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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

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

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

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

    Tweet du Jour…

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

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

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

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense
    Originally posted 2011-06-20 17:38:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter[Note:  This was first published in June of 2011, but if I’m going to recycle anything once a year, it’s this.  And this is the right time, in view…
  • Jul 25

    Confusion ascendant

    Confusion ascendant
    Jewish tradition teaches that on Tisha B’Av (the Ninth day of the month of Av) — which begins tonight — five national calamities occurred: During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the…
  • Jul 24

    In your head

    In your head
    Originally posted 2008-02-27 23:49:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRebecca Tushnet: Trademark dilution is a cause of action for interfering with the uniqueness of a trademark. For example, consumers would probably not think that…
Rank this Week: 137

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Job Posting: Inter-American Development Bank

    Job Posting: Inter-American Development Bank
    The international NGO that provides development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean is seeking a temporary, contract Ombuds for a three and a half month appointment. The contractor will independently perform visitor case work,…
  • Jul 31

    Defense Intelligence Agency Creates Ombuds Office

    Defense Intelligence Agency Creates Ombuds Office
    Then Department of Defense agency that provides external intelligence services has established its first Organizational Ombudsman Office. Eddie McCormack was selected to serve as the new Ombudsman and Dale Vergott will serve as the Deputy…
  • Jul 30

    Job Posting: University of California Merced

    Job Posting: University of California Merced
    The newest UC campus (established in 2005), is hiring an Ombuds. (The search will fill the position held by the first Ombuds, De Acker, who has moved into a different position at UC Merced.) The Campus Ombuds serves as a resource for…
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
  • Jul 31

    Cheniere Marketing and Central El Campesino Sign Agreement for Corpus Christi LNG Supplie

    Cheniere Marketing and Central El Campesino Sign Agreement for Corpus Christi LNG Supplie
    Cheniere Energy announced that its subsidiary Cheniere Marketing International LLP has entered into an LNG sale and purchase agreement with Central El Campesino, under which Central El Campesino would purchase approximately 0.6 million tonnes…
  • Jul 30

    Orca LNG Ltd. Receives Canadian LNG Export License

    Orca LNG Ltd. Receives Canadian LNG Export License
    The Canadian National Energy Board has approved Orca LNG Ltd.’s application to export 1,344 Bcf/year of LNG per year over a 25-year term from its proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG export terminal to be located in the vicinity of…
  • Jul 30

    MARAD to Prepare EIS for Delfin LNG Deepwater Port License Application

    MARAD to Prepare EIS for Delfin LNG Deepwater Port License Application
    The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued a notice of intent to prepare in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard an environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of its environmental review of Delfin LNG LLC’s (Delfin LNG)…
Rank this Week: 139

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    NASAA Backs Extending Fiduciary Duty to IRA

    NASAA Backs Extending Fiduciary Duty to IRA
    By John M. Jascob, J.D.NASAA has expressed support for a proposal by the Department of Labor that would extend the fiduciary duty standard of care to persons who provide investment advice to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). In a comment…
  • Jul 30

    Human Trafficking Bill Would Add to Supply Chain Dutie

    Human Trafficking Bill Would Add to Supply Chain Dutie
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.A bill introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) would create new socially-themed disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws for many companies. The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and…
  • Jul 29

    New Hampshire Adopts Uniform Securities Act

    New Hampshire Adopts Uniform Securities Act
    By Jay Fishman, J.D.New Hampshire’s Governor, Maggie Hassan, signed Senate Bill 266, comprising a new uniform securities act. The bill was spurred by the Governor’s Live Free and Start Initiative and has had bipartisan legislative…
Rank this Week: 140

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

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

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma
    Bearing in mind the benefits of more reproducible research regarding legal management, a piece in the Economist, July 25, 2015 at page 8, makes a good point. That short article explains how pharmaceutical companies have not been publishing…
  • Jul 29

