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Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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  • Apr 9

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee
    Christopher Kutz quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2014 The law draws a distinction, Kutz said, between the typical politician-contributor relationship—donors give money to office-seekers who generally share their…
  • Apr 9

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent
    Pamela Samuelson quoted in The Washington Post, March 28, 2014 The State Street decision seemed to ignore the Supreme Court’s views altogether. Pamela Samuelson … says it’s “not possible” to square the State…
  • Apr 9

    Wukan: New election, same old story

    Wukan: New election, same old story
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014 The Chinese Communist Party is reasserting control, stifling local protests and handing out money to the village in the interest of “stability maintenance.” The…
Rank this Week: 714

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Apr 9

    Mickey Mouse May Sue DJ Deadmau5 Over Mouse-Head Trademark Application

    Mickey Mouse May Sue DJ Deadmau5 Over Mouse-Head Trademark Application
    Disney’s trademark attorneys sought an extension of time at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial & Appeal Board while they review their options in legally challenging DJ Deadmau5’s application to register his…
  • Apr 3

    Presenting At Bridgeport's Trade Secret Seminar

    Presenting At Bridgeport's Trade Secret Seminar
    I have the pleasure of speaking tomorrow at Bridgeport Continuing Education's trade secret seminar, "Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret, & Employee Mobility Cases." For a list of the distinguished…
  • Feb 5

    Facebook Sued For Patent Infringement Over Its “Facebook Ads” Advertising Service

    Facebook Sued For Patent Infringement Over Its “Facebook Ads” Advertising Service
    Steve Morsa filed a patent infringement lawsuit yesterday against social networking giant Facebook regarding its “Facebook Ads” advertising services. Morsa alleges he is the inventor and owner of two U.S. Patents, i.e. 7,904,337 and…
Rank this Week: 156

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

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

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 517

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: 615

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

By George Washington University Law Professor Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 9

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute
    On February 14th I posted what was definitely not a valentine to Confucius Institutes written by University of Chicago anthropologist Marshall Sahlins, as well as a response written by my colleague Ed McCord. Sahlins has now written a…
  • Apr 5

    Chinese law news, Qing Ming Festival edition

    Chinese law news, Qing Ming Festival edition
    Today is Qing Ming Festival, or Tomb-Swe...
  • Apr 2

    ABA Rule of Law Initiative seeks Law Fellow for Beijing office

    ABA Rule of Law Initiative seeks Law Fellow for Beijing office
    I have received the following announcement: Law Fellow, ABA ROLI China Location Beijing, China Description ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform initiatives in roughly 60 countries around the world, with nearly 700…
Rank this Week: 127

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Apr 9

    Ohio Bill to allow Hunting with Suppressor

    Ohio Bill to allow Hunting with Suppressor
    The Ohio House passed a bill to allow hunting for some game species. The legislation that would permit the use of suppressors while hunting white-tailed deer, rabbits, squirrels and other game. The suppressors would need to be legal and…
  • Apr 6

    ATF takes down eForms "until further notice"

    ATF takes down eForms "until further notice"
    If you were planning on submitting a form electronically to save time, you may not be able to use eForms. I logged onto the ATF eForms website yesterday and saw the following message:The eForms software is not performing to our...
  • Apr 6

    ATF Says it is OK to fire SB-15 Pistol from the Shoulder

    ATF Says it is OK to fire SB-15 Pistol from the Shoulder
    In a response to a recent letter the the ATF, the ATF stated:FTB has previously determined (see FTB #99146) that the firing of a weapon from a particular position, such as placing the receiver extension of an AR-15 type pistol...
Rank this Week: 892

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 240

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Apr 8

    Multilingual Legal Translations and Franchise Agreement

    Multilingual Legal Translations and Franchise Agreement
    According to the International Franchise Association, one of the leading trends in the franchising world today is the internationalization of franchises. This is made clear by the obvious brands, such as McDonald's, Subway and 7-Eleven, which…
  • Apr 6

    Foreign Language Translations and Selling Foreign Rights to Your Creative Product

