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Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Mar 27

    Amputee Burn Victim Sues Settlement Purchasers over Alleged Abuse

    Amputee Burn Victim Sues Settlement Purchasers over Alleged Abuse
    In just over 24 months, 11 transfer orders were granted in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 10 of which were submitted by the same attorney and approved by the same judge, which effectively divested an... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Mar 18

    Can Structured Settlement Payment Rights be Legally Marketed as Annuities?

    Can Structured Settlement Payment Rights be Legally Marketed as Annuities?
    New York State residents may be targeted by settlement purchasing companies purportedly selling annuities, but who are really selling structured settlement payment rights which are NOT annuities. This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Mar 16

    Imperial Structured Settlements NY Forum Shopping | Best interest A Joke?

    Imperial Structured Settlements NY Forum Shopping | Best interest A Joke?
    Lawsuits in New York and Virginia, raise questions about the how effective the best interest requirements of Federal and state laws are followed, with implications to annuitants that seek cash and... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 813

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Mar 27

    2009 Summer Camp with E. coli O157:H7

    2009 Summer Camp with E. coli O157:H7
    On October 26, 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Crocetti’s Oakdale Packing Co., doing business as South Shore Meats, Inc., a Brockton, Massachusetts establishment,…
  • Mar 25

    Seriously, Do Not Drink Raw Milk

    Seriously, Do Not Drink Raw Milk
    An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk are significant. Consumers are nearly 100 times more likely to get foodborne…
  • Mar 25

    More Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled Over Listeria Fear

    More Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled Over Listeria Fear
    Blue Bell Creameries has pulled more products from the market due to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria in Blue Bell ice cream that contributed to the deaths of three people and sickness of two others in Kansas has been…
Rank this Week: 85

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Mar 27

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC
    If you are a regular SmallGovCon reader, you might notice a few small changes on our blog–those dealing with our contact information.  I am pleased to announce the formation of Koprince Law LLC, which officially opens its doors for…
  • Mar 24

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”
    A business was not engaged in “manufacturing” within the meaning of the SBA’s regulations where the firm provided another entity with specifications and financing, and the second entity produced the end item being acquired…
  • Mar 19

    SDVOSB Fraud: Large Business Pays $1.1 Million

    SDVOSB Fraud: Large Business Pays $1.1 Million
    A large business has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it created a “front company” to be awarded a SDVOSB set-aside contract–and then served as a “pass through” by performing the work…
Rank this Week: 421

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 27

    Nearly 100 People Sickened After Attending Philadelphia Banquet

    Nearly 100 People Sickened After Attending Philadelphia Banquet
    Dozens of lawyers and law students fell ill after attending a Feb. 27 banquet in Philadelphia, and the incident is now a suspected foodborne illness outbreak, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The city’s health…
  • Mar 27

    Critics Call White House Antibiotics Action Plan a ‘Missed Opportunity’ on Farm

    Critics Call White House Antibiotics Action Plan a ‘Missed Opportunity’ on Farm
    The White House released its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Friday, but some critics say it doesn’t do enough to tackle antibiotic use on farms. “Antibiotic resistance is one of the most…
  • Mar 26

    Stadium Food Vendor Fires Safety Manager Who Went Public With Concern

    Stadium Food Vendor Fires Safety Manager Who Went Public With Concern
    Whatever happened to Jon Costa, the food safety manager for the food service vendor at both Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City, MO? Costa went public last November with some stomach-churning food safety violations at the…
Rank this Week: 126

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Truck accident in Pennsylvania impedes toll booth traffic

    Truck accident in Pennsylvania impedes toll booth traffic
    As Pennsylvanian motorists are no doubt aware, there are no good places for truck accidents to occur. But some locations can be especially hazardous. For example, collisions in confined areas can pose specific dangers. Recently in South…
  • Mar 20

    What hazards might be present in hospital technologies?

