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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 55

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • May 26

    New UCL public prosecutor opinion: People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo

    New UCL public prosecutor opinion: People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo
    In People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo, ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Apr. 26, 2017; pub. ord. May 25, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two), affirmed an award of UCL restitution and civil penalties in the amount of...
  • Apr 6

    Class certification not required for broad-ranging "public" injunctive relief under the UCL: McGill v. Citibank, N.A.

    Class certification not required for broad-ranging "public" injunctive relief under the UCL: McGill v. Citibank, N.A.
    This morning, the California Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion, McGill v. Citibank, N.A., ___ Cal.5th ___ (Apr. 6, 2017). In McGill, the Court was expected to address whether the Federal Arbitration Act, as construed in…
  • Mar 16

    New UCL "injury in fact" opinion: Ivanoff v. Bank of America, N.A.

    New UCL "injury in fact" opinion: Ivanoff v. Bank of America, N.A.
    In another wrongful foreclosure case, the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the plaintiff had adequately alleged Prop. 64 "injury in fact" for standing purposes: Whether or not Ivanoff’s…
Rank this Week: 105

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program
    When asked, most firms would say that their #1 business goal is to get more work. The only way to get more work for the firm is to get it from existing clients, or to develop new client relationships. It’s well-documented that…
  • May 25

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming
    On May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report by authors C. Michael Mitchell and John C. Murray. It contains 173 recommendations that recommend significant changes to Ontario employment law…
  • May 25

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Canada (Governor General in…
Rank this Week: 29

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

https://rinckerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • May 26

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause
    Last Friday, The New York Times ran a story on possible performance enhancing drug use inside the Nike Oregon Project. The Nike Oregon Project is coached by running legend Alberto Salazar, who, by all accounts, is both incredibly competitive…
  • May 25

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (May 25, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (May 25, 2017)
    "Delaware has yet to provide an answer to certain basic questions pertaining to officers" https://t.co/jvALu0Kr6d #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 19, 2017 "turning sovereignty into a tradable commodity"…
  • May 24

    Should social entrepreneurs form nonprofits or benefit corporations?

    Should social entrepreneurs form nonprofits or benefit corporations?
    On June 8, I will answer this and other questions during an interactive session for a group of social entrepreneurs at Venture Cafe in Miami. Fortunately, I will have an accountant with me to talk through some of the tax...
Rank this Week: 94

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • May 26

    After the investigation: Now what?

    After the investigation: Now what?
    Last week, we talked about employment investigations. This week, I’d like to talk about what employers do with the information they gathered during the investigation. There are two main tasks: No. 1: Figure out what probably…
  • May 26

    BREAKING: Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bia

    BREAKING: Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bia
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) agreed yesterday to rehear en banc an appeal from the estate of a gay skydiving instructor who alleged he was fired after a customer complained…
  • May 26

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    OSHA intends to postpone requirement that safety reports be submitted electronically for all the world to see. You may recall that, about a year ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a rule…
Rank this Week: 440

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 26

    Safrin on Tort Reform and C-Section

    Safrin on Tort Reform and C-Section
    Sabrina Safrin has posted to SSRN The C-Section Epidemic: What's Tort Reform Got to Do with It?. The abstract provides: Today one in three babies in the United States comes into the world by cesarean section. The cesarean section has...
  • May 25

    Jerry Canterbury, the Plaintiff Who Helped Establish Informed Consent, Dies Aged 78

    Jerry Canterbury, the Plaintiff Who Helped Establish Informed Consent, Dies Aged 78
    Jerry Canterbury, the plaintiff in Canterbury v. Spence, died aged 78 in March. From the NYT obituary: The ruling, by a federal appeals court in Washington in 1972, declared that before a patient provided informed consent to surgery or…
  • May 24

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance
    In the past week, I have had posts about the ALI's votes on two Restatement projects. On Monday, the membership reviewed the Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons (Reporters Ken Simons and Jonathan Cardi). The…
Rank this Week: 133

