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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 19

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition
    The document’s metadata clearly shows who authored the document (Google redacted the author’s name), the author’s company, and even the template drafting program.
  • Dec 19

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season
    Prepare ahead this holiday season to avoid ethical issues that can come up from your absence in the office and urge to give off-the-cuff legal advice.
  • Dec 18

    In Which a Lawyer Tries to Hire a Lawyer

    In Which a Lawyer Tries to Hire a Lawyer
    Lawyers talk a lot about client service, but few do anything about it. Follow along as Lee Rosen tries to hire a lawyer himself.
Rank this Week: 116

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 981

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/
  • Dec 19

    Law firm-sponsored CrossFit event raises funds for Texas Children's Hospital

    Law firm-sponsored CrossFit event raises funds for Texas Children's Hospital
    Last Saturday in Houston, in the name of charity, 600 people filled an empty parking lot to face several minutes of increasingly intense pain while pumping out a series of box jumps, push presses, situps, lunges, pushups, kettlebell swings,…
  • Dec 19

    Member benefits - travel deal

    Member benefits - travel deal
    The holidays are nearly over, so it’s a great time to check out the relaxing travel deals available on your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program website! Check out the great deals on lodging, cruises, travel accessories and more…
  • Dec 11

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today
    What does a Texas lawyer want for the holidays? Office accessories? Travel gear? A comfy sweatshirt? Log on to Pinterest and show us! We’re looking for law-related gift lists—things you want, need, or would like to share with…
Rank this Week: 874

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 331

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Dec 19

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark
    Since June 2011, Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination and registration processes. She has led outreach to the trademark…
  • Dec 19

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe
    LITAN: ''But let’s go back to the main point again from our paper, which is that we need to switch the national conversation about patents to doing a better job of exploiting what we have as opposed to arguing so much about what the…
  • Dec 19

    Surviving 101 Challenges After Alice Gone Wild

    Surviving 101 Challenges After Alice Gone Wild
    The judge made exception to §101 for laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas exists because a patent on these would impede innovation more than promote it, contrary to the primary objective of patent law. As the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 147

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    Oregon Breach Notification Law Changes on the Horizon

    Oregon Breach Notification Law Changes on the Horizon
    This post was written by Divonne Smoyer and Christine Czuprynski. On December 10, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum testified in front of the joint Oregon Senate and House Judiciary Committee on the evolving nature of not only data…
  • Dec 19

    One Year Later: Consumers Can Proceed Against Target in Data Breach Lawsuit

    One Year Later: Consumers Can Proceed Against Target in Data Breach Lawsuit
    This post was written by Paul Bond and Christine Czuprynski. On the one-year anniversary of Target’s announcement that it had suffered a massive data breach, Judge Magnuson in the District of Minnesota cleared the way for a consumer…
  • Dec 18

    EU Council Agrees on Partial General Approach to General Data Protection Regulation

    EU Council Agrees on Partial General Approach to General Data Protection Regulation
    This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. At the latest meeting in Brussels, Justice ministers agreed on a partial general approach. Andrea Orlando, Italy’s Minister for Justice and President of the Council, expressed the…
Rank this Week: 283

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supporting Water Projects that Communities Want

    Supporting Water Projects that Communities Want
    Subscribers & Readers Note: WIMS will not be publishing for the next two weeks of Christmas & New Years. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy & safe holiday season. We'll be back on…
  • Dec 18

    New York State Recommends Halt To High-volume Hydraulic Fracturing

    New York State Recommends Halt To High-volume Hydraulic Fracturing
    <> New York State Recommends Halt To High-volume Hydraulic Fracturing - The state Department of Health has completed its public health review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) and…
  • Dec 17

    President Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Future Oil and Gas Drilling

    President Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Future Oil and Gas Drilling
    <> President Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Future Oil and Gas Drilling - President Obama designated the pristine waters of Bristol Bay as off limits to consideration for oil and gas…
Rank this Week: 540

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Hiring a Tax Return Preparer - What You Must Know

    Hiring a Tax Return Preparer - What You Must Know
    For 2013, more than 140 million tax returns were filed and half were prepared with the help of a paid return preparer. Many taxpayers hire a return preparer to handle their tax returns to assist with the ever changing tax credits and…
  • Dec 12

