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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/
  • Aug 31

    New Standard for Joint Employer

    New Standard for Joint Employer
    In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a new standard regarding joint employers. Joint employers is a relatively new creation in the area of labor and employment law. Joint employers, as the name suggests, refers…
  • Aug 28

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court
    Now, Attorney General Paxton wants to cancel the hearing in front of Judge Garcia in U.S. District Court. Judge Garcia ordered Ken Paxton and Kirk Cole, the interim head of the Texas Department of Health, to explain why they chose to violate…
  • Aug 27

    Fourth Court Finds UIW Police is not a Governmental Unit

    Fourth Court Finds UIW Police is not a Governmental Unit
    Well, it is hardly a surprise. The Fourth Court of Appeals has affirmed the district court and found that the University of the Incarnate Word Police Department is not an “arm of the state.” It is not a government. I previously…
Rank this Week: 540

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 31

    Affordable Care Act – Not a Large Employer? What Should You Know?

    Affordable Care Act – Not a Large Employer? What Should You Know?
    There has been a lot of energy spent, articles written and seminars taught recently on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in particular, its IRS reporting requirements for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs). But what if you aren’t a…
  • Aug 28

    5 Ways to Make Caregiving More Manageable

    5 Ways to Make Caregiving More Manageable
    In recent years, rising healthcare and nursing home costs, are causing more people to choose personal in-home care for adult friends or relatives. In fact, the National Alliance for Caregiving estimates that “65.7 million Americans (or…
  • Aug 26

    Another Loophole?

    Another Loophole?
    As most estate planning attorneys know, if the government is thinking of closing a loophole, it probably means it is an effective strategy. Last week, I discussed the potential closing of the so-called “backdoor Roth IRA”…
Rank this Week: 966

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 31

    Legal Education Begins Anew

    Legal Education Begins Anew
    Every year since I began teaching, I’ve been nagged by a sense that I was doing some wrong things in the classroom, but for some right reasons.  That sense accelerated over the last five years, to the point that I’ve mostly…
  • Aug 25

    This One Goes to 11

    This One Goes to 11
    Just about 11 years ago, on August 30, 2004 to be precise, I launched this blog.  Blog authorship has expanded and shrunk since then; posting frequency has increased and decreased; the blog’s scope has expanded – and expanded…
  • Aug 4

    IP and Ignorance

    IP and Ignorance
    My views of the deficiencies and virtues of intellectual property scholarship pop up on this blog from time to time, usually just before or just after the annual IPSC – Intellectual Property Scholars Conference.  See posts from…
Rank this Week: 437

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Ask But Don’t Tell: Kentucky Allows Defendant to Seek Ex Parte Interviews of Plaintiff’s Treating Physician

    Ask But Don’t Tell: Kentucky Allows Defendant to Seek Ex Parte Interviews of Plaintiff’s Treating Physician
    We walked into the Drug and Device Law Rock Climber’s room last night to find her packing for her return to college while the ignored TV blared in the background.  Onscreen was a popular cable reality franchise involving wealthy…
  • Aug 28

    Breaking News - Ohio Sets Class Actions Right.

    Breaking News - Ohio Sets Class Actions Right.
    One of the most basic prerequisites to having court rules is that the rules aren’t supposed to change substantive law.  With class action rules, like Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 and its state-law analogs, courts seem to have a hard time…
  • Aug 28

    Lack of Proximate Cause for Failure to Warn Nets a Directed Verdict

    Lack of Proximate Cause for Failure to Warn Nets a Directed Verdict
                A week ago, in a post-script to a post on Daubert decisions, we reported that the trial court in Hexum v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2:13-cv-02701-SVM-MAN, 2015 U.S. Dist.…
Rank this Week: 256

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 41

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 31

    Tyler on the Role of History in the Federal Courts Canon

    Tyler on the Role of History in the Federal Courts Canon
    Amanda L. Tyler (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Assessing the Role of History in the Federal Courts Canon: A Word of Caution (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 5, 2015) on SSRN. Here is...
  • Aug 31

    Ratner on "On Complicity and Compromise" by Lepora and Goodin

    Ratner on "On Complicity and Compromise" by Lepora and Goodin
    Steven R. Ratner (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nations (Criminal Law and Philosophy, Volume 10, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper considers the implications…
  • Aug 30

