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Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 101

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Aug 11

    Why Are Insurers Requiring Consumers to Take Brand Name Drugs at a Higher Cost Than Generics?

    Why Are Insurers Requiring Consumers to Take Brand Name Drugs at a Higher Cost Than Generics?
    In collaboration with the New York Times, ProPublica authored a multi-part series on the falling cost of generic drugs and insurance. One article sought to answer what politicians and many consumers have been asking lately: If generics are…
  • Aug 5

    Focus of Delivering Babies Safely Often Ignores Very Ill Mother

    Focus of Delivering Babies Safely Often Ignores Very Ill Mother
    “‘With our technology, every single time a woman dies [in childbirth], it’s a medical error.'” In May of this year, ProPublica joined forces with NPR to tell the story of Lauren Bloomstein, a NICU nurse at Monmouth…
  • Aug 3

    Outside Influence, Alternative Facts, and Rushed Votes: Medical Malpractice

    Outside Influence, Alternative Facts, and Rushed Votes: Medical Malpractice
    Earlier this week, the Washington Post published an article about the influence of lobbyists on legislation that would decimate patients’ rights and eliminate fair compensation for non-economic damages, frequently referred to as pain…
Rank this Week: 88

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 11

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop
    Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC v. GameStop Corp.No. 2:17-CV-167-RWS (N.D. Ga. Aug. 9, 2017)Fresh on the heels of Gamevice’s lawsuit against Nintendo, which we discussed in a previous post, Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC has filed…
  • Aug 10

    Wikipad Creator GameVice sues Nintendo over the Nintendo Switch

    Wikipad Creator GameVice sues Nintendo over the Nintendo Switch
    Gamevice, Inc. v. Nintendo Co.No. 2:17-CV-05923 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2017)On August 9, 2017, Gamevice – perhaps best known for the Wikipad and slide- and snap-on cell phone controllers for Android and iOS – sued Nintendo in the…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam
    SUPREME COURT NOT A FAN OF TRADEMARK BANBy R. Gregory IsraelsenOn Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam[i] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
Rank this Week: 102

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 7

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Winthrop Capital, LLC is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS WINTHROP CAPITAL, LLC?: Winthrop Capital, LLC is a “debt buyer”, buying…
  • May 23

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum In a debt collection lawsuit, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) always has the burden to prove that the Defendant (the party being sued) is responsible for the debt.  To meet this burden, a junk... The…
  • May 12

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such... The post Debt…
Rank this Week: 94

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Aug 1

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie
    California Trustees have a lot of duties and responsibilities, but none are more important than the top three Trustee duties discussed in course 2 of our video series.  You can find an in-depth written discussion of this topic here. The…
  • Jul 1

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — A new course for abused California beneficarie

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — A new course for abused California beneficarie
    It’s time for something new.  We developed a new course called The Beneficiary’s Corner.  This course will allow us to delve more deeply into a California Trust or Will topic.  The first lesson of each course is The…
  • Nov 22

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer
    How do you select a lawyer to represent you in a Trust or Will litigation matter? It can be a frustrating process. What we suggest to people is to be comfortable with the person you are meeting with before hiring a lawyer. Lawyers have a…
Rank this Week: 92

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Six Vehicle Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks, Kill Five on Interstate 70 in Kansa

    Six Vehicle Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks, Kill Five on Interstate 70 in Kansa
    (Photo by Keith Myers of The Kansas City Star via The Associated Press) Bonner Springs, Kansas- The crash occurred about ten miles west of Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday July 11th 2017 at approximately 2:30p.m., in the westbound lanes of…
  • Jun 7

    Man Dies After Falling Off Of Roof of Moving SUV In Randolph County

    Man Dies After Falling Off Of Roof of Moving SUV In Randolph County
    June 5th, at approximately 6:00PM, 25-year-old Asher Kimbrough was riding on the roof of 26-year-old Jacob Gerhard’s 2008 GMC Acadia. Kimbrough fell off of the roof of the Acadia and landed in the roadway. Kimbrough was…
  • Jun 7

    Four Young Men From Trenton Missouri are Tragically Dead After a Single Car Accident

    Four Young Men From Trenton Missouri are Tragically Dead After a Single Car Accident
    Trenton Missouri- The town of Trenton Missouri is mourning today due to a single car accident that has claimed the lives of four young men from Trenton, three of them are siblings. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states the accident…
Rank this Week: 98