    IRA Adjustments to Make before April 15

    IRA Adjustments to Make before April 15
    If you are still considering making Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) adjustments, you do not need to hurry because you can make adjustments up until the end of the tax season next year. After the holiday season is over, you should take a…
  • Dec 5

    Inflation Adjustments to Consider for 2015 Taxe

    Inflation Adjustments to Consider for 2015 Taxe
    The New Year will begin in less than a month, tax season will be right behind it. Individuals who plan their taxes early are better able to manage their finances for 2015. In order to minimize tax liabilities, it’s good to review…
Rank this Week: 795

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 22

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Dec 19

    Success Through Succession Plan

    Success Through Succession Plan
    Do your or your law firm have a succession plan? If you don’t you’re not alone. CNBC reports that a majority of financial advisors — more than two thirds – don’t have a succession plan for their own business…
  • Dec 18

    2014: The Year of New Law, No Hashtag

    2014: The Year of New Law, No Hashtag
    In May of 2014, Jordan Furlong published a comprehensive list of the universe of NewLaw business models – some that increase lawyers’ efficiencies, others that marginalize or eliminate the need for lawyers. But even though 2014…
  • Dec 16

    Two Lessons in One: Law Firm Trade Names & Easy Data Compilation

    Two Lessons in One: Law Firm Trade Names &amp; Easy Data Compilation
    Do you ever have a bunch of data that you need to compile but don’t want to take the time of fussing with Excel spreadsheets or creating tables? In this kind of situation, I’ll create my own data intake using Google’s Free…
Rank this Week: 833

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Dec 19

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014
    The staff at Jenkins continuously work to build our collection of print and electronic resources each year. Here are some of the collection highlights of 2014: Our print collection grew by over 800 titles, some of which introduced new and/or…
  • Dec 17

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence
    Have you ever wanted to access Wigmore on Evidence on your desktop? Now you can! Wigmore on Evidence is available on the Loislaw Treatise Library, a membership database available to all Jenkins members. To access this title, use your last…
  • Dec 11

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form
    PA Legal Forms is a database that provides a variety of sample letters and forms specific to Pennsylvania. It includes a variety of basic forms for wills, including For People with Children, For People without Children, Mutual Wills for…
Rank this Week: 828

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
  • Dec 19

    Consultation again – this time for dentist

    Consultation again – this time for dentist
    British Dental Association v. General Dental Council [2014] UK EWHC 4311 (Admin) 56, Cranston J, 18 December 2014 - read judgment Philip Havers QC and Jeremy Hyam of 1COR were for the successful Claimants in this case. They had no part in the…
  • Dec 18

    Employment Tribunal Fees: The evidential ‘hot potato’ to be heard by Court of Appeal

    Employment Tribunal Fees: The evidential ‘hot potato’ to be heard by Court of Appeal
    Unison (No.2), R (on the application of) v The Lord Chancellor - read judgment [2014] EWHC 4198 (Admin) The Divisional Court (Lord Justice Elias and Mr Justice Foskett) has dismissed Unison’s second-generation attempt to challenge…
  • Dec 17

    Exceptional legal aid funding should not be limited to extreme cases – Court of Appeal

    Exceptional legal aid funding should not be limited to extreme cases – Court of Appeal
    R (on the application of) Gudanaviciene and others v The Director of Legal Aid Casework and others [2014] EWCA Civ 1622 – read judgment The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on exceptional funding…
Rank this Week: 124

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 410

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    CMS Implements Final Rule Changes for the Open Payments Program

    CMS Implements Final Rule Changes for the Open Payments Program
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") is charged with the implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. CMS developed the Open Payments Program to keep track of data on consulting fees, research grants, travel…
  • Dec 15

    OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan

    OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan
    On October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released its Fiscal Year ("FY") 2015 Work Plan summarizing its new and ongoing investigative, enforcement, and compliance…
  • Dec 9

    AHA Submits Comments to OMHA on ALJ Backlog

    AHA Submits Comments to OMHA on ALJ Backlog
    In a letter dated December 4, 2014, the American Hospital Association ("AHA") submitted comments in response to the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals ("OMHA") request for information on current and potential initiatives to resolve the…
Rank this Week: 986

