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Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 31

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure
    Plaintiffs sued Netflix under the Video Privacy Protection Act for Netflix’s display of a subscriber’s queue and recommendation list on televisions connected to the subscriber’s account. In other words, if a…
  • Jul 31

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership
    When is it appropriate to send copyright takedown notices in the midst of an underlying battle over who owns the copyright? This issue is coming up with increasing frequency, as takedown notices can create more battlefronts for the parties…
  • Jul 29

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Animal-shaped pillows are cute and fluffy, except when they spur litigation. Recently, the Milo & Gabby brand sued Amazon for IP infringement because merchants allegedly sold knockoffs of its “Cozy Companion Pillowcases.”…
Rank this Week: 154

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 31

    Sacramento County Investigating a Cluster of Likely E. Coli Case

    Sacramento County Investigating a Cluster of Likely E. Coli Case
    A non-expanding cluster of seven likely E. coli O157:H7 cases is being investigated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Department spokesperson Laura McCasland told Food Safety News that four of the seven who…
  • Jul 31

    Infected Food Handler Responsible for Salmonella Outbreak at Don Antonio’

    Infected Food Handler Responsible for Salmonella Outbreak at Don Antonio’
    An ill food handler was the likely source of the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak at Don Antonio’s, the popular West Los Angeles Mexican restaurant, that this past March 18-20 infected 23 diners, according to reports from the state and…
  • Jul 30

    6 Food Safety Tips for Your Next Cookout

    6 Food Safety Tips for Your Next Cookout
    August is right around the corner, and if you’re planning a cookout or picnic for the dog days of summer, here are some tips from the Partnership for Food Safety to help keep you and your family and friends from getting sick. 1. Wash…
Rank this Week: 81

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

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

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Five Worst Cruise Ship Disasters of All Time

    Five Worst Cruise Ship Disasters of All Time
    Cruise vacations remain the height of luxury. Between the scenic relaxation of an ocean-view stateroom, the endless eating, and the enthralling excursions, cruises remain one of the best ways to see the world. And lucky us, we live right here…
  • Jul 29

    Florida’s Craziest Lawsuit

    Florida’s Craziest Lawsuit
    The wild world of Florida is no stranger to crazy crimes or outrageous arrests, so it probably comes as no surprise that our state’s civil courts see some pretty peculiar lawsuits as well. We’ve put together a list of the…
  • Jul 21

    100K Bicycles and Cyclists Affected by Defective Fork Recall

    100K Bicycles and Cyclists Affected by Defective Fork Recall
    Over 100,000 cyclists in the United States and Canada are at risk of receiving serious injuries following the recent announcement that SR Suntour North America is recalling 100,000 of their suspension forks because they pose a safety hazard…
Rank this Week: 511

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Repair Kits Offered by IKEA After Dangers Identified With Some Dresser

    Repair Kits Offered by IKEA After Dangers Identified With Some Dresser
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice regarding millions of dressers sold by furniture giant IKEA, announcing last week that the company is offering free repair kits to customers. According to the CPSC notice (see…
  • Jul 28

    Laws Shield Auto Industry from Accountability in Recall Case

    Laws Shield Auto Industry from Accountability in Recall Case
    US car makers may no longer dominate their industry they way they did a generation or two ago, but, as the New York Times recently detailed, their political clout in Washington remains formidable. As a result, the industry enjoys protections…
  • Jul 25

    Portland Takes Lead in Gathering Data to Improve Cycling

    Portland Takes Lead in Gathering Data to Improve Cycling
    A report on the public radio program Marketplace this week focused on yet another way that our city is becoming a leader in promoting cycling. According to the report, a locally-based tech entrepreneur “has created an app called Ride,…
Rank this Week: 771

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 46

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 31

    Egypt, Saudi Arabia sign joint security agreement

    Egypt, Saudi Arabia sign joint security agreement
    [JURIST] Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement on Thursday that will improve stability and safety in the region. The agreement [Al Arabiya report], entitled the “Cairo Declaration” and signed in Cairo by President…
  • Jul 31

    Federal judge rejects challenge from Guantanamo Bay detainee

    Federal judge rejects challenge from Guantanamo Bay detainee
    [JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Thursday rejected [opinion, PDF] a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee who claimed that his detention at…
  • Jul 31

