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Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    No wrongful discharge case for ex-officer involved in Louima incident

    No wrongful discharge case for ex-officer involved in Louima incident
    It is illegal in New York to fire someone because of his criminal record. There are some exceptions to that law, such as an embezzler cannot work at a bank and a child abuser cannot work in a day care center. But your average felon is usually…
  • Feb 22

    Court of Appeals reinstates prisoners' rights case

    Court of Appeals reinstates prisoners' rights case
    The Court of Appeals has reinstated a 20-plaintiff lawsuit that alleges that pre-arraignment detainees at Brooklyn Central Booking endured appalling and disgusting conditions, including broken toilets, feces-encrusted cells, rodents, lack of…
  • Feb 21

    Court of Appeals grants habeas petition in child sex abuse case

    Court of Appeals grants habeas petition in child sex abuse case
    Prison law libraries must be busy places. Inmates are looking to get out of jail, and a good habeas corpus petition can get you there. Most habeas petitions are denied. This one failed at the district court, but the Court of Appeals says the…
Rank this Week: 827

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/
  • Feb 24

    Does This Ass Make My Country Look Small?

    Does This Ass Make My Country Look Small?
     I've been trying to give Cheeto Hitler the benefit of the doubt. When he recently decided to uphold an Obama order on LGBT rights, I applauded. But not only does this man not have a 'cohesive' philosophy, I doubt he knows what the word…
  • Feb 23

    Finally an Election Result We Can Support!

    Finally an Election Result We Can Support!
    Congrats Judge, keep fighting the good fight.
  • Feb 22

    3d DCA Watch -- Has Judge Luck Entered the Bunker Yet?

    3d DCA Watch -- Has Judge Luck Entered the Bunker Yet?
    Dear Judge, They do calisthenics in the mechanical room.Sinks are bolted to discourage petty theft and/or earthquake damage.The front yard is a long dark highway.You may notice a motif of "grey concrete."They issue mshuga orders…
Rank this Week: 198

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    RIP Alan Colmes, who has died after a short illness. He really was a gentleman, who never needed to shout to get his views across. It was always a pleasure to appear on Hannity & Colmes back in the days when Fox at least wanted to appear…
  • Feb 22

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order
    Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issued two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in…
  • Feb 22

    Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Condition

    Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Condition
    This is the most horrible story I've read this year, although it's only February. It's inconceivable that such disgusting prison conditions could exist anywhere in the world. Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers... [[…
Rank this Week: 3

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Does the Supreme Court Understand Patent Law?

    Does the Supreme Court Understand Patent Law?
    It's been a busy semester, but I thought I would note briefly a provocative essay that just came across my feed by Greg Reilly (Chicago Kent): How Can the Supreme Court Not "Understand" Patent Law? The abstract is here:The Supreme Court does…
  • Jan 11

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale
    According to the 2016 self-reported entry-level hiring report, 66 out of 83 (about 80%) new tenure-track law faculty had a fellowship, and this percentage has risen over time. I think this is primarily because fellowships give you time to…
  • Jan 10

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field
    Thanks to those of you who attended the "Intellectual Property & Federalism" panel at AALS, moderated by Jennifer Rothman and organized by Joe Miller. I truly enjoyed each of the presentations of my fellow panelists: Guy Rub, Brian Frye,…
Rank this Week: 887

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 24

    It’s a Good Idea to Actually Own the Patents you Sue on

    It’s a Good Idea to Actually Own the Patents you Sue on
    The following is a guest post by Bryan Wheelock, Principal at Harness, Dickey & Pierce.  He originally published it on the HDP Blog. – Dennis In National Oilwell Varco, L.P. v. Omron Oilfield and Marine, Inc.,…
  • Feb 23

    PTAB: A written decision on “every claim challenged”

    PTAB: A written decision on “every claim challenged”
    SAS Institute v. Lee (Supreme Court 2017) New petition for writ of certiorari from SAS asks the following question: Does 35 U.S.C. § 318(a), which provides that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review “shall…
  • Feb 22

