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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Law Firm Sues Over Negative Online Review; Gets What It Deserve

    Law Firm Sues Over Negative Online Review; Gets What It Deserve
    Twenty-year-old Richmond, Tex., waitress Lan Cai was half asleep in her own bed, dressed only in her underwear, when her newly hired auto-accident lawyers from Houston’s Tuan A. Khuu & Associates came walking into her bedroom. And…
  • Dec 5

    Ravel Law Launches Court Analytics for Federal and State Court

    Ravel Law Launches Court Analytics for Federal and State Court
    The legal research service Ravel Law, which last year launched Judge Analytics to provide analysis of how individual federal court judges make decisions, today is launching Court Analytics, a similar feature that applies analytics to an…
  • Dec 1

    Lawyer’s App Lets Clients in Trouble Summon Him Via GPS

    Lawyer’s App Lets Clients in Trouble Summon Him Via GPS
    When New York City lawyer Sachin Gadh started his law practice, he wanted to be there for his clients when they needed him. In fact, he wanted to put himself right on their mobile phones. So he developed an app to do just that. He calls it…
Rank this Week: 571

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    EEOC Issues New National Origin Discrimination Guideline

    EEOC Issues New National Origin Discrimination Guideline
    Last month, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a new Enforcement Guidance regarding national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).…
  • Nov 30

    New Jersey Court Reinstates Employee’s Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

    New Jersey Court Reinstates Employee’s Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
    Earlier this month, New Jersey’s Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s decision that had dismissed Robert Benning’s disability discrimination lawsuit because the trial court improperly ignored evidence which supported…
  • Nov 28

    Third Circuit Reinstates Police Officers’ Whistleblower Case

    Third Circuit Reinstates Police Officers’ Whistleblower Case
    A recent case from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reinforces the fact that an employee who objects to something he reasonably believes violates the law does not have to be correct to be protected by New Jersey’s whistleblower law,…
Rank this Week: 588

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 7

    Our December Bloggers Are Here

    Our December Bloggers Are Here
    Please join me in welcoming our two guest bloggers for the month of December. Our Alumni Blogger for December is Christopher “Chal” Little.  After graduating cum laude from Marquette University Law School, Chal…
  • Dec 1

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program
    Even in a social media world, I’m still a big backer of the notion that serious, informative, in-person dialogue about major public issues is a good thing. The more contentious and important the subject and the more level-headed the…
  • Nov 30

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context
    Yesterday’s oral argument in Beckles v. United States found the justices wrestling with retroactivity and vagueness in the context of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The petitioner, Travis Beckles, questioned the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 556

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Dec 7

    The door may be open for county or municipal government “right-to-work” laws in Ohio

    The door may be open for county or municipal government “right-to-work” laws in Ohio
    Right-to-work laws limit the “union security” a union can achieve in a collective bargaining agreement with an employer. In states with no right-to-work law, unions can bargain for contract provisions requiring that, as a…
  • Dec 1

    OSHA retaliation rules are going forward

    OSHA retaliation rules are going forward
    On Monday, a federal judge in Texas refused to issue an injunction stopping OSHA from enforcing certain aspects of controversial “non-retaliation” rules. We reported on the proposed OSHA rules on Oct. 27, 2016. Briefly, the most…
  • Nov 30

    EEOC issues new guidance on national origin discrimination

    EEOC issues new guidance on national origin discrimination
    On Nov. 21, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its new and updated Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, replacing its 2002 guidance on the subject. In the guidance, the EEOC defines national…
Rank this Week: 548

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Hollander Law Firm.

http://www.south-florida-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 7

    $300k Settlement in Fatal Hit-and-Run Lawsuit That Killed Grandmother

    $300k Settlement in Fatal Hit-and-Run Lawsuit That Killed Grandmother
    A grandmother walking her young grandson home from church was killed nearly four years ago when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Now, her family has reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. They will…
  • Dec 5

