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Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Jul 17

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.
    Today the New York Department of Financial Services released a proposed framework for licensing and regulating virtual currency businesses. Their “BitLicense” proposal [PDF] is the culmination of a yearlong process that included…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling
    Yesterday, June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important opinions that advance free markets and free people in Riley v. California and ABC v. Aereo. I’ll soon have more to say about the latter case, Aereo, in which my…
  • Jun 17

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change
    How is it that we humans have again and again figured out how to assimilate new technologies into our lives despite how much those technologies “unsettled” so many well-established personal, social, cultural, and legal norms? In…
Rank this Week: 241

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 17

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?
    I have blogged numerous times about lawyers suing law firms, claiming that they were really clerks, not lawyers and therefore entitled to overtime. This situation presents a different scenario. An employee has sued the law firm of Pasricha…
  • Jul 14

    Independent Contractor Statu

    Independent Contractor Statu
    Since the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) only benefits employees, the status of a business’s workers as either “employees” or “independent contractors” is extremely significant in FLSA…
  • Jun 30

    Why “Working Time” FLSA Lawsuit Settlement Irritates Me

    Why “Working Time” FLSA Lawsuit Settlement Irritates Me
    I have blogged many times about the use of automatic lunch deduction time clocks and the inherent dangers that reside in such a procedure. Well, as if more proof was needed on the dangers of this protocol, a major medical center has agreed to…
Rank this Week: 934

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

From the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 222

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: 608

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Jul 17

    What Did One Math Book Say To The Other?

    What Did One Math Book Say To The Other?
    Law schools have traditionally done one thing with their students: taught them to “think like lawyers.” Through the Socratic method and study of case law, students are given the tools to analyze and understand the law. But as we…
  • Jul 9

    The Secret Ambition of Every Brief

    The Secret Ambition of Every Brief
    While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) regarding writing briefs for appeals entitled: The Ten Commandments of Brief…
  • Jul 1

    No Navigator, No Parachute, No Problem: Flying Solo – June 2014

    No Navigator, No Parachute, No Problem: Flying Solo – June 2014
    So, it’s the big six-month anniversary.  How are things looking now versus back in January? Find out after seeing the numbers for June: Clients Referral from other attorneys: 7 Found me online: 2 Referral from area businesses: 1…
Rank this Week: 618

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/
Rank this Week: 302

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Jul 17

    Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy New

    Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy New
    Catch up on your Health Policy Wonkery for the summer - Jennifer Salopek has posted Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition at Wing Of Zock. It's a great edition and one of only two to be published during the abbreviated summer schedule, so…
  • Jul 14

    Cavalcade of Risk

    Cavalcade of Risk
    R.J. Weiss of Weiss Insurance hosted last week's Cavalcade of Risk #212 - check it out! And while in the neighborhood,. check out his blog, too....
  • Jul 11

    3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion

    3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion
    We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a…
Rank this Week: 472

Page Perry LLC Blog

Page Perry LLC Blog

Covers securities broker abuses, early retirement scams, elder abuses, subprime mortages, collateralized debt obligations, and annuities.

http://www.pageperry.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?
    Cynk is a social network company that has no revenue, no assets, and no profits. Until last week, it was the hottest stock on Wall Street, according to a Business Insider report by Hunter Walker and Julia La Roche (July 14, 2014).  Its…
  • Jul 14

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint
    By law, a broker has to recommend suitable investments. To be considered suitable, an investment should align with the client’s investment objectives. Dumping all client funds into a single foreign stock, despite the client’s low…
  • Jun 13

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny
    The problem of conflicts of interest for pension advisers attracted Congressional attention, according to a Wall Street Journal article by Dan Fitzpatrick  (June 9, 2014).  U.S. Representative George Miller (D., Calif.) has written…
Rank this Week: 266

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law in Kentucky. By Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC.

http://www.kentuckyinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    $850,000.00 Settlement Reached in Civil Sexual Assault Case against Larue County Jailer

    $850,000.00 Settlement Reached in Civil Sexual Assault Case against Larue County Jailer
    The civil lawsuit, which began in April of 2011, involved 13 female inmates who were victimized over a two year period inside the LaRue County Detention Center (LCDC). The women, who ranged in age from mid-20s to early 50s, were each…
  • Jul 14

