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American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 16

    Overcrowding In Nebraska’s Prisons Is Causing a Medical and Mental Health Care Crisi

    Overcrowding In Nebraska’s Prisons Is Causing a Medical and Mental Health Care Crisi
    We’re suing to end the inhumane conditions in Nebraska’s prison system. Nebraska’s prison conditions are inhumane and unconstitutional, and ultimately, they hurt public safety. We can’t reduce recidivism rates among…
  • Aug 15

    Equality, Justice and the First Amendment

    Equality, Justice and the First Amendment
    An open letter about Charlottesville. For all people of good will — regardless of party affiliation, race, creed or color — the events that took place this weekend in Charlottesville were sickening and deeply…
  • Aug 15

    A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution

    A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution
    The government is seeking the information of more than 1 million people who visited a protest website. The danger is clear. One of the core principles enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is a prohibition on general searches — meaning, the…
Rank this Week: 47

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 650

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers injury law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 102

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 16

    News Headlines for Aug 16, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 16, 2017
    American Lithium Announces Corporate Restructuring ,Hertz’s Cash Stockpile Can’t Quell All Queries About Liquidity ,Letter from Paul Hastings on Behalf of the Ad Hoc Group of General Obligation Bondholders to Members of the…
  • Aug 16

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 16, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 16, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama Party…
  • Aug 15

    Read Issue #149 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #149 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #149) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
Rank this Week: 31

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    NLRB Files Responsive Brief in Murphy Oil Case

    NLRB Files Responsive Brief in Murphy Oil Case
    In October, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the consolidated cases of National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, No. 16-307 (5th Cir., October 26, 2015), Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285…
  • Aug 15

    Comparing the Effects of Judges' Gender and Arbitrators' Gender in Sex Discrimination Cases and Why It Matter

    Comparing the Effects of Judges' Gender and Arbitrators' Gender in Sex Discrimination Cases and Why It Matter
    Pat K. Chew, Judge J. Quint Salmon & Anne Salmon Chaired Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has published an interesting article titled “Comparing the Effects of Judges' Gender and Arbitrators' Gender in Sex…
  • Aug 14

    5th Circuit Upholds Class Waiver Without an Arbitration Agreement

    5th Circuit Upholds Class Waiver Without an Arbitration Agreement
    In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has overturned a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruling stating an employer may not require job applicants to sign a class-action waiver that is…
Rank this Week: 387

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

Covers notable new case filings and verdicts within the Northern District of California. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Aug 16

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation
    Order Re Pilot Motions for Summary Judgment, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC v. OpenTV, Inc. et. al., N.D. Cal. (August 4, 2017) (Judge William Alsup) It’s no secret that patent litigation is expensive—especially when multiple…
  • Aug 15

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite
    Commission Opinion, Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers, and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1031 (August 11, 2017) (ITC) We previously posted – “Weight” a Minute- Those Claims Are Indefinite –…
  • Aug 14

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog
    We’re excited to announce the recent transition of Orrick’s former NorCal IP blog into to its new iteration – IP Landscape (Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Strategy)!  Our new blog is more comprehensive in scope…
Rank this Week: 989

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 16

    A Hole Into Which 1.3 Million Will Fall

    A Hole Into Which 1.3 Million Will Fall
    Much has been made of the DreamHost subpoena for everything, absolutely everything, the internet host possesses with regard to the Resistance website, disruptj20.org. Regardless of side, it’s an outrage that the government would go…
  • Aug 16

    Kopf: A Short Take Calling the Admiral to Action

    Kopf: A Short Take Calling the Admiral to Action
    I just returned from the Peoples Republic of Portland. The experience was jarring. In Portland, there are no homeless people. There are, however, houseless. What that means is that homeowners cannot complain if the houseless shit on your…
  • Aug 16

    Misunderstanding Trump

    Misunderstanding Trump
    After his third press conference on Charlottesville, the near-universal conclusion is that President Donald Trump is a racist. There’s a moral awakening taking place across America, but President Trump is still hiding under his blanket.…
Rank this Week: 185

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 16

    What's the Difference Between Confederate Leaders and Slave-owning Founding Fathers?

