio Crash
    A Cincinnati man is dead after a single-vehicle crash. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2003 BMW 745I went off the right side of the road, striking a fence and tree. He was treated at an area hospital for…
Rank this Week: 977

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    Boutique Bloomington civil litigation law firm looking for a full time paralegal!

    Boutique Bloomington civil litigation law firm looking for a full time paralegal!
    Boutique Bloomington civil litigation law firm looking for a full time paralegal to add to its seven person office. Competitive salary, full benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401k, vacations and holidays. Send resume and…
  • Jun 14

    Restorative Justice

    Restorative Justice
    Discussions with my Criminal Justice degreed, Social Worker son Ryne Higgins have strengthened my believes in Restorative Justice, especially as it applies to youth, the juvenile system and on the civil side of the system, divorce, child…
  • Jun 7

    Great way to get your foot into the door.....

    Great way to get your foot into the door.....
    Receptionist/Legal SecretaryImmediate full-time Receptionist/Legal Secretary position available with personal injury/general practice law firm in Peoria. Looking for organized and dependable person with good phone and communication skills…
Rank this Week: 160

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 848

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer
    By Mariko Kageyama The digital health field has been growing exponentially and is now expanding rapidly into emerging markets. As a result, mobile health apps, or “mHealth apps,” have exploded in popularity. If you search for…
  • Jun 13

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?
    By Sebastian R Stock Germany will likely be forced to defend itself for the first time in a U.S. Court against claims relating to the theft of art by the Nazi party. The complicated issue of ownership and title to art looted by the Nazi…
  • Jun 5

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint
    By Seth Parent A petty, back-and-forth social media feud between two artists has finally given the world more than just mindless entertainment and threatened lawsuits. In the latest recurrence of this feud, one of the artists has created the…
Rank this Week: 690

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 107

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    UDRP Rule 1 defines RDNH as “using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name” (further defined in Rule 15(c)).  There has been a mixed history in granting and denying this…
  • Jun 13

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP
    A number of recent UDRP decisions remind trademark owners (and counsel) that cybersquatting cases have to be built from the ground up. Each stage has its evidentiary demands.  The first two demand either/or proof; the third, the most…
  • Jun 6

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview
    Efforts to combat cybersquatting began in earnest in 1998 when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (at the request of the United States Government supported by all member states) began an extensive process of international…
Rank this Week: 288

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Jun 20

    Cook County Jury Verdict for Injured Bicyclist Hit by Motorist Who Ran Stop Sign

    Cook County Jury Verdict for Injured Bicyclist Hit by Motorist Who Ran Stop Sign
    Forrest Buchtel, 74, was riding his bike southbound on Sherman Avenue in Evanston, Ill.  He stopped for a stop sign at Greenleaf Street, which is a four-way stop intersection and then began peddling his bike into the intersection when he…
  • Jun 19

    $5.26 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Electrician Who Fell From Ladder

    $5.26 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Electrician Who Fell From Ladder
    Joanne Turner, an electrician, was working on a roof of a community college building that was under construction. As she climbed a 20-foot roof access ladder, she slipped and fell about 15 feet to the concrete floor below. Turner was 53 years…
  • May 1

    $3 Million Jury Verdict for Suicide Death Caused by Paxil in Pharmaceutical Lawsuit

    $3 Million Jury Verdict for Suicide Death Caused by Paxil in Pharmaceutical Lawsuit
    Plaintiff Wendy Dolin, the wife of the decedent, Stewart Dolin, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago alleging that the death of her husband, Stewart Dolin, was caused by the taking of…
Rank this Week: 153

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 643

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 825

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Xarelto and Pradaxa Lawsuits Rise – Fresh Look at Risk for Vs. Reward

    Xarelto and Pradaxa Lawsuits Rise – Fresh Look at Risk for Vs. Reward
    There is no question that millions of Americans are in need of potentially life-saving medications to prevent strokes from occurring.  In fact, as discussed in a recent Bio Pharma Dive article, strokes are up in the U.S. The conventional…
  • Jun 7

    Boston Researchers Find More Pain for Knee Replacement with Opioid Use

    Boston Researchers Find More Pain for Knee Replacement with Opioid Use
    Hip replacement surgery may not make you feel 20-years-old again, but a properly-designed artificial hip should last at least 20 years, and should not cause you substantial pain. Unfortunately, a significant number of defective hip…
  • Jun 2

