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Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 13

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right
    The United Nations Human Rights Council is holding its 28th session this month, and one item on the agenda is discussion about a report from Farida Shaheed, who is a “Special Rapporteur” in the area of “cultural…
  • Mar 2

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning
    NB — An embarrassing correction — the motion discussed below was actually filed by the plaintiffs, the publishers, not by GSU.  So this does look very much like the publisher intent is to go forward with new proceedings in…
  • Feb 25

    Resistance is Futile

    Resistance is Futile
    This is a guest post by Jeff Kosokoff, the Head of Collection Strategy & Development for the Duke University Libraries. In an outstanding example of Buzzword Bingo, EBSCO’s Friday press release announcing their acquisition of YBP…
Rank this Week: 746

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You
    Many Alabama consumers are sued by debt collectors in Circuit Court and the biggest danger they face is the collector's "Motion for Summary Judgment." Well, actually this is true after they avoid a default judgment. That's the biggest…
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
Rank this Week: 379

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Mar 12

    Warren, Massachusetts: Taunton Woman Killed in 2 Car Accident on Massachusetts Turnpike

    Warren, Massachusetts: Taunton Woman Killed in 2 Car Accident on Massachusetts Turnpike
    March 12, 2015: On Monday morning, Meaghan Noel, 22, of Taunton, Massachusetts, died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when the SUV she was driving was involved in and accident with a tractor-trailer. The driver of the…
  • Mar 2

    New Bedford, Massachusetts: Local Woman Killed in Accident on Route 18

    New Bedford, Massachusetts: Local Woman Killed in Accident on Route 18
    March 2, 2015: Yesterday morning, Theresa Suprenant, 22, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained as the passenger in a single car accident, which occurred on Route 18 in New Bedford, near Elm…
  • Jan 22

    Avon, Massachusetts: Cambridge Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 24

    Avon, Massachusetts: Cambridge Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 24
    January 22, 2015: Last Sunday morning, January 18, 2015, Winchel Auburg, 41, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when the car he was driving collided with another vehicle.  The accident…
Rank this Week: 761

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie
    via Maya Hsu My former colleague, Richard Hsu, is at it again. You may remember Richard, and his talented daughter, Maya, from my posts about his One Page Blog, and HsuTube blogs, and the really interesting videos he and Maya produced. I…
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website
    Toby Brown and I got a sneak peek yesterday at Bloomberg BNA's new Big Law Business community site, and we liked what we saw. We all know that Big Law is big business, but there are very few resources out there from vendors that cover current…
  • Mar 2

    Movin' On Up!

    Movin' On Up!
    The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein's North American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015.  The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in…
Rank this Week: 105

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

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

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Mar 12

    Cashing in on Bad Check

    Cashing in on Bad Check
    By: Matthew M. Young, Attorney As a financial institution, credit unions expect to incur certain losses for members who pass bad checks; however, it is critical to utilize methods available in the law to curb such abuse. In Ohio and most…
  • Feb 26

    1099-C Filing

    1099-C Filing
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney With tax season upon us, I want to remind credit unions of their obligation to timely file form 1099-Cs in cases of certain satisfied and charged off debts. A credit union that forgives or writes off $600 or more…
  • Jan 30

    Powers of Attorney-Built to Last

    Powers of Attorney-Built to Last
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney Any credit union accepting powers of attorney (POA) should know that a POA ceases upon the death of the principal.  A lesser known fact relates to durable powers of attorney; the durable POA survives…
Rank this Week: 829

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Mar 12

    Exide Technologies Follow-up

    Exide Technologies Follow-up
    On March 12, 2015, Exide Technologies announced that it will permanently close its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement reached with the USAO for the Central District of California.…
  • Mar 11

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA
    An interesting article in the Los Angeles Times on Exide Technologies’ Vernon, CA smelter (think just south of downtown Los Angeles) that shows, somewhat, the interplay of civil enforcement, criminal enforcement, local activism and…
  • Jan 29

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public
    Often times, people want more information and do not know where to go to on-line to find it. Below is a handy list of some of the searchable databases maintained by the government that are environmentally oriented. Envirofacts:…
Rank this Week: 756

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Mar 12

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?
    If you want to dramatically reduce litigation costs, cut out the number of depositions you do. To figure out whether or not you should really be deposing a witness, read my article "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition,"...
  • Mar 6