    Life Tech v. Promega: Supreme Court Limits Contributory Liability for Export

    Life Tech v. Promega: Supreme Court Limits Contributory Liability for Export
    Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. (Supreme Court 2017) In a largely-unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court has ruled that the “supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad does not give rise to…
Rank this Week: 53

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Likelihood of Confusion at Its Most Blatant

    Likelihood of Confusion at Its Most Blatant
    Imagine my surprise and amusement to find a recent shipment of wine included a very interesting red blend. The bottle featured a name that would make any trademark lawyer do a double-take: That’s LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION wine, 2015…
  • Feb 23

    Adidas v. Puma: Another three-stripe lawsuit

    Adidas v. Puma: Another three-stripe lawsuit
    We’ve written on several occasions (for example, here, here, and here) about the aggressive policing by Adidas of its well-known “three-stripe” mark for shoes, including attempts to enforce its mark against other…
  • Feb 22

    The Big Ten and the NCAA Tip Off for MARCH Mark

    The Big Ten and the NCAA Tip Off for MARCH Mark
    You don’t have to be a sports fan to be aware of MARCH MADNESS, the name associated with the annual tournament to determine the college basketball national champion. The tournament is organized by the National Collegiate Athletics…
Rank this Week: 191

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Feb 24

    Energy Codes, Compliance Deadlines & Keeping up to Date

    Energy Codes, Compliance Deadlines & Keeping up to Date
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions. Sean has over 20 years working directly in the trenches in the…
  • Feb 7

    Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Detail

    Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Detail
    As readers of Construction Law Musings are well aware, mechanic’s liens and their picky and at times overly form oriented nature are near and dear to my heart as a construction attorney here in Virginia.  I recently had the…
  • Jan 31

    Reminder: Follow the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the Letter

    Reminder: Follow the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the Letter
    I haven’t discussed public construction projects much recently, particularly in the context of procurement in Virginia.  If you are a commercial contractor in Virginia and have sought to perform work for the state or one of its…
Rank this Week: 316

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Feb 24

    Discounts for savings goal

    Discounts for savings goal
    Now’s the time to tend to your finances and grow your savings. All you need to do is plant the seeds—draft a budget and stick to it, refinance your loans, set financial goals, and get your taxes done early. Beneplace is here to…
  • Feb 23

    Scams Continue to Target Texas Attorney

    Scams Continue to Target Texas Attorney
    Update: 2/23/17: We have received reports of another scam email targeting Texas attorneys. Some attorneys have received emails that appear to be coming from another attorney. It appears that the scammer was able to access attorneys’…
  • Feb 21

    Free legal issues workshops in San Antonio on Feb. 25

    Free legal issues workshops in San Antonio on Feb. 25
    Members of the public will be able to learn about common legal issues from local attorneys at free workshops in San Antonio on February 25. During the 23rd Annual People’s Law School, hosted by the San Antonio Bar Foundation and St.…
Rank this Week: 809

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 24

    El Salvador considering proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortion

    El Salvador considering proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortion
    National Catholic Reporter (Feb. 21, 2017): El Salvador's proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortions must be rejected, by Natasha Reifenberg, Alexis Doyle and Aly Cox: Earlier this week El Salvador began debating a…
  • Feb 23

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die
    Washington Post (February 18, 2017): Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decisions legalizing abortion nationwide dies at 19, by Emily Langer: Last Saturday, Norma McCorvey who was plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the 1973 case Roe v.…
  • Feb 22

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa
    New York Times (Feb. 21, 2017): Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texas, by Christopher Mele: On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood finding that the…
Rank this Week: 78

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Damages Claims for Assault by Parents and Caregivers Upon Children

    Damages Claims for Assault by Parents and Caregivers Upon Children
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERA recent parliamentary bill in Ontario, the "Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act" brought changes to Ontario's Limitations Act, and removed virtually all time limits on bringing court claims…
  • Feb 23

    Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario

    Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario
    BY RACHEL SPENCE, LAW CLERKWouldn’t it be amazing if you could avoid going to Court to update or set up your child support payments? The Government of Ontario has made that an option for some, by setting up a user-friendly site found…
  • Feb 23

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday February 23, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.A…
Rank this Week: 163

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
  • Feb 24

    The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson

    The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson
    On this day in 1868, the House of Representatives voted to adopt a resolution that became eleven articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson after he dismissed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton without the approval of…
  • Feb 23

    Lèse-Majesté in Germany – A Relic of a Long-Gone Era?

    Lèse-Majesté in Germany – A Relic of a Long-Gone Era?
    In the summer of 2016, a little known provision of the German criminal code received international attention when it was invoked by the Turkish government on behalf of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who felt insulted by…
  • Feb 22

    An Interview with Geo Nikolov, Legal Metadata Intern

    An Interview with Geo Nikolov, Legal Metadata Intern
    This week’s interview is with Geo Nikolov who is working at the Law Library of Congress for several months as an intern describing and creating metadata for a collection of Hispanic Legal Documents that span from the 15th to 19th…
Rank this Week: 546

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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal orders block of The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer

    Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal orders block of The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer
    The Pirate Bay blocked in Sweden? Yes, this is indeed what the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal has ordered a major Swedish access provider to do in a recent decision.Katfriend Nedim Malovic (Sandart & Partners) explains how…
  • Feb 24

    The Enforcement Directive permits punitive damages - or does it?

    The Enforcement Directive permits punitive damages - or does it?
    The common reading of the ECJ's (yes) recent judgment in case C-367/15 - OTK is that the Enforcement Directive (Directive 2004/48) does not compel Member States to introduce punitive damages for infringement of intellectual property…
  • Feb 23

    Trader keeps the [good] faith in a spare part in trademark doublebill

    Trader keeps the [good] faith in a spare part in trademark doublebill
    Disputes involving the IP rights of spare parts dealers have challenged courts and registries for decades. An interesting instance with respect to the use and rightful proprietorship of a registered trademark occurred recently in Singapore…
Rank this Week: 31

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
  • Feb 24

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie
    Over six years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was signed into law. Implementation of this Act by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) continues to unfold…
  • Feb 24

    Corporate Officers as Agent

    Corporate Officers as Agent
    Although officers are crucial to corporate operations, scholarly and theoretical accounts tend to slight officers. Officers are often amalgamated with directors into a single category, “managers,” which elides significant…
  • Feb 24

    Weekly Roundup: February 17, 2017–February 23, 2017

    Weekly Roundup: February 17, 2017–February 23, 2017
    A Trump Appointed AG May Not Translate to Less Aggressive Enforcement Posted by Jocelyn E. Strauber, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Friday, February 17, 2017 Tags: Anti-corruption, DOJ, Donald Trump, FCPA, Financial…
Rank this Week: 108

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 192

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Reading List (2017, No. 8)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 8)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended February 24, 2017***Overbroad Non-Competes in VirginiaThis week's first two updates could be called a Tale of Two Non-Competes.A federal district court in Virginia ruled that an employee's…
  • Feb 17

    The Reading List (2017, No. 7)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 7)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended February 17, 2017***Choice-of-Forum ClausesThe Illinois case of Aon, PLC v. Heffernan, No. 1:16-cv-1924, shows the difficulty of transferring a non-compete case in federal court when the…
  • Feb 10

    The Reading List (2017, No. 6)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 6)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended February 10, 2017***Georgia Blue-Penciling of Restrictive CovenantsLast December, a federal district court in Georgia limited courts' ability to modify overbroad restrictive covenants.…
Rank this Week: 795

