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CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 28

    CFPB settles with consumer reporting agency for alleged UDAAP/FCRA violation

    CFPB settles with consumer reporting agency for alleged UDAAP/FCRA violation
    Kim Phan The CFPB announced that it has entered into a consent order with Experian, a consumer reporting agency, for allegedly engaging in the deceptive marketing of credit scores in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s…
  • Mar 27

    OIG report finds CFPB can strengthen conflict of interest controls related to vendor activitie

    OIG report finds CFPB can strengthen conflict of interest controls related to vendor activitie
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Office of Inspector General for the Fed and CFPB has issued a report on the results of an evaluation it conducted to determine whether the CFPB effectively mitigates the risk of potential conflicts of interest…
  • Mar 27

    PLI’s “The CFPB Speaks” panel discussion

    PLI’s “The CFPB Speaks” panel discussion
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier today, at the Practicing Law Institute’s (“PLI”) 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in New York City, Alan Kaplinsky (who is co-chairing the event) moderated a panel entitled…
Rank this Week: 703

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Mar 28

    We’re Hiring!

    We’re Hiring!
    The Law Library is currently accepting applications for graduate research assistants (commonly known as GRAs) for the summer and fall semesters. The Law Library has two types of GRAs – Reference GRAs and Research GRAs.…
  • Mar 21

    Spring Exam

    Spring Exam
    Spring is in the air.  Daylight savings time has begun and you can enjoy an extra amount of evening light.  Which also means, exams are just around the corner. The library has digital study aids to assist in your exam preparation.…
  • Mar 8

    De-stress with GSU Law Library’s Leisure Section

    De-stress with GSU Law Library’s Leisure Section
        Whether you’re looking to de-stress over a weekend or binge watch something over a vacation, the Law Library’s Leisure Section has what you need. With exams looming in the not too distant future you may need a break…
Rank this Week: 602

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

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

    Bill Would Protect Climate-Change Deniers From Discrimination

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

    Two More Rivers Declared Person

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

    River Declared a Person

    River Declared a Person
    It is the first but not the last to get legal-person status.        Related StoriesIdaho May Legalize Dachshund RacingBill Urges Texans to Use Correct Flag EmojiBritish MP Demands Correct Pronoun for…
Rank this Week: 132

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    Clues About Trump's ISDS Policy

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

    DS461 is Confusing

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

    Keystone XL Part 2: Nebraska

    Keystone XL Part 2: Nebraska
    As I mentioned here last week, TransCanada's NAFTA Chapter 11 claim is now over, after the State Department issued a Presidential permit for building the Keystone XL pipeline. The transcript of President Trump talking about this with…
Rank this Week: 69

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Insurance Company Insolvency

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

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

    Llano County Property Owners – When Is A Fence Part Of Your Home
    The Insurance Journal published an article on an opinion issued by the Texas Supreme Court that will have an impact on all property owners in the State of Texas.  The title of the article is, Texas High Court Sides With Policyholder In…
Rank this Week: 706

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 410

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    Broker petitions SEC for rules on digital assets and blockchain tech

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

    Dissent asserts wrong question asked in failure of pipeline company merger

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

    SEC chief accountant highlights revenue recognition, internal control topic

    SEC chief accountant highlights revenue recognition, internal control topic
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker recently addressed the Annual Life Sciences Accounting and Reporting Congress in Philadelphia, where he discussed the progress of companies transitioning to FASB’s new revenue…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Mar 28

    Delay in NSC Processing of H-4/EAD Applications Filed with Premium Processing H-1B

    Delay in NSC Processing of H-4/EAD Applications Filed with Premium Processing H-1B
    The Nebraska Service Center (NSC) delaying adjudication of H-4 related I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status) applications and I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) applications for H-4 Employment Authorization…
  • Mar 27

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, March 31, 2017

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, March 31, 2017
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
  • Mar 24

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Weekly List of Top News Stories!

