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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 25

    Lapping up the trademark law

    Lapping up the trademark law
    The question: Trade Dress Trick Question: Is this laptop shape #distinctive?#trademarks pic.twitter.com/Wj23Sz8kxt — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) August 25, 2016 (Remember non-professionals:  “Distinctiveness” is…
  • Aug 18

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum
    Is reselling domain names a violation of the UDRP? At his blog, Gerald “Mr. DMCA” Levine lays out the question, and then answers it plain and simple (emphasis mine): On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary…
  • Aug 13

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb
    Originally posted 2007-10-13 23:50:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTechdirt reports (thanks, Pennywit!) on a law firm that tells recipients of its questionable “C&D” letters that if they dare post them, they’ll be…
Rank this Week: 136

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    A History of Berry – Especially Strawberry – Foodborne Outbreaks – Especially Hepatitis A

    A History of Berry – Especially Strawberry – Foodborne Outbreaks – Especially Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Frozen Berries, March-July 2013 On May 31, 2013 the CDC announced that public health investigators had identified an outbreak of acute hepatitis A attributed to consumption of frozen mixed berries produced…
  • Aug 29

    Tropical Smoothie Cafes causing Hepatitis A Illnesses since May

    Tropical Smoothie Cafes causing Hepatitis A Illnesses since May
    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A cases and has identified a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Café restaurants in Virginia. On August 12,…
  • Aug 28

    As many as Two Dozen Sick with Salmonella from Big G Potato Salad

    As many as Two Dozen Sick with Salmonella from Big G Potato Salad
    The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for potato salads made in and sold by Big G Food Store in Marengo, Iowa.  Big G’s…
Rank this Week: 137

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: 138

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
  • Aug 26

    Producer Sponsors Not Moving Forward on Alaska LNG Project

    Producer Sponsors Not Moving Forward on Alaska LNG Project
    Alaska Dispatch News reports that at a hearing before Alaska state legislators, ExxonMobil said it will not move forward with the front-end engineering and design, or FEED phase of development of the Alaska LNG Project, which was set to start…
  • Aug 25

    Study: Alaska LNG Project Too Expensive to be Competitive

    Study: Alaska LNG Project Too Expensive to be Competitive
    Alaska Public Media reports that consulting firm Wood Mackenzie has released a study finding that in its current form, the Alaska LNG Project is too expensive to be competitive with other LNG projects proposing to serve north Asian…
  • Aug 25

    DOE Grants American LNG Marketing Blanket Export Authority

    DOE Grants American LNG Marketing Blanket Export Authority
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order granting American LNG Marketing blanket authority to export up to 3.02 Bcf/year of LNG over two years from its proposed Hialeah facility near Medley, Fla. to nations with and without a…
Rank this Week: 139

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 30

    Can mentally incompetent man obtain a divorce? Kentucky Supreme Court to decide

    Can mentally incompetent man obtain a divorce? Kentucky Supreme Court to decide
    From The ABA Journal: The Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday considered whether any elderly man who has been declared incompetent can divorce the woman who is serving as his guardian. The lawyer for Elmer Riehle is asking the state supreme...
  • Aug 29

    Surrogacy

    Surrogacy
    From BuzzFeed: Surrogacy is unquestionably expensive: Even before they ran into trouble and began accruing bills from a dozen different lawyers, the Virginia men paid $35,000 to their surrogate and another $12,500 to the Wisconsin agency that…
  • Aug 28

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28
    From Missouri Divorce and Family Law: Governor Jay Nixon signed House bill 1550 into law on July 1, 2016, which takes effect August 28, 2016. This law has been dubbed as an equal custody law, or 50/50 custody law, but...
Rank this Week: 140

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: 141

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
  • Aug 29

    CFP Board Opens Up New Mandatory Arbitration

    CFP Board Opens Up New Mandatory Arbitration
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In the beginning of this year, the CFP Board took away any CFPs’ rights to sue the Board in court and imposed a new mandatory arbitration policy. The new arbitration policy has caused…
  • Aug 26

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that it barred investment adviser Dawn J. Bennett of the Bennett Group from the securities industry for exaggerating her…
  • Aug 25

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:An independent adviser named Dale Cerbert of The Villages, Florida was awarded $2.5 million by FINRA relating to a defamation claim he made against Morgan Stanley after his dismissal from…
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

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Job Posting: Eastern Michigan University

    Job Posting: Eastern Michigan University
    The EMU Office of Ombuds has opened a search for a full-time Case Manager. It is not clear from the posting whether the position reports to Chiara Hensley, who has served as the Ombuds since 2014.  Applicants must have a a bachelor's…
  • Aug 30