    Foreign Language Translations and Selling Foreign Rights to Your Creative Product
    Whether it's a movie, music or book, there are many reasons to sell the foreign rights to your creative product. Essentially what this means is that you contract with a publisher, producer or distributor in a foreign jurisdiction in regards…
  • Apr 2

    Medical Interpreting Services and Medical Care: The Tran Case

    Medical Interpreting Services and Medical Care: The Tran Case
    Both patients and healthcare providers depend on having ready access to foreign language interpretations and translations - including the use of onsite medical interpreting services. When such language services are not available, the risk to…
Rank this Week: 535

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Apr 8

    One space or two after sentences?

    One space or two after sentences?
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox provides historical perspective on a divisive question: do you type one space or two after sentences? My opinion and practice: one space. If you disagree, no big deal. Unless you’re trying to…
  • Apr 1

    The Redbook (3d ed.)

    The Redbook (3d ed.)
    Today I attended a triple-feature CLE by Bryan Garner: Advanced Legal Writing & Editing, The Redbook, and Making Your Case. To see whether Bryan’s spring tour will visit your city, click here to see the schedule. What I want to...
  • Mar 15

    Hands of time

    Hands of time
    The good folks at Daily Writing Tips say that the metaphor hands of time is an eggcorn; that the original expression referred to the sands of time. Tell that to Tyrone Davis.
Rank this Week: 791

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Apr 8

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable
    It's been a while since I have posted here.  It's not for lack of interest in finding something appropriate to address, but the interesting decisions have been few and far between.  Plus this "start your own firm" thing tends to eat…
  • Feb 27

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California
    As a victim (who later prevailed at trial) of law enforcement over-reach regarding the various Vehicle Code provisions relating to cell phones, it is nice to see some common sense out there (it is rare these days).  In People v. Spriggs…
  • Feb 23

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available
    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now published (a bit earlier in the day than usual).  Episode 9 guests are Jennifer Zargarof of Sidley and Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley.  Show topics include discussions of…
Rank this Week: 503

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 278

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Rothing v. Gallatin Co., et al.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Rothing v. Gallatin Co., et al.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – OTHER DA 13-0842, 2014 MT 95N, PETER ROTHING, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. GALLATIN COUNTY and its agents, MARTY LAMBERT,…
  • Apr 8

    OPINION: Empire Office v. Demaray

    OPINION: Empire Office v. Demaray
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 13-0455, 2014 MT 94, EMPIRE OFFICE MACHINES, INC., a Montana Corporation, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ASPEN…
  • Apr 8

    OPINION: State v. Giacomini

    OPINION: State v. Giacomini
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CRIMINAL – MUNICIPAL COURT APPEAL DA 13-0422, 2014 MT 93, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JOSEPH GIACOMINI, Defendant and…
Rank this Week: 149

New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Apr 8

    Social Media and Your Lawsuit

    Social Media and Your Lawsuit
    Just as Facebook, Twitter and other social media services have begun to play a larger role in our lives, they have begun to affect personal injury lawsuits. At the Schlitt Law Firm, we have prepared a simple guide to privacy on social media…
  • Apr 4

    The Schlitt Law Firm Announces a Slip and Fall Settlement for a Case with a Defective Stairway in Manhattan

    The Schlitt Law Firm Announces a Slip and Fall Settlement for a Case with a Defective Stairway in Manhattan
    An accountant from Manhattan tripped on the stairs in his apartment building and fractured his ankle. The man believed that the stairs were defective and he wanted to hold the landlord responsible for causing his injury. He called the Schlitt…
  • Apr 3

    I’ve been in a Car Accident…is there a Car Accident Phone App?

