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Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 26

    The Death of Deference?

    The Death of Deference?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted cert. in several cases to hear the following question: “Whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to consider costs in determining whether it is appropriate to regulate…
  • Nov 26

    The California REDD+ Experience

    The California REDD+ Experience
    Announcing the publication of The California REDD+ Experience, a report written by UCLA’s Emmett Institute faculty and published by the Center for Global Development. Six years ago in Los Angeles, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a…
  • Nov 24

    San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan

    San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan
    Back in 2011, the San Diego Association of Governments issued a really bad regional transportation plan.  These plans must prioritize transportation investments across the metropolitan region for the coming decades and are the basis for…
Rank this Week: 241

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 130

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule
    <> Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule – [See SCOTUS blog discussion] The Court accepted three new petitions, but consolidated them for one hour of argument and for decision.…
  • Nov 25

    USA v. Duane Montgomery

    USA v. Duane Montgomery
    <> USA v. Duane Montgomery - 11/24/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 13-2596. Appealed from the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit. Defendant Duane Montgomery …
  • Nov 24

    Gary Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc.

    Gary Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc.
    <> Gary Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc. - 11/18/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 14-5047. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western…
Rank this Week: 856

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail
    This case is one of which the losing party on claim constructionstipulated to a decision (here, one of non-infringement) in orderto appeal to the CAFC. Here, that path did not work out wellfor the stipulator.In light of that construction,…
  • Nov 25

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839
    Within the post Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State? , EFF concludesWe urge Penn State and all universities to be more responsible. Instead of selling patents that have little value except as litigation…
  • Nov 23

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014
    The first story, done by Steve Kroft, on Falling Apart, on infrastructure decline.70,000 bridges need to be fixed. Roy LaHood. First up, city of Pittsburgh, with Liberty Bridge illustrated. 300 bridges become structurally deficient each…
Rank this Week: 48

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule
    <> Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule – [See SCOTUS blog discussion] The Court accepted three new petitions, but consolidated them for one hour of argument and for decision.…
  • Nov 25

    Todd Stern on China, India and the UN climate deal

    Todd Stern on China, India and the UN climate deal
    <> Todd Stern on China, India and the UN climate deal - US special envoy for climate change spells out what his country hopes to achieve in the UN's climate change deal. . . Climate Change…
  • Nov 24

    EPA Delays Renewable Fuels Volume Standards for 2014

    EPA Delays Renewable Fuels Volume Standards for 2014
    <> EPA Delays Renewable Fuels Volume Standards for 2014 - 11/21/14. EPA is announcing that the Agency will not be finalizing 2014 applicable percentage standards under the Renewable Fuel…
Rank this Week: 541

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee
    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many are thinking of what they are grateful for. Remembering to recognize and thank your employees is important throughout the year. Recognition doesn’t just mean extra compensation or tangible…
  • Nov 25

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice
    California recently passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 which mandates paid sick leave for workers in California. Although the benefit does not need to be provided until July 1, 2015, employers should be aware that…
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
Rank this Week: 533

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/
  • Nov 26

    3d DCA Watch -- Turkey Trot Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Turkey Trot Edition!
    I love the bunker this time of year.Everyone wears their brown and gold robes (resplendently!), the coffee maker dispenses beaujolais nouveau (and at the same lukewarm temperature), and the clerks perform a lively reenactment of the Pilgrims'…
  • Nov 25

    Big Eddie C Goes After the Marlins!

    Big Eddie C Goes After the Marlins!
    Hat tip to my pal Tim Elfrink for catching this classic Ed Carnes opinion:A federal judge recently gave them permission to go forward with a class-action claim, and he hilariously threw shade at the team -- and its "unremarkable record" --…
  • Nov 24

    Judge Bloom Greenlights Lawyer's Suit Over New Ad Rules!

