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Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Apr 18

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing
    On April 10, 2014, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued a joint policy statement on the antitrust implications of sharing cybersecurity information to help facilitate the flow of cyberintelligence throughout the…
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
Rank this Week: 708

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 3

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 3
    Our Relationships Series previously has covered the unique estate planning challenges faced by blended families and by same-sex and other unmarried couples.  Today we will address another group that is in dire need of proper planning:…
  • Apr 4

    THE LATEST DO-IT-YOURSELF NIGHTMARE

    THE LATEST DO-IT-YOURSELF NIGHTMARE
    We are constantly warning clients and friends alike of the dangers of do-it-yourself estate planning.  The odds are just too high that a fill-in-the-blanks estate plan will fail.  We hate to say we told you so, but here it is…
  • Mar 24

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 2

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 2
    Scenario No.1 – Single Mom with Kids Marries Single Dad with Kids   Although this type of “stepfamily” is becoming more and more common, it comes with significant hurdles to overcome.  If you are part of a blended…
Rank this Week: 594

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    My Life

    My Life
    My name is Jessie. I live in Tennessee. When I was nineteen years old I was a little wild not having any knowledge of the consequences I’d face. At the age of nineteen I was charged with a schedule two [...]The post My Life appeared…
  • Apr 13

    Florida no land of opportunity

    Florida no land of opportunity
    I am currently a 40 year old African American female. Single and no children. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and psychology. I came to Florida in the early 80′s. I first got in trouble by hanging with the [...]The post Florida no…
  • Apr 11

    Just want my life back

    Just want my life back
    I was charge will a crime of violation of civil right. Which result in a non-conviction and dismissal after completing probation. This have been a nine year process, I have been a active in my church, and other church talk [...]The post Just…
Rank this Week: 584

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
Rank this Week: 575

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Pyramid Scheme Targeting Immigrants Charged by SEC

    Pyramid Scheme Targeting Immigrants Charged by SEC
    The SEC has filed charges against the Massachusetts-based operators of a large pyramid scheme that mainly targeted Dominican and Brazilian immigrants in the U.S. The charges were filed under seal, in connection with the Commission's request…
  • Apr 18

    Former BP Employee Charged with Insider Trading During Oil spill

    Former BP Employee Charged with Insider Trading During Oil spill
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former 20-year employee of BP p.l.c. and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the…
  • Apr 18

    Undisclosed Kickbacks Lead to SEC Charges for Investment Advisor

    Undisclosed Kickbacks Lead to SEC Charges for Investment Advisor
    The SEC's Enforcement Division alleges that Total Wealth Management and its owner and CEO Jacob Cooper entered into undisclosed revenue sharing agreements through which they paid themselves kickbacks or so-called "revenue sharing fees." They…
Rank this Week: 453

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Apr 18

    California Bus Crash Report

    California Bus Crash Report
    FedEx Truck Causes Deadly Bus Accident  A fatal automobile accident in Northern California left 10 people dead, including five high school students, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.  The crash occurred when a FedEx…
  • Apr 11

    When our children head onto a high school…

    When our children head onto a high school sports field or court, we don’t anticipate that they will sustain a catastrophic injury.  However, many high school athletes suffer from traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord…
  • Apr 3

    Medical Malpractice Initiative Will Appear on November Ballot

    Medical Malpractice Initiative Will Appear on November Ballot
    Over the past year, consumer advocates across the state of California have been thinking about the current cap on medical malpractice damages and the possibility for raising that cap.  According to an article in Reuters, just last…
Rank this Week: 519

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 18

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?
    Striking the balance between protecting an emerging technology that promises to save millions of lives, and compensating victims when driverless cars crash Worldwide, approximately 1.2 million people die every year in car and truck accidents,…
  • Apr 17

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?
    Michigan senators want to reduce points on driving records for speeders who endanger workers and other drivers with (SB 895-898). Why? Yesterday, I wrote about a recent, dangerous package of Senate bills (SB 895-898) that would allow drivers…
  • Apr 16

    New bills would let drivers speed in work zone

    New bills would let drivers speed in work zone
    Picture in your mind a construction worker near the bright orange cones.  Imagine him working in the hot sun, fixing roads this summer. Now imagine drivers whizzing by him at speeds  of up to 70 miles per hour. This will ……
Rank this Week: 858

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    When Medical Malpractice Occurs, Should Claims Always Be Made?

