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Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 528

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
Rank this Week: 472

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

Provides immigration law and refugee protection news, updates and helpful tips. By The Whitt Law Firm, P.C.

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Temporary Protected Status For Nepal

    Temporary Protected Status For Nepal
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to on Temporary Protected Status for Nepal.  Nepal has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting from the…
  • Jun 7

    How long does the fiancé visa process take?

    How long does the fiancé visa process take?
    In every fiancé visa consultation, one of the first questions my potential clients ask is: “How long does the fiancé visa process take?” The answer really is, “It depends.” Processing times will vary…
  • Jun 6

    How do I get a K-2 visa for my fiancée’s child?

    How do I get a K-2 visa for my fiancée’s child?
    The K-2 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows your fiancée’s child to accompany her to the United States. The process for a K-2 visa is very similar to the K-1 visa process.  When you apply for your fiancée’s…
Rank this Week: 860

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court reaffirms rule prohibiting royalties for expired patent

    Supreme Court reaffirms rule prohibiting royalties for expired patent
    Nearly 50 years ago, the United States Supreme Court held in Brulotte v. Thys Co. that a patent holder may not collect royalty payments from a licensee after the date on which the patent expires. Since that time, the so-called...
  • Jun 8

    Caitlyn Jenner, Formerly Bruce Jenner, Spotlights Transgender Issue

    Caitlyn Jenner, Formerly Bruce Jenner, Spotlights Transgender Issue
    Given the awkward questions, gossip, and perhaps outright discrimination that may occur when an individual comes out as transgender on the job, it would be understandable if an individual decided to resign rather than continue working through…
  • May 17

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability
    If the manufacturer of a defective product sells its assets and goes out of business, can a party injured by the product sue the purchaser of the assets on a products liability theory? The general rule of successor liability is...
Rank this Week: 902

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct
    Termination Due to Off-Duty Conduct The vulgar, off-duty conduct of Hydro One employee, Shawn Simoes, has brought concern for many employees. After all, it’s not often that an employee is terminated by their employer for their actions…
  • Jun 1

    Q&A: Do you have the right to a harassment-free work environment?

    Q&A: Do you have the right to a harassment-free work environment?
    QUESTION I have decided that my experience with my boss is in fact harassment and bullying. My performance is over managed, and performance reviews are used as a form of discipline, not coaching. I’m unjustly criticized and made to feel…
  • May 25

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground
    QUESTION #3 I have been fired from my job because my employer told me I don’t fit into their culture. Is this illegal or a form of discrimination? ANSWER  Termination Without Cause Terminating you because you do not…
Rank this Week: 277

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 914

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law. By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Pettys.

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Jun 24

    Police Reports for K1 Fiance and Marriage Visa

    Police Reports for K1 Fiance and Marriage Visa
    Does my fiance or spouse need to get a Police Report to get a K1 Fiance or Marriage Visa? The answer is Yes. Every foreign fiancé or spouse who has applied for a K1 Fiance Visa or a Marriage Visa must apply for and obtain a police…
  • Jun 15

    Basic Skills of English Pronunciation Course

    Basic Skills of English Pronunciation Course
    Learning to understand English is an important step in the Immigration process. Most if not all immigration proceedings will include an interview of the foreign national and that interview will be conducted in English. Every applicant for a…
  • May 23

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa
    The real advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa is the relatively quick processing time for acquiring the visa. From start to finish, it takes about 6-7 months. By contrast the CR1 Marriage Visa takes 12- 13 months to obtain. The process of…
Rank this Week: 445

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Jun 24

    Creating Value in Surface Rights Negotiation

    Creating Value in Surface Rights Negotiation
    Surface rights have been a topic of increasing importance in Manitoba over the last several years. While much of this can be attributed to increased oil and gas activity, this does not tell the entire story. Previous oil booms did not create…
  • Jun 10

    Cohabitation Agreements in Estate Planning

    Cohabitation Agreements in Estate Planning
    Given the significant increase in blended families in recent years, it is becoming more and more important to have a will.   However, what most people don’t realize is that, in many cases, a will alone isn’t enough.   In…
  • Jun 2

    Pay When Paid Clauses: Approach with Caution

    Pay When Paid Clauses: Approach with Caution
    A “pay when paid” clause is one of the more contentious contractual provisions that can be found in a construction contract. As its name suggests, a “pay when paid” clause provides that a subcontractor is not entitled…
Rank this Week: 470

