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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    No vindictiveness in one-month reduction on Johnson remand.

    No vindictiveness in one-month reduction on Johnson remand.
         In U.S. v. Nerius, 15-3688, 2016 WL 3003781 (3d Cir. May 25, 2016), Nerius was sentenced to a bottom-of-the-range 37 months as a career offender following conviction for impeding correctional employees and damaging…
  • May 18

    Prostitute has Common and Apparent Authority to Consent to Search Room in Which She is Working

    Prostitute has Common and Apparent Authority to Consent to Search Room in Which She is Working
    In United States v. Murray, No. 15-2054, 2016 WL 1697082 (3d Cir., April 28, 2016), Defendant challenged his conviction for distribution of crack cocaine and related offenses. In Murray, Bensalem police were investigating alleged prostitution…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review
    Justice Kennedy authored the 7-1 opinion for the Court in Welch v. United States, holding that Johnson applies retroactively to cases on collateral review:Under this [Teague] framework, the rule announced in Johnson is substantive.  By…
Rank this Week: 660

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Olympus Finally Recalls Defective Medical Scope

    Olympus Finally Recalls Defective Medical Scope
    More than 100 patients have become infected with antibiotic-resistant superbugs after being treated with the medical device known as a duodenoscope. The camera manufacturer, Olympus, also makes about 85% of the duodenoscopes on the market…
  • Jun 24

    Boston’s ‘Vision Zero’ Task Force Aims to Reduce Pedestrian Accident

    Boston’s ‘Vision Zero’ Task Force Aims to Reduce Pedestrian Accident
    On June 21, two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle on Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue. Fortunately, the injuries were not life threatening. But the accident reconfirmed the need to tackle the growing problem of accidents involving…
  • Jun 23

    OSHA Protecting Local Truck Driver

    OSHA Protecting Local Truck Driver
    A truck driver is receiving thousands in compensation after his employer recently fired him after he refused to violate federal safety regulations in order to make his delivery on time.  The driver was making a delivery from…
Rank this Week: 520

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 571

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 611

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law issues, cases and news with a focus on Tennessee. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseelawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Legal Issues Surrounding the Tragic Alligator Attack at Disney

    Legal Issues Surrounding the Tragic Alligator Attack at Disney
    When we take our families to amusement parks and themed parks like Disney, we expect that the experience will not only be fun and enjoyable but also safe for the ones we love. However, the incident with the incident involving a toddler and an…
  • Jun 13

    System to Recall Defective Tires ‘Completely Broken,’ According to Official

    System to Recall Defective Tires ‘Completely Broken,’ According to Official
    Most of us drive vehicles to and from work and to take our kids where they need to go each day. This means we need our vehicles to be safe and reliable for our loved ones and families. Unfortunately, sometimes vehicles have faulty parts such…
  • Jun 6

    Tennessee Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths Higher than in the last Twenty Year

    Tennessee Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths Higher than in the last Twenty Year
    As the Tennessee grows, tragic accidents between cars and people have dramatically risen.  In fact, there have been one hundred and twenty pedestrians and bicyclists killed as of December 29, 2015.  Six  other pedestrians died…
Rank this Week: 551

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/
  • Jun 28

    Bomhard IP on Brexit

    Bomhard IP on Brexit
    hort version: nothing to do immediately regarding existing EUTMs; might want to consider back-up UK filing for new EU TMs.
  • Jun 17

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee
    Footnote two is a contender for funniest Supreme Court footnote this term. Justia’s Summary: Kirtsaeng bought low-cost foreign edition textbooks in Thailand and resold them to students in the U.S. In 2013 the Supreme Court held that…
  • Jun 17

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    Justia’s summary: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 512(c), establishes a safe harbor which gives qualifying Internet service providers protection from liability for copyright infringement when their users…
Rank this Week: 633

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/
  • Jun 28

    Do the 12 divorce myths apply in Texas? (part 2)

    Do the 12 divorce myths apply in Texas? (part 2)
    This post is a continuation of the discussion about the 12 Top Divorce Myths. Here’s the link to part one: Do the 12 divorce myths apply in Texas? Myth 7: You can avoid paying child support. Child support is a mandatory order in…
  • Jun 21

    Do the 12 divorce myths apply in Texas? (part 1)

    Do the 12 divorce myths apply in Texas? (part 1)
    Do the 12 divorce myths apply in Texas? The Huffington Post ran an article recently about the 12 Top Divorce Myths. The article was written by Daniel Clement, renowned divorce lawyer in New York, and they all hold true in Texas divorces as…
  • Jun 15

    Can I pay my child support in pizza? Creative payment methods of child support not in cash money.

