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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    David Wawrzynski accuses H. J. Heinz of taking his idea

    David Wawrzynski accuses H. J. Heinz of taking his idea
    There is a disagreement in Pittsburgh between Heinz and an idea-pitcher, which underscores the need for a company to document interactions with third parties presenting ideas to the company.From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:--Attorneys for…
  • Mar 29

    Patents before product?

    Patents before product?
    From Crain's--Companies are seeking patents earlier in their lifecycle because of a recent shift in regulations to “first to file” a patent from “first to invent,” says James Malackowski, CEO of Ocean Tomo, a…
  • Mar 29

    Trademark tarnishment theme on The Good Wife on 29 March 2015

    Trademark tarnishment theme on The Good Wife on 29 March 2015
    Amidst the complexities of Alisha's dealing with her SA win, one has themes of copyright infringement and later trademark tarnishment.More excitement appears when the law firm's emails are hacked and published. Cary: it's like a pirate ship…
Rank this Week: 77

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Mar 30

    McDonald’s Labor Case Makes It to Judge

    McDonald’s Labor Case Makes It to Judge
    A McDonald Corp’s lawyer informed the federal administrative judge that the company is a “victim” of an attack on its brand, as proceedings are currently underway, which may may end relations between major retailers and their…
  • Mar 30

    Lufthansa to Compensation Claims If Responsible for Crash

    Lufthansa to Compensation Claims If Responsible for Crash
    Lufthansa may end up paying compensation claims to the families’ victims of the Germanwings crash if the airline happens to be liable. Experts believe the average damages payment of £100,000 won’t apply as families/relatives will ask for…
  • Mar 30

    Lufthansa to Compensation Claims If Responsible for Crash

    Lufthansa to Compensation Claims If Responsible for Crash
    Lufthansa may end up paying compensation claims to the families’ victims of the Germanwings crash if the airline happens to be liable. Experts believe the average damages payment of £100,000 won’t apply as families/relatives will ask for…
Rank this Week: 468

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 30

    ILPC Event: Guiding Indian Law

    ILPC Event: Guiding Indian Law
    Chris Coppin, Tom Gede, Sam Deloria, and Dean Nell Newton    Deskbook of American Indian Law    Cohen Handbook of Federal Indian Law    Dean Joan Howarth    MSU NALSA early birds   
  • Mar 30

    Brian Upton on the Tribal Self-Governance Partnership at the National Bison Range

    Brian Upton on the Tribal Self-Governance Partnership at the National Bison Range
    Brian Upton, an MSU alum, has published “Returning to a Tribal Self-Governance Partnership at the National Bison Range Complex: Historical, Legal, and Global Perspectives” (PDF) in the Public Land & Resources Law…
  • Mar 30

    2015 Indian Law Issue of the Federal Lawyer

    2015 Indian Law Issue of the Federal Lawyer
    The annual Indian Law issue of the Federal Lawyer — which includes an article on Native veterans-active duty servicemembers by Kate Fort and Peter Vicaire — is here: April 2015 Current Judicial Profiles  Hon. William D.…
Rank this Week: 439

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/
  • Mar 30

    Catching Up with the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

    Catching Up with the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
    As Maryland reader Dennis Brezina (and legislative assistant to Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson) helpfully reminded me, with the new Congress, there has been a changing of the leadership of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The new…
  • Mar 30

    The Impact of Play (It's Not Just for Kids)

    The Impact of Play (It's Not Just for Kids)
    While driving home from the grocery recently, I happened to catch "Press Play," a TED Radio Hour broadcast on the importance of play. It was such an interesting program that I ended up taking my groceries for another couple of...
  • Mar 29

    The Importance of Memory and Storytelling: Looking Back at Integration in the North

    The Importance of Memory and Storytelling: Looking Back at Integration in the North
    Imagine publishing your first book at age 86. Leonard M. Alexander, in conjunction with his son, my good friend and former Dickinson School of Law faculty colleague, Peter Alexander, is the author of It Takes A Village: The Integration of...
Rank this Week: 446

