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Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Aug 26

    Google Related Content Carousel on Mobile Searches for Law Firm

    Google Related Content Carousel on Mobile Searches for Law Firm
    We have noticed that on certain mobile queries a related carousel is now appearing at the bottom of search results for various law firms.  These related content carousels feature nearby firms (and most likely competitors).…
  • Aug 25

    Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery Launches New PaperStreet Website

    Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery Launches New PaperStreet Website
    The Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery launched a website in August 2016. The D.C-based firm specializes in obtaining recovery for victims of vaccine shoulder injuries. Categories: Site Launches The post Center for Vaccine Shoulder…
  • Aug 25

    Hains Law, LLC Launches New PaperStreet Website

    Hains Law, LLC Launches New PaperStreet Website
    Hains Law, LLC launched a PaperStreet Essentials website in August 2016. The firm offers a client-driven approach to family law matters. Categories: Site Launches The post Hains Law, LLC Launches New PaperStreet Website appeared first on…
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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 219

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 26

    Mediation Works: Should Mandatory Mediation Be Expanded?

    Mediation Works: Should Mandatory Mediation Be Expanded?
    The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family had the opportunity to survey the participants of the 2014 National Family Law Program in Whistler, BC, a popular and well-attended legal education program that attracts hundreds of…
  • Aug 26

    The Best “People” Resource

    The Best “People” Resource
    Do you have people you can rely to help you when you have an FCIL research question? If yes, great! If no, or even if yes, read on because I’m about to drop some knowledge about which “people resources” are the best and what…
  • Aug 25

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 29

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Aug 26

    The 2016 Proxy Season: Proxy Access Proposal

    The 2016 Proxy Season: Proxy Access Proposal
    For the second year in a row, the most prevalent governance-related shareholder proposals in 2016 were those that sought to implement proxy access, a mechanism allowing shareholders to nominate directors and have those nominees listed in the…
  • Aug 26

    Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Manager

    Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Manager
    Governments play an increasingly prominent role in influencing firms and stock prices. According to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Business Outlook Survey in 2013, federal government policies rank second only to consumer demand among the top…
  • Aug 26

    Weekly Roundup: August 19–August 25, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: August 19–August 25, 2016
    Creating a Foundation for a Substantive Debate on Proxy Access Proposals Posted by Bernard S. Sharfman, R Street Institute, on Friday, August 19, 2016 Tags: Boards of Directors, CFA Institute, Proxy access, Proxy season, Proxy voting, SEC,…
Rank this Week: 109

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 491

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 26

    Zoning’s fifth column

    Zoning’s fifth column
    As my four columns of troops approach the city, a fifth column of people inside the city will support us and undermine the government from within. General Emilio Mola, advancing on Madrid, 1936 (paraphrased from Wikipedia)   By: David A.…
  • Aug 23

    Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 2, From abbey to Madonna

    Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 2, From abbey to Madonna
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s Part 1 of the two-month retrospective covered my ruminations about walled cities, some of which, like Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, eventually no longer…
  • Aug 22

    Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 1, From Jeddah to castle

    Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 1, From Jeddah to castle
    By: David A. Smith   Beginning in June, I did something that I hadn’t done for over a decade – after having posted one installment every business day since mid-2005, I ended up skipping quite a few business days, the blog…
Rank this Week: 464

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 26

    3 Count: Zimmered Up

    3 Count: Zimmered Up
    Hans Zimmer wins lawsuit over 12 Years a Slave score, Twitter bans user after he posts a GIF from the Olympics and Mozilla launches EU copyright petition. The post 3 Count: Zimmered Up appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 25

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Mind

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Mind
    The team of Criminal Minds may battle a lot of sick and twisted killers, but what happens when they had to catch a serial plagiarist/murder? The post Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Minds appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 25

    3 Count: Grande Lawsuit

    3 Count: Grande Lawsuit
    Ariana Grande sued over One Last Time, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeal Blurred Lines ruling and Denuvo DRM cracked in record time. The post 3 Count: Grande Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    USCIS News Alert Regarding Those Affected by Severe Storms in Louisiana

