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Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 241

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jan 17

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers January/February 2017

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers January/February 2017
    The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.In this issueIntellectual property – Shireen Smith of Azrights explains why IP is relevant to every business and how to protect itLaw publishers – Nick…
  • Jan 15

    News Essentials: 16th January 2017

    News Essentials: 16th January 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSThree-quarters of social workers oppose ‘power to innovate’ provisionsLAs should not be permitted to opt out of statutory duties to children and…
  • Jan 12

    Old and...

    Old and...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were mainly about the past and the future. They included:Response and responsibility - Newly qualified lawyers must be nurtured.Dowry: the problem that…
Rank this Week: 268

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.
    A reader recently emailed the following question: Some people need service dogs to get to work. But many more simply want to take their dogs to work. What is the protocol? What are the HR rules on this? And what are the penalties…
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS to review NLRB ban on class-action waiver

    SCOTUS to review NLRB ban on class-action waiver
    One of the biggest issues on the NLRB’s hit list over the past few years has been class-action waivers. In D.R. Horton, a 3-2 majority of the Board held that an arbitration agreement which requires employees to waive their right to…
  • Jan 13

    WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

    WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)
    The workplace training video. I hope yours go better than this example. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination 3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims — via…
Rank this Week: 230

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 830

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Ten More Appointed To U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

    Ten More Appointed To U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council
    Yesterday the White House announced that President Obama has appointed ten more individuals to the board of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Perhaps the best-known among this group of appointees is Melissa Rogers who has served in the…
  • Jan 17

    Religious Leaders Have Have Variety of Top Agenda Items For President Trump

    Religious Leaders Have Have Variety of Top Agenda Items For President Trump
    In advance of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, religious leaders have a variety of suggestions for Trump's top agenda items.  Here is a sampling:Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research council, says:To start, religious…
  • Jan 16

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student
    The Springfield News-Leader reports that last month Missouri State University agreed to pay former student Andrew Cash $25,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by him charging that he was suspended from the Masters program in Counseling because of…
Rank this Week: 23

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 17

    The 25 Most Influential People In Legal Education (2016)

    The 25 Most Influential People In Legal Education (2016)
    Most Influential People in Legal Education (2016), The National Jurist (Jan. 2017): This year's list of the Most Influential People in Legal Education recognizes leaders who are shaping the future of law schools. ... As in years past, we…
  • Jan 17

    Spring 2017 Law Review Article Submission Guide

    Spring 2017 Law Review Article Submission Guide
    Nancy Levit (UMKC) & Allen Rostron (UMKC) have updated their incredibly useful document, which contains two charts for the Spring 2017 submission season covering 204 law reviews. The first chart (pp. 1-51) contains information gathered…
  • Jan 17

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1349:Peggy Noonan On The Obama Presidency And The IRS Scandal

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1349:Peggy Noonan On The Obama Presidency And The IRS Scandal
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: The Trump Cabinet’s Good Opening Week, by Peggy Noonan: Mr. Obama’s has not been a successful presidency. In foreign affairs his two terms, added to George W. Bush’s two terms, produced 16 years of…
Rank this Week: 6

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 599

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    China Employers: Perform Your Obligations Upon Employee Termination

    China Employers: Perform Your Obligations Upon Employee Termination
    When a China employer and one of its employees end their employment relationship, one of the most important things the employer must do is provide the former employee with a Proof of Termination of Employment Relationship document. This…
  • Jan 16

    Super Common China Contract Mistake

    Super Common China Contract Mistake
    One of our China lawyers got an email the other day from a US company saying the following: I read one of your blog posts saying that it almost always makes sense to draft a contract with a Chinese company in the Chinese language and to say…
  • Jan 15

    China Employment Contracts: Don’t Get Creative

    China Employment Contracts: Don’t Get Creative
    Employers in China are presumed to have greater bargaining power than their employees and China courts and labor boards therefore China’s labor laws tend to provide China employees with substantial protections and China courts typically…
Rank this Week: 166

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    TTAB Orders Cancellation of PORTÓN Registration, Confusable with PATRON

