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Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • May 12

    Cribs Recalled Over Excessive Lead Paint

    Cribs Recalled Over Excessive Lead Paint
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled cribs, furniture and accessories from Baby’s Dream that were sold in a “vintage grey paint finish” because the paint exceeds federal lead limits. According to news…
  • Apr 27

    One Million Trek Bikes Recalled For Defect

    One Million Trek Bikes Recalled For Defect
    Nearly one million defective Trek bikes are being recalled in the United States after an injury that left one rider paralyzed. According to a USA Today news report, the recall includes 900,000 bikes in the United States and 98,000 sold in…
  • Mar 23

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat
    Graco has been fined up to $10 million for failing to warn consumers in a timely manner about millions of defective child car seats. According to a CNN news report, federal regulators have slapped Graco with a $3 million fine. The car seat…
Rank this Week: 951

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • May 12

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), it has filed suit against a Texas retirement planning firm and its principals in connection with their practices in the sales of life settlement investments.  The…
  • May 6

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), it has entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) with brokerage firm LPL Financial LLC for supervisory failures in a number of…
  • May 1

    FINRA Fines RBC for Reverse Convertibles Sale

    FINRA Fines RBC for Reverse Convertibles Sale
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), RBC Capital Markets, LLC (“RBC”) has agreed to a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) concerning its sales of complex reverse…
Rank this Week: 544

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 912

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • May 12

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?
    Did you know that the presumptions of paternity apply also to presumptions of maternity? Little known Texas Family Code section 160.106 says that the provision of Chapter 160 relating to the determination of paternity apply to a determination…
  • May 6

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?
    In Texas, we have the Standard Possession Schedule, passed down to us by our Austin parenting experts, the Texas Legislature. It generally provides for the “non-primary” parent to have possession of the children alternating…
  • Apr 30

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge
    On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the Dallas Family Courts lost one of their own. Presiding Judge James Martin lost his battle with lymphoma, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for children. Judge Martin was elected to the Dallas Family Court bench…
Rank this Week: 712

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • May 12

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying
    Cyber-bullying is out of control. The New York Times reports on Yik Yak the latest App used on college campuses to bully, harass, shame, embarrass and (yes) threaten coeds, college professors and others. Yik Yak allows users of the app to…
  • May 11

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg
    In Scotland, Brody Family Law has posted that a mother has launched a judicial review challenge to the refusal by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Agency to permit her to have her dead daughter's frozen eggs, so that she can carry her…
  • May 6

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled
    The lack of uniformity in policies regarding monitoring of licensed community living arrangements across states and the fact that many states require only minimal supervision raise concerns for parents of developmentally disable adolescents…
Rank this Week: 764

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 11

    Drone Photography and the Law

    Drone Photography and the Law
    Photographers and videographers are discovering an exciting way to shoot via drones. But be sure that you understand the laws related to this new area before taking off.  First, check Photo Attorney’s article on flying…
  • May 6

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)
    Join Photo Attorney®, Leslie Burns, for the APA | SD presentation: “Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)” on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Index of Fair Use Decisions in Support of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

    U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Index of Fair Use Decisions in Support of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today announced the launch of the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fair Use Index, which is designed to provide the public with searchable summaries of major fair use decisions. The Index was undertaken…
Rank this Week: 964

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • May 11

    State Court Affirms Striking Class Allegations Before Discovery

    State Court Affirms Striking Class Allegations Before Discovery
    A New Jersey appeals court last week upheld the denial of class certification to plaintiffs with claims against automotive insurers relating to the diminished value of policyholders' vehicles. See Myska, et al. v. New Jersey Manufacturers…
  • May 5

    Alabama Legislature Enacts Causation in Fact Requirement

    Alabama Legislature Enacts Causation in Fact Requirement
    There is likely no more fundamental notion in product liability law than the recognition that the defendant's product must cause the injury complained of, and thus a product maker or seller ought not be held liable for injuries caused by a…
  • May 1

    Recognition for Shook's Product Team

    Recognition for Shook's Product Team
    Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon as its 2015 International Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year. Our Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice Chair…
Rank this Week: 624

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • May 11

    Washington Brewers Trademark Dispute

    Washington Brewers Trademark Dispute
    Over the weekend, the hard-working Kendall Jones over at the Washington Beer Blog reported on the latest trademark dispute to hit Washington breweries. This time, between them. The issue? Three Magnets Brewing Company over in Olympia had…
  • May 8

    Can a Washington Brewery Sell Cider?

