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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/
  • Feb 11

    Rahav et al. on Arabs and Jews in the Israeli Criminal Law System

    Rahav et al. on Arabs and Jews in the Israeli Criminal Law System
    Giora Rahav , Yoram Rabin and Ephraim Yaar (Tel Aviv University , College of Management Law School and Tel Aviv University - The Evens Program for Conflict Resolution Research) have posted Disparities between Jews and Arabs in the Israeli…
  • Feb 11

    Terzian on The Fifth Amendment and Encryption

    Terzian on The Fifth Amendment and Encryption
    Dan Terzian has posted The Micro-Hornbook on the Fifth Amendment and Encryption (Georgetown Law Journal Online, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Micro-Hornbook objectively analyzes whether and how the government may…
  • Feb 11

    Thorburn on Duff

    Thorburn on Duff
    Malcolm Thorburn (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Calling Antony Duff to Account Rowan Cruft, Mathew H. Kramer, Mark R. Reiff (eds):Crime, Punishment and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff, Oxford, Oxford…
Rank this Week: 150

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 138

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 11

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut
    The Connecticut Mirror takes a look at the rise of form-based zoning in the Constitution State. Special kudos to UConn property professor Sara Bronin who spearheaded the two-year revision of Hartford's zoning code: In the next few years…
  • Feb 11

    Eason on Who Owns the Family Pet

    Eason on Who Owns the Family Pet
    Morgan Eason (Mississippi - Student) has posted A Bone to Pick: Applying a Best Interest of the Family Standard in Pet Custody Disputes on SSRN. Here's the abstract: What happens to companion animals when pet owners divorce? The role of...
  • Feb 11

    Lovett on A Comparative Perspective on Revendicating Movable

    Lovett on A Comparative Perspective on Revendicating Movable
    John Lovett (Loyola - New Orleans) has posted Professor Longhair's Legacy: A Comparative Perspective on Revendicating Movables (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay addresses the problem of how an owner of a corporeal…
Rank this Week: 124

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    SEC: California Man Sold Investors Phony Stock to Pay Gambling Debt

    SEC: California Man Sold Investors Phony Stock to Pay Gambling Debt
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an unregistered broker in Oceanside, Calif., with fraudulently selling purported stock in a medical device company and pocketing investors’ money.The SEC alleges that Gregory Ruehle…
  • Feb 10

    SEC Adopts Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules Regarding Activity in the U.S.

    SEC Adopts Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules Regarding Activity in the U.S.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to adopt rules that require a non-U.S. company that uses personnel located in a U.S. branch or office to arrange, negotiate, or execute a security-based swap transaction in connection with…
  • Feb 9

    Electronic Storage Failure Results in $2.6 Million Fine

    Electronic Storage Failure Results in $2.6 Million Fine
    If your firm has not reviewed its electronic storage systems and programs recently, now may be the time. While this is a guess, it seems to me that oversights at one firm cost it $2.6 million in fines.As we all know, the…
Rank this Week: 107

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 11

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence
    Broc Romanek: Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 11

    Obama administration to defy spirit, if not the letter of the Supreme Court stay

    Obama administration to defy spirit, if not the letter of the Supreme Court stay
    Michael Greve points out that: In two noteworthy instances—the President’s “deferred action” immigration plan and, as of yesterday, his “clean power” plan—the federal courts have told the... [[ This…
  • Feb 11

    Maybe Nevada really is worse than Delaware

    Maybe Nevada really is worse than Delaware
    If you're a shareholder, you might think twice about investing in Nevada corporations. Case in point from Keith Paul Bishop: In a recent blog post, Delaware lawyer Francis Pileggi discusses a recent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 11

    South Korea and the Heartland Connected by World Wide Water

    South Korea and the Heartland Connected by World Wide Water
    By Jeffery Robichaud Here in Kansas, we are the EPA Regional Office that is farthest from an international border. But surprisingly, we still get our own share of out-of-town visitors. In August 2015, scientists from our Drinking Water…
  • Feb 11

    The power goes out, but the water flows on

    The power goes out, but the water flows on
    by Patti Kay Wisniewski Have you ever wondered how water continues flowing to your faucet even when your power goes out?  Lots of us take this fact for granted, because losing water service is so rare. That’s no accident.…
  • Feb 10

