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The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 21

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    BAIG v. COCA-COLA If the D Ct 'forgets' about a claim but says 'case terminated,' the case is final and appealable http://t.co/QYrivyxvMK — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 21, 2015 BAIG v. COCA-COLA 7 Cir NATURALLY is generic and…
  • Apr 20

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection
    Slants CAFC ex parte appeal.pdf by martyschwimmer
  • Apr 20

    John Oliver on Patent

    John Oliver on Patent
Rank this Week: 45

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases involving whether a chapter 7 debtor may strip off a second (or any junior) mortgage that is not secured by the home’s actual market value. In Bank of…
Rank this Week: 48

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 47

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 49

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 24

    Accused Columbia Student Files Gender-Bias Suit

    Accused Columbia Student Files Gender-Bias Suit
    Since last year, more than two dozen male college students accused of sexual misconduct have taken their schools to court over their handling of complaints against them. Joining the list is Paul Nungesser, a Columbia University senior…
  • Apr 24

    Cleary Gottlieb Lands Atop 2014 M&A Heap, With Assist from DOJ

    Cleary Gottlieb Lands Atop 2014 M&A Heap, With Assist from DOJ
    The demise of Comcast Corp.’s $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. is a blow to both companies’ advisers. But on Wall Street, one firm’s  misfortune is another’s gain. After Comcast dropped the deal…
  • Apr 24

    AM Roundup: Two Probes Too Much for Comcast

    AM Roundup: Two Probes Too Much for Comcast
    Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Rank this Week: 50

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 52

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

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

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 51

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 55

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 23

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim
    In late May 2014 John Napierski, purchased seven jars of VR Greens Farms (VRGF) Basil Pine Nut Pesto at a Farm Stand operated at the Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club in San Clemente, California.  While on a road trip east, Mr. Napierski…
  • Apr 23

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria
    Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits due to finding of Listeria…
  • Apr 23

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak – Illnesses Began in 2010

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak – Illnesses Began in 2010
    Illnesses to Date:  As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Since the last update on…
Rank this Week: 56

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 23

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002
    For dinner tonight, I cut some flank steak into small pieces, which I then dusted with corn starch in a coarse sieve so that I could shake off the excess. I then stir fried it in my trusty Calphalon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 23

    An Introduction to the Benefit Corporation: PowerPoint Presentation

    An Introduction to the Benefit Corporation: PowerPoint Presentation
    This deck presents an introduction and overview of the so-called Benefit Corporation (a.k.a. the Public Benefit Corporation). It contrasts benefit corporations to related entities such as B Corps,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 21

    The trouble with trigger warning

    The trouble with trigger warning
    I could not agree more with the AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom: The presumption that students need to be protected rather than challenged in a classroom is at once infantilizing and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
Rank this Week: 53

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 54

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Conference: International Law and Time

    Conference: International Law and Time
    On June 12-13, 2015, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies will host a conference on "International Law and Time." The program is here. Here's the idea: Time is an inherent component of many of the most important…
  • Apr 23

    New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunal

    New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunal
    The latest issue of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Vol. 14, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:Giorgio Gaja, Requesting the ICJ to Revoke or Modify Provisional Measures The Contribution of Courts and Tribunals…
  • Apr 23

    Boer: Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Right

    Boer: Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Right
    Ben Boer (Wuhan Univ. - Law; Univ. of Sydney - Law) has published Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Rights (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Contents include: Ben Boer, Introduction Natasha Affolder, Square Pegs and Round Holes? Environmental…
Rank this Week: 57

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    “Made in the USA” Update: California Law Upheld and FTC Closes Investigation

    “Made in the USA” Update: California Law Upheld and FTC Closes Investigation
    A California federal court denied a motion to dismiss challenging California’s strict law regulating the use of “Made in the USA” claims on preemption and constitutional grounds. As we have previously discussed,…
  • Apr 22

    Paper or Plastic? California Referendum Would Bag It

    Paper or Plastic? California Referendum Would Bag It
    For years the more conscientious among us have faced a dilemma every time we check out: “Paper or plastic?” Which is better for the environment? Do I even need a bag? And ironically, now that more of us are shopping...
  • Apr 17

