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Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 360

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Nov 4

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO
    By Jill Link Long pendency, slow processing and delays in examination due to patent backlog before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are common concerns voiced by patent applicants. Although it may provide some comfort to…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?
    Post by Alex Christian The 1996 United States Supreme Court decision in Markman v. Westview Instruments established a landmark change for claim construction in patent infringement cases.  That case established that the meaning of the…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa
    Post by Jill Link The 2014 theme for World Food Day was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”  This event took place during the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium held in Des Moines,…
Rank this Week: 372

School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Sep 3

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org
    We have moved School Board News Today to www.nsba.org. This is now will be fully searchable through nsba.org’s powerful Apache Solr search engine. This move is part of a phased rollout of the redesigned nsba.org website, launched this…
  • Aug 22

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit
    New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in…
  • Aug 22

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard
    Speaking before the House Rules and Reference Committee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ohio education policy experts voiced Ohio’s long commitment to standards and improving the state’s education system. Seeking to…
Rank this Week: 350

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 357

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 325

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 427

New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers news and developments in NY Federal Criminal Law. By Joseph Potashnik.

http://nycfederaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 328

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 375

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 406

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 341

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 405

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 310

Visa Lawyer Blog

Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law topics including all aspects of family and work visas. Published by Jacob Sapochnick.

http://www.visalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu
    By Andrew Desposito, Esq For many individuals, becoming a United States Permanent Resident and maintaining that status is a pretty simple thing. Simply living and working in the U.S. maintains the status because the purpose of being a…
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant
    Like many other immigrants, Mery Martinez has no legal status in the United States, no health insurance and no money. Sadly, Ms. Martinez does have leukemia, and has been struggling to find treatment for the disease, first in New York...
  • Jan 20

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream
    Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of equality and human rights changed the course of history. His legacy will be remembered this week by people of all colors and...
Rank this Week: 371

Quitam Help

Quitam Help

Cover qui tam law and the process of bringing a case. By Getnick & Getnick.

http://www.quitamhelp.com/
  • Oct 30

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program
    The SEC announced that it will pay a whistleblower over $150,000 as a reward for bringing information to the Commission that resulted in a successful enforcement action.  Although the dollar amount may pale in comparison to the $14…
  • Oct 23

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million
    Just days before trial was set to begin in the Northern District of Ohio, Omnicare has agreed to pay $120 million to settle allegations that the pharmacy offered kickbacks to nursing homes.  According to the allegations, Omnicare…
  • Oct 22

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1
    Those who read this blog have long been aware of the effectiveness of the False Claims Act in returning money to the public fisc.  Previous reports had stated that the government recovered $15 for every dollar it spent on FCA…
Rank this Week: 404

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 367

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto recalls, California lemon law, and unfair and deceptive business practices. By Law Offices of Howard D. Silver.

http://www.california-lemon-law-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay
    As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Ford Motor Company has recently been fined 17.35 million dollars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to safety regulators, the fine was levied for the company taking…
  • Jul 3

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle
    As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on account of an airbag related problem, Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 5,200 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012.…
  • Jun 21

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 321

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

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

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 313

Bag and Baggage

Bag and Baggage

Features musings on legal issues. By Denise Howell.

http://www.bagandbaggage.com/
  • Jan 28

    Changing Tech, Changing Law School

    Changing Tech, Changing Law School
    I'll be speaking Thursday at the 2013 Chapman Law Review Symposium on how law school (and particularly IP law) curriculum should change to keep pace with technology.  Our moderator is the brilliant John Tehranian (TWiL fans will remember…
  • Apr 16

    Colombia, Day 2: Off The Map

    Colombia, Day 2: Off The Map
    Looking up at the verdant walls of the huge bowl that is Medellín, and hearing the birds squawk "Chicharrón!" at us from the hotel garden, on our second morning in Medellín I felt like we'd already arrived in the jungle.  By nightfall…
  • Feb 17

