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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/
  • Feb 8

    Federal Circuit Limits Attorneys’ Fees in Exceptional Case

    Federal Circuit Limits Attorneys’ Fees in Exceptional Case
    Two weeks ago, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals limited the factors a district court may consider in determining the amount of attorneys’ fees to award in an “exceptional” patent infringement case. Lumen View Tech., LLC…
  • Jan 29

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense
    The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in the case of Dolby Systems, Inc. v. Christenson, focuses primarily on the issue of which party bears the initial burden of proof with regard to a “first sale” defense in a copyright…
  • Jan 25

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid
    In business, there are numerous opportunities for pitfalls, mistakes and errors and they come up in all different legal areas – from basic formation issues to labor and employment to intellectual property. Mistakes and missteps…
Rank this Week: 503

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 499

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 541

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Feb 8

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi
    Auch wenn es sich bei dem aktuellen „Handbuch der Markenpraxis“ schon um die 3. Auflage handelt: Mir war der Titel bislang unbekannt. Damit habe ich offenbar einiges verpasst. Schon oft sind Bücher mit dem Ziel angetreten,…
  • Dec 23

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz
    Hier ein kurzer Hinweis auf die Dissertation der Kollegin Heid, die schon 2013 erschienen ist. Manches ist daher nicht mehr ganz aktuell. Insgesamt aber ist es ein lesenswertes Buch, um die komplexe Haftungsstruktur des Rechtsgebiets…
  • Dec 23

    Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte hat genug

    Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte hat genug
    Da ist wohl jemandem der Kragen geplatzt: Refa mit reichlich Erfahrung und erstklassigen Zeugnissen zieht ernsthaft in Erwägung die knausrige und ausbeuterische Kanzlei zu wechseln. Sofern sich eine Kanzlei findet, die in der Lage ist,…
Rank this Week: 473

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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

    Financial Incentive for Arbitrators to Make Timely Decision

    Financial Incentive for Arbitrators to Make Timely Decision
    Guest blogger: Theresa A. Coetzee is vice president & assistant general counsel at Marriott International, Inc. She is also a publication chair of the ACC Litigation Committee. She can be reached at theresa.coetzee@marriott.com. In…
  • Jan 27

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!
    Taking the pulse of 1,302 general counsel (GC) and chief legal officers (CLO) in 41 countries, the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey revealed that corporate law departments are spending more on internal budgets than on law firms or other…
  • Jan 18

    Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law

    Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law
    Guest blogger: Laurie E. Weinstein is managing counsel at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. She is also the hospitals/providers subcommittee co-chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at laurie.e.weinstein@kp.org. On…
Rank this Week: 547

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    Mad Hatter as Trademark for Kitchenware

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

    University Claims Copyright on Formula

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

    Can I Use Feminist Phrase on T-Shirt?

    Can I Use Feminist Phrase on T-Shirt?
    Bella AbzugDear Rich: I want to use the phrase "Women belong in the House, the Senate, and the Oval Office" on a t-shirt. My group will be selling these shirts as a fundraiser. The quote doesn't seem to be attributed to anybody, but lots of…
Rank this Week: 590

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 478

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

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

    Activist Investors Betting On Bank Merger

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

    De Novo Deep Freeze Thawing? Not So Fast!

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

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

    Yes, Virginia, There Is A Regulatory Burden On Small Bank
    Preston Ash of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, sent me (on New Years Eve, no less) an article co-authored by Preston and Christoffer Koch and Thoma F. Siems of the Dallas Fed, entitled "Too Small to Succeed?--Community Banks in...
Rank this Week: 563

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Feb 6

    Protéger des Noms Fictif

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

    Ouvrir un Restaurant en Floride en 2016

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

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

    Immigration et la Nouvelle Limite de l’Impôt sur les Succession
    Selon l’IRS, un impôt sur les successions est un impôt sur votre droit de transférer la propriété à votre décès. Il se compose d’un compte de tout ce que vous possédez…
Rank this Week: 548

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How a California Power of Attorney Work

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

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016

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

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?
    Normally when we talk about estate planning, we assume there will be an estate with sufficient assets to provide for a person’s heirs. What happens if you die with more debts than assets? In legal terms, this is known as an…
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Feb 6

    Marijuana Sales in Colorado Nearly $1B in 2015

    Marijuana Sales in Colorado Nearly $1B in 2015
    Colorado has been seeing more green than ever since it granted approval of recreational marijuana. The Colorado Department of Revenue has reported regulated and licensed marijuana stores in the state sold nearly $1 billion worth of medical…
  • Feb 4

