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The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 408

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 403

Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 443

Texas Law Blog

Texas Law Blog

Covers Texas law and legal issues. By Bradley Clark and John Jacks.

http://texaslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 29

    Innovative law schools would offer these course

    Innovative law schools would offer these course
    In addition to contracts, property, constitutional law, torts, and all of the other traditional law school courses the following courses should be taught, IMHO, at American law schools: 
  • Feb 28

    Wildfire Symposium at Texas Wesleyan School of Law

    Wildfire Symposium at Texas Wesleyan School of Law
    Texas suffered devastating wildfires this past summer and the State Bar of Texas did a great job extending help to those in need of legal advice. Texas Wesleyan School of Law will hold a symposium on wildfire law on Friday, March 23, 2012.
  • Feb 21

    Have lawyers priced themselves out of a very large and very important market?

    Have lawyers priced themselves out of a very large and very important market?
    Billing rates at American law firms have been under attack for the last several years. The steady rise in hourly rates at firms of all sizes has left a large market in need of affordable legal services. Millions of individuals and businesses…
Rank this Week: 459

The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
Rank this Week: 404

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 412

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 409

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 385

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 432

Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

Commentary on national and international space law issues. By Jesse Londin.

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 448

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Jan 31

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement
    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has issued a report in which she claims that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have been doing a poor job on enforcement when it comes to going after companies and…
Rank this Week: 554

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Feb 8

    Eisai Says That the Recently Enacted IRTNMTA Should Result in a Longer PTE for FYCOMPA Patent

    Eisai Says That the Recently Enacted IRTNMTA Should Result in a Longer PTE for FYCOMPA Patent
    By Kurt R. Karst – The ink from President Obama’s signature on Public Law No. 114-89, the “Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act” (or “IRTNMTA”), was hardly dry when the company that led the charge to…
  • Feb 7

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance Regarding Interoperable Medical Device

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance Regarding Interoperable Medical Device
    By Allyson B. Mullen – On January 26, FDA issued the draft guidance “Design Considerations and Pre-market Submission Recommendations for Interoperable Medical Devices.” A copy of the draft guidance can be found here. The draft guidance…
  • Feb 4

    Draft Guidance Announces List of High Priority Devices for Human Factors Review

    Draft Guidance Announces List of High Priority Devices for Human Factors Review
    By Melisa M. Moonan – FDA has been flooding the zone with new guidance documents. Earlier this week, FDA finalized the human factors guidance, “Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices, Guidance for Industry and…
Rank this Week: 548

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Feb 8

    Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar Tomorrow

    Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar Tomorrow
    The Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar is tomorrow, February 8nd, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.   Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Spring 2016 semester: You do not…
  • Feb 8

    Print Statutory Text Only in Westlaw

    Print Statutory Text Only in Westlaw
    As you know, the annotated statutes that you pull up in Westlaw may come with  pages and pages of references and annotations. While these research enhancements are useful, sometimes you just want the plain text of the statute. Save time…
  • Feb 5

    CMS Final Rule on Covered Outpatient Drug

    CMS Final Rule on Covered Outpatient Drug
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a mammoth Covered Outpatient Drugs final rule (81 Fed. Reg. 5170, 2/1/16) “that addresses key areas of Medicaid drug reimbursement and changes made to the…
Rank this Week: 470

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 560

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/
  • Feb 8

    Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?

    Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?
    There is a Latin phrase that many attorneys learn in law school: “post hoc, ergo propter hoc.” Basically, that phrase translates to “after this, therefore because of this.” When one event is seemingly related to an…
  • Jan 20

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom
    For those who have never been convicted of a crime, it is easy to think of probation as a mere slap on the wrist. But nothing could be further from the truth. While probation is definitely better than incarceration, it is still a perilous…
  • Jan 18

    New Laws for California in 2016

    New Laws for California in 2016
    It has been famously said that ignorance of the law is no defense. With that in mind, the lawyers at Wallin & Klarich are here to remind you that with each new year comes new laws that you need to know about. By keeping yourself up to…
Rank this Week: 529

