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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 7

    Judge Shadur is Retiring

    Judge Shadur is Retiring
    Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent
    Solo Cup Operating Corp. v. Lollicup USA, Inc., No. 16 C 8041, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 17, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff Solo Cup’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss several of defendant Lollicup’s…
  • Jul 28

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden
    Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting, Inc., No. 16 C 2916, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 10, 2017) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied defendant A Top’s motion for summary judgment based upon plaintiff Bodum’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 109

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Factory Workers Face Serious Risks of Workplace Accident

    Factory Workers Face Serious Risks of Workplace Accident
    It is not uncommon for employees to become injured while on the job. An injury or illness is considered work-related if an event or exposure in the work place caused or contributed to the resulting condition or aggravated a pre-existing…
  • Jun 17

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

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

    Wrongful Death Claims after an Illinois Car Accident

    Wrongful Death Claims after an Illinois Car Accident
    Death is an unfortunate part of life, but sometimes due to the negligence of others death comes too soon. When someone dies due to the fault of another’s recklessness or negligence their loved ones, under Illinois law, may be able to…
Rank this Week: 582

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    The Companies Amendment Bill, 2017: Proposed Changes to Section 185

    The Companies Amendment Bill, 2017: Proposed Changes to Section 185
    [Guest post by Amitabh Robin Singh, who is a corporate lawyer practising in Mumbai]With the Companies Amendment Bill, 2017 ("Amendment") being passed by the Lok Sabha and sent to the Rajya Sabha, it would be pertinent to discuss one of the…
  • Aug 6

    SEBI Requires Disclosure of Loan Default

    SEBI Requires Disclosure of Loan Default
    Over the last couple of years, there has been a steady regulatory move to create some connections between the banking system and the capital markets in order to address cases of loan defaults by companies, especially those listed on the stock…
  • Aug 3

    NCLT Order Admitting Essar Steel Insolvency

    NCLT Order Admitting Essar Steel Insolvency
    In one of the first high profile cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the “Code”), the Ahmedabad Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (“NCLT”) yesterday issued its orderadmitting the insolvency…
Rank this Week: 291

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

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

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Aug 5

    NFL Class Action Settlement--Deadline for Benefit Eligibility Expires on Monday

    NFL Class Action Settlement--Deadline for Benefit Eligibility Expires on Monday
    The registration period for retired NFL players to participate in the NFL class action brain injury settlement will expire this Monday, August 7, 2017. Any retired player who seeks to participate in the settlement must register by this Monday…
  • May 26

    Brain Injury Services Jeopardized under Trump Proposed Budget

    Brain Injury Services Jeopardized under Trump Proposed Budget
    The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) issued a press release calling attention to the budget cuts proposed by president Trump and their impact on individuals with brain injury. These cuts will jeopardize the care and support of…
  • May 22

    Brain Injury Association of New York State--Annual Meeting Notice

    Brain Injury Association of New York State--Annual Meeting Notice
    The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will be holding their annual meeting at the upcoming "One Voice for Brain Injury" Annual Conference on June 16 at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga, N.Y. The meeting is…
Rank this Week: 400

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    FDLP webinar: Preservation for Free

    FDLP webinar: Preservation for Free
    The FDLP has scheduled another of their excellent free webinars for librarians called "Preservation for Free." It will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm EDT. Description: Preserving library collections can seem…
  • Aug 4

    ProQuest Ebook Central will be temporarily unavailable

    ProQuest Ebook Central will be temporarily unavailable
    ProQuest has announced that to maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, Ebook Central, used by the Pitt University Library System, will be unavailable for approximately three hours beginning Saturday, August 12, 2017…
  • Jul 26

    Government Attic website

    Government Attic website
    The ALA govdocs listserv had a post today about a website called The Government Attic,a site that provides electronic copies of thousands of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The site…
Rank this Week: 304

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 190

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://practicalacademic.blogspot.com
  • Aug 4

    Raj TV v Thaicom, Madras High Court & Choice of Law

    Raj TV v Thaicom, Madras High Court & Choice of Law
    On 14.07.2017, a two-judge Bench of the High Court of Madras passed a judgement in the case of Raj TV v Thaicom (OSA No. 113/2017 & CMP 7665/2017)(MANU/TN/2117/2017). The judgement deals with choice of law in international arbitration and…
  • Aug 2