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner
    After a tightly contested race, the people have spoken. The contest to rename the OBS/TS-SIS Joint Research Grantclosed on June 5, and the winner is OBS/TS FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant).The winning entry was proposed by…
  • Jun 18

    FDLP Coordinator Certificate Program

    FDLP Coordinator Certificate Program
    The Federal Depository Library Program conducted a successful pilot of their FLDP Coordinator Certificate Program during the spring of 2015. This FLDP Academy virtual program is designed to educate FDLP coordinators on managing depository…
  • Jun 15

    Zepheira announces Libhub Initiative Early Adopter Program for academic librarie

    Zepheira announces Libhub Initiative Early Adopter Program for academic librarie
    Zepheira provides better Web visibility to libraries through Linked Data, and now offers a new program for academic libraries to reveal their resources and collections to the Web. The program builds on the successful Libhub Initiative Early…
Rank this Week: 473

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke
    Heat stroke can be a serious danger during the summer months. Understanding what puts you at risk for heat stroke and what symptoms it causes are essential for your health and safety. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe: Heat…
  • Jun 23

    Four Medical Problems That Are More Common in Summer

    Four Medical Problems That Are More Common in Summer
    Summers are filled with picnics, barbecues, beach trips and other fun activities, but they can also be a time of increased risks for specific types of disease. While it may seem like most illnesses occur during the cold months of winter,…
  • Jun 23

    Father’s Day Tips for Caring for Your Dad Who’s in the Hospital

    Father’s Day Tips for Caring for Your Dad Who’s in the Hospital
    Father’s Day is a day to recognize all the great things your dad has done for you – a day for ballgames, barbecues and special gifts. But for dads who are spending the day in the hospital, the day can appear pretty bleak. Luckily,…
Rank this Week: 646

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of BBRC have been retained to represent a Louisiana woman who fell due to an unreasonably slippery deck aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The slip and fall occurred on the ship's Lido deck. The…
  • May 18

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital
    A 29-year-old passenger is in ta Charleston, South Carolina hospital after being airlifted off the Disney Magic cruise ship last Saturday. Reports state that in the early morning hours the cruise ship requested assistance from the Coast…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
Rank this Week: 328

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 178

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jun 23

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria
    Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA, is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company announced a similar... Continue…
  • Jun 12

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test
    Shirks Meats of Dundee, NY, is recalling “Smoked Andouille Sausage” due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled in-store... Continue Reading
  • Jun 11

    Wisconsin Potato Salad Recalled Due To Listeria

    Wisconsin Potato Salad Recalled Due To Listeria
    A Wisconsin firm is voluntarily recalling its potato salad, due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was distributed to Jewel stores in the Chicago area and may... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 807

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jun 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: J.H. Dalhuisen, Globalization and the Transnationalization of Commercial and Financial Law, 67 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 19 (2015). Martin Gelter…
  • Jun 9

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Norah C. Avellan, Note, The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Growing Need for Cybersecurity in Modern Corporate America, 54…
  • Jun 9

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection
    Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, and Harwell Wells have posted Shareholder Protection Across Time on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers the first systematic attempt to measure the development of shareholder protection in…
Rank this Week: 491

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jun 23

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price
    This is re-posted from a post I wrote on the Transparency Project blog here. Christopher Booker wrote about the case of Ethan Williams in The Telegraph this weekend, in an article entitled : When judges defy instinct, it is children who pay…
  • Jun 22

    A short rant….and….breathe!

    A short rant….and….breathe!
    This has been brewing for some time. I need to get it off my chest because it is impeding the drawing of a breath of fresh air, like a particularly difficult phlegm bomb (sorry, that is disgusting but it does rather convey the unhealthy…
  • Jun 21

    You can run but you can’t hide

    You can run but you can’t hide
    This is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore, who blogs at Child Protection Resource. NB I will allow comments on this post as I usually do, but I will not permit comments which are offensive or insulting (robust challenge is ok as…
Rank this Week: 410

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
Rank this Week: 563

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jun 23

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
  • Jun 14

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?
    Generally speaking, damages for a non-financial loss are not awarded for the breach of a business contract. That is because those sorts of damages are not foreseeable. The breach of a business contract may give rise to anxiety and distress,…
  • Jun 1

    Quebec Court of Appeal Awards Impact Damage

    Quebec Court of Appeal Awards Impact Damage
    When a breach of a building contract occurs, the damages can be extensive because the breach can have an impact on the performance of other parts of the contract. For this reason, a unique aspect of construction disputes is the potential…
Rank this Week: 561

