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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
  • Apr 1

    Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma

    Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma
    Gulbrandsen’s chief complaint with the U.S. system centers around the fact that it has become enormously easy to challenge issued patents once they have been granted. In fact, organizations in pursuit of acquired technology are…
  • Apr 1

    USPTO Appoints New Deputy for Trademark Operation

    USPTO Appoints New Deputy for Trademark Operation
    The USPTO today announced the appointment of Meryl Hershkowitz as Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations. In her new position, Hershkowitz will oversee the examination and processing of applications throughout trademark operations.…
  • Apr 1

    Teva acquires Auspex for $3.5 billion, increases patent holdings in orphan disease treatment

    Teva acquires Auspex for $3.5 billion, increases patent holdings in orphan disease treatment
    This year the pharmaceutical world has already seen some incredible mergers and acquisitions. This rapid pace of activity represents the highest level of pharmaceutical and biotech takeovers since 2009, according to Bloomberg Business. The…
Rank this Week: 239

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 1

    There’s big money in charity: Part 6, High fees and handsome compensation

    There’s big money in charity: Part 6, High fees and handsome compensation
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] Some six weeks after that, selected elite units of the new African nation’s army were sporting the French-made MAT 49…
  • Mar 31

    There’s big money in charity: Part 5, Competitive-pay analyse

    There’s big money in charity: Part 5, Competitive-pay analyse
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] The rest of [the 300 tons of what]  just vanished only to turn up a few weeks later when a Dutch freighter, flying a Liberian flag…
  • Mar 30

    There’s big money in charity: Part 4, We need top performer

    There’s big money in charity: Part 4, We need top performer
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] A third of the wheat disappeared into the black market the same day that it was unloaded. – Ross Thomas, If You Can’t Be Good…
Rank this Week: 487

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Regional Focus: MENA

    Regional Focus: MENA
    "Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa," Chapter 45 in The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014) [text via Academia.edu]Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview 2014 (OCHA, March…
  • Apr 1

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    News:The Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria was held in Kuwait City on 31 March 2015. Follow this link for the concept note and agenda, as well as the most recent funding plans.  See also…
  • Mar 30

    Thematic Focus: Education

    Thematic Focus: Education
    The Cost of War: Calculating the Impact of the Collapse of Syria's Education System on Syria's Future (Save the Children et al., March 2015) [text]- See also related Guardian news story."Education: A Life-saver in Emergencies," Servir, no. 58…
Rank this Week: 158

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 1

    National Parks and Monuments Not Very Diverse

    National Parks and Monuments Not Very Diverse
    The Center for American Progress just released a report detailing how the nation's cultural and ethnic diversity is reflected in our national monuments and landmarks. Many minority groups are underrepresented: A summary of the findings: After…
  • Apr 1

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month here are the most downloaded Property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [486 downloads] The Mainstreaming of Libertarian Constitutionalism David Bernstein (George Mason) & Ilya Somin (George…
  • Mar 31

    Malloy on Land Use Law & Disability

    Malloy on Land Use Law & Disability
    Robin Malloy (Syracuse) has posted Inclusion by Design, Thinking Beyond a Civil Rights Paradigm - Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Land Use Law and…
Rank this Week: 314

travelblawg

travelblawg

Provides guides, tips, news, and information related to travel + law.

http://travelblawg.boardingarea.com/
  • Apr 1

    United Airlines Offers $15 “Chicago Hopper” Flight

    United Airlines Offers $15 “Chicago Hopper” Flight
    United Airlines launches high demand "Chicago Hopper" flights between Chicago airports | $15 flights from O'Hare to Midway Airport and back each hour ... The post United Airlines Offers $15 “Chicago Hopper” Flights appeared first…
  • Mar 31

    Legroom Argument Ends In Federal Sentencing

    Legroom Argument Ends In Federal Sentencing
    One man's saga over a legroom argument ends in his federal sentencing | His verbal confrontation with a passenger and flight attendant escalated when he ... The post Legroom Argument Ends In Federal Sentencing appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Mar 31

    TSA’s 92 Ways To SPOT A Terrorist: Ridiculous?

