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El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 190

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 962

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 273

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 1

    USPTO Report on Virtual Marking

    USPTO Report on Virtual Marking
    Congress directed the USPTO to submit a report on virtual marking after enactment of the AIA. The AIA made many changes to United States patent law, including an amendment to 35 U.S.C. § 287(a), the so-called “marking”…
  • Sep 30

    FDA Warning Letters Expected to Increase in 2015

    FDA Warning Letters Expected to Increase in 2015
    Did you know that the number of FDA warning letters issued increased substantially by 78% from 2007 to 2013? One of the industries that accounted for the highest number of warning letters was Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology. Sparta Systems…
  • Sep 30

    IQPC’s upcoming Global Patent Strategies Summit

    IQPC’s upcoming Global Patent Strategies Summit
    EXCLUSIVE PAST SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS Global Patent Strategies Summit December 3-5 · San Jose, CA www.GlobalPatentSummit.com You may feel a bit like you’re grasping at straws in order to keep up with the ever-changing…
Rank this Week: 595

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Oct 1

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand
    A recent Wall St. Journal article discussed some of the franchise brands with higher-than-average default rates. The highest on the list? Planet Fitness at a staggering 41.1.% default rate for SBA loans from 2004 through 2014 according to the…
  • Aug 22

    Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising

    Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising
    I read an excellent post recently about The Secrets to Success in Franchising. I love what blog author Mike Sheehan had to say to start the article, If the title of this article caught your attention because you’re looking for a magic…
  • Aug 20

    Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List

    Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List
    A big congratulations to client Choice Energy for its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing company debuting at No. 40 on the list and No. 1 for Iowa companies! The company has experienced incredible growth for their…
Rank this Week: 416

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 800

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 1

    Coca-Cola’s New “Equity Stewardship Guidelines”

    Coca-Cola’s New “Equity Stewardship Guidelines”
    Back in May, I blogged about a flap over Coca-Cola’s equity compensation plan. Showing how shareholder engagement works, the company announced this morning that its Compensation Committee has adopted “Equity Stewardship…
  • Sep 30

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”
    Today is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”; yesterday was the “Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” – and the video archive of that Conference is already posted. Note you can…
  • Sep 29

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”
    Today is the “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”; tomorrow is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference.” Note you can still register to watch…
Rank this Week: 503

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014
    CanadaGovernment ordered to pay Caledonia developer's legal costs for tax battle over settlement, The National Post TDSB loses appeal to enter private partnership and build artificial turf field and seasonal dome, The Globe and MailNorthern…
  • Sep 30

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work
    A Saskatchewan law firm, a Calgary lawyer, and an Ontario program have received awards for their commitment to providing pro bono services to low-income individuals needing legal help.The 2014 Canadian National Pro Bono Awards were…
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014
    CanadaLaw enforcement urged to avoid using terrorist terminology and linking it to Muslim community, The ProvinceFocus placed on Luka Magnotta's state of mind at murder trial, Montreal GazetteCrown case weakens as man accused of shooting…
Rank this Week: 115

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Watched Twenty Feet From Stardom last…

    Watched Twenty Feet From Stardom last night. Great music, obviously. Interesting stories, too. The structure of it was notable, and I want to dwell on that a bit. The movie is about backup singers, and it features one who broke through after…
  • Sep 30

    "We are in the habit of seeing untended…

    "We are in the habit of seeing untended nature as a sort of blankness, awaiting human work to fill it." The reason I believe that the climate crisis is an urgent problem is that there will inevitably be human suffering as a result, and I…
  • Sep 24

    A couple of thoughts on "How Gary Hart's…

    A couple of thoughts on "How Gary Hart's Downfall Forever Changed American Politics".1.  Why is it that the New York Times, or people who write for the New York Times, act as though they have discovered something, even when the thing…
Rank this Week: 478

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Oct 1

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: KM Innovations Sues LTD Commoditie

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: KM Innovations Sues LTD Commoditie
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana trademark attorney for KM Innovations LLC of New Castle, Indiana ("KM") sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that LTD Commodities LLC of Bannockburn, Illinois ("LTD") infringed the trademarked…
  • Sep 29

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter
    What is a demand letter? Am I legally obligated to respond? A demand letter is correspondence that states that you are potentially infringing the claims of a patent and requesting that you pay for a license to use the patented invention. You…
  • Sep 26

    Patenting Your Invention

    Patenting Your Invention
    What can be patented? Utility patents are available for a new, nonobvious and useful: • Process, • Machine, • Article of manufacture, • Composition of matter, or • Improvement of any of the above Patent…
Rank this Week: 341

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Oct 1

    Can Kevin Ward's Family Sue Nascar Racer Tony Steward For Wrongful Death?