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Dec 19

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta
    Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Mumford Room (LM-649), Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Ruth Mazo Karras, professor and chair of the History Department at…
  • Dec 11

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100
    The Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, was included in this year's ABA Journal Blawg 100, as "one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience." Please take a minute to register (http://www.abajournal.com/register) and vote…
  • Nov 25

    In Custodia Legis Chosen as One of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100

    In Custodia Legis Chosen as One of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100
    Editors of the ABA Journal announced today they have selected In Custodia Legis by the Law Library of Congress as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience. In addition, the magazine has added 10 more bloggers to its Blawg 100 Hall…
Rank this Week: 595

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 19

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror
    Florida has recently updated its instructions on the use of electronic devices by jurors. I like these updates because they provide the all important "why." As I have stated numerous times before, if you want jurors to buy-in to…
  • Dec 18

    Stealth Juror

    Stealth Juror
    Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez, the former professional football player now on trial for the murder of Odin Loyd, want the court to grant them additional peremptory challenges. The defense attorneys claim that they need the additional…
  • Dec 17

    More Criticism of the Illinois Jury Bill

    More Criticism of the Illinois Jury Bill
    Another Illinois newspaper comes out against the Illinois jury bill that is awaiting the signature of Governor Quinn. Yesterday it was the Chicago Tribune, today it is the Rockford Register Star. Rockford Register Star. Our View: Pay hike for…
Rank this Week: 565

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Public Easily Swayed On Attitudes About Health Law, Poll Find

    Public Easily Swayed On Attitudes About Health Law, Poll Find
    Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from kaiserhealthnews.org Just days before the requirement for most large employers to provide health insurance takes effect, a new poll finds the public easily swayed over arguments for…
  • Dec 19

    NHTSA Building Legal Case to Force Takata Air-Bag Recall

    NHTSA Building Legal Case to Force Takata Air-Bag Recall
    Today's post was shared by Take Justice Back and comes from www.bloomberg.com U.S. regulators investigating failures of Takata Corp. (7312) air bags are preparing for a legal fight in case the Japanese parts maker doesn’t comply with a…
  • Dec 19

    Guardrail Maker Trinity Industries Conducts More Tests for Malfunction

    Guardrail Maker Trinity Industries Conducts More Tests for Malfunction
    Today's post was shared by Take Justice Back and comes from www.nytimes.com Trinity Industries on Tuesday conducted the second of eight crash tests of a potentially dangerous guardrail system, as questions grew over whether some of the units…
Rank this Week: 341

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 19

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta
    See my post today on the Monkey Cage http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-prosecuting-heads-of-states-kenyatta-and-the-icc/ The Kenyatta decision differs from the decision to suspend the…
  • Dec 18

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba
    President Obama announced on Wednesday that he was pursuing a marked shift in policy to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. This included a future U.S. embassy in the capital city of Havana, as well as the possibility of official visits…
  • Dec 16

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016
    Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of…
Rank this Week: 40

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Dec 19

    Library Hours During Winter Rece

    Library Hours During Winter Rece
    The Library hours for the coming weeks are as follows Friday, Dec. 19th      –    8 am – 10 pm Saturday Dec. 20th  –    9 am –  5 pm…
  • Dec 11

    Episode 092: Interview with Prof. Susan Herman

    Episode 092: Interview with Prof. Susan Herman
    Episode 092: Interview with Prof. Susan Herman.mp3 A New York Law Journal article Law Students Speak Out Against Grand Jury Decisions reports that law students and faculty across the state are speaking out against the recent grand jury…
  • Dec 8

    Candy at Circulation Desk, 12Noon, December 8th – 12th

    Candy at Circulation Desk, 12Noon, December 8th – 12th
    At 12Noon, Monday through Friday this week, December 8th – 12th, please stop by the first floor circulation desk for a “Chocolate Break” courtesy of the Library staff. Enjoy & Good Luck on your exams!
Rank this Week: 263

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 683

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Dec 19

    From the Stacks: Treatise

    From the Stacks: Treatise
    Are you looking for something on a particular topic but don’t know a particular text in that area of law? You should check out our guide Major Legal Treatises by Topic. The guide is arranged to make it easy for you to find what…
  • Dec 18

