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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Big Data, products & processes: being a German patentee in the era of the Rezeptortyrosinkinase decision

    Big Data, products & processes: being a German patentee in the era of the Rezeptortyrosinkinase decision
    The IPKat trying to put his paw on which of the datamay or may not be infringing....Here is a pretty uncontroversial prediction - we are going to see more infringement cases concerning products obtained directly from a patented process where…
  • May 24

    Is there copyright in the taste of a cheese? Sensory copyright finally makes its way to CJEU

    Is there copyright in the taste of a cheese? Sensory copyright finally makes its way to CJEU
    Heks'nkaasReaders with an interest for copyright in unusual or, rather, less conventional 'objects' [I will explain below why the word 'works' might not be appropriate] will know that for quite some time it has been disputed whether…
  • May 23

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    If the first hot and sunny days of the year have distracted you from the IP news, no problem! The 148th edition of Never Too Late is here to (re)freshen you up. Typical late spring Kat waiting to catch...some sunBook Review: Russell-Clarke…
Rank this Week: 31

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • May 24

    Starbucks is Found Liable for Yet Another Hot Coffee Case

    Starbucks is Found Liable for Yet Another Hot Coffee Case
    A Jacksonville, FL jury has ordered Starbucks to pay $100,000 to Joanne Mogavero after Mogavero was burned by their coffee. In 2014, Mogavero purchased a 20 ounce Venti cup of coffee through the local Starbucks drive-through. After the…
  • May 23

    Sessions Wants to Go After Marijuana, But Congress Isn’t Interested

    Sessions Wants to Go After Marijuana, But Congress Isn’t Interested
    The legal house of cards on which the marijuana industry has built itself–legal at a state level but illegal federally–is one which has garnered much discussion. Built on promises of a hands-off policy from the Obama…
  • May 22

    Not a Hate Crime, WV Supreme Court Determines about Attack on Gay Men

    Not a Hate Crime, WV Supreme Court Determines about Attack on Gay Men
    In April 2015, Steward Butler was in his car at a stoplight when he saw two men kissing on the sidewalk. He directed homophobic comments toward them, then exited his car and punched both men in the face. He was charged with battery, as well…
Rank this Week: 556

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • May 24

    Stop talking about yourself all the time

    Stop talking about yourself all the time
    Not everyone in your target market needs your services right now. Not everyone is ready to hire you. Not everyone has someone they can refer. Someday? Sure. Just not today. So when they talk to you or read your blog post or email, a lot of…
  • May 23

    Maybe you need to get out more

    Maybe you need to get out more
    If you’re like most people, you spend most of your time with people who are similar to yourself. Other professionals you know through work, neighbors with similar income levels and lifestyles, friends with similar values and interests.…
  • May 22

    When the client is ready, he will find you. Maybe.

    When the client is ready, he will find you. Maybe.
    Over the weekend I bought a piece of software I first looked at several years ago. I wasn’t ready to buy it back then, or maybe it wasn’t ready for me, but that was then and this is now. I got it, set it up and fooled around with…
Rank this Week: 676

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 394

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • May 24

    Injured on a Bicycle?

    Injured on a Bicycle?
    As we all know, living in Florida is perfect for being outdoors.  As the summer months approach many of us are getting ready to spend our days enjoy the outdoors.  In my opinion, nothing beats taking a bike ride along the ocean.…
  • May 24

    Herido en una bicicleta?

    Herido en una bicicleta?
    Como todos sabemos, vivir en la Florida es perfecto para estar al aire libre especialmente cuando los meses del verano se comiencen a acercar y uno se puede refrescar en la piscina o la playa. En mi opinión, nada es mejor que tomar un…
  • May 17

    I’m a Veteran. Can I Receive Social Security Benefits?

