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IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
  • Jun 7

    European Unitary Patents and Possible Brexit

    European Unitary Patents and Possible Brexit
    In recent weeks I’ve had several clients ask me whether they should alter their European filing strategies in view of a potential split between the UK and the European Union. Julia D’Arcy of Harrison IP has been instrumental in…
Rank this Week: 370

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

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

    Self Driving Cars- We Are Getting Closer, But Are They Safer?

    Self Driving Cars- We Are Getting Closer, But Are They Safer?
    Self-driving cars are no longer a futuristic dream of the past.  Several top automobile companies, like Mercedes, BMW, and Tesla, have been designing and testing cars that can operate themselves.  Tech companies are also attempting…
  • Jun 16

    Self Driving Cars- We Are Getting Closer, But Are They Safer?

    Self Driving Cars- We Are Getting Closer, But Are They Safer?
    Self-driving cars are no longer a futuristic dream of the past.  Several top automobile companies, like Mercedes, BMW, and Tesla, have been designing and testing cars that can operate themselves.  Tech companies are also attempting…
  • Jun 16

    Does Automobile Crash-Avoidance Technology Actually Work?

    Does Automobile Crash-Avoidance Technology Actually Work?
    As a Boston Law Firm that handles all types of accident cases, we follow how technology can help provide safer roadways, and how technology can help identify causes of accidents. The Highway Loss Data Institute conducted a safety analysis of…
Rank this Week: 853

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
Rank this Week: 696

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 16

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage
    An insurer does not have to provide coverage when the insured’s business operation and use of the premises was not in accordance with that listed on the insurance application. In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Almco Ltd., a…
  • Jun 6

    Selecting Client

    Selecting Client
    I am not above revisiting a topic.  It can be like jury work where you need to tell them three times and then show them the visual of the same.  So, I say again you should be selecting which clients you will represent with conscious…
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 720

The New York Medical Malpractice…

The New York Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Provides an overview of New York medical malpractice and products liability involving medical devices. By Andrew J. Barovick.

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

    Did Your Newborn Infant Suffer from a Brachial Plexus Injury?

    Did Your Newborn Infant Suffer from a Brachial Plexus Injury?
    Childbirth is stressful enough for expectant parents. What can make it a traumatic experience for them is to find that their infant has suffered brachial plexus injuries during the childbirth process. The brachial plexus is a network of…
  • Jun 9

    What Health Problems are Associated with Birth Hypoxia?

    What Health Problems are Associated with Birth Hypoxia?
    Birth hypoxia occurs when the fetus does not receive sufficient oxygen to the brain. This has been known to cause fetal brain injury, the most serious being hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or perinatal asphyxia. An article from…
  • Jun 2

    CDC: Medical Errors Lead in Deaths behind Heart Disease, Cancer

    CDC: Medical Errors Lead in Deaths behind Heart Disease, Cancer
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Medical School have found that, of the 2,597,000 deaths that occurred in the United States in 2013, an astounding 251,000 were attributed to medical errors. That accounted for 9.7% of all deaths and is…
Rank this Week: 872

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jun 16

    MDL Leadership

    MDL Leadership
    On Bloomberg BNA Perry Cooper has an important article on MDL leadership fights entitled "MDLs Led By the Usual Suspects, and Not Everyone is Happy." Our own Prof. Burch's work is featured. Cooper writes "Burch, a professor at…
  • Jun 16

    Coleman on Procedure for the 1%

    Coleman on Procedure for the 1%
    Brooke Coleman (Seattle) has posted "One Percent Procedure" on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this election year, political rhetoric about the one percent is already pervasive, as those with the greatest concentrated wealth prosper…
  • May 29

    John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky on the Myths of MacPherson

    John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky on the Myths of MacPherson
    Professors John C.P. Goldberg (Harvard Law) and Benjamin Zipursky (Fordham Law) have posted to SSRN their forthcoming article, The Myths of MacPherson, 9 J. Tort L. (forthcoming 2016). Here is the abstract: For a symposium marking the…
Rank this Week: 420

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jun 15

    Eighth Circuit Panel Rules Minnesota Climate Change Law Unconstitutional

    Eighth Circuit Panel Rules Minnesota Climate Change Law Unconstitutional
    Today, the Eighth Circuit determined that the Next Generation Energy Act (“NGEA”), a Minnesota law that established power sector standards for carbon dioxide emissions, was unconstitutional (decision available here). In so doing,…
  • May 31