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 606

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 845

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Mar 30

    Court Of Chancery Explains How Hard It Is To Appeal Arbitration Order

    Court Of Chancery Explains How Hard It Is To Appeal Arbitration Order
    3850 & 3860 Colonial Blvd. LLC v. Griffin, C.A. 9575-VCN (March 30, 2015) This decision explains how hard it is to appeal an order staying litigation in favor of arbitration.  Even when there are some good arguments over whether the…
  • Mar 30

    Superior Court Upholds Multimillion Dollar Verdict

    Superior Court Upholds Multimillion Dollar Verdict
    Professional Investigating & Consulting Agency, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company Del Super. No. 12C-06-196 MMJ CCLD (March 23, 2015) This decision upholds a rare multimillion dollar jury verdict for interference with the plaintiff’s…
  • Mar 30

    Court Of Chancery Issues Mother Of All In Pari Delicto Decision

    Court Of Chancery Issues Mother Of All In Pari Delicto Decision
    The Honorable Karen Weldin Stewart v. Wilmington Trust SP Services, Inc., C.A. 9306-VCP (March 26, 2015) This and the AIG decisions are the leading decisions on when the in pari delicto defense works. The Court carefully summarizes the 3…
Rank this Week: 939

On the Record

On the Record

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

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

    Frosh joins opponents of offshore drilling plan

    Frosh joins opponents of offshore drilling plan
    Attorney General Brian Frosh Monday became the latest Maryland official to oppose federal plans to open up the Atlantic Region’s Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas exploration.
  • Mar 30

    High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring

    High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life.
  • Mar 30

    Judge: Officers can’t be videotaped at internal affairs’ interview

    Judge: Officers can’t be videotaped at internal affairs’ interview
    The Montgomery County Department of Police last fall installed cameras to tape interrogations of officers in Internal Affairs Division investigations. But the department may never get a chance to use the equipment after a county judge ruled…
Rank this Week: 230

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Mar 30

    Getting Power of Attorney

    Getting Power of Attorney
    Question: My grandmother lives by herself and I think she is mismanaging her finances. For the most part, she’s still pretty sharp, but I don’t know that she can keep up with her monthly bills like she used to. I want to help her,…
  • Mar 20

    IRA May Have to be Closed for ALTCS

    IRA May Have to be Closed for ALTCS
    Question: My mother has monthly income of about $1,400, about $1,800 in her checking account, and a small IRA with a balance of about $45,000. She needs long-term care, and I understand that Arizona Long Term Care System provides coverage to…
  • Mar 16

    Gift Won’t Delay Eligibility for 5 Year

    Gift Won’t Delay Eligibility for 5 Year
    Question: Last year, I gave about $13,000 to each of my three children. I spoke with my financial planner about paying for long-term care, and she advised me that since I gave away about $39,000, I would have to wait a full five years before…
Rank this Week: 510

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 30

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition
    By Michael DorfThe state briefs in the pending SSM cases have been filed by the representatives of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. They include a predictable mix of three arguments: (1) restricting marriage to heterosexuals…
  • Mar 30

    Prof Kerr: Consider Yourself Halfway to a Lauditory Mention

    Prof Kerr: Consider Yourself Halfway to a Lauditory Mention
    by Michael DorfLast December, in the course of reporting on the anti-intellectualism of various members of the Article III judiciary (both liberal and conservative), I promised a "laudatory blog post for anyone who gets a U.S. law review…
  • Mar 30

    Pregancy Discrimination

    Pregancy Discrimination
    by Michael DorfLast week's SCOTUS decision in Young v. UPS featured an interesting disagreement about the scope of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) between the majority--Justice Breyer, writing for himself and Justices Ginsburg,…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Mar 30

    Crazy Law Firm Vid Or Action Movie Trailer? You Decide.

