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Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Aug 14

    Pace Law Library Hosted a Delegation from Republic of Georgia

    Pace Law Library Hosted a Delegation from Republic of Georgia
    On August 13, 2014, Pace Law Library was honored to host a three member delegation from the High School of Justice, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, one of the premier training centers for judges. The Director of the High School, the Deputy…
  • Jul 31

    Environmental Report Roundup July 2014

    Environmental Report Roundup July 2014
    Below please find a list of select environmental reports published in July 2014. Congressional Research Service Reports What Is the Farm Bill?, July 23, 2014 State CO2 Emission Rate Goals in EPA’s Proposed Rule for Existing Power…
  • Jul 29

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 21st

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 21st
    FEATURED BOOK Polar Oceans Governance In an Era of Environmental Change.  Polar Oceans Governance is a 354 page text edited by Tim Stephens of the University of Syndey and David L. VanderZwaag of Dalhousie University. This book…
Rank this Week: 562

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Bucks County Detectives Investigating Fraudulent Check Ring

    Bucks County Detectives Investigating Fraudulent Check Ring
    Bucks County detectives have identified at least 16 suspects in a large-scale check fraud ring.  Approximately half have already been arraigned and are currently free on unsecured bail, and arrest warrants have been issued for the…
  • Aug 5

    Philadelphia Mom Facing Felony Weapons Charges After Entering NJ with PA-Licensed Gun

    Philadelphia Mom Facing Felony Weapons Charges After Entering NJ with PA-Licensed Gun
    27-year-old mother of two Shaneen Allen of Philadelphia is facing a sentence of three years in prison for carrying a weapon that was perfectly legal… in Pennsylvania, at least. Unfortunately for Allen, neighboring New Jersey observes…
  • Jul 29

    Bucks County DUI with High BAC Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges for Doylestown Man

    Bucks County DUI with High BAC Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges for Doylestown Man
    DUI is a serious issue in Bucks County, where intoxicated driving incidents number in the thousands every year.   Hundreds of these accidents prove to be fatal, including an accident earlier this month which killed 47-year-old…
Rank this Week: 857

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Director's Only Swim Time

    Director's Only Swim Time
    If your association has a pool, odds are it's been busy this summer with all the 90 degree days we've enjoyed.   And even though we are well into swimming season, it is not too late to review your pool rules to make sure they don't…
  • Aug 7

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue
    We previously updated you on a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision that has broad implications for how non-condominium homeowner associations adopt budgets and impose assessments. In Casey v. Sudden Valley Community Association, the…
  • Jul 31

    It's About Time

    It's About Time
    Recent Oregon Supreme Court Case Brings Some Needed Clarity to the Statute of Limitations for Oregon Construction Defect Claims. How long does an owner or community association have to bring claims for negligent construction in Oregon? …
Rank this Week: 829

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the legal rights of persons injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.washingtondcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Vile Conditions in DC Hospital Leads to Jury Verdict for Former Employee

    Vile Conditions in DC Hospital Leads to Jury Verdict for Former Employee
    In a truly disgusting and alarming story out of DC, a former employee of a local DC hospital has received a jury verdict for $237,000 for the emotional distress she suffered when she was bitten by a rat while working...
  • Aug 7

    Trailer Accidents on the Rise in the DC Area; Leads to New Legislation

    Trailer Accidents on the Rise in the DC Area; Leads to New Legislation
    After a rash of several tragic accidents involving trailers popping off their hitches, Maryland lawmakers decided to pass a new law that regulates trailers more strictly, hoping to decrease these tragic incidents. According to a report by NBC…
  • Jul 31

    DC Court of Appeals Determines Hospital Is Liable for Conduct of Temporary Nurse

    DC Court of Appeals Determines Hospital Is Liable for Conduct of Temporary Nurse
    The legal doctrine of “respondeat superior”—Latin for “let the master answer”—is used to hold employers liable for an employee’s negligent behavior. For example, if someone is injured because an amusement park employee…
Rank this Week: 688

