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Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • May 6

    Lauren King: "Rising Star" Defender of Tribal Right

    Lauren King: "Rising Star" Defender of Tribal Right
      Foster Pepper PLLC partner Lauren J. King’s work defending the interests of Native American tribes, including securing a major fishing rights victory for a Northwestern tribe, has earned her a place among Law360's top attorneys…
  • May 3

    Florida State University Student Government Bans Native Headdress at Athletic Event

    Florida State University Student Government Bans Native Headdress at Athletic Event
      Matthew Paskert/FSView The student government of Florida State University, whose athletic teams are named the "Seminoles", has passed a resolution banning the wearing of any Native American headdress at Florida State athletic events.…
  • Apr 26

    NFL Team Owners Appeal "Redskins" Trademark Revocation To US Supreme Court

    NFL Team Owners Appeal "Redskins" Trademark Revocation To US Supreme Court
    The owners of the Washington Redskins NFL team have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their trademark cancellation appeal, even though the Fourth Circuit has yet to rule on the team’s case. The case challenges a June 2014…
Rank this Week: 775

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 6

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference
    ...will be held June 9-11 at Washburn. The schedule and registration are here.
  • May 6

    OR: $3M Cap on Damages Against State Upheld

    OR: $3M Cap on Damages Against State Upheld
    Yesterday, the Oregon Supreme Court upheld a $3M cap on damages against the state and its employees. The ruling caps a $12M jury verdict for a 2009 botched liver surgery that nearly killed a then 8-year-old boy. The jury found...
  • May 5

    Study: Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

    Study: Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
    Two physicians at Johns Hopkins have conducted a study concluding that medical errors cause approximately 250,000 deaths every year in the United States, the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. CNN has the story,…
Rank this Week: 133

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
  • May 6

    FAN 107.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE Launches Free-Speech Podcast

    FAN 107.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE Launches Free-Speech Podcast
    Here’s how the folks at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) are billing their latest free-speech undertaking: So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast takes an uncensored look at the world of free expression…
  • May 4

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie
    Men’s care work and wage work both are powerfully impacted by the dynamic of masculinities. Masculinities are the male equivalent of female gender norms; they are plural because there are multiple variations, but with a dominant or…
  • May 3

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact
    After a lengthy hearing (involving 14 expert witnesses and nearly 2000 exhibits), an administrative law judge (ALJ) concluded that petitioners had violated the FTC Act. . . . On de novo review, the Commission found that petitioners had…
Rank this Week: 37

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 6

    Friday Open Thread: Musing on Taco Bowl

    Friday Open Thread: Musing on Taco Bowl
    The tweet by Donald Trump depicting him eating a taco bowl in his office (made at Trump Tower Grill) and proclaiming his love of Hispanics in celebration of Cinco del Mayo is hilarious. It's been retweeted 73,000 times as of now, and "liked"…
  • May 5

    Obama Commutes 58 More Drug Sentence

    Obama Commutes 58 More Drug Sentence
    President Obama commuted 58 sentences today. 57 of the 58 inmates are drug offenders. His statement is here. He called for Congress to reform unjust mandatory minimum sentences. While I will continue to review clemency applications,…
  • May 5

    Trump vs. Ryan

    Trump vs. Ryan
    House Speaker Paul Ryan won't support Donald Trump right now. He said Trump doesn't advance the principles of the Republican party. He doesn't think Trump is running a campaign Republicans can be proud of. He is unhappy with Trump's... [[…
Rank this Week: 4

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • May 6

    Future of Law Fridays: Lawyers and Legal Tech – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

    Future of Law Fridays: Lawyers and Legal Tech – Can’t We All Just Get Along?
    Just like oil and water, lawyers and legal technologists don’t mix well.  Too many lawyers remain dismissive of self-help and online solutions even if that’s all a client can afford, smugly chuckling to themselves –…
  • May 4

    Why Does the New York Law Journal Overlook Solos as Rising Stars?