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick
    Introduction Almost every law student get's some introduction to normative law and economics in their first year of law school. One of the basic ideas of normative law and economics is that the law should be "efficient." But what…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Aug 31

    Press ignores most important TX de-incarceration legislation of 2015 session

    Press ignores most important TX de-incarceration legislation of 2015 session
    Grits remains surprised that MSM coverage of new laws taking effect in Texas September 1st have omitted the state's most important sentencing reform since the Lege altered probation and parole rules in 2007: Raising theft thresholds for…
  • Aug 30

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration
    There are a several interesting job openings right now at the Office of Court Administration, including two support staff for the upcoming Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission (see here and here), which must hold its first meeting by…
  • Aug 27

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening in Waco regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre?In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Aug 31

    NLRB re-affirms that workplace policies cannot restrict non-work-time solicitation

    NLRB re-affirms that workplace policies cannot restrict non-work-time solicitation
    Have you recently reviewed your company’s Electronic Communications Policy, and other policies that regulate how employees use your email and other computer systems? If not, you might want to consider putting that to-do on your short…
  • Aug 28

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)
    I was supposed to be in New York City today being interviewing for tonight’s episode of 20/20. I would have discussed the workplace implications of Wednesday’s murder of two Virginia journalists by their former co-worker. While I…
  • Aug 27

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision
    While the outcome isn’t necessarily a surprise, the decision nonetheless will be a shock to business’ systems. In a landmark 3-2 decision—Browning-Ferris Industries of California [pdf]—the NLRB has re-written its…
Rank this Week: 85

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    If Your Policy Is Cancelled, Check for Language Allowing Reinstatement and Don't Take "Denied" for an Answer!

    If Your Policy Is Cancelled, Check for Language Allowing Reinstatement and Don't Take "Denied" for an Answer!
    If you read the Merlin blog every day, and you should, you will find we provide general helpful tips regarding insurance policies and property damage and references to specific cases handed down nationwide. You will also find we continually…
  • Aug 30

    Personal Liability for Insurance Adjuster

    Personal Liability for Insurance Adjuster
    Can an insurance adjuster be found personally liable for his or her handling of a claim? A recent Texas federal court considered this question. Linron Properties v. Wausau Underwriters Insurance Company,1 involved a claim under a commercial…
  • Aug 29

    Helpful Tips for Reporting a Property Damage Insurance Claim

    Helpful Tips for Reporting a Property Damage Insurance Claim
    Bad weather is hitting Florida this weekend and possibly hurricane force winds from Erika. It is very important to be both prepared before you suffer damage and to be aware of your resources and obligations if your home or business suffers…
Rank this Week: 815

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
  • Aug 31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30
    Ashley Madison's members by the numbers – Technology & Science http://t.co/RNNSWJg9WM -> Air Canada blames computer glitch for bargain clawback – British Columbia http://t.co/CYTZi6gULi -> Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation…
  • Aug 30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-29

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-29
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-22 http://t.co/hkfW47Zzbj -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-22: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-15 htt… http://t.co/ENMChVQIao -> NC Man Admits To Music…
  • Aug 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27
    How new global tax rules could erode your financial privacy http://t.co/5GjybuGOI2 -> So you just want politicians to leave you alone? Good luck with that. https://t.co/9H12qkTpFo -> Copyright preemption notwithstanding no copyright…
Rank this Week: 443

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Chinese Law makers vote for abolition of Death Penalty for 9 more Crime

    Chinese Law makers vote for abolition of Death Penalty for 9 more Crime
    Source: LiveLaw.inhttp://www.livelaw.in/chinese-law-makers-votes-for-abolition-of-death-penalty-for-9-more-crimes/National People’s Congress, the top law making body of Republic of China today adopted amendments to the Criminal Law,…
  • Aug 26

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate
    Source: International Business Times (25 August 2015)http://www.ibtimes.com/amnesty-international-calls-saudi-justice-system-faulty-criticizes-high-execution-2066706Saudi Arabia executed one person in every two days on an average in less than…
  • Aug 24

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty
    Source: The Straits Times (5 August 2015)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/jakarta-saves-12-citizens-from-saudi-death-penaltyIndonesia said it has secured the release of 12 citizens from death row in Saudi Arabia this year.The number…
Rank this Week: 188

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 88

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    The Most Liberal And Conservative Law School Graduate