    USCIS News Alert Regarding Those Affected by Severe Storms in Louisiana
    USCIS has alerted stakeholders that (Special Situations) immigration measures are available for unforeseen circumstances, such as the recent severe storms and flooding in Louisiana but they must request them. The News Alert details several…
  • Aug 25

    USCIS Naturalizes New Citizens in celebration of National Park Service Centennial

    USCIS Naturalizes New Citizens in celebration of National Park Service Centennial
    On August 25th, USCIS in partnership will the National Park Service will hold 16 naturalization ceremonies across the United States to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service! Nearly 450 new citizens were…
  • Aug 24

    Resources for Citizenship – Find Local English and Citizenship Classes! - YouTube Update

    Resources for Citizenship – Find Local English and Citizenship Classes! - YouTube Update
    If you are searching for “English as a Second Language” or “Citizenship” classes in your local area try using the America's Literacy Directory (ALD). First you choose the type of class/classes you are looking for, then…
Rank this Week: 554

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 26

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 26

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 26
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Private Fund Advisers Must Pay Close Attention to Nuances under Pay-to-Play Restrictions in Light of Upcoming Elections Nationwide As the elections approach…
  • Aug 25

    When Is Fraud Just A Breach Of Contract?

    When Is Fraud Just A Breach Of Contract?
    If you are going to originate some shady mortgages, maybe you shouldn’t nickname the program the “hustle.” If you package up the mortgages and sell them as good mortgages, it would seem you are committing fraud. But maybe…
  • Aug 24

    SEC Brings Another Private Equity Fund Fee Case

    SEC Brings Another Private Equity Fund Fee Case
    Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of sun, truth, healing, and poetry, and more in classical Greek and Roman mythology. It’s namesake private equity firm has settled charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it…
Rank this Week: 418

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 26

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?
    Here comes Chapter Three in the law of arbitration and class actions in California. Chapter One: In Discover Bank v. Superior Court (2005) 36 Cal. 4th 148, Cal Supremes rule that a consumer contract provision that waives the right to...
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
Rank this Week: 629

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 26

    For Unworthy Defendants, Law Is Just A Technicality

    For Unworthy Defendants, Law Is Just A Technicality
    They were two of the most powerful men in New York State. They doled out committee assignments and positions (which means money). No bill made it to the floor without their approval. And then there was the member money, the billions of…
  • Aug 26

    New York Times: Really Special Victims Unit

    New York Times: Really Special Victims Unit
    In a rambling, borderline incoherent and ultimately pointless op-ed, a Brooklyn writer named Leslie Jamison has found a way to make herself the most victimist victim of victims. Not an easy feat, these days, but then, her fertile imagination…
  • Aug 25

    Is San Diego Lawyer Mary Frances Prevost Unhinged?

    Is San Diego Lawyer Mary Frances Prevost Unhinged?
    JoAnne Musick is not only a contributing writer at Fault Lines, but the past-president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, maybe the best local criminal defense bar association in the nation.  So when a Houston lawyer,…
Rank this Week: 115

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 36

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 26

    California’s DIR/CHSWC Appoint Brady to Commission

    California’s DIR/CHSWC Appoint Brady to Commission
    California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation (CHSWC) recently announced the appointment of Martin Brady to the commission, where he has served since 2012.  …
  • Aug 25

    The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Impact In Work Comp Claims Prevention

    The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Impact In Work Comp Claims Prevention
    A majority of work comp claims can be prevented. It would be hard to technically eliminate the total risk of them occurring, but it is possible to decrease the risk.  Oftentimes these are simple safety tasks to implement, not painstaking…
  • Aug 25

    Massachusetts Unveils FY 2017 Workplace Safety Application

    Massachusetts Unveils FY 2017 Workplace Safety Application
    The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accident’s Office of Safety recently released the FY17 Workplace Safety Training & Education Grant Program Application for submission by July 1, 2016.   The objective of this program…
Rank this Week: 175