    NLSIR Announcement

    NLSIR Announcement
    (NLSIR Announcement is below)The National Law School of India ReviewSubmission GuidelinesAbout NLSIRThe National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume 30(1). The NLSIR is the…
  • Jul 23

    PF Act, Contract Labourers & Principal Employer

    PF Act, Contract Labourers & Principal Employer
    Doubts are often expressed by Principal Employers on their liability vis-a-vis the Contract Labourers engaged in the Principal Employer's Establishment through Contractors. Strictly speaking, for the purposes of the Employees' Provident Funds…
Rank this Week: 623

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Call for Papers : Law’s Porositie

    Call for Papers : Law’s Porositie
    Call for Papers : Law’s PorositiesThe North-American section of the Société de législation comparée is organizing a bilingual conference (French-English) on “Law’s Porosities” on…
  • Aug 4

    New from Hart

    New from Hart
    New from Hart PublishingI am pleased to announce the publication of the title(s) shown below. If you would like to order with your 10% discount you can do so through our US distributor’s website (please quote the reference HART EMAIL in…
  • Jun 28

    Le droit talmudique saisi par le droit comparé

    Le droit talmudique saisi par le droit comparé
    Le droit talmudique saisi par le droit comparéColloqueUniversité de Lorraine, Nancy, 22 et 23 novembre 2017Accès à l'appel à communication
Rank this Week: 458

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Aug 4

    852 Rare: Recently opened Modern Manuscript collection

    852 Rare: Recently opened Modern Manuscript collection
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce several new Modern Manuscript collections now open for research.  This material dates from the late nineteenth century to the present day and spans the legal history of the…
  • Jun 27

    Library Closed July 3-4

    Library Closed July 3-4
    The Library will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, resuming our regular service on Wednesday, July 5 at 8am.  For FAQ and research guides in our absence, please visit Ask a Librarian.
  • Jun 22

    Evidence in Ink

    Evidence in Ink
    One of the pleasures of cataloging, especially of older books and manuscripts, is coming across unexpected traces of earlier times and lives. Scraps of an early manuscript liturgy or an almanac used in a binding; a series of former…
Rank this Week: 767

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    I-9 Compliance is Now A Lot Easier

    I-9 Compliance is Now A Lot Easier
    For years, employers have struggled with properly completing the requirements of the I-9 Form.  Every employee hired after November 6, 1986 must have an I-9 Form on file with the employer.  The Form is proof that the employer has…
  • Jul 17

    Third Circuit Holds that A Single Word Can Lead to Liability for Hostile Work Environment

    Third Circuit Holds that A Single Word Can Lead to Liability for Hostile Work Environment
    Most employers take proactive steps to prevent and eliminate workplace harassment. Until recently, courts recognized and rewarded the proactive approach.  Businesses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware could avoid liability for…
  • Jul 13

    Worksite Notices, Who Needs ‘Em?

    Worksite Notices, Who Needs ‘Em?
    This post was contributed by Logan Hetherington, a McNees Summer Associate. Mr. Hetherington is a rising third year law student at Penn State Dickinson Law School and is expected to earn his J.D. in May of 2018. Well, if you are an…
Rank this Week: 745

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Aug 4

    Hazardous Refrigerators in Recreational Vehicle

    Hazardous Refrigerators in Recreational Vehicle
    Recreational Vehicles should be reasonably safe at this point in history. They are using well-tested, well-vetted components. Right? RV manufacturers and consumers probably thought so. No one had reason to suspect a component installed in…
  • Aug 3

    Public Education Under Attack in Florida

    Public Education Under Attack in Florida
    Imagine a world in which public education did not exist. A world in which children did not have schools to attend. A world in which the future generation could not obtain a diploma. It is hard to imagine such a world, as the public-school…
  • Jul 19

    The Trolley Dilemma and Autonomous Cars — Critical Decision

    The Trolley Dilemma and Autonomous Cars — Critical Decision
    Fleets of autonomous cars are navigating U.S. highways and byways every day. Once an unfathomable dream, as most technology has been throughout history, driverless vehicles with programmed minds of their own have arrived. The idea of…
Rank this Week: 686

