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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: 229

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: 794

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Indiana accidents, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Crossen Kooi, LLP.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/indiana-injury-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 9

    Spring has sprung…

    Spring has sprung…
    …maybe your back has, too!  Are you a seasonal worker such as a landscaper, construction worker, window washer, or roofer?  Have you been hibernating all winter and are now forced to hit the daily grind of physical…
  • Apr 2

    Crossen Kooi Law New Office Location

    Crossen Kooi Law New Office Location
    Crossen Kooi Law has officially moved into our new home.  We are still in the process of settling in but are very sure you will feel relaxed and comfortable in the new office.  You can now find us about ¼ mile north of Guerin…
  • Mar 31

    Pedestrian Killed in Southern Indiana

    Pedestrian Killed in Southern Indiana
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana.  Indiana State Police had actually encountered the same pedestrian earlier in the evening and drove him to a business to get a ride to his…
Rank this Week: 373

Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home injuries, negligence and legislation. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

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

    Maryland Nurse Convicted of Sexual Abuse Against Pregnant Patient

    Maryland Nurse Convicted of Sexual Abuse Against Pregnant Patient
    In truly disturbing news out of Ohio earlier this week, a Maryland man was convicted of abusing a patient after having unwanted sexual contact with a pregnant patient. He plead guilty to the charge and is now serving his sentence...
  • Apr 2

    Nursing Home Employee Facing Assault Charges for the Abuse of a Resident

    Nursing Home Employee Facing Assault Charges for the Abuse of a Resident
    Earlier this month in Pennsylvania, a nursing home employee was charged with the assault of an elderly patient for whom she was in charge of caring for. According to a report by a local news agency, the nursing home employee...
  • Mar 25

    Nursing Home Fire Sends Two to the Hospital

    Nursing Home Fire Sends Two to the Hospital
    Earlier this month in New York, a nursing home caught fire and several of its residents had to be taken to the hospital. According to a report by the Riverdale Press, the Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation Care Center caught fire around...
Rank this Week: 517

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 9

    What is a 1099-C?

    What is a 1099-C?
    "What is a 1099-C?" is the question taxpayers will be asking as these forms arrive in their mailboxes this year. If you received one of these forms, you may be confused. "Why did I get this? What does it mean?" You are probably starting to…
  • Mar 31

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit
    The Langel Firm is dedicated to coming alongside consumers who are facing debt collection lawsuits in New York. These lawsuits occur more often than many may think. If you have any unpaid debts, you may be sued by the debt collector. To help…
  • Feb 12

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"
    It is no secret that "sewer service" (the intentional failure to serve legal papers) has been a historic problem in New York City. To combat the problem, the New York City Council passed Local Law 7 in 2010 that holds process servers to…
Rank this Week: 244

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According to the lawsuit, male employees…
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055
    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055The post Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055 appeared first on Individual Rights Blog - SOOFI | Legal Counsel.
  • Apr 1

    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwK

    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwK
    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwKThe post College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize…
Rank this Week: 169

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

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

    Paid sick and family leave laws are continuing to spread

    Paid sick and family leave laws are continuing to spread
    In most places in the United States, including Maine, employers do not have to provide paid leave to employees who need to take time off from work because they are sick, to care for a sick family member with, or to care for a newborn…
  • Mar 31

    Maine federal court rules against F.W. Webb in disability discrimination and medical leave case

    Maine federal court rules against F.W. Webb in disability discrimination and medical leave case
    In a case that the Maine Employee Rights Group (MERG) filed against F.W. Webb Co., the U.S. District Court of Maine has found that a jury could reasonably conclude that in 2009 F.W. Webb unlawfully fired Mr. Crosby, a former truck driver…
  • Mar 28

    First Circuit rules that sex discrimination case against fire department may proceed

    First Circuit rules that sex discrimination case against fire department may proceed
    The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Maine, other New England states, and Puerto Rico, today reversed the decision of a Puerto Rico court and held that a sex discrimination lawsuit against a Puerto Rico fire…
Rank this Week: 807

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    Harassed by Collection Agency RJM Acquisition, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency RJM Acquisition, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum RJM Acquisition, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the…
  • Apr 9