    Small v. Sayre – Importance of a Skilled Injury Attorney

    Small v. Sayre – Importance of a Skilled Injury Attorney
    In a perfect world, the truth would be the only thing that decided the outcome of a civil injury lawsuit. And of course, the truth is a critical element. But what also matters is how skillfully your attorney can present it. What facts,…
  • Dec 2

    Gun Shop Liability Lawsuit Settles for $2.2M

    Gun Shop Liability Lawsuit Settles for $2.2M
    More than 30,000 people die and many tens of thousands more are injured every year in the U.S. as a result of gunshot wounds, either self-inflicted or as a result of violence. Firearm manufacturers and dealers are largely shielded from…
Rank this Week: 543

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 576

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 587

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

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

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Dec 6

    Letter of Invitation for a visitor visa in the Canadian Immigration context

    Letter of Invitation for a visitor visa in the Canadian Immigration context
    Letter of Invitation for a visitor visa in the Canadian Immigration context Usually a letter of invitation will be required in order to satisfy the Immigration Officer that the foreign national (someone who isn’t a Permanent Resident or…
  • Nov 29

    Recent Changes to the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking system

    Recent Changes to the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking system
    Recent Changes to the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking system Since November 19, 2016 our offices have been receiving a lot of inquiries with regards to the recent amendments to the Ministerial Instructions regulating the Express…
  • Oct 21

    PART III: Express Entry – The Canadian Experience Cla

    PART III: Express Entry – The Canadian Experience Cla
    Last week we discussed about the Canadian Skilled Trades Program. This week we will be presenting The Canadian Experienced class which is another type of application for permanent residence under the Economic Class. Reminder of what is an…
Rank this Week: 566

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Four Things That Divorcing Parents Should Know

    Four Things That Divorcing Parents Should Know
    Language English Four Things That Divorcing Parents Should KnowTue, 12/06/2016 - 17:43 Families face all sorts of challenges every day, but one of the most emotionally challenging events that can occur is if parents decide to end their…
  • Dec 1

    Co-Parenting Toddler

    Co-Parenting Toddler
    Language English Co-Parenting ToddlersThu, 12/01/2016 - 17:45 Raising toddlers can be both exciting and exhausting. Full of energy and emotion, these years are an important part of their development. They are constantly learning about how…
  • Nov 29

    Do Kids Have A Say In California Child Custody Arrangements?

    Do Kids Have A Say In California Child Custody Arrangements?
    Language English Do Kids Have A Say In California Child Custody Arrangements?Tue, 11/29/2016 - 17:15 No one enters a marriage believing it will end in divorce. Unfortunately, that often becomes a reality. A divorce is a tough time for…
Rank this Week: 565

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Home Owners Policy And Arbitration

    Home Owners Policy And Arbitration
    Texas attorneys who handle insurance claims will find an article from the Texas Tribune to interesting.  The article published on November 3, 2016, and is titled, Texas Insurer Drops Push To Let Homeowners Forgo Right To Sue. The Texas…
  • Dec 4

    Uninsured / Underinsured Coverage

    Uninsured / Underinsured Coverage
    Attorneys handling uninsured / underinsured claims will find this article from the Claims Journal interesting.  The law discussed in the article is Missouri law but Texas law is similar and the results would probably be the same in…
  • Dec 3

    What Proves Bad Faith?

    What Proves Bad Faith?
    For insurance lawyers, the above question captures the ultimate question.  Most cases do not involve bad faith.  They are simple breaches of the insurance contract.  The Northern District, Dallas Division discussed the law in a…
Rank this Week: 555

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Dec 6

    Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Account

    Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Account
    A Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Account Under the Florida Law The essence of the trustee’s existence is to keep a trust’s beneficiaries adequately informed.  Florida probate practitioners, trust lawyers, and estate…
  • Nov 18

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation
    Death, Lawyers, and Loose Lips:  Third District Court of Appeals Clarifies Distinction Between Ethical duty of Confidentiality from Evidentiary Privilege The attorney client privilege dates back to the English Common Law of the late…
  • Jun 24

