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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: 44

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 28

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration
    John Welch reports, at the TTABlog, about what you’d think would be a no-brainer: The Board affirmed a refusal to register the configuration shown below, for “electric skillets,” finding that Preston’s proof of…
  • Apr 25

    Will New York State Go With (the) Flo (& Eddie)?

    Will New York State Go With (the) Flo (& Eddie)?
    Every once in a great while comes along an intellectual property law decision so significant that blawgers fall over themselves and each other in the scramble to write something pithy about it. The April 13, 2016, decision from the Second…
  • Apr 22

    “Liberals Against the First Amendment”

    “Liberals Against the First Amendment”
    Originally posted 2009-04-19 11:33:36. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMarco Randazza again, this time on naked state-backed censorship at the University of Massachusetts: The UMass conservative organization, the Silent Majority, publishes a…
Rank this Week: 51

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 49

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 13

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself,…
  • Mar 28

    Attention Misdirection Disorder

    Attention Misdirection Disorder
    If you’re like most people, you don’t control your attention. It’s not because you have “attention deficit disorder.” That is NOT the problem. People don’t suffer from a deficit of attention. They mostly…
  • Mar 14

    You’re not wrong

    You’re not wrong
    No one likes to be told they’re wrong. And yet we know that sometimes we are. Making mistakes is normal, and human. It’s acceptable. The real question is: are you happy with the results you’re getting from life?…
Rank this Week: 48

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 50

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 52

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Dole’s FDA 483 – Window into Lettuce Production

    Dole’s FDA 483 – Window into Lettuce Production
    I always find FDA’s Form 483 Inspection Reports both interesting and educational.  It is too bad that the FDA tend to make getting copies of them difficult through requiring FOIA’s... Continue Reading
  • Apr 23

    Costco Recalls Frozen Peas Over Listeria

    Costco Recalls Frozen Peas Over Listeria
    Costco’s recall of the Organic by Nature frozen peas from locations in British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan comes a day after CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, recalled 15... Continue Reading
  • Apr 21

    Sprouts again Sicken Hundreds of People

    Sprouts again Sicken Hundreds of People
    South Australia Health today issued a public health warning to South Australians not to eat raw bean sprouts following a significant increase in the number of Salmonella Saintpaul cases. Over... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 62

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Apr 28

    Trying to Understand the Basis for the Latest Attack on the CFPB

    Trying to Understand the Basis for the Latest Attack on the CFPB
    by Jeff Sovern Earlier this month, Allison posted a link to a story about the PHH case in which the D.C Circuit heard arguments about whether the CFPB's structure is constitutional (CFPB Monitor reports on the oral argument here). The...
  • Apr 28

    On culture and portrayals of cla

    On culture and portrayals of cla
    A thoughtful article in the New York Times Magazine this week posits that TV has largely shifted from portraying working class and middle class struggles (from mid-century to the early 90s) to shows largely focused on hanging out and that...
  • Apr 27

    District court holds Amazon misled consumers with in-app charges; opinion inappropriately redacted

    District court holds Amazon misled consumers with in-app charges; opinion inappropriately redacted
    A lot is going on in yesterday's decision in FTC v. Amazon, 2016 WL 1643973 (W.D. Wash. Apr. 26, 2016) -- some excellent and some troubling. First, the good news. A Seattle district court held that Amazon engaged in unfair...
Rank this Week: 53

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    BREAKING: DSM Communication on Platforms leaked!

    BREAKING: DSM Communication on Platforms leaked!
    The role and responsibility of online platforms and intermediaries is a key issue in the Digital Single MarketStrategy, which the EU Commission launched last May [see…
  • Apr 28

    Publishing and "the Machine": help or hindrance?

    Publishing and "the Machine": help or hindrance?
    Let’s call it “the Machine”. From at least the 17th century onwards, copyright has flourished because technology has enabled works to be produced in greater numbers and at a lower cost. Before “the Machine”,…
  • Apr 27

    BREAKING: House passes Defend Trade Secrets Act, next stop President Obama

    BREAKING: House passes Defend Trade Secrets Act, next stop President Obama
    Mr Night Owl's expression doesn't change if he ishappy or sad.  For those unfamiliar, the AmeriKat can confirmthat this is his "excited face" in response to the House's passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  This…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 56

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 28

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent
    A joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law will be held on May 26th in London, within the framework of a series of BIICL events on…
  • Apr 25

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London are organising a conference on “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small…
  • Apr 24

    New publication on Kiobel and human rights litigation

    New publication on Kiobel and human rights litigation
    Maria Chiara Marullo and Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot have published a paper on “TRANSNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LITIGATIONS. KIOBEL’S TOUCH AND CONCERN: A TEST UNDER CONSTRUCTION.” The abstract reads: In recent years…
Rank this Week: 64