    BMW Issues Major Recall as Doors May Open While Driving

    BMW Issues Major Recall as Doors May Open While Driving
    According to a recent news article from Autoweek, BMW has issued a major recall of 45,000 older 7 Series vehicles.  These sedans were made between 2005 and 2008, and all feature what the company called Comfort Access and Soft Close…
Rank this Week: 760

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jun 20

    Get New Business from In-person and Online Marketing

    Get New Business from In-person and Online Marketing
    By Larry Bodine, Seton Hall 1981, the Senior Legal Marketing Strategist for LawLytics - Legal Marketing Suite. Reprinted from Wisconsin Lawyer. Are you marketing more and getting less in return? Complaints I often hear from lawyers…
  • May 31

    81% of Law Firm Marketers Will Produce More Content in 2017

    81% of Law Firm Marketers Will Produce More Content in 2017
    Chicago, May 31, 2017 – A survey released today by strategic communications firm Greentarget and consulting firm Zeughauser Group shows a near-unanimous feeling among in-house counsel that “information overload” is a problem…
  • May 21

    Don't Miss This Webinar Thursday - How to Convert More Callers to Client

    Don't Miss This Webinar Thursday - How to Convert More Callers to Client
    »Free National Trial Lawyers webinar May 25 — see below!« By Michael Delon. Your #1 problem is not “getting more leads.” The phone rings and you capture their information in your intake system. Then you follow up…
Rank this Week: 197

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US
    Yesterday the Supreme Court in the United States ruled that the law prohibiting the registration of offensive and disparaging trade marks is against free speech rights. This case has interesting implications for all trade mark registries,…
  • Jun 19

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa
    Last week WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and their knowledge partners published their annual Global Innovation Index GII 2017. This index is a global benchmarking tool for determining the state of innovation on the…
  • Jun 15

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10
     Today I was asked by my colleague Lita Miti-Qamata to present on a case in her monthly discussions that had a number of handy lessons for stakeholders in the franchise industry, including lawyers.  It is a Pretoria High…
Rank this Week: 904

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 276

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jun 19

    Driverless Cars Litigation

    Driverless Cars Litigation
    On the 1960’s television show, The Jetsons, we saw a future world where people traveled in flying cars. Sound far-fetched? Maybe not – now we have driverless cars.  And with all the advantages also come liability and…
  • May 21

    The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Worker

    The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Worker
    The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group also known as WILG, is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of…
  • May 1

    Drone Liability and Litigation

    Drone Liability and Litigation
    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by…
Rank this Week: 432

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/
  • Jun 19

    Freestyle Legal Practice: Inferior Lawyer + Technology Beats Expert Lawyer + Technology?

    Freestyle Legal Practice: Inferior Lawyer + Technology Beats Expert Lawyer + Technology?
    One of the best things that sometimes happens at professional conferences is when a speaker says something that makes you sit up and pay attention. That happened to me at the British Irish Association of Law Libraries (BIALL) meeting earlier…
  • Jun 7

    Are you a Client or a Customer?

    Are you a Client or a Customer?
    I recently made a move from working in a large law firm environment to working for a solutions provider to the legal and tax world.  The move has brought with it many changes in process, perspective and daily routines.  All of which…
  • Jun 4

    Why Now? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Provider

    Why Now? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Provider
    Last post, I got distracted by silly claims about AI lawyer robot magic. The post before that I focused on an issue of genuine moment and merit. I cited a study on the surge in spending on alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) in the…
Rank this Week: 674

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 517

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Jun 19

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil
    The DOJ announced on Friday, June 16, 2017, that it was reversing its position on the validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and would file an amicus brief in support of the employer's position in NLRB v. Murphy Oil.…
  • Mar 22

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck
    Briefing on the merits is complete in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation (S234969).  The California Supreme Court granted the Ninth Circuit's request to decide an issue of California law.  The issue, taken from the California…
  • Mar 17

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.
    California is the wage and hour gift that keeps on giving.  And if you thought every wage and hour question must have been answered by now....well....the naivete is charming.  A few weeks ago, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC…
Rank this Week: 366

