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Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 130

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 139

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    China NNN Agreement

    China NNN Agreement
    The first step in doing OEM manufacturing in China finding a good factory to make your product. To protect your product at this early stage, you must require the Chinese party to execute an appropriate agreement before you reveal any…
  • Feb 5

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIII

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIII
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get…
  • Feb 4

    China Sinosure: What You NEED to Know

    China Sinosure: What You NEED to Know
    Nearly all Chinese companies that provide credit to foreign businesses do so because their invoices are insured by Sinosure. Sinosure is a massive China-based export and credit insurance company, as explained by Wikipedia: Sinosure offers…
Rank this Week: 137

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    WHY WE ARE NOT GOING TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL

    WHY WE ARE NOT GOING TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL
    This Sunday a hundred million people (or more) will gather world-wide to watch something that is a mixture of religion, US jingoism, and a sporting event that usually falls way short of the hype. Here is why we're not going to watch the…
  • Feb 5

    YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE

    YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE IS .....GINA BEOVIDESCongratulations to Ms. Beovides; she is 34 years old and has been a member of The Florida Bar for ten years.  She began her career working for the law office of…
  • Feb 4

    WE'RE NUMBER 1

    WE'RE NUMBER 1
     149 people were found to be falsely convicted and their convictions vacated in 2015. 40% of those were in murder cases. The average prison sentence for these innocent people was fourteen years. Again we say, lets go behind the…
Rank this Week: 148

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
Rank this Week: 151

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 5

    Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme

    Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Angelo Alleca and Mark Morrow were indicted for their alleged involvement in a scheme that defrauded more than 300 investors of $35 million. During the time of the scheme, Alleca was…
  • Feb 4

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Edward Durante was released from prison in 2009 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. Disgorgement totaled over $39 million. No…
  • Feb 2

    CFPs Censured for Encounters with FINRA

    CFPs Censured for Encounters with FINRA
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The CFP Board has been busy handing out sanctions to almost a dozen advisors who were barred from the industry by FINRA. Among the allegations were “deceptive, fraudulent and…
Rank this Week: 143

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 5

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Steve Brachmann: First Apple Patent Challenged At PTAB Covers Touch-To-Zoom Technology Kevin Noonan: Illumina Cambridge v. Intelligent Bio-Systems Dan Breznitz & Michael Murphree: What The U.S. Should Be Doing To Protect Intellectual…
  • Feb 5

    When a Consultant Starts Work Before He Signs the Agreement

    When a Consultant Starts Work Before He Signs the Agreement
    by Dennis Crouch A discussion of TriReme Medical v. AngioScore, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) Corporations must be getting somewhat annoyed with the antics of these pesky inventors. TriReme v. AngioScore centers on an inventorship…
  • Feb 4

    Strictly Construing Amended Claims Against the Patentee

    Strictly Construing Amended Claims Against the Patentee
    by Dennis Crouch In Cioffi v. Google, the Federal Circuit sided with the patentee, Cioffi — holding that the district court erred in its construction of the asserted patent claims and thus vacated the holdings non-infringement and…
Rank this Week: 154

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Planet Rubio!

    Planet Rubio!
    Poor Marco Rubio, only slightly smarter than Sarah Palin, and terrified that someone is going to eventually find out. Even his supporters can't figure out why he matters.Rick Santorum had one job to do in his appearance on MSNBC’s…
  • Feb 4

    Iowa-Wa-Wa-Wa-Wa

    Iowa-Wa-Wa-Wa-Wa
    Something is rotten in Denmark Iowa. Once again the world is laughing at Iowa. Late-night comedians and social media mavens are having a field day with jokes about missing caucusgoers and coin flips.That’s fine. We can take ribbing over…
  • Feb 3

    3d DCA Watch -- Basic Law Wednesday!