    Crazy Law Firm Vid Or Action Movie Trailer? You Decide.
    You've got to see this over-the-top, wacky law firm ad that looks more like an Ocean's 11 sequel. Was it intentional or tongue-in-cheek? Who cares! It's awesome.
  • Mar 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.30.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.30.15
    * Prospective presidential candidate and perennial president of the Elie Mystal Fan Club Mike Huckabee is proposing term limits for Supreme Court justices. Funny how this became a conservative cause célèbre as soon as the polls…
  • Mar 30

    Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies: Buyer Buzzkill

    Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies: Buyer Buzzkill
    Do your due diligence before making a private marijuana investment, and do the same before you invest in any publicly traded marijuana company.
Rank this Week: 7

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 645

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 121

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Mar 30

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Daphna Golan and Lifta

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Daphna Golan and Lifta
    On Monday morning, we were off for a quick stop at the open air market at Machane Yehuda and then a tour of the Supreme Court.  And then we had the distinct treat of our own personal tour of Lifta, a destroyed Palestinian village since…
  • Mar 29

    Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining

    Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining
    Yesterday the AP reported that prosecutors in Nashville, Tennessee “made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years.” The cases all seemed to involve mistreatment or neglect of…
  • Mar 28

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology
    Jennifer asked for my thoughts on the apology of a Louisiana prosecutor for his role in convicting an innocent man in a death penalty case. The apology is powerful. He states, in part, “In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was arrogant,…
Rank this Week: 711

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Mar 30

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (31)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (31)
    Revista Justiça No quadro “Direito Penal”, o advogado criminalista e professor Luiz Cogan fala sobre os princípios constitucionais penais. O “Revista Justiça” também conta com a…
  • Mar 30

    Governador de SP questiona lei sobre inclusão de consumidor em cadastros de inadimplente

    Governador de SP questiona lei sobre inclusão de consumidor em cadastros de inadimplente
    O governador de São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, ingressou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) com a Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI) 5273, com pedido de liminar, impugnando a lei estadual 15.659/2015, que regulamenta…
  • Mar 30

    PGR questiona lei sobre funcionamento de rádios comunitárias em Uberaba (MG)

    PGR questiona lei sobre funcionamento de rádios comunitárias em Uberaba (MG)
    O procurador-geral da República, Rodrigo Janot, ajuizou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) a Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito Fundamental (ADPF) 335, com pedido de medida cautelar, contra a Lei 9.418/2004, do…
Rank this Week: 482

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm
    This morning, Gabriella Blum and I had the pleasure of appearing on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones——Confronting A New Age of Threat. It was a good discussion for those…
  • Mar 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Shots were fired this morning at Fort Meade after two people in a vehicle attempted to ram a gate leading to the National Security Agency. The Washington Post reports that one person was killed and at least one other injured. According to…
  • Mar 30

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It
    There has been surprisingly little discussion about the international legal justification for the airstrikes in Yemen that are being led by the Saudis. Other than a Just Security post that tackles some of the legal issues, the media and those…
Rank this Week: 50

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Mar 30

    Former Holland & Knight Attorney Reinstated

    Former Holland & Knight Attorney Reinstated
    Summary reinstatement was recently ordered by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in the case of a former Holland & Knight suspended in 2011 On consideration of Bar Counsel’s report regarding petitioner’s petition for…
  • Mar 30

    Take That, Chief Justice Robert

    Take That, Chief Justice Robert
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that an indigent corporation convicted at trial and declared indigent by the trial judge is not entitled to a public defender on appeal at public expense. Western World, Inc. was indicted for…
  • Mar 30

    Cover Up Worse Than Crime

    Cover Up Worse Than Crime
    An attorney who allowed a civil claim to be dismissed and fabricated a settlement with the client should be suspended for 30 days, according to a recent report of the Illinois Review Board. This matter arises out of the Administrator's...
Rank this Week: 724

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Mar 30

    Students Transferring In and Out of Law School

    Students Transferring In and Out of Law School
    Law schools now report to the ABA statistics on significant student transfers in and out of their institutions. For this past year, the schools losing the most students to transfers (in no particular order) are Concordia, Charleston, Ave…
  • Mar 30

