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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

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 5

    A QDRO Can Protect Your Retirement Assets After Divorce

    A QDRO Can Protect Your Retirement Assets After Divorce
    From Fox Business: A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is an order that needs to be included in a divorce settlement agreement to provide former spouses their share of Erisa-qualified retirement assets. In order to receive your fair…
  • Feb 4

    Big Changes in Illinois Divorce Law

    Big Changes in Illinois Divorce Law
    From Daily North Shore: We’ve heard a thousand times that patience is a virtue, and the Bible tells me that Love is patient. The Fins wrote that “God did not create hurry;” the French, “Patience is bitter but its fruit...
  • Feb 3

    Primary Custody of Child Not Required During School Year

    Primary Custody of Child Not Required During School Year
    From The Legal Intelligencer: In September, I wrote an article regarding the case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), pertaining to the reversal of the trial court's child custody order when the trial court's decision was...
Rank this Week: 137

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
  • Feb 5

    FERC Releases Environmental Assessment for Proposed Elba Island LNG Export Terminal

    FERC Releases Environmental Assessment for Proposed Elba Island LNG Export Terminal
    Today, FERC released its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Elba Island liquefaction and LNG export terminal near Savannah, Ga.  Kinder Morgan affiliates Elba Liquefaction Company, LLC, Southern LNG Company, LLC, and Elba…
  • Feb 4

    LNG Canada Delays FID Until Late 2016

    LNG Canada Delays FID Until Late 2016
    The Globe and Mail reports that due to market conditions, LNG Canada has delayed a final investment decision (FID) on its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Kitimat, British Columbia until later in the year.  An FID was…
  • Feb 1

    Alaska LNG Project Faces “Significant Economic Headwinds”

    Alaska LNG Project Faces “Significant Economic Headwinds”
    Alaska Public Radio reports that representatives from the Alaska LNG Project told Alaska state legislators last week that the project faces “significant economic headwinds,” and while they remain committed to the project, the…
Rank this Week: 138

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 139

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry
    New Standards to Help Prevent an Estimated 50,000 Illnesses Annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the finalization of new federal…
  • Feb 4

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru
    The Kansas health department is yet to find the cause and source of a gastrointestinal illness that affected at least 10 people who ate at a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant, a spokeswoman for the department’s Johnson County office…
  • Feb 4

    CDC and FDA call Chipotle E. coli O26 Outbreaks Over – But:

    CDC and FDA call Chipotle E. coli O26 Outbreaks Over – But:
    Ultimately, no food item has been identified as causing the outbreak, and by the same token, no food has been ruled out as a cause. (FDA) The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and local officials…
Rank this Week: 140

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: 141

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

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

    IOA Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Emeriti Ombud

    IOA Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Emeriti Ombud
    The International Ombudsman Association is seeking nominations for potential Distinguished Emeritus honorees. IOA has traditionally awarded the distinction to retired Ombuds in recognition of their outstanding and dedicated service to the…
  • Feb 4

    Ryerson University Ombuds Reports on 2014-15 Activitie

    Ryerson University Ombuds Reports on 2014-15 Activitie
    Nora Farrell, the Ryerson Ombudsperson, reports that her office received 520 concerns in the last academic year, a rebound of nearly 8% from 2013-14.  The focus of Farrell's annual report is not on the numbers, but on the recommendations…
  • Feb 3

    Meet South Dakota State University's New Ombud

    Meet South Dakota State University's New Ombud
    Nicole Picconi has been appointed as the first Ombuds for students, faculty and staff at SDSU. (Previously, the university had a dean of students who also served as a part-time Ombuds for students.) “This hire is the result of…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 143

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 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…
  • Jan 28

    FINRA’s report on the “Senior Help Line”: Highlights and Result

    FINRA’s report on the “Senior Help Line”: Highlights and Result
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This past Wednesday, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a report evaluating early results of the Senior Help Line it launched in April of 2015. There were 2,500 calls…
Rank this Week: 144

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    SEC Should Require Gender Pay Discrepancy Disclosure, Adviser Say

    SEC Should Require Gender Pay Discrepancy Disclosure, Adviser Say
    By John Filar AtwoodPay equity is an indicator of a well-managed, well-governed company, according to investment adviser Pax Ellevate Management, which has asked the SEC to require public companies to disclose gender pay ratios every year. If…
  • Feb 4