    I’ve been in a Car Accident…is there a Car Accident Phone App?
    If you’ve been in car accident, there’s an app for that. You can use a car accident phone app to help you.  Immediately following a car accident, the first priority is to ensure the safety of all parties involved in the…
Rank this Week: 926

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Advocating Awarene

    Advocating Awarene
    For four years now, April has been designated Parkinson’s Awareness Month by resolution of the U.S. Senate. We’d like to make you aware of some of the issues surrounding Parkinson’s and how Louthian Law might assist you or a…
  • Apr 5

    Bad Morals –> Bad Economic

    Bad Morals –> Bad Economic
    FDR said, in his second inaugural address, “We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.” He was referring to the abuses that led to the 1929 stock market crash and the…
  • Mar 14

    Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Brain Injury Awareness Month
    Sometimes it takes a mental picture to get across an important message. Try this one: Visualize the end zone of USC’s or Clemson’s football stadium; now imagine that 3 out of every 4 seats are occupied by individuals who have a…
Rank this Week: 944

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Airlines Defeat Rabbi in Supreme Court Battle Over Frequent Flyer Mile

    Airlines Defeat Rabbi in Supreme Court Battle Over Frequent Flyer Mile
    Not even a Higher Power could save a rabbi’s frequent flyer miles from the High Court. In 2008, Northwest cancelled Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg’s frequent flier account, relying on a provision in the program permitting Northwest to…
  • Apr 4

    Supreme Court Inks Decision Regarding Who May Bring Lanham Claim

    Supreme Court Inks Decision Regarding Who May Bring Lanham Claim
    Last week, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court clarified the standard for who may bring claims pursuant to Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act. The case began when Lexmark, a manufacturer and retailer of printers and toner cartridges,…
  • Apr 2

    Are Websites Public Accommodations?

    Are Websites Public Accommodations?
    Most people take for granted the 24/7 availability of information, products, and services online. Businesses can interact with their customers no matter where they -- the business or the customer -- may be. This very capability has led many…
Rank this Week: 326

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. By Adjunct Law Professor Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Apr 8

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision
    Palladino v. CNY Centro, ___N.Y.3d___(April 8, 2014), is a major decision. In a 5-2 decision the New York Court of Appeals affirms the dismissal of a duty of fair representation case brought against a labor union that refused to take...
  • Apr 7

    Review of Litigation: Rule 91a Seminar

    Review of Litigation: Rule 91a Seminar
    The Review of Litigation (Texas) is hosting a 1-hour seminar on April 10 titled, "Motions to Dismiss Under New Texas Rule 91a: Practice, Procedure and Review." Attendees will earn one hour of MCLE credit. Click on the link for…
  • Apr 1

    Attorneys and Depression

    Attorneys and Depression
    Brian Clarke (Charlotte) has written an extremely important and ultimately courageous post, "Law Professors, Law Students and Depression . . . A Story of Coming Out (Part 1)" at The Faculty Lounge on depression and anxiety's…
Rank this Week: 54

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Apr 8

    Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision

    Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision
    I am a fair-weather blogger, and so I cannot remember the last time I had so many visits or retweets in a day.  Piggybacking on the unexpected traffic boost, here are ten things worth reading (from various sources) about the reason for…
  • Apr 8

    The data retention parrot

    The data retention parrot
    One of the most-read posts on this site is a 2009 set of ten questions about data retention legislation in Ireland. It was written with a mixture of anger and detail. Today’s post contains neither. Instead, it’s relieved –…
  • Mar 17

    All change please, all change

    All change please, all change
    Three job-related announcements. 1. The University of Edinburgh has advertised a post (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) in “digital media law”.  As you will see from the job description, there are a number of specific research…
Rank this Week: 664

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 445

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Apr 8

    LAW SCHOOL PROBLEMS: WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SUMMER JOB?

    LAW SCHOOL PROBLEMS: WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SUMMER JOB?
    By Chris Nikitas, Esq., BARBRI Legal Education Advisor Alright, you don’t have a summer job. Whether you’re a 1L or 2L student, this is a rather scary position. First thing’s first. In the words of Douglas Adams,…
  • Mar 4

    BARBRI AND OUT-OF-STATE BAR EXAMS

    BARBRI AND OUT-OF-STATE BAR EXAMS
    By Chris Nikitas, Esq., BARBRI Legal Education Advisor BARBRI offers bar review courses for all 50 state bar exams and the District of Columbia. We have the knowledge, quality and experience you need to get through whichever bar exam you need…
  • Feb 18