    Corya and Woodward

    Corya and Woodward
    LIMITATIONS ON PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TRUSTEES:  CORYA, WOODWARD AND FLA. STAT. §736.1008 The Florida Trust Code contains a section titled “limitations on proceedings against trustees” that is a limitation of actions and…
Rank this Week: 600

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)
    As mentioned in my previous post, I prepared for Advent a series of three talks for our local parish forum on the subject of the Eskaton, or End Times. The series focused just on what Jesus Himself told his disciples on that topic, as we…
  • Nov 30

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)
    Out of the gallimaufry of Weblogs that I track in my categories in the columns to the right, one of my favorites is the Rev. Dr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment. He is classed under the very few liturgical blogs ("Liturgi-cannon" in my…
  • Nov 9

    The Professor Is Right Again

    The Professor Is Right Again
    Professor Helmuth Norpoth of Stony Brook University on Long Island correctly called this election for Donald Trump back in February, when everyone -- and I mean everyone -- was confident that Trump would lose by a big margin. Later in…
Rank this Week: 564

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit
    Shelby Krzastek On November 23, 2016, a jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in Ridgeway v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., finding that the retail giant Wal-Mart owed approximately 850 former Wal-Mart truck drivers back pay for hours worked for…
  • Dec 2

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Arbitration agreements between employees and employers often strongly favor the employer’s interests at the employee’s expense. As a result, an unsuccessful opposition to a motion to compel arbitration can be…
  • Dec 1

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation
    Lev Craig Last week, a Texas federal district court granted a temporary injunction in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, blocking the implementation of a new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulation that was previously…
Rank this Week: 577

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Dec 5

    Wrongful Appropriation – Borrowing without Permission

    Wrongful Appropriation – Borrowing without Permission
    If someone is found to be borrowing property that doesn’t belong to them and does it without the owner’s permission it is known as wrongful appropriation. Wrongful appropriation Utah code 76-6-404.5 defines wrongful appropriation…
  • Nov 30

    Impaired Driving – The Reduced DUI Charge for Utah Driver

    Impaired Driving – The Reduced DUI Charge for Utah Driver
    Utah drivers who are arrested for a DUI need to know there’s a chance they may be offered a reduced charge known as impaired driving. Although this charge is slightly better than a DUI, it is best to consult with a criminal defense…
  • Nov 28

    Pedestrian and Others Injured in Dog Attack

    Pedestrian and Others Injured in Dog Attack
    Three women are recovering from injuries after a dog attack which first targeted a pedestrian and then two bystanders who rushed to help. Two animals involved in dog attack 20 year old Sierra Coe of Millville Utah was walking home from the…
Rank this Week: 578

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
Rank this Week: 567

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Why Workers Compensation Laws In Florida Are Inadequate

    Why Workers Compensation Laws In Florida Are Inadequate
    As a workers compensation lawyer, it is very difficult to explain to an an injured worker and his family why the benefits provided by the law are so inadequate, and why the system is broken. The article published by Mark Zientz does an…
  • Nov 13

    I-95 Express Lanes Will Shut Down For Installation of New Pole

    I-95 Express Lanes Will Shut Down For Installation of New Pole
    The Express lanes were originally built to lighten traffic  between the golden glades interchange and Downtown Miami.  Almost 10 years later, the express lanes are an epic failure.  The express lanes are expensive,…
  • Nov 7

    Lane Diving Accident on I-95 Causes Serious Injurie

    Lane Diving Accident on I-95 Causes Serious Injurie
    Lane Diving Accidents on I-95 continue at an alarming rate.  This, despite the FDOT’s, assurance that their new “plan” would help reduce lane diving. The latest accident happened Sunday,  November 6th, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 562

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/
  • Dec 1

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!
    The holidays are upon us.  Given that everything seems to be protected by intellectual property rights, could someone protect Christmas? The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus.  But (assuming all…
  • Nov 22

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
  • Nov 17

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. v. Openet Telecom Inc. et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently upheld four software patents against a patent-eligibility challenge, finding that the patents do not…
Rank this Week: 596

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Nov 30

    Loving your lawyer and more Free CLE.