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Aug 14

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC
    In a case of procedural jockeying, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, held that a “district court’s remand order dominate[d] any proceedings on th[e]…
  • Aug 12

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product
    On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Wi-LAN USA, Inc. v. Ericsson, Inc., which highlights the importance of using care when granting rights to or under patents. The interesting facts in this case resulted in two contradictory…
  • Aug 11

    New Guidance on How to Calculate Statutory Damages Awards in Counterfeiting Case

    New Guidance on How to Calculate Statutory Damages Awards in Counterfeiting Case
    Judge Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently adopted a recommended statutory damages award of $6.6 million dollars in a case involving trademark counterfeiting. Richemont Int’l S.A. et.…
Rank this Week: 692

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 727

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
  • Jun 29

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide
    Start-ups often find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation after an initial taste of success. Corporate giants often seize every opportunity to maximise and secure their competitive advantage and market monopoly or power. The years of…
Rank this Week: 633

Asons Solicitors Blog

Asons Solicitors Blog

Commentary on the latest legal news and happenings alongside news of developments at Asons Solicitors.

http://www.asons.co.uk/news
  • Aug 14

    Nanoparticles Used to Grow Bone!

    Nanoparticles Used to Grow Bone!
    The world of nanotech never fails to surprise. They can and are already being used in all manner of applications and now bioactive nanoparticles are being utilised as stimulants for the growth of bone tissue. What we understand from this…
  • Aug 12

    The Asons #BWFC Free Shirt Competition

    The Asons #BWFC Free Shirt Competition
    Tonight will see the Dougie Freedman’s Super White Army face off against Bury in what we hope will be a spectacular match! To celebrate the start of the new season, the guys here at Asons have got their hands on some signed Bolton…
  • Jul 29

    Doctors to Turn Away Millions of Patients by 2015!

    Doctors to Turn Away Millions of Patients by 2015!
    By 2015, doctors will have to turn away patients on more than 50 million occasions. A shocking news story in the national press has patients worried this morning. According to the Royal College of General Practitoners (RCGP), by 2015,…
Rank this Week: 698

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Aug 13

    Leominster, Massachusetts: Nine people Injured after Multi-Vehicle Accident

    Leominster, Massachusetts: Nine people Injured after Multi-Vehicle Accident
    August 13, 2014 – James Barrett, 26, of Leominster, Massachusetts, and eight other people have sustained serious personal injuries as the result of a four vehicle car accident.  The accident happened on Sunday, at approximately…
  • Aug 13

    Randolph, Massachusetts: 18 Injured in MBTA bus Accident

    Randolph, Massachusetts: 18 Injured in MBTA bus Accident
    August 13, 2014 – A car driven by Stephen Griswold, 30, of Franklin, Massachusetts collided with a MBTA bus in Randolph, causing eighteen people to sustain serious personal injuries.  The accident occurred on Tuesday at…
  • Aug 5

    Amherst, Massachusetts: Pedestrian Dies in Tragic Accident

    Amherst, Massachusetts: Pedestrian Dies in Tragic Accident
    August 5, 2014 – Hannah Frilot, 20, of Amherst, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries she sustained after being struck by a car.  The accident occurred on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at approximately 11…
Rank this Week: 760

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Aug 13

    USCIS Issues Groundbreaking Memo that Enhances the Protections of the CSPA

    USCIS Issues Groundbreaking Memo that Enhances the Protections of the CSPA
    Immigration law allows the spouses and children of a direct beneficiary of an immigrant petition to accompany the direct beneficiary to the U.S. and receive their own green cards as dependent beneficiaries. To immigrate as a spouse dependent…
  • Aug 8

    States Differ on Their Reactions to Helping the Unaccompanied Minor Children

    States Differ on Their Reactions to Helping the Unaccompanied Minor Children
    The immigration-related issue that has captivated the national media in the past month concerns the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States, where thousands of foreign national children are entering the country…
  • Jul 23

    Will President Obama Execute His Authority to Help the Immigrant Children?