    Widener to Split into Two Law School

    Widener to Split into Two Law School
    The ABA has approved the split. From the Philadelphia Business Journal: The law school has long had campuses in Harrisburg, Pa. and Wilmington, Del. They will now operate independently of each other and be led by separate deans, but remain...
  • Mar 29

    Legal Education Conference at Arizona Summit

    Legal Education Conference at Arizona Summit
    "Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today's Law Students" October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. ABSTRACTS DUE: July 15, 2015. More information: Conference Chair, Dr. Marren Sanders, at ASLSConference@azsummitlaw.edu (Scott…
Rank this Week: 846

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Mar 30

    Blog Post: Ohio EPA Seeks Early Stakeholder Input on Sulfur Dioxide Rule

    Blog Post: Ohio EPA Seeks Early Stakeholder Input on Sulfur Dioxide Rule
    Ohio EPA is seeking early stakeholder input[1] on potential amendments to Ohio’s sulfur dioxide regulations as part of the five-year rule review process mandated by ORC §119.032, [enhanced version available to lexis.com…
  • Mar 30

    Blog Post: First Solar Says Shareholders' Fraud Claims Lack Evidence

    Blog Post: First Solar Says Shareholders' Fraud Claims Lack Evidence
    First Solar Inc. told an Arizona federal court Friday that a class of shareholders claiming some of the energy company’s executives misrepresented financial information to inflate stock prices have no evidence to support their claims.
  • Mar 30

    Blog Post: Commerce Chief Urges Cuba To Deepen Engagement With US

    Blog Post: Commerce Chief Urges Cuba To Deepen Engagement With US
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Monday touted the Obama administration's ongoing effort to open up economic and diplomatic ties with Cuba, and put pressure on officials in Havana to ramp up their coordination with the White House in…
Rank this Week: 550

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Mar 30

    A new article released by the Frankfurt…

    A new article released by the Frankfurt Kurnit Art Law Group discusses the recent dismissal of McKenzie v. Fishko, a case brought by Richard F. McKenzie and his foundation against his dealer, Forum Gallery, and its director, Bella Fishko,…
  • Mar 30

    Copyright for 3D Scan

    Copyright for 3D Scan
    Sketchfab has published an article discussing copyright law as applied to 3D printing and scans. Public domain artworks and their replicas legally can be scanned and those scans shared based on a 1999 district court case involving…
  • Mar 28

    Munich Court Rejects Cousin’s Inheritance Claims to Gurlitt Collection

    Munich Court Rejects Cousin’s Inheritance Claims to Gurlitt Collection
    The trove of over 1,000 artworks, originally collected for a museum planned by Hitler, was discovered in a Munich apartment during a tax investigation in 2012. Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive art collector who died in May 2014, had willed the…
Rank this Week: 417

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Face-Palming HIX Trick

    Face-Palming HIX Trick
    Regular readers may recall Bob's post a week or so ago lambasting the folks running the ObamaTax for shortchanging citizens by effectively locking out their agents and brokers:"[T]there is also a concern for the lack of informed advice…
  • Mar 29

    Yeah, 'bout those ObamaTax Sign-up

    Yeah, 'bout those ObamaTax Sign-up
    Saw an interesting comment at another blog I frequent:"Did [my taxes] early, with TurboTax. If I explained why, you would definitely not suspect I was some kind of overachiever. I was expecting a bunch of paperwork to prove I had health…
  • Mar 27

    More March (Open Enrollment) Madne

    More March (Open Enrollment) Madne
    As we noted a few weeks ago, Our Betters in DC© have (illegally) extended Open Enrollment season for those who flaunted the (evil) Individual Mandate last year:"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a…
Rank this Week: 359

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Mar 30

    BMW Motorcycle Recall Notice

    BMW Motorcycle Recall Notice
    BMW has launched a recall for roughly 49,000 motorcycles due to issues with the vehicles' rear flange.
  • Mar 30

    Children Hospitalized after San Antonio Collision

    Children Hospitalized after San Antonio Collision
    Two children and two adults were hospitalized Monday after their vehicle was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Culebra Road.
  • Mar 30

    21 Injured in L.A. Train Derailment

    21 Injured in L.A. Train Derailment
    Authorities are investigating a train accident that left 21 people injured in Los Angeles Saturday morning.
Rank this Week: 389

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 145

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    CU Boulder Introduces Entrepreneur Program!