    Survey of Higher Ed ADR Programs Reveals Prominence of Ombuds for Student

    Survey of Higher Ed ADR Programs Reveals Prominence of Ombuds for Student
    A study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Management surveyed 100 colleges and universities with regard to their alternative dispute resolution resources for students.  The authors, Professor Neil H. Katz and…
  • Aug 26

    Ombuds Blog Poll: IOA Bylaws Change

    Ombuds Blog Poll: IOA Bylaws Change
    On September 29, 2016, the Board of the International Ombudsman Association will convene a special meeting for members to vote on changes that would: 1. Change IOA's membership categories; and 2. Restructure the eligibility for the IOA Board…
Rank this Week: 144

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 145

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Weighing In

    Weighing In
    Artnet collects reactions to the Peter Doig case from various experts, all interesting and very much worth reading.Amy Adler makes an excellent point here:"[L]et’s say Doig had lied. I don’t think VARA gives you a right to disavow…
  • Aug 26

    BREAKING: Doig Wins (UPDATED)

    BREAKING: Doig Wins (UPDATED)
    The New York Times:  The Artist Peter Doig Wins a Case Involving a Painting's Attribution.But of course, nobody really won here.UPDATE:  More here from artnet's Dushko Petrovich.  He closes with a quote from one of Doig's…
  • Aug 26

    Another Richard Prince lawsuit

    Another Richard Prince lawsuit
    The Art Newspaper's Julia Halperin has the details, including that "[u]nlike the plaintiffs in the previous cases, Salazar—who posts to Instagram under the name @mynxiiwhite—is not a professional photographer. According to her…
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/
Rank this Week: 147

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 148

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    No SOX shield for ex-CEO complaining about disclosures he certified

    No SOX shield for ex-CEO complaining about disclosures he certified
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.The ousted founder and CEO of Orion Energy failed to persuade the Eastern District of Wisconsin that he was fired for blowing the whistle on disclosure shortcomings. The plaintiff unsuccessfully attempted to characterize…
  • Aug 29

    GAO examines conflict minerals reports, cites Commerce’s failure to fulfill Dodd-Frank responsibilitie

    GAO examines conflict minerals reports, cites Commerce’s failure to fulfill Dodd-Frank responsibilitie
    By Jacquelyn LumbThe Government Accountability Office, in its annual report to Congress on the effectiveness of the SEC’s conflict minerals rules, found that companies continue to experience difficulties in fulfilling their disclosure…
  • Aug 26

    California leads: Public pension funds must disclose private equity fee

    California leads: Public pension funds must disclose private equity fee
    By Jay Fishman, J.D. California, by passing a bill, has taken the lead on requiring all public pension funds to publicly disclose the various fees paid to private equity managers on Wall Street. Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2833,…
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/
  • Aug 29

    Visitors At The Volcano: Is The NPS Nuts?

    Visitors At The Volcano: Is The NPS Nuts?
    Our law partner, Ken Kupchak, a scientist and lawyer, spends a lot of time on the Big Island. Volcano, specifically. So when he recently circulated these photos, taken on a hike-and-bike out to where the lava meets the sea, it reminded us of…
  • Aug 29

    Adieu, Toot

    Adieu, Toot
    A short detour on this Monday to note the passing of the great Belgian-American jazzman Toots Thielemans. There's no connection to the usual topics covered here, only that his music has kept us company during many long hours of writing and…
  • Aug 25

    ND: Entry Statutes Are Not Takings, Even If There's A Physical Invasion

    ND: Entry Statutes Are Not Takings, Even If There's A Physical Invasion
    Entry statutes are in the news lately. As we reported here for example, the California Supreme Court recently saved California's entry statute from unconstitutionality by implying a requirement for a jury trial (and other eminent domain…
Rank this Week: 150

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…
  • Aug 22

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond
    Two investors, seeking to recover the investment losses they sustained in Puerto Rico municipal bonds, are pursuing a FINRA arbitration claim against Santander Securities LLC. According to the case, the Puerto Rican investors are claiming…
Rank this Week: 151

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
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
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 153

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Aug 23

    Melina Healey and Anthony Kreis Join Legal Writing Faculty at Chicago-Kent

    Melina Healey and Anthony Kreis Join Legal Writing Faculty at Chicago-Kent
    Two new visiting assistant professors have have joined the legal writing faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law. They are Melina Healey and Anthony Michael Kreis. Melina joins Chicago-Kent from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where…
  • Aug 23

    Kelly Brewer Joins Faculty at UMKC School of Law

    Kelly Brewer Joins Faculty at UMKC School of Law
    Kelly Brewer will be a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law after teaching as a visitor at Valparaiso University Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.…
  • Aug 21

