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The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 18

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family
    Skinny Pop Popcorn claims family of SKINNY marks; goes after OH SO SKINNY popcorn. skinny pop.pdf
  • Sep 16

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.
    Deckers (owner of the UGG brand) has been going after ‘Bailey Button’ knock-offs. I blogged a complaint against Wal-Mart here. Deckers also sued JC Penney on multiple grounds. Penney moved to dismiss. The design patent action…
  • Sep 15

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    "The song is so well-known it has its own wikipedia entry" http://t.co/I62bc6TJre — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 15, 2014 TTAB: MINECRAFT v MINECRAP for, uh, crap you would buy to play Minecraft http://t.co/ysCkTrkkil…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Sep 18

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT
    It was announced last week that Canada ratified its bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China that was signed about two years ago. The treaty will take effect on October 1, 2014. At the time of the signing, a Canadian international…
  • Sep 18

    Cameras and unintended consequence

    Cameras and unintended consequence
    In the rush to video record everything so we always know for sure "what happened," it is important not to lose sight of the risk of unintended consequences. Two studies, not directly involving police and body cams, illustrate the…
  • Sep 17

    Fan speech, once again

    Fan speech, once again
    The ejection of a fan from the park (at the insistence of the umpire) from Atlanta's Turner Field, apparently for profanely heckling an opposing player (the link contains video), could raise some First Amendment problems. The park is…
Rank this Week: 79

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Sep 18

    A Grumble: United States Courts Website Misinforms About Free Speech

    A Grumble: United States Courts Website Misinforms About Free Speech
    Last night I carefully observed a gentleman who thinks that criticizing someone violates the First Amendment. You have to be very still in the wild or you spook them. After some irritable flailing our subject — a communications director…
  • Sep 12

    Follow-Up: U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks Gets Free Speech Right This Time

    Follow-Up: U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks Gets Free Speech Right This Time
    Last week I criticized an email from U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks that was either dangerously ambiguous or flat wrong about the scope of free speech. Chancellor Dirks has just sent a follow-up email, probably prompted by the…
  • Sep 11

    The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained, But It May Have A Litmus Test

    The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained, But It May Have A Litmus Test
    Back in January I wrote about the indictment of Dinesh D'Souza and how difficult it would be for him to defend himself based on his assertion that he was selectively prosecuted based on his political views. D'Souza did eventually file a…
Rank this Week: 374

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 18

    Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy

    Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy
    Joe Newman & Joseph Jerome, Future of Privacy Forum, and Christopher Hazard, Hazardous Software, Inc., are publishing Press Start to Track?: Privacy and the New Questions Posed by Modern Videogame Technology in the American Intellectual…
  • Sep 17

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website
    The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used…
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
Rank this Week: 47

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Sep 18

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case
    Everyone in this case came out badly.  Attorney represented client, became friends with client, gave financial advice to client, invested with client, lost money in a Ponzi scheme with client.  Now, client survives a summary…
  • Sep 16

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?
    We often muse that absolute rules depress creative thinking.  As an example, the well recognized rule is that legal malpractice cases always require an expert for plaintiff.  However, is this true? Board of Mgrs. of Bridge Tower…
  • Sep 15

    Mother-Son Litigation with Unexpected Results is not Legal Malpractice

    Mother-Son Litigation with Unexpected Results is not Legal Malpractice
    This intra-family dispute pitted brother against brother and mother against son for control of a very close corporation.  When the case was settled, one party had not successfully analyzed the potential tax liabilities and sue the…
Rank this Week: 82

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    BREAKING NEWS: Spanish court refers new case to CJEU on private copying levie

    BREAKING NEWS: Spanish court refers new case to CJEU on private copying levie
    Wait a moment: who should bear the levy system?From enthusiastic and invariably helpful Katfriend Fidel Porcuna (Bird&Bird) comes the news that the Spanish Supreme Court has just referred two questions to the…
  • Sep 18

    The KatChat (or was it a PatChat?): Christopher Rennie-Smith and Darren Smyth discuss EPO proceeding

    The KatChat (or was it a PatChat?): Christopher Rennie-Smith and Darren Smyth discuss EPO proceeding
    With apologies for the length of time that it has taken to transcribe his paw-written notes and to fill in the gaps with some creative memory, this Kat offers the following summary of the KatChat that took place on 4 September between the…
  • Sep 17

