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idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 116

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • May 22

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast
    A podcast from LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer) Excerpt: “It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery…. But for our interview with the hosts…
  • May 22

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap
    From LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Documents Excerpt: “If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in…
  • May 20

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved
    “Google Scholar Case Law Evolves“ by Mark Giangrande, Law Librarian blog: Excerpt: “…. Google is hardly a substitute for any of the commercial databases as it does not have the value-added features such as…
Rank this Week: 173

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • May 22

    Recent Visualization Projects Involving US Law and The Supreme Court

    Recent Visualization Projects Involving US Law and The Supreme Court
    Examples of the use of visualizations and graphical representations of data and documents in the legal arena are increasing. Alan Rothman's article includes examples from the public and private sectors as well as academia.
  • May 22

    Computer Savviness: Step 4 to Information Literacy

    Computer Savviness: Step 4 to Information Literacy
    Lorette Weldon shares her roadmap to Computer Savviness - be flexible enough to learn new concepts, methods, and technology developed for different kinds of communities - and do not be not averse to discovering and trying new applications and…
  • May 17

    IBM’s Watson is Now Data Mining TED Talks to Extract New Forms of Knowledge

    IBM’s Watson is Now Data Mining TED Talks to Extract New Forms of Knowledge
    Alan Rothman's commentary offers actionable information about a new technology from IBM called Watson that is a powerful tool for researchers whose work engages data mining, knowledge management and competitive intelligence. Rothman attended…
Rank this Week: 975

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 145

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • May 22

    Brain Injury Association New York State Annual Conference and Professional Conference

    Brain Injury Association New York State Annual Conference and Professional Conference
    The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its 33rd Annual BIANYS Conference, featuring keynote speaker Gary Busey. Mr. Busey speaks all over the country about the challenges and triumphs of living every day with a…
  • May 19

    Concussions can have permanent consequence

    Concussions can have permanent consequence
    A study published this week in JAMA Neurology – assessed the brains of 28 retired National Football League (NFL) players who suffered a concussion with loss of consciousness. The study took brain scans of the players and a control group.…
  • May 15

    Promising New Stroke Detection System Developed

    Promising New Stroke Detection System Developed
    When it comes to diagnosing a stroke, there is a medical saying, “Time is Brain.” This should convey that it is crucial to diagnose and treat a stroke as soon as possible to preserve brain function. It is crucial that stroke victims begin…
Rank this Week: 419

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers automobile accidents, burn injury, child safety, defective products, police misconduct, premises liability and truck accidents. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://injurylaw.reganfirm.com/
  • May 22

    Basic Pool and Water Safety: Keeping Children Safe

    Basic Pool and Water Safety: Keeping Children Safe
    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer for many families around the country. Children everywhere are sure to start pestering their parents about trips to the beach or public pool. Swimming is a fantastic source of…
  • May 21

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign
    Summer driving season is finally here. As usual, this Memorial Day Weekend comes with a safety reminder from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On May 18th, the NHTSA kicked off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign, urging…
  • May 18

    The Dangers of Letting Baby Sleep in a Car Seat

    The Dangers of Letting Baby Sleep in a Car Seat
    Car seats are designed to keep babies safe, but a new study has found when used improperly – specifically, as a napping place – these seats can pose deadly dangers. Conducted by researchers at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey…
Rank this Week: 642

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 22

    Duggar Show Off TLC Schedule

    Duggar Show Off TLC Schedule
    The Hollywood Reporter reports that the popular TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" is no longer on TLC's schedule after Josh Dugger, the oldest of the Dugger children, admitted to molesting several underage girls, including some of his…
  • May 21

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC
    President Obama has re-nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission. Links to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's statement, Commissioner Clyburn's statement, Commissioner Pai's statement, Commissioner O'Rielly's statement,…
  • May 21

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre
    Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A 'Faustian Pact'?: Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. Here is the abstract. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news…
Rank this Week: 37

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 73

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • May 22

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim
    The scholarship and divergence of opinion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's reach has become so pervasive that the issues no longer seem as complex as they once did.Most practitioners still are not familiar with the CFAA, and since it's…
  • May 8

