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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Registration of a trademark license: the result of the CJEU is reasonable, but what about the Court's reasoning?

    Registration of a trademark license: the result of the CJEU is reasonable, but what about the Court's reasoning?
    In the best of circumstances, the law of licensing is the murky side of trademark law. A broad chasm in approach between the common law and civillaw traditions has characterized trademark licensing for over a century and even within each of…
  • Jun 26

    Dear UK...

    Dear UK...
    Since publishing IPKat's letter to our European IP colleagues (see letter here) following Friday's EU referendum result, the IPKat has received an outpouring of comments, emails and tweets from across Europe and the…
  • Jun 24

    Dear Europe...

    Dear Europe...
    The IPKat loves his European colleaguesDear EuropeWe are sorry. Not one person in the IPKat team wanted to be writing this post this morning.  Least of all, me.  Despite my moniker, I have spent over 20 years in the UK, over…
Rank this Week: 97

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 26

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?
    As I write this, we are probably just now beginning to absorb the reality that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Along with this realization come a number of questions. There are no answers in this piece – only questions.…
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
Rank this Week: 175

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jun 26

    You Can’t Handle The Truth, Prosecutor Edition

    You Can’t Handle The Truth, Prosecutor Edition
    At Reason, a former federal prosecutor turned defense lawyer tells all. Granted, it’s just one guy’s story, but it is his story whether you like it or not. As it happens, that one guy is my buddy, Ken White. When I left the U.S.…
  • Jun 26

    How’s That Crowdsourcing Working For You Now?

    How’s That Crowdsourcing Working For You Now?
    In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, while all the really smart people are explaining that the Brits who voted to leave are stupid racists, few (if any) seem to factor into the equation that this is what happens when you leave decision-making…
  • Jun 25

    One Less Twitter Follower For All The Wrong Reasons: @Ebolamerican

    One Less Twitter Follower For All The Wrong Reasons: @Ebolamerican
    Milo Yiannopoulos, who twits under the name @Nero, trades in outrageousness to make his gay conservative point as tech editor at Breitbart. Hate him all you want (and for SJWs, that was plenty), but it failed to serve as compelling…
Rank this Week: 202

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Indictment for Neglect Recorded on Video

    Indictment for Neglect Recorded on Video
    NY1 reported the indictment of 2 caregivers at the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Far Rockaway, NY for allegedly neglecting a severely disabled patient as he lay bleeding on the floor.  Attorney General Eric…
  • Jun 25

    Thompson Arbitration Decision

    Thompson Arbitration Decision
    John T. Brooks and Jena L. Levin at Wealth Management wrote an article on the recent South Carolina case Thompson v. Pruitt Corp. (S.C. App., 2016).  ” While the enforceability of arbitration agreements in general…
  • Jun 24

    Quality Measures added to NH Compare

    Quality Measures added to NH Compare
    Leading Age website had an article from LeadingAge’s MDS expert consultant, Judy Wilhide-Brant, RN, providing guidance on the 3 new MDS-based quality measures to be added to CMS Nursing Home Compare beginning April, 2016. These…
Rank this Week: 196

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 205

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Parliamentary Committee Recommends Protection for Physicians Withdrawing Futile Treatment

    Parliamentary Committee Recommends Protection for Physicians Withdrawing Futile Treatment
    The Parliament of Victoria Legal and Social Issues Committee recently released a 350-page report, "Inquiry into End of Life Choices."  It is heavily focused on palliative care, advance care planning, and assisted dying.…
  • Jun 25

    Support Medical Futility Blog

    Support Medical Futility Blog
    I am preparing to move this blog to its own new top-level domain.   If you find the content useful, please consider making a small donation.
  • Jun 24

    Christ Disputing with the Doctor

    Christ Disputing with the Doctor
    This painting (National Gallery of Scotland) from the 1400s depicts "Christ Disputing with the Doctors."  The conflict between religion and medicine is a common theme in many recent brain death and futility conflicts.  
Rank this Week: 94

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 25

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar on "Understanding and Applying the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016" on July 12, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). Andrew M. Howard of Shore, Chan, DePumpo, LLC will look at the…
  • Jun 25

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls -- Minimizing Risks of Malpractice Liability and Ethics Sanctions" on July 12, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Jacob…
  • Jun 25

