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Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Plaintiffs Appeal Federal Court’s Ruling Dismissing Their 401(K) Lawsuit Against Fidelity

    Plaintiffs Appeal Federal Court’s Ruling Dismissing Their 401(K) Lawsuit Against Fidelity
    A notice of appeal was submitted with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by plaintiffs seeking to overturn a ruling by a federal district court dismissing their 401(K) case against Fidelity Investments. The case is In Re Fidelity ERISA…
  • Apr 10

    Deutsche Bank Settlement Over Libor Rigging Likely to Exceed $1.5B

    Deutsche Bank Settlement Over Libor Rigging Likely to Exceed $1.5B
    According to media reports, Deutsche Bank AG (DB) could settle allegations over Libor manipulation with U.S. and British regulators as early as this month. A source reports that the settlement is likely to be larger than $1.5 billion and unit…
  • Apr 9

    U.S.'s $1B Mortgage Bond Trial Against Nomura Holdings Comes to a Close

    U.S.'s $1B Mortgage Bond Trial Against Nomura Holdings Comes to a Close
    Closing arguments took place this week in the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s mortgage-backed securities lawsuit against Nomura Holdings Inc. (NMR). The U.S. regulator claims that the bank made false statements when selling some $2…
Rank this Week: 566

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 72

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    What a difference a decade makes...

    What a difference a decade makes...
    With the spate of folks expected to retire in the near future, and their (understandable) concern about how they're going to pay for their health care, the folks at LifeHealthPro have put together 5 helpful charts that seek to predict how…
  • Apr 18

    Most Excellent Perm vs Term Review

    Most Excellent Perm vs Term Review
    Over at LifeHealthPro, an insurance agent (and financial planner), eviscerates populist "advisor" Dave Ramsey on the latter's arguments against permanent insurance versus term.Highly recommended.Two caveats:First, I sell a decent amount of…
  • Apr 17

    An important message from...Brussels?

    An important message from...Brussels?
    So this arrived in email:"Anthem is committed to providing our brokers with best-in-class service, and we are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to do business with us – and to help you better serve your clients.…
Rank this Week: 375

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Apr 17

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity
    On April 16, 2015, the Cybersecurity Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted 12 principles for effective cybersecurity insurance regulatory guidance. Recognizing that cybersecurity risks pose a significant…
  • Apr 14

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change
    Authored by Brian Casey, Ben Sykes, Lee Ann Ali On April 9, 2015, the Georgia legislature sent a bill to the governor for his signature that would improve the regulatory environment for captive formation in the state. House Bill 552…
  • Apr 13

    NAIC Planning to Require Cybersecurity Insurance Data Submission

    NAIC Planning to Require Cybersecurity Insurance Data Submission
    The NAIC’s Cybersecurity Task Force and Property and Casualty Insurance Committee are jointly weighing whether to add a required cybersecurity insurance coverage supplement to the already required Property and Casualty Annual…
Rank this Week: 311

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 15

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark
    IPNews® - CBS announcer Jim Nantz coined the phrase “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” while working on the Masters Tournament broadcast.  Thereafter, Augusta National Golf Club begain to commercially use the phrase and last…
  • Apr 10

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Rand Paul’s race for Presidency didn’t necessarily get off to a good start.  To promote his campaign, he created a YouTube video featuring his announcement for candidacy.  Unfortunately for him,…
  • Apr 3

    Kentucky Fights for "40-0" Season and Trademark

    Kentucky Fights for "40-0" Season and Trademark
    IPNews® - On the verge of the first perfect season in college basketball in almost 40 years, the University of Kentucky is trying to defeat opposition off the court as well.  The University recently sent a cease and desist letter to…
Rank this Week: 746

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?
    Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit…
  • Jan 5

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?
    At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and…
  • Dec 1

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard
    For years, I have used (and recommended) two Bluetooth keyboards, primarily when I am using my iPad. I tend to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard more; it’s reasonably thin and light, and I like that it’s a full-size…
Rank this Week: 121

