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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/
  • Aug 25

    FINRA to Raise Gift Limit

    FINRA to Raise Gift Limit
    While it is certainly not earth shattering FINRA is proposing to raise the limit on gifts to individuals from $100 to $175 annually. In our opinion, the whole thing is somewhat silly - while the goal is to avoid conflicts of interest, at…
  • Aug 25

    SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance Information Reported by Investment Adviser

    SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance Information Reported by Investment Adviser
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted amendments to several Investment Advisers Act rules and the investment adviser registration and reporting form to enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by investment advisers.…
  • Aug 25

    Investment Advisers Paying Penalties for Advertising False Performance Claim

    Investment Advisers Paying Penalties for Advertising False Performance Claim
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced penalties against 13 investment advisory firms found to have violated securities laws by spreading the false claims made by an investment management firm about its flagship product.An SEC…
Rank this Week: 765

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force
    A new study out of the University of South Florida revealed some not so shocking results – that officers who wear body cameras are less likely to use force than their counterparts who do not wear body cameras. The study examined…
  • Aug 24

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair
    The Minnesota State Fair is only a day away! In an effort to cut down on crime and keep fair-goers safe, the State Fair Board has made some changes for the 2016 fair. Here’s a look at some of the new measures that are in place for this…
  • Aug 23

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?
    Everybody knows that drinking alcohol raises your blood alcohol content, but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes a while for alcohol to be absorbed in your blood stream, so your BAC is still rising even after you’ve taken…
Rank this Week: 266

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 209

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 25

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting
    Notes from PPAC: Eligibility: Gene Quinn discusses the patent eligibility debate and Robert Bahr’s update at IPWatchDog. China: 2015 the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) received 2.8 million patent applications.  The country is…
  • Aug 24

    Plagiarism Action

    Plagiarism Action
    Drobetsky v. Chicago School of Prof. Psych. (Ill. App. 2016) [1152797_R23] There is no general cause of action for ‘plagiarism’ – it comes up most often in student and employment cases. Drobetsky was a masters…
  • Aug 24

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff
    by Dennis Crouch A substantial portion of the Federal Circuit’s appellate involve customs disputes stemming from the Court of International Trade (CIT).  Usual disputes center on the proper tariff classification of goods being…
Rank this Week: 249

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 25

    Aloni on the Sharing Economy & Pluralism

    Aloni on the Sharing Economy & Pluralism
    Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School) has posted Pluralizing the Sharing Economy (Washington Law Review, Vol. 91, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The so-called “sharing economy” presents one of the most important and controversial…
  • Aug 25

    Ferzan & Westen on Rape

    Ferzan & Westen on Rape
    Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Peter K. Westen (University of Virginia, School of Law and University of Michigan Law School) have posted How to Think (Like a Lawyer) About Rape (Criminal Law and Philosophy (forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Aug 25

    Mungan on Gateway Crime

    Mungan on Gateway Crime
    Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Gateway Crimes on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many who argue against the legalization of marijuana suggest that while its consumption may not be very…
Rank this Week: 31

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    A timely reminder that as number of studies climbs, so too does hype

    A timely reminder that as number of studies climbs, so too does hype
    In case health information consumers already haven’t learned to turn a jaundiced eye on the flood of “news” about the latest, greatest  medical research, the Vox news site has compiled some eye-opening charts and…
  • Aug 24

    New study reinforces need for vigilance about stroller, baby carrier safety

    New study reinforces need for vigilance about stroller, baby carrier safety
    Whoa, mom and dad and grandma and grandpa: Take it easy with the toddler in that stroller. Accidents in strollers and baby carriers send four dozen youngsters a day to emergency rooms for treatment, including for brain injury or concussion,…
  • Aug 23

    Who puts hospitalized elderly at risk? Over-prescribing doctors.

    Who puts hospitalized elderly at risk? Over-prescribing doctors.
    Among the plenty of worries when an older patient has to be hospitalized, here’s one to think about:  treating physicians and their ever-ready prescription pads which put patients at risk for serious side effects that can be worse…
Rank this Week: 789

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 255

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Aug 25

    Wearable Technology a Violation of Employee Privacy?