    Why Does the New York Law Journal Overlook Solos as Rising Stars?
    According to the New York State Bar Association, the number of lawyers in solo or small firm practice in New York has doubled since 1997.  As of 2006, the vast majority of attorneys practicing law in New York State — 83.5 percent…
  • May 2

    Make Money Mondays: Develop In & Out Legal Service

    Make Money Mondays: Develop In & Out Legal Service
    Not surprisingly, most lawyers would rather handle one $30,000 case than 30 one-thousand dollar matters or 60 five-hundred dollar matters.  Managing thirty, or worse – 60 – different matters can involve significant…
Rank this Week: 772

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    DIAM '16: Real Life

    DIAM '16: Real Life
    I've always discounted the 'value' of group (aka employer provided) life and disability insurance. Typically, these are designed not to be there when you need it. No, I don't mean that they won't pay off on a claim, but rather that they're…
  • May 5

    Two Fine(s)!

    Two Fine(s)!
    ■ Several months ago, we noted that MetLife was having some "issues" with the Feds about how they're (potentially) "too big to fail."Well that was then, and this is now, and now is really painful for the erstwhile insurance…
  • May 5

    Health Wonk Review: Pivoting to November edition

    Health Wonk Review: Pivoting to November edition
    Brad Wright outdoes himself with this week's amazing collection of posts, all seamlessly woven together into a compelling, interesting narrative.Kudos, Brad!And don't forget to tune into David Harlow on Blab next Tuesday (1:00 PM Eastern). He…
Rank this Week: 56

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 314

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 6

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer
    For lawyers, web marketing is what the French call a devoir — a “have to.” But most of us would rather wash our hands of it. We didn't go to school for an MBA or marketing degree. We have a whole desk full of case files…
  • May 6

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer
    For lawyers, web marketing is what the French call a devoir — a “have to.” But most of us would rather wash our hands of it. We didn't go to school for an MBA or marketing degree. We have a whole desk full of case files…
  • May 5

    Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting

    Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting
    There's always someone in the crowd who insists "this meeting is a waste of time and money!" And another who puts pen to paper to add up hourly rates before pronouncing just how much money is actually being wasted (never considering how much…
Rank this Week: 391

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 217

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 6

    Queen Rania: The Syrian refugees I met are experiencing something worse than death

    Queen Rania: The Syrian refugees I met are experiencing something worse than death
    In this op/ed in the Washington Post, Queen Rania of Jordan argues that Syrian refugees are experiencing something worse than death: "No one’s listening to the nearly 155,000 refugees who have risked their lives to reach Greece since…
  • May 6

    Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley to speak at ABA panel on immigration reform

    Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley to speak at ABA panel on immigration reform
    A little later this morning, Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland and Democratic presidential candidate will be among the panelists discussing the political debates around immigration at the program, “Words Matter: the U.S. Debate…
  • May 6

    President Obama Hosts a Cinco de Mayo Reception

    President Obama Hosts a Cinco de Mayo Reception
    In his remarks at the event, President Obama reminded us about the need for immigration reform: "Together, we continue to fight to fix our broken immigration system. The fact that we weren’t able to get it through Congress has been...
Rank this Week: 16

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 331

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • May 6

    Startup Coalition Event! Wednesday May 25, 2016

    Startup Coalition Event! Wednesday May 25, 2016
    Join the Startup Coalition at its next event, “Fundraising Environment for Consumer or B2C Startups in 2016”, on Wednesday, May 25th from 6pm to 8pm (EDT).  The program will be held at WeWork, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA…
  • May 5

    New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreement

    New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreement
    By, Sandra E. Kahn  It is expected that President Obama will soon sign into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which creates a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft.  While claims for trade secret…
  • May 5

    Firm Client PMS Bites to be Featured on Shark Tank!

    Firm Client PMS Bites to be Featured on Shark Tank!
    MBBP client PMS Bites will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on May 20, 2016.  PMS Bites are indulgent, yet nutritious, snack balls made to satisfy chocolate cravings during the week women need it most! All bites are gluten free, vegan,…
Rank this Week: 522

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 6

    Mitigation Not "Extremely Unusual"

    Mitigation Not "Extremely Unusual"
    An attorney's proffered mitigation was not sufficient to allow a sanction less than disbarment for conversion of client funds and other misconduct, according to an opinion of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department.…
  • May 6