    Harassed by Collection Agency Unifund CCR, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency Unifund CCR, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Unifund CCR, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar.…
  • Apr 7

    Harassed by Collection Agency Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for…
Rank this Week: 470

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: 666

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 989

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 9

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?
    A serious flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL - the browser encryption standard used by an estimated two-thirds of the servers on the internet.  This flaw has been there for a couple of years, and allows hackers to read data stored…
  • Apr 2

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch
    Microsoft released office for iPad last week. They have promised to release Office for Android soon as well. The good news is that it is free to download. The bad news is that it can only be used as a … Continue reading →
  • Apr 1

    Royalty fraudsters can’t hide behind ‘corporate veil’

    Royalty fraudsters can’t hide behind ‘corporate veil’
    For the London Free Press – March 31, 2014 Read this at lfpress.com The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently held the owner of a company personally liable for a fraud his company perpetrated against a company it had licensed…
Rank this Week: 130

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

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

    U.S. Patent No. 6,358,148: Control method, apparatus and carrier wave for difficulty in a video game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,358,148: Control method, apparatus and carrier wave for difficulty in a video game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,358,148: Control method, apparatus and carrier wave for difficulty in a video gameIssued March 19, 2002, to Square Co., Ltd.Summary:The ‘148 patent provides methods for controlling the difficulty in a role playing…
  • Apr 2

    U.S. Patent No. 6,336,861: Game machine and information storage medium

    U.S. Patent No. 6,336,861: Game machine and information storage medium
    U.S. Patent No. 6,336,861: Game machine and information storage mediumIssued Jan. 8, 2002, to Namco, Ltd.Summary:The ‘861 patent provides a video game system where it encourages players to join together and play a multiplayer mode. The…
  • Mar 26

    U.S. Patent No. 6,579,173: Game score determination apparatus and method

    U.S. Patent No. 6,579,173: Game score determination apparatus and method
    U.S. Patent No. 6,579,173: Game score determination apparatus and methodIssued June 17, 2003, to SegaSummary:The ‘173 patent describes a game where the player’s scores are calculated so as to be equally fair to beginning and…
Rank this Week: 711

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?
    North Carolina Industrial Commission Form MSC8 is a mediated or compromised settlement agreement. This mediated settlement agreement sets forth the terms of the settlement agreement in a workers’ compensation case in North Carolina. The…
  • Apr 7

    What Is A Form MSC2 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form MSC2 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    A Form MSC2 is a form used for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. It is a petition or request for an order referring a case or claim to a mediated settlement conference. This form request that the Industrial Commission order the case…
  • Apr 4

    The Dangers of Cosigning On A Debt

    The Dangers of Cosigning On A Debt
    Should you cosign on a debt for a friend or family? Cosigning on a debt is almost never recommended. However, it’s a tough decision sometimes when you have friends or family that need you to cosign on a debt to receive the necessary…
Rank this Week: 805

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 495

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
  • Apr 2

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day
    Planning a wedding anytime soon? Then there are many things to think about. But one of the key issues that should be on your mind is finances. It may not be romantic, but you must talk about money with your future spouse. Discussing finances…
  • Mar 26

    Private Long-Term Care Program Drawback

    Private Long-Term Care Program Drawback
    While everyone has been scrutinizing the Affordable Care Act, another change in the way health care is being delivered and paid for is underway, but without much attention. There are serious concerns about it, however. New York is among at…
Rank this Week: 457

Texas Personal Injury Attorney…

Texas Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Texas accidents. By Schechter McElwee Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.

http://www.smslegal.com/blog
  • Apr 8

    2 Missing After Mississippi Barge Capsize

    2 Missing After Mississippi Barge Capsize
    Two people are missing after a Mississippi River barge capsized while unloading steel coils in northeast Arkansas on Tuesday. The incident occurred at a terminal on the Arkansas side of the river, near Blytheville. Part of the river was…
  • Apr 7