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 26

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi
    Snap-On Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, No. 09 C 6914, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 28, 2016) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) 35 USC § 285 motion for attorney’s fees in this patent dispute…
  • May 24

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia
    Torrent Pharma. Ltd. V. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., No. 16 C 2988, 3956 & 4876, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted declaratory judgment defendants’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss for lack…
  • May 22

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use
    Peerless Indus., Inc. v. Crimson AV LLC, No. 11 C 1768, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 31, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted in part plaintiff Peerless’ renewed Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(b) motion for judgment as a matter of law as to…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • May 26

    What ketchup on a hot dog can teach employers about at-will employment

    What ketchup on a hot dog can teach employers about at-will employment
    Either way, it doesn’t belong on a hot dog. Ever. Heck, if it were up to me, I’d fire anyone who put ketchup on a hot dog. It seems that would be consistent with the at-will employment doctrine. Under the at-will employment…
  • May 25

    “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” … and Wife Swapping

    “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” … and Wife Swapping
    What I am about to share with you is based on a true story. Well, bits of it anyway. A funny thing happened on the way to Independence Hall. Just days before our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, two of their…
  • May 24

    I don’t recall the ADA saying anything about reasonable-er accommodations.

    I don’t recall the ADA saying anything about reasonable-er accommodations.
    Hopefully, I didn’t miss something. (Oh, so you’re saying that, maybe, “reasonable-er” isn’t a word.) Well, I do have a point here. Somewhere. Ask and ye shall receive. In Preston v. Great Lakes Specialty…
Rank this Week: 891

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/
  • May 26

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use
    Andrew Gilden, Raw Materials and the Creative Process, 104 Geo. L.J. 355 (2016).Christopher J. BuccafuscoOver the past decade or two, intellectual property scholars have learned to pay attention to the rhetoric that people use when arguing…
  • May 25

    Studying Specific Performance

    Studying Specific Performance
    Yonathan A. Arbel, Contract Remedies in Action: Specific Performance, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 100 (2015), available at SSRN.Caprice RobertsParties that have a right to the very thing promised in a contract may opt not to have it delivered by the…
  • May 25

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    Nora Freeman Engstrom, A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP, 163 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1631 (2015).Efthimios ParasidisThe National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program…
Rank this Week: 269

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 26

    From a Newbie: 5 Blogging Tip

    From a Newbie: 5 Blogging Tip
    One of the more challenging aspects of this new job is learning how to blog. Luckily, I’m learning from one of the best. Here’s 5 things I’ve learned from Broc so far: 1. Write like you speak. I’m human. You’re…
  • May 25

    Revenue Recognition: Watch Out for Material Weaknesses!

    Revenue Recognition: Watch Out for Material Weaknesses!
    Last month, John blogged about disclosing material changes to ICFR that result from the new revenue recognition standard – which takes effect at the start of next year. It’s also worth noting that revenue recognition is one of the…
  • May 24

    Cap’n Cashbags: The SEC Loves Teamwork

    Cap’n Cashbags: The SEC Loves Teamwork
    I recommend that you watch my quasi-parody below before you watch the SEC’s video. When I fed my buddies their lines before we taped, I didn’t inform them that this was a spoof. They thought I had written the lines as a joke.…
Rank this Week: 293

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 26

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent
    Hiring lateral partners and groups is a key component for success in today’s competitive law firm market. And while large firms get all the headlines for key coups, smaller firms have both more to gain and lose in recruiting talent.…
  • May 26

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent
    Hiring lateral partners and groups is a key component for success in today’s competitive law firm market. And while large firms get all the headlines for key coups, smaller firms have both more to gain and lose in recruiting talent.…
  • May 25

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned
    As the school year ends and summer approaches, social schedules ramp up with graduation parties, BBQs, golf outings and the like. At least some of these will be hosted by your firm, clients and other business contacts. It’s an…
Rank this Week: 387