    Will President Obama Execute His Authority to Help the Immigrant Children?
    Immigration topics frequently captivate the national media as the country continues to wait anxiously for the House of Representatives to pass any sort of comprehensive immigration legislation. In the nearly two years that have elapsed since…
Rank this Week: 860

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 13

    Patent Pilot Program in Southern District of Florida Scrubbed

    Patent Pilot Program in Southern District of Florida Scrubbed
    On June 20, 2011, Judge Federico A. Moreno, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, signed Administrative Order 2011-53 establishing a pilot program to encourage the enhancement of expertise by…
  • Aug 7

    Litigation and War – Managing Expectation

    Litigation and War – Managing Expectation
    As a career business litigator, I have handled, literally, hundreds of commercial disputes for my clients.  Whether being involved in bet-the-company type litigation, where the stakes and the legal fees are high, or when appearing at…
  • Aug 6

    Partner Michael S. Greene presents at South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference

    Partner Michael S. Greene presents at South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference
    Partner Michael S. Greene will be speaking at the upcoming South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference, in conjunction with Environmental Research and Restoration, and Indoor Air Quality Association Inc.  The conference is aimed at…
Rank this Week: 367

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 818

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    How to Protect Your Brand

    How to Protect Your Brand
    Brands that create a credible emotional connections with the consumer demand higher consideration and establish and build brand loyalty. This program will discuss new legal strategies to apply and pitfalls to avoid in light of the key…
  • Jul 28

    The Buck Stops Here – Senate Bill Takes Aim at E-retailer

    The Buck Stops Here – Senate Bill Takes Aim at E-retailer
    After more than a decade of trying to gain traction on Capitol Hill, brick-and-mortar retailers could be close to leveling the playing field with online merchants if the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (“MITFA”) Senate…
  • Jul 24

    Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry

    Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry
    Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities.  For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to identify, target,…
Rank this Week: 481

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More
            courtesy of creation c Yes, a plaintiff in an employment lawsuit can be hit with an award of attorney's fees. In federal court, the losing party is almost always ordered to pay the other side's court costs.…
  • Aug 12

    PM Al-Maliki Just Cannot Let Go

    PM Al-Maliki Just Cannot Let Go
    I have to say, I find it fascinating that the Iraq Prime Minister will not give up his seat for the good of his country. He persists in holding onto his seat with clenched teeth, despite his own party turning away from him. See CBS news…
  • Aug 8

    Less than 15 Employees = Freedom to Discriminate?

    Less than 15 Employees = Freedom to Discriminate?
    Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sex, color, religion, and national (ethnic) origin. Other statutes prohibit discrimination based on age and disability. For Title VII to apply to your company, you…
Rank this Week: 803

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 13

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation
    The onslaught of “copyright troll” litigation began only a few years ago, with lawsuits implicating hundreds or even thousands of “John Doe” defendants, who were identified by IP addresses with timestamps corresponding…
  • Aug 8

    Princeton likely to rescind grade deflation policy

    Princeton likely to rescind grade deflation policy
    A Princeton faculty committee recommended yesterday that the university rescind its ten-year-old grading guideline that advises faculty to assign grades in the A range to at most 35% of students. The committee issued a report explaining its…
  • Aug 7

    Criminal Copyright Sanctions as a U.S. Export

    Criminal Copyright Sanctions as a U.S. Export
    The copyright industries’ mantra that “digital is different” has driven an aggressive, global expansion in criminal sanctions for copyright infringement over the last two decades. Historically speaking, criminal penalties…
Rank this Week: 639

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
  • Aug 13

    Due Diligence Going Forward in China

    Due Diligence Going Forward in China
    Whatever you might think of where his career went, Elton John had some great early stuff. I still rank Tumbleweed Connection right up there as one of my favorite albums of all-time. And while it was packed with some great … Weiterlesen…
  • Aug 11

    Does Your Company Still Allow Facilitation Payments?