    Rhetoric Society of America to Hold 2017 Summer Institute and Workshop

    Rhetoric Society of America to Hold 2017 Summer Institute and Workshop
    The Rhetoric Society of America will hold its 2017 Summer Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, from Monday, May 22 through the morning of Thursday, May 25, and workshops from the afternoon of Thursday, May 25 through noon on Saturday, May…
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

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/
  • Aug 16

    DUI Suspected Fatal Seal Beach Car Accident

    DUI Suspected Fatal Seal Beach Car Accident
    A 7-year-old girl was killed and her 13-year-old sister was in critical condition after an SUV slammed into a Tesla in the carpool lane on the 405 Freeway in Seal Beach the morning of August 15, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange…
  • Jul 25

    Driver Charged with DUI in Los Angeles County Crash that Left 10 Injured

    Driver Charged with DUI in Los Angeles County Crash that Left 10 Injured
    Prosecutors filed criminal charges against an alleged drunk driver who caused a three-vehicle crash injuring 10 people including a toddler. According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 26-year-old Robert Anthony Lopez was charged…
  • Jul 5

    Horrific San Diego Hit-and-Run Crash Involves Suspected DUI Driver

    Horrific San Diego Hit-and-Run Crash Involves Suspected DUI Driver
    A man was killed in a horrific hit-and-run crash in Oceanside, which involved a driver who police say was under the influence. According to a news report on NBC San Diego, the crash occurred in the early morning on June 27, 2016 in the…
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Aug 25

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice
    The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled on August 17, 2016 that an insurer “must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured has failed to give notice ‘as soon as practicable.’” In addressing a…
  • Aug 16

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit
    Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has called for statewide hearings to educate the public on how life insurance companies avoid paying death benefits. The first hearing is scheduled for August 17th in Normal, Illinois. According to…
  • Aug 15

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"
    “Audit Premium” Any premium that is determined to be payable from (Audit Additional Premium) or to (Audit Return Premium) a policyholder as a result of a policy provision that permits the insurance company to base the ultimate…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Aug 15

    Of Local Interest: Justice Department Report on the Seattle Police Department

    Of Local Interest: Justice Department Report on the Seattle Police Department
    Actually, it is a report submitted by three academics and a member of the Police Foundation. The report is called:Promoting Officer Integrity Through Early Engagements and Procedural Justice in the Seattle Police Department (May 2016, 149…
  • Aug 14

    Miranda at 50

    Miranda at 50
    Marking Miranda v. Arizona's anniversary, ABAJournal.com has a slideshow, 50 Years of Miranda in Popular Culture, compiled by Brenan Sharp. Photo collage by Brenan SharpFor an overview, see the pages on Miranda  in the U.S.…
  • Aug 1

    Interactive Online Exhibits on U.S. Presidential Election

    Interactive Online Exhibits on U.S. Presidential Election
    The National Archives and Records Administration has teamed up with Google to present 13 online exhibits on U.S. Presidential elections in Google Arts & Culture.According to a NARA blog post:These specially curated exhibits feature…
Rank this Week: 159

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

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

    FutureLawyer's Next Office Is An Arched House

    FutureLawyer's Next Office Is An Arched House
    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.
  • Aug 30

    Read This Before You Buy Your Next SmartPhone

    Read This Before You Buy Your Next SmartPhone
    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.
  • Aug 29

    Android Nougat - It's Chewy But It's Good

    Android Nougat - It's Chewy But It's Good
    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: 160

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/
  • Aug 29

    Akina v. State of Hawaii (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)

    Akina v. State of Hawaii (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)
    I like a ton of things about Hawaii.  But here's a case that I'm more than glad to get rid of.The Ninth Circuit feels the same way.
  • Aug 29

    FTC v. AT&T Mobility (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)

    FTC v. AT&T Mobility (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)
    "In July 2011, AT&T decided to begin reducing the speed at which unlimited data plan users receive data on their smartphones. Under AT&T’s data throttling program, unlimited data plan customers are throttled for the remainder of…
  • Aug 26

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)
    Here's a neat little trademark case from earlier today.Michael Hallett lives in Washington state, buys a ton of products from Trader Joe's stores, drives 'em across the border to Canada, and then sells them (at a huge markup) in his own…
Rank this Week: 161

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:05am PDTOntario employers are prohibited from discrimination and…
  • Aug 29

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 29, 2016

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 29, 2016
    Here are the leading headlines from Wise Law on TwitterA video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 29, 2016 at 7:33am PDTLawyer for Melania Trump Threatens Defamation Suits Against News Outlets - 343 Federal judge blocks US…
  • Aug 26