    The Most Liberal And Conservative Law School Graduate
    Following up on Saturday's post, The Most Liberal And Conservative Lawyers By Practice Area; Law Professors Are The Most Liberal Among 61 Groups: the paper by Adam Bonica (Stanford), Adam S. Chilton (Chicago) & Maya Sen (Harvard), The…
  • Aug 31

    Indiana Tech Law School Enrolls 1L Class Of 15 Students, Down 50% From Last Year

    Indiana Tech Law School Enrolls 1L Class Of 15 Students, Down 50% From Last Year
    Indiana Lawyer, Indiana Tech Law School Restarts Accreditation Process, Welcomes Zoeller: The incoming Class of 2018 is comprised of 15 students who have a median LSAT score of 151 and a median GPA of 3.42. This is the smallest group yet to…
  • Aug 31

    The IRS Scandal, Day 844

    The IRS Scandal, Day 844
    National Review: How Obama Officials Dodge the Freedom of Information Act, by John Fund: During the Watergate era, delaying tactics by government officials were dubbed “stonewalling.” Obama-administration officials seem to have added an…
Rank this Week: 42

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 31

    You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent

    You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent
    Sooner or later, your clients will find another lawyer if you waste their money and time on basic tasks because you aren’t proficient with your technology.You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent was…
  • Aug 28

    Posting Attorney-Client Communications On The Internet Is A Very Bad Idea

    Posting Attorney-Client Communications On The Internet Is A Very Bad Idea
    When you first see the headline “Lawyer Is Suspended for His Response to Internet Criticism,” it is easy to assume that a tech-hating functionary sitting in a professional responsibility office somewhere fundamentally…
  • Aug 28

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client
    Accepting credit cards is more convenient for clients and a more reliable way to get paid for lawyers.How to Accept Credit Cards from Clients was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 325

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Law Adds Estate Reporting Requirement and Requires Beneficiaries to Use Estate Tax Value as Basi

    New Law Adds Estate Reporting Requirement and Requires Beneficiaries to Use Estate Tax Value as Basi
    The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, which was signed by President Obama on July 31, includes a provision which increases the compliance burden for many estates.  The new…
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    The IRS has established a new procedure for issuing estate tax closing letters.  For all federal estate tax returns filed on or after June 1, 2015, estate tax closing letters will be issued only upon request by the taxpayer.  They…
  • Jun 30

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    The Israel Tax Authority announced yesterday that the deadline for registration of Family Trusts (sometimes referred to as Relatives Trusts), which are trusts created by a living U.S. grantor for the benefit of at least one Israeli resident…
Rank this Week: 628

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    As Lyle Denniston reported for this blog, last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a federal law prohibiting protests and demonstrations on the Supreme Court’s plaza.  Other coverage comes from Marcia Coyle…
  • Aug 28

    Court now can ban protests on its threshold

    Court now can ban protests on its threshold
    More than two years after a federal judge took away most of the Supreme Court’s power to forbid all picketing, protests and other demonstrations on the plaza in front of its building, a federal appeals court revived that authority on…
  • Aug 28

    Same-sex marriage issue returns to the Court (UPDATED)

    Same-sex marriage issue returns to the Court (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 10:52 p.m.   The application (Davis v. Miller, 15A250) has now been filed at the Court.  The blog will provide a copy as soon as it becomes available. ———- A county clerk in Kentucky who stopped issuing any…
Rank this Week: 10

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    US and Saudis Furnish Hajj Travel Information To American

    US and Saudis Furnish Hajj Travel Information To American
    The Hajj will take place this year approximately from Sept. 21 - 26. The U.S. State Department has posted a Hajj Fact Sheet on its website.  It reviews health, travel and safety considerations for U.S. citizens planning a trip to…
  • Aug 31

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Frederick Mark Gedicks, Public, Private, Religious? Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in the U.S. States, (Quaderni Costituzionali, No. 3 (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2015 Forthcoming).Alagi Yorro Jallow, Freedom of Expression and Human…
  • Aug 30

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aziz v. Cruzen, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (ND CA, Aug. 21, 2015), a California federal district court permitted inmates to move ahead with their complaint that correctional officers would not allow Muslim inmates to pray in…
Rank this Week: 77