    Federal judge finds Greenpeace protesters in contempt

    Federal judge finds Greenpeace protesters in contempt
    A federal judge in Alaska ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Greenpeace USA will be fined $2,500 for every hour that protesters block a Royal Dutch Shell vessel from leaving Portland. The protesters [press release] have been suspending…
Rank this Week: 10

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 31

    Chicago City Council Passes Ethics Amendment

    Chicago City Council Passes Ethics Amendment
    On July 29, City Council passed ordinance O2015-4685, amending the city ethics code. The amendment requires the Office of the Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 31

    Austin, Texas Campaign Finance Laws Challenged in Court

    Austin, Texas Campaign Finance Laws Challenged in Court
    On July 27, city of Austin, Texas Councilman Don Zimmerman filed suit seeking a preliminary injunction against city campaign finance Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 31

    Farewell Team Intern

    Farewell Team Intern
    Today is the last day Team Intern will be Team Intern. We say goodbye to Elizabeth Scozzaro and Costa Janos Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 706

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Man Killed Good Samaritans Because Daughter Laughed at Him:  A Native American couple was shot and killed, and their daughter shot and wounded, after they stopped along a Montana roadside on Wednesday to help a man whose vehicle had...
  • Jul 31

    California Only Needs An Execution Protocol To Carry Out The Death Penalty

    California Only Needs An Execution Protocol To Carry Out The Death Penalty
    Michele Hanisee, Vice President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, has this post at the ADDA Blog.The world contains extremely dangerous and evil people who cannot be deterred by threat of incarceration.  I'm…
  • Jul 30

    Dylann Roof and the Race-of-Victim Bias Claim, Again

    Dylann Roof and the Race-of-Victim Bias Claim, Again
    The Marshall Project, a soft-on-crime advocacy organization masquerading as a journalism organization, has this article claiming that Dylann Roof is an anomaly in that he is a white person who will likely face the death penalty for the murder…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Jul 31

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial
                We have managed to pretty much avoid asbestos litigation.  Sure, we encounter decisions from asbestos cases that sometimes impact our own cases.  They even sometimes…
  • Jul 30

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            Is anyone else watching the CW’s “Penn…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post - Just the Fax, Ma’am

    Guest Post - Just the Fax, Ma’am
    While Bexis is on vacation, here is a guest post to take up some of the slack.  Our guest blogger today is Henry Pietrkowski, a partner in Reed Smith's Chicago office.  This one's a little different.  It's about the impace of a…
Rank this Week: 396

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
    Law should seek personal liberty. ABA asked: How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
  • Jul 17

    Illinois Supreme Ct: De Novo Review For Fact-Dependent Petition To Vacate Old Judgment

    Illinois Supreme Ct: De Novo Review For Fact-Dependent Petition To Vacate Old Judgment
    Warren County Soil is important to Illinois appellate practitioners because it clears the confusion over the standard of review in appeals from orders growing from 2-1401 disputes. (Illinois Civil Procedure Code § 1401 allows relief from…
  • Jun 1

    Estate’s Faulty Notice Sinks Appeal; Parties Lectured On Rules; Born To Worry

    Estate’s Faulty Notice Sinks Appeal; Parties Lectured On Rules; Born To Worry
    Illinoisappellatelawyerblog was born to worry. And opinions like Estate of York feed that congenital behavior. The First District Illinois Appellate Court woke us to attention with its first words. “The case before us serves as a…
Rank this Week: 847

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Department of Labor Targets Use of Independent Contractor

    Department of Labor Targets Use of Independent Contractor
    Contributing Research by Dori Kojima On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing how to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee under the…
  • Jul 20

    Kmart Sued for Use of Payroll Debit Card System

    Kmart Sued for Use of Payroll Debit Card System
    A class of employees is suing Kmart in a California state court for allegedly engaging in unfair business and employment practices in its use of payroll debit cards.   Payroll debit cards have become popular, especially in the retail and…
  • Jun 26

    Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Employer's Right to Discharge Employee for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Employer's Right to Discharge Employee for Marijuana Use
    Medical and recreational marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado; however, the highest courts in both states have ruled that employers can still discharge employees for using it. Most recently, in Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, the…
Rank this Week: 999

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 31

    Blog Post: "Capacious" Term Dooms MATS Rule - Does It Say Anything About the Clean Power Plan?

