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South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?
    Longtimers know our affinity for shotgun pleadings, but let's get metaphysical for a moment -- what are they, really?Is it just when you incorporate all prior allegations into each count, or is there something "more" to a shotgun…
  • Apr 16

    Go West, Young Man!

    Go West, Young Man!
    And we're not talking Naples/Ft. Myers.From the Intrepid One ©Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has opened an office in Los Angeles—its 11th nationally—with two shareholders from Steptoe and Johnson.In a statement, firm president…
  • Apr 16

    3d DCA Watch -- Somebody Got the Kozel Factors Right!

    3d DCA Watch -- Somebody Got the Kozel Factors Right!
    Could this be a first in our multi-year coverage of the bunker?A trial court getting the Kozel factors right, and properly applying them?Following the hearing on the motion, the court announced its findings on the record and rendered an order…
Rank this Week: 240

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
Rank this Week: 928

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Apr 17

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> thesibsmusic <i>To:</i> Twitter<br><i>Date:</i>
  • Apr 17

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter
    International: DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter; <br> <i>From:</i> Movimiento Alianza Pais (Spain) <i>To:</i> Twitter
  • Apr 16

    Takedown Request via Other Legal Complaint to YouTube

    Takedown Request via Other Legal Complaint to YouTube
    International: Takedown Request via Other Legal Complaint to YouTube; <br> <i>From:</i> http://www.youtube.com/user/tonioto5 (MX) <i>To:</i> YouTube (Google, Inc.)
Rank this Week: 59

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
  • Apr 16

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?
    Caesar Cantu plead guilty to marijuana trafficking and was sentenced to 11.5 years in federal court. Due solely to a scribbners error an additional 42 months was added to his sentence on the judgment and conviction. However, the district…
  • Apr 14

    WHY IS THIS NIGHT....

    WHY IS THIS NIGHT....
    "Why is this night different from all other nights?"For those of you who observe Passover in this season of miracles, Happy Pesach.  Good Friday and Easter Sunday and ABC's airing of the Ten Commandments coming up this…
Rank this Week: 186

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 64

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 17

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue
    The New York Times has an interesting article today When "Liking" a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the article: General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty...
  • Apr 17

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action
    SYMPOSIUM ISSUE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON LAW REVIEW The Class Action After A Decade of Roberts Court Decisions The Akron Law Review invites academic papers on the reasoning, dimensions, and possible impacts of one or more of the class action or...
  • Apr 16

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting
    We covered earlier the agenda for the Civil Rules Advisory Committee’s April meeting, which took place in Portland, Oregon last week and was an important step for the recently proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.…
Rank this Week: 605

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing
    Jurisdiction   Jurisdiction may be the most important factor organizations should take into consideration when offshoring.  Some countries do not recognize certain U.S. legal doctrines, such as confidentiality agreements, and…
  • Apr 16

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda
    On April 8, 2014, in recognition of National Equal Pay Day, President Obama continued to advance his wage equality agenda by focusing on wage transparency through Executive Order on Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information…
  • Apr 16

    IRS Guidance Issued On The Effect of The Windsor Decision On Retirement Plan

    IRS Guidance Issued On The Effect of The Windsor Decision On Retirement Plan
    Plan sponsors now have additional answers to some of their questions about the effect of the Windsor decision on retirement plans. Notice 2014-19, released on April 4, 2014, provides guidance concerning the application (including retroactive…
Rank this Week: 665

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you
    The Intellectual Property Bill has passed through the Commons and now awaits royal assent. Although much attention has focused on clause 13 of the Bill which will create a new offence of unauthorized copying of a registered or registered…
  • Apr 10

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application
    In Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd v. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer International Holdings Inc and Others [2007] Bus LR 1796, [2007] BusLR 1796, [2008] 1 All ER 425, [2007] UKHL 43 Lord Hoffmann described s.7 (2) and (3) of the Patents Act…
  • Apr 7