    The Top Legal Podcast

    The Top Legal Podcast
    From Legal Productivity, "Top 10 Legal Podcasts," by Tim Baran-- Trying to maintain a current, relevant legal blog is hard enough. Podcasts require a whole other level of commitment. Not surprisingly the landscape is littered with dated…
  • Feb 24

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission
    Requests for admissions should be accompanied by a separate interrogatory that says something like this: "To the extent that any of your responses to any of Defendant's requests for admissions is other than an unqualified admission, list all…
Rank this Week: 515

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Mar 11

    To London and Back

    To London and Back
    I went to London this past weekend.About fifteen years ago, when I lived in London, a weekend trip abroad wouldn't have been that out of the ordinary.  Travel back then was easy, frequent, and carefree.  It was what I loved most in…
  • Feb 27

    Five Netflix Documentaries That Make You Question Humanity

    Five Netflix Documentaries That Make You Question Humanity
    I know lists such as these are usually of the feel good type.  Aka, most romantic movies on Netflix, best movies to watch with your family over the holidays, best shows for kids, etc.  I've read such lists.  I've used such…
  • Feb 19

    The Worst Time of Day. Everyday.

    The Worst Time of Day. Everyday.
    I didn't learn how to make pasta until my senior year in college.  And the first time I did, I was absolutely petrified to use the burner. That's how much I know about cooking.  This has never really posed a problem.  As a…
Rank this Week: 865

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 608

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
Rank this Week: 893

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/
Rank this Week: 830

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
  • Feb 9

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client
    For someone who is “one of the world’s most famous literary recluses,” and hasn’t given an in-depth interview or published any work in more than 50 years, Harper Lee has made quite a lot of headlines over the past few…
  • Jan 29

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer recently picked up on a story that has been around the Philadelphia legal community for a while, i.e., the $1 million in sanctions entered against attorney Nancy Raynor in the Sutch v. Roxborough Memorial Hospital…
Rank this Week: 334

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Mar 11

    Ernie Banks Story Shows Lessons in Elder Financial Abuse

    Ernie Banks Story Shows Lessons in Elder Financial Abuse
    Ernest "Ernie" Banks was a professional baseball player who spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, earning him the title "Mr. Cubs." He was a national legend but particularly beloved in Chicago, where we consider him one of the…
  • Mar 4

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers often write on the overuse of dangerous medications in nursing homes - a practice known as chemical restraint - on this blog. It is an extremely important, insidious issue that has been hidden by nursing…
  • Mar 2

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse
    A jury in Oklahoma City recently ordered Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation to pay $1.2 million to the family of an abused resident. The abuse was caught on tape after the family suspected theft was occurring and planted a hidden camera.…
Rank this Week: 715

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Spring Statute Tip

    Spring Statute Tip
    Statutes can sometimes be tricky to find, especially if you do not have an exact citation. Fastcase has several ways you can access statutes, depending on how much information you know at the beginning of your search. Browse If you are not…
  • Mar 4

    See, Sort, Slice

    See, Sort, Slice
    There is one particular flavor of nerdy ennui that haunts legal minds: you think you are done researching an issue, but you still have a nagging suspicion you are missing a key case. All of your opinions are citing each other in a circle, but…
  • Feb 23

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster
    Organizing legal research can be daunting, especially at the beginning of your project. Often you will find portions of cases that are relevant to your issue, but the majority of the opinion is unimportant for your purposes. Long fact…
Rank this Week: 887

Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

Covers resources, organizational tips, ethics issues for paralegals. By Vicki Voisin.

http://www.paralegalmentorblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    How Do You Define "Office"?

    How Do You Define "Office"?
    What does the word "office mean to you?Is it just space you're occupying while you wait for something better to come along ... or until it's time to retire?Is it just a place to go each day, put in the required hours, do the necessary work,…
  • Mar 10

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List
    Fortune magazine has released its latest list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Fortune based its rankings on a survey sent to a random sample of employees, as well as a "culture audit" that gathers information about pay, benefits…
  • Mar 5

    Paralegal Profile: Heidi Stephen

    Paralegal Profile: Heidi Stephen
    Heidi Stephens is a freelance paralegal who resides in Griffin, Georgia. Her clients include Imerys, eMerchantBroker.com, and various other companies. Heidi has an AS/Paralegal Studies from Liberty University and will receive her BS/Paralegal…
Rank this Week: 699

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Lost Credibility

    Lost Credibility
    In Warsaw Orthopedic v. Nuvasive, Southern California district court Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo demonstrated her incompetence in patent law by granting damages inappropriately. A CAFC panel (CAFC 2013-1576, -1577) reminded: "a patentee is…
  • Feb 18