    Can a Washington Brewery Sell Cider?
    Guest taps are a great thing. But, what about a cider guest tap in a State of Washington taproom? Can a Washington brewery sell cider? The reality right now is no (but if you can wait until July, I’ll have a different answer…read…
  • May 6

    Update on “Slow Ride” Brewery Trademark Dispute

    Update on “Slow Ride” Brewery Trademark Dispute
    A few months back, we reported on the “Slow Ride” brewery trademark dispute involving New Belgium in Colorado and Oasis in Texas. The gist is, New Belgium filed a lawsuit in Colorado seeking clarification of its geographic rights…
Rank this Week: 590

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • May 11

    Attorney Mark Maddox Quoted in IBJ Article

    Attorney Mark Maddox Quoted in IBJ Article
    Checkout the article Attorney Mark Maddox was quoted in below. http://www.ibj.com/articles/53113-sec-suit-firm-hid-mounting-losses?utm_source=this-week-in-ibj&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2015-05-09 The post Attorney Mark Maddox…
  • May 8

    LPL Ordered to Pay 10M in Fines & 1.7M in Restitution

    LPL Ordered to Pay 10M in Fines & 1.7M in Restitution
    LPL Financial LLC facing 11.7M in sanctions by FINRA for widespread supervisory failures related to complex product sales, trade surveillance, and trade confirmations delivery. Supervisory failures include the sales of non-traditional…
  • May 7

    Colorado Merrill Lynch Brokers Terminated by Bank of America

    Colorado Merrill Lynch Brokers Terminated by Bank of America
    Our firm will be looking into investor complaints against Joseph Yanofsky and Brooke Clements and the Yanofsky Group as a result of their termination from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.…
Rank this Week: 477

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 11

    New 4th Circuit Opinion | Did Doctor Lie for Disability Policy?

    New 4th Circuit Opinion | Did Doctor Lie for Disability Policy?
    The Fourth Circuit decided an interesting case that addresses an interesting insurance law questions while also touching on another issue that vexes medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland.  The 4th Circuit overruled a great judge,…
  • May 5

    The Only Way to Get More Than the Insurance Policy in an Accident Case

    The Only Way to Get More Than the Insurance Policy in an Accident Case
    What boggles peoples minds is the fact that a large number of Maryland car accidents that lead to death and disability settle for $100,000 or less.  Some settle for $30,000 in case where the liability is clear or even if the defendant…
  • Apr 15

    Emergency Room Malpractice Claim: New Study

    Emergency Room Malpractice Claim: New Study
    A new study on emergency room malpractice was released today that looks at why ER doctors are so frequently sued in misdiagnosis claims. The study was conducted by The Doctors Company, which is a big insured of doctors, hospitals and…
Rank this Week: 886

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 11

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Fall-Down Case

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Fall-Down Case
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment in negligence case where plaintiff testified that she was paying attention and evidence presented did not depict scene from plaintiff’s perspective. In Walden v.…
  • May 8

    Tennessee HCLA Case Dismissed for Non-Compliant HIPAA Form.

    Tennessee HCLA Case Dismissed for Non-Compliant HIPAA Form.
    As HCLA cases continue to make their way through the court system, we are learning more about what will constitute substantial compliance with the pre-suit notice content requirements. In the recent case of Harmon v. Shore, No.…
  • May 7

    Understanding the Discretionary Function Exception to the Tennessee GTLA

    Understanding the Discretionary Function Exception to the Tennessee GTLA
    In a recent case that fell under the Governmental Tort Liability Act (GTLA), the Tennessee Court of Appeals addressed the discretionary function exception to the GTLA as well as the findings a trial court must make to support a summary…
Rank this Week: 417

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • May 11

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted Solving the Paradox of Insider Trading Compliance on SSRN with the following abstract: Regulators demand the impossible when they require issuers to design and implement an effective insider trading compliance…
  • May 11

    Koehler on the FCPA

    Koehler on the FCPA
    Mike Koehler has posted Ten Seldom Discussed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Facts that You Need to Know on SSRN with the following abstract: Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement…
  • May 11

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Aaron S. Davidowitz, Note, Abandoning the 'Mosaic Theory': Why the 'Mosaic Theory' of Securities Analysis Constitutes Illegal Insider…
Rank this Week: 249