    What's the Difference Between Confederate Leaders and Slave-owning Founding Fathers?
    by Michael DorfBaltimore's overnight removal of Confederate statues and similar actions elsewhere raise the question also raised by President Trump in his remarks yesterday expressing solidarity with the "many fine people" who just…
  • Aug 15

    Trump Has the Opposite of a Poker Face

    Trump Has the Opposite of a Poker Face
    by Neil H. BuchananNo one who has been paying even a little bit of attention to Donald Trump could have been surprised by his abject failure of leadership after the violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville this past…
  • Aug 14

    Some initial steps if the Democrats are really serious. Start by looking different.

    Some initial steps if the Democrats are really serious. Start by looking different.
    By William HausdorffI’m a little ashamed to admit that I already miss the Mooch.  Unlike Spicer, Huckabee, Conway, and the rest of that robotically mendacious crowd, Anthony Scaramucci, the effervescent but sadly evanescent White…
Rank this Week: 420

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    Taxing a Tax

    Taxing a Tax
    Cook County, Illinois, enacted a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The county also imposes a sales tax, which together with the state sales tax, amounts to 9 percent. According to this report, among others, Yvan Wojtecki has started…
  • Aug 14

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour
    I’ve been using computers, in one way or another, since 1972. I have owned a personal computer of one sort or another since 1983. I have been “on the internet” since the early 1990s. I started browsing with Mosaic and Cello.…
  • Aug 11

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?
    Most adults have probably seen or heard the phrase “tax sale,” and some probably have an idea of what that means. Others surely know what it means. Simply put, when a taxpayer has failed to pay real property taxes assessed on a…
Rank this Week: 652

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (6/30/17)

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (6/30/17)
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 8/10/17 with processing dates as of 6/30/17. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Aug 15

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – North Dakota, Ohio & Oklahoma

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – North Dakota, Ohio & Oklahoma
    The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets…
  • Aug 14

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, August 18, 2017

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, August 18, 2017
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
Rank this Week: 980

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Aug 16

    How much wasted work-time is too much?

    How much wasted work-time is too much?
    According to a recent survey conducted by OfficeTeam, on average, employees spend 8 hours per workweek on non-work activities. What does this non-work time look like? Personal emails: 30 percent Social networks: 28 percent Sports…
  • Aug 15

    Does a LinkedIn request violate a non-solicitation agreement?

    Does a LinkedIn request violate a non-solicitation agreement?
    In Bankers Life and Casualty Company v. American Senior Benefits (Ill. Ct. App. 8/7/17), Bankers Life sued a former sales manager, Gregory Gelineau, for violating the following non-solicitation agreement after he jumped ship to…
  • Aug 14

    When you discover that you employ a Nazi

    When you discover that you employ a Nazi
    In the wake of Friday and Saturday’s horrific, evil events in Charlottesville, the the twitter account YesYoureRacist posted many riot photos and identified many of the rioters. And, as a result, some have lost their…
Rank this Week: 172

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Aug 16

    Plans? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Plan

    Plans? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Plan
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 16

    Google Contacts - Sync Your Contacts On All Device

    Google Contacts - Sync Your Contacts On All Device
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 16

    What Would Marcus Aurelius Say? (WWMAS)

    What Would Marcus Aurelius Say? (WWMAS)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 598

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: 131

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 16

    Oz court: supermarkets need not shadow shoppers against slip hazard

    Oz court: supermarkets need not shadow shoppers against slip hazard
    A court in Australia has ordered costs against a claimant who had sued a grocery store after a slip-fall, after finding that “the grape could not have been on the floor longer than 10 minutes… and it was not realistic to expect…
  • Aug 15

    August 16 roundup

    August 16 roundup
    Federalist Society podcast with Wayne Crews and Devon Westhill on subregulatory guidance, agency memos, circulars, Dear Colleague letters, and other regulatory “dark matter”; Having announced end to practice of funneling…
  • Aug 15

    After SCOTUS rulings, less forum-shopping

    After SCOTUS rulings, less forum-shopping
    Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas fell from 36% of all patent filings to 21% [Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal] “Quick trials, big verdicts favoring…
Rank this Week: 233

The Biglaw Investor

The Biglaw Investor

A community of lawyers discussing personal finance, financial independence and investments.

http://www.biglawinvestor.com/
  • Aug 16

    Reader Q&A: What Would You Do?