    Judge Bloom Greenlights Lawyer's Suit Over New Ad Rules!
    So Robert Rubenstein likes to tout his prior client recoveries -- what's the harm?According to the Bar, the ads were fine, then not fine, then maybe they're fine, maybe they're not, so Rubenstein said enough already and sued the Bar in…
Rank this Week: 201

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Nov 26

    Young, Black, Alive: Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate

    Young, Black, Alive: Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate
    By Atila Roque, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil Earlier this week, many people around the world waited with bated breath for a grand jury’s decision in a case where a police officer shot dead an unarmed young…
  • Nov 26

    3 Things Amnesty International Has Seen in in Ferguson That Worry U

    3 Things Amnesty International Has Seen in in Ferguson That Worry U
    Amnesty International USA deployed a team of human rights observers to Ferguson, Missouri to monitor protests and law enforcement response in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death…
  • Nov 25

    Discrimination is not natural; it is learned: Ending violence against women

    Discrimination is not natural; it is learned: Ending violence against women
    Sometimes when I’m in a group of women, I find myself silently ticking us off by sets of three: one, two, three; one, two, three.  Statistically, I know, 1 in 3 of us will be raped, beaten, or otherwise abused … Please…
Rank this Week: 175

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Nov 26

    RARE SHAKESPEARE FOLIO DISCOVERED IN FRENCH TOWN

    RARE SHAKESPEARE FOLIO DISCOVERED IN FRENCH TOWN
    “An accidental discovery in a northern French library of an original first folio of Shakespeare’s plays – one of the rarest books in the world – has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare…
  • Nov 25

    Federal library struggling with backlog, key records poorly filed, auditor-general find

    Federal library struggling with backlog, key records poorly filed, auditor-general find
    The federal archival agency spent $15.4 million on a digital record system it never used, and shut it down shortly after it was tested, approved, and operational. That finding is one of numerous concerns uncovered by auditors examining…
  • Nov 25

    Detroit Public Library unveils remarkable digital collection

    Detroit Public Library unveils remarkable digital collection
    “Everything about a trip to the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library (DPL) leaves a lasting impression — from the grand staircase of the building’s east wing to the murals and stained glass in Adam Strom Hall to the…
Rank this Week: 194

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    ON RACE AND RIOTS

    ON RACE AND RIOTS
    On July 12, 1967, Newark, New Jersey erupted into flames and rioting when two white police officers stopped and beat a black cabbie for "passing by them"  in his cab. By July 17, 26 people were dead and more than 725 were…
  • Nov 24

    TIS THE SEASON

    TIS THE SEASON
    UPDATE: Our two remaining survivor pool players live another week, as both took the 49'ers who eked out a win over Washington. AHEM…..by INVITATION only. (If you're indicted, you're invited.)Item: The new judicial assignments…
  • Nov 23

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
    We roar into Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season with our Fantasy Football league very competitive, our two remaining survivor pool players in a death grip struggle for the title, and with football set for Sunday, Sunday night, two games Monday…
Rank this Week: 188

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: 25

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    7 Bad Behaviors That Are Sending Clients to Your Competition

    7 Bad Behaviors That Are Sending Clients to Your Competition
    Are you wondering why your competition seems to be attracting new clients while you are not?  While there could be a number of reasons for this, the truth is that you have no control over what they do — only what you do. When it…
  • Nov 25

    How to Determine Your Budget for Legal Marketing

    How to Determine Your Budget for Legal Marketing
    Implementing an under-funded legal marketing plan is just as bad as not using any marketing plan at all.  This is because of the Law of 7 Touches – which means that it takes 7 to 10 meaningful “touches” to move someone…
  • Nov 24

    The 3 Habits of Law Firm Marketing Master

    The 3 Habits of Law Firm Marketing Master
    Law firm marketing is a competitive business. And there are many reasons why certain law firms fail to thrive or even survive. However, in my working with more than 10,000 attorneys over the years, I’ve discovered that there are…
Rank this Week: 375

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Nov 26

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Hoosier Momma Sues Founding Member Erin Edd

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Hoosier Momma Sues Founding Member Erin Edd
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana trademark attorneys for Hoosier Momma, LLC ("Hoosier Momma") of Brownsburg, Indiana sued Erin Edds ("Edds") of Marion County, Indiana in the Southern District of Indiana. In this Indiana litigation, Hoosier…
  • Nov 25

