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In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Feb 12

    Pic of the Week: Monday is not Presidents’ Day – Or is it?

    Pic of the Week: Monday is not Presidents’ Day – Or is it?
    This coming Monday, February 15, we will celebrate the federal holiday, Washington’s Birthday. You may be thinking, “my calendar says Monday is ‘Presidents’ Day,’ not ‘Washington’s…
  • Feb 11

    Presidential Communications: A Beginner’s Guide

    Presidential Communications: A Beginner’s Guide
    This post is coauthored by Robert Brammer and Barbara Bavis, senior legal reference specialists. We sometimes receive questions about communications sent to Congress by the president that concern legislation. Since this post pertains…
  • Feb 10

    Meet govinfo, GPO’s Next Generation of Access to Federal Government Information

    Meet govinfo, GPO’s Next Generation of Access to Federal Government Information
    The following is a guest post by Christine McMahon and Amanda Colvin, Office of Programs, Strategy, and Technology, Government Publishing Office.   On February 3, 2016, the Government Publishing Office launched www.govinfo.gov, a…
Rank this Week: 281

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    TTAB Test: Which One of these Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which One of these Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Well, try your luck on these three appeals. Which…
  • Feb 11

    Precedential No. 41: TTAB Refuses Reconsideration of its Denial of Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismi

    Precedential No. 41: TTAB Refuses Reconsideration of its Denial of Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismi
    Once in a great while, a precedential interlocutory ruling of the TTAB slips through the TTABlog crack. Here's one from December 2015 (although I can't understand why it earned the precedential label). The Board had denied (here) Respondent…
  • Feb 9

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term
    Wolters Kluwer, in its IP Today newsletter, provided a chart here listing the current "U.S. Supreme Court Docket, October 2015 Term — Intellectual Property Cases," with links to the docket sheet, the lower court ruling, and many of the…
Rank this Week: 248

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Feb 12

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    This absolutely one of the very best jugglers I have ever seen. The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability. Dallas Texas Lawyers.
  • Feb 11

    Finished Driver’s Ed? Now It’s Time for Accident Ed.

    Finished Driver’s Ed? Now It’s Time for Accident Ed.
    There are almost 250 million cars and trucks in the U.S., according to IHS, a company that collects statistics about cars. So it’s not surprising to read that the government recorded 6.1 million car accidents in 2014. If you’ve…
  • Feb 10

    Restaurant Food Poisoning! 7 Reasons You Should Sue

    Restaurant Food Poisoning! 7 Reasons You Should Sue
    Restaurant food poisoning is a painful and embarrassing experience that millions of people experience each year. It occurs when a person eats something that has become contaminated with enough bacteria to manifest an illness. Food poisoning…
Rank this Week: 562

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIV

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIV
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 331

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment
    The Fifth Circuit reversed a summary judgment, but the district court ruling was by Judge Lynn Hughes in Houston. So, perhaps that is not so surprising, after all. I have written about Judge Hughes before here and here. In the case of Cannon…
  • Feb 11

    Abbott Loses Appeal re Attorney’s fees for Wendy Davis and Other

    Abbott Loses Appeal re Attorney’s fees for Wendy Davis and Other
    I have written about Greg Abbott’s many frivolous lawsuits and frivolous defenses to meritorious lawsuits. One such lawsuit was filed by Wendy David and other civil rights organizations regarding re-districting in 2011. Wendy Davis and…
  • Feb 2

    Western District Jury Finds for Plaintiff

    Western District Jury Finds for Plaintiff
    Monica Hague filed suit against the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011. Judge Garcia of the Western District granted summary judgment against her in 2013. The Plaintiff appealed to the Fifth Circuit. The higher…
Rank this Week: 503

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 12

    Sexism at LegalTech?

    Sexism at LegalTech?
    Last year, I did a quick run through LegalTech, the trade show for businesses with a lifespan of about a month to show how cool their legal technology is. It was the “swag report,” and it was for fun, though some of the…
  • Feb 12

    P.O. Liang Convicted, And No One Was Saved

    P.O. Liang Convicted, And No One Was Saved
    Rookie New York City Police Officer Peter Liang was convicted in Brooklyn of Manslaughter 2° for the killing of Akai Gurley in the stairwell of the Pink Houses. Gurley is still dead, not to mention smeared for the audacity of being the…
  • Feb 12

    How Fair Is Too Fair?