    Reader Q&A: What Would You Do?
    Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Reader Q&A: What Would You Do? Recently a reader wrote in asking if there was anything he should be doing now to head off the student loan disaster that awaits when he begins repayment in the fall…
  • Aug 11

    The JD Mortgage Loan is a Reality!

    The JD Mortgage Loan is a Reality!
    Check out The Biglaw Investor or read The JD Mortgage Loan is a Reality! Wouldn’t it be something if a bank recognized that the vast majority of lawyers, while graduating law school with high student loan debt, actually represent an…
  • Aug 9

    Find Freedom: Open a Solo Practice

    Find Freedom: Open a Solo Practice
    Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Find Freedom: Open a Solo Practice [Biglaw Investor: Thanks to the fact that “biglaw” is in the site’s name, many readers mistakenly believe I’m only interested in biglaw topics.…
Rank this Week: 611

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC Blog

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC Blog

Covers the Department of Veterans Affairs and medical care for veterans.

http://www.legalhelpforveterans.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Memphis VA Broke Protocols Regarding Veteran Wait List

    Memphis VA Broke Protocols Regarding Veteran Wait List
    Kristina L. Derro, Esq. After complaints from Congress and special counsel, a government audit found that 140 veterans who were seeking specialized service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Memphis were wrongly booted from wait…
  • Aug 15

    VA discloses employee firings and disciplinary actions online to public

    VA discloses employee firings and disciplinary actions online to public
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in July posted an online list of adverse actions taken against employees this year including demotions, suspensions and removals. It marked the first time such information was shared publicly. VA…
  • Aug 8

    VA Resumes Caregiver Support Program

    VA Resumes Caregiver Support Program
    Kristina L. Derro, Esq. There has been controversy swirling around the VA’s decision earlier this year to remove thousands of caregivers from the Caregiver Support Program, leaving many veterans helpless. This criticism led to a three…
Rank this Week: 616

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: 3

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    The Optimum Length for a Blog Post is...

    The Optimum Length for a Blog Post is...
    The ideal length of a business blog post is from 7 to 12 typewritten pages, which is much longer than it was five years ago.
  • Aug 11

    Register for PILMMA & Get Law Practice Blueprint Video Library as Your Free Gift

    Register for PILMMA & Get Law Practice Blueprint Video Library as Your Free Gift
    You've probably heard the old saying, “If you're not growing, you're dying.” That's true not only in our personal development but in the work we do day-to-day. So, where does your practice stand? Are you struggling? Stagnant?…
  • Aug 8

    Report: Winning New Business in a Competitive Market is Still a Challenge for Law Firm

    Report: Winning New Business in a Competitive Market is Still a Challenge for Law Firm
    Winning new business and getting more work from clients is a challenge facing law firms today, in a market that attorneys describe as "competitive" and "very competitive." "In a flat market, winning new business often means taking market…
Rank this Week: 666

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Explains Texas criminal laws and penalties. By The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp.

http://www.sharpcriminalattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    What to Do If You Have a Missed Court Date

    What to Do If You Have a Missed Court Date
    Nothing should prevent you from keeping a court date. Failure to appear in court can have serious consequences. Regardless of the reasons behind the need for you to appear in court, you must show up. If you’re considering skipping a…
  • Aug 9

    What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day
    This Labor Day is a no refusal weekend. Labor Day is a high-profile holiday—along with New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th, and Memorial Day— because many people travel to attend parties and events with family…
  • Aug 9

    What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day
    This Labor Day is a no refusal weekend. Labor Day is a high-profile holiday—along with New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th, and Memorial Day— because many people travel to attend parties and events with family…
Rank this Week: 594

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 32 – Review

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 32 – Review
    The problem with the law is that it changes.  The problem with documentation is that it needs to change to keep up with the law. This applies to tenancy agreements too. For example, in recent years I have had to amend my tenancy…
  • Aug 14

    How long will an accelerated eviction take if the landlords urgently need the property themselves?