    Colombia, Day 1: 644-Step Program

    Colombia, Day 1: 644-Step Program
    Yawn, stretch: if it's Tuesday, this must be Medellín!  After about six hours' sleep in Hotel San Lorenzo de Aná, it was time to get moving and see some of Colombia.
Rank this Week: 334

Missouri Accident Lawyer Blog

Missouri Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers acar accidents, motorcycle crashes, and trucking accidents. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.missouriaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 428

PunditMom

PunditMom

Covers law, adoption, culture & lifestyle, and politics.

http://www.punditmom.com/
Rank this Week: 338

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 355

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law news, issues and court decisions. By Frank Haron Weiner, P.L.C.

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 302

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 392

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 339

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 380

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce &…

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support and divorce.

http://haslerlaw2.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet
    Be careful of what you get. I have said this before but not quite as well as Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. does with its Is LegalZoom Legal?
  • Mar 20

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse
    If you have a family business then read the following from The Williston Herald, Family roles play a part in farm operation, succession A family death brings questions about new roles: "To help deal with in-laws, Hanson is now a firm believer…
  • Mar 19

    Why Estate Planning?

    Why Estate Planning?
    Give Allinotte Law Office's Do you want to deal with this now or let your family deal with it later? a read. I think the article points out a few things not usually thought of when thinking of estate planning. Both the things needing…
Rank this Week: 398

Surrogacy Lawyer

Surrogacy Lawyer

Covers assisted reproduction law and family formation issues, including surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation and sperm donation. By Stephanie Caballero.

http://surrogacylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene
    While this has been done in the United States, the first baby was born in the UK free of the breast cancer gene, BRCA1, which would have meant that the baby girl had an 80 percent chance of contracting breast cancer. I know this is a…
  • Jan 9

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism
    It’s only speculation now that environmental factors, including assisted reproduction technologies, have contributed to the high increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism. Education and awareness of Austin have been key…
  • Dec 29

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine
    I recently posted about how patients are canceling their IVF appointments for surrogacy and egg donation in India because of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, but apparently that has not stopped the booming industry in India. In fact,…
Rank this Week: 356

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 646

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    More on waiving oral argument

    More on waiving oral argument
    The ABA's Journal of the Litigation Section has published the Spring 2016 issue of Litigation, and it includes some interesting appellate articles. On page 30 is Let's Revamp the Appellate Rules Too, by Martin Siegel, about how inefficient…
  • May 4

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5
    ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION APPELLATE LAW SECTIONThursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Yeah, it's Cinco de Mayo...but just have a taco instead!Justice David A. ThompsonCourt of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three…
  • May 4

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24
    Tuesday05/24/2016Noon to 1:30 PMAppellate Law Section "Truefiling Training"Provided by Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two In June 2016, e-filing through ImageSoft'sTrueFiling system will be mandatory for allattorneys in the…
Rank this Week: 481

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • May 5

    NHTSA Uses Naming and Shaming Tactics to Fight Texting While Driving

    NHTSA Uses Naming and Shaming Tactics to Fight Texting While Driving
    When it comes to preventing distracted driving, all of the onus is on motorists. While there are laws in place to punish distracted drivers, these are often difficult to enforce or incorporate mild punishments, and are therefore not as…
  • Mar 26

    Emotional Driving Increases Accident Risk

    Emotional Driving Increases Accident Risk
    Almost all motorists recognize the dangers associated with driving while distracted or drunk, but did you know that driving while emotionally distressed also significantly increases your risk of being in a motor vehicle collision?  New…
  • Mar 25

    Emotional Driving Increases Accident Risk

    Emotional Driving Increases Accident Risk
    Almost all motorists recognize the dangers associated with driving while distracted or drunk, but did you know that driving while emotionally distressed also significantly increases your risk of being in a motor vehicle collision? New studies…
Rank this Week: 599

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 466

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • May 5

    NY High Court Levels Playing Field For Insured

    NY High Court Levels Playing Field For Insured
    In New York High Court Gives the Bronx Cheer to Insurers’ Pro Rata Allocation and Exhaustion Arguments, Pillsbury attorney Benjamin D. Tievsky discusses New York State Court of Appeals’ decision in In re Viking Pump, Inc. The…
  • May 4

    In NY, what is a “elevation-related hazard?”