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 27

    Economist – Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2016

    Economist – Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2016
    The Economist Intelligence Unit [reg req’d]: “The Worldwide Cost of Living is a twice yearly Economist Intelligence Unit survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food,…
  • Apr 27

    New Health Data Available in Social Explorer Map

    New Health Data Available in Social Explorer Map
    Via Social Explorer: “County level health data from 2010 to 2015 are available on our site are now available as maps, in addition to reports. Start exploring a variety of health factors including obesity, smoking, excessive drinking,…
  • Apr 27

    Learn About the New $20, $10, and $5 Note

    Learn About the New $20, $10, and $5 Note
    Via Treasury: “Our currency is more than paper money and coins—it reveals who we are as a nation. The new $20, $10, and $5 notes will feature people, monuments, and symbols reflecting one our most celebrated values:…
Rank this Week: 61

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Deflategate, Drones, and DOJ

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Deflategate, Drones, and DOJ
    Well it may not be football season, but that’s not stopping the NFL from being back in the news. For instance the Washington “Slurs” are trying to hop on a potential Supreme Court case involving disparaging trademarks. And…
  • Apr 26

    Top 10 in Law blogs: Washington NFL appeal, Blowing in the Wind, and Marketing Science

    Top 10 in Law blogs: Washington NFL appeal, Blowing in the Wind, and Marketing Science
    A busy week chugs along here at LexBlog. If you’re interested in finance—especially cyber currency—then you’ll be interested to know that Bitcoin continues to make headway in Europe, even if it’s a bit stalled in…
  • Apr 25

    Why law bloggers ought to use Facebook

    Why law bloggers ought to use Facebook
    American’s use of Facebook continues to grow — big time. Blogging lawyers not using Facebook to nurture relationships and build a word of mouth reputation may want to think again. The numbers from a just released comScore…
Rank this Week: 57

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Apr 26

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

    Denying a Cadet Her Right to Wear Hijab Will Not ‘Make America Great’
    Officials at the Citadel should respect religious freedom and allow a Muslim student to wear hijab. Should a Muslim woman who enrolls as a cadet at the Citadel, a public military college in South Carolina, be permitted to wear hijab with her…
  • Apr 25

    What’s Driving Religious Discrimination at the Alabama DMV?

    What’s Driving Religious Discrimination at the Alabama DMV?
    I am a Christian woman who follows the Biblical instruction on headscarves, and the state of Alabama should respect that. I have always been a spiritual being. Even as a young child I would spend countless hours delving into the tattered…
  • Apr 25

    Texas Courts Rely on “Of Mice and Men” to Define Intellectual Disability and Sentence People to Death

    Texas Courts Rely on “Of Mice and Men” to Define Intellectual Disability and Sentence People to Death
    Bobby James Moore has an intellectual disability, yet he sits on death row because of deeply unscientific evidence. This piece originally appeared at Salon. Bobby James Moore has a lifelong intellectual disability, yet he sits on…
Rank this Week: 55

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 19

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?
    Friend and colleague Hartley Goldstone was recently interviewed for Family Wealth Report about his new book Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors and Trust Creators coauthored with Jay Hughes and Keith Whitaker.…
  • Apr 12

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman
    Gary Friedman will present on 3 days (2-hour keynote on July 15th, full day on July 16th, and one and one-half hours on July 16) at the 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat. The event will be held outside Colorado Springs at The Franciscan Retreat…
  • Mar 29

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service
    An excellent interview about the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in client service is coming up on April 26! Sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), this teleconference will feature my wise, knowledgeable colleague Dr.…
Rank this Week: 54

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 59

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 63

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 65

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 28

    Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know.

    Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know.
    “The $10 billion world of academic publishing has been roiled in recent months by Alexandra Elbakyan, a 27-year-old grad student from Kazakhstan who set up an online database of 50 million stolen academic research papers for anyone to…
  • Apr 28

    Commissioners agree to ask for $30 million for new library in Missoula

    Commissioners agree to ask for $30 million for new library in Missoula
    “Missoula County commissioners wholeheartedly agreed Wednesday to place a $30-million library bond on the November ballot pending a financing agreement with the Missoula Public Library board. If voters say yes, the money will help…
  • Apr 28

    Video Cameras in Minneapolis Central Library Bathrooms Unsettle Visitor

    Video Cameras in Minneapolis Central Library Bathrooms Unsettle Visitor
    “You might not expect to walk into a public bathroom and find a camera fixed in the ceiling staring back at you. However, that’s exactly what you will see if you head into a bathroom at the Central Library downtown Minneapolis.…
Rank this Week: 70

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Felix Salmon annotates Amy Cappellazzo

