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FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 113

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    I Love You Judge Rosenbaum (And So Does Gertrude Stein)!

    I Love You Judge Rosenbaum (And So Does Gertrude Stein)!
    Judge Rosenbaum is evidently feeling more confident and assured in her lofty new position at the 11th Circuit -- she's even gone "half-Carnes":A “[r]ose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”1 And a motion for an entry of default…
  • Dec 22

    It's Not Over Until The Fat Lady Sings!

    It's Not Over Until The Fat Lady Sings!
    Updated! Florida's same-sex marriage ban has been declared unconstitutional, but it's still on the books. This is creating some confusion.Top law firm Greenberg Traurig — which advised county clerks in Florida they risk criminal charges…
  • Dec 21

    Weed-Whacker Report

    Weed-Whacker Report
    There have been a few significant developments with marijuana laws recently. The Department of Justice outlined new policies to allow the sale and cultivation of marijuana on Native American lands.Cromnibus moved to block outright…
Rank this Week: 227

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 22

    In Memoriam: Jeremy Blumenthal, J.D., Ph.D. (Syracuse University College of Law)

    In Memoriam: Jeremy Blumenthal, J.D., Ph.D. (Syracuse University College of Law)
    Noted and respected scholar Jeremy Blumenthal of Syracuse University died peacefully on December 19, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judy Bernstein, and children Daniel, Rebecca, and Matthew. He died at the…
  • Dec 21

    Name That College Town

    Name That College Town
    Can you name this college town? No Google image searching allowed! Hint: Unlike the last one, this town has a law school.
  • Dec 20

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"
    My Durham neighbors Katherine T. Bartlett and Mitu Gulati have just posted an exciting -- and I'd add controversial -- paper called "We do we allow customer discrimination?" Cribbing now from their abstract: Customers discriminate.…
Rank this Week: 108

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part five)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part five)
    Accredited access to the Court; reading the contrast between what the Court says about free speech as a legal doctrine and the practicalities of the Court’s institutional position; and the Internet as the model for covering the…
  • Dec 22

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Last week Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the Justices to allow them to file a lawsuit seeking to block part of Colorado’s scheme for the legalization of marijuana.  Lyle Denniston covered the filing for this blog, while Kent…
  • Dec 20

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    The Justices will meet for their next Conference on January 9. The January sitting begins on January 12.
Rank this Week: 10

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Dec 22

    Planning To Avoid Federal Court Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer

    Planning To Avoid Federal Court Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer
    Another attorney told me about his  Florida client anticipating a lawsuit by a creditor located in a foreign state (outside Florida) considers forming an LLC and conveying assets out of the debtor’s name to the LLC . The client…
  • Dec 16

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida
    An individual creditor emailed me seeking advice about garnishing wages of the debtor who now resided in Florida. The creditor got a judgment from an Indiana court when the creditor and debtor both lived in Indiana. The debtor since relocated…
  • Dec 8

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?
    A creditor considering a fraudulent transfer action against a debtor’s transfer of real estate has to consider where to file the lawsuit. The issue becomes interesting when the debtor, the debtor’s property, and the recipient…
Rank this Week: 648

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 274

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Hey Health Care Professionals, Why Can't We Be Friends?!

    Hey Health Care Professionals, Why Can't We Be Friends?!
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law This past year our firm has attended more medical industry events than ever before. Needless to say, our law firm table is not the most…
  • Dec 11

    CMS Expands Medicare's Authority to Deny and Terminate Physicians and Other Providers-Why This Matter

    CMS Expands Medicare's Authority to Deny and Terminate Physicians and Other Providers-Why This Matter
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Stop me if you've heard this one before: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased Medicare's authority over…
  • Nov 24

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan 2015: A Provider's Overview-Part 2

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan 2015: A Provider's Overview-Part 2
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. …
Rank this Week: 728

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Dec 22

    A Rebuke to Terrorist

    A Rebuke to Terrorist
    Long term economic growth is intricately linked with political freedom. Political freedom fosters stable international relations. Stable international relations promote wealth creation. And so the cycle grows. Innovators go around the world…
  • Dec 22

    An Ex-insider’s Perspective of the USPTO Special Applications Warning System (SAWS)