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Interesting Facts About Truck & Tractor Accidents Law

    Interesting Facts About Truck & Tractor Accidents Law
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Truck and tractor accidents happen every single day in the U.S. It's estimated that more than 4,000 people die each year in accidents that involve large trucks. This…
  • Jun 28

    5 Signs That You Are Ready For a Bankruptcy Lawyer (in the USA)

    5 Signs That You Are Ready For a Bankruptcy Lawyer (in the USA)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Many people fear bankruptcy. However, it’s often an irrational fear. Bankruptcy may be necessary for you to get out of debt. In fact, you could be making your…
  • May 15

    Finding the Right Injury Lawyer - 5 Practical Tips (for Australia)

    Finding the Right Injury Lawyer - 5 Practical Tips (for Australia)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Finding the Right Injury Lawyer: 5 Practical Tips p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 10.5px Verdana; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2…
Rank this Week: 443

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 690

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Aug 3

    Modern Free Speech Is More Originalist Than You Think

    Modern Free Speech Is More Originalist Than You Think
    This is a guest post by Tyler Broker, affiliate Privacy & Free Expression research fellow. Tyler’s new article, Free Speech Originalism, will be published in the Albany Law Review and is currently available in draft…
  • Jul 24

    Identifying and Countering Fake News: New Study Published

    Identifying and Countering Fake News: New Study Published
    Fake news has become a controversial topic, with media organizations, scholars, and even the President of the United States debating the issue. However, it’s not clear what counts as “fake news.” This makes it difficult to…
  • Apr 4

    The Slants Visit Arizona Law

    The Slants Visit Arizona Law
    The Slants – the first and only Asian-American dance rock band in the world, and Supreme Court litigants in Lee v. Tam – are coming to Tucson! Founder and bassist Simon Tam will give a public talk at 12:00PM on Thursday,…
Rank this Week: 912

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Aug 3

    Bullying in School | By Students? | How Teachers Can Help

    Bullying in School | By Students? | How Teachers Can Help
    Bullying can have serious, and sometimes fatal consequences. Yesterday, August 2, 2017, CBS reported on the suicide of a 12-year-old girl--Mallory Grossman--who was a straight-A student who loved gymnastics. Mallory, killed herself on June 14…
  • Jul 24

    How to banish child sexual groomer

    How to banish child sexual groomer
    From the website of YouthToday.org, by our regular guest blogger, Professor Daniel Pollack: Cockroaches, those infamous, hearty and adaptable bugs, can withstand hostile temperatures that few other creatures can endure. Chameleons, known for…
  • Jun 30

    Child Custody Proceedings and SCAO Time Pressure

    Child Custody Proceedings and SCAO Time Pressure
    According to Michigan law, any modification of custody is subject to the Child Custody Act and requires independent consideration by the court of the best-interest factors. Even modification of parenting time changes requires satisfying the…
Rank this Week: 262

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    What You and Your Family Needs to Know about E. coli

    What You and Your Family Needs to Know about E. coli
    THE E. COLI O157:H7 BACTERIA Sources, Characteristics, and Identification Escherichia coli (E. coli) is an archetypal commensal bacterial species that lives in mammalian intestines. E. coli O157:H7 is one of... Continue Reading
  • Jul 13

    11 with E. coli with 2 Dead in Utah

    11 with E. coli with 2 Dead in Utah
    According to Food Safety News, the E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming... Continue Reading
  • May 28

    30 with E. coli prompt larger flour recall in Canada

    30 with E. coli prompt larger flour recall in Canada
    There are now 30 cases of E. coli O121 under investigation. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added more brands to its recall list of flour and flour based products,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Aug 3

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement
    Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations.  If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of…
  • Aug 1

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued
    As you may be aware, on July 10th, here on our blog we announced the quiet release of a change to CMS’ re-review process.  However, as we noted at that time, this process was not formalized by CMS, and had simply been…
  • Jul 11

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?
    On July 6, 2017, Endo Pharmaceuticals issued a statement indicating it would voluntarily withdraw the opioid pain medication, Opana ER, from the market, in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s request one month earlier.…
Rank this Week: 698