    Loving your lawyer and more Free CLE.
    November 4th was this year’s “Love your lawyer day.” Inexplicably, lawyer marketers yearn to popularize this fatuous inanity as “a day to shower their favorite legal eagles with sincere affection.” As though the…
  • Nov 25

    Arizona State Bar serves up pre-Thanksgiving Turducken.

    Arizona State Bar serves up pre-Thanksgiving Turducken.
    Two days before Thanksgiving, the State Bar of Arizona served up official notice of what I’m characterizing as a layered roast of poultry called a turducken. For gourmands, a turducken is a culinary dish consisting of a deboned chicken…
  • Nov 22

    “Of the judges, by the judges, and for the judges.”

    “Of the judges, by the judges, and for the judges.”
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a meeting of lawyers last week that “unchecked judicial power” means “we leave it for the least accountable branch to decide what newly discovered rights should be appended to…
Rank this Week: 572

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Nov 29

    Congress Passes Consumer Review Fairness Act To Protect Online Speech

    Congress Passes Consumer Review Fairness Act To Protect Online Speech
    Congress has passed the Consumer Review Fairness Act (HR 5111) which protects the rights of consumers who post negative truthful reviews online.  This bill voids any [...] The post Congress Passes Consumer Review Fairness Act To…
  • Nov 16

    How To Stop The Spread of Fake News on Facebook

    How To Stop The Spread of Fake News on Facebook
    If our society wants to stop the proliferation of fake news on Facebook, Google, and other digital platforms the most effective way to do so [...] The post How To Stop The Spread of Fake News on Facebook appeared first on Shear on Social…
  • Nov 15

    Tech Co. CEO Resigns and May Be Prosecuted For Trump Facebook Threat

    Tech Co. CEO Resigns and May Be Prosecuted For Trump Facebook Threat
    Matt Harrigan, founder of cybersecurity firm Packetsled resigned after his social media threats towards President-elect Donald Trump went viral.  Threatening someone online may be prosecuted [...] The post Tech Co. CEO Resigns and May Be…
Rank this Week: 604

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Nov 27

    Rebounding from Divorce

    Rebounding from Divorce
    While countless studies have shown that life following a divorce often leads to higher depression rates, more stress, and overall dissatisfaction, those who spend a prolonged period of time in an unhappy marriage to begin with tend to thrive…
  • Nov 21

    Child Support Order Modifications: Eligibility for Requesting Change

    Child Support Order Modifications: Eligibility for Requesting Change
    For many divorced parents, arranging a child support order can be a challenging process. While state programs and public assistance offer a reasonable amount of help, parents can often be at a disadvantage when it comes to obtaining an order…
  • Nov 14

    Life after Divorce: Tips for Maintaining Balance after the Split

    Life after Divorce: Tips for Maintaining Balance after the Split
    Maintaining balance and ensuring a healthy lifestyle following divorce has been and continues to be a difficult challenge for many spouses as they undergo the separation process. Divorce is a multi-faceted emotional journey, affecting every…
Rank this Week: 589

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 561

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 605

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Asia Briefs: Malaysia's 'hudud Bill' off the table for now

    Asia Briefs: Malaysia's 'hudud Bill' off the table for now
    Source: Straits Times (23 November 2016)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/asia-briefs-malaysias-hudud-bill-off-the-table-for-nowKUALA LUMPUR Proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 seeking to impose stiffer…
  • Nov 21

    Villager’s Execution in China Ignites Uproar Over Inequality of Justice

    Villager’s Execution in China Ignites Uproar Over Inequality of Justice
    Source: New York Times (20 November 2016)http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/world/asia/villagers-execution-in-china-ignites-uproar-over-inequality-of-justice.html?_r=0BEIJING — Zhou Yunfei, a technology executive who owns a villa in…
  • Nov 21