    Does Your Company Still Allow Facilitation Payments?
    One of the more confusing areas of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is in that of facilitation payments. Facilitation payments are small bribes but make no mistake about it, they are bribes. For that reason many companies feel…
  • Aug 8

    US-Reexportkontrollbestimmungen, Must Read für global agierende Firmen

    US-Reexportkontrollbestimmungen, Must Read für global agierende Firmen
    Länderschwerpunkt USA: Produkte „Made in Germany“ enthalten häufig Komponenten oder Technologien amerikanischen Ursprungs. Diese können bei einem Export aus Deutschland noch immer der amerikanischen Exportkontrolle…
Rank this Week: 608

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action
    On June 17, 2014, a federal judge in Illinois granted summary judgment to Stefani Joanne Germanotta against plaintiff, Rebecca Francescatti, in a copyright infringement matter because he found that no reasonable trier of fact could find that…
  • Jul 25

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release
    Among the unstated powers of the federal (and sometimes state) government that few litigation targets think about is the power of the press release. Prosecutors, whether at the agency level or above (for example, at the state Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
Rank this Week: 468

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Aug 12

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión
    Finalmente, en la continuidad de una política de Estado que viene de la década del noventa, Argentina votó su Digesto Jurídico, personaje central hoy de la cartelería y folletería profesional.Obviamos…
  • Aug 7

    Mohamed, Duarte y Cromañón: sobre el tercer acto en el doble conforme

    Mohamed, Duarte y Cromañón: sobre el tercer acto en el doble conforme
    El fallo de la causa Cromañon viene de un problema lógico muy simple que tienen los sistemas penales (y que planteabamos en este post de 2009).Nuestra organización y tradición procesal penal ha adoptado el criterio…
  • Aug 5

    La doctrina de la inmunidad judicial (este no es un post sobre el juez Griesa)

    La doctrina de la inmunidad judicial (este no es un post sobre el juez Griesa)
    Linda Sparkman descubriendo una placa conmemorativa en Indiana*En 1867 John Surrat, jr., fue acusado de integrar la conspiración del asesinato de Abraham Lincoln. Su madre, Mary Surrat, ya había sido condenada por participar en…
Rank this Week: 491

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Law360 Now Available to Law Community

    Law360 Now Available to Law Community
    As the Goodson Blogson reported back in January, LexisNexis began to include news and commentary from legal current-awareness service Law360 in its Legal News search results. However, this did not include all content from Law360, and also did…
  • Aug 5

    All's Fair in Internet Images?

    All's Fair in Internet Images?
    To the dismay of schoolteachers everywhere, the Internet has made copying simpler than ever. With a single click, entire passages of a research paper can be lifted from Wikipedia; someone else's photo can be saved as your own; and all of this…
  • Aug 4

    Researching Tribal Law

    Researching Tribal Law
    The Library of Congress recently unveiled a new Indigenous Law Portal to help researchers locate tribal law materials. As outlined in the LOC's blog post, the resource includes digitized tribal constitutions from the Library of Congress's…
Rank this Week: 788

My Biz Lawyer

My Biz Lawyer

Covers navigating the myriad business law issues often faced by start-ups and more established companies. By Jeffrey W. Berkman.

http://mybizlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement
    In prior posts, I stressed the importance for business owners to enter into an agreement that sets forth the right to require a redemption or buy-out of a owner's equity interest upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.…
  • May 13

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation
    Today's post features a guest entry by James T. Hunt, Jr., a business litigator and a partner at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt, P.A.Business lawsuits involving the claim of “lost profits” as damages can present unique…
  • Mar 28

    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...

