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Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Jun 27

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law
    I recently helped write and organize an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant cert in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. The case involves a circuit split on the constitutionality of “no surcharge”…
  • Jun 15

    Still Not a Dump Truck: Net Neutrality and the First Amendment

    Still Not a Dump Truck: Net Neutrality and the First Amendment
    The D.C. Circuit’s decision in U.S. Telecom Assn. v. FCC came down yesterday. To the delight of net neutrality fans and dismay of many big ISPs, the court held 2-1 that the FCC’s reclassification of broadband under Title II was…
  • Jun 8

    Signs, Sex, and Strict Scrutiny

    Signs, Sex, and Strict Scrutiny
    In the latest installment of the Porn Wars, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has, upon rehearing, remanded a challenge to the age verification provisions of 18 U.S.C. 2257 / 2257A, with instructions that the district court should apply…
Rank this Week: 886

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
  • Jun 16

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie
    Here are a few website marketing ideas that I’d prioritize today: Speed If your pages don’t fully load in around one second, you’re losing visitors unnecessarily. If you’re not sure whether your pages are too slow, you…
Rank this Week: 634

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Call For Papers: 2016 Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference

    Call For Papers: 2016 Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference
    From the mailbox:Disruption, Temporality, Law:The Future of Law and Society Scholarship2016 Conference of the Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand30th November - 3rd December 2016Call for Papers closes: 30th June 2016The…
  • Jun 27

    Lerner on The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury

    Lerner on The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has published The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury at Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy 77-98 (Robert Hazell and James Melton eds., Cambridge…
  • Jun 24

    James On Law and Paper Clip

    James On Law and Paper Clip
    Robert A. James, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP, has published The Jurisprudence of Paper Clips at 19 Green Bag 2d 249 (2016). Here is the abstract. To transfer rights in a check or promissory note, the holder may sign (or…
Rank this Week: 239

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    U.S. Trademark Office proposes fee increase

    U.S. Trademark Office proposes fee increase
    Brand owners should be aware that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed an increase of its trademark registration and filing fees. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register, with the period for public comment…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner
    Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The exit will not happen immediately. It is likely to take at least two years after the process is actually triggered for the transition to be completed. For the time being it is…
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
Rank this Week: 345

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    A Brief Overview of the Effective Date

    A Brief Overview of the Effective Date
    It can be an overwhelming process in the path to obtaining your VA benefits.  Within the process, it is imperative to always be aware of the dates and deadlines that can affect your right to benefits and how much you may receive. …
  • Jun 23

    Common Effective Date Errors the VA Make

    Common Effective Date Errors the VA Make
    Getting a favorable decision from the VA is a victory in and of itself. However, just because the VA granted your claim, does not mean they haven’t made any errors. It is important to make sure the VA gets the rating and the effective…
  • Jun 16

    Kidney Disease & Type II Diabete

    Kidney Disease & Type II Diabete
    Type II Diabetes is not only an increasingly prevalent condition among US citizens, but also among the veterans who served during the Vietnam Era. In its Special 2000 Update, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) officially recognized Diabetes…
Rank this Week: 378

Florida Personal Injury Attorney…

Florida Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida personal injury topics such as auto, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, as well as insurance. By the Law Offices of Lazarus and Lazarus.

http://www.floridapersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    “Their Anxiety Grew as the Pills Dwindled”

    “Their Anxiety Grew as the Pills Dwindled”
    Supply Chain Issues Cause Stress and Jeopardize Patient Health We have discussed the fact that medical errors are now the 3rd leading cause of death, and that pharmacy errors account for a great number of those errors. Most mistakes regarding…
  • Jun 16

    Documenting Injuries and Damage After a Motor Vehicle Accident

    Documenting Injuries and Damage After a Motor Vehicle Accident
    Early Photos and Witness Statements Help to Substantiate Your Case The immediate reaction after a serious motor vehicle accident is often “oh no, what am I going to do?” There is usually confusion, phone calls to family and…
  • Jun 14

    How to Select a Florida Personal Injury Attorney

    How to Select a Florida Personal Injury Attorney
    Ask Questions and Do Your Research Before you Choose There is no way to prepare for an accident. You wear seatbelts, drive carefully, and buy insurance, but you’re never really prepared for the unexpected. If you haven’t been in a…
Rank this Week: 930

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

Covers consumer rights to their names and personal data. By Jack Dunning.

