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Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 15

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug
    Begeht ein Arzt einen Abrechnungsbetrug, so droht ihm neben einem Strafverfahren wegen Betruges auch eine Sanktionierung durch das Landesberufsgericht. In vielen Bundesländern kommt jedoch mittlerweile noch eine besondere…
  • Mar 31

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister
    Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister Ralf Christoffers (Linke) gewährte einer mittlerweile insolventen Solarfirma eine Millionenförderung. Die Förderung mit 3,2 Millionen Euro rügte der Landesrechnungshof Ende 2013. Daraufhin…
  • Mar 27

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft ging davon aus, dass die 68-jährige Angeklagte ihren Ehemann auf einem Schrottplatz erschlagen hat. Als Motiv der Tat kam die Lebensversicherung in Höhe von 52.000 Euro in Betracht. Daher wurde sie auch wegen…
Rank this Week: 676

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/
  • Mar 31

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior
    As tax day approaches, criminals posing as IRS agents are taking to the phones to try to scam senior citizens out of their retirement money. Elder law attorneys at Pintas & Mullins detail how the telephone scam works and how to protect…
  • Mar 26

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California
    There are about 1,300 long-term care nursing facilities in California, where over 300,000 residents are cared for. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are run by for-profit corporations, such as HCR ManorCare, which aim to make money by caring…
  • Mar 20

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident
    Sepsis, or serious infection of the blood, is one of the top reasons nursing home residents are sent to hospitals. Septic shock among the elderly results in death about 20% of the time, costing grave emotional and financial harm on families…
Rank this Week: 677

Trade Lawyers Blog

Trade Lawyers Blog

Covers border security initiatives, customs duties, economic sanctions, and free trade regulations.

http://www.tradelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 678

The Builders Counsel Blog

The Builders Counsel Blog

Covers green building law, LEED legal topics, public contracting, liens & bonds & other progressive construction law topics. By Reiser Legal.

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

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause
      Here is a brief post that I published for ClaimKit, a surety data consultant, about a new Supreme Court case taking a look at forum selection clauses. Enjoy! Claim professionals have to be aware of the law. As part of your undying…
  • Feb 13

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One
      Every 2 months, I reemerge from my heavy workload to talk to you all on this blog. For years I was better at it; you could expect a post every two days. But at least I don’t appear as seldom as the GSA – the federal…
  • Dec 10

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4
      Wow, my Google Reader account was stuffed full of LEED today. Not that it’s incredibly strange to see LEED painted all over the news – because that could not be further than the truth – but for once it was a bounty of…
Rank this Week: 679

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury, auto accident, and medical negligence news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 13-year-old boy was tragically killed Monday night in a hit-and-run collision that took place at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland. According to police, the crash occurred shortly before…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A 17-year-old girl was tragically killed after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into the back of a Nissan late Tuesday night in West Covina. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver of the car, Arianna…
  • Sep 24

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie
    Q. What are the symptoms of a broken toe? A. The most common symptoms of a broken toe are: swelling, bruising, difficulty bearing weight, pain, and reduced range of motion. If these symptoms persist, even after you stopped wearing Skechers…
Rank this Week: 680

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 681

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog
    An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United…
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
Rank this Week: 682

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Apr 19

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation
    The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced yesterday that Carlson Wagonlit Travel or, CWT B.V. (“CWT”), of the Netherlands has: agreed to pay $5,990,490 to settle potential civil liability…
  • Apr 19

    Morning Musings, Weekend Edition

    Morning Musings, Weekend Edition
    The GOP wishes the Tea Party movement would simply, go away. Good luck. Another Tea Party group has formed, The Black Conservatives Fund. “The lock that liberals have held on the black vote is slowly but surely breaking,” it…
  • Apr 18

    Mexico and Other Nations Owe the United State

    Mexico and Other Nations Owe the United State
    When a child is bullied, sooner or later, that child instinctively knows that he or she must put a stop to it or it will continue and escalate. Parents or school officials can do little to stop it. As soon as the child take a stand,…
Rank this Week: 683

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Oral argument tip

    Oral argument tip
    Earlier this week Law360 Appellate featured an article with the unnecessary vulgar title How to Kick Ass at Federal Circuit Oral Arguments. The article noted that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals features highly prepared judges who ask…
  • Apr 15