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic
    Surveyors sometimes weight their data to make the findings more representative of some other set of information. This point comes through in an article in the New York Times, July 23, 2015 at 83 regarding political polls. Pollsters may get…
  • Jul 24

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding
    A precept of reproducible research, such as survey results that allow readers to understand the methodology and credibility of the findings, is to make generous use of “N = some number”. That conventional shorthand for “how…
Rank this Week: 141

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Developing Phenomenon of Trade Sanction-Related Follow-On Civil Litigation

    The Developing Phenomenon of Trade Sanction-Related Follow-On Civil Litigation
    In the latest example of a case where alleged violations of U.S. trade sanction laws have led to a follow-on civil lawsuit, on July 28, 2015, a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit against VASCO Data Security…
  • Jul 30

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report
    The number of federal securities class action lawsuit filings in the first half of 2015 was above the number of securities suits in the first half of 2014, although below long-term semiannual averages, according to the latest report from…
  • Jul 28

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch
    As the global financial crisis has receded further into the past and as other issues have crowded to the top of the agenda, the remaining vestiges from the credit crisis have faded into the background. But though the peak of the crisis is now…
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

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jul 31

    FSIS Issues Pork Salmonella Public Health Alert

    FSIS Issues Pork Salmonella Public Health Alert
    Alert, but no Recall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with pork products,…
  • Jul 31

    Marler Clark Retained to Investigate Sacramento E. coli Cluster

    Marler Clark Retained to Investigate Sacramento E. coli Cluster
    Marler Clark has been hired by families of hemolytic uremic syndrome patients. A likely E. coli O157:H7 cases is being investigated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Department spokesperson Laura McCasland told…
  • Jul 31

    Washington Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork expands to 90 Case

    Washington Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork expands to 90 Case
    Federal disease investigation team to join state and local health officials next week The outbreak of Salmonella infections that may be linked to pork products has grown to 90 cases in several counties around the state. The ongoing outbreak…
Rank this Week: 144

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 145

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 31

    Hawaii Business Magazine Asks: "How Much Will Rail Cost Us In the End?" Our Answer: As Much As It Take

    Hawaii Business Magazine Asks: "How Much Will Rail Cost Us In the End?" Our Answer: As Much As It Take
    Hawaii Business magazine has a new report about Honolulu rail. The headline asks, "How Much Will It Cost Us In The End?" There are questions of how much over original projections the rail project currently is. Or whether it is really over…
  • Jul 29

    ABA Annual Meeting Programming: Takings, Land Use, Supreme Court, Election Law, Appellate Trap

    ABA Annual Meeting Programming: Takings, Land Use, Supreme Court, Election Law, Appellate Trap
    We're in Chicago this week participating in the ABA Annual Meeting. While we really are looking forward to a slate of thrilling committee meetings, what we're really anticipating is the CLE programming. Here are what we think are the…
  • Jul 28

    SCOTUS Requests Response To § 1500 Petition

    SCOTUS Requests Response To § 1500 Petition
    Check out the Federal Takings blog, which notes that the Supreme Court has asked the federal government to respond to the cert petition in Ministerio Roca Solida, Inc. v. United States, No. 14-5058 (filed May 27, 2015). The government…
Rank this Week: 146

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Not an authentic authentication issue

    Not an authentic authentication issue
    Been meaning to comment on the recent hubbub about Gerhard Richter deciding to exclude certain early works from his forthcoming catalogue raisonne.  Some people are talking about this as if it were another "authentication" issue, but I…
  • Jul 26

    The shouldn't charge for admission and they shouldn't sell anything ever ...

    The shouldn't charge for admission and they shouldn't sell anything ever ...
    . . . and they shouldn't have anything to do with "commercialization."  Instead they should go to the Magic Money Tree and get the funding they need.  Simple as that; just ask the Deaccession Police for directions.
  • Jul 26

    "A genuine Jackson Pollock painting should cost a lot more than $60,000."