    How Fair Is Too Fair?
    Among the myriad complaints arising from colleges adjudicating rape and sexual assault claims following the unlawful and misguided efforts of the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, to compel schools to recreate their campuses…
Rank this Week: 40

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 12

    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Exposes Local Governments to Lawsuit

    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Exposes Local Governments to Lawsuit
    The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District brings a significant change to Illinois law. Its decision greatly increases the exposure of local public entities to lawsuits. In the…
  • Feb 10

    Military Family Sues Hospital for Administering Drug to which the Mother was Allergic

    Military Family Sues Hospital for Administering Drug to which the Mother was Allergic
    The birth of a new baby is an exciting time. However, most often mothers and babies are at the mercy of the hospital or medical provider where they are receiving care during the birth. They rely on the medical staff to care for them and to…
  • Feb 8

    Recent Study Examines Which Physicians Are Most Prone to Malpractice Claim

    Recent Study Examines Which Physicians Are Most Prone to Malpractice Claim
    Malpractice claims are quite prevalent these days, and there have been concerns for a long time about which physicians are most prone to malpractice claims. This has raised the important question of whether certain physicians are sued more…
Rank this Week: 485

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 12

    A Brady Violation in Picture

    A Brady Violation in Picture
    I've gotten a lot of questions about whether Adnan's attorney, Justin Brown, raised a Brady/cell tower/Exhibit 31 claim at the reopened PCR proceedings. Sometimes, a picture really does tell a thousand words. Coreworkflow, the company that…
  • Feb 11

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum
    While writing my post yesterday, I realized that Griffin v. Warden, Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, 970 F.2d 1355 (4th Cir. 1992) is not only a very helpful case for Adnan under the "unreasonable performance" prong of the…
  • Feb 10

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: It's All About the Case(law)

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: It's All About the Case(law)
    After five days of evidence and testimony at the reopened PCR proceedings for Adnan Syed, the case now shifts from facts to law on the issue of whether Cristina Gutierrez rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to contact…
Rank this Week: 847

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 12

    2015 Annual Corporate Governance Review

    2015 Annual Corporate Governance Review
    The stage for the 2015 proxy season was set early by the actions of the New York City Comptroller’s Office in sponsoring 75 shareholder proposals, with proxy access playing out as the dominant governance issue. The total number of…
  • Feb 12

    Weekly Roundup: February 5–February 11

    Weekly Roundup: February 5–February 11
    2015 Year-End Activism Update Posted by Barbara L. Becker & Eduardo Gallardo, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Friday, February 5, 2016 Tags: Board composition, Boards of Directors, Director nominations, Hedge funds, Management,…
  • Feb 11

    Top M&A Developments and Trends for 2016

    Top M&A Developments and Trends for 2016
    2015 witnessed an all-time high in M&A deal value at over $5 trillion, according to Dealogic. The high volume was primarily attributable to strategic megadeals that used stock as full or partial consideration, with healthcare and…
Rank this Week: 53

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 12

    Repeated.donor.miracle

    Repeated.donor.miracle
    That’s the address for the MiamiLaw quadrangle’s center point, as assigned by the exciting new mapping software from What3Words. Our Dean will love that.
  • Feb 11

    Figure

    Figure
    Baby carrots are not baby carrots. I should probably add a category for “stuff everyone else knew.” But, even though I had vaguely wondered how it could be economic to grow so many carrots and harvest them at a tiny ……
  • Feb 10

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?
    This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump. Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.
Rank this Week: 14

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Feb 12

    Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking

    Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking
    Researchers have uncovered ties between the attack against Sony in late 2014 and more recent hacks, suggesting the culprits are still active. The post Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking appeared first on…
  • Feb 9

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner
    Researchers show how hackers can manipulate the remote on-off device installed on some air conditioners to cause a blackout. The post How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feb 9

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing
    The thumb drives gathering dust in your desk drawer could help to open one of the world's most closed countries. The post Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 15

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 12

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information
    From The New York Times: “Free Pregnancy Testing,” reads the large sign in front of the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic, on a busy intersection of this impoverished city east of San Diego. Inside the clinic, a woman will not...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 181

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 12

    WIRTW #400 (the “400th” edition)

    WIRTW #400 (the “400th” edition)
    Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination 5 things I don’t like about the EEOC’s “pay survey” proposal — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Five point checklist:…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 150

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization
    In Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16560 (ED NY, Jan. 28, 2016), a group of Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing Queens, New York sued an allegedly virulent anti-Falun Gong organization under…
  • Feb 12

