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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Feb 24

    Bloomberg BNA: Chastened FTC May Foretell Future of CFPB

    Bloomberg BNA: Chastened FTC May Foretell Future of CFPB
    Here.
  • Feb 24

    AmBanker: CFPB faces Catch-22 on pending arbitration rule

    AmBanker: CFPB faces Catch-22 on pending arbitration rule
    Here (behind paywall). Excerpt: "* * * Director Cordray has been reluctant to issue a final arbitration rule, is because I think he realizes that there is a very high likelihood of it being overridden," said Alan Kaplinsky, a partner...
  • Feb 24

    Regulations targeted by big busine

    Regulations targeted by big busine
    The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs, sent President Trump yesterday a list of rules it wants delayed, altered or repealed. Prominent among the rules listed are protections for workers and the environment, along with the net…
Rank this Week: 247

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Feb 24

    Judge Neil Gorsuch on Bankruptcy

    Judge Neil Gorsuch on Bankruptcy
    The following is taken from a lecture given by the author on February 22, 2017 to the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association. On February 1, 2017, the President nominated Neil McGill Gorsuch to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court.…
  • Feb 6

    Are You Exposed?

    Are You Exposed?
    Does it do any good to think about why you have debt problems? As a bankruptcy lawyer I have represented clients with every type debt problem imaginable and I think is very worthwhile to reflect about how and why you ended up in a…
  • Jan 31

    Payday Loans Are Not “Cash Advances” Under Bankruptcy Law

    Payday Loans Are Not “Cash Advances” Under Bankruptcy Law
    Discharging payday loans in bankruptcy is easier than you may think and easier than the lender may want you to know.
Rank this Week: 229

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 156

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 198

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

Press digest on transatlantic affairs. Edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Feb 24

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off
    German TV series are finally taking off. Both historical drama and contemporary drama are red hot right now. Since GERMANY 83, a great Cold War spy drama based on the Able Archer NATO maneuver, all major streaming services have announced…
  • Dec 20

    Berlin is not Afraid

    Berlin is not Afraid
    Terroristen dieser Welt, schaut auf diese Stadt! Our 9/11 reflexes are alive and well, but is the tragedy of Berlin really a national crisis? Running a lorry into a crowded Christmas market was an attack on our lifestyle and insofar it…
  • Nov 27

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest
    In Aesop’s fable the Lion, the Bear and the Fox, the lion and the bear fight over a deer until both are too tired to continue, the fox, having seen their fatigue and lacerations runs off with the deer in its jaws. America, being the…
Rank this Week: 155

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 24

    Too square

    Too square
    We all understood by now that under Wal-Mart, trade dress that is deemed to be “product packaging” — unlike “product configuration” — “may be inherently distinctive and therefore, registrable,…
  • Feb 21

    “Rock ‘n Roll, Redskins & Free Speech”

    “Rock ‘n Roll, Redskins & Free Speech”
    I have tried not to overload the blog with media coverage about our Supreme Court case involving THE SLANTS, but this is pretty ginchy:
  • Feb 16

    Gucci v. Frontline Processing: Giving credit for infringement where it’s due

    Gucci v. Frontline Processing: Giving credit for infringement where it’s due
    Originally posted 2010-07-12 08:05:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The essential role played by credit card companies in online trademark infringement was recognized in Gucci America, Inc. v. Frontline Processing...
Rank this Week: 193

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 24

    RIA Found Guilty of Misappropriating Funds from Mike Tyson

    RIA Found Guilty of Misappropriating Funds from Mike Tyson
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Brian Ourand, a former registered investment adviser in Washington, D.C. was found guilty by the SEC for misappropriating funds from his clients, which included many professional athletes…
  • Feb 23

    SEC Charges Fuel Cell Company with Defrauding Investor

    SEC Charges Fuel Cell Company with Defrauding Investor
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC charged a California-based penny stock company, along with four corporate officers, with misleading investors about the research, development, and profitability of its purported…
  • Feb 22

    Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty

    Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing in order to settle charges by the SEC.According to the complaint, the SEC alleged that Morgan Stanley…
Rank this Week: 256

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Feb 24

    DE ONVRIJWILLIGE ONTBINDING VAN RECHTSPERSONEN

    DE ONVRIJWILLIGE ONTBINDING VAN RECHTSPERSONEN
    Kan bij beschikking van de Kamer van Koophandel De regeling op grond waarvan de Kamer van Koophandel en Nijverheid de ontbinding van rechtspersonen kan bewerkstelligen is in Curaçao met ingang van 28 december 2016 sterk…
  • Feb 2

    EEN OVEREENKOMST MET HET LAND?

