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Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
Rank this Week: 484

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand
    The UDRP is essentially composed of three blocks of checklists that lay out the evidence each party is expected to offer on its claim or defense. Paragraphs 4(a)(i – iii) detail the requirements a trademark owner must satisfy to prove…
  • Dec 9

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark
    Proving cybersquatting on weak trademarks rises in difficulty as the marks descend the classification scale. Dictionary words such as “bespoke”, “emoney” and “upbeat”, descriptive phrases such as…
  • Dec 3

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Except where complainant’s claim is truly egregious for which there can be said to be a “settled policy”––Happy as Clams, Inc., a California Corp., DBA Date Like a Grownup v. Heather Dugan, D2014-1655 (WIPO…
Rank this Week: 516

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/
  • Dec 19

    Member benefits - travel deal

    Member benefits - travel deal
    The holidays are nearly over, so it’s a great time to check out the relaxing travel deals available on your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program website! Check out the great deals on lodging, cruises, travel accessories and more…
  • Dec 11

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today
    What does a Texas lawyer want for the holidays? Office accessories? Travel gear? A comfy sweatshirt? Log on to Pinterest and show us! We’re looking for law-related gift lists—things you want, need, or would like to share with…
  • Dec 11

    Web links from Benson Varghese

    Web links from Benson Varghese
    Feedly: Feedly is my favorite news aggregator. It allows you to review the latest news from hundreds of sources within just a few minutes. Google Alerts: Google Alerts notifies you when a term is used on the Internet. It is particularly…
Rank this Week: 463

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer
    If you are at all like me, then you have not even started, let alone finished, your holiday shopping. Should there be a lawyer on your holiday list, I’m throwing you a lifeline with a round-up of blog posts and websites offering gift…
  • Dec 16

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
Rank this Week: 497

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal
    The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's proposed question too…
  • Dec 18

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the system is…
  • Dec 17

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's financial transaction security patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims were not limited by an inventive concept. "[P]laintiff…
Rank this Week: 555

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/
  • Dec 19

    Overmedication in Nursing Homes is a Deadly Form of Abuse

    Overmedication in Nursing Homes is a Deadly Form of Abuse
    Nursing home abuse takes many different forms, but one of the most dangerous types of abuse involves the overmedication of patients.  Patients with dementia are particularly vulnerable to this type of abuse, although it could happen to…
  • Dec 5

    Investigation Into Defective Car Seat Recall Could Reveal Manufacturer Misconduct

    Investigation Into Defective Car Seat Recall Could Reveal Manufacturer Misconduct
    Parents count on their car seats to protect children in the event that an Atlanta motor vehicle crash occurs. Unfortunately, not all car seats work effectively. When a car seat has a design defect or a manufacturing flaw, children are put at…
  • Nov 21

    Tired Truckers Make Drivers Leery of Atlanta Truck Crashe

    Tired Truckers Make Drivers Leery of Atlanta Truck Crashe
    Truck collisions are often among the most serious or deadly of accidents due to the large size of tractors and other commercial vehicles. Everything possible should be done to prevent trucks from becoming involved in crashes and causing…
Rank this Week: 482

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Dec 19

    Blog Post: Contracting With Inverted Corporations: The Latest Rule

    Blog Post: Contracting With Inverted Corporations: The Latest Rule
    The recent flurry of inversion-related actions from a variety of government authorities, including two new rulemaking actions from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council, have resulted in regulatory thicket of restrictions and obligations…
  • Dec 18

    Blog Post: EPA Delays Methane Regulation Decision Until 2015

    Blog Post: EPA Delays Methane Regulation Decision Until 2015
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to delay making a decision on moving forward with new regulations on methane emissions generated by industrial sources until 2015, an agency official told Law360 on Thursday.
  • Dec 18

    Blog Post: A Busy Year For Anti-SLAPP Litigation And Legislation

    Blog Post: A Busy Year For Anti-SLAPP Litigation And Legislation
    Over the past year, both legislatures and courts have made significant strides in the arena of anti-strategic lawsuits against public participation laws and decisions. Anti-SLAPP laws are now the rule in 30 U.S. jurisdictions, with the…
Rank this Week: 500