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon
    Jane Lambert In Cosmetic Warriors Ltd and Another v amazon.co.uk Ltd and Another [2014] EWHC 181 Mr John Baldwin QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, had to decide whether causing advertising  to appear on an an Internet…
Rank this Week: 861

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 17

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananEarlier this week, in a post titled "Government Size and (Non)Corruption," Professor Dorf discussed recent reports that two doctors in Florida: (1) receive the highest Medicare reimbursements in the country, (2)…
  • Apr 16

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column on Justia's Verdict this week analyzes a Minnesota Supreme Court decision, State v. Melchert-Dinkel, holding that the First Amendment precludes the criminal prosecution of someone for advising or…
  • Apr 15

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption
    By Michael DorfLast week brought news that doctors receiving very large Medicare reimbursements made very large campaign contributions to Democratic campaigns and PACs, and that in turn they may have received special consideration to avoid…
Rank this Week: 862

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Apr 17

    Fear Cuts Deeper Than Swords: Bergen Community College Freaks Out Over "Game of Thrones" T-Shirt

    Fear Cuts Deeper Than Swords: Bergen Community College Freaks Out Over "Game of Thrones" T-Shirt
    Tragedy is inevitable. Our reaction to tragedy is not. We cannot govern every risk, but we must govern our reactions to risks. Here's the question we must ask ourselves: when awful things happen in the world, will we abandon reason and accept…
  • Apr 15

    A Perspicacious Passover and Happy Easter

    A Perspicacious Passover and Happy Easter
    This poem is the second part of a diptych. To read the first part, already posted, follow this link. A Passover/Easter Exhortation When winter, winter days, and dramatic rains, Arrange with memories in ink and fiction, Ascribing each…
  • Apr 11

    An Election is Simply a Festival for the Majority!

    An Election is Simply a Festival for the Majority!
    I speak now to the minority: I apologize for not posting more. I've had many interesting ideas swirling around my head, each of them the potential kernel of a good blog post. …but I've strangely lost the urge, energy, or whatever to…
Rank this Week: 752

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Corporations Go to New Lengths to Avoid Responsibility

    Corporations Go to New Lengths to Avoid Responsibility
    An article this week in The New York Times highlights the extraordinary measures some companies will take to avoid responsibility for their own actions. According to the newspaper, “General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and…
  • Apr 9

    CNN Host Reminds Us All Why Courts Are Important

    CNN Host Reminds Us All Why Courts Are Important
    A few days ago Michael Smerconish, a long-time talk-radio fixture who recently began hosting a show on CNN, ended his daily broadcast with a short commentary (see link below) that began as an essay about the GM ignition-switch scandal but…
  • Apr 3

    Portland Traffic Safety Questions Raised by Lack of Night Patrol

    Portland Traffic Safety Questions Raised by Lack of Night Patrol
    An article in Wednesday’s Oregonian raised an interesting question: how many Portlanders are aware that traffic enforcement does not take place overnight? According to the newspaper the city’s last budget cut police funding and,…
Rank this Week: 774

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    A New Book On Alexis de Tocqueville's Thought

    A New Book On Alexis de Tocqueville's Thought
    Scholars Zbigniew Rau and Marek Tracz-Tryniecki of the University of Lodz have co-edited a new book on my favorite nineteenth century political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville.Tocquevillian Ideas: Contemporary European Perspectives…
  • Apr 16

    Lawyer Ethics In Legal Fiction: The New Zealand Edition

    Lawyer Ethics In Legal Fiction: The New Zealand Edition
    Grant Hamilton Morris, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, has published Devils Down Under: Perceptions of Lawyers' Ethics in New Zealand Fictionat 44 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 609 (2013). Here is the…
  • Apr 15