    Webinar on Waivers of Privilege

    Webinar on Waivers of Privilege
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar entitled "Arrival of a New Privilege and a Review of Potential Waivers of Privilege in Business Contexts" on June 29, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern).…
Rank this Week: 174

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 209 It's Too Complicated: The Technological Implications of IP-Based Communications on Content/Non-Content Distinctions and the Third Party Doctrine Steven M. Bellovin, Matt…
  • Jun 25

    "Applying the Fourth Amendment to placing calls from a locked phone to identify its owner"

    "Applying the Fourth Amendment to placing calls from a locked phone to identify its owner"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: This question has come up in the “Gone Girl” kidnapping case currently before Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento. As I understand the facts from the SacBee story, the defendant,...
  • Jun 24

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"
    From Jurist: The Arkansas Supreme Court [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a state law Thursday that allows for the type, manufacturers and sellers of drugs used for lethal injections to be kept confidential. This ruling would allow the…
Rank this Week: 168

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.
    I am the primary author of Unless You Ask: A Guide For Law Departments to Get More From External Relationships, written and published in partnership with the External Resources Interest Group of the ACC Legal Ops Section. The book was…
  • Jun 22

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016
    Image [cc] Elad Rahmin Nearly five years ago, we did an Elephant Post asking our readers what they think Law Firms would stop using by the Fall of 2016. We thought it would be interesting to review those predictions and see how well we…
  • Jun 20

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...
    This post originally appeared on the HighQ Blog.   Last week, at the HighQ Forum in London, our new robot overlords displayed their mighty powers and declared that all human lawyers should line up and await their turn at the…
Rank this Week: 109

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 219

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?
    Dear Rich: Can I legally sell products that I found in a dumpster?The general rule is that you can keep and dispose of property once it has been deposited in a trash receptacle from which routine collections are made (and once the person…
  • Jun 18

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: We are attempting to have something removed from Google's search results as it is infringing on a client's copyright. I understand that in many cases this may be "fair use" and that is Google's current argument as well but they are…
  • Jun 10

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?
    Dear Rich: I am developing a mobile educational app using diagnostic x-ray images obtained from free access websites. Are x-rays subject to copyright protection in the U.S. and the rest of the world? Would I even be able to use x-ray images…
Rank this Week: 229

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jun 25

    Explaining misprision

    Explaining misprision
    There has been speculation about whether the wife of the Orlando shooter, who according to reports may have accompanied him on visits to at least one gun store and known that he was meditating violence, might be charged with an offense.…
  • Jun 24

    “Not to Be Used as a Battle Device”

    “Not to Be Used as a Battle Device”
    Found on a Star Wars light saber toy, “For Accessory Use Only. Not to Be Used as a Battle Device,” and more finalists from the latest Wacky Warning Labels contest. [Bob Dorigo Jones, John Stossel] Tags: John Stossel, wacky…
  • Jun 23

    Fog in Channel, Continent cut off

    Fog in Channel, Continent cut off
    Britain has voted Leave in its European Union referendum. The Euro cause, though strong in London and environs, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and university towns, failed to carry substantial cities like Birmingham and Sheffield and was…
Rank this Week: 116

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 167

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
  • Jun 19

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance
    Jeffrey Kinsler (Belmont) has posted Native American Restricted Allotments: A Surviving Spouse's Elective Share Rights (Ohio Northern University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Nearly all states have laws that prohibit decedents…
Rank this Week: 153

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 127

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jun 24

    Chad Karl Has Customer Complaint

    Chad Karl Has Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on June 24, 2016 indicate that Wisconsin-based Sterne Agee Financial Services broker/adviser Chad Karl has received resolved or pending customer complaints. The…
  • Jun 24

    Clark Gardner Permanently Barred from Securities Industry

    Clark Gardner Permanently Barred from Securities Industry
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on June 24, 2016 indicate that former Utah-based Cetera Advisors broker Clark Gardner has been permanently barred from acting as a broker or an…
  • Jun 24

    Ross Barish Facing Regulatory Sanction

    Ross Barish Facing Regulatory Sanction
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on June 24, 2016 indicate that New York-based Joseph Stone Capital broker Ross Barish has been named in a pending regulatory complaint. The securities and…
Rank this Week: 136