    Can I pay my child support in pizza? Creative payment methods of child support not in cash money.
    Child support is ordered to be paid by Texas judges in terms of monetary support. In my 25 years of practicing family law, I have never seen a judge approve a court order for payment of child support in some manner other than cash money. But,…
Rank this Week: 440

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 489

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Elizabeth White Attains Certification as an Elder Law Attorney

    Elizabeth White Attains Certification as an Elder Law Attorney
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  • Jun 20

    Getting the Right Power of Attorney

    Getting the Right Power of Attorney
    We never know what life has in store for us. We are always at risk of becoming temporarily or permanently incapacitated due to accident, illness, or aging. A power of attorney allows you (the “principal”) to give someone else (your…
  • Jun 7

    Something Beautiful…..

    Something Beautiful…..
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Rank this Week: 526

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona accident and injury news. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.phoenixinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Jeep Recall Investigated in Hollywood Death

    Jeep Recall Investigated in Hollywood Death
    Recent years have seen more recalls among automobiles on American roads than any time previously in history, and Phoenix drivers have been affected along with everyone else. A massive airbag recall, recalls for faulty transmissions, faulty…
  • Jun 16

    Weekend Traffic Expected as Flagstaff Hosts Two Music Festival

    Weekend Traffic Expected as Flagstaff Hosts Two Music Festival
    If you make your home in Maricopa County, there is no doubt that you realize how hot it has been this week. Unfortunately, today is going to be the coolest day over the next week and a half and it is still expected to exceed 100 degrees…
  • Jun 14

    Excessive Heat Warning for Phoenix; Accidents Expected

    Excessive Heat Warning for Phoenix; Accidents Expected
    All this week, a large portion of Arizona is under an excessive heat warning as issued by the National Weather Service. The entire Phoenix area is covered by this heat warning and temperatures are expected to remain above 100 degrees…
Rank this Week: 565

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit - Press Coverage in the U.K. and Beyond

    Brexit - Press Coverage in the U.K. and Beyond
    Interested in tracking Brexit coverage in the U.K. press and in other countries?  You can access the full-text of the last 60 days of newspapers from 100 countries - including same-day newspapers - using the Press Display database.…
  • Jun 24

    Is Starbucks in hot... coffee?

    Is Starbucks in hot... coffee?
    Nearly everyone has popped into Starbucks on a sleepy morning or in the middle of a long day of work or studying in hopes of getting a little shot of caffeine to help them get by.  However, some Starbucks customers are claiming they've…
  • Jun 10

    CRIN: Free Legal Database to Track Children’s Rights around the World

    CRIN: Free Legal Database to Track Children’s Rights around the World
    To help you research children’s rights around the world, the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) provides a legal database that pulls all the significant sources together at one place and provides excellent search functions.The…
Rank this Week: 455

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 652

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 655

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Ruling of the Week 2016.15: Customs Busine

    Ruling of the Week 2016.15: Customs Busine
    One of my least favorite areas of customs regulation has to do with the ability of related companies to provide compliance expertise through shared services. The problem arises because while a company can rely on its employees to conduct…
  • Jun 17

    Ruling of the Week 2016.14: Something Fishy

    Ruling of the Week 2016.14: Something Fishy
    Did you ever see a marlin or other game fish proudly displayed as a mounted trophy and wonder exactly how one goes from landing the fish to hanging it over the mantle? I have always assumed that some portion of that trophy is the actual fish…
  • Jun 15

    Congratulations to Me

    Congratulations to Me
    Here's my new profile.
Rank this Week: 431

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Guardianship of a Minor in Illinoi

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Guardianship of a Minor in Illinoi
    Most people know a neighbor, friend, or family member who provides full-time care for a grandchild.  In fact, grandparents raising grandchildren is a growing trend among families in the US.  According to the AARP, nationwide nearly…
  • May 31