    MN Court of Appeals Upholds PUC’s Community Solar Order

    MN Court of Appeals Upholds PUC’s Community Solar Order
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals filed its decision today affirming the Public Utilities Commission’s August 6, 2015 Order in the community solar garden proceeding, which adopted the partial settlement agreement between certain solar…
  • May 6

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Proposed Changes to Eagle Permit Regulations, Opens 60-Day Comment Period

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Proposed Changes to Eagle Permit Regulations, Opens 60-Day Comment Period
    Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published notice in the Federal Register of proposed changes to its eagle permitting regulations (Proposed Rule).  Concurrent with the Proposed Rule, the Service issued a Draft…
Rank this Week: 820

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    IP Strategy is Increasing Focus at Innovative Companies: Here’s Why

    IP Strategy is Increasing Focus at Innovative Companies: Here’s Why
    After more than 8 years, I can report that IP Strategy is an increasing focus at innovative companies, and there is a solid reason why this is so. By way of background, for many years, I have been part of a small minority of IP experts who…
  • Mar 8

    Product Companies Must Modify Patent Strategy When Adopting Innovation as Business Model

    Product Companies Must Modify Patent Strategy When Adopting Innovation as Business Model
    I recently finished an IP Strategy engagement with major consumer products corporation, where I interfaced with the head of New Product Development and Innovation Strategy. This company is embarking on a major shift in the way it brings…
  • Feb 2

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond
    As 2016 begins, I am entering my 8th year(!) of writing about IP strategy insights from a business value creation perspective, both here on my IPMaximizerBlog.com and, more recently, on LinkedIn. While there were quite a few IP lawyers…
Rank this Week: 849

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jun 15

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016
    The Visa  Bulletin for July 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their…
  • May 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for June 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
Rank this Week: 748

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 690

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

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

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Jun 14

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016
    Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupThree former SEC Commissioners reflect on their tenures at the SEC and also provide their perspectives on several of today’s most important financial regulatory issues and…
  • May 20

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceUnited States Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska delivered this address during the Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on May 17, 2016.Featuring:Hon. Dan Sullivan, United States…
  • May 20

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceThe slogan "Personnel is policy" reflects the principle that hiring the right people is one of the most important things that employers do. An employer with an innovative approach to bringing on…
Rank this Week: 470

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Jun 14

    "Abduction of Children to the United States" published in AJ Famille

    "Abduction of Children to the United States" published in AJ Famille
    The below article was recently published in the May 2016 issue of AJ Famille, a monthly publication featuring articles on all aspects of Family Law, with a French focus:The Hague Abduction Convention in the United StatesJeremy D. Morley*The…
  • Jun 8

    Notes on Colombia and International Child Abduction

    Notes on Colombia and International Child Abduction
  • Jun 7

    Expert Testimony on Risk of Child Abduction to Japan

    Expert Testimony on Risk of Child Abduction to Japan
    Jeremy MorleyAnother U.S. case was resolved today based on my expert testimony concerning the risk of permitting child visitation to Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released some limited information about the number of…
Rank this Week: 575

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk at the Connecticut Legal Conference about employment law issues. My talk focused on free speech rights in the workplace — a topic I’ve covered well in some prior posts here and here, for…
  • Jun 6

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?
    Over the weekend, I finished planning for our webinar tomorrow on the new overtime rules.  In digging deeper into the materials produced by the Department of Labor on the final rule, I looked at the use of volunteers as a solution…
  • Jun 2

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule
    I’m looking forward to “seeing” lots of you at next week’s free webinar we’re having on the new overtime rules and how they impact Connecticut employers. One of the issues that we’ll touch upon is how the…
Rank this Week: 610

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Egregiously Willful

    Egregiously Willful
    Following the dictum of "I know it when I see it," and in keeping with the Supreme Court's practice of granting the judiciary arbitrary power, the Supreme Court today in Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics (14-1513) found that willful…
  • Jun 1

    Self-Referential

    Self-Referential
    In Enfish v. Microsoft et al, the CAFC (2015-1244) continues to split hairs about software as patentable subject matter under §101. Enfish's 6,151,604 and 6,163,775 claim a "self-referential" database, where the database is a single…
  • Mar 28