    Style Guides: Look Beyond the Bluebook

    Style Guides: Look Beyond the Bluebook
    Frustratingly enough, you’ve probably realized that the Bluebook doesn’t answer all of your questions when you’re writing a legal document. While the Bluebook is the standard for legal citation, when it comes to basic…
  • Dec 17

    Secrecy in Execution Could be Ohio Law Today

    Secrecy in Execution Could be Ohio Law Today
    Gov. Kasich today is expected to sign a bill today to legislation allowing lethal-injection secrecy, “compounding pharmacies” will acquire special status under Ohio law. The Bill is House Bill 663. To read the text of the bill,…
Rank this Week: 425

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Dec 19

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result
    On December 18, 2014, the USEPA released its annual enforcement and compliance report. According to the report, in fiscal year 2014, the USEPA criminal program generated $63,000.000.00 in fines and restitution, secured $16,000,000.00 in…
  • Dec 17

    John Cruden

    John Cruden
    John Cruden has finally been confirmed as the new Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. In his statement announcing the confirmation, Eric Holder praised John: “John has already devoted more than…
  • Oct 29

    The Beginning of an Investigation

    The Beginning of an Investigation
    The first time the regulated community ever finds out about an investigation is when an inspection is conducted or a search warrant is executed. Here is a brief description of the statutory requirements that set out the various…
Rank this Week: 753

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Dec 19

    American Realty Capital Properties Executives Resign

    American Realty Capital Properties Executives Resign
    According to Investment News, “Non-traded REIT czar” Nicholas Schorsch has resigned from American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP). In addition, Schorch also “resigned from the boards of directors of nontraded REITs managed…
  • Dec 18

    Recovery of UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy Exchange-Traded Notes Losse

    Recovery of UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy Exchange-Traded Notes Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy Exchange-Traded Notes?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA…
  • Dec 18

    Recovery of Energy Sector Exchange-Traded Fund

    Recovery of Energy Sector Exchange-Traded Fund
    Have you suffered losses investing in Energy Sector Exchange-Traded Funds (“ETFs”)?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the…
Rank this Week: 380

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You
    The holidays are a time of year when children can think of little else but Santa Claus, wish lists, and tearing into a new batch of toys while Mom and Dad try to stay awake. But even the most well-intended toys can be subject to hidden…
  • Nov 3

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape
    The courtroom is supposed to be a place where law and order reign supreme, and for the most part it is. However, there are occasions when it can turn scary, wild, and downright unpredictable. It’s not hard to understand why when you…
  • Oct 9

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About
    Recall-related news is all over the place. However, many Americans are probably not aware of a massive airbag recall that has been going on for many months now. This recall affects an important safety feature in your car that could…
Rank this Week: 259

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/
  • Dec 19

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Our daughter and her family had to move from Texas to northern New Jersey this summer. She recently needed something and the closest store that carried it was across the border in New York, so she drove there and got it. In retrospect she…
  • Dec 18

    Thinking About Filing for Long-Term Disability? Consider This Beforehand…

    Thinking About Filing for Long-Term Disability? Consider This Beforehand…
    Filing for disability requires more than just a visit or two to the insurance claims office. In fact, many people do not realize that filing for long-term disability (LTD) is a legal claim that can go awry for those unfamiliar with the…
  • Dec 17

    Understanding Healthcare Law and its Growing Role in Our Society

    Understanding Healthcare Law and its Growing Role in Our Society
    So many recent changes have occurred in the healthcare system that most consumers are at least somewhat confused about their options. The open enrollment period for the Affordable Healthcare Act has residents in every state scrambling for…
Rank this Week: 879

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Juan Ramon Curiel, 36, Visalia, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud in connection with a foreclosure rescue scheme he orchestrated. Curiel’s co-defendant and business…
  • Dec 19

    Man Pleads Guilty to Running Mortgage Relief Scam

    Man Pleads Guilty to Running Mortgage Relief Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jonathan L. Herbert, 36, Lighthouse Point, Florida, has been charged with wire fraud for conducting a home loan modification scam that targeted individuals who were having difficulties making their mortgage payments.…
  • Dec 18

    Woman Gets 25 Years in Prison for Loan Scam

    Woman Gets 25 Years in Prison for Loan Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diane Glatfelter, 48, Billerica, Massachusetts, was sentenced for wire fraud charges in connection with a bogus bank guaranty program. Glatfelter defrauded a real estate businessman who was seeking funding for a…
Rank this Week: 8