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Contest Rule Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Contest Rule Proceeding
    Last month we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at dragging the on-air contest rule (i.e., Section 73.1216) into the 21st Century. The NPRM has now made it into the Federal Register, which means that we now know the…
  • Dec 18

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color
    A tale of two cities – Washington and Bucharest – and two trademark battles It’s big news when a storied sports franchise loses its identity. And that’s what’s happened with a prominent professional football…
  • Dec 17

    Now Available for Your Review and Comment: Form 2100, Schedule 381

    Now Available for Your Review and Comment: Form 2100, Schedule 381
    Still a work in progress, but an excellent opportunity both to see what the FCC has in mind  and also to suggest possible improvements to the form before it takes final shape. A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Federal Register…
Rank this Week: 450

Asian Law Blog

Asian Law Blog

Updates on Korean, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Malaysian, Indonesian and The Philippines law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.theasianlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season
    IPG is engaged in projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam and the U.S. SeanHayes@IPGLegal.com www.ipglegal.com
  • Apr 22

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS
    The Asian Law Blog aggregates most of the content from:The Korean Law BlogThe Korean Entertainment Law BlogThe China Law Blog Please checkout these blogs for additional articles.  We have stopped aggregating content on 4/23/2014,…
  • Feb 20

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaObama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseNorth and South Koreans hold rare family reunionsChina tycoon Liu Han charged for 'mafia-style' crimesThai anti-government protesters gather outside…
Rank this Week: 541

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Dec 19

    It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, unfortunately

    It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, unfortunately
    Want to escape the horrors of Christmas, including all that shopping, all those awful parties and animated snow on websites? Then why not head over to Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog and read my posts there this week,…
  • Dec 17

    SS v NS: The principles on an application for spousal maintenance

    SS v NS: The principles on an application for spousal maintenance
    Mr Justice MostynSS v NS (Spousal Maintenance) [2014] EWHC 4183 (Fam) concerned a wife's claim for ancillary relief although, as the citation suggests, the main issue was spousal maintenance. This short post simply sets out the principles…
  • Dec 16

    Cohabitation law reform is at least a decade overdue says leading family charity

    Cohabitation law reform is at least a decade overdue says leading family charity
    Jane RobeyThe largest provider of family meditation in England and Wales has welcomed the passing of the Cohabitation Rights Bill’s Second Reading in the House of Lords.National Family Mediation’s expert professionals help…
Rank this Week: 504

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 18

    Walmart and the Opportunity to Reject

    Walmart and the Opportunity to Reject
    It's accepted as generally true that consumers don't read fine print. Some argue that even if they did read it, (a) they wouldn't understand the terms or (b) they would accept the terms because they want the product. Well, one...
  • Dec 18

    Eleventh Circuit Rejects Claim for a Million Dollar Unilateral Contract

    Eleventh Circuit Rejects Claim for a Million Dollar Unilateral Contract
    This case arises out of a fact pattern with which many contracts profs may already be familiar. It's a new twist on Leonard v. PepsiCo., alas with the same result. James Cheney Mason (Mason) represented defendant Nelson Serrano in a...
  • Dec 17

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Lindsey D. Blanchard, Charitable Nonprofits' Use of Noncompetition Agreements: Having the Best of Both Worlds, 44 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 277 (2014) Wenqing Liao, Efficient Breach in the Common European Sales Law, 41 Syracuse J. Int'l L. &…
Rank this Week: 562

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Dec 18

    What I Want for Christmas - eDiscovery Wish List

    What I Want for Christmas - eDiscovery Wish List
    With over 1,070 posts since September 20, 2010, we’ve had a lot to say about eDiscovery over 4+ years. However, we’ve never published a Christmas wish list of what we’d like to see happen in eDiscovery over the next year,…
  • Dec 17

    December Case Law Pop Quiz Answers! - eDiscovery Case Law

    December Case Law Pop Quiz Answers! - eDiscovery Case Law
    Yesterday, we gave you a pop quiz for the eDiscovery case law that we’ve covered since late October. If you’re reading the blog each day, these questions should be easy! Let's see how you did. Here are the…
  • Dec 16