    "A genuine Jackson Pollock painting should cost a lot more than $60,000."
    The Washington Post has a review of Anthony Amore's "savvy and informative" new book on art fraud.
Rank this Week: 147

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 148

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

    Cabot Investment Properties Under Investigation

    Cabot Investment Properties Under Investigation
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Timothy J. Kroll and business partner Carlton P. Cabot were arrested for allegedly defrauding investors in various Cabot Investment Properties LLC-sponsored real estate investments.The men…
  • Jul 28

    SEC Announces Cherry-Picking Charges Against Mark Welhouse

    SEC Announces Cherry-Picking Charges Against Mark Welhouse
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC announced charges against Mark P. Welhouse. Welhouse is accused of “cherry-picking,” allocating appreciated in value options trades to personal accounts, while allocating…
  • Jul 24

    FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley And Scottrade For Failing to Detect Fraudulent Wire Transfer

    FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley And Scottrade For Failing to Detect Fraudulent Wire Transfer
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Morgan Stanley and Scottrade Inc. agreed to pay $950,000 to FINRA after the regulatory authority deemed that the two firms failed to monitor wire transfers of customer funds to third-party…
Rank this Week: 149

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
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/
  • Jul 29

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud
    This week, a grand jury convened to hear evidence to determine whether Ken Paxton, the State’s Attorney General, should be indicted for first-degree felony charges alleging violations involving Texas securities fraud. If convicted, he…
  • Jul 24

    SEC Probes Whether Mutual Fund Managers Are Charging Investors Undisclosed Fee

    SEC Probes Whether Mutual Fund Managers Are Charging Investors Undisclosed Fee
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether Franklin Templeton, Oppenheimer Funds (OPY), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM), and other mutual fund managers are charging investors for fund fees that have not been fully…
  • Jul 23

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment
    Puerto Rico owes investors $5.4 billion of bond payments in the next 12 months. A lot of this debt is for COFINA, which is sales tax debt, and securities that were sold by the Government Development Bank. As a result of the upcoming…
Rank this Week: 151

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 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 152

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 29

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer
    The Association of American Law Schools Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers will present a panel at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York on the topic of "Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and…
  • Jul 24

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates & Photos!

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates & Photos!
    Chapter Five of the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, hosted by Seattle Law School, concluded Thursday evening with a lovely dinner at Seattle's Rainier Club, courtesy of Seattle Dean Annette Clark. The Conference was "predictably…
  • Jul 24

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School
    Professor Steve Schwinn has been named as Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Professor Schwinn earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the American University Washington…
Rank this Week: 153

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 27

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help…
  • Jul 15

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s…
  • Jul 15

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]
    One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of…
Rank this Week: 154

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
  • Jul 25

    What is a Cuckservative?

    What is a Cuckservative?
    A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and…
Rank this Week: 155

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

    Changes to Law Library Hours Coming

    Changes to Law Library Hours Coming
    With the end of School of Law summer classes this week, the Law Library will shift to an interim schedule:Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pmSaturday & Sunday, closedThe Reference Office schedule during the interim period is 9am - 12noon and 1 -…
  • Jul 16

    Quickly Contact Members of Congre

    Quickly Contact Members of Congre
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created an efficient tool for contacting your federal Senators and Representatives: Democracy.io.A process that used to take up to 15 steps using sites like Congressmerge,…
  • Jun 30

    Independence for Law Library Staff

    Independence for Law Library Staff
    The Law Library will be closed from Friday, July 3d through Sunday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. The Library resumes regular summer quarter hours on Monday, July 6th.
Rank this Week: 156

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 31

    Google Glass - Finding Its Niche

    Google Glass - Finding Its Niche
    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 31

    Miller Williams Was A Poet

    Miller Williams Was A Poet
    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 31

    Windows 10 - Still Waiting?