    Can Kevin Ward's Family Sue Nascar Racer Tony Steward For Wrongful Death?
    There has been much ado recently about a Nascar incident in my neck of the woods (Ontario County, New York State) in which Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. (See video of the incident above). An Ontario County Grand Jury recently…
  • Sep 30

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial
    I just finished trying a case in Federal Court in Syracuse. It was an unusual case for me. I normally try only New York personal injury cases. But in this trial I represented a fellow lawyer who got fired from her job as Cayuga County…
  • Sep 28

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.
    I sometimes tell people that safe driving would drive me out of business. As a New York car accident lawyer, someone's negligent driving puts bread on my table. Now isn't that just sick? Sure it is, which is why I am perfectly prepared…
Rank this Week: 246

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Oct 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners' (ASNP) 12-part "Settlement Planning" webinar series , which begins today, offers an important educational opportunity to learn more about this evolving profession. Evaluated in advance, based upon its…
  • Sep 29

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource
    During this transitional era for both settlement planning and the primary and secondary structured settlement markets, participating professionals are fortunate to have multiple educational opportunities this Fall to update and expand their…
  • Sep 2

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a Private Letter Ruling (PLR-143928-13) dated August 29, 2014 approving favorable tax treatment for a structured settlement annuity with annual payment adjustments based on the performance of the…
Rank this Week: 510

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Oct 1

    [David Bernstein] Why is the Obama Administration so contemptuous of the Constitution and the rule of law?

    [David Bernstein] Why is the Obama Administration so contemptuous of the Constitution and the rule of law?
    That’s the question my article in this month’s Commentary tries to answer. If you don’t already think that this administration is contemptuous of the Constitution and the rule of law, this article is unlikely to persuade…
  • Oct 1

    [David Bernstein] More U.S. government hypocrisy on civilian casualtie

    [David Bernstein] More U.S. government hypocrisy on civilian casualtie
    Flashback: Back in July, Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes suggested to CNN’s Candy Crowley that Israel wasn’t doing enough to avert civilian casualties in Gaza. “I think you can always to more. The U.S.…
  • Sep 30

    [Will Baude] What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?

    [Will Baude] What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?
    As Rick Hasen covers in detail, today the Seventh Circuit issued opinions explaining its recent 5-5 division over whether to stay an injunction against Wisconsin’s voter ID law. There’s a per curiam opinion by the panel, ruling…
Rank this Week: 9

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 1

    Thinking About Hypocrisy

    Thinking About Hypocrisy
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss protests against the practice within some ultra-Orthodox circles of using a live chicken for the ritual of Kaporos.  The ritual precedes Yom Kippur and symbolically transfers…
  • Sep 30

    Writing About the Debt Ceiling is Apparently Not Easy

    Writing About the Debt Ceiling is Apparently Not Easy
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananA colleague recently forwarded to me a link to a law student note, Unconstitutional Debt Ceilings, 103 Georgetown L. J. Online 29 (2013), in which a 2013 graduate of my law school's crosstown rival provided a…
  • Sep 28

    WWJHED (What Would John Hart Ely Do) About Campaign Finance Regulation?

    WWJHED (What Would John Hart Ely Do) About Campaign Finance Regulation?
    By Michael DorfIn a terrific essay in The Atlantic last week, Garrett Epps took the opportunity of the lull before the start of the Supreme Court Term to note the seeming perversity of the Roberts Court's views about how to define…
Rank this Week: 764

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Oct 1

    “What’s in a name”? Privacy and anonymous speech on the Internet

    “What’s in a name”? Privacy and anonymous speech on the Internet
    Keynote speech by Lord Neuberger at 5 RB Conference on the Internet, 30 September 2014 The President of the Supreme Court has delivered a very interesting address on the protections that should be afforded to what might be termed the…
  • Oct 1