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 11

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document
    If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in litigation, would you be interested? The mistake to which I refer was Sidley Austin’s failure to timely read orders referenced in a notice of…
  • May 7

    Lexicata: A Cloud-Based Client Intake and CRM System for Law Firm

    Lexicata: A Cloud-Based Client Intake and CRM System for Law Firm
    A few weeks ago I wrote about the launch by Rocket Matter of client-intake forms for law firm websites. As I’ve looked further into this topic, I’ve realized there are very few options for lawyers who are looking for an online…
  • May 6

    Review: Adobe Acrobat DC Improves On A Law Office Staple

    Review: Adobe Acrobat DC Improves On A Law Office Staple
    I reported here last month that Adobe had officially launched an all-new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC. In the weeks since, I have been able to try it out and I am impressed with what I have seen. Its usability and…
Rank this Week: 573

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    Fee Shifting and Veil Piercing

    Fee Shifting and Veil Piercing
    One of the discussion points about the new PATENT Act reform proposal making the rounds is the "reach through" that pierces the corporate veil for those entities that must pay attorneys' fees. Like so many of these fee shifting proposals, I'm…
  • Apr 23

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera
    In this Guest Post, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law, discusses the lack of reliable sources of data regarding the existence of patent royalty stacking, and makes a…
  • Apr 17

    Price and Rai on Biologic Secrecy

    Price and Rai on Biologic Secrecy
    Nicholson Price and Arti Rai just posted Manufacturing Barriers to Biologics Competition and Innovation, which is forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review. Here is the abstract:As finding breakthrough small-molecule drugs gets harder, drug…
Rank this Week: 742

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • May 11

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration
    May 13, 2015 marks a significant day for inventors who apply for design patent protection in the United States.  That’s the day that United States rule changes take effect to implement the Hague Agreement for the Registration of…
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new tool that helps interested parties monitor pending patent applications and receive alerts when applications of interest are published. The Patent Application Alert…
  • Apr 21

    What is “patent misuse”?

    What is “patent misuse”?
    “Patent misuse” is perhaps one of the most “misused” phrases in patent law. When faced with a patent lawsuit or even just a cease-and-desist letter, accused infringers who disagree with the patent holder’s…
Rank this Week: 891

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • May 10

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case
    Members of the King v. Burwell plaintiffs’ legal team exit the Supreme Court building after arguments in Washington, March 4, 2015. A recent poll shows few Americans have faith in the Court’s ability to rule fairly on the case,…
  • May 4

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images BOSTON — A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in…
  • Apr 29

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage
    The Supreme Court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow…
Rank this Week: 408

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

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

    A Detective called and wants me to take a polygraph, what should I do?

    A Detective called and wants me to take a polygraph, what should I do?
    There is some general confusion about the role of polygraph examinations in criminal cases. Let’s cover some basics. Polygraphs examination results are not admissible in a criminal trial. There was one really bad appellate opinion that…
  • Apr 5

    Will character reference letters help my criminal case?

    Will character reference letters help my criminal case?
    This is a question we get a lot at Guest and Gray. Clients want to know if character reference letters will help their case, or help them get a better plea offer. The answer is “it might help, but it can’t hurt”. I tell my…
  • Mar 27

    Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction

    Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction
    DMN has a story alleging Dallas DA Susan Hawk has struggled with prescription drug abuse and may continue to do so this day. The story links her struggle to erratic behavior in office (firing top assistants) and alleges a trip to a rehab…
Rank this Week: 810

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 302

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 538

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: 737

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Seeks a Divorce on the Grounds of Inhumane Treatment

    Plaintiff Seeks a Divorce on the Grounds of Inhumane Treatment
    A New York Family Lawyer said this action seeking a divorce on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment, and ancillary relief, was commenced on or about June 10, 2003. By order dated December 23, 2003, both parties' applications for...
  • May 7

    Petitioner Asserts Right to Counsel via Legal Aid

    Petitioner Asserts Right to Counsel via Legal Aid
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, the basis of this application, made by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and the attorney in charge of the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, is the refusal by the Judge...
  • May 6

    Petition Brings Case Requesting Relief Pursuant to Real Property Law

    Petition Brings Case Requesting Relief Pursuant to Real Property Law
    A New York Family Lawyer said that this is a hybrid proceeding and action for damages by the petitioner as general partner of a Family Limited Partnership "the petitioner" for stated relief pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Article…
Rank this Week: 696