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 19

    How Much Can I Make with a Chem Dry Franchise? - Operation

    How Much Can I Make with a Chem Dry Franchise? - Operation
    Here is an email I recently received. Note that I live in Maryland, USA and not Ontario, Canada. Chem-Dry, the world's largest and highest rated carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise system with 3,500 units in 35 countries, has recently...
  • Apr 19

    Do You Know the Wrong Way to Sell Your Value Proposition? - Marketing

    Do You Know the Wrong Way to Sell Your Value Proposition? - Marketing
    I was talking to a friend of mine who's in sales, and he was frustrated. He shared with me that he continues to see the same pattern. He talks to a client, and he leaves them interested, but in...
  • Apr 18

    How Franchisees can get Money From their Government - Operation

    How Franchisees can get Money From their Government - Operation
    Since the inception of the WOTC program in the late nineties, lawmakers have remolded the framework and refocused objectives to encompass a greater target audience but because the program as a whole is still underutilized, several…
Rank this Week: 844

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 20

    More on Best Treatment and National Treatment

    More on Best Treatment and National Treatment
    Here's the conclusion of the paper by Arwel Davies that I mentioned a while back: The advice for Treaty drafters is that there is some scope for clarifying the TNLF [treatment no less favourable] standard, to the extent that phrases...
  • Apr 20

    Are Complainants Abandoning TBT Agreement Article 2.2?

    Are Complainants Abandoning TBT Agreement Article 2.2?
    This is from ACWL lawyer Jan Bohanes: there is evidence that the existing—and in my view correct—perception that claims under Article 2.2 of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) are extremely difficult to…
  • Apr 20

    Could the Uruguay Round Be Completed Today?

    Could the Uruguay Round Be Completed Today?
    This is from Pierre Sauvé and Marta Soprana: The ASCM, like the Uruguay Round of which it formed a part, was quite clearly the byproduct of a peculiar, “end of history” moment. It is doubtful that such disciplines could…
Rank this Week: 298

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 117

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 18

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)
    The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on the Pacific Rim Region, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 25-26, 2015 in Taipei,…
  • Apr 15

    Nominations for GLS Award

    Nominations for GLS Award
    The Global Legal Skills Conference being held in Chicago May 20-22, 2015 includes a Consular Reception and GLS Awards Presentation at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday evening, May 21. Nominations are still open for GLS Awards,…
  • Apr 15

    US President Obama to Remove Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism

    US President Obama to Remove Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism
    News reports indicate that U.S. President Barack Obama sent a message to the U.S. Congress yesterday that he intends to remove Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. Once that happens, the U.S. and Cuba will be able...
Rank this Week: 438

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Conference: Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

    Conference: Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law
    The 2015 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law will take place April 28-May 2, in Washington, DC. The program is here.
  • Apr 20

    Halliday & Shaffer: Transnational Legal Order

    Halliday & Shaffer: Transnational Legal Order
    Terence C. Halliday (American Bar Foundation) & Gregory Shaffer (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) have published Transnational Legal Orders (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Contents include: Terence Halliday & Gregory Shaffer,…
  • Apr 20

    Waibel: Principles of Treaty Interpretation: Developed for and Applied by National Courts?

    Waibel: Principles of Treaty Interpretation: Developed for and Applied by National Courts?
    Michael Waibel (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted Principles of Treaty Interpretation: Developed for and Applied by National Courts? Here's the abstract:More than 40 years after the Vienna conference on the law of treaties codified…
Rank this Week: 50

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
Rank this Week: 499

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

Covers the interaction between the law and the rise of internet television.

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    News Roundup - December 2014

    News Roundup - December 2014
    Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'China opens second intellectual property rights court Google & MPAA Publicly Slam Each Other Over Piracy Swedish Supreme Court Determines Movie Piracy Fines …
  • Nov 30

    News Roundup - November 2014

    News Roundup - November 2014
    Net neutrality: FCC tells Obama to back offHas Switzerland cracked the net neutrality riddle?CJEU asked to rule on copyright liability of operators of free and open Wi-Fi networks Operation Onymous may have exposed flaws in Tor, developers…
  • Oct 31

    News Roundup - October 2014

    News Roundup - October 2014
    Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined UK reforms enabling private copying, parodying and general quotation of copyrighted material come into forceAcademic…
Rank this Week: 756