    India opposes UN resolution for moratorium on death penalty

    India opposes UN resolution for moratorium on death penalty
    Source: Gulf News (22 November 2016)http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-opposes-un-resolution-for-moratorium-on-death-penalty-1.1932108United Nations: India has opposed a UN resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty,…
Rank this Week: 547

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
Rank this Week: 552

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sanctuary Cities Bill introduced in Texas Legislature enables racial profiling

    Sanctuary Cities Bill introduced in Texas Legislature enables racial profiling
    Last week, a Sanctuary Cities Bill was once again introduced in the Texas Legislature. Here is a link to an interview that I gave to Estephany Escobar of KXXV-TV. The Bill addresses sanctuary cities (which are not a problem in Texas),…
  • Nov 11

    Immigrants' Loss--America's Lo

    Immigrants' Loss--America's Lo
    I've received many calls and emails this week. Immigrants and their supporters are anxious about what Donald Trump's presidency will mean for them. Here are a few thoughts (but no answers): DACA Individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood…
  • Sep 6

    POTUS has Legal Authority to Protect Central Americans Fleeing Violence

    POTUS has Legal Authority to Protect Central Americans Fleeing Violence
    Over 100 Law Professors: President has Legal Authority to Protect Central Americans Fleeing Violence Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala Immune to Most Legal Challenges WASHINGTON, DC — Today, 102 immigration…
Rank this Week: 568

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    One Argument for the Electoral Vote System

    One Argument for the Electoral Vote System
    An advantage of the present system that I have not seen discussed is that it reduces the problem of vote fraud. Stealing votes is easiest in a state dominated by a single party, the sort of place where the Republican poll watchers probably…
  • Nov 19

    More Inventions I Would Like To See

    More Inventions I Would Like To See
    A Still Better ShowerThe conventional controls for a shower or sink consist of one for hot water, one for cold. Getting your preferred mix is a process of trial and error adjustment, repeated every time you take a shower or wash your hands.An…
  • Nov 13

    Four Possible Trump

    Four Possible Trump
    1. The Nightmare. A wild man who offends all our allies and enemies and everyone else and declares war on Kyrgystan to punish it for being too hard to spell.2. Promise Keeper/Paladin of the Right.  Trade barriers up, immigration down,…
Rank this Week: 599

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    InterGentes: McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism

    InterGentes: McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism
    The first issue of a new journal on international law and legal pluralism has been published. This journal is peer-reviewed and open-access, available at www.intergentes.com. Although it is based in the McGill University Faculty of Law, the…
  • Nov 10

    Pacific Region: New Book

    Pacific Region: New Book
    In their Newsletter dated November 2016, Intersentia announce the publication of new books on Law in the South Pacific Region.
  • Nov 1

    Books from Hart

    Books from Hart
    New from Hart PublishingI am pleased to announce the publication of the title(s) shown below. If you would like to order with your 10% discount you can do so through our US distributor’s website (please quote the reference HART EMAIL in…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 584

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    Law enforcement officers pointing weapons at co-workers - two terminations upheld

    Law enforcement officers pointing weapons at co-workers - two terminations upheld
    Two recent arbitration awards address discipline imposed on law enforcement employees alleged to have pointed loaded weapons at other employees.In State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Arbitrator Howard Silver…
  • Oct 30

    Social media, adverse publicity and just cause

    Social media, adverse publicity and just cause
    The Clark County, Ohio Sheriff's office is responsible for County wide law enforcement and operates the county jail. The jail shares a building with the Springfield police department with a common lobby between the two. Grievant was one of…
  • Oct 23

    Arbitrator's duty to disclose and evident partiality

    Arbitrator's duty to disclose and evident partiality
    The City of Mason, Ohio and the Mason Professional Firefighters Union were parties to a dispute about the termination of a bargaining unit employee. After the arbitrator initially selected disclosed a potential conflict of interest, the…
Rank this Week: 607