    Indiana Patent Law: Method for Offering Video for Ad Viewing Is Not Patent Eligible

    Indiana Patent Law: Method for Offering Video for Ad Viewing Is Not Patent Eligible
    Washington, D.C. - In the matter of Ultramercial Inc. v. Hulu, LLC et al., a patent attorney for Ultramercial, Inc. and Ultramercial, LLC appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit asserting that the District Court…
  • Nov 24

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter
    What is a cease and desist letter? A cease and desist (or demand) letter is correspondence that states or suggests that you are potentially infringing the trademark of another and demands that you stop using, or consider stopping use of,…
Rank this Week: 867

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 981

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?
    I’ve been invited to speak at three conferences recently, all dealing with issues related to prospects for labour law reform in Canada.  Private sector union density has been on a downward trajectory for thirty years and is on its…
  • Nov 13

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce
    A union formed earlier in 2014 called the Toronto Harm Reductions Workers Union (THRWU) has adopted a strategy they call “do it yourself” unionism. This means apparently by-passing the formal union certification and…
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
Rank this Week: 404

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014
    Unless the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is extended, distressed homeowner’s face the risk of the imposition of income taxes on the discharged mortgage debt upon a short sale, short refinance or foreclosure.  The lack of the…
  • Nov 18

    When Not to File for Bankruptcy - 13 More Example

    When Not to File for Bankruptcy - 13 More Example
    1. Urban Legend - doing it inappropriately because "everybody at work did it"2. Foreclosures - to discharge a potential mortgage deficiency on your home - the mortgage lender may never bring it3. Exemptions - recently moved to Florida from…
  • Nov 18

    Cert Granted on Chapter 7 Lien Stripping Issue

    Cert Granted on Chapter 7 Lien Stripping Issue
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court granted Bank of America, N.A.'s writ of certiorari which will allow it to address the issue of lien stripping in chapter 7 cases. The numerous recent appellate decisions out of the 11th Circuit have been…
Rank this Week: 698

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 73

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Supreme Court says complaints do not have to cite proper legal theory

    Supreme Court says complaints do not have to cite proper legal theory
    Sometimes the Supreme Court issues brief rulings that no one seems to know about. But these rulings can govern our lives for years to come. If you litigate cases in federal court, this one is worth reading. It clarifies what the plaintiff can…
  • Nov 25

    Supreme Court grants qualified immunity in "knock and talk" police case

    Supreme Court grants qualified immunity in &quot;knock and talk&quot; police case
    Are you aware of the "knock and talk' principle under Section 1983? This case alleges that the police violated the knock and talk rule by entering private property without a warrant and questioning the homeowners away from an area where…
  • Nov 20

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose
    Employers are supposed to take sexual harassment complaints seriously. In this case, the plaintiff claimed she was sexually assaulted at work. Management brought charges against the alleged harasser. The arbitrator sided with the alleged…
Rank this Week: 837

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 595

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Nov 26

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK
    Sitting at the dinner table with his family on Thanksgiving in 1981, Srinivasan looked at his turkey dinner and a brilliant thought occurred to him: a leftover bone with cartilage would provide the perfect test subject. The cartilage and…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System
    In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible…
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim
    The Federal Circuit held that the district court correctly applied collateral estoppel to the ’774 patent because reexamined claim 33 contains the same memory limitation previously found in claims 1 and 19, and because the ’774…
Rank this Week: 145

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Nov 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Stay in Control of Your Estate

    Idaho Estate Planning - Stay in Control of Your Estate
    Every decision you make, whether personal, financial, or legal, should be designed to maximize your control over your decisions – and your assets. Don’t give up control; you will never be glad you did.
  • Nov 25

    Idaho Estate Planning - Challenges Facing Blended Familie

    Idaho Estate Planning - Challenges Facing Blended Familie
    In unions of those who marry twice, about 65 percent include children from prior marriages, according to the National Stepfamily Resource Center. That can complicate the transfer of brokerage accounts, real estate and personal possessions.…
  • Nov 24

