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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/
  • May 23

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?
    In Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., --- Fed. Appx. ---- (December 18, 2015) dealt with the question of whether voiceover "baby murloc" recordings made by an employee of Blizzard Entertainment were "works for hire" under the Copyright…
  • May 19

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence
    In Guzman v. Hacienda Records and Recording Studio, Inc.,  -- F.3d --- (December 14, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had the opportunity to listen to some Tejano music.Guzman, the writer of the music and…
  • May 16

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?
     If someone sues you for a copyright infringement you didn't commit and the case gets dismissed, shouldn't you get your attorneys fees?  In Killer Joe Nevada LLC v. Does 1-20, 807 F.3d 908 (8th Circuit 2015), the United States Court…
Rank this Week: 598

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • May 23

    Empire Strikes Back: New Bill Appears in New York’s Senate and Assembly

    Empire Strikes Back: New Bill Appears in New York’s Senate and Assembly
    Two new bills have been introduced to New York’s Senate and Assembly on May 12th and May 18th (respectively), sponsored by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and Assembly Member Philip Steck. The bills are very similar to the…
  • May 23

    TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank

    TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank
    TTB announced last week that it administratively approved two new grape varieties for use on American wine labels.  The new grape varieties, Mustang and Riverbank, can be used on American wine labels contingent upon TTB’s next…
  • May 23

    The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Area

    The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Area
    What are American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)? Are they appellations? AVAs are types of appellations—but not all appellations are AVAs. For example, California and Texas and Napa County and Sonoma County are considered to be an…
Rank this Week: 565

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • May 23

    Partner Who Wrongfully Dissolved Partnership Hit With Whopping 66% Minority Discount

    Partner Who Wrongfully Dissolved Partnership Hit With Whopping 66% Minority Discount
    A minority partner paid a heavy price for wrongfully dissolving the partnership in an appellate ruling last week applying a 66% minority discount -- along with marketability and goodwill discounts and offsets for damages -- to the value of…
  • May 16

    A Potpourri of Partnership Breakup

    A Potpourri of Partnership Breakup
    The partnership form of business association largely has faded from the scene as a vehicle for commercial enterprises, in favor of LLCs and S corporations, but there remains a trickle of litigated cases involving partnership breakups, three…
  • May 9

    The Prohibition Against Using Company Funds for Legal Fees in Dissolution Proceeding

    The Prohibition Against Using Company Funds for Legal Fees in Dissolution Proceeding
    A recent decision by Justice Stephen A. Bucaria in a common-law dissolution case prompts a look at the rules governing use of company funds to pay legal fees in dissolution cases. Learn more in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 575

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • May 23

    Le Top des 5 Villes Balnéaires en Floride

    Le Top des 5 Villes Balnéaires en Floride
    L’une des nombreuses plages voisines de Jacksonville est officiellement sur la liste Top des 5 Villes Balnéaires en Floride. Atlantic Beach est située dans le nord de la Floride à l’est de Jacksonville.…
  • May 18

    Ne Faites Pas de Fraude à l’Immigration

    Ne Faites Pas de Fraude à l’Immigration
    Donc, vous voulez déménager aux États-Unis. Quelqu’un vous a dit que la meilleure et la plus rapide des solutions pour devenir un Citoyen Américain est d’épouser un/e Américain/e. Quand on…
  • May 16

    Glossaire des Termes de Contrat : Erreur

    Glossaire des Termes de Contrat : Erreur
    Ceci est une série d’articles sur les termes de contrat pour vous aider à comprendre mieux votre entreprise. Pour voir les articles précédents dans la série, cliquez sur ces liens: Article 1, Article…
Rank this Week: 529

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Fee Fi Fo Feoffmente

    Fee Fi Fo Feoffmente
    Bankruptcy law is an area I'm unfamiliar and I wanted to understand a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, so I attempted to do some research, here it is.On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz.…
  • May 20

    Five Funky Washington Law

    Five Funky Washington Law
    Image credit: Emily, Law Library InternI love finding obscure facts online. This week I stumbled across an interesting law and wondered what other weird laws Washington has. I hope you enjoy these five funky Washington laws!Image…
  • May 12

    Ten Tips for Law Students to Get the Most Out of Their Summer Legal Job

    Ten Tips for Law Students to Get the Most Out of Their Summer Legal Job
    That is the title of a post on Justia's Verdict site.Written by Vikram David Amar and Greg Miarecki (University of Illinois College of Law), these tips are specific and practical.If you don't have time to read the post, browse this short…
Rank this Week: 479