    3d DCA Watch -- Basic Law Wednesday!
    We hold these bunkerisms to be self-evident:1.  You get pre-judgment interest when collecting appellate attorneys fees.2.  When you objection is sustained and a curative instruction given, you also need to move for mistrial if you…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Feb 5

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Well, the Super Bowl will be held this coming Sunday, and since we here at Abnormal Use and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. maintain an office in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can imagine that we are excited about the prospects of the…
  • Feb 4

    Anticipating The Super Bowl

    Anticipating The Super Bowl
    With the Super Bowl looming (and our own Charlotte Panthers participating therein), we here at Abnormal Use thought it would be best to revisit some of our favorite football posts. Sure, some of them relate to college football, while others…
  • Feb 3

    Abnormal Use At The DRI Product Liability Conference (In New Orleans)

    Abnormal Use At The DRI Product Liability Conference (In New Orleans)
    We here at Abnormal Use have been writing about products liability cases for six years now. So, it may not surprise you, dear readers, that we will be attending the 2016 DRI Product Liability Conference this week in New Orleans,…
Rank this Week: 141

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 4

    Fact Checking the TPP

    Fact Checking the TPP
    From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The claim The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement was formally signed by 12 ministers in Auckland on February 4. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon spoke in the Senate about…
  • Feb 4

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"
    Some cold water from Senator Orrin Hatch: Long story short, Mr. President, no one should be under any illusions that, because the TPP is being signed today, an up or down vote on the agreement is imminent or that our...
  • Feb 1

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?
    My colleague Sean Stephenson, in his personal capacity, had some thoughts on the presumption that Canada's Minister of International Trade must attend in New Zealand and sign the TPP in order for Canada to retain full membership. Enjoy his…
Rank this Week: 142

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
  • Feb 4

    Board Must Reconsider Property Tax Valuation of Marietta Lowe’

    Board Must Reconsider Property Tax Valuation of Marietta Lowe’
    The applicability of the “special-purpose doctrine” must be considered before a Lowe’s Home Center in Marietta can be appraised at $7.2 million, which is $1.5 million more than Lowe’s claims it is worth, the Ohio…
  • Feb 3

    Two Ohio Attorneys Suspended

    Two Ohio Attorneys Suspended
    In separate disciplinary cases announced today, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended two Ohio attorneys from the practice of law.
  • Feb 2

    Court of Claims: Wrongfully Imprisoned Cleveland Man Settles for $337,000

    Court of Claims: Wrongfully Imprisoned Cleveland Man Settles for $337,000
    The Ohio Court of Claims approved a $337,000 settlement between the state and a Cleveland man accused of arson. A Cuyahoga County judge, who deemed the man wrongfully imprisoned, found him to be the victim of a plot to kill him by setting a…
Rank this Week: 149

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Feb 2

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?
    Most complain that their law firms are not meeting their needs. Some law departments bring work in-house.  Some change law firms.  But the problems persist. Outside the law department, companies solve this kind of problem by…
  • Feb 1

    Clients speak clearly. Are law firms hearing the message?

    Clients speak clearly. Are law firms hearing the message?
    I recently read the 2016 Report On The State Of The Legal Market by Georgetown Law and Peer Monitor. I was struck by the clarity of the message being sent by clients, and equally struck by how law firms seem not to hear it.  Consider…
  • Jan 15

    A man hears what he wants to hear…

    A man hears what he wants to hear…
    I am sure Simon and Garfunkel never thought their lyrics would find their way into the law (this line has been used by judges in their opinions, so I am not breaking new ground) but when a line fits so perfectly, it is hard not to use…
Rank this Week: 138

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic
    Ben Lindy is the kind of person we all hope goes into politics: he grew up in Cincinnati, went straight from Cincinnati public school to Yale, then taught through Teach for America, then worked in the DC Public Schools system, then went to…
  • Jan 17

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable
    Last week, Bill Cosby filed a “petition for writ of habeas corpus” which argued: The charges violate an express agreement made by the Montgomery County District Attorney in 2005, in which the Commonwealth agreed that Mr.…
  • Jan 4

    The FDA Is Doing Too Little, Too Late About Transvaginal Mesh

    The FDA Is Doing Too Little, Too Late About Transvaginal Mesh
    I’ve written about transvaginal mesh so many times I feel like a broken record. But it’s still an issue affecting tens of thousands of families and will continue to be an issue as long as that infernal implant keeps being sold and…
Rank this Week: 144

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
  • Oct 23

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University
    Devin McCahey is a student at Iowa State University. Yesterday on Twitter he told me: straight white people literally like ur an abomination and don't deserve the same rights as others. Be grateful we aren't just killing you. Mr. McCahey also…
  • Oct 16