    Wearable Technology a Violation of Employee Privacy?
    Performance-monitoring devices are become more prevalent in the workforce. These devices keep track of the day-to-day activities of employees in order to better gauge work performance. An ongoing concern is whether basic civil rights, in…
  • Aug 24

    Ohio Lawyers Face Discipline If They Advise Clients Regarding Marijuana Dispensarie

    Ohio Lawyers Face Discipline If They Advise Clients Regarding Marijuana Dispensarie
    Any lawyer who wants to do business or advise clients in the marijuana industry must first consider State ethic rules before accepting representation. The Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Professional Conduct recently concluded that a…
  • Aug 23

    Massachusetts Bans Employers From Asking About Salary History

    Massachusetts Bans Employers From Asking About Salary History
    Massachusetts has passed a law prohibiting employers from asking employees about their past salary history. This is a step in the right direction. Wage inequality has been an ongoing and unresolved issue in this day and age. In an era where…
Rank this Week: 862

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Bezemek on Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech, and Privacy

    Bezemek on Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech, and Privacy
    Christoph Bezemek, IOER, is publishing Behind a Veil of Obscurity – Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech and Privacy in the International Journal of Technology, Law, and Policy. Here is the abstract. Anonymous and encrypted communication look…
  • Aug 24

    O'Connor @ProfSeanOConnor on Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genre

    O'Connor @ProfSeanOConnor on Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genre
    Sean M. O'Connor, University of Washington School of Law, is publishing Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genres in volume 23 of the George Mason Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Essay provides…
  • Aug 23

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
Rank this Week: 168

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
Rank this Week: 79

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
  • Aug 25

    On this day: The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Year

    On this day: The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Year
    As a frequent visitor to national parks, I have been watching the anticipation build over the last few years as we approach the centennial of the National Park Service (NPS). Today marks 100 years since the passage of “An Act To…
  • Aug 24

    On Describing the Law Library’s Hispanic Legal Documents Collection

    On Describing the Law Library’s Hispanic Legal Documents Collection
    This is a guest post by Patience Tyne. Patience is working in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress as part of the Library of Congress’s Junior Fellows Program. The program’s focus is to increase access…
  • Aug 23

    Law Library of Congress to Commemorate Constitution Day

    Law Library of Congress to Commemorate Constitution Day
    At noon on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the Law Library of Congress will host an event featuring board-certified forensic psychiatrist Dr. Robert Maman. Dr. Maman will discuss the rights of persons living with mental illness in the United…
Rank this Week: 456

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

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

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Aug 25

    Welcome LLM Students!

    Welcome LLM Students!
    It has been so great to see all of the new LLM students here at the law school during the last week or so! We are very glad you’re here. There is such wonderful energy here on campus during this time of year. We have seen many LLM…
  • Aug 25

    You’re invited to Love Your Library Fest on September 23

    You’re invited to Love Your Library Fest on September 23
    HLS Students: we invite you to join us for the 12th annual Love Your Library Fest on Friday, September 23 from 2 to 5pm to learn more about your new library! At Library Fest you will: Learn about library services that students…
  • Aug 15

    Summer Reading 2016

    Summer Reading 2016
    At the end of last academic year, we used our bulletin board to ask you what you planned to read this summer. In case anyone out there has some beach time left this month, here are some of the highlights–check them out! Rework…
Rank this Week: 668

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 25

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer
    I wanted to link to this op-ed by my friend Amanda Tyler on Mitsuye Endo, one of the plaintiffs who challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
  • Aug 25

    Vergara and the Future of Liberal Constitutionalism

    Vergara and the Future of Liberal Constitutionalism
    The other day the California Supreme Court decided not to grant review in Vergara v. California, which raised the issue of whether state law regarding teaching tenure violates the equal protection rights of students (basically, by…
  • Aug 23

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United
    If Citizens United is overturned, it will be because of the sustained efforts of critics in civil society to critique it, educate the public about why it’s wrong, and show through local initiatives that alternative reforms are possible…
Rank this Week: 81