Art Law Gallery

Art Law Gallery

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

http://www.artlawgallery.com/
  • Oct 28

    Just Between Us: Buyer of Rothko Painting Sued for Breach of Confidentiality

    Just Between Us: Buyer of Rothko Painting Sued for Breach of Confidentiality
    Confidentiality provisions are not a new or novel inclusion in agreements for the sale of assets, let alone the sale of artwork. However, the extremely drawn out case of Hoffman v. L&M Arts, et al, presents a rather odd view on the scope…
  • Aug 30

    Delivery Dilemma

    Delivery Dilemma
    Blue Art Limited, a UK company (“Blue Art”), is suing art dealer David Zwirner and his gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New York and London, for breach of contract and fraudulent concealment and inducement, regarding an…
  • Aug 24

    Update: I Swear It’s Not Mine – Artist Sued for Denying He Created Art Piece

    Update: I Swear It’s Not Mine – Artist Sued for Denying He Created Art Piece
    Yesterday, August 23, 2016, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman reached a verdict in the authentication case against Peter Doig. He stated that Doig “could not have been the author of the work”, but rather in all likelihood Pete…
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A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
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New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 25

    Consent Order May Provide Relief for Chase Bank Debt

    Consent Order May Provide Relief for Chase Bank Debt
    In 2015, Chase bank entered into a consent order in response to accusations from 47 Attorney Generals that Chase had committed several acts of systematic wrong-doing in its attempt to collect and sell debt, you can read more about it here.…
  • Oct 25

    Sued By National Collegiate Student Loan Trust? Some Basic Information

    Sued By National Collegiate Student Loan Trust? Some Basic Information
    What connection does this "trust" have to my student loan? These trusts are not lenders or guarantors. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust is a trust, or series of trusts, that contain private student loans packaged and sold as investment…
  • Oct 24

    Carefully Drafted Motions Provide Leverage when Disputing Wage Garnishment

    Carefully Drafted Motions Provide Leverage when Disputing Wage Garnishment
    A client contacted us after she received a wage garnishment stemming from a judgment that had been obtained against her by LVNV Funding. The judgment was obtained in 2007 for about $6,000 and had rose to more than $11,000 in 2016 when the…
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Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Aiding Abstraction

    Aiding Abstraction
    Affinity Labs v. DirectTV et al (CAFC 2015-1845) is another instance of willy-nilly patent ineligibility. A CAFC panel found "the claims are directed not to an improvement in cellular telephones but simply to the use of cellular telephones…
  • Oct 9

    Viral Infection

    Viral Infection
    The abstraction of patent law into utter arbitrariness continues. In Intellectual Ventures v. Symantec and Trend Micro (CAFC 2015-1769), a CAFC panel finds virus-protection software an abstract idea, ineligible for patent protection. The…
  • Oct 9

    Another Bite For The Apple

    Another Bite For The Apple
    In Apple v. Samsung (2015-1171), the CAFC once again demonstrated its lawless bias and caprice, reversing an appeals panel to reinstate the erroneous obviousness decision by the district court, finding for Apple against Samsung (no…
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Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Court orders wife to refund over $200k in spousal maintenance

    Court orders wife to refund over $200k in spousal maintenance
    A  case last year in the Family Court of Australia, which had the effect of requiring the wife to repay the husband over $215,000 in spousal maintenance previously paid has demonstrated that it is possible for substantial interim spousal…
  • Aug 13

    Launch of Dangerous Liaison

    Launch of Dangerous Liaison
    On Thursday night, I had the privilege of speaking at the launch of Marina Bakker's new book Dangerous Liaisons. The launch was at Mary Ryan's bookshop in Brisbane. The book is a great how to guide about how to avoid falling into…
  • Aug 13

    The three basic rules of advocacy- taught to me by a man on Monday

    The three basic rules of advocacy- taught to me by a man on Monday
    Last week I was thankful for a man who did not know when to shut up. This may sound ironic coming from a lawyer, especially a lawyer who blogs, presents and writes articles as I do, but one of the essential features of being a good advocate…
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Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
  • Mar 23

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
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New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Comptroller’s Office Audits Westchester Medical Center