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed
    In March, three putative class actions stemming from data security breaches were dismissed due to lack of standing or to plaintiffs’ inability to state a valid claim. In the first, filed against national payroll service Paytime, Inc. in…
Rank this Week: 58

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
  • Apr 23

    Diamonds Last Forever, Humans Rights Abuses Must Not: 4 Reasons You Should Care Rafael Marques Is On Trial

    Diamonds Last Forever, Humans Rights Abuses Must Not: 4 Reasons You Should Care Rafael Marques Is On Trial
    Contributed by Amnesty USA’s Angola Country Specialist Paula Paixao. Amnesty is urging the Angolan government drop all charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. Rafael’s work is seen as a potential threat to the…
  • Apr 22

    A Social Movement To Be Reckoned With In Africa

    A Social Movement To Be Reckoned With In Africa
    We are Filimbi. We are Lucha. We are Balai Citoyen. We are Y en a marre. We use our voices and whistles for democracy, not weapons. We are not plotters. We are not terrorists. We are young African activists!
  • Apr 21

    Make This Crucial Call Today to Help Unseal the Truth on Torture

    Make This Crucial Call Today to Help Unseal the Truth on Torture
    Take a minute to imagine this. You are taken from your home in the middle of the day, blindfolded and shackled on a plane, then taken to a place you’ve never seen before. Here, you are subjected to some of … Please continue…
Rank this Week: 59

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 61

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 60

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 23

    Is the Marriage Equality Referendum about Human Rights?

    Is the Marriage Equality Referendum about Human Rights?
    Over the last few weeks, campaigning on Ireland’s marriage equality referendum has been taking place in earnest. While the ‘yes’ side entered the formal referendum campaign with a steady lead in the polls and has long been…
  • Apr 21

    Childbirth, Choice and the Courts: The 8th Amendment and More.

    Childbirth, Choice and the Courts: The 8th Amendment and More.
    Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution reads: ‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws…
  • Apr 20

    School of Law, NUI Galway, Annual Distinguished Lecture 2015: Friday 24th April, 8pm, Aula Maxima, NUIG

    School of Law, NUI Galway, Annual Distinguished Lecture 2015: Friday 24th April, 8pm, Aula Maxima, NUIG
    The Annual Distinguished Lecture 2015, hosted by the School of Law at NUI Galway will, this year, be delivered by the Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland on the topic of ‘The role of the…
Rank this Week: 62

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 63

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 64

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Today Is Tax Freedom Day — Earlier In LA, MS & SD, Later In CT, NJ & NY

    Today Is Tax Freedom Day — Earlier In LA, MS & SD, Later In CT, NJ & NY
    Today is Tax Freedom Day, the day on which Americans will have earned enough money to pay all federal, state, and local taxes for the year: Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax…
  • Apr 24

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ABA Journal, On-the-Lam Ex-attorney Wanted in Client 'Charity' and Tax-fraud Case Is Captured Bruce Bartlett, A Conservative Case for the Welfare State Bloomberg, Paulson Gets More Time for Reinsurance Tax Move Under IRS Rule Bloomberg,…
  • Apr 24

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Judging The Judges: Who Are the Most-Cited New Jurists On The Federal Bench? Above the Law, Parents’ Weekend? Is This A Top-14 Law School Or Camp? Argus Leader, USD Law School Trying to Clear Stench The Australian, ‘Worst…
Rank this Week: 67

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 24

    The Dialogue About Dialogue, Or Why It Makes You Feel “Unsafe” (Update)

    The Dialogue About Dialogue, Or Why It Makes You Feel “Unsafe” (Update)
    At Volokh Conspiracy, David Bernstein asked a good question: Where and when did this “makes me feel unsafe” thing start? Sorry for being so loud about it, but like asking for clear definitions of misused words, it’s a…
  • Apr 24

    The Underbelly of Legal “Technicalities”

    The Underbelly of Legal “Technicalities”
    There was fury, outrage and anger. It proved every nutjob’s conspiracy theory true, and the emptiness of the American legal system.  Sharpen your pitchforks and light your torches, as this was the final straw.  But then…
  • Apr 23

