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The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 136

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Rep. Sherman Pressing to End FASB Lease Accounting Initiative

    Rep. Sherman Pressing to End FASB Lease Accounting Initiative
    At a recent hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen to help him kill the FASB  initiative to change the lease accounting standard, which he said is an effort to fix…
  • Jul 28

    President Issues Veto Message on SEC Spending Bill

    President Issues Veto Message on SEC Spending Bill
    The President issued a veto message on the FY 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5016), which the House approved on a vote of 228-195 to provide annual funding for the SEC, the Treasury Department, the…
  • Jul 28

    Levin Senate Panel Finds Basket Options Abused by Banks and Hedge Fund

    Levin Senate Panel Finds Basket Options Abused by Banks and Hedge Fund
    Two global banks and more than a dozen hedge funds misused a complex financial structure to claim billions of dollars in unjustified tax savings and to avoid leverage limits that protect the financial system from risky debt, a Senate panel…
Rank this Week: 137

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Legal training course on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing

    Legal training course on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing
    Join the team at TrustLaw on 22 & 23 September for a legal training course on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing. The CPD accredited course will cover topics ranging from structuring options and legal challenges for social…
  • Jul 28

    Tweet du Jour….

    Tweet du Jour….
  • Jul 28

    Chameleon Copy – Bespoke web design and content

    Chameleon Copy – Bespoke web design and content
    A very good friend, Natasha Phillips, has set up her own web design and content service and I am delighted to be able to give it a mention here! “Chameleon Copy offers bespoke website design and content, press releases, speeches,…
Rank this Week: 138

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Rich Get Richer: Cruise Executive Goldstein Unloads $2,599,935.36 of Royal Caribbean Stock

    The Rich Get Richer: Cruise Executive Goldstein Unloads $2,599,935.36 of Royal Caribbean Stock
    Media reports say that Royal Caribbean Cruises Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Goldstein sold 42,152 shares of his cruise company’s stock yesterday. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.68 for $2,599,935.36. COO Goldstein…
  • Jul 25

    Royal Caribbean Bars Pregnant Passenger, Then Apologize

    Royal Caribbean Bars Pregnant Passenger, Then Apologize
    News sources in Canada are reporting that Royal Caribbean barred a woman from cruising with her family after she admitted that she was pregnant but didn't have a note from her doctor stating that she was fit to travel.  Global Toronto…
  • Jul 24

    Norwegian Cruise Line Wins Worst Cruise Line in the World Award

    Norwegian Cruise Line Wins Worst Cruise Line in the World Award
    It's been a while since I awarded my "Worst Cruise Line in the World" award. Quite frankly, I became tired of giving it to Carnival and Royal Caribbean every month.  But a reader of Cruise Law News just sent me a story of little…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Jul 29

    Cal App: OK For County To Mislead By Omission In Due Process Notice

    Cal App: OK For County To Mislead By Omission In Due Process Notice
    A couple of years ago, we posted the complaint (actually, a petition for mandate) alleging a big regulatory takings claim against the County of San Luis Obispo based on the County's denial of a permit to drill for oil. A very big claim. $6.24…
  • Jul 28

    "My entire house has been stolen" (And No, It Wasn't By Eminent Domain)

    "My entire house has been stolen" (And No, It Wasn't By Eminent Domain)
    When we eminent domain lawyers deal with claims that the government or some other entity is "stealing" someone's property, we recognize that such claims are somewhat ... metaphorical. But here's a situation where it appears that some poor…
  • Jul 24

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
    Civil Beat has a piece by Ian Lind ("Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising?") that has more on that story we first posted about here ("Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!"). He writes: Local attorney and…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Jul 23

    History of Securities Regulation

    History of Securities Regulation
    Check out the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, a virtual museum with lots of fascinating content: a timeline, original documents, oral histories, and more. It even includes film clips, such as a newsreel of SEC chairman…
  • Jul 17

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22
    The Reference Office will be closed for a short time on Tuesday, July 22, from 12:30- 2pm so that staff may attend a meeting.The Law Library will be open its full schedule that day, 8am - 5pm.
  • Jul 14

    When to Stop Researching

    When to Stop Researching
    Many legal researchers struggle with the question: When can I stop researching?No one answer is appropriate for all situations. Consider:Costs. If you're handling a case worth millions of dollars, it is worth spending extra time looking…
Rank this Week: 141