    How a Divorce May Affect Non-Marital Business Ownership Under Illinois Law

    How a Divorce May Affect Non-Marital Business Ownership Under Illinois Law
    One thing that occasionally complicates a divorce is when a spouse has an ownership interest in a non-marital business.  Countless hours of hard work have gone into the business, there are stocks and ownership interests involved, or…
  • May 16

    Custody and Visitation Rights for Grandparents and Non-Parents in Illinoi

    Custody and Visitation Rights for Grandparents and Non-Parents in Illinoi
    Circumstances can arise when, for various reasons, a child is not in the possession of one or both of his or her parents and certain non-parents might seek to obtain an allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as…
Rank this Week: 559

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court May Have Just Expanded Unlawful Police Searche

    Supreme Court May Have Just Expanded Unlawful Police Searche
    The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed down two rulings that may have widened the ability of law enforcement to conduct illegal searches – something our Los Angeles marijuana arrest lawyers find deeply troubling.  In one…
  • Jun 23

    Colorado’s Teen Marijuana Use Lower After Legalization

    Colorado’s Teen Marijuana Use Lower After Legalization
    One of the main talking points of those opposed to the legalization of marijuana is that it will spur the inevitable increase of teen marijuana use. We all have an interest in keeping the drug out of reach of youth when it’s not used as…
  • Jun 21

    Perris Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

    Perris Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
    As law enforcement is battling a number of illicit and sizable marijuana cultivation efforts throughout Riverside County (rumors are its driven by Mexican drug cartels), leaders in some cities are working to take the power out of…
Rank this Week: 627

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge
    The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (the "Center") has filed two lawsuits in Ohio federal courts seeking to enjoin the enforcement by cities of 'point of sale' programs. A city's 'point of sale' or 'presale' program requires homeowners to…
  • Jun 19

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return
    Re-printed with permission by author: Craig Miller, CPA, CGFM, MBA, Duffy+Duffy Cost Segregation Services, Inc.The recently released Rev. Proc. 2016-29 details new procedures for automatic accounting method changes and effectively…
  • Jun 13

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic
    A couple of weeks ago, I published information regarding Ohio EPA's dredged material program. Today I want to provide some fun facts about each of Ohio's 8 harbors on Lake Erie.  All information was obtained from statistics provided by…
Rank this Week: 560

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that states cannot make it a crime for a drunken driving suspect to refuse to take a blood test but can criminalize the refusal to take breath tests to determine alcohol levels.  The ruling will…
  • Jun 15

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge
    The Statewide challenge to the accuracy of the breath test machine used in Massachusetts took a positive turn for the defense with a ruling from Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Botsford. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that…
  • May 31

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
    The Connecticut State Supreme Court has upheld the abolishment of the death penalty, including for death-row inmates in the re-examination of the case of State v. Santiago.  Last August, the Court held that the death penalty was…
Rank this Week: 463

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 533

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 25

    Roller Skates Guide

    Roller Skates Guide
    Roller Skates. Guide. In this article I would like to talk a little about roller skating. I think it is not necessary to explain what a roller-skating, so I begin to describe myself. First you need to determine their Classification: Dimension…
  • Jun 20

    LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    It important is to understand what their goals and objectives in social media and how they relate with your company's objectives in general. Keep them specific, measurable, achievable, realistic / relevant and timely (smart objectives). Tom…
  • Mar 30

    National Institute

    National Institute
    According to the accredited agency transparency international ranks Venezuela as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, surpassing the occurred far in the democratic era. The sustainable human development (DHS), according to the…
Rank this Week: 452

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Cohabiting Seniors: Protect Your Right

    Cohabiting Seniors: Protect Your Right
    More and more seniors are living together without getting married. According to U.S. Census date, the number of cohabitating seniors nearly doubled between 1989 and 2000. For some seniors, marriage is not financially worth it or they do not…
  • Jun 18

    IRA Master Reaches 70 1/2

    IRA Master Reaches 70 1/2
    Natalie Choate, widely recognized as the authority on IRAs and estate planning, turns 70 1/2 this year. This age is key as it is the time when required IRA payouts begin. At 70 1/2, each year owners typically must withdraw a percentage of…
  • Jun 11

