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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 30

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on May 10-12, 2016 in Chicago, IL, on June 15-17, 2016 in New York, NY, and on July…
  • Apr 30

    Webinar on Patent Owner Preliminary Response

    Webinar on Patent Owner Preliminary Response
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" on May 4, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Cory C. Bell, Joshua L. Goldberg, Thomas L. Irving,…
  • Apr 30

    IPO Webinar on Federal Trade Secret Law

    IPO Webinar on Federal Trade Secret Law
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Federal Trade Secret Law: Getting It Right Early" on May 5, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Ken Corsello of IBM, Bradford Newman of Paul Hastings, and…
Rank this Week: 648

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 30

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nancy E. Dowd

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nancy E. Dowd
    I am delighted to welcome Professor Nancy E. Dowd who will be joining us for a guest visit this month.  Professor Dowd holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.  Professor…
  • Apr 30

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 3

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 3
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2016 issue: ARTICLES Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585…
  • Apr 29

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 49:4 (April 2016)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 49:4 (April 2016)
    Lecture Information Fiduciaries and the First Amendment Jack M. Balkin Articles The Pendulum Swings: Reconsidering Corporate Criminal Prosecution David M. Uhlmann Predatory Management Buyouts Iman Anabtawi Bankrupt Rivers Rhett Larson &…
Rank this Week: 88

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    With Warmer Weather It’s Time to Guard Against Window Fall

    With Warmer Weather It’s Time to Guard Against Window Fall
    With spring well under way and summer around the corner it is time again for me to remind readers of the importance of window safety and the crucial work done by SafeKids Oregon. Earlier this month the country marked National Window Safety…
  • Apr 29

    A Leap Forward in the Fight Against Oregon Distracted Driving

    A Leap Forward in the Fight Against Oregon Distracted Driving
    An article published this week in the New York Times outlines what many of us have long suspected: distracted driving, the paper writes, “by just about any measure, appears to be getting worse. Americans confess in surveys that they are…
  • Apr 22

    Report Exposes Life Insurance Industry

    Report Exposes Life Insurance Industry
    A report broadcast last Sunday on 60 Minutes brought into stark detail alleged abuses in the insurance industry. CBS News found a pattern, which it believes is replicated nationwide, of insurance giants failing to pay life insurance policies…
Rank this Week: 789

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Social Services Brings Child Neglect Case Against Grandmother

    Social Services Brings Child Neglect Case Against Grandmother
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in a neglect proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act. Article 10, the maternal grandmother appeals from an order of the Family Court, Kings County, dated April 7, 2009, which suspended her visitation…
  • Apr 29

    Father Requests Return of Children

    Father Requests Return of Children
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a contested matrimonial action before the Supreme Court of the State of New York. A New York Divorce Lawyer said that on 6 January 2010, the plaintiff, the husband moved by order...
  • Apr 28

    Mother Appeals Ruling Terminating Her Parental Right

    Mother Appeals Ruling Terminating Her Parental Right
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a motion brought before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Department, by the respondent on appeals from two orders of fact-finding and disposition of...
Rank this Week: 105

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005
    Texas prisons released 52 percent more prisoners convicted of violent offenses in FY 2014 than in FY 2005, according to the TDCJ annual statistical reports from those years. Comparing the number of people released in those two years we…
  • Apr 28

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform
    Remarkable. Dallas businessman Doug Deason and the Charles Koch Foundation are teaming up to fund a criminal-justice reform center at SMU. Reported the Dallas News (4/26):Tuesday in Dallas, Deason announced that he and his family’s …
  • Apr 28

    TDCJ will face 85th session with new leadership

    TDCJ will face 85th session with new leadership
    Long-time TDCJ executive director Brad Livingston retired recently. Here's the job posting. If you're qualified, go for it.With former TDCJ Chairman Oliver Bell replaced last summer by Dale Wainwright, Rissie Owens gone, and now Livingston…
Rank this Week: 502

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Apr 30

    With Rule 41, Little-Known Committee Proposes to Grant New Hacking Powers to the Government