    TSA’s 92 Ways To SPOT A Terrorist: Ridiculous?
    Does the TSA use a points-based passenger observation screening to SPOT potential threats? If so, is it reliable and worth millions? The post TSA’s 92 Ways To SPOT A Terrorist: Ridiculous? appeared first on Travel Blawg.
Rank this Week: 712

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 647

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/
Rank this Week: 430

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 1

    Legal news roundup - April 1, 2015

    Legal news roundup - April 1, 2015
    CanadaNelson Hart spilled lunch dispute due back in court, Canadian PressFormer TV star to pay special court costs for trying to manipulate judge, Canadian PressAlberta lawyer files appeal to Alberta's drunk driving legislation, Canadian…
  • Mar 31

    Four new judges named in March

    Four new judges named in March
    The federal government appointed four new judges to the bench last week — three in Ontario and one in Newfoundland.Ottawa lawyer Mark P. Shelston was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Court Branch, to replace…
  • Mar 31

    B.C. judges should get pay and pension hike: appeal court

    B.C. judges should get pay and pension hike: appeal court
    An appeal court judge says Provincial Court judges in British Columbia are entitled to pay hikes based on the consumer price index as recommended in a 2010 report.In a 2-1 ruling in Provincial Court Judges’ Association of British…
Rank this Week: 108

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
  • Apr 1

    FAN 54 (First Amendment News) Fourth Circuit Skeptical of Local Panhandling Law . . . Issue Before SCOTUS in Another Case

    FAN 54 (First Amendment News) Fourth Circuit Skeptical of Local Panhandling Law . . . Issue Before SCOTUS in Another Case
    Somehow this one slipped by me. Thanks to Joseph P. Rapisarda, Jr. (the county attorney in the case), however, I now know of it and of Chief Judge William Traxler’s opinion in Reynolds v. Middleton (4th Cir., Feb. 24, 2015).…
  • Mar 31

    John Bingham on “the People”

    John Bingham on “the People”
    I’ve posted previously about cases holding that illegal aliens are not included in the Second Amendment, in part because “the people” mentioned in that provision should be read as a term of art that means “people who…
  • Mar 30

    JFK on the Bill of Right

    JFK on the Bill of Right
    I’ve come across something that I thought I’d share.  In November 1963, President Kennedy filmed a short message that was to be aired in movie theaters on Bill of Rights Day.  Sadly, he was killed before that, and the…
Rank this Week: 88

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 561

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Emoji expressions generated by patent pending adaptive algorithm

    Emoji expressions generated by patent pending adaptive algorithm
    See post Meet The Smartest Emoji In The Chat Room
  • Apr 1

    Looking back six years: Wal-Mart and IBM

    Looking back six years: Wal-Mart and IBM
    In Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent the blog 12:01 Tuesday discussed Walmart's US patent 8,996,413, with first inventor Stuart Argue (listed at linkedin as Engineering Director @WalmartLabs ).The first claim of US '413 isA…
  • Mar 31

    Things getting hot for DuPont shareholder

    Things getting hot for DuPont shareholder
    DuPont shareholders have been getting mailings in the last week.As pointed out in the New York Times in Jan. 2015:DuPont is about to face one of the biggest challenges in its two centuries as an industrial powerhouse: a fight with one of Wall…
Rank this Week: 484

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Apr 1

    Northern long-eared bat listed as threatened with 4(d) rule

    Northern long-eared bat listed as threatened with 4(d) rule
    The Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to list the Northern long-eared bat as threatened with a 4(d) rule. Page with information from FWS Said FWS in the rule: "[N]o other threat is as severe and immediate to the northern longeared…
  • Mar 31

    NWF supports delisting of Great Lakes wolve

    NWF supports delisting of Great Lakes wolve
    The resolution supporting delisting is below. Here's the press release about the meeting, held this past weekend. Restoring State Management of the Gray Wolf in the Western Great Lakes States WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation is a…
  • Mar 30

    Cook Inlet beluga whale count increases slightly from 2012

    Cook Inlet beluga whale count increases slightly from 2012
    Here's the release from NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Center:  
Rank this Week: 468

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 204

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Caterpillar Must Include Human Rights Proposal

    Caterpillar Must Include Human Rights Proposal
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Matthew Garza, J.D.A shareholder proposal, which requests that the management of Caterpillar Inc. review its policies related to human rights to assess areas in which the…
  • Mar 31

    Gallagher Praises New Reg A+ Framework, but Wants Further Action

    Gallagher Praises New Reg A+ Framework, but Wants Further Action
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amanda Maine, J.D.SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher said that he is thrilled with the Commission’s recent adoption of changes revitalizing Regulation A (known as…
  • Mar 30