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: 592

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 26

    Crime and punishment roundup

    Crime and punishment roundup
    Citation nation: abuse of fees and fines erodes legitimacy and accountability in local government [C. Jarrett Dieterle, City Journal] If concept of obstruction of justice is not to do injustice itself, it must be confined to a limited number…
  • May 25

    Employee caught vacationing while on medical leave can sue over firing

    Employee caught vacationing while on medical leave can sue over firing
    Jon Hyman on the Eleventh Circuit case of Jones v. Gulf Coast Health Care: Suppose you have an employee who takes FMLA leave for rotator-cuff surgery. Let’s say during said FMLA leave, you discover that the employee is vacationing on a…
  • May 25

    Labor and employment roundup

    Labor and employment roundup
    New York City embarks on extensive new regulation of freelance work [Jennifer A. Williams, Ford Harrison] “Maryland Decriminalizes Unlicensed Barbering; Jacks Up Fines for Unlicensed Barbering” [Eric Boehm, Reason] “A New…
Rank this Week: 47

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 180

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Iowa Medicaid Privatization Causes More Problems Than It Solve

    Iowa Medicaid Privatization Causes More Problems Than It Solve
    Governor Terry Branstad worked to privatize the state's Medicaid program in 2015, making the argument that it would reduce costs for the State and improve coverage for all Medicaid recipients.  In practice however, this does not seem to…
  • May 24

    Is the Lombardi Law Firm the right fit for you?

    Is the Lombardi Law Firm the right fit for you?
    INSURANCE LOOKS ONLY FOR HOW TO DENY YOUR CLAIMJust give the adjuster one excuse. Any excuse will do. Any excuse that works and he or she will in the blink of an eye deny your accident or work injury claim. You may wonder why this is and you…
  • May 23

    When you should hire a personal injury lawyer

    When you should hire a personal injury lawyer
    WHILE YOU WAIT YOUR EVIDENCE IS BEING DESTROYEDYou are in a motorcycle accident, taken by ambulance to the hospital and admitted. You do not know how many days or weeks you will be in there. People tell you, there is plenty of time after you…
Rank this Week: 756

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 26

    Texas House Votes to Ban Abortion Procedure

    Texas House Votes to Ban Abortion Procedure
    From The New York Times: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature has advanced tough new limits on abortion, hitting back at a United States Supreme Court decision last summer that struck down most of the sweeping…
  • May 25

    Reunification Program

    Reunification Program
    From the Washington Post: Laura, David and their siblings are among a growing number of children in high-conflict divorce cases being sent — often unwillingly — to nascent and unproven “reunification” programs, which can cost tens of…
  • May 24

    More Details on Gray Divorce

    More Details on Gray Divorce
    From Naomi Cahn (George Washington University Law School) & June Carbone (University of Minnesota Law School), writing for the Institute for Family Studies: As we found when looking through a range of studies, divorce risk is not evenly…
Rank this Week: 139

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Aid in Dying Case Arguments to be heard in New York Court of Appeals Tuesday, May 30

    Aid in Dying Case Arguments to be heard in New York Court of Appeals Tuesday, May 30
    The right of terminally ill, mentally competent adults to achieve a more peaceful death is at stake in Myers v. Schneiderman, now before the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest state court.  Oral arguments will be held on…
  • May 25

    Support Medical Futility Blog

    Support Medical Futility Blog
    I am preparing to move this blog to its own new top-level domain. If you find the content useful, please consider making a small donation.
  • May 25

    A Backup Plan for Solo Seniors: Health Care Decision Making for People Aging Alone

    A Backup Plan for Solo Seniors: Health Care Decision Making for People Aging Alone
    Check out this free webinar by Linda J. Camp on June 12: "A Backup Plan for Solo Seniors: Health Care Decision Making for People Aging Alone."   Talking about the last life chapters isn’t easy for anyone, but it is especially…
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • May 26

    Did A Non-Existent Committee Move To Update Corporations Code?