    EEN OVEREENKOMST MET HET LAND?
    Let op de Comptabiliteitsverordening 1989 Uit een kort gedingvonnis van 26 januari 2017 van het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg te Aruba (ECLI:NL:OGEAA:2017:54) blijkt nog maar weer eens dat de overheid (in dit geval het Land Aruba) niet (zomaar) is…
  • Jan 18

    CONSULAR CORPS OF CURAÇAO GETS NEW BOARD

    CONSULAR CORPS OF CURAÇAO GETS NEW BOARD
    The CCC represents 33 countries A new Board of the Consular Corps of Curaçao was appointed at the recent annual general meeting. Karel Frielink, honorary consul of Germany, was appointed the new Dean. The other board members appointed…
Rank this Week: 160

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Third Circuit Affirms Injunction in Non-Compete Case

    Third Circuit Affirms Injunction in Non-Compete Case
    Last October, I discussed a case in which the District of New Jersey issued an injunction which enforced ADP, LLC’s non-compete agreement with two of its former employees.  Earlier this month, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals…
  • Feb 14

    Court Overturns Jury Waiver and Fee Award to Employer Under CEPA

    Court Overturns Jury Waiver and Fee Award to Employer Under CEPA
    In a recent published opinion, New Jersey’s Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s rulings that an employee had waived his right to a jury trial under New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee…
  • Feb 7

    Employer’s “Honest Belief” Defeats FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Employer’s “Honest Belief” Defeats FMLA Retaliation Claim
    Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee cannot establish a retaliation claim under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) if his employer honestly believed he abused his right to take time off…
Rank this Week: 275

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Graduate Institute's International Law Literature Forum for Spring 2017

    Graduate Institute's International Law Literature Forum for Spring 2017
    Here's the Spring 2017 schedule for the International Law Literature Forum at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies: March 8, 2017: Kristina Daugirdas (Univ. of Michigan), Understanding the United Nations' Failure…
  • Feb 24

    Call for Papers: XXII Convegno annuale della SIDI

    Call for Papers: XXII Convegno annuale della SIDI
    The Italian Society of International Law and European Union Law has issued a call for papers for its Twenty-Second Annual Conference, to be held June 8-9, 2017, at the Università degli Studi di Trento. The theme is: "Migration and…
  • Feb 24

    Hepburn: Domestic Law in International Investment Arbitration

    Hepburn: Domestic Law in International Investment Arbitration
    Jarrod Hepburn (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has published Domestic Law in International Investment Arbitration (Oxford Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract:Although domestic law plays an important role in investment treaty arbitration, this…
Rank this Week: 121

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Feb 24

    How likely is algorithmic transparency?

    How likely is algorithmic transparency?
    Here’s the abstract for Opening the Black Box: In Search of Algorithmic Transparency by Rachel Pollack Ichou (University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute): Given the importance of search engines for public access to knowledge and…
  • Feb 15

    A psychological perspective on algorithm aversion

    A psychological perspective on algorithm aversion
    Berkeley J. Dietvorst, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Joseph P. Simmons, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and Cade Massey, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Algorithm Aversion: People…
  • Feb 14

    Use Trump’s executive orders sourced on White House website with caution

    Use Trump’s executive orders sourced on White House website with caution
    In White House posts wrong versions of Trump’s orders on its website, USA Today reports that the texts of at least five Trump executive orders hosted on the White House website do not match the official text sent to the Federal…
Rank this Week: 224

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 254

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Lawsuit Funding can be the Financial Ammunition Needed to Fight for Your Right

    Lawsuit Funding can be the Financial Ammunition Needed to Fight for Your Right
    A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident. According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced…
  • Feb 23

    Pharmacy Accused of Prescription Error that Caused Death

    Pharmacy Accused of Prescription Error that Caused Death
    Pharmacy errors can happen when the wrong dose of a prescription is given, when the wrong medication is given and in other circumstances. When that duty of care is breached and the breach causes harm to the patient, a pharmacy and pharmacist…
  • Feb 21