    Top Ten Reasons to Create an Estate Plan

    Top Ten Reasons to Create an Estate Plan
     LOSS OF CAPACITY. What if you become incompetent and unable to manage your own affairs? Without a plan, the court will select the person who manages your affairs. With a plan, you pick that person through a power of attorney. MINOR…
Rank this Week: 694

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?
    Dear Rich: Can I legally sell products that I found in a dumpster?The general rule is that you can keep and dispose of property once it has been deposited in a trash receptacle from which routine collections are made (and once the person…
  • Jun 18

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: We are attempting to have something removed from Google's search results as it is infringing on a client's copyright. I understand that in many cases this may be "fair use" and that is Google's current argument as well but they are…
  • Jun 10

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?
    Dear Rich: I am developing a mobile educational app using diagnostic x-ray images obtained from free access websites. Are x-rays subject to copyright protection in the U.S. and the rest of the world? Would I even be able to use x-ray images…
Rank this Week: 659

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 25

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery
    This past week, I was honored to give a panel discussion on life after TRID (Truth in Lending Integrated Disclosure Rules) at the Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference sponsored by the Warren Group. After my panel, Jim Morrison of Banker…
  • Jun 10

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23
    On June 23, the Warren Group will host its widely attended Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference at the Verve Hotel in Natick, MA. The Midyear Update, for the mortgage and real estate industry, recaps the first 6 months of 2016, in…
  • May 8

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule
    Text Messages Enforceable As Written Contract, Court Rules With the proliferation of email and texts as the primary method of communications in real estate negotiations, it was just a matter of time before Massachusetts courts were faced with…
Rank this Week: 525

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Federal Laws Protect Against National Origin Discrimination

    Federal Laws Protect Against National Origin Discrimination
    According to recent employment news reports, retailer Macy’s has agreed to settle employment discrimination charges in order to avoid trial. The allegations against the department store include assertions that it discriminated against…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee
    A recent employment law case argued before the United States Supreme Court has been resolved in favor of the employee. In Green v. Brennan, the Court determined that the time for filing a complaint for “constructive discharge,”…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee
    A recent employment law case argued before the United States Supreme Court has been resolved in favor of the employee. In Green v. Brennan, the Court determined that the time for filing a complaint for “constructive discharge,”…
Rank this Week: 614

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 24

    The Clock Ticks for Plaintiffs to Serve a Summons and Complaint

    The Clock Ticks for Plaintiffs to Serve a Summons and Complaint
    To be held valid, service of the summons and complaint must be made within 120 days of commencement of the action.[1] If service is not made within that time the court may entertain two options: 1) Dismiss the action without prejudice…
  • Jun 24

    Served Improperly with a Summons and Complaint? Move to Dismiss within 60 Days!

    Served Improperly with a Summons and Complaint? Move to Dismiss within 60 Days!
    New York law is strict when it comes to preserving — and acting upon — a defense grounded on improper service. In a nutshell, and subject to other rules (which I invite you to contact me about), valid service of a summons on an…
  • Apr 22

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit
    On May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act into law. Since then, consumers have saved over 12 billion dollars, below are five ways the law is protecting consumers and…
Rank this Week: 570

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 490

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Injured in a Fall, on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Sea

    Injured in a Fall, on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Sea
    We received and inquiry on our website from a passenger who was injured in a fall while cruising with Royal Caribbean on the Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. The passenger explained what happened with the accident and was asking “what…
  • Jun 24

    Carnival Passenger Denied Ability to See the Doctor

    Carnival Passenger Denied Ability to See the Doctor
    We recently conversed with a passenger aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship about a medical incident that occurred that left the passenger utterly confused about their rights — both as sick passenger on the cruise ship and as a passenger with…
  • Jun 24

    Slipped and Fell on Carnival Cruise

    Slipped and Fell on Carnival Cruise
    “I slipped and fell on Carnival Cruise…” This inquiry is a common one we receive at our law firm — common because it’s an accident that happened on a Carnival Cruise ship — and common that it was a slip…
Rank this Week: 445

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
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)
    First: Librarians, please do not make legal decisions, copyright or otherwise, for your employer (or your own business for that matter) if there is possible litigation down the road. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Your library…
  • Jun 24