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Robotic Hip Surgery Purports to be Safer, Some Evidence Suggests Otherwise

    Robotic Hip Surgery Purports to be Safer, Some Evidence Suggests Otherwise
    In Minnesota, a local news article touted a new robotic surgery for total hip replacements at a nearby hospital. The article noted surgeons were relying less on the imperfect human eye and fallible human hand and instead leaning on the…
  • Jun 21

    Study: High Testosterone Linked to Diabetes, Prostate Enlargement

    Study: High Testosterone Linked to Diabetes, Prostate Enlargement
    Hoards of testosterone products have been heavily marketed to men in recent years, promising increased vigor, stamina and health. Drug manufacturers marketed these to males who reportedly suffered from “Low-T,” or an inadequate…
  • Jun 16

    New Procedure for Double Hip Replacement

    New Procedure for Double Hip Replacement
    According to a recent news article from the Times-Herald, a patient interviewed was a former college football player at East Tennessee State University and a life long athlete who had developed severe arthritis in both of his hips. His…
Rank this Week: 973

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jun 23

    Ted Frank And The Real Risk Of Class Action

    Ted Frank And The Real Risk Of Class Action
    Tort reformer Ted Frank and I have had our disagreements over the years. (See here and here.) In recent years, he has focused his work on filing objections to class action settlements through the Center for Class Action Fairness. Some of his…
  • May 26

    Your “Motion To Strike” My Witness’ Deposition Testimony Is Denied

    Your “Motion To Strike” My Witness’ Deposition Testimony Is Denied
    As I wrote three years ago, one of the ‘basics’ as a young litigator is to learn how to take a deposition. Depositions are so commonplace in civil litigation — even the smallest of soft-tissue limited-tort car accident cases…
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
Rank this Week: 67

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Defective Takata Airbags Now Linked to 105 Injuries, Six Death

    Defective Takata Airbags Now Linked to 105 Injuries, Six Death
    A committee that is currently investigating car recalls linked to defective Takata airbags says that the Japanese auto parts supplier recently decided to update recall information. The updated toll from the airbags defect is now 105 injuries…
  • Jun 15

    Tire Care Critical to 15-Passenger Van Safety

    Tire Care Critical to 15-Passenger Van Safety
    All motorists need to pay attention to tire safety. However, in the case of 15- passenger vans, the need to take precautions to prevent tire failures and blowouts is even more severe. That's because these vans are very likely to be involved…
  • Jun 8

    Georgia Motorcycle Accident, Fatality and Injury Data for 2013

    Georgia Motorcycle Accident, Fatality and Injury Data for 2013
    According to recently released statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a significant 6% drop in the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents across the country in 2013.There was also a perceptible…
Rank this Week: 534

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Jun 22

    The Uberization of Legal Services & Why Ignoring It Wipes You Out of the Field

    The Uberization of Legal Services & Why Ignoring It Wipes You Out of the Field
    Richard Granat, a legal icon in this field, has written a blog piece that whether you are paying attention or not, need to know if you want to continue in today's legal market: http://bit.ly/1Cp5vt0. I exaggerate not. The Uberization of Legal…
  • Jun 22

    The Uberization of Legal Services and Why…

    The Uberization of Legal Services and Why You Need to Pay Attention NOW. http://bit.ly/1Cp5vt0
  • May 27

    My Toughest Assignment - Ever

    My Toughest Assignment - Ever
    No one goes through childhood saying, “What I want to be when I grow up is a mentor.” That’s like saying, “When I grow up, I want to be an actuary.” It just doesn’t happen that way. When given a chance,…
Rank this Week: 577

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 841

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 871

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 211

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Jun 22

    Zimmer Hip Implant Parts Recalled

    Zimmer Hip Implant Parts Recalled
    Hip replacement parts made by Zimmer were recently recalled because of serious adverse effects in patients. The company’s femoral stems and necks were defectively made so that excess metals can infect patient’s blood, bone and…
  • Jun 17

    Summer Means More ER Visits for Children

    Summer Means More ER Visits for Children
    As spring moves into summer, children and teens head outside to bike, play sports and be active. By June each year, pediatric doctors typically treat double the patients as they do in the winter months. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas…
  • Jun 8