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    4 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Inbound Lead

    4 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Inbound Lead
    We spend a lot of time with clients teaching them how to build a great lead generation and lead conversion system for their law firms. However, the fact is that many firms waste the precious inbound leads they get by making some very common…
  • Feb 5

    6 Techniques to Convert Prospects into Paying Client

    6 Techniques to Convert Prospects into Paying Client
    Why does someone decide to hire you and not your competitor? Usually it is not how good you are as an attorney, it is how you make clients feel and how well they understand the benefits of working with you. The art of persuasion begins with…
  • Feb 4

    How to Be Better at Networking

    How to Be Better at Networking
    Not every business interaction is — or should be — online. While the Internet has opened up many ways to reach prospects and referral sources, sometimes there is just no substitute for getting out there and networking the old…
Rank this Week: 568

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 8

    O Tempora O More*

    O Tempora O More*
    Older readers may recall the saga of Charles Henry & Co (aka Legal Action. No, not that Legal Action), the pretend solicitors, run by Kevin Gregory.  See chronologically here, here, here and here. That calamity is still playing out,…
  • Feb 5

    Find a new place to dwell

    Find a new place to dwell
    Or spousal rights after notice to quit served by joint tenant. Derwent Housing Association Limited v Taylor,  Court of Appeal (Civ Div) 19 January 2016 (unreported as far as I can see, apart from this note by Shoosmiths, for which…
  • Feb 4

    Discrimination in allocation

    Discrimination in allocation
    Courtesy of Garden Court North Chambers and Joseph Markus of GCN is this note of a settled judicial review claim on an allocation policy’s local connection requirements. R (VC) v North Somerset Council (Equality and Human Rights…
Rank this Week: 502

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?
    This story about Lehman Brothers whiskey is ... well, it is what it is.  I'm not sure I've seen a similar use of an abandoned mark before.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 8

    The rest is silence: #thatswhatshesaid goes on, redacted

    The rest is silence: #thatswhatshesaid goes on, redacted
    Here's the story.  Apparently Pike just got another C&D from the holder of the rights in the play The Whipping Man, which is apparently represented in Pike's work by the sound of 72 pages flipping (because there are no women in…
  • Feb 8

    Warning sign for the First Amendment: safety signs unconstitutional?

    Warning sign for the First Amendment: safety signs unconstitutional?
    PSEG Long Island LLC v. Town of North Hempstead, No. 15-cv-0222 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 3, 2016) Around the country, construction companies and similar businesses are routinely required to post warning signs of various sorts in order to proceed…
Rank this Week: 480

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 8

    United States v. Bryant Background Material

    United States v. Bryant Background Material
    Merits Stage Briefs: Brief for the United States NCAI Amicus Brief NIWRC Amicus Brief Cert Stage Briefs: Cert Petition NCAI Amicus Brief in Support Opposition Brief US Cert Stage Reply Lower court briefs (en banc stage): CA9 Order Denying En…
  • Feb 8

    Noah Feldman on the Impact of Western Sky-Inspired Litigation on Tribal Sovereignty

    Noah Feldman on the Impact of Western Sky-Inspired Litigation on Tribal Sovereignty
    Noah Feldman has posted “Tribes Don’t Get a Pass on Federal Law” on Bloomberg. HT How Appealing. Despite the title (oh those editors!), tribal sovereignty isn’t mentioned until the last two paragraphs: [Judge]…
  • Feb 8

    Mescalero Apache Public Defender RFP

    Mescalero Apache Public Defender RFP
    Here: Proposal Request for Public Defender Services The Mescalero Apache Tribe is seeking proposals to provide Public Defender Services to the Mescalero Tribal Court for criminal cases. SUMMARY: The Mescalero Apache Tribal Court is a court of…
Rank this Week: 515

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Feb 8

    West Virginia Legislature passes right-to-work bill; governor promises veto

    West Virginia Legislature passes right-to-work bill; governor promises veto
    by Rodney L. Bean Both houses of West Virginia’s legislature have passed a bill that would make West Virginia the nation’s 26th right-to-work state. The bill arrived at Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s desk on Monday, February 8,…
  • Jan 29