    With Rule 41, Little-Known Committee Proposes to Grant New Hacking Powers to the Government
    The government hacking into phones and seizing computers remotely? It’s not the plot of a dystopian blockbuster summer movie. It’s a proposal from an obscure committee that proposes changes to court procedures—and if we do…
  • Apr 30

    Community Groups Come Together Across the U.S. to Promote Digital Right

    Community Groups Come Together Across the U.S. to Promote Digital Right
    When setting out on a recent speaking tour in the wake of launching the Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA) earlier this spring, I expected to encounter supporters of digital rights from all walks of life and backgrounds. My expectations,…
  • Apr 30

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Voice2Text Trolls VoIP Provider

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Voice2Text Trolls VoIP Provider
    This month, a company called Voice2Text Innovations filed patent infringement lawsuits against two voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services, Phone.com and Vitelity. Voice2Text has no website or any other information online; its sole asset…
Rank this Week: 236

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 30

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"
    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement" by Susan B. Levin has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Advocates of cognitive enhancement maintain that technological advances would augment autonomy indirectly…
  • Apr 25

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Bioethics, Vol. 30, Issue 4 (2016)): "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients" JUKKA VARELIUS, University of Turku - Department of…
  • Apr 25

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"
    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia" by Stephanie M. Hare and Nicole A. Vincent has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Suppose you want to live a happy life. Who should…
Rank this Week: 331

Truck Injury Lawyer Blog

Truck Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers legal issues relating to truck, trailer, and auto accidents. Published by the Law Offices of Morgan G. Adams.

http://www.truckinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Why Treating a Bus Wreck Case Like a Car Wreck Case is a Multi-Million Dollar Mistake

    Why Treating a Bus Wreck Case Like a Car Wreck Case is a Multi-Million Dollar Mistake
    I was honored to speak to a large roomful of lawyers, from around the nation, at the American Association for Justice’s Jazz Fest Program in New Orleans, LA. My topic, in case you hadn’t guessed, was Why Treating a Bus Wreck…
  • Feb 29

    When Will New Truck Drivers be Trained?

    When Will New Truck Drivers be Trained?
    Because a small number of  fly-by-night, unsafe, trucking companies refuse to train their drivers (the vast majority of trucking companies have training programs), the FMCSA finally had to pass regulations requiring ongoing training…
  • Feb 24

    Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit Published!

    Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit Published!
    I am pleased that I have had a chapter published in the multi-volume set Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Ed.  I wrote the chapter on “Investigating the Case,” along with my good friend Joe Fried. If you…
Rank this Week: 823

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 30

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic
    Criminal law expert Ken Strutin's new article is yet another research tour de force - a collection of recent and notable developments concerning DNA as forensic science, metric of guilt, herald of innocence, and its emerging place in the…
  • Apr 29

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”
    Alan Rothman's article presents an engaging and enlightening perspective on the elements of serendipity and prodigious talent engaged in the world of inventors and their inventions, as well providing readers with an excellent book review.…
  • Apr 15

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?
    Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis…
Rank this Week: 284

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 30

    AGs redefine climate dissent as “fraud”

    AGs redefine climate dissent as “fraud”
    I joined guest host Steve Simpson on Blog Talk Radio’s Yaron Brook Show, along with guests Sam Kazman (CEI) and Alex Epstein (“The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”) to discuss the free speech threat of attorney general climate…
  • Apr 30

    Court strikes down Seattle snoop-in-residents’-garbage law

    Court strikes down Seattle snoop-in-residents’-garbage law
    “A judge has ruled that snooping trash collectors in Seattle cannot simply go through garbage bins without any sort of warrant to determine whether its citizens are putting food in the wrong place. It’s a win for the…
  • Apr 29

    D.C. Circuit: Don’t second-guess DPA

    D.C. Circuit: Don’t second-guess DPA
    Deferred prosecution agreements and their close relatives non-prosecution agreements (DPAs/NPAs) have become a major tool of white-collar prosecution in recent years. Typically, a business defendant in exchange for escape from the costs…
Rank this Week: 42