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer
    If you’re not tracking news of Robot Lawyers then you’re not keeping up with the legal research profession. No, not a “robotic” lawyer, but the Artificial Intelligence (AI) kind. See lots of robot, and AI related,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy
    So, a one-time 52 to 48 percent [Brexit, Wikipedia article] popular vote is a solid basis for making massive economic, political, and social changes to the governance of the Not So United Kingdom and the larger European Union of 28 (at the…
Rank this Week: 594

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight: Strategies for building a diverse, multi-cultural workplace

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jun 24

    What Supreme Court’s split decision on immigration reform means for employer

    What Supreme Court’s split decision on immigration reform means for employer
    by Jacob M. Monty President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration were not upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some of your employees are probably disappointed and unsure of how to move forward. The disappointment they are…
  • Jun 19

    Need workers? First lady touts talents of veterans and military spouse

    Need workers? First lady touts talents of veterans and military spouse
    As July 4 approaches, many employers are anxious to declare a holiday so their employees can enjoy the nation’s birthday festivities. But when the fireworks are over, they may be looking to hire the kind of talent so often celebrated on…
  • Jun 19

    Biased bias: when protected classifications intersect

    Biased bias: when protected classifications intersect
    by Connor Beatty If your company regularly interviews and hires qualified female applicants for all available positions, you may think the company is in a strong position to defend against gender discrimination lawsuits filed by rejected…
Rank this Week: 531

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    "Stairway to Heaven" on trial

    &quot;Stairway to Heaven&quot; on trial
    Maybe you saw yesterday's headlines:Led Zeppelin Wins 'Stairway to Heaven' Jury Trial Led Zeppelin Win in 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial Led Zeppelin rocks copyright case over 'Stairway' (In order, those were from the Hollywood…
  • Jun 21

    Printing from Your Laptop is Down

    Printing from Your Laptop is Down
    While the UW Creative Communications team updates the law library's printers, you will not be able to send print jobs to the library's three Dawgprints printers from your laptop.You can, however, print from the library's public computer…
  • Jun 16

    Korean Law A-Z

    Korean Law A-Z
    Korean Law A-ZThe Gallagher Law Library Korean legal research guide is completely revised, with a new look, a new link (http://guides.lib.uw.edu/law/eald/koreaa-z), and a new name: Korean Law A-Z.East Asian Law Quick ReferenceFor quick access…
Rank this Week: 665

Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers boating, cruise ship, jet ski and recreational watercraft accidents and crimes. By Gerson & Schwartz P.A.

http://news.injuryattorneyfla.com/
  • Jun 24

    Rights and Protections for Sexual Assault Victims on Cruise Ship

    Rights and Protections for Sexual Assault Victims on Cruise Ship
    Sexual assaults often occur during cruise ship voyages. Just recently, the Royal Bahamas Police Force took a United States citizen into police custody in connection with an alleged sexual assault incident. Both the suspect and the victim were…
  • Jun 17

    Minor Sexually Assaulted on Cruise Ship

    Minor Sexually Assaulted on Cruise Ship
    Recently, Brock Christian Hammerstein, 25 years of age, was one of two individuals accused of sexually assaulting a minor on a Dolphin cruise. Once said cruise ship ported, the victim visited a local hospital to report that she was sexually…
  • Jun 10

    Murder Abroad

    Murder Abroad
    While a cruise ship voyage can be a dream vacation, accidents and crime may occur. Just recently, Gary Stevenson, 27 years of age, admitted he stabbed a cruise ship worker, Katy Bourke, three times because she refused to have sex with him.…
Rank this Week: 609

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

    Bias in the Workplace
    Bias in the workplace is often problematic but it is not on its own illegal. For example, it is not against the law for your boss to promote someone else or even fire you for the reason that she simply likes him better.  However, if the…
  • Jun 9

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
Rank this Week: 506

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
  • May 25

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?
    We’ve previously posted about the Defending Trade Secrets Act allowing plaintiffs to pursue a trade secret claim in federal court. Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently reported on how employers can take advantage of this Act.…
Rank this Week: 575

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jun 24

    California Senate Rejects Legislation Concerning Doctors on Probation

    California Senate Rejects Legislation Concerning Doctors on Probation
    If your doctor is on probation due to medical negligence or for committing a serious surgical error, how will you know? According to a recent report from KQED News and California Healthline, proposed legislation “would have required…
  • Jun 17