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 16

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women
    United Nations Peacekeeping is actively looking for “qualified senior women” to join their staff: We are looking for senior qualified women with proven leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the UN…
  • Apr 15

    Recent developments in Colombian jurisprudence on conflict-related sexual violence

    Recent developments in Colombian jurisprudence on conflict-related sexual violence
    During her first visit to Colombia last month, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura drew attention to the issue of sexual violence in Colombia’s five decade long conflict. She met with government…
  • Apr 15

    Introducing Daniela Kravetz

    Introducing Daniela Kravetz
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Daniela Kravetz as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Daniela is an international criminal justice and gender practitioner. She currently works as a consultant for UN Women in Colombia supporting…
Rank this Week: 27

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

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

    Raisin Takings Case Round II: Oral Argument Preview

    Raisin Takings Case Round II: Oral Argument Preview
    On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Horne v. U.S.D.A., No. 14-275, the second time this case has been to the Court. The first time around, the unanimous Court held that the Hornes could raise the…
  • Apr 16

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch
    The Virginia Supreme Court today came back with an opinion in Ramsey v. Commissioner of Highways, No, 140929 (Apr. 16, 2015), a eminent domain case in which we filed an amicus brief in support of the property owner. Under Virginia's…
  • Apr 15

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie
    Here's the latest from the Hawaii Supreme Court on the joinder of parties under Rule 19, where there's a claim that an absent party is "indispensable" and thus the case should be dismissed. Bottom line is that an absentee should be joined if…
Rank this Week: 170

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    DOL Issues Proposal on ERISA Fiduciarie

    DOL Issues Proposal on ERISA Fiduciarie
    On April 14, 2015, the Department of Labor issued its much anticipated re-proposal of regulations defining and expanding the persons who are treated as ERISA fiduciaries.  Under the proposal, subject to certain exceptions, all persons…
  • Apr 13

    Five Things to Know about New Jersey’s Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency

    Five Things to Know about New Jersey’s Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency
    On March 10, 2015, the New Jersey Division of Taxation issued Technical Advisory Memorandum TAM-2015-1, explaining its policy regarding convertible virtual currency.1 The IRS has held that convertible virtual currency (CVC), such as Bitcoin,…
  • Mar 20

    New Leadership for Pillsbury’s Investment Funds & Investment Management Team

    New Leadership for Pillsbury’s Investment Funds & Investment Management Team
    Pillsbury’s Investment Funds & Investment Management (IFIM) group is a vital and strategic part of our platform. We are pleased to announce new leadership and structure for the group. Partners Kimberly Mann in Washington,…
Rank this Week: 777

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 397

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 309

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 177

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 653

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
  • Apr 13

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney
    In 2008, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., and then council member Marion Barry became ill with a kidney disease. To survive the illness, Mr. Barry required a kidney transplant, and one of his friends, Ms. Kim Dickens, came to his aid and…
  • Mar 31

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article
    Scott Hervey was quoted in an article in the International Business Times on how Fox’s fair use defense in a copyright infringement lawsuit arising over its use of a famous 9/11 image could change the landscape of copyright enforcement…
Rank this Week: 195

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    PTAB reverses examiner in VICOR v. SYNQOR in re-exam 95/001,853

    PTAB reverses examiner in VICOR v. SYNQOR in re-exam 95/001,853
    Related to appeal 2014-007362 , concerning US patent 7,564,702, the PTAB reversed determinations of obviousness.An issue was that PTAB found no independent analysis by the examiner, who adopted the positions of the requestor.  
  • Apr 20

    Is Nvidia's infringement suit against Samsung/Qualcomm disturbing?

    Is Nvidia's infringement suit against Samsung/Qualcomm disturbing?
    WCCFTech has a post titled.   Carmack Thinks Nvidia’s Patent Lawsuit Could Spell Trouble, Calls it “Disturbing”April 19, 2015 • By Khalid Moammerwhich includes tweets by John Carmack.--EarlierNvidia asserted…
  • Apr 20

    Potatoes with reduced cold sweetening. Thoughts about patents.

