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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 19

    Trading Technologies: User Interface for Stock Trading

    Trading Technologies: User Interface for Stock Trading
    Before writing more about Trading Technologies v. CQG, I will first note that TT is my former client and I personally filed the original complaint in this very case 12 years ago (2005).  Although TT is no longer my client, I am…
  • Jan 18

    Does Refusal to Register a Mark Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Refusal to Register a Mark Violate the First Amendment?
    by Dennis Crouch USPTO v. Tam (Supreme Court 2017) The Supreme Court today held oral arguments in the trademark battle over whether the rock band can register its name THE SLANTS. The PTO argues “no” because the name is…
  • Jan 18

    Bayh-Dole Act: Failing to Disclose Government Funding

    Bayh-Dole Act: Failing to Disclose Government Funding
    Interesting filing from the folks at KEI. That alleges IONIS Pharma (formerly ISIS) and Cold Springs Harbor Labs failed to disclose Federal funding supported development of the inventions underlying their patents covering nusinersen and…
Rank this Week: 197

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    David Smith Interviewed on the future for landlords in 2017

    David Smith Interviewed on the future for landlords in 2017
    All landlords should watch this excellent interview of David Smith from Property Tribes. David recommends that landlords should speak to their MPs about the problems that the recent tax changes are causing. Find out how to do this >>…
  • Jan 19

    Can the landlord claim rent after the tenant has left?

    Can the landlord claim rent after the tenant has left?
    Here is a question to the Blog Clinic from John who is a tenant: I got into arrears with my rent, after the fixed term, my landlord asked me to leave the property, which I did as it did not serve any purpose staying. He now says that he wants…
  • Jan 18

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 2 – why use one?

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 2 – why use one?
    Why use a tenancy agreement? Contrary to what many might think, it is not actually necessary (at the moment) to have a written tenancy agreement to create a tenancy.  (This is because of s54(2) of the Law of Property Act 1925 explained…
Rank this Week: 744

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 19

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    It feels like one day till Doomsday. I wonder whether protesters will outnumber supporters. I can't think of anyone I would stand in the rain without an umbrella for in 40 degree weather just to see take an oath -- let alone someone I only…
  • Jan 18

    Obama's Final News Conference

    Obama's Final News Conference
    President Obama gives his final press conference. Most of the West Wing staff is will move out tomorrow. Obama's approval ratings are now very high. The UnPresident Elect's are the lowest of an incoming President in 4 decades. …
  • Jan 17

    Down to the Wire for Two Gitmo Detainee

    Down to the Wire for Two Gitmo Detainee
    Ten more Guantanamo detainees have been transferred. They were accepted by Oman. (I don't think they are Oman citizens, as the Oman Government's press release refers to them being accepted for temporary residence on a humanitarian…
Rank this Week: 2

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jan 19

    The Right to Legal Advice in the Garda Station: DPP v Doyle

    The Right to Legal Advice in the Garda Station: DPP v Doyle
    The Supreme Court yesterday ruled (6 agreeing, though for different reasons, and 1 dissenting) that the constitutional right to reasonable access to a lawyer does not extend to a right to have a solicitor present during Garda interviews. In…
  • Jan 12

    Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryo

    Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryo
    Human Rights in Ireland is delighted to welcome this guest post from Ciara Staunton. Ciara is a lecturer in Law at Middlesex University London with research interests in the governance of medical research, particularly new and emerging…
  • Nov 24

    Notes on Judge Harding-Clark’s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.

    Notes on Judge Harding-Clark’s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.
    Judge Maureen Harding-Clark’s report on the much-criticised Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme was published two days ago. It is 275 pages long – 133 of commentary from the judge, 142 of extracts from medical literature and hospital…
Rank this Week: 148

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 19

    Certificate of Good Faith Required When Expert Must Prove Causation

    Certificate of Good Faith Required When Expert Must Prove Causation
    In Redick v. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, No. M2016-00428-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 26, 2016), the Court addressed the need for a certificate of good faith in an HCLA (f/k/a Tennessee medical malpractice) claim when the breach of duty…
  • Jan 18