    What hazards might be present in hospital technologies?
    Today?s health care facilities often depend on a wide array of newly developed technologies to function. It is hoped that the implementation of advanced surgical devices and information networks can help reduce medical errors. Ultimately, the…
  • Mar 12

    Wrongful death cases require careful preparation

    Wrongful death cases require careful preparation
    The emotional devastation caused by the sudden loss of a loved one can leave a family in a profound state of bereavement. The unexpected death of someone close can cause feelings of both sadness and confusion. Life may not even...
Rank this Week: 492

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Mar 27

    EFF Files Second Round of Comments on New York’s BitLicense Proposal

    EFF Files Second Round of Comments on New York’s BitLicense Proposal
    Today, EFF filed a second round of comments to the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) on its proposed regulatory rules for digital currencies like Bitcoin. EFF, the Internet Archive, and reddit filed initial joint…
  • Mar 27

    France’s Censorship and Surveillance Initiatives Lack Judicial Review

    France’s Censorship and Surveillance Initiatives Lack Judicial Review
    Following the terrorist attacks in Paris in January, including the murder of several journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, we anticipated that the French government would overreact. Sure enough, recent reporting has revealed…
  • Mar 26

    UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

    UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is pleased with the United Nations Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) decision to adopt a resolution appointing a special rapporteur on the right to privacy. This decision is a key step forward for the UNHRC; it…
Rank this Week: 233

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

Offers information and articles related to injury and accident law, criminal law, and immigration law in New York. By the Law Office of Mark Siesel, Esq.

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident
    The Town of New Castle (Chappaqua), has moved forward with safety improvements at its Roaring Brook Road Metro-North railroad crossing without waiting for federal funding for implementation.  In light of the recent February 3 horrific…
  • Mar 16

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony
    Efren Moreano, 20, the driver of the wrong way vehicle on the Sprain Brook Parkway who struck and killed an NYPD detective in the early morning hours of February 28, 2015, has been charged with second degree manslaughter, a class D felony.…
  • Mar 3

    Another Tragic Wrong Way Accident On Hudson Valley Highway

    Another Tragic Wrong Way Accident On Hudson Valley Highway
    On February 27, 2015, 46 year old Paul Duncan, a seventeen year veteran of the NYPD and married father of a teenage daughter, was killed in a wrong way crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway, just south of Route 100B in Greenburgh.  Duncan…
Rank this Week: 991

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Mar 27

    Religion as mental illness at best.

    Religion as mental illness at best.
    "In the course of history," Adouous Huxley famously wrote in the Saturday Evening Post on October 18, 1958, "many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country."…
  • Mar 25

    There's a Legislative History of the 12 Rules of Client Service?

    There's a Legislative History of the 12 Rules of Client Service?
    Of sorts, yes. Originally there were 14 rules. We've mentioned often since publishing them nine years ago that this blog's 12 Rules of Client Service sprang from the "How To Practice Law" section of Hull McGuire PC's Practice Guide,…
  • Mar 24

    Think Like the Client--Help Control Costs.

    Think Like the Client--Help Control Costs.
    Rule 8 is Think Like the Client--Help Control Costs. The 2006 Explanatory Note for Rule 8--we reluctantly decided that an Advisory Committee Notes regime was a bit grandiose--begins this way: Ask an associate lawyer or paralegal what a…
Rank this Week: 123

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 213

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 162

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
  • Mar 17

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection
    Bottom line: It  may be counter-intuitive, but use of the word “invention” when drafting a patent application is a disfavored practice.   For the most part, use of the word “invention” narrows the patent…
Rank this Week: 423

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Mar 27

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?
    I'm one of Temple Law Review's advisors. Given my views on student-run journals, this is a bit ironic. But the experience so far has taught me how much student editors care about getting it right, and how invested they can be in their…
  • Mar 26

    Erasing Adolescence

    Erasing Adolescence
    One of the urban legends of childhood is that individuals get a fresh start when they turn 18. Of course, like many urban legends, it's not entirely false. Policies linked to this fresh start include a separate juvenile court that offers…
  • Mar 26

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, which substantially concerned the viability of the 1992 precedent Dewsnup v. Timm. The resulting conversation ranged far and wide on the subject of precedent,…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Mar 27

    NOT Elder Law, but it is CRIMINAL Law

    NOT Elder Law, but it is CRIMINAL Law
    As reported in the ABA Journal, "A New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced for 10 years in prison for her part in a scheme to steal $3.8 million from 16 elderly victims:" Prosecutors say the group took control of the...
  • Mar 27

    How Old Are You? No really, How Old Are You?