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jul 23

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”
    The Columbus Dispatch on July 23, 2014 released the following: By Jennifer Smith Richards “The FBI is examining the relationship between the Horizon Science Academy charter schools and several technology vendors, including some based in…
  • Jul 8

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 8, 2014 released the following: “Director Comey Addresses the Importance of Partnerships 07/08/14 FBI Director James Comey was in Miami yesterday, where he spoke at the opening of the…
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Jul 28

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport
    Two sports stories caught my attention this weekend: the Colorado Rockies gave out 15000 jerseys Saturday night despite the misspelled name on the back, and the plaque for new Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux contains a grammatical error. The plaque…
  • Jul 26

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!
    If you're going to Washington D.C. this January for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan an extra day to stop by the Library of Congress which will have a special exhibit on the Magna Carta....
  • Jul 25

    Congress.gov

    Congress.gov
    The Law Library of Congress recently debuted a new website, Congress.gov. The new website makes it easier to search for information about federal legislation. Go on, have a look at www.congress.gov. It's pretty cool. (mew) Related articles…
Rank this Week: 143

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 144

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
  • Jul 30

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging
    A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active developers of new intellectual properties in the world. Although this…
  • Jul 29

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right
    Stealing originally created content is extremely problematic, whether it is a blog article, a newspaper article, a book, painting, photograph or movie. If you search the Internet for practically anything you will be inundated with the same…
  • Jul 29

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker
    The Xerox Corporation Ltd. of Norwalk, CT, is a major American multinational corporation, which offers one of the world’s most extensive line of printing products, both for business and personal uses… We start today’s…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Jul 23

    Investors Pursue UBS's Puerto Rico Brokerage Over Closed-End Bond Fund

    Investors Pursue UBS's Puerto Rico Brokerage Over Closed-End Bond Fund
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is reporting that roughly 400 claims have already been filed against UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico (UBS) and other brokerage firms over the fallout of municipal bonds and bond funds…
  • Jul 22

    Net Asset Value of Tony Thompson's Former Nontraded REIT Strategic Realty Trust Plunge

    Net Asset Value of Tony Thompson's Former Nontraded REIT Strategic Realty Trust Plunge
    Investors in Strategic Realty Trust Inc. have been notified that the NAV of the nontraded real estate investment trust has dropped almost 30% from $10/share to $7.11/share. The REIT, previously known as TNP Strategic Realty Trust Inc., has a…
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to grant a delay in the implementation of proposed changes to rule 2340, which impacts customer account statements. The self-regulatory organization had…
Rank this Week: 146

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist
    A Shepard’s diagram typically describes the composition of soil in terms of three materials: clay, silt, and sand. The pyramid labels each portion according to the respective proportions of those materials in a particular clump of soil.…
  • Jul 28

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
  • Jul 25

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school
    My hypothesis was that the larger the law school, in terms of students enrolled, the more graduates it would have who are the general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. To keep the data tractable and the plot below legible, I took the 150…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 147

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • 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. …
  • Jun 25

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!
  • Jun 19

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation
    Lower the fear of having incomplete or wrong information on a deal, leaving errors in a document, or missing good precedent. Take 30 minutes at the AALL Annual Meeting to attend our AALL Theater Presentation/Exhibitor Showcase:How to Help…
Rank this Week: 149

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
  • Jul 29

    Pennsylvania Broker Charged In Ponzi Scheme

    Pennsylvania Broker Charged In Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Patricia S. Miller, a Pennsylvania broker, was charged with conducting a massive Ponzi scheme. Miller allegedly used her position as a trusted financial adviser, as…
  • Jul 28

    Seattle Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

    Seattle Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Dennis Daugs Jr., who was the managing director of a Seattle advisory firm, Lakeside Capital Management, used assets from the portfolio of a senior citizen client to…
  • Jul 23

    Former Broker Barred from Security Industry Due to Sale of Alternative Investment

    Former Broker Barred from Security Industry Due to Sale of Alternative Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Robert Christian Acri, a broker formerly with World Equity Group Inc., was barred from the securities industry. Acri allegedly was involved in the sale of…
Rank this Week: 150

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 151

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 24

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?
    @RonColeman @likely2confuse Can you opine on this one: http://t.co/NTwO0K6XzH — Keith Kaplan (@kkaplan) July 24, 2014 So, yes:  One of my many continuing series around here has long been the assertion of trademark rights by…
  • Jul 22