    USPS Dog Bite Rankings Released

    USPS Dog Bite Rankings Released
    How often are mail carriers in California injured by dog bites and animal attacks? According to a recent news release from the U.S. Postal Service, 6,549 mail carriers and other employees were the victims of dog attacks last year. Where did…
  • Jun 10

    NFL Implicated in Influencing Brain Injury Research

    NFL Implicated in Influencing Brain Injury Research
    Given the enormous attention to sports-related concussions and the long-term implications of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) for professional athletes, it should not come as a surprise that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed a…
Rank this Week: 465

Best Practices Construction Law

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction-related blog focused on transportation, healthcare, technology and legal trends. By Stites Harbison PLLC.

http://www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com/
  • Jun 24

    LOL! OMG. HUH? Court Finds That Text Message Can Form Binding Contract

    LOL! OMG. HUH? Court Finds That Text Message Can Form Binding Contract
    In the world of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, it is no secret that individuals are communicating regularly on their smartphones about their business affairs. Recently, a court addressed the question about whether a text message can…
  • Jun 21

    Subcontractor’s Failure to Strictly Comply With Notice Provision Costs $200,000

    Subcontractor’s Failure to Strictly Comply With Notice Provision Costs $200,000
    Whether you are an owner, contractor, subcontractor or supplier, you will want to read the rest of this post since it illustrates precisely what all those attorneys have been telling you for years: “Please, please, please read your…
  • Jun 15

    Top 7 Factors Affecting Labor Productivity Losses On A Construction Project

    Top 7 Factors Affecting Labor Productivity Losses On A Construction Project
    Construction labor is always in the news. Last month, I wrote an article for the Nashville Business Journal challenging industry leaders on how to respond to the shortage of skilled labor in the area.  Recently, the U.S. Department…
Rank this Week: 662

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jun 24

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect
    Abuse and neglect take many forms, but the types that the personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman deal with most often involve nursing home patients and long-term care facility residents. The…
  • May 10

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
    You probably already know you should receive advice from an Ohio personal injury lawyer before dealing with any insurance company other than your own. But which one? Columbus, in particular, offers hundreds of options for victims in personal…
  • Apr 28

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation
    The Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman get asked what constitutes a workers’ comp-eligible injury almost every day. We’ve developed the following short answer that lays out the…
Rank this Week: 572

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 24

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax &quot;Reform&quot; Proposal
    Congressional Republicans have just released their "new" corporate tax proposal. As usual for the GOP, the proposal again calls for steep cuts in the corporate tax rate. Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat and member of the House Ways…
  • May 10

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue
    The Atlantic magazine has an article in the May 3 2016 issue asking "Should Courts Get to Define Religion?" The article deals with a Catholic shrine in Attleboro Massachusetts, Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, that covers almost 200…
  • Apr 29

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)
    As most everybody is aware by now, the IRS has been under considerable strain for a number of years from budget and staff reductions that have left it underfunded, understaffed, and under pressure. This is part of the right's effort...
Rank this Week: 596

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 23

    The Results are in: We are OUT

    The Results are in: We are OUT
    Having sat up through the night to watch the counts come in, it is clear that there is a relatively even split throughout  the United Kingdom and the vote has been won by a relatively narrow margin.  But looking at each region…
  • May 26

    Buying your first home

    Buying your first home
    Buying your first home can be daunting, but if you want to take your first step on the property ladder, it’s important to know the basics – and to have the right people to fight your corner.   Most people would think the…
  • May 26

    Buying your first home

    Buying your first home
    Buying your first home can be daunting, but if you want to take your first step on the property ladder, it’s important to know the basics – and to have the right people to fight your corner.   Most people would think the…
Rank this Week: 641

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jun 23

    “Qualified Client” Threshold Increasing to $2.1M

    “Qualified Client” Threshold Increasing to $2.1M
    The SEC has updated the net worth threshold for “qualified clients” from $2.0 million to $2.1 million, effective August 15, 2016. Section 205 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”)…
  • Jun 7

    SEC Sanctions Private Equity Fund Adviser For Acting As An Unregistered Broker

    SEC Sanctions Private Equity Fund Adviser For Acting As An Unregistered Broker
    From our colleagues Edward J. Johnsen, Wesley G. Nissen, David A. Goldstein, Jay Coogan and Robert B. Weiss The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a private equity fund advisory firm and its owner have agreed to pay more…
  • May 16