    How Old Are You? No really, How Old Are You?
    I thought it fitting to end the week with a recent story from the New York Times. You know that old saying that goes something like this "you are only as old as you feel"? Well according to Social Security,...
  • Mar 26

    Pennsylvania's New Pro Rep Rules Target Financial Accountability for Lawyers, Including Restrictions re Sales of "Investment Products"

    Pennsylvania's New Pro Rep Rules Target Financial Accountability for Lawyers, Including Restrictions re Sales of "Investment Products"
    New rules supplementing Pennsylvania's Rules for Professional Conduct, adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in late 2014, are intended to require greater accountability by lawyers for handling of client funds, including sums temporarily…
Rank this Week: 633

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Result-Driven Affirmance of Birth Defect Verdict

    Result-Driven Affirmance of Birth Defect Verdict
                We have said it before – birth defect cases are hard.  Juries and judges are sympathetic where the individual whose health is at issue had no say in the…
  • Mar 27

    BRICK BY BRICK, THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE PAVES A WEST VIRGINIA PATH

    BRICK BY BRICK, THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE PAVES A WEST VIRGINIA PATH
    Back in November, we exulted over the pelvic mesh MDL judge’s resurrection of West Virginia’s learned intermediary doctrine.   In Tyree v. Boston Scientific Corp., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2014 WL 5431993 (S.D.W. Va.…
  • Mar 26

    Let’s Talk InFuse

    Let’s Talk InFuse
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only.            The InFuse litigation has certainly given us…
Rank this Week: 373

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Mar 27

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted several amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Some of the major topics covered by the new changes include technology, confidentiality, client development, and client solicitation.…
  • Mar 26

    Tech Thursday: Recycling Your Old Computer

    Tech Thursday: Recycling Your Old Computer
    Have an old computer laying around the office? Don't just throw it in the trash, there may be sensitive files and information on the hard drive. Techlicious' Christina DesMarais' article "How to Safely Get Rid of an Old Computer" gives...
  • Mar 12

    Tech Thursday: PC Security Software

    Tech Thursday: PC Security Software
    There's hundreds of different versions of security software available these days. Which is the best for you? Kaitlyn Wells' article "The Best PC Security Software" breaks down the best free and paid software. You can read her article here.
Rank this Week: 374

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

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

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation
    ICTs:App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt to Life Away from Home (NPR, March 2015) [access]- Follow link for audio and transcript."Charity Providing Refugees with Library-in-a-Box to Launch in UK," Newsweek, 19 March 2015 [text]IST Researchers…
  • Mar 27

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance
    Publications:An Act of Faith: Humanitarian Financing and Zakat (Global Humanitarian Assistance, March 2015) [text]Cautious Welcome for New OCHA Chief (IRIN, March 2015) [text]Helpdesk Research Report: Relationship between Humanitarian and…
  • Mar 26

    Regional Focus: Australia

    Regional Focus: Australia
    Event:Panel on Australia and Asylum Seekers, Montreal, 1 April 2015 [info]- Chaired by Professor François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.Publications:"Australia Makes a U-Turn with the…
Rank this Week: 293

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136…

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136 (Schroeder with Pregerson and Nguyen) ---  The Ninth Circuit affirmed a conviction for bank fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1344(1), holding that the jury was properly instructed that a scheme "to defraud…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392…

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392 (Clifton with Tashima and McKeown).In a forceful and powerful decision, the 9th emphasizes that a defendant should be, and must be, given great latitude in mounting a defense. Here, the defendant in a…
  • Mar 27

    Medina v. Chappell, Nos. 09-99015,…

    Medina v. Chappell, Nos. 09-99015, 09-99016 (Wardlaw with Thomas and Berzon) (Note: the Arizona FPD filed an amicus brief in this case) ---  In two consolidated appeals, the Ninth Circuit affirmed death sentences imposed on a California…
Rank this Week: 157

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 264

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Mar 27

    Texas judge puts FMLA rule’s new definition of spouse on hold

    Texas judge puts FMLA rule’s new definition of spouse on hold
    For the time being, employers in states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage don’t have to comply with a new rule changing the definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The rule was to take effect on…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court clarifies employer obligations related to pregnant worker

    Supreme Court clarifies employer obligations related to pregnant worker
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employers need to treat pregnant employees under job restrictions the same way they treat nonpregnant employees who are temporarily similarly unable to perform their jobs. The Court ruled 6-3 on March 25…
  • Mar 13

    Utah passes historic legislation against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination

    Utah passes historic legislation against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination
    by Ryan B. Frazier On March 12, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law newly enacted legislation aimed at preventing employment and housing discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transgender individuals. The monumental legislation…
Rank this Week: 355