    I’m a Veteran. Can I Receive Social Security Benefits?
    As a Veteran, you may currently have a disability rating from the Veterans Administration. If you do have a VA rating, no matter the number, you should consider applying for the social security disability program. In order to receive VA…
Rank this Week: 553

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 936

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
Rank this Week: 193

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • May 24

    News Flash: You Need an Estate Plan

    News Flash: You Need an Estate Plan
    “Estate planning is not only important in directing the way that a person’s money and property  are handled after death, but it also provides valuable information to loved ones to help seniors in their final years.”
  • May 23

    Estate Planning with Bitcoin and Other Digital Asset

    Estate Planning with Bitcoin and Other Digital Asset
    “Estate planning, which is the process of planning who gets one’s assets after they die, can be a rather confusing, cumbersome process. Those annoyances are amplified, when it comes to dealing with bitcoin and other digital assets.”
  • May 22

    No Joke: You Can’t Ad Lib Your Retirement Planning

    No Joke: You Can’t Ad Lib Your Retirement Planning
    “If you want your nest egg to be robust when you're ready to retire, you have to take care of it now. That means careful investing and saving. You can't just go out there and wing it.”
Rank this Week: 531

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 24

    Central District of California Upholds the Constitutionality of the CFPB and Enforces a CID

    Central District of California Upholds the Constitutionality of the CFPB and Enforces a CID
    Adding to the growing body of cases disputing the CFPB’s authority to issue civil investigative demands (“CID”), a U.S. district court judge in the Central District of California, on May 17, rejected multiple challenges and…
  • May 23

    OIG Report Continues Criticism of CFPB Enforcement Data Security Practice

    OIG Report Continues Criticism of CFPB Enforcement Data Security Practice
    On May 15, 2017, the Federal Reserve Office of Inspector General – which also oversees the CFPB – released a report finding deficiencies in the CFPB Office of Enforcement’s (Enforcement) processes for securing sensitive…
  • May 23

    Navient Attacks CFPB UDAAP Enforcement Without Implementing Rule

    Navient Attacks CFPB UDAAP Enforcement Without Implementing Rule
    One of the hallmarks of the CFPB’s enforcement actions has been its use of those actions to announce new legal standards. Navient attacks this enforcement strategy in its motion to dismiss a recent case brought against it by the CFPB.…
Rank this Week: 703

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • May 24

    About Clark Being "Purged" From Popehat

    About Clark Being "Purged" From Popehat
    You may recall that we had a co-blogger named Clark. Clark left us at the end of 2015. Since then, Clark has stood by, approvingly, while others have asserted that he was kicked out/expelled/purged from the blog. Recently, he said so himself:…
  • May 22

    The Dubious "Anthony Weiner's Accuser Was Actually Over 16" Story, And Why I'm Very Skeptical

    The Dubious "Anthony Weiner's Accuser Was Actually Over 16" Story, And Why I'm Very Skeptical
    Friday I wrote about Anthony Weiner's federal plea to transferring obscene material to a person under 16, and offered some comments on how it was unusual and notable. Since then, a site called "Who What Why" has published a story claiming…
  • May 19

    Lawsplainer: The Remarkable Anthony Weiner Guilty Plea

    Lawsplainer: The Remarkable Anthony Weiner Guilty Plea
    Oh Ken . . . . What. I have . . . . [giggles uncontrollably] Oh Lord save me. I have a question about WEINERS. Is there any hope I can get a foil who's not twelve? Don't be an old grouch. Can you explain Anthony Weiner's guilty plea? Ugh.…
Rank this Week: 211

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
  • May 22

    Pity the Fiction Writer

    Pity the Fiction Writer
    You cannot make this stuff up. This is not a photoshop, but a genuine pix released by the Saudi Press Agency, memorizing the moment when Donald Trump joined Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz at ……
Rank this Week: 34

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 24

    Ontario releases sweeping workplace protection report

    Ontario releases sweeping workplace protection report
    With 173 recommendations calling for expanded protection for workers in Ontario, The Changing Workplaces Review final report was released May 23.The 419-page report comes after two years of consultations and review, and while Erin Kuzz,…
  • May 24

    Legal news roundup - May 24, 2017

    Legal news roundup - May 24, 2017
    CanadaAlberta woman charged with threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Canadian PressTop Mountie refuses to admit officers weren't prepared for Moncton shooting, Canadian PressThunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust, obstructing…
  • May 23

    This week at the SCC

    This week at the SCC
    The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week, the last week for which hearings have been scheduled for the spring session.May 23 – British Columbia – Boutilier v. R.Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The Crown brought…
Rank this Week: 389

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Now, that's some serious Laffer Curve action ...