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    NLRB Rules that Graduate (and Undergraduate!) Student Assistants are Employees and May Unionize – New York Labor And Employment Law Report

    NLRB Rules that Graduate (and Undergraduate!) Student Assistants are Employees and May Unionize – New York Labor And Employment Law Report
    By Peter Jones on August 24, 2016 The National Labor Relations Board, in Columbia University, issued a 3-1 decision yesterday holding that graduate, and undergraduate, student assistants are common law employees…
  • Aug 24

    AGScamHelp

    AGScamHelp
    Thousands of New Yorkers are scammed by companies who take advantage of homeowners in distress. Don’t let it happen to you. The New York State Attorney General created AGScamHelp.com to assist homeowners in finding free,…
  • Aug 20

    Employer Tax Withholding Responsibility – YouTube

    Employer Tax Withholding Responsibility – YouTube
    Learn how to deposit withheld employee taxes to avoid a trust fund recovery penalty in this new YouTube video. Watch this and other videos on the IRS YouTube Channel Employer Tax Withholding Responsibility   Try watching this…
Rank this Week: 736

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 937

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Moral Hazard, Bertrand Competition, and Natural Monopoly

    Moral Hazard, Bertrand Competition, and Natural Monopoly
    Brishti Guha notes Moral Hazard, Bertrand Competition, and Natural Monopoly. ABSTRACT: In the traditional model of Bertrand price competition among symmetric firms, there is no restriction on the number of firms that are active in…
  • Aug 25

    Excessive Competition for Headline Price

    Excessive Competition for Headline Price
    Roman Inderst and Martin Obradovits study Excessive Competition for Headline Prices. ABSTRACT: When firms' shrouding of charges, as in Gabaix and Laibson (2006), meets with consumers' salient thinking, as in Bordalo et al. (2013), this can…
  • Aug 25

    Entry Games and Free Entry Equilibria

    Entry Games and Free Entry Equilibria
    Michele Polo, Boconni provides an overview of Entry Games and Free Entry Equilibria. ABSTRACT: This Chapter reviews the theoretical literature on entry games and free entry equilibria. We show that a wide range of symmetric oligopoly models…
Rank this Week: 16

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Conflicting Rulings on Red Light Cameras in Florida Court

    Conflicting Rulings on Red Light Cameras in Florida Court
    When it comes to red light cameras, states have come to different conclusions about them. According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA), 21 states plus the District of Columbia have laws that permit some form of red light…
  • Aug 21

    Authorities Arrest 6 in South Florida Drug Trafficking Ring

    Authorities Arrest 6 in South Florida Drug Trafficking Ring
    Two stolen prescription pads. That’s all authorities say was needed to forge 140 prescriptions for approximately 17,250 doses of powerful prescription drugs, which were then resold on the streets of South Florida, likely for tens if not…
  • Aug 18

    9th Circuit: Feds Can’t Pay to Prosecute State-Sanctioned Marijuana

    9th Circuit: Feds Can’t Pay to Prosecute State-Sanctioned Marijuana
    U.S. prosecutors were dealt a significant blow recently with a decision by justices with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in their decision regarding 10 consolidated appeals of persons facing federal marijuana charges. What…
Rank this Week: 729

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Michigan Court Finds Religious Exemption in Transgender Discrimination Case

    Michigan Court Finds Religious Exemption in Transgender Discrimination Case
    Lev Craig Last week, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., the federal district court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled on summary judgment that a funeral home’s termination…
  • Aug 22

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. As we have previously discussed, Uber, the multi-billion dollar company behind the eponymous smartphone taxi app, is in a long-term dispute with its drivers over benefits and pay.  This dispute stems from Uber’s…
  • Aug 19

    American Bar Association Votes to Prohibit Discrimination

    American Bar Association Votes to Prohibit Discrimination
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On August 8, 2016, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) voted at its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco to prohibit discrimination and harassment in the practice of law. The ABA’s House of Delegates…
Rank this Week: 649

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/
  • Aug 25

    Missed Opportunities in Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education