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 31

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
  • Aug 31

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice
    A few days ago, on 11 August, the co-facilitators of the process that had to produce the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) sent a letter to the President of the UN General Assembly that their mission had been accomplished.…
  • Aug 30

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer
    “Time and tide wait for no man” (Geoffrey Chaucer). Or for no lawyer [male or female].  Change is afoot in the legal profession, and lawyers are trying to figure out how to react to it. But the legal industry isn’t…
Rank this Week: 144

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 31

    Expanding Homeownership

    Expanding Homeownership
    Fannie Mae is rolling out a new program designed to help poor and minority borrowers qualify for mortgages: This week, the government-sponsored enterprise unveiled plans for a new loan product. HomeReady is specifically targeted toward…
  • Aug 31

    Ely on State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War

    Ely on State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War
    James Ely (Vanderbilt) has posted ‘The Sacredness of Private Property:’ State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War (NYU Journal of Law & Liberty) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay…
  • Aug 28

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate
    The New York Times looks at the growing number of abandoned homes in the Tokyo suburbs: These ghost homes are the most visible sign of human retreat in a country where the population peaked a half-decade ago and is forecast...
Rank this Week: 359

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 908

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 31

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa
    In a parallel post, Dennis summarized the numerous amicus briefs filed in support of Sequenom’s petition for rehearing en banc.  Below, professors Jeffrey Lefstin (Hastings) and Peter Menell (Berkeley) discuss the core issues…
  • Aug 30

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom
    [This post includes links to the 12 amicus briefs supporting Sequenom’s petition for en banc rehearing in this Subject Matter Eligibility Case.] by Dennis Crouch Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc v. Sequenom, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc…
  • Aug 28

    Citing References – An Alternative Look

    Citing References – An Alternative Look
    A lot has been said for the increased number of references being submitted to patent examiners.  It is true that the average number of references submitted per application continues to skyrocket and for patents issued in…
Rank this Week: 160

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    TTAB Posts September 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts September 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (8) oral hearings for the month of September, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and…
  • Aug 28

    Yet Another TTAB Test: Must "CLUB" Be Disclaimed for Vehicle Reservation Services?

    Yet Another TTAB Test: Must "CLUB" Be Disclaimed for Vehicle Reservation Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark EMERALD CLUB for "reservation services for the rental and leasing of vehicles" (in class 39) because the applicant failed to comply with the requirement under Section 6(a) that it disclaim the word…
  • Aug 27

    Another TTAB Test: Is PURPLE HAZE for Guitar Pickups Confusable With HAZE for Amplifiers?

    Another TTAB Test: Is PURPLE HAZE for Guitar Pickups Confusable With HAZE for Amplifiers?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PURPLE HAZE for "electronic sound pickup for guitars and basses," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark HAZE for "sound amplifiers." Applicant argued that consumers may…
Rank this Week: 292

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 31

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data
    I’m wrapping up a comprehensive “pay ratio” chapter for the 2016 edition of our “Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise” (order your copy now – 1600 pages!) and came across this article by Quartz.…
  • Aug 28

    SEC’s Filing Fees: Going Down 13% for Fiscal Year 2016!

    SEC’s Filing Fees: Going Down 13% for Fiscal Year 2016!
    Yesterday, the SEC issued this fee advisory that sets the filing fee rates for registration statements for 2016. Right now, the filing fee rate for Securities Act registration statements is $116.20 per million (the same rate applies under…
  • Aug 27

    I Doubt Apple’s CEO Violated Reg FD With His “China” Email to Jim Cramer

    I Doubt Apple’s CEO Violated Reg FD With His “China” Email to Jim Cramer
    Yesterday, I ran a popular poll about whether folks thought that Apple’s Tim Cook violated Regulation FD by emailing CNBC host Jim Cramer about how Apple was faring in China. The poll results indicated that 15% thought it was nowhere…
Rank this Week: 469

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 31

    Referrals: The Sales Investigation Meeting

    Referrals: The Sales Investigation Meeting
    Let's recap where we left off last time (in my post "When You're Offered a Referral"): Your friend, Janice Brown, introduced you to a colleague, Jack, whom she believed to have a legal issue you could help with. Beforehand, you discussed with…
  • Aug 31

