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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 31

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC
    The Washington State Supreme Court sitting en banc has held in a legal malpractice matter arising from a joint venture agreement to operate a debt collection business In this opinion, we consider whether the trial court erred in applying…
  • Jul 31

    Neglect Of CJA Client Is Serious Misconduct

    Neglect Of CJA Client Is Serious Misconduct
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals took the rare step of rejecting an uncontested sanction recommendation in a matter involving neglect and related violations by an attorney appointed to represent an indigent client. The court ordered…
  • Jul 31

    Practice Pointer: Don't Threaten A Bar Complainant

    Practice Pointer: Don't Threaten A Bar Complainant
    The Colorado Presiding Judge ordered a stayed six-month suspension and probation for an attorney's misconduct in five matters. One of the matters In a final matter, Buchheit placed several phone calls and sent numerous test messages to an…
Rank this Week: 509

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jul 31

    FTC Commissioner Argues for Balanced Approach to Unfairness Case

    FTC Commissioner Argues for Balanced Approach to Unfairness Case
    As the Federal Trade Commission takes an increasingly broad view of its authority to regulate privacy and consumer protection, one of the agency’s five commissioners is calling for a more cautious approach. In a speech today to…
  • Jul 30

    New Version of USA Freedom Act Introduced

    New Version of USA Freedom Act Introduced
    By David Fagan, Richard Hertling, and Kate Goodloe Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy introduced a new version of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2014…
  • Jul 30

    House of Representatives Passes Three Cybersecurity Bill

    House of Representatives Passes Three Cybersecurity Bill
    By David Fagan, Richard Hertling, and Sumon Dantiki On July 28, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) passed three cybersecurity bills, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014…
Rank this Week: 615

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Jul 31

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing
    Narrator of ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ video, registers the phrase, and sues t-shirt company. honey badger dont care complaint.pdf
  • Jul 30

    Logo and Branding Infographic

    Logo and Branding Infographic
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 447

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 31

    Colbert on Inversion

    Colbert on Inversion
    America's educator, Stephen Colbert, gives us his take -- and quite an informative one at that -- on inversions. The Colbert Report -bjmq
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
Rank this Week: 468

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/
  • Jul 31

    Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Settle Policy-Limits Case

    Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Settle Policy-Limits Case
    The Chicago car accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a case on behalf of one of their client for the policy limits of $50,000. Our client was parked on the side of Grey Avenue in Evanston, Illinois as another vehicle…
  • Jul 30

    Cell Phone Ban To Be Enforced by Lombard Police Starting Friday

    Cell Phone Ban To Be Enforced by Lombard Police Starting Friday
    Distracted driving is an increasing problem in Chicago and across Illinois. To address the issue, lawmakers in Illinois have banned hand-held cell phones while driving, an attempt to get motorists to put down their phones and to focus on the…
  • Jul 29

    Illinois Motorcycle Accident Turns Fatal

    Illinois Motorcycle Accident Turns Fatal
    On average, motorcycle accidents are more likely to produce injuries or to cause death than comparable car accidents in Chicago and elsewhere across the nation. Annually, motorcycles are involved in approximately 1.5 percent of all traffic…
Rank this Week: 616

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Jul 31

    Are Tech Companies Avoiding the Age Diversity Issue?

    Are Tech Companies Avoiding the Age Diversity Issue?
    Tech companies in general have a reputation for preferring young employees, whether or not they are really more tech savvy than older, experienced individuals. This is especially true in the Silicon Valley area culture. When the San Francisco…
  • Jul 25

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK
    As was expressed in 2004-5 surveys and again in 2014, Boomers want to keep working beyond traditional retirement age. Now there’s evidence they mean it. A recent study by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave of workers over age...
  • Jul 4

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”
    Today (July 4th) I watched the full, original, uncut version (3 hours long) of the 1972 film “1776” - a serious and funny musical film I have always loved. This time I found it more mesmerizing and powerful than ever....
Rank this Week: 409