    Now, that's some serious Laffer Curve action ...
    Fun detail from Binyamin Applebaum's NYT article describing the sham accounting in the Administration's "budget proposal":Mr. Trump has pledged to end estate taxation. His budget, however, projects that the government will collect more…
  • May 19

    Onward and upwards in my literature book

    Onward and upwards in my literature book
    To my great pleasure and relief, I have finished the latest chapter in my literature book. Its title ended up being: "Anti-Success Manual?: Mark Twain's and Charles Dudley Warner's The Gilded Age."These chapters differ from my prior writing…
  • May 12

    Don't be fooled

    Don't be fooled
    This strikes me as pathetic. What with the rising tide of evidence and speculation about Russian ties and collusion, Trump's tax lawyers have released a one-page letter that says, inter alia, that - subject to admittedly trivial exceptions -…
Rank this Week: 663

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • May 24

    ​ Hourly wage position, 37.5 hours…

    ​ Hourly wage position, 37.5 hours per week, providing secretarial and related administrative support operations for assigned attorneys in a private practice law firm concentrating primarily in business and commercial law, real…
  • May 24

    ​Kanoski Bresney law firm has an…

    ​Kanoski Bresney law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time Legal Assistant handling personal injury and workers' compensation cases in their Bloomington, IL office.  Candidate must be self-motivated, possess excellent…
  • May 24

    Growing Family and Criminal Defense Law…

    Growing Family and Criminal Defense Law Firm is seeking an experienced paralegal / legal assistant to start immediately.  This person would be responsible for drafting documents from templates, drafting correspondence, and reviewing /…
Rank this Week: 250

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law
    The AALS Section on Conflict of Laws is inviting papers for its annual program at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6, 2018). The full announcement is below: Download Conflicts Section Call for Paper
  • May 24

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia
    This week on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’s essay, What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bias. Suja reviews Andrew Wistrich & Jeffrey Rachlinski’s contribution to a new American Bar Association book entitled Ensuring…
  • May 22

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS
    Today the Supreme Court issued unanimous decisions in two cases we’ve been covering: Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon (service by mail under the Hague Convention) TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (venue in patent cases)
Rank this Week: 217

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 942

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
  • May 24

    10 attorneys elected to serve on @AZStateBar board

    10 attorneys elected to serve on @AZStateBar board
    Members of the State Bar of Arizona have elected 10 attorneys to serve as their representatives on the Bar’s Board of Governors. The Board is the governing body of the State Bar, a nonprofit association that exists to serve and protect…
  • May 18

    MIT student sues CIA for info on Twitter joke

    MIT student sues CIA for info on Twitter joke
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctoral student is trying to force the CIA to open up about how it uses jokes on social media. The CIA has been on Twitter since June 2014 when it tweeted, “We can neither confirm nor deny…
  • May 10

    Juvenile justice anniversary celebrated with @RisingYouthThea performance on 5/15

    Juvenile justice anniversary celebrated with @RisingYouthThea performance on 5/15
    The 50th anniversary of the landmark decision In Re Gault will be the focus of a May 15 event in Phoenix, sponsored by ALWAYS—Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services. The evening next Monday will include a reception and dramatic…
Rank this Week: 957

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 24

    Ravel Launches Law Firm Analytic

    Ravel Launches Law Firm Analytic
    The legal research service Ravel Law today announced the launch of a new feature, Firm Analytics, that provides insights on law firms’ litigation histories that can be used for competitive intelligence and research into…
  • May 24

    Notable AI News: iManage Acquires UK AI Company RAVN System

    Notable AI News: iManage Acquires UK AI Company RAVN System
    Notable news on the AI front today: the document management company iManage has acquired RAVN Systems, a UK company specializing in artificial intelligence. iManage says the acquisition “will revolutionize the way companies find,…
  • May 24

    In Possible First, New Lexis Advance CivPro Practice Guide Includes Embedded Video

    In Possible First, New Lexis Advance CivPro Practice Guide Includes Embedded Video
    In what it says is an industry first for a legal research platform, LexisNexis today is launching a multimedia civil procedure practice guide within Lexis Advance that includes not only text but also a series of more than 150 short videos…
Rank this Week: 306

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 24

    The One With the Fake Fitbit Steps and Fake New

    The One With the Fake Fitbit Steps and Fake New
    The quest of any insider trader is to get a stock bet in place before a big announcement is made. Robert W. Murray thought he could just make his own announcement and sell out of his trade. The target was Fitbit. This case caught my…
  • May 23