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 13

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 30

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence
    Russell Gold (Wake Forest) has posted his latest piece, Compensation's Role in Deterrence, on SSRN. Here's the abstract: There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law…
  • Apr 29

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence
    Cathy Sharkey (NYU Law) has posted a new piece on SSRN entitled The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence. Here's the abstract: The BP oil spill litigation and subsequent settlements provide an…
  • Apr 29

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement
    Our own Howie Erichson has posted his latest piece, Aggregation in Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlements, on SSRN. It's a great read for judges and attorneys alike and points out--as the title suggests--provisions in class…
Rank this Week: 296

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 14

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Digital Assets After Death

    Digital Assets After Death
    Oregon has passed a law which allows the appointment of an individual to access the digital assets of someone who has died. This authority must be provided for in a Will, Trust or other estate planning document. Illinois currently has no laws…
  • Apr 22

    Signing Up for Medicare

    Signing Up for Medicare
    You become eligible for Medicare as soon as you turn 65, and delaying your enrollment can result in penalties, so it is important to act right away. There are different options to consider when signing up for Medicare. Medicare consists of…
  • Apr 16

    Illinois Medicaid Planning and Private Reverse Mortgage

    Illinois Medicaid Planning and Private Reverse Mortgage
    The basic concept of a reverse mortgage is that the bank will make payments to the homeowner, rather than the other way around. The payments can be a single lump sum, a line of credit or a stream of monthly payments. The bank does not have to…
Rank this Week: 759

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 30

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care
    When we or our loved ones are in the hospital we trust that proper care will always be provided. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A lawsuit was recently filed against a local hospital and doctor alleging that failure to provide…
  • Apr 27

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit
    When we enter the hospital for surgery we trust that our doctor will take proper care of us and not cause us further harm. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, according to a patient. The man was allegedly harmed because of…
  • Apr 24

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Eye Injury During Surgery

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Eye Injury During Surgery
    A man and his wife have filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice against a hospital and medical team after a mistake during surgery. The man was undergoing a surgical procedure for sleep apnea when the injury occurred. The injury was caused,…
Rank this Week: 581

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 276

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

By Glenn R. Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 663

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD
    It's finally happening. The legendary 1960s series The Defenders is finally being released on DVD. Shout! Factory is putting season one of this groundbreaking series, which starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed, in our DVD players July…
  • Apr 28

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism
    Ken Levy, LSU Law Center, is publishing Why the Late Justice Scalia Was Wrong: The Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism in the Lewis & Clark Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. My article concerns constitutional interpretation and…
  • Apr 28

    Geva on the Legal History of Check

    Geva on the Legal History of Check
    Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Law School (York), has published Liability on a Cheque: A Legal History in IANUS 2015, MODULO JEAN MONNET, and as Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 41 (2016). Here is the abstract. Cheques are old payment…
Rank this Week: 50

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 30

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!
    By Eric SegallThe scene is the Oval Office. The date is January 21, 2017. President Trump is swinging a golf club when his intercom goes off. A soft female voice says:“The Chief Justice is here to see you Mr. President, Sir.”Trump…
  • Apr 29

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability
    by Michael DorfSo much of what Donald Trump says is nonsense that taking his pronouncements seriously feels like a sucker's game. But as the likelihood that he will secure the GOP nomination has recently increased, simply ignoring him is…
  • Apr 28

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue
    by Neil H. BuchananIn the midst of the ongoing drama of the presidential campaign, it is easy to forget that there already are people who have been sworn in as elected officeholders, and that those people are doing their jobs almost…
Rank this Week: 163

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 30

    Most Downloaded SSRN Antitrust Law Professors (Full time) in the past year

    Most Downloaded SSRN Antitrust Law Professors (Full time) in the past year
    This list includes those who write (even occasionally) in antitrust even if their primary focus in in a different area of the top 300 most downloaded on SSRN: Name Institution Downloads Mark Lemley Stanford 17,568 Herb Hovenkamp Iowa 6,914…
  • Apr 30