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 222

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 27

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot
    I wanted to alert our readers to the Margot Wallstrom Affair –because, most likely, most of our readers have not heard about it.  This is unfortunate because, as a journalist for The Spectator noted, “[i]f the cries of…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has sent an invitation to a workshop on public international law (PIL) from 25-27 September 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. The full call for papers is…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)
    The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex is offering its five day summer school on Human Rights Research Methods from 29 June to 3 July 2015. This will be followed by a second week (6-7 July) of thematic modules on cutting edge…
Rank this Week: 25

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Former Loan Officer Admits Falsifying Credit and Loan Application

    Former Loan Officer Admits Falsifying Credit and Loan Application
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brian W. Harrison, 56, Great Bend, Kansas, a former loan officer for a bank in Great Bend, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of bank fraud admitting that he falsified credit and loan applications, promissory notes and…
  • Mar 26

    Real Estate Agent Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charge

    Real Estate Agent Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charge
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Joseph Pasquale, 38, Worcester, MA, has been charged with with one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud and two counts of bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment for each…
  • Mar 25

    Man Indicted for Role in $4M Escrow Fraud Scheme

    Man Indicted for Role in $4M Escrow Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. George Kalivretenos, 58, Miami Beach, Florida, who allegedly stole $4 million in borrowers’ funds and lied to federal law enforcement agents, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, money…
Rank this Week: 4

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Allegations of gender discrimination in Silicon Valley are nothing new. High profile lawsuits have already been filed against several tech companies. Now a former Twitter employee has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former…
  • Mar 13

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute
    Illusionist David Copperfield is poised to settle a wage dispute with employees. For the last several years, Copperfield has performed a magic show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas show is a major tourist attraction and…
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
Rank this Week: 980

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Mar 27

    Sufficiently Notorious Convicted Felon Identified?

    Sufficiently Notorious Convicted Felon Identified?
    My previous post on this mystery is already pretty long, so I'm doing this update separately. To start with, here's the evidence to the extent I can glean it from the redacted OIG report, which, if you've forgotten, reported…
  • Mar 26

    Texas Bill Would Make It Illegal for You to Film a Cop Beating You

    Texas Bill Would Make It Illegal for You to Film a Cop Beating You
    Section 38.15 of the Texas Penal Code makes it an offense to interrupt, disrupt, impede, or otherwise interfere with "public duties," including those being exercised by a police officer. That's the law pretty much everywhere, of course, but…
  • Mar 26

    The Most Interesting Carpool-Lane Ruse in the World

    The Most Interesting Carpool-Lane Ruse in the World
    Interesting, but not successful: In this case the "extra passenger" is—in the unlikely event you don't recognize him—a cardboard cutout of The Most Interesting Man in the World, the spokesman for Dos Equis Beer. The driver was…
Rank this Week: 669

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Mar 27

    Review: ‘Improbable Libraries’ a fascinating trek among the stack

    Review: ‘Improbable Libraries’ a fascinating trek among the stack
    “In our technology-obsessed world, libraries provide tranquil sanctuaries for zoning out with physical books.”Libraries have a long history of overcoming geographic, economic and political challenges to bring the written word to…
  • Mar 27

    UK researchers set to benefit from easier access to digital service

    UK researchers set to benefit from easier access to digital service
    “A new service enabling researchers to access their digital resources and applications through a single, federated sign-on is launching today thanks to Jisc. A world-first, Assent, provided by Jisc, enables simplified, seamless and…
  • Mar 26

    New Anne Arundel library policy allows residents to borrow up to 99 DVD

    New Anne Arundel library policy allows residents to borrow up to 99 DVD
    “The ultimate challenge: 99 movies. One hundred sixty-eight hours — if you don’t require sleep. Anne Arundel County Public Library has upped the number of movies residents can check out at one time to 99. The…
Rank this Week: 498

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 27

    Landmark Intermediary Liability Decision from the Indian Supreme Court

    Landmark Intermediary Liability Decision from the Indian Supreme Court
    Recently, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of several provisions included in the Indian Information Technology Act ("IT Act"). The provisions dealt with content removal online and blocking…
  • Mar 27

    Welcome to the Manila Intermediary Liability Principles!

