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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Mar 28

    Bill Would Protect Climate-Change Deniers From Discrimination

    Bill Would Protect Climate-Change Deniers From Discrimination
    Mocking them would still be protected by the First Amendment, though.        Related StoriesBill Would Provide Immunity for Accidentally Running Over Protesters2016 Ig Nobel Prizes AwardedPraying Mantis…
  • Mar 23

    Two More Rivers Declared Person

    Two More Rivers Declared Person
    I told you that first one would not be the last.        Related StoriesRiver Declared a PersonIdaho May Legalize Dachshund RacingBill Urges Texans to Use Correct Flag Emoji 
  • Mar 22

    River Declared a Person

    River Declared a Person
    It is the first but not the last to get legal-person status.        Related StoriesIdaho May Legalize Dachshund RacingBill Urges Texans to Use Correct Flag EmojiBritish MP Demands Correct Pronoun for…
Rank this Week: 139

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Mar 28

    Clues About Trump's ISDS Policy

    Clues About Trump's ISDS Policy
    Lots of people are asking about what the Trump administration will do with investment treaties and investment chapters of FTAs. Will their sovereignty concerns mean they reject ISDS? Or will their pro-business views mean they support ISDS?…
  • Mar 28

    DS461 is Confusing

    DS461 is Confusing
    Compliance review in the DS461 dispute, Colombia - Textiles, is proceeding in the strangest order I can remember seeing. Keep in mind that Panama was the complainant and Colombia was the respondent in the underlying dispute. Here's the…
  • Mar 28

    Keystone XL Part 2: Nebraska

    Keystone XL Part 2: Nebraska
    As I mentioned here last week, TransCanada's NAFTA Chapter 11 claim is now over, after the State Department issued a Presidential permit for building the Keystone XL pipeline. The transcript of President Trump talking about this with…
Rank this Week: 57

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Does An Insurance Agent Have To Discuss Exclusions In A Policy?

    Does An Insurance Agent Have To Discuss Exclusions In A Policy?
    The above question comes up more often than it should.  The short answer is no.  A 2000, San Antonio Court of Appeals case styled, Nwaigwe v. Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Company, discusses the agent’s…
  • Mar 26

    Insurance Company Insolvency

    Insurance Company Insolvency
    All insurance lawyers need to know what happens to a claim when an insurance company becomes insolvent.  Insolvency to an insurance company is the same as bankruptcy to other companies and individuals.  So what effect is this to…
  • Mar 25

    Llano County Property Owners – When Is A Fence Part Of Your Home

    Llano County Property Owners – When Is A Fence Part Of Your Home
    The Insurance Journal published an article on an opinion issued by the Texas Supreme Court that will have an impact on all property owners in the State of Texas.  The title of the article is, Texas High Court Sides With Policyholder In…
Rank this Week: 604

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Mar 28

    Custodial sentence appropriate for sustained online infringement

    Custodial sentence appropriate for sustained online infringement
    In an interesting decision, the Court of Appeal in London has upheld a custodial sentence imposed on Wayne Evans by HHJ Trevor Jones at the Crown Court in Liverpool for two offences of distributing an article infringing copyright contrary to…
  • Mar 26

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from Tibbie McIntyreThe UK Copyright Officers survey – deadline 3rd AprilIf you work at a UK library and educational/cultural institution, your organisation is warmly invited to take part in a survey about copyright…
  • Mar 24

    Cable retransmission within reception area copyright free?!

    Cable retransmission within reception area copyright free?!
    A few days ago the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued yet another judgment on the right of communication to the public within Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive: it is Staatlich genehmigte Gesellschaft der Autoren,…
Rank this Week: 620

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Mar 28

    Court Orders New York to Release School Improvement Funds to Schools by Education Law Center

    Court Orders New York to Release School Improvement Funds to Schools by Education Law Center
    In a major victory for parents, a New York appeals court has ordered the State Division of Budget to immediately release over $37 million in improvement grants to 20 needy schools across the state. A year ago, the grants were frozen by…
  • Mar 28

    Washington State School District Settles Race Discrimination Suit

    Washington State School District Settles Race Discrimination Suit
    Washington State's University Place School District settled a lawsuit filed by three black students who alleged racial discrimination by teachers at Curtis High School, reportedly for $450,000. The student-plaintiffs in the suit alleged in…
  • Mar 27

    Recent Scholarship on Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gay Curriculum Law