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration
    Wisconsin generally is known as a pro-employee state when it comes to enforcement of non-compete agreements. However, last week it gave employers a fairly significant victory in Runzheimer Int'l, Ltd. v. Friedlen, when the state supreme court…
  • May 1

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way
    Trade secrets claim are inherently fraught with a startling reality: they have the potential to morph into opportunistic litigation.What I mean by this is that a party can use a trade secrets lawsuit for a purpose unrelated to the merits. Put…
Rank this Week: 807

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 22

    So Long to the False Arrest Charge

    So Long to the False Arrest Charge
    Apparently the Baltimore State's Attorney reads Crime and Consequences before she meets with the grand jury. It might be better, though, if she had read it before her earlier, court-house-steps carnival announcing charges against six…
  • May 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Police Officer Killed Hours Before Maternity Leave:  An Omaha police officer was shot and killed by a fugitive on Wednesday, just hours before she was to go on maternity leave.  Fox News reports that 29-year-old Kerrie Orozco was…
  • May 22

    The Gruesome Results When We Give Thugs a Second Chance

    The Gruesome Results When We Give Thugs a Second Chance
    This is what happens:WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- New, horrifying details are surfacing about what happened inside the Savopoulos mansion near Vice President Joe Biden's house before the murders.A law enforcement source tell WUSA9's Bruce Leshan…
Rank this Week: 356

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • May 22

    Bank Account Frozen? How to Get Access to Exempt Money

    Bank Account Frozen? How to Get Access to Exempt Money
    Under New York law, certain funds are exempt from attachment by most creditors.[1] In general, exemptions apply to 90% of your income earned within the last 60 days, state and federal benefits, spousal/child support, and a limited amount of…
  • May 21

    Creditor Freeze your Bank Account? Here's How it Happened.

    Creditor Freeze your Bank Account? Here's How it Happened.
    Restraining Notices: What Are They & How Do They Work? Under New York CPLR § 5222, once a creditor has gotten a judgment for a debt, it has the right to use something called a "restraining notice" to freeze assets—including…
  • May 20

    New York Law Protects Employers for Honoring Wage Garnishment

    New York Law Protects Employers for Honoring Wage Garnishment
    You may be aggravated (understandably) because your employer turned over part of your hard-earned income to pay a judgment creditor. Perhaps you did not get proper notice of the garnishment to prevent it from happening. That's a situation we…
Rank this Week: 932

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • May 22

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?
    Electronic medical records are supposed to make healthcare more personalized, more convenient and more effective, but recent events show they may pose some very serious risks to patients, sometimes resulting in inaccurate diagnoses that could…
  • May 18

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month
    According to the CDC, more than a third of adults in the U.S. are obese and another third are overweight; obesity also affects about 18 percent of kids from age 6 to 19, and an amazing 12 percent of kids aged just two to five years. Obesity…
  • May 15

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent
    Mother’s Day makes us all a little more conscious of the care and sacrifice our moms made while we were young. Today, many adult children find their roles reversed — they now must provide care and assistance for their ailing or…
Rank this Week: 455

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • May 22

    Airborne Norovirus - What Now Cruise Lines?

    Airborne Norovirus - What Now Cruise Lines?
    Earlier this month, we reported that researchers in Canada concluded that norovirus can spread by air, according to a publication in the highly respected Clinical Infectious Diseases. Eight doctors participated in a study of norovirus…
  • May 19

    Norwegian Dawn Hits Reef Near Bermuda

    Norwegian Dawn Hits Reef Near Bermuda
    A friend just notified me that the Port Bermuda cam operated by PTZtv shows that the NCL Norwegian Dawn has just hit a reef near the port.  The cruise ship reportedly launched lifeboats, although there is no indication that anyone was…
  • May 18

    10 Year Old Girl Drowns on Norwegian Gem

    10 Year Old Girl Drowns on Norwegian Gem
    A young passenger, reportedly a 10-year-old girl, drowned in a swimming pool aboard NCL's Norwegian Gem while the cruise ship was 75 miles east of Myrtle Beach yesterday afternoon.  I first learned of the incident on Twitter…
Rank this Week: 130

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Next Phase of OCR Audits: Have you…

