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Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16
    Our civilization, too, will largely survive in the works of our creation. There is a quality in art which speaks across the gulf dividing man from man and nation from nation, and century from century. That quality confirms the faith that our…
  • Nov 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16
    Fighting for Creators in Washington DC — Melvin Gibbs writes, “In the latest fight over TV set top box rules, [FCC] Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a strong and consistent voice demanding that the FCC honor copyright principles…
  • Nov 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16
    A tribute to an outstanding Register of Copyrights — Former IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Berman pens this tribute to former Register Maria Pallante, who was removed from her position several weeks ago. Berman writes, “In…
Rank this Week: 274

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Judge Ungaro sentences Matt Greer to 3 year

    Judge Ungaro sentences Matt Greer to 3 year
    The other defendants received 18 months to probation. A fair and thoughtful sentencing determination with excellent lawyers all around. Here's the Miami Herald article.In other news, you gotta check out this disaster from the FBI and…
  • Nov 30

    Judge Ungaro hears sentencing arguments in Matthew Greer's case

    Judge Ungaro hears sentencing arguments in Matthew Greer's case
    It's Michael Sherwin and Michael Berger for the government.  And for Greer, it's Roy Black, Hy Shapiro, and Jackie Perczek.  Really great lawyering all around.  Jay Weaver from the Herald is covering the sentencing:The…
  • Nov 29

    Argument transcript in Beckles...

    Argument transcript in Beckles...
    ...is here.And the Supreme Court decided a double jeopardy case this morning, Bravo-Fernandez:The issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause does not bar the Government from retrying defendants, like petitioners, after a jury…
Rank this Week: 162

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Dec 2

    Prosecutors’ Flood of Crocodile Tears Drown the Wind

    Prosecutors’ Flood of Crocodile Tears Drown the Wind
    ABOVE: Reza Zarrab This blog recently reported on the Iran sanctions case against Reza Zarrab in which Judge Berman misread and misquoted the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to hold that the United States has criminal…
  • Nov 30

    Maybe There’s a Good Idea Lurking in Tom Fox’s Stealth Advertorial

    Maybe There’s a Good Idea Lurking in Tom Fox’s Stealth Advertorial
    Over at the excellent FCPA Compliance & Ethics Blog, Tom Fox has a plug for email monitoring software disguised as a blog post.  He’s even doing a “webinar” with the software developers — completely free, of…
  • Nov 29

    Why It’s Called The Hill Rag

    Why It’s Called The Hill Rag
    The Washington political gossip sheet officially called The Hill, but more commonly known as “The Hill Rag,” wanders into the world of OFAC regulations and, no big surprise, gets it wrong.   The occasion for the Hill…
Rank this Week: 404

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Insurance Rating Company Increases Estimate for Net Ultimate U.S. Asbestos Losses to $100 Billion

    Insurance Rating Company Increases Estimate for Net Ultimate U.S. Asbestos Losses to $100 Billion
    A.M. Best has increased its estimate for losses that U.S. property/casualty insurers can ultimately expect from third-party liability asbestos claims by approximately 18% to $100 billion. The $15 billion increase to the net ultimate asbestos…
  • Dec 2

    Victimizing Undocumented Injured Worker

    Victimizing Undocumented Injured Worker
    NY TIMES QUOTATION OF THE DAY"I was shot by terrorists, and it feels like the people I worked with are victimizing me all over again."VALERIE KALLIS-WEBER, 59, a victim of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., last year, on medical…
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Workers Are at High Risk for Asthma

    New Jersey Workers Are at High Risk for Asthma
    The US Centers for Disease Control reported today that workers in various industries and occupations are at risk for work-related asthma. CDC analyzed data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back…
Rank this Week: 328

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Dec 2

    Seriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal

    Seriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal
    You really don't.        Related StoriesCourt Says Police Need to Make Time for “This Constitutional Bullshit”Court: Nobody Has the Right to AppealNational Guard Deployed to Seize One…
  • Dec 1

    Court: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal

    Court: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal
    Congratulations to Nobody.        Related StoriesCourt Says Police Need to Make Time for “This Constitutional Bullshit”Justice Done in Canada With Convictions in Maple-Syrup HeistNational…
  • Nov 28

