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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/
  • Jul 1

    Job Posting: UC San Francisco

    Job Posting: UC San Francisco
    The UCSF has opened a search for its next Ombuds Director.  The campus is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and graduate education; it enrolls 5,000 students and employs 22,000.  The Ombuds Director reports to…
  • Jul 1

    ICANN to Reevaluate Ombuds Role

    ICANN to Reevaluate Ombuds Role
    As the five-year tenure of Ombudsman Chris LaHatte draws to a close, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will seek input on possible changes to the position.  According to a statement from ICANN Board Chair, Steve…
  • Jul 1

    Meet Marshall Space Flight Center’s New Ombud

    Meet Marshall Space Flight Center’s New Ombud
    In May 2016, Nelson Parker was named the an Ombudsman for the civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center in Huntsville, Alabama, the largest NASA center.  He replaces Pam Caruso, who retired in early 2016, and joins…
Rank this Week: 390

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 321

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 1

    Introducing Josephine Dawuni

    Introducing Josephine Dawuni
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Josephine J. Dawuni as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Josephine is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Washington D.C. She holds an LLB from the University of…
  • Jul 1

    Race to the top? African women judges and international court

    Race to the top? African women judges and international court
    What do we know about African women as subjects of international law? More so, what do we know about African women judges who sit on international courts at the regional and international levels? These questions are central to moving forward…
  • Jun 30

    Transitional Justice: What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?

    Transitional Justice: What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?
    This blog post is based on a reflection presented at the “Transitional Justice as Legal Field, Site and Imagination” panel at the Transnational Law Summer Institute, Kings College, London June 29, 2016. I am grateful to Prabha…
Rank this Week: 41

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Fabulous Friday!

    Fabulous Friday!
     Sgt. Shane Ortega, first openly transgender soldier. I feel safe! Of course all Friday's are fabulous, but this one is especially so.  Today is the day that equality got a little more equal. The Obama administration has officially…
  • Jun 30

    Florida! Your Vacation Wonderland Toxic Hell Hole

    Florida! Your Vacation Wonderland Toxic Hell Hole
    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Rick Scott pandered while Florida putrefied. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared an emergency as Florida's Treasure Coast becomes less of a treasure due to bright blue-green algae blooms taking over…
  • Jun 29

    I Was a Gay Repubilcan

    I Was a Gay Repubilcan
    True fact, but it was just a phase. In the 2007-08 election I briefly joined the Republican Party and worked at the grassroots level for Ron Paul. Obviously, I've parted ways with Dr. Paul and the GOP, and the major catalyst for that parting…
Rank this Week: 190

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Police Officer, the Law Enforcement Information Network and "Personal Use or Gain"

    The Police Officer, the Law Enforcement Information Network and "Personal Use or Gain"
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Michigan:  People v. Calabrese, 2016 WL 1680996 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that Calabrese is appealingby delayed leave granted his jury trial…
  • Jun 29

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit:  U.S. v. Bernick, 2016 WL 3141389 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatMichael Bernick was convicted of nine counts of bank…
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
Rank this Week: 404

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 1

    Roark gives TED Talk on Development and Human Impact

    Roark gives TED Talk on Development and Human Impact
    Marc Roark (Savannah) recently gave a TED Talk on his article Human Impact Statements (Washburn Law Journal). Here's the abstract from SSRN: When a city undertakes a development project, low income and homeless persons face risks of…
  • Jun 28

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America
    The non-partisan think tank New America has a new job posting that might be of interest to property-minded folk. Details are at the link below. The website describes the position, in part, as follows: "New America seeks a director for...
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
Rank this Week: 544

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 95

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
  • Jul 1

    Dell: Appraisal Award and Merger Price

    Dell: Appraisal Award and Merger Price
    In Appraisal of Dell Inc. (May 31, 2016), the Delaware Court of Chancery awarded an appraisal amount ($17.62) that was 30% higher than the price that was paid in the $25 billion merger ($13.75) in which Michael Dell (the founder, CEO, and 16%…
  • Jul 1