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse
    In general, the concept of testamentary freedom makes a person free to dispose of their property as they see fit when they die. However some decisions may be held to be against public policy and that freedom may be limited. Here are some of…
Rank this Week: 692

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Nov 26

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)
    I am sorry to report that James Jones, a long-time professor at the University of Wisconsin passed away last week. Professor Jones, who continued to teach after his retirement in 1993, was an expert in labor law. Cribbing now a...
  • Nov 25

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)
    I have just heard that sad news that Dickson Bruce has passed away. He was a history professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of a number of books. Bruce's The Rhetoric of Conservatism: The Virginia Convention of 1829-30...
  • Nov 25

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law
    Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law. She will take over next summer. Wilson holds a JD from the University of Georgia.
Rank this Week: 90

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 26

    OPINION: Livingston v. MPEA

    OPINION: Livingston v. MPEA
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0083, 2014 MT 314, CITY OF LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, AND ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT, Petitioner and Appellee, v. MONTANA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION ON…
  • Nov 26

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Boniek

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Boniek
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 14-0137, 2014 MT 313N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JOEL BONIEK, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Nov 26

    OPINION: State v. Garner

    OPINION: State v. Garner
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITHOUT CONSENT DA 13-0242, 2014 MT 312, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DANIEL EUGENE GARNER, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Nov 26

    Events & Opportunities: More December 2014

    Events &amp; Opportunities: More December 2014
    Ongoing:Call for Applications: 2015 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, ASIL, Washington, DC [info]- The application period opened 24 November 2014 and will close 19 January 2015. Important note: "Due to administrative constraints, only the…
  • Nov 25

    Thematic Focus: Women

    Thematic Focus: Women
    News:Today, November 25th, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. It also marks the start of the 16 Days of of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which runs until December 10th, or…
  • Nov 24

    New ETDs - Pt. 3

    New ETDs - Pt. 3
    (ETD = Electronic Theses & Dissertations)The Logic of Generosity: Resilient Action among Jordanian Women in Al Manara, Amman, in Response to Pressures on Charity Donations Posed by Syrian Refugees, Thesis (Utrecht University, Aug. 2014)…
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • Nov 26

    A Closer Look at Pedestrian Detection Technology: Does it Really Work?

    A Closer Look at Pedestrian Detection Technology: Does it Really Work?
    Over the last few years there has been an increase in the demand of pedestrian detection systems in the automobile industry, manufacturers, and consumers. Providing such technology to the consumer became critical with the rise in injuries and…
  • Nov 25

    The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries Like an Athlete

    The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries Like an Athlete
    How is it that professional athletes can recover from injury like they’re being cared for by a magical wizard? Baseball players can miss less than a season after tearing major ligaments, football players bounce back from torn muscles,…
  • Nov 24

    The Details Behind the Immigration Announcement

    The Details Behind the Immigration Announcement
    For anyone who might be confused by the president’s recent immigration announcement, or for those who just want to learn more details, an excellent explanation is available at the USCIS site.
Rank this Week: 878

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Mississippi To Hear First Same-Sex Divorce Case

    Mississippi To Hear First Same-Sex Divorce Case
    The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on its first same-sex divorce case. Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melacon were married in 2008 in California. Last year, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled…
  • Nov 19

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin
    A new law took effect in Oklahoma on November 1 that requires divorcing couples to attend a class if underage children are involved. Couples with children, age 18 or under, seeking divorce on grounds of incompatibility will have to take a…
  • Nov 11

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce
    In one of the biggest U.S. divorce judgments, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion in their divorce settlement, according to a court filing on Monday. Oklahoma Special Judge Howard…
Rank this Week: 749

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    **Update** - Crash near Downey Injures 3

    **Update** - Crash near Downey Injures 3
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Nov 25

    Fatal Crash SH3 MP 17.6, District 2

    Fatal Crash SH3 MP 17.6, District 2
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Nov 25