    The One With The Floundering Hedge Fund

    The One With The Floundering Hedge Fund
    I’m a local homer, so fraud cases in Massachusetts catch my attention, especially when they involve private funds. The case of the floundering hedge fund, MC2 Capital, founded by Yasuna Murakami, is the usual example of greed and…
  • May 19

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 19

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 19
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Cybersecurity: Ransomware Alert from SEC’s OCIE Starting on May 12, 2017, a widespread ransomware attack, known as WannaCry, WCry, or Wanna Decryptor,…
Rank this Week: 417

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • May 24

    The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on Food Safety

    The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on Food Safety
    I can hear a bit of silence in the board rooms of America. Monday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son,... Continue Reading
  • May 21

    Botulism Update: 9 sick, 1 dead, cheese possible culprit

    Botulism Update: 9 sick, 1 dead, cheese possible culprit
    The outbreak of foodborne botulism originating from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove has left 10 people hospitalized, the state Department of Health reported Friday,... Continue Reading
  • May 17

    Botulism Outbreak Expands in Sacramento

    Botulism Outbreak Expands in Sacramento
    Sacramento County health officials have confirmed nine cases of botulism in patients who ate at the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station with all nine patients still hospitalized. Health officials... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 76

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 700

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 281

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • May 24

    Pediatrics and Pharmacology Experts Excluded

    Pediatrics and Pharmacology Experts Excluded
    Plaintiff sued defendant for failing to warn of possible effects from taking the drug Depakote.  The plaintiff hired two expert witnesses to prove their case.  These experts were excluded from testifying after a Daubert motion was…
  • May 15

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff argues that the defendant infringed on their patent for treatment of BPH by marketing their drug Cialis.  The plaintiff hired a urology expert witness to assist with their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude.…
  • May 5

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute
    Plaintiff filed a declaratory judgment with the court related to a securities dispute.  The defendant hire a securities expert to assist in their side of the case.  The plaintiff filed a motion to exclude the expert’s…
Rank this Week: 297

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 411

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • May 24

    Growing Older — Safety Resources & Information

    Growing Older — Safety Resources & Information
    Children and the elderly are most often hurt in avoidable accidents in and around the home. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that about 1.4 million Americans age 65 years and older are treated in emergency rooms at…
  • May 22

    Smartphones and Driving DO NOT MIX

    Smartphones and Driving DO NOT MIX
    Tragic automobile accidents forever change the lives of those involved. I have seen it too often in my career. For the victim, a life may be tragically cut short. For the at-fault party, they will live knowing that their negligence caused…
  • May 18

    May Is American Stroke Month

    May Is American Stroke Month
    Act ‘FAST’ if Signs or Symptoms Occur A stroke strikes someone every 40 seconds in the United States, affecting nearly 800,000 lives each year. It is the fifth-leading cause of death, and kills 130,000 annually. For those who…
Rank this Week: 726

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • May 24

    Supervision and Care Oversights Lead to Nursing Home Fall Injurie

    Supervision and Care Oversights Lead to Nursing Home Fall Injurie
    In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there would be three million adults living in nursing home and long-term care facilities by the year 2030. Today, we know that the aging global population has increased…
  • May 24

    Hurt at Work: 5 Tips for a Successful Workers’ Comp Lawsuit

    Hurt at Work: 5 Tips for a Successful Workers’ Comp Lawsuit
    If you get hurt on the job, you are entitled to get fair compensation if you are unable to work while recovering from your injury. For a successful resolution of a workers’ compensation case, claimants are required to follow certain…
  • May 23

    Legal Protection: How to Use the Law to Help Your Elderly Parent

    Legal Protection: How to Use the Law to Help Your Elderly Parent
    Victimizing the elderly has become a growing trend. Criminals may assume that seniors aren’t knowledgeable, are too trusting, or don’t have the mental capacity to recognize and report abuse. Many incidents do go unreported.…
Rank this Week: 810

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/
  • May 24

    3d DCA Watch -- All Hail Brenda Vacarro Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- All Hail Brenda Vacarro Edition!
    Hi kids, I'm so excited to see that Brenda Vacarro won a big big case in the Keys -- congrats, what a voice Brenda (in addition to your legal acumen)!Oh wait my eyes are not that good -- congrats Branden Vicari of lovely Clearwater, Florida…
  • May 22

    I LOVE Mondays!