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin
    For years people who warned that the normalization of pedophilia would be the next major "civil rights battle" were dismissed as tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. Yet the push for pedophile acceptance has begun. To the…
Rank this Week: 152

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

Life, law and the Internet - news, information and commentary from Rick Klau.

http://tins.rklau.com/
  • Oct 5

    My unconsciously biased address book

    My unconsciously biased address book
    The 20% problemEarlier this year, I cleaned up my contacts and became interested in what the gender split would look like for my address book. Not only was it no better than my Twitter experiment from last year, the numbers were exactly the…
  • Oct 1

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network
    A month or so ago, I got to wondering whether there was any way to determine the gender of my LinkedIn network. Surprisingly, LinkedIn doesn't even ask for gender on sign-up, so I couldn't just pull the info directly from LinkedIn. And I…
  • Dec 4

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo
    A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s photos. 50,000 digital photos spanning more than a decade — scattered across multiple computers, phones, cameras, and hard drives. It…
Rank this Week: 150

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 145

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn
    A New Zealand father was served divorce papers by his wife after he refused to give up his newborn son who was just diagnosed with Down syndrome. Samuel Forrest’s son, Leo, was born on January 21 in an Armenian hospital. Upon his…
  • Jan 21

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce
    A Kentucky judge has granted the state’s first same-sex divorce, despite a state law banning the recognition of gay marriage. Judge Joseph O’Reilly allowed the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in…
  • Jan 14

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife
    Actor Gary Oldman and his fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough are getting divorced. Singer-songwriter Edenborough, 36, filed paperwork in Los Angeles on Friday, January 9, according to People Magazine. The court documents cite…
Rank this Week: 140

Accident Blog

Accident Blog

Covers personal injury, accident prevention, and consumer issues. By the Law Offices of Michael Pines.

http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident
    A young man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving after killing a local woman in a San Diego pedestrian accident. Lawrence Joseph Farry, 25, is facing misdemeanor charges including gross vehicular manslaughter after speeding…
  • Mar 4

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road
    We recently reported on driving tips for teenage drivers, but senior drivers need just as much advice to stay current and safe on the road, and timing couldn’t be any better since next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
  • Dec 30

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?
    New York City motorists may be in for a surprise once Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ordinance to collect “crash tax” becomes in-effect. The “crash tax” also referred to as an “accident tax” collects every time a car accident occurs.…
Rank this Week: 147

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 146

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 153

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 6

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006
    For dinner tonight I made Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy from Cook's Illustrated (so that we could go to the Vigil Mass and have dinner ready when we got home). Beef Burgundy? Maybe a Burgundy wine? So I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie
    In principle, I agree with Josh Fershee's analysis of opting out of the fiduciary duty of loyalty in the LLC setting: At formation, then, those creating an LLC would be allowed to do whatever they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?
    Just results, it appears: This paper examines the impact of enhanced executive remuneration disclosure rules under UK regulations introduced in 2013 on the voting pattern of shareholders. Based on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 159

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 6

    1% of Doctors = 32% of Malpractice Claim

    1% of Doctors = 32% of Malpractice Claim
    Want to protect patients and reduce the cost of medical malpractice insurance?  Identify and insist on retraining for the 1% of doctors who account for 32% of medical malpractice claims.
  • Feb 5

    Slip and Fall Case Dismissed WhenTestimony and Other Evidence Did Not Align

    Slip and Fall Case Dismissed WhenTestimony and Other Evidence Did Not Align
    In Willis v. McDonald’s Restaurants of Tennessee, Inc., No. E2015-00615-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 23, 2015), plaintiff’s inability to prove the cause of her fall proved fatal to her premises liability action. Plaintiff and…
  • Feb 1

    Summary Judgment Affirmed Where Dog Had Never Bitten Anyone Before

    Summary Judgment Affirmed Where Dog Had Never Bitten Anyone Before
    In 2007, the Tennessee legislature enacted Tenn. Code Ann. § 44-8-413, which addresses injuries caused by dogs. This statute draws a distinction between (1) injuries caused by a dog “running at large” and (2) injuries caused…
Rank this Week: 167

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 6

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Sorry for the endless self-promotion, but I thought readers might be interested in the following episode of Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, which includes a 30-minute panel on siege warfare in Syria…
  • Feb 3