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    New humorous book on drinking

    New humorous book on drinking
    WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini has just been published and is available at Amazon.com. You can enjoy it in both Kindle and the paperback edition.During the period covered in my new memoir of some crazy…
  • Jun 24

    Drinkers...Here's the new book I promised

    Drinkers...Here's the new book I promised
    WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini has just been published and is available at Amazon.com. You can enjoy it in both Kindle and the paperback edition.During the period covered in my new memoir of some crazy drinking…
  • Jun 17

    Drinkers...Have I got a book for you

    Drinkers...Have I got a book for you
    Watch out for my new memoir, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I learned to Love my Brown Martini. If you are looking for a few hours of laughs (incidents like, after boozing all night waking up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings)…
Rank this Week: 405

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Oppenheimer fined over leveraged ETFs.

    Oppenheimer fined over leveraged ETFs.
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority recently announced that it has fined Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. $2.25 million and ordered the firm to pay restitution of more than $716,000 to affected customers for selling leveraged, inverse…
  • Jun 23

    Merrill Lynch fined over structured notes sales.

    Merrill Lynch fined over structured notes sales.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle charges that it was responsible for misleading statements in offering materials provided to retail investors…
  • Jun 22

    Ameriprise fined over closed-end fund sale

    Ameriprise fined over closed-end fund sale
    According to reports, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle charges by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority that the firm failed to supervise closed-end fund sales. Finra alleged that from…
Rank this Week: 145

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 27

    Brilliant — > “efficient dispute resol

    Brilliant — > “efficient dispute resol
    Brilliant — > “efficient dispute resolution” (EDR) http://ow.ly/Ipxj301FZsvFiled under: Conflict
  • Jun 27

    ‘Brexit,’ Lionel Messi, ‘Game of Throne

    ‘Brexit,’ Lionel Messi, ‘Game of Throne
    ‘Brexit,’ Lionel Messi, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Monday Briefing http://ow.ly/wOmA301FYpyFiled under: Conflict
  • Jun 26

    BREXIT – You Cannot Put a Price Tag on F

    BREXIT – You Cannot Put a Price Tag on F
    BREXIT – You Cannot Put a Price Tag on Friendship… – Kluwer Mediation Blog http://ow.ly/bAHL301E7eEFiled under: Conflict
Rank this Week: 877

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 27

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstdet (previously Cole), declares unconstitutional both the admitting privileges and…
  • Jun 23

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today deadlocked 4-4 in the case challenging President Obama's deferred action plan for certain unauthorized immigrants, or DAPA. The Court's ruling in United States v. Texas…
  • Jun 23

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On Fisher's second trip to the Court, the United States Supreme Court has found that the affirmative action plan of the University of Texas did not violate the...
Rank this Week: 727

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Ruling of the Week 2016.15: Customs Busine

    Ruling of the Week 2016.15: Customs Busine
    One of my least favorite areas of customs regulation has to do with the ability of related companies to provide compliance expertise through shared services. The problem arises because while a company can rely on its employees to conduct…
  • Jun 17

    Ruling of the Week 2016.14: Something Fishy

    Ruling of the Week 2016.14: Something Fishy
    Did you ever see a marlin or other game fish proudly displayed as a mounted trophy and wonder exactly how one goes from landing the fish to hanging it over the mantle? I have always assumed that some portion of that trophy is the actual fish…
  • Jun 15

    Congratulations to Me

    Congratulations to Me
    Here's my new profile.
Rank this Week: 267

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 179

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jun 27

    Carpeting update

    Carpeting update
    The carpeting in the library continues apace. In fact, work on the fourth and fifth floors is now complete. Carpeting is ongoing in the Reading Room which is now closed to patrons: If you need to utilize the resources of Special Collections,…
  • Jun 24

    Want to be a Judge?

    Want to be a Judge?
    The Judicial appointment process can be confusing at best, but a recent Congressional Research Service report explains the process in detail. It focuses on U.S. Circuit and District court appointments and clarifies the role of the President…
  • Jun 22

    Game of Thrones with Brexit, Britons and Brussels Bureaucrats: the U.K. Referendum on Leaving the E.U.