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Jun 24

    The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part IV: New Recertification Requirement Following Mergers & Acquisition

    The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part IV: New Recertification Requirement Following Mergers & Acquisition
    In this part of our ongoing series on the Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments implementing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (FY2013 NDAA) Amendments, we address the new…
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Recognizes Implied Certification Theory of FCA Liability

    Supreme Court Recognizes Implied Certification Theory of FCA Liability
    In a decision that will impact Government contractors, health care providers and all institutions that accept federal dollars, the U.S. Supreme Court this past week offered a qualified affirmation of the validity of the implied certification…
  • Jun 20

    Crowell & Moring Held Its Annual OOPS Conference

    Crowell & Moring Held Its Annual OOPS Conference
    The Government Contracts Group, along with our colleagues from the Corporate, White Collar, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Groups along with several guest speakers, presented on a broad range of current issues impacting government…
Rank this Week: 207

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal
    Read them here.  The Copyright Office has indicated, unwisely, an intent to make DMCA registrants re-register every three years, which will set up another hurdle for ISPs and encourage copyright…
  • Jun 24

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne
    Midwestern Midget Football Club Inc. v. Riddell, Inc., 2016 WL 3406129, No. 2:15-00244 (S.D. W. Va. Jun. 17, 2016)Midwestern is a nonprofit youth football organization, and Riddell makes helmets for football players.  Midwestern bought…
  • Jun 23

    Reading List: The Copyright War

    Reading List: The Copyright War
    Peter Baldwin, The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)Baldwin’s basic proposition is that there has been a long history of struggles between creators, distributors and the public, and a related struggle…
Rank this Week: 214

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court
    By Roger Tsai A 4-to-4 decision by the Supreme Court on a challenge to President Obama’s immigration reform policy means that the policy continues to be blocked, disappointing five million undocumented immigrants who had hoped to stay and…
  • Jun 23

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court
    By R. Calder Huntington Race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court today. For the second time, the Court was asked to decide whether the University of Texas at Austin’s…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay
    By Brian Mumaugh The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) 2011 rule that stated that “service advisors” at car dealerships are not exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but declined to take the…
Rank this Week: 131

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 24

    Appeal court ruling clarifies law around self defence

    Appeal court ruling clarifies law around self defence
    A recent Court of Appeal decision clarifies the law around how the courts handle self-defence cases, say lawyers. The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for Valter Cunha, who was convicted for shooting another man twice, but…
  • Jun 24

    Legal news roundup - June 24, 2016

    Legal news roundup - June 24, 2016
    Canada Lawyer says case against client accused of killing Alberta couple just speculation, Canadian Press Sen. Mike Duffy locked in another Senate battle over dubious expenses, Canadian Press RCMP lay charges three years after robbery at B.C.…
  • Jun 23

    Schabas to focus LSUC on A2J initiative

    Schabas to focus LSUC on A2J initiative
    Paul Schabas has been elected to become the next treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The third-term bencher was elected on a third ballot at Convocation’s June meeting. Schabas beat out the other candidates Susan McGrath, Raj…
Rank this Week: 124

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Little Marco Rubio and His Roomie/Investment Partner David Rivera

    Little Marco Rubio and His Roomie/Investment Partner David Rivera
    N.B. In the clip above, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in the fictitious film within a cartoon are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, places, buildings, products or the professional fantasies of the NRA's…
  • Jun 24

    Xenophobia Friday!

    Xenophobia Friday!
    Hi folks, with Brexit happening over there and Trump happening over here, can we just get over the bullshit narrative that immigration is a problem? Listen to this guy. The truth is that we are a nation of immigrants and immigration, even…
  • Jun 23

    Spencer Aronfeld's Italian Loafer

    Spencer Aronfeld's Italian Loafer
    Judy Garland had her ruby slippers.(No socks = no, no. Nice five-finger discount from the Four Seasons.)
Rank this Week: 119

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Circuits Split Over NLRB Decisions Finding Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate the NLRA

    Circuits Split Over NLRB Decisions Finding Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate the NLRA
    The National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) stance with regard to class-action prohibitions included in employment contracts appears increasingly likely to be reviewed by the United States Supreme Court in the near future.
  • Jun 22

    “Like” Us on Facebook!