    Missed Opportunities in Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education
    One of the more puzzling aspects of the decline in fortunes of U.S. law schools is the inability of many of these law schools to innovate their way out of financial misfortune. While some schools have increased their online educational...
  • Aug 24

    Hiring Announcements: Nebraska

    Hiring Announcements: Nebraska
    From an email message which I received recently. Please note that this posting includes TWO announcements. The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track faculty…
  • Aug 23

    In Defense of Judge Turner (sort of)

    In Defense of Judge Turner (sort of)
    I have this oped in the Chicago Tribune, about a local judge who's gotten into a lot of trouble (and who has drawn national attention): Judge Valarie Turner, of the Circuit Court of Cook County, is a very smart person...
Rank this Week: 49

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 33

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 25

    LAO to negotiate with staff lawyers’ union of choice

    LAO to negotiate with staff lawyers’ union of choice
    After years of resistance, Legal Aid Ontario has agreed to come to the bargaining table to negotiate with its staff lawyers’ chosen union, the Society of Energy Professionals. Legal aid lawyers, who mounted an intense campaign on the…
  • Aug 25

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 25, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 25, 2016
    Canada Councillor resigns after online post about killing of aboriginal man, Canadian Press Female Mounties allowed to wear hijab: RCMP, Canadian Press Police seek two suspects after shooting in London, Ont., Canadian Press United…
  • Aug 24

    University of Saskatchewan and Nunavut Arctic College partner for JD program

    University of Saskatchewan and Nunavut Arctic College partner for JD program
    For the first time in more than a decade, Nunavut Arctic College will be offering a law degree program in Iqaluit. Through a partnership with the University of Saskatchewan outlining a five-year fixed-term contract, the university’s…
Rank this Week: 133

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 485

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia. This includes five... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop
     Outbreak The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in its state. For the latest case count and investigation findings, visit the HDOH outbreak investigation website.... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    Frozen Strawberries from Egypt tied to Virginia Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Frozen Strawberries from Egypt tied to Virginia Hepatitis A Outbreak
    Virginia health officials say they have confirmed 17 cases of hepatitis A are linked to frozen strawberries used by Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The Virginia Department of Health says testing indicates frozen... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 30

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 376

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 25

    Why Don’t They Just Get In Line?

    Why Don’t They Just Get In Line?
    Immigration hawks often criticized undocumented immigrants for not just getting in line like other immigrants. The truth of the matter is that for many undocumented immigrants there was no "line" for them to get in. And due to the…
  • Aug 25

    Funding an Equitable Education for English Learners in the United State

    Funding an Equitable Education for English Learners in the United State
    With nearly 10 percent of U.S. elementary and secondary students less than fully fluent in English, many school districts are struggling to develop the capacity to meet the needs of children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds. A new…
  • Aug 25

    Team Cruz on Trump’s immigration shift: Told you so

    Team Cruz on Trump’s immigration shift: Told you so
    I have been missing the war of words between Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz that we saw during Republican primary season. Katie Glueck on Politico reports that Ted's supporters are still around. Indeed, as Donald Trump seems to be...
Rank this Week: 27

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again
    Republicans with the complicity of the so-called liberal media, are expert at undermining Democratic candidates on the basis of bogus allegations that are repeated so often they become part of the political fabric.  Al Gore said he…
  • Aug 19

    Trump Exposed

    Trump Exposed
    "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small." -- Parks Department spokesperson Sam BiedermanThe statues of a grotesque, flabby, emasculated Trump that appeared in public spaces on Thursday in…
  • Aug 11

    The Devil And Daniel Murphy

    The Devil And Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy's historic playoff performance last year carried the Mets into the World Series.   In the Mets' 4-game sweep of the Cubs in the League Championship Series, Murph batted over .500, with four home runs, a…
Rank this Week: 157

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 25

    Tropical Smoothie Hepatitis A Outbreak Jumps to 28 – Lawsuit to be Filed Today

    Tropical Smoothie Hepatitis A Outbreak Jumps to 28 – Lawsuit to be Filed Today
    According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia. This includes five cases in Central Virginia. There are ten in…
  • Aug 24