    Teaching to Lead

    Teaching to Lead
    By Malavika Sahai and Jonathan Leslie About the Authors: Malavika Sahai and Jonathan Leslie were summer interns at EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice. Malavika is studying Environmental Policy and Planning and Geography at Virginia…
Rank this Week: 126

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Life of a national/EU trade mark ... in a map

    Life of a national/EU trade mark ... in a map
    Is trade mark law difficult? Usually, the response that one gets (with a serious/defeated tone) when asking this question is: "Yes because of the Court of Justice of the European Union that has added all those trade mark functions".But…
  • Feb 11

    Thursday Thingie

    Thursday Thingie
    The cat as patent star--It is rare that the IPKat and its ilk find themselves part of a patent appeal. For that reason, the IPKat thanks Kat friend Sam Adams of Müller-Boré & Partner for bringing to our attention paragraph 18…
  • Feb 10

    Wednesday Whimsie

    Wednesday Whimsie
    IP educational initiative--The Intellectual Property Office and Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister for Intellectual Property, announced today a new government initiative to help UK schools promote what the initiative calls "vital Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 135

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 11

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action
    Michael Morley has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, De Facto Class Actions? Injunctive Relief in Election Law, Voting Rights, and Other Constitutional Cases. Here’s the abstract: When a court holds that a legal provision is…
  • Feb 9

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action
    A new article by Professors Stephen J. Choi and A.C. Pritchard, SEC Investigations and Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Comparison, has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: Using actions with both an SEC…
  • Feb 9

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel
    A new article, Does the Chief Justice Make Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panels?, by political science professor Maxwell Palmer (Boston University), has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 115

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Feb 11

    MLAT Reform and the 80% Solution - What's Good for Users?

    MLAT Reform and the 80% Solution - What's Good for Users?
    Last week, The Washington Post reported that the US and the UK were in negotiations to permit UK law enforcement agencies to request stored communications like email and chats directly from US-based providers like Facebook and…
  • Feb 9

    Smart Cities – The Cyber Security and Privacy Implications of Ubiquitous Urban Computing

    Smart Cities – The Cyber Security and Privacy Implications of Ubiquitous Urban Computing
    The rapid growth of embedded computing and the “Internet of Things” (IoT) have been felt in many industries and areas, but few organizations and jurisdictions have been affected as quickly and as deeply as cities.  The…
  • Feb 9

    A New Case (of Chilling Effects?) Against DMCA Counter-Notice Sender

    A New Case (of Chilling Effects?) Against DMCA Counter-Notice Sender
    E. TV Networks has filed copyright infringement claims in federal district court against Google and sixteen YouTube users. The targeted users sent DMCA counter-notices to YouTube following E. TV’s requested takedowns of videos…
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The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    SUNY Potsdam Appoints Ombuds in Partial Response to Student Protest

    SUNY Potsdam Appoints Ombuds in Partial Response to Student Protest
    The State University of New York near the Canadian border has yielded to some of the demands made by a student group seeking to improve treatment of ethnic minorities. In addition to firing Dean of Students William G. “Chip”…
  • Feb 10

    IOA Seeks FUNdraising Donation

    IOA Seeks FUNdraising Donation
    The International Ombudsman Association is asking for donations to its annual FUNdraiser raffle. Participants can win some great prizes and lasting memories. Last year, donations included gift cards, themed baskets, books, university gear,…
  • Feb 10

    Meet the Ombuds at Washington State University

    Meet the Ombuds at Washington State University
    WSU has published an introduction to their two current Ombudsmen: Tena Old and Max Kirk.  Old has served in the role since April 2011 and Kirk began in July 2015. Old’s background is on the staff/administrative professional side.…
Rank this Week: 103

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Feb 11

    Social Justice Monday: Envisioning a Different Criminal Justice System

    Social Justice Monday: Envisioning a Different Criminal Justice System
    Envisioning a Different Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Incarceration Social Justice Monday—Monday, February 8, 2016 Submitted by Jeanna McLellan, Electronic Services Assistant Part Two of the Criminal Justice Reform Series…
  • Feb 8