    The Indispensability of the Shareholder Value Corporation

    The Indispensability of the Shareholder Value Corporation
    Despite their differences of opinion on other issues, most corporate law and governance scholars have tended to agree upon one thing at least: that the overarching normative objective of corporate governance—and, by implication,…
  • Jul 1

    Weekly Roundup: June 23–June 30, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: June 23–June 30, 2016
    Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The SEC’s Evolving Views Posted by Nicolas Grabar and Sandra Flow, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Friday, June 24, 2016 Tags: Accounting, Accounting standards, Compliance and disclosure…
Rank this Week: 217

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Roundup: Policing the police

    Roundup: Policing the police
    Here are a number of police accountability topics which merit Grits readers' attention: Austin had one of the worst police union contracts in the nation when it comes to protecting bad cops who engage in misconduct, according to a new…
  • Jun 29

    Ideas for diverting people with mental illness from the criminal justice system

    Ideas for diverting people with mental illness from the criminal justice system
    With the 85th Texas legislative session fast approaching, the House Select Committee on Mental Health continues to discuss the challenges of meeting growing demand for mental health services in the state.  But any effort to improve…
  • Jun 29

    On the need to measure (and limit) prosecutor discretion

    On the need to measure (and limit) prosecutor discretion
    Grits has been thinking quite a bit about Prof. John Pfaff's observations that we don't have a lot of data about prosecutors' functions, and what might be done about it. So I was delighted to discover this relatively new academic paper…
Rank this Week: 634

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    A $10 Billion Idea, without a Patent, is just an Idea

    A $10 Billion Idea, without a Patent, is just an Idea
    Have you ever seen an ad for something and thought to yourself, “Hey, I had that idea years ago!” Some people take that thought a step further. One Florida man claims to have invented the iPhone in 1992, and is suing Apple to the…
  • Jun 30

    Here, Have a BREXIT

    Here, Have a BREXIT
    The British are leaving!  The British are leaving!  Many people on all sides of “the pond” last week watched the Brits’ vote to leave the European Union with interest, and were shocked when they actually voted to…
  • Jun 29

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark
    It is not easy to establish fame for purposes of showing a likelihood of dilution by blurring.  Owner of the Empire State Building marks rose to the challenge in a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the…
Rank this Week: 113

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 1

    Six Years as a Solo Construction Attorney! How Time Flie

    Six Years as a Solo Construction Attorney! How Time Flie
    It seems like only yesterday that I ventured out on my own and started my solo construction law practice back in 2010.  The reaction and fulfillment since I announced my move on July 1, 2010 has been great.  Friends, clients,…
  • Jun 21

    Reminder: Make Note of Your Notice Requirement

    Reminder: Make Note of Your Notice Requirement
    As you probably have guessed, I review a lot of construction contracts.  As a Virginia construction attorney, I hope that I get to review these contracts either during the drafting process or prior to my construction clients signing…
  • Jun 13

    Differences in Types of Damages Matter

    Differences in Types of Damages Matter
    Over the last 7 and a half years (yes I have been doing this for that long), I have often “mused” on various contractual provisions and their application.  Why? Because the contract matters and will be enforced. …
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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: 4

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 1

    Nova Scotia Officials Move on New Partnership

    Nova Scotia Officials Move on New Partnership
    A new strategic partnership will ensure consistent, focused care for injured workers who need more advanced treatment for work-related sprain and strain injuries, WCB Nova Scotia (Canada) announced recently.   The change will see WCB…
  • Jun 30

    12 Tips To Effectively Use Attorneys in Workers Compensation

    12 Tips To Effectively Use Attorneys in Workers Compensation
    Litigation cost is a factor calculated into premium as an allocated expense. Each state retains a record of all allocated cost expenses. Through the various state formulas, all allocated expenses become a part of the experience modification…
  • Jun 30