    The Long And Winding Answer

    The Long And Winding Answer
    The jury found Barry Bonds’ non-responsive answer to a question put to him in the grand jury to be obstructionist, and convicted him under 18 U.S.C. § 1503 for Obstruction of Justice.  In a brief per curiam opinion, the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 65

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 66

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 8

    High Caliber Attorney

    High Caliber Attorney
    Client Review: I bought a used car approximately two years ago from a *&%&* dealer on the recommendation of a church member. The general wisdom in the case was to take the 6,000 plus loss and sell the car for scrap. However this was…
  • Apr 6

    Highly Appreciative

    Highly Appreciative
    Client:  Rosalyn Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  I definately give Rudnitski Law Firm a five star ratings all the way. From the initial call I felt very confident. I was being sued by one of my creditors and I was so…
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
Rank this Week: 68

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 69

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Apr 23

    3 Tips to Save Money While Cruising

    3 Tips to Save Money While Cruising
    Cruising can be a lot of fun. From the food to the entertainment, there are a lot of benefits a cruise vacation can offer over a land-based escape. But it while cruising does have its perks, our cruise attorneys here at LMAW know that costs…
  • Apr 21

    3 Holland America Cruise Ship Passengers Injured and Hospitalized; Are the Incidents Related?

    3 Holland America Cruise Ship Passengers Injured and Hospitalized; Are the Incidents Related?
    Our cruise ship accident lawyers have often reported on an array of different passenger illnesses and injuries that have ensued on the high seas. Incidents have ranged from emergencies related to pre-existing passenger medical conditions, to…
  • Apr 20

    Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in Mediterranean Sea; Over 900 Feared Dead

    Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in Mediterranean Sea; Over 900 Feared Dead
    Our boating accident attorneys here at LMAW have recently learned of a terrible tragedy in the Mediterranean. According to news reports, a 70-foot boat capsized around midnight Sunday just south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, carrying…
Rank this Week: 70

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 71

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 24

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015
    In the move to a first-to-file patent system, the U.S. narrowed its pre-filing grace period previously codified under 35 U.S.C. 102(b)(2010).  The new law enacted as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) continues to…
  • Apr 23

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission
    Earlier this week I wrote about the upcoming deadline for comments on the USPTO’s patent quality initiative as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s parallel publication process.  Although the BTLJ’s…
  • Apr 23

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll
    On a voice-vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s nominee Kara Stoll to be the next addition to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Now that the log-jam over Loretta Lynch’s…
Rank this Week: 75

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Toddler Injured In Riverside County Swimming Pool Accident

    Toddler Injured In Riverside County Swimming Pool Accident
    An alert bystander played a crucial role in preventing what could have ended up as a tragic swimming pool accident in Riverside County. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, firefighter-paramedics responded the evening of April…
  • Apr 17

    Boys Drown After Driving ATV Into Pond

    Boys Drown After Driving ATV Into Pond
    Two young boys drowned after an ATV accident the afternoon of April 12, 2015. According to a news report in The Sacramento Bee, California Highway Patrol officials reported that the boys were identified as Blake Lee Cronkhite, 5, and Jayden…
  • Apr 13

    Fatal Fountain Valley Hit-and-Run Collision

    Fatal Fountain Valley Hit-and-Run Collision
    Theodore Antolin, 30, was killed in a Fountain Valley car accident, which officials say, involved two hit-and-run drivers. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, police found Antolin lying in the southbound lanes of…
Rank this Week: 74

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Five Injured In Bellflower Car Accident

    Five Injured In Bellflower Car Accident
    Five people were injured in a car accident in Bellflower after a car crashed into a Norwalk transit bus with passengers on board. According to a KABC news report, the injury collision occurred the evening of April 17, 2015. Police say an…
  • Apr 17

    Orange County Motorcycle Accident Proves Fatal

    Orange County Motorcycle Accident Proves Fatal
    Robert Baker, 70, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after a vehicle struck him. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred on Antonio Parkway near El Prado in Rancho Santa…
  • Apr 13

    Man Killed In Monterey Park DUI Crash

    Man Killed In Monterey Park DUI Crash
    One man was killed and four others were injured in what officials describe as a suspected DUI crash in Monterey Park. According to a news report in the Pasadena Star-News, the fatal collision occurred the night of April 9, 2015 in the 300…
Rank this Week: 76