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Aug 3

    California Extends Cap-and-Trade Through 2030

    California Extends Cap-and-Trade Through 2030
    On July 25, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation extending the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. The signing ceremony for Assembly Bill (AB) 398 included former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,…
  • Jul 27

    MN PUC Establishes New Environmental Costs for Use in All Proceeding

    MN PUC Establishes New Environmental Costs for Use in All Proceeding
    Today, the MN PUC concluded a nearly four-year effort on updating environmental costs established under section 216B.2422 subd. 3 of the Minnesota Statutes.  Before getting to the decision, a bit of context. Background: Under…
  • Jul 21

    Another Court Upholds a State Generation Program and Dismisses Challenges to Illinois’ Nuclear Subsidie

    Another Court Upholds a State Generation Program and Dismisses Challenges to Illinois’ Nuclear Subsidie
    On July 14, 2017, and several weeks after the Second Circuit rejected challenges to Connecticut’s renewable energy procurement process and renewable energy credit program (see Allco Fin. Ltd. v. Robert J. Klee (Docket Nos. 16-2946,…
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Aug 3

    Tech Thursday: 22 iOS Apps Worth Paying For

    Tech Thursday: 22 iOS Apps Worth Paying For
    Many of the apps in Apple's App Store are free, but PC Mag asked their staff to list their favorite paid apps. You can see their choices here.
  • Aug 1

    Happy World Wide Web Day!

    Happy World Wide Web Day!
    Today is World Wide Web Day, and we are celebrating at the Cleveland Law Library for all this day means to our patrons and the services we provide. Among many benefits the WWW offers, it enables our Law Library to...
  • Jul 20

    Tech Thursday: US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airport

    Tech Thursday: US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airport
    The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself…
Rank this Week: 314

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Aug 3

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision
    A 2017 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court most likely represents a significant weakening to a consumer protection provision contained in Georgia’s home foreclosure law. Georgia law allows what is known as a non-judicial foreclosure.…
  • Jul 24

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    When your Chapter 13 plan is confirmed, it means that the bankruptcy judge assigned to your case has formally approved your plan of reorganization and all creditors are bound to the terms of your plan. In the Northern District of Georgia, a…
  • Jul 5

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
Rank this Week: 560

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 3

    New UCL class certification opinion: Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management

    New UCL class certification opinion: Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management
    In Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management, ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Jun. 26, 2017; pub. ord. Jul. 26, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed an order denying class certification of Labor Code claims arising out…
  • Jul 14

    Supreme Court confirms broad scope of Civil Discovery Act: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)

    Supreme Court confirms broad scope of Civil Discovery Act: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court held that the trial court abused its discretion by placing unreasonable restrictions on the plaintiff's right to seek discovery of percipient witness names and contact information in an action under the Labor Code…
  • Jul 10

    New UCL and class certification opinion: Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc.

    New UCL and class certification opinion: Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc.
    In Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc., ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Jul. 7, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered a series of challenges to a post-trial judgment in a certified class action alleging that the…
Rank this Week: 101

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Sunflower Recalled Because of Listeria

    Sunflower Recalled Because of Listeria
    Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY has advised Amrita Health Foods of Pleasantville, NY that sunflower seeds and sunflower seed butter sold to the company for a short period... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Smoked Fish Operation Shuttered over Listeria

    Smoked Fish Operation Shuttered over Listeria
    Food Safety News reports that Federal officials are seeking a court order to stop a smoked fish operation from selling food because of repeated Listeria problems at its Westchester County, NY,... Continue Reading
  • Jun 8

    Sprouts Recalled after Listeria Test

    Sprouts Recalled after Listeria Test
    Happy Sprout Inc. voluntarily recalled all packages of soybean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 701

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Aug 2

    McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank: 9th Cir. Finds Mortgage Underwriters Not Exempt from FLSA OT

    McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank: 9th Cir. Finds Mortgage Underwriters Not Exempt from FLSA OT
    On July 5, 2017, in a decision which deepens a split among the Circuits, McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank, FSB, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that mortgage underwriters are not exempt from FLSA overtime requirements. No.…
  • Jul 25