    Lawsuit Alleges Nurses Tied Resident to Wheelchair and Injected a Sedative to Keep Her Quiet

    Lawsuit Alleges Nurses Tied Resident to Wheelchair and Injected a Sedative to Keep Her Quiet
    When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home, we expect they will receive quality care. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse are all too common due in part to overworked nurses, under-trained staff, and/or a simple…
Rank this Week: 278

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History
    Justin Collings, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, What Should Comparative Constitutional History Compare? University of Illinois Law Review (2017)Raymond Grew once observed that, ‘‘for many professional…
  • Feb 24

    Rady on Hungarian customary law

    Rady on Hungarian customary law
    We missed this book by Martyn Rady, UCL, out in 2015: Customary Law in Hungary: Courts, Texts, and the Tripartitum. From Oxford University Press: This is the first comprehensive treatment in any language of the history of customary…
  • Feb 23

    CFP: Family, Human Rights and Internationalism

    CFP: Family, Human Rights and Internationalism
    [We have the following call for papers.]The Family, Human Rights and Internationalism: Global Historical-Sociological Perspectives, 10-11 November 2017, University of GöttingenHistorical and historical-sociological research on the…
Rank this Week: 227

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

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

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 135

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 24

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You
    A global law firm recently embarrassed itself by not doing a simple conflicts check. As Joe Patrice in his blog post for Above the Law explains, Dentons’ attorneys shot off a letter demanding a retraction from CNN for a story on…
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Feb 24

    DOJ Issues New Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program

    DOJ Issues New Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program
    On February 8, 2017, the Department of Justice Fraud Section posted a new guidance document on its website entitled, “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”  (“Compliance Guidance”).  This Compliance…
  • Feb 22

    Valentine’s Day Disappointment for FCA Practitioners Hoping for a Ruling on Stat Sampling

    Valentine’s Day Disappointment for FCA Practitioners Hoping for a Ruling on Stat Sampling
    On February 14, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Cmty. Inc. addressing only the first of the two issues that the district court had certified for interlocutory appeal: (1) whether the…
  • Feb 17

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 237

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 207

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 24

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google
    YouTube has been sued a few times for removing a video based on its spam policies and then relocating it to a new URL because remove-and-relocate breaks in-bound links (and any associated marketing investments) and resets the view counter.…
  • Feb 21

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood
    We’re revisiting the important and entirely self-referential issue of defamation liability for blogging about judicial opinions. As I’ve discussed before (this post is perhaps my most heartfelt), blogging about judicial opinions…
  • Feb 18

    Ellen DeGeneres Defeats Lawsuit Over Breast Pun–TiTi Pierce v. Warner Bro

    Ellen DeGeneres Defeats Lawsuit Over Breast Pun–TiTi Pierce v. Warner Bro
    The Ellen Show, featuring Ellen DeGeneres, runs a periodic segment called “What’s Wrong with These Signs? Signs.” In Feb. 2016, the segment included a sign for “Nipple Convalescent Home” followed by the…
Rank this Week: 171

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 188

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Social Media, Rhetoric, and Science – Antivaxxer

    Social Media, Rhetoric, and Science – Antivaxxer
    In a recent news conference, Donald Trump (née Drumpf) proclaimed that that he had won the presidency by the largest electoral college margin since Ronald Reagan. When an earnest (but obviously “dishonest”) reporter…
  • Feb 22

    Talc Litigation in Missouri – Show Me the Law and the Evidence

    Talc Litigation in Missouri – Show Me the Law and the Evidence
    In New Jersey, where the courts are particularly plaintiff friendly but not beyond the persuasive force of evidence, lawsuit industry claims that talc causes ovarian cancer have not fared well. Last year, Judge Johnson, of Atlantic County,…
  • Feb 20

    White Hat Bias in the Lab and in the Courtroom

    White Hat Bias in the Lab and in the Courtroom
    “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”1 Changing scientists’ aversion to sharing data may be even more difficult than changing the weather, but the means to accomplish the change would be…
Rank this Week: 177

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Understanding “Repair and Deduct” in California