    Everyone Wants to Get Tough on Antitrust Policy, but Not Really

    Everyone Wants to Get Tough on Antitrust Policy, but Not Really
    Chris Sagers, Cleveland State Law has an op-ed in the NY Times on how Everyone Wants to Get Tough on Antitrust Policy, but Not Really. He notes that "[A]dministrations of both parties for some decades have painted us into a...
  • Apr 29

    imply inTAXicating - Turf War: Intellectual Property Vs Competition Law (India)

    imply inTAXicating - Turf War: Intellectual Property Vs Competition Law (India)
    My friend Yohesh Pai of National Law University Delhi discusses FRAND issues in India on the show simply inTAXicating - Turf War: Intellectual Property Vs Competition Law.
Rank this Week: 174

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 30

    Time Management on Fact-Pattern Essay Exam

    Time Management on Fact-Pattern Essay Exam
    The professor's goals for fact-pattern essay exams are multiple. Within the larger goal of seeing whether students can apply law to new fact scenarios they have never seen, the professor is looking for several aspects: Can students spot…
  • Apr 29

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Apr 29

    Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE - Deadline May 6th

    Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE - Deadline May 6th
    Good morning! AASE is aware that law school travel budgets are dwindling. In fact, some of you may not even have a travel budget at all. The purpose of the AASE National Conference is to further the professional development of...
Rank this Week: 887

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 913

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    TTAB Posts May 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts May 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (III) oral hearings for the month of May, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these…
  • Apr 29

    Precedential No. 12: TTAB Affirms 2(e)(1) and 2(d) Refusals of HOUSEBOAT BLOB for Inflatable Mattresse

    Precedential No. 12: TTAB Affirms 2(e)(1) and 2(d) Refusals of HOUSEBOAT BLOB for Inflatable Mattresse
    The Board affirmed two refusals of the mark HOUSEBOAT BLOB for "Inflatable float mattresses or pads for recreational use, namely, mattresses and pads from which the user may be launched into the air and onto a body of water; Inflatable…
  • Apr 28

    Pro-Football Seeks Certiorari-Before-Judgment in REDSKINS Appeal

    Pro-Football Seeks Certiorari-Before-Judgment in REDSKINS Appeal
    On April 25th, Pro-Football, Inc. filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari Before Judgement (pdf here), in the REDKSINS case now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, asking the Supreme Court to consider immediately…
Rank this Week: 99

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 669

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Apr 30

    Best Week, Worst Week: Pugh wins Democratic nomination; Moe’s denied by Court of Appeal

    Best Week, Worst Week: Pugh wins Democratic nomination; Moe’s denied by Court of Appeal
    State Sen. Catherine Pugh got some great news this week as she took huge step in becoming the next mayor of Baltimore while the Court of Appeals was the bearer of some bad news for Moe’s Southwestern Grill. Pugh, a Democrat from…
  • Apr 29

    Maryland’s onetime mental hospitals costing state millions annually

    Maryland’s onetime mental hospitals costing state millions annually
    ANNAPOLIS – Six miles outside of Annapolis lie the decaying bones of a dinosaur. They don’t belong to a prehistoric animal, but to Crownsville Hospital Center, a mostly vacant former asylum that costs the State of Maryland around…
  • Apr 29

    Friends turn foes for justice’s re-election in West Virginia

    Friends turn foes for justice’s re-election in West Virginia
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In 2004, former coal baron Don Blankenship spent $3.5 million to help get a West Virginia Supreme Court candidate elected in a wild race that inspired a John Grisham novel. At the time, Blankenship’s company,…
Rank this Week: 462

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 660

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Apr 30

    Certification of an “Uncommon” Class Action based on a “Central Commonality”

    Certification of an “Uncommon” Class Action based on a “Central Commonality”
    By Sara Babich The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reiterated several key principles in the context of class action certification motions. In Good v Toronto Police Services Board, 2016 ONCA 250 [Good], the Court of Appeal upheld the…
  • Apr 22