    Recent Scholarship on Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gay Curriculum Law
    Recently posted articles on SSRN this month address First Amendment concerns in crafting anti-bullying laws and surveys anti-gay anti-gay provisions exist in the curriculum laws of twenty states, and in several provisions of a federal law…
Rank this Week: 112

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers injury law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
  • Mar 28

    James Howell Crashes into Utah Family in Dania Beach, Florida; Raquel Leota, Tsyon Wensel Injured

    James Howell Crashes into Utah Family in Dania Beach, Florida; Raquel Leota, Tsyon Wensel Injured
    A family of seven from Eagle Mountain, Utah were hit by James Howell’s vehicle on March 26 as they were walking back to their hotel after dinner. Raquel Leota, 24, lost her leg and her 10-year-old brother Tyson Wensel was severely…
  • Mar 27

    Elaine May of Pompano Beach, Killed in Fort Lauderdale Car Crash

    Elaine May of Pompano Beach, Killed in Fort Lauderdale Car Crash
    AutoNation executive Elaine May of Pompano Beach, Florida was killed on March 20 in a Fort Lauderdale car crash. According to Fort Lauderdale police, the crash occurred at NW 15th Avenue near Lockhart Stadium at 7:20 p.m. last Monday. May was…
  • Mar 24

    Marquet Robinson Struck, Killed While Setting Traffic Cones in West Palm Beach

    Marquet Robinson Struck, Killed While Setting Traffic Cones in West Palm Beach
    Marquet Robinson of Palm Beach County, Florida was struck and killed by Emmanuel Ernevil while working on Southern Boulevard on March 22. According to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred on the far right lane of…
Rank this Week: 108

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Broker petitions SEC for rules on digital assets and blockchain tech

    Broker petitions SEC for rules on digital assets and blockchain tech
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.A broker-dealer that operates an alternative trading system (ATS) petitioned the SEC for guidance on when digital assets will be deemed securities and whether firms that facilitate their trading must register as a…
  • Mar 27

    Dissent asserts wrong question asked in failure of pipeline company merger

    Dissent asserts wrong question asked in failure of pipeline company merger
    By R. Jason Howard, J.D.On appeal from the Court of Chancery, the Delaware Supreme Court has affirmed the decision that Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) did not breach its representations and warranties and that The Williams Companies,…
  • Mar 24

    SEC chief accountant highlights revenue recognition, internal control topic

    SEC chief accountant highlights revenue recognition, internal control topic
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker recently addressed the Annual Life Sciences Accounting and Reporting Congress in Philadelphia, where he discussed the progress of companies transitioning to FASB’s new revenue…
Rank this Week: 475

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Jacoby & Meyers Goes Down Bigly

    Jacoby & Meyers Goes Down Bigly
    Jacoby & Meyers had an idea. If only they could get non-lawyers to put money into its firm for a share of the profits, they could fund expansion. The only itty, bitty problem with that is that it’s ethically impermissible to share…
  • Mar 20

    Breslin and Blogging

    Breslin and Blogging
    I was reading an obit of the great New York newsman Jimmy Breslin, who died yesterday, and a quote jumped right off the page that I wanted to share. Because it’s about blogging, sort of. His readers and reputation were clearly that of…
  • Mar 16

    Good Doggie, Bad Owner, No Lawsuit

    Good Doggie, Bad Owner, No Lawsuit
    When last we visited New York’s dog law, it was really good for dog owners, but not so good for those that were injured by their negligence. New York, you see, is an outlier to the vast majority of states. While in most states you can…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Mar 28

    When will employees learn that online comments can, and will, be used against them?

    When will employees learn that online comments can, and will, be used against them?
    Business in the front, party in the rear I’ve recently given two different speeches discussing the balance between an employee’s privacy and an employer’s right to know. One of the themes of this talk is that social media…
  • Mar 27

    Bring me the head of employment at will

    Bring me the head of employment at will
    At his always excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Dan Schwartz recently asked the following question: “What Does ‘At Will’ Employment Really Mean?” Dan argues that while employment at will is still a valid…
  • Mar 24

    WIRTW #454 (the “Oxford comma, the results” edition)

    WIRTW #454 (the “Oxford comma, the results” edition)
    Damn, does the Oxford comma have some traction. I can’t recall the last time a case as mundane as O’Connor v. Oakhurt Dairy lit up the internet. But it did. And I got curious—just how do people feel about the…
Rank this Week: 438