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jun 19

    Teens, Sexting, and the Potential for a Lengthy Prison Sentence

    Teens, Sexting, and the Potential for a Lengthy Prison Sentence
    Recently it was announced the House of Representatives had passed a bill that could effectively leave teenagers facing 15 years in prison for doing something many teens do – sexting, or sending messages or photos via mobile devices that…
  • Feb 24

    Lawmakers Look to Change Michigan State Law Regarding Sexual Predator

    Lawmakers Look to Change Michigan State Law Regarding Sexual Predator
    Currently in the state of Michigan there are four degrees of CSC, or criminal sexual conduct, which a person who allegedly commits a sex-related crime may be charged with depending on various factors. These include first-, second-, third-,…
  • Jan 2

    University of Michigan Football Player Allegedly Touches Woman Inappropriately, Faces Two Counts of CSC

    University of Michigan Football Player Allegedly Touches Woman Inappropriately, Faces Two Counts of CSC
    Recently it was reported that Grant Perry, a wide receiver for the University of Michigan football team from Royal Oak was arrested after allegedly touching a woman in an inappropriate manner as Perry and the woman were in line waiting to…
Rank this Week: 441

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    TAMEST Report on Impacts of Shale Development in Texa

    TAMEST Report on Impacts of Shale Development in Texa
    The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) has issued a report on the environmental and community impacts of shale development in Texas. The report can be viewed on the TAMEST website. Its authors reviewed available…
  • Jun 13

    Beware the Blanket Conveyance Clause in a Mineral Deed

    Beware the Blanket Conveyance Clause in a Mineral Deed
    In March, the Texas Supreme Court decided James H. Davis, Individually and d/b/a JD Minerals, and JDMI, LLC v. Mark Mueller, No. 16-0155. (Davis v. Mueller) The Court construed a mineral deed to JD Minerals covering interests in Harrison…
  • Jun 9

    Oil and the Navy

    Oil and the Navy
    I highly recommend a recent article by Liam Denning in Bloomberg, “Oil’s New World Disorder.” The US’s decreasing dependence on oil imports, and China and India’s increasing dependence on oil, coincide with the…
Rank this Week: 578

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Boston Medical Malpractice Claims Against OB/GYNs Must Be Filed Within Statute of Limitation

    Boston Medical Malpractice Claims Against OB/GYNs Must Be Filed Within Statute of Limitation
    One of the more complex types of Boston personal injury litigation is medical malpractice.  It occurs any time we go to the doctor as a serious illness could be misdiagnosed leading to serious personal injury or even death. …
  • Jun 5

    Three Injured Following Ferris Wheel Accident

    Three Injured Following Ferris Wheel Accident
    One popular activity in the summer months is going to local fairs and carnivals. While there are regular amusement parks in Massachusetts that have permanent attractions, there are also various fairs where the attractions are brought in on…
  • Jun 1

    Water Park Liability Considered After Child Injury on Water Slide

    Water Park Liability Considered After Child Injury on Water Slide
    It’s summertime, and water slides are a popular activity for adults and children alike. They offer a thrill, but they aren’t always safe. When a child injury occurs on a water slide, our attorneys will examine whether a dangerous…
Rank this Week: 678

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Substantial Reduction of Award for Future Pain and Suffering Damages in Knee Injury Case

    Substantial Reduction of Award for Future Pain and Suffering Damages in Knee Injury Case
    On September 28, 2010, Susan Sermoneta was waiting for a subway train at West 181st Street in Manhattan when another passenger, David Cloud, slipped on a slimy substance on the subway platform that had oozed from a garbage can. Mr. Cloud fell…
  • Jun 5

    Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed for Scar on Infant’s Cheek

    Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed for Scar on Infant’s Cheek
    On August 25, 2011 Erica Abreu was admitted to Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx for an elective Caesarean section. The delivery, by two obstetrician-gynecologists, took only about 15 minutes and Stanley Pina was born without any…
  • May 30

    Erroneous Preclusion of Evidence Requires Retrial of Damages Verdict in Spinal Injury Case

    Erroneous Preclusion of Evidence Requires Retrial of Damages Verdict in Spinal Injury Case
    On November 23, 2011 Melissa Shillingford was stopped for a red light on Beach Avenue at the Cross Bronx Expressway intersection.  As the light turned green, her 1997 Honda Accord vehicle was struck in the rear by a city bus. Ms.…
Rank this Week: 448