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/24/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/24/17
    Fair Use, Fairness and the Public Interest — Neil Turkewitz writes, “In honor of Fair Use Week, let’s begin by unmasking the false premise underlying much of the celebration of fair use — that is, that the…
  • Feb 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17
    Copyright Office Q&A Session About The New Online DMCA Designated Agents Directory — Franklin Graves chats with US Copyright Office attorney-adviser Jason Sloane about the Copyright Office’s recently updated DMCA Designated…
  • Feb 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17
    Goodlatte Announces Agenda for 115th Congress — That agenda includes advancing the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of copyright law. Goodlatte says, “At the end of 2016, we issued our first bipartisan proposal to…
Rank this Week: 274

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 474

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Feb 24

    Senate bill would require library in every Nevada school

    Senate bill would require library in every Nevada school
    “Every school in Nevada would be required to establish and maintain a library — with a dedicated librarian — under a proposal presented to the Senate education committee.Sen. Becky Harris, R-Las Vegas, introduced Senate Bill…
  • Feb 23

    Jeffco library scrubs tweets after getting complaints that posts are politically biased

    Jeffco library scrubs tweets after getting complaints that posts are politically biased
    “The head of the Jefferson County Public Library this month deleted a series of tweets from the library’s Twitter account after a county commissioner complained they were politically biased. That has people in the county talking…
  • Feb 23

    UB librarians discuss how fake news creates a cycle of misinformation

    UB librarians discuss how fake news creates a cycle of misinformation
    “When Cynthia Tysick sees a news story on social media, she diligently fact-checks it on Snopes and PolitiFact.“I’ve suddenly become the fact-checking guru on my Facebook feed,” Tysick, head of UB Educational Services…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Feb 24

    Ignorance in the Face of Fact

    Ignorance in the Face of Fact
    A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals how the spread of misinformation through social media has contributed to the inability of Americans to distinguish fact from fiction. The survey asked people in California…
  • Feb 22

    Can Your Girlfriend’s Child Be Your Dependent?

    Can Your Girlfriend’s Child Be Your Dependent?
    Is it possible for the child of a taxpayer’s girlfriend, or boyfriend, to be the taxpayer’s dependent? Though one’s first reaction might be to say no, the answer is yes. How can that be? One answer can be found in a recent…
  • Feb 20

    So Who Should Pay Taxes for Police Protection?

    So Who Should Pay Taxes for Police Protection?
    As explained in this article and others, the governor of Pennsylvania has proposed that Pennsylvania towns relying on the state police for all policing in the town pay a $25 per-person tax for those services. Not surprisingly, the proposal…
Rank this Week: 483

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Feb 24

    Can Someone With Signs of Dementia Sign Legal Documents in Virginia?

    Can Someone With Signs of Dementia Sign Legal Documents in Virginia?
    Millions of individuals are affected by memory care issues in their lifetime. Unfortunately, it is usually after a medical diagnosis of dementia that many families begin to think about estate planning. This is a mistake and why it is so…
  • Feb 17

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?
    Mental disorders such as PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia can be debilitating for the sufferer. For those who are unable to work because of a severe mental disorder, Social Security Disability benefits may…
  • Feb 17

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?
    Mental disorders such as PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia can be debilitating for the sufferer. For those who are unable to work because of a severe mental disorder, Social Security Disability benefits may…
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Feb 24

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (12/31/16) *Using New Specific Date Format

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (12/31/16) *Using New Specific Date Format
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 1/25/17 with processing dates as of 11/30/16. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Feb 23

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for several “Software Engineer” positions. Upon evaluating an Employer’s…
  • Feb 22

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE (end 1st half) – 2/9/17

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE (end 1st half) – 2/9/17
    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. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000…
Rank this Week: 561

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 992

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 24

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical
    by Michael DorfAccording to a story in The Hill on Wednesday, the White House has decided to wait until next week to release a revised Executive Order (EO) to (presumably) replace EO 13769, which has been stayed in the courts. Exactly what…
  • Feb 23

