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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office
    Earlier this month, the English Law Commission released a consultation paper on Misconduct in Public Office.According to the project description:  Misconduct in public office is a common law offence: it is not defined in any statute. It…
  • Sep 29

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Youth court statistics, 2014/2015 that shows that the number of completed cases in youth courts was the lowest since the numbers were first collected more than two decades ago.The rate of youth…
  • Sep 28

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
    The Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a comprehensive review of Canada's criminal justice system earlier this week.Entitled Justice on Trial: Inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Canadian criminal justice system, the…
Rank this Week: 191

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 74

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

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

    DOL Settles FLSA Wage Violation Case

    DOL Settles FLSA Wage Violation Case
    The United States Department of Labor just settled a federal lawsuit filed, ironically, against the U.S. labor department for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The lawsuit asserted that Labor Department employees had…
  • Sep 13

    Errors in classifying workers as exempt or non-exempt may violate the FLSA

    Errors in classifying workers as exempt or non-exempt may violate the FLSA
    As companies and employers begin preparation for the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) amendments to take effect, the incidence of wage and hour lawsuits continues to rise.  Most often, this occurs when employers fail to pay their…
  • Sep 5

    Atlanta University to Implement New FLSA Rule

    Atlanta University to Implement New FLSA Rule
    A recent report from Emory University in Atlanta notes that the school is preparing to implement the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  These amendments increase the salary threshold that must be met before workers can be…
Rank this Week: 438

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

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

    #The3Llife: Starting to Freak Out

    #The3Llife: Starting to Freak Out
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy So, I went to a bar exam info session. And then started freaking out. Cool story, right? I should probably tell it at parties. Anyways, I really did go to a bar exam info […]
  • Sep 28

    #The2Llife: Class Spotlight: Immigration Law

    #The2Llife: Class Spotlight: Immigration Law
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law If you’re just joining me now, my primary focus in law school is immigration law, and more specifically, criminal immigration law. Since I’m a 2L, I’m finally taking the…
  • Sep 27

    #The1Llife: Learning How to Study

    #The1Llife: Learning How to Study
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law Well congrats; you made it! Kind of – it’s only one month but we’ve gotten this far (enough to use a semi-colon in the first sentence of this blog)! Each day is a…
Rank this Week: 397

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

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

    Adult Jail Can Serve As An Alternative to Detention in Juvenile Case

    Adult Jail Can Serve As An Alternative to Detention in Juvenile Case
    Adult Jail Time as an Alternative to Juvenile Detention In O.P. v. State (State ex rel. O.P.), 2016 UT App 181, the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether adult jail can legally serve as an alternative to juvenile detention. O.P.…
  • Sep 19

    State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193

    State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193
    In State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193, defendant Kevin Darrell Kirby and a female acquaintance partied together in a motel room in Salt Lake City. Their room eventually became a crime scene, and Kirby was charged and later convicted of tampering…
  • Jul 25

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice
    Rule 403 Can Be Used to Omit Relevant Evidence The Utah Supreme Court recently addressed the applicability of Rule 403 of the Utah Ruels of Evidence in State v. Cuttler, 2015 UT 95. In that case, James Cuttler was charged with vaginally…
Rank this Week: 987

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 29

    Call for Papers-The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL)

    Call for Papers-The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL)
    Proposal Due October 7, 2016 The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL) Invites you to Attend and/or Submit a Proposal for its Winter Conference in Miami Controlling Corruption:…
  • Sep 28

    In Support of Self-Interested Voting: A Reply to RUPA § 404(e) Confusion

    In Support of Self-Interested Voting: A Reply to RUPA § 404(e) Confusion
    On Monday, Doug Moll posted a great question about RUPA 404(e), which also got some great comments. I started to write a reply comment, but it got so long, I though it worked better as a separate post. Doug asks...
  • Sep 27

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching
    As law professor, most of my students are Millennials. What does that mean? Well, Neil Howe and William Strauss, in their book Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069, published in 1991, defined Millennials as those born…
Rank this Week: 228

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Sep 29

    Avoiding Contempt of Court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Says He’ll Let People Vote

    Avoiding Contempt of Court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Says He’ll Let People Vote
    Thousands of voters will be registered in time for November. Under the threat of contempt of court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has agreed to register thousands of eligible voters and to properly notify them that they are…
  • Sep 29