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 264

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Aug 26

    Book Talk: The Future of Law and Economics- Essays in Reform and Recollection

    Book Talk: The Future of Law and Economics- Essays in Reform and Recollection
    Please join Guido Calabresi for a discussion of his newest book, The Future of Law and Economics: Essays in Reform and Recollection, on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 6:10- 7:00 PM, SLB Room 127. Professor Daniel Markovits will provide…
  • Aug 17

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Class of 2019

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Class of 2019
    Welcome to Yale Law School (YLS). We’re glad you’re here!
  • Aug 9

    New on the shelves: the first law book printed by a woman

    New on the shelves: the first law book printed by a woman
    This drawing is found in one of our recent acquisitions. What makes it special is that the book is the very first law book printed by a woman: Argumentum Institutionum imperialium, an edition of Justinian’s Institutes printed in Paris…
Rank this Week: 808

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 26

    Asset Management

    Asset Management
    A rather lenient suspension order from the Kentucky Supreme Court in light of the misconduct. Mabab Trade, LLC, entrusted Movant with $775,000.00 to be used in connection with a proposed investment transaction between Mabab, Jason Castenir,…
  • Aug 26

    Moot Point

    Moot Point
    A petition for reciprocal discipline has been denied by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The attorney had been subject to a stayed 90-day suspension and probation in Indiana. By the time the reciprocal matter reached to Kentucky Supremes, the…
  • Aug 26

    Rank Injustice?

    Rank Injustice?
    The Kentucky Supreme Court has affirmed the order of its Court of Appeals granting an evidentiary hearing on claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. The case Rank was a practicing psychiatrist who developed a romantic relationship with a…
Rank this Week: 63

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Aug 26

    Should You Hire An Answering Service?

    Should You Hire An Answering Service?
    Deciding whether or not you need a telephone answering service isn’t an easy choice. While there may be major benefits to an answering service for your firm, negative aspects apply as well. Here are pros and cons to consider before hiring…
  • Aug 25

    Holiday Season is Around the Corner

    Holiday Season is Around the Corner
    Another smart use of your time during the dog days of August: preparing for the holiday season. We have already spotted Halloween candy in the national drug store chains, so you can be sure that Santa is not far behind. Since you are going to…
  • Aug 24

    How to Become the James Bond of Estate Planning Lawyer

    How to Become the James Bond of Estate Planning Lawyer
    Competitive Intelligence, or CI, is not new to the legal profession, but its use as a strategic tool for small to mid-sized law firms is on the rise. Defined as the collection and analysis of actionable information about competitors to…
Rank this Week: 906

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    More Evidence That Film Tax Credits Are an Ineffective Giveaway

    More Evidence That Film Tax Credits Are an Ineffective Giveaway
    Readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of targeted tax credits ostensibly designed to generate more tax revenue than they cost, in part because they do not generate the additional revenue their supporters claim will materialize, in…
  • Aug 24

    Would You Report Your Neighbor’s Unregistered Vehicle?

    Would You Report Your Neighbor’s Unregistered Vehicle?
    Fairfax County in Virginia imposes a personal property tax on motor vehicles (and some other items). To collect the tax, the county requires registration of motor vehicles. Getting the information isn’t very difficult when the vehicle…
  • Aug 22

    Does Getting a Tax Deal Done Require This Sort of Action?

    Does Getting a Tax Deal Done Require This Sort of Action?
    New Jersey has a problem, though I doubt it’s the only state with this sort of challenge. The federal government also faces a similar issue. Put simply, the state’s fund for maintaining, repairing, and improving highway and other…
Rank this Week: 480

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 26

    Merchandising Missteps Lead to Willful Infringement and CMI Removal Claim

    Merchandising Missteps Lead to Willful Infringement and CMI Removal Claim
    Music merchandising company Live Nation admitted to copyright infringement by using photographer Glen Friedman’s photographs of the hip-hop group Run-DMC on t-shirts and a calendar without Friedman’s authorization.  On appeal…
  • Aug 19

    Alleged Infringer Bears the Burden of Proving Authorized Copying

    Alleged Infringer Bears the Burden of Proving Authorized Copying
    Jesus Muhammad-Ali painted a portrait of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, in 1984.  Ali sued The Final Call for copyright infringement in 2013.  The Final Call is a newspaper that considers itself the…
  • Aug 12

    Don't Drone On My Bean Picking!