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Cases Hit 228

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Cases Hit 228
    The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is continuing to investigate a cluster of hepatitis A infections in the state. On August 15, 2016, HDOH identified raw scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai as a likely source of…
  • Aug 24

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak Hits 23

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak Hits 23
    According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 23 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia. This includes four cases in Central Virginia. There are…
Rank this Week: 179

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    DOJ should intervene in Harris Co. bail litigation, and other brief note

    DOJ should intervene in Harris Co. bail litigation, and other brief note
    Here's a quick roundup of items which merit Grits readers attention even if they haven't made it into independent posts:The Houston Chronicle's Mike Ward explained to KUT "Why Texas could close even more prisons."A fine for an offense which…
  • Aug 24

    Local #BlackLivesMatter police policy agenda pragmatic, achievable

    Local #BlackLivesMatter police policy agenda pragmatic, achievable
    The missus has been volunteering this year with the Austin Justice Coalition, and I really liked their recently announced agenda on police accountability, which included proposals to:Improve Austin PD's use of force policy (or in APD's…
  • Aug 21

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?
    In Kentucky, legislators are facing a revanchist push by Democrats to overturn 2011 legislation passed by that Republican-controlled body to reduce incarceration levels in local jails. What interested Grits most, though was the remarkable…
Rank this Week: 66

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 25

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook
    After yesterday's blizzard of posts on cases and broader docket-related issues (sometimes when I start thinking, I don't stop) I decided I'd follow with a somewhat less substantive post. Consider the coat hook. No, seriously. If visiting…
  • Aug 24

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket
    In recent days I've read three good articles dealing with trends in patent litigation, and wanted to discuss a few of them, because in many ways they contradict the conventional wisdom about patent dockets, and I think in some cases...
  • Aug 24

    2016 EDTX patent trials update - 36% win rate for plaintiff

    2016 EDTX patent trials update - 36% win rate for plaintiff
    I get asked a lot what the current statistics are for patent trials in the district - is this a 2013 where defendants are winning 2-1 or a 2014 where it's the other way, or a 2015 where it's even....
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Aug 25

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)
    I think this line from today's opinion by Judge Kleinfeld is even funnier when read in isolation.He's describing the "normal" liberties that "regular" people have (as opposed to, say, people on probation).  He says:"Those of us who have…
  • Aug 24

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)
    Now that many (if not most) trial courts no longer provide a court reporter, it's gotten tougher to prepare and transmit the record to the Court of Appeal -- something that's a prerequisite to success on appeal.  You can't just simply…
  • Aug 23

    Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 23, 2016)

    Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 23, 2016)
    The question is whether cockfighting is categorically a crime of moral turpitude such that it gets you deported and ineligible for relief.The particular case isn't an especially heinous one either.  Judge Owens artfully puts it this way,…
Rank this Week: 251

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case
    On August 3, 2016, a Texarkana man was tragically killed in Sabine County, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an unoccupied vehicle. Jerry Lee Woods, 58, was the driver of a 2006 tractor trailer…
  • Aug 18

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of…
  • Mar 1

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team
    Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!
Rank this Week: 184

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In In re CSB-System Int’l, Inc., No. 15-1832 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 9, 2016), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that patents that expire during a pending re-examination before the Patent Trial…
  • Aug 18

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again
    If you regularly follow our publication, you may remember when I discussed the Seattle Seahawks and their use of the Texas A&M trademark “12TH MAN” over a year ago. If not, that’s okay too. In short, I discussed how the…
  • Aug 11

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle
    By: Scott Hervey Chipotle’s entry into the burger business has a Boston based small burger chain up in arms.  The Boston burger spot, which has been in operation since 2010 and goes by the name Tasty Burger, has a beef with…
Rank this Week: 724

Brain Damage Articles and…

Brain Damage Articles and Information

Features commentary and updates on brain damage, concussion and coma. By Gordon Johnson.

http://tbilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Stem Cells Have Potential to Help Patients Who Have Stroke