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou
    The Farmington (MN) Independent reported yesterday on a decision last month by a Dakota County, Minnesota trial court judge holding that the Castle Rock Township board of supervisors' decision to deny a permit for a Muslim cemetery was…
  • Feb 12

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception
    In Moreno v. Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16543 (ED NY, Jan. 20, 2016), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Title VII action brought by an African-American Episcopal pastor who claimed…
Rank this Week: 38

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Indiana Senate unanimously passes legislation to create child abuse registry

    Indiana Senate unanimously passes legislation to create child abuse registry
    2-12-16 Indiana: Database would be similar to sex offender registry INDIANA —New legislation is making its way through the Indiana General Assembly to create an online public registry for convicted child abusers. Indiana State Sen.…
  • Feb 10

    State Assembly passes bill restricting where violent sex offenders can live

    State Assembly passes bill restricting where violent sex offenders can live
    2-10-16 Wisconsin: MADISON, Wis. —The Wisconsin Assembly has signed off on a bill creating uniform restrictions on where violent sex offenders can live. Right now, municipalities use ordinances to determine where sex offenders can't live.…
  • Feb 10

    West Lake Hills set to defend its registered sex offender ordinance, city council say

    West Lake Hills set to defend its registered sex offender ordinance, city council say
    2-10-16 Texas: General-law city, nonprofit organization face off over residency restrictions Texas Voices of Reason and Justice filed a lawsuit Dec. 28 against several cities, including West Lake Hills, alleging the city’s restrictions on…
Rank this Week: 20

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 12

    Ohio Business Owner Finds Comp Fraud Doesn’t Pay

    Ohio Business Owner Finds Comp Fraud Doesn’t Pay
    The owner of a Fairfield County, Ohio excavating company has admitted to falsifying his workers compensation insurance coverage certificate in order to submit bid proposals to the city of Lancaster.   William Newell, of Pleasantville,…
  • Feb 11

    Using an Attorney to Resolve Employee Workers Compensation Fraud

    Using an Attorney to Resolve Employee Workers Compensation Fraud
    The records show that fraud prosecution and restitution is falling far short in accomplishing the goals mandated by legislation.  There are many reasons for this dilemma, and they start with apathy and end with inefficiency.   One…
  • Feb 11

    New York Employee Has No Business Doing Comp Fraud

    New York Employee Has No Business Doing Comp Fraud
    New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of the Schenectady-based home improvement business, an individual with a history of criminal fraud, for repeatedly certifying that she had valid workers…
Rank this Week: 356

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    A Fine Mess: YouTube’s Reaction to REACT

    A Fine Mess: YouTube’s Reaction to REACT
    In the world of YouTube, subscriber count is king. With over 14 million subscribers, the Fine Brothers seemed at the forefront of new media. But earlier this month, the Internet’s collective scorn for a trademark…
  • Feb 11

    Carlos Santana is Everywhere

    Carlos Santana is Everywhere
    Seeing Carlos Santana this weekend while watching the Super Bowl with friends reminded me about the recently filed copyright infringement suit against BuzzFeed. You might be thinking, “that was Chris Martin of Coldplay, not Carlos…
  • Feb 10

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad
    The Super Bowl ads this year were much like the game itself – maybe one remarkable catch, a few fumbles, and heavy on defense.  Some even deserved a penalty flag – like the one for toe fungus and the revolting…
Rank this Week: 203

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 196

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 12

    In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday

    In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday
    In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, I provide this reprint of an article of mine that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly a few years back: LINCOLN LOGS OF WISDOMA Presidents' Day review of practical advice from one of…
  • Feb 8

    Federal Middle District Magistrate Mehalchick Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Slip and Fall Case

    Federal Middle District Magistrate Mehalchick Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Slip and Fall Case
    In her recent decision in the case of Mack v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, 1:14-CV-00090 (MD Pa. Dec. 22, 2015 Mehalchick, M.J.), Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick denied a Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment under a…
  • Feb 5

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine
    In its recent decision in the case of Fessler v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, Inc., 2015 Pa. Super. 274 (Pa. Super. Dec. 30, 2015 Jenkins, Mundy, Fitzgerald, J.J.)(Op. by Jenkins, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed…
Rank this Week: 360

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 12

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland
    “Changing the situation was not possible without the vote of the women and the women didn’t have the vote” [1]. In any given country, the fight for women’s suffrage is greatly influenced by the electoral system, societal views and…
  • Feb 11

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec
    Quebec, as always, has a unique and solitary history, and was the last province in Canada to achieve women’s suffrage. Despite the extension of federal franchise to women in 1918, and the Persons Case in 1929 which made women eligible...
  • Feb 10

    The Zombies are Here!