    When Medical Malpractice Occurs, Should Claims Always Be Made?
    Medical and hospital malpractice occurs more than we like to think. I get calls about it almost every week. Statistics prove that many thousands of people die every year due to medical carelessness. When malpractice occurs, what analysis…
  • Apr 18

    Panama City Injury Attorney on Civil Claims for Intentional Injury

    Panama City Injury Attorney on Civil Claims for Intentional Injury
    Most of the clients we serve in our Panama City personal injury law office were hurt in a car crash or other form of accident. These claims are typically based on negligence principles, meaning the defendant did not use a proper degree of…
  • Apr 16

    Providing Justice for Panama City's Motorcycle Community

    Providing Justice for Panama City's Motorcycle Community
    Whether they come for Thunder Beach, visit at another time of the year, or are year-round residents of Northwest Florida, motorcycle riders are an important part of our community. We have met and worked with countless riders over the years…
Rank this Week: 631

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Photos and Videos of Singing Telegram Performer Don't Infringe Copyright

    Photos and Videos of Singing Telegram Performer Don't Infringe Copyright
    Catherine Conrad is an entertainer who performs wearing a giant banana costume.  She was hired to perform a singing telegram at a credit union trade association event.  Conrad authorized audience members to take photos or videos for…
  • Apr 11

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed
    Louis Psihoyos is a professional photographer.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a textbook publisher.  Wiley discovered that it published some of Psihoyos’ photos in its textbooks without a license from…
  • Apr 4

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that eBay’s User Agreement contains both informal descriptions of how eBay’s system works and legally enforceable promises.  Marshall Block, an eBay seller, filed a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 466

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Apr 18

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea
    Do you have Shiny Shiny Syndrome?  I do.  Here’s a post from January 2012 about a technique I still use: Many of the attorneys I work with suffer from the same thing I do: Shiny Shiny Syndrome.  You suffer from S3…
  • Apr 17

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech
    Here’s a tech-related tip from this post: How many times has a quick technology fix turned into a day of un-billable time?  Trust me on this one, no matter how much (or little) work you have, your time is better spent building your…
  • Apr 16

    Best of NBH: Counting Card

    Best of NBH: Counting Card
    I’ve always thought the idea from this post was a powerful way to understand the gift of time and what you can accomplish in a year: Resolve to Count Cards, using this this incredibly powerful exercise I first ran across in…
Rank this Week: 638

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 804

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 749

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

Covers motor vehicle accidents, injury law and workers' compensation. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Apr 18

    Riding With Impaired Drivers May Lead to Riskier Teen Driving

    Riding With Impaired Drivers May Lead to Riskier Teen Driving
    An important study conducted by the Health Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, has found that teens who have been in cars with impaired drivers may be more likely themselves to get behind the wheel…
  • Apr 15

    $1.65 Million Settlement for Mother Left Permanently Disabled After A Fall

    $1.65 Million Settlement for Mother Left Permanently Disabled After A Fall
    Stark & Stark is pleased to announce that Shareholder Denise Mariani, member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury group, recently negotiated a $1.65 million settlement on behalf of a mother who was left permanently disabled…
  • Apr 15

    Pledge to Share the Road Motorcycle Safety

    Pledge to Share the Road Motorcycle Safety
    A new program titled Pledge to Share the Road is underway through the Motorcycle Safety Coalition. Our attorneys at Stark & Stark support this program and its goal to increase driver awareness of motorcycles and to encourage safe driving…
Rank this Week: 734

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Apr 18

    Attorney Reports Charging Lien Assigns Tax Liability to Creditor

    Attorney Reports Charging Lien Assigns Tax Liability to Creditor
    Many people believe that one of the principal benefits of LLCs or partnerships is that a creditor’s charging lien makes the creditor liable for the debtor’s share of income tax associated with his LLC or partnership interest…
  • Apr 14

    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Creditors’ Contempt Remedy

    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Creditors’ Contempt Remedy
    Assuming a Florida debtor owns personal personal property (example, cash, stocks, LLC interests) in a jurisdiction outside of Florida, can a Florida judge compel a judgment debtor to bring the assets in to Florida to pay a Florida judgment…
  • Apr 9

    How Long Does Judgment Attach To Real Property?

