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The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Interesting Sales Tax Decision

    Interesting Sales Tax Decision
    (How often do you get to say that?)  It involves the dealer Richard Feigen.  He sold a painting in 2004 for $2.5 million and paid sales taxes of $215,000 to the NY authorities in 2005.  In 2011, it emerged that the painting was…
  • Jul 22

    Corcoran Update: Nine members of Save the Corcoran get standing (UPDATED)

    Corcoran Update: Nine members of Save the Corcoran get standing (UPDATED)
    The Washington Post confirms.  The amusing thing about this one is that the Hall Monitors don't know how to feel about it.  On the one hand, they're against the proposed plan because they're against everything they care deeply…
  • Jul 22

    Fair Use Update: It's still a me

    Fair Use Update: It's still a me
    Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento flags a good student note in the Harvard Law Review on the Prince-Cariou decision. The bottom line:  "Because outcomes based on value judgments are difficult to predict, artists will struggle to conform…
Rank this Week: 136

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 137

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Jul 23

    Guest Post: Purposely induced road traffic accident

    Guest Post: Purposely induced road traffic accident
    Car insurance provider, Aviva, has uncovered data which shows a 51% increase in the number of purposely induced road traffic accidents. According to Aviva’s findings, more drivers than ever before are deliberately causing accidents by…
  • Jul 23

    Tweet du Jour….

    Tweet du Jour….
    I do enjoy a bit of humour on twitter….
  • Jul 23

    A British Prime Minister in waiting – hanging on to key British resource

    A British Prime Minister in waiting – hanging on to key British resource
    A British Prime Minister in waiting – hanging on to key British resources.  A truly ‘Special relationship’ ?
Rank this Week: 138

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

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

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jul 23

    Cruise Ship Safety Hearing: Senator Rockefeller Demands Accountability From Cruise Line

    Cruise Ship Safety Hearing: Senator Rockefeller Demands Accountability From Cruise Line
    At the hearing today before Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller regarding “The Cruise Passenger Protection Act (S.1340): Improving Consumer Protections for Cruise Passengers," three women told the committee their horrific experiences on…
  • Jul 22

    Bad Medical Care, Lack of Accountability, Plague Cruise Industry

    Bad Medical Care, Lack of Accountability, Plague Cruise Industry
    One of the dangers which cruise passengers face is incompetent medical care provided by non-U.S. doctors and nurses. And when these go wrong in the high seas, most cruise passengers don't realize that the cruise lines are not legally…
  • Jul 21

    Senator Rockefeller Announces Witness List for Hearing to Examine Cruise Passenger Safety

    Senator Rockefeller Announces Witness List for Hearing to Examine Cruise Passenger Safety
    This afternoon, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the witness list for its Full Committee hearing this Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2:45 p.m. titled…
Rank this Week: 139

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jul 23

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA
    We usually don't pay a whole lot of attention to unpublished opinions. Not that they are not interesting mind you, but if the court itself, for whatever reason doesn't believe the case is worthy of publication, then who are we to say…
  • Jul 22

    Circuit Split Alert: Second Circuit Says Williamson County Ripeness Applies To Due Proce

    Circuit Split Alert: Second Circuit Says Williamson County Ripeness Applies To Due Proce
    When the one side or the other in the public debate complains about "judicial activism," they're usually talking about judges legislating from the bench -- finding new rights, reading words into statutes that aren't there, and the like. But…
  • Jul 21

    New Article: Joseph W. Singer, Property as the Law of Democracy

    New Article: Joseph W. Singer, Property as the Law of Democracy
    Here's a law review article that you might find worthy. In Property as the Law of Democracy (pdf here), Harvard lawprof Joseph Singer writes that "[p]roperty is not merely the law of things. Property is the law of democracy." Heady stuff, for…
Rank this Week: 140

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    History of Securities Regulation

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

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22

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

    When to Stop Researching

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

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 22

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available
    The results of the 2014 ALWD-LWI survey are now available! The report can be found on both the LWI and ALWD websites. Previous surveys have provided us with information about other law schools and have been influential in helping to...
  • Jul 20