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.
    JW Note:  Very interesting documentary video on Youtube relating to the importance of a strong patent system.  Hat tip to the PatentlyO blog.Filed under: General Commentary
  • Dec 16

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.
    From the USPTO Director’s Forum Blog on Monday, December 15, 2014: Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing…
  • Dec 11

    They Invented What? (No. 242)

    They Invented What? (No. 242)
    U.S. Patent Appl. Pub. No. 20080299533: Naughty or nice meter. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2015! For more holiday TIW? from years past, click here. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION: Undoubtedly, the…
Rank this Week: 511

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 467

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand
    The UDRP is essentially composed of three blocks of checklists that lay out the evidence each party is expected to offer on its claim or defense. Paragraphs 4(a)(i – iii) detail the requirements a trademark owner must satisfy to prove…
  • Dec 9

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark
    Proving cybersquatting on weak trademarks rises in difficulty as the marks descend the classification scale. Dictionary words such as “bespoke”, “emoney” and “upbeat”, descriptive phrases such as…
  • Dec 3

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Except where complainant’s claim is truly egregious for which there can be said to be a “settled policy”––Happy as Clams, Inc., a California Corp., DBA Date Like a Grownup v. Heather Dugan, D2014-1655 (WIPO…
Rank this Week: 590

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Dec 19

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall
    A few days ago I noted that until last week, over the last two years the Eastern District of Texas was tied at ten plaintiff verdicts and ten defense verdicts, with each side also having one win in the two...
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder
    Tonight the U.S. Senate confirmed both nominees for vacant Eastern District judgeships, Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, and Trey Schroeder of Texarkana. So for the next 90 days the Eastern District will enjoy the rare situation that all eight…
  • Dec 16

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
Rank this Week: 197

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 19

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant
    According to a news report, “Earlier this week 28 technology and media companies, 23 trade associations and advocacy groups and 35 professors of computer science filed legal papers in support of Microsoft’s opposition to US court…
  • Dec 19

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding
    Pantone. Pan – tone. All the colours. This is quite a boast and it puts me in mind of the claim by a friend a long, long time ago that his collection of the then new tape cassettes formed, in his words, “the total library of…
  • Dec 19

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem
    ‘…now is not a good time for control freaks” – Eric Young In my last post for Slaw I wrote about the importance of creating the conditions for justice innovation by building the skills needed to work in…
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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Dec 19

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death
    Listeria illnesses and deaths in Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4), Missouri (5), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (2). As of December 18, 2014, a total of 28 people infected with…
  • Dec 19

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria
    With at least two deaths in four hospitalizations reported by Team Diarrhea of the Minnesota Department of Public Health linked to caramel apples, and the likelihood of a nationwide Listeria outbreak in the offing, I thought it would be…
  • Dec 18

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple
    Two deaths linked – Pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems are most at risk The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Dec 19

    Whereabouts Unknown

    Whereabouts Unknown
    An attorney who was charged with felony receiving stolen property failed to appear for court proceedings. His whereabouts are presently unknown. As a result, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered an indefinite suspension. The attorney is…
  • Dec 18

    Attorney Barred From Pro Se Filings In Disciplinary Matter

    Attorney Barred From Pro Se Filings In Disciplinary Matter
    The Florida Supreme Court has held that an attorney who has filed abusive pleadings is barred from filing pro se motions in his disciplinary matter. This Court has chosen to sanction pro se respondents who have abused the judicial process...
  • Dec 18

    Use Of Trust Account To Aid Son's Business Gets Lawyer Reprimanded

    Use Of Trust Account To Aid Son's Business Gets Lawyer Reprimanded
    An attorney who allowed his escrow account to be used by his son, who was experiencing financial difficulty in operating a construction business, was publicly reprimanded by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The court declined to order restitution…
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Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied
    The district court’s order denying class certification in Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167744 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2014), is a nail-biter in the same sense as the movies Argo and Captain Phillips.  We know the…
  • Dec 18

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite
                In searching for cases for this blog, we sometimes feel like its Groundhog Day.  Another preemption win in a PMA medical device case.  Another food labeling decision…
  • Dec 17