    FIVE THINGS SUCCESSFUL ATTORNEYS DID NOT LEARN IN LAW SCHOOL

    FIVE THINGS SUCCESSFUL ATTORNEYS DID NOT LEARN IN LAW SCHOOL
    By Sam Farkas, Esq., BARBRI Product Development Manager 1) BECOME AN EFFICIENT PROBLEM SOLVER Law school may have taught you the framework and skills to solve legal problems, but it did not teach you how to solve them efficiently. Successful…
Rank this Week: 875

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Apr 8

    When Common Sense Is Just Plain CEQA Horse Sense

    When Common Sense Is Just Plain CEQA Horse Sense
    By William A. Abbott   Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v State of California (March 26, 2014, C070836) ___ Cal.App.4th ___.The 14th District Agricultural Association operates the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds outside of…
  • Apr 3

    2014 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2014 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Katherine Hart, Glen Hansen, and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2014 1st Quarter CEQA update. It has been a quiet first quarter. One decision, Lotus v. Department of…
  • Apr 3

    Appellate Court Shuts Out Trial Court in CEQA/ESA Double Header under Deferential Standard of Review

    Appellate Court Shuts Out Trial Court in CEQA/ESA Double Header under Deferential Standard of Review
    By Diane G. Kindermann In a lengthy and unanimous reversal of the trial court on ESA and CEQA issues in Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Game, et al. (March 20, 2014, BS131347) ___ Cal.App.4th ___, the…
Rank this Week: 747

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 378

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Apr 8

    Old Tricks, New Ruling

    Old Tricks, New Ruling
    Back in 2012, I noted that the magician and performer Teller was in hot legal pursuit of someone whom he accused of stealing his magic performance. Note that word carefully - performance is at issue here, as a judge who finally ruled for…
  • Apr 5

    Another Reason E-Books Suck

    Another Reason E-Books Suck
    A European reader wrote to tell me that in the EU, there is in inter-library loan possible for e-books. Is that also true in the US? Yet another way e-books are inferior to their physical older brothers I guess.
  • Mar 30

    Creativity and Copyfight

    Creativity and Copyfight
    If you are a nerdfighter (and you probably are, or should be) then you may have seen the Vlog Brothers' short video on "I Gotta Go". In it, the hosts discuss their use of a sign-off phrase, which they've been doing for years. The brothers…
Rank this Week: 163

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Apr 8

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tips on standing out in a competitive market." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips on standing out in a competitive market I’m often asked — by lawyers and…
  • Apr 2

    How to reach legal consumers using online video

    How to reach legal consumers using online video
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to reach legal consumers using online video." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to reach legal consumers using online video By now, most lawyers understand the power…
  • Mar 20

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life Since we all spend so much…
Rank this Week: 349

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

Looks at conflict resolution, including mediation and negotiation, through the lens of neuroscience. By Stephanie West Allen and Jeffrey M. Schwartz.

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
  • Apr 8

    Video: Amishi Jha on the neuroscience of mindfulne

    Video: Amishi Jha on the neuroscience of mindfulne
    In February, a large group of us were fortunate to hear neuroscientist Amishi Jha speak on the brain science of mindfulness. All of you, no matter where you are, can watch part of her program now. Click to see her Friday evening lecture. The…
  • Mar 27

    Good to hear: Two interviews with me have made top-10 or most-listened-to list

    Good to hear: Two interviews with me have made top-10 or most-listened-to list
    I am pleased to say that the interview by Zena Zumeta of me for the Texas Conflict Coach Radio Blog Show was one of The Best of 2013. The description: Brains on Purpose: Traits and States to Shape Your Conflict Fate Our brains are changing…
  • Mar 23

    An authentically calming voice: Another benefit of mindfulness for lawyers, mediators, counselor

    An authentically calming voice: Another benefit of mindfulness for lawyers, mediators, counselor
    Your tone of voice can affect your client's ability to hear you, especially in times of stress. In order to have a tone of voice that allows us to be heard, we need to monitor our own level of tension, our own level of defensiveness, our own…
Rank this Week: 802