    Exhausting

    Exhausting
    Helferich licensed relevant portions of its patent portfolio to mobile handset manufacturers. Then it turned around and sued content providers that feed users through their handsets. In a whitewash ruling, Judge John W. Darrah of Illinois…
  • Feb 2

    Clear Error

    Clear Error
    The CAFC has long internally fretted about its self-indulgence of de novo review in claim construction, which is a legal interpretation of technical facts. In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court settled that score. When reviewing a district…
Rank this Week: 444

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

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

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

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST
    The Federal Judiciary just released its business report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Where does the District of Hawaii, conceptually rendered above, stack up? For civil cases, in terms of median time from filing to trial,…
  • Mar 3

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition
    Do you own property along the rail guideway? Have you received a letter from a City right-of-way agent using terms like "fair market value" and "just compensation"? Do you know your rights to relocation? We are going to…
  • Feb 9

    American Law Institute CLE 2015 - Wrap Up

    American Law Institute CLE 2015 - Wrap Up
    Just got back from San Francisco and the ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law 101 seminar. Together with Dwight Merriam of Connecticut and Brad Kuhn of California, we presented on the "Assemblage" doctrine is set out in the…
Rank this Week: 814

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 10

    Herbal Supplements, their Safety and Marketing: State Prosecutors to Form Coalition

    Herbal Supplements, their Safety and Marketing: State Prosecutors to Form Coalition
    The states are getting their respective acts together. This report today: A group of attorneys general is expected to announce on Tuesday that they are forming a coalition to crack down on fraud and quality control issues in the herbal…
  • Mar 9

    New York AG asks Retailers to Halt Sales (GNC, Target, Walgreens), Round 2

    New York AG asks Retailers to Halt Sales (GNC, Target, Walgreens), Round 2
    Round 2 continues, as a number of companies have received letters. These include Pharmavite (the Nature Made brand); NBTV - which makes Sundown Naturals, Nature's Bounty, Met-Rx and Solgar. Also named were Nature's Way, and Nutraceuticals…
  • Feb 27

    Walgreens, Walmart, GNC and Target Pull Dietary Supplements from Shelve

    Walgreens, Walmart, GNC and Target Pull Dietary Supplements from Shelve
    Four large retailers were ordered  by the New York State Attorney General’s Office to immediately stop selling their store brands of herbal dietary supplements due to allegedly mislabeled or adulterated product…
Rank this Week: 556

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Mar 10

    Hedge Fund Events March 2015

    Hedge Fund Events March 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. ****l Date: March 2-3, 2015 Sponsor: Information Management Network Event: Alpha Hedge East…
  • Feb 1

    Hedge Fund Events February 2015

    Hedge Fund Events February 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: February 1, 2015 Sponsor: The Venture Capital and Private Equity Club at Harvard Business…
  • Jan 5

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Fourth Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Fourth Quarter Update
    www.colefrieman.com December 29, 2014 Clients, Friends, Associates: December is the busiest month of the year for most private fund managers. In addition to end of year administrative upkeep, the regulatory landscape has shifted dramatically…
Rank this Week: 815

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.foryourprotection.com/
  • Mar 9

    Jacksonville Truck Accident Proves Fatal

    Jacksonville Truck Accident Proves Fatal
    A major Jacksonville highway was shut down because of a fiery, fatal crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV. According to an ABC News report, the fatal Jacksonville truck accident occurred on the Buckman Bridge segment of Interstate 295…
  • Feb 2

    The Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Alzheimer'

    The Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Alzheimer'
    Previous research has shown that higher levels of testosterone can reduce the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study shows that testosterone can worsen certain symptoms once someone has Alzheimer's. According to the…
  • Jan 5

    Many Sex Stings in Florida Involve Entrapment

    Many Sex Stings in Florida Involve Entrapment
    Florida officers regularly conduct sting operations in an attempt to apprehend adults who are attempting to engage in illegal sexual conduct with minors. Over the years, many have questioned the tactics officers use to catch these alleged…
Rank this Week: 922

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 9

    Can I Keep My Tax Refund and Go Through Bankruptcy?