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name
    What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet. The names are the problem, Juliet says. Romeo, after all, is wonderful. The trouble is that he's a Montague, hated for that alone by her family, the…
  • Jun 18

    Government Work

    Government Work
    Hey, maybe he didn't do it.  But close enough for government work.It's the story of too many folks on death row.  Too many folks in prison.  Too many charged and convicted where . . . .OK, let me be both careful and honest…
  • Jun 17

    Conflating Guilt

    Conflating Guilt
    You know Cosby's guilty.  You just know it.  But the jury hung!?What is it that the jury did't get?  How could they have been so confused? And that cop in Minnesota, Jeronimo Yanez.  The one who killed Philando…
Rank this Week: 965

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

Covers software, hardware and electronic evidence for litigation support professionals.

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Jun 18

    Linked – You Cannot Learn What You Think You Already Know

    Linked – You Cannot Learn What You Think You Already Know
    The implications for this truth are quite far-reaching, no? Whether we want to talk about in a training environment or have a discussion about lawyers and eDiscovery technology, there’s a lot to think about here. I have always said, in…
  • Jun 12

    Linked – Social Media-Related Litigation Surges, Lawyers Report

    Linked – Social Media-Related Litigation Surges, Lawyers Report
    This was obviously, inevitable. Wherever you have groups of people interacting, and generating data, you will have legal issues. That can be good for the legal profession, assuming we are willing to get our heads out of the sand and ……
  • Jun 7

    Linked – Crime, Punishment and Biased Sentencing

    Linked – Crime, Punishment and Biased Sentencing
    This is some interesting stuff to think about: The students, part of a university honors class this semester called When Machines Decide: The Promise and Peril of Living in a Data-Driven Society, were tasked with creating a mobile app that…
Rank this Week: 666

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 85

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
Rank this Week: 234

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 17

    0.3% of 11,944 Peer-reviewed Climate Articles Said Warming is Man-made

    0.3% of 11,944 Peer-reviewed Climate Articles Said Warming is Man-made
    This article called "To Put America First Is to Put Our Planet’s Climate First" was written by Istvan Marko, J. Scott Armstrong, William M. Briggs, Kesten Green, Hermann Harde, David R. Legates, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, and…
  • Jun 17

    Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
    This scientific research paper was written by Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson and Willie Soon and published by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.  The following is from the abstract: "Review of the research literature…
  • Jun 4

    Democrats Love Socialism

    Democrats Love Socialism
    Socialism has never worked any where on the planet, but people who push socialism don't let facts get in the way of their belief in the religion called "socialism."  In this video Ami Horowitz goes to Venezuela to find out how well…
Rank this Week: 172

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Uber Accidents Keep Happening in Chicago. What You Need to Know If One Happens to You.

    Uber Accidents Keep Happening in Chicago. What You Need to Know If One Happens to You.
    Rideshare operations such as Uber and Lyft have become extremely popular in Chicago and other cities throughout the United States–and it is easy to see why. Ordering a ride through your smartphone is faster, easier, and often less…
  • Mar 15

    Wrongful Death Claims after an Illinois Car Accident

    Wrongful Death Claims after an Illinois Car Accident
    Death is an unfortunate part of life, but sometimes due to the negligence of others death comes too soon. When someone dies due to the fault of another’s recklessness or negligence their loved ones, under Illinois law, may be able to…
  • Mar 8

    Chicago Workers Face Possibility of Electrical Injurie

    Chicago Workers Face Possibility of Electrical Injurie
    It is no secret the construction industry is dangerous, reporting the most injuries and fatalities across American industries. Electrocutions or electrical hazards is considered one of the ‘Fatal Four’ – a hazard that…
Rank this Week: 882

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jun 17

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm
    I.  Preliminary injunction background An issued patent provides its owner the right to exclude or stop others from competing against the patented invention.  However, that right has been weakened in that it is much harder to…
  • Jun 12

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability
    Under § 286, a defendant’s liability for patent infringement is limited to the preceding six years.  Laches used to be a defense that would cut that six year time period even shorter.  However, in SCA Hygiene Products v.…
  • May 29