    Next Phase of OCR Audits: Have you received a survey notice from OCR in the last few days?  It appears that the long-awaited second phase of audits if finally rolling out. Nobody outside OCR knows for sure if these are all that are coming,…
  • May 20

    Latest Hack Victim: CareFirst BCBS. …

    Latest Hack Victim: CareFirst BCBS.  Doesn't sound so bad, but I've learned to wait for the rest of the shoes to drop.
  • May 13

    Indiana State Medical Association Breach:…

    Indiana State Medical Association Breach: The IT chief of the ISMA, of all people, lost a laptop and two hard drives containing Social Security Numbers and medical information of about 40,000 beneficiaries of the Association's health…
Rank this Week: 638

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 22

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)
    It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery. For that matter, I don’t usually drink beer while conducting an interview. But for our interview with the hosts of the FOSS+Beer podcast, we set up our mikes in…
  • May 22

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston
    Need help with your social media marketing? Hear from over a dozen legal marketing experts at the fifth annual Super Marketing Conference presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar…
  • May 11

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document
    If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in litigation, would you be interested? The mistake to which I refer was Sidley Austin’s failure to timely read orders referenced in a notice of…
Rank this Week: 310

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 22

    Subway Drops Footlong TM from Advertising

    Subway Drops Footlong TM from Advertising
    The last time I was at the airport I snapped this photo showing how Subway finally appears to have dropped its use of the TM symbol in association with the word FOOTLONG: As you will recall, Subway had attempted to federally-register the word…
  • May 21

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?
    Battles continue to wage over use of the “Navajo” and “Navaho” marks in New Mexico federal court. The Navajo Nation (“the Nation”) sued Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries, including one of my favorite…
  • May 20

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve
    -  James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA I grew up in a union household. My father was a teacher in the Minneapolis Public School system for nearly thirty years. Once he finished his first probationary year and was certified, he…
Rank this Week: 196

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 14

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • May 22

    Other Things to Read!

    Other Things to Read!
    Here are some reading recommendations for the holiday weekend (this assumes, of course, that you have already read carefully and in full each of the 3,396 posts and one book that I have spewed forth to date): Former federal…
  • May 21

    Police Report Says 12-Year-Old's Crime Was "Abated by Death" (After They Shot Him)

    Police Report Says 12-Year-Old's Crime Was "Abated by Death" (After They Shot Him)
    You hopefully recall the case of Tamir Rice, the sixth-grader killed by a Cleveland police officer last November even though the 911 caller who reported that the boy had a gun told the dispatcher it was "probably fake." This…
  • May 21

    Judge Ignores Defense Lawyer Because He Is an Owl

    Judge Ignores Defense Lawyer Because He Is an Owl
    The caption in this KGMH report oversells the story a bit, but then so does my headline. The Aspen Times reported on May 19 that a man who was accused of violating a protective order brought a stuffed owl…
Rank this Week: 124

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 22

    Why Do We Have Bicameralism?

    Why Do We Have Bicameralism?
    A key structural feature of Article One is bicameralism.  Why is Congress set up in this way?  There are many possible answers.  First, Congress was modeled on Parliament, which had two chambers–Lords and Commons.…
  • May 21

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache
    Thanks to CoOp for inviting me to guest blog once again. As with my other academic contributions, the views expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily reflect those of my employers past or present. — Who bears the costs…
  • May 20

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?
     Alex Rodriquez roamed Washington DC’s power corridors Wednesday (pictured), while his agents back home in New York drafted grievance papers against the Yankees for nonpayment of $6 million, due Friday.[i] A-Rod claims the sum…
Rank this Week: 36

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 681

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
Rank this Week: 897

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 22

    It’s Don’t Fry Day– Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day

    It’s Don’t Fry Day– Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day
    Today is Don’t Fry Day, a day designated to remind Americans about the dangers of skin cancer and how to protect themselves. As we enter the summer season, we join with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to remind Americans…
  • May 22

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick While astronomical summer doesn’t start for a few weeks,  I consider it summer as soon as I make the switch to iced coffee. For many, the season kicks off this weekend with pool parties, barbecues, and trips to…
  • May 22

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation
    by Patrick A. Barnes In 2011, the first of the baby boomers reached retirement age.  And for the foreseeable future, boomers will be retiring at a rate of 10,000 a day, nearly a quarter million a month. In an effort to help compensate…
Rank this Week: 233

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    USCIS released guidance on when to file amended H1bs if employee will change work site.