    Did A Non-Existent Committee Move To Update Corporations Code?
    In April, I kvetched about numerous outdated references in the California Corporations Code.  For example, several provisions of the Code continue to refer to the “Internal Revenue Code of 1954” more than three decades after…
  • May 25

    Can Pseudo-Foreign Corporations Exonerate Their Directors?

    Can Pseudo-Foreign Corporations Exonerate Their Directors?
    Corporations Code Section 2115 is not an easy read.  Fortunately, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has provided a more digestible overview of the statute: Section 2115 was enacted as part of a comprehensive…
  • May 24

    California Judge Troubled By Trulia Refuses To Approve Settlement

    California Judge Troubled By Trulia Refuses To Approve Settlement
    Kevin LaCroix recently tackled the question Is Deal Litigation in Delaware Done?  According to Kevin, “deal litigation has been shifting from Delaware Chancery Court to courts in other states and to federal…
Rank this Week: 369

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • May 26

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation
    The Texas Legislature has passed legislation authorizing domestic surplus lines insurance companies in Texas, which may lead to an influx of new insurance company applications for licensure and redomestication to Texas applications as insurer…
  • May 22

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session
    The following are summaries some of the key legislative bills that the Georgia General Assembly adopted in its 2017 legislative regular session that affect the insurance industry. The 2017 legislative session, which ended on March 30, 2017,…
  • May 19

    Texas Legislature Amends Prompt Pay Statute for Insurance Claim

    Texas Legislature Amends Prompt Pay Statute for Insurance Claim
    The Texas Legislature has passed new legislation that amends key provisions of Texas’s Prompt Pay Statute for insurance claims. Most types of insurance companies writing policies in Texas are required to comply with Texas’s Prompt…
Rank this Week: 159

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 273

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • May 25

    Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit

    Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit
    With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day next month, I was particularly interested in the Frameworks Institute Toolkit on talking elder abuse. Talking Elder Abuse is divided into 6 parts: introduction, big picture, anticipating public thinking,…
  • May 24

    PREPARE For Your Care

    PREPARE For Your Care
    I was catching up on some reading last week when I ran into some information about the PREPARE project. PREPARE for your care provides folks with "a range of tools to help people discuss their wishes for medical care with...
  • May 24

    LA Times Series on the Brain and Alzheimer'

    LA Times Series on the Brain and Alzheimer'
    Kaiser Health News ran a story about a series from the LA Times on Alzheimer's. The LA Times did a 3-part series on the brain and Alzheimer's. The first story focused on when the brain begins to be affected, the...
Rank this Week: 184

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15
    Well, I didn’t get the ‘Social Media Influencer of the Year’ award I was shortlisted for, in the Property Press Awards 2017 (it was won by Graham Norwood of Estate Agent Today) – but that’s OK.  I’m…
  • May 24

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event
    Our annual Landlord Law Conference took place last Friday at Sprowston Manor Hotel and I have now received the photographs taken by our professional photographer, Phil Smithies. Here is a Flickr slideshow of some of the best.  Enjoy!…
  • May 24

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 20 – Business Use

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 20 – Business Use
    Business use of rented residential property Should you prohibit tenants running a business from your property?  The law has changed recently here, but still, the real answer is that it depends. What type of business use?…
Rank this Week: 391

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • May 25

    The Psychology of Decision Making by Attorneys for Personal Care – What You Won’t Learn in the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA)

    The Psychology of Decision Making by Attorneys for Personal Care – What You Won’t Learn in the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA)
    In a nutshell, the duty of Attorneys for Personal Care under the SDA is to act as a substitute decision-maker (SDM) for proposed healthcare interventions if the person is incapable of making that decision, and in doing so, to make…
  • May 25

    Multiple Wills – the West Coast version

    Multiple Wills – the West Coast version
    This Blog was written by: Natalie Rouse Most of us are familiar with the 1998 decision of Granovsky Estate v Ontario. The case has been the leading authority to permit planning with multiple Wills in Ontario. The use of multiple Wills is now…
  • May 24

    The Law Commission of Ontario Seeks Public Consultation

    The Law Commission of Ontario Seeks Public Consultation
    The Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO) Improving the Last Stages of Life project released two final research papers ahead of publishing its consultation paper. The LCO’s project examines how Ontario laws are shaping the quality of…
Rank this Week: 751

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    Bar exams and mackerel in the moonlight.