    Teach away argument for patentability requires more than a preference away

    Teach away argument for patentability requires more than a preference away
    Meiresonne v. Google (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2017) stands for the proposition that a proper teach away argument to defeat of obviousness rejection requires a discussion in the prior art of more than just a preference away, disparagement or…
Rank this Week: 874

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Tasks of mourning after death of a family member

    Tasks of mourning after death of a family member
    Very often, in wrongful death lawsuits I represent families who after traumatic loss of a family member struggle with grief. Mourning the death of a loved one is a universal experience that sooner or later befalls all of humanity. But despite…
  • Aug 31

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash
    This morning on her way to work, a paralegal in our office was injured when someone rear-ended her car on the way to work. When she was waiting for a CT scan in the hospital emergency department, she sent us a text reporting that she had…
  • Aug 31

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal
    Lawyers and paralegals who had previously worked at personal injury firms that advertise heavily on television, billboards and bus placards have told me many tales about the business model of those firms. They have told me how lawyers may be…
Rank this Week: 161

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    The Want To Be Liked....

    The Want To Be Liked....
    is the worse vice in the world.Popularity does not equal competency.Not even close.To become comfortable with being unpopular, taking unpopular positions, is the most freeing activity you can do.My Father always said: Son, speak truth to…
  • Jun 1

    Morning Radio: The Full Dose

    Morning Radio: The Full Dose
    Thursday.On point.On the move.I've never been afraid of True Evil.  I've looked True Evil in the eyes a couple of times and wrestled with it. I've won my share of those fights too.  I tried to reason with True Evil a few times and…
  • May 30

    Morning Radio: Harp

    Morning Radio: Harp
    Tuesday.On point.Stationary.The reef looked harsh.And she was swimming in that direction.But she knew her sea, she knew the waters.She knew the shore.I did not see her until she appeared.Popped completely out of the water.  Right at the…
Rank this Week: 644

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jun 16

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.
    The major news outlets seem to have overlooked the most interesting aspect (to me) of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods; that is, Amazon’s leap into the world of serial ADA filers and controversy over internet accessibility.…
  • Jun 14

    Baby steps – the first post-trial decision on the ADA and the internet.

    Baby steps – the first post-trial decision on the ADA and the internet.
    Yesterday, on June 13, Judge Robert Scola of the Southern District of Florida issued his opinion on website accessibility in Gil v. Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. Case No. 1:16-cv-20320 (SD Fla. June 13, 2017) He conducted a two day trial,…
  • Jun 12

    The interactive process under ADA Title III – maybe not the law, but a good idea anyway.

    The interactive process under ADA Title III – maybe not the law, but a good idea anyway.
    In its May 2, 2017 decision in Koester v. Young Men’s Christian Assn. of Greater St. Louis, 855 F.3d 908, 909 (8th Cir. 2017) the Eighth Circuit casually suggested that the “interactive process” does not apply to…
Rank this Week: 733

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Breach of Trust and the Statute of Limitation

    Breach of Trust and the Statute of Limitation
    Probate Code § 16460(a)(2) provides that if "an interim or final account in writing or other written report does not adequately disclose the existence of a claim against the trustee for breach of trust or if a beneficiary…
  • Jun 2

    Attorney-Client Communication

    Attorney-Client Communication
    One of the requirements I have for any client is for there to be a clear channel of communication between the parties (I'm positive other attorneys require the same). This is a bilateral relationship. If the client inquires, I respond in a…
  • May 18

    Spendthrift Clause - Carmack v. Reynold

    Spendthrift Clause - Carmack v. Reynold
    A common provision to include in a trust for a careless beneficiary is a spendthrift provision. This provision provides protection to a beneficiary's inheritance by limiting the ability of a creditor to attach their claim to a beneficiary's…
Rank this Week: 796

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update
    On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (“Plan”) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan that was subsequently litigated and…
  • Jun 14

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee
    The City of Los Angeles continues to move toward the adoption of an ordinance that establishes an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee (Ordinance). As currently proposed, the key provisions of the Ordinance are as follows: It applies to any new…
  • Jun 12

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench
    Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement v. City of San Diego, 8 Cal. App. 5th 350 (Cal. Ct. App. 2017). The Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal concluded that the City of San Diego could not be held liable for public…
Rank this Week: 466