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    TTAB Test: Is "CERTIFIED GORILLA FRIENDLY" Merely Descriptive of Honey and Hotel Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "CERTIFIED GORILLA FRIENDLY" Merely Descriptive of Honey and Hotel Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown below [CERTIFIED disclaimed] as a certification mark for "honey; tea; field crops, namely, coffee, corn, potatoes; handicrafts, namely, baskets, home and fashion accessories, wooden carvings;…
  • Mar 27

    TTAB Test: Which of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    It has been said that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods. Here are four recent Section 2(d) appeals, one of which resulted in reversal. Which one? [Answer will be…
  • Mar 24

    TTAB Test: Is "THE BOX" Merely Descriptive of Packaged Charcoal?

    TTAB Test: Is "THE BOX" Merely Descriptive of Packaged Charcoal?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark THE BOX, in standard character and design form, for "charcoal; charcoal packaged in charcoal starter," finding the proposed mark to be merely descriptive of the goods and requiring a disclaimer of…
Rank this Week: 69

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 28

    The Mind-Blowing Legal Tech I Didn’t See at ABA TECHSHOW

    The Mind-Blowing Legal Tech I Didn’t See at ABA TECHSHOW
    Most legal technology has moved from disruption to competition, and that's just fine. But there's more coming … The Mind-Blowing Legal Tech I Didn’t See at ABA TECHSHOW was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Mar 28

    How to Manage a Small Law Firm Helps Solo Attorneys Grow Their Busine

    How to Manage a Small Law Firm Helps Solo Attorneys Grow Their Busine
    How to Manage a Small Law Firm helps solo attorneys grow their law firms by teaching them how to be an entrepreneur, to run a law firm as a business, and learn effective leadership skills. How to Manage a Small Law Firm Helps Solo Attorneys…
  • Mar 27

    The Nuclear Option, Networking, and True Crime

    The Nuclear Option, Networking, and True Crime
    Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Planet Lex, Asked and Answered, and Stranglers. The Nuclear Option, Networking, and True Crime was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 967

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Alibaba and Small Business Owner

    Alibaba and Small Business Owner
    The New York Times had a fascinating piece recently on the problems small business are having with knockoffs on Chinese e-commerce sites run by Alibaba. The story presented three case studies of companies making custom products: Vintage…
  • Mar 27

    Why NOW is the Time to Comply with China’s Employment Laws, Part 2

    Why NOW is the Time to Comply with China’s Employment Laws, Part 2
    In part one of this series, I explained what has changed in China to make employer compliance — especially for foreign companies doing business in China — so important. In this part two, I explain what our China employment…
  • Mar 26

    China Negotiating Lesson

    China Negotiating Lesson
    Just read a post over at Andrew Hupert’s ChinaSolved Bog, entitled, 5 Negotiating Lessons from Sec. of State Tillerson’s Beijing Trip. Hupert, who I count among the foremost experts at negotiating with Chinese companies,…
Rank this Week: 311

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Mar 28

    Alarming write-off of £3 billion uncollected child maintenance arrear

    Alarming write-off of £3 billion uncollected child maintenance arrear
    Jane RobeyCommenting on a new National Audit Office report (28 March) indicating some £3 billion in child maintenance arrears is considered "uncollectable", National Family Mediation CEO, Jane Robey, said:"The scale of proposed…
  • Mar 26

    News Essentials: 27th March 2017

    News Essentials: 27th March 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSInterim research findings on divorce law publishedInterim findings from research exploring how the current divorce law works in practice have been published…
  • Mar 24

    "Do your kids a favor – don’t have any."

    "Do your kids a favor – don’t have any."
    It could have been a quote from a family lawyer, but it is actually by American Comedy writer Robert Orben. It seemed apt in relation to my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which were all about…
Rank this Week: 491

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 28

    Guest post: Not So Cheerful About Varsity Brand

    Guest post: Not So Cheerful About Varsity Brand
    So last Wednesday (March 22, 2017, if you’re joining us late) the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc, et al....
  • Mar 23

    Rah rah raw

    Rah rah raw
    TTABlog declines to comment on S. Ct. cheerleader uniform decision. — TTABlog (@TTABlog) March 22, 2017 Indeed.  LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® is also not ready to weigh in on Star Athletica,...
  • Mar 21

    The Importance of Being Necessary

    The Importance of Being Necessary
    Originally posted 2005-11-03 18:32:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Katie Roiphe asks the journalistic question, “Is Maureen Dowd Necessary” in Slate. Forget the politics of it — the journalism observations...
Rank this Week: 47