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.michaelsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute
    In general, I think it's a good thing that Indiana has joined the dozen or more other states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) with series limited liability companies. The post Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute appeared first on Indiana…
  • Mar 2

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII
    [The last in a seve-part series. The other articles in the series are here:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.] With the bankruptcy courts’ inconsistent treatment of a debtor’s LLC membership…
  • Mar 1

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankruptcy, Part VI

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankruptcy, Part VI
    [The other articles in this seven-part series are here:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII.] In the last installment of this series, we discussed a few of the bankruptcy cases in which the court, faced with a…
Rank this Week: 543

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Wife Claims Husband Causes Her Undue Stre

    Wife Claims Husband Causes Her Undue Stre
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this family case, the parties were married in August 1973. The wife is presently 52 years of age and the husband is presently 56 years of age. On the date of their marriage, plaintiff was 22 years of age and a…
  • May 20

    Petitioner Files For Custody of Infant

    Petitioner Files For Custody of Infant
    A New York Divorce Lawyer said the petitioner Spouses filed a custody petition for a baby on April 26, 2004. Named as respondents are the unidentified birth parents, and the Children’s Services. The latter has had temporary custody of…
  • May 19

    Mother Seeks Temporary Child Custody

    Mother Seeks Temporary Child Custody
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, recitation, as required by CPLR 2219(a), of the papers considered in the review of the cross motion of the Attorney for the Children seeking, inter alia an order granting the mother temporary child custody…
Rank this Week: 487

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
    From a Comment Board I am a member of: Do I have the right for a jury trail for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia? Also, what legal process can I do when some one comments perjury to get me arrested? Great questions! VA has a two step…
  • May 18

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence
    When considering a summary judgment, the standard for review at the appeals level is "de novo" -- this is well established. However, what, if any, restrictions exist as to what evidence may be presented outside of what was originally show to…
  • May 18

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)
    In the immigration community, you commonly hear about Notario's scamming innocent immigrants in the US. Often, the Notario is a not trained in law at all, and for a large sum of money, files the wrong papers and causes no end of trouble for…
Rank this Week: 495

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • May 20

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School [This piece originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.] With more tigers in American backyards, basements and bathrooms than the wild, it’s…
  • May 11

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released
    Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund African elephants are running out of time. Homo sapiens, a species that by most accounts is overpopulating the planet, is brutally killing elephants at the rate of 96 per…
  • May 5

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet
    Kathleen Stachowski  Other Nations A bullet stopped Scarface. The famously recognizable grizzly bear with a fan base in Yellowstone was a 25-year-old elder in declining health. Given that fewer than five percent of…
Rank this Week: 406

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 530

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 20

    No Causation Found For Plaintiff Injured by Dorm Fire Alarm

    No Causation Found For Plaintiff Injured by Dorm Fire Alarm
    In Crutchfield v. State, No. M2015-01199-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 18, 2016), plaintiff sued the State for alleged negligence regarding a fire alarm in her college dorm room at Tennessee Technological University (TTU), a state…
  • May 18

    Refusal to Strike HCLA Expert Affirmed

    Refusal to Strike HCLA Expert Affirmed
    In Bogle v. Nighthawk Radiology Services, LLC, No. M2014-01933-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 6, 2016), the dispositive issue was whether the trial court should have stricken defendant’s expert testimony in a health care liability case…
  • May 11

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Legal Malpractice Case

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Legal Malpractice Case
    In Roberts v. Ray, No. E2015-01522-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 13, 2016), the Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment on a legal malpractice claim, finding that there were genuine issues of material fact in the case. Plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 550

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • May 20

    Helping Human Trafficking Victim

    Helping Human Trafficking Victim
    Human trafficking is a crime that unfortunately happens around the globe, and not just in the U.S.  Not only are women often exploited, men and children often become victims as well.  Age isn’t a factor, as unscrupulous people…
  • May 14

    Female Sex Offender

    Female Sex Offender
    Most people who think of sex offenders automatically believe a male is the perpetrator. The fact is, the incidence of sexual violence or assault involving women who are the offenders is growing. While the tendency to commit sexual crimes can…
  • May 6

    Evidence Gathering Mistakes in Sex Crime

    Evidence Gathering Mistakes in Sex Crime
    From gathering evidence illegally to not gathering evidence which could potentially support a client’s innocence when accused of a sex crime, there are many mistakes made in the obtaining/handling of evidence.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 437

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 553

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Legal Research Fall 2016: Sections Open for Enrollment