    Referrals: The Sales Investigation Meeting

    Referrals: The Sales Investigation Meeting
    Let's recap where we left off last time (in my post "When You're Offered a Referral"): Your friend, Janice Brown, introduced you to a colleague, Jack, whom she believed to have a legal issue you could help with. Beforehand, you discussed with…
  • Aug 28

    Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tool

    Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tool
    In Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite law practice management and technology experts to share their favorite tips and tricks for tackling everyday quandaries that can prevent you from keeping your practice humming along smoothly. In the end,…
Rank this Week: 209

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: 51

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Aug 31

    UCC CCJHR: Helena Kennedy, “Securing Justice in an Unjust World” 10 Sept 2015

    UCC CCJHR: Helena Kennedy, “Securing Justice in an Unjust World” 10 Sept 2015
    The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (School of Law, UCC) invites you to a lecture on ‘Securing Justice in an Unjust World’ to be delivered by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Principal, Mansfield College, University of…
  • Aug 19

    Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea, UCD 9th-10th Oct 2015

    Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea, UCD 9th-10th Oct 2015
    On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October, UCD Sutherland School of Law hosts the 18th UCD Irish European Law Forum, titled Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea. With keynote addresses from…
  • Aug 8

    Free Walli Ullah Safi – The View from the Anti-Racism Network.

    Free Walli Ullah Safi – The View from the Anti-Racism Network.
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr. Anne Mulhall from the Anti-Racism Network.  Video from USI Ireland. Recently, some of us from ARN, as many as could fit in Kate’s car, went down to Naas to support a young Afghan…
Rank this Week: 47

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 31

    The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act

    The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act
    Twelve U.S. House members are sponsoring the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199), designed to remove liability for product injuries from sellers and keep it on manufacturers. The bill would make it so that no seller of any product…
  • Aug 28

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg & Zipursky, Hylton

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg & Zipursky, Hylton
    Over at New Private Law, there are two recent torts posts: John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky discuss the duty/breach distinction in a post about a recent Second Circuit decision, Munn v. Hotchkiss. Keith Hylton jumps into the recent discussion…
  • Aug 27

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?
    Earlier this month, I reported on a bill in Wisconsin to allow patients to have surgeries recorded. On Tuesday, The Washington Post (Tom Jackman) covered the idea in an article. A sample: Currently, re-creating what went wrong in an…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Aug 31

    In California, A Snail Is Sometimes A Fish And A Goldfish Isn’t

    In California, A Snail Is Sometimes A Fish And A Goldfish Isn’t
    With statutes, it can be dangerous to rely on plain meaning.  Most people, for example, would not consider an amphibian, such as a frog, or a mollusk, such as a snail, to be fish.  However, the California Fish & Game Code…
  • Aug 28

    Grammatical Gender And The General Corporation Law

    Grammatical Gender And The General Corporation Law
    Many, but not all languages, employ grammatical gender.  Anyone who has studied Spanish or German will know that grammatical gender is essential and can be unrelated to biological sex.  For…
  • Aug 27

    Did You Ever Wonder Whether “Within” Might Be A Superfluous Pleonasm?

    Did You Ever Wonder Whether “Within” Might Be A Superfluous Pleonasm?
    Suppose that you hold an option that must be exercised “within 30 days prior to the expiration of the option”.  Does this mean that you must exercise the option no later than thirty days before the expiration date or that you…
Rank this Week: 620

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/
  • Aug 31

    Are Your Cancer Meds Fake?

    Are Your Cancer Meds Fake?
    The short answer is “they might be”; your prescription cancer drugs can be fakes with no medicinal value to them. That is what the United States will set out to prove when it charges a Canadian drug company in federal court in…
  • Aug 28

    Iowa's New Medicaid Managing Firms are Unreliable

    Iowa's New Medicaid Managing Firms are Unreliable
    Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid services program is now governed by four companies with history of fraud and mismanagement.  The companies are as follows:1) Amerigroup: paid $225 million to settle charges that it engaged in fraudulent…
  • Aug 27

    Iowa's Attorney General Does Not Want Tort-Reform

    Iowa's Attorney General Does Not Want Tort-Reform
    Amgen recently settled allegations having to do with how it marketed two leading medications. The total payout was $72,000,000 of which Iowa will get $972,000. Iowa Attorney General The claims have to do with how anemia drug Aranesp and…
Rank this Week: 238

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu
    Russell Wilson (whose twitter handle is @DangeRussWilson) recently courted controversy with some comments made in an August 26 Rolling Stone article: Another venture is slightly less altruistic. Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery…
  • Aug 28

    International Trademark Registration

    International Trademark Registration
    A little known fact is that U.S.-based applicants can file a Madrid application that relies on either a registration on the Principal or Supplemental register.  A Madrid application significantly lowers the costs of foreign trademark…
  • Aug 27

    No MN State Fair Photos, Pretty Please?