    How long will an accelerated eviction take if the landlords urgently need the property themselves?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Joanne who is a landlord. Our tenants have been given 3 months notice and served a S21. They were supposed to move out today but are refusing, forcing us to start legal proceedings. It is our only…
  • Aug 13

    The HMRC Let Property Campaign for landlords who are not paying tax

    The HMRC Let Property Campaign for landlords who are not paying tax
    Are you a landlord? Are you paying tax? Amazingly it seems that vast numbers of landlords are receiving rent and not paying tax on it. For example, this report in the Guardian says that about one-half of landlords in Newham are not paying…
Rank this Week: 488

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 15

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Michael Borella -- When considering the patent-eligibility of claims, size usually matters. Claims that are longer and recite more detailed inventions tend to be more likely to survive 35 U.S.C. § 101 challenges than those that are…
  • Aug 14

    AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- As patent practitioners learned to their chagrin in the AMP v. Myriad Genetics case, sometimes broader Constitutional issues arise even in patent law. This is also true of matters relating to the Bill of Rights; for…
  • Aug 14

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    August 17-18, 2017 - "Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA August 22, 2017 - Semiconductor Customer Partnership Meeting (U.S. Patent and Trademark…
Rank this Week: 445

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 15

    Fighting slime: Researchers develop bacteria-killing plastic film

    Fighting slime: Researchers develop bacteria-killing plastic film
    Plastic films made with bacteria-killing polymers have been proven effective as a frontline defense — not to mention offense — in the battle against biofilms in food production operations. A preferred place of residence for…
  • Aug 15

    Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen

    Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen
    Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, NJ, has recalled 1,719 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection…
  • Aug 15

    Hindu leader slams Kellogg’s for not disclosing beef gelatin

    Hindu leader slams Kellogg’s for not disclosing beef gelatin
    Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism (USofH), is calling out Kellogg’s CEO John A. Bryant for failing to disclose that some  of the company’s cereals contain beef-based gelatin. Gelatin is a protein made…
Rank this Week: 248

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Reasonably Suspicious: Bethke leaves TIDC, cap-and-trade to limit incarceration?, DNA-mixture SNAFUs, and more

    Reasonably Suspicious: Bethke leaves TIDC, cap-and-trade to limit incarceration?, DNA-mixture SNAFUs, and more
    Just Liberty's latest "Reasonably Suspicious" podcast features discussions of important issues and fresh ideas confronting Texas' criminal justice system. (This is the last episode in our "soft launch" before promoting the show more widely…
  • Aug 6

    Overtime for police court appearances a growing cost driver at Austin PD

    Overtime for police court appearances a growing cost driver at Austin PD
    Last month, a Grits post highlighted provisions in the Austin and Houston meet and confer contracts which gave officers extra pay for time they spend testifying in court. In Houston, courts found this gave officers an incentive to make…
  • Aug 6

    White House backing for methadone in jails?