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: 'A' stands for "Arbitration" and "Aereo"

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: 'A' stands for "Arbitration" and "Aereo"
    There was so many 'A' things going on on Monday afternoonthe AmeriKat's 45th chai tea latte of the day was adopting its shapeWhile the AmeriKat was ramping up her third day of the AIPPI Congress marathon with an ever-increasing influx of…
Rank this Week: 145

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 478

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/
  • Sep 18

    Cyberlaw Research Guide

    Cyberlaw Research Guide
    Interested in computers, cybercrime, internet law, privacy? Then check out our updated Cyberlaw Research Guide. Cyber Law is “the area of law dealing with the use of computers and the Internet and the exchange of communications and…
  • Sep 18

    What’s In A Name? Pronouncing Your Client’s Name Right

    What’s In A Name? Pronouncing Your Client’s Name Right
    Cultural competency is increasingly vital to business and social interactions in the United States. As an attorney, you’re likely to interact with judges, co-counsel and clients who have surnames that are unfamiliar to you. You might…
  • Sep 17

    Free Patent and Trademark Seminar

    Free Patent and Trademark Seminar
    A Free Public Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators, Students and Legal Professionals. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 is being held at the Cleveland Public Library Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium 525 Superior Avenue Cleveland, Ohio from…
Rank this Week: 544

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

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

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 148

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: 286

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop

    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop
    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop If you would like to send print jobs to the law library printers, here is some information that will likely come in handy for you:How do I print from my laptop?You need to download the…
  • Sep 17

    Commemorate Constitution Day!

    Commemorate Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, to "commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens" (36 USC…
  • Sep 17

    The Law of Cheese

    The Law of Cheese
    If you're a new 1L at UW Law, you likely visited the law library for some pizza earlier this week.  As you munched on your cheesy pizza while surrounded by legal resources, did you stop to think about how the law and cheese might…
Rank this Week: 690

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 18

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle
    As if getting crushed in the BP Oil Spill litigation wasn’t enough, District Judge Carl Barbier is calling out BP’s lawyers for cheating by sneakily exceeding the Court’s 35-page brief limit. My favorite article on the…
  • Sep 17

    September Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    September Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the September issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $173,306 bench verdict- Holmes County nursing home case covered here (7/24/14); $80,993 verdict- Harrison County breach of…
  • Sep 15

    $500,000 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip-and-Fall Case

    $500,000 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip-and-Fall Case
    Last week a Hinds County jury rendered a $500,000 verdict in McFarland v. Target Corp. Here is the Verdict Form. Lesa McFarland alleged that she fell in Target on August 4, 2011 on the See Spot Save dollar aisle. This was a high traffic…
Rank this Week: 309

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/
Rank this Week: 75

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
Rank this Week: 573

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 733

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    New AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules are Now in Effect

    New AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules are Now in Effect
    On September 1st, new American Arbitration Association (AAA) Consumer Arbitration Rules went into effect. The 55 new rules reportedly replaced the eight Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures that previously applied to consumer…
  • Sep 17

    Houston COA Orders All Parties to Arbitration in High Stakes Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

    Houston COA Orders All Parties to Arbitration in High Stakes Legal Malpractice Lawsuit
    Texas’ Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston has reversed a trial court’s order denying arbitration in a legal malpractice dispute. In Greenberg Traurig, LLP v. National American Ins. Co., National American Insurance Company…
  • Sep 16

    Houston Appeals Court Holds Issue of Arbitrability is for Arbitration Panel to Decide

    Houston Appeals Court Holds Issue of Arbitrability is for Arbitration Panel to Decide
    Texas’ First District Court of Appeals in Houston has affirmed a trial court’s ruling that it was up to an arbitral panel to determine whether it had jurisdiction to hear a corporate tax dispute. In Halliburton Co. v. KBR, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 224

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 18

    Odilo raises $2.8M to help libraries lend books digitally

    Odilo raises $2.8M to help libraries lend books digitally
    “Odilo, a startup aiming to modernize brick-and-mortar libraries with digital lending services and inventory tech, today announced a $2.8 million funding round (€2.2M) led by Active Venture Partners. Based in Spain and the…
  • Sep 18

    Don’t overlook your school librarian, they’re the unsung heroes of literacy

    Don’t overlook your school librarian, they’re the unsung heroes of literacy
    “When talking about teaching and learning, most people don’t immediately think of librarians. But in a school where the librarian or learning resource centre manager is valued and properly made use of, we can teach important…
  • Sep 18