    Welcome to the Manila Intermediary Liability Principles!
    A few days ago, digital rights advocates and civil society groups gathered together in Manila and approved the Intermediary Liability Principles. The principles were officially launched at the Rightscon Southeast Asia in Manila. The document…
  • Mar 25

    Which Cyberthreat Information Sharing Proposal You Should Support? (Hint: None)

    Which Cyberthreat Information Sharing Proposal You Should Support? (Hint: None)
    It’s the season for “cyberthreat” information sharing proposals. There’s the White House plan, announced in January. There’s the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, which passed out of the Senate…
Rank this Week: 378

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Mar 27

    Cambridge Expands Succession Planning Partnership Program

    Cambridge Expands Succession Planning Partnership Program
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Cambridge Investment Research Inc., an independent broker-dealer, is expanding a current offering by a sister company, Continuity Partners Group to provide capital for succession planning…
  • Mar 26

    New York Based Brokerage Firm Charged in Investment Fraud

    New York Based Brokerage Firm Charged in Investment Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Brookville Capital Partners LLC, a registered brokerage firm based in New York, was charged by FINRA with investment fraud in connection with sales of a private placement offering. FINRA…
  • Mar 25

    Former UBS Broker Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Securities Fraud

    Former UBS Broker Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Securities Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Khawaja Saud Masud, a former UBS broker from New Jersey pled guilty for stealing over $1 million from a retired pediatrician and his wife by fraudulently soliciting them to invest in his…
Rank this Week: 206

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

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

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    Canadian regulators issue registration exemptions for U.S. dealers and adviser

    Canadian regulators issue registration exemptions for U.S. dealers and adviser
    Canadian securities regulators, other than Ontario, yesterday released omnibus blanket orders to exempt certain U.S. broker-dealers and advisers from registration requirements where they have offices or employees in Canada but are not…
  • Mar 27

    B.C. issues blanket order for MI 51-105 and NI 33-105 exemption

    B.C. issues blanket order for MI 51-105 and NI 33-105 exemption
    The British Columbia Securities Commission published a blanket order, B.C. Instrument 51-512 Certain Private Placements, on March 23, 2015 which expands existing exemptions in B.C. from the application of Multilateral Instrument 51-105…
  • Mar 20

    Stikeman Elliott LLP advises on the first Canadian SPAC IPO

    Stikeman Elliott LLP advises on the first Canadian SPAC IPO
    Simon Romano - Stikeman Elliott LLP has the distinction of acting as legal adviser to the first ever IPO of a Canadian SPAC to date. A Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (a SPAC) is a publicly-traded shell company that has as its…
Rank this Week: 599

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Mar 27

    Another technique for improving your writing you won’t want to do

    Another technique for improving your writing you won’t want to do
    Yesterday, I told you about a technique for improving your writing. I told you that I dramatically improved my writing by hand copying other people’s writing that I admired and wanted to emulate. Today, I want to share something…
  • Mar 26

    A simple way to improve your writing you probably won’t do

    A simple way to improve your writing you probably won’t do
    Do you want to improve your writing? Of course you do. Well, there’s a simple way to do that but I’m afraid you won’t do it. Yes, it’s simple. Easy, even. But it takes a fair amount of time. Most people…
  • Mar 25

    Could you make it on Rodeo Drive?

    Could you make it on Rodeo Drive?
    Years ago, when I lived and worked in Beverly Hills, I wore Brioni suits, had a penthouse suite on Wilshire Boulevard, and was busier than a one-legged Irish dancer. So when I needed a haircut, naturally I shot over to Rodeo Drive and visited…
Rank this Week: 535

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Mar 27

    Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication

    Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication
    On Friday Slack announced on its corporate blog that it was hacked over the course of four days in February. The post Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mar 26

    Privacy Critics Go 0-2 With Congress’ Cybersecurity Bill

    Privacy Critics Go 0-2 With Congress’ Cybersecurity Bill
    Over the last month, privacy advocates have slammed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, arguing that it’s surveillance legislation hidden in a security bill’s clothing. But those protests didn’t stop a Senate…
  • Mar 26

    Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk

    Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk
    Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would allow an…
Rank this Week: 11

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic
    As I prepared to attend this inaugural meeting, it seemed that it would all be prepatory and introductory. But the RRC just voted to create a sub-committee to (1) propose a standard by which some rules might be considered in...
  • Mar 27

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession
    At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron links to an article from The Economist titled, " Attack of the Bean-counters. Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business." At Leiter Law Reports, Michael Simkovic posts, "The Absence of Evidence…
  • Mar 27

    California Rules Revision Commission begins its work

    California Rules Revision Commission begins its work
    The first meeting, currently being held in San Francisco, is about the basics (e.g., introducing the members, clarifying the open access rules, travel & expenses, etc.). For more detail about their schedule, discussion items, etc., visit…
Rank this Week: 218