    TTAB Orders Cancellation of PORTÓN Registration, Confusable with PATRON
    The TTAB sustained a petition for cancellation of the mark PORTÓN for "Distilled spirits; brandy; pisco," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark PATRON for tequila and distilled spirits. The Board found…
  • Jan 13

    TTAB Test: Which Of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which Of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    Supposedly one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods. Here are four (IV) recent Section 2(d) appeals. Which one resulted in a reversal? [Answer will be found in first…
  • Jan 12

    Current Roster of TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge

    Current Roster of TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge
    With the appointment of Robert H. Coggins to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the retirement of Judge Ellen J. Seeherman, the Board’s membership remains at twenty-six (26) Administrative Trademark Judges. The current roster is…
Rank this Week: 176

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 17

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference
    PluriCourts/IntLawGrrls are pleased to send a reminder of the call for papers for our conference on Gender on the Bench scheduled in the Hague January 2018.   At present, women judges make up an average of 17% of international…
  • Jan 16

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event
    Even as we mark the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many women and men who have kept the movement for human rights and human security on the march, today we at IntLawGrrls look toward events later this week: ►…
  • Jan 16

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace
    Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events, including: Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 17th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace, will be held…
Rank this Week: 40

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jan 17

    Oh, it’s on! Class-action waivers to be first Supreme Court employment-law heavyweight battle of 2017

    Oh, it’s on! Class-action waivers to be first Supreme Court employment-law heavyweight battle of 2017
    Picture a nerdier version of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where persuasive legal briefs and sharp oral advocacy are like rear naked chokes and “ground and pound.” The fight card. [Cue music] In the red corner, we…
  • Jan 13

    Can you require an employee to take an HIV test?

    Can you require an employee to take an HIV test?
    The answer to this question, because I’m a lawyer, is “it depends.” Naturally, of course. Well, what does it depend on? Ok. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer cannot require a medical…
  • Jan 12

    So, why hasn’t that bill banning salary-history questions been signed into law yet?

    So, why hasn’t that bill banning salary-history questions been signed into law yet?
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (Mute your computer at 1:12 and 1:36) Last month, I wrote here about how about how Philly employers asking salary-history questions to job candidates was poised to go the way of the dodo bird.…
Rank this Week: 893

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
  • Jan 13

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common
    Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Eric BiberThere has been a lot of literature about the so-called “sharing”…
Rank this Week: 269

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 17

    Labor and the federal courts roundup

    Labor and the federal courts roundup
    “Labor law in America has reached the absurd point where the NLRB is taking the position that a company can’t tell its employees to have a positive attitude” [Ira Stoll on Trader Joe’s controversy, following on…
  • Jan 16

    EPA cracks down on household wood-burning

    EPA cracks down on household wood-burning
    In Alaska. In winter. [John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist] Earlier here, etc. (San Francisco Bay area). Tags: Alaska, Environmental Protection Agency EPA cracks down on household wood-burning is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the…
  • Jan 15

    “Engineer who fell asleep sues Metro-North over derailment”

    “Engineer who fell asleep sues Metro-North over derailment”
    “An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train and caused a derailment that killed four people in New York City sued the railroad… saying its negligence and carelessness led to the accident” [CBS News,…
Rank this Week: 49

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

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

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jan 17

    Pulling in the “REINS”: Congress Wants More Rulemaking Control

    Pulling in the “REINS”: Congress Wants More Rulemaking Control
    This Davis Polk blog discusses an abundance of legislative initiatives designed to enhance Congressional control over the agency rulemaking process. In early January, the House passed two separate statutes that would make it easier for…
  • Jan 13

    ESG: GRI’s New “Module” Standard

    ESG: GRI’s New “Module” Standard
    ESG – particularly sustainability & climate change – continues to grow in importance. There continues to be a multitude of standards to be aware of. The latest is a group of new standards from GRI (“Global Reporting…
  • Jan 12

    The Launch of “Broc Tales”!