    Legal Research Fall 2016: Sections Open for Enrollment
    Hello students!  Those of you who are still adjusting your Fall 2016 schedule of classes, consider enrolling in a legal research course.  There is still space in both Environmental Legal Research and Tax Law Research.  You'll…
  • May 16

    HathiTrust May Aid Your Federal Legislative History Research

    HathiTrust May Aid Your Federal Legislative History Research
    While doing federal legislative research, users often run into documents published on the United States Congressional Serial Set. The Serial Set, often considered a “must” for people collecting legislative history documents, began…
  • May 14

    Cast your vote in the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Cast your vote in the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    The ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law have announced the finalists for the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.  The prize is awarded annually for the book in the legal fiction genre published during the…
Rank this Week: 410

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 20

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute
    The Ninth Circuit has reinstated an arbitration decision that had been vacated by the U.S. District Court. In SW Reg. Council of Carpenters v. Drywall Dynamics, Inc. (9th Cir. 14-55250 5/19/16), the arbitrator ruled that an employer was bound…
  • May 17

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp
    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeal's decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1200 (SC S232607/E061645, review granted, 5/11/16), concerning overtime calculations and the…
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
Rank this Week: 407

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention
    THE TERRY STOP – “STOP AND FRISK” DETENTION You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV shows: The police approach a person on the street or tell them to get out of a vehicle after a traffic stop and command the person to…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA
    YOUR RIGHTS WHEN THE POLICE STOP AND QUESTION YOU If a police officer stops you in a public place and begins asking you questions, what rights do you have? (Note that this post does not apply to a DUI stop. For information on your rights if…
  • Apr 27

    California Prison Population

    California Prison Population
    WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE LOCKED UP IN THE UNITED STATES? In last week’s post, I discussed the high prison population in the United States relative to other countries. According to all available statistics, the U.S. leads the world in the…
Rank this Week: 470

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 20

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes USPTO, The Slants, Redskins, and trademarking offensive names, revenge porn creep Kevin Bollaert's appeal, Redigi, digital files and the First Sale doctrine, the 'Defend Trade Secrets…
  • May 13

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Alexander Davie, Erik J. Heels Title III Equity Crowdfunding, Avengers' law and policy, Twitter's trademark policy, Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP), data driven startups, why you…
  • May 6

    TWiL 344: TlhIngan Konami Ngoq DMCA

    TWiL 344: TlhIngan Konami Ngoq DMCA
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Marc J. Randazza Paramount v. Axanar and a legal brief written in Klingon, Political Campaigns and music licensing, Lenz v. Universal and discouraging abuse of the DMCA takedown…
Rank this Week: 453

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • May 19

    The Importance of the Youth Vote

    The Importance of the Youth Vote
    Presidential elections are all about capturing the vote. Candidates work to target concerns of every identifiable group—the Hispanics, the Veterans, the Blacks, the Evangelicals, the Working Class, the Unions, and so on. However, one…
  • Jul 31

    “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers” – An Article by Thane Rosenbaum

    “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers” – An Article by Thane Rosenbaum
    Check out this article written by our very own Forum director, Thane Rosenbaum, entitled, “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers”. Read on as Thane discusses American cinema and the reasons behind the portrayals of the justice system in…
  • Jul 23

    The Forum Remembers Great American Novelist E.L. Doctorow

    The Forum Remembers Great American Novelist E.L. Doctorow
    The Forum is deeply saddened to hear of E.L. Doctorow’s passing just a few days ago. Considered a great novelist in American culture, Doctorow lived a long life full of prestige in the world of literature. His best-selling novels…
Rank this Week: 481

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/
  • May 19

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting
    Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary , will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad…
  • May 19

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA
    Judge Payne recently granted a motion to transfer a patent case originally brought against eleven defendants (four appear to have been dismissed) including Google from Marshall to the Northern District of California. The motion was by Google,…
  • May 19

    Unsealing

    Unsealing
    I recently posted on a local case where the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had been granted leave to intervene in a pending case to challenge the filing of certain document under seal. Yesterday Judge Caroline Craven granted EFF's…
Rank this Week: 441

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • May 18

    S2P2J Release 59

    S2P2J Release 59
    Despite historically low interest rates and negative PR (most recently this Washington Post Editorial) resulting from the unconscionable business practices of some secondary market companies, the primary structured settlement market continues…
  • Apr 16

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference
    Len Blonder is a structured settlement pioneer now beginning an unprecedented third term as President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA). It may seem counterintuitive, therefore, or perhaps wishful thinking, but…
  • Apr 4