    Can I Keep My Tax Refund and Go Through Bankruptcy?
    Many folks call us and ask if they can keep their tax refund and still file for bankruptcy protection.  The short answer for many people is yes.  Of course, the real answer is that you should meet with an experienced Massachusetts…
  • Feb 26

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law
    It is now almost 10 years since Congress passed, and President Bush signed, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which went into effect in October 2005.  What, if any, conclusions can we find from ten…
  • Feb 3

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court
    Many folks worry that by filing bankruptcy in Massachusetts their personal information will become public.  Will my landlord find out?  My boss?  Do I have to get my wife’s tax return even if she is not filing? What…
Rank this Week: 849

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/
  • Mar 9

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest
    Our readers may be interested in the upcoming seminar: Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation.   It's scheduled for April 22-23 in New Orleans, and includes topics such as Recent Developments In Fracking…
  • Mar 6

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case
    A federal judge in Oklahoma earlier this week denied class certification to homeowners living near a research facility, holding that individual issues outweighed allegedly common issues among the class claiming injury from contamination from…
  • Mar 3

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book
    Just a quick note.  Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015).  It is available here.  (I don't spend all my time posting…
Rank this Week: 325

IurisCivilis

IurisCivilis

Covers civil and commercial law. In Spanish.

http://www.iuriscivilis.com/
Rank this Week: 587

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Mar 9

    Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time

    Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time
    Mervin J. Noel, 51, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, plead guilty to one count of making false statements to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Noel began…
  • Mar 4

    DOL-Joint Bar Association Announces Annual Meeting

    DOL-Joint Bar Association Announces Annual Meeting
    The DOL-Joint Bar Association has announced its annual membership meeting, which will be held in conjunction with Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the…
  • Mar 4

    Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference Is An Important Industry Event

    Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference Is An Important Industry Event
    The Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola Law School in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will be held March 19th and 20th at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans. This year’s conference will be…
Rank this Week: 944

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title
    Optimally, authors should own their personal names or pseudonyms, book titles and characters but when it comes to purchasing domain names corresponding to them they may discover that someone has beaten them to the registrar. There are no…
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for
    The Easy Group Limited which owns a family of marks with the prefix “easy” has been complainant in a good number of UDRP proceedings. It mostly prevails against domain name holders who connect “easy” with qualifiers…
  • Mar 2

    Mediation, the Talking Cure

    Mediation, the Talking Cure
    This article was published March 2, 2015 by Industry Today. The origin of disputes is friction: “the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.” Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from…
Rank this Week: 574

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 736

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Mar 6

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim
    The economics of non-competes often don't work.Injunctive relief is expensive and sometimes yields a hollow remedy if customers start to bolt regardless. As for damages, many employees aren't collectible.This is where the new employer comes…
  • Mar 4

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule
    At this rate, I should have about 20 blog posts this year concerning Illinois' controversial Fifield rule.As I have explained in numerous posts, Illinois appears to have a unique rule concerning the type of consideration needed to…
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
Rank this Week: 804

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 791

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 147

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
  • Mar 6

    That's not how it happened! Let me tell you the true story

    That's not how it happened! Let me tell you the true story
    How can two or more people sincerely, earnestly, and confidently have such widely divergent versions of events? As mediators, we often have heard stories from parties in which the facts are conflicting and yet no one seems to be deliberately…
  • Mar 4

    Newest edition of MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY now available

    Newest edition of MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY now available
    The March edition of Mindfulness Research Monthly is now posted for your reading pleasure. It includes 50 new cites: 15 Interventions 15 Associations 9 Methods 11 Reviews.
  • Feb 11

    Are you or your clients remembering that story accurately? Some ways to check

    Are you or your clients remembering that story accurately? Some ways to check
    I recommend to you this excellent article written by the authors of The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us. They offer 10 ways to check the accuracy of our very malleable and faulty memory. Journalists know that when they hear…
Rank this Week: 809

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 6

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)
    In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 27, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered an arbitration clause purporting to bar all class and…
  • Mar 5

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, I attended the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. (See this post for more on the case.) The argument was extremely interesting, and very well handled by both sides....
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
Rank this Week: 101

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Mar 5

    TLC Article 78 case

    TLC Article 78 case
    Petitioner taxicab driver was found to have overcharged passengers on three occasions. Nonetheless he was only adjudicated once as having done so. The Appellate Division, first Department found that the driver had failed to exhaust his…
  • Dec 6

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case
    Employee of Department of Environmental Protection was found to have been illegally terminated when New York City failed to give proper notice in Civil Service Law section 73 and Civil Service Law section 71 case. Originally petitioner was…
  • Sep 19