    Apple v. Samsung Saga

    Apple v. Samsung Saga
    The long-running patent battle between Apple and Samsung took a comedic turn when the CAFC (2015-1171) threw out a $120 million judgment against Samsung for infringing Apple touch-screen patents that were obvious (8,046,721…
Rank this Week: 424

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 599

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List
    PITTSBURGH — The divorce attorneys at Downtown Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC again celebrate recognition from Pennsylvania Super Lawyers with inclusion on multiple 2016 lists. Five partners, David…
  • May 14

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
  • May 14

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
Rank this Week: 996

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    Guiding Your Children through Your Divorce

    Guiding Your Children through Your Divorce
    For some people, divorce is the only solution to the problems in their relationship. Still, it is difficult for everyone involved as they adjust to changes in family finances and lifestyles. Children can be most affected since they very often…
  • May 30

    Neglecting Terms of Custody Agreement Have Costly Consequence

    Neglecting Terms of Custody Agreement Have Costly Consequence
    When facing divorce, many parents will go to great lengths to arrive at custody agreements that protect the daily routines of their children as much as possible. Allowing children to remain with the friends and schools they’ve become…
  • May 16

    Should Parents Pay for Child’s Bullying Behavior?

    Should Parents Pay for Child’s Bullying Behavior?
    Most people would agree that bullying needs to end. How to best accomplish this and protect our children is the question. After a number of well-publicized suicides by victims of alleged bullying, New Jersey passed what has been referred…
Rank this Week: 493

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?
    I tend not to get too excited about any legislation until it is actually signed, but there is a fair amount of rumbling from both Republicans and Democrats about repealing the NJ Estate Tax.  The NJ Transportation Trust fund is running…
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
Rank this Week: 500

PT-LawMom

PT-LawMom

By a full-time legal secretary attending law school part-time at night.

http://ptlawmom.com
  • Jun 11

    Time Management

    Time Management
    In todays world the most important thing that we never have enough of is time. When you are prepping for the Bar Test and taking care of your family the days seem to fly by and you never can fit…
  • Jun 11

    The Not So Fun Bar Test

    The Not So Fun Bar Test
    So normally most people think Bar and associate that word with good times but for a select few it has a completely different meaning. In 2015 we have hit an all time low for passing this incredibly challenging law test.…
  • Mar 9

    Almost done

    Almost done
    I took my last three law school final exams last week (well, one Monday and two the Friday before that).  Pretty sure I bombed one. In the weeks leading up to finals, my company announced massive layoffs and fired my boss.  The day…
Rank this Week: 368

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

A Legal Technology Podcast, with an Internet Focus. From Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Jun 10

    Improve Your "Email Hygiene"

    Improve Your "Email Hygiene"
    Attorneys handle and process huge quantities of data each year. As data becomes more digital it will become even more important for legal professionals to have good, regimented email tidiness, or what we're calling "email hygiene." What are…
  • Jun 1

    The World of Bots and Why Lawyers Should Use Them

    The World of Bots and Why Lawyers Should Use Them
    More than 50 percent of internet searches today is not done by humans but rather by bots. What exactly are bots and how can industry professionals use them to improve the practice of law? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis…
  • May 13

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom
    Virtual reality is one of the most intriguing and highly anticipated technological advancements on the horizon. With companies like Facebook spending billions of dollars to invest in such tech, could there be applications for VR within the…
Rank this Week: 480

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jun 10

    Lowe’s Settles EEOC Lawsuit for $8.6 Million

    Lowe’s Settles EEOC Lawsuit for $8.6 Million
    Home improvement retail giant Lowe’s has agreed to pay an $8.6 million settlement to disabled workers that the company fired. The agreement was reached after the federal government’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a…
  • May 27

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
  • May 27

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America’s Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America’s Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
Rank this Week: 412

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jun 10

    Three-Inch Step From Store to Sidewalk Not a Dangerous Condition

    Three-Inch Step From Store to Sidewalk Not a Dangerous Condition
    In Mooney v. Genuine Parts Co. d/b/a National Automotive Association, Inc., No., W2015-02080-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 11, 2016), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for defendant retail store in a premises liability…
  • Jun 6

    Proof of Actual Malice in False Light Case

    Proof of Actual Malice in False Light Case
    A recent Court of Appeals case serves as a reminder of the difficulty of proving actual malice in a false light claim made by a public official. In Eisenstein v. WTVF-TV, No. M2015-00422-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 3, 2016), plaintiff was a…
  • Jun 3