    Texas DWC Provides Grace Period on Comp Coverage Need

    Texas DWC Provides Grace Period on Comp Coverage Need
    The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) is providing a grace period for employers without workers compensation insurance coverage or that terminated their coverage (non-subscribers) to report their…
Rank this Week: 117

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 1

    17 years ago today…

    17 years ago today…
    Overlawyered was founded on July 1, 1999. You can read the first posts here. P.S. Get more Overlawyered in your social media diet! Like us on Facebook here (and don’t forget to like the Cato Institute) and follow us on Twitter (ditto).…
  • Jul 1

    Fraud week V: lucrative gore

    Fraud week V: lucrative gore
    A good bit of creativity has gone into the faking of accidents and injuries, from NYC injury king Morris Eisen’s special ruler for photographing the size of potholes (calibrated fictitiously so as to exaggerate their size) to the…
  • Jun 30

    Fraud week IV: lawyers who should know better

    Fraud week IV: lawyers who should know better
    Where there is highly organized claims fraud, there are often found clusters of lawyers, doctors and their associates. In Las Vegas’s Medical Mafia case, “physicians who played ball are said to have been assured protection from…
Rank this Week: 24

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Jul 1

    Walt Disney World — Tragic Loss Should Have Been Avoided

    Walt Disney World — Tragic Loss Should Have Been Avoided
    Opened on October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World is the most visited vacation resort in the world.  Reports estimate that over 52 million people visit Walt Disney World annually. For me, growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, just about two…
  • Jun 30

    VW ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Benefit Consumers, Environment

    VW ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Benefit Consumers, Environment
    News of “Dieselgate” broke in the Fall 2014, when vaunted vehicle-maker Volkswagen was accused of dodging federal emissions laws by rigging its automobiles so they would pass smog tests. The summer of 2015 saw the scandal came to…
  • Jun 28

    Stop Selling Vehicles with Recalled Airbags!!

    Stop Selling Vehicles with Recalled Airbags!!
    Report calls for a stop to death and injuries — 11 deaths and over 100 injuries The “largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, took another…
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Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 174

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 1

    Common Law Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion Revitalized in Internet Age

    Common Law Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion Revitalized in Internet Age
    In the past year, the federal law claims in two cases involving Google’s cookie collection practices have been dismissed.  Federal Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims against Google were…
  • Jun 24

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    Capitol Records and other sound recording copyright owners sued Vimeo for copyright infringement, alleging Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations.  Vimeo is an Internet service provider that allows members to post videos the…
  • Jun 10

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim
    Pop star Madonna and Shep Pettibone recorded and released the mega-hit dance song Vogue in the early 1990s.  Pettibone recorded the song Love Break in the early 1980s.  VMG Salsoul LLC claims ownership of both the sound recording…
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Jul 1

    WIRTW #419 (the “ramen” edition)

    WIRTW #419 (the “ramen” edition)
    Today I bring you greatest (only?) love song ever written about ramen noodles. Here’s what I read this week. Discrimination Managing Repeated Requests for Leave as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation: Takeaways from…
  • Jun 30

    FMLA does not excuse poor performance

    FMLA does not excuse poor performance
    Earlier in the week, I discussed Tilley v. Kalamazoo, in which an employer took one on the chin for disciplining an employee for not doing his job while on an FMLA leave. That case, however, does not mean that the FMLA excuses prior poor job…
  • Jun 29

    Your employees are social media-ing at work, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it

    Your employees are social media-ing at work, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it
    A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center confirmed what I have long thought. Your employees are using social media a work — 77 percent of them. And I believe even that number is…
Rank this Week: 750

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Alternatives to Anti-psychotic

    Alternatives to Anti-psychotic
    Greater communication between doctors and nursing home employees about the condition and treatment of dementia patients allowed specialists to participate in care, improving patients’ health, according to a recent study.  The…
  • Jun 30