    December Case Law Pop Quiz! - eDiscovery Case Law

    December Case Law Pop Quiz! - eDiscovery Case Law
    We have time for one more case law pop quiz before the end of the year – this one is customized to the case law that we’ve covered since late October. If you’re reading the blog each day, these questions should be easy! If…
Rank this Week: 485

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Dec 18

    Use of Dispute Review Boards as an Alternative to Arbitration

    Use of Dispute Review Boards as an Alternative to Arbitration
    Dispute Review Boards ("DRB") - sometimes referred to as Dispute Resolution Boards - are creations of the construction industry.[i]  DRBs were developed by predominantly non-lawyer construction professionals who were dissatisfied with…
  • Dec 11

    WISHA Compliance: Tough to Argue with “Gravity”

    WISHA Compliance: Tough to Argue with “Gravity”
    One of the responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (“L&I”) is to oversee the administration of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (“WISHA”).  L&I…
  • Dec 9

    Arbitration Should Not Be "Warmed-Over" Litigation

    Arbitration Should Not Be "Warmed-Over" Litigation
    This blog article is another rant about how to improve arbitration.[i]  For more on the subject, read our blog articles "Ways to Make the Construction Dispute Resolution Process More Efficient and Less Expensive" - Part I and Part…
Rank this Week: 542

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 18

    Being Believed and the Virginia Rape Hoax

    Being Believed and the Virginia Rape Hoax
    University of Virginia Professor and Hoover Institution Fellow James Ceaser has an insightful piece in the Weekly Standard on the disgraceful "journalism" and  -- let's face it  --  copious lying that went on in the…
  • Dec 18

    Confidence in the Police

    Confidence in the Police
    Kent's last post showed that the police are vastly more trusted than, among others, lawyers.  Gallup also did a survey about confidence in the police in other wealthy countries around the world. The results demonstrate that the United…
  • Dec 18

    Americans' Perceptions of Honesty and Ethics of Profession

    Americans' Perceptions of Honesty and Ethics of Profession
    Gallup does an annual survey asking, "Please tell me how you would rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in these different fields -- very high, high, average, or very low?"Police officers took a bit of a hit this...
Rank this Week: 538

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issue for December 2014

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issue for December 2014
    The December 2014 issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), are is available online. The issue's theme is "Transforming Library Space and Service Delivery". From the editorial:"Nowhere is the…
  • Dec 17

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 3, 2014 entitled Nominations Open for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Awards .The Vancouver Law Librarian Blog has posted a roundup of nominees for this year's Canadian Law Blog Awards, also…
  • Dec 16

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on January 27, 2015 on Defining, Communicating and Proving Your Expertise:"This session describes the processes and requirements for professional services providers…
Rank this Week: 519

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)
    Pigs get fat.  Hogs get slaughtered.Lennar Homes of California learns that lesson today.It put an incredibly onerous "indemnity" clause into its contract of adhesion with its home buyers, and then tried to enforce that clause to force a…
  • Dec 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
  • Dec 15

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Sometimes circuit precedent matters.Judge Tallman writes a panel opinion in an immigration case that concludes that, under circuit precedent, Ms. Abdisalan's appeal is untimely.  Judge Watford thinks that this decision is unjust, and…
Rank this Week: 468

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
Rank this Week: 456

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan
    On January 22 at the Biltmore in downtown LA, LACBA's Labor & Employment Law Section presents a dinner/MCLE program: Justice Brennan's Labor & Employment Jurisprudence: Will We See the Like Again?Justice William J. Brennan, the…
  • Dec 18

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel
    On Law360, H&L's David Axelrad offer some client-centered advice in 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring Appellate Counsel. Every good appellate lawyer should (1) be able to help build and preserve the record; (2) know…
  • Dec 17

    Leondra Kruger is Active

    Leondra Kruger is Active
    The DJ reports that nominee Leondra Kruger activated her California Bar membership yesterday. (Here's the page: enjoy now b/c once she's a judge, the page won't provide as much information.) This report comes in the article: "In Unusual Move,…
Rank this Week: 553

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Dec 18

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library
    You can read the Multnomah Law Library Report at the PSU CPS website: “This report reviews the current operations of the Multnomah Law Library and makes recommendations, based on best practices, for ways to restructure the Multnomah Law…
  • Dec 18