    Robotic Surgery Injuries Lead to Lawsuit

    Robotic Surgery Injuries Lead to Lawsuit
    A patient suffering severe vein damage by a surgical robot recently sued the robot’s manufacturer for marketing a defective device and improperly training physicians who use it. Surgical robot injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins…
Rank this Week: 642

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Jun 22

    Indie Comedy Film ‘Trolls’ Takes on Patent Troll

    Indie Comedy Film ‘Trolls’ Takes on Patent Troll
    A new film, tentatively entitled ‘TROLLS‘, is currently in pre-production and into fundraising on Indiegogo.  Apparently, the film is a feature length comedy (comedy? really?) about start-ups, crowdfunding, and patent…
  • Jun 15

    USPTO Releases Enhancements to Private PAIR

    USPTO Releases Enhancements to Private PAIR
    ADVISORY (13Jun2015) USPTO Announces Enhancements to Private PAIR Beginning on June 13, 2015, users will notice several new Private PAIR features that will allow users to self-administer a number of routine administrative tasks that…
  • May 27

    Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act

    Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act
    Today we talk IP insurance with Matt Cutler, a principal at Harness Dickey Patent Baristas: You are currently with Harness Dickey specializing in intellectual property litigation and Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review proceedings…
Rank this Week: 634

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jun 22

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique
    My social media timeline is filled with links to an article on Torrent Freak by Rick Falvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. The article is entitled “The Entire Copyright Monopoly Idea is Based on a Lie“.  The…
  • Jun 20

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again
    This has been a bad week for logic and reason. Or a good week for insane rulings, depending on your take on life. Last year we had a series of copyright reforms, including an exception for private copying; but now the British music industry…
  • Jun 17

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dealt a blow to existing intermediary liability rules in Europe in the case of Delfi v Estonia.  The decision of the Grand Chamber reaffirms an earlier decision by the first section of the…
Rank this Week: 413

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Using Access Devices: the Sentencing Challenge

    Using Access Devices: the Sentencing Challenge
    The Sixth Circuit has twice rejected challenges to the Government’s proof of usability of an unauthorized access device at sentencing (determined under U.S.S.G. § 2B1.1). In both cases, defendants, relying on United States v.…
  • Jun 5

    The plea agreement that wasn't

    The plea agreement that wasn't
    Let's say you committed a crime. Maybe it involved a fraud related to "antioxidant-rich whole food puree," or maybe it involved apocryphal gold bars supposedly buried by the Japanese during World War II, or maybe it involved both -- we're…
  • Jun 2

    Internet Threats—The Time Machine Edition

    Internet Threats—The Time Machine Edition
    To be convicted of threatening people, a defendant must intend to be threatening. Harkening to doubts expressed by Judge Sutton in his United States v. Jefferies dubitante opinion (covered by this blog in August 2012), the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 583

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark
    In a unanimous decision reached by differing concurring opinions, the Supreme Court of the United States finally resolved the question left open by Crawford asking whether statements made to persons other than law enforcement trigger the…
  • Jun 13

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is requiring the Court to hold an evidentiary hearing on the reliability of the breath test device the Alcotest 7110. The SJC held that the trial judge's decision not to hold an evidentiary hearing…
  • May 26

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Alphonse, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals awarded a new trial based on the improper argument of the prosecutor. One of the more common grounds to appeal a criminal conviction is based on improper arguments...
Rank this Week: 779

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    A suicide for no purpose: Beijing loyalists’ self-destructive move on electoral reform package in Hong Kong

    A suicide for no purpose: Beijing loyalists’ self-destructive move on electoral reform package in Hong Kong
    The Chinese honor the memory of Qu Yuan, a poet and political activist (3-4 Century BC) on the 5th day of 5th lunar month of every year. Yuan took part in a fight to save his state against hostile take over by a neighbouring state but had to…
  • Jun 3

    Assortment of SSRN Articles on Constitutional Law - May, 2015

    Assortment of SSRN Articles on Constitutional Law - May, 2015
    The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation, Jack M. Balkin, Posted on May 20, 2015 http://ssrn.com/abstract=2607105Constitution is perceived as a basic framework that permits and facilitates political development. Its…
  • May 28

    My version of democracy v. your version - the Hong Kong experience

    My version of democracy v. your version - the Hong Kong experience
    Electoral reform is in the agenda of Hong Kong’s Legislative Assembly and is hotly debated in public sphere. Democratic assertions of Hong Kong have attracted world attention lately by the sustained occupy movement spearheaded by the…
Rank this Week: 732