    No Reasonable Reliance in Money Washing Scheme

    No Reasonable Reliance in Money Washing Scheme
    In a 40-plus page opinion that reads like a prince-handing-out-gold email scam, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed a trial court’s judgment that a plaintiff had not proven intentional misrepresentation because his reliance on the…
Rank this Week: 819

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Robbery in the Sunshine State is Not Rare

    Robbery in the Sunshine State is Not Rare
    Here in the sunshine state, criminal cases of robbery are not rare. Thousands of Florida residents are victimized by this dangerous crime. Per Florida Crime Rates, there were 24,914 robberies in the year 2014 alone. According to the Tift…
  • Jun 3

    Burglary in Florida

    Burglary in Florida
    Oh, the joys of living in Florida! The warm weather, the beaches, the activities, the list goes on.  Yet, what we do not want to speak of is Florida’s high burglary rate. Burglary is unfortunately a common crime here in the great…
  • May 27

    Fatal DUI Accidents and Wrongful Death in Florida

    Fatal DUI Accidents and Wrongful Death in Florida
    Per Florida statute, a person shall be charged with driving under the influence if he or she has a “breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.”  In Florida, as in other states, DUIs are a…
Rank this Week: 672

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Focuses on Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care
    A widespread and common misconception is that bedsores are a regular part of life in a nursing home. Rather, bed sores are an indication of nursing home neglect here in Illinois and anywhere else they occur. Bedsores, often called pressure…
  • May 31

    Falls are Often Fatal in Illinois Nursing Home

    Falls are Often Fatal in Illinois Nursing Home
    Though nursing homes in Illinois are designed to be safe places for elderly and ill residents to live, they present significant dangers to their residents as countless incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect happen in them every year.…
  • May 17

    Recommendation Made to Change Terminology from Pressure Ulcer to Pressure Injury

    Recommendation Made to Change Terminology from Pressure Ulcer to Pressure Injury
    Labeling and nomenclature can have a profound effect on how we look at certain issues. Some years ago, the automobile insurance industry pushed to rename “car accidents” to “car collisions” to highlight what they…
Rank this Week: 965

First Impressions

First Impressions

Covers legal issues and news in Indiana. By Jennifer Mehalik of the Indiana Lawyer.

http://www.thinkfutureindiana.com/
  • Jun 9

    Check out the Department of Workforce Development

    Check out the Department of Workforce Development
    Meet the Commissioner. CommissionerCommissioner Braun was appointed in 2014 to serve as Indiana’s Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development, which is tasked with building a highly skilled and educated Hoosier workforce…
  • May 12

    Everything I need to know I learned from college… but I didn’t

    Everything I need to know I learned from college… but I didn’t
    – Megan Carrell,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal As a recent college graduate, I had the privilege of experiencing that wonderful existential crisis of “What now?” Here’s a few things I’ve…
  • Apr 20

    [IEDC] Michigan-Based Manufacturer Adding Automotive Product Lines, 80 Jobs in Huntington

    [IEDC] Michigan-Based Manufacturer Adding Automotive Product Lines, 80 Jobs in Huntington
    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (April 11, 2016) – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) Inc., a tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in vehicle lightweighting technologies, announced plans today to expand its operations in Huntington, creating up…
Rank this Week: 860

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    Joe Hockey's great big new red tape nightmare

    Joe Hockey's great big new red tape nightmare
    Thank you to Julia Gillard, Joe Hockey, Tony Abbott and the Daily Telegraph for the latest round of idiocy, which will cause pain to pretty well everyone, add a layer of red tape that is not there now, and give no real benefits.The…
  • May 23

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer
    On Thursday night I had the privilege to receive on behalf of my firm, Harrington Family Lawyers, an equity and diversity award from the Queensland Law Society.Three awards were handed out by the Society- Large firm- to Clayton Utz (which…
  • Apr 27

    Thank you everyone! Over half a million page views!