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking
    “Too many shut out of justice, ABA president says: Wlliam C. Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association, calls it “the justice gap.” Deep down, all Americans believe they have a right to their day in court. They…
  • Dec 18

    Sandy Hook: Soto vs. Bushmaster Firearms Lawsuit (complaint)

    Sandy Hook: Soto vs. Bushmaster Firearms Lawsuit (complaint)
    You can find a copy of the complaint at SCRIBD and other places if you search: sandy hook bushmaster complaint.
Rank this Week: 533

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Nassau County Correctional Center...cont

    Nassau County Correctional Center...cont
    Section 876 Correction Law: Nothing in this article shall be construed to prejudice the eligibility of any prisoner participating in a work release program for the purposes of discretionary reduction of criminal sentence, parole or…
  • Dec 17

    Nassau County Correctional Center

    Nassau County Correctional Center
    A hearing was ordered and held by this Criminal Court, at which time between the District Attorney and the defendant's attorney, the following stipulation was entered into as to the undisputed facts: The defendant was sentenced on his…
  • Dec 16

    Nassau County Correctional Center

    Nassau County Correctional Center
    The defendant, following trial before a jury, stands convicted of the crime of Burglary in the third Degree. The People have filed against the defendant a Second Felony Offender Statement pursuant to CPL 400.21, alleging previous felony…
Rank this Week: 512

Indian Legal Program

Indian Legal Program

By the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

http://newsletters.asucollegeoflaw.com/ilp/
  • Dec 18

    Job Opportunity – Chief Presiding Judge

    Job Opportunity – Chief Presiding Judge
    Chief Presiding Judge Recruitment - closes 5:00 p.m., January 30, 2015 Salary Based on Experience The City of Phoenix is accepting applications for the position of Chief Presiding Judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court. DUTIES: …
  • Dec 18

    Job Opportunity – Assistant Prosecutor

    Job Opportunity – Assistant Prosecutor
    Job Title: Assistant Prosecutor  Department/Group: Legal  Location: Crow Agency, MT Pay Range: DOE Contact: Melissa Holds the Enemy Managing Attorney 406-638-2059 Job Category: Crow Tribal Courts Position Type: Full-time Employee…
  • Dec 10

    Job Opportunity – Assistant General Counsel

    Job Opportunity – Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel DEPARTMENT: Legal Department REPORTS TO: General Counsel DEFINITION/PURPOSE: Provide legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represent the Fort…
Rank this Week: 460

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 18

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie
    Recently, The Chicago Tribune published multiple articles about the abuse of children in state facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in an Illinois facility please contact one of our experienced attorneys. Click here…
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
  • Dec 15

    Holiday Season Reminder: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

    Holiday Season Reminder: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
    In addition to the unforgivable incidents of physical, sexual, verbal, psychological and emotional abuse that can be inflicted on the elderly, including residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, theft and financial…
Rank this Week: 464

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    Montana Case Echoes Little Falls Killing

    Montana Case Echoes Little Falls Killing
    A Montana man will face a similar sentence to that of Byron David Smith, the man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who had broken into his home in Little Falls, Minnesota, back in 2012. Just like Smith, Markus Kaarma’s…
  • Dec 17

    Crime Spikes During Home NFL Game

    Crime Spikes During Home NFL Game
    There will be no more home football games for the Vikings or Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium this year, and that could lead to lower crime rates, according to a new study. Researchers tracked the crime rates in eight cities home to an NFL…
  • Dec 16

    Drunk Driving Arrests Down in Minnesota

    Drunk Driving Arrests Down in Minnesota
    Fewer Minnesotans are getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. The decline in DUI arrests has been rather stark as there have been 21 percent fewer arrests in 2014 than…
Rank this Week: 557

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Dec 18

    HAWSCT: Agencies Have No Duty To Keep Their Records Accurately

    HAWSCT: Agencies Have No Duty To Keep Their Records Accurately
    Remember that case we posted about here, when it was set for oral arguments in the Hawaii Supreme Court a few months ago, where the plaintiff was asserting that the County of Hawaii Planning Department was liable for negligence for not…
  • Dec 17

    Amicus Brief: Eminent Domain Jury Can't Be Kept In The Dark About The Condemnor's Initial Valuation