    An Ex-insider’s Perspective of the USPTO Special Applications Warning System (SAWS)
    This was the SAWS program; an oversight procedure for bringing information to the attention of management. It was designed, by intention, to cast a broad and sweeping net. It was designed to permit resources to be brought to bear on high…
  • Dec 22

    The Impact of Mobile Technology on Emerging Economie

    The Impact of Mobile Technology on Emerging Economie
    In order for mobile technology to provide the data and services that rural communities need, a wireless spectrum for commercial use must be put in place. Issues regarding wireless spectrum came up a few times throughout the first panel, both…
Rank this Week: 154

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Dec 22

    First United Kingdom Decision on Tweeting in Workplace

    First United Kingdom Decision on Tweeting in Workplace
    Season’s Tweetings In the first UK high court decision on tweeting, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that dismissal of an employee for offensive posts on his private twitter account could potentially justify termination under the…
  • Dec 19

    Seyfarth Attorneys Present At 2014 American Intellectual Property Association Trade Secret Summit

    Seyfarth Attorneys Present At 2014 American Intellectual Property Association Trade Secret Summit
    On December 4th and 5th, nearly 100 trade secret, non-compete, and economic espionage practitioners convened at the Intel Global Headquarters in Santa Clara, California for the annual American Intellectual Property Law Association Trade…
  • Dec 18

    2014 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year in Review
    Throughout 2014, Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s dedicated Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group hosted a series of CLE webinars that addressed significant issues facing clients today in this important and ever changing…
Rank this Week: 762

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Medicare’s New Nursing Home Rating System

    Medicare’s New Nursing Home Rating System
    For years, children of aging parents have struggled to find nursing homes they know they can trust. In part, that’s been because the only nationwide rating system — operated by the federal government — has depended largely…
  • Dec 18

    Doctors Aren’t the Only Defendants in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Doctors Aren’t the Only Defendants in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    When you hear “medical malpractice,” you probably think about a doctor who commits a serious breach of his or her professional standards, usually resulting in an innocent patient’s injury or death. Indeed, most medical…
  • Dec 18

    Joan Rivers: The Wrongful Death Suit

    Joan Rivers: The Wrongful Death Suit
    When Joan Rivers passed away unexpectedly this year, she reportedly left a sizeable estate behind for her family, not to mention an ironclad plan for distribution of her assets. That’s no surprise, given how enduringly successful the…
Rank this Week: 620

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
  • Dec 22

    Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014)

    Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014)
    Top of my Christmas conflict of laws wish-list is this new work from Adrian Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014). The blurb: This book offers a restatement of European and English Private International Law as…
  • Dec 21

    Volume on the Role of Consumer ADR and the Administration of Justice

    Volume on the Role of Consumer ADR and the Administration of Justice
    Michael Stürner (University of Konstanz), Fernando Gascón Inchausti (Complutense University of Madrid) and Remo Caponi (University of Florence) have edited a volume on “The Role of Consumer ADR in the…
  • Dec 21

    Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century (Hart, 2014)

    Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century (Hart, 2014)
    A new edited collection, Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century: Facing Outwards, has just been published by Hart/Bloomsbury. Edited by Andrew Dickinson, Mary Keyes and Thomas John, here’s the blurb: A nation’s…
Rank this Week: 58

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Dec 22

    Catalonia court opens investigation of mock independence vote

    Catalonia court opens investigation of mock independence vote
    [JURIST] The Catalonia High Court of Justice [official website, in Spanish] announced [press release, in Spanish] Monday that it will open an investigation of the unofficial Catalan independence vote held in opposition of the central Spanish…
  • Dec 22

    Argentina court recognizes orangutan as 'non-human person'

    Argentina court recognizes orangutan as 'non-human person'
    [JURIST] An Argentine court unanimously ruled that an orangutan is a "non-human person" with a legal right to freedom. Last November, Argentina's Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) [advocacy website, in Spanish]…
  • Dec 21

    Four Afghans transferred from Guantanamo

    Four Afghans transferred from Guantanamo
    [JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] on Saturday announced the repatriation [press release] of four Guantanamo Bay detainees to Afghanistan. The prisoners, Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir,…
Rank this Week: 15

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Call for Papers: Law's Violence