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 550

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
  • Jul 28

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook
      Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine…
  • Jul 22

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court
    In less than six months after State v. Brooks, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted petition for review in FOUR unpublished DWI cases to be decided in light of Brooks and McNeely. The first three cases are Isaacson, Moen, and Manska,…
Rank this Week: 531

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jul 31

    Alexandria Boat Club Settles Up

    Alexandria Boat Club Settles Up
    The historic Old Dominion Boat Club of Alexandria, Virginia, has finally settled with the City.  This dispute has been ongoing for over five years. The last paragraph of the article is so interesting because it talks about the…
  • Jul 30

    Virginia Code Provides For Entry For Surveys And Appraisal

    Virginia Code Provides For Entry For Surveys And Appraisal
    As with many other jurisdictions, Virginia Code Section 56-49.01 provides natural gas companies the right to enter land for appraisals and surveys.  This requirement allows the public utility the opportunity to determine the cost and…
  • Jul 30

    The Dangers of Eminent Domain For Private Development

    The Dangers of Eminent Domain For Private Development
    After the New London v Kelo experience, one would think that some of the Connecticut jurisdictions would be reticent about filing condemnation actions for private development. The recent Hartford Current article noting that Costco was looking…
Rank this Week: 421

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 648

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 31

    Argentina Debt Issues and WTO Obligation

    Argentina Debt Issues and WTO Obligation
    I'm a little late to the party on the most recent Argentine debt crisis. I hadn't been paying much attention, but someone asked me to speak about it at a conference in October, so I thought I better try to...
  • Jul 30

    Arvind Subramanian on India, TFA, and Food Security

    Arvind Subramanian on India, TFA, and Food Security
    Arvind Subramanian has always been one of my favorite trade commentators. Whatever topic he takes on, he has great insights. This short piece he wrote on the current WTO trade facilitation/food security issue with India is no exception. He…
  • Jul 30

    WTO Law Mooting

    WTO Law Mooting
    From Gujarat National Law University: Gujarat National Law University, one of India's premiere law schools, is proud to announce the 7th Edition of its flagship event, The GNLU INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION. (GIMC 2015) GIMC is one of…
Rank this Week: 636

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility
    A troubling aspect of the analysis in the Alice opinion is the suggestion that an invention, once patent eligible, can become patent ineligible simply based on the passage of time and public adoption. Dialogue in the oral argument as well as…
  • Jul 31

    Nikon Patents: More Accessories, Improved Functionality for Digital Camera

    Nikon Patents: More Accessories, Improved Functionality for Digital Camera
    The patent applications published in recent weeks by the USPTO and assigned to Nikon include a couple of filings pertaining to camera accessories which we explored for today’s column. One of these accessories provides a continuous light…
  • Jul 30

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation
    Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to FY 2013. The PTO backlog of unexamined patent applications is less than…
Rank this Week: 413

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 664

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Will Blockchains End the Need for Specific Performance? [File this in: The Future]

    Will Blockchains End the Need for Specific Performance? [File this in: The Future]
    An article by Andrew Hinkes at Inside Counsel begins: Imagine a world where specific performance of contracts is no longer a cause of action because the contracts themselves automatically execute the agreement of the parties. Or where escrow…
  • Jul 31

    The Remedies Question Again

    The Remedies Question Again
    When I was a student my contracts teacher was Richard Fielding. He was as Socratic as he could be. I thing the first day he walked in and said: "Mr Harrison, What is my name." Ok, well not that Socratic...
  • Jul 30

    New in Print

    New in Print
    David Crump, Should the Commercial Landlord Have a Duty to Mitigate Damages after the Tenant Abandons? A Legal and Economic Analysis, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 187 (2014) Robert W. Emerson, Franchise Contract Interpretation: A Two-Standard…
Rank this Week: 638

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
Rank this Week: 487

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

News and comments on securities law. By The Frankowski Firm, LLC

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Florida Man Charged With Securities Fraud In Alabama For Gold Scheme