    Bar exams and mackerel in the moonlight.
    A month from now, it’ll be exam time. Not an oral exam — but the July bar exam administered the last week of the month everywhere except for Wisconsin, which has the “diploma privilege.”[1] For the rest of the states,…
  • May 13

    Learning at 73 and FREE CLE.

    Learning at 73 and FREE CLE.
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  I thought of Gandhi’s quote when I read about Tom Winston, who at 73 graduates from the University of Tennessee Law School this month.…
  • May 8

    State Bar Board Elections — a clue, a care, a solution.

    State Bar Board Elections — a clue, a care, a solution.
    Elections for seats on the respective governing boards of the State Bar of Arizona and the State Bar of Nevada kicked off coincidentally on the same day, May 4, 2017. Although I’m an active member of the Nevada Bar, I can’t vote…
Rank this Week: 609

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • May 25

    In the new

    In the new
    Walt Mossberg has been writing about personal technology since 1991, mostly for the Wall Street Journal, but more recently for Recode. In his final column before he retires, Mossberg considers the future of personal technology. For many…
  • May 23

    Review: Renogy E.LUMEN Solar Flashlight iPhone Charger

    Review: Renogy E.LUMEN Solar Flashlight iPhone Charger
    Five years ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Microsoft's decision to merge laptop and tablet computers into one device. Cook said that he thought it was better to keep the iPad and the MacBook different devices, explaining:…
  • May 18

    In the new

    In the new
    New York attorney Nicole Black discusses a new ABA Opinion (Formal Opinion 477) on legal ethics issues surrounding email and other methods of communicating with clients. The bottom line is that you need to determine what is the right…
Rank this Week: 544

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 25

    Brazilian beef ban petition fails to generate much interest

    Brazilian beef ban petition fails to generate much interest
    That petition on the White House’s “We the People” website calling for the United States to ban Brazilian beef was looking for 100,000 signatures. It fell a little short. In fact it was short by 97,985 signatures and is now…
  • May 25

    Kroger recalls Simple Truth macadamia nuts for Listeria risk

    Kroger recalls Simple Truth macadamia nuts for Listeria risk
    The Kroger Co. is recalling Simple Truth brand macadamia nuts from various retailers in three states because they may contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notice posted on Kroger’s website had few details. It does not…
  • May 25

    Golden Gourmet recalls frozen turkey patties with waffle

    Golden Gourmet recalls frozen turkey patties with waffle
    Georgia’s Golden Gourmet, located in Americus, GA,  Thursday recalled 5,200 pounds of frozen entree products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
Rank this Week: 61

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
Rank this Week: 243

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 909

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 25

    Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, the Federal Circuit reviewed the rare event of a preliminary injunction being granted in a lawsuit over a chemical invention, made rarer still by the evidence of likelihood of success on the merits required…
  • May 24

    WIPO Re:Search Unveils New Strategic Plan for Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria, and TB

    WIPO Re:Search Unveils New Strategic Plan for Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria, and TB
    By Donald Zuhn -- On Tuesday, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced a new five-year strategic plan for WIPO Re:Search to guide that initiative's activities in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and…
  • May 22

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (2017)

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (2017)
    By Andrew Williams -- Today, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and held that the word "resides" in the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), "refers only to the State…
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/
  • May 25