    SEC Study: NYSE Trading Suspension Resulted in Migration to Other Exchange

    SEC Study: NYSE Trading Suspension Resulted in Migration to Other Exchange
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.The SEC issued a research paper analyzing the movement of trading following the NYSE’s suspension of trading for over three hours in July 2015. The paper was published on the SEC’s equity market structure…
  • Feb 3

    House Passes Bill to Expand Accredited Investor Definition

    House Passes Bill to Expand Accredited Investor Definition
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The House has once again begun a new year by moving forward on a few securities bills, including one that would broaden the definition of accredited investor. Two other bills that add to the SEC’s responsibilities…
Rank this Week: 145

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 146

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 31

    Two German Cities in Winter

    Two German Cities in Winter
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Germany this week, with the first stop for a meeting and a short visit in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg – “Free,” as a free Imperial city under the Holy Roman Empire, and…
  • Jan 26

    Delaware Chancellor Rejects Disclosure-Only Settlement, Signals What’s Next for Merger Objection Suit

    Delaware Chancellor Rejects Disclosure-Only Settlement, Signals What’s Next for Merger Objection Suit
    In a January 22, 2016 Delaware Court of Chancery decision that likely will prove to be significant because of the light it sheds on the future of disclosure-only settlements in merger objection lawsuits in Delaware, Chancellor Andre Bouchard…
  • Jan 26

    The Game of Name

    The Game of Name
    Long-time readers know that I am a huge fan of European soccer. When I have the time, there is just about nothing else that I would rather do than watch a match in one of the top leagues. Part of the reason I enjoy it so much is that the…
Rank this Week: 147

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 148

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Feb 5

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music
    <a href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london" data-mce-href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london">kelo v new london by Swamp…
  • Feb 5

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked
    Here's a decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, similar to a recent case from the Oregon Supreme Court involving highway improvements which cut off existing access. The issue in Hoffer Properties, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation,…
  • Feb 3

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference
    We've posted a lot lately reporting on the 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference, recently held in Austin. We have a couple of more posts for you before we turn to other things. Here is the first, a run-down of…
Rank this Week: 150

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Jan 29

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse
    QED Benchmark Management LLC and its hedge fund manager Peter Kuperman will resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges accusing them of misleading investors about the QED Benchmark LP hedge fund’s historical performance and…
Rank this Week: 152

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
  • Feb 5

    In midst of stiff corporate headwinds, Toshiba maintains spot as leading innovator

    In midst of stiff corporate headwinds, Toshiba maintains spot as leading innovator
    Toshiba exists among the giants of the U.S. patent landscape, placing sixth among all companies in terms of patents received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2015; it took home 2,627 U.S. patents in 2015. This sixth-place showing…
  • Feb 5

    Something’s Got to Give

    Something’s Got to Give
    This month, Inventors Digest features interviews with two heavyweights in American enterprise: Priceline inventor and chair of Walker Digital, Jay Walker; and Mark Cuban, founder of Broadcast.com, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a regular…
  • Feb 4

    Smarter manufacturing policies, not tariffs or negotiators, is what America need

    Smarter manufacturing policies, not tariffs or negotiators, is what America need
    The U.S. cannot win a trade war based on raising tariffs. Rather than engage in a trade war that the U.S. can’t win, why not embrace smarter manufacturing policies? when we outsource manufacturing we are handing over the follow-on…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Jan 31

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”
    Barbara Bavis, Senior Legal Reference Specialist in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will present a program at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in San Diego this Friday, February 5,…
  • Jan 29

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online
    The Scrivener is the newsletter for Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers. The Winter issue is now available online at the Scribes website. Professor Maureen Collins (pictured at the far right) of The John Marshall Law School…
  • Jan 27

    CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning

    CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning
    Here's a reminding of the upcoming deadline for proposals for the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2016 Conference on “Real-World Readiness,” June 10-11, 2016 at the Washburn University School of Law—Topeka, Kansas The…
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/
  • 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: 155

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Feb 3

    Low-income Washingtonians Need Legal Help

    Low-income Washingtonians Need Legal Help
    This fall the state Office of Civil Legal Aid published a new report (commissioned by the Supreme Court and prepared by a team at WSU) describing the frequency and type of legal needs of low-income state residents: 2015 Washington State Civil…
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
    Today is Data Privacy Day. According to Wikipedia, it began in Europe, with the Council of Europe's Data Protection Day. The date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the Council of Europe's Convention for the Protection of Individuals with…
  • Jan 20