    Florida Man Charged With Securities Fraud In Alabama For Gold Scheme
    Gregory James Botolino of St. Augustine, Florida was arrested earlier this month in Florida and is being charged in Madison County, Alabama with securities fraud by employing a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud and conspiracy to commit…
  • Jul 30

    FINRA Charges NY Broker-Dealer With Churning

    FINRA Charges NY Broker-Dealer With Churning
    On Monday, FINRA charged a New York broker-dealer, as well as a number of current and past registered representatives, with churning customer accounts and other illicit actions the resulted in significant losses to retirees and other…
  • Jul 29

    UBS Ordered To Post €1.1B Bail Amidst Money Laundering Investigation

    UBS Ordered To Post €1.1B Bail Amidst Money Laundering Investigation
    UBS AG is being formally investigated for money laundering by French officials, who ordered the bank to post €1.1 billion ($1.49 billion) bail amidst a growing investigation into claims that it assisted high-profile clients evade French…
Rank this Week: 513

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Protecting Student Privacy Act Needs More Teeth

    U.S. Protecting Student Privacy Act Needs More Teeth
    The bipartisan "Protecting Student Privacy Act" was introduced yesterday by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and according to the bill's press release, it "would help safeguard the educational records of students"…
  • Jul 18

    Social Media Evidence May Determine Who Shot Down Malaysian Plane

    Social Media Evidence May Determine Who Shot Down Malaysian Plane
    It appears that a Malaysian passenger jet may have been mistakenly shot down in the skies above territory that is in dispute between Ukraine and Russia.  USA Today is reporting that rebels who may be backed by Russia may have arms…
  • Jul 9

    Washington Post: VA Police Want To Photo Sexting Teen's Erect Penis By Force

    Washington Post: VA Police Want To Photo Sexting Teen's Erect Penis By Force
    An article in the Washington Post alleges that Manassas City police and Prince William County prosecutors want to take a photo of a teenage suspect's erect penis to prosecute him for sexting with his girlfriend.  In order to photograph…
Rank this Week: 627

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 31

    Is the Attack on Social Security Finally Over?

    Is the Attack on Social Security Finally Over?
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan[Note: This post is a companion piece to my latest Verdict column: Message to Young People: Social Security Will Be There For You, Unless You Let Wall Street Take It Away From You.] This year's go-round on the…
  • Jul 29

    Human Shields in International Humanitarian Law and in Domestic Criminal Law

    Human Shields in International Humanitarian Law and in Domestic Criminal Law
    by Michael DorfAs I post these thoughts, there is no ceasefire in place to stop the immediate bloodshed in Gaza and Israel, much less any apparent progress towards resolving the larger conflict. But, as with my most recent post inspired by…
  • Jul 29

    Keeping the Outsiders Outside, by Chiding Them for Their Bad Manner

    Keeping the Outsiders Outside, by Chiding Them for Their Bad Manner
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananEarlier this year, I wrote a series of Dorf on Law posts in which I commented on a testy exchange between "orthodox left" economists and "heterodox left" economists.  (The last of my posts, which contains…
Rank this Week: 434

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 532

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jul 31

    September Print Newsletter Deadline

    September Print Newsletter Deadline
    The deadline for making edits to your September print issue estate planning newsletter is August 5 and the articles we have scheduled for you are: What Happens When A Loved One Dies? and What Is Probate And Should I Try To Avoid It?
  • Jul 30

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 3

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 3
    The Top Ten Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 3. This week we've been sharing the top ten successful marketing fundamentals for your law firm. We've already covered the first six estate planning marketing rules, and today we'll…
  • Jul 29

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2
    The Top Ten Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2. In Part 1 of the Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do's, we explained the first three rules of estate planning marketing. Today, we'll dive into rules four, five and six of the top ten…
Rank this Week: 537