    Call for Papers: Law's Violence
    A call for papers has been issued for the section on "Law's Violence" at the 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. Here's the call:Law's Violencechairs: Tanja Aalberts (Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law,…
  • Dec 21

    New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional

    New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional
    The latest issue of the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional/Latin American Journal of International Trade Law (Vol. 2, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Rodrigo Corredor Castellanos, Foreign Direct Investment:…
  • Dec 21

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 3, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Gino J. Naldi & Konstantinos D. Magliveras, The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Robert Quinn & Jesse Levine,…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 252

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 687

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Dec 22

    Estate Planning for Singles 101

    Estate Planning for Singles 101
    If you are single (or single again), then you are in good company. According to bean counters at the U.S. Census, more than one-third of Americans age 15 and older are single back in 1970. Drum roll, please. As of last year, some 50% of…
  • Dec 19

    Divorce After Age 50 - Financial Pitfall

    Divorce After Age 50 - Financial Pitfall
    So, you have been married for some time and are facing a divorce after rearing children, but before retirement. This can be tough in more ways than one.
  • Dec 18

    The Perfect Family Gift - Your Estate Plan

    The Perfect Family Gift - Your Estate Plan
    Are you in a quandary about what gifts to give your loved ones this Christmas? I have one that is always the right color, fits perfectly and is always fashionable regardless of their age or gender. What is it, you ask?
Rank this Week: 801

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Our Top Blog Posts of 2014: Part One

    Our Top Blog Posts of 2014: Part One
    With 2015 fast approaching, we would like to share with you a recap of our blog's most popular posts that were added in 2014. This week, we share the top five posts of the year. Whether you have already...
  • Dec 12

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?
    When a medical equipment delivery driver who had quit his job - but was injured while retrieving his tools and preparing to leave the premises - filed a lawsuit, how did his employer defend against the claim? By asserting that...
  • Dec 5

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a Pennsylvania company for failing to provide its workers with proper fall protection. Bricklayers were tasked with conducting their work on scaffolding as high as 30…
Rank this Week: 600

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
  • Dec 22

    Copyright Office releases the official version of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practice

    Copyright Office releases the official version of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practice
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante has released the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the Third Editon presents more than…
  • Dec 18

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”
    According to Artnet, “Jeff Koons has been accused of plagiarizing a 1985 advertisement for French Clothing brand Naf Naf. Franck Davidovici, the Frenchman who created the ad in question, has claimed that Koons’s…
  • Dec 18

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork
    According to the LA Times, “Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI.”
Rank this Week: 271

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 22

    More Debt Ceiling Strategizing for Democrat

    More Debt Ceiling Strategizing for Democrat
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast Tuesday, my Verdict column and my Dorf on Law post discussed the possibility that the Republicans will impeach President Obama next year, as part of a renewed standoff when the debt ceiling is reinstated in…
  • Dec 19

    Talking About Abortion Part II

    Talking About Abortion Part II
    by Eric SegallA few months ago I started writing an essay suggesting that women's rights organizations and other groups supporting the right of women to terminate their pregnancies should engage in civil disobedience. I was going to urge them…
  • Dec 18

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan Scheduling changes resulted in my writing two Verdict columns this week.  I discussed Tuesday's column in a post on Dorf on Law the same day,  Turning from "impeachment traps" to torture, today's column…
Rank this Week: 579

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Dec 22

    Reality Bites: Chevron indefinitely shelves its deep water offshore Arctic oil project

    Reality Bites: Chevron indefinitely shelves its deep water offshore Arctic oil project
    Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.: Written by Josh Axelrod, Law and Policy Consultant for the Canada Project Chevron recently announced that it would indefinitely put on hold plans to pursue…
  • Dec 19

    What might the future look like if we took climate change seriously?