    Patrick Williams Interview

    Patrick Williams Interview
    As the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) prepares for its 2016 Annual Meeting this week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the primary structured settlement market faces many challenges - perhaps none greater than…
Rank this Week: 486

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law issues, cases and news with a focus on Tennessee. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseelawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Department of Justice Launches Targeted Elder Justice Task Force

    Department of Justice Launches Targeted Elder Justice Task Force
    To help combat the epidemic of elder abuse, on March 30th of 2016, the Department of Justice  made an announcement about the formal launch of 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces designed to identify nursing homes and other long-term…
  • May 9

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial
    Gloria Ristesund used Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products on her genitals for years and she was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result. She had to have a hysterectomy and several other surgeries because of the cancer.…
  • Apr 15

    Jury Gives $8.2 Million Verdict for Former Painter for Benzene Exposure

    Jury Gives $8.2 Million Verdict for Former Painter for Benzene Exposure
    Virgil Hood handled paints and paint thinners manufactured by E.I. DuPont de Nemours daily while working as a painter between 1973 and 1996 for Timpte Trailers, a manufacturer of semi-trailers. He also worked for Continental Airlines. Hood…
Rank this Week: 449

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 591

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 528

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 478

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/
  • May 18

    Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union

    Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of a new modern manuscript collection for research — the Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union.   The Cambridge Tenant’s Union (CTU) Records…
  • May 9

    Book Series Spotlight: German Law Accessible

    Book Series Spotlight: German Law Accessible
    The law library’s collection includes many English-language materials on German law. One especially helpful resource is the German Law Accessible series of books, published by the German legal publisher C.H. Beck. Many of the titles in…
  • May 3

    New exhibit: What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law

    New exhibit: What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that the new exhibit, What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. Though law and fashion may not…
Rank this Week: 397

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 464

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

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

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • May 17

    Heffernan v. City of Paterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Heffernan v. City of Paterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 26, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Heffernan v. City of Paterson. Jeffrey Heffernan was a police officer for the City of Paterson, New Jersey. A fellow police officer observed Heffernan picking up a campaign sign for the…
  • May 16

    Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing and several consolidated companion cases. The Court considered whether Maryland encroached on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC)…
  • May 16

    Bank Markazi v. Peterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Bank Markazi v. Peterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Bank Markazi v. Peterson. The Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 makes a designated set of assets available to satisfy the judgments gained in separate actions by victims…
Rank this Week: 579

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 17

    17 Seconds #24

    17 Seconds #24
    Transparent patent and trademark fees. Clocktower Law believes in transparent patent and trademark fees. While we are very good at controlling what we charge for our services, third-party costs (including USPTO fees) vary, sometimes wildly.…
  • Apr 27

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck
    The odd case of @YarnAttic vs. @TheYarnAttic. [Editor’s note: Clocktower Law represents The Yarn Attic LLC of NJ (TheYarnAttic.com) in intellectual property matters and has its client’s permission to publish this article.]…
  • Apr 26

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)
    (As Drafted by GiantPeople LLC on April 26, 2016) 1. Purpose. This Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UUDRP”) was created to provide Service Providers whose services include user-created…
Rank this Week: 531

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • May 17

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON
    The Virginia Attorney General can issue opinions concerning statutory interpretation if requested to do so by an array of government officials from the Governor to a member of the Senate or House of Delegates to a local sheriff. These…
  • May 9

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week
    On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of Community Associations Institute will hold its enhanced Annual Legal and Legislative Update & Expo at Point Plaza Hotel located at 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News,…
  • Mar 22

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing
    HUD PROPOSES RULE TO CLARIFY PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF HARASSMENT IN HOUSING Rule would formalize standards for bringing harassment claims under the Fair Housing Act WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced…
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Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 504

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • May 17

    Promoting Pedestrian Safety in Illinoi

    Promoting Pedestrian Safety in Illinoi
    If you live in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs, pedestrian safety is likely a bigger issue than you realize. The overall proportion of pedestrian collisions may be small compared to vehicular crashes but the damage that results is often…
  • May 3

    Why are Bicycle Accidents So Common in Chicago?