    The Launch of “Broc Tales”!
    I try to innovate with something new every year. In 2016, it was the “Big Legal Minds” podcast series. The year before was a facelift for the home pages of our sites (with new features like our “Job Board“). In 2014, I…
Rank this Week: 294

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 181

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    ASBH 19th Annual Meeting - Call for Proposal

    ASBH 19th Annual Meeting - Call for Proposal
    The ASBH 19th Annual Meeting will be October 19-22, 2017, in Kansas City, MO.  Come join more than 1,200 healthcare professionals, educators, consultants, and others who have an interest in the field of clinical and academic bioethics…
  • Jan 16

    Trial in Dunn/Kelly Case Challenging TADA Pushed to July 2017

    Trial in Dunn/Kelly Case Challenging TADA Pushed to July 2017
    The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the medical futility dispute resolution provisions in the Texas Advance Directives had been scheduled to begin this month.  But it has been pushed back to July. Check out my analysis of…
  • Jan 15

    2nd International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice

    2nd International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice
    Join me at the 2nd International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice (ICEL 2017) from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This is a multidisciplinary, multinational conference, with presenting…
Rank this Week: 295

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jan 17

    2016 ABA Strategic Buyer/Public Target Deal Points Study

    2016 ABA Strategic Buyer/Public Target Deal Points Study
    The ABA’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee recently released its “2016 Strategic Buyer/Public Target Deal Points Study.”  Here are just some interesting findings: – While 100% of Merger Agreements called…
  • Jan 13

    Controller Transactions: A 360 Degree Review

    Controller Transactions: A 360 Degree Review
    Sorting out all of the nuances in Delaware’s approach to transactions involving controlling stockholders can be a challenge.  The courts apply different standards of review depending on whether the controller is the…
  • Jan 12

    Practice Point: Disclaimers of Reliance in M&A Contract

    Practice Point: Disclaimers of Reliance in M&A Contract
    This Morris James blog reviews Delaware case law on disclaimers of reliance in acquisition agreements & raises an important practice point.  As this excerpt notes, a clause that specifically disclaims reliance on…
Rank this Week: 585

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 895

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 17

    How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive

    How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive
    The start of a new year always brings a renewed desire for change, a sense of wanting to improve. It's a really good feeling. Wanting to be better, do better and serve others better is an excellent sign of the desire for self-growth —…
  • Jan 17

    How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive

    How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive
    The start of a new year always brings a renewed desire for change, a sense of wanting to improve. It's a really good feeling. Wanting to be better, do better and serve others better is an excellent sign of the desire for self-growth —…
  • Jan 16

    Check Your Business Development Vital Sign

    Check Your Business Development Vital Sign
    You know by now (did you ever not?) that it takes more than your business card and an open door to draw clients into your law office. And while you may have devised your marketing plan and work it to the best of your ability, January is still…
Rank this Week: 385

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jan 17

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool
    The power of geospatial analysis lies in the new ways it provides to look at datasets and the relations among them. It allows you to explore more nuanced questions and discover correlations previously hidden. Used properly, geographic…
  • Jan 4

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?
    During the holiday season, New York City through its Taxi & Limousine Commission (the “TLC”) proposed a new rule expanding data reporting obligations for car service platform companies including Uber and Lyft. If the rule…
  • Dec 14

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry
    By Katherine Haenschen & Paul Ellenbogen  In the aftermath of the 2016 election, researchers and media professionals alike seized on the vast proliferation of so-called “Fake News” on Facebook as a cause for concern. An…
Rank this Week: 188

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jan 17

    How To Avoid Denial of Social Security Disability Benefit

    How To Avoid Denial of Social Security Disability Benefit
    If a person becomes ill, injured, or otherwise disabled, they may find it necessary to apply for their Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI. During our employment, we are required to pay into the Social Security programs. This is how…
  • Jan 16

    How to Document Your Car Accident Correctly

    How to Document Your Car Accident Correctly
    After an accident, it’s critically important to thoroughly document all evidence relating to the wreck. Incorrect or inadequate documentation of an auto accident can imperil your claim with your own insurance company, the other…
  • Jan 13