    Blog Post: "Capacious" Term Dooms MATS Rule - Does It Say Anything About the Clean Power Plan?
    By J. Wylie Donald The Energy Information Agency predicted the retirement of up to 60 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity generation by 2020.  A significant contributor to that evolution was the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard or MATS…
  • Jul 31

    Blog Post: London Calling: On The Cusp Of A UK Biotech Revolution

    Blog Post: London Calling: On The Cusp Of A UK Biotech Revolution
    The question for those who have had a hand in the biotech market for a long time is no longer whether the U.K. will deliver on its biotech promise, but when. The money has become more organized, the government has started to take steps to…
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache
    Masses of small red tuna crabs have been washing up along San Diego, California area beaches from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. The species, Pleuroncodes planipes, is unique in that it can live its entire life cycle, from larva to adulthood, in…
Rank this Week: 810

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015

    What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015
    CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS 8/1 – Bon Odori 2015 Japanese Festival ~ 8/15 – 16 – Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade ~ 8/23 – Sunday Afternoon in the Park ~ 8/27 – 30 – 4th Annual Charlotte Bachata &…
  • Jul 30

    Leading From Where You Are

    Leading From Where You Are
    “Stand up if you are a leader of anything,” was Kate Irwin-Smiler’s opening to the session. Of course, the question quickly raised by someone in the audience was whether our leadership was in our own estimation or whether it…
  • Jul 29

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?
Rank this Week: 570

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: 9

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Answering Questions About Whitney Houston's Millions And Bobbi Kristina's Death

    Answering Questions About Whitney Houston's Millions And Bobbi Kristina's Death
    After a six-month coma, the life of Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, has tragically ended. Just how tragic her short life really was may not be known for some time. But the details that have emerged are nothing short of…
  • Jul 13

    How The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Impacts Estate Planning

    How The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Impacts Estate Planning
    As gay, lesbian, and other proponents of same-sex marriages celebrate the United States Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, millions of Americans will now be eligible for dramatically different legal rights upon the death…
  • Jul 6

    Lessons Learned From The Tom Benson Competency Battle

    Lessons Learned From The Tom Benson Competency Battle
    As owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Tom Benson, is used to being in control. He worked his way up from humble beginnings, starting as a used-car salesman, to owner of multiple car dealerships, banks, real estate, and a television…
Rank this Week: 434

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 31

    Student Intern Looks to Make a Big Difference at EPA This Summer

    Student Intern Looks to Make a Big Difference at EPA This Summer
    Every summer, EPA brings in students to work, learn practical environmental skills, and enhance their educational experience through our Pathways Intern Program. The Big Blue Thread is proud to feature several blogs written by these summer…
  • Jul 31

    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule Brings Opportunitie

    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule Brings Opportunitie
    When the Clean Water Rule goes into effect on August 28, it marks a new era of protection for our nation’s streams and wetlands. We are enthusiastic about the opportunities provided by the rule to improve the process of identifying…
  • Jul 31

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Looking for your next summer read? Look no further—catch up on the latest EPA environmental science right here! Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change EPA’s 5th annual Science of Climate Change Workshop…
Rank this Week: 114

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 595

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/
Rank this Week: 911

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 31

    Appellate Body Secretariat Job

    Appellate Body Secretariat Job
    There's a job opening in the Appellate Body Secretariat. These don't come along too often, so take advantage of the opportunity! Vacancy Notice No.: EXT/F/15-36 Title: Dispute Settlement Lawyer Grade: 9 Contract Type: Fixed-term Starting…
  • Jul 31

    The Value of the SPS Agreement

    The Value of the SPS Agreement
    I've been reading the U.S. - Animals (yes, that's the official short title!) WTO panel report. It's over 200 pages long, and goes into great detail about foot and mouth disease and the relevant international standards, before delving into…
  • Jul 29

    Clarifying Something

    Clarifying Something
    I recently came across this: According to US trade lawyer Simon Lester, dispute settlement between states under the TPP or TTIP would then require them to invoke their rights within the WTO and seek the jurisdiction of the WTO’s…
Rank this Week: 556

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 31

    A New Hope for Victims of Data Breache

    A New Hope for Victims of Data Breache
    Victims of data breaches have a small reason to rejoice this week. The post A New Hope for Victims of Data Breaches appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jul 31