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained
    I have now posted many screen shots of my evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan. A few years ago I posted an extended comment that explained (viz. attempted to explain) the purposes and the theoretical presuppositions of my evidence…
  • Jun 19

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #12

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #12
    &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Jun 19

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #11

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #11
    &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
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Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
  • Jan 31

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed
    Aggressive litigation by federal defense attorneys concerning over-zealous federal drug-war strategies resulted in federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Illinois, specifically Chicago, dismissing federal conspiracy charges these…
Rank this Week: 926

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    NH Senators sponsor bill aimed at ensuring pregnant workers are accommodated

    NH Senators sponsor bill aimed at ensuring pregnant workers are accommodated
    Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have co-sponsored a bill called the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The bill would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees so that they could continue…
  • Jun 12

    OSHA issues guidance regarding restroom access for transgender employee

    OSHA issues guidance regarding restroom access for transgender employee
    Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance for employers who employ transgender employees that addresses the issue of restroom access. According to the guidance, employers should permit a…
  • Jun 5

    Tyson loses appeal in case where it fired employee on the day he returned from FMLA leave

    Tyson loses appeal in case where it fired employee on the day he returned from FMLA leave
    Last month, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Missouri, held that a reasonable jury could determine that Tyson Fresh Meats violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it fired Delbert Hudson.  The Eighth Circuit…
Rank this Week: 715

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 922

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

Discusses personal injury and accident litigation issues including insurance law tips in Pennsylvania.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jun 19

    Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania

    Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania
    We have reviewed the recent statistics for Pennsylvania related to vehicle crashes in the state. As a personal injury attorney, this is information I am very familiar with, but looking at these year to year statistical trends and spikes is an…
  • May 20

    Texting & Distracted Pennsylvania Driver

    Texting & Distracted Pennsylvania Driver
    Driving a motor vehicle today can be an interactive experience. There is often a to-go cup of coffee or tea within arm’s reach, maybe even a snack. Audio options abound – satellite, streaming, music, talk shows and talking books.…
  • Dec 8

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014
    Karp & Hart Law Offices is pleased to announce that attorneys Stephen Karp and Peter Hart have both been selected as top lawyers in the areas of personal injury in the August 2014 Main Line Today Magazine which serves Philadephia’s…
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Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 19

    American Jobs Project Class Application Deadline Extended

    American Jobs Project Class Application Deadline Extended
    The application deadline has been extended to August 1st. 290-18 (3) Special Topics in Public Policy Topic: American Jobs Project Instructors: Steve Weissman and Jennifer Granholm CCN: 77397 Mondays 6-9 PM Enrollment will be capped at 25, and…
  • Jun 10

    Course Available at the Goldman School of Public Policy

    Course Available at the Goldman School of Public Policy
    290-18 (1) Special Topics in Public Policy Steve Weissman and Jennifer Granholm Topic: American Jobs Project CCN: 77397 This seminar will be project-based. Working with Professor Steve Weissman and former Governor Jennifer Granholm, it is…
  • May 21

    InSITE Fellowship

    InSITE Fellowship
    For students interested in working with startups and venture capital, applications are open for the InSITE Fellowship here: http://goo.gl/forms/2rJuvZuiOr What is InSITE? We connect students with high-potential emerging companies. Over…
Rank this Week: 857

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jun 19

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict
    In an April 28, 2014 article in Texas Lawyer Who're Your Calling Plaintiff Friendly Jeff Saltman of Fisch Sigler and I analyzed the 2013 patent verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas and found that Eastern District juries rendered…
  • Jun 19

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict
    In an April 28, 2014 article in Texas Lawyer Who're Your Calling Plaintiff Friendly Jeff Saltman of Fisch Sigler LLP and I analyzed the 2013 patent verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas and found that Eastern District juries rendered...
  • Jun 19

    Patent verdict for DataQuill

    Patent verdict for DataQuill
    A Marshall jury rendered a verdict yesterday in Magistrate Judge Roy Payne's court in DataQuill Limited v. ZTE USA, Inc., 2:13cv633. The jury found the plaintiff had shown that all of the five asserted claims were infringed, and that none...
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Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Jun 19

    Canada Added to the Indigenous Law Portal

    Canada Added to the Indigenous Law Portal
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to open the Canadian portion of the Indigenous Law Portal (http://www.loc.gov/law/help/indigenous-law-guide/americas/north-america/canada/index.php). This new segment of the portal expands our coverage for…
  • May 28

    Congress.gov Continues...