    Mavic R-Sys Wheel Carbon Fiber Composite Spoke Failure

    Mavic R-Sys Wheel Carbon Fiber Composite Spoke Failure
    Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC partner Will Nefzger is handling cases involving Mavic R-Sys bicycle wheel failures.  The wheel spokes are made of carbon fiber composite.  Carbon fiber composite can and does fatigue over a…
  • Jun 17

    GM Recalls 3.36 Million More Vehicles Due to Ignition Switch Problem

    GM Recalls 3.36 Million More Vehicles Due to Ignition Switch Problem
    GM announced yesterday that nearly 3.4 million more vehicles will be recalled in light of its review of ignition switch issues following the first set of recalls affecting 2.6 million cars earlier this year. This move brings the total number…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 9

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has added another arrow to its quiver in its ongoing campaign to limit residential and commercial development in even the remotest vicinity of airports.  In late April, FAA…
  • Jul 1

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV
    2014 has been the year of the unmanned aircraft systems (also known as drones).  Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with LXBN TV to discuss the state of the UAS industry and what to expect in the coming months.  The…
Rank this Week: 624

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Nursing Homes Linked to IL Governor Candidate Facing Lawsuits and Violation

    Nursing Homes Linked to IL Governor Candidate Facing Lawsuits and Violation
    For those living in Illinois, Bruce Rauner is already a household name as the Republican nominee for governor of Illinois. Rauner is an incredibly successful businessman, and is running his campaign under the promise that he would run our…
  • Jun 30

    After the Fall: Immobility in Nursing Home

    After the Fall: Immobility in Nursing Home
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers often see the dire and life-threatening consequences of frequent falls in nursing homes. Recent studies find that half of residents who suffer a hip fracture after falling either pass away or lose mobility…
  • Jun 18

    When and How to Choose Hospice Care

    When and How to Choose Hospice Care
    As Americans age, they are making greater use out of hospice care, which is offered to terminally ill patients at the end of their lives. Deciding to place yourself or a loved one into hospice care can be one of the most difficult of a…
Rank this Week: 684

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case
    One of the most widely viewed False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed against a hospital is coming to an end--Florida hospital, Halifax Health, is preparing to pay $1 million to settle a $73 million dollar Medicare overbilling case. Potentially,…
  • Jul 16

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation
    Companies doing business in highly-regulated industries, including the health care industry, were left holding their breath after a D.C. district court ruled that the attorney-client privilege doctrine did not attach to a company's internal…
  • Jul 14

    Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Announces Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot Program

    Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Announces Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot Program
    The landscape of the Medicare appeals process is quickly changing with the launch of the Settlement Conference Facilitation ("SCF") pilot program. The program is designed to be an alternate dispute resolution process where the appellant and…
Rank this Week: 989

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jul 16

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in…
  • Jul 2

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo…
  • Jun 30

    How Much Is Enough?

    How Much Is Enough?
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either…
Rank this Week: 318

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Jul 16

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot
      The Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) slapped Ace cash express with a $5 million dollar fine and ordered $5 million in restitution and refunds to borrowers. The CFPB found that “Ace used false threats, intimidation, and harassing…
  • Jul 15

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment
      Springtime is supposed to be a joyful time for those who have graduated from college. However, for many members of the class of 2014, graduation means that they have left their student lifestyle behind, and they are about to meet their…
  • Jul 11

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?
    The Supreme Court finally addressed the issue of when an IRA does not count as a retirement account. For nearly ten years, the question of whether inherited IRAs are protected during bankruptcy has gone unanswered. Finally, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 984

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Princeton HealthCare Systems Pays $1.35 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

    Princeton HealthCare Systems Pays $1.35 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
    Princeton HealthCare System ("PHCS") pays $1,350,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). According…
  • Jul 15

    Sexual Harassment From The Bo

    Sexual Harassment From The Bo
    So you are working in Chicago and the boss is really taking an interest in you. At first you think it is because of your hard work and great ideas. However, as his interest seems directed more toward your personal life, you believe he has…
  • Jul 10

    Credit Union Settles Sexual Harassment Case For $75,000

    Credit Union Settles Sexual Harassment Case For $75,000
    Coast 360 Federal Credit Union will pay $75,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of a male employee. According to published accounts, . The male…
Rank this Week: 279

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
  • Jul 15

    Miller v. Kenny

    Miller v. Kenny
     A recent Washington Court of Appeals Division I decision addresses a host of insurer related issues concerning extra-contractual liability.           The primary ruling in Miller v. Kenny, 325 P.3d 278, 291…
  • Jul 7

    Insured-Insurer Privilege Part II

    Insured-Insurer Privilege Part II
    As you likely know from my last blog, I am an advocate of a codified "Insured-Insurer Privilege." The need for such a privilege was also described in my last blog. Briefly, an insured who is seeking defense or indemnity from its insurer is…
  • Jul 2

    Is It Time for a Codified Insured-Insurer Privilege?