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 8

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, March 2014. There are many different definitions of income that can be used in family law cases. Local law will play a big part in defining income, but in more…
  • Apr 3

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna
    Francine McKenna is an investigative reporter who focuses her writings on the auditing profession. She blogs at re: The Auditors, and also writes for financial publications such as Forbes, The Financial Times, American Banker, and more. In…
  • Apr 1

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!
    Xyngular is a weight loss MLM (multi-level marketing) company which advertises quick, sustainable weight loss using their products. Last year I wrote a lengthy article about the Xyngular products, and I came to the conclusion that the…
Rank this Week: 84

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 259

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting
    This article appeared in the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2014 What we recognize today as self evident about the world wide web with its mixture of  opportunity and opportunism was hardly visible in the early 1990s when the…
  • Feb 17

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right
    For registered trademarks, proof of standing is satisfied by submitting a copy of the registration certificate –which “is prima facie evidence of [the trademark’s] validity.” NetApp, Inc. v. July Linett c/o Jolly Co.,…
  • Feb 10

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name
    There appears to be an uptick in the number of cases brought by owners who acquired their trademarks after the registration of the domain name. These complainants have standing but no actionable claim under the UDRP, for the reasons stated in…
Rank this Week: 630

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

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

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    Trusts Made Simple

    Trusts Made Simple
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney As general counsel for many credit unions, among the most common inquiry I address relates to the law of trusts.  Trusts law is a complex area of the law and for those credit unions navigating these waters,…
  • Apr 3

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu
    By Matthew Urban, Attorney First there was LBJ’s war on poverty in the 1960′s and then President Reagan’s war on drugs in the 1980′s.  The common thread among all of these “wars” is that for better or…
  • Apr 1

    CFPB Enforcement of FDCPA Against First Party Collectors: What You Need to Know

    CFPB Enforcement of FDCPA Against First Party Collectors: What You Need to Know
    By James J. Todd, Attorney The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) arose out of the national foreclosure crisis in July 2010 by way of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the…
Rank this Week: 814

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 785

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law issues such as Alimony, Annulment, Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Case updates. By Meriwether & Tharp, LLP.

http://www.atlantadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir
    The messy and bitter divorce of ice skater Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov has been garnering headlines for weeks. They have continuously slammed each other both in the press and in court documents and can’t seem to agree upon anything…
  • Apr 4

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell
    In a previous post, I discussed the benefits of settling your divorce case versus having a divorce trial where a Judge will decide all issues. An example of why settlement is beneficial can be seen in the case of Simon Cowell and his…
  • Mar 31

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber
    If you are involved in a family law case, it is possible that you will have to testify under oath in a deposition, hearing and/or final trial. Testifying under oath in any of these formats can be stressful and may fuel the fire in an already…
Rank this Week: 782

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By CUNY School of Law Professor Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 77

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Apr 7

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom
    Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are…
  • Mar 25

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
  • Mar 11

    The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Right

    The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Right
    Attorney-Client Privilege predates US history and is a fixture of Western Law. Pro advocates of its proliferation declare its necessity to a fair and adequate defense. According to many legal experts, NSA monitoring of privileged…
Rank this Week: 117

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School
    A Rock Hill woman was arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”) after she apparently had too much to drink before driving her child to school that morning. According to a police report, the incident occurred around…
  • Apr 2

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child
    A Lexington, South Carolina man, who was accused of killing a 6-year-old girl in a drunken crash, has pleaded guilty to a felony DUI.   He has been sentenced to spend the next 10 years in prison, and pay a $15,000 fine.  It is…
  • Apr 1

    Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Kills 4-Year-Old Boy

    Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Kills 4-Year-Old Boy
    A 4-year-old boy has died after being involved in a crash involving his mother’s vehicle and a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 64 East near Thomasville. On October 4, the 31-year-old mother was driving her 2007 Nissan Passenger on U.S.…
Rank this Week: 634