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

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Mar 28

    Medical Malpractice Claims Declining

    Medical Malpractice Claims Declining
    Numbers confirm what those of us who represent patients in Tennessee medical malpractice cases thought we knew:  the number of claims paid in medical malpractice cases is declining. Using data gather from the National Practioner Data…
  • Mar 28

    Limit on Right of Surviving Spouse to Bring Wrongful Death Claim

    Limit on Right of Surviving Spouse to Bring Wrongful Death Claim
    While a surviving spouse typically has the superior right to bring a wrongful death suit, there are certain exceptions to that rule. In Nelson v. Myres, No. M2015-01857-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 18, 2017), the Court held that a suit…
  • Mar 26

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor
    In Blackwell v. Sky High Sports Nashville Operations, LLC, No. M2016-00447-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 9, 2017), the Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether parents in Tennessee may “bind their minor children to pre-injury…
Rank this Week: 101

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 28

    Gender Budgeting

    Gender Budgeting
    From the Economist: IT IS easy to be cynical about government--and rarely does such cynicism go unrewarded. Take, for instance, policy towards women. Some politicians declare that they value women's unique role, which can be shorthand for…
  • Mar 27

    Saudi Arabian Women

    Saudi Arabian Women
    From the Economist: CAN Saudi Arabia keep its women? Last month’s appointment of women to head two big banks and Tadawul, the kingdom’s stock exchange, offers hope that the path to a fulfilling career is not completely blocked. But the...
  • Mar 26

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina
    From The Herald: Debra Parks wanted to be treated the same as anybody else by the courts. At 62, she’s disabled, and split from her partner of almost four decades. She filed a lawsuit because she wanted her relationship, which...
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Mar 28

    An Opportunity for Demand Side Innovation

    An Opportunity for Demand Side Innovation
    Rebecca S. Eisenberg & W. Nicholas Price II, Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side, Oxford Academic J.L. & Biosciences (2017).Nicolas TerryThe intersection of healthcare information goods, resulting products, and the…
  • Mar 27

    When Less is More

    When Less is More
    Kate Webber, Families are More Popular Than Feminism: Exploring the Greater Judicial Success of Family and Medical Leave Laws, 32 Colum. J. Gender & Law 145 (2016).Katharine BartlettWhy are employees who sue to obtain workplace leave…
  • Mar 24

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 716

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
Rank this Week: 902

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Mar 28

    Red Storage Container - FutureLawyer's Next Office?

    Red Storage Container - FutureLawyer's Next Office?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 28

    Elon Musk Wants To Implant A Neural Lace In Your Brain...What Could Go Wrong?

    Elon Musk Wants To Implant A Neural Lace In Your Brain...What Could Go Wrong?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 27

    Android O? What Happened To Nougat?

    Android O? What Happened To Nougat?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 658

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 28

    Split the Ninth Circuit?

    Split the Ninth Circuit?
    A House Judiciary hearing airs both sides on the question of breaking up the very large and busy Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals [ABA Journal, earlier] Tags: Ninth Circuit Split the Ninth Circuit? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling…
  • Mar 27

    “The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and Its National Consequences”

    “The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and Its National Consequences”
    Texas was once the largest center of asbestos litigation in the U.S., with mass recruitment of workers claiming injury from past exposure although displaying no symptoms. Now, more than 40 years after the landmark Fifth Circuit Borel v.…
  • Mar 27

    Kentucky joins Louisiana in adding police to hate-crime protected group list

    Kentucky joins Louisiana in adding police to hate-crime protected group list
    A police union’s national campaign continues to bear fruit as Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill making Kentucky the second state, after Louisiana, to include police as a protected group in hate crime law. For principled conservative…
Rank this Week: 6

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Mar 28

    Today in Legal History: Woman Lawyer’s Bill Passed in California

    Today in Legal History: Woman Lawyer’s Bill Passed in California
    Through the efforts of Clara Shortridge Foltz and Laura deForce Gordon, the words “white male” were replaced with “person” in the state requirements to take the bar exam.  This had the effect of not only allowing…
  • Mar 22

    Today in Legal History: Beer & Wine Revenue Act Signed

    Today in Legal History: Beer & Wine Revenue Act Signed
    The Beer & Wine Revenue Act was signed by Franklin Roosevelt on March 22, 1933.  No fan of prohibition, President Roosevelt signed the Act in order to levy a federal tax on alcoholic beverages to raise federal revenue to get our…
  • Mar 13

    Today in Legal History: Roosevelt Signs Lend-Lease Program

    Today in Legal History: Roosevelt Signs Lend-Lease Program
    The Lend-Lease program was Franklin Roosevelt’s way to circumvent US laws requiring that all sales to foreign governments be made in cash.  Roosevelt strongly believed that the Allied powers needed help.  This program was met…
Rank this Week: 317

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Mar 28

    What Do I Do If My Kid Was Bit By A Stranger’s Dog?