    Is It Time for a Codified Insured-Insurer Privilege?
    There is no common law "Insured-Insurer privilege" that protects communications between them, such as the privilege that exists for spousal communications or attorney client communications. Did you know that in some jurisdictions an insured…
Rank this Week: 604

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Jul 15

    852 : RARE – After the Bastille was Stormed

    852 : RARE – After the Bastille was Stormed
    On July 14, 1789 French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a prison that served as a symbol of the unjust treatment of the French citizenry by the monarchy, thus sparking the French Revolution. King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie…
  • Jun 20

    852 RARE: Using Google Earth to Map the Collection

    852 RARE: Using Google Earth to Map the Collection
    We recently experimented with a new way to view our current Harvard Law School Library exhibit, Spanning the Centuries: Recent Acquisitions, 1579-1868. We used Google Earth to create a chronological tour of the exhibit, pinpointing the towns…
  • Jun 19

    CALI Unconference

    CALI Unconference
    We are currently hosting the 2014 CALI Conference for Law School Computing here at Harvard Law School.  Before the official conference started, several attendees met on Wednesday, 6/18, for an “Unconference.” The Unconference…
Rank this Week: 790

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 15

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?
    Jesse Choper interviewed on KALW-FM, Your Call, June 30, 2014 “I don’t think that anybody made light of the fact that the issue of freedom of choice is a very, very important one for women and for other people as well. But I think…
  • Jul 15

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV
    James Tuthill writes for Corporate Counsel, (free membership required) June 30, 2014 The court, as is typical with many judicial decisions, barely mentions the real issue: the huge sums of money broadcasters receive from cable and satellite…
  • Jul 15

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, China Real Time blog, June 30, 2014 On top of prosecutions for vaguely defined crimes such as “picking quarrels,” the rules for journalists and lawyers restrict public expression…
Rank this Week: 558

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
Rank this Week: 677

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 158

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 15

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (a federal agency) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal partners for operating a “collection lawsuit mill” that…
  • Jun 18

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay
    On May 8, 2014 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals released an interesting ruling denying a claim for damages filed by Chapter 13 debtors against their mortgage company. The Lodge v. Kondaur Capital Corporation and McCalla Raymer arose when a…
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
    I recently received this email from a prospective client (“Jane”) seeking to have her student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  Do you see the problems with this case? I am permanently disabled due to cognitive decline…
Rank this Week: 535

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 833

The Cultural Property Law Blog

The Cultural Property Law Blog

Covers cultural property and heritage laws. By Kimberly L. Alderman.

http://archaeolaw.com/
  • Jul 15

    Notice to Reader

    Notice to Reader
    As of July 15, 2014 this site will no longer be updated.  However, the content will remain posted for your educational reference.  Thank you!Filed under: Archaeology Law
  • Feb 19

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there was, then I’d put this book next on the reading list. I haven’t read it yet, but since I’ve got so many books…
  • Feb 19

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there […]
Rank this Week: 796

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Jul 15

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance
    All types of healthcare providers are at increased risk of data breach and should have comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance. The FBI has issued warnings to the healthcare sector: Cyber actors will likely increase cyber intrusions against…
  • Jun 24

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker
    We previously discussed corporate forms for insurance agents & brokers a few years ago in Corporate Forms for Insurance Businesses, and would like to add a simple summary of the different choices – see here. It appears unlikely that…
  • Jun 10

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat
    Real estate firms, including real estate, title and escrow agents, are targets of Cyber fraud and should have Cyber Risk Insurance. As noted by KrebsonSecurity (see here), real estate and title agents are being warned of a new fraud scheme:…
Rank this Week: 565

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jul 14

    Linda Mullenix on Rethinking the American Class Action

    Linda Mullenix on Rethinking the American Class Action
    Professor Linda Mullenix (U. Texas) has posted to SSRN her article, Ending Class Actions as We Know Them: Rethinking the American Class Action, Emory. L.J. (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: Class actions have been a feature of the…
  • Jul 13