    Thank you everyone! Over half a million page views!
    Thank you everyone who has viewed my blog. Ever since it kicked off a few years ago, my Australian Divorce Blog has continued to attract visitors.According to Google, the blog has had 546, 298 page views.When I started the blog, I would never…
Rank this Week: 364

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Jun 8

    Power outages this weekend

    Power outages this weekend
    The library will be closing Friday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. due to a scheduled campus-wide power outage. It is possible there may be another power outage this Saturday or Sunday. Please call 302-477-2244 to verify our hours before you come in.
  • May 23

    Library hours for Memorial Day

    Library hours for Memorial Day
    The library’s hours this week are: Monday, May 23 to Thursday, May 26 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 27 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. We will be closed May 28 through May 30 for Memorial Day. More information on library hours is on our website.
  • May 18

    Library closed this weekend for graduation

    Library closed this weekend for graduation
    The law library will be closed this weekend, May 21 and May 22, for graduation. Congratulations to all our graduates. For more information on library hours see our website.
Rank this Week: 1000

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Jun 8

    Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Florida Up 23 Percent

    Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Florida Up 23 Percent
    The number of people killed in Florida motorcycle accidents is on the rise.  Florida reported that from 2014 to 2015, the number of people killed on motorcycles went from 449 to 554. That’s a more than 23 percent increase,…
  • Jun 6

    FWC: Florida Boating Accidents Up in 2015

    FWC: Florida Boating Accidents Up in 2015
    Boating in Florida was more dangerous last year, with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reporting the number of boating accidents statewide shot up by 23 percent compared to the prior year..  Lee County was…
  • Jun 4

    Kotlyer v. Metro Casualty Insurance Co. – Florida Car Accident Default Judgment Improper

    Kotlyer v. Metro Casualty Insurance Co. – Florida Car Accident Default Judgment Improper
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal recently weighed the issue of whether it was proper to grant default judgment against the owner of a vehicle in a car accident lawsuit when there had not yet been a determination on the liability…
Rank this Week: 757

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
  • May 16

    FICO on Understanding Credit Score

    FICO on Understanding Credit Score
    FICO credit scores are used by 90% of lenders. For a thorough explanation of how FICO scores are computed, go to FICO’s website, myfico.com. FICO’s booklet on the subject covers the subject, which you may download here.
  • May 5

    New CFPB Rule–Banks and Finance Companies Will be Barred from Using Forced Arbitration to ban Class Action

    New CFPB Rule–Banks and Finance Companies Will be Barred from Using Forced Arbitration to ban Class Action
    Banks and payday lenders have had a good deal going for a while: They could break the law, trick their customers in illegal ways, and not have to face any consumer lawsuits. Armed by some pretty bad 5-4 Supreme Court decisions, they could…
Rank this Week: 439

Developments in Special Education…

Developments in Special Education Law

Presents current developments in federal and New York State special education law. By H. Jeffrey Marcus.

http://blog.jeffmarcuslaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action

    Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action
    Please See the Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action Litigation Involving Students with Autism and Students Attending State-Approved Non-Public Schools.
  • Jan 14

    Necessary vs. Appropriate in Reimbursement Case

    Necessary vs. Appropriate in Reimbursement Case
    SRO 13-078: Parents disagreed with the placement and program offered by the NYC DOE for their autistic child. The parents developed a home based program and put the DOE on notice of their intent to hold the DOE financially responsible. There…
  • Oct 3

    SRO dismisses DOE petition for filing administrative record 9 days late

    SRO dismisses DOE petition for filing administrative record 9 days late
    SRO 13-170: Parent prevailed at hearing. The NYC DOE appealed to the SRO. The SRO dismissed the appeal sua sponte finding that the DOE’s nine day delay in filing the administrative record “impeded his ability to issue a timely and…
Rank this Week: 826

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jun 7

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer
    I chaired a panel last weekend in St. Johns for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers that considered the collective bargaining aspects of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).  The CWR interim report will be…
  • May 31

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom
    “Technology in the Labour Law Classroom” David Doorey, York University The Law Blog as Dialogue with Broader Legal, Political Community Exchange with Senator Eaton Blog as ‘news story’ Incorporating Current Events, New…
  • May 26

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened
    It’s a thing of beauty. I let my employment law students bring a one page, one sided 8 x 11 cheat sheet into their exam.  This one is my favourite, though there were others that showed a similar amount of industriousness. Since…
Rank this Week: 750

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough
    ACCRAO EDGE (Electronic Database for Global Education) recommends that the Provisional Degree Certificate, offered in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, can be accepted as evidence of completing all requirements for the degree in question, the…
  • Jan 12