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 31

    Lost? Don’t Worry, We Have a Guide for That

    Lost? Don’t Worry, We Have a Guide for That
    For most people now a days, if you need to directions to somewhere, you just punch it into your phone, and within a second, you know exactly what route to take. Although it may be hard to remember, there was a time in life when cell…
  • Jul 29

    Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend

    Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend
    Classes don’t start until August 18, but it’s not too soon to be thinking about books, clothes, and school supplies. Like many other states, Georgia offers a “sales tax holiday” before the start of school each…
  • Jul 24

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job
    With the big Career Fair coming up next week (Tuesday, July 29), I know many of you have interviews. Are you starting to get a little nervous but doing your best to ignore the jitters? Honestly, the best approach to the process is to not…
Rank this Week: 477

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 31

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying “K Street’s power duo going global” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Under Contract” in The Hill. Arkansas: Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called a special legislative session for Thursday, July 31. The session will convene at Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “Business Bottom Line” in The Hill. “New GOP whip hires retail lobbyist for leadership Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 495

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 544

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion
    Attorneys handling insurance cases will run into situations dealing with "loss of use" claims. The Waco Court of Appeals issued an opinion in June of 2014, that is worth reading. The style of the case is, American Alternative…
  • Jul 29

    Homeowners Policy And Fire

    Homeowners Policy And Fire
    Insurance law attorneys will one day see a claim wherein the insurance company is denying a fire loss by asserting that the fire was the result of arson by the homeowner. The Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] issued an...
  • Jul 27

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation
    Texas insurance law lawyers need to be able to calculate how the Prompt Payment Act when calculating damages. A 2008, Fort Worth Court of Appeals case is good to read for guidance. The style of the case is, GuideOne Lloyds...
Rank this Week: 620

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 31

    Parental Autonomy

    Parental Autonomy
    From the Atlantic: In South Carolina, a 46-year-old black woman has been arrested for letting her daughter play in a nearby park while trying to earn a living. "The mother, Debra Harrell, has been booked for unlawful conduct towards a...
  • Jul 30

    Biggest Divorce Case in London

    Biggest Divorce Case in London
    From Bloomberg: When Jamie Cooper-Hohn, the wife of the billionaire founder of The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, met Christopher Hohn at a dinner party while they were at Harvard University in the early 1990s, she asked what…
  • Jul 29

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From the New York Times: Two professors of family law, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, have written a crisp and cogent account — rich with detail and utterly free of legalese — of America’s failure to invest in its children....
Rank this Week: 663

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Animal Art?

    Animal Art?
    If you’re looking for an interesting non-legal question to ponder and argue during your break, then how about this one: Can non-human animals create art, in the sense we typically intend by that term?This article offers an intriguing…
  • Jul 30

    New CRS Report: Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

    New CRS Report: Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance
    Read Kenneth Katzman's new report, Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance takes the reader from historic patterns of Afghan authority and politics to promoting human rights in the region.  Ernster, the Virtual…
  • Jul 29

    Exploring NYC and Long Island

    Exploring NYC and Long Island
    Long Island and New York City"Long Island, located at the threshold of New York City, is a diverse playground of unbelievable natural beauty and a wealth of historical charm. It is a true island, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, East River…
Rank this Week: 506

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jul 31

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I passed through Customs after a trip to Europe this week and explained to the Customs official that I represented injured workers.  His first comment to…
  • Jul 28

    Welcome Aboard, Jane Dale!

    Welcome Aboard, Jane Dale!
    Ahoy there!!  The Causey Law Firm team has just added attorney Jane E. Dale to our lineup. After graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2007, Jane was an associate with a prominent general practice firm on the Olympic…
  • Jul 24

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from recode.net What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time —…
Rank this Week: 632

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 633

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    August Happening

    August Happening
    Before heading back to school, take advantage of the last few weeks of summer! Music: Miley Cyrus, Booker T Jones, Reevestock, Hillsong Worship, The Bacon Brothers, The Legendary Briarhoppers 80th Anniversary, James Taylor, Gavin Degraw, Matt…
  • Jul 31

    The Point System Is Launching in August!

