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Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Jun 19

    How Attitudes about Risk & Failure Affect Innovation on Either Side of the Atlantic

    How Attitudes about Risk & Failure Affect Innovation on Either Side of the Atlantic
    “Why hasn’t Europe fostered the kind of innovation that has spawned hugely successful technology companies?” asks James B. Stewart in an important new column for the New York Times (“A Fearless Culture Fuels…
  • Jun 19

    The Challenge of Defining Privacy Harm

    The Challenge of Defining Privacy Harm
    On Thursday, it was my great pleasure to participate in a Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) event on “Online Privacy Regulation: The Challenge of Defining Harm.” The entire event video can be found on YouTube here, but down below…
  • Jun 15

    New Paper Surveying Growth Projections for the Internet of Things 

    New Paper Surveying Growth Projections for the Internet of Things 
    The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is already growing at a breakneck pace and is expected to continue to accelerate rapidly. In a short new paper (“Projecting the Growth and Economic Impact of the Internet of Things“) that…
Rank this Week: 254

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    KTCHN restaurant and XL Nightclub Sued for Sex Discrimination and Wage Violation

    KTCHN restaurant and XL Nightclub Sued for Sex Discrimination and Wage Violation
                KTCHN restaurant and XL nightclub have been sued by servers for sexual orientation and gender discrimination and for failure to pay minimum and overtime wages and withholding tips. KTCHN restaurant…
  • Jun 18

    Pizza Hut Restaurants in New York Sued for Wage Payment Violation

    Pizza Hut Restaurants in New York Sued for Wage Payment Violation
    Pizza Hut restaurants in New York State have been hit with a wage theft lawsuit by one of its servers. Amanda Perry, a server who worked at a Pizza Hut in Canandaigua, New York, claims in her lawsuit, filed in … Continued
  • Jun 17

    College Town Restaurants Fork Over $150K in Back Wage

    College Town Restaurants Fork Over $150K in Back Wage
    More than 100 restaurant workers in the Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, area will receive back wages of more than $145,600 as a result of the Department of Labor, the initiative seeking to find and remedy violations ……
Rank this Week: 661

Children and the Law

Children and the Law

By the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://childrenandthelawblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Kids and justice

    Kids and justice
    A fascinating new study from the University of Manchester finds children may have a sense of justice at a very early age.  An article by Sindya N. Bhanoo in the New York Times reported: Children as young as age…
  • Jun 4

    New book: Children, Sexuality, and the Law

    New book: Children, Sexuality, and the Law
      In the newly released book Children, Sexuality, and the Law, Professors Ellen Marrus and Sacha M. Coupet take on the challenging and often taboo subject of the way our legal system treats children and sex. The text approaches the…
  • May 12

    Federal Government Investigates Dallas Truancy Court

    Federal Government Investigates Dallas Truancy Court
      Late last March, the Department of Justice announced a federal investigation of the Dallas County Texas Truancy courts.  Based on preliminary investigations, the Justice Department estimated that in 2014, Dallas County prosecuted…
Rank this Week: 614

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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

    European Court of Human Rights agrees websites are responsible for user comment

    European Court of Human Rights agrees websites are responsible for user comment
    Slashdot reports that a recent ruling from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of Delfi AS v. Estonia has found it perfectly acceptable to hold websites responsible for comments left by users. In the surprise…
  • Jun 19

    Congress dot gov webinar available as recording

    Congress dot gov webinar available as recording
    If you missed the Introduction to Congress dot gov webinar on June 11, it is now available as a ~1 hour recording from the Library of Congress. Very useful.
  • Jun 18

    Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports availability

    Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports availability
    The New York Times has an editorial titled "Congressional Research Belongs to the Public" in which they urge the incoming Librarian of Congress to make CRS reports readily available to the public. "Given the extreme partisanship and gridlock…
Rank this Week: 318

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

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

    Richard Prince once again pushes the limits of fair use

    Richard Prince once again pushes the limits of fair use
    Richard Prince is either on the very edge of fair use or is engaging in blatant copyright infringement. Unlike most however, Prince has been down this road before; accused of infringement and a defense based entirely on fair use. What is…
  • Jun 5

    Just Because You Think It’s Invalid Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Infringe!

