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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 25

    The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

    The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home
    Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and any stranger---or friend---can upload your keys to their online collection.
  • Jul 24

    How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud

    How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud
    Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing…
  • Jul 23

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System
    When it comes to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren’t even on the…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Jul 28

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case
    The Federal Trade Commission’s recent enforcement actions against Amazon and Apple raise important questions about the FTC’s consumer protection practices, especially its use of economics. How does the Commission weigh the costs…
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 28

    The Case of the Lionfish and the 12-Year-Old Accused Plagiarist

    The Case of the Lionfish and the 12-Year-Old Accused Plagiarist
    13-year-old Lauren Arrington went from being a media darling to a media pariah in less than a week, but is the media just tearing down what it created? The post The Case of the Lionfish and the 12-Year-Old Accused Plagiarist appeared first on…
  • Jul 28

    3 Count: Anime Attack

    3 Count: Anime Attack
    Australia legislation proposal leaks, Japan looks to target anime and manga piracy and Australian firm faces penalties for Microsoft Office piracy. The post 3 Count: Anime Attack appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 25

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 335 – Hungry Hungary Hippo

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 335 – Hungry Hungary Hippo
    Supreme Court declines stay in Sherlock Holmes dispute, YouTube star sued over background music and USCO says Aereo isn't a cable company... The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 335 – Hungry Hungary Hippos appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 48

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 28

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland
    Guest Post Author – Peter Arrowsmith, partner and (Scottish) patent attorney at Cleveland (p.arrowsmith@cleveland-ip.com). Introduction On 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide their future:…
  • Jul 27

    Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Interstate Commerce

    Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Interstate Commerce
    By Dennis Crouch Society should always question rules where the rule-maker is not itself bound by the rules. Courts strongly enforce trade secret rights – except when it comes to discovery. The discovery process in litigation involves…
  • Jul 25

    USPTO Moves to Strongly Enforce Eligibility Limitation

    USPTO Moves to Strongly Enforce Eligibility Limitation
    By Dennis Crouch Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court decided the subject matter eligibility case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 573 U.S. ___ (2014). The main point of Alice Corp. was to find that the eligibility-limiting holding…
Rank this Week: 49

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?
    From the case HORACE FRAZIER HUNTER v. VIRGINIA STATE BAR, EX REL. THIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE, 285 Va. 485; 744 S.E.2d 611 (Va. 2013):All of Hunter's blog posts involved cases that had been concluded. Moreover, the VSB [p. 503] concedes that…
  • Jul 28

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat
    From within an article titled Bose Sues Beats Electronics, Alleging Patent Violations in Design of Beats Studios, Solos. We do know, however, that if Bose manages to win its case, Beats could be in trouble. Just as Beats is suing Chinese…
  • Jul 28

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism
    The Boston Globe discusses recent plagiarism incidents in an article Plagiarism incidents undercut message to studentsIncluded in the text isa high school principal in New York apologized after writing a yearbook message that was nearly…
Rank this Week: 50

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Pasca on Romania's New Penal Code

    Pasca on Romania's New Penal Code
    Viorel Pasca (West University of Timisoara) has posted Romania's New Penal Code and the Saga of its Adoption (Journal of Eastern European Criminal Law issue 1/2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The decision to proceed to the drafting of...
  • Jul 28

    Howe on Deselecting Biased Jurie

    Howe on Deselecting Biased Jurie
    Scott Howe (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted Deselecting Biased Juries (Utah Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Critics of peremptory-challenge systems commonly contend that they inevitably…
  • Jul 28

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime
    Michal Gilad (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted The Young and the Helpless: Re-Defining the Term 'Child Victim of Crime' on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Children are the most highly victimized segments of our society. At…
Rank this Week: 52

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 53

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Jul 28

    Court Order Sent to Google

    Court Order Sent to Google
    International: Court Order Sent to Google; <br> <i>From:</i> Equustek (Canada) <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.
  • Jul 26

    Russian Request to Block Twitter User

    Russian Request to Block Twitter User
    International: Russian Request to Block Twitter User; <br> <i>From:</i> ROSKOMNADZOR - Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information (Russia) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Jul 25

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> Breaking Free of the Box <i>To:</i> Twitter<br><i>Date:</i> 2014-07-02
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 28

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few hours ago, the NY Times broke a story that the United States views Russian tests of a ground-launched missile as violating the 1987 INF treaty, formally (and lengthily) titled, “The Treaty…
  • Jul 28

    What is The Common Law of War?  