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 527

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Seven Ombuds Elected to 2015 IOA Board

    Seven Ombuds Elected to 2015 IOA Board
    The International Ombudsman Association has announced the seven candidates were elected to the Board of Directors for terms starting in April 2015.  The election of officers for the next term will take place at the annual conference in…
  • Mar 27

    Chronicle of Philanthropy and Sen. Grassley Apparently Misunderstand the Red Cross Ombuds Program

    Chronicle of Philanthropy and Sen. Grassley Apparently Misunderstand the Red Cross Ombuds Program
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Sen. Charles Grassley, who led legislative efforts reform the American Red Cross in 2007, has launched an inquiry into the work of the Red Cross Corporate Ombudsman Office.Although the reporter…
  • Mar 27

    Rash of Collateral Duty Ombuds Jobs In Higher Ed

    Rash of Collateral Duty Ombuds Jobs In Higher Ed
    There are several active postings for jobs at colleges and universities that include Ombuds duties.  Is this a sign of increased awareness of the Ombuds role or a sign of decreased understanding?The jobs include:Case Manager/Associate…
Rank this Week: 681

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 27

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)
    First posted May 23, 2011. Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer Daniel Corbett brings us an NBA star’s attempt at a four-point shot: Post-relationship drama takes many forms, but federal court litigation under the Lanham Act isn’t…
  • Mar 26

    Functionality in trademark and patent law

    Functionality in trademark and patent law
    What with all the hoopla over controversial and headline-making cases, it’s tempting sometimes to forget about the need to drill and to stay up to date on the everyday craft of trademark law.  So when John Welch sees fit to…
  • Mar 24

    B&B Hardware: Beyond Nuts and Bolt

    B&B Hardware: Beyond Nuts and Bolt
    I’d promised I’d wait on this, but I couldn’t, and you’ll see why.  Here’s my take on today’s Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries Inc., which — notwithstanding my…
Rank this Week: 242

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Mar 27

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation: Precision Drone Sues Channel Masters for Misappropriating Trade Secret

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation: Precision Drone Sues Channel Masters for Misappropriating Trade Secret
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana intellectual property lawyers for Precision Drone, LLC of Hamilton County, Indiana ("Precision") commenced trade secret litigation in Hamilton County Superior Court alleging that Channel Masters, LLC of…
  • Mar 26

    Patent Law: Maintaining Your Patent

    Patent Law: Maintaining Your Patent
    All utility patents that issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") from applications filed on or after December 12, 1980 are subject to maintenance fees, which must be paid to maintain the patent in force. Information…
  • Mar 25

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Competing Indiana-Based RV Manufacturers Head to Federal Court

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Competing Indiana-Based RV Manufacturers Head to Federal Court
    South Bend, Indiana - Indiana patent attorneys for Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC ("Heartland") of Elkhart, Indiana initiated a patent lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Gulf Stream Coach, Inc., ("Gulf Stream") of…
Rank this Week: 340

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Mar 27

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): O Is For OID

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): O Is For OID
    It’s my annual ” from A to Z” series! up: O is for OID OID stands for Original Issue Discount. You’ll likely hear this concept discussed when referring to and you might have even received a form 1099-OID. There are a…
  • Mar 26

    After BBC Sacks Top Gear’s Clarkson, Viewers Say They Won’t Pay Tax

    After BBC Sacks Top Gear’s Clarkson, Viewers Say They Won’t Pay Tax
    This week, the BBC announced that it was dropping "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson, causing some fans to threaten to stop paying for a TV license. There's one big problem with that: it's tax evasion.
  • Mar 25

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): N Is For Nonrefundable Tax Credit

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): N Is For Nonrefundable Tax Credit
    Taxes From A To Z (2015): Nonrefundable Tax Credit
Rank this Week: 190

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE
    The Sixth Seal – Signs In The Heavens“I watched as He opened the sixth seal. There was a great Earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky…
  • Mar 26

    THE END IS NEAR

    THE END IS NEAR
    The blog is doomed. From our friends at South Florida Lawyers comes this distressing news out of Tallahassee:A dangerously misguided Florida bill would forbid websites from operating anonymously just because they meet a vague definition of…
  • Mar 24