    Why are Bicycle Accidents So Common in Chicago?
    In 2014, the Governors Highway Safety Administration concluded that Illinois had the fifth highest rate of bicycle fatalities between 2010 and 2012. During that three year period, Illinois recorded 80 deaths in bicycle accidents across…
  • Apr 29

    283,000 Ford Vehicles Recalled for Transmission, Suspension Problem

    283,000 Ford Vehicles Recalled for Transmission, Suspension Problem
    These days, it may seem like a new automobile recall is being announced every week, and with good reason: over the last few years, more recalls have been issued than at any time in the past. Many motorists have found that the cars they own…
Rank this Week: 519

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • May 16

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial
    In Richard Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS AG, Case No. 3:09-cv-00268,  Richard Trusz, a high-ranking executive for UBS, complained that the company followed improper procedures in its real estate valuation. These problems, Trusz claimed,…
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement
    On January 12, 2016, a nursing home company and two subsidiaries agreed to pay $125 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they caused skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to the government.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case
    By R. Scott Oswald Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C. If a government supplier quietly ignores vital rules but still bills taxpayers as if it had complied, can it be held liable under the federal False Claims Act — even…
Rank this Week: 444

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • May 16

    Will Bartenders Need to Help Prevent Drunk Driving?

    Will Bartenders Need to Help Prevent Drunk Driving?
    In California, there are many laws in place to help prevent and punish drunk driving. Despite the efforts of lawmakers and police officers, drunk drivers get on the roads and cause accidents, property damage, injuries and deaths. What else…
  • May 6

    Bill Could Raise Vaping and Smoking Age to 21 in California

    Bill Could Raise Vaping and Smoking Age to 21 in California
    If a proposed set of bills is signed into law in California, it could drastically affect how many people are allowed to smoke tobacco and use vaping devices. The proposed laws are meant to address the amount of teen smoking in the state by…
  • May 4

    Party Foul: Can a Judge Order You to Stop Partying?

    Party Foul: Can a Judge Order You to Stop Partying?
    Nyjah Huston is just 21 years old and already is at the top of his profession. Huston is one of the world’s top professional skaters. Armed with an income from competitions and a slew of corporate sponsors like Nike, Huston bought a…
Rank this Week: 580

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Alimony, Short For “All The Money”

    Alimony, Short For “All The Money”
    Zink v. Zink, 2016 VT 46By Amy E. DavisWho doesn’t love a good discussion of alimony, or, as we in Vermont call it, “spousal maintenance”? Spousal maintenance is money you pay your ex-spouse so she (or he) can continue on in…
  • May 8

    Coerced or Compliant?

    Coerced or Compliant?
    State v. Reynolds, 2016 VT 43By Andrew DelaneyThis is an interlocutory appeal. An interlocutory appeal happens when there’s a trial court ruling that will have a big impact on a case and it’s a big enough question for the SCOV to…
  • May 1

    Park Permitting Pushback

    Park Permitting Pushback
    In re Waterfront Park, 2016 VT 39By Andrew DelaneyBurlington sought to amend its Act 250 permit for the Waterfront Park on Lake Champlain. Neighbor challenged Burlington’s right to do so. The Environmental Division granted summary…
Rank this Week: 475

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 603

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 563

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 590

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • May 13

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom
    Virtual reality is one of the most intriguing and highly anticipated technological advancements on the horizon. With companies like Facebook spending billions of dollars to invest in such tech, could there be applications for VR within the…
  • May 6

    The Panama Paper

    The Panama Paper
    An offshore investment scandal known as the Panama Papers has taken the world by storm. The controversy centers around the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and its connections to high-ranking political figures, their relatives,…
  • Apr 25

    North Carolina's HB2 Controversy, Transgender Legislation, and Litigation

    North Carolina's HB2 Controversy, Transgender Legislation, and Litigation
    North Carolina’s House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Law”, has taken center stage and has created a great debate. On March 23, 2016, Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known…
Rank this Week: 457

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • May 13

    Retirement Outmoded Concept

    Retirement Outmoded Concept
    Have you ever wondered where the concept of retirement originated? A German/Prussian statesman, Otto von Bismark, engineered the concept of retirement in the 1870s not as some altruistic effort to assist his aging countrymen, but rather to…
  • May 13

    Retirement Outmoded Concept

    Retirement Outmoded Concept
    Have you ever wondered where the concept of retirement originated? A German/Prussian statesman, Otto von Bismark, engineered the concept of retirement in the 1870s not as some altruistic effort to assist his aging countrymen, but rather to…
  • May 6

    What You Read on the Internet

    What You Read on the Internet
    I imagine that physicians become frustrated with patients who demand certain medications believing that it’s necessary after watching a television advertisement. You can’t turn on a news program without being bombarded with drug…
Rank this Week: 435