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 8

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by Slate, March 18, 2015 “Does the Eighth Amendment just prevent torture, or does it protect something more? If it just protects us against torture then obviously it’s a very limited right, and we have…
  • Apr 8

    Canadian politics goes to the dog

    Canadian politics goes to the dog
    Ian Haney López book cited in Victoria News, March 17, 2015 Likely no country has employed dog-whistle politics longer or with more gusto than the United States. Indeed, in a book published last year … law professor Ian Haney…
  • Apr 8

    Talking in code

    Talking in code
    Ian Haney López interviewed by Chicago Reporter, March 13, 2015 Dog whistle politics is all about the stimulation of racial fear. And yet, we should be clear on those who are doing the stimulating—on the politicians, the…
Rank this Week: 73

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 78

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari In Title VII Case

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari In Title VII Case
    Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Macon v. J.C. Penney Co., (Docket No. 14-946, cert. denied 4/20/2015) (Order List.)  In the case, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in a Dec. 29, 2014 opinion (full text)…
  • Apr 24

    Controversial Former Navy Chaplain Now Running For Colorado State Senate

    Controversial Former Navy Chaplain Now Running For Colorado State Senate
    Former Navy chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, who gained national attention for his long-running battle with the military over regulations requiring chaplains to deliver inclusive prayers at military events (see prior posting), is back in…
  • Apr 24

    Oklahoma Legislature Passes 2 Bills Protecting Clergy, Judges and Churches That Object To Same-Sex Marriage

    Oklahoma Legislature Passes 2 Bills Protecting Clergy, Judges and Churches That Object To Same-Sex Marriage
    The Oklahoma legislature this week gave final passage to HB 1007 (full text) protecting clergy and religious organizations that object to same-sex marriage.  The bill provides that clergy shall not be required to solemnize marriages that…
Rank this Week: 79

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Apr 14

    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference 2015

    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference 2015
    We are headed to the Big Easy tonight for the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation Annual Conference. The Real Estate Litigation Committee is pleased to present a seminar of complex claims resolution, entitled When the Levee…
  • Mar 10

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST
    The Federal Judiciary just released its business report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Where does the District of Hawaii, conceptually rendered above, stack up? For civil cases, in terms of median time from filing to trial,…
  • Mar 3

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition
    Do you own property along the rail guideway? Have you received a letter from a City right-of-way agent using terms like "fair market value" and "just compensation"? Do you know your rights to relocation? We are going to…
Rank this Week: 77

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 82

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Apr 24

    Calliess on the New Law Merchant

    Calliess on the New Law Merchant
    Gralf-Peter Calliess (University of Bremen - Faculty of Law) has posted Lex Mercatoria on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Lex mercatoria or Law Merchant (‘LM’) is said to be the self-made law of international commerce. According to its…
  • Apr 24

    Maxeiner on the Role of Statues versus Common Law from 1776 to 1876

    Maxeiner on the Role of Statues versus Common Law from 1776 to 1876
    James R. Maxeiner (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted A Government of Laws Not of Precedents 1776-1876: The Google Challenge to Common Law Myth (4 British Journal of American Legal Studies 141 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is...
  • Apr 24

    Perry on Human Right

    Perry on Human Right
    Michael J. Perry (Emory University School of Law) has posted Human Rights Theory, 1: What Are 'Human Rights?' Against the 'Orthodox' View on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is the first in a series of papers I plan to...
Rank this Week: 80

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 81

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    NASAA Adopts Model Business Continuity Rule for Adviser

    NASAA Adopts Model Business Continuity Rule for Adviser
    By John M. Jascob, J.D.NASAA has adopted a state model rule and related guidance concerning business continuity and succession planning for investment advisers. The model rule and guidance are intended to ensure that smaller advisers fulfill…
  • Apr 23

    State Treasurers Ask SEC to Bring Dark Money Spending Into the Light

    State Treasurers Ask SEC to Bring Dark Money Spending Into the Light
    By John Filar AtwoodFive state treasurers have written to the SEC asking it to adopt a rule to require all publicly traded companies to disclose their political spending. The treasurers of Oregon, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Washington and…
  • Apr 22