    The Great Library Way

    The Great Library Way
    “I bet you didn’t know that the New York Public Library is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Library Way this month. You may have no idea where it’s even located. Library Way extends from Park to Fifth avenues along 41st…
Rank this Week: 182

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Rumpel v. Skaggs: Issues that Arise when One Spouse Owns a Share of a Busine

    Rumpel v. Skaggs: Issues that Arise when One Spouse Owns a Share of a Busine
    Our Birmingham divorce lawyers understand that when one spouse owns a business with other people, there may be significant litigation required to value the marital assets. Rumpel v. Skaggs, a case from the Supreme Court of Kentucky, involved…
  • Sep 15

    Balogh v. Balogh: Prenuptial vs Postnuptial agreement

    Balogh v. Balogh: Prenuptial vs Postnuptial agreement
    In Balogh v. Balogh, an appeal argued before the Supreme Court of Hawaii, the parties were married in 1981.  At the time of the wedding, the wife owned two properties in New Jersey.  She sold one of the properties in 1992 for just…
  • Sep 11

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case
    Richter v. Richter, a case from the Alaska Supreme Court, involved a couple who were married in 2010 in California.  They separated in 2011 and filed for divorce. At trial, the husband (“Defendant”) argued that the court…
Rank this Week: 880

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    90 year old man left in sun for 3 hours, barely alive

    90 year old man left in sun for 3 hours, barely alive
    A 90 year old man was left outside in the sun for three hours. Aristocrat, the nursing home where the man lived, wheeled the man outside and forgot about him. The man was nonresponsive when they brought him back into the facility, according…
  • Sep 17

    80 year old man Slapped by Caregiver

    80 year old man Slapped by Caregiver
    Taneka Kiera Hopkins worked at a South Haven nursing home when she was charged with second-degree elder abuse after abusing an 80 year old bedridden patient. Hopkins slapped the man and treated him roughly. The police caught on to Hopkins…
  • Sep 15

    What Would You Do With $10,000?

    What Would You Do With $10,000?
    One nursing home is answering that question the same way that they always live their lives: by giving to others. The Randolph County Nursing Home houses a number of residents, including Merlene Brown. Brown had a mastectomy 13 years ago and…
Rank this Week: 212

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Sep 18

    Yes, employers, you can win a transgender discrimination suit

    Yes, employers, you can win a transgender discrimination suit
    A recent decision from a federal court in Georgia provides an excellent illustration about how employers can win summary judgment (dismissal before a jury trial) even in cases as sensitive as those alleging discrimination based on gender…
  • Sep 12

    Off-duty domestic violence — what’s an employer to do?

    Off-duty domestic violence — what’s an employer to do?
    As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can tell you, it isn’t easy for an employer to handle off-duty domestic violence situations. Sometimes your employee is the victim. If so, you may have someone who is distracted, scared, upset, or…
  • Sep 11

    Which drug-testing law applies? Who knows?

    Which drug-testing law applies? Who knows?
    This drug-testing case would make a great law school final exam. Shawn Olson of Minnesota was offered a job in West Virginia by Push, Inc., a company based in Wisconsin. Mr. Olson was asked to complete a pre-hire drug test, which was…
Rank this Week: 708

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape
    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shapeA R1.8 billion expansion of Durban's landmark Suncoast Casino has been given the nod, clearing the way for a doubling of the existing complex.An artist's impression of the beachfront…
  • Sep 18

    Optimism rises with house building activity

    Optimism rises with house building activity
    Optimism rises with house building activityA sharp rise in residential building activity has resulted in improved confidence in the industry in the third quarter.The FNB/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) building confidence index released…
  • Sep 17

    Cape Town's waterfront celebrates 25 year

    Cape Town's waterfront celebrates 25 year
    Cape Town's waterfront celebrates 25 yearsSouthern Africa's biggest tourist attraction - the V&A Waterfront - was three decades ago a 'far sighted' idea but as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, it has become a massive source of income…
Rank this Week: 663

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case
    United States v. Gadson, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, involved two defendants (“Defendant 1” and “Defendant 2”) who appealed their respective convictions for possession with…
  • Sep 14