    Congressman Proposes to Make Insider Trading a Federal Crime

    Congressman Proposes to Make Insider Trading a Federal Crime
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodInsider trading would be classified as a federal crime under a new legislative proposal introduced by Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn). The bill, drafted under…
Rank this Week: 172

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    What Connecticut Employers Need To Know About Young v. UPS

    What Connecticut Employers Need To Know About Young v. UPS
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided one of the most anticipated cases in the court’s docket this year — at least for employment lawyers — in Young v. UPS.  There’s been lots of bytes uploaded talking about…
  • Mar 30

    Nine Tips for New Employees in the Workplace

    Nine Tips for New Employees in the Workplace
    So, if you’ve been a fan of the blog, you know that I often preach that onboarding (that is, helping new employees get acclimated to the new workplace) is one way to help reduce the risk of lawsuits in the future. After all, a happy…
  • Mar 26

    In Employment Litigation, the Best Defense is a Good Defense

    In Employment Litigation, the Best Defense is a Good Defense
    It’s a busy week in employment law. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court case decided Young v. UPS — a case about pregnancy discrimination. I’ll have more on that case in an upcoming post (in the meantime, check out Jon…
Rank this Week: 540

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 1

    AM Roundup: Indiana Officials Search for the Right Word

    AM Roundup: Indiana Officials Search for the Right Word
    Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
  • Mar 31

    Study Casts Doubt on Kantian Link to Bulgarian Law

    Study Casts Doubt on Kantian Link to Bulgarian Law
    Pick up a copy of any law review that you see, and the first article is likely to be, you know, the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in eighteenth-century Bulgaria, or something, which I'm sure was of great interest to the…
  • Mar 31

    Study Casts Doubt on Kantian Link to Bulgarian Law

    Study Casts Doubt on Kantian Link to Bulgarian Law
    Pick up a copy of any law review that you see, and the first article is likely to be, you know, the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in eighteenth-century Bulgaria, or something, which I'm sure was of great interest to the…
Rank this Week: 62

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Apr 1

    Scranton Moosic Work Injury- Noxen Workers compensation

    Scranton Moosic Work Injury- Noxen Workers compensation
    Question: I work 12 hour days as a carpenter’s assistant. I spend many hours lifting lumber, carrying supplies and hammering nails. I have noticed a feeling of pins and needles in my left arm. I am left handed and this really effects my…
  • Mar 30

    Mandatory Arbitration Leaves Troops With Repossessions and Foreclosure

    Mandatory Arbitration Leaves Troops With Repossessions and Foreclosure
    Over the years, there have been several laws and regulations to protect troops from repossessions and foreclosures while they are on active duty. However according to an article from The New York Times, some companies “recently violate…
  • Mar 27

    Injured Workers In Pennsylvania

    Injured Workers In Pennsylvania
    In Pennsylvania, if an injured worker voluntarily withdraws from the labor market, the employer can seek to suspend the payment of workers compensation wage loss benefits. Likewise, if an injured worker retires voluntarily, the employer can…
Rank this Week: 136

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 102

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    30 sex offenders could be left without a home in Pinellas County

    30 sex offenders could be left without a home in Pinellas County
    4-1-15 Florida: A tenant-landlord dispute may leave 30 convicted sex offenders without a place to live in Pinellas County. The Palace Mobile Home Park is home to 150 convicted sex offenders. "I had molested my 8-year-old son. I was…
  • Mar 31

    Madison to consider child sex offender residency ordinance

    Madison to consider child sex offender residency ordinance
    What an absolute waste, it is well known these laws protect no one. There only purpose is to make some official look good. 3-31-15 Wisconsin: Madison could prohibit child sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or community…
  • Mar 31

    Maine sex offender run over after alleged assault attempt, police say

    Maine sex offender run over after alleged assault attempt, police say
    3-31-15 Maine: Police report that James Oliver, 48, of Hampden, suffered a serious leg injury after his girlfriend ran him over with a car when she allegedly caught him attempting to assault a 12-year-old. Police say that a convicted sex…
Rank this Week: 16

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 1

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)
    The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on the Pacific Rim Region, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 25-26, 2015 in Taipei,…
  • Mar 31