    How Long Does Judgment Attach To Real Property?
    A client suffered a judgment twelve years ago, and the creditor recorded the judgment in the county where the debtor resides. The debtor has moved to a new home in 2013, and he rented the old home. He may move …The post How Long Does…
Rank this Week: 833

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 576

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 780

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17
    Conviction under DMCA for selling mod chips US v. SILVIUS, Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 2014 http://t.co/qw8bs0GNAv -> Right to publish by electronic means includes ebooks HARPERCOLLINS v. OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED SD New York 2014…
  • Apr 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16
    Premier League drops copyright infringement case against YouTube http://t.co/ZXQqZOGLz1 -> All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google http://t.co/hG71XrEZmI -> Do Patents Truly Promote Innovation?…
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15
    What is use of a trade mark in the internet context? McMillan LLP v http://t.co/Qg3hLmt1TO, Inc, 2014 TMOB 51 http://t.co/1sks1olqKI -> 1 in 5 U.S. internet users have had sensitive data stolen http://t.co/2750asDQaF -> Illegal download…
Rank this Week: 830

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Georgia car accident and medical malpractice news. By Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Worker Falls to Death from Scaffold

    Worker Falls to Death from Scaffold
    Our Atlanta workplace accident lawyers have been following the story of Smiley Plaster Co, which has been cited by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for unsafe working conditions. Smiley Plaster…
  • Apr 10

    Poor Psychiatric Care Blamed for Killing

    Poor Psychiatric Care Blamed for Killing
    Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers read about a sad case of an elderly couple failed by the psychiatric care system at a Georgia hospital. The tragic, and possibly avoidable, case involves Alex Blatt, a 70 year old who killed his wife of…
  • Apr 1

    Settlement for Electrocution Wrongful Death

    Settlement for Electrocution Wrongful Death
    Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers read about the tragic case of Adriana Rhine who was electrocuted to death at a fountain on a Georgia college. Adriana was 19 years old and with her three year old son, Zi'Quan, on campus. The tragic…
Rank this Week: 836

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
  • Apr 17

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic
    The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment;…
  • Apr 17

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage
    Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from customers. This system allows a utility network to scan…
Rank this Week: 884

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Apr 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 18
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Quantity does not equal quality: Expanding ‘disclosure events’ on BrokerCheck a bad idea: Brokerage industry is only one in which professionals as…
  • Apr 17

    Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act

    Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act
    Tom Fox is prolific writer on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He publishes the excellent FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. One of the downsides to a blog is that it’s a running commentary and not a narrative guide. Blogs are great for…
  • Apr 16

    The SEC Expresses Its Displeasure on Fund Fee

    The SEC Expresses Its Displeasure on Fund Fee
    A few days ago, Bloomberg published a story that the Securities and Exchange Commission has examined about 400 private equity firms and found that more than half charged “unjustified fees and expenses without notifying investors”.…
Rank this Week: 707

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation
    Remember when a district court rejected the EEOC's use of "race raters" in a disparate impact claim against Kaplan? And discovery revealed that the EEOC itself used the same background checks that it based its lawsuit on? Here's a…
  • Apr 17

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?
    What in the world does an employer have to do to find itself in a position where signing a $2 million settlement is its best option!? Well, according to this EEOC press release: The EEOC charged a former lot manager, James Gallegos, under the…
  • Apr 16

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue
    A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up…
Rank this Week: 763

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage

    Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com No one should ever endure the kind of economic humiliation that comes with working a full-time job and making a less-than-living wage.There is dignity in all…
  • Apr 17

    Georgia senate approves medical marijuana bill

    Georgia senate approves medical marijuana bill
    [JURIST] The Georgia State Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a bill [text, PDF] legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill carves our narrow acceptable uses and is careful to make clear it is not meant to be…
  • Apr 17

    Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?

    Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?
    Wages determine rates of workers' compensation. The lowest wage earners go unnoticed in the struggle to increase benefits. Today's post is shared from njspotlight.com . Advocates decry current $2.13 per hour as unfair, while restaurant…
Rank this Week: 826

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal
    For the first time in years, the USPTO has published a precedential ruling of the Director: In re P.T. Polymindo Permata, 109 USPQ2d 1256, 1257-58 (Dir. USPTO 2013), in which the Director, exercising supervisory authority under Trademark Rule…
  • Apr 17

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?
    N2Wines applied to register the mark N2WINES for "wine sold in kegs," but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(e)(1). The examining attorney deemed the mark merely descriptive of the goods, maintaining that "N2" is the symbol for…
  • Apr 16

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief
    In TTAB proceedings, the defendant sometimes gets confused as to when to file its brief at final hearing. Rule 2.128 says that the defendant's brief is due to be filed "not later than thirty days after the due date of the first brief." The…
Rank this Week: 701

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Apr 18

    Students will want to read up on Constitution for 2016 SAT test

    Students will want to read up on Constitution for 2016 SAT test
    Important changes are on the way for students taking a new form of the SAT test, including sections that will require them to interpret the meaning of passages from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and…
  • Apr 18

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
  • Apr 17

    Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution

    Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution
    Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would…
Rank this Week: 807

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 816

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 18

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice
    The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our "New Math, New Money" download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner asked a…
  • Apr 16

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
Rank this Week: 695

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 18

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?
    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review? As I noted when the U.S. Court of Appeals decision came out earlier this week in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, one of...
  • Apr 17

    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition

    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition
    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition Broc recently noted the ongoing dialogue about revisiting Rule 14a-8, including SEC Commissioner Gallagher's recent speech, Ed Knight's WSJ op-ed and Ann Yerger's WSJ op-ed…
  • Apr 16

    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking?

    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking?
    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking? As I noted in yesterday's blog, the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the appeal of National Association of Manufacturers, et…
Rank this Week: 474

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    Wyner: Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information

    Wyner: Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information
    Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Aberdeen has posted slides of his presentation entitled Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information, given 11 March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. Topics covered in the presentation include:…
  • Apr 17

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen
    A Ph.D. student research position regarding a Computational Law project at the University of Aberdeen has been posted. The supervisor for the position is Dr. Adam Wyner. Here are excerpts from the announcement: Computational Law Institution:…
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information System

    Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information System
    A call for papers has been posted for JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 10-12 December 2014, at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. There are many submission deadlines, the…
Rank this Week: 772

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 18

    Is a Federal Data Breach Notification Law on the Horizon?

    Is a Federal Data Breach Notification Law on the Horizon?
    Nearly all 50 states have data breach notification laws in place. Generally, these laws dictate how private and government entities must notify individuals of data breaches involving personally identifiable information, commonly referred to…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Challenges Restrictive Separation Agreement

    EEOC Challenges Restrictive Separation Agreement
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy, Inc. alleging that the pharmacy chain’s standard separation agreement is “overly broad.” Specifically, the EEOC claims that…
  • Apr 16

    Cybersecurity – Is It Time to Make Your Vendors Account?

    Cybersecurity – Is It Time to Make Your Vendors Account?
    With cybersecurity being at the forefront of clients’ and customers’ minds, businesses should take reasonable precautions to protect digital data that they create, collect, process, and/or maintain. And, according to The New York…
Rank this Week: 797

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 494

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Apr 18

    Die Schwächen der Strafverfolgung im Sexualstrafrecht

    Die Schwächen der Strafverfolgung im Sexualstrafrecht
    Es war ein Satz in einem Artikel von Roland Preuß auf Sueddeutsche.de, der gestern nicht nur in den sozialen Netzwerken die Gemüter erhitzte: „Man kann nicht ernsthaft unterstellen, dass Frauen eine Vergewaltigung…
  • Apr 15

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert
    Wie geht eine Staatsanwaltschaft mit einer Strafanzeige wegen Kindesmisshandlung (juristisch: Misshandlung von Schutzbefohlenen) um? Wenn es um hilflose Kinder geht — sehr sorgfältig — sollte man meinen. Und wie, wenn die…
  • Apr 14

    Entsexualisiertes Sexualstrafrecht

    Entsexualisiertes Sexualstrafrecht
    Die Konsequenz aus der Affäre Edathy soll einmal mehr sein, das Strafrecht zu verschärfen. So sollen zukünftig Herstellung, Verbreitung und Besitz unbefugt erstellter Nacktaufnahmen unter Strafe stehen —…
Rank this Week: 809

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
  • Apr 13

    Spoiling the Broth

    Spoiling the Broth
    Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC  1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup…
  • Apr 13

    Disrepair: La luta continua!