    Proving Damages in a Conversion Case

    Proving Damages in a Conversion Case
    In Hamilton v. Holderman, No. M2015-02302-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 27, 2015), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed a damages award in a conversion case. In the underlying dispute, plaintiffs had rented a furnished house and barn to…
  • Jan 16

    Pro Se Plaintiff Allowed to Proceed with Part of Claim Against Chiropractor

    Pro Se Plaintiff Allowed to Proceed with Part of Claim Against Chiropractor
    In Lacy v. Mitchell, No. M2016-00677-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 30, 2016), the trial court dismissed plaintiff’s case, finding that her claim fell under the Health Care Liability Act and that she uncontestedly failed to follow the…
Rank this Week: 305

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 18

    Even Lawyers Need to Play

    Even Lawyers Need to Play
    Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of "Star Trek," says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in my youth, it was easier to get me to eat…
Rank this Week: 407

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 18

    Even Lawyers Need to Play

    Even Lawyers Need to Play
    Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of "Star Trek," says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in my youth, it was easier to get me to eat…
Rank this Week: 423

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jan 19

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit
    When you live in a colder climate, winter rain, ice and snow can quickly cause accidents. Some seasonal holiday traditions also result in personal injuries. Most of these events are preventable. Consider the following five most common causes…
  • Jan 18

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It
    No one wants to imagine the possibility of dealing with medical malpractice. You just want to be treated properly and get over the illness or ailment that you are dealing with. Still, it is important to recognize that malpractice is common.…
  • Jan 17

    How To Avoid Denial of Social Security Disability Benefit

    How To Avoid Denial of Social Security Disability Benefit
    If a person becomes ill, injured, or otherwise disabled, they may find it necessary to apply for their Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI. During our employment, we are required to pay into the Social Security programs. This is how…
Rank this Week: 820

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post: Supreme Court to Review Whether Statute of Limitations Applies to SEC Disgorgement Claim

    Guest Post: Supreme Court to Review Whether Statute of Limitations Applies to SEC Disgorgement Claim
    Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in two cases involving the limitations periods under the federal securities laws. One case, as I noted in a post earlier this week, will address the question of whether or not the filing of a…
  • Jan 17

    Guest Post: The Nuts & Bolts of SEC Investigations & Enforcement

    Guest Post: The Nuts & Bolts of SEC Investigations & Enforcement
    The SEC is the primary regulatory body charged with the enforcement of the U.S. securities laws. Most insurance and legal professionals are well-aware of the agency and familiar with its regulatory role. But in an era that has been (at least…
  • Jan 16

    Guest Post: A Focus on Directors’ and Officers’ Risks in India

    Guest Post: A Focus on Directors’ and Officers’ Risks in India
      As readers of this blog know well, liability claims against corporate directors and officers is an increasingly global phenomenon. A number of different factors are contributing to the globalization of D&O liability, including…
Rank this Week: 273

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 19

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium
    by Simon Chesterman by Simon Chesterman [Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International…
  • Jan 18

    An Asian Perspective

    An Asian Perspective
    by Xue Hanqin by Xue Hanqin [Judge Xue Hanqin is a judge on the International Court of Justice. This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.] The rise of the new…
  • Jan 17

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment
    by B.S. Chimni by B.S. Chimni [B.S. Chimni is Professor of International Law at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.]…
Rank this Week: 127

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jan 19

    I Deliver Some Round Observations About California’s Rounding Rule

    I Deliver Some Round Observations About California’s Rounding Rule
    Yesterday’s post concerned various actions that a California corporation may pursue in lieu of issuing fractional shares.  I left for today the subject of rounding.  Section 407 of the Corporations Code expressly permits…
  • Jan 18

    Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage

    Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage
    The California General Corporation Law explicitly authorizes a corporation to issue fractional shares.  Cal. Corp. Code § 407.  A corporation, however, is not required to do so.  Id.  In lieu of issuing fractions, a…
  • Jan 17

    Calling All Stock Certificate

    Calling All Stock Certificate
    Last week, Broc Romanek’s Mentor Blog addressed the question of what to do about outstanding stock certificates following a reverse stock split.  Today, I’ll weigh in with a California perspective. Section 422 of the…
Rank this Week: 447