    Felix Salmon annotates Amy Cappellazzo
    Self-recommending.
  • Apr 26

    Big Fake

    Big Fake
    ARTnews has a long post-mortem on the Knoedler trial.
  • Apr 23

    If only they had some way to close this deficit

    If only they had some way to close this deficit
    The NYT's Robin Pogrebin reports on financial trouble at the Met.  They're facing a $10 million deficit this year.  Staff reductions and reduced programming will follow.But the important thing to understand here is that this is a…
Rank this Week: 75

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Apr 25

    #4 Twitter Tip - Top 9 Reasons to Use Hootsuite

    #4 Twitter Tip - Top 9 Reasons to Use Hootsuite
    To be effective on Twitter it is essential to have a Hootsuite account. A basic account is free, but a paid account is awesome. For starters I love the weekly email: The email shows all the accounts I manage and how well they're…
  • Apr 22

    #3 Twitter Tip - Fluid Interaction with Your Follower

    #3 Twitter Tip - Fluid Interaction with Your Follower
    Using the the tips I disclose here, I grew my new Twitter handle, @MastermindExper, from zero followers to +1,486 real followers in only 16 days. The key to a successful Twitter account is lively interaction with your followers. But what is…
  • Apr 20

    #2 Twitter Tip - Copy Followers of Leader

    #2 Twitter Tip - Copy Followers of Leader
    Wouldn't it be great if there were a way to follow people who are already interested in your Twitter updates, so that they are most likely to follow you back? I have good news. There are at least two ways to do this. I used both of them…
Rank this Week: 66

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
Rank this Week: 67

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 76

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 68

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 73

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 72

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 71

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 93

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Textualism and White Collar Crime

    Textualism and White Collar Crime
    A wonderful article appeared in the NYLJ back in March concerning textualism in white collar law. Authors Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack remark on the broadly worded statutes one finds in the white collar arsenal, and how Justice Scalia…
  • Apr 25

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case
    The United States Supreme Court accepted cert this morning in Shaw v. United States here. In 2014 the Court had looked at section 1344(2) of the bank fraud statute. (Loughrin v. United States). In contrast to Loughrin, this new case...
  • Apr 20

    Silver's Alleged Extramarital Affairs to be Considered at Sentencing

    Silver's Alleged Extramarital Affairs to be Considered at Sentencing
    Judge Valerie Caproni, the Southern District of New York judge presiding over the case of convicted former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has unsealed papers submitted by United States Attorney Preet Bharara alleging that the…
Rank this Week: 94

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism

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

    Geva on the Legal History of Check

    Geva on the Legal History of Check
    Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Law School (York), has published Liability on a Cheque: A Legal History in IANUS 2015, MODULO JEAN MONNET, and as Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 41 (2016). Here is the abstract. Cheques are old payment…
  • Apr 27

    Johnson on New York's Ratification of the Constitution

    Johnson on New York's Ratification of the Constitution
    Calvin H. Johnson, University of Texas (Austin) School of Law, has published 'Impost Begat Convention': New York's Ratification of the Constitution. Here is the abstract.The meaning of the Constitution is said to be set by the ratification…
Rank this Week: 84

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 91

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 28

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith     Yesterday’s Part 1 on Greece’s Sisyphean labors of creating a proper land cadaster, the better to privatize state-owned assets, revealed that…
  • Apr 27

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed
    By: David A. Smith   To understand what he thinks, you must understand how he is wired   While Europe’s chattering classes concern themselves with this year’s Euro-bad-boy (Britain) who might actually think itself…
  • Apr 26

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in previous parts of this post, if Chongqing’s ongoing experiment in urban economic…
Rank this Week: 77

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    CDC warns of Cronobacter in powdered milk, infant formula

    CDC warns of Cronobacter in powdered milk, infant formula
    In a new warning this week, the government discusses Cronobacter contamination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is a particular problem in powdered infant formulas, and to a lesser degree herbal teas, starches…
  • Apr 27

    Dole restarts salad facility; mum on Listeria cleaning proce

    Dole restarts salad facility; mum on Listeria cleaning proce
    Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has resumed production at a salad facility that was linked to a deadly nine-month Listeria outbreak without revealing what was done to clean the plant or to prevent future contamination of food processed there. A…
  • Apr 27

    UPDATED: Hand washing goes high tech during Vegas demo

    UPDATED: Hand washing goes high tech during Vegas demo
    UPDATED: Coverage of Wednesday activities added The Norovirus Summit III picked up where last week’s Conference For Food Protection left off. Presentations and workshops took on the Norovirus challenge from beating back biofilms to…
Rank this Week: 79

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    20 QUESTIONS

    20 QUESTIONS
    Why....Why does life and practice of law in the REGJB need to be so difficult?Twenty questions:1) Why aren't court documents scanned so they can be accessed electronically? Let's break this down in to two subsets. First, the Feds have a…
  • Apr 26

    Lot 26 Woe

    Lot 26 Woe
    "Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony."So goes the song. Not so much for criminal defense attorneys and law enforcement officers. Lot 26, the parking lot adjacent ("next to" for our robed readers) to the REGJB, has…
  • Apr 24

    ELECTION CENTRAL UPDATE .... WENDELL GRAHAM UPDATE .....