    What Do I Do If My Kid Was Bit By A Stranger’s Dog?
    As parents, we try to protect our children from danger. Unfortunately we can’t be with them around the clock, and sometimes events are simply out of our control. If your child was bitten by a stranger’s dog, you’re most…
  • Mar 27

    Crooked Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Social Security Disability Fraud

    Crooked Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Social Security Disability Fraud
    The Social Security disability system has enough funding problems without lawyers or claimants committing fraud in order to obtain benefits. Finally, after years of scrutiny, a lawyer in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to defrauding the…
  • Mar 27

    Top Republicans Say There’s a Medical Malpractice Crisis. Experts Say There Isn’t.

    Top Republicans Say There’s a Medical Malpractice Crisis. Experts Say There Isn’t.
    The Washington Post recently ran an article disputing the claims of the administration and Congress that America is suffering from a medical malpractice crisis. Here are the opening paragraphs: Top Republicans say a medical malpractice crisis…
Rank this Week: 207

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 28

    Geistfeld on Autonomous Vehicle

    Geistfeld on Autonomous Vehicle
    Mark Geistfeld has posted to SSRN A Roadmap for Autonomous Vehicles: State Tort Liability, Automobile Insurance, and Federal Safety Regulation. The abstract provides: The vast majority of motor vehicle crashes are now caused by driver error.…
  • Mar 24

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award
    Jill Wieber Lens has posted to SSRN Defective Punitive Damage Awards. The abstract provides: Private redress theories of punitive damages recognize an individual victim’s right to be punitive. That right exists because the defendant knew…
  • Mar 23

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia
    A Georgia sperm bank is facing numerous suits based on a donor who was touted as a Ph.D. in neuroscience with an IQ of 160 when he was, in fact, a college dropout with a criminal record and a diagnosis...
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Mar 28

    Interstate Versus Intrastate Business – What’s The Difference?

    Interstate Versus Intrastate Business – What’s The Difference?
    Some words are easily confused such as hyperthermia and hypothermia.  In the case of the former, one is overheated and in the case of the latter, one is not warm enough.  The difference becomes more understandable…
  • Mar 27

    Improper Purpose Frustrates Member’s Assertion Of A Proper Purpose

    Improper Purpose Frustrates Member’s Assertion Of A Proper Purpose
    The inspection rights of members of California nonprofit mutual benefit corporations mirror those of shareholders of corporations under the General Corporation Law. Section 8333 of the Corporations Code provides that the accounting books and…
  • Mar 24

    Want To File A Derivative Suit? You May Soon Be Required To Read Statute

    Want To File A Derivative Suit? You May Soon Be Required To Read Statute
    I have been writing recently about SB 203, a bill that is now pending in the Nevada legislature.  As introduced, the bill would, among other things, require the following: In an action involving or relating to a…
Rank this Week: 792

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
  • Mar 28

    Summary judgment and discovery.

    Summary judgment and discovery.
    Practice point:  The motion will not be defeated when the nonmovant offers only speculation that further discovery may yield evidence that raises a triable issue.Case:  Stein v. City of New York, NY Slip Op 02131 (1st Dep't March…
  • Mar 27

    An appeal from an intermediate order.

    An appeal from an intermediate order.
    Practice point:  The right of direct appeal from an intermediate order is terminated with the entry of judgment in the action.Case: Qin Jun Ying v. May Flower Intl., Inc., NY Slip Op 01899 (2d Dep't March 15, 2017)Here is the…
  • Mar 24

    Notice in an eviction proeeding.