    Emergency Marijuana Rule Fix Signed by California Governor

    Emergency Marijuana Rule Fix Signed by California Governor
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed an emergency bill that resulted from a legislative drafting error that had dozens of cities across California scrambling to enact bans on the cultivation of medical marijuana. AB21, introduced by Assemblyman Jim Wood…
  • Feb 2

    New Statewide Regs Push for Local Bans on Medical Marijuana

    New Statewide Regs Push for Local Bans on Medical Marijuana
    Since medical marijuana was legalized in the State of California back in the mid 1990s, there has been a lack of statewide regulation for the most part. The state did not want to get involved, so, for that reason, people often compared the…
Rank this Week: 493

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

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

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

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

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

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016

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

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

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant
    Their lawsuits add strain to already overburdened court systems. Some jurisdictions, like California, maintain a list of vexatious litigants to screen them out for special handling. In addition, lawyers can be disciplined or disbarred for…
Rank this Week: 505

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    9 Principles for a Successful Minnesota Divorce Mediation

    9 Principles for a Successful Minnesota Divorce Mediation
    Minnesota orders all couples without a history of spousal abuse to use some type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) before taking their case to court. One of the most common and generally successful forms of ADR is mediation. In this…
  • Feb 2

    How Will Leaving Minnesota Affect Your Child Custody Arrangement?

    How Will Leaving Minnesota Affect Your Child Custody Arrangement?
    Perhaps you just received a transfer offer to another state from your employer with a significant pay raise and even more opportunities for advancement. Or maybe you and a business partner (or new boyfriend or girlfriend) want to leave the…
  • Jan 29

    Helping Your Child (and Grandchildren) Through a Divorce: 5 Helpful Things Grandparents Can Do

    Helping Your Child (and Grandchildren) Through a Divorce: 5 Helpful Things Grandparents Can Do
    If your child is going through a divorce, you are likely facing a myriad of emotions. You have watched the toll that the end of the marriage has taken on her, rearranged your calendar and attended court hearings. You might have even…
Rank this Week: 522

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dashcam mayhem!

    Dashcam mayhem!
      In recent years, technical tools that can record a cop’s every act have shined a bright light on police abuses. This is especially true now with the ubiquitous dashcams attached to almost every police cruiser in the nation.…
  • Jan 29

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT
      In 1963 Henry Montgomery was a 17 year old living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was playing hooky from school when he was approached by a deputy sheriff assigned to round up truants. When the deputy frisked Henry, Henry pulled out a…
  • Jan 21

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM
    California’s sex offender laws are among the strictest in the country. Even relatively minor sex offense convictions usually end up requiring a lifetime registration on the sex offender list. So what is a “relatively minor”…
Rank this Week: 531

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Feb 5

    BLS Library Pre-Oscar Movie Night

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

    Watergate Revisited

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

    Seminar Paper Workshop

    Seminar Paper Workshop
    Are you struggling with selecting a topic for your seminar paper or suffering from writers’ block? Help is on the way. At 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 4, Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil will run their semi-annual workshop on…
Rank this Week: 572

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 510

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Predictions for 2016

    Predictions for 2016
    Costs Lawyer magazine recently published the predictions for 2016 of the great and the good in the profession. They also asked me. This was my contribution, written before Lord Justice Jackson’s latest speech: “When I was asked…
  • Feb 2

    Signature to a Bill of Cost

    Signature to a Bill of Cost
    In Mansion Estates Ltd -v- Hayre & Co (A Firm) [2016] EWHC 96 (Ch) His Honour Judge Saffman commented: “in my view it would be wrong to assume that it is inherently more improbable that a professional person will be ……
  • Jan 31

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.
    Lord Justice Jackson has repeated his calls for an extension of fixed costs, this time with a recommendation it should apply to all claims with a value up to £250,000 and also produced a proposed matrix of the fixed costs ……
Rank this Week: 492

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Feb 4

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member
    Every year I try to persuade lawyers to attend ABA TECHSHOW. I know lawyers are busy, but there is really no better chance to hear from so many experts in one location and to make great law office technology purchasing...
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind
    So what is a professional? Wikipedia explains the term this way: "A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training...
  • Jan 14