    I LOVE Mondays!
    See I was going to retire this crap show.Do something productive, change the world.At least stop noodling around old Maude videos, that sort of thing.But then Trump etc. so here we are.Oh well, I gotta be me.Yet I'm grateful for this Monday…
  • May 19

    Judges Don't Like Things Too Complicated Friday!

    Judges Don't Like Things Too Complicated Friday!
    That's why the Florida Supreme Court, in its infinite wisdom (do NOT spit-take!), has decided to clarify that judges now have only one ethics rule to follow. That makes it a lot easier on those poor judges with all those high-faluting "moral…
Rank this Week: 197

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    I haven't seen a decent analysis of how…

    I haven't seen a decent analysis of how the Trump campaign worked until a friend sent me this piece from Forbes. White person alienation and entitlement are the factors that I've read columnists opine about, but how did the campaign harness…
  • May 17

    I think (I hope) that a lot of people have…

    I think (I hope) that a lot of people have known that Trump is a mountebank for a long time. I'm thinking that we are rounding into the place where the intelligent among his supporters should admit that their support for him was really…
  • May 13

    Per Five Thirty Eight, the four types of…

    Per Five Thirty Eight, the four types of Constitutional Crises:The Constitution doesn’t say what to do: Something happens for which the Constitution doesn’t provide instructions.The Constitution’s meaning is in question: The…
Rank this Week: 497

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 24

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 24, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 24, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • May 24

    News Headlines for May 24, 2017

    News Headlines for May 24, 2017
    Sears Holdings Extends Debt Maturity And Derisks Pension Obligations ,GenOn Energy, Inc. Enters into Consent Agreement ,Amazon and Walmart Have Joined Forces to Destroy One of Dying Sears’ Most Important Businesses ,Uber Is…
  • May 24

    Read Issue #110 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #110 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #110) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
Rank this Week: 109

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 24

    What to know about Botulism

    What to know about Botulism
    What is Botulism Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.[1]  Unlike Clostridium perfringens, which…
  • May 23

    Salmonella Tainted Basil Seeds Recalled

    Salmonella Tainted Basil Seeds Recalled
    L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz due to presence of Salmonella in the packet. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in…
  • May 23

    Amended Lawsuit Filed in Botulism Outbreak Linked to Nacho Cheese Sauce

    Amended Lawsuit Filed in Botulism Outbreak Linked to Nacho Cheese Sauce
    Victim remains in intensive care; contaminated product tied to two companies, including CA retail location and WI manufacturer Sacramento resident Lavinia Kelly has filed suit against Valley Oak Food and Fuel Company of Walnut Grove,…
Rank this Week: 135

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • May 24

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Judges Weigh In On Researching Jurors Online Now that social media is simply part of our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that…
  • May 15

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In 1999, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 99-413, which permitted lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. In that…
  • Apr 28

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When Worlds Collide: A Tweet Constitutes An Assault Sometimes a tweet is just a tweet in the online world, and other times it can amount to an…
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Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    In light of Bandimere, SEC stays proceedings subject to Tenth Circuit review

    In light of Bandimere, SEC stays proceedings subject to Tenth Circuit review
    By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M.In light of the Tenth Circuit’s decision to deny the SEC’s petition for rehearing en banc of Bandimere v. SEC, the SEC has stayed certain administrative proceedings assigned to an administrative law…
  • May 23

    Town supervisor convicted in muni bonds fraud case

    Town supervisor convicted in muni bonds fraud case
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.The former town supervisor of Ramapo, New York, has been found guilty by a jury of 20 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, and wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York…
  • May 22

    CII tells Speaker Ryan of CHOICE Act worrie

    CII tells Speaker Ryan of CHOICE Act worrie
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The Council of Institutional Investors and 53 public pension funds, investors, and advisers sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) urging him to hear the CII’s concerns about shareholder and executive pay…
Rank this Week: 150

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • May 24

    My Business is Suffering: Can I Change Employee Compensation Schemes in an Attempt to Save the Business?

    My Business is Suffering: Can I Change Employee Compensation Schemes in an Attempt to Save the Business?
    Employee compensation is one of the most fundamental aspects of an employment contract. In most cases, a fundamental change in an employment contract would result in damages if litigated by the employee. An employee subject to such changes…
  • May 23

    Unwritten Terms of Employment Contract

    Unwritten Terms of Employment Contract
    Contracts- Implied Terms: It is not uncommon for terms of employment between workers and employers to be unwritten. Disputes between an employee and employer may arise over past verbally-agreed-upon terms, established unwritten practices, and…
  • May 15

    An employee in a managerial role is found to be engaging in sexual harassment: what is a reasonable punishment?