    White House backing for methadone in jails?
    I don't understand the Trump Administration's position on the Drug War at all. Grits was under the impression that "beleaguered" Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ramping it back up, but then we see that the Administration apparently…
Rank this Week: 330

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Aug 15

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification
    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry, recently announced a new initiative, the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), which is a certification program with a goal…
  • Jul 17

    Sports Concussions on the Field

    Sports Concussions on the Field
    Professional athletes in the NFL and other professional sports have concussions on the field, leading to questions about the long-time impact on a player’s health and workers compensation litigation cases. Today on Ringler Radio, host,…
  • Jun 19

    Driverless Cars Litigation

    Driverless Cars Litigation
    On the 1960’s television show, The Jetsons, we saw a future world where people traveled in flying cars. Sound far-fetched? Maybe not – now we have driverless cars.  And with all the advantages also come liability and…
Rank this Week: 738

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Clinton Pastor Plagiarized, but victim notes: “The last thing the world needs right now is two pastors having a public dispute over a blog,”

    Clinton Pastor Plagiarized, but victim notes: “The last thing the world needs right now is two pastors having a public dispute over a blog,”
    From time to time, IPBiz has discussed pastors who plagiarize (e.g., Plagiarizing pastors, revisited ) and sermons which have been copied (e.g., The issue of copying sermons, re-visited .Related to a book by United Methodist minister Rev.…
  • Aug 15

    CROCS loses on design patent

    CROCS loses on design patent
    In 2015, there was an article in JPTOS titled -- Unpatentability by Design: The Overlooked Use of Inter Partes and Post-grant Review to Challenge Design Patents -- [97 JPTOS 96 ]In August 2017, CNBC had a story on a CROCS design patent…
  • Aug 15

    SD NY assesses damages against Costco for Tiffany trademark violation

    SD NY assesses damages against Costco for Tiffany trademark violation
    In a 2015 decision, SD NY gave summary judgment in favor of TIFFANY AND COMPANY, holding Costco liable for trademark infringement and trademark counterfeiting under the Lanham Act with respect to engagement rings sold under certain signage…
Rank this Week: 219

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Aug 15

    Havana Spotlight: Cuban Cocktails and Where to Find Them

    Havana Spotlight: Cuban Cocktails and Where to Find Them
    The best way to end a hot day in sunny Havana, whether you’re there for business or pleasure, is with a cold drink (or two). But contrary to the craft beer craze here in the States, in Cuba it’s more about where you drink as…
  • Aug 11

    “Acoustic Attack” Suspected as US Diplomats Suffer Hearing Loss in Havana

    “Acoustic Attack” Suspected as US Diplomats Suffer Hearing Loss in Havana
    In the continuation of a truly bizarre and unfortunate trend, two US diplomats in Havana recently lost their hearing due to covert devices that perform “acoustic attacks”; that is, devices that play frequencies out of the range of…
  • Aug 9

    Good News for Cuban Entrepreneurs, But When Exactly…?

    Good News for Cuban Entrepreneurs, But When Exactly…?
    Cuba has seen many changes in the last few years.  With the slow-and-steady influx of tourism from the US and a regime change, Cuba is gaining momentum as it turns toward more laissez-faire policies.  On a day-to-day level, these…
Rank this Week: 446

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 15

    The Ratification of the ERA

    The Ratification of the ERA
    A few months ago, Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment proposed by Congress in 1972.  I have no idea if this was done for symbolic reasons or from a genuine desire to see the ERA ratified.  Nevada’s action, though,…
  • Aug 15

    The Vice Presidential Exception

    The Vice Presidential Exception
    Here’s a curiosity about our constitutional system. There is one person in the Administration that a President cannot fire–the Vice-President. Suppose a Vice President someday becomes so estranged with the President that he…
  • Aug 15

    The Introduction of My New Book

    The Introduction of My New Book
    is available here for download.
Rank this Week: 809

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 15

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court
    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1, 2017 announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, one of the things I predicted was that the administration’s action likely would trigger a host…
  • Aug 14

    Gambling Acceptance and Propensity for Financial Misreporting

    Gambling Acceptance and Propensity for Financial Misreporting
    What factors might indicate a likelihood of financial misreporting? There might be markers in companies’ financial statements, for example, with respect to reserving practices or practices with respect to other estimated items. There…
  • Aug 13