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    More than half of these were surprises to me — Thirty Famous People With Law Degrees. The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
Rank this Week: 815

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    BGH: to cease means to recall

    BGH: to cease means to recall
    We would like to bring the attention of our German Readers a recent decision (published 13 January 2017) of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) with far-reaching implications for practitioners. In essence, the BGH held…
  • Jan 16

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"
    In today’s public discourse, nothing is more super-charged than social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news. We like to think about these issues as something new. However, if we discount the internet and digital context and look through a…
  • Jan 13

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie
    The Court of Appeal decided yesterday that the High Court can, as a point of principle, properly grant declarations that a product lacked novelty or an inventive step at a particular date, see Fujifim Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co.,…
Rank this Week: 31

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jan 17

    Calling All Stock Certificate

    Calling All Stock Certificate
    Last week, Broc Romanek’s Mentor Blog addressed the question of what to do about outstanding stock certificates following a reverse stock split.  Today, I’ll weigh in with a California perspective. Section 422 of the…
  • Jan 13

    O Frabjous Day! Court Holds Passive Member Is Not “Doing Business”

    O Frabjous Day! Court Holds Passive Member Is Not “Doing Business”
    The State of California imposes its franchise tax on every corporation (other than a bank, financial corporation or exempt corporation) that is “doing business” in California.  Cal. Rev. & Tax Code §…
  • Jan 12

    Do Outsiders Have Standing?

    Do Outsiders Have Standing?
    One of the essential elements of a contract is the consent of the parties.  Cal. Civ. Code § 1550(2).  When a party is a corporation, there is always a question of whether the person or persons signing the contract have…
Rank this Week: 369

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jan 17

    Panel and Roundtable: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law

    Panel and Roundtable: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law
    Friday, February 3, 2017 8:30 a.m.: Registration and breakfast 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Program About the Panel Discussion New technologies, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are beginning to provide more accurate methods of…
  • Jan 15

    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate"

    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate"
    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate" by Simon Christopher Timm has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In this paper I problematize the use of appeals…
  • Jan 14

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation" by Robert Noggle has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Addicts sometimes engage in such spectacularly self-destructive behavior that they seem to act under…
Rank this Week: 238

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Why not serving notices properly can cost you your case

    Why not serving notices properly can cost you your case
    I had someone email me recently. He told me A landlord recently posted a Section 21, first class mail with certificate of Posting ( as allowed for in the AST) to a tenant of one of a few flats within a building. The tenant was represented at…
  • Jan 16

    Do you know how to clean your rented property?

    Do you know how to clean your rented property?
    A very substantial proportion of all inventory disputes are caused by issues over cleaning.  Many tenants have had their deposits docked because they left the property in a condition which they thought was clean, but their landlords or…
  • Jan 14

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 3 January

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 3 January
    I have been speaking to various people at Alan Boswell (the specialist landlord insurance brokers) recently about insurance for both landlords and tenants (although mostly for landlords). We are working together on developing a free mini…
Rank this Week: 392

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Jan 17

    Absolute liability under the Labor Law.

    Absolute liability under the Labor Law.
    Practice point:  Once it is determined that the owner or contractor failed to provide the necessary safety devices required to give a worker proper protection, absolute liability is inescapable under § 240(1). In opposition to…
  • Jan 16

    Court holiday.

    Court holiday.
    Tomorrow's issue:  Absolute liability under the Labor Law.
  • Jan 13

    The presumption of proper service.

    The presumption of proper service.
    Practice point:  A defendant's conclusory and undocumented affidavit asserting that he had moved, when the defendant had not notified the post office of a change of address, is insufficient to rebut the presumption of proper service…
Rank this Week: 351

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jan 17

    UCLA Prof. Allison Hoffman on "Reimagining the Risk of Long-Term Care"

    UCLA Prof. Allison Hoffman on "Reimagining the Risk of Long-Term Care"
    With the new Presidential administration ahead, many of us are asking what government policies or programs will be "re-imagined." With changes on the horizon, an especially interesting perspective on long-term care is offered by…
  • Jan 16

    Health & Safety Checks by Meals on Wheels?