    Today in Legal History: Dawes Severalty Act Signed, Tribes Further Dispossessed

    Today in Legal History: Dawes Severalty Act Signed, Tribes Further Dispossessed
    On February 8, 1887, President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes Act, dividing up tribal lands into plots for individuals to farm.  The effect of the Act was to weaken tribes, break up traditional families, and put Indian lands into…
  • Feb 1

    Social Justice Monday: Racial Disparities in Our Criminal Justice System

    Social Justice Monday: Racial Disparities in Our Criminal Justice System
    Racial Disparities in Our Criminal Justice System: How Did We Get Here Social Justice Monday—Monday, February 1, 2016 Submitted by Jeanna McLellan, Electronic Services Assistant The United States incarcerates more people than any other…
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Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 162

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 11

    Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entitie

    Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entitie
    Jorge Contreras, Utah examines Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entities. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: An extensive literature exists regarding the patent disclosure and licensing commitments made by participants in…
  • Feb 11

    Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study

    Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study
    Alberto Baccini, University of Siena and Leonardo Marroni offer Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study. ABSTRACT: Network analysis techniques are used for investigating the probable effects…
  • Feb 11

    Airport cities and multiproduct pricing

    Airport cities and multiproduct pricing
    Tiziana D'Alfonso (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG), University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy) ; Valentina Bracaglia (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio…
Rank this Week: 121

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Dude, Just Form a China WFOE

    Dude, Just Form a China WFOE
    Don’t fall apart on me tonight I just don’t think that I could handle it * * * * I wish I’d have been a doctor Maybe I’d have saved some life that had been lost Maybe I’d have done some good in the world…
  • Feb 10

    China Employee Probation

    China Employee Probation
    With China’s economy slowing, our clients with employees in China are focusing even more on hiring and firing flexibility. One of the best ways to maintaining employee flexibility (at least for at time) is to take advantage of a…
  • Feb 9

    China Product Development, Part 2

    China Product Development, Part 2
    As I discussed in yesterday’s post (China Product Development) product development in China is a risky process. To properly address those risks, a development agreement enforceable in China is required. A development agreement is…
Rank this Week: 123

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 11

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney
    From The Charlotte Observer: “I have an appointment this afternoon with a family law attorney.” “Oh no. I’m so sorry. So, you are going through a divorce?” “What? No, no. I just want to ask some questions. Do you think...
  • Feb 10

    Florida Bill Aims to Abolish Cohabitation Law

    Florida Bill Aims to Abolish Cohabitation Law
    From Action News Jacksonville: Living with a significant other out of wedlock is illegal in Florida, but anew push, mostly by Democratic state lawmakers, is trying to do away with the ban on shacking up. Michigan, Mississippi and Florida…
  • Feb 9

    Law Enacted to Help Ensure Child Support Payment

    Law Enacted to Help Ensure Child Support Payment
    From Hometown Life: A four-bill package that will help ensure collection of child support payments when parents live in different states or countries was signed into law as 2015 ended. “In divorce and child custody situations, we must make…
Rank this Week: 148

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 11

    You cannot afford to sleep on harassment complaint

    You cannot afford to sleep on harassment complaint
    Yesterday, I suggested that harassment prevention is a 365-days-a-year job for employers. Apparently, some employers still need to learn this lesson. Case in point? Smith v. Rock-Tenn Services, decided yesterday by the 6th…
  • Feb 10

    I hate Valentine’s Day, and employers should too

    I hate Valentine’s Day, and employers should too
    I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s not a visceral hate; it’s more of a disgustful annoyance. And, no, it’s not because I’m not romantic. Quite the opposite. I believe that we don’t need a special day to celebrate…
  • Feb 9

    Lying about medical leave fatal to disability claim

    Lying about medical leave fatal to disability claim
    On Saturday my 7-year-old made his first reconciliation. To what could a 7-year-old possibly have to confess? If you list the 10 big ones, lying would probably take the top spot for the 7-year-old set. It’s a life lesson, however, that…
Rank this Week: 109

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Feb 11

    Sidewalk defects and an abutting landowner's liability.