    EEOC takes step toward adding pay data to EEO-1 report

    EEOC takes step toward adding pay data to EEO-1 report
    by H. Juanita M. Beecher On January 29, President Barack Obama announced at a White House ceremony celebrating the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing a new rule to collect pay…
  • Jan 28

    Independent contractor model survives Lyft settlement

    Independent contractor model survives Lyft settlement
    Lyft, a ride-hailing service that uses independent contractors as drivers, has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California by paying $12.25 million and giving drivers certain protections, but the company won’t have to…
Rank this Week: 538

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Feb 8

    Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening date

    Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening date
    Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston…
  • Feb 5

    Member discounts for Valentine’s Day gift

    Member discounts for Valentine’s Day gift
    Find the perfect gift for your valentine with your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program, where you have access to great deals and exclusive discounts on flowers, gifts, jewelry and more!… Continue Reading
  • Feb 3

    Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judge

    Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judge
    More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in…
Rank this Week: 545

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Feb 8

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad
    As usual, the commercials featured during the Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday night garnered a lot of attention. After all, they were generally new, featured a lot of celebrity appearances, and cost a fortune to produce and run. This…
  • Feb 5

    NFL Opposes trademark for “SUPERB OWL” running event

    NFL Opposes trademark for “SUPERB OWL” running event
    I have written about the NFL on many occasions on this blog, including their over-protective actions regarding use of the SUPER BOWL® name by others. Now the NFL has objected to registration of SUPERB OWL (see what they did there!) for…
  • Feb 4

    “It’s like Uber for ______” as reflected in trademark application filing

    “It’s like Uber for ______” as reflected in trademark application filing
    Uber just unveiled a re-branding with a new logo. I will blog separately about that. But it got me thinking about the rise in the use of the word “uber.” How many elevator pitches over the last 5 years began with “it’s…
Rank this Week: 503

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Feb 8

    Aqua Rug Recall—Slipping Hazard

    Aqua Rug Recall—Slipping Hazard
    Tristar Products has recalled 1.4 million Aqua Rugs following 60 reports of slip and fall instances, 30 of which resulted in significant injuries.
  • Feb 8

    H-E-B Recalls Creamy Creations Ice Cream Flavor

    H-E-B Recalls Creamy Creations Ice Cream Flavor
    H-E-B has announced a recall of its Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream product due to possible presence of wood pieces.
  • Feb 8

    FCA Recalls 400,000 Dodge Charger

    FCA Recalls 400,000 Dodge Charger
    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has issued a voluntary safety recall for roughly 400,000 Dodge Chargers following three injury claims.
Rank this Week: 500

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Feb 8

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: RESPA Video Replay–NYSBA CLE

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: RESPA Video Replay–NYSBA CLE
    TILA & the New Rules  Video Replay Tuesday, February 16, 2016  12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Online Video Replay This program is a video replay of a previous live presentation. Note: Newly admitted…
  • Feb 6

    Apple Will Now Let You Trade In Your Broken iPhone | TIME

    Apple Will Now Let You Trade In Your Broken iPhone | TIME
    Associated Press Feb. 5, 2016 It previously only accepted devices with an intact screen and working buttons (NEW YORK) — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. Until…
  • Feb 5

    UN Says WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is ‘Arbitrarily Detained’ – CourtSide

    UN Says WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is ‘Arbitrarily Detained’ – CourtSide
    A United Nations panel has issued an opinion declaring that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been ‘arbitrarily detained’by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the past five years. The Human Rights…
Rank this Week: 514

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 537

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 8

    Blog Post: US, India Talk Settlement In WTO Solar Row

    Blog Post: US, India Talk Settlement In WTO Solar Row
    A World Trade Organization decision on the legality of India’s solar energy program has been delayed as officials in New Delhi hold meetings with the Obama administration in an attempt to reach a mutual resolution, the U.S. trade…
  • Feb 8