    The Point System Is Launching in August!
    And, like we say, for more information on the Points System, head on over to our OrgSync site: https://orgsync.com/80746/files/583898/show  or ask the library staff.  
  • Jul 30

    ALR Student’s Corner: North Carolina Estate Settlement Practice Guide

    ALR Student’s Corner: North Carolina Estate Settlement Practice Guide
    In general, practice guides are secondary sources that aid and guide lawyers through the understanding of a particular area of the law.  In addition to explaining an area of law, practice guides often times provide useful forms and tips,…
Rank this Week: 639

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 31

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report
    For the past seven years, LRN has conducted its annual survey of Ethics and Compliance programs in search of benchmarking data, suggestions of leading practices, and trends. In 2012 LRN adopted the Program Effectiveness Index as a tool to…
  • Jul 30

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower
    Since the Securities and Exchange Commission set up its whistleblower program in 2011, 6500 people have stepped forward as “whistleblowers.” Maxwell Murphy of the Wall Street Journal made a Freedom of Information Act request to…
  • Jul 28

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?
    It looks like Bernie Madoff was $45 billion short of funds in his “investment strategy.” How was he ever going to get out of this? The original Ponzi schemer, Charles Ponzi, seems to think he could get out of his situation, at…
Rank this Week: 528

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    How Dare They

    How Dare They
    Last week WorkCompCentral reported on a raid in Florida of a company, Fruit Dynamics, arresting over a hundred undocumented workers.Investigators from the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud and the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff's…
  • Jul 30

    The Motel 6 of Justice

    The Motel 6 of Justice
    Jose Nunez worked as a laborer and driver for Dig Right In Landscaping in Illinois. He claimed that he injured his right shoulder while loading a piece of equipment onto a truck at work in July 2008.Nunez did not lose any time from work as a…
  • Jul 29

    Is It Fair and Reasonable?

    Is It Fair and Reasonable?
    "In short, denying same-sex couples access to death benefits under the workers’ compensation statute does not bear a fair and substantial relationship to the purposes of the act as identified in Ranney," the Supreme Court of Alaska said…
Rank this Week: 631

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 31

    What Do Real Lawyers Do?

    What Do Real Lawyers Do?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 30

    I Knew There Was A Reason I Preferred The Backyard Pool

    I Knew There Was A Reason I Preferred The Backyard Pool
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 30

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 577

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

Features transfer pricing news and details of transfer pricing events and training. By BNA International.

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
  • Jul 31

    Jiangsu Province Sends BEPS Paper On Documentation to HQ Companie

    Jiangsu Province Sends BEPS Paper On Documentation to HQ Companie
    By Kevin Bell July 28 —  Tax authorities in China’s Jiangsu province recently sent a guidance paper on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)…
  • Jul 28

    OECD’s Hickman Outlines Debate On Risk Under Action 9 of BEPS Plan

    OECD’s Hickman Outlines Debate On Risk Under Action 9 of BEPS Plan
    The new head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's transfer pricing unit July 23 discussed the “direction of travel” of Actions 9 and 10 of the international base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)…
  • Jul 21

    Is the EU tide turning towards reduced Transfer Pricing compliance?

    Is the EU tide turning towards reduced Transfer Pricing compliance?
    The EU's Joint Transfer Pricing Forum has made a number of proposals to resolve inconsistencies between Member States’ approaches to transfer pricing. The following article examines these proposals in more detail.The post Is the EU tide…
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Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Guest Post: Comments on SEBI’s Crowdfunding Paper

    Guest Post: Comments on SEBI’s Crowdfunding Paper
    [The following post is contributed by Debanshu Mukherjee, a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi]Last month, SEBI had issued a Consultation Paper on regulating Crowdfunding in India. Vidhi Centre for Legal…
  • Jul 31