    Update: Neil Armstrong’s Hair Is Still for Sale

    Update: Neil Armstrong’s Hair Is Still for Sale
    Although hopefully not for much longer.        Related StoriesWhat's Up With the “Trump University” Lawsuits? 
Rank this Week: 132

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Dec 2

    Saskatchewan WCB Notes Nearly $282M Surplu

    Saskatchewan WCB Notes Nearly $282M Surplu
    Recently, the Saskatchewan (Canada) Workers Compensation Board (WCB) announced a $281.5 million surplus will be distributed to employers in 2016 as part of the 2015 surplus announced at its annual general meeting in May.   At the…
  • Dec 1

    Understand The Work Comp Heart Attack Presumption

    Understand The Work Comp Heart Attack Presumption
    The grand bargain of the workers’ compensation system requires employees who allege work injuries or conditions to prove compensability of their claim.  This includes the initial threshold question that it “arose out…
  • Dec 1

    Ontario WSIB 2015 Stat Report Shows Return to Work Improvement

    Ontario WSIB 2015 Stat Report Shows Return to Work Improvement
    Ontario’s (Canada) Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recently released their By the Numbers: 2015 WSIB Statistical Report. The report highlights trends in injuries, illnesses, recovery and return to work in Ontario’s…
Rank this Week: 175

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Dec 2

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for National Origin Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for National Origin Discrimination
    Not official use. So, the EEOC thought that between Thanksgiving and the DOL overtime regs injunction that they could sneak one by me. Nice try! Last week the EEOC issued new enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. This…
  • Dec 1

    Today is the day that the new overti... hold up

    Today is the day that the new overti... hold up
    Not official use. December 1, 2016 is finally here. The day that the new overtime regulations take effect according to the final rule. But wait! A nationwide injunction has put the rule on hold. I cranked out a whitepaper to address the…
  • Nov 30

    Unemployment Compensation - Procedure (VIDEO)

    Unemployment Compensation - Procedure (VIDEO)
    I have another UC video post lined up for today (last one in the series, for now). This video covers Unemployment Compensation procedure in Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on the Referee hearing, which is (in my humble opinion) the most…
Rank this Week: 630

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 2

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post In the days of yore, people had more ideas of their own and there was even an era when people would come up with innovations galore. Nonetheless, it has been discovered…
  • Nov 29

    CheapSkate

    CheapSkate
    Had the most annoying solicitor in the world on the phone today, a woman whose name can only be CheapSkate.  She’s renowned throughout chambers though her real nickname is somewhat ruder.  Anyway, CheapSkate makes a habit of…
  • Nov 28

    Things You Need to Know About Chesapeake College Admission

    Things You Need to Know About Chesapeake College Admission
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Gaining an admission into Chesapeake College isn’t as difficult or competitive as you might think. Unlike other colleges, Chesapeake College makes it easy for you…
Rank this Week: 955

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway
    In a series of posts, I have criticized the New Jersey tax policy of dishing out tax breaks to companies that it entices to move to New Jersey, or to move to Camden from within New Jersey. Though the claim that handing out tax reductions…
  • Nov 30

    Gambling With Tax Revenue

    Gambling With Tax Revenue
    As soda taxes gained voter approval in four cities earlier this month, Philadelphia continues to encounter challenges in its attempt to implement its version of the tax. Unlike those four cities, Philadelphia faces questions of state…
  • Nov 28

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround
    Five months ago, in A Not So Hidden Tax Increase?, I commented on the decision by New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie to explore the termination of the income tax reciprocity agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I explained…
Rank this Week: 480

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Dec 2

    How Can Lawyers Organize Social Media Calendars?

    How Can Lawyers Organize Social Media Calendars?
    A well-designed estate plan requires organization and so does a social media campaign. Social media calendars need to be managed and this can be done through any number of systems, from free templates available online to complex systems to…
  • Dec 1

    How Busy Estate and Elder Law Attorneys Manage Social Media

    How Busy Estate and Elder Law Attorneys Manage Social Media
    You might be surprised to learn that many estate planning and elder law attorneys actually come to enjoy creating social media posts, as this process allows their knowledge and skills to shine. But scheduling and coordinating social media…
  • Nov 30