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing
    The gala held during the Legal Writing Institute Conference in Boston celebrated various individuals who have worked in the legal writing for more than 30 years or who helped found the field. Here, for example, is the tribute slide to...
  • Jul 19

    Professor Dan Markel, Florida State University, Dies After Being Shot

    Professor Dan Markel, Florida State University, Dies After Being Shot
    Professor Dan Markel, the D'Alemberte Professor at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, focused his scholarship on topics such as the proper scope of mercy, the death penalty, punitive damages, shaming punishments, and…
Rank this Week: 142

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 8

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District
    The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and…
  • Jul 8

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District [AUDIO]

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District [AUDIO]
    The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and…
  • Jul 7

    Justin Reich on MOOCs and the Science of Learning [AUDIO]

    Justin Reich on MOOCs and the Science of Learning [AUDIO]
    Millions of learners on platforms like edX and Coursera are generating terabytes of data tracking their activity in real time. Online learning platforms capture extraordinarily detailed records of student behavior, and now the challenge for…
Rank this Week: 143

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jul 23

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

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

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”

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

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

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
Rank this Week: 144

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jul 23

    Inside Intel’s Intellectually Dubious Patent Study

    Inside Intel’s Intellectually Dubious Patent Study
    Instead Intel focuses on the potential evils of royalty stacking without at all acknowledging that market values for validly patented technologies exist because these technologies improve a standard and strengthen an industry that uses the…
  • Jul 22

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?
    There is nothing wrong with academics obtaining research funding from corporate sponsors, and to Professor Tucker’s credit, she fully discloses her funding sources. It is important, however, to fully vet and scrutinize the resulting…
  • Jul 22

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation
    Our survey of the patent applications assigned to Intel and published recently by the USPTO showed us a variety of intriguing multimedia and data services for electronic device owners. A couple of patent applications discuss means for sharing…
Rank this Week: 145

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Jul 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 147

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    To plot cities of law schools or law firms, you need longitude and latitude value

    To plot cities of law schools or law firms, you need longitude and latitude value
    If you want to plot cities on a map, for example to show locations of law schools on a map of the United States, you need to have the longitude and latitude of each school’s city. The brute force way to get those geographic…
  • Jul 21

    A choropleth showing the states whose law schools produced Fortune 500 GC

    A choropleth showing the states whose law schools produced Fortune 500 GC
    As explained before, a choropleth map colors geographic regions according to some variable. The choropleth map below shows the United States and the regions are some of its states. Those states are colored on a gradient by a variable: the…
  • Jul 18

    Fortune 500 general counsel and the ranking of their law school

    Fortune 500 general counsel and the ranking of their law school
    Continuing the analysis of Fortune 500 chief legal officers, let’s test a hypothesis: the better the law school, the more of its graduates lead one of these illustrious legal departments. To have data regarding which schools are better,…
Rank this Week: 148

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

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

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
  • Jun 25

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

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

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation

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

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

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

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

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

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

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

    RIP Ed Post

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

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 22

    Aereo, FilmOn, and the “Shimmer” of maybe-unlawfully-clever digital entertainment delivery

    Aereo, FilmOn, and the “Shimmer” of maybe-unlawfully-clever digital entertainment delivery
    Those of you of a certain age will remember the classic SNL parody commercial for “New Shimmer“: It’s kind of the same thing with Aereo, isn’t it?  As I said in my now-legendary-in-my-own-mind multi-part post,…
  • Jul 16

    Feeling his oat

    Feeling his oat
    Originally posted 2007-02-12 15:58:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter TMBrandingcap.com brings this quote from John Stuart, former Quaker Oats chairman: If this business were to be split up, I would be glad to take the brands, trademarks…
  • Jul 16

    Defending the trademark infringement defendant

    Defending the trademark infringement defendant
    It’s an art, not a science — like all litigation — and despite the best advice, well… there are some things, many of them in robes, you just can’t account for. But still, why not at least get the best advice?…
Rank this Week: 152

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 23

    The New IPhone

    The New IPhone
    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 23

    Three Rules For The Teenager

    Three Rules For The Teenager
    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 23

    We're Going To Disney World!