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia
    Today's Recorder profiles San Diego-based 9th Circuit Judge McKeown, here, with an emphasis on her technophilia. Once upon a time she founded Perkins Coie's IP practice, and now apparently uses Fitbit, Uber, Viber, and other apps, and loves…
  • Apr 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until May 31, 2014 Judge Edward A. Ferns of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting …
Rank this Week: 684

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Discussion on cost recovery, legal information services contracts and legal research training.

http://lawfirmbottomline.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients … Continue reading…
  • Nov 14

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
  • Nov 2

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude
    Even though some changes in life are a long time in the planning, when the time actually comes to implement the change our human instinct is to resist.
Rank this Week: 685

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 686

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 687

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 18

    Former District Attorney Admits to Detaining Witnesse

    Former District Attorney Admits to Detaining Witnesse
    Months after former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joe Hynes denied reports that his office detained witnesses overnight in hotel rooms, he admitted to the practice in a sworn deposition in December that is now getting attention from the…
  • Apr 17

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’
    Two days before the 25th anniversary of the Central Park Jogger attack, supporters of the men known as the "Central Park Five," who were wrongly convicted of the crime, will rally in New York City's City Hall Park this afternoon at 4 p.m. to…
  • Apr 16

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit
    On Tuesday, Philadelphia's District Attorney, Seth Williams, announced the creation of the city's Conviction Review Unit. The unit, which will investigate claims of innocence in homicide convictions, will be under the leadership of veteran…
Rank this Week: 688

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Motorola’s LCD Antitrust Claims Based on Foreign Purchase

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Motorola’s LCD Antitrust Claims Based on Foreign Purchase
    On March 27, in the latest major development in Motorola Mobility’s lawsuit alleging price-fixing of liquid crystal display modules (LCDs), a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit, including renowned antitrust jurist Judge Richard…
  • Apr 10

    McSweeny Confirmed to Fill Vacancy at FTC

    McSweeny Confirmed to Fill Vacancy at FTC
    The Federal Trade Commissions will soon be back to having a full complement of five commissioners.  Today, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 95 to 1, confirmed Terrell McSweeny to fill a vacancy at the agency created by the departure of Jon…
  • Apr 8

    California Proposition 65 Caramel Coloring Suit

    California Proposition 65 Caramel Coloring Suit
    This January, Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, released a report entitled “Caramel Color:  The health risk that may be in your soda” detailing its investigation of the presence of…
Rank this Week: 689

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 690

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure defense news. Debt Relief Group LLC.

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 16

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage
    Usually reserved for other bankruptcy filings only, a court decision out of Florida has determined that homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages can strip off their second mortgages through Chapter 7. This comes as good news for the…
Rank this Week: 691

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Filing Bankruptcy Case - Amount of Filing Fee

    Filing Bankruptcy Case - Amount of Filing Fee
    A filing fee needs to be paid to the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court when a bankruptcy case is filed. The Judicial Conference of the United States Court announced that effective June 1, 2014, the filing fees for filing a bankruptcy will go up…
  • Apr 13

    Property Excluded from the Bankruptcy Estate - Mere Bare Legal Title

    Property Excluded from the Bankruptcy Estate - Mere Bare Legal Title
    The bankruptcy code provides that the bankruptcy estate includes, with certain exceptions, all legal or equitable interests of the debtor as of the date of the filing of the bankruptcy case. 11 U.S.C. § 541 (a). Section 541 (d), though…
  • Apr 13

    Bankruptcy Schedules - Complete Disclosure of Assets Required

    Bankruptcy Schedules - Complete Disclosure of Assets Required
    The recent case of Javier Milian vs. Wells Fargo & Company, et al,, Case 13-CV-22201-KMM (February 18, 2014) illustrates the importance of a person completing his bankruptcy schedules fully and accurately - including as to unfixed and…
Rank this Week: 692

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 693

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 694

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
  • May 28

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire
    CNN) -- A voice on the intercom woke Danielle Miller and told her to put on her life jacket and run to a deck. Not knowing what the emergency was, she nervously woke up her roommate and did just that. The emergency, as she and other…
  • May 28