    Game of Thrones with Brexit, Britons and Brussels Bureaucrats: the U.K. Referendum on Leaving the E.U.
    There is high anxiety on both sides of the Atlantic about the vote tomorrow, June 23, 2016, when British voters get to decide if Britain should leave or remain within the European Union.  There is much at stake and speculation…
Rank this Week: 186

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Case of the FDA's $330,000 Stem Cell Pig

    The Case of the FDA's $330,000 Stem Cell Pig
    Judy Roberson at podium, Bob Klein, former chairman of the California stem cell agency at left, Claire Pomeroy, formerUC Davis vice chancellor and agency director at right. UC Davis photoJudy Roberson is a registered nurse from Sacramento,…
  • Jun 24

    California's Battle for Easing Regulation of Stem Cells Attracts Global Notice

    California's Battle for Easing Regulation of Stem Cells Attracts Global Notice
    HighlightsCIRM CEO Mills mentionedFDA regulation/Regrow co-mingledA tale of dubious stem cell treatmentsCalifornia's $3 billion, 11-year-old effort to produce a stem cell therapy -- largely ignored by the mainstream media -- broke into global…
  • Jun 23

    Stem Cells, Long Odds and the 'Invisible Hand of Hype'

    Stem Cells, Long Odds and the 'Invisible Hand of Hype'
    The headline on the California story pretty much told it all: "Stem Cells: Where Science, Hope and Hype Meet."It could have added that it is also a meeting place for Big Pharma, Big Academia and Big Politics.All of those yeasty ingredients…
Rank this Week: 910

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Politics of Arbitration Law and Centrist Proposals for Reform

    The Politics of Arbitration Law and Centrist Proposals for Reform
    Stephen J. Ware, Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published “The Politics of Arbitration Law and Centrist Proposals for Reform,” Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2016.
  • Jun 24

    Circuits Split Over NLRB Decisions Finding Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate the NLRA

    Circuits Split Over NLRB Decisions Finding Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate the NLRA
    The National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) stance with regard to class-action prohibitions included in employment contracts appears increasingly likely to be reviewed by the United States Supreme Court in the near future.
  • Jun 22

    “Like” Us on Facebook!

    “Like” Us on Facebook!
    Would you like to stay informed about what’s going on at Disputing without going directly to our website each day or signing up for yet another email? Now you can!
Rank this Week: 17

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • Jun 27

    Massachusetts Energy Bill Emerges from Senate Committee on Ways and Mean

    Massachusetts Energy Bill Emerges from Senate Committee on Ways and Mean
    Last Friday, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its version of the energy bill that passed the House earlier this month. Whereas the House bill would require distribution companies to procure 1,200 MW of offshore wind…
  • Jun 24

    I Have Seen the Future and It Is Hot and Wet

    I Have Seen the Future and It Is Hot and Wet
    The City of Boston has just released its “Climate Projections Consensus.”  It’s not a pretty picture.  Here are the lowlights: Average summer temperatures will be 4-5 degrees F. warmer by 2050  Even with…
  • Jun 22

    BLM Has No Authority To Regulate Fracking, At Least For Now

    BLM Has No Authority To Regulate Fracking, At Least For Now
    Yesterday, Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming held that the Bureau of Land Management did not have authority to regulate the environmental impacts of fracking.  I think Judge Skavdahl probably got it right, but I also think…
Rank this Week: 204

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Caribbean Cruise Ship Accident Results in Death of Elevator Worker

    Caribbean Cruise Ship Accident Results in Death of Elevator Worker
    One of the most gruesome and tragic cruise ship accidents to occur happened recently when a Carnival cruise electrician was crushed to death while doing routine maintenance on one of Carnival’s vessels.  The circumstances…
  • Jun 18

    American Tourists Lose Their Lives in Tragic Amazon River Cruise Accident

    American Tourists Lose Their Lives in Tragic Amazon River Cruise Accident
    Cruise ship accidents are no stranger to many South Florida residents, as cruises off the coast of Florida are an attraction for people from all over the world, and anytime a cruise ship accident occurs close to Florida, it will certainly be…
  • Jun 18

    Cruise Ship Accidents and Bad Weather – Royal Caribbean Apologizes to Customers for Terrifying Experience