    Stem Cells Have Potential to Help Patients Who Have Stroke
    Scientists have developed a therapeutic technique using stem cells in mice with stroke-induced brain damage that dramatically increases the production of nerve cells. The study was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was…
  • Aug 24

    ImPACT and ImPACT Pediatric Devices Get FDA Clearance

    ImPACT and ImPACT Pediatric Devices Get FDA Clearance
    ImPACT, a computerized medical device designed to test a patient’s cognitive ability after concussion, is the first of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de novo clearance. The Immediate Post-Concussion…
  • Aug 22

    Why You Should Turn Off Your Smartphones Before Bed

    Why You Should Turn Off Your Smartphones Before Bed
    Many of us may struggle with lack of sleep due to use of our smartphones and tablets. These devices that are supposed to make life easier may be causing you to lose sleep. Light is perceived by the eyes in different wavelengths. These…
Rank this Week: 301

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 25

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live
    Human Reproduction (July 7, 2016): Is Underage Abortion Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Early Adulthood? A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study up to 25 Years of Age, by Suvi Leppälahti, et al.: A recent study conducted in Finland followed…
  • Aug 24

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm
    New York Times (Jul. 25, 2016): One Woman’s Crusade for Her Husband’s Sperm, by Tamar Lewin: Sarah Robertson, a Californian who lost her husband to a rare disease at the age of twenty-nine, desired to have a child using the...
  • Aug 23

    "Set and Forget" in the Battle Against Teenage Pregnancy

    "Set and Forget" in the Battle Against Teenage Pregnancy
    New York Times (Jul. 19, 2016): Winning the Campaign to Curb Teen Pregnancy, by Tina Rosenberg: It is common knowledge that girls who get pregnant have a range of difficulties. They have trouble finishing school and often have babies at...
Rank this Week: 64

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 672

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 25

    Lapping up the trademark law

    Lapping up the trademark law
    The question: Trade Dress Trick Question: Is this laptop shape #distinctive?#trademarks pic.twitter.com/Wj23Sz8kxt — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) August 25, 2016 (Remember non-professionals:  “Distinctiveness” is…
  • Aug 18

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum
    Is reselling domain names a violation of the UDRP? At his blog, Gerald “Mr. DMCA” Levine lays out the question, and then answers it plain and simple (emphasis mine): On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary…
  • Aug 13

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb
    Originally posted 2007-10-13 23:50:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTechdirt reports (thanks, Pennywit!) on a law firm that tells recipients of its questionable “C&D” letters that if they dare post them, they’ll be…
Rank this Week: 161

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 112

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 25

    It’s goodbye, books, as UB library powers up for digital age

    It’s goodbye, books, as UB library powers up for digital age
    “In the University at Buffalo’s newly renovated Silverman Library, a half-million books have been replaced with more than 1,000 power outlets, 100 computer stations and soundproof studios where students can videotape presentations…
  • Aug 25

    Kindle Reading Fund Launches to Provide eBook

    Kindle Reading Fund Launches to Provide eBook
    “Amazon has a long but quiet history of giving back. It has launched initiatives to employ disabled veterans and their spouses, created the Amazon Smile website that supports consumers’ favorite charities, and more. But now, the…
  • Aug 25

    SEC University Libraries Commit to Enhanced Resource Sharing

    SEC University Libraries Commit to Enhanced Resource Sharing
    “To support scholarly research efforts within the Southeastern Conference (SEC), library deans from all SEC member universities, including the University of Kentucky, have committed to sharing in new ways their respective institutional…
Rank this Week: 118

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Aug 25

    Librarians are the "Human Google"

    Librarians are the "Human Google"
    A recent article and video from CBS News calls librarians at the New York Public Library the "human Google." The article points out that librarians are still a trusted source for finding accurate information, and they use both both private...
  • Jul 22

    Bookmyne - The CLEVNET Catalog App is now available at the Law Library

    Bookmyne - The CLEVNET Catalog App is now available at the Law Library
    The Cleveland Law Library catalog is now available for your mobile devices via BookMyne. For more information or to install the app, follow this link: https://www.clevnet.org/bookmyne
  • Jul 14