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku So local TV news in the U.S. is hardly the most sophisticated part of the U.S. media.  Still, I was taken aback by this passage from a news report from WACH Fox Channel 57  in South Carolina. COLUMBIA,…
  • Feb 2

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The African Union has decided against sending peacekeepers to crisis-hit Burundi…
Rank this Week: 165

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 170

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably
    An interesting and exciting turn of events has occurred within the last week, and we are pleased to report that we have begun to notice a change in the manner by which CMS is considering Independent Medical Review determinations (IMRs). …
  • Feb 1

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide has been issued. The revised guide, version 2.4, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide only has one update, which specifically addresses ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM)…
  • Jan 22

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice
    For anyone following the ongoing saga of Kent Takemoto’s final attempt to cash in on the insurance industry’s obligations to Medicare, we have finally reach the conclusion. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the…
Rank this Week: 164

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Nominative Fair Use, as Illustrated by Colorful Ball

    Nominative Fair Use, as Illustrated by Colorful Ball
    If you watch any amount of T.V. or happened to catch either of the AFC or NFC Championship games last weekend, you’ve probably seen one of the recent cell phone carrier ball commercials. Initially, Verizon created this commercial,…
  • Feb 4

    How do you like your rum?

    How do you like your rum?
    I don’t know what the record is for the longest time it has taken for a trademark application to clear the Trademark Office, but I’m pretty sure that Havana Club would medal. The application for the Havana Club mark for rum was…
  • Feb 2

    Negative Look-For Advertising Statement

    Negative Look-For Advertising Statement
    Loyal readers know how important look-for advertising can be in making the difference between establishing trademark ownership in the shape or configuration of a product, and being left with nothing but a goose egg (as opposed to a Big Green…
Rank this Week: 160

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 5

    The Silver Lining in a Potential Rubio Presidency

    The Silver Lining in a Potential Rubio Presidency
    by Michael DorfAs Prof. Buchanan noted on Tuesday, it is still too soon to coronate Marco Rubio as the  "establishment" alternative to either the external (Trump) or internal (Cruz) hostile takeover of the Republican party. Before…
  • Feb 4

    Skittish Liberals and the Self-Defeating Stories They Tell About Union

    Skittish Liberals and the Self-Defeating Stories They Tell About Union
    by Neil H. BuchananMy most recent Verdict column, published last Thursday, asks: "Have Democrats Rediscovered Unions Too Late?"  There, I note that the recent embrace of labor unions by mainstream liberals needs to be seen in the context…
  • Feb 3

    What Terms to Use in Discussing Abortion?

    What Terms to Use in Discussing Abortion?
    by Michael DorfWhenever I write something for or appear in the general-purpose media, as opposed to the self-selecting group of people who read DoL, Verdict, or, even more self-selectingly, my academic work, I am reminded of how lucky I am to…
Rank this Week: 158

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Feb 5

    Aburn v Aburn: Appeal allowed against advance variation of periodical payments order

    Aburn v Aburn: Appeal allowed against advance variation of periodical payments order
    Lord Justice McFarlaneA summary of Aburn v Aburn [2016] EWCA Civ 72 (04 February 2016), which concerned an appeal relating to a provision for an automatic increase in the level of periodical payments payable to the wife following the…
  • Feb 5

    Better debate on family law reform, and 3 children case

    Better debate on family law reform, and 3 children case
    This week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog I attempt to jettison scaremongering and prejudice from the debate on family law reform, before diving into the judgments of three very different children cases:The end of…
  • Feb 3

    The Syndrome: Screening on 29.2.16

    The Syndrome: Screening on 29.2.16
    There is to be a screening of a US documentary film called The Syndrome at 7pm on Monday 29th February 2016 at Whirled Cinema, 259 Hardess Street, London SE24 0HN (near to Loughborough Junction, Brixton & Herne Hill stations).There is no…
Rank this Week: 163

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 3

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    Joint trademark “ownership”: Tea for two?