    Rule 10b5-1 and the Defense of Securities Fraud Claim

    Rule 10b5-1 and the Defense of Securities Fraud Claim
    Seventeen years ago this month, the SEC instituted Rule 10b5-1 to permit company insiders – who often hold a significant portion of their wealth in company stock – to sell their shares without incurring liability under the federal…
Rank this Week: 878

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Aug 15

    Welcome First-Year Students! Some Key Info on the Law Library

    Welcome First-Year Students! Some Key Info on the Law Library
    Welcome to our OneL students! We're so glad that you're here, and we want to be sure that you have some important information about the library readily available: Visit the library's website for easy access to the following information:…
  • Jul 12

    Resources to Stay Happy and Healthy While Practicing Law

    Resources to Stay Happy and Healthy While Practicing Law
    A new website, Happy! Effective Lawyer, dedicated to helping attorneys take "affirmative steps to enhance your engagement, productivity, competency, and happiness," is launching on August 1 (but it's got plenty of great content…
  • Jun 14

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law
    Colleague Deborah Ginsberg has a great post on how Bloomberg Law's Litigation Analytics can be a valuable tool for students seeking information about judges, law firms, or the litigation history of a particular company. For example,…
Rank this Week: 699

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 15

    US Institute of Peace – Negotiating Civil Resistance

    US Institute of Peace – Negotiating Civil Resistance
    Negotiating Civil Resistance July 19, 2017. By Anthony Wanis-St. John and Noah Rosen. United States Institute of Peace. “Reviewing the literature on negotiation and civil resistance, this report examines the current divide between the…
  • Aug 15

    Gallup – 2 Reasons Why Employee Engagement Programs Fall Short

    Gallup – 2 Reasons Why Employee Engagement Programs Fall Short
    Larry Emond – Gallup: “…An employee engagement program needs to be a manager education and development initiative, not a measurement initiative — but many are really just the latter. An annual survey by itself does…
  • Aug 15

    CBO – The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reduction

    CBO – The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reduction
    “Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurers receive federal payments to cover costs incurred when offering plans with reduced deductibles, copayments, and other cost sharing to some people who purchase plans through the ACA…
Rank this Week: 84

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 15

    Finalizing the U.S./Mexico Water Sharing Agreement

    Finalizing the U.S./Mexico Water Sharing Agreement
    A summary of a tentative agreement on shortage sharing in the Colorado River basin was recently released by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) - the bilateral international commission that implements the 1944 Rivers Treaty…
  • Aug 15

    Random thoughts for the day

    Random thoughts for the day
    Two items for the morning, not particularly related. 1) President Trump is "seriously considering" pardoning Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for repeatedly ignoring injunctions against his…
  • Aug 13

    Article Submissions: W&L Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Article Submissions: W&L Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
    The Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (JCRSJ) is conducting a direct article review for submissions to our Fall 2017 Book, Volume 23, Issue 1. Any article submitted to the journal by Sunday, August 27 at 10:00 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 99

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Arizona Loan Office Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

    Arizona Loan Office Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Quiroz, Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins to 36 months in prison.  Quiroz was previously found guilty at trial of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire…
  • Aug 15

    First rule of holes: When in one, stop digging

    First rule of holes: When in one, stop digging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Margie P. Shephard, 51, Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after forging a court order to get another inmate released from prison. Shephard was incarcerated as an inmate at Federal…
  • Aug 15

    Former NYC Police Officer and Pal Indicted in Short Sale Fraud

    Former NYC Police Officer and Pal Indicted in Short Sale Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Rizzi, 45, Brooklyn, New York,and Edward Monahan, 45, Staten Island, New York, were each charged in a criminal complaint with one count of bank fraud and on count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud,…
Rank this Week: 5

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 542

Employment Law and Litigation

Employment Law and Litigation

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/employment/
Rank this Week: 987

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
  • Aug 15

    OPINIONS – August 15, 2017

    OPINIONS – August 15, 2017
    Matter of M.RC YINC DA 17-0081 2017 MT 202N Civil – Dependent Neglect Hark v. Quirk Cattle DA 16-0740 2017 MT 201N Civil – Water Rights Adjudication State v. E. Farr III DA 15-0536 2017 MT 200N Criminal – DUI-Felony State v.…
  • Aug 9