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Two men are dead and a woman is in critical condition after a boat hit a dock in St. Augustine on Sunday night. Quick Clicks Crews search for missing boater Crews search for missing boater …
Rank this Week: 695

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 696

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 18

    Easter Child Visitations or Custody

    Easter Child Visitations or Custody
    Easter is considered a national holiday and is an iconic and special day to spend time with your children. Have you arranged a child custody or visitation plan for this special day? If you have not, then you may want to consider contacting a…
  • Apr 17

    Famed Couple Fights Over Art in Divorce

    Famed Couple Fights Over Art in Divorce
    The high-profile divorce of Washington couple Heather and Tony Podesta has been highly covered by many news outlets. The wealthy husband and wife recently chose to separate, and they are now working through the division of their extensive art…
  • Apr 16

    Divorce and Taxe

    Divorce and Taxe
    After a divorce, you want to prepare for the possibility of a major financial blow from the IRS. According to Reuters, filing taxes after divorce or separate can be trickier than when you were together, and may result in costly expenses.…
Rank this Week: 697

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
  • Feb 1

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 698

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Easter snark-break to watch a father’s video portrait.

    Easter snark-break to watch a father’s video portrait.
    An occasional break from legal profession snark can be welcome, especially when it’s been a good week. And how about this for one more reason? Earlier this afternoon, I watched an enjoyably memorable 4-minute video Frans Hofmeester…
  • Apr 19

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.
    In politics, there’s the ‘third rail,’ a metaphor for topics so charged that like a train’s exposed electrical conductor, they’re too dangerous to touch. For at least some lawyers, the profession’s…
  • Apr 16

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.
                                      (Click to enlarge) Not satisfied with…
Rank this Week: 699

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Apr 16

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled
    On December 13, 2013, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (d/b/a Paw Print Genetics) filed a declaratory judgment action against VetGen, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane). The lawsuit…
  • Apr 14

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000
    The Department of Commerce recently had a ceremony at Langdon Education Campus in Washington, DC, commemorating the issuance of the 700,000th design patent (see main image to the left). The design patent, titled Hand-held learning apparatus,…
  • Apr 8

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank
    On Monday, March 31, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held oral arguments in the much-anticipated software battle between patentee Alice Corporation, the petitioner, and CLS Bank, the respondent who was victorious below thanks to an…
Rank this Week: 700

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Locavore To the Max

    Locavore To the Max
    Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn has an interesting take in a new article on her Health Populi blog about "km zero", a food movement she describes as "the future of food."  Basically, it takes locavore standards to the max,…
  • Apr 13

    New Bipartisan Bill Introduced Regarding GMO Labeling

    New Bipartisan Bill Introduced Regarding GMO Labeling
    Last week U.S. Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced a bipartisan bill that would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to foods produced from, containing, or consisting of a…
  • Apr 7

    The 2014 Farm Bill: "Almost a Miracle" and "Like a Swiss Army Knife"

    The 2014 Farm Bill: "Almost a Miracle" and "Like a Swiss Army Knife"
    Some helpful information about the new Farm Bill.   First, the summary material from the Ag & Food Law Blog, which quotes Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn)as saying that getting it passed was "almost a miracle."  Then, two…
Rank this Week: 701

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Apr 18

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library
    We enjoy bringing you photos of the unique libraries, ancient and modern, that we encounter during our travels. In celebration of this year’s National Library Week theme, “lives change @ your library,”  we…
  • Apr 17

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew
    Two demonstrations took place last month, one in Jerusalem, and the other in New York’s financial district. Both were organized and attended by haredi (ultra-orthodox Jews; literally means “those who fear [God]”) who…
  • Apr 14

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture
    The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law…
Rank this Week: 702

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 9

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee
    Christopher Kutz quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2014 The law draws a distinction, Kutz said, between the typical politician-contributor relationship—donors give money to office-seekers who generally share their…
  • Apr 9

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent
    Pamela Samuelson quoted in The Washington Post, March 28, 2014 The State Street decision seemed to ignore the Supreme Court’s views altogether. Pamela Samuelson … says it’s “not possible” to square the State…
  • Apr 9

    Wukan: New election, same old story

    Wukan: New election, same old story
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014 The Chinese Communist Party is reasserting control, stifling local protests and handing out money to the village in the interest of “stability maintenance.” The…
Rank this Week: 703