    Idaho State Police Are Thankful For Safe Driving Habit

    Idaho State Police Are Thankful For Safe Driving Habit
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/25/14 at 3:30 p.m. MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police are…
Rank this Week: 219

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Nov 26

    Review of DraftLaw Plus 59 More Must-Read

    Review of DraftLaw Plus 59 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 60 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
  • Nov 26

    The Completely Virtual Lawyer Plus 48 More Must-Read

    The Completely Virtual Lawyer Plus 48 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 49 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Nov 25

    Runaway Billing Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

    Runaway Billing Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week
    Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc.…
Rank this Week: 217

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving Safety

    Thanksgiving Safety
    Thanksgiving is one of the biggest cooking holidays of the year. With so much going on in the kitchen and several people trying to help all at once, including younger children, the kitchen can quickly become a danger zone.  The following…
  • Nov 25

    Rusting Burner Box Makes Kenmore Gas Grill a Safety Hazard

    Rusting Burner Box Makes Kenmore Gas Grill a Safety Hazard
    If not taken care of properly gas grills can be a major fire safety hazard. However, recently there have been complaints from Kenmore grill owners that the burner box, a box that separates the flames from the propane tank, is not only rusting…
  • Nov 24

    What’s the difference between uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?

    What’s the difference between uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?
     Today I’d like to talk to you about the difference between uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage. The two are very important to have when you’re involved in an automobile accident. Uninsured…
Rank this Week: 537

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Nov 26

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective
    With the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow in the U.S., thoughts this week naturally turn to giving thanks for all that we have. But this quote from Oprah Winfrey reminds us that giving thanks isn't just important when everything is going…
  • Nov 21

    5 Ideas for Improving Your Practice

    5 Ideas for Improving Your Practice
    The November 2014 issue of Law Practice Today is out, and as always, it is filled with interesting and thought-provoking articles designed to help you improve your marketing and your practice. Here are five great ideas from this month's…
  • Nov 14

    Holiday Cards: To Send or Not To Send?

    Holiday Cards: To Send or Not To Send?
    Every year at about this time, the subject of client holiday cards resurfaces. Should you send holiday cards to clients, former clients and referral sources? Why or why not? Holiday cards can be a nice way to stay in touch...
Rank this Week: 933

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 26

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment
    As Florida does not currently recognize same-sex marriages, some judges have interpreted the state’s ban as precluding them from granting same-sex divorces.  I am involved in a case in which two women married in Massachusetts,…
  • Nov 22

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!
    Are you an attorney, mental health professional, financial professional, or mediator who wants to build a profitable and satisfying collaborative practice?  Do you want more collaborative cases? Next Generation Divorce has a…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
Rank this Week: 845

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Nov 26

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer
    Listen to Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyers Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss an article by Michael Sneeringer on the advisability of…
  • Nov 26

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate
    This past Sunday’s episode of CBC’s Sunday Edition, which aired on November 23, featured a discussion on family feuds over wills and estates. The discussion focused around the reality and consequences of the inter-generational…
  • Nov 25

    Estate Trustee Phone Home

    Estate Trustee Phone Home
    Sometimes it seems like the bills never stop coming in.  In some cases, they can keep coming long after the account holder’s death. In a recent news story, a UK cellular service provider continued to bill a deceased account holder…
Rank this Week: 89

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Nov 26

    Climate Change Could Increase Crop Insurance Losse

    Climate Change Could Increase Crop Insurance Losse
    Posted November 26, 2014 Climate change could increase losses in flood and crop insurance programs significantly in coming decades, according to a USA Today article available here. Agri-Pulse also published an article available hereand…
  • Nov 26

    OSU Hosting Big Data and UAVs Webinar Dec 12

    OSU Hosting Big Data and UAVs Webinar Dec 12
    Ohio State University’s (OSU) Agricultural & Resource Law Program has announced its inaugural webinar, Big Data and UAVs: Legal Issues for Agriculture, scheduled for Friday, December 12 at 1 p.m.  This is the first webinar of…
  • Nov 25