    Five things we learned from Cameron’s human rights announcement

    Five things we learned from Cameron’s human rights announcement
    There was some surprise at the lack of detail over human rights in Justice Secretary Chris Grayling and Home Secretary Theresa May’s speeches yesterday. Now, David Cameron has revealed all. Or at least, he has revealed some. Here is…
  • Oct 1

    The remarkable shrinking backlog at the European Court of Human Rights – Alice Donald

    The remarkable shrinking backlog at the European Court of Human Rights – Alice Donald
    In recent years, a constant feature of debate about the future of the European Court of Human Rights has been the backlog of applications that threatens to engulf it. At its height, in September 2011, this backlog reached the dizzying figure…
Rank this Week: 566

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    The Three Hump Camel

    The Three Hump Camel
    I can't pick a single topic today so here's three!Ebola!Ebola is here and here's a few quick facts. Ebola doesn't tend to travel through the air like the flu and other respiratory illnesses. People with Ebola generally aren't infectious until…
  • Sep 30

    Don't Fear The Pizz!!

    Don't Fear The Pizz!!
    Do you feel me?I mean, do you feel me??The Florida Supreme Court on Monday instructed the governor, who was sued by Pizzi, to explain by Oct. 14 why he should not revoke Pizzi’s suspension. “[T]he Court has determined that the…
  • Sep 29

    Being Boring

    Being Boring
    *video has brief but artful nudity #nsfwThank god! For a second there I was actually in agreement with Michele Bachmann. Don't worry self, she walked it back!For years, the GOP congresswoman from Minnesota has been a leader among Christian…
Rank this Week: 229

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel
    Dale CarpenterThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.From Congress to state houses, many legislators opposing same-sex marriage have acted based on what they openly claimed were simple matters of right and…
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt
    Bill AraizaThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.First, let me thank Susannah for organizing this online symposium, on a topic that is becoming more and more central to the Court’s approach to equal…
  • Sep 30

    The Revolt Against Leiter

    The Revolt Against Leiter
    Brian Leiter, in his own words:I am the editor of the PGR; I am also one of the leading Nietzsche scholars in the world, a law professor, a New Yorker with limited toleration for the fools our profession breeds, a leading figure in legal…
Rank this Week: 200

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Oct 1

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror
    The article below and the study it cites makes a strong argument for allowing non-citizen jurors. According to the article, in criminal proceedings, non-citizens face higher sentences than those who are citizens. The article goes on to say…
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ... WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for Arias NWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel Dilloff Melissa Rubin Roth Abstract (to read the entire article go here) You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial...
Rank this Week: 598

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 1

    OPINION AND ORDER: Avery v. Batista, et al.

    OPINION AND ORDER: Avery v. Batista, et al.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: WRIT – EXTRAORDINARY RELIEF OP 14-0058, 2014 MT 266, RUSSELL SCOTT AVERY, Petitioner, v. MIKE BATISTA, Director of Montana Department of Corrections,…
  • Oct 1

    OPINION: Matter of M.S.

    OPINION: Matter of M.S.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEFENDENT NEGLECT DA 13-0790, 2014 MT 265, IN THE MATTER OF: M.S., A Youth in Need of Care.
  • Oct 1

    OPINION: Estate of Mead

    OPINION: Estate of Mead
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – PROBATE DA 13-0772, 2014 MT 264, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ROBERT LEE MEAD, Deceased.
Rank this Week: 20

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Former VSR and Berthel, Fisher Broker, Steven L. Stahler

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Former VSR and Berthel, Fisher Broker, Steven L. Stahler
    On August 27, 2014, FINRA filed a complaint against Steven L. Stahler, formerly a registered representative with multiple broker dealers including Lowell & Company, Inc., Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc., Berthel, Fisher & Company…
  • Sep 30

    Gana LLP is Investigating LPL Financial broker, Kenneth W. Schulz for Improper Conduct

    Gana LLP is Investigating LPL Financial broker, Kenneth W. Schulz for Improper Conduct
    On September 11, 2014, FINRA, permanently barred Kenneth W. Schulz, a former broker of LPL Financial from associating with any FINRA member. According to the Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, in June 2013, Kenneth W. Schulz…
  • Sep 30

    FINRA Update

    FINRA Update
    On September 25, 2014, FINRA published its third quarter “Neutral Corner,” a newsletter designed to give practitioners, investors, and arbitrators updates on FINRA news. In the newsletter, FINRA officially announced the retirement…
Rank this Week: 537

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Oct 1

    Upcoming crimjust Lege hearing

    Upcoming crimjust Lege hearing
    There are four criminal-justice themed committee hearings next week in the Texas House of Representatives that may merit Grits readers' attention (links go to the agendas):House Criminal Jurisprudence (Oct. 7, 10 a.m.): Regulating sale of…
  • Sep 30

    Do sweltering Texas prisons violate international human rights standards?