    Applicant's Failure To Participate In Character Review Dooms Admission For Now

    Applicant's Failure To Participate In Character Review Dooms Admission For Now
    The Ohio Supreme Court denied an application for bar admission on character and fitness grounds Myers initially applied to take the February 2013 bar examination but failed to receive final approval of his character and fitness in time to…
  • May 6

    Insufficient Evidence Of Malpractice

    Insufficient Evidence Of Malpractice
    A trial court's dismissal of a legal malpractice claim was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The plaintiff commenced an action for a divorce and ancillary relief against her former husband and…
Rank this Week: 63

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Fashion, Fast Fashion, and IP

    Fashion, Fast Fashion, and IP
    The Devil Wear's Prada film clipArts schools are a natural but underused environment to discuss the art in the artistic works of IP.  Yesterday’s CREATe and Goldsmiths-hosted event at Glasgow School of Art, "Fashion as Urban…
  • May 6

    Friday Fantasie

    Friday Fantasie
    International Chamber of Commerce report on Specialised IP JurisdictionsIPKat keeping up with all things internationalThe report, published last week, compares the experiences of IP litigators and businesses in 24 countries, 19 of which have…
  • May 5

    The Economist is at it again (when it comes to patents)

    The Economist is at it again (when it comes to patents)
    Last August, The Economist attracted wide-spread attention with its cover story, "Set Innovation Free", here and here, in which it aggressively attacked the patent system as too often inimical to innovation. This Kat took issue with the…
Rank this Week: 30

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 824

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • May 6

    Weak Independent Broker-Dealer Revenue in 2015 Not Expected to Change in 2016

    Weak Independent Broker-Dealer Revenue in 2015 Not Expected to Change in 2016
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:While 2015 proved to be the worst year for independent broker dealers in the last six years, industry professionals are warning that 2016 will not prove any less difficult. Former chairman…
  • May 4

    MSWM Sues Junior FA For Taking Off with $1.2B Team’s Client List

    MSWM Sues Junior FA For Taking Off with $1.2B Team’s Client List
    This article was originally published on fundfire.com by Danielle Verbrigghe on May 4, 2016  Morgan Stanley is suing a former junior advisor who left a $1.2 billion team to join an indie shop affiliated with LPL Financial.The…
  • Apr 29

    CFP Board Introduces Mandatory Arbitration Plan

    CFP Board Introduces Mandatory Arbitration Plan
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Recently, the CFP Board announced that it would make revisions to its Terms and Conditions of Certification agreement with CFPs. The changes have focused primarily on a new provision for…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • May 6

    Villanova Law Seeks Legal Writing VAP

    Villanova Law Seeks Legal Writing VAP
    Continuing our late season hiring spree, the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks to hire a VAP in Legal Writing. The job posting is here: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/9123.
  • May 5

    Exclusive Submission Opportunity at Penn State Law Review

    Exclusive Submission Opportunity at Penn State Law Review
    From the students at the Penn State Law Review: The Penn State Law Review is conducting a direct article review to fill positions in Volume 121: Issue 1 and 2. Any article submitted to this review between now and May...
  • May 4

    Is Strict Scrutiny All It's Cracked Up To Be?

    Is Strict Scrutiny All It's Cracked Up To Be?
    Suppose you were a feminist legal group, and a Genie offered you the chance to elevate gender to the level of a "suspect classification." Gender would receive strict judicial scrutiny, under the same rules and precedents that…
Rank this Week: 88

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Thomas Jefferson's Democratic Constitutionalism: An ICH Seminar

    Thomas Jefferson's Democratic Constitutionalism: An ICH Seminar
    [We have the following announcement.  Note the deadline for applications: June 15, 2016]The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty, "Thomas…
  • May 5

    Chen, "Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics"

    Chen, "Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics"
    New from Columbia University Press: Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics, by Li Chen (University of Toronto). A description from the Press:How did American schoolchildren, French philosophers, Russian…
  • May 5

    Mittelstadt on the Military Welfare State in the WHS

    Mittelstadt on the Military Welfare State in the WHS
    On Monday, May 9, from 4:00-5:30, Jennifer Mittelstadt, Rutgers University, will present The Rise of the Military Welfare State in the Washington History Seminar, in the 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington,…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • May 6

