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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
Rank this Week: 136

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Registration Opens for 2015 Summer Academic Ombuds Meeting

    Registration Opens for 2015 Summer Academic Ombuds Meeting
    The 13th annual gathering is returning to its original location at Northern Illinois University! The Summer Meeting provides an opportunity for academic ombuds to become better acquainted, to share concerns unique to our professional…
  • May 4

    Ombuds Serves Students at the University of Portugal

    Ombuds Serves Students at the University of Portugal
    Since 2010, Fernando Nunes Ferreira, has been Student Ombudsman for the Universidade do Porto ("U.Porto"), the largest Portuguese public university with about 31,000 students. According to an English language webpage that went live last week,…
  • May 4

    Blog Talk Radio to Feature UC Davis Ombud

    Blog Talk Radio to Feature UC Davis Ombud
    Patti Porter, the Texas Conflict Coach, will interview Rita Callahan on May 26, 2015. Callahan has been a conflict resolution professional for 20 years and and is now in the Ombuds Office at the University of California Davis. Here is…
Rank this Week: 137

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 6

    Likelihood of jurisdiction

    Likelihood of jurisdiction
    Appellate courts, we see, choose what interests them, and how much.  Sometimes they surprise the parties and their counsel. We weren’t all that shocked about the argument in Naffe v. Frey, the free-blogger-speech case involving…
  • May 3

    Out to launch

    Out to launch
    The glamour of the jet age! It can only get better when LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® touches down soon at #INTA2015! pic.twitter.com/aG7AA7YDGT — Likelihood TM Blog (@likely2confuse) May 3, 2015
  • Apr 29

    Boycotting the RIAA?

    Boycotting the RIAA?
    Originally posted 2007-03-07 08:48:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGizmodo seems to be the epicenter of this intriguing concept. Hat tip to attorney Brett Trout.
Rank this Week: 138

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Commissioner Stein Opposes WKSI Waiver Granted to Deutsche Bank

    Commissioner Stein Opposes WKSI Waiver Granted to Deutsche Bank
    By Jacquelyn LumbCommissioner Kara Stein issued a dissenting statement in response to the staff’s waiver which was granted yesterday to Deutsche Bank AG. Pursuant to the waiver, Deutsche Bank will not be considered an “ineligible…
  • May 5

    Subsidiary of Deadlocked Company Could Seek Dissolution in Equity

    Subsidiary of Deadlocked Company Could Seek Dissolution in Equity
    By Lene Powell, J.D.In a petition to dissolve a deadlocked company, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that although a subsidiary lacked standing to bring a petition for statutory dissolution under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act,…
  • May 4

    A Regional View on Prosecutorial, Regulatory Prioritie

    A Regional View on Prosecutorial, Regulatory Prioritie
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Zachary T. Fardon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and David A. Glockner, Director of the SEC’s Chicago Regional Office, offered their views on the priorities and challenges faced by their…
Rank this Week: 139

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • May 6

    FERC Grants Corpus Christi Liquefaction Authority to Commence Remaining Site Preparation

    FERC Grants Corpus Christi Liquefaction Authority to Commence Remaining Site Preparation
    Today, FERC issued an order granting Cheniere Energy affiliate Corpus Christi Liquefaction authority to commence all remaining site preparation activities for its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal project in Corpus Christi Bay,…
  • May 6

    Port Arthur LNG Files Draft Resource Reports with FERC

    Port Arthur LNG Files Draft Resource Reports with FERC
    Port Arthur LNG has filed Draft Resource Reports 1 (General Project Description) and 10 (Alternatives) with FERC as part of the pre-filing environmental review process for its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal near the City of…
  • May 5

    Article Provides Update on REI’s Proposed Port Mackenzie LNG Project

    Article Provides Update on REI’s Proposed Port Mackenzie LNG Project
    The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that Resources Energy Inc. (REI) is moving forward with plans to construct a small LNG export terminal at Port Mackenzie in Cook Inlet, Alaska, but the company currently has no gas suppliers for its…
Rank this Week: 140