    Amicus Brief: Eminent Domain Jury Can't Be Kept In The Dark About The Condemnor's Initial Valuation
    Under Virginia's condemnation procedures, as a prerequisite to a court exercising jurisdiction over an eminent domain action, a state condemning agency must as an initial step present to the property owner a statement of "the amount which…
  • Dec 13

    Federal Circuit On Williamson County Ripeness And Other Takings ... Stuff

    Federal Circuit On Williamson County Ripeness And Other Takings ... Stuff
    Biafora v. United States, No, 2013-5130 (Dec. 10, 2014), is one of those opinions that you don't really look forward to reading. Something about the Federal Circuit seems to attract these type of takings cases, where the parties are many, the…
Rank this Week: 527

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Dec 18

    Trust Modification under Florida’s Trust Code

    Trust Modification under Florida’s Trust Code
    Can a court consider extrinsic evidence when asked to modify a trust under the judicial modification statutes even if the trust instrument is unambiguous?  YES! Historically, common law rules of construction provided that the intent of a…
  • Sep 25

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code
    Florida Statute § 736.0406 Effect of fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence.— If the creation, amendment, or restatement of a trust is procured by fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence, the trust or any part so…
  • Aug 12

    Florida Trust Termination

    Florida Trust Termination
    People create trusts for a variety of reasons.  Some create them for creditor protection.  Others create them because they are concerned about providing the beneficiaries with large sums of money all at once.  Although these…
Rank this Week: 491

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 506

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014
    Law blogs (blawgs) are a great way to get real-world insights into a practice area and stay current. If you're still trying to figure out an area in which you'd like to practice, read through Above the Law's collection of The 12 Awesome Law…
  • Dec 15

    Paseo Returns!

    Paseo Returns!
    Paseo is an extraordinary restaurant in Seattle; they have the best Cuban sandwiches, two locations, and a line around the block at all times. Honestly, I've waited in line for 30 minutes just to place an order and wait another 30 for my…
  • Dec 11

    The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff
    Got what it takes to work for Big Law? The answer may surprise you as it's not grades alone that ensure "success." Am Law 250 and NLJ 350 firms are becoming more cautious in hiring in part because their smaller budgets require…
Rank this Week: 521

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA
    FINRA has fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated $1.9 million for fair pricing and supervisory violations in connection with more than 700 retail customer transactions in distressed securities over a two-year time…
  • Dec 16

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO
    Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and eight other securities firms were fined $43.5 million by regulators who said the companies presented favorable stock research in hopes of winning underwriting business in an initial public offering…
  • Dec 12

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award
    Griffin requested compensatory damages of approximately $200,000.00, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs, punitive damages, and such in a claim against Rockwell Global Capital LLC in January 2013. Griffin stated that Rockwell Global…
Rank this Week: 498

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Dec 17

    Collateral Consequences Addressed by Website, Legislation

    Collateral Consequences Addressed by Website, Legislation
    While finding out the fines and prison sentences for a criminal conviction may be easily done without the need for contacting an attorney, one area that many people aren’t aware of before going into a trial (or after being convicted)…
  • Dec 15

    Burglary Charges for Man Who Used Truck as Part of Crime

    Burglary Charges for Man Who Used Truck as Part of Crime
    A man was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, after being caught in the act of burglary. He had used his truck to force entry into the business where he was caught, but apparently it wasn’t his first act of burglary committed that…
  • Dec 10

    North Carolina Lawyer Suspended for Sexting Client

    North Carolina Lawyer Suspended for Sexting Client
    A North Carolina lawyer was recently suspended for five years after accusations of sending sexually explicit texts, a practice known as sexting, to clients. In addition, the Disciplinary Commission of the North Carolina State Bar found that…
Rank this Week: 523

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 478

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Showing Causation in the Absence of Controlled Studie

    Showing Causation in the Absence of Controlled Studie
    The Federal Judicial Center’s Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence has avoided any clear, consistent guidance on the issue of case reports. The Second Edition waffled: “Case reports lack controls and thus do not provide as much…
  • Dec 11