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation
    Sexual assault allegations and charges can impact victims and alleged offenders of all walks of life. Those who are accused of sexual assault or abuse include professionals, politicians, and athletes, as well as low-income defendants. In a…
  • Sep 10

    California v. Quinones: On the Complexities of Sentencing in Criminal Case

    California v. Quinones: On the Complexities of Sentencing in Criminal Case
    California v. Quinones, a case from the Court of Appeals of the State of California, involved a defendant (“Defendant”) who was convicted on one count of transporting a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted…
Rank this Week: 746

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 18

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy
    British reporter John Cantlie was first captured by extremists in Syria in July, 2012. Here he is in a new video, calmly sitting at a table dressed in the tell-tale orange detainee garb, telling the public this is the first of a series of…
  • Sep 17

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    The House voted to train and arm "moderate" Syrian rebels. Australia carried out big anti-terror raids. Official government statement here. The media says a senior ISIS member, who is Australian, had called for a random public execution…
  • Sep 17

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq
    President Obama addressed the military in Tampa today. "I want to be clear. The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission," Obama said. "We will train and equip our partners. We will advise…
Rank this Week: 4

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Blog Post: White House Unveils Plans To Push Solar Energy

    Blog Post: White House Unveils Plans To Push Solar Energy
    The White House on Thursday announced a host of initiatives to promote solar energy deployment and increase energy efficiency, including partnering with businesses to create jobs and cut carbon pollution, continuing its drive to combat the…
  • Sep 18

    Blog Post: 4 Hot Issues In 3rd-Party Due Diligence

    Blog Post: 4 Hot Issues In 3rd-Party Due Diligence
    Lawyers who deal with anti-corruption risks and third parties have passed around standard clauses they like to use in their agent and distributor contracts. But creative contract drafting is an important way to minimize risk, says Michael…
  • Sep 17

    Blog Post: House Panel Disparages Climate Plan As Drop In The Ocean

    Blog Post: House Panel Disparages Climate Plan As Drop In The Ocean
    House Republicans on Wednesday hammered a plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, honing in on White House and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials’ acknowledgements that, taken alone, the plan won’t do…
Rank this Week: 808

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 18

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II
    OCTOBER 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (6.5 hours of CLE credit approved) *  registration fees include curator-guided tour and a catered lunch Join lawyers and…
  • Sep 16

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)
    September 25, 2014; 2:00-4:00 p.m. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana 500 Poydras St., Courtroom C227, New Orleans, LA 70130 (2 hours of CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism) PANELISTS United States District Judge…
  • Sep 15

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Pea v. City of Ponchatoula, 2:13-cv-542, Judge Zainey, 8:30am [This does not necessarily include all jury trials; and does NOT include bench trials, evidentiary hearings, non-trial criminal…
Rank this Week: 481

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 18

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananAs of this writing, the commissioner of the National Football League is Roger Goodell.  Given the controversies that have recently embroiled the league (spousal abuse, child abuse, and the ongoing litigation…
  • Sep 17

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I take up the issue of whether prohibitions against incestuous marriage are distinguishable from prohibitions against same sex marriage (SSM).  The reason to discuss this issue is that…
  • Sep 16

    The Fragile Psychology of 21st Century Conservative

    The Fragile Psychology of 21st Century Conservative
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananWith very few exceptions, the Dorf on Law posts and Verdict columns that Professor Dorf and I write are fully independent projects.  That is, they are not only solely authored, but each of us rarely even…
Rank this Week: 713

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 903

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 120

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    I am often struck by how often the…

    I am often struck by how often the policies proposed by the Right are not only wrong, but demonstrably, historically wrong. This is true pretty much across the board-- on foreign policy and on domestic policy. For example, the arguments…
  • Sep 16

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of…

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of "Perfect Recordings": Volume One, Volume Two, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5. Somebody assembled them into a Rdio playlist, which is here. There is quite a bit that I am familiar with, and some things…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State…

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State sweatshirts with fake bullet holes and bloodstains. Obviously this is appalling, but you know what? As far as I am able to tell, Neil Young and his harmony buddies kept the money from "Ohio" and nobody…
Rank this Week: 418

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Defining Truth

    Defining Truth
    Giorgio Resta, Università degli Studi di Bari, Law Faculty, and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, Roma Tre University, Department of Law, have published Judicial 'Truth' and Historical 'Truth': The Case of the Ardeatine Caves Massacre at 31 Law…
  • Sep 16