    The Dangers of Levaquin

    The Dangers of Levaquin
    The Daily Beast reported on the lawsuit involving the deadly antibiotic Levaquin.  Plaintiffs filed the lawsuit against former Federal Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, accusing…
  • Jun 29

    More Lawsuits Against Golden Living

    More Lawsuits Against Golden Living
    The Sentinel reported two separate lawsuits filed in the last few months against Golden LivingCenter-West Shore.  The families of two residents accuse the facility of causing their premature and wrongful deaths in 2014.  The…
Rank this Week: 63

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 1

    The New York Times Says Trust The Prosecutor

    The New York Times Says Trust The Prosecutor
    I know!  All those editorials and op-eds about prosecutorial misconduct, the need for reform, the decades of innocent people in prison, right out the window. The New York Times just found religion, and it’s the religion of trusting…
  • Jul 1

    Zir, Yes, Zir

    Zir, Yes, Zir
    It’s not the tail wagging the dog. It’s a hair on the tail wagging the dog, but all the virtue signallers are kvelling over what good people they are.  First, it was college campuses, where every new fashion trend in hem…
  • Jun 30

    A Prosecutor’s Sexual Frustration

    A Prosecutor’s Sexual Frustration
    To read Matt Adam’s IndyStar story is to court outrage.  A former student at the University of Indiana got away with not one, but two, rapes. Sure, he was convicted of battery in a plea deal, but he spent a grand total of one night…
Rank this Week: 69

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer…

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers legal news and case developments in personal injury. By Berniard Law Firm.

http://www.louisianapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 822

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Jul 1

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    What did everyone think of that “Game of Thrones” finale last weekend? So, according to The Onion AV Club, Apple “obtained a patent on technology that will disable your phone’s camera when it detects a specific…
  • Jun 30

    Reptile Update Summer 2016

    Reptile Update Summer 2016
    It has been approximately six months since our last Reptile case law update. We have been unable to find any Reptile-related case law or trial court order handed down since our last update, but we have located several recent jury verdicts and…
  • Jun 29

    How I Became A Lawyer

    How I Became A Lawyer
    I recently wrote on Abnormal Use about the importance of storytelling for lawyers when marketing themselves and their law practices. As I said then, I was inspired to work on some of my own stories. This is the result of that initial effort.…
Rank this Week: 197

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    What Constitutes a "Residence Premises"

    What Constitutes a "Residence Premises"
    A standard term in a homeowners policy is “residence premises.” However, a dispute can arise regarding the interpretation of this term when an insured either moves and does not advise his insurance carrier or if the insured is not…
  • Jun 30

    Does Your Insurance Policy Have A Non-Cumulation Clause?

    Does Your Insurance Policy Have A Non-Cumulation Clause?
    Today I was reading about a Summary Judgment Motion filed by Liberty Mutual in the case of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. The Fairbanks Company, in the Southern District of New York.1 The motion seeks to limit Fairbanks’ ability to…
  • Jun 29

    When Does Business Personal Property Become Personal Property?

    When Does Business Personal Property Become Personal Property?
    Although they typically insure personal property owned or used by insureds while it is anywhere in the world, most homeowner insurance policies contain a special limitation of liability for “business” personal property. For…
Rank this Week: 817

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 161

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jul 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/RGxlpg34t4 -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/ZnFkM5BnB0 -> Landmark Piracy Trial Suspended Pending EU Ruling – TorrentFreak…
  • Jun 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29
    Lengthy judgement on authorship in computer programs Andrews v. McHale https://t.co/T7FyYxjKSn -> Technology companies like Microsoft welcome Trai’s cloud computing paper https://t.co/WwB8uvlZqS -> Aquazzura sues Steve Madden over…
  • Jun 29