    Industry Groups Seek Amendment of Rule 26 to Require Disclosure of Third Party Litigation Financing

    Industry Groups Seek Amendment of Rule 26 to Require Disclosure of Third Party Litigation Financing
    Representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, American Insurance Association, American Tort Reform Association, Lawyers for Civil Justice, and National Association of Manufacturers have submitted a letter to…
  • Jul 1

    Coverage of GM's New Fund

    Coverage of GM's New Fund
    Joe Nocera has a short opinion piece on Ken Feinberg and his work in progress - the GM claims fund. You can find the piece here. The question for Feinberg is always - is this replicable? The answer depends on...
Rank this Week: 264

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jul 14

    Who's Who Legal Recognizes SHB

    Who's Who Legal Recognizes SHB
    Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon its 2014 Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year. The publication notes that "Shook Hardy & Bacon has a first-class…
  • Jul 11

    Component Parts Supplier Case to Watch

    Component Parts Supplier Case to Watch
    The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower appeals court's ruling on the application of the component parts doctrine in a metal worker's suit claiming lung  injury. See Ramos, et al. v. Brenntag Specialties Inc., et…
  • Jul 9

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Juice Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Juice Case
    A California federal court has rejected a proposed class action complaint arising from alleged misleading labeling and advertising of vegetable juice products as "raw" and "organic." See Alamilla, et al. v. The Hain Celestial Group Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 314

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law

Covers news, trends, and legal issues affecting e-commerce businesses. By Jonathan D. Frieden.

http://ecommercelaw.typepad.com/ecommerce_law/
  • Jul 14

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Limitation of Liability

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Limitation of Liability
    As we discussed in previous posts in this series, most effective Terms of Use (also known as Terms of Service (TOS)) address seven key concepts: (1) the uses of the website and its services which are permitted by the website operator; (2) the…
  • Jul 1

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Disclaimer of Warrantie

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Disclaimer of Warrantie
    As we discussed last week and the week before, most effective Terms of Use (also known as Terms of Service (TOS)) address seven key concepts: (1) the uses of the website and its services which are permitted by the website operator; (2) the…
  • Jun 25

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Handling User Content

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Handling User Content
    As we discussed last week, most effective Terms of Use (also known as Terms of Service (TOS)) address seven key concepts: (1) the uses of the website and its services which are permitted by the website operator; (2) the manner in which…
Rank this Week: 841

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Jul 13

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa
    WACO, Texas - Immigrant activists from all over Texas gathered Saturday, July 12th to protest the detention of immigrants in the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) houses 250 detainees at…
  • Jul 10

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie
    August 2014 Visa Bulletin The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 was released yesterday. All of the family categories from Mexico EXCEPT 2A (spouses and children of LPRs) moved forward at least 2 weeks. The F2A category for Mexico remained at…
  • Jul 10

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can
    NPR News by John Burnett (Austin) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings. The class-action…
Rank this Week: 839

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    §101 Profile

    §101 Profile
    6,128,415 claims a device profile to rid digital image distortion. The courts found it patent ineligible for being an abstraction. The CAFC (2013-1600): "For all categories except process claims, the eligible subject matter must exist in…
  • Jul 9

    Essential

    Essential
    The U.S. courts have done their best to limit patent scope and validity within the past decade, in reponse to corporate complaint. The sensible formula of writing a specification in problem-solution form turned into a formula for…
  • Jun 19

    Down The Rabbit Hole

    Down The Rabbit Hole
    The Supreme Court affirmed the CAFC in invalidating financial patents in Alice v. CLS Bank under §101. "The claims at issue are drawn to the abstract idea of intermediated settlement, and that merely requiring generic computer…
Rank this Week: 453

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day, 2014

    Happy Independence Day, 2014
    I would like to wish you on behalf of myself and the Biker Law Blog a happy Independence Day for the year 2014. On this day in the year 1776, a group of liberal radicals declared their independence from the English Empire, which was a…
  • Jul 3

    How to hardwire a GPS into a Harley-Davidson Electra glide

    How to hardwire a GPS into a Harley-Davidson Electra glide
    For several years now I’ve used a GPS set up my different Harley-Davidson Electra glides with a cigarette charger type of cable that I had the jerry-rigged into the GPS. You can read an article that I wrote about my GPS setup back in…
Rank this Week: 503