    Introducing Guest Blogger John Linarelli to the BLPB

    Introducing Guest Blogger John Linarelli to the BLPB
    With this post I warmly welcome John Linarelli to the Business Law Professor Blog as a guest blogger for the month of May. Professor Linarelli, Chair in Commercial Law at Durham Law School, has crossed the Atlantic and different…
  • May 6

    Commencement Speeches and Ordinary Work

    Commencement Speeches and Ordinary Work
    It is commencement season – our commencement at Belmont University is tomorrow. Commencement season means commencement speeches. Commencement speeches often comes with an extra helping of cliché advice. If I had to guess, no piece of…
  • May 5

    Advice for Law Review Editors and Faculty Advisor

    Advice for Law Review Editors and Faculty Advisor
    Today I hit “submit” on an article I was asked to review for an international law journal. Because the process required blind peer review, I won’t be any more specific other than to say that the article related to a...
Rank this Week: 93

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily Law Fact from Wise Law for Friday May 6, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 6, 2016 at 6:21am PDTA family law Separation Agreement is a binding legal agreement signed by both…
  • May 5

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily Lawfact from Wise Law for Thursday May 5, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 5, 2016 at 6:09am PDTIn 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of…
  • May 4

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 4, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 4, 2016 at 6:40am PDTParties in Ontario civil cases are required to make full disclosure of all…
Rank this Week: 161

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 6

    Trademark Litigation Keeps Getting Cheaper (If You Win)

    Trademark Litigation Keeps Getting Cheaper (If You Win)
    Slowly but surely, the extension of the Supreme Court’s 2014 Octane Fitness v. LLC v. Icon Health and Fitness, Inc. decision to trademark claims is gaining traction among federal appellate courts. The Octane Fitness decision addressed…
  • May 5

    Another Pom Case

    Another Pom Case
    No, this one isn’t about uniforms. The Supreme Court has refused to hear POM Wonderful’s appeal of FTC findings that claims in POM’s advertising were misleading. POM’s ads claimed that its juice could help prevent…
  • May 3

    Fictitious Versus Fake Branding

    Fictitious Versus Fake Branding
    – Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Creating fictitious names for products is standard practice in many industries. Creating a brand that evokes a certain image or feeling is so commonplace that most of us don’t think twice about…
Rank this Week: 194

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • May 6

    Takeovers and Takings in the Next Economic Crisi

    Takeovers and Takings in the Next Economic Crisi
    Economic crises can reverberate in the legal system long after they end. One potential echo from the last recession involves Takings Clause challenges to the federal government’s rescue of several failing companies. As I explain in a…
  • May 6

    Weekly Roundup: April 29–May 5, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: April 29–May 5, 2016
    Executive Compensation Incentives Contingent on Long-Term Accounting Performance Posted by Lingling Wang, Tulane University, on Friday, April 29, 2016 Tags: Accounting, Accounting standards, Boards of Directors, Executive Compensation,…
  • May 5

    Incentive Compensation for Financial Institutions: Reproposal

    Incentive Compensation for Financial Institutions: Reproposal
    Four of the six Agencies have jointly issued a proposed rule implementing Dodd-Frank Act Section 956 regarding incentive compensation paid by covered financial institutions. An earlier version of the rule was proposed in 2011. A joint rule…
Rank this Week: 110

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 6

    Legal news roundup - May 6, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 6, 2016
    Canada Fort McMurray fire evacuees head south in massive convoy, The Globe and Mail Ten-year sentence ends for Alberta woman who killed her family, Canadian Press Former Ontario daycare worker charged with more child porn offences, Canadian…
  • May 5

    Limitation period a poor defence for legal malpractice

    Limitation period a poor defence for legal malpractice
    Personal-injury lawyers who advise their clients to settle for amounts deemed improvidently low could face malpractice claims many years after the settlement. That’s the key takeaway from this week’s decision in Lauesen v.…
  • May 5

    Legal news roundup - May 5, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 5, 2016
    Canada Fort McMurray fire forces more evacuations as it spreads south, Reuters Toronto man found guilty of youth prostitution offences, Canadian Press Former Disney child star charged in B.C. bank robbery, Canadian Press United States North…
Rank this Week: 421

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • May 6

    Unilateral Disarmament, The Prisoners’ Dilemma And SEC Staff Comment Letter

    Unilateral Disarmament, The Prisoners’ Dilemma And SEC Staff Comment Letter
    In an arms race, each suffers the worst result if it disarms and the other side remains armed.  However, if both sides are armed, they are not as well off as when both sides are disarmed.  This is, of course, the classic…
  • May 5

    Has Your Promissory Note Been Outlawed?