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist
    Last week the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining ITVBOX.NET, WATCHNSAVE INC, MTLFREETV.COM and others from selling set-top boxes preloaded with software. The software was specifically adapted to enable purchasers to…
Rank this Week: 507

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Morning Radio: Moscow Diskow

    Morning Radio: Moscow Diskow
    Friday.  The biggest outlaws ever were George Jones and Tammy Wynette.Crazier than ever.Amalia Ulman is turning art on its head.  Where does art begin and where does it stop.Turning all instant internet tools upon themselves.…
  • Jun 30

    Morning Radio: New Aphex Twin

    Morning Radio: New Aphex Twin
    It's Thursday.  Two days before the three day.In New Mexico, the birds sing from just before dawn to sometime around noon.  When things here start to melt.Then they get quiet.Perched on the low limbs, to catch all the shadow.William…
  • Jun 29

    Two Books of Poetry

    Two Books of Poetry
    Inspired by a leading constitutional scholar, who fell back in love with the constitution by memorizing a poem about Paul Revere.  And, his realization of how poetry assisted him in learning about history.A book of poems about law and…
Rank this Week: 564

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 1

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2016: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2016: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: F. Eichel, Private International Law Aspects of Arbitration Clauses in Favor of the Court of Arbitration…
  • Jun 30

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach
    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot has placed the following paper on SSRN: Access of Victims to Justice and Foreign Conducts: The U.S.S.C. Gives Another Turning of the Screw in the Obb Personenverkeher V. Sachs Case, on Sovereign Immunity The text…
  • Jun 30

    Brussels IIbis recast

    Brussels IIbis recast
    The European Commission today published the Proposal for the Brussels IIbis Recast and issued a press release. There are no changes to jurisdiction in divorce matters, but quite a few significant ones on parental responsibility. The…
Rank this Week: 56

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    TTAB Test: Is DUO for Beer Confusable with DUO for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Is DUO for Beer Confusable with DUO for Wine?
    Uinta Brewing Company applied to register the mark DUO for beer, but the USPTO refused registration under Section 2(d) on the ground of likely confusion with the identical, registered mark DUO for wine. On appeal, Uinta argued that fewer than…
  • Jun 30

    NYIPLA Seminar: "Hot Topics In Intellectual Property Law" - July 20th in NYC

    NYIPLA Seminar: "Hot Topics In Intellectual Property Law" - July 20th in NYC
    The New York Intellectual Property Association will host a seminar entitled "Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law" on Wednesday July 20, 2016, from noon to 5 PM, at the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York City. NY and NJ CLE…
  • Jun 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2016

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2016
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
Rank this Week: 203

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Jul 1

    Police Force

    Police Force
    Works mentioned in this review: Steven M. Bellovin, Matt Blaze, Sandy Clark & Susan Landau, Lawful Hacking: Using Existing Vulnerabilities for Wiretapping on the Internet, 12 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 1 (2014) Ahmed…
  • Jun 30

    Undocumented Migrants and International Law

    Undocumented Migrants and International Law
    Jaya Ramji-Nogales, “The Right to Have Rights”: Undocumented Migrants and State Protection, 63 Kan. L. Rev. 1045 (2015).Angela BanksInternational human rights are often described as universal rights. The universality of this legal…
  • Jun 29

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality
    David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. 777 (2016).Suzette M. MalveauxScholars, lawyers, and litigants struggle to understand the class action landscape that has evolved over the past five decades and has sharply…
Rank this Week: 442

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 1

    Ask Cari: Common Mistakes in a Divorce

    Ask Cari: Common Mistakes in a Divorce
    Here is a question that I recently received: “Hey Cari, What do people often do “wrong” when they’re about to file for divorce or in the midst of a divorce?” My response: People going through divorce…
  • Jun 30