    Windows 10 - Still Waiting?
    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: 157

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 158

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

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

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide
    Things are changing in the patent world. The USPTO has issued new guidelines for patent eligibility to address public comments about the following six major themes: requests for additional examples, particularly for claims directed to…
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

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

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
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/
  • Jul 30

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)
    Here's a nice, short, and equitable opinion.Justice Rothschild holds that even though the relevant case law is sparse, and even though there's a provision in the Family Code that says that family law cases are otherwise treated like any other…
  • Jul 30

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)
    The only thing that the California Supreme Court did today was noncontroversial (albeit unusual).Yet I think that what the Court did is squarely impermissible.Part of it I'm fine with.  The Court of Appeal issued an published opinion in…
  • Jul 29

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)
    It takes a village to fight about a road.  Or lack thereof.Around a third of National Forest Service lands are inventoried roadless areas; i.e., deliberately don't have roads.  That way they're wild.  Really wild.  Of…
Rank this Week: 161

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    Windows 10? Whatever...

    Windows 10? Whatever...
    Windows 10?  Yawn.If nothing else, the imminent launch of the new Windows OS gives us opportunity again to wonder why the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft continue to fail to grasp the obvious.In terms of user interface, they got it right…
  • Jul 27

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful Cosby seeks court sanctions against Canadian accuser over deposition…
  • Jul 20

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Windows 10 Signifies Microsoft’s Shift in Strategy SCC to Rule on Dismissal Without Cause Regime Under the Canada Labour Code. 72 charges filed against Toronto UberX drivers…
Rank this Week: 162

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 163

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

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

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

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

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

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 164

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 31

    Northeastern Law School Conference on Tackling the Urban Core Puzzle.

    Northeastern Law School Conference on Tackling the Urban Core Puzzle.
    Northeastern Law School just announced a conference on the Urban Core as part of their Legal Scholarship 4.0 series. There is also a junior works-in-progress event associated with this conference (occurring on Halloween - spooky) but you…
  • Jul 29

    The Latest on Fair Housing

    The Latest on Fair Housing
    In the last couple of days I've run across some interesting mainstream journalism on fair housing issues - not something that normally gets a lot of play. But I thought this blog's readers would be interested. The first is Brentin...
  • Jul 28

    Elinor Ostrom lives in California's Central Valley

    Elinor Ostrom lives in California's Central Valley
    Farmers in northern California's Central Valley are trying to implement some of Ostrom's ideas about managing commons; in this case, water. Planet Money does a good job with the story. (The part referencing Ostrom and commons is about…
Rank this Week: 165

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 166

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

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

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

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

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

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

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Jul 31

    Citing document number

    Citing document number
    How do you cite document numbers? Before you answer, let me explain what I’m talking about.The federal judiciary has a system that allows users to file documents in cases electronically—the Case Management/Electronic Case Files…
  • Jul 30

    Throwback Thursday: en banc edition

    Throwback Thursday: en banc edition
    Let’s first throw back to Freddy’s post on the Wollschlaeger v. Florida decision, which held constitutional a law restricting what doctors can say to their patients about guns. Yesterday First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh wrote…
  • Jul 29

    Docs v. Glocks Redux

    Docs v. Glocks Redux
    Nearly a year to the day after issuing its original decision, a panel of Judges Tjoflat, Wilson, and Coogler vacated and substituted its opinion in Wollschlaeger v. Governor of the State of Florida. The ACLU reacted (as a disclaimer, my firm…
Rank this Week: 168

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 29

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction
    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, Dist. Court, CD California 2015 – Google Scholar: CD Cal declines to exercise personal jurisdiction over Queens, NY business that allegedly ships into California but has no other contacts.
  • Jul 27

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015
    Somewhat odd fact pattern from D Montana.  Allegations that plaintiff assisted defendant in a re-write of a novel (unpublished) and didn’t credit plaintiff with the creation of the book title. Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D.…
  • Jul 27