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
Rank this Week: 941

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 6

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America
    By Mark D. Hosken, Supervisory AFPD            Congress enacted terms of imprisonment that prohibit federal court judges from imposing a sentence below the mandatory minimum required by…
  • Apr 19

    Door Opening

    Door Opening
    by Jill Paperno,author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?”            As defense attorneys we often…
  • Apr 17

    Challenging the Use of Recorded Conversations of Pretrial Detainee

    Challenging the Use of Recorded Conversations of Pretrial Detainee
          Sometimes an appellate decision rejecting the arguments raised on appeal provides a blueprint as to how similar claims can be raised in a manner that may be more likely to succeed. One such decision is that of…
Rank this Week: 752

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Jun 6

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi
    A simple Google search turns up numerous articles on the pending FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server. Reflecting an election season marked by harsh and exaggerated rhetoric,…
  • Apr 14

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System
    hack 2.  n.  An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. Definition of “hack,” Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. “Hacking might be characterized…
  • Aug 27

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom
    Two months ago, I returned home from a summer family road trip to a message from Michael Barbaro, a reporter with the New York Times.  He had some questions about a real estate lawsuit my firm had handled.  Little did I know at…
Rank this Week: 440

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jun 6

    NFL Settlement of Concussion Lawsuits: Part One

    NFL Settlement of Concussion Lawsuits: Part One
    Hear what the estimated 1 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit between the NFL and retired NFL players means for the long-term impact of brain trauma they suffered from during their career. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen gets and…
  • May 15

    An Update on Structured Settlement Legislation

    An Update on Structured Settlement Legislation
    There has been major legislative movement making improvements to the Structured Settlement Protection Act across the states, most recently in Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin.  Now, progress is being made to ensure that injured parties…
  • Apr 25

    The Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Verdict

    The Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Verdict
    A jury in City of St. Louis Circuit Court found Johnson & Johnson liable for injuries resulting from the use of its talc-containing products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder for feminine hygiene. On…
Rank this Week: 579

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Supreme Court on Pre-Legislative Consultation

    Supreme Court on Pre-Legislative Consultation
    This blog has previously carried commentary on pre-legislative scrutiny on several occasions: see here, here, hereand here.A few weeks ago, on May 11, 2016, the Supreme Court delivered a judgment in the case of Cellular Operators Association…
  • Jun 2

    Reviewing Legislation under Article 14

    Reviewing Legislation under Article 14
    Readers may have already heard of the excellent Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution edited by Khosla, Mehta and Choudhry. I have contributed a chapter on the application of Article 14 to judicial review of legislation.  …
  • May 18

    Restrictions on Constitutional Amendments in Papua New Guinea and India

    Restrictions on Constitutional Amendments in Papua New Guinea and India
    IntroductionThe Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (“SCPNG”)’s recent decision in Namah v Pato [2016] PGSC 13; SC1497 (“Namah”) found the detention of asylum seekers (transferred from Australia to Papua New Guinea…
Rank this Week: 450

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jun 3

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)
    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens) Multi-Specialty firm is seeking a full-time Legal Intake & Assistant. This position is more than just an initial point of contact for potential client matters. It will include occasional…
  • Jun 3

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)
    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens) Multi-Specialty firm is seeking a full-time Legal Intake & Assistant. This position is more than just an initial point of contact for potential client matters. It will include occasional…
  • Mar 12

    Mental Illness: 10 Things you May Not Know

    Mental Illness: 10 Things you May Not Know
    Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental disorder? That’s approximately 57.7 million people ages 18 and older. The month of May has been designated to observe mental disorders, and we have been doing so since 1949. Every…
Rank this Week: 358

Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.atlantainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Dental Malpractice Oversight Lacking in Georgia

    Dental Malpractice Oversight Lacking in Georgia
    Unlike the medical professional, the dental profession in many states including Georgia, has a lack of oversight over those dental professionals who choose to conduct dental procedures for which they do not have the qualifications and skills…
  • Jun 2

    Dental Malpractice Oversight Lacking in Georgia

    Dental Malpractice Oversight Lacking in Georgia
    Unlike the medical professional, the dental profession in many states including Georgia, has a lack of oversight over those dental professionals who choose to conduct dental procedures for which they do not have the qualifications and skills…
  • May 10

    Medical Malpractice Now The Third Leading Cause of Death

    Medical Malpractice Now The Third Leading Cause of Death
    According to a recent study, medical malpractice could be the third-leading cause of death in the United State after cancer and heart disease. Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who…
Rank this Week: 952