    Blackstone, Law, and Emotion

    Blackstone, Law, and Emotion
    Simon Stern, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, is publishing Blackstone's Legal Actors: The Passions of a Rational Jurist in Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature and Emotion, 1660-1800 (Nancy Johnson, ed., Bucknell University…
Rank this Week: 847

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 316

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 29

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Strippers Sue Clubs for Minimum Wage Violation

    Strippers Sue Clubs for Minimum Wage Violation
    Columbia-Area Strippers Sue Clubs for Federal Minimum Wage Violations A group of strippers in the Columbia area are suing several South Carolina night clubs because they were not paid according to federal minimum wage standards. The…
  • Apr 17

    Tuomey Must Pay to Continue Medicare Fraud Appeal

    Tuomey Must Pay to Continue Medicare Fraud Appeal
    Federal Judge Says Tuomey Must Come Up with $20 Million to Continue Medicare Fraud Appeal Sumter hospital Tuomey Healthcare Systems must pay $20 million to continue its appeal of the Medicare fraud penalty in two weeks, according to…
  • Apr 14

    Takeda, Eli Lilly to Pay $9 Billion for Actos Injurie

    Takeda, Eli Lilly to Pay $9 Billion for Actos Injurie
    Jury Says Takeda and Eli Lilly Must Pay $9 Billion for Actos Bladder Cancer Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical and their US distributor Eli Lilly have been ordered to pay $9 billion in punitive damages after a federal…
Rank this Week: 896

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 992

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 169

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Apr 17

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation
    The co-founder of Missoula Water Now provided a letter to the editor of The Missoulian. It is interesting that the letter broaches the subject of Carlyle “taking” money from the State. Realistically, the citizens of Missoula…
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase
    Originally, many Missouri couunties supported the Clean Line approach of bringing power through the State. Subsequently, after a lack of support from the local utility companies and those directly affected by the Line, many of the Counties…
  • Apr 15

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner
    Under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, many railroad properties will now revert to the adjacent property owners. Most jurisdictions maintain an easement is simply that, an easement for a specific purpose. When the purpose for the…
Rank this Week: 690

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 17

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)
    According to this article in today's New York Times, General Mills has added language to its website designed to force anyone who interacts with the company to disclaim any right to bring a legal action against it in a court...
  • Apr 16

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Dysfunction in Contract Drafting: The Causes and the Cure (Reviewing Mitu Gulati & Robert E. Scott, The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design (2013)), 15 Transactions: The…
  • Apr 15

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 328 Will Ticket Scalpers Meet the Same Fate as Spinal Tap Drummers? The Sale and Resale of Concert and Sports Tickets Gregory M. Stein…
Rank this Week: 377

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 473

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 17

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice
    I just learned about an important NIJ-funded project and report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which examines in depth federal prosecutorial charging decisions across US District Courts. The research was complete by…
  • Apr 17

    "Culpability and Modern Crime"

    &quot;Culpability and Modern Crime&quot;
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper by Samuel Buell now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal law has developed to prohibit new forms of intrusion on the autonomy and mental processes...
  • Apr 16

    Another bizarre, sad and fatal case of reefer madness?

    Another bizarre, sad and fatal case of reefer madness?
    As reported in this prior post, a Denver coroner report concluded that a young man fell to his death in March after eating marijuana cookies which may have caused him to act erratically. Now, as reported in this local article,...
Rank this Week: 125

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
Rank this Week: 18

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    So you are working hard and going about your business. The boss is engaging in sexual harassment of another employee and you witness it almost daily. You don't know if you should get involved or not. What happens if you report the sexual…
  • Apr 16

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000

    Riviera Consulting &amp; Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000
    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC pays $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts a former employee was fired…
  • Apr 14

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor
    So you are attending college in Chicago and your professor seems to be taking an unusual interest in you. He begins to ask personal questions and singles you out from the other students. He now asks for your cell-phone number under the…
Rank this Week: 253