    We're Going To Disney World!
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 153

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

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

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Jul 21

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

    UK: Insurance Contract Law Reform – Insurance Bill Introduced to Parliament
    We have previously reported on the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commissions’ review of insurance contracts law (see our blog here). The Insurance Bill (the Bill), introduced to Parliament on 17 July 2014, contains the latest…
  • Jul 18

    Senate Passes new TRIA Bill; Awaits Response from House

    Senate Passes new TRIA Bill; Awaits Response from House
    On July 17, 2014, the Senate passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, extending the original Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (“TRIA”) for an additional seven years.  If the bill is ultimately…
  • Jul 18

    Healthcare Webcast: Ins & Outs Of Health-Care Acquisition Financing

    Healthcare Webcast: Ins & Outs Of Health-Care Acquisition Financing
    August 7, 20141:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. As we settle into the "new economy" and acquisition financing becomes more available, it's important to know what kind of financing will best suit your needs, where to find it, what's required, what it will…
Rank this Week: 155

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Jul 23

    Oregon LNG Pipeline Appeals Land Use Board Ruling

    Oregon LNG Pipeline Appeals Land Use Board Ruling
    The Daily Astorian reports that Oregon Pipeline Company has appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals’ decisions (1) remanding the Clatsop County Board’s (Board) denial of the…
  • Jul 23

    Downeast LNG Requests Initiation of FERC Pre-Filing Environmental Review for Proposed LNG Export Project

    Downeast LNG Requests Initiation of FERC Pre-Filing Environmental Review for Proposed LNG Export Project
    Downeast LNG (Downeast) has requested that FERC initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for an LNG export terminal.  Downeast states that it proposes to convert its pending FERC application for an LNG import terminal and…
  • Jul 23

    Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report

    Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report
    Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through June 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 99.2% complete, procurement is 96.9%…
Rank this Week: 156

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

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

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

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

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

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

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 157

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 23

    2015 AALS Panel Call For Papers: The Law of Resilient Cities: State and Local Adaptation to Climate Change

    2015 AALS Panel Call For Papers: The Law of Resilient Cities: State and Local Adaptation to Climate Change
    I'm guessing blog readers are probably tired of my posts over the past year about Idaho's Resilient Cities symposium; rest assured, this post has nothing to do with the event I advised last year in Idaho! This is an entirely...
  • Jul 23

    Frick on the Tea Party and planning

    Frick on the Tea Party and planning
    Karen Trapenberg Frick (Berkeley - Planning) has a really interesting article I just came across in the Summer, 2013 edition of the Journal of the American Planning Association entitled The Actions of Discontent: Tea Party and Property Rights…
  • Jul 22

    The rise of community owned stores in the rural Great Plains and Mountain West

    The rise of community owned stores in the rural Great Plains and Mountain West
    In addition to this blog, I also write an occasional column for the Idaho Statesman. I recently wrote about some work of my Economic Development Clinic for a state agency that I thought I'd share in this forum. Here is...
Rank this Week: 158

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Jul 19

    July is Elder Awareness Month

    July is Elder Awareness Month
    We previously wrote in this space about two very important events to help raise awareness for adequate care for patients in nursing homes and long term care facilities. These two events were the Nursing Home Staffing Public Awareness…
  • Jul 18

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home
    In another tale of unfortunate and sad happenings at nursing homes, a nursing home staffer working at a facility in Quincy, called Sycamore Healthcare, was arrested on allegations of beating a 64 year old patient at that facility. According…
  • Jul 16

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge
    The federal government has made a concerted effort to weed out fraud committed by companies and individuals. A key tool in doing so has been the False Claims Act, which allows for the U.S. government, or individuals on behalf of and usually…
Rank this Week: 159

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 160

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    Transnational Criminal Organization

    Transnational Criminal Organization
    President Obama has continued the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations. Click here to read more from the Federal Register Notice. FR42643 Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office (mew)
  • Jul 22

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Iraq

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Iraq
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq on July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC. Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office (mew)
  • Jul 22