    Estate and Elder Lawyers Who NAP Consistently Do Better With SEO

    Estate and Elder Lawyers Who NAP Consistently Do Better With SEO
    NAP is not a short snooze that you enjoy after lunch. It’s Name, Address and Phone, and having this information appear consistently wherever your estate planning and elder law firm appears on the web is very important. NAP is sometimes…
Rank this Week: 900

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
  • Dec 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30 https://t.co/cKeB0iUWCn -> Link to Senate Committee report on Copyright Board https://t.co/KxETWKfka1 -> Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW | Barry Sookman…
  • Dec 1

    Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW

    Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW
    The Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce which examined the operations of the Copyright Board is now available. I reported on the hearing in a prior post. The recommendations are clear: a thorough in depth…
  • Dec 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30
    Netflix lets users download videos for offline viewing https://t.co/husFFDG8Wk -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-29 | Barry Sookman https://t.co/BwLgvN9CgY -> "Wanton Disregard Of Duty" Tort Claim Pre-Empted By Copyright Act…
Rank this Week: 597

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/
  • Dec 2

    USCIS Teleconference – Form I-942, Request for Reduced Fee Process – 12/7/16

    USCIS Teleconference – Form I-942, Request for Reduced Fee Process – 12/7/16
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 between 3:00 to 4:30 pm (Eastern). The subject of the event will be the new Form I-942, Request for…
  • Dec 1

    BALCA Says Attempts to Explain NOF Deficiencies Are Almost Certainly Destined to Fail

    BALCA Says Attempts to Explain NOF Deficiencies Are Almost Certainly Destined to Fail
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Director of Sales.” After receiving & reviewing an…
  • Nov 30

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – North Dakota, Ohio & Oklahoma

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – North Dakota, Ohio & Oklahoma
    The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets…
Rank this Week: 562

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 2

    Man must continue to pay child support for son he claimed was his, court hold

    Man must continue to pay child support for son he claimed was his, court hold
    From The Indiana Lawyer: A divided Court of Appeals panel has affirmed an order requiring a non-biological father to pay child support for his wife’s child, finding that because the man supported the child throughout his life, he is…
  • Dec 1

    Kansas Case on Sperm Donor

    Kansas Case on Sperm Donor
    From CBS News: A Kansas judge has ruled that a Topeka man who donated sperm so two women could have a baby together isn’t legally the child’s father and doesn’t have to provide financial support. ... Marotta answered a Craigslist...
  • Nov 30

    Hiding wealth during divorce

    Hiding wealth during divorce
    From the New York Times: A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy...
Rank this Week: 140

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 2

    Really? Yes, Really, You’re Part of Your Problem

    Really? Yes, Really, You’re Part of Your Problem
    The title to the op-ed stands in contrast to the substance, as the former is the sort of insipid snark favored by children in response to a serious question. Really, You’re Blaming Transgender People for Trump? The content, on the other…
  • Dec 2

    The Downside To A Public Defender’s Principled Position

    The Downside To A Public Defender’s Principled Position
    Orleans Chief Public Defender, Derwyn Bunton, took a chance when he made the painful decision to take no more cases than his lawyers could competently handle.  He was sued by the ACLU for his efforts, but Judge Arthur Hunter made the…
  • Dec 1

    Because Everybody Loves Lists?

    Because Everybody Loves Lists?
    Is it fair to characterize an academic as “dangerous”?  Of course it is. These are suppose to be the grown-ups in the room, responsible for teaching something to impressionable young minds. Many of them abuse their position…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Dec 2

    WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)

    WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)
    Earlier this week I had a conference call with a client, an event which I repeat dozens of times per week. This particular client uses UberConnect as its conference call provider. I’ve never used UberConnect before, I know nothing about…
  • Dec 1

    Will the 7th Circuit ban LGBT employment discrimination?