    The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing
    Richard K. Sherwin, New York Law School, has published Law in the Flesh: Tracing Legitimation's Origin to 'The Act of Killing', in No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice (June 2014). Here is the abstract.The founding…
  • Sep 16

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi
    Ajay K. Mehrotra, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has published Charles A. Beard & The Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis at 29 Constitutional Commentary 475 (2014).…
Rank this Week: 366

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Alabama personal injury, worker's compensation, and product liability law. By Allred & Allred.

http://www.alabama-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Ainsworth v. Chandler - Plaintiff Status in Premises Liability Claim

    Ainsworth v. Chandler - Plaintiff Status in Premises Liability Claim
    The most common type of premises liability lawsuit in Alabama arises as a result of a "slip-and-fall" or "trip-and-fall." Circumstances vary widely, but tend to involve injuries caused by falling as a result of tripping or slipping as a…
  • Sep 14

    Henkel v. Norman - Private Property Owner's Duty to Warn

    Henkel v. Norman - Private Property Owner's Duty to Warn
    When it comes to premises liability, it doesn't matter if you are the owner of a big-chain box store or a modest property in the suburbs. Property owners have a duty to keep premises reasonably free of hazards. Failing this, the property…
  • Sep 7

    Travelers Property Casualty Co. v. Moore - Company Liability for Workers Off-the-Clock

    Travelers Property Casualty Co. v. Moore - Company Liability for Workers Off-the-Clock
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which oversees federal appellate cases in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, recently ruled an auto insurance company has no duty to indemnify a defendant under his employer's policy for an…
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Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Sep 18

    What To Do If You Are Accused of DUI

    What To Do If You Are Accused of DUI
    For those who have been recently charged with a DUI, it is no lightweight charge you can just dismiss on your own. DUI charges are extremely serious charges – they can result in jail time. DUIs are frequently given for those under the…
  • Sep 17

    Five National Programs that Help U.S. Lawyers Get Involved with Pro Bono Work

    Five National Programs that Help U.S. Lawyers Get Involved with Pro Bono Work
    Whether you run a small law firm of your own, or work within a large legal association, you probably have heard about the importance of doing pro bono legal work. Some corporations like to participate in this type of work in order to improve…
  • Sep 16

    Damages – Compensation for Accidents and Personal Injury

    Damages – Compensation for Accidents and Personal Injury
    Accidents are an aptly named concept. Occurring anywhere and anytime, road accidents are the leading cause of deaths in the US. Research indicates that about 1.3 million people die in road crashes every year. That makes an average of…
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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/
  • Sep 18

    Drexel Receives $50 Million Law School Naming Gift

    Drexel Receives $50 Million Law School Naming Gift
    Yesterday, my colleagues and I received very good news. Philadelphia attorney Tom Kline has given the law school a $50 million naming gift. The school will now be called the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Details here....
  • Sep 18

    Fall Facebook/OKCupid & the Future of Research Tour

    Fall Facebook/OKCupid & the Future of Research Tour
    I’m participating in several public events this fall pertaining to research ethics and regulation, most of them arising out of my recent work (in Wired and in Nature and elsewhere) on how to think about corporations conducting behavioral…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyer Competency and Law School

    Lawyer Competency and Law School
    What do lawyers do? What do lawyers need to do well in order to succeed? These are pretty key questions for legal educators, I think. The amazing thing is, we know far too little about what lawyers do. In her...
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Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
  • Sep 18

    Schindler's Listing

    Schindler's Listing
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed an 18-month suspension with fitness in a matter involving an attorney admitted in 1969. In 1969, attorneys were admitted by the federal district court. The court of appeals assumed…
  • Sep 18

    Escrow Violations Lead To Suspension

    Escrow Violations Lead To Suspension
    A one-year suspension was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for misconduct in disbursing funds held in trust. The attorney made premature disbursements in real estate transactions by using funds…
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UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    New Judgment: Marley v Rawlings & Anor (Costs) [2014] UKSC 51

    New Judgment: Marley v Rawlings & Anor (Costs) [2014] UKSC 51
    On appeal from: [2012] EWCA Civ 61 This is a costs judgment arising from Marley v Rawlings & Anor [2014]… The post New Judgment: Marley v Rawlings & Anor (Costs) [2014] UKSC 51 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Sep 16

