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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

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

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

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

    Tweet du Jour…

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

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

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

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Realtors to Require Local Ombuds Nationwide Next Year

    Realtors to Require Local Ombuds Nationwide Next Year
    The National Association of REALTORS® will all state and local associations to provide Ombudsman Services by January 1, 2016 pursuant to Professional Standards Policy Statement #59.  According to a press release, "It is the belief of…
  • May 26

    The Citadel Updates Terms of Reference for Ombud

    The Citadel Updates Terms of Reference for Ombud
    The Military College of South Carolina has published a memorandum that, "describes the role of the ombudsperson ... and the methods by which cadets, students, faculty, and staff may utilize the ombudsperson process."  The document…
  • May 26

    Are Students Bypassing Ombuds in Favor of Social Media?

    Are Students Bypassing Ombuds in Favor of Social Media?
    A recent article in Inside Higher Ed looked at students' increasing willingness to take complaints public through social websites or media, even before officials can present their own solutions. The article highlighted recent student…
Rank this Week: 137

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 26

    Infringements of the heart

    Infringements of the heart
    Would you ever have thought that the question of whether a party is tortuously liable for inducing another to infringe a patent depends on what is in the inducing parties heart? If you did, today the Supreme Court decided in Commil v. Cisco…
  • May 13

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag
    No, not that Juice.  He’s enough trouble already.  (And no, not the Juice that has this guy all in a froth either.)  I write, rather, about the too-clever-by-half would-be parodists recently sluiced through the…
  • May 6

    Dimming star?

    Dimming star?
    Originally posted 2008-01-31 11:43:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnn Althouse: Starbucks used to seem like a luxury brand, and now it feels like a fallback when you can’t get to the real thing. Ouch. (Via Instapundit.) Ann sees…
Rank this Week: 138

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    JPMorgan Fights Off Another Suit Over Its Failure to Control the London Whale

    JPMorgan Fights Off Another Suit Over Its Failure to Control the London Whale
    By Matthew Garza, J.D.A derivative suit filed by a pension fund against officers and directors of JPMorgan Chase for their role in failing to maintain control of the “London Whale” was dismissed by the Delaware Court of Chancery…
  • May 22

    House Committee Approves 13 Capital Formation Bill

    House Committee Approves 13 Capital Formation Bill
    By John M. Jascob, J.D.The House Financial Services Committee voted Wednesday night to approve 13 bills designed to create jobs by stimulating capital formation by Main Street businesses. The Committee approved seven of the bills by unanimous…
  • May 21

    SEC Proposes New Disclosure by Investment Companies and Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New Disclosure by Investment Companies and Investment Adviser
    By Jacquelyn LumbThe SEC commissioners yesterday unanimously approved proposals to increase the transparency and modernize the reporting requirements for investment companies and investment advisers. In opening remarks, Chair Mary Jo White…
Rank this Week: 139

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • May 26

    Petronas to Make Conditional FID on B.C. LNG Terminal Soon

    Petronas to Make Conditional FID on B.C. LNG Terminal Soon
    The Globe and Mail reports that Malaysian state oil company Petronas, primary sponsor of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal in British Columbia (B.C.), expects to make a conditional final investment decision (FID) on the…
  • May 22

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Scheduled to Speak at Rally Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Scheduled to Speak at Rally Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, is scheduled to address a rally led by the “No LNG Exports Coalition” in opposition to the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG export terminals on May…
  • May 22

    DOE Authorizes Pieridae Energy to Export LNG to FTA Nations from Canada; Defers Non-FTA Request

    DOE Authorizes Pieridae Energy to Export LNG to FTA Nations from Canada; Defers Non-FTA Request
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order granting Pieridae Energy (USA), LTD. (Pieridae) authority to export 292 Bcf/year of natural gas from the United States to Canada and, after liquefaction at Pieridae Energy (Canada)…
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/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