    CU Boulder Introduces Entrepreneur Program!
    After several years of pushing for legislative reform, some startup/investor leaders have turned to alternative methods of fixing the startup visa problem. The Massachusetts Global Entrepreneurship in Residence (GEIR) program was the result.…
  • Mar 25

    March Madness Politic

    March Madness Politic
    As an immigration lawyer, what do I look for when it comes to USCIS? A good system that works.  For that, what is most needed is good leadership. Leadership that can accomplish tasks, organize large groups of people.  That is what I…
  • Mar 25

    March Immigration Madne

    March Immigration Madne
Rank this Week: 579

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/
  • Mar 30

    Of Dog worship & typos...

    Of Dog worship & typos...
    Bed's latest column is out. He's gone from last month's "people don't read" to "people don't proofread." Bedsworth: In Floridian Police Dog Rugs We Trust"[T]he cool kids are not the ones who can quote the California Style Manual.…
  • Mar 27

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?
    SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of George F. Bird, Frank J. Menetrez, Michael C. Small and Kevin P. Stennis to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Menetrez, 49, of…
  • Mar 26

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hold a special sitting March 30, 2015, at the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California. Oral arguments will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom (Room…
Rank this Week: 692

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Mar 30

    A Flexible Plan for Reliable Electric Service and Cleaner Air

    A Flexible Plan for Reliable Electric Service and Cleaner Air
    John Moore, Senior Attorney – The Sustainable FERC Project, Chicago: Power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of our country's carbon dioxide emissions that drive climate change. We can cut carbon pollution from…
  • Mar 30

    U.S. Navy Is Suspect in Pacific Whale Stranding

    U.S. Navy Is Suspect in Pacific Whale Stranding
    Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica: Almost a year to the day after a mass stranding of beaked whales in Crete, Greece, a very similar story is unfolding in Guam. Last year, my colleague…
  • Mar 30

    Montana Delays Massive Coal Mine Proposal: Needs More Information from Arch Coal on the Proposed Otter Creek Mine

    Montana Delays Massive Coal Mine Proposal: Needs More Information from Arch Coal on the Proposed Otter Creek Mine
    Amanda Jahshan, Wildlife Energy Conservation Fellow, Bozeman, MT: Otter Creek Valley, July 2014 Photo Credit: Alexis Bonogofsky (http://www.eastofbillings.com/) Last week Montana Department of Environmental Quality put the…
Rank this Week: 487

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 352

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Frye v. United States...cont

    Frye v. United States...cont
    This Court affirmed, rejecting the City's argument that the scientific methodologies employed by plaintiffs' experts were insufficient to establish that plaintiffs' cancers were caused by exposure to substances emanating from the…
  • Mar 28

    Frye v. United State

    Frye v. United State
    These consolidated actions are for personal injury and wrongful deaths allegedly arising from plaintiffs' exposure to hazardous substances emanating from the Pelham Bay landfill in the Bronx. On a previous appeal, affirming the denial of…
  • Mar 27

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont
    However, plaintiff's submissions in response to the respective motions, when viewed in their entirety, constitute objective evidence sufficient to raise a triable issue of fact as to serious injury. Plaintiff, in addition to the MRI report,…
Rank this Week: 434

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Lawsuit Funding Provides Financial Relief . . . Financial Relief Provides Option

    Lawsuit Funding Provides Financial Relief . . . Financial Relief Provides Option
    If confronted with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, the loss can be incalculable financially. Who will pay the bills and funeral expenses? How will you recover from loss of…
  • Mar 23