    Russia's Import Ban Helps Local Farm

    Russia's Import Ban Helps Local Farm
    Posted November 25, 2014 Russia’s ban on western imports of food products has strengthened local, organic farms, according to The New York Times article available here. The Daily Meal also published an article available hereand teleSUR…
Rank this Week: 491

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 426

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 26

    10 years of TechnoLlama

    10 years of TechnoLlama
    I’m late to my own birthday party! I just realised that this blog turned 10 last month. How time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I started the blog not really expecting much, it pretty much began as a personal project…
  • Nov 13

    Misogyny in gaming

    Misogyny in gaming
    This is not a post about Gamergate. I have been trying to stay out of the Gamergate discussion from the start, mostly because having missed a big part of the controversy, it has become increasingly more difficult to understand exactly…
  • Nov 7

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online
    Julien Blanc, alleged member of the human species, has been ejected from Australia where he was conducting a series of paid seminars teaching young men how to pick up women with abusive and borderline criminal tactics. The reason given by…
Rank this Week: 329

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Nov 26

    Jones County Voters Elect New Circuit Judge

    Jones County Voters Elect New Circuit Judge
    For the first time in nearly 30 years, someone other that Judge Billy Joe Landrum will preside over the Jones County Circuit Court in January. Laurel attorney Dal Williamson defeated Judge Landrum in Tuesday’s runoff. Not much media…
  • Nov 25

    Rare Circuit Court Judge Runoff Today

    Rare Circuit Court Judge Runoff Today
    Today Jones County voters will decide a rare runoff in a Circuit Court Judge election. The runoff is between longtime incumbent Judge Billy Joe Landrum and Laurel attorney Dal Williamson. Things have gotten a bit heated in Laurel. From the…
  • Nov 19

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High
    Steve Wilson at Mississippi Watchdog recently wrote here about how Mississippi’s pension system ranks nationally. From the article: A new report by nonprofit State Budget Solutions says Mississippi’s Public Employees’…
Rank this Week: 498

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 218

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Nov 26

    Is Violent Protest Justified in Ferguson?

    Is Violent Protest Justified in Ferguson?
    Shortly after the Ferguson grand jury announced its decision Monday night, President Obama said: “We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are…
  • Nov 20

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?
    A recent Princeton study by Martin Gillens and Benjamin I. Page concludes that the U.S. no longer has a democracy. “Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich,…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make you…
Rank this Week: 343

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/
  • Nov 26

    Attention ‘Big Pharma’: The Times They Are a-Changin’

    Attention ‘Big Pharma’: The Times They Are a-Changin’
    In our dominantly digital world, the ability to find anything and everything online not only is enjoyed but also expected. Need to settle a bar bet about who the No. 1-ranked college football team is for the week? Google it. Want to find out…
  • Nov 19

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger
    Admit it, how many of us covet Converse, that classic American sneaker with a studly sense of style? Teenagers across the country aspired to own a pair of stitched-canvas, thick-laced, rubber-sole shoes synonymous with the greasers of the…
  • Nov 18

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?
    Concerns are growing faster than the grass that used to cover school athletic fields across the country. That’s because more than 10,000 fields now comprise artificial turf mixed with “crumb rubber” – vulcanized tires…
Rank this Week: 723

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently
    The Board denied the petitioner's request for rehearing of an earlier decision partially denying institution of inter partes review and rejected the arguments regarding the institutions of earlier petitions. "[The petitioner] contends that…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's medical device patents were invalid as indefinite. "The question here is whether the absence of identified boundaries in terms of proximity, distance, or location…
  • Nov 24

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense
    The court granted defendants' motion to amend its answer to add a claim for inequitable conduct and rejected plaintiff's argument that the amendment was futile. "Defendants' proposed Amended Answer alleges, on information and belief, that…
Rank this Week: 325

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
  • Nov 26

    Thankful for Marriage Equality

    Thankful for Marriage Equality
    by Paul GuequierreAs we head into Thanksgiving, two judges in the South gave us one more thing to be thankful for…more marriage equality. Just yesterday, federal judges in Arkansas and Mississippi ruled the states’ respective…
  • Nov 26