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 141

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 6

    Guest Post: D&O Insurance on the Agenda of Shareholders’ Meetings in Germany

    Guest Post: D&O Insurance on the Agenda of Shareholders’ Meetings in Germany
    In the following guest post, Dr. Burkhard Fassbach and Dr. Niklas Rahlmeyer imagine a possible shareholder presentation about D&O insurance at an annual meeting of shareholders in Germany.  Fassbach is an Of Counsel with the…
  • May 5

    Yet Another Shareholder Suit Alleging Misrepresentation of Environmental Liabilitie

    Yet Another Shareholder Suit Alleging Misrepresentation of Environmental Liabilitie
    At a time when cyber liability and other hot topics dominate the discussion, potential corporate liability arising from environmental disclosures often does not receive the attention it should. However, as I have previously noted on this…
  • May 4

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Why it is Increasingly Common

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Why it is Increasingly Common
    Reps and Warranties insurance has been available for several years now, but there is no doubt that more recently there has been an increase in the product uptake. Indeed, according to an April 29, 2015 article from George Wang of the Haynes…
Rank this Week: 143

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 142

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 144

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

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

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 146

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
  • May 6

    SEC Awarded Over $1M to Compliance Whistleblower

    SEC Awarded Over $1M to Compliance Whistleblower
    The SEC awarded over a million dollars to a compliance professional who provided information that assisted the SEC in an enforcement action against the whistleblower’s company.The SEC whistleblower rules permit compliance officers to…
  • May 1

    Former Citi Broker Charged With Outside Business Activity

    Former Citi Broker Charged With Outside Business Activity
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:FINRA has accused David Lee Shafranek, a former broker with Citigroup Global Markets, of outside business activity. That is when a broker solicits a client to purchase securities not held or…
  • May 1

    UBS Under Investigation for Selling Currency and Foreign Exchange Product

    UBS Under Investigation for Selling Currency and Foreign Exchange Product
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The U.S. Justice Department is investigating UBS Financial Services, unsuitable recommendations and sales of currency and foreign exchange products, including the UBS V10 Enhanced FX Carry…
Rank this Week: 147

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 6

    Washington’s Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Numbers Rise

    Washington’s Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Numbers Rise
    42 sick with 7 hospitalized – At least 1 with acute kidney failure – E. coli source, likely animal contact. The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 associated…
  • May 5

    Canada Issues Apple Listeria Recall From 10 US State

    Canada Issues Apple Listeria Recall From 10 US State
    Sun Rich Fresh Foods Inc. of Richmond, BC, Canada is voluntarily recalling sliced apple and products containing sliced apples, from its Northeast Fresh Facility located in Brampton, ON, Canada because they have the potential to be…
  • May 4

    Seven Hospitalized with E. coli After Attending Milk Makers Fest

    Seven Hospitalized with E. coli After Attending Milk Makers Fest
    41 total sickened. The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 associated with the Milk Makers Fest that was held at the Northwest Fairgrounds in Lynden on 4/21…
Rank this Week: 148

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • May 5

    City of Los Angeles, CA Sues Wells Fargo for Fraud

    City of Los Angeles, CA Sues Wells Fargo for Fraud
    The city of Los Angeles has filed a civil complaint against Wells Fargo Bank (WFC). The lawsuit accuses the bank of encouraging employees to take part in conduct that was illegal and fraudulent, including setting up unauthorized accounts for…
  • Apr 30

    RBC Capital Markets Must Pay $1M Fine and $434K Restitution to Customers Over Unsuitable Reverse Convertible Sale

    RBC Capital Markets Must Pay $1M Fine and $434K Restitution to Customers Over Unsuitable Reverse Convertible Sale
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is ordering RBC Capital Market to pay restitution to customers for supervisory failures that allowed for the sale of reverse convertibles that were unsuitable for them. The firm must pay them about…
  • Apr 29

    Ex-Sonics Special Assistant Accused of $4M Wire Fraud, Ponzi Scam

    Ex-Sonics Special Assistant Accused of $4M Wire Fraud, Ponzi Scam
    Steve Gordon, who used to be the special assistant to the Seattle SuperSonics basketball team, has been charged with federal wire fraud. Gordon is accused of using false pretenses to initiate at least $4 million in business deals. The…
Rank this Week: 149