    Health & Safety Checks by Meals on Wheels?
    So Meals on Wheels has an idea. We all know the dangers of isolation and how important it can be to check in with an elder on a regular basis. Kaiser Health News explains the idea, Meals On Wheels Wants...
  • Jan 15

    Mark Your Calendar-DOJ webinar

    Mark Your Calendar-DOJ webinar
    Do you know about the DOJ Elder Justice Initiative? If not, then this webinar is for you. Even if you do know about it, still register for this webinar! According to the email I received, On January 26, 2017, the...
Rank this Week: 184

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jan 16

    RRIF rollovers and grandchildren.

    RRIF rollovers and grandchildren.
    Can RRIF proceeds paid after death to a testamentary trust, and used to purchase an annuity for the deceased’s grandson, qualify for a tax deferred rollover? The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was…
  • Jan 15

    Dementia in Canada: Developing A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communitie

    Dementia in Canada: Developing A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communitie
    “I can think of no other disease that places such a heavy burden on families, communities, and societies. I can think of no other disease where innovation, including breakthrough discoveries to develop a cure, is so badly needed.”…
  • Jan 13

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will
    In the Ontario Superior Court decision, Lavoie and Trudel, 2016 ONSC 4141 (“Lavoie and Trudel”), the court was tasked with determining the validity of a will made on December 5, 2007 (the “2007 Will”) by the deceased,…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Jan 16

    Injury Crash West Of Caldwell

    Injury Crash West Of Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Jan 13

    Idaho State Police to award Silver Stars and Certificate of Appreciation for Heroism

    Idaho State Police to award Silver Stars and Certificate of Appreciation for Heroism
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Jan 13

    Idaho State Police Asking for Citizen Tips on Crash Near Jerome

    Idaho State Police Asking for Citizen Tips on Crash Near Jerome
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 213

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Iowa Workers' Compensation Benefits - The Written Work Excuse

    Iowa Workers' Compensation Benefits - The Written Work Excuse
    Know this about workers’ compensation benefits in Iowa, medical opinions drive the truck. Meaning, if you don’t have a positive medical opinion then you aren’t going to get benefits. It is a really simple concept that many…
  • Jan 16

    Beef Jerky Manufacturer Sued for OSHA Violation

    Beef Jerky Manufacturer Sued for OSHA Violation
    An employee trying to help a co-worker who was seriously injured at work was fired for attempting to call 911 for help.  The employer, Lone Star Western Beef, a beef jerky manufacturer, is now being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor…
  • Jan 10

    Patent Trolls and Their Lawyers Forced to Pay

    Patent Trolls and Their Lawyers Forced to Pay
    Patent trolls are companies that buy patents that are vague in description and then use those to sue other companies that create a product that the trolling company claims is infringing on the patent they own.  The trolling company…
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Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 16

    Researchers find dangerous tapeworms in Alaskan salmon

    Researchers find dangerous tapeworms in Alaskan salmon
    Salmon lovers have a new reason to opt for roasted instead of raw. Scientists have documented that the Japanese broad tapeworm has made its way to the waters of the North Pacific and is thriving among the salmon population there. Published in…
  • Jan 16

    U.S. Supreme Court asked to review DeCoster v. U.S.

    U.S. Supreme Court asked to review DeCoster v. U.S.
    A writ of certiorari has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, requesting the high court review DeCoster v. United States. The government has until Feb. 15 to respond the writ. Appellate attorney Peter D. Keisler asks in the writ that the…
  • Jan 16

    FSIS issues new notice on slaughter, humane handling

    FSIS issues new notice on slaughter, humane handling
    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a new notice with instructions for Public Health Veterinarians (PHVs), inspection program personnel (IPP) and District Veterinary Medical…
Rank this Week: 61

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jan 16

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

    That Check from Your Insurer Might Just be the Insurance Company’s First Offer
    Instead of sending a full and adequate amount of insurance proceeds, is your insurance company sending over just a small offer hoping it “settles” the claim and that you accept it and go away? For a moment, let’s break down…
  • Jan 15