    Understanding “Repair and Deduct” in California
    There are certain circumstances under which if your landlord will not fix a problem in your rental unit, you have the right to take control of the situation, pay for the repair, and deduct the cost from your next month’s rent. However,…
  • Feb 22

    Dangerous Construction Site Leads to Building Evacuation

    Dangerous Construction Site Leads to Building Evacuation
    On February 22, a crane and concrete slab in a high-rise construction site in South of Market became unstable and were at a risk of falling, CBS SF Bay Area reported. Due to the significant dangers posed by the two-ton piece of concrete…
  • Feb 20

    Defining Undue Influence in Elder Abuse Situation

    Defining Undue Influence in Elder Abuse Situation
    Financial elder abuse comes in many different forms, yet it often has the underlying element of undue influence exerted by a person over an elderly individual. During financially abusive situations, this undue influence results in a family…
Rank this Week: 101

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Feb 24

    Nursing Home Employee Assaults 85-Year-Old Resident

    Nursing Home Employee Assaults 85-Year-Old Resident
    Nursing home abuse often goes unreported due to the patient’s mental health and vulnerability. It can be difficult to detect abuse or neglect because family members are not present 24 hours a day. It also can be difficult to prove…
  • Feb 20

    Supreme Court to Hear Important Case on Nursing Home Care Agreement

    Supreme Court to Hear Important Case on Nursing Home Care Agreement
    On February 22 of this year, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that may greatly affect nursing home care in this country. According to one news source, the case considers the legality of arbitration agreements…
  • Feb 13

    Court Upholds Jury’s Verdict Finding Manufacturer Liable for Defective Ladder

    Court Upholds Jury’s Verdict Finding Manufacturer Liable for Defective Ladder
    In a recent case, a federal appeals court found in favor of an Illinois man who alleged his ladder was defectively designed. The man fell off his ladder while he was replacing the screws on his gutter and suffered a traumatic brain injury as…
Rank this Week: 289

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal orders block of The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer

    Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal orders block of The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer
    The Pirate Bay blocked in Sweden? Yes, this is indeed what the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal has ordered a major Swedish access provider to do in a recent decision.Katfriend Nedim Malovic (Sandart & Partners) explains how…
  • Feb 24

    The Enforcement Directive permits punitive damages - or does it?

    The Enforcement Directive permits punitive damages - or does it?
    The common reading of the ECJ's (yes) recent judgment in case C-367/15 - OTK is that the Enforcement Directive (Directive 2004/48) does not compel Member States to introduce punitive damages for infringement of intellectual property…
  • Feb 23

    Trader keeps the [good] faith in a spare part in trademark doublebill

    Trader keeps the [good] faith in a spare part in trademark doublebill
    Disputes involving the IP rights of spare parts dealers have challenged courts and registries for decades. An interesting instance with respect to the use and rightful proprietorship of a registered trademark occurred recently in Singapore…
Rank this Week: 195

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Feb 24

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie
    Over six years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was signed into law. Implementation of this Act by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) continues to unfold…
  • Feb 24

    Corporate Officers as Agent

    Corporate Officers as Agent
    Although officers are crucial to corporate operations, scholarly and theoretical accounts tend to slight officers. Officers are often amalgamated with directors into a single category, “managers,” which elides significant…
  • Feb 24

    Weekly Roundup: February 17, 2017–February 23, 2017

    Weekly Roundup: February 17, 2017–February 23, 2017
    A Trump Appointed AG May Not Translate to Less Aggressive Enforcement Posted by Jocelyn E. Strauber, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Friday, February 17, 2017 Tags: Anti-corruption, DOJ, Donald Trump, FCPA, Financial…
Rank this Week: 149

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/24/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/24/17
    Fair Use, Fairness and the Public Interest — Neil Turkewitz writes, “In honor of Fair Use Week, let’s begin by unmasking the false premise underlying much of the celebration of fair use — that is, that the…
  • Feb 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17
    Copyright Office Q&A Session About The New Online DMCA Designated Agents Directory — Franklin Graves chats with US Copyright Office attorney-adviser Jason Sloane about the Copyright Office’s recently updated DMCA Designated…
  • Feb 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17
    Goodlatte Announces Agenda for 115th Congress — That agenda includes advancing the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of copyright law. Goodlatte says, “At the end of 2016, we issued our first bipartisan proposal to…
Rank this Week: 191