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Apr 17

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew
    Two demonstrations took place last month, one in Jerusalem, and the other in New York’s financial district. Both were organized and attended by haredi (ultra-orthodox Jews; literally means “those who fear [God]”) who…
  • Apr 14

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture
    The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law…
  • Apr 11

    The Nation’s Capital in Spring – Pic of the Week

    The Nation’s Capital in Spring – Pic of the Week
    Cherry blossoms are in full bloom.  Congress is busy with budget hearings.  All vehicles – no matter what color they were originally painted – are now yellow with pollen.  It is spring in the nation’s capital.…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Apr 17

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to be able to know how the courts interpret insurance policy exclusions. A recent finding from a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Texas is helpful. The style of the case is, The...
  • Apr 15

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage
    Insurance lawyers who seek punitive damages in bad faith cases need to be able to determine when they apply. A 1995, Beaumont Court of Appeals case is a good one to read for this issue. The style of the case...
  • Apr 13

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to know that when an insurance company breaks the contract it has with it's insured, that is not enough by itself to support a claim for bad faith insurance. The 1988, Beaumont Court of Appeals case,...
Rank this Week: 476

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 30

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 555

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 17

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"
    Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative…
  • Jan 30

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work
    Doug Sundheim recently published an article in The Harvard Business Review on a subject of relevance to anyone involved in organizational management – whether in the field of law or any other discipline. His focus is “the chasm…
  • Jan 30

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?
    According to a recent article in Philanthropy Daily, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has banished PowerPoint presentations from meetings of his staff. Instead he requires speakers to prepare six-page summaries of what they want to say. His meetings…
Rank this Week: 917

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
  • Mar 25

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High
    Why, you ask, are we discussing medical records on a blog devoted to employment law?  Simply because medical issues arise in employment cases, in a variety of contexts.  Disability cases are one example.  Damages issues in many…
Rank this Week: 359

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case
    Employment law is highly technical. Winning an employment law case requires knowledge of case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and regulatory law. There are rarely simple employment cases. Therefore, you need to retain someone who…
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
  • Apr 3

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?
    There has been a spirited debate in this country about the role of women in the workplace. Whether it involves Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, or the furor about Melissa Meyer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo, the issues…
Rank this Week: 900

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Apr 17

    How Does Workers Compensation Work?

    How Does Workers Compensation Work?
    What is workers compensation?   Workers compensation is a type of insurance employers are required to have in order to provide benefits to employees injured on the job or who become ill due to on the job exposures. Workers compensation…
  • Apr 17

    Focus On Temporary Worker Safety Drives OSHA Fine Of 3 Employer

    Focus On Temporary Worker Safety Drives OSHA Fine Of 3 Employer
    A trio of employers will be dipping into their wallets in order to meet recent fines.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc., which…
  • Apr 16

    Defense In Depth On Work Comp Claims: The Employer’s Role

    Defense In Depth On Work Comp Claims: The Employer’s Role
    “Defense in depth” is a principal from conflict theory which promotes using several defenses in coordination instead of seeing them as separate defenses to be used one at a time. Sometimes, the phrase “mutually…
Rank this Week: 262

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 408

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Pennsylvania Regulator Investigates Securities America and Landenburg Thalmann Non-Traded REIT Sale

    Pennsylvania Regulator Investigates Securities America and Landenburg Thalmann Non-Traded REIT Sale
    The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities requested that Securities America Inc. (Securities America) provide information concerning customer purchases of non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) securities by Pennsylvania…
  • Apr 16

    Hits of the 80′s and 90′s Sounding Like Fraud: Gana LLP Files Suit Against Producer of Classic Tune

    Hits of the 80′s and 90′s Sounding Like Fraud: Gana LLP Files Suit Against Producer of Classic Tune
    Music lovers looking to reminisce while enjoying classic hits from the 80’s and 90’s may not be getting what they paid for.  Producers have created and marketed a compilation of some of those classic tunes, which include…
  • Apr 15