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – North Carolina

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – North Carolina
    Next up in our whirlwind 50-state tour of claims handling requirements is the Tar Heel State. Unlike our previous stops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, North Carolina has relatively few explicit claims handling requirements. This may be why…
  • Jan 14

    The Obligation to Comply with Proof of Loss Policy Condition

    The Obligation to Comply with Proof of Loss Policy Condition
    Insurance policies containing conditions pertaining to an insured’s obligation to submit a notice and proof of loss are “meant to give the insurer the necessary facts to facilitate an investigation of a claim and to…
Rank this Week: 371

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Jan 16

    Máximo tres cabras por banquete de bodas en localidad de Somalia

    Máximo tres cabras por banquete de bodas en localidad de Somalia
    Con la finalidad de fomentar el matrimonio y evitar la migración, en la población de Beled Hawa, Somalia, se han limitado los gastos por celebración matrimonial, quedando prohibidas las recepciones en hoteles y el…
  • Jan 16

    Limitan a madre custodia de su hijo “afeminado”

    Limitan a madre custodia de su hijo “afeminado”
    Una corte de Venecia, Italia, limitó a una madre la custodia de su hijo de 13 años por considerar que el adolescente tiene un “desorden de personalidad” que lo lleva a “tratar de demostrar de cualquier forma…
  • Jan 16

    Ex pareja de Uma Thurman la acusa de tener “serias enfermedades mentales”

    Ex pareja de Uma Thurman la acusa de tener “serias enfermedades mentales”
    Uma Thurman está en medio de una ríspida batalla por la custodia de su hija de cuatro años, producto de su relación con el financiero francés Arpad Busson, quien antes fue esposo de la modelo Elle McPherson.
Rank this Week: 242

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/
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Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 763

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 16

    Turkey Arrests Suspected Shooter in Reina Nightclub Attack

    Turkey Arrests Suspected Shooter in Reina Nightclub Attack
    Update: The Governor of Istanbul now says the suspect Masharipov has confessed and was definitely acting for ISIS. No mention of an outside intelligence agency being involved. Turkish police and intelligence agents arrested the suspected…
  • Jan 16

    Critics of Trump Get Blunt and Blunter

    Critics of Trump Get Blunt and Blunter
    I try to avoid name-calling and personal attacks on this site, even when it comes to my opinion of public figures. With Donald Trump, it's hard, because most words that come to mind when I think of him are not words that I would publicly…
  • Jan 16

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae
    Turkey has the hottest, most sensual butcher, chef/restaurateur ever. His name is Nusret Gökçe, and his Instagram videos have now gone viral. Bruno Mars posted a photo of them together last week. Then James Corden did the…
Rank this Week: 3

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 494

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800
    Jack’s post brings to mind a climactic sceneof Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton’s fellow Federalists ask him which of two Democratic-Republican politicians—Aaron Burr or Thomas…
  • Jan 16

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president
    After the 1800 election was thrown into the House of Representatives, Alexander Hamilton wrote this letter urging Representative James Bayard of Delaware to support Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.  Hamilton argued that Burr, whom he…
  • Jan 16

    "Important Shifts in Constitutional Doctrines"

    "Important Shifts in Constitutional Doctrines"
    On July 10, 1939, Frank Hogan, the President of the American Bar Association, spoke at the ABA's annual meeting in San Francisco. He was disturbed by the Supreme Court's recent decisions. The phrase "shifts in constitutional doctrine," he…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 16

    Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara (PTAB 2016)

    Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara (PTAB 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- A great deal of angst has been generated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision, in Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara, regarding the panel's application of Section 101 (sua sponte as a new ground of rejection under…
  • Jan 15

    Supreme Court to Review BPCIA -- Amgen v. Sandoz Petitions for Writs of Certiorari Granted

    Supreme Court to Review BPCIA -- Amgen v. Sandoz Petitions for Writs of Certiorari Granted
    By Andrew Williams -- On Friday, the Supreme Court granted both petitions for writs of certiorari and consolidated the Sandoz v. Amgen (No. 15-1039) and Amgen v. Sandoz (No. 15-1195) appeals. Sandoz had petitioned the Court on February 16,…
  • Jan 15

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    January 18, 2017 - "Top Patent Law Stories of 2016" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) January 19, 2017 - "Evidence of Prior Art at the PTAB: Rigorous Proof, Or Else" (Intellectual Property Owners…
Rank this Week: 67

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jan 16

    Payback is a mutha – Washington Bar hikes dues 141%.