    Joint trademark “ownership”: Tea for two?
    It’s been almost ten years ago since the March 2006 blog post, which got a bit of play as it turned out, in which I expressed a sentiment that seemed incomprehensible to me at the time and a decade later I will admit I…
  • Jan 18

    Clearly Not a Trademark

    Clearly Not a Trademark
    Originally posted 2012-01-31 00:01:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe glass is half-empty for Pennzoil. John Ottaviani, guest-blogging on Eric Goldman’s “Technology & Marketing Law Blog”, picked up a pretty…
Rank this Week: 171

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 161

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

Law Firm Business Development Advice and Discussion. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jan 7

    LP Magazine -- Struggling with Ethics Issues Surrounding Branded Network

    LP Magazine -- Struggling with Ethics Issues Surrounding Branded Network
    In the January/February 2016 issue of the ABA's Law Practice Magazine, I was asked to put on my ethics attorney hat in authoring Struggling with Ethics Issues Surrounding Branded Networks. Issue Editor Nick Gaffney asked me to write this…
  • Dec 14

    LPT - Inaugural ABA Lead Law Offers Perspectives on Law Firm Leadership

    LPT - Inaugural ABA Lead Law Offers Perspectives on Law Firm Leadership
    In the December issue of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Today, I recap the inaugural ABA Lead Law program, a lawyer leadership conference presented by the American Bar Association's Law Practice Division. I had the pleasure of…
  • Nov 6

    LP Magazine - Content Marketing Is Outpacing the Ethics Rule

    LP Magazine - Content Marketing Is Outpacing the Ethics Rule
    It was watching and reading news coverage from the aftermath of the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia earlier this year that my marketing column topic came to light. Usually the theme finds me, and in this case, with each press conference,…
Rank this Week: 157

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    A Comparison Of Alden Nursing Homes According To Medicare Data

    A Comparison Of Alden Nursing Homes According To Medicare Data
    Medicare Nursing Home Comparison 1 Alden Facility  Overall Rating  Health Inspections  Total # of Deficiencies  Nursing Home Staffing  RN Staff Only  Total # of Licensed Nurse Staff Hours/Resident/Day  Fire…
  • Dec 1

    Decubitus Ulcer Complications: Septic Shock

    Decubitus Ulcer Complications: Septic Shock
    In the United States, there are over 934,000 occurrences of septic shock each year. Sepsis is an advanced form of infection that is caused by bacteria or fungus and, if not treated quickly, has an extremely high rate of mortality. Elderly…
  • Nov 28

    Are Nursing Home Owners Putting Their Own Interests First?

    Are Nursing Home Owners Putting Their Own Interests First?
    The FBI apprehended a man and his wife in Atlanta this month for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The man, George Houser, owned three nursing homes which were all in disrepair and providing a substandard of living to the patients they served.…
Rank this Week: 169

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog
    For regular readers of the CAM Law Blog, we're adding new articles to our updated blog on our law firm website.For more details, see the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare and FDA Law Blog. You'll find articles on topics such…
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
Rank this Week: 168

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 156

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 162

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Feb 6

    Virgin Islands Supreme Court: Advocacy 1, Contempt 0

    Virgin Islands Supreme Court: Advocacy 1, Contempt 0
    The Virgin Islands Supreme Court has reversed an order finding an attorney in contempt of court. The attorney represented a mother whose children had been taken from her and was trying to get them back. The purported contempt came when...
  • Feb 5

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa
    Actual innocence need not be proven for a defendant to sue a criminal defense attorney for malpractice, according to a decision of the Iowa Supreme Court In the present case, the plaintiff faults his former criminal defense attorneys for…
  • Feb 5

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me
    The Iowa Supreme Court has privately admonished an attorney who sent an ex parte email to the judge reviewing an arbitration award of a county bar association. His (non-frivolous) beef with the award was that his former attorney was the...
Rank this Week: 184

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Federalist Society Debate on Ted Cruz's Eligibility to be President

    Federalist Society Debate on Ted Cruz's Eligibility to be President
    On Friday, February 5th at Harvard Law School, Larry Tribe and I debated whether Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen. Larry argued no, at least if one is an originalist like Cruz, and that in any event, the question is unsettled.Speaking as an…
  • Feb 3

    What is “constitutional” about “constitutional political economy”?