    Will the 7th Circuit ban LGBT employment discrimination?
    Those of you who have been reading this blog for any length of time should know that I strongly believe that it is a national embarrassment that LGBT employment discrimination remains legal. Sure, the EEOC believes that Title VII’s…
  • Nov 30

    Federal court denies injunction against new OSHA retaliation rule

    Federal court denies injunction against new OSHA retaliation rule
    Stan Musial, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Honus Wagner, Jimmie Foxx, Joe DiMaggio. Six of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball. And all ended the careers with batting averages under .333. If you’re a baseball player, one out of…
Rank this Week: 231

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 2

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike
    by Charles Kels by Charles Kels [Charles Kels is a major in the U.S. Air Force. His views do not reflect those of the Air Force or Department of Defense.] The fascinating and edifying debate between Adil Haque (see here, here, here, and here)…
  • Nov 30

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership
    by Geoffrey Corn by Geoffrey Corn [Geoffrey S. Corn is Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My thanks to Adil Haque for his response to my post. Adil and I rarely disagree in any profound way about IHL, so it’s enjoyable to spar with him about whether a first-strike by government forces…
Rank this Week: 58

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Dec 2

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Our favorite legal story of late: A woman called the police after a man continued to whistle Semisonic’s “Closing Time” after her requests that he refrain from doing so. You remember that song, right? It was inescapable on…
  • Nov 28

    Virgin Australia Hit With New Coffee Lawsuit: No, This Isn’t Like Stella Liebeck

    Virgin Australia Hit With New Coffee Lawsuit: No, This Isn’t Like Stella Liebeck
    According to a report from Travel & Leisure, Virgin Australia has found itself on the wrong side of the newest hot coffee lawsuit. The suit, filed in Victoria, Australia, apparently arises out of an incident involving 16-year old…
  • Nov 25

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    We hope you’re enjoying the Thanksgiving holidays! But, in case you needed a Friday Links fix, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a pretty interesting article about an overseas jury noticing a 29 second gap in closed circuit…
Rank this Week: 511

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 2

    Canada’s Nursing Shortage

    Canada’s Nursing Shortage
    The Ottawa Citizen reported the shortage of nursing staff is affecting the quality of care in Canada’s nursing homes.  “A study by SafeCare BC found 60 per cent of long-term residential care homes that participated in…
  • Dec 1

    S.C. Nurses Can Unionize

    S.C. Nurses Can Unionize
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in Palmetto v NLRB that registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) at a nursing home in South Carolina were not supervisors and could therefore lawfully…
  • Nov 30

    Targeting PruittHealth

    Targeting PruittHealth
    The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that a personal injury law firm, McHugh Fuller Law Group of Hattiesburg, Miss., can target a specific defendant in advertising for new clients.  The unanimous opinion reversed the permanent injunction…
Rank this Week: 122

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 905

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 479

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Dec 2

    Calculating Depreciation: Are Generic Tables Reliable or Based on Any Scientific Study?

    Calculating Depreciation: Are Generic Tables Reliable or Based on Any Scientific Study?
    Depreciation tables were first introduced to me when studying accounting at the University of Florida. The tables were based on tax schedules and other accounting methods which usually had nothing to do with the actual depreciation of an…
  • Dec 1

    Overhead and Profit - Regulatory Criteria for When a Contractor is Required

    Overhead and Profit - Regulatory Criteria for When a Contractor is Required
    Overhead and profit was recently mentioned by a colleague, Brandon McWherter, in, When Is Overhead and Profit Due in Tennessee? He noted that the general rule for when contractor overhead and profit is to be paid is when it…
  • Nov 30

    National Conference for Public Adjusters Coming Very Soon: December 8-10

    National Conference for Public Adjusters Coming Very Soon: December 8-10
    The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters will host their Mid-Year Conference in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. The conference will begin on Thursday, December 8th and conclude mid-day on Saturday, December 10th. Having the…
Rank this Week: 372

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Legal Marijuana vs. 2nd Amendment – Gun Buyers Face Legal Conflict

    Legal Marijuana vs. 2nd Amendment – Gun Buyers Face Legal Conflict
    While a number of new states recently voted to expand marijuana rights, many did not realize that this could directly conflict with their Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm.  That’s because federal law –…
  • Nov 30

    Will New President Embrace Cannabis Economy?