    New Editorial Board Announced at the Review of Intellectual Property Law

    New Editorial Board Announced at the Review of Intellectual Property Law
    The Review of Intellectual Property Law published at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago announced its new editorial board: Editor-In-Chief Benjamin Lee Managing Editor Ryan Timoney Candidacy Editor Priya Desai Administrative Editor…
  • Mar 31

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
Rank this Week: 991

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    March 2015 South Carolina Family Law Update

    March 2015 South Carolina Family Law Update
    The Stevens Firm is pleased to present the March 2015 South Carolina Family Law Update: Shearouse Advance Sheets: South Carolina Dep’t of Social Services v. Patten – Mr. Patten appealed the family court’s finding that he is…
  • Mar 27

    Till Death Do They Part

    Till Death Do They Part
    One of the most frequently asked questions for those facing a South Carolina divorce is “how long does the process take to complete?” While it’s impossible to give a definite answer in most cases, there are some good…
  • Mar 26

    Tax Tips for Newly Divorced Couples in South Carolina

    Tax Tips for Newly Divorced Couples in South Carolina
    In addition to everything else on your mind, those going through a South Carolina divorce will unfortunately have to tackle the challenge of filing taxes. Sadly, the IRS has yet to craft a “recently divorced exemption.” In the…
Rank this Week: 186

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Apr 1

    April 1

    April 1
    A reminder to look at your calendar before trusting the news or a strange situation today. For fun, try Google Maps and look for the Pac-Man option. For shopping, try to figure which new item at ThinkGeek is real (if any) The post April 1…
  • Mar 31

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser
    Lynn Tilton and her firm, Patriarch Partners, are known for their high-risk, high-return investments in distressed companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought a case against her and the firm claiming that they were using…
  • Mar 30

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule
    The Custody Rule can be difficult for private equity and real estate fund managers to navigate. When I see some regulatory relief or clarification I hope for the best. 16th Amendment Advisors received relief for one of its funds based its…
Rank this Week: 644

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
  • Mar 23

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision
    This post features the video and slidedeck for the sixth lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. This topic is timely for me as I prepare to stand at this podium…
Rank this Week: 947

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    "She shrieked with joy."

    "She shrieked with joy."
    That was Federal Public Defender Michael Caruso after learning that his clemency petition for 48-year old Valarie Bozeman was successful.  Paula McMahon covers this great story:Broward woman who is serving life in federal prison for a…
  • Mar 31

    Judge Mark Fuller Strikes Back...

    Judge Mark Fuller Strikes Back...
    ...and claims that his drunk wife was faking it on the 911 call.  The "Brad Blog" has all of the details:The Birmingham attorney for U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller says that, despite 911 audio which seems to suggest otherwise,…
  • Mar 30

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing
    This time it's prisons.  The N.Y. Times Magazine took a close look at our prison system and it isn't pretty. The first article is about our SuperMax.  It's really really bad:Inmates at the ADX spend approximately 23 hours of each…
Rank this Week: 74

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    The Squiggly Line in the Road

    The Squiggly Line in the Road
    If you came here looking for an April Fool’s joke, sorry, but I retired in 2013. Now on to today’s post… So there I am last weekend looking at the squiggly yellow line down the middle of the road. And I think to myself:…
  • Mar 23

    Subway Gunfights and Other Distraction

    Subway Gunfights and Other Distraction
    Ever been in a crowded subway car when a gunfight broke out? I have. It’s not a fun altercation. That incident from 20 years ago popped back into my brain when someone was shot and killed in the NYC subway system recently.…
  • Mar 16

    Another Defense Orthopedist Slammed By Judge

    Another Defense Orthopedist Slammed By Judge
    You remember, dear reader, that one of my concerns about the fair administration of justice in personal injury cases here in New York is the fact that defense doctors are often less than candid in…
Rank this Week: 491

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 35

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 1

    It's not goodbye - It's see you later

    It's not goodbye - It's see you later
    Over the past 3 months, our team of 5 U of A law students have been blogging every weekday about the Magna Carta in celebration of its 800th birthday. We started with a history of the document and summarized how...
  • Mar 31

    Ms. Magna Carta's Interview with Dean Paton

    Ms. Magna Carta's Interview with Dean Paton
    For our last substantive post of the semester, we had the opportunity and privilege to interview Dr. Paul Paton, Dean of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. We would like to thank Dean Paton for his unequivocal enthusiasm and...
  • Mar 30