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment
    Our right to abortion access should not depend on our income or our ZIP code. Enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment turns 40 years old this year. The Hyde Amendment was introduced by the late Henry Hyde, a Republican from Illinois who sought to…
  • Sep 29

    Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He's Not The Only One

    Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He's Not The Only One
    Race and disability shouldn't determine whether an encounter with police turns deadly. Last week in Charlotte, North Carolina, police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a Black man with a disability. This happens with gut-wrenching…
Rank this Week: 318

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 29

    EEOC Will Collect Pay Data From W-2

    EEOC Will Collect Pay Data From W-2
    Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced approval of a revised EEO-1 report that will require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from employee W-2s. The first deadline…
  • Sep 28

    Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Use of Juvenile Criminal History Information

    Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Use of Juvenile Criminal History Information
    Yesterday, Governor Brown signed AB 1843 which prohibits employers from inquiring into an applicant’s juvenile convictions or using such convictions as a factor in determining any condition of employment. The bill prohibits employers…
  • Sep 26

    NLRB Advice Memo: Independent Contractor Mistake is an NLRA Violation

    NLRB Advice Memo: Independent Contractor Mistake is an NLRA Violation
    State and federal enforcement agencies continue to crack down on the misclassification of independent contractors. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of General Counsel released an Advice Memorandum, which…
Rank this Week: 669

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 111

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)
    R.I.P. Cheetah's San Diego.Personally, I'm not into strip clubs.  For the obvious, traditional reasons and more.  As for the rules, in San Diego, you need a permit, and also can't serve alcohol if the dancers are "nude".  Plus…
  • Sep 29

    M.C. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)

    M.C. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)
    From today's opinion:"The Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services (Department) received a referral from law enforcement after officers searched Mother’s residence and found mushrooms, meth pipes, marijuana…
  • Sep 28

    People v. Windfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)

    People v. Windfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)
    X goes to a gang party in Rialto.  Some members of the gang see X at the party and threaten him with guns and sucker punch him.  The person who had taken X to the party -- his close friend, M -- does nothing to protect or assist X.…
Rank this Week: 209

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Judge Denies Change Of Venue In Trial Of Markel's Alleged Hit Man; Defense Seeks Testimony Of Other Possible Perpetrator

    Judge Denies Change Of Venue In Trial Of Markel's Alleged Hit Man; Defense Seeks Testimony Of Other Possible Perpetrator
    Tallahassee Democrat, Judge Denies Markel Suspect's Request for Change of Venue: A Leon County judge denied a motion by one of the men charged in the shooting of Dan Markel to change the trial venue. Circuit Judge James Hankinson denied the…
  • Sep 29

    2017 Business Tax Climate: Chilliest in Blue State

    2017 Business Tax Climate: Chilliest in Blue State
    The Tax Foundation has released the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks the fifty states according to five indices: corporate tax, individual income tax, sales tax, unemployment insurance tax, and property tax. Here are the ten…
  • Sep 29

    John Marshall Is First Law School With Two Diversity Official

    John Marshall Is First Law School With Two Diversity Official
    National Jurist, John Marshall Law Adds Diversity Positions: Two new leadership positions created this summer at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago are focused on diversity. The school believes it could be the only law school with both a…
Rank this Week: 47

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    UPDATE: SCOTUS will review ban on offensive mark

    UPDATE: SCOTUS will review ban on offensive mark
    Earlier today, the US Supreme Court agreed to review whether the Lanham Act’s ban on offensive trademarks violates the First Amendment.  The high court granted certiorari in the case of The Slants, the Asian American rock band that…
  • Sep 28

    Intra-Circuit split should give advertisers pause

    Intra-Circuit split should give advertisers pause
    While advertising off-label claims for medical devices and pharmaceuticals may be like sailing into stormy waters, companies might assume that advertising their products based on FDA-vetted labeling is, if not a safe harbor, at least a…
  • Sep 21

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa
    When a trader adopts words in common use for his trade name, some risk of confusion is inevitable. But the risk must run unless the first user is allowed to unfairly monopolise the words. This dictum from a 1946 House of Lords judgement still…
Rank this Week: 834

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

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

    How Does Withholding Evidence Affect A Post Conviction Petition?