    USCIS released guidance on when to file amended H1bs if employee will change work site.
    Yesterday, USCIS issued guidance clarifying when an amended H1b is necessary if your employee moves from one work location to another.  Here is a link.  Copy of the information is posted below for convenience.  USCIS Guidance…
  • May 16

    H-4 Visa Holders- Some of You Can Get Work Authorization!

    H-4 Visa Holders- Some of You Can Get Work Authorization!
    For the first time ever, H-4 visa holders will be able to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) starting from May 26th 2015. Who can apply? Spouses of H-1B visa holders who have an approved I-140 or are in the extension period…
  • May 16

    June 2015 visa bulletin commentary

    June 2015 visa bulletin commentary
    The June 2015 visa bulletin was released this week. Here is our commentary. For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 31 days to priority date at 1 October 2013, no movement in F2B…
Rank this Week: 572

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Bloomberg BNA launches new tool for corporate transaction

    Bloomberg BNA launches new tool for corporate transaction
    Bloomberg BNA today announced the launch of Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions, a  web-based product that includes a technology-driven drafting workflow tool with its analytics powered by Bloomberg's financial databases, primary…
  • May 21

    resources for learning to code

    resources for learning to code
    Knowing how to write code (various types) is a skill that is always useful, and especially useful for librarians and others in the information biz.  The Digital Inspiration blog has a post titled The Best Websites to Learn Coding…
  • May 19

    Federal Agencies aren't making docs available online...

    Federal Agencies aren't making docs available online...
    The National Security Archive reports that an FOIA Audit has found that 19 years after the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments (E-FOIA) were passed by Congress, only 40 percent of agencies have followed the law’s…
Rank this Week: 316

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 48

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Walmart Announces Policies on Animal Welfare and Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production

    Walmart Announces Policies on Animal Welfare and Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production
    On May 22, Walmart announced its new policy on animal welfare and antibiotic use, Walmart U.S. Announces New Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Positions:  Company Outlines Expectations for Suppliers to Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club…
  • May 20

    If you're going to eat cattle...

    If you're going to eat cattle...
    The (edited) article below from today’s Los Angeles Times(May 20, 2015) is by Jared Stone, a television producer and author of Year of the Cow: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family(Flatiron Books, 2015).…
  • May 15

    Right to Food, Right to Farm

    Right to Food, Right to Farm
    Last summer, Missouri voters narrowly approved a right to farm amendment to the Missouri Constitution. It appears that the supporters' expectation is that the amendment will ban the state from putting any environmental, animal welfare,…
Rank this Week: 890

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    I'm starting to outline a law school…

    I'm starting to outline a law school course which I'm tentatively calling "Civil Practice". The idea is that it will be a sort of omnibus practice course, which will include elements of New York Practice-- a subject dear to me- along with…
  • May 21

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B.…

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B. King. I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to overstate his importance to music, or to American culture. He ranks with Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington-- all giants, and all essential…
  • May 20

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is…

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is that although the narrative of American jurisprudence teaches us that judges are the heroes, its portrayal in popular culture is closer to the truth: the real heroes are the lawyers. It's the lawyers…
Rank this Week: 531

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    2d DCA Appointments!!!

    2d DCA Appointments!!!
    Governor Brown Appoints Three Justices to the Second District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Elwood G. Lui to Division One, Lamar W. Baker to Division Five and John L. Segal…
  • May 22

    2/3's Kitching to retire!

    2/3's Kitching to retire!
    The MetNews reports:Justice Kitching to Retire From Court of AppealJustice Patti S. Kitching will retire from Div. Three of this district’s Court of Appeal, the MetNews has learned.Kitching could not be reached for comment—a staff…
  • May 21

    Oh Behave!