    The Duo Behind It All

    The Duo Behind It All
    The Magna Carta coming to Canada is a rare, commemorative event - one which no Canadian is likely to experience again. The exhibit has taken great effort by two individuals, Len and Suzy Rodness, the Co-Chairs of Magna Carta Canada....
Rank this Week: 518

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Group Study Rooms to Be Remodeled

    Group Study Rooms to Be Remodeled
    Associate Dean Hazel Pennington announced today that over spring break the law library had plumbing installed to accommodate hot tubs in three of the group study rooms rooms on L2. "I think this will increase usage of the study rooms, while…
  • Mar 20

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State
    Today is the last day of the annual Sunshine Week, a "celebration of access to public information." While you contemplate our gloomy spring weather (at least west of the Cascades), check out these Washington State sunshine laws and resources:…
  • Mar 18

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!
    Researching death penalty laws and practices of a country can be a daunting task, but the Death Penalty Worldwide (DPW) website is a great starting point. Created by Professor Sandra Babcock (Cornell University Law School) in partnership with…
Rank this Week: 663

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    NEW COURT SCHEDULE

    NEW COURT SCHEDULE
    In an order dated today and to be released later today, a consortium of Dade Judges are announcing a pilot project to stagger court starting times to alleviate courthouse crowding, parking issues, witness issues, juror issues, and even…
  • Mar 31

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL
    The story of former NYC police commissioner Bernie Kerik reads like a Shakespeare tragedy. An ultimate insider, vetted and nominated for a cabinet post in the Bush administration, Kerik ended up in a  federal prison for three…
  • Mar 29

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….
    The NY Times Magazine had a very informative article on the Colorado SuperMax prison and what solitary confinement does to an individual (it makes them go crazy). We strongly suggest you read it. The NY Times here also ponders the…
Rank this Week: 504

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 1

    CEO Side Payment

    CEO Side Payment
    Brian Broughman has a new paper, CEO Side Payments in M&A Deals. Side payments are different from golden parachutes. They are often structured as completion bonuses. So, for example, it's not uncommon that a general counsel of a target…
  • Mar 31

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate
    At a seminar the other night on shareholder activism, I noted that battle over shareholder activism is really nothing more than a continuation of the takeover battles of the 1980s. Both sides are the same, the arguments reasonably familiar.…
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
Rank this Week: 279

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 1

    Self-Portrait

    Self-Portrait
    William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. He was 61 years old. Before his diagnosis, Utermohlen was a successful artist. Though his legacy may be his paintings pre-1995, the work he did between 1995-2000…
  • Mar 31

    Protection and Advocacy

    Protection and Advocacy
    If you have a loved one in a nursing home in South Carolina, we encourage you to take a look at the Protection & Advocacy website. This link will take you to a page where you can see P&A Inspection Reports of Community Residential…
  • Mar 30

    Hidden Camera Records Neglect

    Hidden Camera Records Neglect
    Junetta Jenkins, Jasmine Franco, Champagne Anderson, Savannah Harding, Binita Dahal, and Faye Aguillon are facing charges of neglect after one resident’s son called to complain about the care his father was receiving. The man’s…
Rank this Week: 12

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Apr 1

    Getting Divorced? Eight Things You Must Know About Taxe

    Getting Divorced? Eight Things You Must Know About Taxe
    With the federal income tax filing deadline just two weeks away, this recent article by Emma Johnson in Forbes might be of interest to readers of this blog. Getting Divorced? Eight Things You Must Know About Taxes Getting divorced? You have a…
  • Mar 30

    Child’s Preference Entitled to Great Weight in Williamson Co., TN Child Custody Change: Robinson v. Robinson

    Child’s Preference Entitled to Great Weight in Williamson Co., TN Child Custody Change: Robinson v. Robinson
    Facts: Mother and Father, the parents of Son, were divorced in 2001. After the divorce, Father moved to Memphis. The parenting plan provided Son would reside with Mother in Fairview, Tennessee during the school year and with Father in Memphis…
  • Mar 27

    Photo of the Week: Zoey Belle

    Photo of the Week: Zoey Belle
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Dog, Photography
Rank this Week: 412

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    When English-only policies and federal labor law collide

    When English-only policies and federal labor law collide
    It’s been nearly 8(!) years since I first wrote about the legality of English-only workplace rules. If you scan the archives, all of my coverage of this issue has focused on whether such policies discriminate on the basis of national…
  • Mar 31

    Are Meerkat and Periscope the “next big thing” for employers to worry about?