    What is The Common Law of War?  
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Since the recent al Bahlul en banc decision before the D.C. Circuit, I have been thinking a lot about the Common Law of War. As others have already analyzed in detail (Steve, Peter, Jonathan, Marty…
  • Jul 28

    Emerging Voices: Sexual Violence As War Crime: Controversial Issues in the International Criminal Court

    Emerging Voices: Sexual Violence As War Crime: Controversial Issues in the International Criminal Court
    by Rosemary Grey by Rosemary Grey [Rosemary Grey is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.] The case of The Prosecutor v Bosco Ntaganda, which is currently before the International Criminal…
Rank this Week: 55

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
  • Jul 25

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Jul 24

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule
    There is a Bill pending in Congress which would require that employers give part time workers 2 weeks notice of change to their schedules. Further details can be found here. Mitchell Rubinstein
Rank this Week: 56

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Flying Monkey's and Unicorn

    Flying Monkey's and Unicorn
    No bones about it. I don't like Obamacare. If you have the time, I can give you a long list of reasons. But let's start with an email I received from a lady in Georgia looking for "affordable" health insurance. Let's call the lady Dorothy,…
  • Jul 28

    Obamacare Outrage

    Obamacare Outrage
    Has your health insurance coverage been cancelled? Are your rates under the "Affordable" Care Act unaffordable? Join the club at…
  • Jul 26

    A Grace-ful Benefit Revolution

    A Grace-ful Benefit Revolution
    Over at Benefit Revolution, Craig Gottwals has an in-depth look at the 90 day grace period conundrum (about which Bob first blogged here last year).  Briefly, folks who buy a plan on-Exchange (and who get a subsidy) have a unique…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Jul 28

    Interviewing With The Enemy

    Interviewing With The Enemy
    The District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee has a new opinion on an important real-world issue When a lawyer is seeking employment with an entity or person adverse to his client, or with the adversary's lawyer, a conflict of...
  • Jul 28

    Worst Report Affirmed

    Worst Report Affirmed
    In October 2012, I posted a comment about a report of a District of Columbia hearing committee that absolved four lawyers who I believe were proven to have engaged in serious misconduct involving the abuse of an elderly woman suffering...
  • Jul 26

    Death Be Not True

    Death Be Not True
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney made afalse representation in response to a motion for sanctions. The attorney was assigned to defend a personal injury action by his law firm. A motion for sanctions…
Rank this Week: 58

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S., Mexico Enter Formal Produce Safety Partnership

    U.S., Mexico Enter Formal Produce Safety Partnership
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) signed a statement of…
  • Jul 27

    Why Most Americans Refrigerate Raw Shell Eggs and Europeans Often Don’t

    Why Most Americans Refrigerate Raw Shell Eggs and Europeans Often Don’t
    American travelers to Europe may have noticed that people “across the pond” often store raw shell eggs at room temperature. They can safely do that because of the way eggs are produced in Europe, but it can’t be safely done…
  • Jul 27

    FDA Warning Letters: Three Dairies, Two Seafood Processor

    FDA Warning Letters: Three Dairies, Two Seafood Processor
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published five warning letters it issued to dairies and seafood processors. Dueppengeisser Dairy Company of Perry, NY, and Todd & Patty Meech Dairy Farm of Sebeka, MN, received warning…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Call for Papers: The Transnational in International Law

    Call for Papers: The Transnational in International Law
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has issued a call for papers for a conference on "The Transnational in International Law," to take place at the University of Bremen on March 25-27, 2015. Here's the call: Call…
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 13, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include: David P. Forsythe, The UN Security Council and Human Rights: Promising Developments, Persistent Problems Janine Natalya Clark, A Crime of…
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Humanity

    New Issue: Humanity
    The latest issue of Humanity (Vol. 5, no. 2, July 2014) is out. Contents include:Keith David Watenpaugh, Between Communal Survival and National Aspiration: Armenian Genocide Refugees, the League of Nations, and the Practices of Interwar…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Amar on Justice Jackson and "the Judicialization of the Judiciary"

    Amar on Justice Jackson and &quot;the Judicialization of the Judiciary&quot;
    Via John Q. Barrett’s Jackson List, we have the YouTube link to Akhil Reed Amar's delivery of the tenth annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at the Chautauqua Institution.  Professor Barrett…
  • Jul 27

    Cajas-Sarria on the Colombian Supreme Court, 1934-35

    Cajas-Sarria on the Colombian Supreme Court, 1934-35
    We missed this one back in December: Mario Cajas-Sarria (Universidad Icesi Facultad de Derecho) has posted "Alfonso López Pumarejo and the Last Supreme Court of the Conservative Hegemony, 1934-1935." It appeared in Volume 40 of Revista…
  • Jul 27

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There's plenty to read this weekend. Gordon Wood reviews Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen (Liveright) in The New York Review of Books."This is a strange and…
Rank this Week: 61

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 62

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 28

    Investor-State as Judicial Review: Is that Controversial?