    Comptroller’s Office Audits Westchester Medical Center
    An audit of Westchester Medical Center (WMC) found company executives were paid millions of dollars in bonuses between 20013 and 2015. State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli’s office found that $4.6 million dollars were to paid to 18…
  • Sep 27

    Comptroller’s Office Audits Westchester Medical Center

    Comptroller’s Office Audits Westchester Medical Center
    An audit of Westchester Medical Center (WMC) found company executives were paid millions of dollars in bonuses between 20013 and 2015. State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli’s office found that $4.6 million dollars were to paid to 18…
  • Sep 1

    CMS Releases First Hospital Report Card

    CMS Releases First Hospital Report Card
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their new hospital grading system in July, called the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. The system rates hospitals in a way similar to movie theater ratings…
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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 13

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App
    LEAP legal practice management software just became first to market with a cloud-based document assembly solution. LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web Apps was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 13

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano
    This week, Sam talks with Michele DeStefano, law professor and founder of LawWithoutWalls, about how to be a creative problem solver. Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano was originally published on…
  • Sep 12

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment
    MyCase users who currently accept credit card payments using Authorize.Net have until the end of 2016 to switch to MyCase Payments. MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payments was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
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Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court
    The Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan recently dismissed a claim by a farmer who alleged that a high-clearance sprayer he'd purchased was under-powered.  In 2010, the farmer of 2,300 acres spent considerable time researching options and…
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek.  The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
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FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Jun 23

    Mobile Ultrasound Owner Pleads Guilty in $29 Million Fraud

    Mobile Ultrasound Owner Pleads Guilty in $29 Million Fraud
    The owner of a mobile diagnostic ultrasound company pleaded guilty on June 21 to a nearly $29 million insurance fraud scheme. Michelle Kobran, 68, admitted to falsifying medical bills and giving kickbacks to doctors at her chiropractic and…
  • Jun 15

    Former Fugitive Sentenced to 37 Months for Healthcare Fraud

    Former Fugitive Sentenced to 37 Months for Healthcare Fraud
    A Cuban national was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to a $2.6 million healthcare fraud against Medicare, according to the Department of Justice. Ubert Guillermo Rodriguez, 47, pleaded guilty to conspiracy…
  • Jun 13

    Mississippi, Florida Residents Part of Pharmaceutical Scheme

    Mississippi, Florida Residents Part of Pharmaceutical Scheme
    The U.S. government confiscated $11 million worth of properties involved in a healthcare fraud scheme centered in Mississippi that also involved residents of Florida, Alabama and Utah, according to a report in the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson,…
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Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
  • Nov 11

    Internet z siedzibą … wszędzie

    Internet z siedzibą … wszędzie
    Ponownie nawiązuję do wpisu Olgierda Rudaka sprzed lat, który na zawsze pewnie zostanie w mojej głowie. Ale tak jak wielce ciekawym jest odkrycie tego, że siedzibą internetu jest Warszawa, tak równie…
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Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Apr 7

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada
    To complement the upcoming conference “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”, a new exhibit highlighting our print holdings on Canadian constitutional law is on display on L1 of the law…
  • Dec 14

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now
    A new display highlighting the history of the Yale Journal of International law is mounted on L1 of the law library. The journal went through two name changes over the years since its inception in…
  • Mar 31

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale
    The Yale Law School is hosting the combined Robert L.
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Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 573

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
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Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento
    Personal injury law attorneys have long been familiar with the dire results of a serious head injury. However, the release of the 2015 film “Concussion,” makes the topic even more relevant in Sacramento. Our personal injury…
  • Nov 20

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys know from experience that when a client comes to us with injuries from a Sacramento truck accident, the physical damages are likely significant. Our Sacramento accident attorneys point out that freeway driving does…
  • Oct 15

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie
    Here’s a new headline our Sacramento personal injury attorneys were not pleased to read: “Traffic deaths rise as drivers, dangers grows.” The Sept. 28 Sacramento Bee ran a disturbing story about national trends that should…
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