    What might the future look like if we took climate change seriously?
    Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, Energy and Transportation, San Francisco: A new analysis lays out several detailed “pathways” to a low-carbon future for the United States, and offers practical guidance…
  • Dec 19

    2014 Meant More Renewables In More Places For Less Money: The Year In Review

    2014 Meant More Renewables In More Places For Less Money: The Year In Review
    Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City: Another in NRDC's Year-End Series Reviewing 2014 Clean Energy Developments   This year, the already good news about renewable energy in the United…
Rank this Week: 973

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Counsel’s Role in Preparing Expert Report Bars Expert’s Testimony

    Counsel’s Role in Preparing Expert Report Bars Expert’s Testimony
    The court granted plaintiff's motion to exclude testimony from a defense invalidity expert who did not draft his own report. "The problems with [the expert's] testimony stem from the fact that he did not draft his own report; defense counsel…
  • Dec 19

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal
    The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's proposed question too…
  • Dec 18

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the system is…
Rank this Week: 293

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

Covers personal injury and medical malpractice law in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Birth Injuries Related to Oxygen Deprivation

    Birth Injuries Related to Oxygen Deprivation
    It only takes a few minutes of oxygen deprivation to cause permanent birth injuries. Deprivation of oxygen, also known as neonatal asphyxia, refers to lack of oxygen during labor and delivery. Although it may occur at any point during the…
  • Dec 17

    I Signed the Consent Form – Can I Still Recover Compensation?

    I Signed the Consent Form – Can I Still Recover Compensation?
    Most surgeries are considered successful and enable the patient to lead a healthier, productive, and more comfortable life. There are times when a medical professional is responsible for failing to adhere to…
  • Dec 15

    Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer

    Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer
    The symptoms of ovarian cancer were not always easily recognized. Now the symptoms are well recognized and the cancer can be diagnosed much earlier. Failure to diagnose ovarian cancer in a timely manner can pose a serious threat to the life…
Rank this Week: 763

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Dec 22

    Religious Hospitals Could Curb Aid in Dying (AID) Option

    Religious Hospitals Could Curb Aid in Dying (AID) Option
    In 1994, Oregon was the first state in the country to legalize physician-assisted death, by passing via voter approval the Death with Dignity Act. Similar Acts have passed in Washington and Vermont. In these states the doctor writes a…
  • Dec 19

    From the Stacks: Treatise

    From the Stacks: Treatise
    Are you looking for something on a particular topic but don’t know a particular text in that area of law? You should check out our guide Major Legal Treatises by Topic. The guide is arranged to make it easy for you to find what…
  • Dec 18

    Style Guides: Look Beyond the Bluebook

    Style Guides: Look Beyond the Bluebook
    Frustratingly enough, you’ve probably realized that the Bluebook doesn’t answer all of your questions when you’re writing a legal document. While the Bluebook is the standard for legal citation, when it comes to basic…
Rank this Week: 393

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Start the New Year With a New You: Minnesota's New And Improved Expungement Law

    Start the New Year With a New You: Minnesota's New And Improved Expungement Law
    We first mentioned it last May: After years of effort, the Minnesota Legislature finally passed a bill making it substantially easier to for Minnesotans to finally be allowed to leave their past behind them and seal (expunge) certain records…
  • Dec 10

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law
    Big things are about to happen at the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the most visible evidence is going on this morning in two cases: In State v. Larson, the Court will address whether Minnesota should adopt the "good-faith" exception to the…
  • Dec 5

    Good Intentions in Ferguson

    Good Intentions in Ferguson
    You can look all you want, but you won’t find “good intentions” in the Fourth Amendment. As strange as it sounds, the Fourth Amendment has always existed as a form of civil rights that makes it harder, not easier, for law…
Rank this Week: 526

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
  • Dec 22

    $2.7 Million Cook County Jury Verdict for the Death by Pulmonary Embolism After Hysterectomy

    $2.7 Million Cook County Jury Verdict for the Death by Pulmonary Embolism After Hysterectomy
    Mary Mitchell underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy, but the doctor chose not to employ the appropriate prophylactic measures to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism that was alleged to have caused or contributed to her…
  • Nov 27

    Illinois Jury Finds in Favor of General Surgeon in Perforated Trachea Case

    Illinois Jury Finds in Favor of General Surgeon in Perforated Trachea Case
    Latasha Randall was admitted on June 1, 2010 to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, Ill., and was diagnosed with sepsis. Shortly after her admission, she suffered respiratory failure and was intubated. On June 22, 2010, the defendant…
  • Nov 19

    $2.35 Million Jury Verdict for Doctor’s Failure to Timely Treat Septic Arthriti

    $2.35 Million Jury Verdict for Doctor’s Failure to Timely Treat Septic Arthriti
    John Antonucci was 52 years old at the time he underwent an MRI with contrast on his right hip. Two days later he was admitted to the hospital complaining of pain in the same hip. An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jason Fond, obtained a culture and…
Rank this Week: 74