    In NY, what is a “elevation-related hazard?”
    Roughly two weeks before annual National Stand-Down Week (May 2-6), New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, in Vitale v. Astoria Energy II, LLC, affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a worker’s personal…
  • May 2

    It’s Time for a Toolbox Talk

    It’s Time for a Toolbox Talk
    Join in the National Safety Stand-Down May 2-6, 2016.  The purpose of the stand-down is to raise awareness about preventing fall hazards in the construction industry. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading…
Rank this Week: 635

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 5

    Dee Pridgen's Review of Chris Hoofnagle's Federal Trade Commission: Privacy Law and Policy

    Dee Pridgen's Review of Chris Hoofnagle's Federal Trade Commission: Privacy Law and Policy
    Chris Jay Hoofnagle, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: PRIVACY LAW AND POLICY (2016) Reviewed by Dee Pridgen Chris Hoofnagle has put together an impressive, authoritative and useful treatise on the law of consumer privacy in the U.S. and the role of…
  • May 5

    CFPB Arbitration Rule SBREFA Report

    CFPB Arbitration Rule SBREFA Report
    Another important regulatory document related to the CFPB's proposed rule is the Final Report of the Small Business Review Panel on the CFPB’s Potential Rulemaking on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements. In creating the CFPB, Congress…
  • May 5

    CFPB press release on its arbitration rule

    CFPB press release on its arbitration rule
    Here.
Rank this Week: 571

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Ancient Truth

    Ancient Truth
    David Sackett, in some paternity disputes called the “father of evidence-based medicine,” supposedly once claimed that: “Half of what you’ll learn in medical school will be shown to be either dead wrong or out of date…
  • May 4

    The IARC Process is Broken

    The IARC Process is Broken
    Last spring, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) convened a working group that voted to classify the herbicide glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The vote was followed by IARC’s Press…
  • Apr 27

    Reinventing the Burden of Proof

    Reinventing the Burden of Proof
    If lawyers make antic claims that keep the courtrooms busy, law professors make antic proposals to suggest that the law is conceptually confused and misguided, to keep law reviews full. A few years ago, an article by Professor Edward Cheng…
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
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PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
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The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • May 5

    Investor Alert: LEAF Equipment Leasing Income Fund III Terminated

    Investor Alert: LEAF Equipment Leasing Income Fund III Terminated
    Have you suffered losses due to your investment in the LEAF Equipment Leasing Income Fund III? If so, the attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses through FINRA arbitration. According to…
  • May 4

    Investigation into Terra Fixed Income Trust

    Investigation into Terra Fixed Income Trust
    Have you suffered investment losses in Terra Fixed Income Trust? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that…
  • May 4

    Bond Funds with the most Puerto Rico exposure

    Bond Funds with the most Puerto Rico exposure
    The financial situation in Puerto Rico continues to get worse and the fallout will extend well beyond just direct debt issued by the island.  Many bond funds invested heavily in Puerto Rican debt because of Puerto Rico’s…
Rank this Week: 436

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 5

    Our May Photo Scrapbook

    Our May Photo Scrapbook
    Enjoy these fun photos from recent events.
  • May 5

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform
    Rep. Steve McLaughlin is seeking bipartisan support for a package of ethics reform bills. The bills seek reform on multiple Continued on Next Page
  • May 5

    See Us in Person!