    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...
    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...: Even fledgling entrepreneurs are aware of the importance of conducting due diligence in a business transaction, but possessing a true und...
Rank this Week: 450

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
  • Jun 20

    Is Hachette Being Hoisted by Its Own DRM Petard?

    Is Hachette Being Hoisted by Its Own DRM Petard?
    Rebecca Tushnet points to this column by Cory Doctorow arguing that Hachette is being held hostage in its fight with Amazon over e-book versions of its books because of its “single-minded insistence on DRM”: “It’s…
Rank this Week: 387

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Aug 12

    Getting to the Next Level - Austin Franchise Association

    Getting to the Next Level - Austin Franchise Association
    We have all been at a place where we may have become stuck or confused on what to do next with our business. At our September lunch and learn will help you to discover the exact steps to take in...
  • Aug 5

    What Every Franchise Needs to Know about the New McDonald's Lawsuit - New

    What Every Franchise Needs to Know about the New McDonald's Lawsuit - New
    A workers' group has recently filed charges against McDonald's, alleging that various McDonald's locations in New York City terminated employees due to their union involvement and organizing activities. Bloomberg reports that nine employees…
  • Aug 5

    Togo's 5 New Franchise Agreements CA - Restaurant Funding Group

    Togo's 5 New Franchise Agreements CA - Restaurant Funding Group
    Ranjeet Singh and Gurdev Teer, a current franchise group with one location, will develop five restaurants in the Central Valley and East Bay areas, with the first location slated to open in early 2015 in the Central Valley.Read more:…
Rank this Week: 565

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Aug 12

    Introducing LabelVision: The 21st Century COLA Search

    Introducing LabelVision: The 21st Century COLA Search
    Last week, the folks at ShipCompliant officially rolled out a new service called LabelVision. To many in the wine, beer, or spirits industry, this new resource is a game changer. Instantly, we have access to over 1.5 million…
  • Aug 12

    The Rudy Kurniawan Sentencing and the Wine Label Certification Statement

    The Rudy Kurniawan Sentencing and the Wine Label Certification Statement
    On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Indonesian wine collector Rudy Kurniawan was sentenced to ten years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman. Mr. Kurniawan is purported to have swindled more than $20 million worth of fake wine that…
  • Aug 6

    How Are Organic Wine Labels Regulated in the U.S.?

    How Are Organic Wine Labels Regulated in the U.S.?
    Here is a good, and relevant, question. What happens if a wine label boasts the term, “ORGANIC,” or “CERTIFIED ORGANIC” but is neither organic nor certified as such? As organic products—including…
Rank this Week: 774

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
  • Aug 7

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free
     Back in June of 2009, I posted that Zachary Neagle had become a client. He was charged with murder - having shot his father in the head as he was asleep on a couch in their home. The case presented the ultimate challenge; convincing…
  • Jul 23

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!
     Attorney Will Young, an associate at Peterson Lawyers writes todays post on misdemeanor cases. So, you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and at least a little bit confused about the…
Rank this Week: 832

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset
    Many individuals who live outside of America like to purchase real estate in America or invest in the U.S. Stock Market.  It can be much safer than in investing in other parts of the world and often times the individual has children who…
  • Aug 8

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)
    BRIEF OVERVIEW OFJAPANESE INHERITANCE AND GIFT TAXESvs.AMERICAN ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES(2014 Update)I. Estate TaxesA. America1. Citizens and Permanent Residentsa. Tax on Worldwide property (credit for taxes paid to foreign countries)b.…
  • Jul 16

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania
    In most states, when a person is named as an executor in the Will, the executor has an affirmative duty to defend the Will from Will contests.  For example, if mom dies testate leaving her entire estate to child one, cutting out child…
Rank this Week: 505

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Aug 11

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS
    You’ve never done anything wrong before, but when you did, the crime was a big one. Maybe the cost of the designer jeans you shoplifted upgraded you into felony territory. Or you had just a little too much pot or narcotics on your…
  • Jul 29