    Mexico Withdraws Reservations to Several Human Rights Treatie

    Mexico Withdraws Reservations to Several Human Rights Treatie
    During the month of July, the State of Mexico has withdrawn its reservations to several human rights treaties, including three treaties adopted through the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS). Earlier this month, Mexico…
Rank this Week: 161

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

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

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 162

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 22

    Subscription Services for Book

    Subscription Services for Book
    In today's "Whatever" blog entry, John Scalzi talks about his books and various subscription services. The short form is that he would want to see the money, first. Since his novels are controlled by a big-name publisher there would also…
  • Jul 21

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again
    I got an update from American Library Association (ALA) letting me know that they had joined with other higher education and library organization to file a joint comment to the FCC in support of net neutrality. This should serve to remind…
  • Jul 18

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)
    On the eve of the next round of secret talks on the festering pushole that is the TPP - the trade treaty so secret it can only be seen the by the multinational corporations that are writing it - MSF is once again attempting to encourage some…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Jun 9

    Your PTSD May Be Considered A Work Related Injury In Minnesota Beginning October 1, 2013.

    Your PTSD May Be Considered A Work Related Injury In Minnesota Beginning October 1, 2013.
    For years, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was NOT a compensable or payable workers compensation claim in Minnesota even where all parties agreed the condition was related to a work injury.  This changed effective October 1, 2013…
  • May 28

    Planning To Reject A Light Duty Job Offer After A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury?

    Planning To Reject A Light Duty Job Offer After A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury?
    No so fast.  If you have sustained a Minnesota Workers Compensation injury and your doctor provides you with work restrictions, an employer may offer you a light duty job until you reach maximum medical improvement and it's determined…
  • Apr 29

    Minnesota Workers Compnsation Secrets From An Expert.

    Minnesota Workers Compnsation Secrets From An Expert.
    You have sustained a Minnesota work related injury.  You may live in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Worthington, International Falls or perhaps you don't even live in Minnesota.  Our lawyers have handled thousands of workers…
Rank this Week: 164

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 23

    Enfield Police Officer Matthew Worden: Beating “Not Significant”

    Enfield Police Officer Matthew Worden: Beating “Not Significant”
    One cop on the Enfield Police force stood out, Matthew Worden.  Not because he saved kittens stuck in trees. From the Hartford Courant: Enfield, a department with nearly 100 sworn officers, has had 26 civilian complaints in the past four…
  • Jul 23

    The Future of Law: Prisoner Edition

    The Future of Law: Prisoner Edition
    Q:  What kind of Luddite lawyer won’t use email to communicate with his client? A:  A good one. While many lawyers are pondering the efficacy of the Cloud to store their client’s most confidential information and…
  • Jul 22

    The Curmudgeon’s Dilemma

    The Curmudgeon’s Dilemma
    My fellow curmudgeon, Mark Herrmann, miffs the Slackoisie over at Above The Law by raising a hated presumption. I’ve never met you, but I assume that you’re incompetent. I realize that sounds a bit harsh, but it’s time…
Rank this Week: 165

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Los Angeles USD v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 23, 2014)

    Los Angeles USD v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 23, 2014)
    "The Los Angeles Unified School District (the District or LAUSD) has developed a statistical model designed to measure a teacher’s effect on his or her students’ performance in the California Standards Tests (CST). This model…
  • Jul 23

    Wood v. Ryan (9th Cir. - July 23, 2014)

    Wood v. Ryan (9th Cir. - July 23, 2014)
    Joseph Wood certainly has had a busy week.He killed his ex-girlfriend and her father in 1989, and was sentenced to death.  The usual appeals and habeas petitions followed.  Finally, in 2012, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the denial of…
  • Jul 22

    Gotterba v. Tavolta (Cal. Ct. App. - July 22, 2014)

    Gotterba v. Tavolta (Cal. Ct. App. - July 22, 2014)
    When I saw the caption to this opinion, I figured it'd be about that Travolta.  Sure enough, it is.Which is not all that surprising.  According to the Census Bureau, there are fewer than 100 people with the last name of Travolta in…
Rank this Week: 166