    No MN State Fair Photos, Pretty Please?
    Well, it is opening day at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, it was a great day, perfect weather, thank you very much! Happy to see that Lulu’s Public House is going strong, she appears to have some new food items this year, and they look…
Rank this Week: 102

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 31

    Social Security Fast Fact

    Social Security Fast Fact
    The Pew Research Center on August 18, 2015 released the FactTank 5 facts about Social Security (the FactTank is "[r]eal-time analysis and news about data from Pew Research writers and social scientists."). So what are those 5 facts?…
  • Aug 31

    Oliver Sacks on "The Joy of Old Age..."

    Oliver Sacks on "The Joy of Old Age..."
    Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author (and much more more), often wrote about issues relevant to aging, including his own. Sadly he won't be able to continue to share his insights, as he passed away on August 30, at "just" 82...
  • Aug 28

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home
    One year and six days after hearing oral argument in Estate of Atkinson v. Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State in a Medicaid eligibility case involving transfer of...
Rank this Week: 360

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Looking at Housing benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment

    Looking at Housing benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment
    Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payments are difficult topics. Ben Reeve Lewis has some guidance here The post Looking at Housing benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 29

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 24 August

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 24 August
    All the posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog along with some extra reading for the Bank Holiday The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 24 August appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 27

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218
    Ben Reeve Lewis Newsround this weeks is a bit thin on content as there is no real housing news. But he still finds a few things to say The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 411

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
  • Aug 31

    Summary judgment in a personal injury action.

    Summary judgment in a personal injury action.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court and determined that plaintiff established his prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting evidence demonstrating that, before entering the…
  • Aug 28

    Leave to extend the time to serve process.

    Leave to extend the time to serve process.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court and denied that branch of plaintiff's motion for leave to extend the time within which to serve the summons and complaint.Plaintiff's supporting affidavits failed to…
  • Aug 27

    CPLR 3215 and a motion for a default judgment.

    CPLR 3215 and a motion for a default judgment.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court and granted plaintiff's motion for leave to enter a judgment on the issue of liability upon defendant's failure to appear or answer the complaint.Plaintiff, in support of…
Rank this Week: 381

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 687

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 31

    Maybe Law Students Should Line Up Job Before Law School

    Maybe Law Students Should Line Up Job Before Law School
    In this NY Times Op-ed last week Steven Harper bashed the ABA for not doing enough about “the crisis in legal education.” The problem: too many law students with too much debt and not enough jobs. The author singled out three law…
  • Aug 26

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From the Bar Economic Survey

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From the Bar Economic Survey
    This week the Mississippi Bar released the results from the 2014 Mississippi Bar Economic Survey. Here it is. The last survey was for 2011. The Good: Pay for associates, secretaries and legal assistants is up from 2011 levels. Only 21.8%…
  • Aug 24

    Trial Court Filings Leveling Off

    Trial Court Filings Leveling Off
    The Mississippi Supreme Court recently released its 2014 Annual Report. On page 25 (pdf p. 30), the report lists trial court filings and dispositions for 2010-2014. Circuit court civil filings were as follows: 2010: 25,800 2011: 26,862…
Rank this Week: 133

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Aug 30

    Incentive Trusts: Controlling Your Money from the Grave

    Incentive Trusts: Controlling Your Money from the Grave
    A recent New York Post article discusses the estate of the late Maurice Laboz of Manhattan, who left $20 million to his two daughters, Marlena and Victoria, 21 and 17 respectively, to inherit when they turn 35. However, Mr. Laboz has also…
  • Aug 28

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson
    In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that shows the litigation that can arise between beneficiaries when the deceased dies intestate and uses joint bank accounts as a form of estate…
  • Aug 27

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It
    The use of joint accounts as an estate planning tool continues to gain in popularity. For example, parents may create joint bank accounts with their adult children, with the intention that the children receive the remaining balance in the…
Rank this Week: 306