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 13

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World
    By Amela Zukic As many of us have heard, the European Commission recently slapped Google with a 2.7-billon dollar antitrust fine for allegedly favoring its own comparison-shopping service, an illegal practice in the EU. Google now has 90 days…
  • Jul 11

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music
    By: Adam Roberts Popular music streaming service Spotify has agreed to pay $43.45 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a collection of songwriters and music copyright holders.  The class plaintiffs allege that Spotify…
  • Jul 6

    Texting Too Far

    Texting Too Far
    By Ari Robbins On Friday, June 16th, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge found twenty-year old Michelle Carter guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Conrad Roy III. Carter was found guilty of recklessly causing Roy III’s death.…
Rank this Week: 91

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 93

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 99

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 87

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
Rank this Week: 96

School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Sep 3

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org
    We have moved School Board News Today to www.nsba.org. This is now will be fully searchable through nsba.org’s powerful Apache Solr search engine. This move is part of a phased rollout of the redesigned nsba.org website, launched this…
  • Aug 22

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit
    New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in…
  • Aug 22

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard
    Speaking before the House Rules and Reference Committee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ohio education policy experts voiced Ohio’s long commitment to standards and improving the state’s education system. Seeking to…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Aug 16

    Mannish boys grow up to be Senators.

    Mannish boys grow up to be Senators.
  • Aug 6

    America's Street Fight: What's happens long-term? Does anyone have a clue?

    America's Street Fight: What's happens long-term? Does anyone have a clue?
    So what's the future for America and the West? What happens? Long-term, I mean. The divisiveness in this country is at an all-time high in my Boomer lifetime. No, I don't think it will result in civil war. Or in...
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Aug 17

    The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

    The Path to Lawyer Well-Being
    The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being has just released its report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change (Aug. 2017). It's important for all sectors of the legal community, so it includes…
  • Aug 17

    Confederate Monuments and the Law

    Confederate Monuments and the Law
    Civil War monuments have been in the news lately, so I thought I'd do some research.One great (and free) starting point is SSRN, a site where scholars can post their papers and researchers can search them. I typed in civil war…
  • Aug 14

    The History and Law of Special Counsel

    The History and Law of Special Counsel
    Robert MuellerYou may have heard about special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating any potential connection between President Donald Trump's election campaign and the Russian government. The public relationship between President…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Aug 17

    Interference Penalty Is New Trial

    Interference Penalty Is New Trial
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a conviction due to the conduct of the trial judge A jury convicted Hemza Menade Lefsih, an Algerian native who entered the United States through the Diversity Immigrant…
  • Aug 17

    Illegal Incarceration Gets Judge Suspended

    Illegal Incarceration Gets Judge Suspended
    The Mississippi Supreme Court suspended a judge who locked up a defendant who had already served his sentence. Lee County Justice Court Judge John H. Sheffield ordered James Harper to serve six months in a work center for a conviction...
  • Aug 17

    Resignation Accepted

    Resignation Accepted
    The Indiana Supreme Court has accepted an attorney's resignation in the face of bar proceedings. IndyStar reported in June 2015 A former small claims court judge was caught on camera attempting to solicit sex acts from an inmate he was...
Rank this Week: 116

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Man in Wheelchair Killed in Stanton Pedestrian Accident

    Man in Wheelchair Killed in Stanton Pedestrian Accident
    A 64-year-old man in a wheelchair suffered fatal injuries after he was struck while on a sidewalk by a car that was involved in a chain-reaction collision. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred…
  • Aug 14

    Woman Drowns in Boating Accident on the Colorado River

    Woman Drowns in Boating Accident on the Colorado River
    Tasha Turner, 30, drowned in a boating accident as she took a trip with her daughter and boyfriend on the Colorado River. According to a KTLA news report, the three had set out on a 19-foot closed-bow vessel with three other passengers to go…
  • Aug 14

    Toddler Dies After Orange County Swimming Pool Accident

    Toddler Dies After Orange County Swimming Pool Accident
    Grayson Brown, 2, died from injuries he suffered in a swimming pool accident on August 6, 2017 in an unincorporated areas outside of Santa Ana. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the boy was pronounced dead on August 8.…
Rank this Week: 122

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 106

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 17

    Application of Tennessee Savings Statute When Initial Filing Deadline Missed

    Application of Tennessee Savings Statute When Initial Filing Deadline Missed
    In Jones v. Behrman, No. W2016-00643-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an HCLA claim for failure to file within the applicable statute of limitations Decedent suffered from several health…
  • Aug 14