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 19

    New Year – New Will

    New Year – New Will
    New Year Resolutions can be tough to stick to.  But if your New Year Resolution is to get organised and write a Will, then you can sort this one out very easily! In broad terms, if you have anyone who depends on you (children are the…
  • Nov 10

    Conveyancing Timescale

    Conveyancing Timescale
    Christmas is fast approaching and with many of us focusing on the release of the John Lewis Christmas advert and thinking what we are going to purchase for our loved ones, some of you may be thinking of a purchase or sale on a much larger…
  • Nov 9

    Everything You Need to Know About Probate

    Everything You Need to Know About Probate
    Probate is a word many people have never really come across – and if the first time you need to know what it means is when somebody close to you has died, it can be distressing and confusing. Thankfully though, the word itself is the…
Rank this Week: 725

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jan 19

    Social Media Use by Age

    Social Media Use by Age
    Do you use social media? You aren't alone if you are. Pew Research released a new social media fact sheet that breaks down social media use, with 69% of Americans using social media at some time. But since this is...
  • Jan 18

    February 10: Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School

    February 10: Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School
    Seton Hall Law School's Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy notified us of the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 10, 2017, at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New…
  • Jan 17

    Mobile Palliative Care for Homele

    Mobile Palliative Care for Homele
    Kaiser Health News ran a story about a project that provides palliative care to individuals who are homeless and terminally ill. Mobile Team Offers Comfort Care To Homeless At Life’s End covers a pilot project in Seattle. "Since…
Rank this Week: 327

The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Research Guide Serie

    Research Guide Serie
    With the Spring 2017 semester starting back up, it’s important to keep in mind all of the resources that the …Continue reading →
  • Jan 17

    Bloomberg/BNA’s The Family law Reporter Featured Spotlight: Finding Tool

    Bloomberg/BNA’s The Family law Reporter Featured Spotlight: Finding Tool
    This is the fourth and final post in a four-part series spotlighting Bloomberg/BNA’s The Family law Reporter. Another useful tool …Continue reading →
  • Jan 13

    Spring 2017 Faculty Research Serie

    Spring 2017 Faculty Research Serie
    Law Faculty – please join the Law Library on Thursday, September 8 from 12pm-1pm in the Faculty Conference Room for LUNCH as we welcome you all back for a wonderful fall 2016 semester!! In addition, mark your calendars…
Rank this Week: 901

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Iowa Workers' Compensation versus Disability Benefits? Which is better?

    Iowa Workers' Compensation versus Disability Benefits? Which is better?
    Question: Which should you chose, given the choice, workers compensation or disability benefits?Answer: Workers’ compensation benefits, almost every time.Why? Income taxes, payroll taxes, income taxes and payroll taxes. Workers’…
  • Jan 17

    Work Injury Reported as Not Work Related, Benefit Suicide

    Work Injury Reported as Not Work Related, Benefit Suicide
    Let us set up the likely facts. If you are reading this, you probably suffered an injury at work and didn't or don’t want to file a workers’ compensation claim. You’ve spoken to your supervisor who is discouraging you from…
  • Jan 16

    Iowa Workers' Compensation Benefits - The Written Work Excuse

    Iowa Workers' Compensation Benefits - The Written Work Excuse
    Know this about workers’ compensation benefits in Iowa, medical opinions drive the truck. Meaning, if you don’t have a positive medical opinion then you aren’t going to get benefits. It is a really simple concept that many…
Rank this Week: 640

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jan 18

    Estate Donations = Faster Distribution

    Estate Donations = Faster Distribution
    Matt Johnston, my tax colleague at Scotiatrust, says the 12-month tax filing deadline is upon us. The initial round of major distributions to charities will occur in January 2017 under the “estate donation” rules introduced in…
  • Jan 18

    Appeal Court: Fraudulent Concealment Stopped the Clock

    Appeal Court: Fraudulent Concealment Stopped the Clock
    I previously blogged about Roulston v McKenny et al, 2016 ONSC 2377, as a classic example of chutzpah. The deceased’s ex-wife had a claim against his estate if a life insurance policy lapsed. Even though the estate trustee knew that the…
  • Jan 17

    7th Annual Trustee Investment Review

    7th Annual Trustee Investment Review
    This is my 7th annual year end investment review for Trusts. As I have indicated in the past, Trustees are accountable for a prudent investment policy. This includes a review of the performance of the investments in the Trust. For Trusts that…
Rank this Week: 653