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

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

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

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

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

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 143

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

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

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • May 26

    Eminent Domain Docfilm, "Battle For Brooklyn," Now Streaming

    Eminent Domain Docfilm, "Battle For Brooklyn," Now Streaming
    BfB Full from rumur on Vimeo. Those of you who have followed the blog for a while know that we're big fans of the documentary film about the Atlantic Yards eminent domain fight in New York, "Battle for Brooklyn." See our review here, for…
  • May 26

    Big Law vs. Honolulu's Not-So-Big Law

    Big Law vs. Honolulu's Not-So-Big Law
    For those of you who might ever have contemplated pulling up stakes and relocating your law practice to the last major inhabited time zone on Planet Earth, check out "A Tale of Two Cities: Honolulu and San Francisco," by Nick Kacprowski, a…
  • May 25

    Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case

    Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case
    As the Star-Advertiser reports here ("State pays newspaper for nominees battle"), Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed a bill which appropriates funds for the State to pay a portion of the legal fees and costs incurred by the Star-Advertiser…
Rank this Week: 146

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: 145

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 24

    Jenis Ice Cream Had Troubles in 2008 Before Listeria Recall

    Jenis Ice Cream Had Troubles in 2008 Before Listeria Recall
    In 2008 the FDA inspected Jenis plant and found: Effective measures are not being taken to exclude pests from the processing areas. Failure to provide adequate screening or other protection against pests. Employees in contact with…
  • May 22

    Marler Clark Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Don Antonio’

    Marler Clark Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Don Antonio’
    Salmonella Outbreak: After dozens or more reports on Yelp of patrons contracting Salmonella poisoning at Don Antonio’s in Los Angeles, on March 25, 2015, environmental health staff at the County of Los Angeles Department of Public…
  • May 22

    Marler Clark to File Kenosha Salmonella Lawsuit Against Supermercado Los Corrale

    Marler Clark to File Kenosha Salmonella Lawsuit Against Supermercado Los Corrale
    The Kenosha County Division of Health continues to interview individuals with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- gastrointestinal illness and exposure to Supermercado Los Corrales. As of this time, more than 60 ill persons have been identified. To…
Rank this Week: 147

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • May 26

    Managers of New York Broker Dealer Plead Guilty in Ponzi Scheme

    Managers of New York Broker Dealer Plead Guilty in Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:A former New York based broker-dealer, Arjent LLC and its UK-based affiliate, Arjent Limited, were on the edge of insolvency when the company Chairman and CEO Robert P. DePalo, along with…
  • May 22

    Financial Advisor to Stars Pleads Guilty to Perpetrating Multiple Ponzi Scheme

    Financial Advisor to Stars Pleads Guilty to Perpetrating Multiple Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Troy Stratos, a self-described entertainment entrepreneur and globe-trotting businessman, pleaded guilty in California to four counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. The…
  • May 21

    SEC Launches Inquiring into JPMorgan’s Fund Sale

    SEC Launches Inquiring into JPMorgan’s Fund Sale
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:JP Morgan Chase & Co. is under investigation by the SEC and other regulators regarding the manner in which it sells its own mutual funds and other proprietary products.The SEC’s…
Rank this Week: 148

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • May 22

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation
    Nationwide Life Insurance Co. has ben ordered to pay an $8 million penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for purposely delaying variable annuity and life insurance policy orders and that this led to company’s failure to…
  • May 20

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Panel (“FINRA”) has ordered UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico and UBS Wealth Management (collectively “UBS”) to pay a client from Puerto Rico $1 million to repurchase…
  • May 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection
    The nation’s highest court has just made it easier for workers to sue their 401k plans for charging excessive fees for investments. The case is Tibble v. Edison International, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the…
Rank this Week: 149

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 150

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: 151

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • May 20

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill
    Computer-research vendor Lexis-Nexis recently conducted a study of 300 hiring partners and supervising attorneys to determine what they seek in newly-hired lawyers. Among the study’s findings are that 66% of the respondents want new lawyers…
  • May 19

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School
    The GLS-10 Scholars' Forum is continuing with presentations on secrets of foreign and international law research. Presenters pictured here are Clare Gaynor WIllis (Chicago-Kent College of Law) and Anne Abramson (The John Marshall Law…
  • May 19

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School
    Paulina E. Wilson of Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland is among the presenters speaking today at the GLS-10 Scholars Forum, in advance of the Global Legal Skills Conference. Her presentation is on the subject of “Comparative…
Rank this Week: 152

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 153

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    RBG to get her own book and movie!