    Investor-State as Judicial Review: Is that Controversial?
    This is from Robert Basedow, a PhD candidate at LSE: ... It is helpful to distinguish between the substantive and procedural provisions under typical international investment agreements. The substantive provisions enumerate the rights of…
  • Jul 25

    Seals vs. Tuna and Non-Discrimination

    Seals vs. Tuna and Non-Discrimination
    In the U.S. first written submission in the Article 21.5 WTO panel proceeding in U.S. - Tuna II, the U.S. distinguishes Tuna from Seals in regard to non-discrimination. Here's the GATT MFN section: 287. The facts here are in contrast...
  • Jul 25

    Struggles at the WTO

    Struggles at the WTO
    In the negotiations: India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically. At a meeting in Geneva,…
Rank this Week: 63

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 27

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. GlaxoSmithKline LLC et al. v. Glenmark Generics Inc. USA 1:14-cv-00877; filed July 3, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 27

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    July 30, 2014 - "Ask the Office: New Guidance on Functional Claiming" (American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (ET) July 30, 2014 - "Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Patent Eligibility of Software-Related…
  • Jul 25

    Webinar on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank

    Webinar on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
    Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank: What’s Eligible, What’s Not, and What’s Still to be Determined?" on August 28, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (ET). Patent Docs author Dr.…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Jul 28

    Settlement Planners Seek Leads of Sellers of Structured Settlements on LinkedIn Group Forum?

    Settlement Planners Seek Leads of Sellers of Structured Settlements on LinkedIn Group Forum?
    Surprising to see settlement planners Kathleen Blevins of WinFirst Structures and Joe DiGangi, the latter a member of NSSTA, former President of Millennium Settlements, apparently offering to be... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jul 25

    Sumter County Forum Shop | Judge Morley Does The "Tighten Up"

    Sumter County Forum Shop | Judge Morley Does The &quot;Tighten Up&quot;
    Scrutiny had visited upon the Sumter County courthouse, which has long had a reputation as a preferred venue for forum shopping cash now pushers. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find…
  • Jul 24

    Single Claimant QSF | R.I.P. "Dead Horse"

    Single Claimant QSF | R.I.P. &quot;Dead Horse&quot;
    by John Darer CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC The Single Claimant QSF horse has been dead for half a decade. It made a lot of people very successful while it lasted and it's presence was one factor that... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 65

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard
    Reynolds Consumer Prods. Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13–CV–214, 2014 WL 3615853 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)A jury found Handi-Foil liable for willful infringement of Reynolds’ unregistered trade dress, but in favor of…
  • Jul 25

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA
    Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL 3661491, No. B247151 (Cal. Ct. App. July 24, 2014)Demetriades operates restaurants and sued Yelp under California’s UCL and FAL based on claims about the accuracy and efficacy of its…
  • Jul 25

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Pando.com publishes an entire issue of Reason magazine that's not available in Reason's online archives "for reasons that will become obvious"--it's an entire special issue devoted to WWII "revisionism" and Holocaust denial.  Talk to me…
Rank this Week: 66

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law
    7-25-2014 Nevada: Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in doubt. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, and several bills will be submitted to the Legislature during…
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Jul 28

    Huh? Rep. McKeon on the White House and the Iraq AUMF

    Huh? Rep. McKeon on the White House and the Iraq AUMF
    A little postscript to my note about Friday’s vote in the House, regarding military operations in Iraq: this quite critical statement, which House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon released on…
  • Jul 28

    What Lisa Monaco Actually Said

    What Lisa Monaco Actually Said
    Over at Just Security, Steve Vladeck objects to the piece Jack, Bobby, Matt and I wrote over the weekend on Lisa Monaco’s AUMF comments at the Aspen Security Forum. He argues that we are over-reading her comments. I’ll let readers…
  • Jul 28

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Violence and confusion rages on between Israel and Gaza. Apropos of the latter, accounts differ as to whether and to what extent Israeli Defense Forces have taken responsibility for the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza. USA Today and Time…
Rank this Week: 68

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 69

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 28

    "The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less"

    "The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less"
    ...is the title of this NYT article, which puts stark numbers on the problem of income inequality in the U.S. over the last ten years. Not surprisingly, the housing crisis has played a central role.
  • Jul 28