    Thoughts on Social Media: Risks, Rewards and Uncertaintie

    Thoughts on Social Media: Risks, Rewards and Uncertaintie
    Have you heard of the new mind reading app? It lets you know the thoughts and emotions of others, especially those from your past that you have not seen in a long time. You can use it to find evidence...
Rank this Week: 520

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Feb 4

    New on Lawblogs.ca: Clawbies Winners & More

    New on Lawblogs.ca: Clawbies Winners & More
    We’re due for another “what’s new at lawblogs.ca” post! Since our last update, we’ve added lots of blogs to our directory of Canadian law blogs. This batch includes Clawbies winners, finalists and nominees along…
  • Feb 1

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2016
    Happy New Year! Looking over what our clients have been up to this month, it’s clear that 2016 is off to a great start. Here’s our regular roundup of clients news and accomplishments: Ontario divorce law firm Russell Alexander…
  • Dec 31

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2015
    The last day of 2015 is upon us, and we’re wrapping up the year with our December installment of Stem client news. While we were busy running the 10th annual Clawbies, here’s what our clients were up to: Russell …
Rank this Week: 584

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 571

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 529

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 604

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 3

    Teaching Tips to Think about Early in the New Semester

    Teaching Tips to Think about Early in the New Semester
    With the beginning of a new semester upon us, these thoughts and tips are a great thing to keep in the back of everyone’s mind whether you are a student or a professor. Flexibility and Mobility in Law School Learning As a professor who…
  • Jan 29

    Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering

    Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering
    As a follow-up to my previous post on “-crastination”, Creativity and the Importance of Downtime, I’m sharing a copy of my favorite handout for helping all of us, students and faculty alike, learn to engage in discernment…
  • Jan 28

    Formative Assessments – Valuable Educational Tool, Not as Hard (or Time-Intensive) as Some Think

    Formative Assessments – Valuable Educational Tool, Not as Hard (or Time-Intensive) as Some Think
    New ABA Standard 314 requires laws schools to use “formative assessments” a fancy phrase for a simple concept: giving students feedback on how they are progressing in a course. Anyone who has seen the data knows that formative…
Rank this Week: 527

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation
    One of the more frustrating turns of events for individuals ordered to pay alimony is the discovery that the ex-spouse to whom they are making support payments has moved in with a boyfriend or girlfriend. In some situations, your…
  • Jan 27

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need
    A North Florida trial court’s decision to award an ex-wife only enough alimony to cover her insurance expenses was recently thrown out by the 1st District Court of Appeal as not proper under the requirements of the Florida Statutes. In…
  • Jan 20

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court
    An ex-husband who failed to make payments to his ex-wife, even though he was financially able, was nevertheless able to escape being slammed with contempt of court. The 5th District Court of Appeal overturned a trial court decision that…
Rank this Week: 480

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Once More on Guaranteed Law Firm SEO Ranking

    Once More on Guaranteed Law Firm SEO Ranking
    One. More. Time. No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google. Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a “special relationship” with Google, or advertise a “priority submit” to Google. There is no…
  • Jan 26

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website
    You might need a new law firm website if: A relative built your website as a favor. Music plays (especially if it’s .midi, this is real). A tiny digital version of you walks onto the page and begins talking. Your pages have pictures of…
  • Jan 26

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website:

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website:
    You might need a new law firm website if: A relative built your website as a favor. Music plays (especially if it’s .midi, this is real). A tiny digital version of you walks onto the page and begins talking. Your pages have pictures of…
Rank this Week: 472

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Volkswagen's Cheater Emission Crimes Are Worse than We Knew

    Why Volkswagen's Cheater Emission Crimes Are Worse than We Knew
    There is fresh evidence that Volkswagen's dangerous emissions are worse than we knew -- especially for children and others with asthma.The evidence comes in a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report summing up the latest science about…
  • Jan 28

    Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar

    Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we believe are of general interest -- or that we just plain like!  Today's guest post on solar energy is by Alex Yackery. Clean Air Watch has no financial connection to any company…
  • Dec 8

    Wood Smoke Lobby Wins Sooty Victory in Congress... What's Next?