    Patch Your OnStar iOS App to Avoid Getting Your Car Hacked

    Patch Your OnStar iOS App to Avoid Getting Your Car Hacked
    GM admits its fix for a wireless OnStar hack was incomplete and is urging iOS users to update their RemoteLink app. The post Patch Your OnStar iOS App to Avoid Getting Your Car Hacked appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jul 30

    Hackers Could Heist Semis by Exploiting This Satellite Flaw

    Hackers Could Heist Semis by Exploiting This Satellite Flaw
    Remember the opening scene of the first Fast and Furious film? Heists like these could become easier to pull off. The post Hackers Could Heist Semis by Exploiting This Satellite Flaw appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 14

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 31

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law
    This is cross-posted from PrawfsBlawg with permission of the author, Heather Whitney (Bigelow Fellow, Chicago). I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having…
  • Jul 29

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?
    Vladimir Kogan (Ohio State - Political Science) has just posted on SSRN his article Do Anti-Union Policies Increase Inequality? Evidence from State Adoption of Right-to-Work Laws. Here's the abstract: The distribution of income lies at the…
  • Jul 28

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its…
Rank this Week: 177

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579…

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579 (7-31-15)(Friedland and Murguia; concurrence by McKeown).  If the gov't promises immunity, it cannot then prosecute absent proof of a violation of the deal. In this case, the defendant was promised immunity for…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29,…

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29, 2015)(Ikuta with Fisher and Paez).  In a SR violation, what is the approach to determining whether uncharged criminal conduct is a "Crime of Violence" for grading purposes? It is an issue of…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164…

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164 (7-28-15)(Melloy with Bybee and Ikuta).  A defendant, changing his plea, is taking medication. What is the extent of the inquiry the court needs to make under Fed R Crim P. 11?  The 9th, affirming the…
Rank this Week: 194

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 31

    AutoZone Sued by EEOC for Racial Classifying

    AutoZone Sued by EEOC for Racial Classifying
    The EEOC has sued AutoZone, a Fortune 500 company which employs some 65,000 people. At the center of the litigation is the firing of sales manager Kevin Stuckey. Stuckey, who is African-American, was employed at a Chicago AutoZone store in…
  • Jul 17

    US Court of Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Ruling RE: AT&T

    US Court of Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Ruling RE: AT&T
    In a ruling that businesses are sure to welcome, a court has ruled that employers can prevent employees from wearing clothing that criticizes the company. A Washington, D.C., federal appeals court reversed the National Labor Relations Board…
  • Jul 10

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    A U.S. Supreme Court decision made in March 2015 has led the EEOC to issue a new enforcement guidance with respect to pregnancy discrimination. The amendments may impact employers going forward, and it's best to be aware of the changes now in…
Rank this Week: 920

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 31

    Circuit Check v. QXQ, Inc.: Analogous Art Doctrine

    Circuit Check v. QXQ, Inc.: Analogous Art Doctrine
    By Jason Rantanen Circuit Check Inc. v. QXQ Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion Panel: Louie, Dyk, Moore (author) Although it shows up only occasionally in the Federal Circuit’s opinions, the analogous arts doctrine can play an…
  • Jul 31

    Patenting Diagnostic method

    Patenting Diagnostic method
    Interesting essay from Professor Eisenberg on patenting of diagnostic methods.  The basic takeaway is that (1) eligibility limitations mean that new diagnostic methods have little chance of being patent eligible; and (2) it is unclear…
  • Jul 30

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”
    By Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court’s decisions in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank and Mayo v. Prometheus serve as dramatic turning points in the conventional wisdom of subject matter eligibility.  Inventions…
Rank this Week: 165

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspect

    Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspect
    Asylum Provision: A Review of Economic Theories, Discussion Paper, no. 692 (ANU Centre for Economic Policy Research, June 2015) [text]Baseline Assessment of Skills & Market Opportunities for Youth in Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan: A…
  • Jul 31

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health
    "Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Racialized Immigrants, Refugees, and Non-Status People Living with HIV/AIDS," Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 26, no. 2 (May 2015) [full-text via SSRN]Nepal Earthquakes…
  • Jul 30

    Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People

    Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People
    All under One Roof: Disability-inclusive Shelter and Settlements in Emergencies (IFRC, 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence Programming in Humanitarian Settings: A Toolkit for GBV…
Rank this Week: 708