    DC Circuit: Press Not Shielded

    DC Circuit: Press Not Shielded
    Originally posted 2005-02-15 11:44:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnother red hot AP story: The Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that Time magazine’s Matthew Cooper and The New York Times’ Judith…
  • Jul 22

    Underneath Their Robe

    Underneath Their Robe
    Originally posted 2005-03-23 08:59:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterStumbled onto the fascinating and well-written Underneath Their Robes blog this morning, before the phones start ringing and those detestable faxes start slithering in.…
Rank this Week: 152

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 30

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia
    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.
  • Jul 30

    New Litigation Tool - Google Search

    New Litigation Tool - Google Search
    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.
  • Jul 29

    Remind Yourself With Your Voice

    Remind Yourself With Your Voice
    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: 153

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Jul 30

    PLUS Complimentary Webinar: An Insurer's Duty to Advance, Notwithstanding Coverage Defense

    PLUS Complimentary Webinar: An Insurer's Duty to Advance, Notwithstanding Coverage Defense
    August 19, 201412:00 PM ESTIn a fast-paced debate based on a management liability hypothetical, our panel of experienced insurance industry insiders will discuss multiple issues and precedents typically arising in duty to advance cases.Topics…
  • Jul 29

    NCAA Reaches Preliminary $75 Million Settlement for Concussion-Based Class Action

    NCAA Reaches Preliminary $75 Million Settlement for Concussion-Based Class Action
    Today, the NCAA reached a preliminary $75 million settlement for the various concussion-based class actions that were consolidated in In Re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation.  Under the…
  • Jul 21

    UK: Insurance Contract Law Reform – Insurance Bill Introduced to Parliament

    UK: Insurance Contract Law Reform – Insurance Bill Introduced to Parliament
    We have previously reported on the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commissions’ review of insurance contracts law (see our blog here). The Insurance Bill (the Bill), introduced to Parliament on 17 July 2014, contains the latest…
Rank this Week: 155

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
  • Jul 29

    B.C. Oil and Gas Commission Updates LNG Facility Regulation

    B.C. Oil and Gas Commission Updates LNG Facility Regulation
    The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission announced that it has enacted the new Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation (LNGFR) under the authority of Section 111(2) of the Oil and Gas Activities Act.  The announcement states that…
  • Jul 29

    Quicksilver Resources Canada Files for LNG Export Authority

    Quicksilver Resources Canada Files for LNG Export Authority
    Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. (Quicksilver) filed an application with the Canadian National Energy Board to export 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) (960 Bcf/year) of LNG over 25 years from the proposed Discovery LNG Project located just…
  • Jul 28

    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited to Acquire Nova Scotia LNG Terminal Site

    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited to Acquire Nova Scotia LNG Terminal Site
    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) announced that it will acquire the Bear Head LNG terminal site in Nova Scotia for US$11 million.  The site was at one time being developed as an LNG import terminal by Anadarko Petroleum.  LNGL…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Jul 30

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)
    The last few weeks have seen a barrage of criticism regarding San Francisco’s land use rules; among the critiques was a Washington Post op-ed quoting luminaries like Enrico Moretti, descrying the land use rules for restricting housing…
  • Jul 29

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering
    Today the White House released its report entitled The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change. Here are the two takeaway paragraphs: Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that…
  • Jul 28

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law
    The good folks in Missoula shared their position advertisement with me so I can it share with you all. Jim K. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a...
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 158

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jul 29

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart
    Wife of active duty U.S. Navy diver is one of 275 people who became ill with Shigellosis  Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne…
  • Jul 27

    Walmart’s Salsarita’s Sickened 275 with Shigella – Lawsuit to Follow

    Walmart’s Salsarita’s Sickened 275 with Shigella – Lawsuit to Follow
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.  According to the Arkansas…
  • Jul 27

    Another Cyclospora Outbreak?

    Another Cyclospora Outbreak?
    Federal officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now stepping in to assist health officials in 13 states in investigating a spike in cases of Cyclosporiasis, according to CIDRAP. Cyclosporiasis is an…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Jul 26

    Calls to Step Up Funding of the Elder Justice Act

    Calls to Step Up Funding of the Elder Justice Act
    As we have discussed previously in this space, state and federal governments are active in monitoring nursing homes for neglect and abuse, and promulgate rules and regulations that facilities must abide by in order to keep their doors open,…
  • Jul 24

    Congress Slow to Combat Elder Abuse and Neglect?