    Viewing Trump's Mess from Abroad

    Viewing Trump's Mess from Abroad
    by Neil H. BuchananThe rest of the world has been looking on with a combination of bemusement and horror as Donald Trump has made the transition from cartoonish reality-TV star to even more cartoonish American president.  By all…
  • Feb 22

    A Serious Proposal to Inform the President

    A Serious Proposal to Inform the President
    by Michael DorfThe events of the last several days suggest that the Trump White House, while not exactly the fine-tuned machine that the Maximum Leader touts, is behaving a bit more professionally than in its first chaotic month. On Monday,…
Rank this Week: 238

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 24

    Lawyer Watch

    Lawyer Watch
    People love analogies, no matter how inapt. It saves them from any need to think, delegating the responsibility to someone else to do it for them. And this total absence of thought thrives at The Puddle, where Stephen Embry analogizes…
  • Feb 24

    Whelan’s Misplaced Blame: Constitutional Interpretation Killed No One

    Whelan’s Misplaced Blame: Constitutional Interpretation Killed No One
    Perhaps Ed Whelan just found out what it feels like to be a transgender high school kid. After all, when something bad happens that touches you personally, it distorts your sense of reason and compels you to search desperately for a rationale…
  • Feb 22

    The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Student

    The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Student
    Unsurprisingly, the Trump administration will be issuing new “guidance” on the treatment of transgender students under Title IX. The Trump administration will issue new guidelines on how public schools treat transgender students,…
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/
  • Feb 24

    WIRTW #450 (the “Kurt” edition)

    WIRTW #450 (the “Kurt” edition)
    Earlier this week, Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 years old. Uncoincidentally, also earlier this week Norah stepped in for an absent bandmate to sing lead on the song that made Kurt Cobain and Nirvana a household name, “Smells Like…
  • Feb 23

    What’s good for the goose … NLRB protects employee’s Facebook post critical of his union

    What’s good for the goose … NLRB protects employee’s Facebook post critical of his union
    It won’t take much searching through the archives to find posts discussing the NLRB’s protections for employees’ Facebook posts critical of their employers (here, for example). Protected speech under the NLRA, however, cuts…
  • Feb 22

    “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law?” (redux)

    “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law?” (redux)
    Nearly six years ago, Walter Olson, writing as his Overlawyered blog, asked the following question: “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law…”? This was my answer: The Fair…
Rank this Week: 230

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 24

    Levmore & Fagan on the Confidentiality Settlement

    Levmore & Fagan on the Confidentiality Settlement
    Saul Levmore & Frank Fagan have posted to SSRN Semi-Confidential Settlements in Civil, Criminal, and Sexual Assault Cases. The abstract provides: Settlement is more likely if parties are free to set its terms, including a promise that…
  • Feb 22

    VA: Battery or Negligence?

    VA: Battery or Negligence?
    The jurisdictions wrestle with the line between battery and negligence, especially negligence based on informed consent. The Virginia Supreme Court just drew the line in a case in which a physician fused the wrong level on the patient's spine…
  • Feb 21

    MO: Lots of Tort Reform

    MO: Lots of Tort Reform
    The Southeast Missourian has a summary of all the reforms pushed in Missouri this year. Here is the bullet-point list: Republicans this session have proposed dozens of bills under the tort-reform umbrella. Some of the proposals would: * Add…
Rank this Week: 135

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 24

    Criticizing Judges in a Trump Era

    Criticizing Judges in a Trump Era
    What does ethical criticism of a judge or judgment require? Or, to put it slightly differently, on what basis might we say that a criticism of a judge or judgment is improper? Recent comments by Donald Trump make this question seem…
  • Feb 23

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace
    The U.S. 2016 presidential election and post-election is causing much debate, criticism, and protest outside of America. Canadians have actively participated in public marches and protests in response to Trump’s comments and proposed…
  • Feb 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 29