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jul 31

    A Year After Ferguson, Little Has Changed

    A Year After Ferguson, Little Has Changed
    Body Cameras Have Helped, But Personal accountability for Police Violence Against Blacks Remains Elusive It has been a year since the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri galvanized the nation and the world. Any fears that the passage of time…
  • Jul 30

    The US Must Follow Through on Its Promises to Protect the Victims of Modern-Day Slavery

    The US Must Follow Through on Its Promises to Protect the Victims of Modern-Day Slavery
    The State Department claims to be in full compliance with its anti-trafficking commitments. The reality is starkly different. Modern-day slavery exists within our borders, and victims come from some of the most marginalized communities in the…
  • Jul 30

    North Carolina’s Step Backward for Democracy

    North Carolina’s Step Backward for Democracy
    As we wrap up trial, a look at the evidence of North Carolina’s voter suppression. Tomorrow we will present closing arguments in our three-week trial challenging North Carolina’s repressive voting laws. Over the past weeks, we…
Rank this Week: 65

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    CAFC discusses inherent anticipation in ParkerVision/Qualcomm case

    CAFC discusses inherent anticipation in ParkerVision/Qualcomm case
    Of the matter of inherent anticipation:Only one claim limitation is in dispute here: “performinga plurality of charging and discharging cycles of thefirst and second capacitors to generate first and seconddown-converted information…
  • Jul 31

    Newegg wins on "prevailing party" issue at CAFC

    Newegg wins on "prevailing party" issue at CAFC
    The CAFC analyzed "prevailing party" in Pragmatus v. Newegg :To the extent the district court interprets our precedentsto require a prevailing party to have won a disputeor benefitted from a substantive court decision, the districtcourt is…
  • Jul 31

    CAFC reverses WDNC in Blue Ridge case; synecdoche not inherently ambiguou

    CAFC reverses WDNC in Blue Ridge case; synecdoche not inherently ambiguou
    There was a claim construction issue in SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ELECTROMEDICINA YCALIDAD, S.A. v. Blue Ridge ; Phillips was cited:Claim terms are generally given “the meaning thatthe term would have to a person of ordinary skill in theart…
Rank this Week: 28

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 31

    Inspector General Failed to Protect VA Whistleblower

    Inspector General Failed to Protect VA Whistleblower
    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) held a hearing with Veterans Affairs whistleblowers, the current Acting Inspector General and Special Counsel for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel to investigate claims of veteran abuse and…
  • Jul 31

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – May 2015

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – May 2015
    USDOL/OALJ Reporter Decisions of the Administrative Review Board May 2015   Graves v. MV Transportation, Inc., ARB No. 15-058, ALJ No. 2015-NTS-1 (ARB May 29, 2015) Order Denying Interlocutory Appeal PDF Summary: INTERLOCUTORY…
  • Jul 30

    Senate Recognizes Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    Senate Recognizes Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. July 30, 2015. Today, by a unanimous resolution the U.S. Senate declared July 30th as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.” The resolution comes on the anniversary of the first ever…
Rank this Week: 263

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jul 31

    Friday’s Five: Five Terms To Include In Job Offer Letter

    Friday’s Five: Five Terms To Include In Job Offer Letter
    Hiring new employees? For the next job offer, instead of relying on the old job offer letter you have a lawyer review in the 1990’s, it is recommended to review the offer letter to ensure it is up to date with current law. While some of…
  • Jul 24

    Five items that should be on every employer’s end of employment checklist

    Five items that should be on every employer’s end of employment checklist
    Many employers have new hire packets and hiring procedures, but just as important, and often overlooked by employers, is to have a process for departing employees. It is important to ensure an employee departing the company provides all items…
  • Jul 17

    California’s paid sick leave law amended – what employers need to know

    California’s paid sick leave law amended – what employers need to know
    For additional information about the changes for California’s paid sick leave signed into law on July 13, 2015, click here.… Continue Reading
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ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jul 31

    Legal Scholar Argues That Constitution Not Only Allows, But Requires Congress to Act on Economic Inequality

    Legal Scholar Argues That Constitution Not Only Allows, But Requires Congress to Act on Economic Inequality
    by Nanya SpringerIn the current political climate, the idea that Congress should pass legislation redistributing wealth and resources is met with abhorrence by conservatives and, often, with apathy by liberals. This was not always the case,…
  • Jul 31

    LegalEyes for July 31, 2015

    LegalEyes for July 31, 2015
    by Jim ThompsonAt Vox, German Lopez discusses the disparate disciplinary practices and subconscious racial biases that have disproportionately hurt black students in the school-to-prison pipeline.Sam Rosenfeld and Jake Rosenfeld write for The…
  • Jul 30

    The Civil Jury Project and the Decline of Civil Jury Trial

    The Civil Jury Project and the Decline of Civil Jury Trial
    by Nanya SpringerMany people assume that an inevitable consequence of suing someone – or being sued – is a day in court.  After all, a trial by jury in most civil cases is a constitutional right under the Seventh…
Rank this Week: 941

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Something to read? A couple more fresh titles ...