    The Zombies are Here!
    Because good lawyers think of everything, Amazon's lawyers have now inserted a Zombie clause in their standard terms of service. Clause 57.10 states: 57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must…
Rank this Week: 961

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    There is still more commentary on Tuesday’s order blocking the Obama administration’s implementation of its “Clean Power Plan.”  The editorial board of The New York Times characterizes the order as “deeply…
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king
    John Eastman is the founding director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and a constitutional law professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. “I’m president, I’m not…
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?
    Kevin Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis School of Law. United States v. Texas raises critically important legal issues concerning the discretion of the executive branch in the…
Rank this Week: 11

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 12

    Resident Found in Dumpster

    Resident Found in Dumpster
    The body of Ralph Ford was found covered in clothes in a dumpster behind the St. Francis Nursing Center in Detroit.  Construction workers found Ford’s body but it wasn’t until much later that day that Detroit Police say…
  • Feb 11

    6th Circuit’s Recent Arbitration Opinion

    6th Circuit’s Recent Arbitration Opinion
    The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the case of Richmond Health Facilities – Kenwood, LP, et al. v. Adrianne Nichols, No. 15-5062, that involved a state court lawsuit filed by the personal representative of an…
  • Feb 10

    “I should have called 911”

    “I should have called 911”
    WBRC reported a controversy at Millennium Nursing and Rehab Center which lost funding after the death of a resident.  Medicare inspectors discovered serious issues inside the nursing home–all related to an incident…
Rank this Week: 149

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Why it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive explanation of trademark

    Why it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive explanation of trademark
    Fellow Kat Eleonora asked in her post of yesterday-- “Is trademark law difficult?”, focusing on the complexity of the trademark registration process. A similar question recently occurred to this Kat, but from a different…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 90

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Feb 12

    NJ May Become First State to Ban Corporate Tax Inversion

    NJ May Become First State to Ban Corporate Tax Inversion
    Will NJ become the first state to ban corporate tax inversions? Some lawmakers in the New Jersey state legislature recently announced plans to remove incentives and cut contracts with U.S. companies that move offshore for tax purposes.…
  • Feb 11

    New Changes for Gift Tax Laws in 2016

    New Changes for Gift Tax Laws in 2016
    2016: new changes for gift tax laws All gifts may be subject to IRS gift taxes, and some of those rules are becoming more stringent next tax year. According to a Motley Fool report, a prime example of a gift tax law that has become more…
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule
    NJ Tax Court makes important ruling on the Throw Out Rule Recently, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division upheld a previous decision that intangible holding companies are not required to throw out any out-of-state receipts.…
Rank this Week: 949

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Feb 12

    Michelle Farrell on Freedom from Fear

    Michelle Farrell on Freedom from Fear
    “The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of…
  • Feb 12

    Brian Farrell on Freedom from Want

    Brian Farrell on Freedom from Want
    “The third is freedom from want . . . everywhere in the world.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt The first and second of the Four Freedoms articulated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his State of the Union speech on…
  • Feb 12

    Darcy on Freedom of Religion

    Darcy on Freedom of Religion
    “The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world”. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I am pleased to contribute a short essay to the University of Iowa Center of Human…
Rank this Week: 62

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 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 540

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 12

    How Animal Rescue Bears on Board Diversity

    How Animal Rescue Bears on Board Diversity
    Here’s something from Abby Jones, who recently retired from QEP Resources as corporate secretary: As I write this, my canine companion – who just a few months ago begged for scraps and dodged auto rickshaws on the bustling roads…
  • Feb 11

    This Survey Doesn’t Bode Well for Pay Ratio Disclosure

    This Survey Doesn’t Bode Well for Pay Ratio Disclosure
    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 individuals — representative by gender, race,…
  • Feb 10

    SEC Chair White on Activism & Board Diversity

    SEC Chair White on Activism & Board Diversity
    This Q&A interview with SEC Chair White conducted by Wilson Sonsini’s Steve Bochner is more useful than the typical speech (here’s a summary from Ning Chiu). Here’s an excerpt from near the end: STEVEN BOCHNER: We have a…
Rank this Week: 353

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    California Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Proposed 15 Percent

    California Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Proposed 15 Percent
    A recently-introduced bill would impose a 15 percent tax on the sales of medical marijuana, which would in turn be funneled into state enforcement initiatives, rehabilitation programs and park services. The proposed Marijuana Value Tax Act…
  • Feb 10

    California's First Medical Marijuana Chief Appointed

    California's First Medical Marijuana Chief Appointed
    As part of a push to wrangle state control of a pot industry that has largely been subject to localized oversight, legislators last year approved the creation of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. And now, they have a person set to…
  • Feb 9

    What Will Legalization Mean for Medical Marijuana Doctors?