    Potatoes with reduced cold sweetening. Thoughts about patents.
    A 20 April 2015 post by Antonio Regalado in MIT Tech Rev begins:--Dan Voytas is a plant geneticist at the University of Minnesota. But two days a week he stops studying the fundamentals of DNA engineering and heads to a nearby company called…
Rank this Week: 81

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

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

    CJEU publishes its 2014 Report: more and more cases, fewer and fewer AG Opinions?

    CJEU publishes its 2014 Report: more and more cases, fewer and fewer AG Opinions?
    How many IP cases did the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) -- to be intended this time as encompassing, amongst others, the Court of Justice and the General Court -- decide last year? How long does it take for the CJEU to decide…
  • Apr 20

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    42 is a very special number for many reasons. One will be apparent to anyone who has ever read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, since 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. It's also the number of…
  • Apr 20

    The Unitary Patent Package: a client walks into a patent attorney's office

    The Unitary Patent Package: a client walks into a patent attorney's office
    "Come in", called the patent attorneyPicture the scene: a bright, comfortable yet functional office in a modern block at the centre of Anytown, England. A patent attorney sits behind his desk, awaiting the arrival of a potential new client.…
Rank this Week: 58

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Mar 31

    Blocking injunctions – the Bill

    Blocking injunctions – the Bill
    The Commonwealth Government has introduced into Parliament the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. This bill will implement the the Government’s proposal for injunctions requiring ISPs to block access to offshore…
  • Mar 18

    Rosuvastatin goes to the High Court

    Rosuvastatin goes to the High Court
    The High Court has allowed special leave to appeal from the Full Federal Court's decision in AstraZeneca v Apotex ("Rosuvastatin").
  • Mar 16

    What conduct makes novelty destroying information publicly available

    What conduct makes novelty destroying information publicly available
    The Full Court has clarified what the prior use must disclose for it to be novelty destroying under the Patents Act 1990
Rank this Week: 963

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 20

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House
    Earlier today USPTO Director Michelle Lee handed out the latest Patents for Humanity awards at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus. Launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an Obama…
  • Apr 20

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?
    The EFF wants an exemption for people who want to modify their purchased games in order to bypass access controls when a publisher shuts down the server. Specifically, the EFF would like for any piece of software with server-based functions…
  • Apr 20

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader
    Flash forward to the present and it’s easy to see that NASA is experiencing a lot of activity in some very interesting areas. Mars has been the subject of fascination for scientists over the course of centuries, inspiring many people…
Rank this Week: 225

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Apr 20

    Today is Tax Freedom Day

    Today is Tax Freedom Day
    www.pnj.com – Today, state taxpayers have finally made enough money to pay their total tax burden for the year, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Starting the next day, you actually get to keep the money you make. This…
  • Apr 20

    ISP Warns of Fraudulent IRS Call

    ISP Warns of Fraudulent IRS Call
    www.21alive.com – The Indiana State Police are warning Hoosiers of fraudulent IRS calls from identity thieves. According to the Indiana State Police, the callers will pretend be working for the IRS and will claim the person they are…
  • Apr 17

    Taxing Smokers No Sign of Support for Education

    Taxing Smokers No Sign of Support for Education
    www.columbiatribune.com – When Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster pitched a tax increase on cigarettes, he said, “Surely each of us values higher education for our young people more than we value cheap cigarettes.”…
Rank this Week: 619

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Use Installment Agreement to Pay Back Taxe

    Use Installment Agreement to Pay Back Taxe
    Tax season is over. At this point, any unpaid taxes for 2014 will be treated as back taxes. If you do owe taxes for 2014 or for any year before that, you can pay them in monthly installments. Even those who filed for an extension, but could…
  • Apr 10

    Do This If You Can’t File or Pay Your Taxe

    Do This If You Can’t File or Pay Your Taxe
    The IRS received over 99 million tax returns and issued more than 77 million in refunds through April 3, 2015, with the average refund amount being $2,800. If you haven’t yet filed your tax return or paid your taxes, you should act now…
  • Apr 3