    New York Child Custody and Visitation Law: Grandparent Visitation

    New York Child Custody and Visitation Law: Grandparent Visitation
    Grandparent visitation is not automatic in New York. There is an assumption that the grandparent will have visitation with their grandchild through the grandchild’s parent. There is also a presumption that a fit parents acts in the best…
  • Jun 27

    New York Agriculture Liens: Stableman’s Lien

    New York Agriculture Liens: Stableman’s Lien
    Under Section 183 of NY Lien Law, any veterinarian who renders treatment to or boards any dog, cat, or other domestic animal or person keeping a livery stable, boarding stable or pasturing animals has a lien over the animal and…
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Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics - Summer Intensive Program

    MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics - Summer Intensive Program
    This is an impressive 5-week-long full-time summer program in clinical medical ethics, especially considering that there is no tuition. The MacLean Summer Intensive Program is unique. It offers fellows a 5-week intensive experience that…
  • Jun 30

    Aging in America Conference 2017 (ASA)

    Aging in America Conference 2017 (ASA)
    The American Society on Aging is accepting proposals to present at their 2017 Aging in America Conference in Chicago from March 20 to 24, 2017.  Proposals are due July 15. ASA’s annual conference draws a few thousand…
  • Jun 29

    POLST - Evidence of Safety & Effectivene

    POLST - Evidence of Safety & Effectivene
    The June 14, 2016 issue of JAMA includes a debate over whether the evidence on the safety and effectiveness of POLST is sufficient to warrant its broad dissemination into practice. On the one hand, Scott Halpern and colleagues argue that…
Rank this Week: 328

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 477

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 1

    JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Swan on Bystanders and Bullie

    JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Swan on Bystanders and Bullie
    Martha Chamallas reviews Sarah Swan's Bystander Interventions at JOTWELL.
  • Jun 30

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill
    Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have essentially abrogated the collateral source rule, stating the bill was particularly unfair to those purchasing insurance. He also vetoed an expert witness qualification bill he stated was…
  • Jun 29

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser
    At least 6 children have been crushed to death by IKEA dressers, prompting the company to recall approximately 29 million dressers dating to 2002. Suit filed against IKEA alleges problems with the design and warnings on the products. ABC…
Rank this Week: 542

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    With his mastery of out-of-control vehicles, only Keanu can save the UK

    With his mastery of out-of-control vehicles, only Keanu can save the UK
    I am not kidding - The Guardian has run an article that Neo from The Matrix (aka Keanu Reeves) can save the UK from Brexit.
  • Jul 1

    Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare

    Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare
    Matthew N. White (Department of Economics, University of Delaware) analyzes Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare. ABSTRACT: This article presents a model to analyze consumer welfare, price, and competition in a three-way market…
  • Jun 30

    On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game

    On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game
    Ludovic Alexandre Julien has thoughts On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we provide new proofs of existence and uniqueness of a Stackelberg market equilibrium for a multiple…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Jul 1

    Happy Fourth Of July!

    Happy Fourth Of July!
    For the record, “Independence Day” is mentioned in  the following five California statutes: Civil Code § 1689.24 Civil Code § 1689.5 Civil Code § 1695.1 Civil Code § 1812.303 Health & Safety…
  • Jun 30

    Does “Valid When Made” Apply To Evidences Of Indebtedness Qualified Under The CSL?

    Does “Valid When Made” Apply To Evidences Of Indebtedness Qualified Under The CSL?
    Many have expressed disappointment that the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Midland Funding, LLC v. Madden.  The question presented by the petitioners in the case was as follows: Whether the National Bank Act,…
  • Jun 29

    SEC Declines To Define “Mineral” In Resource Extraction Rule But Then Defines It Anyway

    SEC Declines To Define “Mineral” In Resource Extraction Rule But Then Defines It Anyway
    As reported by Broc Romanek yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted (again) a resource extraction rule.  Congress had ordered the SEC to adopt a rule by April 17, 2011.  After belatedly adopting a rule, the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 569

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jul 1

    Should the ABA's Law School Accreditation Powers Be Suspended for a Year?