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

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/
  • Feb 24

    The allure of gooey grilled cheese made me late for work

    The allure of gooey grilled cheese made me late for work
    Since we began the blogging week so seriously, let’s end it on a lighter note. I’ve got the results of the CareerBuilder’s survey of “This Year’s Most Outrageous Employee Excuses for Being Late”.…
  • Feb 23

    Feds are signalling a rough four years ahead for transgender right

    Feds are signalling a rough four years ahead for transgender right
    Late last month, I blogged here about some smoke signals from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it may be backpedaling on pursuing discrimination claims on behalf of a transgender employee, in a case where the…
  • Feb 22

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?
    Welcome to Jungle, baby. (Best $24 I’ve ever spent. Probably.) Yesterday, I foreshadowed a blog post about actual legal stuff. Employment-legal stuff, even. ***lighters up*** These five words I swear to you. [cue music] The…
Rank this Week: 895

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/
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
  • Feb 22

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)
    Jens Dammann, Business Courts and Firm Performance (U. Tex. Research Paper No. 564, 2017), available at SSRN.Omari SimmonsProfessor Jens Dammann’s paper titled Business Courts and Firm Performance is a bold attempt to answer a vexing…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Feb 24

    Queen for a day: If I ran the world, would I scrap our employment laws?

    Queen for a day: If I ran the world, would I scrap our employment laws?
    Walter Olson of the great Overlawyered.com sent a challenge over Twitter earlier this week: For those of you who don’t know Mr. Olson, he’s a libertarian.  :-) I have to admit, I needed time to process this! I complain…
  • Feb 24

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    ATTENTION, employers in New York! In January, Anjie Cabrera and Stephen Stecker did a comprehensive report on a number of new laws that had recently taken effect or would soon be taking effect in New York State and New York City. Among…
  • Feb 23

    Trumpdate: Tons of employment-related stuff!

    Trumpdate: Tons of employment-related stuff!
    The employment law week in Trumpland started out a little slow, but now we’re back in business. Acosta looking good for confirmation as Secretary of Labor. In contrast to nominee Andrew Puzder, the outlook appears good for his successor…
Rank this Week: 439

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 599

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    TTAB Test: Which Two of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Were Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which Two of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Were Reversed?
    Two of these four Section 2(e)(1) refusals were reversed. Put on your TTAB judicial robes and see if you can figure out how these recent appeals came out. [Answer will be found in first comment].In re Blue Equity Int'l, LLC, Serial No.…
  • Feb 23

    CORN THINS and RICE THINS Merely Descriptive But Not Generic, Says TTAB

    CORN THINS and RICE THINS Merely Descriptive But Not Generic, Says TTAB
    The Board sustained oppositions to registration of CORN THINS for popped corn cakes, and RICE THINS for rice cakes [CORN and RICE disclaimed], find the marks to be merely descriptive of the goods and lacking in acquired distinctiveness.…
  • Feb 22

    TTAB Test: Is PLUM Confusable With BLACKPLUM and/or PLUMDOG for Financial Services?

    TTAB Test: Is PLUM Confusable With BLACKPLUM and/or PLUMDOG for Financial Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PLUM for various advisory and consulting services, including mortgage brokerage, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered marks BLACKPLUM for financial advice and consultancy…
Rank this Week: 176

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Feb 24

    John Tales: The First Dozen

    John Tales: The First Dozen
    Here are the first dozen stories that have run in my new “John Tales Blog”: 1. “Strategic Sandbagging – Let the Buyer Beware” 2. “Disclaimers & Limits on Claims Outside the Contract” 3.…
  • Feb 23

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist
    Wachtell Lipton recently published its annual memo on dealing with hedge funds & other activists. Although assets managed by activist hedge funds declined somewhat in 2016, there are still more than 100 hedge funds currently engaged…
  • Feb 22

    Doing the Right Thing: M&A & The Limits of Contract Right

    Doing the Right Thing: M&A & The Limits of Contract Right
    This article from Prof. Lawrence Cunningham makes a point that most M&A lawyers probably would agree with – there are often very important parts of a business deal that can’t be completely reduced to…
Rank this Week: 586

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 24

    “Bet-the-Company” Lawsuits Quadruple in 2 Years!