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?
    By Louis Fouquet It was widely hoped that the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9 (“Dunsmuir”) would simplify the judicial review of administrative action by limiting the scope of review to…
  • Apr 19

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Laurie Baptiste, Ryann Atkins and Shanique Lake Leaves to Appeal Granted Since our last post, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted leave in a couple…
Rank this Week: 197

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Prosecutors Drop Broward Felony Mental Health Court Cases After Report

    Prosecutors Drop Broward Felony Mental Health Court Cases After Report
    Criminal cases against dozens of people that have been languishing in Broward County’s felony mental health court have been dropped by prosecutors following the publication of “Trapped,” an investigating by The Sun…
  • Apr 26

    Broward DUI Manslaughter Conviction: 4 Years Prison

    Broward DUI Manslaughter Conviction: 4 Years Prison
    A Weston man recently pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian last year while driving drunk. Bryce Samartino, 23, pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of 66-year-old Elourdes Ostange, a mother of 10.  In exchange for entering a…
  • Apr 21

    Florida Child Neglect Arrest of Allegedly Drunk Father

    Florida Child Neglect Arrest of Allegedly Drunk Father
    Parenting is no easy feat, as any caregiver can attest. However, anytime one assumes the responsibility of caring for a child, failure to provide certain basic services and protection can result in criminal charges – namely, child…
Rank this Week: 902

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution
    Source: News.com.au (29 April 2016)http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/bali-nine-duo-families-one-year-on-from-executions/news-story/982eafef3f15a08a2c37b17b296e5c6cIT’S been one year today since Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were…
  • Apr 18

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case
    Source: The Japan Times (18 April 2016)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/18/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-sets-death-penalty-threshold-graft-cases/#.VxUUNjB97IUBEIJING – Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan…
  • Apr 11

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy
    Source: CNS News (31 March 2016)http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/pakistan-radicals-end-protest-after-govt-gives-assurances-blasphemyMuslim radicals ended a four-day sit-in in a high-security “red zone” near…
Rank this Week: 477

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three
    There’s often some sense of relief when a driver convicted of multiple deaths due to DUI in Los Angeles goes to jail; at least that person will be off the road for a few years. But in Anderson County, South Carolina, a recent DUI…
  • Apr 27

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction
    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge…
  • Apr 25

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma
    When courts find someone guilty of a DUI in Los Angles, the penalties that person faces will depend on whether or not he or she has prior DUI convictions. (It doesn’t matter if some of the DUI convictions occurred in another state;…
Rank this Week: 748

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter

    Mysteries of Twitter
    Something is duplicating my blog posts on Twitter. Or rather, two somethings. Doubtlessly, they are both things I set up myself some time long in the past, set and forgot. Now I have to reverse engineer it to figure out … Continue…
Rank this Week: 19

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 100

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 29

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion
    NBC News (April 29, 2016): Abortion in Europe: Rebecca Gomperts Takes Entrepreneurial Approach, by Cassandra Vinograd: Ten years ago, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, a ship that sailed to countries where abortion was illegal to…
  • Apr 25

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion
    Washington Post (April 23, 2016): Abortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill, by Niraj Chokshi The Oklahoma legislature continues to pass legislation designed to undermine women's access to abortion. Last week the…
  • Apr 23

    Women of Color Speak Out Against PRENDA

    Women of Color Speak Out Against PRENDA
    Rewire (April 21, 2016): Congressional Testimony: Anti-Choice Measure Would Turn People of Color Into 'Suspects in the Exam Room,' by Kanya D'Ameida, At last week's Congressional Hearing for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, Miriam Yeung,…
Rank this Week: 616

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 29

    Five action items employers can take pending the DOL changes in exempt classification

    Five action items employers can take pending the DOL changes in exempt classification
    In 2015 the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed increasing the salary employees must receive in order to be classified as exempt.  The DOL finalized the rules and the changes are pending before the White House’s Office of Management…
  • Apr 27

    The Restaurant Advisory Group Seminar presents ‘The Lease’