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Goodbye to “protective” trade marks: a change in Spain

    Goodbye to “protective” trade marks: a change in Spain
    "Bye-bye!"Katfriends and IP enthusiasts David Pellisé and Juan Carlos Quero (Pellisé Abogados, Barcelona) have recently been involved in some successful litigation in Spain which may not seem to exciting to those…
  • Dec 22

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week
    While many children - whether young or ... less young - around the world are keenly awaiting 25 December to unwrap their Christmas presents, for IPKat readers 25 is the number of this week's round-up of all the Kat-items posted last week.…
  • Dec 22

    A design infringement case for the holiday

    A design infringement case for the holiday
    Just before the United Kingdom generally shuts down and stops functioning for a few days, Mr Justice Arnold slipped out a decision that is positively anti-Arnoldian.  It comes in at slightly less than 100 paragraphs, but retains the…
Rank this Week: 95

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 716

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Dec 22

    EU Court gives the go ahead on certain stem cells – Olivia Hart

    EU Court gives the go ahead on certain stem cells – Olivia Hart
    International Stem Cell Corporation v Comptroller General of Patents [2014] EUECJ C-364-13, 18 December 2014 – read judgment  This was a referral to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) requesting clarification of Article 6(2) of…
  • Dec 22

    EU judges oppose accession of EU to ECHR

    EU judges oppose accession of EU to ECHR
    Opinion of CJEU, 18 December 2014 – read Opinion Well, here’s a thing. The EU top court in Luxembourg has decided that it is somehow against the EU treaties for it to defer in specific instances to the other European top dog,…
  • Dec 19

    Consultation again – this time for dentist

    Consultation again – this time for dentist
    British Dental Association v. General Dental Council [2014] UK EWHC 4311 (Admin) 56, Cranston J, 18 December 2014 - read judgment Philip Havers QC and Jeremy Hyam of 1COR were for the successful Claimants in this case. They had no part in the…
Rank this Week: 454

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 53

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Dec 22

    China Approves Syngenta Corn, GMO Trait MIR 162

    China Approves Syngenta Corn, GMO Trait MIR 162
    Posted December 22, 2014 U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Chinese officials have approved imports of Syngenta GMO corn trait MIR 162 and two varieties of biotech soybeans, according to a Farm Futures article…
  • Dec 22

    Legislation Signed to Grow Industrial Hemp in NY

    Legislation Signed to Grow Industrial Hemp in NY
    Posted December 22, 2014 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to grow and research industrial hemp, according to a Press & Sun-Bulletin article available here. The Courier Journal also published an article available hereand…
  • Dec 22

    RMA Releases APH Yield Excursion Program Detail

    RMA Releases APH Yield Excursion Program Detail
    Posted December 22, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) released additional details of the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Excursion Program, according to an Agri-Pulse article available here.…
Rank this Week: 331

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Simply Suing One More P-M-A Device

    Simply Suing One More P-M-A Device
    A federal court in Washington produced yet another preemption decision dismissing a complaint in the hip implant litigation.  Herrnandez, v. Stryker Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171697 (W.D. Wa. Dec. 11, 2014).  The…
  • Dec 19

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied
    The district court’s order denying class certification in Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167744 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2014), is a nail-biter in the same sense as the movies Argo and Captain Phillips.  We know the…
  • Dec 18

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite
                In searching for cases for this blog, we sometimes feel like its Groundhog Day.  Another preemption win in a PMA medical device case.  Another food labeling decision…
Rank this Week: 101

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Dec 22

    Non-payment claims against clients have to go to Superior Court

    Non-payment claims against clients have to go to Superior Court
    Lawyers can no longer bring claims against their clients for non-payment of fees at Ontario’s Small Claims Court for services delivered outside of that court.A Toronto Small Claims Court dismissed a matter brought by a law firm last…
  • Dec 22

    News Roundup - December 22, 2014

    News Roundup - December 22, 2014
    CanadaVancouver man guilty of voyeurism for recording video of young gymnasts, The ProvinceMan arrested for severe beating of six-year-old girl, The National PostSuspect in robbery of 101-year-old veteran's home arrested by police, The Globe…
  • Dec 19