    Comparative Paper on M&A: Transaction Structures, Law & Practice

    Comparative Paper on M&A: Transaction Structures, Law & Practice
    Professor John Coates has a new paper titled Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring: Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practicethat is available on SSRN. The abstract is as follows:An important component of corporate governance is the…
  • Jul 28

    SEBI: Infrastructure Investments and Portfolio Investment

    SEBI: Infrastructure Investments and Portfolio Investment
    Infrastructure Investment TrustsLast last year, we had discussedthe SEBI Consultation Paper on Infrastructure Investment Trusts. While the move towards the establishment of infrastucture investment trusts (InvITs) was welcome, certain issues…
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Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    CalNonprofits Policy Convention: Hot Topics in Nonprofit Law

    CalNonprofits Policy Convention: Hot Topics in Nonprofit Law
    Today, Public Counsel senior staff attorney Sarah Stegemoeller and I will be presenting a workshop on Hot Topics in Nonprofit Law for the CalNonprofits Policy Convention. We’ll be presenting on the following topics: Anatomy of…
  • Jul 30

    Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right – Part One

    Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right – Part One
    Advocacy is a broad term that covers a range of activities that seek to bring about change. One form of advocacy is lobbying, defined as activities that attempt to influence specific legislation. Charities are permitted to engage in lobbying…
  • Jul 25

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – July 25, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – July 25, 2014
    Photo credit: Purvis It’s been a challenging week for the world and an appropriate time for reflection. Have a listen to Van Morrison‘s Enlightenment while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Lucy…
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Sansone & Lauber Blog

Sansone & Lauber Blog

Covers personal injury topics.

http://www.sansonelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Significant Increase in Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Significant Increase in Traumatic Brain Injurie
    Head injuries among football players have captured headlines lately, but in fact, thousands of people suffer serious head injuries each year. A traumatic brain injury is any injury to the brain from a jolt or blow or a penetrating…
  • Jul 28

    St Louis Intersection crash settles for Insurance Policy Limits of $100,000.00 — Evidence of Alcohol/Drug

    St Louis Intersection crash settles for Insurance Policy Limits of $100,000.00 — Evidence of Alcohol/Drug
    In the Missouri car accident case of Abigbe v Main, we represented the Plaintiff, a taxi cab driver that was t-boned at a St Louis intersection.  It was a hard fought case as the insurance company, State Farm, insisted that... The post…
  • Jul 27

    OSHA Warns Workers of the Dangers of Cell Tower Accident

    OSHA Warns Workers of the Dangers of Cell Tower Accident
    As cell phone use and wireless communication technology have expanded, the number of tower climbers injured and killed in cell tower accidents has increased sharply as well. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
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Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jul 30

    Judge Decides the Sale of the L.A. Clipper

    Judge Decides the Sale of the L.A. Clipper
    In the latest high profile trust dispute to hit the courts, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has ruled in favour of Rochelle “Shelley” Sterling thereby giving her the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve…
  • Jul 30

    Hull on Estates #385 – Mroz v. Mroz, 2014

    Hull on Estates #385 – Mroz v. Mroz, 2014
    Listen to Hull on Estates #385 – Mroz v. Mroz, 2014 Today on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the recent decision of Mroz v. Mroz, 2014. If you have any questions, please email us at hull.lawyers@gmail.com,…
  • Jul 30

    Reliance of an Estate Trustee upon counsel: Is reliance always reasonable?

    Reliance of an Estate Trustee upon counsel: Is reliance always reasonable?
    Estate Trustees have an obligation to account for all expenditures relating to an estate, a duty which beneficiaries may enforce by way of an application to pass accounts.  The Estate Trustees must then compile a comprehensive accounting…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 30

    One for Your Torts Class - General Noriega Sues Video Gamer

    One for Your Torts Class - General Noriega Sues Video Gamer
    Most TortsProfs probably don't cover the common law right of publicity, but if you do, here's a good one to use in class: General Manuel Noriega (yes that one) has sued manufacturers of the video game "Black Ops II" for...
  • Jul 29