    Closing Time for the New Jersey Alcotest Product Liability Case

    Closing Time for the New Jersey Alcotest Product Liability Case
     What is that sad, semi-clever thing bartenders have been known to say at closing time?  "You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here."  Our days of being around at closing time are in the rear view…
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Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
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Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 19

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth
     [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain During yesterday’s Part 2, Mr. Guite prevailed in court (back in 2011) and…
  • Dec 18

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In yesterday’s Part 1, we encountered Michel Guite, for several decades a part-time resident of Hartland, Vermont,…
  • Dec 17

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here
    By: David A. Smith We have come to dedicate a portion of that field ‘Forever’ is a concept that we human beings use all too cavalierly in ordinary conversation but that when written into a contract (such as a land-use agreement or…
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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    No More Wire Hangers…

    No More Wire Hangers…
    The New York Post reported that NY Attorney General’s office is investigating a suspicious event which occurred in a Queens area nursing home. Robert Brogan was a patient suffering from dementia when he was injured on two separate…
  • Dec 18

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing
    ABC News reported that Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P., one of the nation’s largest for profit nursing home chains, has been sued by New Mexico over inadequate resident care, alleging that thin staffing made…
  • Dec 17

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication
    NPR reported on the federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes which offers a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents.  The lawsuit details…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 19

    Talking About Abortion Part II

    Talking About Abortion Part II
    by Eric SegallA few months ago I started writing an essay suggesting that women's rights organizations and other groups supporting the right of women to terminate their pregnancies should engage in civil disobedience. I was going to urge them…
  • Dec 18

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan Scheduling changes resulted in my writing two Verdict columns this week.  I discussed Tuesday's column in a post on Dorf on Law the same day,  Turning from "impeachment traps" to torture, today's column…
  • Dec 17

    Informing the Reasonable Observer

    Informing the Reasonable Observer
    By Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses the new SCOTUS case, Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans (TSCV). The case poses the question whether Texas violated the First Amendment when it refused to issue…
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ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: My post this week @SlawTips: Avoiding File AvoidanceAfter a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in prison in…
  • Dec 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Man who has lived in Canada for 60 years may apply as political refugee…in Canada Osler lawyer’s efforts make traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented…
  • Dec 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditationOntario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys - Toronto StarWalmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting…
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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer
    If you are at all like me, then you have not even started, let alone finished, your holiday shopping. Should there be a lawyer on your holiday list, I’m throwing you a lifeline with a round-up of blog posts and websites offering gift…
  • Dec 16

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
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Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal
    The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's proposed question too…
  • Dec 18

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the system is…
  • Dec 17

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's financial transaction security patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims were not limited by an inventive concept. "[P]laintiff…
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Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
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Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Dec 19

    Waiting for Grade

    Waiting for Grade
    Law students breathe a sigh of relief once all of their exams are over and the last papers turned in. It is such a good feeling to have the semester over! No more studying for the time being! Alas, the...
  • Dec 18

    Winter Bar Study Plan

    Winter Bar Study Plan
    Many schools have students who graduate in December. To help them transition from the whirlwind of finals, graduation, and holiday celebrations to bar prep, here are a few things for them to consider: Create a realistic, yet rigorous study…
  • Dec 17

    What Students Talk About When They Talk About U

    What Students Talk About When They Talk About U
    Yesterday, my wife and I were having lunch in a restaurant when someone suddenly shouted, "Alex Ruskell!" The shout wasn't directed at me or anyone else. I noticed a group of law students sitting a few tables away, and I...
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    the more things change . . .

    the more things change . . .
    At this late date, this surely doesn’t warrant (or deserve) a detailed response, especially since the President has repudiated it and it no longer represents the view of the government.But for those of you who didn’t follow…
  • Dec 18

    New Developments in Originalist Theory

    New Developments in Originalist Theory
    Over at the Law and Liberty Blog, there is a very interesting symposium responding to Steve Smith's essay on Meanings or Decisions? -- Getting Originalism Back on Track.  Steve is concerned that the turn to original meaning originalism…
  • Dec 18

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom
    Winnifred Fallers Sullivan is arguably the premier scholar of law and religion in the United States. She brings to the field of law an unparalleled degree of sophistication and historical and anthropological knowledge. When she says that…
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