    Should the ABA's Law School Accreditation Powers Be Suspended for a Year?
    A U.S. Department of Education panel has recommended that the American Bar Association’s accreditation power for new law schools be suspended for one year because the ABA ailed to implement its student achievement standards, probationary…
  • Jun 30

    Kudos to Emory Law for a Wonderful Transactional Law & Skills Conference

    Kudos to Emory Law for a Wonderful Transactional Law & Skills Conference
    Emory Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice hosted the biennial conference on teaching transactional law and skills earlier this month. This year, the conference was titled “Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching…
  • Jun 25

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.
    Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the district court bench slap to counsel in Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corporation, 147 F. Supp. 2d 668 (S.D. Tex. 2001). Here's an excerpt from that scathing decision: Before proceeding further, the Court…
Rank this Week: 665

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 1

    New Walkover Collection Title: The Secret of Magic

    New Walkover Collection Title: The Secret of Magic
    The Secret of Magic / Deborah Johnson. Winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for fiction. “As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical…
  • Jun 29

    New Walkover Collection Title: The Sellout

    New Walkover Collection Title: The Sellout
    The Sellout / Paul Beatty. Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction “A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty’s The…
  • Jun 27

    Today in Legal History: Truman Orders U.S. Troops to Korea

    Today in Legal History: Truman Orders U.S. Troops to Korea
    On June 27, 1950, President Truman ordered U.S. Air and Naval forces to join forces with South Korea’s army in order to prevent the communist conquest of the independent nation.  Two days earlier, 90,000 communist troops of the…
Rank this Week: 495

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
  • Jul 1

    A fall on a wet staircase.

    A fall on a wet staircase.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed denial of defendant's summary judgment motion in this action where plaintiff alleges that, as he was returning to a show at defendant-theater after having gone outside during intermission,…
  • Jun 30

    CPLR 308(4) and the due diligence standard.

    CPLR 308(4) and the due diligence standard.
    Practice point:  Service pursuant to CPLR 308(4), which allows for affixing the summons to the door of the place of business, dwelling place, or usual place of abode, with other prerequisites, may be used only where personal service…
  • Jun 29

    A fall from a ladder and a Labor Law § 240(1) claim.

    A fall from a ladder and a Labor Law § 240(1) claim.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division rejected defendants' argument that plaintiff was required to demonstrate that the ladder was defective in order to satisfy his burden as to the Labor Law § 240(1) claim. It is sufficient for…
Rank this Week: 124

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Do lawyers using actors in their ads get BIGGER and FASTER SETTLEMENTS?

    Do lawyers using actors in their ads get BIGGER and FASTER SETTLEMENTS?
    We’ve all seen them on television, the actor spokesperson for some out-of-state law firm trying to get you to call them for representation in a personal injury case. They claim to be able to get more money, a lot faster and with…
  • Jun 29

    Takata Air Bags – Why should Iowan's be concerned?

    Takata Air Bags – Why should Iowan's be concerned?
    After thirty-five years of handling car and truck accidents I can categorically state that no Takata air bag cases have come my way. I have investigated over 2,000 accidents for clients and never once came across anything suspicious that made…
  • Jun 28

    New Iowa Supreme Court Opinion Discusses Apartment Balcony Fall

    New Iowa Supreme Court Opinion Discusses Apartment Balcony Fall
    In the past couple of years there has been an increase in the number of reports of people falling from apartment balconies. Young adults and drinking seem to be two characteristics in most of these cases. The two are not necessarily in…
Rank this Week: 447

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jul 1

    The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence

    The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
    It's not quite "Yes Virgnia..." but here is our annual Independence Day missive on the legal angle on the Declaration. Civil Beat published a version of this post here.…
  • Jun 30