    Haack on "Evidence Matters: Science, Proof and Truth in the Law"

    Haack on "Evidence Matters: Science, Proof and Truth in the Law"
    Of interest to TortsProfs is Evidence Matters: Science, Proof and Truth in the Law by Susan Haack (Miami), recently published by Cambridge University Press. The abstract provides: Is truth in the law just plain truth – or something sui…
  • Jul 29

    Oberdiek on Proximate Cause

    Oberdiek on Proximate Cause
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Putting (and Keeping) Proximate Cause in Its Place. The abstract provides: This is a draft contribution to a forthcoming fetschrift in Michael S. Moore's honor, to be published by Oxford…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 30

    Conference in Ukraine on "International Legal Protection of Ukrainian Interests"

    Conference in Ukraine on "International Legal Protection of Ukrainian Interests"
    We received the following announcement concerning an upcoming conference in Ukraine. (mew0 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine Ukrainian Association of International Law Institute of International…
  • Jul 30

    ELSA Needs a Host for Its North American Moot Court Round

    ELSA Needs a Host for Its North American Moot Court Round
    The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) is seeking a host of the ELSA Moot Court Competition All American Regional Round taking place in March 2015! The ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law is a simulated hearing of the WTO...
  • Jul 28

    Iran Arrests and Holds Americans Incommunicado

    Iran Arrests and Holds Americans Incommunicado
    Iran confirmed on Friday that it has arrested and detained a reporter for the Washington Post, Jason Rezaian, his wife, and two other American photographers in Iran. News reports indicate that Iran has said it will release information about…
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Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jul 30

    Oh, So You Think You Can Mess With My Trust Just Because I’m Dead?

    Oh, So You Think You Can Mess With My Trust Just Because I’m Dead?
    So back in 1996, this couple in Arkansas set up a Trust. The beneficiaries were his 3 kids and her 3 nieces. Simple enough. Well, after Robert died, guess what Robena did? Kids? What kids? She amended the trust to exclude her deceased…
  • Jul 29

    Drawing Attention To Yourself? Not A Good Idea.

    Drawing Attention To Yourself? Not A Good Idea.
    Working on your knife-throwing in a public area is not a good idea under normal circumstances.  How about under these circumstances, as reported by kval.com (Eugene, Oregon): Police responded to the commercial district near NW 9th Street…
  • Jul 28

    Maybe Things Aren’t Going Well With Your Employer, But …

    Maybe Things Aren’t Going Well With Your Employer, But …
    Warning: Do not read this right before, or after, eating, because it’s really, really gross. Okay, here it goes, per The Standard, “China’s Business Newspaper” A domestic helper has appeared in court accused of trying…
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Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
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Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
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Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Thai surrogacy is now dead in the water

    Thai surrogacy is now dead in the water
    A couple of days ago I wrote about how there was a crackdown in Thailand about surrogacy and gender selection. Yesterday there was a meeting between the various IVF clinics, the Thai Medical Council, lawyers and others. The outcome of the…
  • Jul 27

    Thai crackdown on surroacy and gender selection

    Thai crackdown on surroacy and gender selection
    Thailand has until now been one of the major places that Australians go for surrogacy. As Australians have not been able (except for medical reasons) to undertake gender selection at home, they have undertaken gender selection in Thailand,…
  • Jul 21

    Great quote about same sex marriage

    Great quote about same sex marriage
    I came across today this great quote from Judge McShane hearing the marriage equality case in Oregon. The words summarise the story: <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE …
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Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Jul 30

    Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. The question in the case is whether, for purposes of obtaining a patent, claims to computer-implemented inventions…
  • Jul 29

    American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    | On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion inAmerican Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo. This case involves the question of whether, under sections 101 and 106 of the Copyright Act, a company “publicly performs”…
  • Jul 28

    Harris v. Quinn - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Harris v. Quinn - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Harris v. Quinn. The central question in this case concerned whether a state can, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, compel in-home care…
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