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K
    The numbers are in, and the law firm challenge for Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank took in about $200,000 this year.The total of cash, online, and food donations came from 39 participating law firms in the annual event in support of the…
Rank this Week: 258

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Somerville, Cambridge and Boston Are Among the Top U.S. Cities for Bike Commuters, Report Say

    Somerville, Cambridge and Boston Are Among the Top U.S. Cities for Bike Commuters, Report Say
    The City of Somerville will finish 2014 out front among cyclists. But Cambridge, Boston and Newton are close behind. The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized Somerville as the Top Bike Commute City in the East. In Somerville,…
  • Dec 8

    Make Sure Not to Buy from the "10 Worst Toys" of 2014 List

    Make Sure Not to Buy from the "10 Worst Toys" of 2014 List
    Before you shop, please check out the Worst Toys of 2014 list by W.A.T.C.H. Since last year, there have been at least 17 toy recalls in the U.S. and Canada, accounting for 5 million defective toys, reports the watchdog group...
  • Dec 1

    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Med-Mal Lawyers Shed Light on Arbitration Realitie

    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Med-Mal Lawyers Shed Light on Arbitration Realitie
    Attorney Marc Breakstone was featured today in a front page article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly concerning factors which may influence plaintiffs’ attorneys to take medical malpractice cases to arbitration and waive the right to a jury…
Rank this Week: 545

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Securities America Broker James McLaughlin Sanctioned Over Churning Allegation

    Securities America Broker James McLaughlin Sanctioned Over Churning Allegation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently sanctioned Securities America, Inc. (Securities America) broker James McLaughlin (McLaughlin) alleging that between October 2010, through October 2012, McLaughlin: (i) engaged in…
  • Dec 19

    FINRA Alleges SWS Financial Services Failed to Supervise Variable Annuity Transaction

    FINRA Alleges SWS Financial Services Failed to Supervise Variable Annuity Transaction
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a complaint against brokerage firm SWS Financial Services, Inc. (SWS Financial) over allegations that from September 2009, to May 2011, SWS Financial had inadequate supervisory systems…
  • Dec 17

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II
    This article follows up on a recent article reported in Reuters concerning Atlas Energy LP’s private placement partnerships in oil and gas. Atlas Resources LLC, a subsidiary the energy group, has filed documents with the SEC for Atlas…
Rank this Week: 403

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 521

A Connecticut Law Blog

A Connecticut Law Blog

Thoughts on Connecticut Law with a Side of Baseball. By Ryan McKeen.

http://aconnecticutlawblog.com
  • Dec 22

    Connecticut Christmas Tree Law

    Connecticut Christmas Tree Law
    The measure of damages for anyone who cuts (without permission), destroys, or carries away any tree intended for sale or use as a Christmas tree is 5 times the reasonable value of the tree. Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 52-560.
  • Dec 13

    Sandy Hook Families To Sue Gunmaker

    Sandy Hook Families To Sue Gunmaker
    The Guardian is reporting that families of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are planning to sue Remington Outdoor Company - the makers of the Bushmaster Rifle used in the shootings. According to the Guardian, the…
  • Dec 7

    Google Chrome Now Working With CT Judicial Branch Website

    Google Chrome Now Working With CT Judicial Branch Website
    For the past two and a half years, I've had great difficulty using Google Chrome on the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. Last week, Chrome for Mac received a major update. It went from 32 bit to 64 bit. This evening I used Chrome on the…
Rank this Week: 797

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 932

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 249

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Dec 22

    Scan Warns of Malicious Code Detected on Genex Capital Website 12-22-2014

    Scan Warns of Malicious Code Detected on Genex Capital Website 12-22-2014
    A public access website scanning service has issued a warning for the GenexCapital.com stating that malicious code has been detected on the Genex website. The warning carries a critical severity. This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Dec 21

    What Consumers Can Learn from the Woodbridge v Genex Capital SSQ Lawsuit

    What Consumers Can Learn from the Woodbridge v Genex Capital SSQ Lawsuit
    The legal cost would likely be unmanageable for anyone other than the filthy rich,. SSQ is the lead generation website at structuredsettlement-quotes (dot) com, extensively used to brandjack and... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Dec 18