    RBG to get her own book and movie!
    Photo courtesy of  Irin Carmon If you have been waiting to learn more about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, you will not have to wait much longer. In October 2015, NOTORIOUS RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a book about Ruth…
  • May 18

    "POTUS" and "SCOTUS"--Recent Buzzword

    "POTUS" and "SCOTUS"--Recent Buzzword
    President Obama is now tweeting as @POTUS. This adds to the official @WhiteHouse account, the Vice President's @VP, and the First Lady's @FLOTUS. And you can follow even more White House Twitter accounts.We might be used to thinking of the…
  • May 13

    ABA's Silver Gavel Award

    ABA's Silver Gavel Award
    The ABA has announced the winners (and honorable mentions) of its 2015 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts.BooksNell Bernstein, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prisonavailable in print and online via UW Librariespublisher's…
Rank this Week: 154

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 21

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!
    Today Angolan journalist and human rights defender Rafael Marques walked out of court a free man. He was facing over 10 years in prison and a fine of $1.2 million US dollars but all charges were dropped.
  • May 20

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide
    Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As we move from…
  • May 20

    Nebraska, Tsarnaev, and the United States’ dwindling use of the death penalty

    Nebraska, Tsarnaev, and the United States’ dwindling use of the death penalty
    At first blush, Nebraska lawmakers' stunning passage of a bill to abolish the death penalty in their state and the death sentence handed down to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings may seem at odds. But appearances can be…
Rank this Week: 155

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
  • May 23

    The Journalist's Guide to Fact-Checking a GamerGate Story

    The Journalist's Guide to Fact-Checking a GamerGate Story
    Recently a woman named Brianna Wu, who made $13,000 a month on Patreon for doing nothing, wrote an article claiming #GamerGate made death threats against her. She claimed no prosecutor cared about her story, because misogyny. Several…
Rank this Week: 156

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 26

    Best Buy- Moto 360 And ASUS Zen Watch On Sale

    Best Buy- Moto 360 And ASUS Zen Watch On Sale
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 25

    Food For Thought

    Food For Thought
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 25

    Today Is Not Just A Holiday

    Today Is Not Just A Holiday
    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

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

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

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

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

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

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

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

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

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

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    A bank account is owned by X, but Y says that the money in it belongs to Y.  So Y writes a check on the account, payable to Y, and signs X's name on it.  Assume that Y is right that the money belongs to Y.Is the act of signing X's…
  • May 22

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)
    Justice Hoffstadt certainly makes a persuasive case in the opening paragraph of this opinion.  He says:"A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in exchange for paying…
  • May 21

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)
    Plaintiff files a Prop. 65 (toxic chemicals warning) case, and -- predictably -- it settles for a tiny amount of civil penalties plus a much larger amount of fees.  The trial court isn't happy with the stipulated $72,500 in fees, and…
Rank this Week: 160

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 161

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in PrisonChange in overtime rules could lead to more suits over worker emails sent outside workRisk management strategies to reduce…
  • May 19

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questionsEditorial: Law Society failing vulnerable refugee claimants | The Toronto StarOntario Passes Protecting Child Performers Act |…
  • May 19

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook
    Which email client does your law office use?I raise this question, as the purchase of a new computer for my desktop has necessitated the migration of all my emails – around 20 Gigs worth – to my new machine.Out of habit, if…
Rank this Week: 162

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • May 25

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    Congrats to co-blogger Jim Kelly (Notre Dame), editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, on the latest edition. Links to articles are below (ABA membership req'd). Volume 23 Number 3&4 In…
  • May 25