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal
    Courthouse News Service:    Doobie Brothers Corp. and Doobro Entertainment on Friday sued Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby, who perform under the name Doobie Decimal System, a classic-rock cover band.
Rank this Week: 169

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 31

    Illinois Enacts Law to Better Implement Consular Notification

    Illinois Enacts Law to Better Implement Consular Notification
    The issue of consular notification and access has been much in the news and in the courts in the United States over the last fifteen years. The United States has been brought before the International Court of Justice three times...
  • Jul 30

    World Day Against Trafficking in Person

    World Day Against Trafficking in Person
    Pursuant to a 2013 United Nations General Assembly Resolution (68/192), July 30 is designated as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness about the problem and to focus on protection of victims. The UN estimates that…
  • Jul 29

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law Leadership Retreat is underway in Chicago, with section leaders attending from around the world. Welcome to Chicago! We wish you a successful leadership retreat and a productive annual…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 171

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    Register Your Trademark In China: Now. Just Ask Mike.

    Register Your Trademark In China: Now. Just Ask Mike.
    More than four years ago, we did a post, entitled, China: Do Just One Thing. Trademarks. In that post, we emphasized the absolutely critical importance of registering your trademarks in China, not later but now: From time to time I…
  • Jul 29

    China Manufacturing: The Fantasy And The Fiction

    China Manufacturing: The Fantasy And The Fiction
    A Facebook friend from China posted, Chinese Factory Worker Can’t Believe The Shit He Makes For Americans, and it is quickly getting likes, for good reason.  I urge you to read it and think about it both in the spirit in which…
  • Jul 27

    China Joint Ventures: What Goes Around Comes Around

    China Joint Ventures: What Goes Around Comes Around
    Just read an article on the white hot (at least for millennials) web site Ozy.com, entitled, Surfing China’s Business Boom … Without Wiping Out. The theme of the article is that the incidence of joint ventures is rising in…
Rank this Week: 172

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 28

    Ashley Madison, Infidelity And Fault-Based Divorce

    Ashley Madison, Infidelity And Fault-Based Divorce
    Recently, Ashley Madison, a website dedicated to helping married people cheat, was hacked, putting the personal information of its 37 million users at risk. The scandal has provided a poignant reminder of the prevalence of adultery in our…
  • Jul 26

    The Judge Calculated My Wife’s Income Incorrectly

    The Judge Calculated My Wife’s Income Incorrectly
    Question: My ex-wife and her new husband make significantly more money than I do and yet I am still asked to pay more child support than I can afford. What can I do to get these payments modified so they are fair? Answer: While I am not…
  • Jul 24

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 24, 2015

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 24, 2015
    Dads Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of weekly recap videos to keep you informed on the latest news and top stories. This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner…
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
  • Jul 17

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)
    “Ethics and the Law in Oregon, spotlighted by a local lawyer,” editorial, The Bee, July 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 11) Excerpt: “We have heard comments for quite some time, from folks in the legal profession, suggesting that large…
  • Jul 16

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner
    “The Fastcase 50 for 2015 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services….“
  • Jul 10

    Bubbles in MOOC-land

    Bubbles in MOOC-land
    “Understanding the MOOC moment,“ by Prof. Randal Picker (guest-blogging) July 10 at Volokh Conspiracy. (Professor Picker’s website, or maybe this website.) Excerpt: “Next Monday, I am launching a new free…
Rank this Week: 174

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 31

    Oregon Officials Zero-in on Heat and Workplace Safety

    Oregon Officials Zero-in on Heat and Workplace Safety
    With summertime just around the corner, authorities in Oregon do not want employers taking those employees who must work outdoors for granted.   Landscaping, construction, and agriculture are all labor-intensive activities that can…
  • Jul 30