    Notice in an eviction proeeding.
    Practice point:   Compliance with a statutory notice requirement is a condition precedent to maintaining a summary eviction proceeding, and the landlord has the burden to prove that element of its case.  A tenant may timely…
Rank this Week: 176

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Mar 28

    CHARITABLE GIFTS AND GRADUATED RATE ESTATE DESIGNATIONS: CAN YOU GIFT BEFORE YOU DESIGNATE

    CHARITABLE GIFTS AND GRADUATED RATE ESTATE DESIGNATIONS: CAN YOU GIFT BEFORE YOU DESIGNATE
    Assume Mr. X died in early 2016. Mr. X’s estate appears to meet all of the requirements to be a graduated rate estate (“GRE”), except the 1st return has not been filed as yet to formally designate it a GRE. The estate made a…
  • Mar 26

    How This Budget Care

    How This Budget Care
    Caring for our loved ones while satisfying and fulfilling can be expensive both emotionally and financially.  Understanding needs, costs and tax relief are all important to saving money. Today’s blog provides some caring highlights…
  • Mar 24

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. When clients plan engagement parties, weddings, baby showers or divorce parties (yes, divorce parties are becoming increasingly common) they may…
Rank this Week: 849

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Mar 27

    Estudiante noruega que vende fotos topless podría ser expulsada

    Estudiante noruega que vende fotos topless podría ser expulsada
    Lene Antonsen es una joven estudiante noruega que corre el riesgo de ser expulsada de la universidad donde estudia para cuidar de discapacitados debido a su trabajo de medio tiempo que consiste en vender fotografías suyas mostrando el…
  • Mar 27

    Cervecería retira amenaza de demanda a pub y culpa a los abogado

    Cervecería retira amenaza de demanda a pub y culpa a los abogado
    La mala publicidad que la amenaza de demandar a un pequeño pub ha tenido en la cervecería escocesa BrewDog, ha sido suficiente para que su fundador no solo haya retirado a sus abogados y la amenaza, sino que incluso intente…
  • Mar 27

    Demandan a Oprah Winfrey por El gran debate

    Demandan a Oprah Winfrey por El gran debate
    La compañías Harpo Films, de Oprah Winfrey, Weinstein Company y MGM han sido demandados por los herederos de Melvin B. Tolson, por que “no compensaron de ninguna manera a la familia por el uso comercial “… del…
Rank this Week: 865

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 27

    New advice for European Union on added sugars due in 2020

    New advice for European Union on added sugars due in 2020
    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is on schedule to provide new scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020. The Authority plans to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added…
  • Mar 27

    People’s Republic of China adopts a new 5-year food safety plan

    People’s Republic of China adopts a new 5-year food safety plan
    The full text of the 13th Five-year Plan for Food Safety by China’s State Council, issued earlier this month, is available in Chinese. The document examines the status of food safety in China, acknowledging that some problems do exist,…
  • Mar 27

    FDA alerts consumers, vets to watch dogs for hyperthyroidism

    FDA alerts consumers, vets to watch dogs for hyperthyroidism
    Federal officials are warning consumers and veterinarians to be on alert for potentially deadly hyperthyroidism in dogs that have eaten Blue Buffalo Co. and WellPet food. The three separate alerts, posted Monday by the Food and Drug…
Rank this Week: 99

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 27

    Twilio, Inc. v. Telesign Corp. (PTAB 2017)

    Twilio, Inc. v. Telesign Corp. (PTAB 2017)
    No CBM Review for On-Line Registration Patent Having Financial Applications and Uses By Joseph Herndon -- Twilio Inc. filed a Petition requesting covered business method patent review of claims 1–18 of U.S. Patent No. 9,300,792. The…
  • Mar 26

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In
    By Andrew Williams -- As we reported last week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case on Monday March 27. In that previous report, we covered the background of the case, and…
  • Mar 26

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    March 27, 2017 - Post-argument discussion on TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case (American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property) - American University Washington…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 578

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Mar 27

    Proposed 2018 AALS Business Regulation Discussion Group - Heminway x Tucker Collab

    Proposed 2018 AALS Business Regulation Discussion Group - Heminway x Tucker Collab
    Call for Participants Proposed Discussion Group A New Era for Business Regulation? Joan MacLeod Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law Anne Tucker, Georgia State University College of Law 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA…
  • Mar 26

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (March 26,2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (March 26,2017)
    Adam Smith’s invisible hand: "great idea, badly over-simplified" https://t.co/mx0sG0J5V3 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) March 19, 2017 "Connecticut is the 17th state to enact a version of the Uniform LLC…
  • Mar 25