    Just Because You Think It’s Invalid Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Infringe!
    A U.S. patent is “presumed” valid. That means a patent owner does not need to prove the patent is valid in a suit for infringement. And, as the U.S. Supreme Court just explained in Commil United States, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.,…
  • Jun 1

    “Desert Warrior” Vanquished: Google Defeats Cindy Lee Garcia’s Copyright Claim

    “Desert Warrior” Vanquished: Google Defeats Cindy Lee Garcia’s Copyright Claim
    Cindy Lee Garcia thought she was playing a bit part in “Desert Warrior,” an adventure film being made by an amateur film maker. The film was never completed. Instead, Ms. Garcia’s performance was re-purposed, and her…
Rank this Week: 870

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

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

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict

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

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict

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

    Patent verdict for DataQuill

    Patent verdict for DataQuill
    A Marshall jury rendered a verdict yesterday in Magistrate Judge Roy Payne's court in DataQuill Limited v. ZTE USA, Inc., 2:13cv633. The jury found the plaintiff had shown that all of the five asserted claims were infringed, and that none...
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Jun 19

    SCOTUSblog

    SCOTUSblog
    It’s that time again when hotly anticipated orders are being issued by the U.S.’ top court. This session the Court is addressing everything from religious rights in the workplace (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v.…
  • May 29

    Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. Reboot

    Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. Reboot
    ProQuest’s Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. is getting a makeover! The cleaner, more intuitive interface will go live June 1st ProQuest has based the upgrade on extensive user testing and feedback. Their goal is to make the interface…
  • May 28

    BYU Law Ranked #22

    BYU Law Ranked #22
    BYU Law was recently ranked #22 in Above the Law’s Top 50 Law Schools for 2015. ATL’s ranking looks at employment score, quality jobs score, SCOTUS clerk and federal judgeship scores, education cost, alumni rating, and M7 ratio…
Rank this Week: 831

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

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

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

    Canada Added to the Indigenous Law Portal

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

    Congress.gov Continues...

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

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

    Upcoming Event: Robert F. Kennedy, the Law, and the Struggle for Racial Justice
    Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Place: Mumford Room, 6th Floor, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 Join us for "Robert F. Kennedy, the Law,…
Rank this Week: 606

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 556

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 314

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

Reporting on news & issues of Justice, Law & Politics, from Scotland.

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 647

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/19/15

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

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/12/15

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

    Irreparable Harm in Garcia v Google

    Irreparable Harm in Garcia v Google
    The Ninth Circuit’s en banc decision in Garcia v. Google was hugely popular when it came out several weeks ago, though talk about it has quickly died down. 1No. 12-57302, May 18, 2015. Despite that, part of the court’s discussion…
Rank this Week: 263

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Jun 18

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?
    Yesterday, NJ.COM reported that Governor Christie was prepared to roll out sweeping pension legislation that would overhaul the way in which teacher pensions would be funded in the State of New Jersey.  Presently, teachers pensions in…
  • May 26

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer
    As reported on Senatenj.com, the New Jersey State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Diane Allen and Christopher Bateman to increase penalties for assaulting a corrections officer, sheriff’s officer, and other law enforcement…
  • May 13

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally
    As reported by NJ.com, from behind a podium on the Statehouse steps, Hetty Rosenstein briefly subdued a big crowd of public employees with the personal story of how her late father’s pension, earned over decades as head librarian of the…
Rank this Week: 908

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jun 18

    Risk News: Conflicts (Quirky, Canadian or Common) Collide Consent & Cost

    Risk News: Conflicts (Quirky, Canadian or Common) Collide Consent & Cost
    It's not every day we quote the Hollywood Reporter (and our television habits trend towards more towards episodic drama -- IP claims about who really-but-fictionally invented the infamous Coke commercial is the debate du jour in your…
  • Jun 17

    Cost of Changing Lawyers and Lawyers Changing (Malpractice, Billing, Conflicts and Other Allegations)

    Cost of Changing Lawyers and Lawyers Changing (Malpractice, Billing, Conflicts and Other Allegations)
    Some interesting allegations and updates making news. First: "Telstra has tripped over a legal conflict of interest issue as it fights a patent infringement claim" -- "Telstra has been sideswiped by conflict of interest issues after…
  • Jun 16

    Upcoming Webinar: The State of LegalKEY – Responding to New Risk

    Upcoming Webinar: The State of LegalKEY – Responding to New Risk
    Intapp is hosting a webinar for firms using LegalKEY for conflicts management, focused on understanding the current state of and emerging risks associated with that software product. featuring three law firm case studies: The State…
Rank this Week: 928