    Law Firm Search Engine

    Law Firm Search Engine
    Need information about local law firms? Looking for a source of free legal research? Try the new Law Firm Search Engine!http://lawfirmsearchengine.com/Developed by librarian Jeffrey H. Buckley, this search engine allows you to search…
Rank this Week: 157

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Feb 5

    Google's Safe Browsing Now Protects Against Deceptive Site

    Google's Safe Browsing Now Protects Against Deceptive Site
    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.
  • Feb 5

    Windows 10 Phones - Welcome To The Continuum

    Windows 10 Phones - Welcome To The Continuum
    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.
  • Feb 5

    SmartWatches Are So Over...Are You Ready For The SmartRing?

    SmartWatches Are So Over...Are You Ready For The SmartRing?
    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: 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/
  • Feb 5

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)
    I'm looking at the caption of the case.  "Stuard v. Stuard".  Divorce case, I assume.Except it's Jeffrey Stuard v. Matthew Stuard.  No biggie.  Gay divorce case.Nope.Not a family law case at all, then.  Brothers…
  • Feb 4

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)
    An test that Robert Smith took when he was 15 years old (in 1964) indicated that he had an I.Q. of 62.  One that he took later that year indicated an I.Q. of 71.Smith committed a murder in 1980.Tests taken in 2005 and 2007 indicated in…
  • Feb 3

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)
    Defendant carjacks someone, pushing the victim down while her six-year old child stood by crying.  Defendant then speeds off in the vehicle, almost running over a bystander in the process.When the police start a chase, defendant then…
Rank this Week: 160

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    NYPL Labs Remix Residency

    NYPL Labs Remix Residency
    New York Public Library offers its first Virtual $2,000 residency to do transformative things with its digital collection!http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/remixTimeline: February 19, 2016 -> March 11, 2016…
  • Dec 16

    Access to Court Opinions Expands - UELMA is Model

    Access to Court Opinions Expands - UELMA is Model
    Richard Leiter, Director of the Library, at University of Nebraska College of Law commented that the change adopted by the Nebraska Supreme Court was rolled out after two years of planning with the goal of being UELMA compliant.  In…
  • Nov 28

    The 37 Java API Packages Claimed by Oracle against Google

    The 37 Java API Packages Claimed by Oracle against Google
    Have you ever wondered what the 37 Java API packages (application programming interface) are in the dispute between Oracle and Google?They can be found in the footnotes in pages 7 and 8 of the decision in May 9,…
Rank this Week: 161

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Yet Another Privacy Tort Comes to Ontario "There is a cancer on Canadian journalism.The malignancy is Postmedia Network Canada Corp."Canadians who can't wait for doctor-assisted…
  • Jan 29

    When The Press Comes A'Calling

    When The Press Comes A'Calling
    In the course of your work as a legal professional, you may receive the occasional call from the media, seeking your comments or insights on a recent legal development or issue.Handling these enquiries with expertise and grace will…
  • Jan 25

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of January 25, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of January 25, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Lawyers, stop wasting time on social media marketing Mitch Kowalski: Axiom gobbles up Canadian market share in fascinating deal with Cognition27 Months of Reasonable Notice After…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Feb 4

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc
    Here's the order.The third opinion was back in December.
  • Feb 4

    Jordan and Pryor agree...

    Jordan and Pryor agree...
    ...that sleeping during a murder trial is not ineffective.  After a strenuous debate earlier in the week (Jordan v. Pryor), we get this per curiam unpublished doozy (Julie Carnes also joined):We issued a certificate of appealability to…
  • Feb 3

    It's a very old Supreme Court

    It's a very old Supreme Court
    Four Justice are older than 75.  This op-ed wonders whether that's a problem.  It certainly will be a big deal for the next President.  From the conclusion:The problem of an aging judiciary extends beyond the Supreme Court to…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 164

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash
    A pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Westwood area car accident, which officials said, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred near the corner of Wilshire…
  • Jan 5

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Case

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Case
    A 22-year-old Santa Ana woman has been arrested a month after she fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Belen Guadalupe was arrested after investigators tracked her down from a…
  • Dec 31