    Congress Slow to Combat Elder Abuse and Neglect?
    As federal and state agencies, including those of Illinois, continue to grapple with the issues of elder abuse and neglect, the United States Congress has been slow to act on the pressing need to detect and combat elder abuse, neglect and…
  • Jul 22

    Sobering Statistics on the Elderly Population and Abuse

    Sobering Statistics on the Elderly Population and Abuse
    The National Center on Elder Abuse’s (NCEA) Administration on Aging publishes on its website a bevy of statistics on the elderly population, as well as the severity of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. While poring through numbers…
Rank this Week: 160

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 161

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: 162

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 30

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye
    Via Radley Balko, the story of Roger Carlos’ beating in San Antonio reflects a disconnect from reality that ought to shame Police Chief William McManus into, at the very least, a tearful, heartfelt apology.  But no,…
  • Jul 30

    Broken Bullets, A Response To Bill Bratton

    Broken Bullets, A Response To Bill Bratton
    Even after the dubious correction posted by the Gothamist about NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s pronouncement of “what is democracy,” where the asserted duty to “respect” police morphed into a…
  • Jul 29

    #RevengePorn: Real Numbers Show It’s Not Really A Gender Issue

    #RevengePorn: Real Numbers Show It’s Not Really A Gender Issue
    The anti-revenge porn advocates have put out an infographic with statistics that have found their way into articles on the subject and, ultimately, the discussion supporting its criminalization.  Pounding these numbers has proven a very…
Rank this Week: 163

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 25

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right
    Our friends at ISRI sent a note saying that Congress had gotten its act together to pass the bulkily named "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" which includes provisions allowing companies and individuals who recycle and…
  • Jul 25

    When is a Game a Clone?

    When is a Game a Clone?
    Raph Koster has some musings on the topic of originality in games on his blog this week. He explores basic notions of games and their variants, looking at them from the point of view of rules and variants. This is kind of amusingly academic…
  • Jul 22

    Subscription Services for Book

    Subscription Services for Book
    In today's "Whatever" blog entry, John Scalzi talks about his books and various subscription services. The short form is that he would want to see the money, first. Since his novels are controlled by a big-name publisher there would also…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 165

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/
  • Jul 29

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    At first glance, this just looks like your typical conviction for pandering.  Typical (depressing) facts, typical (depressive) life of the relevant prostitute, typical (exploitative) conduct by the pimp.  A typical relationship that…
  • Jul 29

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)
    What do you think the going rate for a smart phone (i.e., a cell phone with internet access) is in prison?Answer:  $1000.Nice work, if you can get it.Of course, you also risk -- as here -- an additional seven years in prison if you get…
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    I know you're tired of waiting for a doctor at the VA hospital, and want to get treated.  Especially with the well-publicized problems in this area, we're somewhat sympathetic to your plight.But you can't do this.
Rank this Week: 166

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, July 30, 2014:Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Connecticut Prison NightmareFootage shows Iowa sheriff’s deputies Tasing man at least 15 times before…
  • Jul 29

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 29, 2014:Kansas City lawyer’s blog posts could be an issue in judicial confirmation bidOntario Superior Court Master Richard Peterson mourned Online…
  • Jul 28

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilities  Ontario Justices of the Peace should have a law degree: Editorial - Toronto…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
  • Jul 21

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit
    [click here for rimshot] Chicago Cubs sue guy who wears Cub mascot costume, who allegedly hit a fan. cubs v billy cub.pdf
  • Jul 17

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit
    The largest filer of trademarks in the United States is Raj Abhyanker PC. It is my understanding that Raj Abhyanker is the principal behind Trademarkia, the search database. I’m not quite clear as to the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 168

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
Rank this Week: 169

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: 170

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Jul 30

    An Intramural Fight in the Personal Injury Big League

    An Intramural Fight in the Personal Injury Big League
    Jacoby & Meyers and Finkelstein & Partners are players in the personal injury big leagues.  Finkelstein & Partners may be the biggest law firm in NY state.  In any event, they deal with a huge number of…
  • Jul 28

    When Does Failure to Inform Tip Over Into Judiciary Law 487?