    Cruise Ship Accidents and Bad Weather – Royal Caribbean Apologizes to Customers for Terrifying Experience
    As a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was traveling from New Jersey to the Bahamas, the ship struck very bad weather that put all passengers and crew members at risk for suffering significant injuries or death.  At the time the ship took off…
Rank this Week: 242

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law, including information on accidents and injuries in Orlando, and the state of Florida. By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.cunninghampilaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Car Crashes into Orlando Home

    Car Crashes into Orlando Home
    Usually, 12:35am is a quiet time of night for Orlando residents who live on Bonneville Drive. Close to the University of Central Florida, this residential street receives heavy traffic, but it is still lined with homes and families, many of…
  • Jun 27

    Groveland Man Killed in Crash on S.R. 50

    Groveland Man Killed in Crash on S.R. 50
    On Tuesday, around 3:00pm, Daniel Hessburg, a 58-year-old Groveland resident, was driving his car near where Villa City Road and Sunrise Ridge Boulevard intersect, just north of State Road 50. According to a statement released by the Florida…
  • Jun 23

    FCA Recalls Gear Shifter Used in Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep Vehicle

    FCA Recalls Gear Shifter Used in Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep Vehicle
    On April 27th, 2016, the FCA issued a recall that affected around 1.1 million vehicles sold by Fiat Chrysler under the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep brands. The recall targeted certain models that used what is known as a “Monostable…
Rank this Week: 166

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jun 27

    Petitioner Brings Case for Full and Final Settlement of Account

    Petitioner Brings Case for Full and Final Settlement of Account
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that this is a proceeding brought before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County for judicial settlement of the first and final account of proceedings of the CM Bank, National Association, as trustee under…
  • Jun 26

    Petitioner Brings Will Construction Case to Court

    Petitioner Brings Will Construction Case to Court
    A Kings County Will Contest Lawyer said that, the two subscribing witnesses testified to the due execution of decedent’s holographic will and to her testamentary capacity at the time of the execution; that the last page of the…
  • Jun 25

    Contestant Made Application for Order Vacating Demand for Bill of Particular

    Contestant Made Application for Order Vacating Demand for Bill of Particular
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, the contestant has made application to the Court for an order vacating and setting aside the proponent’s demand for a bill of particulars, or in the alternative, modifying said demand, and for such…
Rank this Week: 244

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
  • Jun 24

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
  • Jun 22

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court:  Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels, 2016 WL 3344953 (2016).  The title of the case differs from the usual “Brown v. Smith” (civil case) or “State v.…
Rank this Week: 118

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Distracted Driving And Commercial Trucks — A Deadly Combination

    Distracted Driving And Commercial Trucks — A Deadly Combination
    It should have been a day of celebration. A group of nursing students were set to complete their clinical rotations at a nearby hospital. Instead, it became a day of tragedy and mourning. That morning, a tractor-trailer driver crashed into…
  • Jun 20

    The Tremendous Cost Of Automobile Accident Injurie

    The Tremendous Cost Of Automobile Accident Injurie
    A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study places the annual cost of automobile crashes at $871 Billion. That’s a figure so large, it’s almost unimaginable. Although huge, this money is nothing compared to the…
  • Jun 20

    The Tremendous Cost Of Automobile Accident Injurie

    The Tremendous Cost Of Automobile Accident Injurie
    A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study places the annual cost of automobile crashes at $871 Billion. That’s a figure so large, it’s almost unimaginable. Although huge, this money is nothing compared to the…
Rank this Week: 364

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jun 27

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 3a, The abbey and its revenue model

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 3a, The abbey and its revenue model
     [Continued from last week’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1]   By: David A. Smith   As we saw in the preceding Part 2, after the demise of the Roman fort model of new-town establishment came the era of the fortified…
  • Jun 22

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 2, The medieval castle

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 2, The medieval castle
     [Continued from Monday’s Part 1]   By: David A. Smith   [Apologia to readers: having spent five of the last seven weeks out of town, I exhausted my inventory of blog posts and am slowly rebuilding it as I unbury my…
  • Jun 20

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 1, The Roman fort

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 1, The Roman fort
     By: David A. Smith   Spend two and a half weeks in Scotland looking at centuries-old ruins, and a person obsessed with housing and urbanization inevitably organizes what into a Grand Theory of Pre-Municipal Cities that encompasses…
Rank this Week: 507