    HAWSCT Clarifies When An Amended Trial Court Judgment Restarts The Appeal Window

    HAWSCT Clarifies When An Amended Trial Court Judgment Restarts The Appeal Window
    In today's per curiam opinion in Wiesenberg v. University of Hawaii, No. SCWC-15-0000711 (June 30, 2016), the Hawaii Supreme Court clarified a point of appellate procedure that has been unnecessarily vague -- and therefore dangerous -- for a…
  • Jun 29

    Lowball Watch: That's A Lot Of Bucks, Even If They're Canadian Dollar

    Lowball Watch: That's A Lot Of Bucks, Even If They're Canadian Dollar
    With apologies to Professor Kanner (who regularly features a "Lowball Watch" on his blog), we offer this report of Down v. Ministry of Transportation, No. LC140038 (May 12, 2016), a trial-level property owner victory by our Toronto colleague…
Rank this Week: 465

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    Links for 2016-06-30 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-06-30 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Jun 22

    Links for 2016-06-21 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-06-21 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Jun 20

    Links for 2016-06-19 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-06-19 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 960

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jun 30

    Amicable divorce, enforcing contact and more...

    Amicable divorce, enforcing contact and more...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included some advice for those seeking an amicable divorce, a look at how a cohabitee property system can work and a couple of ECHR judgments:An amicable…
  • Jun 30

    Today's family court stats - Statement from Nigel Shepherd

    Today's family court stats - Statement from Nigel Shepherd
    Nigel ShepherdCommenting on today’s family court statistics, Resolution Chair Nigel Shepherd said:“Today’s statistics highlight a key area for concern, as they come following the introduction of centralised divorce centres…
  • Jun 30

    Statement from Resolution on today’s legal aid statistic

    Statement from Resolution on today’s legal aid statistic
    Speaking in response to today’s legal aid statistics, Nigel Shepherd, Chair of Resolution said:“We believe everyone should have access to justice, and remain concerned that LASPO continues to put this at risk for thousands of…
Rank this Week: 670

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Jun 30

    In the new

    In the new
    One of my favorite features of the Apple Watch is that it is so easy to swap out watchbands. I typically wear the Milanese Loop when I'm at work or otherwise wearing nicer clothes, and I typically wear the black...
  • Jun 28

    [Sponsor] Drobo -- safe, expandable storage

    [Sponsor] Drobo -- safe, expandable storage
    Thank you to Drobo for sponsoring iPhone J.D. this month. Drobo appears to your computer to be a single external hard drive, but it actually has multiple hard drives inside of it and your data is always stored on multiple...
  • Jun 23

    In the new

    In the new
    I often link to stories about how people used Find my iPhone to recover a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, however, if your device is stolen, there is a good chance that you'll never recover it again. But...
Rank this Week: 781

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Jun 30

    Acusa a Apple de haber robado sus diseño

    Acusa a Apple de haber robado sus diseño
    Un hombre de Florida, Estados Unidos, acusa a Apple, Inc de haber robado los diseños que él creó hace 24 años y utilizarlos en el iPod, iPhone y iPad, por lo que exige una indemnización de 10 mil millones de…
  • Jun 30

    En Japón repondrán juicio a hombre de 83 años sentenciado por homicidio

    En Japón repondrán juicio a hombre de 83 años sentenciado por homicidio
    En Japón, la Corte de Distrito de la prefectura de Kumamoto, concluyó que existe nueva evidencia suficiente para reponer el proceso de Koki Miyata, un hombre de 83 años de edad, que en 1985 fue procesado por haber…
  • Jun 30

    Corte Suprema de Colombia reconoce derechos patrimoniales en relación de amante

    Corte Suprema de Colombia reconoce derechos patrimoniales en relación de amante
    La Corte Suprema de Colombia emitió recientemente un fallo en el que se reconoce que las relaciones extramatrimoniales de largo plazo generan derechos patrimoniales al igual que el matrimonio o las uniones maritales de hecho, que en…
Rank this Week: 102