    How Does Withholding Evidence Affect A Post Conviction Petition?
    Withholding Evidence Must Prejudice A Defendant in Order to Obtain Post Conviction Relief In Gordon v. State, 2016 UT App 191, the Utah Court of Appeals addressed the issue of how a prosecutor’s withholding evidence can affect a…
  • Sep 19

    The Nevares Case and the UCCJEA

    The Nevares Case and the UCCJEA
    Nevares v. Adoptive Couple, 2016 UT 39 The Utah Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) creates a uniform and predictable method for determining which state has jurisdiction to make child custody decisions. Bobby…
  • Aug 17

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice
    The Court Can Exclude Relevant Evidence if it Causes Unfair Prejudice The court of appeals recently addressed rule 404(b) and the “unfair prejudice” standard for excluding relevant evidence in State v. Rackham. In…
Rank this Week: 788

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
    Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Canadian Legal Approaches to 'Cyberbullying' and Cyberviolence: An Overview on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As early as the mid 1990s Canadian economic and social policy…
  • Sep 29

    Stolzenberg et al. on Questioning Children

    Stolzenberg et al. on Questioning Children
    Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted The…
  • Sep 28

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Rape Law Revisited (13 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 279 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay introduces the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law Symposium, “Rape…
Rank this Week: 77

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Investor Alert: Atlas Energy Group Stock Dive

    Investor Alert: Atlas Energy Group Stock Dive
    A painful sell-off of Atlas Energy Group yesterday saw shares fall more than 42%. The sell-off comes a day after the stock rallied more than 19% on news that hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman had purchased 1,277,162 shares. The…
  • Sep 29

    Investor Alert: UBS to Pay $15 Million

    Investor Alert: UBS to Pay $15 Million
    UBS Financial Services paid more than $15 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it improperly sold risky, complex products to investors, the agency announced on Wednesday. The SEC used a coding technique that…
  • Sep 29

    Investigation of Peter Kohli and DMS Advisor

    Investigation of Peter Kohli and DMS Advisor
    If you suffered losses investing with Peter Kohli and DMS Advisors, The White Law Group may be able to help. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an emergency asset freeze against a former Pennsylvania stockbroker Peter Kohli for…
Rank this Week: 216

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Sep 29

    Vereinigte Bundesversammlung: Wahl neuer Bundesrichter

    Vereinigte Bundesversammlung: Wahl neuer Bundesrichter
    Die Vereinigte Bundesversammlung hat Marie-Chantal May Canellas (CVP) und Daniela Viscione (SVP) zu Bundesrichterinnen gewählt. Sie ersetzen die beiden abtretenden Bundesrichter Gilbert Kolly und Rudolf Ursprung. Der Medienmitteilung des…
  • Sep 29

    BVGer bestätigt Busse gegen Nikon AG, stützt sich auf Elmex-Rechtsprechung

    BVGer bestätigt Busse gegen Nikon AG, stützt sich auf Elmex-Rechtsprechung
    Mit Urteil vom 16. September 2016 hat das Bundesverwaltungsgericht eine Busse der Wettbewerbskommission gegen Nikon AG wegen unzulässigen vertikalen Gebietsabreden bestätigt.Nach den Feststellungen der WEKO Ende 2011 hatte Nikon…
  • Sep 26

    4A_333/2016: Beweislast für das Vorliegen einer Doppelversicherung liegt bei der Versicherung

    4A_333/2016: Beweislast für das Vorliegen einer Doppelversicherung liegt bei der Versicherung
    In einer versicherungsrechtlichen Auseinandersetzung war umstritten, welche Partei die Beweislast für das Vorliegen einer Doppelversicherung trägt (Urteil 4A_333/2016 vom 18. August 2016).Bei Doppelversicherung haftet jeder…
Rank this Week: 969

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 29

    SCC upholds CITT ruling in customs case

    SCC upholds CITT ruling in customs case
    In the first customs case to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in four decades, the high court has allowed the appeal of the Attorney General of Canada in a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal overturning a decision of the Canadian…
  • Sep 29

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 29, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 29, 2016
    Canada First Nation says court documents prove political pressure rushed pipeline approval, Canadian Press RCMP lifts Amber Alert after two boys found in Saskatchewan, Canadian Press NDP calls on Liberal government to rescind torture…
  • Sep 28

    Report slams Canada’s immigration detention system for treatment of children

    Report slams Canada’s immigration detention system for treatment of children
    A recent report by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program says Canada’s failure to find other ways to detain children violates its international legal obligations. “Canada’s immigration…
Rank this Week: 61

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Biotech Employee Charged With Insider Trading Ahead of Company’s Announcements About Breast Cancer Drug