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Here are the leading legal headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII  CBC, Star head to court to seek access to Omar Khadr Showdown at the Supreme…
  • Jul 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web  Pathways Update: Articling Reporting Tool…
  • Jul 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: First Nations issue eviction notice to City of Vancouver at city park Decades-old hedge target of suspected ‘vexatious’…
Rank this Week: 167

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Jul 23

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

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

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

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

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

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

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Jul 21

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com
    Hat tip to Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites blog post: WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principles,” which introduces us to wellsettled dot com: “It is well settled…” I bet you can’t search just…
  • Jul 21

    Judicial Funding Cuts Inflict Widespread Economic Harm in Communitie

    Judicial Funding Cuts Inflict Widespread Economic Harm in Communitie
    ABA Journal News: Savings produced by court budget cuts are exceeded by harmful economic effects (white paper) The white paper, “The Economics of Justice,” by Eric J. Magnuson, Steven M. Puiszis, Lisa M. Agrimonti, and…
  • Jul 21

    Grandparents and other Third-parties Seeking Custody of Children in Oregon

    Grandparents and other Third-parties Seeking Custody of Children in Oregon
    Please also read previous blog posts on this topic, especially this one: Grandparent Visitation Rights in Oregon There are lots of free legal forms online and in print, but none of them will be the exact forms you need in … Continue…
Rank this Week: 169

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 170

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    What Does It Take to Defend Against Legal Malpractice?

    What Does It Take to Defend Against Legal Malpractice?
    Portilla v Law Offs. of Arcia & Flanagan  2013 NY Slip Op 08606 [112 AD3d 901]  December 26, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department  tells us that the golden rule for defendants wishing to have a legal malpractice…
  • Jul 22

    A Legal Malpractice Case Leads to Lawyer Suspension

    A Legal Malpractice Case Leads to Lawyer Suspension
    The story has a potential for pathos.  Attorney working for a law firm receives fee payments meant for the firm, and treats them as if a loan.  Why?  He has Parkinson's disease, and perhaps needed the money.  The payments…
  • Jul 21

    Huge Money Dealings and Transfers and Legal Malpractice

    Huge Money Dealings and Transfers and Legal Malpractice
    The back and forth of this large commercial stock purchase agreement, and the money transfers that ensued have had us read the opinion several times.  Even after multiple reads, we find the description of transfers still confusing. …
Rank this Week: 171

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 23

    Injury Prevention: Look In Mirror, “You’re Looking At The Problem”

    Injury Prevention: Look In Mirror, “You’re Looking At The Problem”
    All injuries are preventable. If you really think about it, if everyone did everything they were supposed to do accidents probably would never happen.   Sure equipment fails, or gets worn out and fails, or tires blow out when you run…
  • Jul 23

    Texas DWC Accepting Comments on Injured Employee Ruling

    Texas DWC Accepting Comments on Injured Employee Ruling
    Officials in the Lone Star State are looking at a ruling that would help injured workers.   The Texas Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) noted recently that it is accepting public comment on a rule that will assist injured employees…
  • Jul 22

    Grief Counseling For Work Comp Saves In More Ways Than One

    Grief Counseling For Work Comp Saves In More Ways Than One
    Severe injuries can take a tremendous personal toll on a work force, as well as the families of the injured worker.  Employers are also recognizing this grief, associated with workers compensation losses, has adverse cost impact on…
Rank this Week: 172

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 24

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg
    Many thanks to Felix Koechel (MPI Luxembourg) for the hint. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will host a symposium in memory of Giuseppe Tarzia (28.12.1930 – 23.2.2005),…
  • Apr 24

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU
    Ronald A. Brand (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted The Evolving Private International Law/Substantive Law Overlap in the European Union on SSRN. This chapter, written for the FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ULRICH MAGNUS…
  • Apr 24

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu
    A Liber Amicorum for Ulrich Magnus was published in February 2014. It contains a number of contributions on private international law. III. Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht Jürgen Basedow,…
Rank this Week: 173

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

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

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

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

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

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

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

    Small amount credit change

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

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 24

    The Five Halves of Elder Law

    The Five Halves of Elder Law
    The CarTalk Guys on National Public Radio have a crazy tradition of breaking their one hour radio programs into "three halves" (okay, they have a lot of crazy traditions -- I'm focusing on just one). In that tradition, I'd been...
  • Jul 23