    Oh Behave!
    Looking for that perfect quote to chastise litigational shenanigans?Justice Duarte excavates a gem from over a century ago and puts it to use here in the final footnote on page 14:“[W]hile counsel in their briefs have…
Rank this Week: 639

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • May 22

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)
    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the FCC has released its proposed regulatory fees for 2015. Now we all have something to mull over during all those boring parades, fireworks shows, baseball games and cook-outs. Lucky us! As usual,…
  • May 19

    This Should Get Your Attention III: iHeart Whacked for $1 Million for Misuse of EAS Tone

    This Should Get Your Attention III: iHeart Whacked for $1 Million for Misuse of EAS Tone
    A one-time only broadcast leads to a “multi-state cascade” of false alarms … and a big penalty We have previously reported on the FCC’s crackdown on the misuse of EAS tones, a crackdown that has thus far resulted in…
  • May 15

    Positive Train Control: Putting Spectrum to Use for the Safety of Life

    Positive Train Control: Putting Spectrum to Use for the Safety of Life
    The FCC plays an important, if little known, role in railroad safety. In the aftermath of this week’s tragic Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the issue of Positive Train Control (PTC) – previously a subject familiar only…
Rank this Week: 876

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 433

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 22

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight
    As reported by TBA, yesterday the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on the brouhaha between the Hinds County Public Defender’s office and Judge Jeff Weill. Lest anyone think this was a real fight comes this ABA Journal report on a fight…
  • May 18

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy
    Here’s an article from the New York Times last week with the headline “Lawyers with Lowest Pay Report More Happiness.” The article is unsurprising, even if the headline is a bit misleading. From the article: Researchers who…
  • May 13

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession
    If you read a lot of different sources on a given subject, you start to see patterns. One pattern I’ve noticed when reading veteran lawyers talking about practicing law is the pervasiveness of fear in the legal profession. Most lawyers…
Rank this Week: 488

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]
    President Obama this morning delivered a 30-minute address (full text) at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. to mark Jewish Heritage Month. Here is an excerpt from his wide-ranging speech:Now, I wanted to come here to celebrate…
  • May 22

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'
    Two days after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl issued an executive order designed to prevent governmental entities from denying benefits to persons who act in accordance with their religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage (see…
  • May 22

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF
    Last week, President Obama announced his intention to reappoint Dr. James J. Zogby to another term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Earlier this week, USCIRF issued a press release in which USCIRF Chair Dr.…
Rank this Week: 23

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    What Are My Rights If I Get Bitten By a Dog in Massachusetts?

    What Are My Rights If I Get Bitten By a Dog in Massachusetts?
    Every state has its own set of rules surrounding dog bites. Laws in certain states show more favor to the victim, while others show more favor to the dog’s owner. Some states are considered “strict liability” states, meaning…
  • May 21

    Bicycle Helmet Safety – the Importance of Preventing Head Injurie

    Bicycle Helmet Safety – the Importance of Preventing Head Injurie
    According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, bicycle accidents account for a significantly higher percentage of sports-related head injuries than football. This is surprising given that football typically dominates the head…
  • May 20

    Family Files Massachusetts Wrongful Death Case Against Boston University Fraternity

    Family Files Massachusetts Wrongful Death Case Against Boston University Fraternity
    The parents of Anthony Barksdale II are suing the Boston University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity for Massachusetts wrongful death. Their son, a college freshman, died after getting drunk at a pledge party in 2013. He was looking…
Rank this Week: 495

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • May 22

    When to hire your first (or next) employee

    When to hire your first (or next) employee
    A sole practitioner asks, “How do I know when I can afford to hire my first employee?” That depends. If you think like a lawyer, you’ll wait until you have so much work piled up you can’t keep up with it. Hiring your…
  • May 21

    How to beat procrastination without really trying

    How to beat procrastination without really trying
    There are hundreds of tips and strategies on how to beat procrastination floating around. That’s too many, if you ask me. Instead of giving you a laundry list of ideas I want to share with you just three. (1) DON’T DO IT Not…
  • May 20

    Delegate and grow rich

    Delegate and grow rich
    Okay, you (finally) agree that you can’t do it all and that if you want to earn more and not work yourself to death you need to delegate (more). Where do you start? You start with the philosophy that you should delegate everything,…
Rank this Week: 676

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
Rank this Week: 39

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    I Wanna Rock...for Dade Legal Aid!