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Weekly List of Top News Stories!
    List of Top News Stories from the last two weeks related to DACA: Rewire. News, 3/16/17: Daniel Ramirez Medina, a DACA recipient who came to the United States at age 7, was swept up in President Trump’s nationwide immigration raids.…
Rank this Week: 563

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Jacoby & Meyers Goes Down Bigly

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

    Breslin and Blogging

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

    Good Doggie, Bad Owner, No Lawsuit

    Good Doggie, Bad Owner, No Lawsuit
    When last we visited New York’s dog law, it was really good for dog owners, but not so good for those that were injured by their negligence. New York, you see, is an outlier to the vast majority of states. While in most states you can…
Rank this Week: 380

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

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

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

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

    Bring me the head of employment at will

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

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

    WIRTW #454 (the “Oxford comma, the results” edition)
    Damn, does the Oxford comma have some traction. I can’t recall the last time a case as mundane as O’Connor v. Oakhurt Dairy lit up the internet. But it did. And I got curious—just how do people feel about the…
Rank this Week: 230

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

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

    Whistleblower Must Risk Job to Protect the Public

    Whistleblower Must Risk Job to Protect the Public
    The Texas Whistleblower Law has many limitations. One of those limits includes the requirement that the whistleblower must report the alleged violation of law to a law enforcement authority. For most laws, the local police force would be the…
  • Mar 23

    Texas Supreme Court Finds Assault Claims are not Pre-empted

    Texas Supreme Court Finds Assault Claims are not Pre-empted
    If a female employee is assaulted and harassed, can she sue for assault or for sexual discrimination or both? According to the Waffle House, Inc. v. Wiliams, 313 S.W.3d 796 (Tex. 2010) decision, she would have to sue under the Texas…
  • Mar 22

    Judge Gorsuch is not Friendly to U.S. Worker

    Judge Gorsuch is not Friendly to U.S. Worker
    The life experiences a judge brings to the table are important. Pres. Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch illustrates that maxim. Judge Gorsuch, prior to assuming his chair at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals represented big business,…
Rank this Week: 425

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TTAB Test: Is "THE BOX" Merely Descriptive of Packaged Charcoal?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark THE BOX, in standard character and design form, for "charcoal; charcoal packaged in charcoal starter," finding the proposed mark to be merely descriptive of the goods and requiring a disclaimer of…
Rank this Week: 176

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 28

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

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

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

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

    The Nuclear Option, Networking, and True Crime

    The Nuclear Option, Networking, and True Crime
    Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Planet Lex, Asked and Answered, and Stranglers. The Nuclear Option, Networking, and True Crime was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 125

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Mar 28

    When It’s the Right Fit, You Know: Community Involvement and Your Personal Brand

    When It’s the Right Fit, You Know: Community Involvement and Your Personal Brand
    Being actively engaged with your community can make a huge difference in how you are perceived. If you are already involved, kudos to you and your colleagues. You already know how making a difference in your community can make a difference to…
  • Mar 27

    How Estate Planning Attorneys Market Their Personal Brand

    How Estate Planning Attorneys Market Their Personal Brand
    If there’s one thing that sets you apart from any other estate planning attorney, it’s you: your history, your personality, your interests and even your quirks, which all contribute to making you different. Capitalize on your uniqueness…
  • Mar 24

    Consistency Counts for Law Firm Marketing Metrics Too

    Consistency Counts for Law Firm Marketing Metrics Too
    Extremes are the enemies of effectiveness when it comes to tracking marketing data. Looking at metrics without any consistency can present a distorted picture that leaves marketing efforts vulnerable to decisions based on data that, while…
Rank this Week: 900

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    Alibaba and Small Business Owner

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

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

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

    China Negotiating Lesson

    China Negotiating Lesson
    Just read a post over at Andrew Hupert’s ChinaSolved Bog, entitled, 5 Negotiating Lessons from Sec. of State Tillerson’s Beijing Trip. Hupert, who I count among the foremost experts at negotiating with Chinese companies,…
Rank this Week: 167

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

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

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

    News Essentials: 27th March 2017

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

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

    "Do your kids a favor – don’t have any."
    It could have been a quote from a family lawyer, but it is actually by American Comedy writer Robert Orben. It seemed apt in relation to my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which were all about…
Rank this Week: 268

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Guest post: Not So Cheerful About Varsity Brand