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 2

    A Lawyers’ Listserv Gets SCOTUS Recognition

    A Lawyers’ Listserv Gets SCOTUS Recognition
    It came as a shock to everyone in our informal listserv group that was sworn in on Tuesday to the Supreme Court bar. When we entered the building, we were asked what group we were from. Ummm, each of us stuttered, a group of trial lawyers…
  • Jun 1

    Do You Solemnly Swear…(Sworn in at SCOTUS)

    Do You Solemnly Swear…(Sworn in at SCOTUS)
    And so it came to pass, on the 31st day of May, in the 239th year of our nation’s independence, that my name was called on a motion for admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Justice John Roberts, in his…
  • May 27

    Anticipation — Of Getting Sworn in to SCOTUS

    Anticipation — Of Getting Sworn in to SCOTUS
    One of my fantasies failed to materialize: I had hoped that, over the course of the last couple months, some judge would demand that I appear in court on May 31st. “Sorry judge,” I was prepared to say, ” I already have an…
Rank this Week: 517

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Jun 1

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)
    As we have noted (here & here), Email Piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC) and social engineering fraud, is a significant threat, and only a few Cyber Risk Insurance policies provide adequate protection from this type of…
  • May 17

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime
    Investment related firms should purchase Cyber Risk Insurance including coverage for loss of money and including social engineering fraud, and practice good risk management.
  • May 10

    Investment Firms & Cyber Risk Exposure

    Investment Firms & Cyber Risk Exposure
    Investment firms such as Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and Broker Dealers (BDs) need compliance and risk management measures to include Cyber Risk exposures and a comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance policy.
Rank this Week: 615

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
Rank this Week: 679

LexUtah

LexUtah

Covers Utah's Legal Scene.

http://www.lexutah.com
  • May 31

    Basic Contract Terms in Utah

    Basic Contract Terms in Utah
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently provided a quick and dirty summary of basic contract terms in Lebrecht v. Deep Blue Pools, 2016 UT App 110. The case also provides a primer for creating an enforceable settlement agreement without an…
  • Apr 28

    How to Use a Liquidated Damages Clause in Utah Contract

    How to Use a Liquidated Damages Clause in Utah Contract
    What happens when you suffer harm from a breach of contract that you cannot prove or would have a very difficult time proving? Such as for a delay? Often your damages will go unreimbursed. One typical situation is for delay in contract…
  • Apr 25

    The Open and Obvious Hazard Defense to Premises Liability Claims in Utah

    The Open and Obvious Hazard Defense to Premises Liability Claims in Utah
      In Utah, claims against landowners, i.e., ‘premises liability’ claims, are subject to the ‘open and obvious hazard‘ defense. This defense is the assertion that the injured person failed to protect themselves…
Rank this Week: 979

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • May 31

    The Statute of Limitation

    The Statute of Limitation
    The what of what? I typically hear people call it the statue of limitations. However, folks, it is not a statue. It is a statute, or a law. The statute of limitations tells you how long you have to sue...
  • May 24

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
    Of all the automobile insurance coverage that exists, Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is THE MOST important coverage. (In California, uninsured motorist also acts as underinsured motorist coverage.) Why is Uninsured Motorist Coverage so…
  • Dec 21

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney
    This came across my desk and was interesting enough that I wanted to pass it on. An Ontario court has authorized a lawsuit against a personal injury law firm. According to the story, 6,000 clients are able to "participate in...
Rank this Week: 585

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • May 31

    Stem Client Roundup for May 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for May 2016
    Can you believe that 2016 is almost half over? The weather is warming up (or sweltering hot already, depending on where you live!) and summer is at last in sight. Here’s what our clients were up this past month: Arizona …
  • May 25

    New Blogs & Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca

    New Blogs & Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca
    It’s been a while since our last update listing the newest blogs added to lawblogs.ca, and there are quite a few of them to share! Brandon’s Blog (Ira Smith Trustee & Receiver) Canadian ERA Perspectives (McCarthy…
  • Apr 29

    Stem Client Roundup for April 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for April 2016
    Another month has flown by, and as usual our clients have busy with conferences, blogging, training and more. Here’s a look at what they were up to in April: On Fraser Valley firm Waterstone Law‘s BC Injury Lawyers Blog, …
Rank this Week: 312

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 475