    Do sweltering Texas prisons violate international human rights standards?
    This morning I received a press a press release from UT Law School's Human Rights Clinic related to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights'  announcement that it "will hold a hearing in Washington, D.C. on October 27,…
  • Sep 30

    'Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files'

    'Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files'
    Here's an academic article by Stanford law prof Jonathan Abel titled, "Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files and the battle splitting the prosecution team." It reminds me of debates surrounding the newly…
Rank this Week: 82

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Oct 1

    ADA settlement in behalf of disabled park worker in Las Vega

    ADA settlement in behalf of disabled park worker in Las Vega
    The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada to resolve allegations that the City violated the ADA by failing to accommodate, and constructively discharging, a Parks…
  • Oct 1

    On the Escalator of An Aging Society?

    On the Escalator of An Aging Society?
    A few days ago I blogged about an article in The Atlantic explaining one person's thinking of 75 being his optimal "old age". In that same issue of The Atlantic is another article--about longevity and 100 year olds--what it will...
  • Sep 30

    A/C-D/C's Malcolm Young has dementia

    A/C-D/C's Malcolm Young has dementia
    AC/DC co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young, whose retirement from the band was announced on Wednesday, has been moved into full-time care in a nursing home facility in Sydney's eastern suburbs specialising in dementia, sources…
Rank this Week: 513

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Happy Federal Fiscal New Year!

    Happy Federal Fiscal New Year!
    Today marks the start of a fresh federal fiscal year.  Lawyers who practice for the federal government are not the only ones who need to know appropriations; attorneys representing state and local governments or contractors also benefit from…
  • Sep 30

    Think Before You Hit Send

    Think Before You Hit Send
    E-mail is old hat for most law students, and by now, most of us professors have caught up too. Here's the thing: we often focus on what we are saying rather than how we are saying...er, how what we are saying is communicated. For the former,…
  • Sep 25

    Getting Good Help These Days - A Closer Look at Employment Law

    Getting Good Help These Days - A Closer Look at Employment Law
    Richard Susskind is trending on Twitter for his keynote address at Clio Cloud Conference. Mr. Susskind suggests law firm clients want "a fence at the top of the cliff, not an ambulance at the bottom." In other words, your goal as an…
Rank this Week: 512

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying
    This week, I led an internal McInnes Cooper continuing professional development session on cyberbullying and the legal response to it.In case this is of interest to readers, here is the presentation:
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam law and University Conference Service

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam law and University Conference Service
    I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association about the impact of Canada's Anti-Spam law on how they carry on their operations. The good news is…
  • Sep 30

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand
    Full points to Telus for joining Rogers as the first Canadian telcos to issue a transparency report. The Report for 2013 [PDF] summarizes the disclosures of customer information made by Telus in broad categories:Court Orders/ Subpoenas**Court…
Rank this Week: 578

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Oct 1

    Hong Kong: I have not seen anything like this in decade

    Hong Kong: I have not seen anything like this in decade
    By Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong. The streets of Hong Kong are hard to recognize these days. The exhilarating energy filling the city’s main roads, crowded with hopeful protesters, is something I have not seen…
  • Sep 30

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba
    Moses Akatugba was 16 years old when he was arrested by the Nigerian police in 2005. In the years that followed, he was beaten by the police, shot in the hand, and hung for hours at the police station. After 8 … Please continue…
  • Sep 25

    What happens when abortion is banned?