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 704

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

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

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
  • Jul 1

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally
    After almost six years, the Maryland Court of Appeals shuts down a public interest’s group attempt to block the creation of a dairy farm creamery. The court found that the third party group did not have standing because the easement…
Rank this Week: 705

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
  • Apr 14

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform
    Earlier this week, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform. The hearing focused on four bills that seek to require data and spending transparency under the ESA. As previously…
Rank this Week: 706

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Apr 10

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext
    Find & Print has made its way back to Westlaw. You can now find the Find & Print links under the "Tools" tab on the WestlawNext home page. You'll have to scroll a bit to get to it -- it's...
  • Apr 9

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1
    We've just been notified that access to the "classic" Westlaw interface, known as Westlaw Classic, will end for all academic users on July 1 of this year. Some USF Law students may not have ever used Westlaw Classic, but some...
  • Mar 25

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help
    I love HeinOnline, but since I don't search its content every day, it can be challenging to remember HeinOnline's unique search syntax. So it's good news that HeinOnline has added faster access to "Search Help" on its Welcome page.…
Rank this Week: 707

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked with…
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked…
  • Aug 7

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded
    The plaintiff in the case is Willie B. Sosa. The defendants in the case are Lorenzo Hines, Eddie Meyers, Harold Hall, and the Estate of Dessie Ree Meyers. The judge in the case is Arthur M. Schack. About the Case
Rank this Week: 708

No Deportation

No Deportation

Covers immigration and deportation of non-citizens. By Stanley D. Radtke.

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 709

Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

Features the synopses of opinions from Maryland courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 710

Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

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

http://www.paralegalmentorblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Biz Buddies Episode 17: Leveraging Special Promotions to Increase Your Income

    Biz Buddies Episode 17: Leveraging Special Promotions to Increase Your Income
    In this episode of Biz Buddies for You, Vicki Voisin and Tina Hilton discuss ways to promote your business -- and increase your income -- by taking advantage of holidays. We discuss thoughts on adapting promotions…
  • Feb 28

    The Apostrophe Fail

    The Apostrophe Fail
    The Apostrophe FailBy Kathy Sieckman, PP, PLS, ACPI think the number one all time grammar fail is the apostrophe. It is not a punctuation mark for making words plural (more than one of something). Instead, it is a mark to show possession…
  • Feb 6

    Paralegal Profile: Rebecca Garland, Traverse City, Michigan

    Paralegal Profile: Rebecca Garland, Traverse City, Michigan
    Rebecca Garland is the Executive Director of Conflict Resolution Services, Inc., in Traverse City, Michigan where she specializes in family law and alternative dispute resolution.She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice and a…
Rank this Week: 711

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/
  • Jan 2

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim
    The principal victims of this phenomenon have been those lawyers who become trapped in the culture of short-termism. That culture is especially rampant among the prestigious big firms, where, as a group, lawyers are the unhappiest. Steven J.…
  • Dec 27

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve
    1.   Has your management mandated (or gently suggested) that you reduce your spend on litigation? Would it be a good career move if you achieved a reduction in total spend? 2.   Do your law firms spend more than the…
  • Dec 27

    Now this is a mission statement

    Now this is a mission statement
    Everybody wants the next great thing. Even us. So we are a music store, who became an airline, who became a soft drink company, who became over 200 different businesses all over the planet united by one simple common thought: We want to do…
Rank this Week: 712

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale
    We've added a couple of new volumes to our collection, both with works by Matthew Hale (1609-1676). Hale was an English jurist and writer largely known today for his insights on criminal law and, perhaps most notoriously, for expounding the…
  • Mar 31

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?
    Buy it!  This document reflects the sale of a pew in the Salem Meeting House in October 1769.  In September of that same year, Reverend Thomas Barnard and the proprietors of the church gave power to five committee members (Nathaniel…
  • Mar 14

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room
    On Monday, my colleague Mary Ann Neary brought her Bankruptcy Research students to the Rare Book Room to look at some historical materials related to bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor relations.  Each student had an item that…
Rank this Week: 713

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 714

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

News, commentary and debates on the current legal battles that capture our nation's attention. From National Public Radio.