    The Regulatory Week in Review: May 26, 2017

    The Regulatory Week in Review: May 26, 2017
    The Fourth Circuit upholds an injunction on President Trump's travel ban executive order, the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments about the constitutionality of the CFPB, and more...
  • May 24

    Repairing the Leaks in Drinking Water Regulation

    Repairing the Leaks in Drinking Water Regulation
    Scholars recommend incorporating health-based standards into federal drinking water regulations.
  • May 23

    Regulating Short-term Rental

    Regulating Short-term Rental
    New York begins crackdown on the short-term home-sharing market.
Rank this Week: 492

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • May 25

    “American Rule” Abolished in Oklahoma

    “American Rule” Abolished in Oklahoma
    Most states follow the “American Rule” when it comes to litigation. In other words, absent a specific statute or contractual provision to the contrary, each party pays their own legal costs and fees. However, the Oklahoma…
  • May 24

    Update on Texas House Bill 1774

    Update on Texas House Bill 1774
    On May 7, 2017, I posted Texas House of Representatives Passes House Bill 1774, noting that the potential law could have a negative impact on Texas policyholders and their representatives, and promising you an update. Last week, the Texas…
  • May 23

    Innocent Spouse Ability to Recover Policy Proceeds Following Arson

    Innocent Spouse Ability to Recover Policy Proceeds Following Arson
    In Texas, unlike some states, courts assign a minor role to public policy when interpreting insurance policies. A good example is the treatment of an arsonist’s innocent spouse. As has been described earlier, the “arson…
Rank this Week: 367

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 25

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uber expands into freight trucking. https://t.co/Zc4QDGcwr6 2017-05-19 uber intros new pricing algorithm that charges a rider what it predicts the rider is willing to pay. hmmm. https://t.co/rizHHeSyBO 2017-05-22 headline is a bit misleading,…
  • May 18

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the role of quantum mechanics in biology. fascinating stuff. https://t.co/YcWw8yhIz0 2017-05-15 great piece on the intersection of technology and art, and why the latter is important for the former. https://t.co/au7uruPuFb 2017-05-17…
  • May 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    very proud that my firm is sponsoring nicola's kids triathlon again. if you have kids, do consider signing them up. https://t.co/1O3DGVJKC7 2017-05-05 google reveals ui for new smartphone os. also: no linux, no java, no gpl. i'm very curious…
Rank this Week: 576

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un lecteur me signale cette belle invention : un vaisseau spatial triangulaire avec des charges linéaires  électrostatiques dans chaque coin, les lignes créant un champ électrique horizontal capable, avec des…
  • May 23

    T260/14 : application de G1/15

    T260/14 : application de G1/15
    Le brevet revendiquait un matériau d'empreinte dentaire comprenant une pâte de base et une pâte catalytique. La pâte de base comprenait au moins un matériau polyéther polymérisable comportant un…
  • May 21

    T540/13 : pas besoin de statuer sur la recevabilité du recour

    T540/13 : pas besoin de statuer sur la recevabilité du recour
    La division d'opposition avait décidé que l'opposition formée par le premier opposant (parmi 3) était irrecevable, et révoqué le brevet. L'opposant 1 avait formé un recours contre le premier…
Rank this Week: 635

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Breaking: NCES Releases The Condition of Education 2017 #data

    Breaking: NCES Releases The Condition of Education 2017 #data
    The National Center for Education Statistics of the Institute of Education Sciences has released "The Condition of Education : 2017." The report contains a wealth of information about education in the United States.The following are some…
  • May 24

    Special Education Law 101 - Part IV #LRE

    Special Education Law 101 - Part IV #LRE
    In the previous posts in this series, we have introduced you to the requirement of  FAPE.  In this installment, we discuss the distinct but equally important requirement of LRE.The Requirement of LRE (least restrictive…
  • May 22

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Who won Endrew F? What do you think? #FAPE STANDARD #IDEA #SCOTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 447

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Criminal defense- Beware trusting prosecutor

    Criminal defense- Beware trusting prosecutor
    During the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union did not trust each other, but instead negotiated with each other because each had enough nuclear weapon firepower practically or actually to decimate humanity. Similarly, criminal…
  • May 24

    What motivates and keeps the attention of a jury and any audience?