    Blog Post: NYC Comptroller Says Proxy Access Keeps Boards Honest

    Blog Post: NYC Comptroller Says Proxy Access Keeps Boards Honest
    Proxy access likely won't "radically change" corporate America, but having that shareholder privilege in the arsenal helps democratize the board selection process and ensure a new level of accountability in the boardroom, NYC Comptroller…
  • Feb 8

    Blog Post: Reevaluating Calif.'s Emergency Drought Regulation

    Blog Post: Reevaluating Calif.'s Emergency Drought Regulation
    Although California's newly implemented emergency drought regulation includes several opportunities for urban water suppliers to achieve reductions in the conservation mandates, there has been some concern that the extended regulation does…
Rank this Week: 488

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Feb 8

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson
    Original source:  http://www.sidley.com/en/sidley-pages/convers... A conversation with alumna Virginia Aronson For some, the idea of retirement inspires the call of a deep plush couch.…
  • Feb 2

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016
    Original source:  http://www.startribune.com/obituary-martin-sk... Thousands run the Twin Cities Marathon each fall. Martin “Skip” Burke was the man who made the event happen. As the…
  • Feb 2

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue
    Original source:  https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/news-insights/... Joel W. Nomkin, a partner in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice in Phoenix, and Charles G. Curtis, Jr., '82, a partner in…
Rank this Week: 464

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 8

    Discovery Protocol Results in More Settlements, Fewer Motions to Compel

    Discovery Protocol Results in More Settlements, Fewer Motions to Compel
    I don’t know how I missed this when it came out, but better late than never. The Federal Judicial Center has published a brief empirical study of the pilot project on initial discovery protocols in employment cases. Emery G. Lee...
  • Feb 5

    Registration Opens for 2016 SEALS Conference

    Registration Opens for 2016 SEALS Conference
    Registration for the 2016 annual conference of the Southeastern Law Schools Association (SEALS) is now open. The final program is available. The conference will be held August 3-9, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida. The programs that seem to…
  • Feb 5

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced
    A bill to prohibit corporations from forcing arbitration of certain disputes, Restoring Statutory Rights Act, S.2506, was introduced on February 4 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Separately, bills were introduced in both the House, H.R.…
Rank this Week: 492

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Feb 8

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision
    Congress is on the verge of agreeing on something.While it may not be health care reform, a solution to illegal immigration, or taxes, it is agreement nonetheless. Count the little victories.So what's the agreement? Landmark legislation…
  • Feb 3

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...--"A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens (1859).Perhaps (er, certainly) this is a little dramatic, but this is what I thought…
  • Jan 25

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint
    We lawyers love to make rules for ourselves.As a regulated profession, lawyers are bound by their state's Code of Ethics. And while many of those provisions have nothing to do with competition, one rule in particular stands out. Model Rule…
Rank this Week: 495

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Survival skills: testamentary style

    Survival skills: testamentary style
    Here is a really interesting post from one of my favourite blogs, called All About Estates. In this article, lawyer Elaine Blades talks about what happens with estates when two people - let's say a husband and wife - die at the same time, or…
  • Feb 6

    2015 films with aging theme

    2015 films with aging theme
    Being a senior isn't what it used to be. It's better! At least Hollywood is beginning to think so. There have been quite a few movies with characters who are seniors, or themes about getting older. Though I am not yet among the ranks of…
  • Feb 5

    19th century Newfoundlanders control from the grave according to this new book

    19th century Newfoundlanders control from the grave according to this new book
    My latest book, called Sound Mind and Memory, is very different from the ones I usually write. This one takes a look at wills that were probated on the island of Newfoundland during the 19th century. It talks about threats to cut off unruly…
Rank this Week: 551

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Mad Hatter as Trademark for Kitchenware

    Mad Hatter as Trademark for Kitchenware
    Dear Rich: If a literary character is in the public domain, like 'The Mad Hatter' could I create a brand of kitchenwares called 'The Mad Hatter's Kitchen'? I understand I'd have to make sure any imagery didn't look like the Disney versions of…
  • Feb 5

    University Claims Copyright on Formula

    University Claims Copyright on Formula
    Dear Rich: I am looking to license a copyright for a creative process -- a method of calculating something -- that was developed within a university. I developed my own formula and process for which a provisional patent application was filed.…
  • Feb 1

    Can I Use Feminist Phrase on T-Shirt?