    Kissing Cousins: MERS and DTC

    Kissing Cousins: MERS and DTC
    This semester, I’m teaching a seminar on the financial crisis. And because my specialty is corporate and securities law, not property, I brought in a ringer – in the form of Chris Odinet of Southern University Law Center – to...
Rank this Week: 283

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    Jury Awards Homeowner $1.3 Million Stemming from Residential Claim Dispute

    Jury Awards Homeowner $1.3 Million Stemming from Residential Claim Dispute
    Last week, a jury in California awarded a homeowner more than $1.3 million arising from a dispute with his Ameriprise insurer.1 According to the complaint, the coverage dispute arose after the insured’s home was damaged during a…
  • Mar 26

    FAPIA Conference – Educational Courses and Fishing Fun

    FAPIA Conference – Educational Courses and Fishing Fun
    Calling all anglers and Public Insurance Adjusters! Check out the 25th Anniversary FAPIA Conference that kicks off on Sunday, May 21st with a fun fishing tournament in the Florida Keys! Taking a few days in the tranquil Florida Keys to…
  • Mar 25

    Crumbling Foundation and the Collapse Provision in a Homeowners Policy

    Crumbling Foundation and the Collapse Provision in a Homeowners Policy
    Recently, Connecticut has had an increase in insurance claims for crumbling foundations due to faulty foundations poured in the 1980s and 1990s. Some foundations poured during this time frame contained a mineral, pyrrhotite, which can cause…
Rank this Week: 788

Injured in Mississippi Blog

Injured in Mississippi Blog

Covers serious automobile accident and insurance coverage issues. By Baskin L. Jones.

http://www.injuredinmississippi.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Car Wreck Attorney Mississippi

    Car Wreck Attorney Mississippi
    If you are looking for a car wreck attorney in Mississippi there are several things you should consider in your search. First finding information from an attorney that fits your experience, your particular injuries. Attorneys that you would…
  • Mar 5

    Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson MS

    Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson MS
    When you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Jackson MS there are several things you should consider. We think that three categories should be given specific attention: Accessibility, Practice Areas, and Review by other clients.…
  • Feb 24

    Bicycle Hit by a Car

    Bicycle Hit by a Car
    Even with the new laws protecting bicyclists in Mississippi (John Paul Frerer Act) it is still far too easy for a bicyclist to be hit by a car. Mississippi has recently imposed a three foot of distance when passing law, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 524

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Mar 27

    Kriminalstatistik: Immer mehr Ehrverletzungen, immer mehr verbotene Aufnahmen mit dem Smartphone

    Kriminalstatistik: Immer mehr Ehrverletzungen, immer mehr verbotene Aufnahmen mit dem Smartphone
    Gemäss der polizeilichen Kriminalstatistik 2016 haben Strafanträge wegen Ehrverletzungen (Art. 173 ff. StGB) in den letzten Jahren stark zugenommen: «Seit […] 2009 haben üble Nachrede, Verleumdungen und…
  • Mar 26

    Abmahnungen der Knieper Verwaltungs GmbH wecken Erinnerungen an Marions Kochbuch

    Abmahnungen der Knieper Verwaltungs GmbH wecken Erinnerungen an Marions Kochbuch
    Bananen, Bratwürste, Kartoffelsalat … wer Bilder von solchen Nahrungsmittel auf seiner Website veröffentlicht hat, muss seit Anfang Februar 2017 mit einer kostenpflichtigen Abmahnung der deutschen Knieper Verwaltungs GmbH in…
  • Mar 26

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #153

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #153
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zum «Recht auf Reparatur», zu Bild- und Namensrechten an digitalen Fussballern und zum verschwindenden Darknet … «Recht auf…
Rank this Week: 616

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 27

    Save the Date: Annual CSLSA Conference

    Save the Date: Annual CSLSA Conference
    The annual conference of the Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) will be held at Southern Illinois University School of Law on October 6-7, 2017. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. Watch…
  • Mar 24

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines for interfering with his trial. Judges ordered the that the sentence be…
  • Mar 22

    Duke is Hiring

    Duke is Hiring
    Job Announcement: Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law Duke University School of Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human…
Rank this Week: 280

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 758

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 27

    Methane and natural gas leaks tracked using Google Earth street view

    Methane and natural gas leaks tracked using Google Earth street view
    Futurism – Google Earth’s Street View cars are being used for more than just maps: scientists have equipped them with pollution trackers so they can help spot natural gas leaks. “…A team led by researchers from the…
  • Mar 27