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • May 13

    Limousine Service Sued for Crash Injury

    Limousine Service Sued for Crash Injury
    Prom and graduation season is upon us, which means many high school students will be donning tuxedos and gowns and heading out for a final bash.  Parents concerned about the possibility of drunk driving may splurge on a limousine service…
  • May 10

    Nielsen v. Bell – Child Negligence in Injury Lawsuit

    Nielsen v. Bell – Child Negligence in Injury Lawsuit
    Although children are typically the victims in injury lawsuits, they can sometimes be the ones who cause injuries.  The question of whether parents may be held liable will depend on a number of factors, including: The age of the child;…
  • May 8

    Report: Florida Fatal Van Crash Driver Impaired by Antihistamine

    Report: Florida Fatal Van Crash Driver Impaired by Antihistamine
    Little more than a year ago, the driver of a van full of churchgoers ran a stop sign and crashed in a shallow body of water off a Florida highway in Glades County, killing eight of the 18 passengers inside. Now, authorities say the…
Rank this Week: 490

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
  • May 12

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee
    Until recently, trade secrets were solely a matter of state law.  However, on May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the DTSA, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Because of the DTSA, trade secret misappropriation suits with an…
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
Rank this Week: 589

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Suing On a Time Barred Debt Violates the FDCPA

    Suing On a Time Barred Debt Violates the FDCPA
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have been sued by a debt collector on a very old debt.  In fact, the debt is so old; the lawsuit is barred by the statue of limitations.  You may be asking yourself,... The post Suing On a Time…
  • Apr 27

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: Were you surprised to learn that your bank account has been frozen or your wages have been garnisheed?  If your answer is yes, a debt collector likely has a default judgment against you from... The post…
  • Apr 18

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM Anyone who has been sued for an old debt will tell you that the process can be terribly confusing.  The court papers used by the debt collectors are filled with legal jargon that makes... The post What is…
Rank this Week: 488

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • May 10

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction
    A one-time law student was convicted of conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in association with the role he played in a drug ring that used the Internet to order synthetic chemicals from China and…
  • Apr 18

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud
    Many people are arrested by police when suspicions are raised in cases when they’re pulled over for simple traffic stops. This also frequently happens when law enforcement is given access to people’s homes for indeterminate…
  • Mar 21

    South Floridian Residents Charged in Phishing Scam

    South Floridian Residents Charged in Phishing Scam
    Recently on my Website, I’ve been focusing on the topic of identity theft since tax season is fast approaching and the rise in these types of cases increases dramatically this time of year. Most people submit their tax information to…
Rank this Week: 522

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers boat accidents, motorcycle accident, and nursing home abuse in Arkansas. By Pfeifer Law Firm.

http://www.arkansasinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    Would you know what to do if your vehicle was submerged in water and sinking?

    Would you know what to do if your vehicle was submerged in water and sinking?
    This is a post I hope you will never have to put into action.  Would you know what to do if you found yourself inside of a vehicle surrounded with water and your vehicle was sinking?   I recently saw a video of a car that had…
  • Apr 28

    Thirty fatalities are caused each day in the US….that are 100% avoidable.

    Thirty fatalities are caused each day in the US….that are 100% avoidable.
    These fatalities happen because a driver chooses to drive while intoxicated.   A senseless, avoidable act. Research tells us that an average person will metabolize one 12-ounce beer and one 5-ounce glass of wine  in one…
  • Mar 10

    Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are the most dangerous breeds of dogs according to studie

    Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are the most dangerous breeds of dogs according to studie
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  approximately 4.5 million dog bite cases are reported each year.   DogsBite.Org reported in the past 11 years, 360 people in the United States were killed by dog…
Rank this Week: 508

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    10 Money Mistakes People Make in Divorce

    10 Money Mistakes People Make in Divorce
    This post was inspired by an ESPN piece about how rookies mess up their finances.   Now people are rarely buying tigers and Bentleys while they are contemplating divorce but they do make a lot of financial mistakes.    Here are…
  • Jan 21

    Child Support - Due and Owing

    Child Support - Due and Owing
    Watching the stock market tank, and hearing oil is going bust I am having flashbacks to 2008.  Now I am not too worried about my law practice, because I normally serve low income people.   They can't afford the big firms in the best…
  • Dec 17

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Do You Hear What I Hear?
    Yeah I am in a holiday mood, and I love that song (although why the King says lets bring the baby shivering in the cold silver and gold, a nice warm blanket would be better).   But this has nothing to do with it.   This is about the…
Rank this Week: 499