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Aug 30

    Welcome to ILTACON 2015!: eDiscovery Trend

    Welcome to ILTACON 2015!: eDiscovery Trend
    The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2015 (now known as ILTACON) kicked off yesterday with several networking events, and begins in earnest today with the first day of sessions. If…
  • Aug 29

    Get Ready for ILTACON!: eDiscovery Trend

    Get Ready for ILTACON!: eDiscovery Trend
    It’s a rare Saturday post for us as we get ready for ILTACON 2015, the (newly named this year) annual educational conference for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), which will be at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this…
  • Aug 27

    Here’s a New Dataset Option, Thanks to EDRM: eDiscovery Trend

    Here’s a New Dataset Option, Thanks to EDRM: eDiscovery Trend
    For several years, the Enron data set (converted to Outlook by the EDRM Data Set team back in November of 2010) has been the only viable set of public domain data available for testing and demonstration of eDiscovery processing and review…
Rank this Week: 712

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 323

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 30

    FDA Warning Letters: Seafood HACCP Violations, Plant Contamination

    FDA Warning Letters: Seafood HACCP Violations, Plant Contamination
    A Maspeth, NY, seafood importer, a Springfield, VA, bean sprout operation, and a Brooklyn, NY, cheese manufacturer were on the receiving end of recent warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Shah Poran…
  • Aug 30

    FSMA: No Safety, No Modernization

    FSMA: No Safety, No Modernization
    In the midst of food prices that are already on the rise, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will vastly increase costs, but it’s not likely to change food safety nor will it modernize our…
  • Aug 30

    Harsher Sentences Remain Possible in PCA Criminal Case

    Harsher Sentences Remain Possible in PCA Criminal Case
    Harsher sentences could be imposed in three weeks if the trial judge in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal case decides that the defendants were conscious, or accepting, of reckless risk of death or bodily injury in committing…
Rank this Week: 64

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

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

    Demandan a organizadores de una fiesta de Pokémon

    Demandan a organizadores de una fiesta de Pokémon
    El pasado fin de semana se realizó en Seattle, Washington, Estados Unidos la convención de videojuegos  PAX Prime, en donde The Pokémon Company International, Inc. (TPCI), decidió demandar a los organizadores…
  • Aug 30

    Nueva ley en Japón para impulsar la promoción de mujeres en el trabajo

    Nueva ley en Japón para impulsar la promoción de mujeres en el trabajo
    El pasado viernes la Dieta de Japón aprobó una iniciativa de ley cuyo objetivo es estimular la contratación y promoción de mujeres en las empresas radicadas en Japón así como en el gobierno central y…
  • Aug 30

    Esta semana inicia proceso en contra de Bosco Ntaganda

    Esta semana inicia proceso en contra de Bosco Ntaganda
    En comunicado de prensa emitido la semana pasada, la Corte Penal Internacional, CPI, dio a conocer la fecha del inicio del proceso en contra de Bosco Ntaganda, quien fuera líder del grupo rebelde M23 de la República…
Rank this Week: 95

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 30

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00572; filed July 7, 2015 in the District Court of…
  • Aug 30

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 1, 2015 - "IP Agreements: Structuring Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions to Allocate Infringement Risk" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) September 2, 2015 - "Amgen v. Sandoz: What Now?" (Intellectual Property…
  • Aug 29

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be holding its next biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015. The meeting will be simultaneously available at the USPTO Headquarters…
Rank this Week: 101

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 484

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 30

    The liability limit that created the modern online economy

    The liability limit that created the modern online economy
    A tribute to Section 230: “No other sentence in the U.S. Code, I would assert, has been responsible for the creation of more value than that one; if you have other candidates for that honor you think more worthy, please do share…
  • Aug 30

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup
    New York Times suggests Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinions borrow too much language from briefs and lower courts. Orin Kerr on why that’s unfair; Prosecutors have too much leeway to request freeze on defendant’s assets…
  • Aug 30

    Annals of bonkers scholarship: “Trahison des Professeurs”

    Annals of bonkers scholarship: “Trahison des Professeurs”
    I’ve seen a hundred wacky and extreme papers out of legal academia, and wrote about more than one in Schools for Misrule, but this one, published by the National Security Law Journal at George Mason (whose editor-in-chief has already…
Rank this Week: 17