    OPINION – August 9, 2017

    OPINION – August 9, 2017
    State v. M. Reopelle DA 16-0158 2017 MT 196 Criminal – Deceptive Practice
  • Aug 8

    OPINIONS – August 8, 2017

    OPINIONS – August 8, 2017
    Hilton v. State DA 16-0352 2017 MT 195N Civil – Reinstatement of Driver’s License Jenkins v. U.S. Bank et al. DA 16-0732 2017 MT 194N Civil – Injunction Kent a k a Lindblom v. State DA 17-0325 2017 MT 193N Civil –…
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Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 15

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for construction financing

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for construction financing
      15 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and EB-5 Finance Group™ are pleased to announce the publication of The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for EB-5…
  • Aug 6

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: What JMBM does to help developers with EB-5 financing

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: What JMBM does to help developers with EB-5 financing
      06 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing. This article is an updated version of the one that was originally published on HotelLawBlog.com on 15 December 2014.   What JMBM does for developers with EB-5…
  • Aug 4

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why you do NOT want to form your own regional center

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why you do NOT want to form your own regional center
    04 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing. This article is an updated version of the one that was originally published about 3 years ago on HotelLawBlog.com on 30 July 2014.   Why you do NOT want to form your…
Rank this Week: 565

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Properly Pleading Attorneys’ Fees in Suits Against Partnerships and LLCs to Avoid Zombie Litigation

    Properly Pleading Attorneys’ Fees in Suits Against Partnerships and LLCs to Avoid Zombie Litigation
    “Zombie litigation” broadly refers to cases that generate unending piecemeal litigation. Attorneys’ fees disputes often spawn zombie litigation—after the merits of the case have been decided but the lawyers continue to…
  • Aug 10

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Or Are They?)

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Or Are They?)
    Likely obscured by the legislative din emanating from the capitol these days, the Texas Legislature has somewhat quietly altered the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction by passing HB 1761. The Governor signed it, without much fanfare, on…
  • Jul 12

    Marking Milestone

    Marking Milestone
    Eleven years ago today, I started the practice that became Smith Law Group LLLP. One year later, on the first anniversary of what was then a solo shop, I posted these words: One year ago today, I departed big firm life to start my own…
Rank this Week: 880

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Properly Pleading Attorneys’ Fees in Suits Against Partnerships and LLCs to Avoid Zombie Litigation

    Properly Pleading Attorneys’ Fees in Suits Against Partnerships and LLCs to Avoid Zombie Litigation
    “Zombie litigation” broadly refers to cases that generate unending piecemeal litigation. Attorneys’ fees disputes often spawn zombie litigation—after the merits of the case have been decided but the lawyers continue to…
  • Aug 10

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Or Are They?)

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Or Are They?)
    Likely obscured by the legislative din emanating from the capitol these days, the Texas Legislature has somewhat quietly altered the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction by passing HB 1761. The Governor signed it, without much fanfare, on…
  • Jul 12

    Marking Milestone

    Marking Milestone
    Eleven years ago today, I started the practice that became Smith Law Group LLLP. One year later, on the first anniversary of what was then a solo shop, I posted these words: One year ago today, I departed big firm life to start my own…
Rank this Week: 418

International Trade Law Compass

International Trade Law Compass

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://internationaltrade.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 15

    Renegotiation of NAFTA Can Start This Week

    Renegotiation of NAFTA Can Start This Week
    President Trump can officially begin renegotiating NAFTA tomorrow, August 16th. The negotiation process can only start 90 days after President Trump officially notified Congress of this intention, which took place on May 18th. The North…
  • Aug 11

    NAFTA and Natural Ga

    NAFTA and Natural Ga
    On the firm’s Energy Law Today blog, Fox Partner Mark V. Santo discusses the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its potential impact on the natural gas trade between the U.S. and Mexico. “Mexico…
  • Jul 29