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT HIRED AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR FIRST CRIMINAL OR DUI COURT DATE IN ILLINOIS

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT HIRED AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR FIRST CRIMINAL OR DUI COURT DATE IN ILLINOIS
    You were recently charged with a crime, and your first court date is coming up fast. You intended to hire an attorney, but haven’t been able to do so yet—either because of time or money or you just haven’t picked which one.…
  • Jul 14

    DO THE POLICE NEED A WARRANT TO SEARCH A CELL PHONE? THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS 'YES!'

    DO THE POLICE NEED A WARRANT TO SEARCH A CELL PHONE? THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS 'YES!'
    Police generally do not need a warrant to search a suspect as part of a lawful arrest. Such a search may be limited to the person of the arrestee and the area immediately within their control. However, most of us carry cellphones on our…
Rank this Week: 833

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/
Rank this Week: 675

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Aug 11

    Medical Marijuana in Utah Limited Program Begin

    Medical Marijuana in Utah Limited Program Begin
    Last month was officially the first month where a limited use medical marijuana in Utah license could be obtained by a few select patients in the state. So how many medical marijuana cards were issues in July? Only 11 total licenses…
  • Aug 6

    What is the Voir Dire Process in a Utah Jury Trial

    What is the Voir Dire Process in a Utah Jury Trial
    The Importance of the Jury Trial and Voir Dire The jury trial is a right over which many lives were lost in the founding of this country.  It is a mechanism to protect individuals against an oppressive government. Think about ……
  • Jul 8

    The 12 Steps of a Drug Recognition Evaluation

    The 12 Steps of a Drug Recognition Evaluation
    When people think about impaired driving most people think of the typical alcohol-induced DUI, but drugs are involved in almost as many impaired driving cases.  There are some tests that have been developed specifically to detect the…
Rank this Week: 545

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 599

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

Covers new developments in health care law and policy. By David Harlow.

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Aug 11

    Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement

    Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Aug 11

    Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement

    Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Aug 8

    Solving Sovaldi: David Harlow Talks Value-Based Payment with Cyndy Nayer

    Solving Sovaldi: David Harlow Talks Value-Based Payment with Cyndy Nayer
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 625

Telecommunications Consulting

Telecommunications Consulting

Covers the telecom industry and government regulation. By Bunnie Riedel.

http://riedelcommunications.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Lipstick on a Pig

    Lipstick on a Pig
    I was raised by a mother who grew up in the 1920’s and 1930’s on a cotton farm in Delano, California.  She was a transplanted Texan who used many country colloquialisms and passed the same onto me.  One of my favorites was “You can…
  • May 21

    Roll Me Over...

    Roll Me Over...
    The country is absolutely abuzz with the news of the Comcast-Time Warner merger, the Charter acquisitions and the AT&T merger with DirectTV.  My doctor even asked me about it today. He spent a few moments in the midst of treating my…
  • Feb 8

    When the Night Meets the Morning Sun

    When the Night Meets the Morning Sun
    Last Thursday, Comcast and NBCU marched up to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications. At times it was a raucous exchange with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker making promises about…
Rank this Week: 590

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 502

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 11

    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): NewsBank's New User Interface

    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): NewsBank's New User Interface
    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): As of the end of July 2014, NewsBank sports a new user interface. This video illustrates some of the changes, especially with regard to searching specific newspapers. NewsBank is a 24/7 benefit…
  • Jul 31

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New York Times on General OneFile

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New York Times on General OneFile
    General OneFile has full text articles from the New York Times from 1985 to present. General OneFile also includes indexing for the New York Times Book Review (1977-present) and the New York Times Magazine (1977-present). A delay may be…
  • Jul 17