    Power at the FDA

    Power at the FDA
    For six years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been pondering a proposed rule to abandon the current system of pregnancy warning categories for prescription drugs. Last week, the agency finally published its final rule for…
  • Nov 28

    More Case Report Mischief in the Gadolinium Litigation

    More Case Report Mischief in the Gadolinium Litigation
    The Decker case is one curious decision, by the MDL trial court, and the Sixth Circuit. Decker v. GE Healthcare Inc., ___ F.3d ___, 2014 FED App. 0258P, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 20049 (6th Cir. Oct. 20, 2014). First, the Circuit went out of its…
Rank this Week: 545

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Dec 17

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game
    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video gameIssued July 14, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘834 patent allows for people to join in or leave a game without having to restart the current…
  • Dec 17

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit
    Tomita Tech. USA, LLC et al. v. Nintendo Co., LTD et al.Federal CircuitCase No. 2014-1244(non-precedential)On appeal from S.D.N.Y., case no. 1:11-CV-04256Back in 2011, Tomita sued Nintendo over U.S. Pat. No. 7,417,664, "Stereoscopic Image…
  • Dec 16

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game
    Catching up on some reading from last week, Ars Technica (via Video Gamer Law) reports on a new lawsuit filed by the rights holder to Patton's name and likeness against Maximum Family Games for their game "History(R) Legends of War: Patton."…
Rank this Week: 552

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Dec 17

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS
    I am speaking on a couple of panels at the upcoming AALS (Associaton of American Law Schools) meeting in Washington, DC.  The more provocative of the two is the “AALS President’s Program – Implementing Innovation in Law…
  • Dec 9

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching
    IP law seems to be moving so quickly these days that figuring out how to teach it and what to teach is ever more challenging.  This month (December), I’m grading final Fall papers and preparing for Spring courses, and that ……
  • Dec 1

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift
    for the innovation-minded friend, colleague, or family member. This amazing book, published by Oxford University Press in September 2014, features a stunning and colorful cover (below!), a framework for empirical investigation of innovation…
Rank this Week: 455

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Dec 17

    European Commission Seeks To Stamp Out Envelope Cartel With Fines Totaling 19.48 Million Euro

    European Commission Seeks To Stamp Out Envelope Cartel With Fines Totaling 19.48 Million Euro
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Ana Rojo Prada and Richard Pike The European Commission has announced that it has imposed fines totaling 19.48 million euros on five European envelope producers for coordinating prices…
  • Nov 12

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?
    By Robert Schwartz Although President Obama has endorsed a specific approach to “net neutrality” – the principle that Internet service providers should treat all data on the Internet equally – the debate over whether…
  • Oct 30

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Yulia Tosheva and James Ashe-Taylor The European Commission has signalled that it is not dialing down its scrutiny of the telecommunications sector by imposing fines totalling 70…
Rank this Week: 539

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 501

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 17

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change
    As part of its DUI statute, Illinois has a provision that provides that any amount of cannabis or controlled substance in a driver's system may be the basis for a DUI charge. This is the only part of Illinois DUI law that permits a charge of…
  • Dec 10

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement
    The most recent "no refusal" crackdown in Kane County, which took place the night before Thanksgiving, resulted in seven DUI arrests. The Illinois State Police, the Kane County Sheriff's Police and thirteen municipal departments participated…
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change
    Current Illinois law allows a driver to be charged with DUI based on a trace of illegal drugs in their system. This is true regardless of impairment and even if the drug was used weeks earlier. The Illinois State Bar Association is…
Rank this Week: 530

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Dec 17

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail
    The increase in the number of accidents involving the transportation of oil by rail has increased the scrutiny on shippers of Bakken crude oil. In response, the United States Department of Transportation has proposed new rules to govern the…
  • Dec 16

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline
    Anti-fracking groups have been clamoring over the negative impact fracking has on the environment. One of the primary arguments raised by these groups is that fracking leads to high methane emissions. A newly released study suggests that…
  • Dec 15

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy
    The fluids used during hydraulic fracturing are an integral component of the fracking process. Although the fracking fluids are primarily composed of water and sand, manufacturers add varying amounts of chemicals to the fluids. The…
Rank this Week: 470