    Are Meerkat and Periscope the “next big thing” for employers to worry about?
    Have you downloaded Meerkat or Periscope to your iPhone? Do you even know what Meerkat and Periscope are? They are new apps that permit you to live-stream video. They essentially work the same way—when you launch a live-stream, the app…
  • Mar 30

    6th Circuit deals blow to independent contractor

    6th Circuit deals blow to independent contractor
    Have you ever had the cable guy show up to your house, only to see the name of some random LLC on the side of his work truck? Many cable companies use the services of “independent contractor” installers. But, are those installers…
Rank this Week: 90

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 1

    NY Times: Law Schools and Legal Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom

    NY Times: Law Schools and Legal Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom
    New York Times Deal Book: Law Schools and Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom, by Steven Davidoff Solomon (UC-Berkeley): Law school enrollment has plummeted to the lowest level in decades. If a bottom has been reached, is…
  • Apr 1

    Does Professor Who Is Denied Tenure Have The Right To See Student Evaluations Of Her And Her Colleagues?

    Does Professor Who Is Denied Tenure Have The Right To See Student Evaluations Of Her And Her Colleagues?
    Chronicle of Higher Education, Court Battle Over Tenure Denial Centers on Privacy of Student Evaluations: Should the confidentiality shrouding students’ evaluations of college instructors always be protected, even if it might conceal…
  • Apr 1

    Subscribing To TaxProf Blog

    Subscribing To TaxProf Blog
    We offer three ways to have TaxProf Blog content automatically delivered to your computer, tablet, or smart phone: Follow @SoCalTaxProf RSS Feeds: You can subscribe to one of three different feeds to receive TaxProf Blog posts via your RSS…
Rank this Week: 316

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 951

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 1

    25% of Ohio’s 2010 bar admittees aren’t practicing law

    25% of Ohio’s 2010 bar admittees aren’t practicing law
    A law professor who used a bar directory and online resources to track down more than 1,100 lawyers who passed Ohio’s bar exam in 2010… The post 25% of Ohio’s 2010 bar admittees aren’t practicing law appeared on…
  • Mar 31

    What is litigation finance?

    What is litigation finance?
    In recent years, litigation finance has seen something of a meteoric rise among lawyers and CFOs alike. And yet, the practice still remains something of a mystery. The post What is litigation finance? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Mar 30

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school
    A former partner at a Pennsylvania law firm who served at one point as president of her county bar association not only lacked a law… The post AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law…
Rank this Week: 580

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 1

    Overcome Chronic Back Pain with Healthy Habit

    Overcome Chronic Back Pain with Healthy Habit
    Most lawyers fulfill all the conditions that eventually lead to chronic back pain. Avoid serious injuries by following these five steps.
  • Mar 31

    Podcast #12: Ellie Krug on Starting a Firm and Litigating as Both a Man and as a Woman

    Podcast #12: Ellie Krug on Starting a Firm and Litigating as Both a Man and as a Woman
    Google is going to start directly penalizing websites that aren’t mobile device–friendly. We explain why this is important. Also, in its secret labs Google is learning to tell whether you are lying or not. Just something else to…
  • Mar 30

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook
    The busier your law practice, the more overwhelming your email inbox becomes. Here are three tools in Microsoft Outlook to help manage all those emails.
Rank this Week: 19

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Apr 1

    Hedge Fund Events April 2015

    Hedge Fund Events April 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: April 1, 2015 Sponsor: 100WHF Event: Investing in Healthcare Location: Boston, MA Date:…
  • Mar 10

    Hedge Fund Events March 2015

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

    Hedge Fund Events February 2015

    Hedge Fund Events February 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: February 1, 2015 Sponsor: The Venture Capital and Private Equity Club at Harvard Business…
Rank this Week: 937

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Court Says Sun Worshipping Atheism Is Not A "Religion"

    Court Says Sun Worshipping Atheism Is Not A "Religion"
    In Copple v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, (CA App., March 24, 2015), a California appeals court affirmed a trial court decision holding that Sun Worshipping Atheism is not a "religion" for purposes of…
  • Apr 1

    4th Circuit Vacates Trial Court's Abstention In South Carolina Episcopal Diocese Trademark Litigation