    What is “constitutional” about “constitutional political economy”?
    For the Symposium on the Constitution and Economic InequalityK. Sabeel RahmanLast week the Texas Law Review hosted an excellent symposium on the “Constitution and inequality,” centered around the forthcoming Constitution of…
  • Feb 2

    The Limits of Bernie Sanders' Imagination

    The Limits of Bernie Sanders' Imagination
    Sen. Sanders, whom I admire a great deal though I in fact support Hillary Clinton, has in recent speeches, including that last night in Iowa, of calling for a political "revolution." Moreover, he repeatedly emphasizes, altogether accurately,…
Rank this Week: 187

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 5

    TWiL 335: Lawyers In Latex

    TWiL 335: Lawyers In Latex
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Joe Mornin Software engineer and lawyer Joe Mornin, the Fine Bros reaction to the internet's reaction, more selfie animals, using DMCA notices as a marketing tool and more! Download or subscribe to…
  • Jan 22

    TWiL 334: Warrant Canary In A Law Mine

    TWiL 334: Warrant Canary In A Law Mine
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guests: Eric Goldman, Declan McCullagh ISIS and Twitter's liability, anonymity and identity on the blockchain, the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Consumer Review Freedom Act, beware of low-flying Ubers and…
  • Jan 15

    TWiL 333: Who the EFF are you?

    TWiL 333: Who the EFF are you?
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guests: Ana Georgina Alba Betancourt, Christopher Koopman Sharing economics, music label Monstercat's new business model, judge says the monkey can't own his selfie and more! Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 186

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Feb 5

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End
    Today the Fed issued a $131 million penalty against HSBC for playing fast and loose with some of the evidence...
  • Feb 3

    You are your employer

    You are your employer
    . . . when it comes to the company's reputation. At least, that's what argue in this piece over at...
  • Feb 3

    Could A Plaintiffs' Lawyer Join The Chancery Court?

    Could A Plaintiffs' Lawyer Join The Chancery Court?
    If the governor flips a coin, there's a 50% chance that a plaintiffs' lawyer will be the next Chancery Court...
Rank this Week: 177

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Short Wins – the “Standard Conditions of Supervised Release Need Attention Too” Edition.

    Short Wins – the “Standard Conditions of Supervised Release Need Attention Too” Edition.
    Here is a recap of some recent victories from the Sixth Circuit. Good to see vigilant defense counsel using foresight to prevent undue restrictions resulting from sentencing conditions. United States v. Arnold. Sixth Circuit: A jury…
  • Jan 30

    Confessing that you confessed is not the same as confessing the crime

    Confessing that you confessed is not the same as confessing the crime
    United States v. Pough, No. 15-1762 (3d Cir. Jan. 22, 2016) (unpublished) This non-precedential Third Circuit decision reminds district courts that confessing that you were coerced into confessing something is not the same as confessing that…
  • Jan 30

    Cross-examinination for Prosecutors: When You Can’t, and How You Can’t

    Cross-examinination for Prosecutors: When You Can’t, and How You Can’t
    Prosecutors often accuse defense attorneys, and our clients, of using unduly narrow interpretations of the law to justify conduct that hasn’t expressly been ruled illegal.  Who among us hasn’t heard the government invoke some…
Rank this Week: 183

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 4

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA
    UAW v. Hardin County, ___F. Supp. 2d ___(W.D. Kentucky, Feb. 3, 2016), is an important case. Download Hardin County Order A federal court held that a municipal ordinance which mandated right to work and limited union hiring halls and…
  • Jan 28

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released
    On January 28, 2016, the BLS released their annual statistics on union membership and the results are not pretty if you support unions, particularly in the private sector. Here. Among the highlights: • Public-sector workers had a union…
  • Jan 15

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee
    Exotic Island Enterprises v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___ (3rd Dep't. Jan. 14, 2016), raises a whole host of legal questions for which law review commentary is welcome. Factually, the court held that exotic dancers are employees for…
Rank this Week: 175

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface
    In Boston warmer winters often mean icy conditions. Melted snow or daytime rainfall collects in pools and puddles that may freeze when temps fall at night. Unfortunately, these icy surfaces can spell disaster, especially in public parking…
  • Feb 2

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?
    Car accidents can result in a long list of expenses, such as property damage and medical bills. But the financial toll doesn’t always end there.  Pain and suffering, both physical and mental, can result in long-term complications,…
  • Jan 29

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?
    It is common knowledge that fatigued or drowsy driving increases the risk of a crash. Unfortunately, drowsiness is a symptom of several medical conditions and a side effect of many prescription medications. For this reason, medications that…
Rank this Week: 174

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 173

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 172