    Design a quicker airport security screening method and earn big buck

    Design a quicker airport security screening method and earn big buck
    Seriously. The Transportation Security Agency wants to know whether consumers have solutions to long airport security lines. TSA is offering cash rewards for the best ideas about how to speed security checks. The total payout will be $15,000.…
  • Jul 28

    The economic cost of car crashe

    The economic cost of car crashe
    Read this recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Loss of life and injuries from vehicle crashes go way beyond measurement in purely economic terms, but the economic losses (including the lost of quality life…
Rank this Week: 70

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 28

    As an urban mobility revolution draws near…

    As an urban mobility revolution draws near…
    Government is busy chasing century-old transit formats [Randal O'Toole, Cato; more] And Marc Scribner cautions libertarians against buying too heavily into a “regulated ridesharing” legal framework that could impede the emergence…
  • Jul 27

    “U.S. Senate panel advances global disabilities treaty”

    “U.S. Senate panel advances global disabilities treaty”
    “The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-6 in favor of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” I’ve outlined the insuperable problems with the CRPD on many occasions, e.g. here (see also…
  • Jul 27

    Labor and employment roundup

    Labor and employment roundup
    “Telling Employee He Is ‘Eligible’ For Bonus Not Enough to Create Contractual Obligation” [Chris Parkin/Daniel Schwartz; Connecticut appeals court] Richard Epstein on Obama’s anti-LGBT-discrimination edict for…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
Rank this Week: 72

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jul 28

    Parker Posey: And all she wants to do is dance.

    Parker Posey: And all she wants to do is dance.
    They're picking up prisoners--and putting them in a pen. All she wants to do is dance. --Danny Kortchmar/WB Music Corp. ASCAP (1984) Get "Party Girl" (1995) and watch her dance in the last scene. Add Ms. Posey to our...
  • Jul 26

    The Economist has had it with Putin; calls out France, Italy, Germany, US and UK.

    The Economist has had it with Putin; calls out France, Italy, Germany, US and UK.
    The West as Appeasement Weenies? See Russia, MH17 and the West: A web of lies. Screaming excerpts: Since the murders of the passengers of MH17 the responses have been almost as limp. The European Union is threatening far-reaching…
  • Jul 26

    Prisoner of Rock 'n' Roll: Best rock refrain ever.

    Prisoner of Rock 'n' Roll: Best rock refrain ever.
    Lord, take me downtown, I'm just lookin' for some tush. --Gibbons, Beard & Hill...
Rank this Week: 73

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 74

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 28

    The Incredible, Magical, Shrinking Injunction?

    The Incredible, Magical, Shrinking Injunction?
    Judge Griesa has approved Citibank's request to transfer funds it received in payment of both dollar- and peso-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. Order attached. The difficulty, as described in this recent letter from Citibank, is that some of…
  • Jul 28

    Not Fraudulent, Voidable

    Not Fraudulent, Voidable
    At its annual meeting, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) formally adopted the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA). Under its provisions, I believe it says any service member in uniform will be able…
  • Jul 28

    Guess the Date – Holdout Edition

    Guess the Date – Holdout Edition
    The bill admits, that the whole amount divided among all the [creditors], was not enough to satisfy the complainant’s debt. What a singular proposition then to maintain, that although the whole were only entitled, in Law, to a less sum...
Rank this Week: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 28

    Spanish Court Moving Forward With Messi Tax Evasion Case

    Spanish Court Moving Forward With Messi Tax Evasion Case
    Lionel Messi may have won over fans with his impressive performance in the World Cup but he has yet to win over the Spanish courts. Despite allegedly settling up his tax debts, Messi will be prosecuted on tax evasion charges.
  • Jul 28

    Tax, Public Corruption Charges Net ‘Our Man Downtown’ In Dallas Scandal

    Tax, Public Corruption Charges Net ‘Our Man Downtown’ In Dallas Scandal
    On Friday, federal agents arrested Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price on federal charges including tax fraud and accusations that Price used his position for his personal benefit. The often controversial Price, who has pleaded not…
  • Jul 25

    NFL Fines, Suspends Ray Rice: Is The Hit To His Wallet Tax Deductible?