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 18

    EPA nominee had little to do with ‘busload of lawyers’ case

    EPA nominee had little to do with ‘busload of lawyers’ case
    Oklahoma’s famous “busload of lawyers” case is back in the news because of president-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is…
  • Jan 18

    EWG founder supports organic fee for marketing, research

    EWG founder supports organic fee for marketing, research
    Editor’s note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it is seeking public comments on a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion fee program to be paid by producers and handlers in the organic…
  • Jan 18

    Small recall of chicken salad at Whole Foods stores in east

    Small recall of chicken salad at Whole Foods stores in east
    Attleboro, MA-based Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc. is recalling 204 pounds of chicken salad products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The…
Rank this Week: 729

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Assignment of Benefits and the 2017 Florida Legislative Session

    Assignment of Benefits and the 2017 Florida Legislative Session
    The 2017 Florida Legislative Session does not start until March 7th but committee weeks have begun in both Chambers. As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, I have been assigned to the following committees: Civil Justice &…
  • Jan 17

    Engineer Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Superstorm Sandy Report

    Engineer Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Superstorm Sandy Report
    On January 10, 2017, Matthew Pappalardo, former director of HiRise Engineering of Uniondale, New York, pled guilty to the unauthorized practice of engineering as a result of fraudulently changed engineering reports for Superstorm Sandy flood…
  • Jan 16

    That Check from Your Insurer Might Just be the Insurance Company’s First Offer

    That Check from Your Insurer Might Just be the Insurance Company’s First Offer
    Instead of sending a full and adequate amount of insurance proceeds, is your insurance company sending over just a small offer hoping it “settles” the claim and that you accept it and go away? For a moment, let’s break down…
Rank this Week: 248

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Jan 18

    Conceden custodia de perros tomando en consideración su mejor interé

    Conceden custodia de perros tomando en consideración su mejor interé
    Mientras un tribunal en Canadá concluyó recientemente que en un proceso de divorcio las mascotas no pueden ser objeto de controversia por custodia, en Alemania un tribunal ha opinado que la repartición de una manada de…
  • Jan 18

    Donald Trump ha sido demandado por difamación

    Donald Trump ha sido demandado por difamación
    Durante todo este tiempo traté de evitar escribir notas sobre Donald Trump, sin embargo, tratar de cerrar los ojos a lo inevitable se hace ya imposible. Y ni modo, esta noticia debe ser publicada en miabogadoenlinea.net por el…
  • Jan 18

    La SCJN avaló venta de bebidas azucaradas en universidade

    La SCJN avaló venta de bebidas azucaradas en universidade
    Al analizar la revisión de un juicio de amparo promovido por la empresa Compañía Embotelladora del Fuerte, S. de R.L. de C.V., la Segunda Sala de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN), en una…
Rank this Week: 97

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 18

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Interchangeability of Biosimilar and Biologic Drug

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Interchangeability of Biosimilar and Biologic Drug
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest Guidance for Industry relating to the biosimilar application process set forth in the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BCPCIA).…
  • Jan 17

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest Guidance for Industry relating to the biosimilar application process set forth in the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009…
  • Jan 16

    Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara (PTAB 2016)

    Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara (PTAB 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- A great deal of angst has been generated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision, in Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara, regarding the panel's application of Section 101 (sua sponte as a new ground of rejection under…
Rank this Week: 245

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 293

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 574

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 700

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 294

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    The presidential and gubernatorial power of pardoning convictions and commuting prison sentence

    The presidential and gubernatorial power of pardoning convictions and commuting prison sentence
    President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's (Born Bradley Manning) prison sentence from thirty-five years to seven years. Yes, prosecutors from his administration pushed for Manning's original sentence, but at least President Obama has…
  • Jan 16

    Today and all days, we shall overcome

    Today and all days, we shall overcome
    The darkness of the upcoming Trump presidency is offset by the light of the lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Our law firm this and every year celebrates his birthday by being closed. Today, my son and I will join the annual peace walk on…
  • Jan 15

    National Academy of Sciences releases lengthy report on “Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids”

    National Academy of Sciences releases lengthy report on “Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids”
    On January 12, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences released its lengthy report on "Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids." The report is too lengthy for me to have reviewed yet. A cursory check seems to show the report's recognizing…
Rank this Week: 290

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Law and Literature in Herman Meville and Heinrich von Kleist @newcriterion

    Law and Literature in Herman Meville and Heinrich von Kleist @newcriterion
    ICYMI:Martin Greenberg, The Difficult Justice of Melville & Kleist, The New Criterion, March 2005.
  • Jan 18

    A New Play About Roe v. Wade Opens In Washington D.C.