    Has Your Promissory Note Been Outlawed?
    The modern understanding of the term “outlaw” is someone who has broken the law and has not been captured and brought to justice.  There is, however, another sense of the term.  A note is said to be…
  • May 4

    Is Forced Speech In Responding To Staff Comment Letters Inaccurate Speech?

    Is Forced Speech In Responding To Staff Comment Letters Inaccurate Speech?
    In 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that all comment letters would request that the issuer include the so-called “Tandy Letter”.  Thus, all staff comment letters include a request for a written statement…
Rank this Week: 374

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 6

    News You Can Use Digest – May 6, 2016

    News You Can Use Digest – May 6, 2016
    National: Often-Secret Donors Spend Big to Push Elected Officials’ Pet Projects USA Today – Fredreka Schouten and Mary Troyan | Continued on Next Page
  • May 5

    Our May Photo Scrapbook

    Our May Photo Scrapbook
    Enjoy these fun photos from recent events.
  • May 5

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform
    Rep. Steve McLaughlin is seeking bipartisan support for a package of ethics reform bills. The bills seek reform on multiple Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 834

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • May 6

    China Trademarks and My Favorite (Uncle) Martian

    China Trademarks and My Favorite (Uncle) Martian
    It’s been a wild week in China trademark news. We’ve already written about Apple’s defeat in the “IPHONE” trademark case. But the story that just keeps getting better is the Uncle Martian/Under Armour trademark…
  • May 5

    China Employment Law: The Basics on New Hire

    China Employment Law: The Basics on New Hire
    If you plan to bring on new China employees, there are a number of employment law issues you should consider. This post briefly discusses a few of these issues. If your new hire had a previous job in China, you should require…
  • May 4

    China’s Trademark Laws vs. the Biggest Company in the World, or Apple’s Cruelest Month

    China’s Trademark Laws vs. the Biggest Company in the World, or Apple’s Cruelest Month
    After the month it just had, Apple is probably sick of hearing T.S. Eliot references. First China cut off access to iTunes movies and books. Then Apple reported a 26% drop in quarterly sales in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, after which…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 14

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/
  • May 6

    Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income ETN Under Scrunity

    Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income ETN Under Scrunity
    Morgan Stanley and its Cushing MLP High Income ETN are being sued in arbitration by investors who are claiming that the security was improperly recommended to income seeking investors. Investors who are seeking income are sometimes…
  • May 5

    Annuity Switches Result in $25 Million MetLife Fine

    Annuity Switches Result in $25 Million MetLife Fine
    MetLife Securities Inc will pay $25 million to in a settlement stemming from misconduct related to switching customers' variable annuities. The sanction includes a $20 million fine and $5 million to be paid to customers.MetLife's "annuity…
  • May 4

    SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money

    SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two men with pocketing investor money they raised for limited liability companies they owned and controlled that purportedly held warrants to purchase the common stock of a technology…
Rank this Week: 497

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 6

    Friday Round-Up: Awards, Ethics, Cybersecurity, A Birthday, A Retirement and More

    Friday Round-Up: Awards, Ethics, Cybersecurity, A Birthday, A Retirement and More
    For the source of this image, see below. Here is a round-up of some of the news from recent weeks: It’s Bashman’s birthday. Happy birthday to Howard Bashman’s How Appealing blog, which turns 14 today. Here it began. On…
  • May 5

    TheFormTool Launches Subject-Specific Suites of ‘Intelligent Forms’

    TheFormTool Launches Subject-Specific Suites of ‘Intelligent Forms’
    When I first reviewed TheFormTool in 2012, I called it smart, simple document assembly. My opinion has not changed. TheFormTool is an add-on to Microsoft Word that makes it easy to create document templates and generate documents using those…
  • May 5