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap – Via USCS.gov

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap – Via USCS.gov
    VIA USCIS.gov Release Date: April 07, 2014 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015.…
  • Apr 4

    H-1B APPS FOR FY2015 UPDATE: SOME COURIER DELIVERY ISSUES REPORTED BY FEDEX

    H-1B APPS FOR FY2015 UPDATE: SOME COURIER DELIVERY ISSUES REPORTED BY FEDEX
    Update (6:45 PM): AILA Liaison has been informed that due to the reported courier delivery problems with FY2015 H-1B petitions, USCIS will accept a second H-1B petition in certain limited circumstances. Specifically, for cap-subject…
  • Mar 19

    H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated

    H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated
    This week, Bill Snyder, a blogger for the anti-H-1B propaganda site Infoworld posted an article attacking Immigration of the Educated.  What is especially interesting about Mr. Snyder’s position is the fact that it…
Rank this Week: 841

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Decision on FDCPA and RESPA Claims Against Nationstar Mortgage

    Decision on FDCPA and RESPA Claims Against Nationstar Mortgage
    There was a recent decision relating to Nationstar which was sued under the FDCPA and RESPA and we thought it was an interesting opinion so we did a video review of the actual opinion. You can read the decision (Dynott v. Nationstar) and we…
  • Feb 17

    "Why am I getting letters from Ferry & Nicholas and bankruptcy lawyers before I've been served with a collection lawsuit?"

    "Why am I getting letters from Ferry & Nicholas and bankruptcy lawyers before I've been served with a collection lawsuit?"
    Alabama consumers are being sued by debt collectors in staggering numbers. Often, before you are even served by the sheriff with a lawsuit, you will receive a letter from Ferry & Nicholas which claims to be a "non lawyer mediation firm"…
  • Feb 15

    Consumer Power -- Procrastination and BP Oil Spill Claim

    Consumer Power -- Procrastination and BP Oil Spill Claim
    I hope you are having a great week -- after much chatter about it we finally got a bit of snow where I live in Birmingham. Anyone ready for Spring? When we look forward to something, we want time to "fly" by but when we dread something, we…
Rank this Week: 362

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Covers elder neglect, auto accidents, and nursing home abuse. By Farah and Farah, P.A.

http://www.foryourprotection.com/
  • Apr 7

    Florida Senate Moves Ahead on Nursing Home Bill

    Florida Senate Moves Ahead on Nursing Home Bill
    The Florida Senate has passed a measure that would impact the amount of damages residents of a nursing home or their families may receive. The bill (SB 670) has provisions that would prohibit plaintiffs from seeking damages from nursing…
  • Mar 31

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Caps on Malpractice Damage

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Caps on Malpractice Damage
    The Florida Supreme Court ruled that a state law capping wrongful death non-economic damages is in violation of the state’s equal protection clause and is therefore unconstitutional. The malpractice overhaul law, which was passed in 2003,…
  • Mar 28

    The Strangest Laws in Florida

    The Strangest Laws in Florida
    Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, it’s safe to say that personal injury attorneys Eddie Farah and Charlie Farah are proud to have dedicated their careers to protecting the rights of ordinary people throughout The Sunshine State.…
Rank this Week: 913

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 768

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
  • Apr 2

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback
    A tree service worker in Pennsylvania is alive to tell a horrifying tale. The 21-year-old was just released from the hospital after his own chainsaw tore into his shoulder and neck, missing vital arteries by mere centimeters. Workers'…
Rank this Week: 682

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
  • Apr 2

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback
    A tree service worker in Pennsylvania is alive to tell a horrifying tale. The 21-year-old was just released from the hospital after his own chainsaw tore into his shoulder and neck, missing vital arteries by mere centimeters. Workers'…
Rank this Week: 186

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    SEC Announces Additional $150,000 Payment to Recipient of First Whistleblower Award

    SEC Announces Additional $150,000 Payment to Recipient of First Whistleblower Award
    The SEC has announced that the whistleblower who received the first award under the agency's new whistleblower program will receive an additional $150,000 payout after the SEC collected additional funds in the case.The whistleblower, who the…
  • Apr 7