    What motivates and keeps the attention of a jury and any audience?
    Last night, my son and I attended Tape Face's only appearance in the Washington, D.C., area for his current tour. I had been looking forward to this performance very much, and even more to spending a weeknight on the town with my son. Tape…
  • May 22

    Before her acquittal, cop who killed Terence Crutcher insisted his actions dictated her

    Before her acquittal, cop who killed Terence Crutcher insisted his actions dictated her
    Last September 2016, I blogged about Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby's killing of unarmed Terence Crutcher. Video footage of the incident is here. Subsequently, officer Shelby was brought to trial on a manslaughter charge for her killing of…
Rank this Week: 227

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 25

    C-SPAN – The Executive Branch Website

    C-SPAN – The Executive Branch Website
    C-SPAN provides current and comprehensive video coverage of the Executive Branch via specific subject matter that includes: Recent Events; President Trump’s Tweets; White House Briefings; White House Daily Schedule; Trump…
  • May 25

    Brookings – The vital role of government-collected data

    Brookings – The vital role of government-collected data
    “The modern economy has never been more reliant on data. Businesses, governments, and families must navigate the complexities of a world made possible by new technologies and innovative business practices. Without reliable information…
  • May 25

    Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth

    Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth
    Employee Benefit Research Institute – Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth, May 2017, Vol. 38, No. 7. “This EBRI Notes examines the level of assets held by families with a…
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Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • May 25

    BENEFITS REVIEW BOARD HOLDS STATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENT TOLLS STATUTORY BAR

    BENEFITS REVIEW BOARD HOLDS STATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENT TOLLS STATUTORY BAR
    In the 1970s, Claimant worked for a LHWCA-covered employer as a welder. Subsequently, he worked for non-covered employers until he retired voluntarily. During the course of his employment with the Longshore employer, Claimant was exposed to…
  • May 12

    Fifth Circuit Rejects Vicarious Liability Claim From Personnel Basket Injury

    Fifth Circuit Rejects Vicarious Liability Claim From Personnel Basket Injury
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today addressing the vicarious liability of a principal contractor for its independent contractors.  The Plaintiff was employed as a crane mechanic by Gulf Crane Services and was…
  • Apr 26

    Seaman’s Widow’s Claim for Punitive Damages Denied

    Seaman’s Widow’s Claim for Punitive Damages Denied
    Recently, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana further shored up the clearly delineated avenues for recovery available to plaintiffs involved in Jones Act and personal injury suits arising under general…
Rank this Week: 900

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    The future of generic Copaxone?

    The future of generic Copaxone?
    A post concerning future generic "Copaxone" at raps.org beginsGeneric versions of Teva's multi-billion-dollar per year multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone (glatiramer) are coming, but a closer look at which competitor might win the coveted…
  • May 24

    CAFC discusses written description in Rivera v. ITC

    CAFC discusses written description in Rivera v. ITC
    Rivera appealed an adverse ITC decision in the technical realm ofSingle Service Beverage Brewers.The CAFC affirmed a finding of invalidity through lack of written description:The Commission and Solofill respond that the broaderdefinition of a…
  • May 24

    CAFC vacates TTAB because of an analysis of the "fame" factor which was "contrary to law"

    CAFC vacates TTAB because of an analysis of the "fame" factor which was "contrary to law"
    Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC (“Vineyards”) has producedand sold wines bearing the trademark INSIGNIAsince 1978, and brought a cancellation proceeding againstFairmont Holdings, LLC (“Fairmont”) whoreceived federal…
Rank this Week: 44

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Locating the absolute minimum level of policy “seriousness” our public sphere demand