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 146

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jul 11

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up
    For several years, all eyes have been on the proposed Keystone Pipeline. But Keystone isn’t the only pipeline that could connect Canadian tar sands crude to a United States port. Another possibility has its southern terminus about a mile…
  • Jul 10

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit
    In April, 2013, I wrote a post about The Aransas Project v. Shaw, a case involving water management agencies, whooping cranes, and the Endangered Species Act. The defendant water agencies had issued permits for water withdrawals upstream of…
  • Jun 5

    Coal, the Proposed Section 111 Rules, and Hydro

    Coal, the Proposed Section 111 Rules, and Hydro
    Last year, the Department of Energy published a short pamphlet on the future of hydropower in the United States. The pamphlet contains this graphic, which shows sites where existing dams and waterworks have significant hydropower potential…
Rank this Week: 288

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 11

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing
    Many customers need education or training before you can sell them your product or service. And, they need to see themselves using your product or service before you can sell to them. The education or training of your customers...
  • Jul 10

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing
    That is a question we should all be asking. Then we should decide if the answer matters to us or our business. If you are Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shops and a Subway franchisee is going to several of your...
  • Jul 9

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing
    While I'm a complete believer in franchise-wide social media systems, you simply may find that you buy into a franchise without something in place. That means it's left to you. So, what are you going to do about it? Well,...
Rank this Week: 741

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
  • Jun 25

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!
  • Jun 19

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation
    Lower the fear of having incomplete or wrong information on a deal, leaving errors in a document, or missing good precedent. Take 30 minutes at the AALL Annual Meeting to attend our AALL Theater Presentation/Exhibitor Showcase:How to Help…
Rank this Week: 149

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29
    We are proud that McAndrews Shareholder Nabeela Rasheed will be one of the featured speakers at American Conference Institute's inaugural "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" conference in Boston, July 28-29. Dr. Rasheed will be speaking on…
  • Jun 22

    Meet Us at BIO 2014 in San Diego!

    Meet Us at BIO 2014 in San Diego!
    A group of twelve attorneys from McAndrews, Held & Malloy will be attending BIO 2014 in San Diego this week, and we're hosting a cocktail reception on Tuesday night. Please join us if you'll be attending BIO!
  • Jun 20

    ACI "Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs," New York City, July 24-25

    ACI "Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs," New York City, July 24-25
    American Conference Institute will be holding its 2nd annual "Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs" in New York on July 24-25. The conference promises to present "comprehensive strategies for the generic pharmaceutical industry's…
Rank this Week: 292

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Are you entitled to a piece of the $2 billion foreclosure settlement with Ocwen?

    Are you entitled to a piece of the $2 billion foreclosure settlement with Ocwen?
    If you currently have a mortgage that is serviced by Ocwen Financial Corporation or Ocwen Loan Servicing, or if you had been involved with these companies and lost your home to foreclosure between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012, you…
  • Jul 2

    The Illinois Residential Mortgage License Act

    The Illinois Residential Mortgage License Act
    Earlier this year, the Illinois Appellate Court held, as a matter of first impression, that residential mortgages made by an unlicensed entity are invalid under the Illinois Residential Mortgage License Act of 1987, 205 ILCS 635, et seq. The…
  • Jun 27

    Two years in prison for Idiocy.

    Two years in prison for Idiocy.
    The Eighth Circuit has affirmed the two year prison sentence against Michael A. Smith, of Nebraska, for basically being an idiot. Specifically, he was charged under 18 U.S.C. 39A(a), which imposes criminal liability on anyone who "knowingly…
Rank this Week: 965

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    On the late Judge Turk

    On the late Judge Turk
    I enjoyed my dealings with Judge Turk of the W.D. Va., including a couple of jury trials and a bunch of hearings, and seeing him at the courthouse many times and a few times at the judicial conference. Years ago I represented an older woman…
  • Jun 24

    On the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice Kinser

    On the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice Kinser
    I have been around Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser from time to time the whole time I have been a lawyer. Kurt Pomrenke, now a judge himself, used to tell a story about going to argue against her in the Fourth Circuit and she had her children…
  • Jun 24