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 591

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Jun 18

    Truck Accidents — Exceeding Reasonable Limit

    Truck Accidents — Exceeding Reasonable Limit
    How many times have you been driving down the road and had a semi unexpectedly come into your lane of travel? I suppose we all know to be on our toes when we’re passing trucks on the highways, but you may have wondered why this happens…
  • Jun 18

    The Heat is ON — Gas Grill Safety

    The Heat is ON — Gas Grill Safety
    Barbecues on the beach and cookouts by the pool are in full swing as June, July and August bring hot temperatures and outdoor family fun. Who doesn’t like a hamburger on the grill with a toasted bun or a roasted-vegetable kabob wrapped…
  • Jun 17

    Back Door Deals & Smoke Filled Rooms – Tobacco CEO longs for the good ol’ day

    Back Door Deals & Smoke Filled Rooms – Tobacco CEO longs for the good ol’ day
    Should we be disturbed that the CEO of the second leading cigarette maker in America hopes for a return to Big Tobacco’s “old days?” Susan Cameron, CEO of Reynolds American – parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco…
Rank this Week: 728

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jun 18

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?
    According to Bloomberg BNA, Honeywell General Counsel Katherine Adams has determined that e-auctions are the ticket to lower legal fees. For those unfamiliar with the process, an e-auction is where the the corporate counsel throws chum in the…
  • Jun 17

    Have you hired an Innovation Intern?

    Have you hired an Innovation Intern?
    I just got an email from my friend John Kain in Australia.  John is the CEO/Managing Partner/Leader of the Pack (not sure of his title) of Kain C+C Lawyers in Adelaide.  John is as forward thinking as any lawyer I’ve meant,…
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
Rank this Week: 446

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 169

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury have Higher Mortality and Morbidity Fifteen Years Post Injury

    Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury have Higher Mortality and Morbidity Fifteen Years Post Injury
    For over fifteen years, researchers at the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh have been following a large population of adults admitted to hospital with traumatic brain injuries. Those readers familiar with this blog are…
  • Jun 3

    New Study Finds Permanent Brain Damage Due to Concussion

    New Study Finds Permanent Brain Damage Due to Concussion
    Despite study after study demonstrating long term effects from mild traumatic brain injury (concussions), it is astounding that defense courtroom doctors still maintain that there are no permanent residuals from mild traumatic brain injury. A…
  • Apr 13

    Accelerated Atrophy of the Brain Following Traumatic Brain Injury

    Accelerated Atrophy of the Brain Following Traumatic Brain Injury
    A new study published in the Annals of Neurology has found that TBI patients’ brains were estimated to be older than their chronological age, “suggesting that TBI accelerates the rate of brain atrophy.” It is well accepted…
Rank this Week: 768

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    AALL Special Interest Section Name Changes: Expanding the Base… Broadening the Appeal

    AALL Special Interest Section Name Changes: Expanding the Base… Broadening the Appeal
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced two name changes for its Special Interest Sections (SIS) this morning. These changes represent a broadening of the SIS appeal to law librarians and information professionals, as well…
  • Jun 4

    Highlights from the ABA's National Summit on Innovation in Legal Service

    Highlights from the ABA's National Summit on Innovation in Legal Service
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome Holly Riccio, AALL President and long-time friend of mine, as today's guest blogger. Recently, Holly attended the invitation-only National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services and she asked if we would allow…
  • Jun 1

    Time to Retire the Phrase "Recent Economic Downturn"

    Time to Retire the Phrase "Recent Economic Downturn"
    It's conference season again for many of us. I get to go to Chicago next week for the P3 Conference and then to Philadelphia in July for AALL. If I get really lucky, I'll sneak in to the ILTA conference in Las Vegas in late August. I enjoy…
Rank this Week: 106

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Do You "Work For" Uber?