    What happens when abortion is banned?
    Sunday, September 28, Amnesty International is taking part in the International Day to Decriminalize Abortion. The importance of access to safe, legal abortion is clearly demonstrated in Amnesty’s new report, On the Brink of Death:…
Rank this Week: 47

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 176

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 1, 2014:The challenges of Luka Magnotta's 'not criminally responsible' defenceOntario Labour Ministry blitz finds 42% of companies with interns break law…
  • Sep 30

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 30, 2014:Toronto police officer rebuked by judge for fabricating evidenceMadoff son under scrutiny until day he died Lawyer admits records a…
  • Sep 29

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 29, 2014:California adopts 'yes means yes' bill aimed at reducing sexual assaultMurder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta set to begin in Montreal on Monday …
Rank this Week: 85

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 1

    Collateral Estoppel of a UIM Claim Upheld in a Slightly Different Context

    Collateral Estoppel of a UIM Claim Upheld in a Slightly Different Context
    In the recent past, several cases have been summarized here in which a variety of courts have held that where a third party arbitration in an auto accident case results in an award that is less than the tortfeasor's liability limits, the…
  • Sep 29

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 a Success -- THANKS VERY MUCH

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 a Success -- THANKS VERY MUCH
    Over 100 people were in attendance at Friday's TORT TALK EXPO 2014 which took place at the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  The seminar was followed by an outdoor Cocktail Reception on a beautiful Fall…
  • Sep 26

    A Sampling of Post-Koken Jury Verdicts From Around the Commonwealth To Date

    A Sampling of Post-Koken Jury Verdicts From Around the Commonwealth To Date
    Below is a sampling of Post-Koken jury verdict results uncovered to date from a review of cases that have gone up the appellate ladder and from research on verdicts from valid sources such as the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.This list is NOT…
Rank this Week: 574

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Diversity Visa (DV-2016) Lottery Announced

    Diversity Visa (DV-2016) Lottery Announced
    Annually, the United States government issues a maximum of 50,000 green cards through a computer-generated random lottery drawing. Applications for the DV-2016 random lottery will be accepted from noon (EDT) Wednesday, October 1, 2014 through…
  • Sep 30

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 9/19/14 with processing dates as of 7/31/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Sep 29

    BALCA Finds Employer Failed to Investigate Qualifications of U.S. Applicant

    BALCA Finds Employer Failed to Investigate Qualifications of U.S. Applicant
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Design Engineer-Mechanical.” After receiving & reviewing an…
Rank this Week: 806

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Oct 1

    Treasury Department Seeks to Curb Inversion Transaction

    Treasury Department Seeks to Curb Inversion Transaction
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jodi J. Schwartz, partner in the Tax Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Ms. Schwartz and Michael Sabbah. Yesterday [September…
  • Sep 30

    The New York Fed: A “Captured” Regulator

    The New York Fed: A “Captured” Regulator
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Luigi Zingales, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, and is based on an op-ed by Mr. Zingales that was published today in Il Sole 24 Ore, which can be found here. The world…
  • Sep 30

    Delaware Court Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Disinterested Director

    Delaware Court Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Disinterested Director
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell publication authored by Alexandra D. Korry, Melissa Sawyer, and William J. Magnuson. This post is part of the Delaware…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Oct 1

    Multitasking: You Lose More Than You Gain

    Multitasking: You Lose More Than You Gain
    Multitasking is a way of life for those who’ve grown up in the digital era. You might be talking face-to-face with a friend but you are also texting or checking social media. Even those of us who grew up “b.c.”...
  • Sep 30

    Law School Exams: Call of the Question

    Law School Exams: Call of the Question
    A good piece of advice from academic support professionals and law professors for students taking law school exams is to begin with the “call of the question.” Who is calling, and what do they want? The call of the question...
  • Sep 30

    ASP Position at Howard University School of Law

    ASP Position at Howard University School of Law
    Hello all -- Howard University School of Law is looking for a Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. The job description is attached. To apply Contact: Dean Danielle Holley-Walker, dhwalker@law.howard.edu. 202-806-8000 Associate…
Rank this Week: 675

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    3 Really Is the Magic Number

    3 Really Is the Magic Number
    - Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Schoolhouse Rock fans already know this, but it took a January 2014 publication in the Journal of Marketing for marketers to get confirmation. I blogged about Procter & Gamble’s “Secret of the…
  • Sep 30

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark
    Coca-Cola just announced it is introducing Coke Zero in India, which will make it the sub-brand’s 149th market in the world, a truly remarkable reach. As the popular Coke Zero brand is approaching its tenth anniversary in the U.S., it…
  • Sep 29

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale
    — Neil F. Anderson, Founder & President, The Courage Group, Inc. Now days, it’s tough for any business, regardless of size, to successfully compete and win new business. The days of signing up new clients or customers with…
Rank this Week: 320

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Can a Translation Be Made From a Translation?