http://www.justicetalking.org
  • Apr 14

    The Law and Infectious Disease

    The Law and Infectious Disease
    State laws permit the involuntary commitment of people suffering from mental illness if they are a danger to themselves or others. But how do these commitment laws work in practice? Do laws aimed at protecting patients' rights prevent people…
  • Apr 8

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry
    The movie rating industry has initiated some reforms following charges by filmmakers that the system is arbitrary and unfair. But skeptics on both sides of the issue say troubling content in movies, television and music is not being handled…
  • Mar 31

    College Admission

    College Admission
    The college admissions process has changed significantly in recent years, particularly for students seeking to get into the nation's most elite universities. Should these schools' admissions policies favor athletes and children of alumni?…
Rank this Week: 715

Deliberations

Deliberations

Covers laws, news, and thoughts on juries and jury trials. By Anne Reed.

http://jurylaw.typepad.com/deliberations/
  • Mar 17

    Second response to "Now you see it, now you don't"

    Second response to "Now you see it, now you don't"
    By Kelly Lawson This is a second response to "Now you see it, now you don't". Dr. Vallano makes several excellent points. Allow me to play prosecution advocate for a moment. I completely agree that memory is fallible (and malleable). I also…
  • Mar 17

    Response to "Now you see it, now you don't"

    Response to "Now you see it, now you don't"
    By Jonathan Vallano This is a reponse to "Now you see it, now you don't". This provocative blog raises more questions than answers regarding eyewitness testimony. What effects does eyewitness testimony have on legal decision-making (judges…
  • Mar 17

    Now you see it, now you don’t: The shortcomings of eyewitness identification

    Now you see it, now you don’t: The shortcomings of eyewitness identification
    By Matthew Mangino United States Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. wrote in a dissenting opinion more than thirty years ago, “There is almost nothing more convincing than a live human being who takes the stand, points a…
Rank this Week: 716

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 717

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Apr 18

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate
    In any document search allowing defendants’ custodians to conduct their own searches is much like allowing the fox to guard the henhouse. Even focused and disciplined custodial collections can be fraught with problems. Example Email…
  • Apr 15

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act
    Why is GM in so much trouble? This is not the first time that corporate America has placed consumers in the middle of cross-hairs of certain injury or death. And, it is not the first time for GM either. We have plenty of lessons. Sadly the…
  • Apr 14

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention
    (This article was originally published in the March 2014 Issue of the Journal, published by the Florida Justice Association. The article is reprinted here by permission of the author) According to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Rank this Week: 718

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Apr 13

    Licensing Paralegals? Now? Whoa! Hold down there, Big Fella

    Licensing Paralegals? Now? Whoa! Hold down there, Big Fella
    I have always maintained that the paralegal field did not go about establishing itself correctly. It's been piecemeal, guessing and improvising at best. Why? For years, anyone who wanted to could call themselves a paralegal - and get away…
  • Apr 6

    OLP Launches the First Litigation Support Certification Exam: First of its kind will set industry standard

    OLP Launches the First Litigation Support Certification Exam: First of its kind will set industry standard
    LOS ANGELES – The Organization of Legal Professionals, an industry group that includes some of the most respected legal technology thought leaders in the field, announced today that it has finalized preparations for its Litigation…
  • Apr 6

    Paralegal Knowledge Institute is offering…

    Paralegal Knowledge Institute is offering the first Litigation Support Certification Exam in the country! This sophisticated exam was designed by 32 OLP technology experts and two Ph.D.s together with Pearson, a $7 billion company that…
Rank this Week: 719

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    State of Massachusett

    State of Massachusett
    In this DWAI case, defendant was convicted of driving while intoxicated per se and speeding. At the trial, a Nassau County police officer testified that he was trained to estimate the speed of a moving vehicle and that, in March...
  • Apr 20

    Consequently, the court ordered to deny the motion of the offender

    Consequently, the court ordered to deny the motion of the offender
    At approximately 3:00 P.M., three men wearing hooded sweatshirts entered a restaurant. The men waited by the door for a few minutes until all of the customers left. One of the men then approached the register and placed an order....
  • Apr 20

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont
    The exceptions also recognize that any law circumscribing the ability of the accused to defend against criminal charges remains subject to limitation by constitutional guarantees of due process and the right to confront the prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 720