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 100

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 138

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 8

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim
    Steven Weissman quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), April 30, 2015 The decision will have a broader effect beyond the California dispute as it will force FERC to subject wholesale energy sales across the country to more scrutiny,…
  • May 8

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive
    Richard Rothstein writes for History News Network, April 29, 2015 It was not a vague white society that created ghettos but government—federal, state, and local—that employed explicitly racial laws, policies, and…
  • May 8

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’
    Sarah Lawrence interviewed by KQED-FM, April 27, 2015 “We looked at a few years of data after the Fit Zones had started and looked at the levels of shootings in the city overall—in the two areas that have Fit Zones. Then we…
Rank this Week: 50

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • May 8

    Win a few, lose a few: Animal fighting, commercial breeding get another pa

    Win a few, lose a few: Animal fighting, commercial breeding get another pa
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations Seventy percent of U.S. adults have a favorable opinion of the animal protection movement–so says recent research–which leads me to think that the other 30% serve in the Montana…
  • Apr 30

    NYS Bar Association Animal Law Writing Competition

    NYS Bar Association Animal Law Writing Competition
    David Cassuto Attention Law Students: ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2014 NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS AND THE LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very…
  • Apr 22

    Shrine Circus 2015: ‘Turn and stand’ for animal

    Shrine Circus 2015: ‘Turn and stand’ for animal
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “F—ing dopers!” This invective was snarled in our direction as we stood outside the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus in Missoula one recent April…
Rank this Week: 804

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/
  • May 8

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern
    By: Scott Hervey Periscope (owned by Twitter) and Meerkat are two new “live streaming” apps which allow users to live stream videos from their phones.  These applications could potentially change the way live sporting or…
  • Apr 24

    Brewing Up Some IP

    Brewing Up Some IP
    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These…
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
Rank this Week: 623

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 409

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 766

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • May 8

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost
    Protecting your intellectual property, whether domestically or internationally, is traditionally a complex and costly process. On an international scale, that cost is largely due to translations, with the largest patent filers often budgeting…
  • May 4

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?
    Google announced an experiment it says will “remove friction from the patent market and improve the landscape.” The experiment, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, will run from May 8 through May 22, 2015. In it, the…
  • May 1

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast
    According to Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry has received a patent for the Azerbaijan breakfast brand. According to the Minister: “The new brand will be introduced in several hotels for the first time…
Rank this Week: 596

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 393

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • May 8

    FINANCIEEL RECHT IN DE PRAKTIJK

    FINANCIEEL RECHT IN DE PRAKTIJK
    FRP – Nieuw vakblad Financieel Recht in de Praktijk (FRP) is een nieuw vakblad voor onder andere bank- en verzekeringsjuristen en advocaten die te maken hebben met het financieel recht, in het bijzonder de (Nederlandse) Wet op het…
  • Apr 30

    LAWYERS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    LAWYERS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST
    A lawyer must be independent A lawyer (attorney at law) is expected to be independent. This independence involves an attitude: this is the lawyer’s disposition toward his client but also toward the court and in actual fact toward any…
  • Apr 24

    LIABILITY OF THE SILENT PARTNER

    LIABILITY OF THE SILENT PARTNER
    The Supreme Court can give its opinion I will first describe Dutch law in this respect. A limited partnership (commanditaire vennootschap: ‘CV’) is a contractual, legal relationship between two or more persons or legal entities to…
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The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
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DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
  • Feb 15

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
  • Feb 1

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition
    I’ve been thinking lately about whether changes in technology should be causing us revisit ideas and approaches that we have tossed aside or put on the back burner for many years. In simplest terms, the question would be if high-speed…
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Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
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Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 7

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California
    Defending a DUI in Orange County is a specialized field of law, which requires an experienced defense lawyer. Understanding the science associated with blood alcohol testing, as well as understanding evidentiary law, combined with criminal…
  • Apr 9

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?
    When you hear the word “enhancement”, it sound like a good thing. But when you are talking about enhancement as it relates to a DUI sentence, it means that the potential sentence may be enhanced, meaning additional penalties. An…
  • Feb 26

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI
    There is an interesting case out of Livingston County where a man was arrested and charged with DUI and then the case later dismissed.  According to the article, the man was involved in an accident and asked to take a breathalyzer test…
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The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
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A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 7

    FDA Warns 14 Sports Supplement Companies Of Illegal DMBA (AMP Citrate)