    Sidewalk defects and an abutting landowner's liability.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed, and granted defendant's summary judgment motion in this action where plaintiff allegedly tripped and fell on a sidewalk abutting premises owned by defendant.An abutting landowner will be…
  • Feb 10

    Expert opinion testimony in a chiropractic malpractice action.

    Expert opinion testimony in a chiropractic malpractice action.
    Practice point:  Physicians offering opinions in medical, dental, podiatric, chiropractic, or other specialty malpractice actions must establish their credentials in order for their expert opinions to be considered by courts. They do so…
  • Feb 9

    A legal malpractice claim based on violation of a contract's non-disparagement provision.

    A legal malpractice claim based on violation of a contract's non-disparagement provision.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed denial of defendant's motion to dismiss the complaint in this action where plaintiff alleges that he would not have lost his contractual right to certain deferred compensation if his…
Rank this Week: 93

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Feb 10

    Roots of Scholarly Productivity (Take I)

    Roots of Scholarly Productivity (Take I)
    A colleague recently encouraged me to undertake to write a blog post series. The essence of his idea? Reveal how those who regularly turn out quality research and writing over a period of time do it. He suggested it might...
  • Feb 10

    New Scholarship on Hedge Fund Activism Urges Courts to Adopt Enhanced Scrutiny of Boards' Defensive Action

    New Scholarship on Hedge Fund Activism Urges Courts to Adopt Enhanced Scrutiny of Boards' Defensive Action
    Bernard Sharfman, in his new article on SSRN, The Tension Between hedge Fund Activism and Corporate Law, argues that hedge fund activism for control of a publicly traded corporation is a positive corrective measure in corporate governance.…
  • Feb 10

    Joseph Slights Nominated for Delaware Court of Chancery

    Joseph Slights Nominated for Delaware Court of Chancery
    This week, Delaware Governor Jack Markell nominated Joseph R. Slights, III for the position held by retiring Vice Chancellor John Noble on the Delaware Court of Chancery. Judge Slights previously served a 12-year term on the Delaware Superior…
Rank this Week: 139

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Oregon Legislature Moves Forward with Needed Foster Care Reform

    Oregon Legislature Moves Forward with Needed Foster Care Reform
    Following up my blog last month about the scandal and abuses at the Give Us This Day foster care center I am pleased to report that the Oregon legislature is making progress to address the important issue of injuries to children in…
  • Feb 5

    Safety Issues Around Takata Airbags Continue to Grow

    Safety Issues Around Takata Airbags Continue to Grow
    The scandal surrounding defective auto airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata got worse this week. According to a story just published by the New York Times “Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars…
  • Feb 3

    Oregon injuries to children alleged in youth correctional center lawsuit

    Oregon injuries to children alleged in youth correctional center lawsuit
    A lawsuit alleging sexual abuse at a state youth correctional facility is calling attention to the responsibility Oregon and other states have to protect young people placed in their care. According to a recent article in The Oregonian a man…
Rank this Week: 113

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Feb 10

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed
    You might think it would be an embarrassment to our nation’s largest employer – the federal government – that corporate America is defending age discrimination in hiring by pointing out the federal government…
  • Feb 3

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)
    In the United States, so-called workplace investigations can be little more than pre-trial preparation for employers intent upon building a record to justify dismissing a troublesome worker. It is refreshing to note a…
  • Feb 1

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment: An Essential Guide for Workers, Advocates & Employers, a timely and much needed resource to understand the major law governing age…
Rank this Week: 133

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Criminal Actions Bought Against an Ilion Nursing Home

    Criminal Actions Bought Against an Ilion Nursing Home
    On January 4, 2016 Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the entry of several guilty pleas in connection with  allegations against Mohawk Valley Health Care Center (MVNH) for falsifying business records and covering up nursing…
  • Feb 5

    Lawsuit Filed Following Newborn Death as Result of Medical Malpractice

    Lawsuit Filed Following Newborn Death as Result of Medical Malpractice
    The family of an infant child filed a lawsuit after the loss of their newborn child in February of 2014 after emergency medical technicians and doctors made a series of medical errors, resulting in the infant’s death. On January 3,…
  • Feb 4