    Payback is a mutha – Washington Bar hikes dues 141%.
    In 2012, a member referendum cut Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) dues from $450 to $325. Members were thrilled. Lawyers elsewhere were envious. From WSBA leaders, teeth-gnashing and underwear-twisting ensued. But truth be told, the…
  • Jan 10

    Court petition filed to split up Arizona Bar’s regulatory functions from its trade association activities.

    Court petition filed to split up Arizona Bar’s regulatory functions from its trade association activities.
    A petition was filed today asking the Arizona Supreme Court to amend Rule 32(c) and (d) so as to split the functions of the State Bar of Arizona into two distinct subsets, a mandatory membership organization (“Mandatory Bar”) and…
  • Jan 6

    Brokenness and broken justice.

    Brokenness and broken justice.
    Over the holidays, I finished reading lawyer and social activist Bryan Stevenson’s extraordinary memoir, Just Mercy. Not only does Stevenson humanize the incarcerated by telling their stories but he goes marrow deep in describing…
Rank this Week: 611

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jan 16

    Online Lenders: Promise and Peril

    Online Lenders: Promise and Peril
    David Price of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond was kind enough to send me a link to the an article by Tim Sablik in the latest edition of the bank's "Econ Focus" magazine called "Tomorrow's Lenders?". It's actually…
  • Jan 8

    Warren Pursues a Non-Solution

    Warren Pursues a Non-Solution
    Now that Massachusetts has joined the eight states that allow recreational marijuana sales and use, Senator Elizabeth "Trail of Tears" Warren has decided to hound FinCEN about updating its 2014 guidance to financial institutions who…
  • Jan 2

    The Law Enforcement Entry Barrier

    The Law Enforcement Entry Barrier
    An article in the Yahoo News (reprinting a French newspaper article) (H/T Housingwire) describes the US as the world's bank cop when it comes to punishing the bad behavior of the world's biggest banks. Handing out multibillion-dollar fines…
Rank this Week: 199

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jan 16

    Client Confidentiality, Personal Privacy and Digital Security

    Client Confidentiality, Personal Privacy and Digital Security
    Data security and keeping confidential information confidential is an area of concern for everyone who uses computers and the Internet. The number of online threats continue to multiply and the average computer user has to be aware of some…
  • Jan 9

    The Four Corners of Law Practice Management

    The Four Corners of Law Practice Management
    What is the meaning of law practice management today? In the Jan./Feb 2017 issue of Law Practice Magazine, I try to briefly provide a framework of the basics in my column, the Four Corners of Law Practice Management. Can you...
  • Jan 3

    12 years of blogging at Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tip

    12 years of blogging at Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tip
    It was on January 2, 2005 that I launched Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips. So this week the blog is 12 years old. Happy Blogiversary to me and to my loyal readers, some of whom have been with me for...
Rank this Week: 406

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    The Crowley copying considered in context

    The Crowley copying considered in context
    In the context of a post about Monica Crowley [ Why plagiarism took down Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top national security post ], one commenter statedI am conservative and I like Monica, but I hate plagiarism. I had a similar…
  • Jan 16

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour
    Further to the IPBiz post Politics in the academia of intellectual property? , one notes that Professor Lemley's reference to the lack of understanding by the transistor's inventors of the potential of the transistor appeared in several law…
  • Jan 16

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?
    A post at PatentlyO on an article by Jonathan Barnett titled Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray? produced some comments about Mark Lemley:I doubt that few within the patent academy are willing to ideologically challenge someone like Lemley…
Rank this Week: 44