    “Like” Us on Facebook!
    Would you like to stay informed about what’s going on at Disputing without going directly to our website each day or signing up for yet another email? Now you can!
  • Jun 20

    Regulating Forced Arbitration in Consumer Financial Service

    Regulating Forced Arbitration in Consumer Financial Service
    Professor Martha McCluskey, University at Buffalo Law School, State University of New York, Professor Thomas McGarity, University of Texas School of Law, Professor Sidney Shapiro, Wake Forest University School of Law, James Goodwin, Senior…
Rank this Week: 240

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jun 24

    #TDOA16: Messages From the Front Lines for Trans Justice

    #TDOA16: Messages From the Front Lines for Trans Justice
    On this Trans Day of Action, we celebrate the strength and amplify the voices of trans activists of color. Today is Trans Day of Action. In New York City, people are gathering in Washington Square Park this afternoon. They’ll march…
  • Jun 24

    Congress: Protect Every American’s Right to Vote this November

    Congress: Protect Every American’s Right to Vote this November
    In an election year marred by racial tension, Congress must revitalize the Voting Rights Act This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post.   This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full…
  • Jun 17

    New CIA Torture Documents Confirm Chilling Details of Khaled El-Masri’s 'Kafka-esque' Ordeal

    New CIA Torture Documents Confirm Chilling Details of Khaled El-Masri’s 'Kafka-esque' Ordeal
    New details on El-Masri’s unlawful rendition and detention reveal staggering levels of CIA abuse and incompetence. After being mistakenly abducted in Macedonia and detained in a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, Khaled El-Masri told his…
Rank this Week: 228

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 24

    $975,000 Settlement Reached in Negligent Interpretation of EKG Death Case

    $975,000 Settlement Reached in Negligent Interpretation of EKG Death Case
    John Doe, 48, had a history of hypertension, high cholesterol and smoking. When he experienced shortness of breath and chest tightness, he went to a local hospital emergency room where he underwent an EKG.  Dr. Roe, an emergency room…
  • Jun 22

    Harvard Law Record: The Numbers of Civil Trials Are Declining

    Harvard Law Record: The Numbers of Civil Trials Are Declining
    In a recent article appearing in the Harvard Law Record, the title of the article says it all: “Civil Trials Are Fast Becoming Extinct.”  Civil jury trials and bench trials have seen a dramatic decline since 1986. This…
  • Jun 17

    Confidential Settlement Reached for Negligent Prostate Cancer Surgery

    Confidential Settlement Reached for Negligent Prostate Cancer Surgery
    Mr. Doe, age 48, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent laparoscopic bilateral lymph node dissection surgery by two HMO urologists. During this surgery, the obturator nerve was severed, which left Mr. Doe unable to control his…
Rank this Week: 192

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday June 24, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 24, 2016 at 6:55am PDTCan an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee…
  • Jun 23

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday June 23, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:33am PDTThe Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) is a…
  • Jun 22

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 22, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:16am PDTThe Child Support Guideline Table Look-up is a free tool to…
Rank this Week: 216

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 121

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement
    On Wednesday, June 22nd, the USPTO published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled "Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases," Federal Register, Volume 81, No.…
  • Jun 23

    TTAB Test: Are “INDI” and “INDY” Confusable for Clothing Items?

    TTAB Test: Are “INDI” and “INDY” Confusable for Clothing Items?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark INDI for various clothing items, including shirts and headwear, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark INDY for “t-shirts” and “hats.” The goods…
  • Jun 22

    Fame of Empire State Building Design Mark Yields TTAB Dilution Victory

    Fame of Empire State Building Design Mark Yields TTAB Dilution Victory
    The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark NYC BEER & Design (shown below left), for beers, concluding that the mark is likely to dilute Opposer’s famous design mark depicting the Empire State Building (shown…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Jun 24

    Does The Business Judgment Rule Protect Directors Who Violate Governing Documents?

    Does The Business Judgment Rule Protect Directors Who Violate Governing Documents?
    Under the business judgment rule, a director will not be liable for a mistake in business judgment provided that certain conditions are met.  In the case of a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, a director who performs her…
  • Jun 23

    What Is A Knowing Violation Of Law?