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday August 26, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 26, 2016 at 7:07am PDTOntario’s probate fees are $250 for the first…
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/
  • Aug 30

    Election Tuesday

    Election Tuesday
    Thank goodness we don't elect judges in federal court. I'm not saying it's a great system we have, but I think it beats elections. Asking the lawyers that appear before you for money... Ads that have nothing to do with judging...…
  • Aug 28

    Judge Gayles' new clerk was just married and it's in the NYT

    Judge Gayles' new clerk was just married and it's in the NYT
    Here.  Shahrzad Daneshvar, the daughter of Afsaneh Pournaderi Daneshvar and Farhang Daneshvar of Fair Oaks, Calif., was married Aug. 25 to Travis Viola, a son of Teresa Viola and Vincent Viola of New York. Judge Ann Claire Williams of…
  • Aug 26

    Jay Hogan obit in the Herald

    Jay Hogan obit in the Herald
    Jay Weaver starts with a story I just love hearing about every time it's told:Everyone seems to have a story about courtroom legend James Jay Hogan, who died this week at age 82, but no one will ever forget this surreal moment: In the…
Rank this Week: 163

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Rules Amendments are Published for Public Comment

    Proposed Rules Amendments are Published for Public Comment
    On August 12, 2016, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the…
  • Aug 10

    DALL's New Website & Membership…

    DALL's New Website & Membership RenewalWe invite you to head over to http://dallnet.org/ to see the new Dallas Association of Law Librarians' website.We’ve added a section called “DALL Research Corner”. We’re…
  • Jun 20

    21 CFR 803 displays "plain language" from 2005 to current

    21 CFR 803 displays "plain language" from 2005 to current
    Not many realize that in 2005, the FDA made a significant change in the language about Medical Devices. The  plain language was introduced in the Federal Register February 28, 2005. In essence, the language changed from "statutory" to…
Rank this Week: 164

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

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

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

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

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

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

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/
  • Aug 29

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 2: Foundations from the 17th Century, A Series by John R. Nolon

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 2: Foundations from the 17th Century, A Series by John R. Nolon
    Zoning’s Next Century Foundations from the 17th Century John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University This excerpt from a forthcoming article demonstrates that the earliest foundations of land use…
  • Aug 28

    Conference Announcement: Pace's Annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference

    Conference Announcement: Pace's Annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference
    15th Annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference The 2016 Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference will be held at Pace Law School on December 8, 2016. This year's theme will be The Economics and Equity…
  • Aug 26

    Mandelker on Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing

    Mandelker on Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing
    Daniel R. Mandelker (Washington U. Law) has just published "Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing" in The Urban Lawyer. Here is the abstract: Manufactured housing is a major affordable housing resource for millions of people.…
Rank this Week: 166

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    Translate Your Contract For China? The Answer is No.

    Translate Your Contract For China? The Answer is No.
    Every few months someone will write one of our China lawyers asking them to translate an already written contract for China. We always refuse, not just because we are lawyers not translators, but because doing so would be a complete waste of…
  • Aug 29

    When Your China Employee Leaves, Part 2: A Case Study

    When Your China Employee Leaves, Part 2: A Case Study
    Last week in Part 1 of this series, I wrote how when it comes to terminating an employment contract in China, China employment law and its courts do not treat the employee and the employer as equal parties; the employee has much more power…
  • Aug 28

    China Compliance: A Basic Checklist

    China Compliance: A Basic Checklist
    With the last quarter of the year approaching and China increasing its scrutiny of foreign businesses operating in China, now seems like the right time to talk about what such businesses (WFOEs, joint ventures, representative…
Rank this Week: 167

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    Proceeding With An Uncontested Divorce

    Proceeding With An Uncontested Divorce
    Question: My spouse and I agree on all the terms of our divorce and just need some help in filing the proper paperwork. What steps do we need to take next? Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and am unable to give…
  • Aug 24

    DadsDivorce Live: The Factors In Divorce Decision

    DadsDivorce Live: The Factors In Divorce Decision
    Although there are numerous reasons couples decide to divorce, there are certain factors that tend to lead to marital breakdowns more than others.  Kelly Roberts, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North…
  • Aug 23

    Researchers Discover Divorce Spikes After Vacation Season

    Researchers Discover Divorce Spikes After Vacation Season
    It is commonly believed that January is “divorce month,” but a new study indicates March and August are the months that receive the most divorce filings. University of Washington sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral…
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/
  • Aug 29