    Disrepair: La luta continua!
    2013 was a difficult year for claimant disrepair. Changes in legal aid funding have made it all but impossible to pursue a disrepair claim under legal aid alone, as funding is only available for an order to carry out repairs to where there is…
Rank this Week: 491

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Apr 18

    A Legal Malpractice Case is Dismissed for Lack of Essential

    A Legal Malpractice Case is Dismissed for Lack of Essential
    Here is a familiar scenario.  Plaintiff litigates case for a period of time. Something goes wrong, or it appears that some element is missing from the mix, and the case is settled.  Better settled than lost, but when that…
  • Apr 17

    Did This Legal Malpractice Case Fail For the Same Reason the Underlying Case Failed?

    Did This Legal Malpractice Case Fail For the Same Reason the Underlying Case Failed?
    We often see a "pot and the kettle" issue in legal malpractice cases.  Example:  Plaintiff trips and falls, and her attorney sues the City.  City successfully shows that it had no big apple notice, and that it did not create…
  • Apr 16

    A Pro-se Legal Malpractice Action Gone Wrong

    A Pro-se Legal Malpractice Action Gone Wrong
    The irony of mistakes made in a legal malpractice action, which of course pleads that mistakes were made in the underlying case is not lost on us.  Pro-se legal malpractice litigation is a rich source of examples. Klein v…
Rank this Week: 842

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Is This Proposed Amendment To Delaware’s Stockholder Consent Statute Really Needed?

    Is This Proposed Amendment To Delaware’s Stockholder Consent Statute Really Needed?
    Recently, I wrote about a proposal to amend Section 141(f) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to permit inchoate directors to take action by written consent.  The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar is proposing a…
  • Apr 17

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute
    A SLAPP is a strategic lawsuit against public participation.  California enacted Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 as an antidote to SLAPP suits.  In general, a SLAPP is subject to a special motion to strike unless the…
  • Apr 16

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg
    In AGR Halifax Fund, Inc. v. Fiscina, 743 A.2d 1188 (1999), the Delaware Court of Chancery was asked to decide whether a consent given by persons before they became directors could become effective if delivered to the corporation after they…
Rank this Week: 496

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

Discusses patent and other intellectual property litigation news from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

http://edmichipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 675

News Blog

News Blog

Covers auto accidents, drug litigation, and medical malpractice. By Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC.

http://www.cssfirm.com/news-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Risperdal Settlement of $5.9 Million in Montana

    Risperdal Settlement of $5.9 Million in Montana
    In 2008, Montana’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, claiming that it heavily promoted […]The post Risperdal Settlement of $5.9 Million in Montana appeared first on .
  • Apr 15

    Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Sets Aside $520 Million For Future Settlement

    Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Sets Aside $520 Million For Future Settlement
    Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard Inc. and Endo Health Solutions Inc. all face large […]The post Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Sets Aside $520 Million For Future Settlements appeared first on .
  • Apr 14

    Alli Recall Voluntary but Significant

    Alli Recall Voluntary but Significant
    Alli maker GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling all Alli weight loss products from U.S. and Puerto […]The post Alli Recall Voluntary but Significant appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 646

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    New Study Finds Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability

    New Study Finds Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability
    A new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal reported that low back pain is a leading cause of disability not only in the United States, but worldwide. 1 out of every 10 people suffer from some type of low back…
  • Mar 27

    Troy Rosasco Quoted In Newsday On Long-Term Disability Benefit

    Troy Rosasco Quoted In Newsday On Long-Term Disability Benefit
    Recently, Attorney Troy Rosasco of the New York Disability Law Firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco, was asked to give his legal advice in Newsday’s  “Help Wanted” column.  The column, run by business reporter…
  • Mar 15