    What Is A Knowing Violation Of Law?
    Nevada’s private corporation law automatically exculpates directors and officers from individual liability from individual liable to the corporation or its stockholders or creditors for any damages as a result of any act or failure to…
  • Jun 22

    10th Circuit Highlights Difference Between Delaware And Nevada Exculpatory Statute

    10th Circuit Highlights Difference Between Delaware And Nevada Exculpatory Statute
    Because the power to manage a corporation’s affairs rests with the board of directors, it is normally up to the board to decide whether the corporation will pursue a claim.  A shareholder who believes that the corporation should…
Rank this Week: 234

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 166

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jun 23

    The Regulatory Week in Review: June 24, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: June 24, 2016
    The Supreme Court issues major decisions on immigration and affirmative action, FAA finalizes drone rule, and more...
  • Jun 22

    Preventing Regulatory Capture

    Preventing Regulatory Capture
    When a regulation’s benefits exceed its costs, simplicity and interdisciplinary processes are essential to reducing capture.
  • Jun 21

    Challenges in Measuring Regulatory Capture

    Challenges in Measuring Regulatory Capture
    Harvard Business School Professor David Moss and I have, roughly speaking, defined regulatory capture as the result or process by which regulation is consistently directed away from the public interest and towards the interests of the…
Rank this Week: 199

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Jun 23

    Local Ordinances and Parade Permit

    Local Ordinances and Parade Permit
     Yesterday was an excellent day for a parade – wonderful weather and a great reason to celebrate! All of the festivities made for a very quiet day in the library, which gave one law librarian time to ponder, what does one have to…
  • Jun 20

    In Honor of the Cavs Championship: The Little Book of Basketball Law

    In Honor of the Cavs Championship: The Little Book of Basketball Law
    Today is a wonderful day to be in Cleveland!  Strangers are embracing and high fiving–as of the writing of this blog I have giving 17 high fives today.  Unfortunately, work productivity in the greater Cleveland area today is…
  • Jun 17

    CMS Issues Proposed Rule Updating Conditions of Participation

    CMS Issues Proposed Rule Updating Conditions of Participation
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has issued a proposed rule (81 Fed. Reg. 39448, 6/16/16) to modernize and revise requirements hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. …
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FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Jun 23

    The PRICED Act Takes a Stab at Reducing Biological Product Reference Product Exclusivity From 12 Years to 7 Year

    The PRICED Act Takes a Stab at Reducing Biological Product Reference Product Exclusivity From 12 Years to 7 Year
    By Kurt R. Karst – For several years now, the Obama Administration’s annual budget requests (here, here, and here, for example) have included proposals to reduce to 7 years the current 12-year period of Reference Product Exclusivity…
  • Jun 22

    HP&M Seeks Junior to Mid-Level Associate

    HP&M Seeks Junior to Mid-Level Associate
    Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., the nation’s largest boutique food and drug regulatory law firm, seeks a junior to mid-level associate with substantive experience in medical devices and other areas of food and drug law and regulation to…
  • Jun 22

    HHS OIG’s Odd Take on Food Recall

    HHS OIG’s Odd Take on Food Recall
    By Ricardo Carvajal – In an unusual “Early Alert,” the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) publicly took FDA to task for allegedly lacking “an efficient and effective food recall…
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New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer…

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers fraud and False Claims Act cases. By Michael D. Fitzgerald.

http://www.newjerseywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    BOTOX “MATH”

    BOTOX “MATH”
    You may have heard of an event called a “Botox party”. The basic concept is that a group of people get together and “share” a vial of Botox to address signs of age which may appear on a person’s face. These…
  • Mar 9

    HOW LOW CAN YOU GO

    HOW LOW CAN YOU GO
    “HOW LOW CAN YOU GO” Just when you think fraudsters can’t reach a new low, you read about Michael Mann, the owner of Seattle-based Wheelchairs Plus. Mr. Mann has been ordered to pay $2.7 million for fraudulently billing the…
  • Dec 1

    EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GETS A PRICING EDUCATION

    EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GETS A PRICING EDUCATION
    A couple of months ago, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with VMware, Inc. and Carahsoft Technology. The two companies specialize in providing virtualization software and information technology products to federal, state and…
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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
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The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jun 23