    Brooklyn, NY Nursing Home Cited For DNR Problem

    Brooklyn, NY Nursing Home Cited For DNR Problem
    Hopkins Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Brooklyn was recently fined $10,000.00 by the New York State Department of Health for a citation issued during a 2012 inspection.  The incident involved an 87 year-old female resident…
Rank this Week: 118

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 159

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    Energy Related Bonds & Structured Notes – A Potential Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

    Energy Related Bonds & Structured Notes – A Potential Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
    As noted in a February 5, 2016 article in The Wall Street Journal (“The Oil Rout’s Surprise Victims”), the epic collapse in the price of oil, from more than $100 per barrel less than two years ago to below $30 last week, has…
  • Jan 28

    Breaking Bad, the Junk Bond Edition

    Breaking Bad, the Junk Bond Edition
    Junk bonds, better known as high-yeild debt have seen much better days and strategists say that investors may be focusing too much on the role energy has played in the decline while underestimating other risks. According to Matthew Mish,…
  • Jan 24

    SEC Releases Examination Priorities for 2016

    SEC Releases Examination Priorities for 2016
    Released by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Examination Priorities for 2016. The post SEC Releases Examination Priorities for 2016 appeared first on Maddox Hargett & Caruso.
Rank this Week: 125

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game
    Recently, a lawsuit was filed by Solid Oak Sketches, LLC (“Plaintiff”) against various companies responsible for creating the “NBA 2K” video game.[1] The Complaint alleges that the Defendants are liable for copyright…
  • Feb 1

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Recently, the Defend Trade Secrets Act was passed by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The Defend Trade Secrets Act is headed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Chris Coons, who issued a press release stating their case for the…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case
    On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which requests that the Supreme Court determine the proper standard for attorneys’ fees awards in copyright cases.[1] The party requesting review by the Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 131

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 96

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 137

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 108

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Chipotle E. coli Outbreaks Sickens 60 in 14 State

    Chipotle E. coli Outbreaks Sickens 60 in 14 State
    The initial, larger STEC O26 outbreak was first detected by public health officials in Washington and Oregon through local foodborne disease surveillance. In late October 2015, officials in those states... Continue Reading
  • Jan 21

    FSIS Reports Tennessee E.coli Illnesse linked to Ground Beef

    FSIS Reports Tennessee E.coli Illnesse linked to Ground Beef
    Snapp’s Ferry Packing Company, an Afton, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food... Continue Reading
  • Dec 25

    Oklahoma and Kansas Now Linked to Chipolte E. coli Outbreak

    Oklahoma and Kansas Now Linked to Chipolte E. coli Outbreak
    The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a second, more recent outbreak of a different, rare DNA fingerprint of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26) linked... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 130

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 100

New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents and damages. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/injuryblawg/
  • Jan 27

    Step by Step: Essential Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim

    Step by Step: Essential Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim
    There are basic elements or requirements for any negligence claim. Medical malpractice claims are no different. Proof of each and every element is strictly required.  Failure to prove the elements will result dismissal or loss at trial.…
  • Jan 23

    Medical Malpractice Epidemic Fueled by Lie

    Medical Malpractice Epidemic Fueled by Lie
    Shocking Upward Trend in Deaths by Preventable Medical Error from 1999 to 2013 The medical community and its insurers have lied to the public from the beginning.  They have not just failed to protect patients, they have…
  • Dec 15

    4 Maternal Health Conditions Increase Birth Injury Risk

    4 Maternal Health Conditions Increase Birth Injury Risk
    There are a number of maternal conditions that can lead to difficulties during the pregnancy and/or labor. These are all very well established risk factors. Because they are so well established there is duty to monitor them to avoid or at…
Rank this Week: 95

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 149

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 91

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #20

    17 Seconds #20
    Trademark Audit 101 In December 2014, shortly after creating 17 Seconds (which, in case you hadn’t noticed, is always published at 17:17 on the 17th of each month, because 17), I audited all of the trademarks used by Clocktower Law and…
  • Dec 31

    LawLawLaw #38

    LawLawLaw #38
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #19

    17 Seconds #19
    Are You Going To File Patents And Trademarks In Europe? That’s what Clocktower Law is going to ask from now on when foreign filing deadlines are approaching. Rather than asking generally about filing foreign patents and trademarks,…
Rank this Week: 105