    Nuisance, Invasion of Privacy, IIED, and Chicken

    Nuisance, Invasion of Privacy, IIED, and Chicken
    In Stinson v. Mensel, No. M2016-00624-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 12, 2017), a neighborly dispute about chickens turned into a suit and counter-suit for nuisance, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and…
  • Aug 10

    Mothers, Minors and Medical Bill

    Mothers, Minors and Medical Bill
    Who has the right to recover medical expenses incurred for personal injuries to children in Tennessee?  The parents?  The minor?  Either but not both?  Does it make any difference if there is a holder of a subrogation…
Rank this Week: 146

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Charlottesville and the Problem of Donald Trump’s Constitution

    Charlottesville and the Problem of Donald Trump’s Constitution
    It never meant much that in the statement he delivered from the White House about Charlottesville, President Trump trudged to a mike and checked the teleprompting box. He has always chosen to govern by the tweet: It is his authentic voice in…
  • Aug 17

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    A D.C. federal district court judge ruled yesterday in United States v. Abu Khatallah denying defendant Ahmed Abu Khattalah’s motion to suppress statements made to interrogators after he had waived his Miranda rights, The New York Times…
  • Aug 17

    Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Challenges in Regulating the Innovation Economy

    Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Challenges in Regulating the Innovation Economy
    Have you heard of “Regulators in Cyberia”?  No, it’s not the latest thriller on the silver screen.  Rather, it’s a white paper recently released by the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency…
Rank this Week: 119

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 17

    Pauli on Negotiating News at the White House @TAMULawSchool

    Pauli on Negotiating News at the White House @TAMULawSchool
    Carol Pauli, Texas A&M University School of Law, is publishing Enemy of the People: Negotiating News at the White House in the Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution. Here is the abstract. How can the press serve as a check...
  • Aug 17

    Thornburg on Twitter and the #So-Called Judge

    Thornburg on Twitter and the #So-Called Judge
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Southern Methodist University School of Law, has published Twitter and the #So-Called Judge. Here is the abstract. One-hundred-forty characters may be insufficient to deliver a treatise on the judiciary, but it is more…
  • Aug 17

    O'Callaghan on Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United State

    O'Callaghan on Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United State
    Patrick O'Callaghan, University College Cork, School of Law, is publishing The Chance 'to Melt into the Shadows of Obscurity': Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United States in Privacy: Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues (A Cudd…
Rank this Week: 149

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Aug 17

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?
    Two weeks ago, we published a map showing how far $100 in purchasing power would go in different states. This week’s map further explores purchasing power differences at the metropolitan level. Using data from the Bureau of Economic…
  • Aug 17

    An Inside Look at Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    An Inside Look at Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
    President Trump signed an infrastructure permitting executive order on Tuesday, the intended highlight of that day’s news conference. The executive order is part of the White House’s “Infrastructure Week,” and has the…
  • Aug 16

    Amazon’s Marketplace Business Isn’t a Tax Avoidance Scheme

    Amazon’s Marketplace Business Isn’t a Tax Avoidance Scheme
    President Trump on more than one occasion has accused Amazon of not paying taxes. The latest version came out this morning on Twitter. Most assume that he’s referring to whether the e-commerce company collects sales taxes. So, does…
Rank this Week: 125

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Farah: Trade and Progress: The Case of China

    Farah: Trade and Progress: The Case of China
    Paolo Davide Farah (West Virginia Univ. - Law) has posted Trade and Progress: The Case of China (Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 51-112, 2016). Here's the abstract: China’s accession to the WTO is widely understood as…
  • Aug 17

    Gray & Potter: Diplomacy and the Settlement of International Dispute

    Gray & Potter: Diplomacy and the Settlement of International Dispute
    Julia Gray (Univ. of Pittsburgh - Political Science) & Philip B.K. Potter (Univ. of Virginia - Politics) have posted Diplomacy and the Settlement of International Disputes. Here's the abstract:International legal frameworks exist to…
  • Aug 17

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 61, no. 8, September 2017) is out. Contents include:ArticlesSebastian Schutte, Violence and Civilian Loyalties: Evidence from Afghanistan Miguel R. Rueda, Popular Support, Violence,…
Rank this Week: 104

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Aug 17

    Paralegal Wanted!

    Paralegal Wanted!
    Paralegal wanted for family law firm. Positive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with lots of client contact & case management responsibilities essential. Necessary skills include math; legal research;…
  • Aug 8

    Get trained and practice for the police power test!

    Get trained and practice for the police power test!
    Get trained and practice for the police power test! PHYED 140 – Physical Conditioning Illinois Central College CougarPlex, Room 207 August 22 to October 22 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45 pm $143 For questions or TO REGISTER contact…
  • Aug 7

    Paralegal orientation!