    Will New President Embrace Cannabis Economy?
    Over the last eight years, the federal government’s approach to marijuana prosecution and civil action evolved. Although it was never within President Obama’s power to legalize the drug nationally himself, he oversaw a Department…
  • Nov 28

    Documentary Details Underground Medical Marijuana Trade in the UK

    Documentary Details Underground Medical Marijuana Trade in the UK
    While the marijuana laws in the U.S. are gradually becoming more relaxed, in the United Kingdom, the drug remains a Class B substance, which means simple possession can result in a five-year prison term. Those caught supplying the drug can…
Rank this Week: 843

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 2

    Animals, Robots, and the Religious Right: A Response to Two Review

    Animals, Robots, and the Religious Right: A Response to Two Review
    By Michael DorfIA recent article by Nathan Heller in The New Yorker asks whether arguments for animal rights have implications for the rights of robots. In the course of getting there, Heller first discusses the excellent new book by…
  • Dec 1

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter
    [Note to readers: My new Verdict column was published today.  Rather than following my usual practice of writing a Dorf on Law post that extends the arguments in my Verdict column, I have decided to write today's post on a different…
  • Nov 30

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I distinguish three risks that arise out of President-elect Trump's extensive business holdings: (1) That Trump will pursue his private interest at the expense of the public interest by, say,…
Rank this Week: 238

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 2

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index
    According to the most recent World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, Canada ranks 12th overall out of 113 countries included in the survey. Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands rank 1st to 5th, respectively. Canada’s…
  • Dec 1

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?
    It’s December, and you know what that means: it’s Clawbies season! That’s right, it’s time to start nominating blogs for the 11th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards. As always, you can get all the details over at…
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation
    On November 2, 2016, the Nova Scotia government proposed accessibility legislation to promote equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and participation of Nova Scotians who have disabilities or functional limitations in all areas…
Rank this Week: 29

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement
    Robin Antonick developed the computer code for the original John Madden Football game for Apple II (Apple II Madden), released by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1988. Antonick also developed Madden games for IBM-compatible computers. Antonick began…
  • Nov 23

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action
    The Federal Trade Commission enforces the FTC Act, which prevents “persons, partnerships, or corporations, except common carriers subject to the Acts to regulate commerce, from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting…
  • Nov 11

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright
    Palmer/Kane LLC sued Gareth Stevens Publishing (Stevens) for infringing the copyrights on a number of photograph copyrights owned by Palmer/Kane. After substantially completing discovery, Stevens informed the district court that it intended…
Rank this Week: 954

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Dec 2

    Today in Legal History: EPA Formed

    Today in Legal History: EPA Formed
    The EPA was established on December 2, 1970, under the administration of Richard Nixon.  The EPA took over responsibilities previously handled by the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health,…
  • Nov 29

    Today in Legal History: Coffee Rationed

    Today in Legal History: Coffee Rationed
    To aid the war effort, the United States rationed coffee on November 28, 1942.  After a long eight months, the ration ended on July 28, 1943.  While Americans generally had it much easier than residents of other Allied countries,…
  • Nov 22

    Social Justice Monday – Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act

    Social Justice Monday – Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act
    Social Justice Monday – Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act November 21, 2016 Last Tuesday’s election was the first since the United States Supreme Court struck down the…
Rank this Week: 713

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 2

    Immigration Article of the Day: Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice by Ingrid V. Eagly

    Immigration Article of the Day: Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice by Ingrid V. Eagly
    Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice, Ingrid V. Eagly, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies, November 21, 2016, 95 Texas Law Review (Forthcoming), UCLA School…
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez

    SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez, a major immigration detention case. The transcript to the arguments can be found here.My recap of the argument on SCOTUSBlog can be found here. Here is my…
  • Dec 2

    DHS committee recommends continued use of private prison

    DHS committee recommends continued use of private prison
    The Department of Homeland Security should continue relying on private prison contractors to maintain its immigration detention practices, a key subcommittee recommends in a draft report. Though the group criticizes the existing oversight of…
Rank this Week: 16

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 47

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 128

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification
    Kay Bros. Enters., Inc. v. Parente¸ No. 16 C 387, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 3, 2016) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis granted in part third party defendant R.A. Mifflin Architects (“Mifflin”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to…
  • Nov 30

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2016) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed the claims in this patent case involving play gyms and play yards for babies. Of particular note, the Court held…
  • Nov 28

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot
    Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle, No. 11 C 1826, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 15, 2016) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala adopted the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation striking as moot defendants’ motion to strike plaintiff’s Local…
Rank this Week: 111

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: 8

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/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 269

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Dec 2

    Without hyperbole, I’m better than LeBron James. #GraceAndHumility

    Without hyperbole, I’m better than LeBron James. #GraceAndHumility
    LeBron James has four National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Awards. And, until yesterday, Bron-Bron and I were tied. That is, his four NBA something-or-others equaled my four ABA Journal Blawg 100 Awards. We’d made a date…
  • Dec 1

    Swastika cupcakes?!?