    Can I Use Feminist Phrase on T-Shirt?
    Bella AbzugDear Rich: I want to use the phrase "Women belong in the House, the Senate, and the Oval Office" on a t-shirt. My group will be selling these shirts as a fundraiser. The quote doesn't seem to be attributed to anybody, but lots of…
Rank this Week: 476

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Bark For Bernie

    Bark For Bernie
    Today I am taking a detour from personal injury blogs and talking politics. All the political noise has left Iowa and headed to New Hampshire. I am tired of all the noise and look forward to fewer presidential campaign ads.Heading over to the…
  • Feb 4

    "Unfair" Prenuptial Agreements Still Given Legal Force

    "Unfair" Prenuptial Agreements Still Given Legal Force
    Prenuptial agreements first came into play in the 1960s and 1970s, but have only recently become more common and have entered the legal arena upon increasingly common divorce litigation.  While many divorcing couples want to argue that…
  • Feb 3

    Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Said to be Over

    Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Said to be Over
    The last reported incident of E. coli caused by eating at a Chipotle restaurant was on December 1, 2015.  The CDC now says that the outbreak is over as no more cases have been reported.  The outbreak sickened over 60 people in 14…
Rank this Week: 546

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Feb 7

    Activist Investors Betting On Bank Merger

    Activist Investors Betting On Bank Merger
    It appears that "activist" investors are turning to banks because they, like many of the rest of us close to the banking sector, think that there will be continued consolidation of the banking industry in the U.S., and what…
  • Jan 31

    De Novo Deep Freeze Thawing? Not So Fast!

    De Novo Deep Freeze Thawing? Not So Fast!
    Although SNL's Nathan Stovall tantalizes readers with the headline "De novo market could be warming up," I think that--reading between the lines--the De Novo Deep Freeze of the past 8 years is not going to be thawing this year.…
  • Jan 24

    Yes, Virginia, There Is A Regulatory Burden On Small Bank

    Yes, Virginia, There Is A Regulatory Burden On Small Bank
    Preston Ash of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, sent me (on New Years Eve, no less) an article co-authored by Preston and Christoffer Koch and Thoma F. Siems of the Dallas Fed, entitled "Too Small to Succeed?--Community Banks in...
Rank this Week: 520

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 483

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Feb 7

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition
    For the cozy Sundays in New England, with snow lying all around (as it is this morning in Andover, MA), here’s the line-up of books I have put out on the Head of School bookshelf for faculty at Phillips Academy: … Continue…
  • Sep 30

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy
    This morning, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush surprised our student body by joining us for All School Meeting in Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy.  The All School Meeting featured Mary Kate Cary and the film she…
  • Sep 23

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015
    A few times a year, I share a booklist with the Phillips Academy faculty and offer up copies of the selections on a bookshelf outside my office.  I’m going with an all-fiction Head of School bookshelf for Fall, 2015. Last ……
Rank this Week: 580

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    ERISA Briefly

    ERISA Briefly
    ERISA lawyers are in a position to be the bearers of bad news as it relates to persons having ERISA claims. Here are some paragraphs from a recent article on ERISA submitted to the State Bar of Texas. ERISA, Employee...
  • Feb 6

    Willful Killing - Life Insurance

    Willful Killing - Life Insurance
    Life insurance attorneys in Dallas can tell you about Section 1103.151 of the Texas Insurance Code. It is often times called the "Slayer Statute." Here is a 1969, Fort Worth Court of Appeals opinion that dealt with the Slayer…
  • Feb 4

    Who Caused The Death?