    LegalEyes for November 26, 2014

    LegalEyes for November 26, 2014
    by Caroline CoxSteve Benen of MSNBC reports on the recent marriage equality victories in Arkansas and Mississippi.In The Atlantic, Connor Friedersdorf argues that the case for reforming police practices is…
  • Nov 25

    LegalEyes for November 25, 2014

    LegalEyes for November 25, 2014
    by Caroline CoxKrishnadev Calamur of NPR reports on the aftermath of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Kimberly Kindy of The Washington Post discusses how juries tend to give police the benefit of…
Rank this Week: 635

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Nov 26

    “You Drawin’ Me?” ‘Goodfella’ Sues ‘The Simpsons’

    “You Drawin’ Me?” ‘Goodfella’ Sues ‘The Simpsons’
    Actor Frank Sivero, who played Goodfellas character Frankie Carbone, is suing Fox TV Studios, 21st Century Fox America, and The Simpsons’s creator Matt Groening for $250 million.  He claims that the show’s creators based…
  • Nov 25

    $40 Million Settlement Over Junk Advertisement

    $40 Million Settlement Over Junk Advertisement
    If there’s one thing people pretty much unanimously hate, it’s junk mail and telemarketing.  So if you are going to get into the business of unsolicited advertising, it is probably a good idea to make sure you know the…
  • Nov 24

    Thanksgiving in 1810, 1910, and 2014

    Thanksgiving in 1810, 1910, and 2014
    Here we are again on the Monday before Thanksgiving.  Accordingly, it’s time that we once again direct you to our 2010 Thanksgiving post entitled “Thanksgiving in 1810, 1910, and 2010.”  Back then, in our early…
Rank this Week: 677

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    When a Website Becomes a Tombstone: The Bingham Home Page

    When a Website Becomes a Tombstone: The Bingham Home Page
    When a law firm dies, what becomes of its website? In the case of Bingham McCutchen, its site still looms — the ghost of something that once was. But now, the central image touts Morgan Lewis, the new home of the majority of the former…
  • Nov 24

    The Largest Free Collection of Law Reviews on the Web

    The Largest Free Collection of Law Reviews on the Web
    I try to cover sites here soon after they launch, but every so often I miss one. In this case, I missed a big one. Launched in August 2013, Law Review Commons is the largest open-access law review portal on the web. It provides access to more…
  • Nov 21

    Podcast: Ebola, Quarantines and the Law

    Podcast: Ebola, Quarantines and the Law
    With Ebola quarantines making headlines, what is the law? What powers do local, state and federal governments have to quarantine people who have or are suspected of having the disease? And what are the rights and protections of the…
Rank this Week: 303

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Nov 26

    New in Print (including a new book!)

    New in Print (including a new book!)
    Steven W. Feldman, Mutual Assent, Normative Degradation, and Mass Market Standard Form Contracts (a two-part critique of Margaret Jane Radin, Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law (part I), 62 Clev. St. L. Rev. 373…
  • Nov 25

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause
    According to this story in the Mirror, a couple was charged an extra £100 for posting a review on TripAdvisor describing the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool as a "rotten, stinking hovel." According to the report, the hotel believes…
  • Nov 25

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 291 Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
Rank this Week: 127

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Kidnapping, the Mistrial and Juror Misconduct

    Kidnapping, the Mistrial and Juror Misconduct
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Arkansas:  State v. Riley, 2014 WL 5494168 (2014).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the State of Arkansas, which prosecuted Quinton Riley for kidnapping,…
  • Nov 24

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi
    On December 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an information, alleging that on five occasions between January 19, 2007 and July 5, 2007, [Mark Thomas Rossini] `intentionally and knowingly exceeded his authorized access to a…
  • Nov 21

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu
    Richard Read “was convicted of murder, following a jury trial, and subsequently was sentenced to fifty years incarceration”, after which he appealed his conviction to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.  Read v. Commissioner…
Rank this Week: 285