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 334

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Darden Requires Workers to Use Debit Cards For Salary Payment

    Darden Requires Workers to Use Debit Cards For Salary Payment
    But the debit card company isn't the only one charging fees. When employees get cash from an out-of-network ATM, the ATM itself adds another charge to the user's cost of accessing their money. The ROC United report found that the ATMs were…
  • Jun 21

    AXA Allegedly Refuses to Compensate New Hires for Training Time

    AXA Allegedly Refuses to Compensate New Hires for Training Time
    Because of the extra training and skills required to do the job, financial product marketers might qualify for the overtime exemption provided by the FLSA, but not while they're still in training and have yet to be licensed. In that time…
  • Jun 15

    Coach Retail Store Worker Settle Unpaid Overtime Claims Regarding Security Checks Under State Law For $1.75 Million

    Coach Retail Store Worker Settle Unpaid Overtime Claims Regarding Security Checks Under State Law For $1.75 Million
    Coach filed a motion to have the case dismissed based on the case of Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Busk, in which the Supreme Court ruled that time spent waiting for bag checks is not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards…
Rank this Week: 137

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 196

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 638

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jun 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26
    Facebook, Google Automatically Blocking Extremist Content https://t.co/JBKjUHf8c3 -> Forget What Congress Wrote, Forget What the Copyright Office Wrote; Court Of Appeals Re-Writes the Copyright Act https://t.co/sF0Kd6SYJb -> Computer…
  • Jun 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25
    Extensive analysis of remedies for breach of confidence XY, LLC v. Canadian Topsires Selection Inc., 2016 BCSC 1095 https://t.co/8a9uThLg2u -> Big win for Rogers on division of powers grounds Rogers Communications Inc. v. Châteauguay…
  • Jun 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23 https://t.co/kxhsjX43v9 -> Copyright infringement claim dismissed MacNutt v. Acadia University, 2016 NSSC 160 https://t.co/MVUxQFhE6B -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23…
Rank this Week: 282

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge
    The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (the "Center") has filed two lawsuits in Ohio federal courts seeking to enjoin the enforcement by cities of 'point of sale' programs. A city's 'point of sale' or 'presale' program requires homeowners to…
  • Jun 19

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return
    Re-printed with permission by author: Craig Miller, CPA, CGFM, MBA, Duffy+Duffy Cost Segregation Services, Inc.The recently released Rev. Proc. 2016-29 details new procedures for automatic accounting method changes and effectively…
  • Jun 13

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic
    A couple of weeks ago, I published information regarding Ohio EPA's dredged material program. Today I want to provide some fun facts about each of Ohio's 8 harbors on Lake Erie.  All information was obtained from statistics provided by…
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge
    Often when a law enforcement officer is working long hours, it’s a sign of diligence. However, for the colleagues of Broward County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kreg Costa, suspicions were heightened because the road duty supervisor was…
  • Jun 23

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped
    There was little doubt that the probation officer had sex with his charge. The video evidence provided by the alleged victim was pretty straightforward proof of that.  But was it rape? Zachary Thomas Bailey, 52, was arrested on two…
  • Jun 18

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of an administrative law judge in the case of John Goodman, the polo magnate convicted of DUI manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson in 2010. …
Rank this Week: 825

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jun 27

    Ticketmaster Settlement Fine Print Trips Up Many

    Ticketmaster Settlement Fine Print Trips Up Many
    Last week, Ticketmaster began issuing $386 million in vouchers to some 50 million previous ticket buyers as part of a class action settlement. The company had allegedly failed to disclose all the details of the order processing and UPS fees…
  • Jun 20

    Lord & Taylor’s Missing Fine Print

    Lord & Taylor’s Missing Fine Print
    Very often the worst type of fine print disclosure is the one that is missing, despite being required to be there. That is what retailer Lord & Taylor did (or failed to do) according to the Federal Trade Commission. In early 2015, Lord…
  • Jun 13

    Thanks for Nothing #3

    Thanks for Nothing #3
    We continue our series of offers, which upon closer scrutiny, offer less than expected. Example 1: Right in the heart of downtown Boston at Faneuil Hall, McCormick and Schmick’s has a great Friday deal: At a place where fish and chips…
Rank this Week: 736