    Wood Smoke Lobby Wins Sooty Victory in Congress... What's Next?
    In case you missed it, while big environmental groups were focused on the Paris climate summit, the wood smoke lobby won a sooty victory last week in the House of Representatives.  This is a breath-taking defeat for the public.  But…
Rank this Week: 553

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 31

    Protective Order against Judgment Enforcement: New York

    Protective Order against Judgment Enforcement: New York
    Judgment debtors may turn to CPLR § 5240 to seek relief against the harsh effects of aggressive judgment enforcement. Located in a "centralized location" in Article 52, CPLR § 5240 may grant a debtor a protective order or other…
  • Jan 27

    Time Limit to Vacate Your Default Judgment: New York

    Time Limit to Vacate Your Default Judgment: New York
    Building upon yesterday's blog post "Need to Vacate a Default Judgment?" this post discusses the time limits to do so. In short, when making your motion to vacate the judgment, you have four main subsections of CPLR § 5015 to think…
  • Jan 26

    Need to Vacate a Default Judgment? Include Good "Excuses" for Not Defending

    Need to Vacate a Default Judgment? Include Good "Excuses" for Not Defending
    Do you need to stop judgment-enforcement activity (i.e. wage garnishment or bank restraint)? Do you need to seek relief against the judgment (i.e. have it "vacated")? New York law (CPLR § 5015) contains the primary means to "set aside"…
Rank this Week: 526

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/
  • Jan 31

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Old Photograph Found In Attic Key to Victory I handle a fair amount of Massachusetts boundary line and adverse possession disputes. For those who don’t know,…
  • Jan 20

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law
    Good news to report today! Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has summarily dismissed a petition by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to repeal the Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties. The Act…
  • Jan 17

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act
    Former Green Party Gov. Candidate, Grace Ross, Leads Repeal Effort A group of anti-foreclosure activists recently filed a petition to repeal the Act to Clear Title to Foreclosed Properties, which was signed by Gov. Baker…
Rank this Week: 509

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 545

Art Law Gallery

Art Law Gallery

Covers news and updates on legal issues facing the art world. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.artlawgallery.com/
Rank this Week: 562

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Terminating Corporate Life in Louisiana

    Terminating Corporate Life in Louisiana
    By Ben Jumonville and Ahmed Mohamed The Louisiana Business Corporation Act (“LBCA”) became effective on January 1, 2015.  The changes to Louisiana corporation law embodied in the LBCA are extensive, especially in the areas of…
  • Jan 22

    Court Rules Clean Power Plan Implementation Can Continue

    Court Rules Clean Power Plan Implementation Can Continue
    By Michelle Purchner Cumberland President Obama’s centerpiece of his climate policy agenda, the “Clean Power Plan,” has become one of the most heavily litigated environmental regulations ever. Twenty-seven states and…
  • Jan 20

    2016: Resolve to Consider Joint Employment Issues… the Department of Labor Has Already Done So!

    2016: Resolve to Consider Joint Employment Issues… the Department of Labor Has Already Done So!
    By Erin L. Kilgore and A. Edward Hardin, Jr. This New Year, many employers have resolved to examine their employment relationships to determine if any joint employment relationships are lurking.   On January 20, 2016, the United…
Rank this Week: 585

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer – What is a Lawsuit against Wrongful Death

    Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer – What is a Lawsuit against Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death Lawsuits While we do not want to believe it was ever our loved one’s time to go, a wrongful death case implies there was negligence or intentional harm that resulted in the death of a family member. In a wrongful death…
  • Dec 16

    New Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Child Sex Abuse Charge

    New Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Child Sex Abuse Charge
    With trial scheduled to begin only nine days later, charges of child sex abuse against Robert Koenig, 63, were dismissed at the prosecution’s request, motivated by the discovery of new evidence following Mr. Koenig’s indictment…
  • Sep 25

    What to do when Arrested for DUI with a CDL (Arizona Commercial Drivers License)

    What to do when Arrested for DUI with a CDL (Arizona Commercial Drivers License)
    If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are arrested for a DUI in your personal vehicle, it’s going to have an impact on your license. Today I’m going to walk you through potential outcomes of a Phoenix DUI and…
Rank this Week: 486

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jan 28

    11 Scary IRS Situations and How To Deal With Them [Infographic]

    11 Scary IRS Situations and How To Deal With Them [Infographic]
    Do you have a tax problem you’re worried about? If so you’re definitely not alone. Today more Americans than ever owe back taxes to the IRS. Make no mistake about it, having a problem with the IRS can be a scary thing to go…
  • Jan 22

    Are You Up On The New 2016 IRS Rules? [Infographic]

    Are You Up On The New 2016 IRS Rules? [Infographic]
    It’s January, and you know what that means… It’s tax season! Don’t get too discouraged. This process can be easy if you’re armed with the right information. Tax season opened on January 19th, and April 15th is…
  • Jan 18

    When are the tax deadlines in 2016?