    McKnight v. Uber “Safe Rides” Settlement for Consumer

    McKnight v. Uber “Safe Rides” Settlement for Consumer
    After the district court rejected their first deal in McKnight, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., No. 3:14-cv-05615-JST (N.D. Cal.), the plaintiffs and Uber have submitted an amended settlement for approval. See Plaintiffs’…
  • Jul 7

    Third Time’s the Charm for Karapetyan v. ABM Wage-and-Hour Settlement

    Third Time’s the Charm for Karapetyan v. ABM Wage-and-Hour Settlement
    Following three rounds of briefing in support of Plaintiff Vardan Karapetyan’s motion for preliminary approval of his class action settlement, on June 12, 2017, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted preliminary approval of a $5…
Rank this Week: 808

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Museum Loss Prevention: Apply Rigorous Due Diligence

    Museum Loss Prevention: Apply Rigorous Due Diligence
    Museums routinely and successfully protect their archaeological collections from threats of loss posed by theft, fire, natural disaster, and infrastructure failure. But do they effectively shield these collections from legal confiscation?Tom…
  • Jul 19

    Watch CPAC Live on July 19, 2017 at 1PM EDT

    Watch CPAC Live on July 19, 2017 at 1PM EDT
    The Roman Libyan site of Leptis Magna.The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) meets today to consider a request to erect American import protections on endangered cultural property from Libya.The meeting will take place today at 1…
  • Jul 10

    Hobby Lobby Forfeiture: $3 Million is Not a Fine. So What Is It?

    Hobby Lobby Forfeiture: $3 Million is Not a Fine. So What Is It?
    The case of United States v. Approximately Four Hundred Fifty (450) Ancient Cuneiform Tablets and Approximately Three Thousand (3,000) Ancient Clay Bullae--the Hobby Lobby cultural artifacts case--involves two parts:(1) the court forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 636

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Aug 2

    Employee Handbooks – Should You Maintain One?

    Employee Handbooks – Should You Maintain One?
    The purpose of an employee handbook is to provide a company’s employees with the company’s policies and inform them of the rules that govern them throughout the stages of employment. The post Employee Handbooks – Should You…
  • Jul 12

    Properly Maintaining Personnel File

    Properly Maintaining Personnel File
    Since virtually all employment disputes relate in some way to what documents are kept in an employee’s personnel file, it is crucial that employers properly maintain employee personnel files. The post Properly Maintaining Personnel…
  • Jun 27

    Employer and Labor Law Posting Requirement

    Employer and Labor Law Posting Requirement
    Employment laws require employers to post state, federal and locally mandated posters where visible to employees that inform them of their employment law rights. The post Employer and Labor Law Posting Requirements appeared first on General…
Rank this Week: 952

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Aug 2

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 2 – Updates to 35 USC 102(b)

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 2 – Updates to 35 USC 102(b)
    At Fastcase, we like to take complex legal concepts and make them simple. Right now we are continuing to discuss the multifaceted issue of Patent Law. This week we’re highlighting another difficult patent law concept and explaining it…
  • Jul 11

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 1 – Updates to 35 USC 102(a)

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 1 – Updates to 35 USC 102(a)
    At Fastcase, we like to take complex legal concepts and make them simple. This month, we will be taking on the complex issue of Patent Law. Each week we’ll highlight […]
  • Mar 13

    Now it’s the Big Three in Legal Research

    Now it’s the Big Three in Legal Research
    Fastcase, Westlaw, LexisNexis in a Virtual Tie for First in Clio Legal Research Survey Washington, DC (March 13, 2017) – The U.S. legal publishing market may no longer be a duopoly, according to the most recent Clio users survey. The…
Rank this Week: 823

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 861

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Quickscribe Annotations for June & July 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for June & July 2017
    Below are the latest BC legislative annotations from Quickscribe for June and July (just released).June 2017: Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP…
  • Jun 5

    Small Decisions Adding Up

    Small Decisions Adding Up
    As the publisher of Slaw, I get to see a lot of great commentary. I also get to see the statistics behind the website, and I don't mind sharing with you that local colleague Sarah Sutherland of CanLII has a fantastically successful post on…
  • Jun 5

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017
    Below are the latest Quickscribe additions for new annotations to BC legislation. Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – Wills, Estates and…
Rank this Week: 909