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information &amp; Invention Assignment Agreements &ndash; Update for New Trade Secret Law
    On May 11, President Barack Obama today signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law.  The law is effective immediately.  The DTSA provides a federal claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Until now, trade secrets…
Rank this Week: 629

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!
    Financing for the Maryland Purple Line closed on Friday, June 17 – marking an important milestone for the Maryland Transit Administration’s (and Maryland Department of Transportation’s) plan to deliver a transit solution to…
  • Jun 20

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California announced on June 15, 2016 that it has selected Plenary Properties Merced as the successful proposer for the UC Merced 2020 Project. “We are impressed by the creativity, efficiency and…
  • Jun 13

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement
    Public agencies and private entities are increasing collaboration to develop, operate and maintain a variety of transportation and building projects.  The involvement of a public agency in these “public-private partnerships”…
Rank this Week: 691

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Question: An owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor owed us money so we sued them in our state (not Georgia!); the court awarded a judgment in our favor, but the defendant – debtor now resides or transacts…
  • May 18

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract
    by Mark A. Cobb We always enjoy sharing great blog articles with you. Sometimes, the topics just happen by themselves, sometimes they are based upon a real-life experience with a client or opposing counsel, other times they are more…
  • May 5

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned…
Rank this Week: 591

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jun 23

    Littler and Courtroom Insight Announce New International Attorney Referral System

    Littler and Courtroom Insight Announce New International Attorney Referral System
    Courtroom Insight significantly upgrades its knowledge management platform with the release of a new international attorney referral directory.  Clients may now search for the best attorney to fit their needs in the international market…
  • Jun 13

    Grand Jury Recommends Change at San Francisco Crime Lab

    Grand Jury Recommends Change at San Francisco Crime Lab
    A Civil Grand Jury in San Francisco mandated on June 1, 2016 that the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab divest itself from the SFPD and become an independent entity.  The Crime Lab has long been plagued by a number of scandalous…
  • May 25

    Missouri passes expert witness legislation

    Missouri passes expert witness legislation
    In April, lawmakers in Missouri passed a bill that work to ensure that all experts who testify in court are actually experts.  This bill would allow expert testimony only after determining it was based on “sufficient facts”…
Rank this Week: 617

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?
    The legal media has lately had a mania for tech headlines. Many commentators claim that tech, especially artificial intelligence (AI), will do something to Big Law. I disagree. Tech more likely will do something…
  • Jun 13

    Machine Learning (AI) to Answer to Legal Questions: Blue J Legal

    Machine Learning (AI) to Answer to Legal Questions: Blue J Legal
    With artificial intelligence headlines appearing daily, making sense of it is hard. I doubt it will disrupt Big Law but believe it can create significant practice efficiencies. To get beyond the hype, it’s helpful to look at…
  • May 30

    Who’s Managing Big Law Alternative Staffing?

    Who’s Managing Big Law Alternative Staffing?
    Altman Weil’s recently released 2016 Law Firms in Transition survey is good reading for all law firm management. For me, the questions it raises are the number of non-partner track lawyers and who’s managing Big Law…
Rank this Week: 708

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    How do I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

    How do I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
    How do I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer? from Brien Roche Law How do I find a medical malpractice lawyer is a difficult question to answer. Probably the best place to start is with friends and family who may have previously retained a…
  • Jun 20

    How Do I Find A Legal Malpractice Lawyer

    How Do I Find A Legal Malpractice Lawyer
    How Do I Find A Legal Malpractice Lawyer from Brien Roche Law How do I find a legal malpractice lawyer? It may well be the easiest way and the first method should be employed is to check with friends or relatives to see if they have ever used…
  • Jun 19

    In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable

    In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable
    In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable from Brien Roche Law In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable-A Broad Brush Approach In a legal malpractice case who is potentially liable is a question that must be answered…
Rank this Week: 481

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jun 22

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land
    In a merits opinion issued on June 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Judge Skavdahl) held that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management--the agency tasked with protecting and preserving federal lands for multiple uses…
  • May 31

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair
    Today, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in US Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, Co. The key question in Hawkes was whether a Clean Water Act jurisdictional determination--that is, a determination about whether an area…
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
Rank this Week: 692