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal
     What happens when a County fails to follow the order of a Supreme Court Judge? In Fulton County the president of the local PBA filed an Article 78 to compel an exam for the civil service title of Investigator.  When the position of…
Rank this Week: 785

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift
    Actions have unintended consequences, whether that’s giving a gift or making an offer to resolve an issue. When planning a negotiation, you put yourself in the shoes of the other party and try to think about what the party wants or…
  • Feb 28

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation
    So what do Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation have to do with one another.  The answer is that everything worth doing is worth building.  Well that is at least what pyschological research shows.  Researchers at Harvard were able…
  • Feb 26

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!
    Are you and your client susceptible to verbal slight of hand? If there are multiple issues on the table, might the other party try to draw your attention to one seemingly generous offer in order to obscure from your view the fact the…
Rank this Week: 904

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 349

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Mar 4

    Library Spring Break Hour

    Library Spring Break Hour
    The library will be on shorter hours next week for spring break. Our hours will be: Friday, March…
  • Mar 2

    Where do you look when you look for scholarly full text environmentally related articles?

    Where do you look when you look for scholarly full text environmentally related articles?
    When it comes to researching in environmental articles, there’s a great resource you can’t miss. We recently added a new full text database to our environmental database collection.  It is Environment Complete by EBSCO.…
  • Feb 27

    Proquest databases temporarily down from 10pm-3am, 2/28/15

    Proquest databases temporarily down from 10pm-3am, 2/28/15
    On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of their products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for…
Rank this Week: 487

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 228

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 770

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership
    Go to the link to read all about building your future practice through leadership.http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/building-practice-through-leadership/?utm_source=LawSchools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0215SyndicateSchool
  • Feb 18

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition
    Go to this link to read all about the 3rd annual writing competition.http://www.sportslaw.org/publications/2015_SLA_Writing_Competition.pdf
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
Rank this Week: 207

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Mar 3

    Ruling on a question of law – is a…

    Ruling on a question of law – is a severance package received by the plaintiff deductible from the amount awarded for past and future loss of income.  The court found that the private insurance exception to the general rule against…
  • Mar 3

    The defendants brought a summary judgment…

    The defendants brought a summary judgment application to have the plaintiff’s action dismissed as barred by the Limitations Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c. 24, on the basis the plaintiff’s action was commenced two years and 21 days after…
  • Mar 2

    Summary judgment application to determine…

    Summary judgment application to determine the meaning of the word “load” in the following exclusion clause:  “The weight of the load exceeding the registered lifting or supporting capacity of any machine.”…
Rank this Week: 844

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 431

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 269

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond
    The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of…
  • Jun 17

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement
    In Louisiana public contracts and jobs have been gaining momentum for my clients. Over the past few years there has been a spike in public work and as these jobs reach completion contractors, subcontractors, equipment lessors, laborers and…
  • Jun 9

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
Rank this Week: 987

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily News presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership of a…
  • Feb 21

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax
    The Brooklyn Eagle has reported that Kings County Surrogate  Diana Johnson  has denied a petition to renounce a  bequest to a grandchild of a decedent in the six million dollar estate of Sharon Lindsay. The total bequest to the…
Rank this Week: 972

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Mar 2

    Tribal Sovereignty and Development Colloquium, May 28/29, 2015 in Seattle

    Tribal Sovereignty and Development Colloquium, May 28/29, 2015 in Seattle
      The United States and Native American nations have a treaty-based, government-to-government relationship with a unique political and legal dynamic of mutual sovereignty. This colloquium will feature recognized experts presenting…
  • Feb 10

    Menominee Nation Offers $220M for New NBA Arena in Milwaukee

    Menominee Nation Offers $220M for New NBA Arena in Milwaukee
      The Menominee Nation in Wisconsin has reportedly offered to contribute $220 million toward the cost of constructing a new arena for the NBA basketball team Milwaukee Bucks - if Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker agrees to reverse a…
  • Jan 29

    Washington Tribes Seek Econometric Adjustments for Gaming Machine Allocation

    Washington Tribes Seek Econometric Adjustments for Gaming Machine Allocation
    Gale Courey Toensing/Indian Country Today Video gaming machines are among the most profitable elements of most Tribal casinos, and the number of machines in a casino can significantly impact the profit potential for the Tribe. In Washington…
Rank this Week: 775

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/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
  • Nov 26

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action
    In In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases (10/23/14, pub. 11/13/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of hourly employees on the theory that Walgreens propounded a lawful meal period policy, but in practice…
Rank this Week: 593