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 24

    Lawyer Watch

    Lawyer Watch
    People love analogies, no matter how inapt. It saves them from any need to think, delegating the responsibility to someone else to do it for them. And this total absence of thought thrives at The Puddle, where Stephen Embry analogizes…
  • Feb 24

    Whelan’s Misplaced Blame: Constitutional Interpretation Killed No One

    Whelan’s Misplaced Blame: Constitutional Interpretation Killed No One
    Perhaps Ed Whelan just found out what it feels like to be a transgender high school kid. After all, when something bad happens that touches you personally, it distorts your sense of reason and compels you to search desperately for a rationale…
  • Feb 22

    The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Student

    The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Student
    Unsurprisingly, the Trump administration will be issuing new “guidance” on the treatment of transgender students under Title IX. The Trump administration will issue new guidelines on how public schools treat transgender students,…
Rank this Week: 271

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    WIRTW #450 (the “Kurt” edition)

    WIRTW #450 (the “Kurt” edition)
    Earlier this week, Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 years old. Uncoincidentally, also earlier this week Norah stepped in for an absent bandmate to sing lead on the song that made Kurt Cobain and Nirvana a household name, “Smells Like…
  • Feb 23

    What’s good for the goose … NLRB protects employee’s Facebook post critical of his union

    What’s good for the goose … NLRB protects employee’s Facebook post critical of his union
    It won’t take much searching through the archives to find posts discussing the NLRB’s protections for employees’ Facebook posts critical of their employers (here, for example). Protected speech under the NLRA, however, cuts…
  • Feb 22

    “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law?” (redux)

    “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law?” (redux)
    Nearly six years ago, Walter Olson, writing as his Overlawyered blog, asked the following question: “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law…”? This was my answer: The Fair…
Rank this Week: 96

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
  • Feb 22

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)
    Jens Dammann, Business Courts and Firm Performance (U. Tex. Research Paper No. 564, 2017), available at SSRN.Omari SimmonsProfessor Jens Dammann’s paper titled Business Courts and Firm Performance is a bold attempt to answer a vexing…
Rank this Week: 184

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 162

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 24

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm
    Does Facebook Live video provide value for law firms, or is it just another opportunity to lose time that could be better spent elsewhere? It depends. If harnessed correctly, Facebook Live offers a valuable platform to connect with your…
  • Feb 24

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm
    Does Facebook Live video provide value for law firms, or is it just another opportunity to lose time that could be better spent elsewhere? It depends. If harnessed correctly, Facebook Live offers a valuable platform to connect with your…
  • Feb 23

    The Client Relationship Meeting

    The Client Relationship Meeting
    Lawyers have a lot of communication with their clients. But the vast majority of interaction tends to be related to specific matters — requesting some information, reporting on the status of a file, scheduling something, checking on a…
Rank this Week: 168

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Feb 24

    How Are Family Members Involved in Child Welfare Cases?

    How Are Family Members Involved in Child Welfare Cases?
    The child welfare system recognizes that in most cases it’s in the child best interests to be placed with family members instead of a foster family.
  • Feb 23

    Non-Custodial Parents and Child Welfare Case

    Non-Custodial Parents and Child Welfare Case
    When a custodial parent is involved in a child welfare proceeding, child welfare workers may turn to the non-custodial parent to identify a placement for the child.
  • Feb 22

    Why Thinking Like CPS Can Help You Get Your Child Back

    Why Thinking Like CPS Can Help You Get Your Child Back
    Some parents make the mistake of refusing to cooperate with the DCP&P. This is often misguided. In actuality, thinking like the DCP&P and cooperating when necessary can help you get your child back sooner.
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Feb 24

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule
    Last weekend, I attended a symposium at the UCLA School of Law entitled “Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law”.  The event, organized by ever erudite Professor Stephen…
  • Feb 23

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie
    Yesterday’s post concerned the Court of Appeal’s decision in People v. Black, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 130 (Cal. App. 6th Dist. Feb. 16, 2017).  The case involved the criminal prosecution of an individual for making false…
  • Feb 22

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey
    Anyone who has studied securities regulation since 1946 should be familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of a “security” as enunciated by Justice Frank Murphy in S.E.C. v. Howey Co., 328 U.S. 293…
Rank this Week: 182