    Swastika cupcakes?!?
    Yesterday, I read this story from David Moye on Huffington Post about a young Jewish girl’s birthday party at which the guests — friends of the birthday girl — were allowed to frost cupcakes. Well, it seems that two of the…
  • Nov 30

    Bad things often happen when employees feel they have to resort to self-help

    Bad things often happen when employees feel they have to resort to self-help
    Like one-man bands. Or, retaliation lawsuits, for example. Ms. Nuness is our plaintiff in this case. Ms. Nuness alleges that she is a female African-American who worked for her former employer for about 14 months. During her employment,…
Rank this Week: 892

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 2

    How Will the SEC Reach Quorum With Only Two Commissioners?

    How Will the SEC Reach Quorum With Only Two Commissioners?
    Recently, a member asked why doesn’t SEC Chair White cram in a bunch of rulemakings while she can. Putting aside how she likely would be sensitive to the optics of that, I reminded the member that Commissioner Piwowar can stop any…
  • Dec 1

    Financial Choice Act: Death to Interpretive Guidance at the Commission Level?

    Financial Choice Act: Death to Interpretive Guidance at the Commission Level?
    Recently, I blogged about how Section 631 of the Financial Choice Act would seriously damage the SEC’s ability to conduct rulemaking. If that didn’t move you, try Section 412 on for size: The notice and comment requirements of…
  • Nov 30

    Our Regulatory Framework: The Impact of a Trump Presidency

    Our Regulatory Framework: The Impact of a Trump Presidency
    In this 14-minute podcast, Aaron Cutler – a Hogan Lovells Partner & Former Senior Advisor to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor – discusses what the future holds in Washington DC for corporate & market regulation,…
Rank this Week: 293

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/
  • Dec 2

    Faith and Work in Universitie

    Faith and Work in Universitie
    Earlier, I focused on the faith and work movement in churches, and I plan to add to that post over coming weeks. In this post, I will start aggregating information on faith and work in universities. I plan to list...
  • Dec 2

    See you next week

    See you next week
    I'm in the midst of grading 110 exams while traveling on an ill-timed but worthwhile weekend trip to an orphanage in Haiti. I'm sure you can feel my pain. I'll see you next week with some possible reflections on corporate...
  • Dec 1

    Taxing Operation Gold

    Taxing Operation Gold
    Many thanks to Haskell Murray and the Business Law Prof Blog editorial crew for inviting me to serve as a guest blogger during the final countdown to 2017. For the next few weeks, I’d like to share some of my...
Rank this Week: 94

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?
    Try your luck on this Section 2(d) bar. The USPTO refused registration of the mark LUCKY SUSHI BAR for bar and restaurant services [SUSHI BAR disclaimed], finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark LUCKY BAR for the same…
  • Dec 1

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark ULTRA TRIMMER for "agricultural machines, namely, a trimming machine for trimming leaves, plants, flowers and buds" on the ground that the goods comprise illegal drug paraphernalia under the…
  • Nov 30

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of December 2016. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases…
Rank this Week: 176

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Dec 2

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.
    As most readers know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which was set to take effect yesterday, was preliminarily enjoined (temporarily blocked) on November 22 by U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III. The…
  • Dec 2

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    The November edition of ConstangyTV’s Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks. Host Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about what…
  • Dec 1

    Thank you ever so much! We made the ABA Blawg 100 again!

    Thank you ever so much! We made the ABA Blawg 100 again!
    Thank you all very much for helping elect us to the American Bar Association Blawg 100 for 2016. We were one of only five employment law blogs to make the list, out of approximately 4,000 blogs in all legal categories. Your support and…
Rank this Week: 435

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Dec 2

    Antitrust: Non-Solicits & Comp Diligence Under New Guideline

    Antitrust: Non-Solicits & Comp Diligence Under New Guideline
    As this Sheppard Mullin blog notes, the FTC & DOJ recently issued guidance warning companies about entering into agreements not to solicit employees and about sharing employment-related data with competitors.  This Cooley…
  • Dec 1