    Paralegal orientation!
     Don’t’ forget the mandatory Paralegal orientation session will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Room 127 located in the Poplar Hall at the Peoria Campus.  This…
Rank this Week: 134

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 17

    Corbin on Government Employees and Religion

    Corbin on Government Employees and Religion
    Friend-of-Blog Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted on SSRN a wonderful new article on the intersection of government employees and religion. From the Abstract of "Government Employee Religion": "Picture a county clerk…
  • Aug 14

    Hacked Employment Law

    Hacked Employment Law
    Charlotte Alexander (Georgia State) and Liz Tippett (Oregon) have just posted on SSRN their article (forthcoming Missouri L. Rev.) The Hacking of Employment Law. Here's the abstract of this timely (pun intended!) article: Employers can use…
  • Aug 14

    Firing Nazi

    Firing Nazi
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has a post worth reading over at Minding the Workplace on Can an employer fire a publicly-avowed white supremacist? The answer: almost certainly yes for private-sector employers; yes with some free-speech caveats for…
Rank this Week: 145

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 17

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)
    The Federal Circuit has denied Prism Tech‘s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of deference to district court factual-findings that underlay a decision on patent eligibility.  Prism had raised the following…
  • Aug 16

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated
    By Jason Rantanen One of my current projects is to create a transparent and user-friendly database of information about Federal Circuit decisions–particularly, its patent law decisions–with a structure that’s useful for…
  • Aug 16

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer
    Amgen v. Hospira (Fed. Cir. 2017) The dispute here falls under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA), which can be loosely described the Hatch-Waxman equivalent for large-molecule biologics.…
Rank this Week: 111

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 17

    Marriage Evolution

    Marriage Evolution
    From U.S. News & World Report: If you haven't read Icelandic Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness' book "Independent People," you need to pick it up right away and bring it with you to the beach. It is an unforgettable story...
  • Aug 16

    Oregon Expands Abortion Acce

    Oregon Expands Abortion Acce
    From The Washington Post: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law what advocates called the nation’s most progressive reproductive health policy, expanding access to abortion and birth control at a time when the Trump…
  • Aug 15

    Fosters from Drug Addicted Home

    Fosters from Drug Addicted Home
    From CNN: Dayton, Ohio (CNN) When Cyndi and Jesse Swafford were certified to become foster parents 10 years ago, they were told to expect to wait for a baby up to two or three years. Fast forward to today --...
Rank this Week: 115

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers injury law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 110

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 17

    A Pregnant Minor's Best Interest

    A Pregnant Minor's Best Interest
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss an Alabama law regulating the judicial bypass hearing that minors get if they cannot or will not go to their parents to obtain consent for an abortion. The purpose of the judicial…
  • Aug 16

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

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

    Trump Has the Opposite of a Poker Face

    Trump Has the Opposite of a Poker Face
    by Neil H. BuchananNo one who has been paying even a little bit of attention to Donald Trump could have been surprised by his abject failure of leadership after the violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville this past…
Rank this Week: 117

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 108

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding
    Supporting the proposal, they summarize their evidence of overcrowding on the register.  Read it here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Aug 16

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort
    Yellowstone proper had very little in the way of obvious TM issues, interestingly enough.  Other things I have encountered:For the torts folks; note especially the guy in the background blithely walking away from the dissolving…
  • Aug 16

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)
    Since apparently there was some question whether the shoes I asked about post-Star Athletica were really shoes, here is proof:Not much less functional than the average super-high heelAlso, I randomly got selected for a trademark infringement…
Rank this Week: 139

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 16

    Copyright and the Historical Record

    Copyright and the Historical Record
    On August 18, 1787, James Madison proposed to the Constitutional Convention what would become Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution, granting Congress the authority to make copyright (and patent) laws. To mark 230 years…
  • Aug 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17
    Cheerleader Uniform IP Case Ends With Unusual Settlement — Following its defeat in the Supreme Court over the question of whether the visual designs on cheerleader uniforms it was accused of copying were protected by copyright, Star…
  • Aug 4

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/04/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/04/17
    For the sake of jobs and culture, copyright law must be protected — John Singleton, who started his career in 1991 as the writer and director of Boyz n the Hood and is now behind the new FX series Snowfall, was on Capitol Hill last…
Rank this Week: 107