    Do You "Work For" Uber?
    You know, the Uber decision out of the California Labor Commission is fascinating, even if it isn’t directly on point with the subject of this blog. It immediately brought me back to the first appeal brief I ever wrote, as a young…
  • Jun 16

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It
    This is a great article in PlanAdvisor on the recent decision in Tolbert v. RBC. Tolbert is a truly fascinating, and wonderfully instructive, district court decision on one of my favorite topics, and actually favorite things to do (I know…
  • Jun 10

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment
    So, as I and dozens of other observers have pointed out (although I am confident I am the only one who quoted Shakespeare on the subject), the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Tibble drove home the importance of monitoring plan…
Rank this Week: 418

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 773

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 587

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1
    CFPB Responds To Industry and Consumer Concerns On New Compliance Rules The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Wednesday a proposal to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule…
  • Jun 15

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach
    By-Pass Housing Court For Expedited Superior Court Restraining Order Procedure I recently handled an interesting case involving an unauthorized family member taking up residence in my client’s rental unit. My client, a doctor, owns…
  • Jun 3

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain
    SJC Issues Long Awaited Ruling That Agents Can Be Classified as Both Independent Contractors and Employees, But Leaves Questions The Supreme Judicial Court has just released its long awaited ruling in the case of Monell, et al. v. Boston…
Rank this Week: 274

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 987

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
  • Jun 17

    USCIS Starts Issuing Approvals and Production of H-4 Spouse EAD Card

    USCIS Starts Issuing Approvals and Production of H-4 Spouse EAD Card
    One of the most frequent questions our office gets since and even before May 26, 2015 when the H-4 Spouse EAD filing window opened has been, “How long would it take to get the H-4 Spouse EAD approved?”    Because…
  • Jun 17

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (June 2015)

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (June 2015)
    Our office closely monitors not only each monthly Visa Bulletin but also any developments and updates from here in Washington, DC which may give us some idea on upcoming movements and surprises.   Our goal is to share any and all…
  • Jun 10

    Current PERM Processing Times (June 1, 2015)

    Current PERM Processing Times (June 1, 2015)
    Our office handles a substantial number of ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are [...]
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • Jun 17

    Florida's Non-Compete Law Is, Apparently, "Truly Obnoxious"

    Florida's Non-Compete Law Is, Apparently, "Truly Obnoxious"
    One of the most important issues in analyzing any non-compete agreement is choice of law. My experience is that at least 9 out of 10 contracts contain explicit choice-of-law clauses, which describe in the contract which state's law will…
  • Jun 12

    Mid-Year Legislative Update - Arkansas, New Mexico, and ... Jimmy John's?

    Mid-Year Legislative Update - Arkansas, New Mexico, and ... Jimmy John's?
    This year, we have seen a slight uptick in proposed legislation concerning non-compete agreements. In previous posts, I've written about legislative efforts in Wisconsin, Washington, and elsewhere. However, while most bills stall out, a few…
  • May 29

    Seventh Circuit Seems Uninterested in Fifield Rule

    Seventh Circuit Seems Uninterested in Fifield Rule
    Last week, the Seventh Circuit heard oral argument in the case of Instant Technology v. DiFazio, No. 14-2132. The DiFazio case is one of several Illinois district court cases that apply the so-called Fifield rule on consideration.Readers…
Rank this Week: 806

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #13

    17 Seconds #13
    Useful and quick. Clocktower uses value-based billing, which means that we charge for knowing where to hammer, not for hammering (see also http://www.erikjheels.com/1098.html). As such, we’ve published our updated price list (which is…
  • Jun 17

    Retiring My Retro Resume

    Retiring My Retro Resume
    A new bio, CV, resume for the next 50 years.             About 15 years ago, I started noticing that the video games I played in high school were being categorized as “retro” games. Similarly, many of…
  • Jun 16

    Great Boston vs. Greater Boston

    Great Boston vs. Greater Boston
    If they can say Great Britain, then we can say Great Boston! I have a great deal of affection for Boston, where I was born, where I went to college, and where I call home. When people ask me where I’m from, I never say, “Well, I…
Rank this Week: 276

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Jun 17

    US Supreme Court To Decide Tribal Jurisdiction Over Fortune 500 Company

    US Supreme Court To Decide Tribal Jurisdiction Over Fortune 500 Company
      For the first time in seven years, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a tribal jurisdiction case that impacts law enforcement and civil actions on tribal land.  The Court has granted certiorari to the case of Dollar General…
  • Jun 9

    Chickasaw Nation's Sovereignty Trumps Federal Labor Law

    Chickasaw Nation's Sovereignty Trumps Federal Labor Law
    The National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) has issued a decision indicating that the Chickasaw Nation can operate outside the confines of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) because it is a sovereign Indian nation with legal protections…
  • Jun 4