    DUI Crash In City Of Industry Causes Critical Injurie

    DUI Crash In City Of Industry Causes Critical Injurie
    Two men were injured, one critically, in a car crash in Industry the night of December 27, 2015. According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Giano…
Rank this Week: 165

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/
  • Feb 5

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue
    When Stephen Miller blogged a week ago about the implications of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, it seemed like things were winding to a close. Ammon Bundy and the other organizers had been arrested and...
  • Feb 4

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob
    It's called A Matter of Death and Life: A Movie about Cities through the Lens of Jane Jacobs. Apparently there was a screening in LA last week. Probably out soon. Here is how the film describes itself: Fifty years ago,...
  • Feb 4

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause
    A complaint filed in mid-January by plaintiffs in Michigan's Court of Claims alleges a novel, and intriguing claim. Taken to its limits, the class action essentially alleges that the State of Michigan inversely condemned the entire City of…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 167

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 3

    China Non-Compete

    China Non-Compete
    This post explains the type of China employee that can be bound by a non-compete provision and on the likelihood a China court will enforce such a non-compete. Or not. One of the big issues in China employment law is against whom non-compete…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Feb 5

    Nursing Home Neglect Prompts Levin & Perconti Lawsuit

    Nursing Home Neglect Prompts Levin & Perconti Lawsuit
    The son of a nursing home resident who died has filed a lawsuit in Cook County. The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home did not properly supervise the man’s mother, during which time she fell. The woman later died from complications…
  • Feb 3

    Levin & Perconti File Lawsuit in Choking Death

    Levin & Perconti File Lawsuit in Choking Death
    A nursing home resident died as the result of choking, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County, states that the man, a resident of Alden Estates of Orland Park, died after choking on his meal. The man lived at the nursing…
  • Feb 1

    Nursing Home Sued For Violations of Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

    Nursing Home Sued For Violations of Illinois Nursing Home Care Act
    A Cook County man filed a lawsuit alleging negligent care led to a woman’s death. The lawsuit, filed against the Glenview Terrace Nursing Center, states that they failed to properly supervise the woman and she suffered several falls.…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
Rank this Week: 170

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jan 26

    8 Court Tips: Surviving Your Day In Court

    8 Court Tips: Surviving Your Day In Court
    It’s never easy walking into a courtroom for your divorce or child custody case. If this is the first time you’ve made a court appearance, there are likely a million thoughts racing through your mind. You might not know what to…
  • Jan 25

    Can I Terminate My Ex-Partner’s Parental Rights?

    Can I Terminate My Ex-Partner’s Parental Rights?
    Question: My ex-wife left me and my kids last year and I would like to terminate her parental rights. She provides no support for our two children and is not a good mother. What is the process for ending her parental rights? Answer: While I…
  • Jan 24

    Will Marital Fault Affect Whether I Pay Alimony?

    Will Marital Fault Affect Whether I Pay Alimony?
    Question: Will marital fault factor into whether or not I have to pay alimony? Answer: I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws in your state and can only provide you with general…
Rank this Week: 171

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: 172

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership
    Twelve nations with a collective population of 800 million persons signed a new trade deal today known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP. The twelve nations include the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei,…
  • Feb 1

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law
    The U.S. Department of State will hold a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law to discuss international parentage and surrogacy. The meeting will take place on February 9, 2016 from 1 pm until 4 pm, Room...
  • Jan 31

    ICJ to Hold Public Hearings in Nuclear Disarmament Case

    ICJ to Hold Public Hearings in Nuclear Disarmament Case
    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will hold public hearings from March 9-16, 2016 in three related cases brought by The Marshall Islands: Obligations concerning Negotiations regarding Cessation of the Nuclear Arms…
Rank this Week: 173

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
  • Jan 29

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day
    The Oregonian has posted the Oregon  Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability report to the Oregon Supreme Court on Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day. You can find the report’s link at their 1/25/16 article:…
  • Jan 29

    The 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes are (almost) Now Online

    The 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes are (almost) Now Online
    Legislative Counsel just reported that the 2015 ORS will become available on Sunday, January 30 (I think they mean Sunday the 31st – or maybe Saturday the 30th?): “Note: The Oregon Revised Statutes will be unavailable Sunday,…
  • Jan 28

    Oregon House and Senate 2016 Bill

    Oregon House and Senate 2016 Bill
    The short session Oregon Legislative 2016 bills are now online. As of this moment, however, the 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are still NOT online, but if you’re very lucky you may click on that link one day, even one moment from…
Rank this Week: 174