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 467

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Dec 17

    High Frequency Trading 101

    High Frequency Trading 101
    I recently participated in an institutional investor round table where one of the topics of the day was high frequency trading. Although embarrassed to do so, I will admit that I had to do some serious groundwork on this topic...
  • Dec 16

    What Stock Prices and Oil Prices Don't Have in Common: You Can't Chart Stock

    What Stock Prices and Oil Prices Don't Have in Common: You Can't Chart Stock
    In September, Myles Udland wrote an article citing Burton G. Malkiel and his book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, noting, "The past history of stock prices cannot be used to predict the future in any meaningful way." This is...
  • Dec 16

    Yale/Stanford/Harvard 16th Junior Faculty Forum--Request for Submission

    Yale/Stanford/Harvard 16th Junior Faculty Forum--Request for Submission
    Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 16th session of the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Harvard Law School on June 16-17, 2015 and seek submissions for its meeting. The request for submissions is…
Rank this Week: 573

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 17

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the December issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $10.5 million verdict- Coahoma County products liability trial mentioned here (9/25/14); $125,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal…
  • Dec 15

    Duck, Duck………

    Duck, Duck………
    Goose!!!! Get it? It’s a goose case. The opening line from Miss. Supreme Court Justice Kitchens’ majority opinion says it all: Janet Olier was attacked and chased by a domestic goose in Donna Bailey’s yard. As she attempted…
  • Dec 8

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue
    The Clarion-Ledger reported last week that former NBA and USM basketball star Clarence Weatherspoon has won a Hinds County lawsuit against two rap artists. From the article: Donald Sharp, a.k.a. “Cadillac Don,” and Tiyon Rogers,…
Rank this Week: 567

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Frivolous Lawsuit

    Frivolous Lawsuit
    When a beneficiary files suit against a trustee of a revocable trust, the petition should contain at least some shred of evidence. Otherwise, the beneficiary runs the risk of pursuing a frivolous suit.The consequences of such can be quite…
  • Dec 12

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary
    If a beneficiary sues a trustee and is successful, they are generally not able to recover their attorney fees from the trust. Hence, the beneficiary will have to personally bear the out-of-pocket costs. However, an exception to this rule…
  • Dec 4

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo
    Generally speaking, when a person receives Medi-Cal services past the age of 55, upon their demise their estate is required to reimburse the state of California for such services. See Welfare & Institutions Code §14009.5. This…
Rank this Week: 525

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    School Security Expert Witness On School Shootings Part 1

    School Security Expert Witness On School Shootings Part 1
    In Ten Lessons Learned From the Sandy Hook School Shootings, school security expert witness Ken Trump, MPA, President of National School Safety and Security Services writes:Our team’s analysis of the Sandy Hook Final Report released by…
  • Dec 13

    Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies In Fatal Shooting Case

    Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies In Fatal Shooting Case
    Police procedures expert witness Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., B.C.F.T., C.F.A., C.L.S., testified in the Missoula, MT, homicide case against Markus Kaarma. The defendant is accused of fatally shooting German foreign exchange student, Diren Dede. …
  • Dec 8

    Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness On First Aid Teams Part 1

    Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness On First Aid Teams Part 1
    In First Aid Teams, emergency preparedness expert witness Michael J. Ryan, principal at First Aid Depot, asks the question, “Does your organization need a First Aid Team?” When you look at the issue of a First Aid Team some…
Rank this Week: 515

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 454

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA
    In recent months several medical devices and popular products have been officially found to cause gynecological cancer in women. Talcum powder, when used in the genital area, is now associated with ovarian and uterine cancer, while power…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
Rank this Week: 489

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Dec 16

    Y Mountain and the Law

    Y Mountain and the Law
    A bill that allows the sale of land near the Y to BYU passed Congress recently and is now headed to the President’s desk. Congress Passes Bill that Allows BYU to Purchase Y Mountain
  • Dec 1

    Finals Time

    Finals Time
    Believe it or not, December is here.  That means finals are right around the corner.  We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less…
  • Nov 25

    American Law Institute Library

    American Law Institute Library
    The Restatement of Torts was a prominent part of one of the oral arguments when the Utah Supreme Court visited the Law School a few weeks ago.  Restatements are influential secondary sources that are painstakingly created by the American…
Rank this Week: 565