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

    Rah rah raw

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

    The Importance of Being Necessary

    The Importance of Being Necessary
    Originally posted 2005-11-03 18:32:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Katie Roiphe asks the journalistic question, “Is Maureen Dowd Necessary” in Slate. Forget the politics of it — the journalism observations...
Rank this Week: 137

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Mar 28

    Medical Malpractice Claims Declining

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

    Limit on Right of Surviving Spouse to Bring Wrongful Death Claim

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

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor
    In Blackwell v. Sky High Sports Nashville Operations, LLC, No. M2016-00447-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 9, 2017), the Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether parents in Tennessee may “bind their minor children to pre-injury…
Rank this Week: 270

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

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Gender Budgeting

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

    Saudi Arabian Women

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

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina
    From The Herald: Debra Parks wanted to be treated the same as anybody else by the courts. At 62, she’s disabled, and split from her partner of almost four decades. She filed a lawsuit because she wanted her relationship, which...
Rank this Week: 140

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 28

    An Opportunity for Demand Side Innovation

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

    When Less is More

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

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 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/
Rank this Week: 894

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 28

    Pay Ratio: Comments Received So Far

    Pay Ratio: Comments Received So Far
    Back in early February, the SEC’s Acting Chair – Mike Piwowar issued a statement directing the Corp Fin Staff to revisit the pay ratio rule & requested public comment about any challenges in complying with the rule. Comments…
  • Mar 27

    Ooh! Ahh! Corp Fin Lifestyle

    Ooh! Ahh! Corp Fin Lifestyle
    In this 33-minute podcast, Brian Lane & Jim Moloney talk about their SEC days, including: 1. How did you wind up being a securities lawyer? 2. What was your career path within the SEC? 3. What is one of your fondest memories in Corp Fin?…
  • Mar 24

    Clayton Confirmation: Make America’s Capital Markets Great Again

    Clayton Confirmation: Make America’s Capital Markets Great Again
    Yesterday, the Senate held a confirmation hearing on Jay Clayton’s nomination to serve as SEC Chair.  In his opening statement, Jay touched on some of his priorities – and improving…
Rank this Week: 295

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: 600

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

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

    Red Storage Container - FutureLawyer's Next Office?

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

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

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

    Android O? What Happened To Nougat?

    Android O? What Happened To Nougat?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 161

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 28

    Split the Ninth Circuit?

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

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

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

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

    Kentucky joins Louisiana in adding police to hate-crime protected group list
    A police union’s national campaign continues to bear fruit as Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill making Kentucky the second state, after Louisiana, to include police as a protected group in hate crime law. For principled conservative…
Rank this Week: 47

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Tips and Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2017

    Tips and Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2017
    Last week, we shared highlights of ABA TECHSHOW's exposition hall, with a big list of what's new in legal technology. Today, top practice management technology pros (including faculty and former ABA TECHSHOW chairs) share their personal…
  • Mar 28

    Tips and Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2017

    Tips and Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2017
    Last week, we shared highlights of ABA TECHSHOW's exposition hall, with a big list of what's new in legal technology. Today, top practice management technology pros (including faculty and former ABA TECHSHOW chairs) share their personal…
  • Mar 27

    Marketing with a Purpose: Set Objective

    Marketing with a Purpose: Set Objective
    I recall a lawyer friend of mine telling me with excitement that he had been successful in setting up lunch with an assistant general counsel of a target company. Afterward, when I asked what he had accomplished, he said, “We had…
Rank this Week: 387

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/
  • Mar 28

    Study: Cross-Border M&A

    Study: Cross-Border M&A
    This Deloitte study surveyed 500 global executives with cross-border M&A experience.  Despite caution about political instability and the global economy, the study says that the appetite for cross-border deals remains…
  • Mar 27

    The Williams Cos. v. Energy Transfer: A Rare Dissent on Delaware’s High Court

    The Williams Cos. v. Energy Transfer: A Rare Dissent on Delaware’s High Court
    Last week, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Chancery Court’s decision in The Williams Companies v. Energy Transfer. There’s nothing unusual about that – the Supreme Court and the Chancery Court are usually…
  • Mar 24