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 15

    OPINIONS – August 15, 2017

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

    OPINION – August 9, 2017

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

    OPINIONS – August 8, 2017

    OPINIONS – August 8, 2017
    Hilton v. State DA 16-0352 2017 MT 195N Civil – Reinstatement of Driver’s License Jenkins v. U.S. Bank et al. DA 16-0732 2017 MT 194N Civil – Injunction Kent a k a Lindblom v. State DA 17-0325 2017 MT 193N Civil –…
Rank this Week: 127

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

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

    PASSING THE NEW YORK BAR HELPS TEL AVIV ATTORNEY ADVISE INTERNATIONAL TECH CLIENTS

    PASSING THE NEW YORK BAR HELPS TEL AVIV ATTORNEY ADVISE INTERNATIONAL TECH CLIENTS
    PASSING THE NEW YORK BAR HELPS TEL AVIV ATTORNEY ADVISE INTERNATIONAL TECH CLIENTS. Koren Grinshpoon, Tel Aviv native, and an Israeli lawyer is using his New York qualification to provide broader services to tech clients in New York as a…
  • Aug 1

    MAKING THE MOST OF BARBRI

    MAKING THE MOST OF BARBRI
    MAKING THE MOST OF BARBRI Guest Blog by Tiffany Khoo, LLB, London School of Economics and Political Science graduate It’s truly been a wonderful journey, learning law from a different jurisdiction, especially one as influential as…
  • Jul 28

    #BarPrepLife: It’s Over!

    #BarPrepLife: It’s Over!
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Rank this Week: 140

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 15

    Forms from Philadelphia Courts now easier to use!

    Forms from Philadelphia Courts now easier to use!
    The Philadelphia Courts have made access to forms easier and faster. The Forms Center is now organized by Division (Trial, Family, Orphans', Municipal, etc.) and then by subject matter.For example, pick Family Division, Domestic…
  • Aug 15

    New Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Tools in HeinOnline

    New Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Tools in HeinOnline
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.HeinOnline has just begun to work on new research tools and concepts that will help both novice and experienced researchers make the…
  • Aug 11

    Condo Law

    Condo Law
    Have a client with a condominium law question?  Jenkins can help with various Pennsylvania condominium law treatises.PBI's Hot Topics and Trends in Condominium and Homeowner Associations is a good starting point for an overview…
Rank this Week: 133

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • Aug 15

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?
     Author: E-Discovery Guru Case Citation: Orchestratehr v. Trombetta, 178 F.Supp.3d 476 (N.D.Tex. 2016) Employee Implicated: Employee eLesson Learned: Failure to prove that e-mails pertaining to a discovery request were deleted in bad…
  • Jul 15

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review
    Author: Stephen Daniels   Case Citation: Dynamo Holdings v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, Docket No. 2685-11, 8393-12 (T.C. July 13, 2016).   eLesson Learned: Judicial bodies are trending towards acceptance of…
  • Jun 15

    How May The Court Infer Bad Faith Regarding Discovery Compliance?

    How May The Court Infer Bad Faith Regarding Discovery Compliance?
    Author: Eli Crozier Case Citation: Fulton v. Livingston Fin. LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96825 (W.D. Wash. July 25, 2016). Employee/Personnel/Employer implicated:   Defense counsel / Hinshaw and Culbertson eLesson…
Rank this Week: 103

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Aug 14

    Read Senator Al Franken’s Letter to CMS Against Nursing Home Binding Arbitration

    Read Senator Al Franken’s Letter to CMS Against Nursing Home Binding Arbitration
    Minnesota Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, strongly asking them to ban nursing home arbitration clauses. In short, nursing home clauses strip away a vulnerable…
  • Aug 14

    Medicare to Implement Financial Penalties For Nursing Homes with High Hospital Readmission Rate

    Medicare to Implement Financial Penalties For Nursing Homes with High Hospital Readmission Rate
    Finally a potentially good bit of news for nursing home residents. Modeled after a program that encouraged low readmission rates to hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will introduce a new financial incentive…
  • Aug 13

    Forced Arbitration Isn’t Just a Trend in Nursing Home

    Forced Arbitration Isn’t Just a Trend in Nursing Home
    Binding or Forced Arbitration, the process of requiring customers, patients, and nursing home residents to agree to settle disputes outside of court, has been gaining popularity. From a big business perspective, arbitration significantly…
Rank this Week: 112

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Disturbingly High Number of Hostile and Threatening Workplace