    What Will Legalization Mean for Medical Marijuana Doctors?
    The medical community has had a tumultuous relationship with marijuana. Decades ago, they warned of the many supposed dangers, particularly when it came to consumption by younger people. The failed War on Drugs was fueled at least partially…
Rank this Week: 370

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Time is On My Side

    Time is On My Side
    Yesterday, I listened to a livestream of a suicidal and paranoid member of the Bundy gang surrender in Oregon. He said he was holding a gun to his head as supporters frantically tried to reason with him as he stumbled through a slew of…
  • Feb 6

    Ambulance Chasing the NYC Crane Collapse, Via Baton Rouge [With Greek Chorus!]

    Ambulance Chasing the NYC Crane Collapse, Via Baton Rouge [With Greek Chorus!]
    On Friday a construction crane collapsed in Manhattan that was dramatically caught on video, killing one and injuring others. And within hours, a law firm was boasting that it had a lawyer “on scene.” I shit you not. [Uh oh,…
  • Feb 5

    Alcohol and Lawyers — A test

    Alcohol and Lawyers — A test
    An ugly new study came out showing that lawyers have a huge drinking problem. As per the Washington Post: More than 20 percent of licensed attorneys drink at levels that are considered “hazardous, harmful, and potentially…
Rank this Week: 719

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 12

    Update: “Judge tosses suit from caddies who claimed they were ‘human billboards'”

    Update: “Judge tosses suit from caddies who claimed they were ‘human billboards'”
    Following up on a post from a year ago: “Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a contract with the tour that requires them to wear bibs as part of their uniform…
  • Feb 11

    ABA: lift ban on credit for paid externship

    ABA: lift ban on credit for paid externship
    ABA Journal via Paul Caron/TaxProf: A proposed change in the law school accreditation standards that would lift the ban on students receiving academic credit for paid externships has drawn a lot of comment—and much of the comment is in…
  • Feb 11

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup
    Constitutional right to teach children in a foreign language: the story of Meyer v. Nebraska, 1922 [Dave Kopel] Court to address Indian law issues in three cases this term: right of counsel in tribal courts, conditions of removal from tribal…
Rank this Week: 19

North Carolina Car Accident…

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, drunk driving, and injuries to children. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinacaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 563

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 12

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case
    Envirogen Techs., Inc. v. Maxim Construction Corp., No. 14 C 2090, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 18, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel denied defendant City of Crystal Lake’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss pursuant to the Colorado…
  • Dec 18

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
Rank this Week: 269

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Feb 12

    How Abraham Lincoln lost his birthday holiday

    How Abraham Lincoln lost his birthday holiday
    It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 207th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
  • Feb 12

    10 ways Abraham Lincoln remains in our daily live

    10 ways Abraham Lincoln remains in our daily live
    Abraham Lincoln, the man, was a national figure for a little less than a decade in his lifetime. But Lincoln, the legend, is a daily part of most American’s lives as a figure represented in currency, pop culture and our geography.
  • Feb 12

    Women, the draft and the Constitution

    Women, the draft and the Constitution
    Should young women be forced to register for the selective service draft after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in December that women now are eligible for combat positions?
Rank this Week: 909

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Feb 12

    Samsung Gear S2 - Update Makes It The Best

    Samsung Gear S2 - Update Makes It The Best
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Feb 12

    TuneIn: World Radio At Your Fingertip

    TuneIn: World Radio At Your Fingertip
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Feb 12

    Adblockers, Blocking Adblockers, And Blocking Blockers Of Adblockers?