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

https://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com
Rank this Week: 531

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Aug 1

    Hedge Fund Events August 2017

    Hedge Fund Events August 2017
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month. Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list **** August 2, 2017 Sponsor: NYHFR Event: From Trader to Whistleblower: How Tom Hardin Wound Up at the…
  • Jul 25

    SEC Issues Cryptocurrency/Digital Asset/ICO Report

    SEC Issues Cryptocurrency/Digital Asset/ICO Report
    By: Bart Mallon (Co-Managing Partner of Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP) Certain Digital Assets are Securities Based on “Facts and Circumstances” As has been widely anticipated by the cryptocurrency community, the SEC has…
  • Jun 24

    Cryptocurrency Fund Legal & Operational Post

    Cryptocurrency Fund Legal & Operational Post
    The goal of the posts on this page are to address the legal and operational issues applicable to fund managers who invest in the cryptocurrency space.  We believe the emergence of this new asset class gives rise to a need for open…
Rank this Week: 749

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jul 31

    The Personal Branding

    The Personal Branding
    Because you would have to put attention in Creating your Personal Marca? It does not concern the industry or the type of business where we are, or the multilevel, programs of affiliates, direct sale, etc. at present the people whom the more…
  • Jul 29

    Corresponding Change

    Corresponding Change
    After to make the previous list, packing the delicate objects such as porcelains and glasswork in small boxes, great boxes medians for electric home appliances and books, and houses for clothes. As it is empacando, it enumerates each and…
  • Jul 28

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
    On the American side at the working sessions will be chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. The Chinese - PRC Vice Premier Wang Qishan and , who oversees a leadership of the country foreign…
Rank this Week: 491

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Jul 31

    How to Change Specialties: Getting It Right the Second Time

    How to Change Specialties: Getting It Right the Second Time
    Many paralegals who want to switch practice specialties write their resume with exactly what it is they are doing now, send out a cover letter stating they have lots of experience in their current practice area and are “detail oriented,…
  • Jul 25

    Fifteen Cent Part

    Fifteen Cent Part
    Long before paradigm shifts were in vogue, my dad taught me a good life lesson. I was so young. It was the late 70's and I desperately needed a car. So, Dad and I went down to the local Chevrolet used car lot to pick out the vehicle that was…
  • Jun 26

    Quit Kidding Yourself with Boring Cover Letters. Get One That Works.

    Quit Kidding Yourself with Boring Cover Letters. Get One That Works.
    Cover letters are usually boring, unimaginative or just not taken seriously because there is nothing new in the letter that makes the writer stand out. Typical responses from employers? “Same letter, different sender.” Not exactly…
Rank this Week: 723

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Auto Complaints Lead List of Top 10 Consumer Complaint

    Auto Complaints Lead List of Top 10 Consumer Complaint
    Auto complaints are the most frequent consumer complaint, for the second year in a row, according to a new report published by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) just a few days ago.  Many of the complaint they reported were…
  • Jul 26

    Car Dealer Yo-Yo: Financing Fraud and Bait-and-Switch Financing

    Car Dealer Yo-Yo: Financing Fraud and Bait-and-Switch Financing
    We receive many phone calls from consumers who complain about being scammed by their car dealer on their financing in what is called a car dealer yo-yo.  Generally, it works something like this:  You go to the car dealer and reach a…
  • Jun 27

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
    Taras Rudnitsky was honored last week at the Florida Bar annual convention for his 6 years of dedicated service volunteering on the Small Claims Rules Committee.  That Committee of the Florida Bar is responsible for recommending changes…
Rank this Week: 307

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jul 31

    July 31 Community Letter

    July 31 Community Letter
    Today, Board President Peter Currie ’74, P’03,  and I wrote to the Andover community with an update regarding an independent investigation into matters of past sexual misconduct. As we’ve sought to understand and learn…
  • May 7

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
    Source: Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
Rank this Week: 554

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

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

    BCS Community Impact at Tremont Avenue

    BCS Community Impact at Tremont Avenue
    Last Friday, Bronx Community Solutions teamed up with Precinct 48 and Community Board #6 to host a special graffiti cleanup event along Tremont Avenue. The graffiti has been a serious concern for shop owners in the area, who were worried that…
  • Jul 25