    ELECTION CENTRAL UPDATE .... WENDELL GRAHAM UPDATE .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS: ELECTION CENTRAL 2016 ................... COUNTY AND CIRCUIT COURT RACES A whole lot of changes in the landscape of judicial races has taken place in the past week in both the County Court and Circuit Court. COUNTY COURT…
Rank this Week: 78

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 97

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Website can use DMCA safe harbor for acts of its independent contractor

    Website can use DMCA safe harbor for acts of its independent contractor
    BWP Media USA, Inc v. Clarity Digital Group, LLC, No. 15-1154 (10th Cir. Apr. 25, 2016)    BWP owns the copyrights to various celebrity photos, and its business model appears to be lawsuit-based, at least in part.  It sued…
  • Apr 25

    Two right of publicity possibilities in the new

    Two right of publicity possibilities in the new
    Corvette: Baby, that was much too fast. 1958-2016How well would this ad fare if challenged under Jordan v. Jewel? It does inherently promote the Corvette brand, it seems to me. Mexican food so authentic Donald Trump would build a wall around…
  • Apr 22

    Cal. court sensibly rejects Fourth Circuit's GNC rule on consumer protection claim

    Cal. court sensibly rejects Fourth Circuit's GNC rule on consumer protection claim
    Mullins v. Premier Nutrition Corp., 2016 WL 1534784, No. 13-cv-01271 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 15, 2016)This case revisits an issue with which courts have struggled: when consumer plaintiffs plead that a product advertised as clinically proven…
Rank this Week: 92

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals Approves NFL Class Action Settlement

    Court of Appeals Approves NFL Class Action Settlement
    The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today, affirming the settlement of the NFL class action litigation. Unfortunately, the decision is a disappointment. When the players realize that they will receive virtually no benefits…
  • Apr 18

    Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update

    Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update
    The following legislative update has been prepared by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), the nation's oldest and largest brain injury advocacy group: BIAA Submits Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees This…
  • Apr 17

    Brain Injury Association of America--Newly Announced Webinar

    Brain Injury Association of America--Newly Announced Webinar
    The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has announced the scheduling of the following webinars. Further information can be obtained by clicking here. April 21, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT David Strauss Memorial Lecture:…
Rank this Week: 86

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

Press digest on transatlantic affairs. Edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Mar 26

    Clinton gives Atlanticist speech at the Pacific

    Clinton gives Atlanticist speech at the Pacific
    Hillary Clinton is much more supportive of NATO and Europe than all the other presidential candidates. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton gave an impressive speech describing NATO as "one of the best investments America has ever made". She stressed…
  • Mar 16

    If the US Presidential Candidates Would Run for Office in Europe

    If the US Presidential Candidates Would Run for Office in Europe
    Wouldn't it be best for the United States if Hillary Clinton would be the Republican nominee and Bernie Sanders the Democratic nominee? Certainly the US would then be more like Germany and other European countries for better or…
  • Jul 18

    Does US Punditry about Europe Have a Future?

    Does US Punditry about Europe Have a Future?
    I think it's great that Political Science professors testify in Congress from time to time. This happens far to rarely in Germany! The quality of Stephen Walt's testimony on the future of the EU, however, is underwhelming. He describes at…
Rank this Week: 88

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers Outline the Basis for Imposing Liability in a Dog Bite Lawsuit

    Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers Outline the Basis for Imposing Liability in a Dog Bite Lawsuit
    While dogs traditionally are regarded as “man’s best friend,” the behavior of any animal can be unpredictable. Our Orange County personal injury lawyers recognize that many people never expect to be attacked and bitten by a…
  • Mar 1

    Record Settlement Reached in Bakersfield Dog Bite Case

    Record Settlement Reached in Bakersfield Dog Bite Case
    An ABC affiliate in Bakersfield reported that a record-breaking settlement worth $2 million was reached in a dog bite case, which was the largest award for a dog bite case against a public entity in California. The case revolves around an…
  • Nov 13

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse
    Keeping our children safe is our highest priority. For years, we’ve known that safety belts save lives. In the event of a crash, they can reduce the risk of critical injuries and death by about 50 percent, according to the National…
Rank this Week: 90

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 11

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016
    Several panels related to legal technology are being presented at SXSW 2016 Conference in Austin, Texas, USA, 11-20 March 2016: Crowdsourcing Policy: Changing Constituents to Changemakers Fighting Injustice with Trickle-Up Innovation Fighting…
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
Rank this Week: 87

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 95