    Don't Drone On My Bean Picking!
    I was picking green beans in our garden recently, carefully trying to avoid spiders and other insects hiding amongst the leaves.  Suddenly, I heard a buzzing noise.  It grew louder.  I jumped back from the bean trellis,…
Rank this Week: 955

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 26

    Show-Me State Supreme Court Shows Us Textualism Run Amok

    Show-Me State Supreme Court Shows Us Textualism Run Amok
    by Michael DorfEarlier this week, the Missouri Supreme Court held that most stealing offenses are not felonies under state law; they are only misdemeanors. Really? Yes, really. The case is an example of textualism run amok.Lest you think I'm…
  • Aug 25

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is hardly news that the Trump campaign traffics in conspiracy theories and paranoid fantasies.  Trump, however, is not actually more extreme in this regard than many people on the American right in the 21st…
  • Aug 24

    The Long-Term Prospects for the Libertarian and Green Partie

    The Long-Term Prospects for the Libertarian and Green Partie
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column pitches Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) as an idea that both small parties and the two major parties should support. Don't know what IRV is? Read the column. The basic idea is that IRV makes it possible to…
Rank this Week: 238

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Short Staffing = Loss of Dignity

    Short Staffing = Loss of Dignity
    Hilda Casey has lived at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village for the last eight months.  Her family is speaking out about the neglect their mother suffers particularly in the evenings when there are fewer staff.  The neglect includes…
  • Aug 25

    Nebraska Arbitration Decision on Non-Signatorie

    Nebraska Arbitration Decision on Non-Signatorie
    Nora A. Valenza-Frost from Carlton Fields had an interesting article on a recent Nebreska decision Applied Underwriters, Inc. v. Top’s Personnel, Inc., 8:15CV90 (USDC D. Neb. May 26, 2016), recommendation adopted (June 16, 2016) that…
  • Aug 24

    Inability to Pay Cost of Arbitration

    Inability to Pay Cost of Arbitration
    The 9th Circuit in  Tillman v. Tillman, 2016 WL 3343785 (9th Cir. June 15, 2016) allowed a claimant to proceed in court after her arbitration had been terminated due to her inability to pay the arbitration fees. The case…
Rank this Week: 122

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Aug 26

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Believe it or not, but tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the release of Pearl Jam’s Ten, the band’s debut album which arrived in stores on August 27, 1991. Those were the days. More than a few of us here at Abnormal Use and…
  • Aug 22

    Hot Coffee Karma: The Day Was Bound To Happen

    Hot Coffee Karma: The Day Was Bound To Happen
    I have written about the hot coffee litigation for years. So much so that I suspected that one day I, too, would face my own hot coffee incident. After all, there is only so many times one can say, “Coffee is meant to be…
  • Aug 12

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    More than five years ago, we here at Abnormal Use compiled a list of songs about lawyers and judges. It was quite a feat! If you’re feeling nostalgic or wish to cite to a song about expert witnesses, revisit that list here!…
Rank this Week: 528

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Ombuds Blog Poll: IOA Bylaws Change

    Ombuds Blog Poll: IOA Bylaws Change
    On September 29, 2016, the Board of the International Ombudsman Association will convene a special meeting for members to vote on changes that would: 1. Change IOA's membership categories; and 2. Restructure the eligibility for the IOA Board…
  • Aug 25

    ENOHE Convenes First Webinar

    ENOHE Convenes First Webinar
    The European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education will offer a virtual meeting on September 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm BST. The event is an opportunity to discuss and explore ideas with colleagues from across the ENOHE network on topics that are…
  • Aug 25