    BCS at Harmony Day

    BCS at Harmony Day
    by Caroline Yang, Summer InternAbove: BCS Clients and staff members helping clean up at Harmony DayToday the BCS Community Service team took a break from its usual routine, and brought clients to Van Cortlandt Park to help out with the NYPD's…
  • Jul 25

    Punishment to Public Health Conference

    Punishment to Public Health Conference
    This post was written by BCS intake staff member Ramon Semorile.On June 8th and 9th I attended to the Punishment to Public Health (P2PH) Conference, a collaboration between John Jay College and the NYC Department of Health. The purpose of the…
Rank this Week: 849

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal
    Federal agencies are considering raising the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000. The agencies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal…
  • Jul 26

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
Rank this Week: 939

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist…

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Covers animal law and animal rights. By Gary L. Francione.

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

    Daiya, Animal Testing, and the Meaning of “Vegan”

    Daiya, Animal Testing, and the Meaning of “Vegan”
    Some people are upset about the fact that Daiya has been acquired by a company that is reported to do animal testing. They are claiming that Daiya products are, therefore, no longer “vegan.” That is silly. It is no different from…
  • Feb 22

    The Crowland Chicks and Our Conventional Wisdom About Animal

    The Crowland Chicks and Our Conventional Wisdom About Animal
    The BBC reported that someone dumped about 1800 chicks in a field in Crowland, near Peterborough, in the United Kingdom. The chicks were killed because they were found close to an avian flu exclusion zone. The RSPCA, which is investigating,…
  • Feb 7

    The Calf at Foot Dairy and Happy Exploitation: “They produce better quality stuff for us to eat.”

    The Calf at Foot Dairy and Happy Exploitation: “They produce better quality stuff for us to eat.”
    Animals are chattel property. It costs money to protect their interests. Animal exploiters, as rational actors, will generally protect animal interests to the extent that it is economically efficient to do so. That will, for the most part,…
Rank this Week: 758

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 450

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://clementlaw.com/the-divorce-report/
  • Jul 31

    Long Separation, No Divorce? No Equitable Distribution!

    Long Separation, No Divorce? No Equitable Distribution!
    What happens when a couple separates, but for some reason, despite the passage of time, don’t divorce?   Suppose still further that during the long separation when the parties have been married but living separately, one of…
  • Jun 27

    How is Child Custody and Decision-Making Determined in New York?

    How is Child Custody and Decision-Making Determined in New York?
    There is a welcome trend in child custody cases in New York- parents, the courts and even New York divorce attorneys, are all recognizing the importance of both parents being engaged in making decisions effecting their children’s…
  • Jun 5

    How To Tell and Prepare Your Children For Divorce

    How To Tell and Prepare Your Children For Divorce
    The most difficult parts of divorce is that moment when you have to tell and then begin to prepare your children for the divorce. While your children may be bystanders to the decision to divorce and legal proceedings, they may suffer the…
Rank this Week: 936

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

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

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Jul 30

    Lawsuit: NBC demands access applicant’s Facebook & Instagram profile

    Lawsuit: NBC demands access applicant’s Facebook & Instagram profile
    In a very troubling lawsuit, it is being alleged that NBC is demanding applicants provide access to their personal Facebook and Instagram accounts. Plaintiff, Stephanie Belanger [...] The post Lawsuit: NBC demands access…
  • Jul 27

    Congress to Introduce New Email Privacy Protections Today

    Congress to Introduce New Email Privacy Protections Today
    In a welcome development, its being reported that Congress will introduce new email privacy protections later today.  According to Recode, the new legislation will be [...] The post Congress to Introduce New Email Privacy Protections…
  • Jul 25

    iRobot’s Roomba Will Harm Your Family’s Safety, Security, & Privacy

    iRobot’s Roomba Will Harm Your Family’s Safety, Security, & Privacy
    iRobot’s Roomba is a high end self propelled floor cleaner.  It reminds me of the Polaris cleaning system that many pools utilize to remove debris [...] The post iRobot’s Roomba Will Harm Your Family’s Safety, Security,…
Rank this Week: 987

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

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

    Does It Matter Who I See For A Minneapolis Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury?