    Wolters Kluwer Rolls Out New Tax Library on its Cheetah Platform

    Wolters Kluwer Rolls Out New Tax Library on its Cheetah Platform
    When last I visited Cheetah, the new legal research platform from Wolters Kluwer, it was for a review I wrote for the ABA Journal. At the time, the new platform covered only three practice areas: securities and corporate, antitrust and…
Rank this Week: 308

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • May 6

    Upcoming Congressional Hearings on Immigration – May 2016

    Upcoming Congressional Hearings on Immigration – May 2016
    House: Monday, May 9, 2016 Committee: House Homeland Security Committee, Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Title: Life on the Border: Examining Border Security through the Eyes of Local Residents and Law Enforcement Time: 10:00 am…
  • May 5

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 5/2/16

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 5/2/16
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000…
  • May 4

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Times (2/29/16)

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Times (2/29/16)
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 4/28/16 with processing dates as of 2/29/16. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
Rank this Week: 552

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 6

    Marriage in England and Wales Becoming Less Popular

    Marriage in England and Wales Becoming Less Popular
    From Daily Mail: Fewer people are getting married and the number of religious weddings have dropped significantly, the latest official figures revealed this morning. The number of people tying the knot fell for the first time in four years,…
  • May 5

    Real-World Readiness Conference

    Real-World Readiness Conference
    This conference will take place at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, from June 9-11, 2016. The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning 2016 summer conference will address the many ways that law schools are preparing…
  • May 5

    Georgia Governor OKs State Funds for Anti-Abortion Center

    Georgia Governor OKs State Funds for Anti-Abortion Center
    From ABC News: Georgia can give state money to "pregnancy resource centers" that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging them from getting abortions, under legislation signed Tuesday by Republican Gov.…
Rank this Week: 138

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: 129

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 6

    The more you comment online, the dumber your comments become

    The more you comment online, the dumber your comments become
    At last, a scientific explanation for the problem that afflicts so many philosophy-related blogs (among others, no doubt).
  • May 6

    Mearsheimer on Trump and foreign policy

    Mearsheimer on Trump and foreign policy
    This is quite interesting, though it does proceed on the assumption that Trump actually means what he says, but who really knows? But Mearsheimer is plainly correct that Hillary Clinton is a "super hawk" with a record of terrible judgment...
  • May 6

    Yet another conflagration surrounding expression about transgender people

    Yet another conflagration surrounding expression about transgender people
    This time involving the Antioch Review. IHE quotes excerpts from the "offending" article which seem like rather mild criticism, and certainly not "hate speech" under any known statutory definition of the latter. It all brings to mind the…
Rank this Week: 35

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 6

    Legislative Update: CTFMLA Expands to Cover Military Qualifying Exigencie

    Legislative Update: CTFMLA Expands to Cover Military Qualifying Exigencie
    Continuing to recap various employment law bills out of the Connecticut General Assembly, the legislature passed a measure Wednesday night that brings Connecticut’s FMLA law more in line with the federal counterpart. The federal FMLA…
  • May 5

    Legislative Update: Bi-weekly Payroll Periods (Without CTDOL Approval) are Here!

    Legislative Update: Bi-weekly Payroll Periods (Without CTDOL Approval) are Here!
    It’s been a long-time coming but the General Assembly finally approved of a measure that would allow employers to pay employees on a bi-weekly basis without receiving prior CTDOL approval. The provision, part of a set of…
  • May 5

    Legislative Update: Modified “Ban the Box” Bill Approved in Connecticut

    Legislative Update: Modified “Ban the Box” Bill Approved in Connecticut
    Remember “Ban the Box” and the fair chance employment bill from earlier in the session? Well, it passed last night. Sort of. An amendment to the original bill essentially wiped the prior version clean.  Thus, whatever you…
Rank this Week: 204

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 6

    Australians Are Like Us, But Unlike Us In Important Way

    Australians Are Like Us, But Unlike Us In Important Way
    by Neil H. BuchananMy trip to Australia and New Zealand is in full swing, which means that the time available for blogging is more limited than I would prefer.  Even so, I will make a few observations here about a few interesting things…
  • May 5