    Need a Break? Visit our “Deal Cube Museum”

    Need a Break? Visit our “Deal Cube Museum”
    Need a break? Don’t check your NCAA bracket – you’ll only get depressed.  Visit our “Deal Cube Museum” instead.  We’ve got prime artifacts from some of the great – and maybe…
Rank this Week: 586

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

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

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

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

    Today in Legal History: Beer & Wine Revenue Act Signed

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

    Today in Legal History: Roosevelt Signs Lend-Lease Program

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

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Mar 28

    The Round-up: Harriet Harman and Liz Truss propose change in rape trial

    The Round-up: Harriet Harman and Liz Truss propose change in rape trial
    The Labour MP Harriet Harman has proposed a change in the law that would prevent rape complainants from being cross-examined in court about their sexual history. Harman claims that the introduction of a complainant’s sexual history as…
  • Mar 24

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit
    Leigh Day and the Human Rights Lawyers Association  hosted a full house on Wednesday 22 March when Claire McGregor and David Hart QC from 1 Crown Office Row joined Sarah Sackman from Francis Taylor Building, Adrienne Copithorne from…
  • Mar 22

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin
    In the almost three years since the Supreme Court delivered its reasons in Nicklinson (in which a majority refused to issue a declaration that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 was incompatible with Article…
Rank this Week: 131

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Mar 28

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

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

    Crooked Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Social Security Disability Fraud

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

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

    Top Republicans Say There’s a Medical Malpractice Crisis. Experts Say There Isn’t.
    The Washington Post recently ran an article disputing the claims of the administration and Congress that America is suffering from a medical malpractice crisis. Here are the opening paragraphs: Top Republicans say a medical malpractice crisis…
Rank this Week: 813

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 828

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

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

    Treat 'Til Transfer in Texas - Removing Provider Authority to Unilaterally Stop Life Sustaining Treatment

    Treat 'Til Transfer in Texas - Removing Provider Authority to Unilaterally Stop Life Sustaining Treatment
    We are following two bills that would amend the Texas Advance Directives Act to require that healthcare providers administer disputed life-sustaining medical treatment until the patient is transferred to a new provider willing to provide that…
  • Mar 28

    The "Hello" Game - Advance Care Planning in Minneapoli

    The "Hello" Game - Advance Care Planning in Minneapoli
    Consider this advance care planning exercise on April 19 in Minneapolis.  
  • Mar 27

    Jahi McMath - Case Management Conference

    Jahi McMath - Case Management Conference
    The next case management conference conference in Jahi McMath medical malpractice case is April 3, 2017. All parties have filed CMC statements.  Some indicate party discovery may occur this summer.  But that will likely be affected…
Rank this Week: 294

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Geistfeld on Autonomous Vehicle

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

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award

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

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia
    A Georgia sperm bank is facing numerous suits based on a donor who was touted as a Ph.D. in neuroscience with an IQ of 160 when he was, in fact, a college dropout with a criminal record and a diagnosis...
Rank this Week: 135

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    Interstate Versus Intrastate Business – What’s The Difference?

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

    Improper Purpose Frustrates Member’s Assertion Of A Proper Purpose

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

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

    Want To File A Derivative Suit? You May Soon Be Required To Read Statute
    I have been writing recently about SB 203, a bill that is now pending in the Nevada legislature.  As introduced, the bill would, among other things, require the following: In an action involving or relating to a…
Rank this Week: 369

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Mar 28

    Summary judgment and discovery.

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

    An appeal from an intermediate order.

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

    Notice in an eviction proeeding.

    Notice in an eviction proeeding.
    Practice point:   Compliance with a statutory notice requirement is a condition precedent to maintaining a summary eviction proceeding, and the landlord has the burden to prove that element of its case.  A tenant may timely…
Rank this Week: 351

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

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

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

    How This Budget Care

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

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

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. When clients plan engagement parties, weddings, baby showers or divorce parties (yes, divorce parties are becoming increasingly common) they may…
Rank this Week: 753

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Planning for End of Life: the 4 Ws and the Conversation Project

    Planning for End of Life: the 4 Ws and the Conversation Project
    Amos Goodall sent me a link to an article he recently wrote, How to plan for end-of-life wishes. Referencing the Conversation Project, Amos writes about how important it is for a client to let others know what the client wants....
  • Mar 27

    Don't Answer That Telemarketing Call But If You Do, Don't Say Yes.