    Biotech Employee Charged With Insider Trading Ahead of Company’s Announcements About Breast Cancer Drug
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former senior director of regulatory affairs for Puma Biotechnology with insider trading ahead of the company’s news announcements about its drug to treat breast cancer. The…
  • Sep 29

    SEC: Casino-Gaming Company Retaliated Against Whistleblower

    SEC: Casino-Gaming Company Retaliated Against Whistleblower
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that casino-gaming company International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed to pay a half-million dollar penalty for firing an employee with several years of positive performance reviews…
  • Sep 29

    Och-Ziff Hedge Fund Settles FCPA Charge

    Och-Ziff Hedge Fund Settles FCPA Charge
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has agreed to pay nearly $200 million to the SEC to settle civil charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Och-Ziff CEO…
Rank this Week: 218

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

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

    Joining Connecticut, Paid Sick Leave Now Mandated for Federal Contractor

    Joining Connecticut, Paid Sick Leave Now Mandated for Federal Contractor
    As Connecticut employers of a certain size know, Connecticut implemented Paid Sick Leave recently which affords employees up to five days off a year.   Now, federal contractors (including those in Connecticut) have another layer to deal…
  • Sep 29

    “Well” Look What We Have Here: EEOC Regulations on Wellness Programs (Part II)

    “Well” Look What We Have Here: EEOC Regulations on Wellness Programs (Part II)
    Continuing his posts on wellness programs, my colleague Marc Herman fills us in on what’s the latest.   I return today with the second part of a two-part post on wellness programs. Reference to my prior post is not to be…
  • Sep 26

    Well Well: Court Sides with Employer in Latest Wellness Program Battle (Part 1)

    Well Well: Court Sides with Employer in Latest Wellness Program Battle (Part 1)
    My colleague Marc Herman returns today to bring back the story of wellness programs and whether they will continue to pass legal muster. In the first post of a two-parter, Marc updates us on some litigation. Read on.   Here’s…
Rank this Week: 295

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 29

    A Bit More on the Odd Bravo-Fernandez Case

    A Bit More on the Odd Bravo-Fernandez Case
    My recent post about the inconsistent verdicts error in the presentation of the Bravo-Fernandez case led to some interesting and illuminating exchanges, some on Twitter (with William Baude and Dan Epps and Carissa Hessick) and some offline.…
  • Sep 29

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves.

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves.
    Yesterday, I noted that I would start with a general discussion of the philosophies of our Academic Excellence Program (AEP). Here goes.... Due to our school’s recent bar pass rates, I’ve received inquiries asking what we’ve done to…
  • Sep 28

    Althornia Steele Named Interim LSAC President

    Althornia Steele Named Interim LSAC President
    In light of the sad news about Daniel Bernstine's recent passing, Sarah Krinsky - chair of the LSAC Board of Trustees - has appointed Thorny Steele as the LSAC Interim President. He served as Chair of the LSAC Board of...
Rank this Week: 509

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Sep 29

    California governor signs bill clarifying felons' right to vote

    California governor signs bill clarifying felons' right to vote
    California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed [press update] legislation [AB 2466 fact sheet, PDF] clarifying felons’ voting rights. The law now clarifies that those sentenced under the third category of Criminal Justice…
  • Sep 29

    Pennsylvania top court allows defendants to sue over inadequate public defender funding

    Pennsylvania top court allows defendants to sue over inadequate public defender funding
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that indigent defendants may sue counties to ensure that public defenders’ offices are more adequately funded. The case presented the issue of:…
  • Sep 29

    India top court lets marine stay in Italy pending arbitration decision

    India top court lets marine stay in Italy pending arbitration decision
    [JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] ruled Wednesday that an Italian marine under investigation for murdering two Indian fishermen may stay in Italy pending a determination of where jurisdiction lies in the matter. Salvatore…
Rank this Week: 10

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 179

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 29

    12 Fun Facts About Coffee & Tax On National Coffee Day

    12 Fun Facts About Coffee & Tax On National Coffee Day
    Chances are, you started out the day with a cup (or two) of coffee. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide, making coffee second only to oil as the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world.…
  • Sep 28

    New Tax Foundation Report Highlights Best & Worst States For Busine

    New Tax Foundation Report Highlights Best & Worst States For Busine
    The Tax Foundation has released its 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, ranking the best and worst states for business tax climate. Who made the top? And who sits at the bottom? Here's what you need to know.
  • Sep 28