    University of North Carolina School of the Arts to Create Ombuds Program

    University of North Carolina School of the Arts to Create Ombuds Program
    The public arts conservatory in Winston-Salem is setting up an Ombuds Office for faculty, staff, and administrators. An all-faculty meeting on August 31 will review a proposed charter and select faculty representatives for a search…
Rank this Week: 144

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)

    WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)
    Someday I am going to convert this legal blog into a full-time dad/music blog. Until then, you get my semi-regular kids/musical posts. Like today’s. The lot was definitely rocked today for School of Rock…
  • Aug 25

    OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employer

    OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employer
    Image via Lifehack.org http://goo.gl/sn/VO1H We typically think of OSHA in terms of workplace safety. Safety, however, is only a small part of what OSHA does. In fact, in addition to guarding our nations’ workers from workplace…
  • Aug 24

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee
    Employment Law 360 is reporting that a waitress is suing Walt Disney World for improperly taking a “tip credit” and paying her less than the minimum wage even though she spent significant time performing non-tipped work. That…
Rank this Week: 234

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 26

    Miss. Court of Appeals Affirms Million-Plus Silica Verdict

    Miss. Court of Appeals Affirms Million-Plus Silica Verdict
    On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $1,095,000 Hinds County jury verdict in Barnett v. Miss. Valley Silica Co. Here is my brief post in October 2012 reporting on the verdict. The decedent worked near sandblasting at Miss.…
  • Aug 24

    A Look at Filing Statistics for Labor and Employment Cases in Federal Court

    A Look at Filing Statistics for Labor and Employment Cases in Federal Court
    Mississippi Bar Labor and Employment Section Chair Nick Norris recently provided me with the section’s research regarding labor and employment filings in federal court for 2005 – 2014. Here it is: Labor and Employment Section…
  • Aug 23

    Details Slowly Emerge in Hinds County Million-Plus Med-Mal Verdict

    Details Slowly Emerge in Hinds County Million-Plus Med-Mal Verdict
    I received a report last week of a $1.3 million verdict in Hinds County in a medical malpractice case. I have been hampered in putting together a report on the verdict because the Complaint predates electronic filing in Hinds County and the…
Rank this Week: 445

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 104

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    China Manufacturing Contracts: Not So Simple

    China Manufacturing Contracts: Not So Simple
    Last month I wrote about the three basic types of manufacturing agreements commonly used by foreign companies that get their manufacturing from China: Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM), Contract Manufacturing (CM), and…
  • Aug 25

    A China Film and TV Toolkit

    A China Film and TV Toolkit
    Protection of IP is an ongoing concern for foreign businesses with projects or investments in the entertainment business in China. Many foreigners mistakenly believe their intellectual property cannot be protected at all in China so they…
  • Aug 24

    When Your China Employee Leaves….

    When Your China Employee Leaves….
    Generally speaking, a China employee must be employed under a written employment contract. Such a contract may be for a fixed or an indefinite term. When it comes to unilaterally terminating the employment contract, China employment law does…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Aug 26

    Unusual or just plain creepy? 13 unique ways folks tried to get hired

    Unusual or just plain creepy? 13 unique ways folks tried to get hired
    This one time, at band camp… Hey, I’ll get to the “13 Unusual Things Job Seekers Have Done To Get Noticed” (thank you for compiling this list, Career Builder), in a sec. But, first, for those of you who…
  • Aug 25

    Pish-posh to everything we ever knew about litigating discrimination claim

    Pish-posh to everything we ever knew about litigating discrimination claim
    I feel naked. And, I have the vapors. Quick! Someone fetch me my diamond-studded bathrobe and, oh yes, my pearls for clutching. Evidence is evidence. Someone once described the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to me as a maverick…
  • Aug 24

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?
    As in, guaranteed date with a jury. Oh, you thought I was going to tell you how to avoid a retaliation lawsuit? You’re so cute that way. Last Chance! Register here to join me and Cigna’s Robyn Marino, Esq. for…
Rank this Week: 891

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Precedential No. 22: Appellee Fails To Address PTO Refusals, TTAB Affirm