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 6

    The Patent Games Publicly Traded Companies Play

    The Patent Games Publicly Traded Companies Play
    In the patent arena it is not hypocrisy that is fueling the misguided strategies of tech companies. Instead it is the self-interest of tech CEOs who are increasingly only concerned about the short term. This is tragic because corporations are…
  • May 6

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz wants to dismantle research and innovation at DuPont

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz wants to dismantle research and innovation at DuPont
    It looks like DuPont is busy trying to find ways to pay back investors so that the corporation can keep one group in particular from forcing a corporate split to break away from what those investors see as unprofitable business activities.…
  • May 5

    How to Fix the Software Patent Mess: Go Back to Basic

    How to Fix the Software Patent Mess: Go Back to Basic
    If U.S. patent eligibility rules were more clear and predictable, the useful art of software development would be more prevalent. The “notorious computer” of the European Patent Office offers a viable option for reaching this…
Rank this Week: 150

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 151

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • May 6

    Recent scholarship about the Supreme Court

    Recent scholarship about the Supreme Court
    A recent article in the New York Times notes an increase in quantitative analysis of U.S. Supreme Court opinions. It cites forthcoming scholarship by Daniel Rockmore, Keith Carlson, and Michael Livermore as showing that the Court's current…
  • May 5

    Creating credibility by writing well

    Creating credibility by writing well
    "[G]ood briefs demand little physical or mental effort from the reader." So writes Bryan Garner in his latest ABA Journal column. Garner also cites Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman about the "halo effect"--the idea that a…
  • May 3

    ALWD Summer Conference Schedule

    ALWD Summer Conference Schedule
    The Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference Program Committee has released the full program for the 2015 Biennial Conference in Memphis, from June 3-5, 2015. Click here to have a look. The program includes information about the…
Rank this Week: 152

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 153

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Data Crunching Justices' Writing Style

    Data Crunching Justices' Writing Style
    If you've read Supreme Court cases from the early 19th century and the early 21st century, you probably have a sense that writing styles have changed. But can you quantify that?Three scholars from Dartmouth and UVa (two mathematicians and a…
  • May 1

    Alternative Legal Research Database

    Alternative Legal Research Database
    When you think of online legal research, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, or BloombergLaw probably spring to mind. With summer fast approaching, it may be worthwhile to explore some alternative legal research databases. As a general rule, no other…
  • Apr 28

    Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Case
    SCOTUS heard arguments today and you can listen to the recordings on Question 1 and Question 2.
Rank this Week: 154

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 3

    Zoe Quinn: Cyber victim or Cyberbully?

    Zoe Quinn: Cyber victim or Cyberbully?
    Zoe Quinn is being heralded as a helpless victim of the Internet's hate machine. Indeed, Katherine Clark, a Congressional representative for 5th District of Massachusetts, helped Ms. Quinn lie in front of Congress. Yet there's an untold story…
  • May 2

    Ever Had the Police Called on You for Blogging?

    Ever Had the Police Called on You for Blogging?
    If you're ever going to write about free speech on the Internet, expect a lot of bizarre behavior. Be prepared for lies. People will lie about you and then lie about ever having lied about you after they are exposed. You might even have the…
  • May 2

    Anti-#GamerGate Becomes a Cybersquatting Movement

    Anti-#GamerGate Becomes a Cybersquatting Movement
    In a predictable pattern, those who oppose free speech and ethics in journalism have resorted to more unethical tactics. Because I support free speech and GamerGate, I've endured several months of harassment. In their latest move,…
Rank this Week: 155

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 6

    There Really Is A Galaxy Far, Far Away

    There Really Is A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 6

    T-Mobile Never Settle Trial - Gunning For Verizon Wirele

    T-Mobile Never Settle Trial - Gunning For Verizon Wirele
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 6

    Got Big Data? Google Has A BigTable

    Got Big Data? Google Has A BigTable
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 156

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 5

    Will the Garland Shooting Show Us An America We Can Believe In?