    Wildlife Death Toll Mounts In Galveston Bay Oil Spill

    Wildlife Death Toll Mounts In Galveston Bay Oil Spill
    On Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported on the toll the Galveston Bay oil spill has taken on local wildlife. At least 39 dolphins, 17 turtles and 331 birds were reported to have died around the Galveston and Matagorda Island areas since the…
  • Apr 1

    Stay Safe on the Road, Avoid Distracted Driving

    Stay Safe on the Road, Avoid Distracted Driving
    Every April, the nation marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month. As Houston car accident attorneys, we know how serious the effects of distracted driving can be. Read on to learn vital information about keeping yourself and others safe on…
Rank this Week: 538

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

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

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal
    Substantial evidence challenges don’t succeed very often on appeal, so I sat up and took notice when I saw a successful challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence in today’s decision in Martinez v. County of Ventura, case no.…
  • Mar 27

    What happens when standards of review collide?

    What happens when standards of review collide?
    Sometimes . . . nothing. As in Pielstick v. MidFirst Bank, case no. B247106 (2d Dist. Mar 26, 2014), in which the court was asked to reverse the trial court’s refusal to allow a plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his suit after the…
  • Mar 24

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision
    Through LinkedIn, I ran across an interesting appellate blog, Briefly Writing. In a post yesterday, blogger Michael Skotnicki shared his alarm at learning from the Eleventh Circuit’s chief judge that panel judges that initially dissent…
Rank this Week: 884

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: 136

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: 364

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: 238

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: 20

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: 462

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 684

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

Covers clean air/emissions, FERC, natural gas and more. By Bracewell & Giuliani.

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

    D.C. Circuit Hears Argument on 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard

    D.C. Circuit Hears Argument on 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard
    by Sandra Snyder On Monday, April 7, the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in Monroe Energy v. EPA, No. 13-1265, which challenges the 2013 renewable fuels standards (RFS).  Judges Rogers, Griffith, and Pillard presided over the argument.…
  • Apr 7

    Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule Changes the Question for Adjacent Wetland

    Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule Changes the Question for Adjacent Wetland
    by Lowell Rothschild Last week we discussed various elements of the U.S. EPA’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule redefining Waters of the United States.  Today, we note a potentially wide-ranging impact of the rule…
  • Apr 4

    Spill Prevention under the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule

    Spill Prevention under the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule
    by Tim Wilkins and Grant MacIntyre We’ve blogged about the scope of EPA’s proposed Waters of the United States rule and whether it provides any additional clarity to the current regulatory scheme.  With this post,…
Rank this Week: 818

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: 315

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
  • Apr 7

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law
    New Jersey – Kevin M. Costello,  a New Jersey attorney, said he turns away more than 2,000 people a year who are seeking his help to combat workplace bullying. “These are people who have panic attacks.  Their hair is…
  • Mar 31

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play
    A bootleg play occurs when a quarterback pretends to pass off the ball in an effort to misdirect the defense, and then runs with it. For years, universities have been engaged in a bootleg play with respect to elite football and basketball…
Rank this Week: 696

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: 467

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: 569

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 8

    Same-Sex Harassment Suit Settled By the EEOC

    Same-Sex Harassment Suit Settled By the EEOC
    Roy Farms Inc., one of the largest hop producers in the world, has agreed to settle a same-sex harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Roy Farms will pay $85,000 to four male farm workers that…
  • Apr 7

    $4.4 Million Settlement in Canon Wage and Hour Class Action

    $4.4 Million Settlement in Canon Wage and Hour Class Action
    The wage and hour class action lawsuit against Canon Business Solutions has reached a preliminary settlement in the amount of $4.4 million. Preliminary approval was granted by the court for the plaintiffs, which consisted of service…
  • Mar 25

    City of Los Angeles Employees Awarded 3 Years of Double Overtime for Willful Misclassification

    City of Los Angeles Employees Awarded 3 Years of Double Overtime for Willful Misclassification
    On March 18, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court award of three years of double overtime to City of Los Angeles fire department dispatchers and aeromedical technicians (paramedics in air ambulance helicopters)…
Rank this Week: 742