    IRS Posts New Per Diem Rates For Taxpayers Who Travel For Busine

    IRS Posts New Per Diem Rates For Taxpayers Who Travel For Busine
    New per-diem numbers are out, effective October 1, 2016. These numbers are to be used for per-diem allowances paid to any employee on or after October 1, 2016, for travel away from home on or after that date. The new rates include those for…
Rank this Week: 629

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

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

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States is threatening to suspend cooperation in Syria with Russia, including on counterterrorism strikes, unless the Kremlin acts to halt the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, the Washington Post reports. But it seems that the Obama…
  • Sep 29

    The ICANN and IANA Transition End Game II

    The ICANN and IANA Transition End Game II
    I reported last week on the ICANN and IANA transtion end game.  This week, Congress left town having passed a continuing resolution WITHOUT including a prohibition that would stop the Administration from letting the IANA functions…
  • Sep 29

    DOJ OIG Report on Use of Section 215

    DOJ OIG Report on Use of Section 215
    The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Justice has released an unclassified version of a report on the FBI's use of Section 215 from 2012-2014. The classified version of the report was provided to the Senate Committee on…
Rank this Week: 281

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 29

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant
    by Dennis Crouch In its decision in this trademark registration case, the Federal Circuit found the statutory prohibition against registering “disparaging marks” an unconstitutional governmental regulation of speech in…
  • Sep 28

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update
    by Dennis Crouch Cooper v. Lee and Cooper v. Square are both ask the same question: whether 35 U.S.C. §318(b) violates Article III of the United States Constitution, to the extent that it empowers an executive…
  • Sep 28

    Unpacking Trade Secret Damage

    Unpacking Trade Secret Damage
    Prof. Elizabeth Rowe (Florida) has posted a new article on trade secret damages: Unpacking Trade Secret Damages.   The article looks at outcomes of about 150 federal trade secret lawsuits that went to trial and received a verdict. These…
Rank this Week: 175

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 135

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 384

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past
    From The Spirit of the Times, May 21, 1845"Gen. Tom Thumb's father brought suit in Paris, against the manager of a theatre, who announced a play called Tom Pouce, (Thumb,) while the General was exhibiting himself at another place. The…
  • Sep 29

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?
    Duer v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., 2015 WL 11256568, No. 14-CV-01589 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 8, 2015)Very broad preemption finding makes me blog this older case that popped out of Westlaw.  Duer makes medicine dosage adherence…
  • Sep 29

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim
    VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 14-cv-02057 (D. Az. Sept. 27, 2016)The court denied VIP’s motion for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against JDPI, and also kicked out a number of…
Rank this Week: 510

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 29

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law
    At JOTWELL, Greg Keating reviews Benjamin Ewing's The Structure of Tort Law Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility.
  • Sep 29

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law
    John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky have posted to SSRN The Supreme Court's Stealth Return to the Common Law of Torts. The abstract provides: In its famous 1938 Erie decision, the U.S. Supreme Court deemed itself without power to make general...
  • Sep 28

    Silver et al. on Med Mal Settlements in the Shadow of Insurance

    Silver et al. on Med Mal Settlements in the Shadow of Insurance
    Charles Silver, David Hyman, Bernard Black, and Myungho Paik have posted to SSRN Policy Limits, Payouts, and Blood Money: Medical Malpractice Settlements in the Shadow of Insurance. The abstract provides: In prior research, we found that…
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HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Sep 29

    William Cowen New NLRB Regional Director In Southern California

    William Cowen New NLRB Regional Director In Southern California
    William B. Cowen has been named the new Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board Region 21 Office in Los Angeles. In his new position, Mr. Cowen will be responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in Southern…
  • Sep 12

    EBSA Gives ERISA Regulatory Relief To Louisiana Storm Victim

    EBSA Gives ERISA Regulatory Relief To Louisiana Storm Victim
    The U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced employee benefit plan compliance relief for plans, plan sponsors and service providers and plan members adversely impacted by recent storms and flooding…
  • Aug 31

    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substant

    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substant
    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substantial Employer EEO Retaliation Risks.http://ow.ly/equi303KxgSFiled under: Uncategorized
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Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys…

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.kentuckypersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook

    Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook
    Robert McLeod, MLex offers a Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook. ABSTRACT: With German antitrust chief Andreas Mundt taking on Facebook in a case that many describe as unprecedented in its attempt to tie a...
  • Sep 29