    The True Cost of Fraud

    The True Cost of Fraud
    When we think of on-the-job fraud, we tend to think in extremes. One extreme is the teenage punk with orange hair and a nose ring, and he’s stealing cash out of the register or letting his friends have free chips and soda. The other…
  • Jun 21

    Consequences of Bankruptcy Fraud

    Consequences of Bankruptcy Fraud
    Tracy Coenen talks about what could happen if a debtor commits fraud during the bankruptcy process. The potential consequences include the denial of discharge of debts, bankruptcy cannot be filed for the same debts again, exempt property…
  • Jun 16

    Be Prepared: Think Like a Thief

    Be Prepared: Think Like a Thief
    Fraud is committed by real people. They have real families and real jobs. They often are just like you and me. But what makes thieves different from a lot of us is their ability to lie and steal. Most of us would never seriously consider…
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Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jun 23

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano
    Continuing with our series to introduce you to members of our Condo and HOA Team, today meet Molly Maggiano. Molly concentrates her practice in real estate matters, more specifically in the areas of community association representation,…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
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The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
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Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
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AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
  • Jun 16

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie
    Here are a few website marketing ideas that I’d prioritize today: Speed If your pages don’t fully load in around one second, you’re losing visitors unnecessarily. If you’re not sure whether your pages are too slow, you…
  • Apr 10

    Giving Online Legal Services Consumers What They Want

    Giving Online Legal Services Consumers What They Want
    A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client. – Proverb When many lawyers hear things like do-it-yourself legal forms, online legal tools and online legal question and answers they immediately cry: Harm! And there’s…
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Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 22

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Firing Someone For It Is Illegal To Do

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Firing Someone For It Is Illegal To Do
    Marriage is tough.  And with the divorce rate in the United States hovering around fifty percent, unless you work in a monastery, there are likely divorced individuals in your workplace.  This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court…
  • Jun 20

    Employee Leave Questions Got You Down?

    Employee Leave Questions Got You Down?
    Employee leave issues can be exceedingly complicated given the interplay between local, state and federal laws.  If you have questions, hopefully, I can help.  I will be giving a webinar through Lorman on June 23rd at 1 pm EST…
  • May 12

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie
    In newly published guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) discusses employer leave policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This guidance is significant for a number of…
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Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
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Brain Damage Articles and…

Brain Damage Articles and Information

Features commentary and updates on brain damage, concussion and coma. By Gordon Johnson.

http://tbilaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Irony of the Matson Trial in Abraham Lincoln’s Life

    The Irony of the Matson Trial in Abraham Lincoln’s Life
    The Matson Trial was a significant case in the life and career of Abraham Lincoln, but for a reason one would not expect. The man who would later emancipate the slaves defended a slave owner in the Matson Trial. This does not necessarily mean…
  • Jun 20

    Harriet Tubman Suffered a TBI Early In Life

    Harriet Tubman Suffered a TBI Early In Life
    Last week, we wrote about a famous president who had a traumatic brain injury. Next, we will look at another famous person from the same period of history that had a TBI – Harriet Tubman. Early in her life, the teenage Harriet Tubman…
  • Jun 20

    Milwaukee Head on collision lands three in hospital

    Milwaukee Head on collision lands three in hospital
    A man was driving the wrong way Sunday on I-43 when he hit a vehicle coming the other way, which contained a woman and her two children, in a Milwaukee head on collision, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The man could face up to…
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Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 22

    End of the Road for Ethicon’s Anti-Delegation Argument?

    End of the Road for Ethicon’s Anti-Delegation Argument?
    by Dennis Crouch In a 10-1 decision, the Federal Circuit has rejected Ethicon’s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of  whether the USPTO Director improperly delegated IPR institution decisionmaking. Ethicon will likely…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Calls for Views of the Solicitor General

    Supreme Court Calls for Views of the Solicitor General
    The no-change decision in Cuozzo was the biggest immediate patent law news from June 20, 2016.  However, two other actions by the court that day may end up having a greater long term impact.  Namely, that same day the…
  • Jun 21

    Federal Circuit Saves Patentees by ruling that “Before” includes “Just Afterwards”

    Federal Circuit Saves Patentees by ruling that “Before” includes “Just Afterwards”
    by Dennis Crouch Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016) [ImmersionHTC] Sometimes one day makes a big difference – especially if you accidentally missed yesterday’s deadline (or if you misread the statute). The case here is…
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