    Veterans Needs Should Dictate Care

    Veterans Needs Should Dictate Care
    Kaiser Health News (KHN) ran a story, Veterans' Needs 'Should Drive Where They Get Their Care'. The article features an interview with "Dr. Kenneth Kizer, a former VA undersecretary for health ... the founding chief executive officer and…
  • Jul 23

    "Defensive Use" of Powers of Attorney & Revocable Living Trust

    "Defensive Use" of Powers of Attorney & Revocable Living Trust
    Atlanta attorney Kristen M. Lewis has a very interesting article in the July/August issue of the ABA's publication Probate & Property. In "The Crime of the 21st Century: Financial Abuse of Elders," Lewis brings to bear her…
Rank this Week: 175

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Stiffed By Your China Manufacturer? It’s Probably Your Own Fault.

    Stiffed By Your China Manufacturer? It’s Probably Your Own Fault.
    In the last five years, the China lawyers at my firm have been contacted literally hundreds of times by foreign companies (mostly American, Canadian, British, German and Australian) that have received bad product or no product from their…
  • Jul 17

    China Commercial Contracts: Writing the Contract Damage Provision

    China Commercial Contracts: Writing the Contract Damage Provision
    In our standard commercial contracts we often include a specific damage amount for certain (not all) violations of the contract terms. We work with our clients to ensure that such provisions are not a penalty, but rather an honest assessment…
  • Jul 15

    China Dispute Resolution Clauses. Choose Certainty Over Flexiblity.

    China Dispute Resolution Clauses. Choose Certainty Over Flexiblity.
    When my firm’s China lawyers draft a contract concerning China, we nearly always use a simple and clear dispute resolution provision: The contract is governed by Chinese law. Chinese language controls. Disputes will be resolved in…
Rank this Week: 176

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on This 2(d) Refusal of DASH DOG WASH & Design

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on This 2(d) Refusal of DASH DOG WASH & Design
    The PTO refused registration of the mark DASH DOG WASH and Design, shown first below, for various pet-related services, including dog washing and grooming [DOGWASH disclaimed], deeming the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered…
  • Jul 22

    Fame of "POST-IT" Mark Yields 2(d) Opposition Victory over "FLAG-IT!"

    Fame of "POST-IT" Mark Yields 2(d) Opposition Victory over "FLAG-IT!"
    Opposer 3M stuck it to Applicant Professional Gallery, Inc. in this opposition to registration of the mark FLAG-IT! for "adhesive-backed labels; adhesive-backed plastic film designating signatory action." The Board found the applied-for mark…
  • Jul 21

    ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th

    ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th
    Yours truly will be a panelist at the "TTAB Hot Topics" session of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, on August 7th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Register here. The session is hosted by the ABA Section of…
Rank this Week: 177

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jun 1

    Prostitutes the Prophet Would Love?

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

    Prostitutes the Prophet Would Love?

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

    Genital mutilation of child ordered by Third World court

    Genital mutilation of child ordered by Third World court
    This is a horrifying story. A little girl in Somalia was born to a couple who are no longer together. The father believes in a practice where they remove a portion of the girl’s genitalia at birth. The mother does not share those…
Rank this Week: 178

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 23

    Prosecutors reading lawyer-client email

    Prosecutors reading lawyer-client email
    The New York Times had this front page article today about prosecutors reading emails between lawyers and their clients without a warrant or any judicial oversight.  For the past few years now, inmates have had access to an email system…
  • Jul 22

    Robin Rosenberg confirmed

    Robin Rosenberg confirmed
    Congratulations to Judge Rosenberg who was unanimously confirmed today!President Obama has really reshaped this District's bench:Judges Williams, Scola, Gayles, Bloom and now Rosenberg.
  • Jul 21

    Quick news and note

    Quick news and note
    1.  Julie Carnes was confirmed today to serve on the 11th Circuit.  The vote was 94-0.  We now have two Carnes on the 11th Circuit.  And when Jill Pryor gets confirmed, that will be two Pryors.2.  But Robin Rosenberg…
Rank this Week: 179

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

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