    Precedential No. 22: Appellee Fails To Address PTO Refusals, TTAB Affirm
    The Board affirmed the USPTO's refusal to register the mark HEMP HOME HEALTH for "home health care services" because Applicants, in their appeal, failed to address the three grounds of refusal: mere descriptiveness or deceptive…
  • Aug 25

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PRO. in the form shown below, finding it to be merely descriptive of "consulting services in the field of architectural design." Applicant Pic Pro appealed, contending that the stylization of the…
  • Aug 24

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark RENTED.COM for "Computer services, namely, providing search platforms to allow users to request content from and receive content to a computer or mobile device in relation to real estate," finding…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Aug 26

    Shoddy harassment investigation comes back to bite employer

    Shoddy harassment investigation comes back to bite employer
    Employers, has this ever happened to you? An employee has accused her boss of sexual harassment. Right now, it’s her word against his, but you might be able to find out the truth if you interview her co-workers. The only…
  • Aug 26

    The EEOC’s defeat in Detroit: Pants, skirts, gender identity, and religion

    The EEOC’s defeat in Detroit: Pants, skirts, gender identity, and religion
    Last week, I reported that summary judgment was granted against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its transgender discrimination lawsuit against R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, linked to the decision (but here it is again),…
  • Aug 26

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    *The Summer 2016 edition of Preventive Medicine, our health care industry publication, is out, featuring an article by Susan Bassford Wilson on the ever-changing law on LGBT discrimination. We also have the EEOC’s latest LGBT…
Rank this Week: 434

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/
  • Aug 26

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching
    During the past few days, I have participated in a lot of meetings. This has led to some thinking on what makes a good meeting. To me, a useful meeting is one that accomplishes things that could not be handled...
  • Aug 25

    Reflections on the First Two Weeks of School

    Reflections on the First Two Weeks of School
    I’m now in my third year of teaching on the tenure track after two years of a VAP. I still consider myself a newbie because despite over twenty years of practice experience, teaching is a whole different ball game. This...
  • Aug 24

    "Business Law" Earn Spot as 2016 Law Job Hiring "Trend"

    "Business Law" Earn Spot as 2016 Law Job Hiring "Trend"
    Increasing business demands are prompting companies to expand into new products and markets. Businesses also are engaging in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; issuing securities; and performing other transactions associated with…
Rank this Week: 94

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data
    Everybody seems to be talking about "big data" and data analytics. But what does it mean to a small law firm or solo practitioner? Or, more specifically, what can you do now to start gathering and analyzing data in a meaningful way? For this…
  • Aug 26

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data
    Everybody seems to be talking about "big data" and data analytics. But what does it mean to a small law firm or solo practitioner? Or, more specifically, what can you do now to start gathering and analyzing data in a meaningful way? For this…
  • Aug 25

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit
    For a practicing attorney, efficiency and accuracy are key components of effective work habits. If you can get your work done more quickly, and avoid mistakes such as typos (or overlooking something you meant to say), you will be more…
Rank this Week: 390

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”
    Yesterday, as the latest in Corp Fin’s disclosure effectiveness project, the SEC posted an 8-page “request for comment” on the disclosure requirements in Subpart 400 of Regulation S-K. The scant press release named three…
  • Aug 25

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.
    Hello everybody, I’m John Jenkins – the newest editor here at TheCorporateCounsel.net.  Some of you may have noticed me lurking around the “Q&A Forums” while Broc has been struggling valiantly…
  • Aug 24

    Shareholder Proposal Proponents: Why Do Individuals Bother to Do It?

    Shareholder Proposal Proponents: Why Do Individuals Bother to Do It?
    This Cooley blog describes this new study by Professors Larcker & Tayan about why individual shareholder proponents bother to submit shareholder proposals to companies. I appreciate the professors mentioning my article about the Gilbert…
Rank this Week: 293

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 26

    My First Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

    My First Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
    After approval of the legislation, it did not take long for one of my patients (identity disguised) to request access to MAID.  I knew that this was a possibility because of previous discussions regarding the eventual outcome of her…
  • Aug 25

    Where do our taxes go?