    A New Play About Roe v. Wade Opens In Washington D.C.
    Richard Harris writes for Slate about a new play opening in Washington, D.C. that's based on the historic Roe v. Wade decision. The playwright, Lisa Loomer (Girl, Interrupted) had anticipated that when Roe opened, the…
  • Jan 18

    Charles Dickens and Copyright Law @dkluft

    Charles Dickens and Copyright Law @dkluft
    A piece on Charles Dickens and copyright law, from David Kluft, at JDSupra.  Mr. Kluft traces the English author's interest in copyright back at least as far as The Pickwick Papers, which he dedicated to Thomas Talfourd, an early…
Rank this Week: 466

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    6 FOODS BILL MARLER NEVER EATS

    6 FOODS BILL MARLER NEVER EATS
    Bill Marler is the most prominent food-safety lawyer in the US. He has represented victims in nearly every food-borne illness outbreak in the US in the last 20 years, including... Continue Reading
  • Jan 18

    Seattle – King County Help Diners Dine Safer

    Seattle – King County Help Diners Dine Safer
    KIRO News reports: Starting Tuesday, King County diners will know much more about the safety of restaurant food. Public Health Seattle and King County is rolling out the first phase... Continue Reading
  • Jan 18

    Would you like some Tapeworm with your Salmon?

    Would you like some Tapeworm with your Salmon?
    Yet another risk of eating sashimi and sushi. A tapeworm once thought to infect only fish in Asia has been found in salmon in Alaska.  A study was recently published... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 16

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 18

    Article on ESOPs & EOT

    Article on ESOPs & EOT
    Christopher Michael recently published an Article entitled, The Employee Ownership Trust, an ESOP Alternative, 31 Probate & Property 42 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: For the last four decades, an employee…
  • Jan 18

    Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance

    Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance
    As aid in dying legislation continues to be passed all over the country, nearly 20% of Americans will be living in jurisdictions where terminally ill patients can legally end their life. The laws allow physicians to write prescriptions for…
  • Jan 18

    Article on Trusts & Estate Law Update

    Article on Trusts & Estate Law Update
    Benjamin Orzeske recently published an Article entitled, Uniform Law Updates, 31 Probate & Property 10 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Uniform Laws Update provides information on uniform and model state laws…
Rank this Week: 95

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA
    Not quite a JOA, but another Not Guilty for everyone's favourite federal blogger and a damn good criminal defense attorney: PRESS RELEASE REGARDING NOT GUILTY VERDICT OF MEDICAL DOCTOR MICHAEL…
  • Jan 16

    RIDING A TIGER

    RIDING A TIGER
    THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. A new President takes office in five days. Qi hu nan xia"When on the tiger's back, it's hard to dismount."Chinese Proverb.See You In…
  • Jan 15

    THIS TIME NEXT WEEK

    THIS TIME NEXT WEEK
    The 45th President of the United States will be in the White House.Enjoy your day off. BTW, We kinda like the Packers with the points today. Jai Guru Dev. Site Feed
Rank this Week: 70

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jan 18

    Surprise! California Has a Housing Crisis!!!