    The Restaurant Advisory Group Seminar presents ‘The Lease’
    I’m a member of the Restaurant Advisory Group (TRAG) which focuses on advising restaurants on a variety of business and legal issues.  On May 5, 2016 the group is offering a presentation on leases: Understanding What you are…
  • Apr 22

    Five employment law developments in California

    Five employment law developments in California
    A lot was happening this week in California’s employment law.  This week’s Friday’s Five is a round-up on the highlights: 1.       Los Angeles City Council votes to require employers to…
Rank this Week: 777

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac
    In Bapco Closures Research Ltd and Another v Selpac Europe Ltd [2016] EWHC 550 (IPEC) (18 March 2016), His Honour Judge Hacon had to decide a very short but very interesting point of claim construction. The patent in suit was European…
  • Mar 28

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"
    St Andrews from St Rule's Tower Author Peter Gordon Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence The Department for Culture, Media and Sport refers collectively to the following industries as "the creative…
  • Mar 10

    Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal in Trunki

    Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal in Trunki
    The judgment of the Supreme Court in PMS International Group Plc v Magmatic Ltd. [2016] UKSC 12 has attracted a lot of flak over the last 24 hours much of it unjustified. According to the BBC website, Mr Robert Law, the founder of the…
Rank this Week: 596

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 268

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Legal Education; Private Equity & Hedge Funds: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    Legal Education; Private Equity & Hedge Funds: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Another busy week winds down here in Seattle. Before we go into our weekend, let’s take a second to look at the new blogs joining LXBN this week: Firstly we have the Innovative Law Student blog edited by Miguel Willis…
  • Apr 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Norovirus, Tattoos, and Video Recording

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Norovirus, Tattoos, and Video Recording
    We’re still getting a lot of coverage on the Defend Trade Secrets act, pushing it to a trending topic over on LXBN. I’ve also got a post up today about how search warrants will be the next battlefield for crypto …
  • Apr 28

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog
    Blogging, unlike writing an article, is all about going “out” where the people are to engage your audience. When we began blogging years ago we referenced what others wrote on their blogs. The technology, whether it was…
Rank this Week: 16

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    News and Update

    News and Update
    It's been a busy few weeks, and as I sit here in my desk at 7 o'clock on a Friday, I just wanted to take a moment to make a few announcements.First, effective today, Franklyn Z. Aronson, Esq., who has been Of Counsel to our firm, is retiring.…
  • Apr 4

    New Jersey Enacts Uniform Trust Code into Law

    New Jersey Enacts Uniform Trust Code into Law
    While this may not sound like big news, it is actually very exciting that New Jersey has finally enacted the Uniform Trust Code (UTC) into law.  The new law will go into effect on July 17, 2016.  When it does, New Jersey will join…
  • Mar 29

    Requirement of Executors to Report Basis of Assets When Administering an Estate - FollowUp

    Requirement of Executors to Report Basis of Assets When Administering an Estate - FollowUp
    The IRS has released new regulations that have extended the due date for filing Form 8971 to March 31, 2016.  Executors and administrators of estates that are required to file a federal Form 706 Estate Tax Return are now also required to…
Rank this Week: 486

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 29

    Ministro julga inviável trâmite de ação contra instrução normativa da ANS

    Ministro julga inviável trâmite de ação contra instrução normativa da ANS
    O ministro Marco Aurélio, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou seguimento (julgar inviável) à Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI) 5500, na qual a Confederação Nacional de…
  • Apr 29

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 29/4 20h30 - Iluminuras O escritor e teólogo Filipe Otoni, autor de “De fé em fé”, seu livro de estreia, é o primeiro convidado. Mineiro de Nanuque (MG), ele elege os escritores que mais…
  • Apr 29

    Decisão restabelece matrícula de imóveis no Tocantins em favor da União

    Decisão restabelece matrícula de imóveis no Tocantins em favor da União
    O ministro Teori Zavascki, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), julgou parcialmente procedente a Ação Cível Originária (ACO) 847 para determinar o restabelecimento, em nome da União, das matrículas de…
Rank this Week: 45

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
Rank this Week: 170

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    DJ profiles Justice Streeter + 3 appellate tips for corporate counsel

    DJ profiles Justice Streeter + 3 appellate tips for corporate counsel
    Yesterday's DJ profiled 1/4's Justice Jon Streeter, who clerked in the D.C. Circuit, was a Bay Area Civil Litigator for decades at Orrick and Keker, and served the profession as president of BASF (2004) and the State Bar (2011).Compared to…
  • Apr 29

    Brawling Super Lawyer?