    Where do our taxes go?
    Do you know what the average cost of care is in Ontario for a hospital stay? How about the cost of care to remain at home with support services provided by the public sector? The figures may surprize you!
  • Aug 24

    A Gift or not a Gift? That is the Question

    A Gift or not a Gift? That is the Question
    Many people transfer assets to an adult child, but they often do not clearly express why they have done so. The transfer may be meant as a gift, a way of avoiding probate fees, or to simply allow access to a bank account so that their child…
Rank this Week: 749

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 26

    Paralyzing BigLaw: bug, or feature?

    Paralyzing BigLaw: bug, or feature?
    New ABA rules barring lawyers from displaying bias in selecting partners, experts, and even participants in practice-related social activities based on “socio-economic status” — such as the difference between high- and…
  • Aug 25

    “Believe the victim,” or not

    “Believe the victim,” or not
    “Lochte’s story shows one good reason why we should not uncritically believe people who claim to be crime survivors.” [Andrew Fleishman, Fault Lines] Tags: crime and punishment “Believe the victim,” or not is a…
  • Aug 25

    “The Faulty Logic Of The NLRB College Student Unionization Ruling”

    “The Faulty Logic Of The NLRB College Student Unionization Ruling”
    Another huge ruling, as NLRB hurtles leftward at topmost speed during these final Obama months [Inside Higher Ed; Connor Wolf, Inside Source; Jarad Lucan via Daniel Schwartz] “Bringing a union into the mix could interfere with the…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Aug 26

    Iowa Fatal Crashes Increasing

    Iowa Fatal Crashes Increasing
    The number of fatal crashes in Iowa has increased since last year.  There have so far been 239 deadly crashes in 2016 alone, 45 more than last year.  Iowa State Trooper Scott Miller said that speeding is a large cause of these…
  • Aug 24

    Iowa Legal New

    Iowa Legal New
    Today we will simply report the news as simply "news items" because to get into this issue about student loans is one I don’t enjoy. If you are borrowing student loans get some advice before running up a lot of debt. Student loans…
  • Aug 24

    What can you do to stop thieves from hacking your cars keyless entry?

    What can you do to stop thieves from hacking your cars keyless entry?
    Apparently the device costs just $30.00 and it will unlock just about any keyless entry car, says Road and Track magazine reporter Bob Sorokanich. Hacker's $30 Device Unlocks Just About Any Keyless Entry CarWhat is a Faraday Cage?"As…
Rank this Week: 779

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Can You Sue for Punitive Damages in a Nursing Home Injury Case?

    Can You Sue for Punitive Damages in a Nursing Home Injury Case?
    Nursing home injuries are increasingly common in the United States, and one of the most grotesque forms of abuse and neglect. Whether it is yourself or a loved one who has been injured, you do have rights under the law. After an injury or…
  • Aug 22

    The New Britax Car Seat Recall: What if My Child Was Injured?

    The New Britax Car Seat Recall: What if My Child Was Injured?
    Car seat recalls are issued out of precaution – and sometimes, no real injuries have occurred. But, there are times when the risks associated with those recalls are common – and a child could suffer serious injury. The Britax car…
  • Aug 19

    Out of Pocket Medical Costs Are on the Rise: Can You Claim Them in Your Lawsuit?

    Out of Pocket Medical Costs Are on the Rise: Can You Claim Them in Your Lawsuit?
    You pay your monthly premium for health insurance; therefore, it seems safe to assume that you will be protected from medical costs after an accident. Sadly, it is not until long after an accident that most victims realize how hurt they are…
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Aug 26

    The CNA Conundrum: Background Checks, Continuing Education & Licensure

    The CNA Conundrum: Background Checks, Continuing Education & Licensure
    The long-term care industry depends hugely on the services of "nursing assistants," also known as NAs, who provide basic but important care for residents or patients under the direction of nursing staff (who, in turn, are usually…
  • Aug 25

    Positive Aging-The "Iron Nun"