    New Jersey Brokerage Firm Charged in Manipulation

    New Jersey Brokerage Firm Charged in Manipulation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the owner of a Holmdel, N.J.-based brokerage firm with manipulative trading of publicly traded stocks through an illegal practice known as "layering" or "spoofing."The SEC also charged the owner…
  • Apr 5

    SEC Expanding the Scope of Insider Trading

    SEC Expanding the Scope of Insider Trading
    Despite all of the insider trading investigations and cases we have handled there are two aspects of these cases that still amaze us - the convoluted charges that the Commission  sometimes files, and the contortions that some folks go…
Rank this Week: 504

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Apr 7

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
  • Apr 4

    More Recent Painting

    More Recent Painting
    I haven't posted any of my artwork for nearly a year, but I'm still churning away, trying to figure it all out. Although frustrating at times, I find that painting can be a nice break from writing and law projects....
  • Mar 26

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?
    Apparently, it's true: "Charlie Daniels Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan With New Album," by Gayle Thompson. The idea isn't completely out of left field. From what I've heard, Daniels was once a Nashville session musician who played on Nashville…
Rank this Week: 266

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
  • Mar 26

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
  • Mar 5

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?
    From Mark Herrmann at Above the Law: "Are You A Crappy Litigator? A Self-Assessment Test!"-- It’s so hard to judge yourself. Deep in your soul you know that people who criticize you are idiots, and people who praise you are...
Rank this Week: 489

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale
    We've added a couple of new volumes to our collection, both with works by Matthew Hale (1609-1676). Hale was an English jurist and writer largely known today for his insights on criminal law and, perhaps most notoriously, for expounding the…
  • Mar 31

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?
    Buy it!  This document reflects the sale of a pew in the Salem Meeting House in October 1769.  In September of that same year, Reverend Thomas Barnard and the proprietors of the church gave power to five committee members (Nathaniel…
  • Mar 14

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room
    On Monday, my colleague Mary Ann Neary brought her Bankruptcy Research students to the Rare Book Room to look at some historical materials related to bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor relations.  Each student had an item that…
Rank this Week: 710

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Apr 7

    College Football Players Are Employees? Who's Next?

    College Football Players Are Employees? Who's Next?
    The NLRB’s Regional Director in Chicago issued a decision on March 26 in 13-RC-121359 finding the football players at Northwestern University are employees under the NLRA, over the objections of the University. The Regional…
  • Feb 26

    Safeguarding FSMA's Protectors: OSHA Issues Interim Whistleblower Reporting Regulation

    Safeguarding FSMA's Protectors: OSHA Issues Interim Whistleblower Reporting Regulation
    Our colleague, Alyson Palmer, noted on our Food Liability Law Blog that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule on February 13, 2014 creating the process for handling retaliation…
  • Feb 25

    Utah Supreme Court "Repudiates" the Federal Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine

    Utah Supreme Court "Repudiates" the Federal Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine
    In an unapologetic rejection of a decades-old legal fiction hatched by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") and embraced by Utah Division of Occupational Safety and Health ("UOSH"), on January 31, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 948

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    "From the Land of Sky Blue Waters"

    "From the Land of Sky Blue Waters"
    I will be curious to hear how many people make a connection with the subject of this post. It was the marketing phrase and song for Minnesota-based Hamms Beer, a classic cheap light beer made by a Minnesota company that was acquired by a…
  • Feb 23

    Are You Doing Your Share?

    Are You Doing Your Share?
    I was simply delighted to find the National Agricultural Library (NAL) collection of War-era Food Posters available online. The physical collection was on display a couple years ago. Beans Were Bullets was an exhibit that…
  • Feb 17

    Kara Newman, The Secret Financial Life of Food

    Kara Newman, The Secret Financial Life of Food
    Agricultural Law is pleased to have received a copy of Kara Newman, The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets. Columbia University Press describes this breezy, nifty volume in these terms: One morning while…
Rank this Week: 854