    ALJ Puts Agency’s Case Against ‘Turnaround Queen’ Tilton on Hold

    ALJ Puts Agency’s Case Against ‘Turnaround Queen’ Tilton on Hold
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.SEC administrative law judge (ALJ) Carol Fox Foelak has at least temporarily put the brakes on the agency’s administrative case against self-proclaimed “Turnaround Queen” Lynn Tilton and her firm…
Rank this Week: 83

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 85

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 84

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Apr 24

    China Toughens Up Food Safety Laws By Adopting New Amendment

    China Toughens Up Food Safety Laws By Adopting New Amendment
    In the wake of several high-profile food safety scandals, China’s lawmakers have adopted tougher amendments to bolster the country’s existing food safety law. The changes, effective Oct. 1, 2015, will add 50 new articles, or about…
  • Apr 24

    Consumer Reports: Tests Find 60 Percent of Frozen Shrimp Contaminated With Bacteria

    Consumer Reports: Tests Find 60 Percent of Frozen Shrimp Contaminated With Bacteria
    A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA…
  • Apr 23

    Chicago Judge Signs Injunction Against Wholesome Soy Product

    Chicago Judge Signs Injunction Against Wholesome Soy Product
    Thursday’s scheduled hearing before U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel over the future of a Chicago soy products manufacturer was canceled because the judge had already signed the consent decree preventing Paul and Julia Trinh…
Rank this Week: 86

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 89

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Cyber hustings #GE2015 – Clare Brown

    Cyber hustings #GE2015 – Clare Brown
    Social media is having an impact on the political and electoral process in many ways and marketing experts have suggested that the 2015 election will be the UK’s first truly digital and social-media-led general election. The main reason…
  • Apr 23

    Ten Instant Myths Created by the Press About ‘The Sun’ and Corruption – Brian Cathcart

    Ten Instant Myths Created by the Press About ‘The Sun’ and Corruption – Brian Cathcart
    After the acquittal of a number of journalists accused of corrupting public officials and the dropping of charges against others, the corporate national press (Sun, Times, Mail, Telegraph, Mirror and others) has launched one of its shameless…
  • Apr 22

    Who cares about excessive concentration of media ownership? What do the Election Manifestos reveal? – Natalie Fenton

    Who cares about excessive concentration of media ownership? What do the Election Manifestos reveal? – Natalie Fenton
    In a recent article the Press Gazette pointed out that in 60% of the UK national newspaper market the election campaign coverage has been pro-Conservative compared to 33 % of prospective Tory voters. Research by the Media Standards Trust also…
Rank this Week: 88

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 22

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority
    Earlier this week Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (otherwise known as Trade Promotion…
  • Apr 21

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust
    The precise details underlying the European Commission’s (EC) April 15 Statement of Objections (SO), the EC’s equivalent of an antitrust complaint, against Google, centered on the company’s promotion of its comparison…
  • Apr 9

    Don’t tread on my Internet

    Don’t tread on my Internet
    Ben Sperry and I have a long piece on net neutrality in the latest issue of Reason Magazine entitled, “How to Break the Internet.” It’s part of a special collection of articles and videos dedicated to the proposition…
Rank this Week: 87

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 24

    Family Files Suit Against Attorney Reaping Millions From Will

    Family Files Suit Against Attorney Reaping Millions From Will
    When Robert Mardigian wanted to put his financial affairs in order, he turned to his longtime friend and attorney, Mark Papazian. Mr. Papazian subsequently drafted a will and trust that left the bulk of Mardigian’s fortune to Papazian and…
  • Apr 24

    Samantha Perelman Wins Attorney's Fee

    Samantha Perelman Wins Attorney's Fee
    I have previously discussed Samantha Perelman, daughter of billionaire Ron Perelman and late New York Post columnist Claudia Cohen, who recently lost her $600 million lawsuit against her uncle for her share of the family’s Hudson News…
  • Apr 24

    Planning Tips For Unmarried or Same-Sex Couple

    Planning Tips For Unmarried or Same-Sex Couple
    Estate planning for unmarried or same-sex couples should be a primary concern due to the fewer legal protections available to partners at the end of life and death of the other. State law will often require a written document to...
Rank this Week: 91