    Brawling Super Lawyer?
    PJ Gilbert's widely reported anti-SLAPP opinion (see, e.g., 'Super Lawyer' Can't Duck Defamation Suit) from Wednesday begins like this:The parties in this case are neighbors. Appellants ignored Rodney King's famous…
  • Apr 25

    Awards for the Chief + Gilbert performs for African well

    Awards for the Chief + Gilbert performs for African well
    Chief Justice Recognized for Public ServiceDistinguished Judicial Service AwardChief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is receiving the 2016 Brody Distinguished Judicial Service award at Maine's Colby College today. The award…
Rank this Week: 156

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Apr 29

    You Serve Your Time, Earn Your Freedom, Then the Job Market Shuts the Door in Your Face

    You Serve Your Time, Earn Your Freedom, Then the Job Market Shuts the Door in Your Face
    Jason Hernandez had to take extreme measures to get around employers’ bias against former prisoners. This piece originally appeared on The Huffington Post. When I was in prison on a nonviolent drug offense, all I could think about was…
  • Apr 29

    Historic Ruling Puts Justice Within Reach for CIA Torture Victim

    Historic Ruling Puts Justice Within Reach for CIA Torture Victim
    More and more, it looks like CIA torture survivors will have their day in court. CIA torture victims are a big step closer to accountability. A federal judge has ruled against two CIA contract psychologists, James Mitchell and John Bruce…
  • Apr 26

    Denying a Cadet Her Right to Wear Hijab Will Not ‘Make America Great’

    Denying a Cadet Her Right to Wear Hijab Will Not ‘Make America Great’
    Officials at the Citadel should respect religious freedom and allow a Muslim student to wear hijab. Should a Muslim woman who enrolls as a cadet at the Citadel, a public military college in South Carolina, be permitted to wear hijab with her…
Rank this Week: 188

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Apr 29

    CFP: African J. Comparative Constitutional Law

    CFP: African J. Comparative Constitutional Law
    The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (AJCCL), published by JUTA Law of South Africa and the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi, invites submissions for its inaugural issue. The...
  • Apr 29

    Texas Legal Scholars Workshop — Dallas, TX

    Texas Legal Scholars Workshop — Dallas, TX
    The Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law and the University of Houston Law Center present the second annual Texas Legal Scholars Workshop Aug. 26-27, 2016, at SMU in...
  • Apr 29

    Proportionality in Int’l Investment Law — London, UK

    Proportionality in Int’l Investment Law — London, UK
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) holds the Twenty-Sixth Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) Public Conference, The Role of Proportionality in International Investment Law, May 19, 2016.
Rank this Week: 151

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    VIDEO: Get Inside a Rainmaker Retreat

    VIDEO: Get Inside a Rainmaker Retreat
    You never know exactly what will resonate for each attorney who attends a Rainmaker Retreat, our two-day law firm marketing seminar, but you can be sure that each and every one of them will take away something they can put to use right away…
  • Apr 27

    How to Increase Your Law Firm Website’s Lead Generation Capability

    How to Increase Your Law Firm Website’s Lead Generation Capability
    Is your website operating to maximum efficiency for lead generation? Do people who come to your site stay or do they jump off after the home page? Do you know what your “bounce rate” is? If someone visits only one page on…
  • Apr 26

    4 Steps to Increase Your Law Firm’s Online Visibility

    4 Steps to Increase Your Law Firm’s Online Visibility
    There is one simple marketing strategy that can mean real money in your pocket: increasing the online visibility of your law firm. If you increase your online visibility, you improve your chances of having potential clients find you…
Rank this Week: 218