    Something to read? A couple more fresh titles ...
    Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage, by James Pooley, is a very different kettle of fish from the same author's Trade Secrets, an 800-page blockbuster from US publishing house Law Journal Press which is addressed…
  • Jul 31

    Fifteen million reasons to say "thank you"!

    Fifteen million reasons to say "thank you"!
    This morning (or this evening, if you are basking in the Pacific moonlight) the IPKat's weblog recorded its 15 millionth page view, which works out at a little more than a million a year since the Kat started his IP blogging exploits in 2003.…
  • Jul 31

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    We'll never know what they were laughing at,since Twitter took the joke down ...Twitter jokes: Katpost goes viral and it's no joke! "Lifting Jokes on Twitter", recently posted to this weblog by leading copyright Kat Eleonora, has…
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Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 31

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319
    The principal criminal statute protecting copyrighted works is 17 U.S.C. § 506(a), which provides that "[a]ny person who infringes a copyright willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain" shall be…
  • Jul 30

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law
    Historically, copyright protection had been provided through a dual system under which the federal government, by statute, provided limited monopolies for intellectual property concurrently with state statutory and common laws that…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a patent-royalty lawsuit, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC. The Court, divided 6-3, ruled against Kimble. Stephen Kimble sued Marvel in 1997 for infringing his patent, U. S.…
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TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 351

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
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Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Jul 31

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2015
    Hello summer! Now that sunny days are really and truly here, we hope you’re enjoying all your favourite activities and taking a break from the hustle and bustle. Here’s a look at what our clients have been up to so …
  • Jul 17

    Stop Saying That! 6 Phrases To Drop From Your Written Work

    Stop Saying That! 6 Phrases To Drop From Your Written Work
    Mark Twain once wrote (no, really, he did): “One isn’t a printer ten years without setting up acres of good and bad literature, and learning — unconsciously at first, consciously later — to discriminate between…
  • Jun 30

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2015
    It’s official…2015 is halfway over! Between launching new practice areas, announcing scholarships, and welcoming new associates, our clients have had a busy June. Here’s a peek at what they’ve been up to: Kelowna law…
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Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 282

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 31

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law
    I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having anything to say about the happenings of the Bay Area tech scene seemed unimaginable to most people – including those…
  • Jul 31

    The End of Ambition?

    The End of Ambition?
    I hear that sixty is the new forty. I hope so. It's the end of the month, and I'm thinking about ends. And if the bromide is true, I'm premature. But here's a trigger warning anyway: what follows is about "ought" fading into…
  • Jul 30

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg
    I already have the title for a future paper--"Tie Goes to the Runner" and Other Myths of Baseball Rules. The paper will explore baseball rules that everyone believes/assumes are one way and that often are captured in a common, pithy…
Rank this Week: 44

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
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Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Jul 31

    Michigan Exoneree Donya Davis and Others Call on Michigan to Change No Compensation Law

    Michigan Exoneree Donya Davis and Others Call on Michigan to Change No Compensation Law
    Donya Davis of Detroit describes the day he was declared innocent of a rape he didn’t commit as “great,” filled with family and excitement. But in the year following his exoneration, Davis says he’s had to confront an…
  • Jul 30

    Kirk Bloodsworth Urges Congress to Fund DNA Testing and Innocence Effort

    Kirk Bloodsworth Urges Congress to Fund DNA Testing and Innocence Effort
    In an op-ed in The Hill on Wednesday, Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA evidence in the United States, called for congress to support initiatives to fund DNA testing, support crime labs and enable forensic…
  • Jul 30

    Wagstaffe and Connor Fully Exonerated and Officially Innocent

    Wagstaffe and Connor Fully Exonerated and Officially Innocent
    The Daily News has reported that Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor were fully exonerated on July 27th after the state’s appeals courts shut down prosecutors’ attempts to overturn the decision that cleared them of murder and…
Rank this Week: 958