    Congress.gov Continues...
    2015 has been a great year for Congress.gov. First, email alerts were launched in February. Then, treaty documents were added in March. With today's update, improvements have been made to search (results, command line and advanced), alerts,…
  • Apr 22

    Upcoming Event: Robert F. Kennedy, the Law, and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    Upcoming Event: Robert F. Kennedy, the Law, and the Struggle for Racial Justice
    Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Place: Mumford Room, 6th Floor, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 Join us for "Robert F. Kennedy, the Law,…
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A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 908

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement
    When forming a business as a corporation, you will have to select corporate directors and officers. You may even be one of these directors or officers. Officers and directors can face personal exposure when the corporation inevitably…
  • Jun 12

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance
    In California real estate brokers are usually allowed to share commission payments. Up until recently, however, it has been unclear whether real estate agents are allowed to share commissions. A California appellate court has finally…
  • Jun 5

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?
    The California General Corporation Law governs how notice of stockholder meetings must be given. This information is of vital importance to all California corporations. It is important to note that while email notice is allowed, it is not…
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Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?
    FCA, the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles corporation that resulted from the merger of Chrysler and Fiat, is looking to merge now with General Motors, but GM bosses want no part of the idea, according to AutoNews in Detroit.FCA first floated the…
  • Jun 15

    This Pepper Stink

    This Pepper Stink
    Same Size Can but with More ProfitSo, with costs going up and profits going down, what does a food manufacturer do? Simple, trick consumers into thinking they are getting just as much today as they did yesterday when they go to the grocery…
  • Jun 7

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?
    A tip from an industry source warns us that as many as 10,000 damaged vehicles may come out of the recent Texas floods and insurance companies may be letting wholesalers buy these vehicles so they can end up at your neighbor dealer's car…
Rank this Week: 948

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

Covers regulatory and statutory updates from the healthcare industry. By O'Connell & Aronowitz.

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Jun 19

    New OIG Fraud Alert Focuses on Compensation of Medical Director

    New OIG Fraud Alert Focuses on Compensation of Medical Director
    The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a short Fraud Alert last week focusing on the anti-kickback implications of certain compensation paid to medical directors. OIG…
  • May 22

    Office of the State Comptroller Issues Medicaid Program Integrity Report

    Office of the State Comptroller Issues Medicaid Program Integrity Report
    The New York State Medicaid program is projected to have a $62 billion-dollar price tag in State Fiscal Year 2016, with $22.4 billion paid out by the State, as explained by the New York State Office of the Comptroller (“OSC”) in…
  • May 19

    Office of The Medicaid Inspector General Releases 2015-2016 Work Plan

    Office of The Medicaid Inspector General Releases 2015-2016 Work Plan
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) has released its State Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Work Plan.  The Work Plan is a road map of where the OMIG intends to go in terms of its anti fraud, waste and…
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Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/19/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/19/15
    ‘Mad Men’ era Copyright Office needs to be brought into the 21st century — “Let’s start with where the U.S. Copyright Office is housed: in the Library of Congress. Why? Well, in 1890, placing it there was a…
  • Jun 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/12/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/12/15
    Top Nine Myths About Trade Promotion Authority And The Trans-Pacific Partnership — A bit of trade-related posts this morning since the House is set to vote on Trade Promotion Authority today (and trade agreements include important…
  • Jun 9

    Irreparable Harm in Garcia v Google

    Irreparable Harm in Garcia v Google
    The Ninth Circuit’s en banc decision in Garcia v. Google was hugely popular when it came out several weeks ago, though talk about it has quickly died down. 1No. 12-57302, May 18, 2015. Despite that, part of the court’s discussion…
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Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jun 18

    Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal

    Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal
    Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was IllegalDrug CrimesDefendant claimed "he did not know the “bath salts” he was distributing were regulated as controlled substance analogues . . . ." Court said "Government [must] establish that…
  • May 23

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier
    Marijuana Grow Conviction Overturned - Knock and TalkHaving a couple of marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier. A Marijuana grower in Pasco County, Florida's Spring Hill was cleared this week when cops ignored several…
  • Mar 15

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse
    'faint odor' of marijuana but found no marijuana"the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and probable cause to seize the evidence."Drug Crime Cop Gone WildOne of Polk county's finest, a deputy sheriff under the…
Rank this Week: 541

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 878