    Laws Criminalizing Refusal to Consent to Searche

    Laws Criminalizing Refusal to Consent to Searche
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota.  This case raises the following question:  Is it permissible under the Fourth Amendment for a state law to provide, absent a search…
  • May 4

    How the Garland Confirmation Hearing Might Go--And What That Mean

    How the Garland Confirmation Hearing Might Go--And What That Mean
    by Michael Dorf My students and I finished our Federal Courts syllabus a little early, so for our final class of the semester we tried something different. Because the Senate apparently will not hold a confirmation hearing for Judge…
Rank this Week: 235

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 6

    What Can the FTC’s PAE Study Teach Us?

    What Can the FTC’s PAE Study Teach Us?
    The set of questions asked will also naturally curb the conclusions that can be drawn from the study. This is true of any survey, but it is worth noting the particular constraints of the 6(b) PAE study. First, the questionnaires have been…
  • May 6

    CAFC Vacates Judgment on Pleadings in Light of Revised Standard for Divided Infringement

    CAFC Vacates Judgment on Pleadings in Light of Revised Standard for Divided Infringement
    The Court vacated the judgment against Mankes and remanded the case for further consideration. Because the law was in a state of flux, the Plaintiff pled facts that arguably would have supported an infringement theory under the law applicable…
  • May 6

    Heritage Foundation panel focuses on FAA missteps in drone regulation

    Heritage Foundation panel focuses on FAA missteps in drone regulation
    There is a legitimate question to be raised, however, over whether the FAA’s registry regulations and the harsh penalties for offenders actually makes our skies any safer for American citizens. That was a question tackled by a panel at…
Rank this Week: 153

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • May 6

    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service Proceeding Advances – But When Will The Service Be Up and Running?

    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service Proceeding Advances – But When Will The Service Be Up and Running?
    FCC wraps up additional work on 3.5 GHz proceeding, but more remains As we reported a year ago, the FCC has been hard at work developing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service in the 3550-3700 MHz (3.5 GHz) band. Under the new regulatory…
  • May 6

    Update: Effective Date Set for Portions of Foreign-Language EAS Order

    Update: Effective Date Set for Portions of Foreign-Language EAS Order
    Recon, appeal deadlines also established Early last month we reported on the FCC’s “grant” of a petition by several organizations – Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, the Office of Communication of the…
  • May 4

    Back Again: FCC Boot Camp!

    Back Again: FCC Boot Camp!
    Three-day program in San Francisco will feature FHH’s Laura Stefani and Dan Kirkpatrick along with other eminent FCC practitioners providing insight into All Things FCC. Attention, all you Friends of CommLawBlog! San Francisco beckons,…
Rank this Week: 876

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Your financial advisor prepared your will? You, my friend, have been suckered

    Your financial advisor prepared your will? You, my friend, have been suckered
    Yesterday while I was in the studio at VOCM, a number of listeners contacted the host, Pete Soucy, with questions and comments on Twitter, email, and by phone. We didn't get to all of them, but there is one particular comment that stands out…
  • May 3

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk
    On Thursday, May 5, 2016 I'll be a guest on VOCM's  talk show "Back Talk" with Pete Soucy from 2:00 to 3:00 (Newfoundland time). We'll be talking about some of the challenges people face with wills and estates, and I'll be giving…
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
Rank this Week: 243

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • May 6

    ARTICLE: What Attorneys Hope Judges Know

    ARTICLE: What Attorneys Hope Judges Know
    Here is a LINK to a article of mine that appeared in the current edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine entitled "What Attorneys Hope Judges Know."Many articles have been written providing tips to attorneys to improve their practice,…
  • May 5

    Dram Shop Liability Arises Both From Statute and Common Law

    Dram Shop Liability Arises Both From Statute and Common Law
    In a recent decision in the case of Jones v. Scavone, No. 2015-CV-8830 (C.P. Luz. Co. April 15, 2016 Gartley, J.), Judge Tina Polachek Gartley of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a detailed Order in which she denied Preliminary…
  • May 5

    Superior Court Rules That Orthopedist Can Serve As Expert in Med Mal Action Against a Podiatrist

    Superior Court Rules That Orthopedist Can Serve As Expert in Med Mal Action Against a Podiatrist
    In its recent decision in the case of Price v. Catanzariti, No. 1886 WDA 2014, 2016 Pa. Super. 26 (Pa. Super. March 30, 2016 Ford, Elliot, Musmanno, Bowes, JJ.) (Op. by Ford Elliot, P.J.E.)(Concurring and Dissenting Op. by Bowes, J.), the…
Rank this Week: 411

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 6

    A Lie Too Far?