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jun 27

    Today in Legal History: Truman Orders U.S. Troops to Korea

    Today in Legal History: Truman Orders U.S. Troops to Korea
    On June 27, 1950, President Truman ordered U.S. Air and Naval forces to join forces with South Korea’s army in order to prevent the communist conquest of the independent nation.  Two days earlier, 90,000 communist troops of the…
  • Jun 24

    New Walkover Collection Title: Preparation for the Next Life

    New Walkover Collection Title: Preparation for the Next Life
    Preparation for the Next Life / Atticus Lish. Winner of the 2015 Penn/Faulkner award. Author Atticus Lish brings forth his readers’ empathy and understanding while unravelling this story wrought with difficult truths. ……
  • Jun 21

    New Walkover Collection Title: Fortune Smile

    New Walkover Collection Title: Fortune Smile
    Fortune Smiles / Adam Johnson. Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for fiction. In his Wall Street Journal interview (8/15/15) Adam Johnson related, “I’ve always been interested in fiction that delivers new worlds, and building…
Rank this Week: 171

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that states cannot make it a crime for a drunken driving suspect to refuse to take a blood test but can criminalize the refusal to take breath tests to determine alcohol levels.  The ruling will…
  • Jun 15

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge
    The Statewide challenge to the accuracy of the breath test machine used in Massachusetts took a positive turn for the defense with a ruling from Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Botsford. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that…
  • May 31

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
    The Connecticut State Supreme Court has upheld the abolishment of the death penalty, including for death-row inmates in the re-examination of the case of State v. Santiago.  Last August, the Court held that the death penalty was…
Rank this Week: 195

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Jun 27

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting
    Chicago Job Related Injury Lawyers It is estimated that more than three million workers are injured on the job or suffer from a job-related illness each year in the country. Unfortunately, a large majority of those come from Illinois –…
  • Jun 24

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi
    Chicago Hospital Lawsuits Lawyer A study recently conducted by Johns Hopkins University made headlines when it concluded that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 250,000 deaths each…
  • Jun 20

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury
    Chicago Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Attorney Slip and fall injuries are common in retail stores. Whether they are caused by wet flooring, uneven carpeting, cluttered walkways, or even icy sidewalks, they prompt hundreds of claims each year in the…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Jun 27

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting
    Chicago Job Related Injury Lawyers It is estimated that more than three million workers are injured on the job or suffer from a job-related illness each year in the country. Unfortunately, a large majority of those come from Illinois –…
  • Jun 24

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi
    Chicago Hospital Lawsuits Lawyer A study recently conducted by Johns Hopkins University made headlines when it concluded that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 250,000 deaths each…
  • Jun 20

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury
    Chicago Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Attorney Slip and fall injuries are common in retail stores. Whether they are caused by wet flooring, uneven carpeting, cluttered walkways, or even icy sidewalks, they prompt hundreds of claims each year in the…
Rank this Week: 540

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 165

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Injury Crash NB US-95 at MP 299

    Injury Crash NB US-95 at MP 299
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Jun 26

    Two Vehilce Crash in Twin Falls County

    Two Vehilce Crash in Twin Falls County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Jun 26

    *** FINAL UPDATE ***Crash Blocking Westbound I-86 near the Raft River/Yale Road Exit

    *** FINAL UPDATE ***Crash Blocking Westbound I-86 near the Raft River/Yale Road Exit
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 150

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Wrong defendant named in CFA – again

    Wrong defendant named in CFA – again
    I have written before about the dangers of relying on case summaries (particularly those that appear on-line) without actually reading the full judgment. A prime example of this is the case of Engeham v London & Quadrant Housing Trust…
  • Jun 21

    Trust the expert

    Trust the expert
    It was only recently that the press was reporting on David Beckham’s library burning down.  He was described as being absolutely distraught. Apparently both books were destroyed and he hadn’t even finished colouring one of…
  • Jun 20

    Proportionality and court fee

    Proportionality and court fee
    Much of the commentary on Master Gordon-Saker’s recent proportionality decision in BNM v MGN Limited [2016] EWHC B13 (Costs) has understandably focused on the reductions made to the “reasonable” costs (approximately a 50%…
Rank this Week: 632