    Canadian Boarding Schools Inflicted "Cultural Genocide" Against Indigenous Children

    Canadian Boarding Schools Inflicted "Cultural Genocide" Against Indigenous Children
    Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has completed a multi-year investigation regarding the treatment of children of First Nations ancestry in state-supported boarding schools.  In its final report entitilted "Honouring the…
Rank this Week: 784

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

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

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Jun 17

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 3

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 3
    Senior claims executives of property and casualty insurance companies have represented one of the most important advocate groups supporting structured settlements since the concept was first introduced in the late 1970s. During 2014, the…
  • Jun 17

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 2

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 2
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has established a new NSSTA "Industry Growth Initiative," "designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the…
  • Jun 17

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 1

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 1
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has established a new NSSTA "Industry Growth Initiative," "designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the…
Rank this Week: 390

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 896

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

Provides health care regulatory, legislative, enforcement, legal, and management updates. From Solution Law Press.

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 782

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Decline a DUI Test? In West Virginia, it May Cost You Your License – Reed v. Hall

    Decline a DUI Test? In West Virginia, it May Cost You Your License – Reed v. Hall
    West Virginia law gives drivers pulled over by the police a pretty significant incentive to submit to breath and possibly other tests. If you don’t, you could lose your license. There may be certain circumstances in which a driver can…
  • Jun 3

    Probation in West Virginia Criminal Cases – State v. Henry

    Probation in West Virginia Criminal Cases – State v. Henry
    Some people who are arrested, charged, and eventually convicted of a crime may be able to avoid prison time through probation. This is a form of supervised release in which the person is allowed to live freely and go on with his or her life,…
  • May 26

    The Difference between Criminal and Administrative Hearings in West Virginia DUI Cases – Shears v. Reed

    The Difference between Criminal and Administrative Hearings in West Virginia DUI Cases – Shears v. Reed
    A person charged with DUI in West Virginia faces two separate proceedings – one criminal and the other administrative – that are likely to affect his or her ability to keep driving, not to mention any fines and jail time that…
Rank this Week: 779

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    California's Plan to Curb America's Overmedication of Foster Kid

    California's Plan to Curb America's Overmedication of Foster Kid
    Governing In the United States, low-income and foster-care kids are prescribed psychotropic drugs at an alarmingly higher rate than their peers in America or abroad. Governing recently wrote about the problem and what states are doing…
  • Jun 17

    Healthcare matter

    Healthcare matter
  • Jun 17

    Germany's Kinder, Gentler, Safer Prison

    Germany's Kinder, Gentler, Safer Prison
    The Marshall Project On Sunday, bleary after an overnight flight from New York, a group of American criminal justice professionals squeezed into a private room in a downtown Berlin restaurant. They were preparing to visit German prisons…
Rank this Week: 657

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/
  • Jun 17

    21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason

    21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason
    For close to a century, he has been one of the most famous, compelling characters in American culture. He has appeared in every storytelling medium that exists, and that iconic music from the long-running TV series is instantly recognizable…
  • May 14

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer
    The law often seems more exhilarating on television and in movies than it actually is in the courtroom. Part of this difference is due to the men and women behind the arguments. Hollywood has a memorable way of presenting legal pros at their…
  • Apr 25

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction
    This month we introduced our first TV Lawyer personality Saul Goodman/James McGill, a shady lawyer with an impressive track record of creating “strategies” to get his clients off the hook. This week we are introducing a piece…
Rank this Week: 260

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jun 17

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination
    The Americans with Disabilities Act protects three categories of individuals:  those presently disabled, those previously disabled, and those perceived to be disabled.  The latter is deemed “regarded as”; it does not…
  • Jun 5

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance
    by Jay Wolman The law is ever changing and what is common may, at some point, become unlawful (or already is without folks realizing it).  Recent developments in statutory law and enforcement actions in existing law have really made me…
  • Jun 3

    If you ever wonder if being a lawyer is hard…. (City of Inglewood v. Teixeira)

    If you ever wonder if being a lawyer is hard…. (City of Inglewood v. Teixeira)
    Do you? Are you a law student, worried that you might not pass the bar? If you’re that worried, read this shit and remember that the idiot who filed this idiotic lawsuit is not only licensed, but has clients. See Inglewood, California…
Rank this Week: 179