    Surprise! California Has a Housing Crisis!!!
    In its recent draft assessment of “California’s Housing Future,” the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) made these observations, among many others: California needs 180,000 new homes each…
  • Jan 9

    Commercial Development: A City That Thinks Outside the (Parking) Box

    Commercial Development: A City That Thinks Outside the (Parking) Box
    When a city planning department proposes a change in the city’s development standards to address a specific planning concern, it often is asked by its city council “What are other cities doing?” This question is particularly…
  • Dec 16

    COASTAL COMMISSION HAS OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN ITS CROSSHAIRS

    COASTAL COMMISSION HAS OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN ITS CROSSHAIRS
    Anyone who is considering developing, remodeling, or demolishing hotels, motels, or other visitor-serving lodging in the California coastal zone needs to be aware that these projects are likely to be receiving much greater scrutiny at the…
Rank this Week: 784

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jan 18

    Art Dealer Sues Getty Museum for $77 Million

    Art Dealer Sues Getty Museum for $77 Million
    A Swiss art dealer sued the Getty Museum for $77 million, claiming that after it helped rehabilitate the museum’s bad reputation for buying looted art, the Getty iced it out of a deal it brokered to acquire part of a…
  • Jan 17

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”
    Probably the most concise and rational response to Richard Prince’s recent attempt at political protest. 
  • Jan 10

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France
    Eugene Volokh  ”was surprised to see this letter, sent by French lawyer Vanessa Bouchara — representing Getty Images France — to Matthew Chan.” His response, The First Amendment, of course.  
Rank this Week: 156

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 487

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

http://www.thegomezfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Study: Childhood Sexual Abuse at Home Raises Risk of Human Trafficking Involvement

    Study: Childhood Sexual Abuse at Home Raises Risk of Human Trafficking Involvement
    As we’ve mentioned recently, January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  The children’s rights lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys are going to continue to work to raise awareness with regards to this terrible situation…
  • Jan 12

    A Head Injury Examined: Technology Makes Tracking Brain Trauma Possible

    A Head Injury Examined: Technology Makes Tracking Brain Trauma Possible
    Recent years have brought a lot of attention to the sport of football because of the risk of concussions, severe traumatic brain injuries, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE and other serious problems.  By now, most of us…
  • Jan 12

    Retirement Finances and Elder Abuse: Study Identifies Potential Vulnerability

    Retirement Finances and Elder Abuse: Study Identifies Potential Vulnerability
    Elder financial abuse is an enormous problem in the United States.  We have focused on this issue more than once recently.  Many people understand that one of the biggest problems regarding financial elder abuse is that it is vastly…
Rank this Week: 309

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 882

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Mother of Five Almost Died from Moldy Breast Implant

    Mother of Five Almost Died from Moldy Breast Implant
    Dee Hicks, a 45-year-old mother of five, has come forward to tell the story of her battle with crippling health problems, which she later found out, were caused by moldy breast implants. According to a news report in The Daily Mail, the…
  • Jan 16

    Pedestrian-Unfriendly Roadways Pose Hazards in California

    Pedestrian-Unfriendly Roadways Pose Hazards in California
    A recent report is showing that California ranks number 17 in the nation for pedestrian risk with 6,616 pedestrian fatalities between 2005 and 2014. According to a report on Streetsblog.com, the report titled “Dangerous by Design”…
  • Jan 9

    Pit Bull That Bit Student in Riverside to Be Put Down

    Pit Bull That Bit Student in Riverside to Be Put Down
    A dog that attacked a college student in Riverside on January 4 and threatened a woman last month will be put down, animal services officials said. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the student was walking near La Sierra University…
Rank this Week: 80

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jan 18

    #The2Llife: After a Restful Break

    #The2Llife: After a Restful Break
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law Happy New Year! I hope you had a very restful break and that you are not too stressed over the receipt of your grades (or rather, your grades themselves). I spent two weeks with […]
  • Jan 17

    #The1Llife: The Wait

    #The1Llife: The Wait
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law Welcome back friends! After a nice long break (hopefully relaxing and enjoyable) it’s time to start the second semester of law school. Except you don’t know how the first…
  • Jan 11

    Inspired To Become U.S. Qualified, South African Lawyer Achieves Impact

    Inspired To Become U.S. Qualified, South African Lawyer Achieves Impact
      Francisca Pretorius looked abroad to the United States to continue her studies, then applied to sit for the Colorado bar exam and passed it on the first try – with the help of BARBRI. MY NAME IS FRANCISCA PRETORIUS and…
Rank this Week: 101