    An employee in a managerial role is found to be engaging in sexual harassment: what is a reasonable punishment?
    When an employee is in a supervisory role and there is adequate evidence that the individual engaged in acts of sexual harassment towards other employees, then the employer’s obligation to its workers leaves limited options. Termination…
Rank this Week: 569

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 24

    USPTO Proposes Cheaper, Faster Cancellation Option

    USPTO Proposes Cheaper, Faster Cancellation Option
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office register contains a lot of dead weight. In order to obtain a trademark registration and maintain the registration, the owner must use the mark in U.S. interstate commerce (as always, with a few limited…
  • May 19

    Dubious Patent Trolls and a Crowdfunded Infringement Defense

    Dubious Patent Trolls and a Crowdfunded Infringement Defense
    We’ve spent time discussing the patent troll phenomenon in the past.  Patent trolls are less pejoratively referred to as non-practicing entities, because they do not make or use the inventions covered by their patents. …
  • May 16

    Sign Up for The Ethical Use of Social Media

    Sign Up for The Ethical Use of Social Media
    It’s that time of year, for lawyers anyway, to make sure they are up to date on their continuing legal education hours, which includes the need for the all important 2.0 ethics credit hours. For our local readers who happen to be…
Rank this Week: 190

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • May 24

    Will the Supreme Court ruling on venue really matter?

    Will the Supreme Court ruling on venue really matter?
    Almost two months ago, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC. In deciding to hear this patent venue case, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is…
  • May 23

    USPTO undertakes review of PTAB, IPR proceeding

    USPTO undertakes review of PTAB, IPR proceeding
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced that, at the direction of USPTO Director Michelle Lee (shown left), the Office is launching an initiative “to further shape and improve Patent Trial and Appeal…
  • May 22

    PTAB may invalidate claims federal courts confirmed valid

    PTAB may invalidate claims federal courts confirmed valid
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued an opinion in Novartis AG v. Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidation of claims in related inter partes review…
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Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 330

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 24

    Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?

    Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?
    On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a measure that would greatly expand the already broad anti-discrimination provision that exist under Connecticut law.  The bill, House Bill 6668, would…
  • May 9

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help
    Your employee that you are firing should not hear about his firing from a television report first. I suppose that would seem an obvious rule to follow. But apparently not. Let me back up. Earlier today, the President fired FBI Director James…
  • May 5

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again
    This week, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a self-described “free market” think tank, issued an article suggesting that Connecticut had nearly the same number of discrimination complaints as our neighboring state,…
Rank this Week: 201

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Divesting Jurisdiction in Virginia Family Law Case

    Divesting Jurisdiction in Virginia Family Law Case
    In Virginia, there are two types of courts that handle family law cases: juvenile and domestic relations district courts (“J&DR courts”) and circuit courts. Circuit courts have the authority to hear divorce cases and all…
  • May 18

    Non-Probate Assets in Virginia

    Non-Probate Assets in Virginia
    Probate is the legal process that includes proving the validity of a decedent’s will, identifying the decedent’s assets and transferring those assets to the decedent’s heirs, beneficiaries and/or creditors. “Probate…
  • May 15

    Service by Publication in Virginia Divorce Case

    Service by Publication in Virginia Divorce Case
    If you do not know the whereabouts of your spouse, it is still possible to proceed with a divorce. Because each party in a divorce must have notice of any claims asserted against them, an absent spouse becomes an issue for purposes of…
Rank this Week: 426

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • May 24

    Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement

    Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement
    With the rise of emerging market economies in the last two decades, the role of state capitalism has attracted new attention. In China, companies in which the state is a majority shareholder account for over 60% of total stock market…
  • May 24

    SEC Enforcement Actions Against Public Companies and Subsidiaries Keep Pace

    SEC Enforcement Actions Against Public Companies and Subsidiaries Keep Pace
    This post analyzes data in the Securities Enforcement Empirical Database (SEED), a collaboration between the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business and Cornerstone Research. SEED is a public online resource that provides data on SEC…
  • May 24