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Dec 12

    January 2016 KSC docket

    January 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for January 25-29, 2016.  These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you…
  • Nov 8

    Insufficient evidence of theft by deception

    Insufficient evidence of theft by deception
    Randall Hodgkinson won in Statev. Laborde, 360 P.3d 1080 (Kan. 2015), reversing a conviction for theft by deception for insufficient evidence. The court held that “[t]he State did not produce evidence proving one of the necessary…
Rank this Week: 154

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Jan 8

    Fisherman medevaced

    Fisherman medevaced
    Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a fisherman who had reportedly suffered a seizure aboard the fishing vessel Hecate, about 9 miles west of Winchester Bay, Thursday morning. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North…
  • Dec 24

    Coast Guard hoists two from stranded vessel near Everett, Wash.

    Coast Guard hoists two from stranded vessel near Everett, Wash.
    Coast Guard personnel rescued two fishermen from a 28-foot recreational vessel when it became stranded with a disabled engine and grounded due to shoal water near Everett Wednesday night.  An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew…
  • Dec 18

    Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen

    Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen
    A fisherman on the 38-foot fishing vessel Norn makes a mayday call to Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, reporting the vessel was taking on water 38-miles off La Push, Wash., Dec. 17, 2015. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard…
Rank this Week: 152

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Suffolk Laundry Services Inc. Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $582,000

    Suffolk Laundry Services Inc. Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $582,000
    Suffolk Laundry Services, Inc. pays $582,000 to eight former employees to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.  The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) after initial…
  • Dec 21

    Tepro Inc. Pays $600,000 To Settle An Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    Tepro Inc. Pays $600,000 To Settle An Age Discrimination Lawsuit
    Tepro, Inc., pays $600,000 to settle a class action age discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“).  According to published accounts, Tepro discriminated against a class of  25 employees…
  • Dec 12

    Beverage Distributors Company Settles ADA Discrimination Lawsuit For $160,000

    Beverage Distributors Company Settles ADA Discrimination Lawsuit For $160,000
    Beverage Distributors Company pays $160,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities (“ADA“) discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“).  According to documents which have…
Rank this Week: 161

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Jan 5

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600
    Now that the California minimum wage has increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016, California employers must also pay more to keep exempt workers exempt. In addition to the Duties Test, California employers who classify workers as...
  • Jan 4

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour. The minimum wage applies to adults and minors, tipped and non-tipped employees in California. If you are a sheepherder, in which case your minimum wage is a...
  • Dec 16

    DIRECTV Prevails in Class Arbitration Waiver SCOTUS Case

    DIRECTV Prevails in Class Arbitration Waiver SCOTUS Case
    Petitioner DIRECTV, Inc., and its customers entered into a service agreement that included a binding arbitration provision with a class-arbitration waiver. It specified that the entire arbitration provision was unenforceable if the “law of…
Rank this Week: 112

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 132

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Dec 21

    COPAA Announces Inaugural Students' Rights Initiative Symposium

    COPAA Announces Inaugural Students' Rights Initiative Symposium
    I am reprinting this announcement from COPAA. This symbosium is great opportunity to develop better self-advocacy skills for a more effective post-secondary outcome. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates has partnered with the Student…
  • Dec 9

    Is Google Illegally Spying On Your Student?

    Is Google Illegally Spying On Your Student?
    I am reprinting the following article that came to by way of google feed, ironic. Is Google Illegally Spying On Your Students? New FTC Complaint Says It Is Posted: 08 Dec 2015 12:35 PM PST Google Apps for Education has...
  • Dec 2

    COPAA Statement on ESSA--Congratulations on Developing a Reasonable Compromise

    COPAA Statement on ESSA--Congratulations on Developing a Reasonable Compromise
    WASHINGTON, DC – Denise Marshall, executive director of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) released the following statement regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amending the Elementary and Secondary…
Rank this Week: 141

Botulism Blog

Botulism Blog

Surveillance and analysis on Botulism news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark, LLP.

http://www.botulismblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Michigan Botulism Worry