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Jan 18

    Security Failure? Destiny Nelson Killed in Columbus Apartment Shooting

    Security Failure? Destiny Nelson Killed in Columbus Apartment Shooting
    Was Negligent Security a Factor in the Fatal Shooting of 17-Year-Old Destiny Nelson? Local News A tragic shooting at the Bull Creek Apartments in Columbus reportedly claimed the life of 17-year-old Destiny Nelson Monday, January 16, 2017.…
  • Jan 13

    UPDATE: Arrest Made in Clinton Patterson Shooting; Security Failure in Question

    UPDATE: Arrest Made in Clinton Patterson Shooting; Security Failure in Question
    UPDATE: Did a Fatal Security Lapse Contribute to the Death of Clinton Patterson Robbery? Local News 34-year-old Clinton Tyrell Patterson was reportedly shot during a robbery outside his North Grove apartment home Wednesday…
  • Jan 11

    Security Lapse? Dominique Devonte Horton Killed in Columbus Apartment Shooting

    Security Lapse? Dominique Devonte Horton Killed in Columbus Apartment Shooting
    Was Negligent Security a Factor in the Fatal Shooting of Dominique Devonte Horton? Local News A shooting outside a Columbus apartment complex reportedly claimed the life of 22-year-old Dominique Devonte Horton and left another man injured…
Rank this Week: 181

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Bicyclist Killed in Stanton Hit-and-Run Crash

    Bicyclist Killed in Stanton Hit-and-Run Crash
    A man was killed in a bicycle accident in Stanton after a vehicle struck him at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Beach Boulevard early morning on January 18, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the driver of…
  • Jan 16

    4-year-old Boy Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident

    4-year-old Boy Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident
    A 4-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries in a pedestrian accident in Irvine Saturday night. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Zhiyu Too was crossing the intersection at Lake Forest drive and Romano on his scooter when…
  • Jan 12

    Worker Injured in Costa Mesa Construction Accident

    Worker Injured in Costa Mesa Construction Accident
    A worker was injured in a construction accident in Costa Mesa after he took a fall at a worksite. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of January 10, 2017. Firefighters were called to 580…
Rank this Week: 42

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing future care damages in the case of paraplegia. In today’s case (Warick v. Diwell) the Plaintiff was involved in an “extremely…
  • Jan 10

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim
    There are a line of cases suggesting that once a plaintiff passenger establishes that he or she was injured while riding on a public carrier, a prima facie case of negligence is made out. Today reasons were released by the BC Court of Appeal…
  • Jan 5

    $175,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Post Concussion Syndrome and Chronic Pain

    $175,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Post Concussion Syndrome and Chronic Pain
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a “violent” collision resulting in a permanent brain injury and chronic pain. In today’s case (Sundin v. Turnbull)…
Rank this Week: 129

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 560

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jan 18

    Special Rules for Pleading and Trying Habitual Offense

    Special Rules for Pleading and Trying Habitual Offense
    Everyone knows that having a criminal history is bad. John wrote earlier this week about C-CAT, an on-line, searchable database that helps folks identify many of the non-criminal consequences of a conviction—like losing a professional…
  • Jan 17

    Announcing C-CAT 2.0

    Announcing C-CAT 2.0
    Several years ago the School obtained a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to create an online, searchable database of the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction in North Carolina. In 2012, after two years of legal and IT…
  • Jan 13

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, the nation’s police officers say that “recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and officers have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between…
Rank this Week: 775

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: 103

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    The Risks of Making Charitable Gifts Through Trust

    The Risks of Making Charitable Gifts Through Trust
    Charitable giving is a common feature of many estate plans. In many cases this takes the form of a simple gift in a person’s last will and testament, but charitable giving can also involve complex trust arrangements designed to benefit…
  • Jan 17

    Handwritten Wills Often Lead to Legal Problem

    Handwritten Wills Often Lead to Legal Problem
    The legal requirements for making a valid will in California are straightforward. A will should be in writing and signed by the testator (the person making the will) in the presence of at least two witnesses. Ideally the will is typewritten…
  • Jan 4

    What Happens to My Bankruptcy Case if I Die?

    What Happens to My Bankruptcy Case if I Die?
    In a typical probate administration, the personal representative named in the deceased person’s will must pay off any valid debts presented to the estate. What if the decedent was already in bankruptcy at the time of his or her death?…
Rank this Week: 801

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 676