    Elderly Woman Killed by Alligator after Wandering Away From Nursing Home

    Elderly Woman Killed by Alligator after Wandering Away From Nursing Home
    A 90-year-old woman died after wandering away from the nursing home facility where she lived. The South Carolina woman’s body was found in a pond near the nursing home. She had been attacked by an alligator, the first report of a fatal…
  • Aug 27

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident
    Nursing homes are supposed to provide proper care to our loved ones and ensure that they are kept safe from harm. That’s why it can be so shocking to find out that your relative has suffered an injury or died as the result of inadequate…
  • Aug 25

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit
    Falls are the number one cause of injuries among the elderly. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control, older individuals suffer serious injuries due to falls although most falls are preventable. Falls in nursing homes are certainly…
Rank this Week: 169

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 intersection…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar
    Car-Fresher sells Little Trees car fresheners. Sun Cedar is a Kansas not-for-profit founded to provide jobs for the at-risk population. It sells, among other things, cedar tree-shaped cedar wood ornaments.
  • Aug 8

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional
    The Federal Election Committee prohibits political committees that are not authorized by a candidate, to use that candidate’s name in the titles of their websites and social media pages. a PAC named Pursuing America’s Greatness,…
  • Aug 6

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY
    Alibaba successfully dismisses Gucci’s claim that Alibaba participated in a conspiracy with counterfeiters to sell counterfeit goods on Alibaba. That the merchants may have resulted in an ‘online retail cluster’ that…
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/
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
  • Aug 29

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”
    “How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb,” by Caroline Raphael, BBC Magazine, 22 August 2016, The BBC news magazine reports on this anniversary and links to their 1948 radio broadcast recording of the…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
  • Aug 22

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material
    National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials If you don’t think it matters, i.e. free access to current and historical local law, then you aren’t paying attention. We can also only hope that any copyright law overhaul…
Rank this Week: 174

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 30

    Obesity Is Costing You More Than A Lean Physique

    Obesity Is Costing You More Than A Lean Physique
    Is there a cost to being obese? Experts say, “absolutely.” The costs of obesity can extend beyond personal health. There is a lifelong financial impact, beyond medical bills. There are direct health costs (medical services) and…
  • Aug 29

    Pay-As-You-Go Solution for Workers’ Comp from The Hanover Lets Insureds Pay Premiums in Real-Time

    Pay-As-You-Go Solution for Workers’ Comp from The Hanover Lets Insureds Pay Premiums in Real-Time
    WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 19, 2016—The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has launched Hanover EZPay, a pay-as-you-go solution for workers’ compensation policies that allows insureds to pay their premiums in real-time, based on…
  • Aug 29

    Opioid Law Provides Limited Relief And Other News Tidbit

    Opioid Law Provides Limited Relief And Other News Tidbit
    OSHA issues final electronic recordkeeping rule for injuries The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its controversial final rule on Wednesday to expand electronic recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and…
Rank this Week: 175

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Aug 22

    Chancery Applies Discounted Cash Flow Analysis in Valuation Decision

    Chancery Applies Discounted Cash Flow Analysis in Valuation Decision
    Justin Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The Delaware Court of Chancery recently applied a discounted cash flow (“DCF”) analysis to value a privately-held company following a…
  • Aug 18

    Court of Chancery rejects claim under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act

    Court of Chancery rejects claim under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act
    Any newcomer to Delaware would note the proliferation of business names containing some variation on “Diamond State” or “Blue Rock” – and, as the Court of Chancery recently noted in its letter opinion in Diamond…
  • Aug 17

    Court of Chancery Awards Mootness Fees for Additional Disclosure

    Court of Chancery Awards Mootness Fees for Additional Disclosure
    Justin Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The decision in this matter should be of widespread interest to corporate litigators and is the latest in the evolution of disclosure-only…
Rank this Week: 177

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 178

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: 179

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    IT'S ELECTION DAY ... NOW GET OUT AND VOTE .......

    IT'S ELECTION DAY ... NOW GET OUT AND VOTE .......
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL - 2016 JUDICIAL PRIMARYWelcome to our bi-annual Blog Post on Election day.  Today is the day where as many as nine of the names listed below will be hired (or rehired) by the voters of…
  • Aug 29

    OF HOT DOGS AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS

    OF HOT DOGS AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS
    Two items caught our eye as we repaired to our Labour Day retreat a week early for some well earned rest (just ask the AUSA in Virginia about the tax case that went **Poof** if you see her).Item One: Colin Kapernick, NFL QB, refused to stand…
  • Aug 26

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH
    Like so many plaintiffs before him, he went to court with the promises of untold riches whispered in his ear by his attorneys.His day in court.Justice, that elusive concept, would finally materialize.But Judge Bagley saw it different on…
Rank this Week: 180