    Ohio BWC Notes 11 Comp Fraud Case

    Ohio BWC Notes 11 Comp Fraud Case
    Authorities in the Buckeye State don’t take kindly to workers compensation fraud.   Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO SteveBuehrer announced recently that 11 individuals were convicted of, or pleaded…
  • Jul 29

    Texas Mutual Recognizes Workplace Safety

    Texas Mutual Recognizes Workplace Safety
    Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently reported that its board of directors voted unanimously to approve a company-record $225 million dividend distribution in 2015. Qualifying policyholder owners across Texas will share the dividend, which…
Rank this Week: 175

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 24

    Music and the Creative Groove

    Music and the Creative Groove
    One of my favorite acts, The Glitch Mob, has a nice piece up on Medium about how they created their first album. The interesting part for Copyfight is the discussion of creative control. TGM changed their style of music, changed how they…
  • Jul 21

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?
    I mentioned some months ago that I backed the Kickstarter for The Wrecking Crew and this weekend I finally got to sit down and watch the film. If you're a music nut like me then this film is a must-see. It's frankly thrilling to see the bass…
  • Jul 20

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another
    Crash Course Intellectual Property Part 5 covers trademarks and covers the basics of trademarking and how it relates to (or helps alleviate) consumer confusion. One item I'd forgotten: even though the USPTO (Patent and Trademark Office) is…
Rank this Week: 176

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

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

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

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?
    Oakville Hills Cellar opposed registration of the mark MAYARI for wine, alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark MAYA, also for wine. The goods are identical, the channels of trade and classes of consumers are presumed to…
  • Jul 30

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of Deer Logo with "Phantom" Antlers, for Coffee, on Four Ground

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of Deer Logo with "Phantom" Antlers, for Coffee, on Four Ground
    Bar NND Ranches sought registration of the mark shown immediately below, for "coffee; coffee based beverages; roasted coffee beans," but Examining Attorney Justin R. Jackson refused registration on four grounds: applicant sought to register…
  • Jul 29

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal.  Well, here are four appeals that were decided this month. One refusal was reversed. Which one,…
Rank this Week: 178

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/
  • Jul 30

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context
    The Chancery opinion in Andrikopoulos v. Silicon Valley Innovation Company, LLC, C.A. No. 9899-VCP (Del. Ch. July 30, 2015), addressed the priority of an advancement claim in the context of a receivership under Delaware law. Bottom line:…
  • Jul 30

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest
    The ABA Journal is conducting its annual contest of the top legal blogs in the U.S. This hyperlink brings you to the ABA survey page. The full explanation from their website follows: Blawg 100 Amici We’re working on our annual ……
  • Jul 28

    Chancery Awards Damages Related to Intentionally Low Valuation

    Chancery Awards Damages Related to Intentionally Low Valuation
    The Delaware Court of Chancery’s opinion in Fox v. CDx Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 8031-VCL (Del. Ch. July 28, 2015), addresses a complex set of facts relating to the liability resulting from the intentionally inaccurate valuation of…
Rank this Week: 179

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    We Gettin’ Money, Bank Roll, Supersized: Digesting the 7th Circuit’s Data Breach Ruling

    We Gettin’ Money, Bank Roll, Supersized: Digesting the 7th Circuit’s Data Breach Ruling
    by Brent Tuttle, CIPP/US, E* Recently, the 7th Circuit handed down a ruling in a data breach case that has class action plaintiffs’ attorneys poppin’ bottles. The case is Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Grp., LLC, No. 14-3122, 2015 WL…
  • Jul 21

    A Federal Pure Bill of Discovery

    A Federal Pure Bill of Discovery
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I read an interesting case over the weekend.  You may recall the case of Heleen Mees allegedly stalking Citigroup chief economist Willem Buiter.  She was charged with five misdemeanor counts after, it seems,…
  • Jul 17

    Updates in Railroad Employee Liability Law

    Updates in Railroad Employee Liability Law
    by Jay Marshall Wolman In addition to my usual lawyerly activities, I am also a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance…
Rank this Week: 180