    Will the Garland Shooting Show Us An America We Can Believe In?
    We all want safety and security. But prejudice and hate don’t promote security: they sustain public fear and provide a convenient scapegoat.
  • May 3

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day
    By Selin Thomas, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Fellow It would be impossible to bypass the endless torrent of violence and conflict currently ongoing around the world. Horrific scenes of decimated cities, bodies bloodied and limp,…
  • Apr 30

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five
    By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International Myanmar team Journalists critical of the authorities in Myanmar pay dearly for their stories. Five journalists at the Unity newspaper paid with their freedom. On World Press Freedom Day we remind the…
Rank this Week: 157

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
  • Aug 7

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
Rank this Week: 158

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 159

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    ACLU v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - May 6, 2015)

    ACLU v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - May 6, 2015)
    Today's opinion is technically about a Public Records Act request, not about the merits of the underlying program.  But for those unfamiliar with the scope of contemporary surveillance -- especially those who drive in Los Angeles -- I…
  • May 6

    In Re J.W. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 6, 2015)

    In Re J.W. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 6, 2015)
    "Appellant produced some evidence that he had turned his life around. Appellant had improved his behavior, finished high school, and was taking a class at a community college. We find this admirable. But the trial court was well within its…
  • May 5

    Davis v. Devanlay Retail Group (9th Cir. - May 5, 2015)

    Davis v. Devanlay Retail Group (9th Cir. - May 5, 2015)
    Do these two statutes mean the same thing:(A)  "A person located on a public sidewalk and engaged in the residential picketing of a residence shall not request, or require as a condition of leaving the sidewalk, the provision of money…
Rank this Week: 160

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    140 Law - Recent Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Recent Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Prisoner's window escape from Toronto courthouse was briefCanada’s first legal incubator opens at RyersonCriminal Arrested After 'Liking' His Own Mugshot On Facebook -…
  • Apr 30

    Mobilegeddon: Is Your Law Firm Website Ready to Pass Google’s New Mobile-Friendliness Test?

    Mobilegeddon: Is Your Law Firm Website Ready to Pass Google’s New Mobile-Friendliness Test?
    Some call it Mobilegeddon.Google began to roll out a mobile-friendliness update last Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  With this latest, major algorithmic change, Google will now be boosting search rankings of mobile-friendly web pages…
  • Apr 20

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish
    Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.The violations happened within a 4 month…
Rank this Week: 161

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 3

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 4, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 4, 2015
    Bloomberg: Elliott’s Newman Says Investors Too Optimistic on Argentina Deal ValueWalk: Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD) Pension Woes Could Hurt REIT Plans: Morgan Stanley Associated Press: Tropicana refuses anti-Icahn letter…
  • May 1

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 1, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 1, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. N.D. Tex.): Chapter 11 Voluntary Petition Filed on April 30, 2015 by ERG Intermediate Holdings LLC Bloomberg: Puerto Rico House Rejects Tax-Overhaul, Pushing Bonds Lower Press Release: PREPA Bondholder Group…
  • Apr 30

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 30, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 30, 2015
    A Busy Day in the N.D. Illinois Bankruptcy Court… Northwest Bancorporation of Illinois Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Court Docket: Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition Gulf Packaging Also Filed a Chapter 11 Petition in Chicago Court Docket:…
Rank this Week: 162

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 163

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 164

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 165

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 166

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 21

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    BAIG v. COCA-COLA If the D Ct 'forgets' about a claim but says 'case terminated,' the case is final and appealable http://t.co/QYrivyxvMK — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 21, 2015 BAIG v. COCA-COLA 7 Cir NATURALLY is generic and…
  • Apr 20

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection
    Slants CAFC ex parte appeal.pdf by martyschwimmer
  • Apr 20

    John Oliver on Patent

    John Oliver on Patent
Rank this Week: 167

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 6

    IACHR Requests Costa Rica to Adopt Precautionary Measures to Protect Indigenous People