    Two articles on the sharing economy

    Two articles on the sharing economy
    NYT has an article about how Uber is challenging that last bastion of the taxi industry: airports. Query whether Uber will soon be charging airport access fees, or if those charges typically added to taxi rates will go away. WSJ...
  • May 23

    The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee

    The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee
    There's a great article about the redevelopment histories of Baltimore and Milwaukee by Mark V. Levine in today's Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
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

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: 165

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

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

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

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

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

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

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

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

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • May 25

    A Few More Recent Trademark Decision

    A Few More Recent Trademark Decision
    WD Wash: If You Negotiate W/ Def, Ask That They Agree To Waive SoL/Laches First Eat Right v Whole Foods http://t.co/D8NH7U81pj — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 25, 2015 "Original" as a Misstatement under 43(a)1(B) The Original Bomb…
  • May 25

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    "No coherent recitation of facts" http://t.co/2QXBasU5ru — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 25, 2015 ND CAL: WII PLAY MOTION not counterfeit of PLAYMOTION! http://t.co/6dnK4Kjper — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 25, 2015…
  • May 25

    Complaint: Gucci v Alibaba, SDNY

    Complaint: Gucci v Alibaba, SDNY
    gucci alibaba complaint.pdf by martyschwimmerSorry the embed feature seems to be broken follow the link to the document
Rank this Week: 167

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 22

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago
    The 10th Global Legal Skills Conference attracted more than 200 participants from 25 countries, the largest GLS Conference to date. The conference was held at The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and Northwestern…
  • May 22

    WTO Dispute Settlement New

    WTO Dispute Settlement New
    In dispute resolution activity at the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week, both China and Japan filed appeals of panel reports regarding anti-dumping duties on certain steel tubes. The two cases are: “China – Measures Imposing…
  • May 21

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) are now launching the third year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program.Since 2013, over 240 women have participated in…
Rank this Week: 168

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

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

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

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    School's out!

    School's out!
    Summer is here and we've hit the home stretch on the school year, but these students have much bigger concerns.  From the Miami Herald:Caleb Fadet, who grew up in a working-class family in North Miami, seemed to be making all the right…
  • May 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
  • May 21

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again
    Here's the opinion by visiting Judge Ebel, a senior 10th Circuit judge.  The Montgomery Advertiser has this report on the former Alabama Governor:A federal appeals court Wednesday denied former Gov. Don Siegelman's bid for a new trial,…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 171

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • May 26

    China Signs Of Fraud

    China Signs Of Fraud
    American companies are always asking the China lawyers at my firm how they can avoid getting scammed by a Chinese company. There is no one answer and sometimes it involves “instinct” as much as science. We see so much…
  • May 22

    China’s E-Commerce Development Plan

    China’s E-Commerce Development Plan
    China government planners are working to increase the role of domestic consumption and domestic investment in PRC economy. The State Council has decided that increasing the role of e-commerce is one way to promote consumer driven, private…
  • May 21

    Where To Locate Your China Company

    Where To Locate Your China Company
    The other day I was talking with a U.S. based non-tech consumer company about their commencing retail operations in China. This is a new client and at some point in the conversation I started getting specific about what it takes to form a…
Rank this Week: 172

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • May 22

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast
    A podcast from LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer) Excerpt: “It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery…. But for our interview with the hosts…
  • May 22

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap
    From LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Documents Excerpt: “If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in…
  • May 20

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved
    “Google Scholar Case Law Evolves“ by Mark Giangrande, Law Librarian blog: Excerpt: “…. Google is hardly a substitute for any of the commercial databases as it does not have the value-added features such as…
Rank this Week: 173

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 23

    How To Calculate Alimony

    How To Calculate Alimony
    Question: How can I calculate how much alimony I might have to pay after divorce? Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I can give some general guidance on this issue. Alimony or spousal support is not necessarily…
  • May 22

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – May 22, 2015

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – May 22, 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, six Cordell & Cordell attorneys were…
  • May 21

    Think First: Consider The Ramifications Of Divorce

    Think First: Consider The Ramifications Of Divorce
    Divorce can make even the most successful and intelligent people act irrationally. Too many individuals allow emotions to dictate their decision-making process when it comes to issues of marriage and fail to consider all the ramifications of…
Rank this Week: 174