    When are the tax deadlines in 2016?
    Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to http://getirshelp.com/ with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’http://getirshelp.com/tax-deadlines-2016/’><img…
Rank this Week: 534

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

    U.S. Supreme Court limits &quot;pick off&quot; attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ S.Ct. ___ (2016), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the defendant may not "pick off" the class representative by offering full individual relief under Rule 68. If the plaintiff rejects the offer,…
  • Oct 29

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court (DeLuca), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Sept. 15, 2015; pub. ord. Oct. 15, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Third Appellate District) reversed the trial court's order allowing a proposed class representative who…
  • Oct 28

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP
    In Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) declined to enforce an arbitration clause with a class action ban, finding the clause…
Rank this Week: 516

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit
    New York Times:  “I began reporting a column about drones and the altercations they are causing among neighbors. The way these spats usually go, one neighbor gets a new drone (often around Christmas) and begins flying it around the…
  • Jan 3

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
  • Dec 31

    75% Unhappy with Government

    75% Unhappy with Government
    PJ Media:  “According to a new CNN/ORC Poll, 75% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed, and 69% are at least somewhat angry with the way things are going in the U.S., both metrics about as…
Rank this Week: 490

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jan 27

    A Beginning and Ending in Legal Representation

    A Beginning and Ending in Legal Representation
    Lawyers seem to do better with sending opening engagement letters than at the end of the case.  Both stages of the representation are equally important and both should be related in terms of client communication, as well as client…
  • Jan 22

    Discretionary Review in the Federal Circuit Courts at DRI’s Appellate Advocacy Conference Feb. 10-12

    Discretionary Review in the Federal Circuit Courts at DRI’s Appellate Advocacy Conference Feb. 10-12
    I wanted to highlight one of the sessions to be held during DRI's Appellate Advocacy seminar on February 10-12, 2016: Discretionary Review in the Federal Courts.   The speakers - the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court…
  • Jan 20

    The 2016 DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar

    The 2016 DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar
    I am writing to encourage folks to attend the upcoming 2016 DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have been involved with organizing the seminar panel on appellate arbitrations,…
Rank this Week: 575

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jan 26

    Avoid “Uh-Oh”-Pen Carry at the Airport

    Avoid “Uh-Oh”-Pen Carry at the Airport
    Since Texas’ open carry law went into effect at the beginning of the year, Pistol Pete has carried his Glock everywhere he can in his shoulder holster. In a rush to make his flight to Houston for a business meeting, Pete forgets to…
  • Jan 26

    Top 8 Pitfalls of Arbitration

    Top 8 Pitfalls of Arbitration
    After months of arguing over defective solar panels with his supplier, California X-Tra Green Solar, Ed Ezeeout finally calls his favorite attorney at Fixx, Itt & Quick. Dutifully gathering all emails, invoices and transport documents…
  • Dec 22

    Dashing Through Non-Competes Christmas Style

    Dashing Through Non-Competes Christmas Style
    Wanting to expand out of North Dakota before the Christmas season, Homer’s Christmas Tree Farm picked Bubba’s Christmas Farm in the Texas Panhandle. Knowing that Bubba’s employee, Skeeter Jones, was critical to Bubba’s…
Rank this Week: 596

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Florida Death Penalty

    Florida Death Penalty
    The United States Supreme Court recently found that Florida’s death penalty sentencing process was unconstitutional.  Specifically, the Court found that Florida’s death penalty scheme violated the 6th amendment to the U.S.…
  • Jan 24

    Domestic Violence Arrest Follows Wife’s Gas-Triggered Attack

    Domestic Violence Arrest Follows Wife’s Gas-Triggered Attack
    Last month, a Florida woman was arrested for Domestic Battery when she attached her husband… for passing gas in bed.  According to huffingtonpost.com, a Florida woman was so offended by her husband passing gas during the wee hours…
  • Jan 1

    Self-Incrimination: Crime on Social Media

    Self-Incrimination: Crime on Social Media
    Posting pictures or videos of yourself committing crimes is probably not the wisest thing to do in a country where just about everyone is on social media and can easily view what you post.  Even grannies, people with no real friends, and…
Rank this Week: 577

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Georgia car accident and medical malpractice news. By Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Top 7 Reasons for Atlanta Medical Malpractice Claim

    Top 7 Reasons for Atlanta Medical Malpractice Claim
    All medical care providers are obliged to offer a professional standard of care. From surgeons to dentists to general practitioners to specialists, doctors are judged based on what a competent medical professional with a similar background…
  • Jan 8

    Accident and Injury Risks in Atlanta Hotel

    Accident and Injury Risks in Atlanta Hotel
    Many people visit Atlanta every year for work or for pleasure. Staying in hotels is common when visiting the area. Hotels, like other businesses, have a basic obligation to make sure their premise is safe for these visitors. Hotel guests are…
  • Dec 31

    When Does Assumption of the Risk Prevent Recovery After Atlanta Recreational Accidents?