    When Does Failure to Inform Tip Over Into Judiciary Law 487?
    AQ Asset Mgt., LLC v Levine   2014 NY Slip Op 05244   Decided on July 10, 2014  Appellate Division, First Department  is a big commercial case with lots of overspill into legal malpractice and claims of Judiciary…
  • Jul 24

    "Sufficiently Calculable" and the Statute of Limitation

    "Sufficiently Calculable" and the Statute of Limitation
    In legal malpractice cases there is often a long latency period.  In transactional work, that might translate to the time between a deal and the day it goes sour.  That's exactly the situation in Elstein v Phillips Lytle,…
Rank this Week: 172

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 29

    Using Social Media to Fight Workers Compensation Fraud

    Using Social Media to Fight Workers Compensation Fraud
    Most employees are honest. A few are not. When an employee presents an un-witnessed, subjective injury workers’ compensation claim, the smart employer will encourage the work comp adjuster to verify the validity of the…
  • Jul 29

    Six Arrested in California Workers Comp Fraud Case

    Six Arrested in California Workers Comp Fraud Case
    Six individuals in California found themselves on the wrong side of the law recently.   On June 6, five suspects associated with three paving companies were arrested in Corona on 24 felony counts of workers compensation insurance fraud,…
  • Jul 28

    Employers, Claims And The Importance Of Information.

    Employers, Claims And The Importance Of Information.
    Lets start with the good news. Most employers are sitting on enough information to solve nearly all of their comp problems. The bad news is that information is notoriously lazy. Unless the employer takes the trouble to locate it, process it…
Rank this Week: 173

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 174

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 30

    Overview of Statutory Claims for Health Care Fraud and Abuse

    Overview of Statutory Claims for Health Care Fraud and Abuse
    John Washlick, a shareholder with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Philadelphia and Princeton, provides a concise and useful overview of laws that form the basis for claims of "fraud" or "abuse" associated with Medicare…
  • Jul 30

    Omnicare Inc. to Pay $124.24 Million in Settlement of Whistleblower Case

    Omnicare Inc. to Pay $124.24 Million in Settlement of Whistleblower Case
    From the Department of Justice, news of the False Claims Act settlement reached with Omnicare Inc., "the nation's largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes." The company has agreed to pay $124.24…
  • Jul 30

    Using Filial Support Laws as "Leverage"

    Using Filial Support Laws as "Leverage"
    What do you think about promotion of filial support laws -- laws potentially obligating adult children to care for and maintain or financially assist an indigent parent -- as grounds to encourage states to promote the purchase of…
Rank this Week: 175

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    China Distribution Agreements In Real Life

    China Distribution Agreements In Real Life
    Hardly a week goes by without some American SME confidently telling one of my firm’s China lawyers of how they will be working with a great distributor in China to get the US company’s product into the China market. Our job as…
  • Jul 29

    China Cosmetics From Overseas. Animal Testing Required.

    China Cosmetics From Overseas. Animal Testing Required.
    We represent a number of all natural organic cosmetic companies. Almost without exception, these companies tout how their products are “cruelty free” because they are never tested on animals. Many of these companies rightly see…
  • Jul 27

    Where To Locate Your Business In China Or Asia

    Where To Locate Your Business In China Or Asia
    A reporter recently asked me why our clients that had chosen to locate in Vietnam had chosen Vietnam over China. I mentioned lower costs, less competition, and how some had told me that it was because they just flat out preferred spending…
Rank this Week: 176

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

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/
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
  • Jun 1

    Prostitutes the Prophet Would Love?

    Prostitutes the Prophet Would Love?
    According to Alba Waba, there is a loophole in Islam that allows “Halal Hookers.” The loophole is Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah (Arabic: نكاح المتعة‎), which is a…
  • Jun 1

    Prostitutes the Prophet Would Love?

    Prostitutes the Prophet Would Love?
    According to Alba Waba, there is a loophole in Islam that allows “Halal Hookers.” The loophole is Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah (Arabic: نكاح المتعة‎), which is a…
  • Jun 1

    Genital mutilation of child ordered by Third World court

    Genital mutilation of child ordered by Third World court
    This is a horrifying story. A little girl in Somalia was born to a couple who are no longer together. The father believes in a practice where they remove a portion of the girl’s genitalia at birth. The mother does not share those…
Rank this Week: 179

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 180