    Locating the absolute minimum level of policy “seriousness” our public sphere demand
    Polls close soon in today’s special congressional election in Montana.  Last night, the Republican candidate Greg Gianforte reacted angrily to a Guardian reporter’s questions about the CBO score of the Republican health care…
  • May 25

    One Thought on the Future of the Travel Ban Litigation

    One Thought on the Future of the Travel Ban Litigation
    The expressed purpose of the President's Executive Order is that we need a temporary travel ban from six countries until new procedures are established to ensure that visitors or immigrants from those six countries do not pose a security…
  • May 25

    By Corey Brettschneider(cross-posted at…

    By Corey Brettschneider(cross-posted at Take Care)In the recent travel ban appeals, the acting solicitor general (ASG) relied largely on a case called Kleindanst v. Mandel to argue that those outside the country are not protected by…
Rank this Week: 85

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 230

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Diabetic Drug Amputations Caused by Johnson & Johnson on the Rise

    Diabetic Drug Amputations Caused by Johnson & Johnson on the Rise
    If your leg, foot or toe was amputated after you took Invokana or Invokamet for type 2 diabetes, you may have the right to sue the maker of these drugs, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. The post Diabetic Drug…
  • May 24

    “Desesperada, Ya No Hallaba Qué Hacer”

    “Desesperada, Ya No Hallaba Qué Hacer”
    "Y en verdad yo recomiendo a esta línea de abogados porque me han dado la mano. Y lo que más me gusta es que me han atendido en mi propio idioma." The post “Desesperada, Ya No Hallaba Qué Hacer” appeared first…
  • May 23

    Denton Bans Hand-Held Devices While Driving

    Denton Bans Hand-Held Devices While Driving
    After more than nine months of debate and compromises, the Denton City Council agreed 6-1 to ban drivers from using handheld devices behind the wheel. The post Denton Bans Hand-Held Devices While Driving appeared first on Dallas Auto Accident…
Rank this Week: 557

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • May 25

    Virtual Law Firm Takes on the Careerist

    Virtual Law Firm Takes on the Careerist
    A few weeks ago I wrote that I doubted cloud-based operations are competing against Big Law for major rainmakers and clients. One virtual firm took issue with my views.       
  • May 25

    Fried Frank Hires Katten's NY Real Estate Litigation Head

    Fried Frank Hires Katten's NY Real Estate Litigation Head
    Matthew Parrott, head of the New York real estate and distressed debt litigation group at Katten Muchin Rosenman, has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in Manhattan. Fried Frank, riding high from a successful…
  • May 24

    A Hard-Hitting Litigator, Kasowitz Goes to Bat for Trump

    A Hard-Hitting Litigator, Kasowitz Goes to Bat for Trump
    It looks like Marc Kasowitz will go down in history as President Donald Trump's lawyer. But while America is just getting to know him, the same can't be said for his fellow elite litigators, especially in New…
Rank this Week: 30

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • May 25

    In praise of the additional sustaining ground

    In praise of the additional sustaining ground
    The Supreme Court opinion of Walker v. Brooks, 414 S.C. 343, 778 S.E.2d 477 (2015) was unique for my appellate experience in a number of disappointing ways. While I have lost a number of appeals, this was the first time I have lost when…
  • May 25

    Help T. Ryan Phillips get Baker v. Hardwick published

    Help T. Ryan Phillips get Baker v. Hardwick published
    I would love to see the May 24, 2017 Court of Appeals opinion in Baker v. Hardwick get published. Not just because T. Ryan Phillips and I share office space; not just because I referred him the appeal that he turned into a victory reversal.…
  • May 21

    Who has the burden of proof on the willfulness element of contempt?

    Who has the burden of proof on the willfulness element of contempt?
    A few days ago I prosecuted a contempt action. The proof for one of the allegations of contempt was very document intensive and mathematical–reimbursement for unpaid medical expenses–and another was heavily reliant on exhibits. I…
Rank this Week: 730