    “Bet-the-Company” Lawsuits Quadruple in 2 Years!
    According to a recent BTI study, the number of businesses facing “bet-the-company” litigation has quadrupled since 2014.  BTI interviewed over 300 lawyers at US companies with more than $1 billion in annual…
  • Feb 23

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement
    As we’ve noted in several prior blogs, in recent months, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has made a cottage industry out of going after companies with provisions in their standard severance agreements that it…
  • Feb 22

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case
    This Baker Donelson memo discusses Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories – a recent whistleblower retaliation case in which a jury awarded a former general counsel $8 million. This case is particularly interesting because…
Rank this Week: 294

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 226

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 318

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Tessa Shepperson Friday Newsround #7

    Tessa Shepperson Friday Newsround #7
    Ben and I are alternating the Newsround now so you are going to get me every 2 weeks. Ming you, this morning I am recovering after 11 hours travelling yesterday after my usual Property Redress Scheme quarterly Council meeting. It took 3 hours…
  • Feb 22

    David Smith at the Landlord Law Conference 2017

    David Smith at the Landlord Law Conference 2017
    David Smith – who is fast becoming THE go-to expert on landlord and tenant issues, has always been one one of the most popular speakers at our Conferences. As you probably know, David is a solicitor and partner in the legal 500 law firm…
  • Feb 21

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 7 – partie

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 7 – partie
    The Parties to the tenancy agreement These are the landlord and the tenant. And perhaps in some cases, the guarantor (although guarantors are looked at later). Perhaps the most important thing to say is that when you are writing the names of…
Rank this Week: 392

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 24

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm
    Does Facebook Live video provide value for law firms, or is it just another opportunity to lose time that could be better spent elsewhere? It depends. If harnessed correctly, Facebook Live offers a valuable platform to connect with your…
  • Feb 24

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm
    Does Facebook Live video provide value for law firms, or is it just another opportunity to lose time that could be better spent elsewhere? It depends. If harnessed correctly, Facebook Live offers a valuable platform to connect with your…
  • Feb 23

    The Client Relationship Meeting

    The Client Relationship Meeting
    Lawyers have a lot of communication with their clients. But the vast majority of interaction tends to be related to specific matters — requesting some information, reporting on the status of a file, scheduling something, checking on a…
Rank this Week: 386

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 830

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Feb 24

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Hearing ‘America First,’ European Nations Jockey to Be Second. I try to avoid partisan politics on this blog, but some things are just too funny to ignore. With President Trump saying he will make America “first”…
  • Feb 24

    What You Need to Know about Government Liability for Auto Accident

    What You Need to Know about Government Liability for Auto Accident
    If you get in an accident, the procedure is typically simple. You file a police accident report to show fault, trade insurance cards, and let your insurance company handle the rest. In some cases, you may then file a civil lawsuit. If you are…
  • Feb 23

    3 Legal Considerations For Those With A Risky Career

    3 Legal Considerations For Those With A Risky Career
    While it may not be the case in the corporate board room, in many industries, the highest paying positions tend to be the riskiest. With those high salaries, however, comes inherent danger. As such, there are special legal considerations for…
Rank this Week: 813

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/
  • Feb 24

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule
    Last weekend, I attended a symposium at the UCLA School of Law entitled “Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law”.  The event, organized by ever erudite Professor Stephen…
  • Feb 23

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie
    Yesterday’s post concerned the Court of Appeal’s decision in People v. Black, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 130 (Cal. App. 6th Dist. Feb. 16, 2017).  The case involved the criminal prosecution of an individual for making false…
  • Feb 22

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey
    Anyone who has studied securities regulation since 1946 should be familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of a “security” as enunciated by Justice Frank Murphy in S.E.C. v. Howey Co., 328 U.S. 293…
Rank this Week: 369