    Library of Congress Has a New Librarian-Its First Female and African American Chief

    Library of Congress Has a New Librarian-Its First Female and African American Chief
    The United States Senate has just confirmed Carla Hayden as the new Librarian of Congress. She is the first female and African American Librarian to hold the position, and, according to a local news article, she is also the first...
Rank this Week: 319

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 25

    NLRB: student assistants are statutory employee

    NLRB: student assistants are statutory employee
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) [official website] determined 3-1 [case materials] Tuesday that student assistants working at private colleges are statutory employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act. The case was filed…
  • Aug 25

    UN rights experts urge Bangladesh to quash death sentence imposed on opposition leader

    UN rights experts urge Bangladesh to quash death sentence imposed on opposition leader
    UN humans rights experts on Wednesday urged [press release] the government of Bangladesh to repeal the death sentence imposed upon Mir Quasem Ali, an opposition member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. The experts stated that “Mr.…
  • Aug 25

    DOJ sues Georgia for segregating students with disabilitie

    DOJ sues Georgia for segregating students with disabilitie
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit [complaint] against Georgia on Tuesday alleging that the state discriminates against students with behavior-related disabilities. The DOJ argues that the state’s Georgia Network for Educational…
Rank this Week: 10

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 263

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 25

    Here We Go Again

    Here We Go Again
    It’s supposed to be a busy hurricane season this year. This particular storm is not organized (yet?), and the National Weather Service is being cagey as to whether and when it might become a serious(ish) storm: Interests in the…
  • Aug 24

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016
    There are several easy choices on my ballot (not counting the Circuit Court and County Court judicial elections that I already blogged about). Summary US Congress FL-27: Scott Fuhrman (line 33) State Rep., Dist. 114: Daisy Baez (line 66)…
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
Rank this Week: 20

Fiscalito

Fiscalito

Blog dedicado a los Impuestos, Contabilidad, Excel, Tecnologia e Internet desde la perspectiva de un Contador Geek

http://www.fiscalito.com/
  • Aug 25

    USD-PITI 2016: Actualizacion Fiscal Internacional de E.U., México y Canadá

    USD-PITI 2016: Actualizacion Fiscal Internacional de E.U., México y Canadá
    El USD-PITI cada año presenta información sobre temas trascendentales de impuestos internacionales que afectan operaciones transfronterizas y el programa de este año no podía ser la excepción. En el USD-PITI…
  • Aug 17

    Conoce el nuevo comprobante fiscal “Complemento para Pagos”

    Conoce el nuevo comprobante fiscal “Complemento para Pagos”
    A través de la Resolución Miscelánea Fiscal, las autoridades fiscales dieron a conocer las reglas relacionadas con el complemento para pagos; por medio del cual buscan tener un mayor control sobre los flujos de efectivo…
  • Jul 20

    Comunicado del SAT respecto del complemento para pago

    Comunicado del SAT respecto del complemento para pago
    Derivado de la publicación de la Tercera Resolución de Modificaciones a la Resolución Miscelánea Fiscal para 2016 y sus anexos 1 y 1-A en el Diario Oficial el pasado 14 de julio, en la que se incorpora la regla…
Rank this Week: 345

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 25

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is hardly news that the Trump campaign traffics in conspiracy theories and paranoid fantasies.  Trump, however, is not actually more extreme in this regard than many people on the American right in the 21st…
  • Aug 24

    The Long-Term Prospects for the Libertarian and Green Partie

    The Long-Term Prospects for the Libertarian and Green Partie
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column pitches Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) as an idea that both small parties and the two major parties should support. Don't know what IRV is? Read the column. The basic idea is that IRV makes it possible to…
  • Aug 23

    How to Make a Dead IRS Conspiracy Theory Look Not Completely Dead

    How to Make a Dead IRS Conspiracy Theory Look Not Completely Dead
    by Neil H. BuchananHow does a right-wing conspiracy theory work?  Why do Republicans insist on pursuing even obvious dead ends?  One answer to those questions is that they have a virtual army of people who are willing to push these…
Rank this Week: 650