    MIT – FBI’s Facial Recognition Program Is Sprawling and Inaccurate

    MIT – FBI’s Facial Recognition Program Is Sprawling and Inaccurate
    Around half of all adult Americans are on the agency’s image database, and its software is incorrect 15 percent of the time, Jamie Condliffe, March 27, 2017. “Last year, we learned about the remarkable scale of the FBI’s…
  • Mar 27

    Research – Open AI

    Research – Open AI
    OpenAI conducts fundamental, long-term research toward the creation of safe AGI. Releases Publications Requests for Research
Rank this Week: 21

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 27

    Leaks, geeks, & reporter

    Leaks, geeks, & reporter
    The recent spat of Washington D.C. leaks is "unusually active," according to FBI Director Mr. James Comey. Even if the leaks are as normal as they are in an allergic nose dealing with New Orleans spring pollen, what are the legal and ethical…
  • Mar 27

    "Neural Lace," Extended Cognition, and Privacy

    "Neural Lace," Extended Cognition, and Privacy
    Imagine a world, not as distant as we might like to think, where our individual thought processes are aided and improved by technologies external to the biologically-bequeathed neural matter that sits within our skulls and throughout our…
  • Mar 9

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?
    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn? This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore…
Rank this Week: 353

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 27

    Sir Edward Coke and International Patent Exhaustion

    Sir Edward Coke and International Patent Exhaustion
    Guest Post by Professor Tomás Gómez-Arostegui (Lewis & Clark Law School) One of the questions in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc., on which the Supreme Court recently heard oral argument (March 21),…
  • Mar 24

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform
    Under the direction of the White House, the USPTO has formed a “Working Group on Regulatory Reform.”  To implement the 2-for-1 regulatory agenda previously outlined on Patently-O. According to a release from Dir.…
  • Mar 22

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me
    Stuck in the 19th Century, the Federal Circuit Rule 30(a) requires appellants to submit six paper copies of the appendix to the briefs. In a recent filing, pro se appellant Urvashi Bhagat asked the court to waive this…
Rank this Week: 611

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    4/3 provides the good

    4/3 provides the good
    A nice entry for the first-line contest:"This case is confirmation of our fathers’ repeated adjurations to “get the oil changed.”"But we know that what really revs your engine is a juicy published opinion on the important…
  • Mar 27

    OCBA ALS program April 19

    OCBA ALS program April 19
    OCBA's Appellate Law Section's next lunch program will be April 19, and will be: A Crystal Ball: What the Future Holds for the Federal Judiciary, a panel discussion about "how the current judicial nominees will shape the direction of the…
  • Mar 27

    New 9th Cir. Rules coming June 2017

    New 9th Cir. Rules coming June 2017
    One of the new rules will eliminate the extra 3 days for electronic service; another rule will expand the deadline to file reply briefs from 14 to 21 days. See the exciting new proposed rules here!For more excitement, check out: What do…
Rank this Week: 693

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 90

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 36

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference
    On this date in 1969, the first national Chicano youth conference was held in Denver, Colorado by Crusade for Justice, the civil rights organization founded by former boxer Corky Gonzáles. “Rodolfo ’Corky’…
  • Mar 25

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911
    Today is the 106th anniversary (March 25, 1911) of the fire at the Triangle Waist (often ‘Shirtwaist’) Company in New York City in which 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – died. Most of these workers were…
  • Mar 24

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization
    “AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research, and treatment and…
Rank this Week: 854

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    AMICUS National Union Catalogue to be Replaced Under Deal Berween OCLC and Library and Archives Canada

    AMICUS National Union Catalogue to be Replaced Under Deal Berween OCLC and Library and Archives Canada
    Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has signed a deal with OCLC, the international non-profit library co-operative, to replace AMICUS.AMICUS serves as a national union catalogue, helping users locate materials in hundreds of library collections…
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Town Hall With Chief Judge of British Columbia Provincial Court

    Twitter Town Hall With Chief Judge of British Columbia Provincial Court
    The British Columbia Provincial Court’s Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree will host a live Twitter Town Hall on April 6, 2017.People will be able to tweet their questions about the court and the judicial system using the hashtag…
  • Mar 26

    New Caselaw Database for United Nations International Criminal Tribunal

    New Caselaw Database for United Nations International Criminal Tribunal
    The United Nations has launched a new version of its Case Law Database covering International Criminal Tribunals.It provides access to the jurisprudence of the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the International Criminal Tribunal for…
Rank this Week: 531