    Shareholder Activism: The Rise of Institutional Engagement

    Shareholder Activism: The Rise of Institutional Engagement
    This NY Times’ “Deal Professor” column notes the rise of shareholder engagement strategies & the consultants who advise on them. As institutions become more assertive about governance, companies are…
  • Nov 30

    Delaware: Recent Cases Interpreting Corwin

    Delaware: Recent Cases Interpreting Corwin
    This Skadden memo discusses several recent Delaware Chancery Court cases interpreting Corwin’s path to business judgment rule review for post-closing damage claims.  Here are some of the key takeaways: In Larkin, Vice…
Rank this Week: 584

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 1

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor
    Most lawyers deal with the printed word all day long. They’ve been trained to take in and share knowledge as text. As a writer, it’s a stretch for me to even conceive of presenting information in a simple Excel chart. My bible…
Rank this Week: 385

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 395

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Federal and State Labor Law Posting Updates in 2016

    Federal and State Labor Law Posting Updates in 2016
    Labor Law poster helps your business stay compliant with the posting regulations required by the U.S. Department of Labor. Keeping updated with the latest labor law postings will protect your employees’ rights, which is important in the…
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
Rank this Week: 414

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
  • Dec 2

    Proxy Access Test Drive Hits a Wall

    Proxy Access Test Drive Hits a Wall
    You probably recall that, on November 9, 2016, GAMCO Asset Management Inc. (entity affiliated with activist investor Mario Gabelli) and certain affiliates used the proxy access bylaws recently adopted at National Fuel Gas Company, an…
  • Dec 2

    Why Enron Remains Relevant

    Why Enron Remains Relevant
    The fifteenth anniversary of the Enron bankruptcy (December 2, 2001) provides an excellent opportunity for the general counsel to review with a new generation of corporate officers and directors the problematic board conduct that proved to…
  • Dec 2

    Weekly Roundup: November 25–December 1, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: November 25–December 1, 2016
    When Is a “Final Offer” Not Final? Posted by Charlie Geffen, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Friday, November 25, 2016 Tags: Bidders, International governance, Mergers & acquisitions, Offer pricing, Takeovers, Target firms,…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Dec 2

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit
    Last spring, the California Department of Business Oversight warned consumers that two related companies have been offering unlicensed online securities broker-dealer services and “unregistered sales of certificates of deposit…
  • Dec 1

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL
    Because annuity contracts involve the payment of money in the expectation of future payments, one might conclude that they are securities within the meaning of the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Evidently, that is what Mr.…
  • Nov 30

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption
    Before the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, many advisers to alternative investment vehicles, such as hedge funds, private-equity funds, and venture capital funds relied on the Section 203(b)(3) exemption from registration under the…
Rank this Week: 369

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #276

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #276
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis cares about the plant, but …) I care about the planet. I hate corporate greed and how it affects the Ozone layer, I hate the notion of factory farming and what it does to the…
  • Dec 1

    Do you HAVE to serve your section 21 notice on a rent day?

    Do you HAVE to serve your section 21 notice on a rent day?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: People are always asking this, or questions based on this. They seem to be obsessed with serving the notice on a particular day. It has never been thus. It’s not the day you serve the notice that…
  • Nov 29

    Can the landlord refuse to claim under his insurance for lost keys?

    Can the landlord refuse to claim under his insurance for lost keys?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is a question to the blog clinic from Vidhya who is a tenant. I was mugged and had my house keys in my handbag (which did not have any identifiable data to trace my home address.) My landlord wants to…
Rank this Week: 393

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Dec 1

    Never mind the width, feel the quality...

    Never mind the width, feel the quality...
    Or something. Hopefully, you will find my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were of a reasonable quality. They included:Section 91(14) orders: restricting children applications - Barring orders,…
  • Nov 27

    News Essentials: 28th November 2016

    News Essentials: 28th November 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSLitigant in person’s ‘misconceived’ applications an abuse of processMunby J rejects serial litigant’s ‘scurrilous’…
  • Nov 27

    Resolution introduces new Code

    Resolution introduces new Code
    Resolution has launched a new Code of Practice for its members.The organisation, which represents 6,500 family justice professionals who are committed to supporting couples to reach constructive solutions to family disputes, says it chose to…
Rank this Week: 268