    Adblockers, Blocking Adblockers, And Blocking Blockers Of Adblockers?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 439

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 12

    Dillbary on Causation

    Dillbary on Causation
    Shahar Dillbary has posted to SSRN Causation Actually. The abstract provides: The article debunks the consensus that in concerted action, concurrent causes and alternative liability situations, the actual causation requirement is missing.…
  • Feb 11

    "Defences in Unjust Enrichment"

    "Defences in Unjust Enrichment"
    Hart Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Defences in Unjust Enrichment’ edited by Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp and Frederick Wilmot-Smith We are pleased to offer you 20% discount on the book To order online with your…
  • Feb 10

    More Evidence Medical Errors Are Commonly Systemic

    More Evidence Medical Errors Are Commonly Systemic
    In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published "To Err is Human:" One of the report’s main conclusions is that the majority of medical errors do not result from individual recklessness or the actions of a particular group--this is…
Rank this Week: 299

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 77

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Five Ways to Help Your Disability Claim Now

    Five Ways to Help Your Disability Claim Now
    1. Get your hands on your C-File and READ it  Your C-File is your key to success! Often times, the VA will give a reason for denying a claim, and their basis for denial can be found right in the C-File! Many cases for service connection…
  • Feb 11

    A Nationwide Firm

    A Nationwide Firm
    Matt Hill:  Hello and welcome to another Hill and Ponton video blog, I’m Matthew Hill here with Carol Ponton. Today we’d like to talk to you about what it means to be a nationwide firm and when we say that what it means. Our…
  • Feb 10

    Camp Lejeune Presumptive Conditions: Parkinson’s Care and Additional Benefit

    Camp Lejeune Presumptive Conditions: Parkinson’s Care and Additional Benefit
    In a previous post, I discussed an overview of Parkinson’s disease and how the VA rates it. There are additional benefits that are especially relevant when looking at a claim for Parkinson’s. Because of the debilitating and…
Rank this Week: 670

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/
Rank this Week: 283

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

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 12

    Court holiday.

    Court holiday.
    Tuesday's issue:  A summary judgment motion denied as untimely.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 220

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Cell Site Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Cell Site Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    In this murder-for-hire case, the Government hired an expert in cell site analysis to provide testimony.  The Defendant filed a motion to exclude the testimony based on unsound scientific methodology.  The court denied the motion.…
  • Feb 10

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Appeals Court Expert Testimony Ruling in Medical Malpractice Case

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Appeals Court Expert Testimony Ruling in Medical Malpractice Case
    Plaintiff sued her doctor after her common bile duct was clipped during surgery to remove her gall bladder.  The Circuit Court excluded the testimony of her expert witness and the appeals court overturned the ruling.  Now, the…
  • Feb 5

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed
    Plaintiff claims that she was exposed to toxic substances while working for Defendant.  Defendant filed motion to exclude the testimony from her three expert witness.  The court granted the motion. Facts: This personal injury and…
Rank this Week: 349

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Feb 12

    Debunking the Marriage Foundation, and more

    Debunking the Marriage Foundation, and more
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog concentrated on the not-too-difficult task of debunking the nonsense that emanates from the Marriage Foundation, but they did also contain some serious…
  • Feb 11

    D (Children): Order for indefinite supervision of contact not wrong in principle

    D (Children): Order for indefinite supervision of contact not wrong in principle
    Mr Justice BakerA summary of  D (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 89 (11 February 2016), a father's application for permission to appeal against an order for supervised contact and a s.91(14) order.The facts were that the parties married…
  • Feb 11

    Resolution condemns government court closure plan

    Resolution condemns government court closure plan
    Family law organisation Resolution has condemned today’s announcement by Government to close 86 courts across England and Wales.The Ministry of Justice claims the courts that will close are “underused” and that by reducing…
Rank this Week: 264

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 12

    Attorney Mental Health Added to the Blog Topic

    Attorney Mental Health Added to the Blog Topic
    I’ve written enough posts now on issues related to attorney mental health, stress, anxiety, etc. that I’ve added a topic that aggregates all the posts on the topic. You can access the posts by clicking the Attorney Mental Health…
  • Feb 11

    PERS Investment Update

    PERS Investment Update
    Last year I was critical of the Mississippi PERS investment allocations in posts here and here. In the posts I questioned whether PERS needed to be dumping treasuries for junk bonds and whether the equity/stock allocations were too high. Here…
  • Feb 10

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture
    Last  week a friend emailed me this CNN article about this Journal of Addiction Medicine Article regarding substance abuse and mental health problems in the legal profession. From the CNN article by Patrick Krill, lead author of the…
Rank this Week: 126

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

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Alden Abbott reports: In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 82