    Lawsuit Funding Helps Send Strong Message

    Lawsuit Funding Helps Send Strong Message
    With death comes grief for loved ones left behind, but when the death is caused by negligence of someone else, it is even harder to accept. The injury or death can lead to exorbitant costs including medical bills, long-term care, even funeral…
  • Mar 20

    Lawsuit Funding May Be Available for Victims of Harbour Island Bridge Accident

    Lawsuit Funding May Be Available for Victims of Harbour Island Bridge Accident
    Three pedestrians were injured, one fatally when a vehicle jumped a curb and started driving on a sidewalk in downtown Tampa before hitting a light pole. The pole fell on one of the victims; the vehicle hit an elderly couple. The elderly man…
Rank this Week: 880

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Mar 30

    Pao-Kleiner Juror Explains ‘Mistake’ With Original Vote

    Pao-Kleiner Juror Explains ‘Mistake’ With Original Vote
    The juror who threw a much-watched Silicon Valley courtroom drama into chaos on Friday by changing his vote during the verdict says he simply “made a mistake."
  • Mar 30

    Unpacking Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law’

    Unpacking Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law’
    After a firestorm of criticism aimed at a new religious-freedom law, Indiana legislative leaders are heading back to the drawing board, to clarify the law so that it can't result in discrimination, including denial of services to gays…
  • Mar 30

    McDonald’s Labor Liability Dispute Goes Before Judge

    McDonald’s Labor Liability Dispute Goes Before Judge
    An attorney for McDonald’s Corp. told a federal administrative judge the company is a victim of a union-orchestrated attack on its brand, as legal proceedings got under way in a labor dispute that could upend the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 39

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    United States Supreme Court issues monumental trademark decision

    United States Supreme Court issues monumental trademark decision
    This entry is an update on a previous blog entry (link to December 5, 2014 entry called “Trademark Case All Trademark Attorneys and Litigants Need to Watch”) regarding the United States Supreme Court’s pending decision in…
  • Mar 23

    Ultra Music Festival (Miami) Sweepstakes Winner Announced

    Ultra Music Festival (Miami) Sweepstakes Winner Announced
    Congratulations to Louis Carney, entry number 2236, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Mr. Carney is…
  • Mar 11

    Jury Rules that Pharrell and Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” Infringed Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”

    Jury Rules that Pharrell and Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” Infringed Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”
    After deliberating for two days, a California jury awarded $7.36 million in damages to Marvin Gaye’s family, finding that the best selling song of 2013, “Blurred Lines” infringed on the Marvin Gaye classic “Got to Give…
Rank this Week: 615

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
Rank this Week: 278

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Mar 30

    Best Interest Test and Judicial Responsibility to Structured Settlement Annuitant

    Best Interest Test and Judicial Responsibility to Structured Settlement Annuitant
    Judges reviewing petitions to transfer structured settlement payment rights must determine if the transfer is in the best interest of the annuitant and applicable dependents. While the system... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Mar 30

    How Safe Are Structured Settlement Annuities?

    How Safe Are Structured Settlement Annuities?
    Insurers of structured settlement annuities are subject to mandatory annual audits and other financial compliance measures. Insurer reserves must hold assets sufficient to equal or exceed the... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Mar 29

    Structured Settlement Factoring Conduct Questioned by Wall Street Journal

    Structured Settlement Factoring Conduct Questioned by Wall Street Journal
    The Lafontant and Taylor cases put structured settlement transfer laws under the spotlight, laws that are supposed to protect individuals from the alleged business conduct that has occurred. This is a content summary only. Please click on the…
Rank this Week: 324

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 30

    Thomas Presents User-Friendly Taxpaying Today at Indiana

    Thomas Presents User-Friendly Taxpaying Today at Indiana
    Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina) presents User-Friendly Taxpaying at Indiana today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium hosted by Leandra Lederman: Our income tax system is notoriously complex. The sheer volume of the tax code, along…
  • Mar 30

    Mehrotra Presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early 20th Century American Business Today at Indiana

    Mehrotra Presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early 20th Century American Business Today at Indiana
    Ajay K. Mehrotra (Indiana) presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century American Business (with Steven A. Bank (UCLA)) at Indiana today as part of its Ostrom Political Theory and Policy Analysis Workshop Series:…
  • Mar 30

    Barnhizer: Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality

    Barnhizer: Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality
    David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality: [I]n far too many instances analyses of what is or is going to happen in relation to “law jobs” and law schools in the US are similar to the “body…
Rank this Week: 52

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 30

    Time to Say Goodbye to an Employee?