    UKSC Blog interviews Lord Neuberger

    UKSC Blog interviews Lord Neuberger
    This summer, some of the editors of the UKSC Blog were invited to the UKSC to meet and interview Lord… The post UKSC Blog interviews Lord Neuberger appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Sep 12

    New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50

    New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50
    On appeal from: [2012] EWCA Civ 1794 The appellant entered into a contract with the respondent, a removal company, to… The post New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
Rank this Week: 397

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Sep 18

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit
    The 2009 HITECH Act mandated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights conduct periodic audits of covered entities and business associates for compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements. In…
  • Sep 16

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing
    On August 27, 2014, the National Institutes of Health issued a new Genomic Data Sharing Policy, which replaces the current genome-wide association study data policy that was instituted in 2007. The GDS Policy applies to all NIH-funded…
  • Sep 12

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”
    The “Right to be Forgotten” ruling issued by the European Court of Justice in May 2014 has been a key source of controversy this summer. Much criticism has explored the impact of the ruling on freedom of expression and the right…
Rank this Week: 884

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
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Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
  • Sep 10

    Criminal Corporate Character

    Criminal Corporate Character
    Criminal Corporate Character Robert E. Wagner  City University of New York (CUNY) Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Department of LawAugust 15, 201465 Florida Law Review 1293 (2013)  Abstract:    In the…
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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Of Gas Lines and Med'

    Of Gas Lines and Med'
    Those of us of a certain age recall the gasoline shortages of the early 70's. Oil prices had jumped considerably, and so the government (in its infinite wisdom and keen understanding of market forces) put in place price controls, basically…
  • Sep 17

    Geronimo!

    Geronimo!
    The 2015 Obamacare open enrollment is less than 2 months away and already some carriers have cold feet and are read to bail.With less than 4 months of credible claim data to work with the "Blue Ox" of Minnesota is pulling the…
  • Sep 17

    Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-change

    Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-change
    Just because the Federal Exchange is a hot, hacktastic mess, there's no reason to think that those run by individual states are in such sorry shape.Right?Ummmm:"Maryland officials are planning a gradual rollout of the state's health insurance…
Rank this Week: 36

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making
    Recently, I wrote of the shamelessness of the Securities and Exchange Commission targeting late filers even while it continues to miss many legal deadlines itself.  In that post, I mentioned that the SEC adopted resource extraction rules…
  • Sep 18

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn
    Readers of this blog know that it isn’t just about the law, it is about the language of the law.  As I’ve mentioned, many of our legal terms are derived from Norman French courtesy of William the Conqueror.  Recently, I…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Proposes Federal Non Disparagement Law

    Congressman Proposes Federal Non Disparagement Law
    Last Friday, I wrote about a new California law that provides that a contract or proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or services may not include a provision waiving the consumer’s right to make any statement…
Rank this Week: 205

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
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Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Sep 18

    Lord Neuberger on diversity, vanity judgments and the demands on City associate

    Lord Neuberger on diversity, vanity judgments and the demands on City associate
    This summer, some of the editors of the UKSC Blog were invited to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) to meet and interview Lord Neuberger. We think our discussions were pretty interesting; the highlights of which are set out below...
  • Sep 17

    Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?

    Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?
    Legal Week has just launched the 2014 version of its annual law firm information technology survey. It is designed for use by lawyers in all UK law firms, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. It covers the use of, and users' views on, a…
  • Aug 29

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer
    Be mindful, walk while you work and keep posture perfect - in this article, Lawyers on Demand's Alison Gill sets out five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer...
Rank this Week: 175

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 18, 2014:Legal observers worry future judicial appointments will be done in secretLawyers and Pricing Part 3  Woman’s virginity worth $5,000,…
  • Sep 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Harper suspended Commons committee reviews of Gascon’s Supreme Court appointment in June: House documents  Experiential…
  • Sep 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014:Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment Contract Be…
Rank this Week: 80

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 18

    Local Governments on Prop 46

    Local Governments on Prop 46
    Director of the CA State Association of Counties opposes Prop 46 here. LA County supervisors consider motion to oppose here.
  • Sep 17

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law
    Steve Hedley (University College Cork) has posted to SSRN Obligations: (Local) Politics or (Universal) Reason?. The abstract provides: Obligations is both a local institution, influenced by politics, and a universal institution, influenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts. The abstract provides: This Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek, ed., Oxford University…
Rank this Week: 502