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Feb 23

    Something to chew on: FDA, food, and a dose of definition

    Something to chew on: FDA, food, and a dose of definition
    Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology LawSci Forum and is reposted here with permission. To view the original post, click here. Is food medicine? The answer to…
  • Feb 23

    Dog food meat supplier aces inspection; investigation ongoing

    Dog food meat supplier aces inspection; investigation ongoing
    The Food and Drug Administration has completed its investigation into the supplier that furnished meat used in recalled canned dog food that was found to contain the animal euthanasia drug pentobarbital. As yet unidentified, the supplier…
  • Feb 23

    Canada offers beef irradiation as another tool for food safety

    Canada offers beef irradiation as another tool for food safety
    The government of Canada’s announcement this week of changes to its food and drug regulations to permit irradiation of ground beef was not a surprise. It was a long time coming, though, with industry having requested the change in 1998.…
Rank this Week: 93

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Feb 23

    Class Certification Trends For 2016

    Class Certification Trends For 2016
    Seyfarth Synopsis: This is the fifth installment of our blog series on key trends for workplace class action litigation in 2016. In terms of the sheer number of rulings, a significant trend saw wage & hour class action and collective…
  • Feb 17

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!
    By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar is next Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Click here to register and attend. It’s free! As we face a new year, Seyfarth is…
  • Feb 16

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Tiffany Tran, and Julie Yap Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth Shaw submitted comments and oral testimony to the Federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules regarding needed reform and guidance to Rule 23, the rule that…
Rank this Week: 157

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Feb 23

    TX High Court Clarifies “Common Carrier” Status Criteria

    TX High Court Clarifies “Common Carrier” Status Criteria
    In The Texas Supreme Court Clarifies “Common Carrier” Status Criteria, Pillsbury attorneys Anthony Raven, Olivia Matsushita and Andrew White discuss the Texas Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas,…
  • Feb 22

    Employers Beware of W-2 Phishing Scam

    Employers Beware of W-2 Phishing Scam
    In Phishing for W-2s: IRS Warns of Expanding Cyber Scam, Pillsbury attorneys Catherine Meyer and Kate Nyce caution all employers to be aware of and protect against cybercriminals scamming employers into turning over their employees’…
  • Feb 21

    GAO Clarifies Whether An Agency Is Required To Or May Credit An Offeror For Its Subcontractor’s Past Performance

    GAO Clarifies Whether An Agency Is Required To Or May Credit An Offeror For Its Subcontractor’s Past Performance
    In its recent Atlantic Systems decision, the Government Accountability Office clarified whether an agency is required or simply has discretion to credit past performance references submitted on behalf of an offeror’s proposed…
Rank this Week: 146

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Dallas Highways Are The Worst in Texas; Fort Worth’s Getting Better

    Dallas Highways Are The Worst in Texas; Fort Worth’s Getting Better
    A new study shows that Dallas has the most congested highways in Texas. And the roads are the 7th worst in the United States. How bad are they? Worse than the ones in Houston (11th place) and Austin (13th place). The average Dallas driver has…
  • Feb 21

    Dangerous Driving Is The New Norm

    Dangerous Driving Is The New Norm
    So Who’s Causing The Avalanche of Accidents? Teenagers? No, it’s their older brothers and friends, the millennials. The largest generation of Americans between the ages of 19 and 35 are our worst drivers. The AAA Foundation for…
  • Feb 20

    Cowtown Marathon, Thanks For Helping Our Children

    Cowtown Marathon, Thanks For Helping Our Children
    Last week I helped the Cowtown Marathon hand out running shoes to the students at the school I adopted many years ago and it was a blast. The staff goes out to 90 Fort Worth schools and community centers to give away 5,000 pairs of…
Rank this Week: 100

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Feb 23

    Refusing to allow service animal in workplace was discriminatory

    Refusing to allow service animal in workplace was discriminatory
    A Washington truck company discriminated against a longtime employee when it refused to allow her to bring a trained service dog to work. Haney, a Yakima-based heavy haul trucking company that operates in seven states and Canada, prohibited…
  • Feb 23

    Job applicant’s ADEA disparate impact claim supported by statutory text, Supreme Court precedent