    Virginia CLE in Bristol

    Virginia CLE in Bristol
    The big boss of Virginia CLE, Ray White, is bringing the trial practice seminar from his years of teaching for NITA to Bristol on July 24 at the Holiday Inn at Exit 7. Check it out here.
Rank this Week: 598

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?
    If you weren't able to attend this year's CALL conference in Winnipeg (which by all accounts was a big success), the session summaries from the 2014 CALL/ACDB conference are now up - hat tip to Michel-Adrian Sheppard for pointing us to them.…
  • Jun 30

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014
    Quickscribe updated three of its legislation manuals this month:RCMP Legislation Crown Counsel Motor Vehicle Legislation BC Family LegislationAs always, you can find daily updates to statutes and regulations at Quickscribe's BC…
  • Jun 30

    Canadian Law Journals and Reviews Online

    Canadian Law Journals and Reviews Online
    As part of a recent research project we did at Stem, we were looking for open access Canadian law journals and reviews. We came up with this list of publications that are partly or fully accessible for free online, and thought we'd share it…
Rank this Week: 940

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

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

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 331

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 10

    Fundstück des Tages:

    Fundstück des Tages:
    “Ebenso wie ein Banker ist Bösgläubigkeit zweifellos leichter zu erkennen als zu definieren.” aus: SCHLUSSANTRÄGE DER GENERALANWÄLTIN ELEANOR SHARPSTON, EuGH, Schlussantrag (EuGH) vom 12.03.2009 –…
  • May 27

    In eigener Sache: Electric Book Fair

    In eigener Sache: Electric Book Fair
    Bei der ersten eBook-Messe Deutschlands, der Electric Book Fair, am 21.6. im Supermarkt Berlin werde ich im “Electric Café” sitzen und über “das entfesselte Urheberrecht” plaudern. Wer mag, komme gern…
  • May 18

    P2P-Abmahnindustrie Malibu Media – ein Blick in die USA

    P2P-Abmahnindustrie Malibu Media – ein Blick in die USA
    Der New Yorker hat sich dem größten Massenabmahner der USA angenommen, Malibu Media. Die Interessenlage der Parteien ist hier schon oft diskutiert worden. Interessant sind die Informationen über die juristischen Einzelheiten…
Rank this Week: 729

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jul 10

    Kudos to Jeff Carr

    Kudos to Jeff Carr
    Regular readers know that Jeff Carr, the General Counsel of FMC Technologies, is my mentor, my client and my friend.  Our relationship evolved in that order.  I am very proud of each of these steps in the growth of our personal…
  • Jul 7

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA
    Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future.  The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to non-hourly…
  • Jun 23

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client
    I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association.  The three P’s are pricing,…
Rank this Week: 615

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Right Place Wrong Time

    Right Place Wrong Time
    “Soccer” as we Americans refer to it, is simply another sport within our society that has its share of leagues, clubs, and fanatics. In Brazil, however, it is their society—it embodies all that is Brazil. Brazilians live to…
  • Jul 2

    Forum makes Above The Law, Jeopardy

    Forum makes Above The Law, Jeopardy
    Above the Law, a leading blog on legal education, has posted a piece noting the Forum’s recent move to NYU Law. It lauds the Forum for hosting “such luminaries as President Bill Clinton and [Supreme Court] Justice Sonia…
  • Jun 11

    After Primary Upset, Eric Cantor To Step Down As House Majority Leader

    After Primary Upset, Eric Cantor To Step Down As House Majority Leader
    After losing the Republican primary election for the Seventh District of Virginia, Eric Cantor (R–VA) will be stepping down from his role as House Majority Leader. Cantor, a rising star in the Republican Party, announced Wednesday that…
Rank this Week: 831

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian
    Over at Inside AdWords, Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian has posted some additional insights about Quality Score and the AdWords Auction. Google users want ads they see to be relevant. They don’t want to be bothered by ads…
  • Jun 30

    Attorney SEO Checklist

    Attorney SEO Checklist
    Here are just a few quick SEO bullets that attorneys should work through to improve their visibility in organic search results. Your Audience Do you understand who your target audience is (i.e. demographic and pyschographic information)? Do…
  • Jun 16

    Links to Your Site

    Links to Your Site
    Use Google Webmaster Tools to see who links to your pages and how they link. This is one way to judge the effectiveness of your SEO activities. We briefly discussed how understanding the way that people are linking to your pages & posts…
Rank this Week: 587