    All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry

    All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry
    Adrian Emch, Hogan has written on All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry. ABSTRACT: A wide range of recent antitrust enforcement actions in the pharmaceutical sector have taken place in China over the past…
  • Sep 29

    Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime

    Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime
    Archana G. Gulati, Government of India - Department of Telecommunications describes Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime. ABSTRACT: Given the lack of information and institutional weaknesses…
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Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Sep 29

    9 iPhone Apps For Lawyer

    9 iPhone Apps For Lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 9 iPhone Apps for Lawyers According to the results of the American Bar Association’s latest Legal Technology Survey Report, six out of 10…
  • Sep 13

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016 I started writing about cloud and mobile computing for lawyers nearly a decade ago, urging lawyers to learn…
  • Sep 13

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016 I started writing about cloud and mobile computing for lawyers nearly a decade ago, urging lawyers to learn…
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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 29

    Indoor Chemical Exposure: Novel Research for the 21st Century

    Indoor Chemical Exposure: Novel Research for the 21st Century
    By Meridith M. Fry, Ph.D. While it is widely known that nearly every consumer product contains chemicals, have you ever wondered what chemicals lurk inside your home or office building?  Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are…
  • Sep 29

    What’s Green and Growing in the River?

    What’s Green and Growing in the River?
    by Jon Markovich The Mid-Atlantic Region has many great walking, biking, and hiking trails that meander through the woods and provide us with the chance to escape into the natural environment.  One of my favorite activities on a hike is…
  • Sep 28

    Citizen Science in the Arctic

    Citizen Science in the Arctic
    By Stan Meiburg Yesterday, science ministers and other government leaders from around the world, along with representatives from indigenous groups, gathered in Washington, D.C., for the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial…
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Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

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

    Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Are Often Slow to Appear

    Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Are Often Slow to Appear
    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary in type and severity, and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. A serious TBI can be life-altering, impacting your personality, speech, and ability to complete even the simplest tasks. High-impact…
  • Sep 27

    The Tough Conversation – When it’s No Longer Safe for a Loved One to Drive.

    The Tough Conversation – When it’s No Longer Safe for a Loved One to Drive.
    With age comes wisdom. But other, less desirable changes, also begin to appear as we grow older. Some of these changes can have a negative impact on our ability to drive safely. Minor concerns, such as slightly-diminished vision, can be…
  • Sep 23

    Sexual Assault on American College Campuses – The Problem is Real

    Sexual Assault on American College Campuses – The Problem is Real
    College is an exciting time for young people from all walks of life to gather, learn and grow into the primes of their lives. Boston is filled with a number of world class universities.  College campuses, in an ideal world, would be…
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Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

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

    A Look at a Controversial Procedure for Head Injury Treatment

    A Look at a Controversial Procedure for Head Injury Treatment
    When someone suffers a head injury, including a closed head injury which involves no noticeable bleeding, it often results in a pooling of blood between the brain and dura.  This pooling of blood, or even a bruise to the brain, results…
  • Sep 26

    Parr v. Rosenthal: Medical Malpractice Case

    Parr v. Rosenthal: Medical Malpractice Case
    In Parr v. Rosenthal, a case from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the plaintiffs had filed a medical malpractice case against the defendants in the Superior Court.   In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The Supreme…
  • Sep 23

    Baptist Ventures, Inc. v. Hoke: Personal Injury Case

    Baptist Ventures, Inc. v. Hoke: Personal Injury Case
    In Baptist Ventures, Inc. v. Hoke, a personal injury appeal for the Supreme Court of Alabama, plaintiff was allegedly injured as a result of medical treatment she received from the defendants.  The defendants in this case run an Ear Nose…
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LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Sep 29

    Trump Disagrees with Ramani Having Constitutional Right

    Trump Disagrees with Ramani Having Constitutional Right
    Donald Trump has added the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States to his ever-growing list of laws that he wants to either change or ax if he becomes president. This time, Mr. Trump is focused on the fact that the man who is…
  • Sep 28

    What Employees Ought to Know About Dreadlocks in the Workplace

    What Employees Ought to Know About Dreadlocks in the Workplace
    On September 16, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that prohibiting an employee from wearing his or her hair in dreadlocks is not racial discrimination.  Historically, courts have found in favor of employers on this issue.…
  • Sep 27

    Equal Parenting Time: Beneficial or Harmful?