    When You Receive 5071C

    When You Receive 5071C
    There is a possibility that you may receive Letter 5071C from the IRS after you have filed your tax return. If you receive this letter, the IRS wants you to verify your identity. The IRS sends this letter after they receive your tax return…
Rank this Week: 406

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 224

IurisCivilis

IurisCivilis

Covers civil and commercial law. In Spanish.

http://www.iuriscivilis.com/
Rank this Week: 676

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 99

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Prescription Fraud in Arizona

    Prescription Fraud in Arizona
    Addiction to prescription medication has become a widespread problem in the United States over recent years. As opposed to illegal substances like heroin, meth, or cocaine, prescription medication is prescribed by a doctor and is legal to…
  • Mar 25

    Can I be charged with a crime in Arizona if my dog bit someone?

    Can I be charged with a crime in Arizona if my dog bit someone?
    The answer to that question depends upon the details of the incident, but yes, it is possible for an owner of a dog who bit another person to be criminally liable under Arizona law. According to the American Society for the Prevention of…
  • Mar 23

    Multiple Shoplifting Offenses in Arizona

    Multiple Shoplifting Offenses in Arizona
    Shoplifting addition is a real and prevalent problem in today’s society. Click here to see a previous blog detailing the reasons behind the issue and possible treatments. While some people shoplift because they truly cannot afford to…
Rank this Week: 932

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

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

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
  • Jun 11

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN
    “The Result Was The Wrong Person Was Accused of Crimes She Didn’t Commit” Those are the words and apparent logic of Clay County Sheriff Rick Beesler according to an article in Jacksonville.com.  Ashely Nichole Chiasson…
Rank this Week: 975

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Alimony Reduction and Termination

    Alimony Reduction and Termination
    Alimony Reduction and Termination: Alimony is often one of the most contested issues in divorce cases.  For many people, the idea of paying money to financially support an ex-spouse is a disgusting idea.  When the love and reverence…
  • Feb 24

    Social Media Stalking: Filing An Injunction Against Someone That Doesn’t Live In Florida

    Social Media Stalking: Filing An Injunction Against Someone That Doesn’t Live In Florida
    Social media has become an everyday part of life for many people, including Florida residents.  Oftentimes, conflicts between people begin on social media platforms.  Other times, issues begin in the “real world”, but…
  • Jan 30

    Disclosure of Financial Information in Divorce Case

    Disclosure of Financial Information in Divorce Case
    As a Jacksonville divorce lawyer, I am familiar with how messy things can get in a divorce case. People tend to have emotional responses during divorces that can sometimes cloud their judgement. For instance, the Florida Family Law Rules…
Rank this Week: 980

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 43

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Dec 22

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice
    2014 is nearly in the books.  And one thing I really enjoy about this time of year is looking back over the year at what things went well in my law practice, what things didn’t, and areas where I can improve in the coming year. In…
  • Dec 22

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice
    2014 is nearly in the books.  And one thing I really enjoy about this time of year is looking back over the year at what things went well in my law practice, what things didn’t, and areas where I can improve in the coming year. In…
  • Nov 24

    JDB 065: DIY Video Guy Caleb Wojcik

    JDB 065: DIY Video Guy Caleb Wojcik
    Entrepreneur Magazine predicts that video marketing will be one of the biggest trends in business for 2015.  As I have stated on the podcast before I have been pleasantly surprised at how well video content has done and the impact it has…
Rank this Week: 378

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 16

    Find Fashion Law Books at Jenkin

    Find Fashion Law Books at Jenkin
    Spotlight:  spot-light Teaser:  The law…
  • Apr 10

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Bromberg and Ribstein on Partnership

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Bromberg and Ribstein on Partnership
    Spotlight:  spot-light Teaser:  Bromberg and…
  • Apr 2

    Sports Law Titles at Jenkin

    Sports Law Titles at Jenkin
    The MLB regular season starts next week, and the Phillies play the Red Sox in their home opener on Monday, April 6, at Citizens Bank Park. Sports law is an expanding field, and Jenkins' sports law collection reflects this trend. For those…
Rank this Week: 359

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    FINRA Announces Proposed Changes to Communications, Trading Rule

