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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 136

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 137

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 26

    Rapist Or Innocent? Pick One, UC

    Rapist Or Innocent? Pick One, UC
    Samantha Harris at FIRE is making administrators at the University of Colorado, Boulder, very sad. Last week, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) settled a lawsuit brought by a male student who was accused of sexual misconduct. What…
  • Feb 26

    Penn 3L: Due Process Is For Misogynist

    Penn 3L: Due Process Is For Misogynist
    The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Sixteen University of Pennsylvania law professors issue an open letter challenging the school’s new sexual assault policies for the lack of fundamental fairness. …
  • Feb 25

    The Black Hole of Chicago

    The Black Hole of Chicago
    The Guardian posted an extraordinary article revealing that the Chicago police maintained a “black site,” an off-the-books holding facility, where they took people who disappeared upon entering. The Chicago police department…
Rank this Week: 138

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
  • Feb 25

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)
    The University of Milan will host on 13 March 2015 a conference on “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future”. The sessions will be held in English and Italian. Here’s the programme…
  • Feb 20

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge
    The Faculty of Law, Cambridge University, is advertising a three year lectureship in Conflict of Laws sponsored by Clifford Chance. The closing date is 13th March 2015. More detail is available here. If anyone would like to discuss the…
  • Feb 18

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi
    The University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales (Spain), with support from the DAAD, will host a joint conference under the heading…
Rank this Week: 139

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 25

    Guest Post: Despite SLUSA, Plaintiffs File IPO Lawsuits in State Court

    Guest Post: Despite SLUSA, Plaintiffs File IPO Lawsuits in State Court
    In a recent post, I noted the curious phenomenon of plaintiffs filing IPO-related securities class lawsuits in state court. Plaintiffs have this option under the concurrent jurisdiction provisions of the ’33 Act, but I still wondered…
  • Feb 23

    Legal Malpractice Insurance: Policy Rescission for Application Misrepresentation Applies Even to Innocent Insured

    Legal Malpractice Insurance: Policy Rescission for Application Misrepresentation Applies Even to Innocent Insured
    Under the applicable Illinois statute, an insurer may seek to rescind a policy if it was procured by an application misrepresentation if the misrepresentation was “made with the actual intent to deceive or materially affects either the…
  • Feb 22

    Takeover Litigation Continued at Heightened Levels in 2014

    Takeover Litigation Continued at Heightened Levels in 2014
    One of the most distinctive corporate and securities litigation trend in recent years has been the surge in M&A-related litigation, with virtually every deal attracting at least one lawsuit. This trend continued again in 2014, according…
Rank this Week: 140

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    IM Guidance Recommends Policy Updates to Guard Against Buyoff

    IM Guidance Recommends Policy Updates to Guard Against Buyoff
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amy Leisinger, J.D.The SEC’s Division of Investment Management has issued guidance to caution investment advisers regarding the conflict of interest that arises…
  • Feb 24

    SEC Litigators Discuss Impact of Newman, Halliburton

    SEC Litigators Discuss Impact of Newman, Halliburton
    By Matthew Garza, J.D.[This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]Andrew Ceresney, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, was joined by his staff and staff from the SEC’s Office of the General Counsel…
  • Feb 23

    Best Defense a Good Offense? Wells Notice Recipient Brings Constitutional Challenge

    Best Defense a Good Offense? Wells Notice Recipient Brings Constitutional Challenge
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.An investment adviser who received Wells notices of a potential SEC administrative proceeding is seeking injunctive and declaratory relief preventing the…
Rank this Week: 141

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 142

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/
Rank this Week: 143

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
  • Feb 25

    Coast Guard Issues Policy Guidance on LNG Bunkering Operation

    Coast Guard Issues Policy Guidance on LNG Bunkering Operation
    The U.S. Coast Guard has released two policy letters to enhance the safety of LNG marine fuel transfer (bunkering) operations.  The first policy letter provides voluntary guidance to Coast Guard Captains of the Port/Officers in Charge,…
  • Feb 25

    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 November 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering and procurement are 100% complete, and…
  • Feb 25

    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited Completes Patent Process for LNG Production Proce

    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited Completes Patent Process for LNG Production Proce
    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNG Ltd.), parent company of North American LNG export terminal sponsors Magnolia LNG and Bear Head LNG, announced that it has completed the application process with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a…
Rank this Week: 144

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Trademarks, the Redskins and the constitution

    Trademarks, the Redskins and the constitution
    The NFL’s brief on the issue you’ve read about everywhere, including here, is now out and about (courtesy of John Welch): NFL v Blackhorse – The Redskins Brief
  • Feb 24

    Coming soon to a bridge under you

    Coming soon to a bridge under you
    Originally posted 2009-07-15 11:03:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPatent Litigation Weekly has a fascinating article about what tangled webs we — well, not we, but patent lawyers — weave when they become, er, patent rights…
  • Feb 24

    Never trust a hippie?