    4th Circuit Vacates Trial Court's Abstention In South Carolina Episcopal Diocese Trademark Litigation
    In vonRosenberg v. Lawrence, (4th Cir., March 31, 2015), the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal district court's decision that declined to exercise jurisdiction over a trademark infringement case growing out of the…
  • Mar 31

    Arkansas Legislature Passes RFRA Law That Is Broader Than Indiana'

    Arkansas Legislature Passes RFRA Law That Is Broader Than Indiana'
    The Arkansas General Assembly today gave final passage to HB 1228, the Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Act (full text) and sent it to Gov. Asa Hutchinson for his signature.  The bill's passage comes as growing controversy…
Rank this Week: 96

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Apr 1

    Female serial killers: Who they are and how they kill

    Female serial killers: Who they are and how they kill
    Our posts on women stalkers are often listed in internet searches that bring people to our blog. Women stalk. Women also kill. In fact, it is believed that about 16% of serial killers (about 1 in 6) are female. Although it is hard for many to…
  • Mar 30

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “Hey, look over here for a second!” 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “Hey, look over here for a second!” 
    This is sort of scary research. We all like to think our views on moral issues are pretty consistent and not easily shaken. That would be incorrect. They are not consistent and they are easily shaken. At least these are the conclusions…
  • Mar 27

    Fire-setters: Psychotic and non-psychotic 

    Fire-setters: Psychotic and non-psychotic 
    There is a lot of literature on fire-setters but not, apparently, on how psychotic fire-setters differ from those who are not psychotic. As it turns out, there are some significant differences. Researchers in The Netherlands examined the…
Rank this Week: 31

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    An Empirical Lesson on Bluffing in Trademark Dispute

    An Empirical Lesson on Bluffing in Trademark Dispute
    While it’s a great song, Kenny Rogers’ classic The Gambler doesn’t provide much guidance on winning a game of poker. Step 1: Know when to hold ‘em Step 2: Know when to fold ‘em Step 3: Know when to walk away Step…
  • Mar 31

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache
    - Debbie Laskey, MBA Is your industry crowded? Does one brand overshadow the rest of the players in your industry? How can your business stand out? Here are five tips every business can learn about branding from recent data breaches. With…
  • Mar 30

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?
    Last week, while I was preparing for and had the unique opportunity of arguing a real, live TTAB final hearing on the merits, outside the TTAB’s typical oral hearing location (because it was selected by the TTAB to be part of the…
Rank this Week: 43

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 1

    Rotation

    Rotation
    Welcome to April. Thanks to our March visitors, some of whom may be sticking around for the remainder of this week to tie-up loose ends. And welcome to our April slate of visitors--Carissa Hessick (Utah), Tung Yin (Lewis & Clark), Amy…
  • Mar 31

    <em>Armstrong</em>: Is Utterly Disingenuous Statutory Interpretation Ever Worth It?

    &lt;em&gt;Armstrong&lt;/em&gt;: Is Utterly Disingenuous Statutory Interpretation Ever Worth It?
    Howard already promised that my reaction to today's Supreme Court decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center would be "blistering," and I'd hate to disappoint. In a nutshell, a 5-4 conservative majority (the usual suspects,…
  • Mar 31

    Is § 1983 superfluous?

    Is § 1983 superfluous?
    I do not have a whole lot to say about Tuesday's decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, although I look forward to reading Steve's (no doubt blistering) comments. But I do wonder about the question posed in the title, as well as…
Rank this Week: 352

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 1

    Upcoming Lawline CLE: Survey of Legal Issues Affecting Livestock Producer

    Upcoming Lawline CLE: Survey of Legal Issues Affecting Livestock Producer
    I will be giving a 1 hour presentation via Lawline on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm as part of its Food, Beverage and Agriculture Law event May 4-6, 2015. There will be a live broadcast during my …The post Upcoming…
  • Mar 30

    NY Family Law: Prenuptial Agreements, Bad Choices and Unconscionably

    NY Family Law: Prenuptial Agreements, Bad Choices and Unconscionably
    If you are making a bad decision, does that automatically mean that it was not a meaningful decision?  The Court in Barocas v. Barocas, 94 A.D.3d 551 (1st Dept. 2012) sure thought not.  Arguing that the prenuptial agreement is…
  • Mar 27

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm
    I had the opportunity to speak on “Ag Gag” Legislation this past week before the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law.  My presentation focused on procedures for farms to help…
Rank this Week: 437

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/
Rank this Week: 291