    Can a Translation Be Made From a Translation?
    Dear Rich: I am working on a book translation project. The book was written in one language and then translated into a second language (English). Now, a company wants to translate the book from English into a third language. Does the primary…
  • Sep 30

    Can We Use Illustration for Cover of Book?

    Can We Use Illustration for Cover of Book?
    Dear Rich: I run a non-profit educational website called Simply Charly that explores history's greatest movers and shakers. And we're planning to publish a series of books using many of the illustrations we own on the covers of the books. I…
  • Sep 29

    Student "Help" Site Pilfered My Exam Question

    Student "Help" Site Pilfered My Exam Question
    Dear Rich: I'm a college professor in the sciences, and over the years I've written a number of questions to assign to students in my various classes. Some of them I'll re-use in subsequent years. Last night I stumbled across one via Google…
Rank this Week: 919

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 1

    Board ALJ Nixes Burger King Access Policy

    Board ALJ Nixes Burger King Access Policy
    National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan determined this week that a Detroit-area Burger King franchisee violated the National Labor Relations Act by barring off-duty employees from its premises.  The…
  • Sep 30

    NLRB Postpones Creation Of Employee Right To Use Employer E-Mail For Union Activity

    NLRB Postpones Creation Of Employee Right To Use Employer E-Mail For Union Activity
    On April 30, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board invited submission of amicus briefs in the case of Purple Communications, Inc. (Cases 21-CA-095151; 21-RC-091531; and 21-RC-091584), as it considered whether to overrule precedent to…
  • Sep 30

    Bravo Media Hit With ULP Charge

    Bravo Media Hit With ULP Charge
    Yesterday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees filed unfair labor practice charges against Bravo Media with the National Labor Relations Board.  In pertinent part, the charge alleges that Bravo threatened to fire the…
Rank this Week: 683

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 709

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Oct 1

    New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America Announced

    New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America Announced
    “The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure. The Digital Public Library of America brings together the…
  • Oct 1

    New JSTOR online magazine seeks to expand access to archive

    New JSTOR online magazine seeks to expand access to archive
    “Much of the world’s knowledge is contained in JSTOR, a vast digital academic library. But most of that content is behind a subscription wall. And if you’re not looking for something specific — or even if you are…
  • Oct 1

    Cutting funds for Maine’s libraries is the wrong way to save money

    Cutting funds for Maine’s libraries is the wrong way to save money
    “America’s first lending library was started by Benjamin Franklin in 1731. And the statesman’s revolutionary advocacy of sharing information resources continues to inform the spirit of the approximately 260 public libraries…
Rank this Week: 192

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Child Pornography, Videos and "Hackers"

    Child Pornography, Videos and "Hackers"
    After Lawson Hardrick, Jr. was “found guilty after a jury trial of two counts of knowingly receiving visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2252(a)(2),” he…
  • Sep 29

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check
    After local Georgia police found “marijuana in a car that was stopped for lane infractions, Patrick Scott and Dorian Allen, the driver and passenger, respectively, were indicted for the possession of more than one ounce of…
  • Sep 26

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”
    After a “general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members convicted [Shane A. Nichlos] . . . of two specifications of knowingly possessing child pornography in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military…
Rank this Week: 628

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 1

    Bronx Travesty, Redux

    Bronx Travesty, Redux
    The horrific tale of Kalief Browder’s loss of three years of his life to systemic failure is back on the front burner, courtesy of a new article about the case in The New Yorker.  It’s not that Browder’s story…
  • Oct 1

    Book Review: David Lat’s Supreme Ambition

    Book Review: David Lat’s Supreme Ambition
    Picture Lat, lying naked except for a Harvard College ring, on a silky, billowing black background with what appears to be a sleeve showing the barest of black velvet stripes covering his groin, arms and legs akimbo, with one eyebrow slightly…
  • Sep 30

    The Slippery Slope of Risk

    The Slippery Slope of Risk
    When Sean Groubert made the split second decision to pump bullets into Levar Jones for being too enthusiastic in his compliance with commands, he was fired, prosecuted and (sort of) universally condemned.  He was able to put together a…
Rank this Week: 68