    Never trust a hippie?
    For years I’ve been kvetching here about the phenomenon of municipal overreach on intellectual property claims, whether it’s catchphrases with no particular geographic association; transit line symbols that do convey…
Rank this Week: 145

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: 146

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/
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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 14

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level
    When you survey your clients to assess how satisfied they are with your law department, you want confidence that you have tapped a representative group by their levels. One way to visualize the responses you get from your survey by a…
Rank this Week: 148

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 24

    First American Securities Charged for Failing to Supervise Broker

    First American Securities Charged for Failing to Supervise Broker
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: First American Securities, Inc., an Ohio-based brokerage firm, was fined by FINRA for failing to implement, maintain and enforce a proper supervisory system. According to FINRA,…
  • Feb 18

    Deferred Compensation Is the New Black For Wirehouses Payment Grid

    Deferred Compensation Is the New Black For Wirehouses Payment Grid
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:Many wirehouses have deferred compensations for their advisors. Even though the whole grids were largely left intact, compensation is inarguably more back loaded, and therefore somewhat…
  • Feb 13

    5 Most Surprising Issues Faced By Advisors While Teaming Up

    5 Most Surprising Issues Faced By Advisors While Teaming Up
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:According to the first quarter 2015 adviser edition of The Cerulli Edge, forming and operating teams successfully can be a challenge for advisors when they are joining forces. The five…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Feb 26

    Plagiarism and students as consumer

    Plagiarism and students as consumer
    The latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education contains a provocative article about plagiarism. Law Student Plagiarism: Contemporary challenges and Responses, 64 J. Legal Educ. 416 (Feb. 2015). Professor Robin Hansen (pictured at right)…
  • Feb 26

    Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writer

    Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writer
    The National Board of Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers – is holding its annual board meeting this weekend at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. Scribes publishes an amazing journal (past issues have...
  • Feb 25

    Congratulations, Nancy Burkoff

    Congratulations, Nancy Burkoff
    Professor Nancy M. Burkoff of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been appointed as the next Dean for Academic Affairs at that school. She has taught legal writing to first year students at Pitt, advanced legal writing as...
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
  • Feb 26

    Writing software is easy, but writing good software is very difficult

    Writing software is easy, but writing good software is very difficult
    On January 20, 2015, I interviewed Fatih Ozluturk, a prolific inventor who has close to 200 patents to his credit and a similar number of patent applications still pending. His inventions have been licensed by every major cellular OEM,…
  • Feb 26

    Is Invention on Demand the Next Big Thing?

    Is Invention on Demand the Next Big Thing?
    It will be interesting to see how ipCreate and AOP combine forces and even more interesting to see the technologies that come from ipCreate’s collaboration with global tech brands. ipCreate’s invention on demand model could also…
  • Feb 25

    The Road Forward for Software Patents post-Alice

    The Road Forward for Software Patents post-Alice
    Whether Alice v. CLS is a ''good'' decision depends on your perspective. Certainly, Alice could have said Diamond v. Diehr was overruled, it could have said that software was patent ineligible, it could have said that business methods were…
Rank this Week: 151

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Feb 20

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal
    After the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the UN set up the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). This historic tribunal delivered its last trial judgment in December 2012 and is now winding down its appellate work.In 2008,  a team…
  • Feb 18

    Ban Laptops in the Classroom? Yes, Says Suffolk Law Professor

    Ban Laptops in the Classroom? Yes, Says Suffolk Law Professor
    Suffolk University Law Professor Steven Eisenstat recently wrote an article arguing for the ban of laptops in law classes. He relies heavily on a study of UCLA & Princeton students that demonstrated that their comprehension and…
  • Feb 17

    Federal Courts App

    Federal Courts App
    A new Federal Courts app is available for Android, iPad, and iPhone.With access to PACER, the federal rules of civil, criminal, bankruptcy, and appellate procedure, federal rules of evidence, local rules for EVERY federal court in the…
Rank this Week: 153

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    THE 2007 CASTLEBERRY FARMS BOTULISM OUTBREAK

    THE 2007 CASTLEBERRY FARMS BOTULISM OUTBREAK
    On July 7, 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) learned that two siblings in Texas were critically ill with botulism and that their illnesses were likely acquired by eating contaminated food. The two…
  • Feb 25