    Don't Answer That Telemarketing Call But If You Do, Don't Say Yes.
    Have you gotten one of these telemarketing calls? You answer, and then a female voice, sounding surprised you answered, makes a comment about her headset and asks if you can hear her. Before you realize this is a robocall, you...
  • Mar 23

    Profile of Older Americans 2016

    Profile of Older Americans 2016
    The Administration on Aging has released the 2016 Profile of Older Americans. Here are the highlights: Highlights* Over the past 10 years, the population 65 and over increased from 36.6 million in 2005 to 47.8 million in 2015 (a 30%...
Rank this Week: 185

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

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

    Estudiante noruega que vende fotos topless podría ser expulsada

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

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

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

    Demandan a Oprah Winfrey por El gran debate

    Demandan a Oprah Winfrey por El gran debate
    La compañías Harpo Films, de Oprah Winfrey, Weinstein Company y MGM han sido demandados por los herederos de Melvin B. Tolson, por que “no compensaron de ninguna manera a la familia por el uso comercial “… del…
Rank this Week: 243

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

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

    Is there a constitutional right to an attorney during a child custody hearing?

    Is there a constitutional right to an attorney during a child custody hearing?
    In the recent case of Dennis O v Stephanie O. the Alaskan Superior Court heard the case of Dennis O who claimed that because his ex wife had an attorney during their child custody hearing his due process rights and self incrimination…
  • Mar 17

    Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s Potential California Child Custody Dispute

    Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s Potential California Child Custody Dispute
    If you keep up with the Kardashian family (i.e. watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians and any other spin-off show they have) and follow along with good ol’ so-called “reality” television, then you might have heard about Rob…
  • Mar 16

    M.I.A. and Benjamen Bronfman international child custody battle

    M.I.A. and Benjamen Bronfman international child custody battle
    MIA the rapper from London, England is involved in an international child custody battler with billionaire Benjamin Bronfman. Their child is 4 years old and named ikhyd.  M.I.A threatened to take the child out of Brooklyn and head to…
Rank this Week: 432

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Mar 27

    Apple updates iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch operating system

    Apple updates iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch operating system
    Yesterday, Apple released an update to the iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 10.3, and also updated the Apple Watch software to watchOS 3.2. (Operating systems for the Mac and Apple TV were also updated.) This is a minor update,...
  • Mar 23

    In the new

    In the new
    There were two iPhone-related stories out of the UK this week, one tragic, and one with a happy ending. Starting with the bad news, Amie Gordon of the Daily Mail reports that a man in London was electrocuted when he...
  • Mar 21

    Apple announces new iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch bands, and more

    Apple announces new iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch bands, and more
    Apple introduced a number of new products yesterday, including (1) a low-end iPad, (2) a red version of the iPhone, (3) new Apple Watch bands and (4) an app called Clips that can be used to create fun videos. Here...
Rank this Week: 543

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    New advice for European Union on added sugars due in 2020

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

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

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

    FDA alerts consumers, vets to watch dogs for hyperthyroidism

    FDA alerts consumers, vets to watch dogs for hyperthyroidism
    Federal officials are warning consumers and veterinarians to be on alert for potentially deadly hyperthyroidism in dogs that have eaten Blue Buffalo Co. and WellPet food. The three separate alerts, posted Monday by the Food and Drug…
Rank this Week: 61

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 27

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

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

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

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

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    March 27, 2017 - Post-argument discussion on TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case (American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property) - American University Washington…
Rank this Week: 67

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 493

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kissing Cousins: MERS and DTC

    Kissing Cousins: MERS and DTC
    This semester, I’m teaching a seminar on the financial crisis. And because my specialty is corporate and securities law, not property, I brought in a ringer – in the form of Chris Odinet of Southern University Law Center – to...
Rank this Week: 94