    Who Caused The Death?
    Benbrook insurance lawyers at some point will have to deal with the Slayer Statute which is found in the Texas Insurance Code, Section 1103.151. In 1900, the Slayer Statute did not exist in Texas. A Texas opinion from that time...
Rank this Week: 571

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 525

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: 477

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
  • Feb 6

    Protéger des Noms Fictif

    Protéger des Noms Fictif
    Un nom fictif est un atout de l’entreprise. Il est le nom avec lequel les consommateurs viendront à associer un bien ou un service par rapport à votre compagnie. La protection des noms fictifs est l’un des meilleurs…
  • Jan 31

    Ouvrir un Restaurant en Floride en 2016

    Ouvrir un Restaurant en Floride en 2016
    La Floride est un endroit idéal pour ouvrir un restaurant en 2016. Le nombre de restaurants en Floride du Sud est plus important que jamais. Des centaines ont surgi au cours des 10 dernières années. La Floride du Nord est…
  • Jan 24

    Immigration et la Nouvelle Limite de l’Impôt sur les Succession

    Immigration et la Nouvelle Limite de l’Impôt sur les Succession
    Selon l’IRS, un impôt sur les successions est un impôt sur votre droit de transférer la propriété à votre décès. Il se compose d’un compte de tout ce que vous possédez…
Rank this Week: 472

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    How a California Power of Attorney Work

    How a California Power of Attorney Work
    A power of attorney is a document authorizing someone to act on your behalf with respect to financial and contractual matters. Among other acts, a person holding your power of attorney may sell your house, write checks from your bank account,…
  • Feb 5

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016
    The new year is a good opportunity to reconsider your estate planning needs. You should periodically review, and if necessary revise, your will, trust, and other estate planning documents such as a durable power of attorney, to keep your…
  • Feb 3

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?
    Normally when we talk about estate planning, we assume there will be an estate with sufficient assets to provide for a person’s heirs. What happens if you die with more debts than assets? In legal terms, this is known as an…
Rank this Week: 504

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 550

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 6

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
    "The Sustainable Development Goals contain a specific target calling for an end to FGM. When this practice is fully abandoned, positive effects will reverberate across societies as girls and women reclaim their health, human rights and…
  • Feb 4

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership
    Twelve nations with a collective population of 800 million persons signed a new trade deal today known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP. The twelve nations include the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei,…
  • Feb 1

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law
    The U.S. Department of State will hold a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law to discuss international parentage and surrogacy. The meeting will take place on February 9, 2016 from 1 pm until 4 pm, Room...
Rank this Week: 566

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence
    Incredibly, this is true! Slate.com originally broke the story of how the super rich in China get with pretty much everything, including murder. According to Slate, a wealthy 20-year-old named Hu was drag racing his friends, when he struck…
  • Jan 22

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016
    A whopping 807 new laws will come into effect in California in 2016. Here are some of the most important: HEALTHCARE Doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients. California is now the…
  • Jan 16

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant
    Their lawsuits add strain to already overburdened court systems. Some jurisdictions, like California, maintain a list of vexatious litigants to screen them out for special handling. In addition, lawyers can be disciplined or disbarred for…
Rank this Week: 462

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Feb 5

    BLS Library Pre-Oscar Movie Night

    BLS Library Pre-Oscar Movie Night
    During the week leading up to Oscar Night 2016, the Brooklyn Law School Library will host a Pre-Oscar Movie Night. The event showcases the Prof. Robert Pitler movie collection of more than 1500 DVDs. Click on the link to see the complete list…
  • Jan 30

    Watergate Revisited

    Watergate Revisited
    The 43rd anniversary of the January 30, 1973 convictions of former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. for conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in connection with the break-in at the Watergate hotel brings to mind the…
  • Jan 29

    Seminar Paper Workshop

    Seminar Paper Workshop
    Are you struggling with selecting a topic for your seminar paper or suffering from writers’ block? Help is on the way. At 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 4, Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil will run their semi-annual workshop on…
Rank this Week: 485

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlHayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Payday Loans - Debt Collection) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlWright…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari in White v. Regents of the University of California, et al. (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - "Required Party") was denied on…
  • Jan 25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.html Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Limitation of Actions) was decided on 1/25/16.
Rank this Week: 562