    See Us in Person!
    Here is our May/June calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! Continued on Next Page
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The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • May 5

    FDA Advisory Committees Weigh in on New Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Medication

    FDA Advisory Committees Weigh in on New Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Medication
    On the heels of the release of the FDA’s guidelines for the development of generic formulations for abuse-deterrent opioid medications, the FDA Advisory Committees have weighed in on several proposed abuse-deterrent opioid medications.…
  • May 4

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law
    Great MSP case reported out of Pennsylvania on May 3, 2016 involving what the MSP does not do, in particular, preempt state law under any circumstances. From the brief facts presented in the background,  it is clear that the parties…
  • May 3

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016
    In 2015, the workers’ compensation blogger community was saddened by LexisNexis’ decision to discontinue its top blogs awards. However Bob Wilson and some like-minded cohorts decided that need not be the end of a good thing. In an…
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 5

    Social listening – are you ready?

    Social listening – are you ready?
    One of the keys to a successful social media presence for businesses is real-time engagement and quick response times. “Social listening” can help businesses tap into consumer sentiment in order to engage with their audience…
  • May 5

    New federal cause of action for trade secret theft

    New federal cause of action for trade secret theft
    On April 27, 2016, Congress broke new ground in federal law, passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Once it receives the expected signature from the President, the DTSA will create a federal private cause of action for misappropriation…
  • May 4

    Chinese trade mark decision creates greater certainty for manufacturer

    Chinese trade mark decision creates greater certainty for manufacturer
    There has been ongoing uncertainty over whether brand owners who manufacture branded goods in China, but do not sell those products in China, could infringe a Chinese trade mark registration held by a third party in that country. A recent…
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South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Magistrate McAliley On Mindfulness!

    Magistrate McAliley On Mindfulness!
    Kudos to Magistrate McAliley for sharing her thoughts on mindfulness not just with every judge in the land who reads her letter (here), but also with us lawyers!Writes the Magistrate:Most judges, after all, do their jobs well without…
  • May 5

    Planet Trump

    Planet Trump
    Can I get this election with the racism and misogyny on the side? I'm not sure if I'm going to like the racism and misogyny.Republican elected officials, donors and strategists grappled uncomfortably on Wednesday with the inevitability of…
  • May 4

    3d DCA Watch -- Ha Ha It's Star Wars Marketing Day Again and Again and Again!

    3d DCA Watch -- Ha Ha It's Star Wars Marketing Day Again and Again and Again!
    Listen I was right there in line when the movie came out, I remember the original models and action figures, the dumb holiday show etc. in real time, but umpteen remakes, spin-offs, perv fan fiction(!) and endless Disney machining later, the…
Rank this Week: 457

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • May 4

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie
    Library of Parliament legislative summaries for some of the federal bills of the current session have started to appear on the parliamentary website.The summaries contain background and analysis of bills in front of the House of Commons and…
  • May 3

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for April 16-30, 2016 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. 
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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
  • May 5

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”
    New Article: Sara K. Rankin, The Influence of Exile, 76 Md. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2016).  Abstract below: Belonging is a fundamental human need. But human instincts are Janus-faced: equally strong is the drive to exclude. This…
  • Apr 28

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”
    New Article: Francine J. Lipman & James Owens, Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act, 23 Geo. J. Poverty L. Pol’y 423 (2016).  Abstract below: In recent decades,…
  • Apr 26

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”
    Worth Reading: Written by Sarah Schweitzer, Photos by Jessica Rinaldi, The life and times of Strider Wolf, Boston Globe, Nov. 2015.  Editor’s Note: the photos won a Pulitzer and the story is worth reading.
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Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 5

    Supreme Court Green Lights Unpaid Overtime Class Action

    Supreme Court Green Lights Unpaid Overtime Class Action
    The lower courts consistently refused to accept this argument and ruled in favor of the class of plaintiffs. Tyson appealed these rulings all the way up to the Supreme Court, which upheld the rulings of the lower courts. This is a huge win…
  • May 1

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation
    The class action wage and hour lawsuit filed against Denny's alleges the restaurant chain failed to provide its employees with the proper overtime compensation when they worked more than forty hours a week. The lawsuit further alleges Denny's…
  • Apr 25

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. It further requires employers to pay all their hourly, nonexempt workers one and one-half times their normal…
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