    Time to Say Goodbye to an Employee?
    You’ve tried clarification, reminders, warnings, patience and tolerance, maybe even retraining. But it isn’t working, and you both know it. Firing employees is not likely a task you took into consideration when you thought about…
  • Mar 30

    Developing Ontologies: An Ontology for Legal Research

    Developing Ontologies: An Ontology for Legal Research
    Almost exactly a year ago Amy Taylor, Emerging Technologies Librarian and Adjunct Professor at the Pence Law Library, Washington College of Law, wrote about creating a legal ontology for basic 1L legal research instruction. She shares…
  • Mar 30

    UKSC Compels Disclosure of Prince Charles’ Letters to Government Minister

    UKSC Compels Disclosure of Prince Charles’ Letters to Government Minister
    A year ago I posted here on the UK Court of Appeal’s ruling which set aside the government’s veto of a decision under freedom of information legislation for the release of “advocacy correspondence” from Prince…
Rank this Week: 85

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution
    We all now know that the Supreme Court outlawed Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act in a recent order.  I wrote about the court's core findings in a column in the Mirror publications last Friday.I would have been remiss…
  • Mar 30

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.com.]When it comes the law imposing a requirement of spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is…
  • Mar 29

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.]The report (2007) of the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) on…
Rank this Week: 373

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 30

    NC Restaurant Owner Calls for Mandatory Hepatitis A Vaccination

    NC Restaurant Owner Calls for Mandatory Hepatitis A Vaccination
    After an employee of Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, NC, tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus last month, the Mecklenburg County Health Department advised staff members and patrons who visited the restaurant…
  • Mar 30

    Seafood Company Ordered to Cease Operation

    Seafood Company Ordered to Cease Operation
    A seafood importing and processing company in Los Angeles, CA, has been ordered to cease operations until it can institute safe manufacturing practices. The permanent injunction was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice and the…
  • Mar 29

    FDA Warning Letters: High Levels of Tilmicosin in Beef

    FDA Warning Letters: High Levels of Tilmicosin in Beef
    Tilmicosin is a veterinary antibiotic sold around the world under numerous brand names. It’s used to treat cattle and sheep, respectively, for bovine and ovine respiratory diseases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has…
Rank this Week: 155

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    AMICI – N.Y. State Court

    AMICI – N.Y. State Court
    The “Amici” podcast series was created to share information and insight from New York’s judges and the Unified Court System with constituents, stakeholders and anyone else who might have an interest in these topics.  In…
  • Mar 29

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag
    By Nick Lavars March 26, 2015 *** Twitter acquired Periscope in February, apparently looking to bring the nature of its frenzied, real-time text updates to life on screen. Available for iOS with Android on the way, the app allows users…
  • Mar 29

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist
    by Sam Glover on March 27th, 2015 “…When I was trying to figure out what kind of equipment we needed to start podcasting, I was frustrated by the lack of a good just-get-this-stuff list so I didn’t have to…
Rank this Week: 216

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
  • Mar 30

    JFK on the Bill of Right

    JFK on the Bill of Right
    I’ve come across something that I thought I’d share.  In November 1963, President Kennedy filmed a short message that was to be aired in movie theaters on Bill of Rights Day.  Sadly, he was killed before that, and the…
  • Mar 30

    FAN 53.2 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Cert. in Two Free Speech Case

    FAN 53.2 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Cert. in Two Free Speech Case
    The Court released its orders list today and denied cert. into free speech cases: Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit erred by allowing school officials to prevent students from engaging in a…
  • Mar 29