    Dual-Class Stock and Private Ordering: A System That Work

    Dual-Class Stock and Private Ordering: A System That Work
    Dual-class stock has become the target of heightened attention, particularly in light of Snap’s recent IPO. While the structure remains popular for companies trying to respond to the short-term outlook of public markets—including…
Rank this Week: 108

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • May 24

    More Robot Magic Silline

    More Robot Magic Silline
    Couldn't help myself. I encountered a tweet about a "robot lawyer" and took the bait. I'm a moron. It was an unwise decision. And silliness promptly followed. To preview, Robot Lawyer LISA is just another document assembly tool. For what it…
  • May 11

    Midsize Firms Are Touting Efficiency, But They’re Not Hiring Efficiency Expert

    Midsize Firms Are Touting Efficiency, But They’re Not Hiring Efficiency Expert
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome guest blogger, Steve Nelson, Managing Principal, Law & Government Affairs, The McCormick Group. - GL] One of the big topics discussed recently in the legal press is how the very large firms continue to separate…
  • Apr 28

    WestLaw Story - The Musical

    WestLaw Story - The Musical
    The talent at Columbia Law School apparently doesn't limit itself to legal scholarship. The Law Revue put together a musical rendition of which online legal resource is the best "to cite... to cite." Whether it is the bribery of using Lexis,…
Rank this Week: 111

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Dead hostages, live hostages: Wading through the wreckage at the end of session

    Dead hostages, live hostages: Wading through the wreckage at the end of session
    Grits will perform a more comprehensive roundup of what happened in the 85th Texas Legislature later, but here are a few quick updates from an eventful week:Dead hostages, live hostagesIn the battle between House and Senate leadership, each…
  • May 24

    Great reporting on police shooting issue

    Great reporting on police shooting issue
    Here's an update from Eva Ruth Moravec on the latest from her Point of Impact series reporting on Texas police shootings of unarmed people:My latest shooting profile hit Texas newsstands and websites this past week and tells the story of the…
  • May 22

    Debtors prison legislation pulls off miraculous resurrection, or, How Senfronia Thompson saved Nathan Hecht's debtors-prison bill

    Debtors prison legislation pulls off miraculous resurrection, or, How Senfronia Thompson saved Nathan Hecht's debtors-prison bill
    What an amazing turnaround on Texas debtors-prison reform legislation, SB 1913, which this afternoon first failed on a 64-77 vote, then prevailed a couple of hours later on a motion to reconsider by a whopping 100-31 margin.The turnaround was…
Rank this Week: 49

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 24

    Impact of OSHA’s New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule On Employers & Their TPA

    Impact of OSHA’s New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule On Employers & Their TPA
      This Interview with Broadspire’s CEO Danielle Lisenbey was originally published in Crawford’s On the FrontLine Magazine – Spring 2017   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a final…
  • May 23

    Avoid Ethical and Legal Pitfalls In Workers’ Comp Surveillance

    Avoid Ethical and Legal Pitfalls In Workers’ Comp Surveillance
    Surveillance can be an effective tool to reduce costs in a workers’ compensation program.  While many service providers can show “injured” employees doing some crazy activities, it comes with a price and often does not…
  • May 22

    6 Ways to Avoid Ransomware

    6 Ways to Avoid Ransomware
    Imagine walking into your office, turning on your computer, and seeing nothing but a message demanding bitcoins in return for unlocking all your company’s files. The nightmare known as ‘Ransomware’ recently became all too…
Rank this Week: 177

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment
    [We have the following announcement.]Call for Papers – AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Joint Program on “Reconstruction: The Second Founding”             The AALS Sections…
  • May 23

    Watson on the Duty to Account

    Watson on the Duty to Account
    In 2016, James Watson, Banco Chambers, published The Duty to Account: Development and Principles with Irwin Law. The book examines the history of the duty of a trustee to account to beneficiaries for his or her administration of a trust.…
  • May 23

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett
    Our friend David Warrington writes:An organization to which I belong, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (whose “chief business is to publish documents related to the early history of Massachusetts”) has just made freely…
Rank this Week: 56

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
  • May 22

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue
    Bratton v. Hershey Co., 2017 WL 2126864, No. 16–cv–4322 (W.D. Mo. May 16, 2017)Bratton sued over alleged slack fill in Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers candy boxes.  He alleged that:Consumers spend an average of 13 seconds…
Rank this Week: 70