    First Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Texas Woman Sickened By Salmonella Tainted Food from The X In Texas Wood Fired Grill

    First Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Texas Woman Sickened By Salmonella Tainted Food from The X In Texas Wood Fired Grill
    Dallum County resident Frances Childers has filed a lawsuit against The X In Texas Wood Fired Grill, LLC over a severe case of salmonella poisoning she suffered after eating at the restaurant located in Dalhart, TX. Childers is represented by…
  • Feb 24

    Dalhart Texas X10 Restaurant Cause of Nearly 60 Salmonella Case

    Dalhart Texas X10 Restaurant Cause of Nearly 60 Salmonella Case
    The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed a total of 59 cases of Salmonella in Dalhart. 52 of those cases are associated with the X10 in Texas Restaurant. X10 in Texas voluntarily closed during the second week of February.…
Rank this Week: 154

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)
    "This, sadly, was not always the dichotomy — his blog, going back to 2004 as a law student, paints the picture of a far tamer, more reasonable man, interested in cases of authority figures abusing their stations, and where justice was…
  • Jan 4

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
Rank this Week: 155

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 156

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: 157

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 158

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

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

    Google's 'Android for Work' Is Designed For BYOD Market

    Google's 'Android for Work' Is Designed For BYOD Market
    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.
  • Feb 26

    WinZip - How Do You Package Files?

    WinZip - How Do You Package Files?
    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.
  • Feb 26

    Moto E - The Phone For The Rest Of You

    Moto E - The Phone For The Rest Of You
    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: 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/
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
  • Feb 23

    In Re D.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    In Re D.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    "On November 1, 2013, San Francisco Police Officer Duncan Duffin and his partner, Francisco Chicas, were working as a robbery abatement team. A series of armed and unarmed robberies had been committed within two blocks of the Glen Park and…
  • Feb 23

    Fischer v. Time Warner Cable (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    Fischer v. Time Warner Cable (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Of course you want to sue Time Warner Cable.  Hardly a sympathetic defendant.  Of course cable rates are too high.  Undisputed.  Of course it's absurd that cable companies should allow consumers to pick…
Rank this Week: 160

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140Law - Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Remedial Costs for Unreasonable Settlements by InsurersChild abuser awarded £20,000 by Ireland court after being harassed, named and shamed on Facebook pageCocaine case…
  • Feb 19

    SlawTips: 5 Tips on Marketing for Law Firms (Video)

    SlawTips: 5 Tips on Marketing for Law Firms (Video)
    The world of marketing remains a bit of a mystery for many legal professionals.  We know enough about it that many of us become do-it-ourselfers for our websites, blogs and even our branding. Nonetheless, there is much we can learn…
  • Feb 17

    140Law - Your Leading Legal Headlines for the week of February 9, 2015

    140Law - Your Leading Legal Headlines for the week of February 9, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Thousands of UK court cases could soon be heard via SkypeOntario’s e-cig law unconstitutional: prof  Same-sex couple’s custody battle collides with…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 28

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement
    This is not your ordinary trademark infringement case. It involves Grammy Awards ceremony tickets, allegedly sold by now ex-Recording Academy member and trademark attorney – Matthew Blakely – to alleged swindler and trademark infringer…
  • Jan 26

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song
    Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" was reportedly the subject of a copyright dispute with Tom Petty claiming that it infringed his "I Won't Back Down" hit song. Here's a third party's analysis and comparison of the two…
Rank this Week: 162

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
  • Feb 20

    Azerbaijan: Brutal Crackdown Against Journalists Continue

    Azerbaijan: Brutal Crackdown Against Journalists Continue
    By Nic Carter, Amnesty International USA Over the last year, Azerbaijan has imprisoned dozens of journalists, human rights advocates, bloggers, lawyers, and academics who have criticized the regime. Ilham Aliev’s repressive…
  • Feb 13

    3 Must-Watch Videos, 13 Lost Years: Shaker’s Story

    3 Must-Watch Videos, 13 Lost Years: Shaker’s Story
    There’s a superstitious part of me, and a worried part of me. And both parts of me fear this Saturday: it marks thirteen years since Shaker Aamer was airlifted to Guantanamo. My fear is that in Congress, the fear-mongers who ……
  • Feb 13

    From Chicago to Jeddah: Make 2 Phone Calls to Help Stop Torture Today

    From Chicago to Jeddah: Make 2 Phone Calls to Help Stop Torture Today
    By Noor Mir, Field Organizer for Amnesty International USA This Valentine’s Day, survivors of torture and other ill-treatment, from Jeddah to Chicago, will not be celebrating. You can make a difference right this minute. In Jeddah,…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
Rank this Week: 164

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: 165

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: 166

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 25

    Call for Submissions: Trade Law and Development

    Call for Submissions: Trade Law and Development
    The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development [TL&D] is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter 2015 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 7, No. 2). The manuscripts may be in the form of Articles, Notes,…
  • Feb 25

    Labas from Lithuania!