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Business Titles on Nolo

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Business Titles on Nolo
    Are you or your client looking to start a business? Nolo has many titles on forming, starting, and running a business, all available on your desktop with your Jenkins membership. Titles include Form a Partnership, Form Your Own Limited…
Rank this Week: 792

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 786

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Beware the Evil Stepmother

    Beware the Evil Stepmother
    Evil stepmothers are not only found in popular culture, as epitomized in Cinderella . Such persons are commonly the subject of events reported by the New York press. Estate conflicts often arise between children of a prior marriage and a…
  • Aug 4

    Elmo (and others) in Times Square: The Legal Issue

    Elmo (and others) in Times Square: The Legal Issue
    In the news are stories concerning costumed characters in Times Square. For those who have not visited the center of New York City lately, individuals dressed up as Elmo, Super Mario, and Spider-Man, and others have been congregating in…
  • Jul 28

    Keeping Landlord-Tenant Disputes Under Control

    Keeping Landlord-Tenant Disputes Under Control
    Recently in the news is the rather gruesome story of a woman who was murdered and dismembered. Her body parts were discovered in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Her neighbor was arrested for her murder and is being held without bail. …
Rank this Week: 780

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Aug 11

    PRECATORY LANGUAGE: THE DANGER OF UNLIMITED DISCRETION

    PRECATORY LANGUAGE: THE DANGER OF UNLIMITED DISCRETION
    Wording in a will or trust which allows a named person to decide where your property and money should go after your death (instead of you making that decision ahead of time) is called “precatory” language.  An example is the…
  • Jul 29

    UTMA AND UGMA ACCOUNTS: SMART SAVINGS PLAN OR TRAP FOR THE UNWARY?

    UTMA AND UGMA ACCOUNTS: SMART SAVINGS PLAN OR TRAP FOR THE UNWARY?
    When working with clients who have minor children, we spend a lot of time discussing the kids: their individual personalities, the values the clients are trying to instill, and concerns for their future. We do our best to craft an estate plan…
  • Jul 11

    SENIOR DRIVING: FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN INDEPENDENCE AND SAFETY

    SENIOR DRIVING: FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN INDEPENDENCE AND SAFETY
    The number of seniors (Americans aged 65 or older) who drive is on the rise.  In fact, from 1999 to 2009, statistics show a 20% increase in senior drivers.  The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety predicts that this trend will…
Rank this Week: 777

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 11

    Did the 4th Circuit “Tarnish” Sustainable Construction in the CBF Case?

    Did the 4th Circuit “Tarnish” Sustainable Construction in the CBF Case?
    About a week ago, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “parallam” lawsuit.  Since that unpublished ruling on procedural grounds, much discussion has ensued.  One…
  • Aug 8

    Musings: Moving or Going into a New Service Area, There is More to It Than Just…

    Musings: Moving or Going into a New Service Area, There is More to It Than Just…
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. (@The_HTRC) Sean has over 20 years in the construction and project management fields. As many know he pulled up…
  • Aug 5

    Discussions of Online Presence at ALPS 411

    Discussions of Online Presence at ALPS 411
    Thanks again to all of the good folks at ALPS 411 for the ability to use their fine practice and risk management platform to share a few “musings.”  This time around, I was asked for thoughts on building an online presence as…
Rank this Week: 756

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Covers defamation, internet law and torts. By BerlikLaw LLC.

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 11

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning
    Extortion is a crime. Statements that falsely accuse another of committing a crime often constitute defamation per se in Virginia, particularly where the crime is one involving "moral turpitude." Does it follow, then, that false accusations…
  • Jul 29

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory
    According to The Virginian-Pilot, Portsmouth attorney Sterling H. Weaver was "convicted in Portsmouth General District Court of assault" in June 2006. A new lawsuit filed by that attorney alleges that a WAVY-TV report, broadcast in February…
  • Jul 14

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory
    Defamation claims arise frequently in employment settings. Employees often disagree with their performance reviews and, if they feel particularly aggrieved, resort to the courts to extract a modicum of revenge. Unfortunately for them,…
Rank this Week: 722

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 492

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Aug 10

    Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?

    Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?
    Of all of the impacts of HurricaneTropical Storm Iselle -- which whacked the Big Island but thankfully not the rest of the state last Friday -- the one that may be the longest lasting may be that the Democratic Party...
  • Jul 31

    Hawaii Supreme Court: Open Records Law Mandates Attorneys Fee Award

    Hawaii Supreme Court: Open Records Law Mandates Attorneys Fee Award
    Our partner, and fellow blogger, Robert Thomas highlights our recent success at the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case of Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie. The case is a little more procedurally technical than my title, so if you want...
  • Jul 1

    Federal Safety Board Recommends New Regulations for Parasailing

    Federal Safety Board Recommends New Regulations for Parasailing
    Off we go, into the wild blue yonder? Parasailing: A neat experience for a vacationer or an industry in need of regulation? [Photo courtesy of wikiepedia commons]. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report entitled Parasailing…
Rank this Week: 699

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 9

    Craft is about MADE in USA

    Craft is about MADE in USA
    It took me a long time (perhaps too long) to realize that — craft is (largely) about MADE IN USA. With an emphasis on made. And less emphasis on USA. This dawned on me when looking at gleaming copper, at Vendome in Louisville, with…
  • Aug 2

    Non-GMO Beer

    Non-GMO Beer
    I would like to know if the above beer qualifies as Non GMO. I would also like to know, without a big hassle. I am sitting here with blazing fast internet and a big screen, and yet I remain in the dark as to whether this beer can be…
  • Jul 20

    Craft Beverage Association, Survey

    Craft Beverage Association, Survey
    As of this date and writing, we have 163 good surveys. Almost all of them are submitted by people with relevant experience; 77% of the respondents have more than two years of work experience in the alcohol beverage field. These surveys…
Rank this Week: 794

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 529

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    California Changes the Test of Significance for Traffic Impacts Under CEQA

    California Changes the Test of Significance for Traffic Impacts Under CEQA
    Taking its queue from the legislature (see Senate Bill 743 [Steinberg 2013]), the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (“OPR”) published, on August 6, 2014, a preliminary discussion draft of revisions to…
  • Aug 4

    Professional Cinematography Using UAS

    Professional Cinematography Using UAS
    Paul Fraidenburgh was quoted by the Digital Cinema Society regarding the use of unmanned aircraft systems for commercial aerial filming operations. The full article is available here.
  • Jul 16

    Amazon Prime Air

    Amazon Prime Air
    Amazon has announced it will use unmanned aircraft systems to deliver packages.  But how soon?  Westlaw Journal Aviation quoted Barbara Lichman and Paul Fraidenburgh today in an article entitled “The FAA’s recent notice…
Rank this Week: 647

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 704

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    The Power of Connections: Finding Good Advisors for your Busine

    The Power of Connections: Finding Good Advisors for your Busine
    I had lunch today with a new friend who has recently left a career in the corporate world and started his own business. Though quite an experienced and knowledgeable guy, he's new to running his own business, and, while looking...
  • Aug 7

    Yep, that tweet is a reportable complaint. FINRA Issues FAQs on Rule 4530 Reporting

    Yep, that tweet is a reportable complaint. FINRA Issues FAQs on Rule 4530 Reporting
    FINRA Rule 4530 became effective in July 2011, replacing the former NASD Rule 3070. The rule requires firms to report certain events and items to FINRA. These reports are in addition to any required disclosures that may be needed for...
  • Aug 6

    Estate Planning for Parents: "Do I need a Will?"

    Estate Planning for Parents: "Do I need a Will?"
    One of the common questions I get from parents of minor-aged children is this, "Do I need a Will? I don't have much." The answer is almost always a resounding yes, you do. The Will may not be so much...
Rank this Week: 600