    Disturbingly High Number of Hostile and Threatening Workplace
    A study of 3,066 U.S. workers found that nearly one in five employees face a hostile or threatening environment at work. The unemployment rate may be at a 16-year low in 2017, but the study indicates everything is not well on the job front.…
  • Aug 10

    WSJ Reports Ontario Securities Whistleblower Tips Against Major Private Equity Firm

    WSJ Reports Ontario Securities Whistleblower Tips Against Major Private Equity Firm
    Since the Ontario Securities Commission opened its whistleblower program to tips, at least four individuals have filed complaints against one of Canada’s largest private equity firms according to the Wall Street Journal. Officials at…
  • Aug 10

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning of Philadelphia Firefighters Reminds of Danger

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning of Philadelphia Firefighters Reminds of Danger
    Five Philadelphia firefighters were rushed to the hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning while fighting an underground electrical fire in West Chester yesterday. Six other firefighters were evaluated and monitored on the scene…
Rank this Week: 130

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Aug 14

    A Criticism of Cynicism

    A Criticism of Cynicism
    That’s the classical etymological origin of the word cynic. Today most people define cynicism as an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others’…
  • Jul 31

    W.A.I.T.

    W.A.I.T.
    I’ve always been amazed at people who are good listeners. I have a friend who is an amazing listener. When you’re speaking with him – it’s not a back and forth volley of conversation. He’s not waiting for his…
  • Jul 21

    Speaking At Clio Cloud Conference

    Speaking At Clio Cloud Conference
    So Clio has announced the majority of the speaker line up for its annual event, the Clio Cloud Conference. Yes, #cloud.1This is a in joke for Gyi Tsakalakis. If you don’t have an overabundance of consonants in your name, go back to the…
Rank this Week: 147

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Brinkman v Brinkman

    Brinkman v Brinkman
    NY Slip Op 05702 July 19, 2017 Decision Continue reading
  • Aug 10

    EV v RV NY Slip Op 05994

    EV v RV NY Slip Op 05994
    E.V. v R.V. NY Slip Op. 05994 August 2, 2017 Continue reading
  • Aug 3

    Scheriff v Scheriff

    Scheriff v Scheriff
    NY Slip Op 05760 July 19, 2017 Decision Continue reading
Rank this Week: 120

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 138

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 141

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 132

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Broker David Menashe Sanctioned For Excessive and Unauthorized Trading

    Broker David Menashe Sanctioned For Excessive and Unauthorized Trading
    Gana LLP is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker David Menashe (Menashe). According to BrokerCheck records, Menashe was ordered to pay a restitution of $15,000 by the state of Montana for…
  • Aug 2

    Broker Dan Droeg Subject to Unsuitability Complaint

    Broker Dan Droeg Subject to Unsuitability Complaint
    Our law firm, Gana LLP, is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Dan Droeg (Droeg). According to BrokerCheck, Droeg’s record contains two customer complaints filed against him…
  • Jul 31

    Financial Advisor Gregory Pease Subject to Multiple Customer Complaint

    Financial Advisor Gregory Pease Subject to Multiple Customer Complaint
    The investment fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are examining multiple customer disputes filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against financial advisor Gregory Pease (Pease). According to BrokerCheck, Pease has a multitude…
Rank this Week: 109

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 29

    Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Déjà vu.

    Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Déjà vu.
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Aisling McMahon and Brid Ni Ghrainne. Abortion is only permitted in Ireland where the life of the mother is in danger, making the Irish abortion framework one of the most restrictive in the…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law
    The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway) and Professor Fiona de Londras (University of…
  • Jul 17

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker
    From August 2017, asylum seekers in Ireland will receive increases to the direct provision allowance payments. For adults, this is the first increase to direct provision allowance in 17 years. For children, this is the second increase in…
Rank this Week: 137

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 28

    Scholarship on Bar Exam Alternatives Needed

    Scholarship on Bar Exam Alternatives Needed
    This week, our students sat for bar exams across the country.  Many of us may have once again been thinking about the myriad of critiques we have about the current bar exams – critiques that have been published time and…
  • Jul 26

    Law Student Wellness Awarene

    Law Student Wellness Awarene
    As most are aware, the New York Times published an essay on July 15, 2017, entitled, “The Lawyer, the Addict” recounting the writer’s tragic loss of her lawyer-loved one to drug-overdose.  A significant part of the…
  • Jul 20

    Designing Your Life

    Designing Your Life
    Summers always present wonderful opportunities to reflect on the past year and make plans for the next.  For me, they are a period of rejuvenation and reassessment. I find that each summer I spend some time designing my life and thinking…
Rank this Week: 135