    Michigan Botulism Worry
    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning consumers that may have purchased any of the products listed below, produced by Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch of Onaway,... Continue Reading
  • Oct 28

    Co-Packing Tied to 10th Canner with a Botulism Risk

    Co-Packing Tied to 10th Canner with a Botulism Risk
    Josephson’s Smokehouse of Astoria, Oregon is latest US company to recall products packed by Skipanon Brand Seafood. Josephson’s Smokehouse is the tenth secondary recall of companies where Skipanon was co-packing.... Continue…
  • Oct 24

    Uneviscerated Fish Botulism Risk

    Uneviscerated Fish Botulism Risk
    Seaquest Seafood Corp. of Industry, CA, is recalling its Dehydrated & Marinated Uneviscerated Fish as listed below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 127

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Dec 10

    Dual Class Common Stock Structure for Founder

    Dual Class Common Stock Structure for Founder
    A startup founder’s desire to hold equity better than plain-vanilla common stock isn’t new.  Several years ago, Series FF stock for founders was all the rage when it came to founder liquidity at subsequent…
  • Dec 8

    How to Survive a Co-Founder Divorce while at an Accelerator

    How to Survive a Co-Founder Divorce while at an Accelerator
    Accelerators can certainly help a startup reach new levels. But when the relationship between the startup’s co-founders is already on shaky ground upon entrance, the only thing the accelerator (by no fault of their own) accelerates is…
  • Dec 8

    Accelerators and Co-Founder Divorce

    Accelerators and Co-Founder Divorce
    Accelerators can certainly help a startup reach new levels. But when the relationship between the startup’s co-founders is already on shaky ground upon entrance, the only thing the accelerator, by no fault of their own, accelerates is…
Rank this Week: 144

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Worst Days for Driving Are Straight Ahead

    Worst Days for Driving Are Straight Ahead
    The holidays are right around the corner. While that brings good times with family and holiday cheer, it also brings some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. Remember to take extra care when you are driving on these days.
  • Nov 17

    Winter Weather Driving Safety

    Winter Weather Driving Safety
    It is time for winter weather driving again in Denver. Those slushy, snow-packed roads make getting to and from work and school more hazardous than normal. Be prepared this winter and have a safer cold weather driving season.
  • Oct 29

    Halloween Safety Tips for Your Trick-or-Treater

    Halloween Safety Tips for Your Trick-or-Treater
    Halloween is fast approaching. Time for all the little ghouls and super heroes and princesses to take to the streets. As you get ready to take your little ones out for this annual candy-achieving adventure, keep these safety tips in mind to…
Rank this Week: 128

Parker McDonald Law

Parker McDonald Law

Covers personal injury, eminent domain, wrongful domain, and business litigation.

http://www.parkermcdonaldlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    McDonald Law Firm Reviewing Essure Birth Control Device Case

    McDonald Law Firm Reviewing Essure Birth Control Device Case
    In the wake of a nationwide movement to recall the Essure birth control device, the McDonald Law Firm is evaluating cases in which women were irreparably harmed by this controversial permanent contraceptive. The Fort Worth-based firm, which…
  • Jul 28

    First Two Pennsylvania Royalty Lawsuits Set For Trial Against Chesapeake

    First Two Pennsylvania Royalty Lawsuits Set For Trial Against Chesapeake
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Pennsylvania royalty owners received welcome news this week when they learned two lawsuits filed against Chesapeake Energy by the McDonald Law Firm have been set for trial next year in Dallas. State District Judge…
  • Jul 14

    Ten Back-To-Back Royalty Trials Set Against Chesapeake

    Ten Back-To-Back Royalty Trials Set Against Chesapeake
    FORT WORTH – Chesapeake Energy is facing 10 back-to-back civil trials next year in Tarrant and Johnson Counties, stemming from lawsuits filed by the McDonald Law Firm on behalf of North Texas royalty owners. This week, State District…
Rank this Week: 90

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

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

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
  • Jun 24

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim
    By Michael P. Stafford Marijuana is back in the news here in Delaware. Our state’s first Compassion Center is set to open later this month and legislation decriminalizing the sacred herb has been signed into law by Governor Jack…
Rank this Week: 101