    Job applicant’s ADEA disparate impact claim supported by statutory text, Supreme Court precedent
    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. Denying judgment on the pleadings, a federal district court in California ruled that the ADEA disparate impact claim of an applicant for a position at PricewaterhouseCoopers could go forward, specifically holding…
  • Feb 23

    Did sergeant’s protest of FMLA policy warrant denial of promotion? Jury to decide

    Did sergeant’s protest of FMLA policy warrant denial of promotion? Jury to decide
    By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. A police sergeant who was initially denied his request to use his accrued sick leave to care for his wife following childbirth complications due to the employer’s erroneous belief that he sought…
Rank this Week: 142

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law
    "The elements of a breach of fiduciary duty claim are: (1) a fiduciary relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, (2) a breach by the defendant of his fiduciary duty to the plaintiff, and (3) an injury to the plaintiff or benefit to…
  • Feb 14

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)
    LACHES DOCTRINE IS EQUITABLE IN NATURE, WHILE SOL IS STATUTORY  Laches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time. Green v. Parrack,974 S.W.2d 200, 203-04 (Tex. App.-San Antonio…
  • Jan 10

    Principles of statutory construction

    Principles of statutory construction
    When can extrinsic information be considered in construing a statute? The meaning of a statute is a legal question, which we review de novo to ascertain and give effect to the legislature's intent. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 212

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 131

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers injury law. By Law Offices of Robert Dixon.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblawg.com/
  • Feb 23

    Bed Bug Injuries in Florida

    Bed Bug Injuries in Florida
    Bed bug infestations are a legitimate concern in Florida hotels, motels, and other public facilities. If you or someone close to you was harmed due to a bed bug infestation, it is important to reach out to a skilled Miami injury attorney who…
  • Feb 23

    Fireplace Injuries in Florida

    Fireplace Injuries in Florida
    Fireplaces can be a beautiful focal point for any room, but the reality is they can also be dangerous. The unfortunate reality is that severe fireplace burns cause serious pain to a number of people each year. If you or your child has been…
  • Feb 23

    Truck Brake Failure Accidents in Florida

    Truck Brake Failure Accidents in Florida
    If you have been injured in a truck accident due to brake failure, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami injury attorneys have the skill, dedication, and experience to handle your case. We understand how complex these…
Rank this Week: 139

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t
    Belot v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-113, 2016 WL 3248031 (2016) Facts: During their marriage, the parties operated a dance studio. The business consisted of an S corporation which was the actual studio, an LLC which operated a boutique…
  • Feb 23

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t
    Belot v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-113, 2016 WL 3248031 (2016) Facts: During their marriage, the parties operated a dance studio. The business consisted of an S corporation which was the actual studio, an LLC which operated a boutique…
  • Feb 15

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence
    Jennifer A. Crissman, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group             The name “Responsible Individuals List” may sound like an accolade to parents; however, this is a…
Rank this Week: 90

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Feb 23

    Time and Time Again

    Time and Time Again
    Authored by Sheryl Skibbe On Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Justice Department’s additional unopposed request for a 60-day extension to figure out its position on the new FLSA overtime…
  • Feb 17

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23
    Co-authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Tiffany Tran, and Julie Yap Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth Shaw submitted comments and oral testimony to the Federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules regarding needed reform and guidance to Rule 23,…
  • Feb 15

    Puzder Bows Out, While the DOL (and its New OT Rule) Wait

    Puzder Bows Out, While the DOL (and its New OT Rule) Wait
    Authored by Emily Barker President Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew F. Puzder, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Support for Puzder had eroded quickly over the last week. To secure his appointment, Puzder needed at…
Rank this Week: 119

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Feb 23

    International Polar Bear Day

    International Polar Bear Day
    February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. You may commemorate the day by turning down your thermostat, visiting the live cam at the website of polar bear international (www.polarbearinternational.org), or viewing the display of new books…
  • Feb 20

    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale

    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale
    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale March 4, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM 17 Hillhouse Avenue, TEAL Classroom  More information: http://researchdata.yale.edu/datarescuenhv Register for DataRescueNHV: http://tinyurl.com/datarescuenhv
  • Feb 10

    Book Talk: Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matche

    Book Talk: Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matche
    Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and Yale Law Women for a discussion with Marcia A. Zug ’04 about her new book, Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches. Commentary will be provided by Ian Ayres ’86.…
Rank this Week: 109