    A Lie Too Far?
    At Techdirt, Tim Cushing writes about a doggie search on an Amtrak train from Chi-town to the left coast.  During a stop in Nevada, Detective Madhu Kurup decided to take advantage of Shaun Estes’ desire for a quick smoke.…
  • May 6

    The ABA And Its Favorite Flavor Of Ethic

    The ABA And Its Favorite Flavor Of Ethic
    Before anyone gets too worked up, there are two critical points worth noting: First, this is not yet a done deal, as even within the lean-in group formerly known as the American Bar Association, there are lawyers, even academics, who refuse…
  • May 6

    North Carolina Meets The Rule of Bureaucrat

    North Carolina Meets The Rule of Bureaucrat
    United States Marshals escorted 6-year-old Ruby Nell Bridges to William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.  It came after the United States Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education.  Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim…
Rank this Week: 119

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • May 6

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/6/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/6/16
    I attended the Northern California Planned Giving Council Annual Conference this week, which was also marked by the return of Jon Snow. Have a listen to the GoT cast put lyrics to the show’s theme song while perusing our…
  • Apr 29

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/29/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/29/16
    This week, Erin’s been in Washington DC attending Georgetown Law’s Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations Conference (#NPGTEO16). Have a listen to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ Treat Me Right (featuring…
  • Apr 28

    Nonprofit Radio: Election Year Advocacy

    Nonprofit Radio: Election Year Advocacy
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing What’s Permissible Advocacy with host Tony Martignetti. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
Rank this Week: 428

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16
    Google Image Search and the Misappropriation of Copyrighted Images — In 2013, Google changed its image search function from displaying low resolution thumbnails in its results to offering full size, high resolution versions of the…
  • Apr 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/29/16
    Re: World IP Day — A must-watch video from HITRECORD and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. US Congress to look for areas of consensus on copyright law — At a World IP Day event organized by the US Copyright Office and the Copyright Alliance,…
  • Apr 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/22/16
    US News Editors Find it Increasingly Difficult to Defend the First Amendment — While the internet has opened opportunities to reach new audiences, it has also hurt the ability of news organizations to sustain themselves. And…
Rank this Week: 270

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 6

    Registration Open for WCB Health and Safety Conference in PEI (Canada)

    Registration Open for WCB Health and Safety Conference in PEI (Canada)
    Registration is now open for the 2016 Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Workplace Health and Safety conference representing Prince Edward Island (Canada).   “WCB is proud to host this important event as it continues to be an…
  • May 5

    Steps To Prevent Workplace Injurie

    Steps To Prevent Workplace Injurie
    A lot of attention is paid to handling workers compensation injuries. However, the least expensive workers’ comp claim is the workers’ comp claim that ever happens. It is important for organizations to make injury prevention equal…
  • May 5

    British Columbia Hearing About Worker Concerns in Oil and Gas Industry

    British Columbia Hearing About Worker Concerns in Oil and Gas Industry
    Workers in British Columbia’s (Canada) upstream oil and gas, drilling, and pipeline construction industries are more likely to suffer hearing loss than other industries according to 2014 hearing tests results.   More than one-third…
Rank this Week: 175

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 6

    The Trouble with the TPP: My Appearance Before the International Trade Committee

    The Trouble with the TPP: My Appearance Before the International Trade Committee
    Yesterday I appeared alongside Jim Balsillie, former co-CEO of Research in Motion, at the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade public consultation on the TPP. There were some interesting exchanges that I will highlight…
  • May 4

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation
    Earlier this week, I delivered a webinar for the Canadian Association of Business Economics on the implications of the TPP. The talk touched on a wide range of concerns including copyright, privacy, culture, and digital policies. A video of…
  • May 3

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table including…
Rank this Week: 43