    When Does Assumption of the Risk Prevent Recovery After Atlanta Recreational Accidents?
    Property owners and those who provide services to the public have a basic duty of care. They must provide a reasonably safe environment.  However, property owners and those offering services do not have the responsibility to guarantee…
Rank this Week: 504

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?
    Your website looks good, is functional and provides a great user experience. But, can a disabled person use it? Can a visually-impaired person understand what your photos and other non-text aspects of your website are and do? If not, you may…
  • Jan 18

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focused on trademarks and entity formation. This part focuses on patent law. Patent…
  • Jan 15

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focuses on trademarks and entity formation Trademarks At one point or another, all…
Rank this Week: 555

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26
    Mirick O’Connell is proud to sponsor the Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on January 26 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.  The summit will feature a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, followed by a…
  • Nov 10

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute
    Private landowners allowing public access to land should take note of recent court decisions which have refined the scope of the Recreational Use Statute, G.L. c. 21, § 17C (“Statute”).  The Massachusetts Legislature…
  • Sep 8

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett
    The Tom Brady decision was not the only important decision issued last week.  Attached is a slip opinion of an SJC decision that will help define the role of a construction manager at risk (CMAR) on construction projects in…
Rank this Week: 581

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    The Dangers of Hoverboard

    The Dangers of Hoverboard
    Everyone's talking about the exciting new toy that has had even the Vatican horrified. Whether Santa dropped a hoverboard in your Christmas stocking, or you couldn't resist the urge to buy one for yourself, there’s a lot to know about…
  • Dec 20

    How to Identify Signs of Sexual Abuse in a Nursing Home

    How to Identify Signs of Sexual Abuse in a Nursing Home
    Among the various types of abuse that occur in nursing homes, the most difficult to identify is sexual abuse. Although cases of rape and sexual abuse in nursing homes are rarer than cases of physical abuse, there is no denying the fact that…
  • Dec 14

    The Most Dangerous Mistake Parents Make and How It Could Injure Their Children

    The Most Dangerous Mistake Parents Make and How It Could Injure Their Children
    Unfortunately, many parents continue to violate basic child safety rules, and move their children from booster seats to a seat belt much too early, increasing the risk that their child will be seriously injured in an accident. According to a…
Rank this Week: 489

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Recent Buy America Development

    Recent Buy America Development
    At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs.  Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway…
  • Jan 15

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project
    Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which…
  • Dec 14

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’
    We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill.  Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to the…
Rank this Week: 519

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Jan 20

    Lexis Refresher Sessions: 30 Minutes to a Better Memo

    Lexis Refresher Sessions: 30 Minutes to a Better Memo
    Lexis representative Teal Taylor will be offering three on-campus training sessions, which will cover research skills such as secondary sources, Terms & Connectors searching, and starting research with a statute. To sign up, visit the…
  • Jan 5

    Prof. Magee Authors Midfullness Article in ABA Journal

    Prof. Magee Authors Midfullness Article in ABA Journal
    USF Law Professor Rhonda Magee has an article in the January 2016 issue of the ABA Journal titled Life Experience And Cognitive Science Deepen The Case For Mindfulness In The Law (Click here to open a copy of the full...
  • Jan 4

    Happy 2016! - Law Library Hours Week of Jan 4-10

    Happy 2016! - Law Library Hours Week of Jan 4-10
    We're open, but will be operating with limited hours during the first week of January. Our regular hours resume on the first day of classes, January 11.
Rank this Week: 543

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Dec 12

    January 2016 KSC docket

    January 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for January 25-29, 2016.  These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you…
  • Nov 8

    Insufficient evidence of theft by deception

    Insufficient evidence of theft by deception
    Randall Hodgkinson won in Statev. Laborde, 360 P.3d 1080 (Kan. 2015), reversing a conviction for theft by deception for insufficient evidence. The court held that “[t]he State did not produce evidence proving one of the necessary…
Rank this Week: 536