    IACHR Requests Costa Rica to Adopt Precautionary Measures to Protect Indigenous People
    On April 30, 2015, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decided to request the adoption of precautionary measures in favor of the Teribe and Bribri of Salitre indigenous peoples, in Costa Rica. The request for precautionary…
  • May 4

    The European Court of Justice Rules on Obesity Discrimination

    The European Court of Justice Rules on Obesity Discrimination
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) has prepared a briefing sheet on the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice Rules on obesity dicrimination. Click here to view it. Hat tip to Sheila Ward at the American Society...
  • May 4

    2015 International Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting

    2015 International Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting
    The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) has announced that it will hold its Ninth Annual Meeting in beautiful Segovia, Spain from 27-29 October 2015. The theme of this year's Annual Meeting is "Developing Standards for Global…
Rank this Week: 168

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • May 6

    "There is no support for the assertion that Watkins had a First Amendment right to sing any sort of song in the post office lobby while standing in the service line."

    "There is no support for the assertion that Watkins had a First Amendment right to sing any sort of song in the post office lobby while standing in the service line."
    That's the conclusion in this 11th Circuit unpublished decision, which starts out:This case ensued after plaintiff-appellant Eric Watkins was asked to leave a post office and was denied service because he refused to stop singing. Watkins…
  • May 5

    GUEST POST BY BRIAN TOTH ON USA v. QUARTAVIOUS DAVIS

    GUEST POST BY BRIAN TOTH ON USA v. QUARTAVIOUS DAVIS
    Brian Toth wrote the following Guest Post on the en banc Davis case:The Eleventh Circuit Decides United States v. Davis En BancIn a decision that didn’t much matter for the individual defendant but mattered greatly for how law…
  • May 4

    May the 4th be with you

    May the 4th be with you
    Nerd out!Okay, now that that's out of the way, check out this front page article from the Washington Post about the aging prison population:Harsh sentencing policies, including mandatory minimums, continue to have lasting consequences for…
Rank this Week: 170

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • May 5

    China Employment Law: A Memo On The Practicalitie

    China Employment Law: A Memo On The Practicalitie
    In cleaning out my computer this weekend, I came across this memo from one of our China lawyers (who does a substantial amount of China employment law work) to a client from nearly two years ago. I gave it a quick read and near as I can tell…
  • May 4

    Don’t Sleep on Your China Trademark

    Don’t Sleep on Your China Trademark
    Was it George Santayana or Bill Paxton who said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”? Although the line was not about Chinese trademark law, it might as well have been. We have been beating the drum for…
  • Apr 29

    China VIEs Are Dead And I Told You So

    China VIEs Are Dead And I Told You So
    The Wall Street Journal just published an article on the threat of the proposed PRC foreign investment law on major companies in China that have used the VIE structure to enter into prohibited business sectors. Among the companies in the…
Rank this Week: 171

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • May 4

    Judicial Analytics and Ravel Law (database)

    Judicial Analytics and Ravel Law (database)
    From Dewey B Strategic (“Risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession“) “Ravel Law Launches Judges Analytics: Precedential Behaviour Analysis Made Easy.“
  • May 4

    Last Thoughts on Legislative Drafting and Poetry Month (April at the Law Library of Congress)

    Last Thoughts on Legislative Drafting and Poetry Month (April at the Law Library of Congress)
    “The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World,” April 28, 2015 by Jennifer Davis (Law Library of Congress) “…. The centrality of interpretation to law and poetry is also explored by Wallace Stevens, most markedly in…
  • May 4

    California Court Documents: Trial Court Documents and Appellate Court Brief

    California Court Documents: Trial Court Documents and Appellate Court Brief
    California Superior (trial) Court documents note: availability and cost will vary from one Superior Court to another. Visit the California Superior Court website where the case was filed and decided: For example: 1) Alameda County: The…
Rank this Week: 172

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Apr 7

    Inventing a Genre

    Inventing a Genre
    Nice piece in the NY Times on the 120th anniversary of the Lumieres' invention of the methods involved in putting visual stories onto 35mm strips of film. Lots of people worked on this idea around the same time - it's really impossible to say…
  • Apr 7