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper
    It's partly because there's only 8 Justices (see, e.g., the immigration case).  It's partly because the Court didn't have as many cases as usual (and even that's been very low in recent years).  And it's partly because the Court…
  • Jun 22

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock
    You remember the case.  It's the law Judge Cooke struck down and then the 11th Circuit reversed 2-1 (the opinion was amended 3 times before the court took the case en banc).  The AJC covers it here:Several of the 11 judges on the…
  • Jun 21

    Copy-gate resolved

    Copy-gate resolved
    The parties worked out their differences in the middle of the litigation (background here).  The defense already had presented Rossana Arteaga-Gomez as a witness, but before the prosecutors and agent could be called as witnesses, a plea…
Rank this Week: 263

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 303

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 331

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 26

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue
    Having been working with hundreds of employees on dealing with their workplace issues in San Francisco and Sacramento area over the past ten years, I see the same five common misconceptions about California employment law that many employees…
  • May 7

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law
    Here are five very common misconceptions that many employees have about California employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination laws: “If I file EEOC of DFEH charge, my employer cannot terminate…
  • Mar 14

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case
    Recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeal made a very important distinction in its disability discrimination opinion Wallace v County of Stanislaus, which is highly useful to employees-plaintiffs. The court clarified, among other things,…
Rank this Week: 893

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Jun 26

    Lasik Surgery Caused Eye Injuries, Prompted Lawsuit

    Lasik Surgery Caused Eye Injuries, Prompted Lawsuit
    Lasik eye surgery has become quite common, and is generally considered to be a routine procedure. While Lasik is typically safe, there are some problems and complications that may occur if the procedure is not done properly. A woman filed a…
  • Jun 23

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit
    Many people have trouble sleeping at night. In fact, there are so many people affected by sleep problems that there are clinics dedicated to diagnosing and treating the situation. A sleep study should not be dangerous, yet it was harmful for…
  • Jun 19

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed
    When you get medical treatment, you expect that your health will improve. In one recent case, a man alleges that his arm was injured due to the negligence and improper care of a Hoffman Estates doctor. The man filed a lawsuit in Cook County…
Rank this Week: 250

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Jun 26

    You Need to Review a SITES Scorecard, Now

    You Need to Review a SITES Scorecard, Now
    SITES is a sustainable landscape rating system. SITES is modeled after the LEED green building rating system. And while it is a standalone tool for measuring landscape sustainability, in June 2015, Green Business Certification Inc., the USGBC…
  • Jun 19

    Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the TSCA Overhaul

    Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the TSCA Overhaul
    On June 7, by a voice vote of the Unites State Senate agreeing to changes approved by the House of Representatives on May 24 (voting 403 for and 12 against), Congress has passed the “TSCA Modernization Act of 2015” that will amend…
  • Jun 12

    Federal Government Proposes Greenhouse Gas Disclosures from Certain Vendor

    Federal Government Proposes Greenhouse Gas Disclosures from Certain Vendor
    The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation which will require select government vendors, from landlords to defense…
Rank this Week: 989

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jun 26

    About Microaggression

    About Microaggression
    Professor Ronald E. Wheeler discusses the concepts of microaggressions (including microassaults, microinsults and microinvalidations) specifically against LGBT individuals, and proposes some solutions to preventing microaggressions from…
  • Jun 26

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?
    Ron Friedmann discusses the potential, likely and unlikely impact of high profile distruptive technologies on Big Law - including Bid Data. blockchain, AI and bots.
  • May 31

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition
    At the beginning of the spring semester, Indiana University's Maurer School of Law school transitioned to a new website with a more modern look but a much more rigid architecture. As often happens with new website launches, there were…
Rank this Week: 270

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jun 26

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Affected businesses are likely to sue (in court, ironically) to try to block [the CFPB arbitration proposal]. In a move that conjures up the famous scene from “Blazing Saddles” in which Cleavon Little takes…
  • Jun 24

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal
    The Washington Post reports that Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10.2 billion to settle a lawsuit brought against it for cheating on U.S. emissions tests. The case stems from the carmaker’s 2015 admission that 11 million vehicles…
  • Jun 24

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law
    NPR reports: Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets…
Rank this Week: 445