    Trump Administration Tightens Cuba Sanction

    Trump Administration Tightens Cuba Sanction
    Co-Author, Santos Ramos On June 16, 2017, President Trump announced changes to United States’ Cuban sanctions regime which will stem the tide of liberalization that Obama Administration set in motion 2014. While the regulatory changes…
Rank this Week: 883

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 177

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA
    Earlier this week, the Judge Donald Malloy of the District Court for the District of Montana granted summary judgment to the Montana Environmental Information Center on several of its claims alleging that the Office of Surface Mining had…
  • Aug 9

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute
    Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of an EPA rule promulgated pursuant to the Montreal Protocol.  The section that was struck down would have required manufacturers of HFC-134a, which is not…
  • Aug 4

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?
    Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs went live with two new web sites intended to increase the public availability of information concerning regulated entities in Massachusetts.  The first,…
Rank this Week: 70

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 15

    The Daily Stormer, Online Speech, and Internet Registrar

    The Daily Stormer, Online Speech, and Internet Registrar
    Most people I talk to think that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies should take down ugly-but-legal user speech. Platforms are generally applauded for taking down racist posts from the White Nationalist demonstrators in…
  • Aug 15

    Why is the Internet Like a Cell Phone? Carpenter v. U.S

    Why is the Internet Like a Cell Phone? Carpenter v. U.S
    If your cell phone is on, your location is known, tracked and recorded, whether you are in your home or in public. As you move around, your location history is created and stored by the carrier, numerous applications on the device, and…
  • Aug 11

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?
    Alarm bells are sounding around the Internet about proposed changes to one of the US’s core Intermediary Liability laws, Communications Decency Act Section 230 (CDA 230). CDA 230 broadly immunizes Internet platforms against legal claims…
Rank this Week: 528

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Aug 15

    New FLSA Decision Sheds Light On Employee “Off-The-Clock” Claim

    New FLSA Decision Sheds Light On Employee “Off-The-Clock” Claim
    This post was authored by Jolina A. Abrena Over the past decade, employers have been daunted with increased litigation, including overtime cases filed under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Indeed, in the 2016…
  • Aug 10

    Retaliation Claims- Unique Concerns And How To Be Prepared

    Retaliation Claims- Unique Concerns And How To Be Prepared
    Often times, an employee may know that discipline or a poor performance evaluation is imminent. Occasionally, such an employee will engage in a preemptive strike—“You can’t discipline me or give me a poor performance…
  • Aug 1

    Lessons Learned From LCW’s “How to Avoid Claims of Disability Discrimination” Seminar

    Lessons Learned From LCW’s “How to Avoid Claims of Disability Discrimination” Seminar
    This post was authored by Matthew Nakano. On July 11, 2017, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Jennifer Rosner partnered with Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) Assistant Chief Counsel Paula Pearlman to present…
Rank this Week: 56

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Aug 15

    Guest Post: URGENT ALERT-- Add Your Voice to Save California’s Bees and Clean Up our Air

    Guest Post: URGENT ALERT-- Add Your Voice to Save California’s Bees and Clean Up our Air
    [This is a guest post by Triston Mendez with the California-based Planning and Conservation League]Every acre plowed up this last spring to grow corn for ethanol delivered a blow to California’s commercial bee colonies and efforts to…
  • Jul 28

    Top Seven Cities with the Cleanest Air

    Top Seven Cities with the Cleanest Air
    [With so much bad news lately, we thought it was time for some good news -- this guest post by Michael Elecho]Every year, the American Lung Association releases its annual review of the air quality in the United States. Dubbed,…
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post: Why Isn't Everyone Using More Biofuels?

    Guest Post: Why Isn't Everyone Using More Biofuels?
    ["Biofuels." It's a raging issue in D.C. Should what some call the "corn mandate" be repealed -- or expanded?  Both Big Oil and Big Corn have deployed Big Lobbyists to duke it out. And major conservation groups such as the National…
Rank this Week: 863