    Equal Parenting Time: Beneficial or Harmful?
    There are times when children have to endure divorce and separation proceedings. The real battle though is about child custody and who should have parental control. Divorce rates have nearly tripled in the last decade or so and child custody…
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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Frustrating Circumstance

    Frustrating Circumstance
    I originally thought this would be another in our series of either Stupid Government or Frustrating Carrier Tricks. But it's really about how "life happens."So we know that HHS has been cracking down on off-season ("Special Open")…
  • Sep 28

    About those "High Deductible Health Plans"

    About those "High Deductible Health Plans"
    Back in 1992, I was introduced to the world of Medical Savings Accounts. These then-cutting edge plans were unique in that they touted $1,000+ deductibles in a world where $500 was considered exorbitant. But they offered substantial savings,…
  • Sep 28

    If you like your plan... (Part 6,392)

    If you like your plan... (Part 6,392)
    And the hits just keep on coming: first Nebraska, then Indiana, and now The Volunteer State:"Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is dropping most of its Obamacare customers"And no wonder: the carrier anticipates eating half a billion dollars…
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DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Sep 29

    What A Prenuptial Agreement Can And Cannot Cover

    What A Prenuptial Agreement Can And Cannot Cover
    A lot of couples mistakenly buy into the myth that by agreeing to a prenuptial agreement they are setting themselves up for divorce. It’s as if even the acknowledgement that divorce exists predestines their marriage for failure. This…
  • Sep 28

    DadsDivorce Live: Reclaiming Your Finances After Divorce

    DadsDivorce Live: Reclaiming Your Finances After Divorce
    A divorce can be one of the most expensive decisions you ever make. If you fail to manage your finances responsibly, it can take you years to recover. Guys encounter a number of financial challenges as they go through the divorce process and…
  • Sep 27

    5 Tips To Reclaim Your Financial Future After Divorce

    5 Tips To Reclaim Your Financial Future After Divorce
    A divorce is one of the most expensive and important decisions a person will ever make with financial ramifications that could affect your life for decades.   As soon as you realize divorce is inevitable, it’s time to start…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 29

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few years back, I was lucky enough to be invited by research scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab — especially the late Roger Hurwitz — to participate in a…
  • Sep 29

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last year, I criticised ASIL for limiting its very prestigious Lieber Prize to academics under 35. I described that limit as “ageist,” noting that in today’s academic world there are…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
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Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
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Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 29

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government
    There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is…
  • Sep 28

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation
    This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall,…
  • Sep 28

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi
    Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust…
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The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Sep 29

    Three Wounded in Elementary School Shooting, Suspect in Custody

    Three Wounded in Elementary School Shooting, Suspect in Custody
    On Wednesday, September 28, a 14-year-old South Carolina boy went to Townville Elementary School and opened fire, wounding two young boys and a teacher before being subdued by a volunteer firefighter until police arrived. One of the boys…
  • Sep 29

    You’re Fired: Trump Encouraged Terminations of ‘Unattractive’ Female Worker

    You’re Fired: Trump Encouraged Terminations of ‘Unattractive’ Female Worker
    In what I’m sure comes as a surprise to no one, Donald Trump allegedly pushed his workers to fire any female employees he found unattractive and replace them with “pretty ones” at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho…
  • Sep 29

    Is it time for a Universal Basic Income?

    Is it time for a Universal Basic Income?
    It’s no secret that work has been going away. Depending upon your perspective, this is something to longingly anticipate, or for most of us, to fear. Those who look forward to the glorious future of hamburger kiosks and self-driving…
Rank this Week: 120

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    What Happens Now? – Same Sex Marriage & Divorce

    What Happens Now? – Same Sex Marriage & Divorce
    It is easy enough for congress to pass laws. More difficult, but still relatively easy is the process by which the courts interpret those laws. The process of interpretation is the way we have arrived in the current state of affairs for gay…
  • Sep 9

    Are Doctors Doomed to Divorce?

    Are Doctors Doomed to Divorce?
    Ask anyone about the divorce rate for doctors, and you are likely to hear that doctors do, in fact, get divorced far more often than other professionals—and far more often than the general population. If you happen to be speaking about…
  • Aug 15

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say
    An oft-used joke among comedians goes something like this: “Do you know why more women file for divorce than men? Because women know murder is illegal.” While not all that funny, in fact women do initiate divorces more often than…
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