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Opt In or Opt Out or Both? Collective and Class Actions in Wage & Hour Case

    Opt In or Opt Out or Both? Collective and Class Actions in Wage & Hour Case
    A limo driver believes that he should be paid overtime.  He brings a lawsuit on both state and federal wage & hour laws.  But he believes that other similarly situated drivers should also be part of his lawsuit. How does that…
  • Sep 29

    Are You a Joint Employer? It May Depend on the Court’s Test

    Are You a Joint Employer? It May Depend on the Court’s Test
    Can an employee work for more than one employer at the same time? Under a theory of law called “joint employment”, the answer is yes. But how do you make that determination? Suppose a private bus company provides services all…
  • Sep 26

    Julia Roberts Would Not Be Impressed: Mystic Pizza Cited for Wage/Hour Violation

    Julia Roberts Would Not Be Impressed: Mystic Pizza Cited for Wage/Hour Violation
    Oh, Mystic Pizza! In Connecticut, we all know that Mystic Pizza isn’t the best pizza in the state.  (I’m not even going to get into the argument about Pepe’s, Sally’s, or Modern in New Haven.)  One of my…
Rank this Week: 114

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Legalization 2016 Campaign Effort Begins in California

    Legalization 2016 Campaign Effort Begins in California
    Though California was the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use, it has trailed behind Colorado and Washington in paving the way towards legalization for recreational use. Now a national advocacy group in San Francisco is taking…
  • Sep 28

    Retail Sales Surpass Medical Marijuana Sales in Colorado

    Retail Sales Surpass Medical Marijuana Sales in Colorado
    Since recreational pot shops opened in Colorado in January, sales have topped medical marijuana sales for the first time. According to recent tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue, the state received $838,711 from a 2.9%…
  • Sep 26

    Berkeley Ordinance Mandates "Welfare Weed"

    Berkeley Ordinance Mandates "Welfare Weed"
    Berkeley City Council has passed an ordinance that will require medical marijuana dispensaries to distribute 2 percent of their stash to those making less than $32,000 per year or $46,000 per family. Those residents with a prescription who…
Rank this Week: 276

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: 104

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 1

    Does CETA Violate WTO Obligations? How About NAFTA Chapter 11?

    Does CETA Violate WTO Obligations? How About NAFTA Chapter 11?
    This is from the U.S. dairy industry: The text of the European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) released at the end of last week contains provisions on geographical indications (GIs) and reallocates a portion of…
  • Oct 1

    Trade Liberalization and Tobacco Control

    Trade Liberalization and Tobacco Control
    I've heard it suggested that opening up developing country tobacco markets to foreign competition will mean lower prices and greater consumption. But is that true? This article calls this into question: For more than two decades, public…
  • Sep 29

    Interesting New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization

    Interesting New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization
    For those of you who may have missed this interesting free new publication by the WTO, I point out " The History and Future of the World Trade Organization" by Craig VanGrasstek. It can be downloaded HERE for free as...
Rank this Week: 171

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    The Court is scheduled to resume oral arguments in just a few days, and so previews of the upcoming Term and the cases on the Court’s docket continue.  Chantal Valery of Agence France-Presse looks at the Term as a whole, noting…
  • Sep 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Cuti v. United States 13-1491 Issue: Whether a witness may give opinion testimony based in part on specialized knowledge and in part on personal experience, including answering counterfactual hypothetical…
  • Sep 30

    Federal judge limits health care subsidie

    Federal judge limits health care subsidie
    Deepening the controversy over tax subsidies to help lower-income workers obtain health insurance, a federal trial judge in Oklahoma on Tuesday barred those credits for individuals who shop for coverage on marketplaces run by the…
Rank this Week: 12

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Oct 1

    No small peanuts: Food exec guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak

    No small peanuts: Food exec guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak
    Last month a jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company executive of conspiracy and fraud charges in a case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak between 2007 and 2009.  As a result of the outbreak, 9 people died and more…
  • Sep 30

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?
    Princess born with cryokinetic powers, locked away from the outside world for years, unleashes a deep freeze on the community when she is unveiled as queen.  If you thought this was the CliffsNotes plot summary of…
  • Sep 29

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet
    Over the last several years, we here at Abnormal Use have documented the controversial saga of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and its battle against the manufacturers of desktop magnets.  The…
Rank this Week: 224