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
  • Jul 31

    ICYMI: Insightful (truly!) magazine profile of @tmzlawyerJason via @sfbar @sfbarBarrister

    ICYMI: Insightful (truly!) magazine profile of @tmzlawyerJason via @sfbar @sfbarBarrister
    Let’s step back in time, shall we? All the way to December 2013. That’s when California Lawyer Magazine ran a cover story on Jason Beckerman, a TMZ in-house counsel (and on-air commentator). If any story was made for Change of…
  • Jul 30

    Leadership changes at @AZStateBar

    Leadership changes at @AZStateBar
    Some organizational moves at the State Bar of Arizona: As you probably know, the new President of the Bar took his leadership position at the close of the June Convention. At that time, we offered congratulations to Bryan Chambers, from…
  • Jul 29

    Federal Indian law expert to speak at @HeardMuseum August 7

    Federal Indian law expert to speak at @HeardMuseum August 7
    Today I share some news about an upcoming event that touches on Indian law. The author of a book that explains the complexities of federal Indian law and tribes’ and their members’ relationships with each other and with…
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Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By Scholle Law.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Marietta Police Get Creative Nabbing Distracted Driver

    Marietta Police Get Creative Nabbing Distracted Driver
    Law enforcement has a tough job these days. We value the protection they provide to us and are grateful for their service. But it is rare when we can say that we also admire their creativity. Marietta police have gone rogue and creative in…
  • Jul 15

    Funding Issues Could Impact Georgia’s Road Safety

    Funding Issues Could Impact Georgia’s Road Safety
    For some of us, the end of July means we are that much closer to the start of school. For those involved in managing and working on Georgia’s road projects, some of which are funded by the federal government, the end of July is of great…
  • Jul 8

    Severe Injury at Georgia Independence Day Celebration

    Severe Injury at Georgia Independence Day Celebration
    The controversy over Georgia’s legalization of fireworks continues after Fourth of July celebrations became loud and caused serious injury. At a time when many states and cities around the country regulate the purchase and use of…
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Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Florida’s Slayer Statute and Undue Influence Statute Strictly Construed

    Florida’s Slayer Statute and Undue Influence Statute Strictly Construed
    In Fiel v. Hoffman, the Florida appellate court decided that the Florida Slayer Statute and the Florida probate code statute regarding the effect of undue influence on the validity of a will mean what they say.  This Florida probate…
  • Jul 24

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Real Property

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Real Property
    It is not uncommon for a resident of Florida to own real property in another state.  In Brown v. Brown, the Florida appellate court reminds us that a Florida probate court does not have jurisdiction over real property in another state,…
  • Jul 20

    Interested Persons In Florida Guardianship Entitled to Due Proce

    Interested Persons In Florida Guardianship Entitled to Due Proce
    Due process is a common issue that comes up in cases concerning all areas of Florida law.  In Flegal v. Guardianship of Peter R. Swistock, Sr., due process rights were at issue in the context of a Florida guardianship involving the joint…
Rank this Week: 968

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Air Jordan Grounded in China

    Air Jordan Grounded in China
    Michael Jordan is considered by many  to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Beyond his five MVP trophies and six NBA championship rings, however Jordan also was the one of the most widely marketed athletic personalities in…
  • Jul 28

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take
    Scott Hervey, an entertainment attorney and shareholder with Weintraub Tobin, and Rian Bosak, VP of Network Operations with Fullscreen presented “Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take” to a packed house during VidCon…
  • Jul 24

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner
    Pending before the 9th Circuit is a case which may change the landscape for online copyright protection. The case, Lenz v. Universal, may make it more difficult for copyright owners to protect against infringement in today’s environment…
Rank this Week: 642

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Concurrences Review & GWULS Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT) Washington, DC, United States Event Details 2:00 – 2:30pm Registration 2:30 –…
  • Jul 31

    Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution

    Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution
    Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University and Yaad Rotem, College of Law and Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel offer Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution. ABSTRACT: Patent protection is both a blessing and a curse. Allowing for investment and…
  • Jul 31

    ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO SHADOWS?

    ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO SHADOWS?
    Donald I. Baker, Baker & Miller, PLLC has posted his prepared remarks from the AAI American Antitrust Institute Annual Conference, which honored him for his lifetime achievements in the field - ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO…
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