    NFL Fines, Suspends Ray Rice: Is The Hit To His Wallet Tax Deductible?
    The NFL will suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games for his off the field behavior in February. Rice was also hit with a fine for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. While the conduct was personal, the violation…
Rank this Week: 76

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 27

    Gov. Christie Urges Republicans To Soften Rhetoric, But Not Position, on Abortion

    Gov. Christie Urges Republicans To Soften Rhetoric, But Not Position, on Abortion
    Bloomberg Business Week: Christie Call to Cool Abortion Talk Follows Curbs in N.J., by Elise Young: Chris Christie, who last week prodded Republicans to drop anti-abortion rhetoric to appeal to more voters, has steadily weakened access to the…
  • Jul 26

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science
    The Hill - Contributors blog: Debunking the bad science on abortion and women's health, by Andrea Flynn: Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), a bill that would prevent…
  • Jul 26

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her
    Gender & Sexuality Law Blog: When Reality Becomes Satire: Anti-Contraception Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic For Not Hiring Her, by Kara Loewentheil: And now for an exercise in absurdity: a nurse who refuses to prescribe contraception…
Rank this Week: 78

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
  • Jul 27

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection
    The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has released a report on the Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act that deals with foreclosure:"Foreclosure involves lengthy legal proceedings taken in the Court of Queen’s Bench and is…
  • Jul 24

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has published a series of Factsheets that describe important jurisprudence of the institution on a number of subjects. The ECHR recently added new Factsheets on: Persons with…
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 81

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 15

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI
    Back in 2008, I wrote several articles about the suspicious activities of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Specifically, I questioned the campaign contributions her received from Pre-Paid Legal Services (now Legal Shield), a company that…
  • Jul 10

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other
    Attempts to silence critics of multi-level marketing companies (often referred to as legalized pyramid schemes) are nothing new. I have been on the receiving end of numerous threats  and one very large legal action for my criticism of…
  • Jul 3

    Creating an Investigative Policy

    Creating an Investigative Policy
    An investigative policy is an important tool to help manage the process of initiating a corporate fraud investigation. Doing so will help bring uniformity to the evaluation of fraud allegations, and it will help guide management through the…
Rank this Week: 82

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 23

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
  • Jul 23

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court yesterday vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling over the weekend that ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner received details from the state about the…
Rank this Week: 83

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 84

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 85

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    Earlier today I received an e-mail regarding both tenure-track and non-tenure track (or clinical) positions at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Details available after the break. The following is quoted from the e-mail I…
  • Jul 28

    American Apparel 1, NFL 0

    American Apparel 1, NFL 0
    As many readers (and all of my friends) know, I am a bit of a sports fan. Having been a college athlete (field hockey, at Brown University, for trivia buffs), I focus most of my attention on college games. I...
  • Jul 28

    Crowdfunding: Are Crowds Wise or Idiots?

    Crowdfunding: Are Crowds Wise or Idiots?
    The new crowdfunding exemption in section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act will, once the SEC adopts the rules required to implement it, allow ordinary investors to invest in unregistered securities offerings. Will those unsophisticated…
Rank this Week: 86

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 87

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jul 28

    Service without a Smile

    Service without a Smile
    In a recent endorsement, Justice E. M. Morgan rejected a proposal made by counsel for the Defendants that would have introduced what could have been an amusing new requirement for service of documents. In Ontario, Rule 16 of the Rules of…
  • Jul 25

    Late actor’s whiskey brand the subject of litigation

    Late actor’s whiskey brand the subject of litigation
    John Wayne was known by many of his fans as “the Duke”.  Now, thirty-five years after the late actor’s death, his estate is involved in litigation with respect to the use of Wayne’s iconic nickname and image. The…
  • Jul 24

    Choosing the Wrong Attorney for Property

    Choosing the Wrong Attorney for Property
    Several recent matters before British courts highlight the damage that can be done when one appoints the wrong person as a continuing attorney for property. One article tells the story of a World War II veteran and successful entrepreneur who…
Rank this Week: 88

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 28

    This is pretty good

    This is pretty good
    from Eugene Volohk via Instapundit. It the same problem as having elections in a country that is poised to reject democracy.
  • Jul 28

    Republicans narrowly favored to capture Senate in November - CBS New

    Republicans narrowly favored to capture Senate in November - CBS New
    A new CBS News/New York Times Battleground Tracker estimate finds the Republicans positioned to take the Senate this year, with a likely 51-49 seat edge if the November election were held right now. The margin of error on that current...
  • Jul 28

    Tax Avoidance du Jour: Inversion - NYTimes.com

    Tax Avoidance du Jour: Inversion - NYTimes.com
    Does this mean President Obama is wrong to describe companies engaging in inversion as “corporate deserters”? Not really — they’re shirking their civic duty, and it doesn’t matter whether they literally move…
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association
    The Associated Press looks at a growing source of tension: Pot may be legal in some states – but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood...
  • Jul 28

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth (Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Courts take a hands-off approach with respect to the content of common…
  • Jul 25

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan
    The Guardian has a fascinating article about the few artistic masterpieces that are considered either too fragile or too precious to loan to other museums: Girl with a Pearl Earring thus joins the select band of art treasures that never...
Rank this Week: 90