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: 66

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Apr 8

    ESMA Publishes Q&A Paper on Regulation of European Venture Capital Funds and European Social Entrepreneurship Fund

    ESMA Publishes Q&A Paper on Regulation of European Venture Capital Funds and European Social Entrepreneurship Fund
    On March 26, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a Questions and Answers paper on the application of the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) Regulation (Regulation 346/2013) and the European Venture…
  • Apr 8

    Updated Basel III Monitoring Workbook Published

    Updated Basel III Monitoring Workbook Published
    The Bank for International Settlements has published on its website an updated version of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s Basel III monitoring workbook, accompanying instructions and a list of frequently asked questions.…
  • Apr 8

    FCA Publishes Report on Hedge Fund Activity in the UK

    FCA Publishes Report on Hedge Fund Activity in the UK
    On March 24, the FCA published a report which sets out its findings from a survey of hedge fund activity in the UK. Key findings are: 98 percent of total leverage used by hedge funds in the UK is acquired through Read More
Rank this Week: 789

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: 837

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Natick woman, Erika Lambe-Holland, and her boyfriend, Michael George Simmons, were accused of attacking each other in separate incidents last weekend. The article states that…
  • Mar 14

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal
    This past week, the Massachusetts’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued its long-awaited report on the Hinton drug lab scandal. The purpose of the OIG’s investigation was to look at how the Hinton lab was run for the…
  • Mar 10

    SJC Weighs in on Annie Dookhan

    SJC Weighs in on Annie Dookhan
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Scott.  In the decision, the SJC made it easier for defendants who were convicted of drug offenses involving Dookhan drug certificates, and who are now…
Rank this Week: 846

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Social Security Statement available online

    Social Security Statement available online
    Until a few years ago, we all used to receive a Social Security statement in the mail each year. The statement contains a record of the earnings upon which you have paid Social Security taxes over the years, and an estimate of the benefits…
  • Apr 2

    Winning at Reconsideration

    Winning at Reconsideration
    Many clients make first contact with me after receiving a denial letter for an initial application for Social Security disability benefits. It is crucial to appeal the denial of your benefits right away. After an appeal, the next step in most…
  • Mar 26

    ALJ hearing: preparing your testimony

    ALJ hearing: preparing your testimony
    I have a whole booklet about preparing your case for a Social Security disability hearing (you can download a pdf of the booklet for free). This post concerns preparing your testimony for the disability hearing. You should expect to testify…
Rank this Week: 617

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: 70

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: 167

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: 452

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 237

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: 331

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: 484

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Apr 7

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law
    Effective January 1, 2014, Illinois legalized the medical use of marijuana. In order to do so, it became necessary to change Illinois DUI law since driving with any amount of marijuana in a person's system is illegal and may subject the…
  • Mar 17

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park
    Chief Keef (real name Keith Cozart) was charged earlier this month with driving under the influence of drugs by Highland Park police. According to authorities, on March 5 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Keef was pulled over in the 2600 block of…
  • Mar 7

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse
    Carlos Davilla, 34, of Cicero is accused of calling in a bomb threat at Maywood Courthouse prior to his appearance on a retail theft case earlier this week. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Davilla made a phone call from a pay…
Rank this Week: 607

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: 909

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
Rank this Week: 188

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: 660

The Future of Children

The Future of Children

Covers juvenile justice and public policy. A Collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution.

http://blogs.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/
  • Apr 7

    Higher Autism Rates: What Can Be done?

    Higher Autism Rates: What Can Be done?
    The newest data on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer an alarming picture of childhood disability in America. Approximately 1 in 68 children who were 8 years old in the 11...
  • Mar 25

    Examining For-Profit College

    Examining For-Profit College
    My graduate school curriculum, in clinical social work, consistently emphasized "self-awareness," or being conscious of one's feelings, beliefs, biases, and overall state of being. I suppose a benefit of this training is that I've…
  • Feb 28

    Who Needs Fathers?

    Who Needs Fathers?
    With many children being raised by single mothers today, are fathers becoming dispensable or non-essential? Is child rearing more about the quality of parenting than who provides it? Not necessarily. In a systematic review of published…
Rank this Week: 90