    FDA Warns 14 Sports Supplement Companies Of Illegal DMBA (AMP Citrate)
    BMPEA is a substance that does not meet the statutory definition of a dietary ingredient. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a dietary ingredient as a vitamin; mineral; herb or other botanical; amino acid; dietary substance for…
  • Apr 25

    Toxic Diet Pills Kill a 21 Year Old DNP

    Toxic Diet Pills Kill a 21 Year Old DNP
    News of a tragic death this week involving a diet pill with DNP.2,4-Dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP, DNP) is an organic compound with the formula HOC6H3(NO2)2. It is a yellow, crystalline solid that has a sweet, musty odor. It sublimes, is…
  • Apr 18

    NECC Litigation New

    NECC Litigation New
    I'm one of seven lawyers appointed by a Federal Court Judge to prosecute the civil case involving New England Compounding Pharmacy. I'm NOT a class action lawyer. An interesting and compelling read from Newsweek this…
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ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
  • Mar 29

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT
    The following note was penned to the co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), who asked me to go into some detail around the information security, gathering, archival and dissemination strategies I conceptualised…
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Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 120

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 7

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015
    This is Once Fallen's video and commentary on the Rally In Tally, a collaborative effort between various organizations within the Anti-Registry Movement (ARM). The purpose of the rally was to bring a bold message to one of the strongholds of…
  • May 7

    FL - Couple Gets 15 YEARS In Prison For Having Sex On Florida Beach

    FL - Couple Gets 15 YEARS In Prison For Having Sex On Florida Beach
    A couple in Florida is facing fifteen years in prison after they were caught having sex on a public beach. The incident happened at Bradenton Beach and apparently there was a number of witnesses including children. Ana Kasparian and Cenk…
  • Apr 22

    Sentence Extended

    Sentence Extended
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By No Chance: I was sentenced to 8 months for "Sexual Assault of a Child" 15 years ago. Since then I have had many people give me a chance.…
Rank this Week: 5

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
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International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • May 6

    What to Negotiate in Your Franchise Agreement - Legal

    What to Negotiate in Your Franchise Agreement - Legal
    Recently, I was asked: "If you could negotiate any terms up front, what would be the key ones?" Here is my general approach: First, review the FDD and determine if they are using franchise brokers to sell. If so,...
  • May 6

    "Be Your Own Boss" - The Franchise Myth - Legal

    "Be Your Own Boss" - The Franchise Myth - Legal
    Imagine this television commercial: a bunch of teenage kids in a house, eating junk food, playing video games with rap music blasting. The narrator says: "Hey kids: tired of listening to your parents? Why not do whatever YOU want...
  • May 5

    Encouraging your employees to get into a loss prevention mindset - Operation

    Encouraging your employees to get into a loss prevention mindset - Operation
    People steal. There's no surprise there, right? Well, what are you (the owner/manager) going to do about it? What's your first line of defense? Awareness. Creating awareness about loss prevention is a major component to fight the war on...
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CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • May 6

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015
    We're excited that the Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year!We're looking for suggestions on which technologies to present and volunteers to do a 5-10 min demo of each. If you have ideas along with…
  • May 4

    Technology Skills for Law Librarian

    Technology Skills for Law Librarian
    We recently had a discussion with students interested in law librarianship which included course recommendations for library school. In today’s environment technology skills are an important component of your knowledge base, and in some…
  • Apr 24

    2015 CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant

    2015 CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant
    On behalf of the CS-SIS Grants & Awards Committee, I am very pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Meeting grant recipients. Barbara Ginzburg has been awarded the grant for Experienced Librarians. Barbara is Electronic Services Librarian at…
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The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
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McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • May 6

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California
    In July 2008, California banned handheld cell phone use while driving. Now, over three years later, it is clear that this ban has helped contribute to a decrease in distracted driving deaths throughout California state. The California…
  • May 6

    San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash

    San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash
    A San Diego Superior Court judge sentenced a driver who crashed into an 18 year-old girl's car, causing her serious injuries, to one year in a work release program, rather than the much longer prison sentence the man potentially could…
  • May 5

    Law May Be Delaying Necessary Driver Training, Causing Accident

    Law May Be Delaying Necessary Driver Training, Causing Accident
    In theory, graduated driver licensing laws will help teens develop the skills they need to be safe drivers by restricting situations that are commonly associated with car accidents. In practice, the laws may be causing teens to forgo…
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