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Jun 17

    Ground Control to Major Dumb

    Ground Control to Major Dumb
    The St. Louis Cardinals, one of baseball’s most famous teams, is under investigation (by both Major League Baseball and the FBI) for allegedly hacking into a data warehouse compiled by the Houston Astros. At first blush, this seems…
  • May 13

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door
    Cybersecurity legislative and policy proposals have had to grapple with when (if ever) firms ought to be held liable for breaches, hacks, and other network intrusions. Current approaches tend to focus on the data that spills when bad things…
  • Apr 28

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka
    I am deeply saddened to learn of the news of the death of my friend Greg Lastowka, a professor at Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Greg was a pioneer in studying virtual worlds and video games, and his work forms a good part of the foundation in…
Rank this Week: 968

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 16

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project
      The Missouri MPSC is considering blocking a project by a three to two vote. In all likelihood, the project lobbyists will find the last vote resulting in three to two in favor of the project. However, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch…
  • Jun 8

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion
    In response to a property owner’s claim that the FERC approved pipeline would only create further environmental harm, a Federal Court recognized that the approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was superior to any…
  • Jun 2

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission
    Almost every State maintains what is called a “Public Utility Commission” or “Public Service Commission” to regulate utility activities and changes. The attempt of Kinder Morgan to acquire property without authority…
Rank this Week: 602

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 249

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
  • May 30

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!
    Not that very long ago, UNLV was lucky enough to persuade Professor Paul Oh to join our faculty.  He and his team are about to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, and I'm rooting for Hubo (now the "Metal Rebel") to win.I've been…
Rank this Week: 303

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 585

Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
Rank this Week: 548

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, dog bites and workers compensation. By Lependorf & Silverstein.

http://www.newjerseyinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    According to Study, Sleep Helps Brain Injury Patients Form and Keep Memorie

    According to Study, Sleep Helps Brain Injury Patients Form and Keep Memorie
    A study published recently in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that although traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can disrupt sleep, patients who can sleep after a TBI receive the same memory-consolidating benefits of sleep as…
  • May 11

    How Serious Are Whiplash Injuries After a Car Wreck?

    How Serious Are Whiplash Injuries After a Car Wreck?
    “Whiplash” is the name given to head and neck injuries caused by a sudden, violent movement of the head. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that as many as three million whiplash injuries occur every year in…
  • Apr 13

    Traumatic Brain Injury by the Number

    Traumatic Brain Injury by the Number
    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults under age 44, according to the Brain Trauma Foundation. Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and sports injuries top the list of TBI causes. …
Rank this Week: 867

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    Michigan’s Amended Periodic Garnishment Statute

    Michigan’s Amended Periodic Garnishment Statute
    By David Wolfe, Attorney Michigan allows judgment creditors to garnish funds owed to a judgment debtor through a periodic garnishment (which is typically sent to an employer), a non-periodic garnishment (which typically seeks to seize funds…
  • May 28

    Charging for Records Request

    Charging for Records Request
    By Matthew Young, Attorney All Credit Unions are faced with the daunting challenge of providing exceptional member service to its members while keeping its costs low. One of the more frustrating and costly circumstances surrounding this…
  • May 27

    CFPB Proposes Payday Lending Restriction

    CFPB Proposes Payday Lending Restriction
    By John Porter, Partner The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently indicated it was exploring limitations to end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to ensure consumers can repay their loans. These proposals…
Rank this Week: 827

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Book Launch: Bombay High Court's History

    Book Launch: Bombay High Court's History
    For anyone interested in Indian legal history, please come to the launch of my book, "An Independent, Colonial Judiciary: A History of the Bombay High Court During the British Raj, 1862-1947", this Thursday, 18th June, at the Y.B. Chavan…
  • May 29

    Law and Liberty: Research Paper Competition

    Law and Liberty: Research Paper Competition
    The Federalist Society, iJustice and Jindal Global Law School are jointly organizing a two-day international conference on ‘Law & Liberty’ on 18-19 September 2015at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat (Haryana).  The…
  • May 28

    DISCUSSION ON EMINENT DOMAIN IN INDIA

    DISCUSSION ON EMINENT DOMAIN IN INDIA
Rank this Week: 227