    Craig Rosasco in Newsday on Farmingdale Village Trustee Election

    Craig Rosasco in Newsday on Farmingdale Village Trustee Election
    Please remember to vote for Craig Rosasco as Farmingdale Village Trustee at Farmingdale Village Hall this Tuesday, March 18, 2014 on Row "B".
Rank this Week: 486

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
Rank this Week: 588

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Apr 17

    Powdered Alcohol

    Powdered Alcohol
    First and for a long time, it was just liquid. Then it was whipped, solidified and not really vaporized. And now alcohol is powderized. I am not astonished that this is a real product — but I am absolutely astonished that this is…
  • Apr 4

    9 Common Needs Correction Issue

    9 Common Needs Correction Issue
    Earlier this week Robert had the pleasure of presenting a speech at the American Distilling Institute conference in Seattle. The speech was entitled “Needs Correction:  9 Common Label & Formula Controversies for Spirits at…
  • Mar 12

    Wine Growler

    Wine Growler
    Environmentally-conscious and corkscrew-phobic wine lovers alike will be thrilled to hear that TTB issued a ruling on March 11, 2014, allowing the filling of wine growlers by licensed wine bottling houses. The ruling is in response to a new…
Rank this Week: 721

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 607

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253…

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253 (4-17-14)(Clifton with Dorsey, D.J.; concurrence by Reinhardt).  How far does a judge have to go to evidence bias at sentencing?  Here, the court approached the line in sentencing when talking about…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202…

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202 (4-17-14)(Fisher with Berzon; partial dissent by Alarcon).  The 9th vacated two counts of sending threats via email because the district court precluded the defense expert from testifying about diminished…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387…

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387 (4-17-14)(Nelson with Paez; dissent by Nguyen).  The district court denied defendant's motion for early termination of SR for failing to adequately explain why the court denied the motion.  There was no…
Rank this Week: 462

Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Covers medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, and other personal injury topics. By Ragland & Jones, LLP.

http://www.georgiainjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Choking

    Choking
    Choking is a common occurrence in Nursing Homes. Nursing Homes and their staff have a duty under the standard of care to prevent an elderly resident from choking on his or her food. It can be prevented with proper care. Many nursing home…
  • Mar 3

    Fall

    Fall
    Falls occur in nursing homes. Falls can increase with age. Falls can be prevented. Bed alarms, floor mats, toileting plans, and regular nursing observations and an appropriate care plan can prevent falls. The nursing home has the duty under…
  • Feb 20

    Making Nursing Homes a Safer Place

    Making Nursing Homes a Safer Place
    Throughout Georgia our elderly are being mistreated and abused. Elderly residents are living in dangerous environments. Their Resident Rights, Quality of Life, and Dignity are being trampled upon. Just in the past year alone, I have…
Rank this Week: 760

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 714

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
  • Apr 16

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency" by Ezio Di Nucci has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract I show that Pickard’s argument against the irresistibility of addiction fails because her proposed dilemma,…
  • Apr 14

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"
    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey" by Michele Farisco, et al., has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Notwithstanding fundamental methodological advancements,…
Rank this Week: 597

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education. From Jim Milles, BJ Kaufman, Betsy McKenzie, Linda Ryan, Marie S. Newman, Greg Laughlin, Ann Puckett, Gail Daly and Jacqueline Cantwell.

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Senator Warren's Autobiography to be Published

    Senator Warren's Autobiography to be Published
    Jill Lepore's review of Senator Elizabeth Warren's new autobiography, A Fighting Chance, in the current issue of the New Yorker, makes for fascinating reading.  Lepore compares Warren's book with Louis Brandeis's Other People's…
  • Apr 10

    Internet Security Alert: Heartbleed

    Internet Security Alert: Heartbleed
    OOTJ readers may already have read about Heartbleed, the newest Internet security problem. But just in case you have not heard about this, here is your heads up. The Boston Globe today offered an article by Hiawatha Bray, their wonderful…
  • Apr 1

    The Laptop Debate Continue

    The Laptop Debate Continue
    Faculty members in all disciplines have debated for years whether students who use their laptops during class actually benefit.  Some claim that permitting laptops in Internet-enabled classrooms leads to students distracting…
Rank this Week: 620