    3C is Fair Parody

    3C is Fair Parody
    Techdirt pointed me to a nice ruling that came down recently in New York (reported here in The Hollywood Reporter) in which U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska accepted a parody play as fair use. The play, 3C, is a direct parody of the…
  • Mar 26

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?
    If you're Jim Hines, apparently pretty well. Hines reports on the experience of having his Libromancer selected for the cut-price (USD 2) deal. He reports that the result was a surge in sales, a competitive price cut from other retailers,…
Rank this Week: 173

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 6

    Overall Drug Trend For Workers’ Compensation Increased 1.9%

    Overall Drug Trend For Workers’ Compensation Increased 1.9%
    Steven Webb, President, Workers’ Compensation, Express Scripts   …on the need for a team approach to opioid management There’s no silver bullet to manage the safety and cost concerns associated with opioid use. At…
  • May 6

    Manitoba WCB Highlights Grant Workplace Safety Winner

    Manitoba WCB Highlights Grant Workplace Safety Winner
    The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) announced the recipients of eight grants in support of projects that will help keep Manitoba (Canada) workers safe and recover from workplace injuries.   The funding is part of the…
  • May 5

    Have All The Right Information Before Changing Your TPA

    Have All The Right Information Before Changing Your TPA
    Rash decisions in the business world can be a significant expense. Not only can it be an expensive decision when changing out an insurer or third-party administrator (TPA), but it can lead to questions from both employees and…
Rank this Week: 174

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 5

    Why The USFSPA Is Unfair To Retired Veteran

    Why The USFSPA Is Unfair To Retired Veteran
    The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act was passed more than 30 years ago and has faced criticism by numerous veterans organizations ever since. The law routinely blindsides divorced servicemen and women who, after divorce,…
  • May 4

    Divorce Dilemma: Why Going Pro Se Is A Costly Mistake

    Divorce Dilemma: Why Going Pro Se Is A Costly Mistake
    By “Dad X” After watching two attorneys cost me thousands of dollars in fees and thousands more in what I considered allowing the judge to use a shovel between my bank account and my ex’s new Prada purse, I decided to appear…
  • May 3

    How To Make Sure An Income Deduction Order Terminate

    How To Make Sure An Income Deduction Order Terminate
    Question: I currently have an income deduction order in place so my child support payments are sent from my employer directly to my ex-wife. My daughter is about to reach the age of emancipation and I want to make sure my payments stop, but…
Rank this Week: 175

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 177

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Two Bloggers Offline: Can You Name Them?

    Two Bloggers Offline: Can You Name Them?
  • May 1

    Reading Material for Your Trip to INTA San Diego

    Reading Material for Your Trip to INTA San Diego
    Here are a few items to keep you occupied on the way to the INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego. If you'd like to get together, meet me in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis on Sunday at noon. I'll be the guy holding an orange stress ball in each…
  • May 1

    USPTO Seeks Leave to Intervene In FLANAX 4th Circuit Appeal

    USPTO Seeks Leave to Intervene In FLANAX 4th Circuit Appeal
    The USPTO has filed a motion for leave to intervene [here] in the pending 4th Circuit appeal from the E.D. Virginia's recent FLANAX decision.  The district court reversed the TTAB by holding that because Bayer never used the mark FLANAX…
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 5

    Incitement

    Incitement
    “If you protest, you’re just inciting the police to shoot you, so what do you expect?” Pretty stupid, huh? How about, “if you don’t want people to protest, then don’t treat them in a way that they feel like…
  • May 4

    CNN Column: Garland Shooting

    CNN Column: Garland Shooting
    Killing someone you disagree with is not “wide open and robust debate.” See We don’t shoot people for bigoted views, at CNN. Filed under: misc
  • May 3

    The Raunchy Version of Louie Louie — Lyrics Are Public Domain?

    The Raunchy Version of Louie Louie — Lyrics Are Public Domain?
    I recently wrote about the two year FBI investigation into the song Louie Louie. Read it here. The short version, some blueballed fuckhead agents and uptight feminists lost their shit at the thought that Louie Louie might be corrupting our…
Rank this Week: 179

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 180