    EPS Settlements and John Cantwell Dismissed With Prejudice In Florida case

    EPS Settlements and John Cantwell Dismissed With Prejudice In Florida case
    by John Darer CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC A Florida Federal Court judge has granted the motion to dismiss the matter filed by Curtis Moore, et al., against EPS Settlements and John Cantwell, with... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 305

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Anticipated Government Trick

    Anticipated Government Trick
    This particular story has been making the rounds lately:"New rules being proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will give that agency enormous new powers ... the government will choose and force you to pay for a policy…
  • Dec 19

    Chemin d'Liverpool

    Chemin d'Liverpool
    The Brits have their Liverpool Pathway, and we (now) have the ACA Death Panels, and it appears that the French are well on their way, as well:"Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they…
  • Dec 19

    Cavalcade of Risk #224 - Swan Song edition: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #224 - Swan Song edition: Call for submission
    We'll be hosting next week's Swan Song edition right here at IB. After 8 1/2 years, the Cavalcade of Risk is folding its tent, so don't miss your last opportunity to send in a post.Entries are due by Monday (the 22nd).To submit your …
Rank this Week: 294

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 22

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Busy day at work today. I blogged a lot this weekend, so scroll down if you haven't read the posts. This is an open thread, all topics welcome. Who is leaving town for the holidays? I'll be right here. [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Dec 22

    New Report on Surveillance of Mumbai Plotter

    New Report on Surveillance of Mumbai Plotter
    Pro Publica, the New York Times and Frontline have a joint report on the failure of India and the UK to connect the dots regarding plotters of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The report is largely about Zarrar Shah (real name Abdul Wajid), the…
  • Dec 21

    Police Union President Blames Protesters and Mayor for Officers' Murder

    Police Union President Blames Protesters and Mayor for Officers' Murder
    Just when the police were about to get some sympathy as a result of the killing of two Brooklyn police officers, the President of the Police Union, Patrick Lynch, takes to the microphones and outlandishly claims there's blood on the hands…
Rank this Week: 3

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Dec 22

    How Santa Can Improve Safety And Prevent Injurie

    How Santa Can Improve Safety And Prevent Injurie
    When we talk to employers about safety, the most common question asked is “What can we do to create a culture of safety?”     This is quite a question, and there really is no direct answer that will work for each…
  • Dec 18

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation
    Problem:   23 States and the District of Columbia have or will be approving recreational marijuana use.   Chances are more states will approve recreational use since politicians have discovered a tax gold mine from…
  • Dec 18

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer
    Two Washington State employers ran into expensive trouble recently.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited two employers for violations that exposed workers to asbestos during the demolition of a Seattle apartment…
Rank this Week: 285

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Stalking, Spyware and Wiretapping

    Stalking, Spyware and Wiretapping
    In what the California Court of Appeals called a “case of extreme stalking”, Jose Moreno was convicted of “19 felonies and two misdemeanors, . . .  sentenced to 19 years four months in prison and required to register as…
  • Dec 19

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message
    After Dwight Corey Kennedy was charged – in a “seven-count information” – with “possession of methamphetamine while armed with a loaded gun (Health & Safety Code § 11370.1(a), possession of…
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
Rank this Week: 255

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Connecticut Court: Perceived Disability Claims May Proceed Under State Law

    Connecticut Court: Perceived Disability Claims May Proceed Under State Law
    My colleague, Jarad Lucan, returns today with a post discussing a new Connecticut Supreme Court case that has expanded the state’s anti-discrimination laws when it comes to disability claims.  When Congress enacted the Americans…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB and the “Purple” Crayon: NLRB Rewrites Its Decision on Employer E-mail

    NLRB and the “Purple” Crayon: NLRB Rewrites Its Decision on Employer E-mail
    The NLRB, right now, is union-friendly. We know it. Employers know it. Politicians know it. The unions know it. It’s stacked 3-2 with Democrat appointees so the NLRB taking its training wheels off and is doing what it has always done.…
  • Dec 11

    The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA

    The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA
    Last week, we talked about an employer’s obligations when it comes to an employee who has cancer. But what about an employee’s spouse? Does the employer have any legal obligations there? Let’s start first with a story:…
Rank this Week: 207