    I Wanna Rock...for Dade Legal Aid!
    It's that time of year again, when we harken back to our years at Greynolds Park and gather round the stage, hold our lighters high and scream while middle-aged lawyers live out their Rock Star fantasies.Who am I kidding? I am jealous as…
  • May 22

    And She Dropped the Mic!

    And She Dropped the Mic!
    Attention would-be judicial quoters, pop-culture referencers, and those who try to crack the funny, wry, witty, or ironic when donning the robes of authority, this is how it's done:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William…
  • May 21

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    So asks the Daily Business Review in this article. The answers, according to the DBR poll?A sense of autonomy...being authentic and true to oneself. Relatedness to other people.Internal motivation for work - how much they chose their work…
Rank this Week: 198

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • May 22

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit
    In Re Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8885-VCL (Del. Ch. May 20, 2015). This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion refers to the settlement of $275 million in this case as the largest derivative settlement, and…
  • May 21

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence
    Brevan Howard Credit Catalyst Master Fund Limited v. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., C.A. No. 9209-VCG (Del. Ch. May 19, 2015). This letter decision explains the nuances and elements of the following principles on which it granted a motion…
  • May 16

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court clarified the types of claims against independent directors that are eligible for a motion to dismiss regardless of the standard of review that applies to those claims. In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.…
Rank this Week: 180

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • May 22

    The Palace of Justice in Paris – Pic of the Week

    The Palace of Justice in Paris – Pic of the Week
    This is a guest post by Nicholas Boring, French foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress.  Nicholas has previously blogged FALQs: Freedom of Speech in France and co-collaborated on the post, Does the Haitian Criminal Code…
  • May 21

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    The University of Alabama and the ABA Journal announced the finalists for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction late last week. This year’s finalists are: Terminal City by Linda Fairstein, My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni,…
  • May 20

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist
    This week’s interview is with Jenny Gesley, our newest foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress Jenny provides research and reference services related to Germany and other German-speaking countries. Describe your background…
Rank this Week: 597

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • May 22

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing
    Previously I posted about The Right SEO for Your Law Practice Digital Edge podcast where Jennifer Ellis indicated that good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) now costs more than most law firms would be willing to pay, particularly small law…
  • May 15

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice
    We hosted attorney Jennifer Ellis for our Digital Edge podcast "Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm." Jennifer manages the online presence of the law firm where she works and also assists law firms with their websites, social...
  • May 12

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?
    Most lawyers hate filling out timesheets to record their billable time. Lawyers are also not perfect at accomplishing this, leading every company with a time and billing product to tout how much money can be made if only every bit...
Rank this Week: 396

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Navigating PTAB Data: What to Look For and How to Find It

    Navigating PTAB Data: What to Look For and How to Find It
    Register here!Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CDTIn this interactive webinar, users will learn how to find the answers to a list of questions that came up in the recent PTAB IP Counsel Exchange in San Jose, using Docket Navigator.…
  • May 22

    Failure to Disclose IPR in Reexam May Support Inequitable Conduct Claim

    Failure to Disclose IPR in Reexam May Support Inequitable Conduct Claim
    The court granted defendant's motion to amend its pleadings to include a claim for inequitable conduct based on plaintiff's failure to disclose IPR proceedings in a related patent during reexamination of the patents-in-suit. "[Defendant] has…
  • May 21

    No Preliminary Injunction for Patent Subject to Pending Reissue Application

    No Preliminary Injunction for Patent Subject to Pending Reissue Application
    The court denied plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the sale of defendant's oil cooler kits because there was a substantial question of enforceability of the patent-in-suit in light of a pending reissue application.…
Rank this Week: 330

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law
    Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. v. DyAnsys, Inc., 2015 WL 2398931, No. 14-cv-05207 (N.D. Cal. May 19, 2015) IHS sells a medical device called P–STIM.  DyAnsys used to be the distributor of P-STIM in the US, but after it lost…
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
Rank this Week: 68

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker
    It turns out that the nasty shootout between two motorcycle gangs in Texas may have it's origin in a dispute over who controls certain "bottom rockers." From an interview with a DEA agent: What caused this shootout in Waco is...
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
Rank this Week: 93