    KENNEDY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

    KENNEDY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that in surprising testimony yesterday before a House sub-committee, Justices Kennedy and Breyer spoke out against the state of affairs in the American criminal justice system.  Claiming that is was…
Rank this Week: 94

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Mar 27

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist
    And it's a pretty long list! They are: Daniel Crane (Michigan), Martin Brinkley (Smith, Anderson), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Michelle Anderson (CUNY), and Sam Bagenstos (Michigan). Very impressive!
  • Mar 27

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean
    Today, Widener University has officially split its law school into two separate units. The ABA has approved the move. Widener's Wilmington, Delaware campus will be called Widener University Delaware Law School. Rodney Smolla, former law dean…
  • Mar 27

    Oklahoma, International

    Oklahoma, International
    The middle of the United States continues to generate some of the most radical experiments in (mis)governance in recent American history. From the declared bankruptcy in Detroit, to the moral bankruptcy of the Capitalist Republic of Ferguson,…
Rank this Week: 57

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Makers of Products Claiming to Have Nano-Scale Ingredients Should Be Aware of Two Recent EPA Action

    Makers of Products Claiming to Have Nano-Scale Ingredients Should Be Aware of Two Recent EPA Action
    During March 2015, EPA announced two actions taken under separate statutes that are likely to affect companies that make and market products that claim to contain elements that are manufactured on a “nano-scale”. Increasingly,…
  • Mar 18

    FTC Pursues Telemarketing Scammers Targeting Spanish Speaker

    FTC Pursues Telemarketing Scammers Targeting Spanish Speaker
    At the end of February of this year, the FTC settled deceptive and unfair practices charges with various individuals and Florida-based companies targeting Spanish-speaking consumers. The defendants were engaged in the advertising, marketing…
  • Mar 13

    CFPB Releases Report on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses; Prepare to be Regulated

    CFPB Releases Report on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses; Prepare to be Regulated
    On Tuesday morning, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a much anticipated report regarding the use of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses in customer-service agreements. These clauses require consumers to arbitrate…
Rank this Week: 118

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Mar 27

    Body Cameras on Police in School

    Body Cameras on Police in School
    We’re starting to get questions about the use of body cameras by “school resource officers,” a.k.a. police officers stationed in schools. First of all, we don't think that police officers should be routinely present in…
  • Mar 27

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement
    On any given day in America there are 80,000 people in solitary settings, not counting youth in juvenile facilities and people in jails. With no evidence-based research of its effectiveness, solitary confinement is a form of imprisonment…
  • Mar 26

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy
    The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to establish a watchdog to monitor the state of privacy rights worldwide. That watchdog, called a special rapporteur, was created by a consensus vote of all members of the council. That’s very…
Rank this Week: 87

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Aereo files for bankruptcy

    Aereo files for bankruptcy
    Well, it finally happened; Aereo has given up the ghost and filed for bankruptcy. It will be interesting to see whether the the content cartel will be satisfied at having put the company out of business, or will instead look for blood. March…
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
Rank this Week: 756

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 27

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015
    In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, we are making the April 24, 2015 annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium open to the public on a space available basis. The colloquium is free and Illinois CLE...
  • Mar 27

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach
    Rutger J.G. Claassen, Utrecht University Department of Philosophyn and Anna Gerbrandy, Europa Institute Utrecht University School of Law address Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach. ABSTRACT: European…
  • Mar 27

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015
    The ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Intellectual Property Committee and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Antitrust Committee Present FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May…
Rank this Week: 23

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 135

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Mar 27

    Statistics for Your Health Law Research

    Statistics for Your Health Law Research
    Adding interdisciplinary statistical data to your health law and policy writing can make your article or note stand out from the crowd. One easy way to find health statistics is by using Statista, a research platform that gives you instant…
  • Mar 26

    Tax Time – Researching State and Federal Tax Policy

    Tax Time – Researching State and Federal Tax Policy
    Founded in 1937, the Tax Foundation is an independent tax policy think-tank based in Washington, D.C. It is organized into the Center for Federal Tax Policy, the Center for State Tax Policy, and the Center for Legal Reform. The Tax…
  • Mar 25

    Citing to Wikipedia in Legal Scholarship

    Citing to Wikipedia in Legal Scholarship
    Should you cite to Wikipedia in a law review article or note? How often do authors do this? In a recent article in Canadian Law Library Review, Rex Shoyama examines Wikipedia citation in Canadian law journal and law review articles and draws…
Rank this Week: 975