    FINRA Announces Proposed Changes to Communications, Trading Rule
    By Joanne Cursinella, J.D.The FINRA board of governors has announced its approval of proposed changes to its Communications With the Public rules as well as amendments to the Trading Activity Fee for firms with no customers that are engaged…
  • Apr 18

    Lockheed Martin Wants Out of 40-Year-Old Disclosure Order

    Lockheed Martin Wants Out of 40-Year-Old Disclosure Order
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.Nearly 40 years ago, the SEC obtained an order requiring Lockheed Aircraft Corporation to, among other undertakings, file a Form 8-K at least 10 days before revising its anti-corruption policies. Lockheed Martin…
  • Apr 17

    Gallagher Lambastes FSB’s ‘Coercive’ Global Regulation Tactic

    Gallagher Lambastes FSB’s ‘Coercive’ Global Regulation Tactic
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.In recent remarks, SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher addressed the tenuous relationship between global and domestic regulation of the financial industry. He questioned the effects of mandates by the G-20 and the…
Rank this Week: 93

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
Rank this Week: 862

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
Rank this Week: 204

John Rogers Burk

John Rogers Burk

Covers estate planning and elder law in California.

http://www.roseville-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Your Child’s Inheritance

    Your Child’s Inheritance
      Many people give little thought to the details of leaving behind their estate.  They figure if they’ve drawn up a Will, the matter is settled and requires no more thought.  If you have children, however, there is more…
  • Mar 6

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption
      I recently appreciated being able to use this IRS Revenue Procedure to help a client.  However, it does have one important requirement that is time-sensitive. In amendments to the Internal Revenue Code in December 2010…
  • Feb 25

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee
    It can be intimidating to be named a Trustee.  It is a big responsibility to be entrusted with a person’s assets.  Likely you’ve been named a successor Trustee, meaning your responsibilities don’t begin until the…
Rank this Week: 677

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 265

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 20

    Restructuring Family Law

    Restructuring Family Law
    Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (2014).Kerry AbramsWhy does our current family law system so frequently fail children, and how can we fix it? These are the central questions asked by many…
  • Apr 17

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother
    Saru M. Matambanadzo, The Fourth Trimester, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 117 (2014).Ann TweedyIn The Fourth Trimester, Saru Matambanadzo braids personal narratives of her own pregnancy and birthing experience with legal analysis and with…
  • Apr 15

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration
    Andrew E. Taslitz, The Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).Christopher SloboginOne of the last articles written by the late Andrew Taslitz (known as Taz to his…
Rank this Week: 101

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 144

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning…

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Julie Garber.

http://wills.about.com/
  • May 31

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog
    Listen up Wills & Estate Planning Blog readers - my blog has moved to a new location with a new name: Common Sense Estate Planning Blog. My About.com blogs aren't going away, they're just being transitioned into articles that will still…
  • May 27

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?
    For certain beneficiaries of an estate or trust (you know who you are), the first question they want answered is when they can expect to receive their inheritance - cash is preferred, but a check will do just fine, thank you. What these…
  • May 21

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?
    One of my roles as a former estate planning attorney and current trust officer for a private bank is to insure that my clients' estate plans meet their ever-changing estate planning goals. One question that private bank clients bring up on a…
Rank this Week: 738

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Apr 16

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi
    Markus Dubber The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysis Abstract: The jury’s history is interestingly schizophrenic, even paradoxical. On one side is the history of the jury as palladium of…
  • Apr 13

    McVeigh Juror Recounts Experience

    McVeigh Juror Recounts Experience
    Although I am hesitant to draw any direct correlation between the McVeigh and Tsarnaev trials, I nevertheless think it is interesting to read about a juror's experience on a high-profile capital case. Marshall Project: Juror No. 5
  • Apr 9

    What You Bring to the Courthouse: The Interaction between Racial Context and Jury Award

    What You Bring to the Courthouse: The Interaction between Racial Context and Jury Award
    Matthew Reid Krell What You Bring to the Courthouse: The Interaction between Racial Context and Jury Awards Abstract: Despite the hurdles required to overcome selection effects in analyzing trial results, scholars have studied the effect of…
Rank this Week: 962