    Does It Matter Who I See For A Minneapolis Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury?
    I've had the opportunity to work with dozens of orthopedic shoulder surgeons across Minnesota but there are some that stand out above the rest.  Hands down my favorite group is the team of shoulder specialists with Sports and Orthopedic…
  • Jun 15

    New legislation affecting permanent total…

    New legislation affecting permanent total disability workers compensation claimsThe new law applies to:Injured workers with dates of injury before August 13, 2014 (or their dependents and legal heirs) whose permanent total disability (PTD)…
  • Mar 4

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?
    Though I've been a Minnesota workers compensation attorney my entire legal career, that's the very same question I asked myself nearly 20 years ago.  Do I need lumbar spine surgery.I was injured at work and despite conservative care, my…
Rank this Week: 181

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 29

    Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Déjà vu.

    Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Déjà vu.
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Aisling McMahon and Brid Ni Ghrainne. Abortion is only permitted in Ireland where the life of the mother is in danger, making the Irish abortion framework one of the most restrictive in the…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law
    The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway) and Professor Fiona de Londras (University of…
  • Jul 17

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker
    From August 2017, asylum seekers in Ireland will receive increases to the direct provision allowance payments. For adults, this is the first increase to direct provision allowance in 17 years. For children, this is the second increase in…
Rank this Week: 174

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
  • Jul 28

    Samsung another step closer to design patent damages retrial: Judge Koh finds no waiver

    Samsung another step closer to design patent damages retrial: Judge Koh finds no waiver
    Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, who has been presiding over Apple v. Samsung since the Carter presidency (or not long thereafter, it feels) and recently positioned herself as a Judge…
  • Jul 24

    Public-interest statements by Apple, Intel, CCIA and ACT oppose Qualcomm's ITC complaint

    Public-interest statements by Apple, Intel, CCIA and ACT oppose Qualcomm's ITC complaint
    Earlier this month, Qualcomm filed an ITC complaint in pursuit of a U.S. import ban against Apple's iPhones (except for iPhones coming with a Qualcomm baseband chipset). Last week, Apple, Intel and two industries groups (CCIA and ACT) filed…
  • Jul 19

    Qualcomm now suing Apple in Munich and Mannheim over energy-efficiency patent

    Qualcomm now suing Apple in Munich and Mannheim over energy-efficiency patent
    This here is the latest development relating to Qualcomm's dispute with (not only, but most prominently) Apple. A few hours ago I just blogged about multiple U.S. court filings by Apple and four of its contract manufacturers and noted that…
Rank this Week: 306

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 28

    How to Use Your Professional Franchise Advisors - Operation

    How to Use Your Professional Franchise Advisors - Operation
    Two key professional advisors play an important role in helping you decide whether or not to buy a franchise, and I urge you to spend time with them as you consider the variety of franchise opportunities available to you....
  • Jul 24

    - Franchise Expert Panel

    - Franchise Expert Panel
    Open options for Susan E. Beth, CFE'S post Susan E. Beth, CFE Chief Operating Officer at NRD Capital 4w Franchise Friends - I am helping the IFA put together a session for the 2018 Convention specifically for Franchise Business...
  • Jul 24

    - Franchise Expert Panel

    - Franchise Expert Panel
     Franchise-Info Sponsored, Robert (Bob) Skinner +30DeleteFranchise-Info Sponsored Do you want your prospect reading this document early on in the sales process? LI.Controls.addControl("control-dust-client-1",…
Rank this Week: 709

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

https://onward.justia.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Collaborative Law Firm: Instant Messaging Service

    The Collaborative Law Firm: Instant Messaging Service
    When your firm has grown beyond a few people in a small office, instant messaging can help keep communication flowing amongst your attorneys and office staff, but which service should you use? In this first post in our new series on building…
  • Jul 5

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!
    The speed in which your web pages load is of utmost importance to your search engine optimization, and more importantly, for your users. In this article we discuss some of the best practices for improving your web page performance, as well as…
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17
    Google I/O 2017 is winding up and so is our Live Blog coverage, but we have one more session to attend. Join us as we learn about how AMP can be used for more than just plain content #io17 The post Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive…
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