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 5

    Ringler Associates Makes Organizational Announcement And Other News Tidbit

    Ringler Associates Makes Organizational Announcement And Other News Tidbit
    Here are the best tidbits of recent news from the workers’ comp world:   Ringler Associates Incorporated Makes Organizational Announcement Ringler Associates Incorporated, the nation’s largest structured settlement company,…
  • Feb 5

    Hundreds of Ohio Employers Benefit from Workplace Safety

    Hundreds of Ohio Employers Benefit from Workplace Safety
    Keeping employees safe can certainly pay dividends for many employers.   Recently, more than 570 Ohio employers have received, or are in the process of receiving, nearly $15 million in safety grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers…
  • Feb 4

    Claim File Conferences Give Perspective On Moving Claims Forward

    Claim File Conferences Give Perspective On Moving Claims Forward
    Claim offices frequently employ a technique known as individual file conferences where the adjuster and the supervisor set aside a specific time to discuss one or more large, serious and/or catastrophic claims. Frequently the…
Rank this Week: 175

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant
    The Board was not pleased with Applicant Rani Sachdev's motion for a protective order, filed on the day her discovery responses were due. It denied the motion as deficient and meritless, ordered Sachdev to show cause why sanctions should not…
  • Feb 4

    WYHA? CARBON ELIMINATOR Merely Descriptive of Fuel Additive, Says TTAB

    WYHA? CARBON ELIMINATOR Merely Descriptive of Fuel Additive, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal to register the mark CARBON ELIMINATOR, finding it to be merely descriptive of "non-chemical enzyme fuel additive" [CARBON disclaimed]. Applicant's own specimen of use stated that the product…
  • Feb 3

    TTAB Renders Split Decision in MONSTER v. MONSTERFISHKEEPERS Double-Header

    TTAB Renders Split Decision in MONSTER v. MONSTERFISHKEEPERS Double-Header
    The Board sustained Monster Energy's opposition to registration of the M Design mark shown below left, finding it likely to cause confusion with Monster Energy's registered design mark shown below right, for overlapping clothing items.…
Rank this Week: 176

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

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

    Chancery Determines that Electronically Stored Information and Personal Emails of Directors Must Be Provided to Stockholder

    Chancery Determines that Electronically Stored Information and Personal Emails of Directors Must Be Provided to Stockholder
    The Delaware Court of Chancery published an opinion this week that includes electronically stored information as part of the “books and records” that a stockholder can demand from a corporation and its directors and officers.…
  • Jan 31

    Chancery Sounds Death Knell for Most Disclosure-Only Settlement

    Chancery Sounds Death Knell for Most Disclosure-Only Settlement
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently issued a seminal decision that may signal the end of (at least) most disclosure-only settlements in class action cases that challenge mergers. In Re Trulia Inc. Stockholder…
  • Jan 24

    Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Section 220 Claim

    Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Section 220 Claim
    A recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a ruling of the Court of Chancery which rejected a claim under DGCL section 220 for books and records related to the aborted “inversion” merger of Abbvie, Inc. By Order…
Rank this Week: 177

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
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
  • Feb 5

    Super Bowling for Dollar

    Super Bowling for Dollar
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Yesterday, on Twitter (yes, I’m on Twitter @wolmanj), I shared an article by Mike Masnick from 2012 regarding the myth of the Big Game/Super Bowl nomenclature.  It seems the issue is still a popular one on…
  • Feb 4

    Why Are You Giving Fired Employees 21 Days to Consider Severance?

    Why Are You Giving Fired Employees 21 Days to Consider Severance?
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Plenty of employers let go of an employee and give them some prefabricated separation/severance agreement, hoping to pay the now disgruntled former employee to go gentle into that goodnight.  They go online and…
  • Jan 30

    Sono Stato a Roma Ma Non Ho Visto Un Cazzo! (I was in Rome and I didn’t see dick!)

    Sono Stato a Roma Ma Non Ho Visto Un Cazzo! (I was in Rome and I didn’t see dick!)
    Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, visited Rome recently, and in order to avoid offending his delicate sensibilities, the Italians covered up all the dicks and tits on the statues for him. (fonte) (source) It probably comes as no surprise to…
Rank this Week: 179

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: 180