    Does Scholarship Really Have an Impact? The Article that Revolutionized Privacy Law

    Does Scholarship Really Have an Impact? The Article that Revolutionized Privacy Law
    Does scholarship really have an impact? For a long time, naysayers have attacked scholarship, especially scholarship about law. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts once remarked: “Pick up a copy of any law review that you see, and…
Rank this Week: 82

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 263

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: 21

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Mar 30

    Competitive intelligence research resources and strategie

    Competitive intelligence research resources and strategie
    Gain the knowledge you need to prepare for summer associate positions and beyond!   Join  Erin Wachowicz, librarian at the Yale School of Management, to learn the best business and competitive intelligence research resources…
  • Mar 24

    Advanced Google Searching Tomorrow!

    Advanced Google Searching Tomorrow!
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Find inner poise and confidence as you face the overwhelming and ever expanding Google universe of information. Law Librarian Jason Eiseman will guide you through getting the most out of your…
  • Mar 16

    Library Tip: New Morris Tool "Map It"

    Library Tip: New Morris Tool "Map It"
    Dear Students: Did you know that you can find where your book is shelved: In the library catalog, MORRIS, you can now click the “Map It!” button next to an item to see a map to your book. The system will show you a map of the…
Rank this Week: 793

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Three Brokerage Firms fined over supervisory failures.

    Three Brokerage Firms fined over supervisory failures.
    According to reports, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (Finra) recently issued six-figure fines to three brokerages for lapses in supervising reports to clients that summarize all their assets, including those not handled at…
  • Mar 30

    Merrill Lynch fined by State of Massachusetts over supervisory failures.

    Merrill Lynch fined by State of Massachusetts over supervisory failures.
    Merrill Lynch recently agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine in Massachusetts to settle charges that it failed to follow its own compliance rules. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin accused Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith of…
  • Mar 25

    Recovery of TIER REIT

    Recovery of TIER REIT
    Have you suffered investment losses in TIER REIT ? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the…
Rank this Week: 364

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Mar 30

    Mafia Drugs Hidden Aboard Doomed Costa Concordia

    Mafia Drugs Hidden Aboard Doomed Costa Concordia
    The Independent reports that the Costa Concordia was carrying a "huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine" when it departed on its final voyage, according to investigators.  The dramatic story involves tape recordings of gang member…
  • Mar 26

    Passenger Medevaced from Diamond Prince

    Passenger Medevaced from Diamond Prince
    A cruise ship passenger suffering from an undisclosed medical condition has been medevaced from a Princess cruise ship sailing to Sydney.  The ABC News network in Australia reports that a Westpac rescue helicopter was dispatched to the…
  • Mar 25

    Another Critical Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahama

    Another Critical Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahama
    The U.S. State Department has issued a critical crime warning for Nassau, Bahamas today. The warning is titled Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nassau (Bahamas), Nassau Violent Crime. The warning states that U.S. citizens residing in…
Rank this Week: 47

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Mar 30

    Calming Fears and Dealing with Bed Bugs in School

    Calming Fears and Dealing with Bed Bugs in School
    By Marcia Anderson Parents, teachers and students all worry when bed bugs are spotted at school because they are a public health concern.  No bigger than an apple seed, bed bugs can hide in tiny cracks or hitch a ride to school or home…
  • Mar 25

    Just Released: Top 25 U.S. Cities with Most Energy Star Building

    Just Released: Top 25 U.S. Cities with Most Energy Star Building
    By Jean Lupinacci Did you know energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change, at a cost of more than $100 billion per year? That’s significant. That’s why…
  • Mar 23

    Protecting our Drinking Water for Everyone

    Protecting our Drinking Water for Everyone
    By Dr. Peter Grevatt Like families in almost every city and town across the U.S., everyone in my house counts on the idea that we can just reach for the tap any time we’re thirsty or need some water to cook dinner.  And, there…
Rank this Week: 147