    Positive Aging-The "Iron Nun"
    I was happy to see Nike's latest commercial for its Unlimited campaign featuring the triathlete dubbed the Iron Nun. According to an article in the Huffington Post, "Buder said that she manages to fit her training for these races in...
  • Aug 25

    Aging Solo

    Aging Solo
    Last week we blogged about those elders who have no kids to be their caregivers. The Washington Post featured an article on the topic of "aging solo". Aging Solo: Okay, I don’t have a child to help me, but I...
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • Aug 26

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct
    Although the Securities and Exchange Commission does not require that a company adopt a code of business conduct and ethics, I would be very surprised to hear of an SEC reporting company that has not adopted such a code.  Item 406…
  • Aug 25

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?
    A number of amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law took effect at the beginning of this month.  One of these changes was to establish a default quorum requirement for meetings of committees of corporate boards of…
  • Aug 24

    Chevron Deference In California

    Chevron Deference In California
    In mid July, the House of Representatives passed the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, H.R. 4768 (SOPRA).  If enacted, the SOPRA would amend the federal Administrative Procedure Act to require a reviewing court to…
Rank this Week: 374

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Aug 26

    Alleged ineffective assistance of counsel.

    Alleged ineffective assistance of counsel.
    Practice point:  In a civil litigation, an attorney's errors or omissions are binding on the client, and, in the absence of extraordinary circumstances, the court will not entertain a claim of ineffective assistance of…
  • Aug 25

    Company policy manuals as enforceable obligations.

    Company policy manuals as enforceable obligations.
    Practice point:  Provisions in company policy manuals that can be amended or withdrawn unilaterally do not constitute enforceable obligations owing from an employer to its employees, absent a showing of the employer's regular practice of…
  • Aug 24

    Waiving the issue of standing in a mortgage foreclosure action.

    Waiving the issue of standing in a mortgage foreclosure action.
    Practice point:  When the homeowner did not raise the affirmative defense of standing in his answer or in a pre-answer motion to dismiss the complaint, he waived the issue. Where the defendant in a mortgage foreclosure action waives…
Rank this Week: 352

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 25

    A curse, a troubled country and a couple of not-so-great ideas...

    A curse, a troubled country and a couple of not-so-great ideas...
    Technology, children, human rights and costs: just another week for me on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog:The curse of email - Think twice before hitting that ‘send’ button, a moral demonstrated by the…
  • Aug 21

    News Essentials: 22nd August 2016

    News Essentials: 22nd August 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWS14th View from the President’s Chambers: Care cases: Settlement conferences and the ‘tandem’ modelThe President looks at two public law…
  • Aug 18

    Absurd, worrying, threatening and money saving...

    Absurd, worrying, threatening and money saving...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were mostly dealing with things that were wrong, concerning, or both:Sorry to disappoint, but the family justice system is not run by feminist zealots - Responding…
Rank this Week: 267

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/26/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/26/16
    Back in Vancouver to see family, friends, and Romeo and Juliet at Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival. Have a listen to A Time for Us while perusing our curated…
  • Aug 22

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard
      The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released its Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, on August 18, 2016. The Update modifies previous…
  • Aug 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/19/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/19/16
    The Summer Olympics continues to occupy much of the media’s attention though there continues to be important developments with respect to the U.S. Presidential election, police-citizen relations, Syria, and the Louisiana…
Rank this Week: 432

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

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

    In the new

    In the new
    This week in an article about early-birds versus night-owls, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his day at 3:45 a.m. each day. My guess is that you are not reading this at 3:45 a.m., but...
  • Aug 23

    Incorporating an iPad into your legal research

    Incorporating an iPad into your legal research
    Because a large part of my law practice is devoted to appellate litigation and complex litigation at the trial court level, legal research is an important part of my law practice. When I was in law school in the early...
  • Aug 18

    In the new

    In the new
    Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't sit down for interviews very often, and when he does it is often short, such as the one he did last week for Fast Company. But Jena McGregor of the Washington Post published this week...
Rank this Week: 536