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • May 26

    CAFC Yer Still Doin' It Wrong

    CAFC Yer Still Doin' It Wrong
    SCOTUS has reversed and remanded CAFC yet again. In a 6-2 ruling (Breyer recused) the Supreme Court has held that even if you think a patent is invalid you have to behave as if it is, as regards induced infringement. Specifically, the…
  • May 26

    Hi, I Still Exist

    Hi, I Still Exist
    Due to a series of personal setbacks I've rather let blogging fall off my priority list. Sorry about that. I will try to pick it up more. I've been doing this a long time and I remain dismayed by the trench warfare that the Copyright Wars…
  • Apr 7

    Inventing a Genre

    Inventing a Genre
    Nice piece in the NY Times on the 120th anniversary of the Lumieres' invention of the methods involved in putting visual stories onto 35mm strips of film. Lots of people worked on this idea around the same time - it's really impossible to say…
Rank this Week: 175

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 26

    Workplace Injury Claims Falling in Victoria (Australia)

    Workplace Injury Claims Falling in Victoria (Australia)
    Anytime workplace injury claims go down, that is a positive thing.   As of Dec. 31, 2014 there were 7.32 claims per million hours worked (MHW) in Victorian (Australia) workplaces, a reduction on the 7.37 claims per MHW recorded at the…
  • May 22

    Wisconsin Employer Facing More than $102K in Fine

    Wisconsin Employer Facing More than $102K in Fine
    Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while fabricating metal products because safety mechanisms were not in place at Wisconsin-based Koser Iron Works Inc., according to officials.   Responding to a complaint,…
  • May 21

    If No Light Duty Is Available, Can The Employer Terminate Employment?

    If No Light Duty Is Available, Can The Employer Terminate Employment?
    We had very successful webinar recently on the New ADA Return to Work Interpretations.  There were many questions from the audience.  Find below the responses to the questions related to the Interactive Process given by Aaron…
Rank this Week: 176

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

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

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

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    TTAB Test: Is CHEF'S CUBE Merely Descriptive of Vacuum Packaging Machines?

    TTAB Test: Is CHEF'S CUBE Merely Descriptive of Vacuum Packaging Machines?
    Joseph E. Sielski applied to register the mark CHEF'S CUBE for "vacuum packaging machines for sealing plastic pouches" (Int'l Class 7), but the USPTO refused registration under Section 2(e)(1), deeming the mark merely descriptive of the…
  • May 22

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel
    Here are three recent TTAB decisions granting motions for summary judgment (in whole or in part), the first rejecting an applicant's Morehouse defense, the second applying claim preclusion, and the third sustaining a defense of contract…
  • May 21

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?
    This applicant found itself up a creek when the USPTO refused registration of its mark COW CREEK for beer, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark BULL CREEK BREWING, in standard character and design forms, for…
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 24

    Il Soldato — Natale C. Misuraca

    Il Soldato — Natale C. Misuraca
    Originally posted on The Legal Satyricon:Pvt. Natale Misuraca Today being Memorial Day, I thought I’d write about my favorite war hero, my grandfather Natale Misuraca – or as we all knew him, “Papa.” Natale Misuraca…
  • May 24

    Dancing Man

    Dancing Man
    If aliens are watching us, and trying to decide whether our planet should remain where it is, or be destroyed to make way for an intergalactic bypass, I hope they see this story — because they might just move the bypass if they do.…
  • May 22

    The right thing to say…

    The right thing to say…
    Las Vegas lawyer, Barry Levinson, after getting sentenced to jail. “I embarrassed Las Vegas. I let everybody down,” he said. “I accept responsibility for what happened. It’s my fault. I made the mistakes. I’m…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than in the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with ……
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with a ……
  • May 22

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit
    In Re Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8885-VCL (Del. Ch. May 20, 2015). This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion refers to the settlement of $275 million in this case as the largest derivative settlement, and…
Rank this Week: 180