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 63

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jun 16

    The Deciders at the Tip of the Technological Iceberg

    The Deciders at the Tip of the Technological Iceberg
    Yesterday, the Huffington Post published a story about something I covered in a couple blog articles a while back. They mentioned what I wrote about, getting part of it wrong, but that’s to be expected from reporters who…
  • Jun 15

    Quick Look: If It Saves Just One

    Quick Look: If It Saves Just One
    On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Senator Connie Leyva, a Democrat representing District 20, argued before the California Senate Public Safety Committee. Technically, I think they call it “testifying,” rather than arguing, in this…
  • Jun 6

    The Great Unshackling?

    The Great Unshackling?
    I have long been an anti-shackling advocate. All my advocacy on that issue so far, however, pertains to children being shackled, which I have considered one of the great shames of our juvenile courts. But, even though I’ve known that…
Rank this Week: 665

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Jun 16

    The States’ Rights Elimination Act

    The States’ Rights Elimination Act
    With House and Senate Agriculture committee members beginning the elaborate process of assembling the next Farm Bill, we expect another protracted fight in Congress over states’ rights and animal welfare. However, a new bill introduced…
  • May 24

    President’s budget a mixed bag for animal

    President’s budget a mixed bag for animal
    The White House yesterday released President Trump’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018, providing more detail on the spending proposals for federal agencies than what was forecast earlier this year. One of the most troubling aspects of the…
  • May 5

    Political shenanigans with greyhound racing

    Political shenanigans with greyhound racing
    Greyhound racing is withering, with more than two dozen tracks closing since 2001 and only 19 dog tracks remaining in just six states. In the last 15 years, the total amount gambled on greyhound racing nationwide has declined by…
Rank this Week: 984

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Jun 16

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) awarded their 2017 Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award to Laura Orr, the former Washington County Law Librarian (2002-2015). AALL Press Release, excerpt: “AMERICAN…
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)
    If you think the U.S. Supreme Court posts official versions of their opinions on their website … hahaha … I have a virtual bridge and an inside WH or Congressional source to sell you for $1B dollars. (Tip: Beware of any source…
  • Apr 3

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article
    People like “free.’ People like getting free content from other people who paid for the content. Long live the free-loader, long live the person who spends $20 in time and gas looking for a free parking spot instead of paying $10…
Rank this Week: 331

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Jun 16

    Beyond the Yates Memo: A New Era of Enforcement? 6-13-2017

    Beyond the Yates Memo: A New Era of Enforcement? 6-13-2017
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupIn this sequel to our panel last year on “The Limits of Federal Criminal Law,” we ask a distinguished panel to discuss how enforcement policy is evolving under Attorney General Jeff…
  • Jun 16

    The State of Antitrust Enforcement 6-9-2017

    The State of Antitrust Enforcement 6-9-2017
    Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupAntitrust policy during much of the Obama Administration was a continuation of the Bush Administration’s minimal involvement in the market. However, at the end of President…
  • Jun 7

    Keynote Address by Mick Mulvaney 5-17-2017

    Keynote Address by Mick Mulvaney 5-17-2017
    Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceThe Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will examine the changing and often convoluted relationship between the legislative and the executive branches in the United States government.…
Rank this Week: 274

The Blog About All Things Family

The Blog About All Things Family

Discusses family law issues including divorce, child support, child custody, order enforcements, and adoptions. By Welsh Law, PLLC.

http://welsh-lawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Property Division in Divorce

    Property Division in Divorce
    I have had several people say, “isn’t it split 50/50? Why do we need to do discovery then?” This is a myth. Yes, a Judge is likely going to get close to a 50/50 division in most cases, however, depending on the facts of your…
  • May 15

    It’s All In The Agreement!

    It’s All In The Agreement!
    I like chocolate chip cookie dough. She likes chocolate chip cookies. Instead of baking ALL of the cookies, there is always a little bit of cookie dough left over for me (or my kids if they find out about it). When going through a divorce…
  • May 10

    Money, Money, Money

    Money, Money, Money
    Your spouse cheated on you.  He makes more money than you. You stayed home with the kids while he worked. And now he wants divorce. Does any of this sound like you? Now you are left wondering how you are going to pay for things. You…
Rank this Week: 511