    Meyers Associates: Black Marks and Red Flag

    Meyers Associates: Black Marks and Red Flag
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) maintains a public database, called BrokerCheck, which acts as a free tool for investors looking to research the backgrounds of FINRA registered personnel. BrokerCheck covers brokerage…
Rank this Week: 182

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 17

    Using Investment Arbitration to Enforce WTO Commitment

    Using Investment Arbitration to Enforce WTO Commitment
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford I would like to continue the theme of the emerging convergence of investment arbitration and international trade. In my previous posts (discussed here and here) I discussed the prospect of using trade remedies…
  • Apr 16

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Last Spring, Temple Law School was pleased to host a two day workshop on the scholarship of one of international law’s true giants – Martti Koskenniemi (simply put, I’m a big fan).…
  • Apr 15

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I think it is fair to say that when Kevin and I agree on a legal question, there is a good chance there is a lunar eclipse happening or some other rare astronomical phenomenon occurring somewhere.  But…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 17

    Partner Responsible For Ethics Violation

    Partner Responsible For Ethics Violation
    A name partner in a law firm was suspended for a year and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for misconduct in the operation of the firm's escrow account. The respondent and...
  • Apr 16

    Former U.S. Attorney Reprimanded

    Former U.S. Attorney Reprimanded
    The former United States Attorney for the District of Arizona has agreed to a reprimand by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge. The misconduct involved a leak in connection with the investigation into Fast & Furious. The reprimand notes that…
  • Apr 16

    A Timely Issue Draws Editorial Comment

    A Timely Issue Draws Editorial Comment
    An editorial in today's New York Times In 2009, a lawyer in New York helped his client settle a claim for $30,000. The lawyer then had the check issued in his own name, deposited it into his own account and...
Rank this Week: 474

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger

    Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David Larcker, Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, and Brian Tayan of the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Berkshire…
  • Apr 17

    Executive Compensation Under Dodd-Frank: an Update

    Executive Compensation Under Dodd-Frank: an Update
    Editor's Note: Joseph Bachelder is special counsel in the Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients practice group at McCarter & English, LLP. This post is based on an article by Mr. Bachelder, with assistance from Andy Tsang, which…
  • Apr 16

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2013

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2013
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Richard C. Blake, partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, and is based on a Gunderson Dettmer report by Mr. Blake and Meaghan S. Nelson. 2013 was the…
Rank this Week: 238

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 17

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform
    The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ
  • Apr 17

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform
    The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ
  • Apr 16

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee
    Guest blogger: Tadios Belay. master of laws student (LLM), University of San Francisco A few months ago, I had a chance to interview an immigrant from Burma who left his country of origin at the age of eleven. This is...
Rank this Week: 111

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Apr 17

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26
    Mark your calendars! As part of spring cleaning duties, I know people are sorting through the stuff in their homes, donating what they can, and figuring out how to recycle or dispose of what can’t be donated. As a mom of a child with…
  • Apr 14

    Night Shift Work Causally Linked to an Increase in Breast Cancer

    Night Shift Work Causally Linked to an Increase in Breast Cancer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Gelman, from Jon L Gelman LLC, a respected colleague in New Jersey. Various authors of this blog have covered some of the risks that workers are exposed to on a regular basis. Those risks can…
  • Apr 10

    Remember Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28

    Remember Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28
    The writers of this blog spend a lot of time encouraging readers to reflect by thinking about the lives of others who are less fortunate, where each individual reader has been, and where they are headed. We often encourage advocates for…
Rank this Week: 599

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Georgia senate approves medical marijuana bill

    Georgia senate approves medical marijuana bill
    [JURIST] The Georgia State Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a bill [text, PDF] legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill carves our narrow acceptable uses and is careful to make clear it is not meant to be…
  • Apr 17

    Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?

    Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?
    Wages determine rates of workers' compensation. The lowest wage earners go unnoticed in the struggle to increase benefits. Today's post is shared from njspotlight.com . Advocates decry current $2.13 per hour as unfair, while restaurant…
  • Apr 17

    Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote

    Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote
    Today's post was shared by The New York Times and comes from www.nytimes.com Photo Players at a Northwestern spring practice. Scholarship players will vote on forming a union on April 25. EVANSTON, Ill. — The imminent vote by…
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H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table
    The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the Statistical Table, “Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities” for FY2013 as part of the VISA Office 2013 Report. The table lists two statistics for both the Immigrant and…
  • Apr 16

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the first half of FY 2014 (October 1 - March 31) is…
  • Apr 15

    Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 4/3/14 with processing dates as of 2/28/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
Rank this Week: 135

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 17

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Academic Support January 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. ASP a Roadmap at the Crossroad: How Academic Support Will Meet Today’s Varied Challenges This year, the Academic Support Program Committee…
  • Apr 16

    Search and Destroy

    Search and Destroy
    As we get closer to finals, a lot of poor-performing students are struggling with outline and exam structure. At South Carolina, the second semester for First Years is made up of Con Law, Civ Pro, and Property, and all three...
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western
    Our dear friend Marilyn Scheininger is retiring. Her position at CalWestern is opening up. Please be sure to wish Marilyn well on her journeys; she has been a wonderful friend and colleague to so many people in ASP, and her...
Rank this Week: 486

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 17

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed
    In her recent decision in the case of Neal v. State Farm, PICS Case No. 14-0387 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014 Kane, J.), Judge Yvette Kane of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allowed a Plaintiff’s bad faith…
  • Apr 17

    "Remember the Days When We Had To..."

    &quot;Remember the Days When We Had To...&quot;
    By virtue of an amendment to the relevant Rules handed down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the ridiculous and time-consuming requirement of finding and including useless parallel citations to the Pennsylvania State Reporters in…
  • Apr 17

    Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision

    Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision
    In yesterday's post pertaining to the case of Phillips v. Lock, I made an incorrect statement that a defendant must file both a Motion for a Directed Verdict and a Binding Jury Instruction in order to preserve the right to present a…
Rank this Week: 407

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Book Review: “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?”

    Book Review: “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?”
      As a woman, matrimonial lawyer, and entrepreneur, the issue of financial empowerment for females is important to me.  I recently met Susan L. Hirshman, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley and author of “Does This Make My…
  • Apr 15

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce
    In case you missed it, I was quoted in this Wall Street Journal article talking about premarital student loan debt and divorce (and admitting my law school debt load).  In a marriage, everything fits into one of three buckets:…
  • Apr 10

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”
    I get contacted from time-to-time from those interested in being a food and agriculture lawyer or hanging their own shingle in any area of law.  I wanted to note a book that I recently read titled “The Happy Law…
Rank this Week: 656

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Repeat Offender

    Repeat Offender
    Government officials in Texas are squabbling over whether to terminate state contracts with nursing homes which repeatedly are found to abuse and neglect residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (aka DADS) in Texas has…
  • Apr 16

    One Day of Neglect

    One Day of Neglect
    ValleyCentral.com reported the tragic story of Isidora Martinez. After only one day of being neglected in a nursing home, under deplorable conditions, Martinez had to be rushed off to the hospital in an ambulance.  Upon…
  • Apr 15

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout
    Mr. Jernigan is a Florence attorney and president of the S.C. Association for Justice, formerly the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association.  He wrote the below article in The State newspaper about additional efforts to "reform" the civil…
Rank this Week: 152

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
  • Apr 16

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge
    Last year, Castonguay Blasting lost its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada against a conviction for failing to report flyrock as an environmental “discharge” under the Environmental Protection Act. Now they have been fined…
  • Apr 14

    Happy Passover

    Happy Passover
    Happy Passover to all of our family, friends and colleagues who will celebrate Passover, starting tonight. And happy spring to everyone!
Rank this Week: 481