    Labas from Lithuania!
    Your blog editors not only write about international law and international legal education the world, we also try to visit as many places as we reasonably can to check up on the state of global education for international law. This...
  • Feb 24

    Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships for the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice

    Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships for the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice
    The International Peace and Security Institute is offering a prestigious and specialized scholarship for exceptional law students to attend the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions and International Justice. In this…
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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/
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Recent Decision

    Recent Decision
    Cal. law firm's website insufficient to create per. j. in Ga. FisherBROYLES, LLP v. JURIS LAW GROUP ND Georgia http://t.co/wpNYFcrRGx — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) February 23, 2015 When will corporate officer be personally…
  • Feb 11

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a case of first impression, held that Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, the famous marks provision, does not provide trademark rights that are protectable under Section…
  • Jan 22

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
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Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

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

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot
    I'm a fan of the blog "Ask A Manager" written by Alison Green. In her Feb 23 post, she reports on a frustrating set of interactions among herself, another blog reader who had employed a resume-writing service, and people from that service…
  • Feb 19

    Results Not Typical

    Results Not Typical
    One author's account of how her self-published book got picked up and will appear through 47North, an Amazon exclusive imprint. An important point in here is: this is a business deal, not an audition. Having an agent or someone who can handle…
  • Feb 18

    What Do You Do When You Discover You're a Copyright Thief?

    What Do You Do When You Discover You're a Copyright Thief?
    If you're John Green, you try to make it right. I'm a casual vlogbrothers fan but never thought I'd be writing about them here. However, the video linked above concerns an interesting copyright situation. In the piece, Green describes how a…
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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
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China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China

    China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China
    For most American SMEs, getting their products into China and then marketing, selling and delivering them is a difficult and massive task. Using an experienced Chinese distributor or distributors is oftentimes the best way for…
  • Feb 23

    China Business Deals: What China Business Deal?

    China Business Deals: What China Business Deal?
    Great article in The Hollywood Reporter. The article is by Michael Wolff and it is entitled, Hollywood’s Disappearing Chinese Money. But it is about a lot more than just Hollywood-China deals. It is really about all China deals. …
  • Feb 19

    Beijing Touts “Cyber-Sovereignty” In Internet Governance: Global Technology Firms Could Mine Silver Lining

    Beijing Touts “Cyber-Sovereignty” In Internet Governance: Global Technology Firms Could Mine Silver Lining
    A Guest Post By Scott Livingston* It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China. Chinese officials strengthened the Internet firewall by blocking the use of virtual private networks (VPNs),…
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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/
  • Feb 26

    One fish, two fish

    One fish, two fish
    The Supremes reversed the 11th Circuit in the Sarbanes-Oxley Fish case yesterday.  The N.Y. Times has the coverage: A narrowly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Florida fisherman, throwing out his conviction for tossing…
  • Feb 25

    Summary of the en banc argument

    Summary of the en banc argument
    Aly Palmer from the Daily Report has this nice summary of the en banc arguments yesterday: Backed by groups concerned about government intrusion on privacy, a criminal defense attorney on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to put the…
  • Feb 23

    Tuesday is en banc day at the 11th Circuit

    Tuesday is en banc day at the 11th Circuit
    There are three cases being heard en banc tomorrow in the 11th Circuit:U.S. v. Alexander Roy (is it structural error when defense counsel is not present for a period of a trial -- panel said yes)U.S. v. Quartavious Davis  (is a warrant…
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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
  • Feb 26

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)
    King County (Seattle, Washington) Law Library: Position Announcement: Public Services Attorney (link to full job description) Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of…
  • Feb 26

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position
    Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries? Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries? Willing to shelve and shift books? Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage…
  • Feb 24

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 26

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT
    On Tues March 24 @ 11am EDT, prepare for a surprise or two as a group of experts discuss how some common practices in workers’ compensation violate both the spirit and the law of the ADA, as amended in 2009.   The webinar will…
  • Feb 26

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure
    A Sheffield, Great Britain businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.   Peter Herring, who trades as A W Parish in Princess Street, was prosecuted by the Health…
  • Feb 25

    Employer Defenses Against Work Comp Claims Involving Marijuana

    Employer Defenses Against Work Comp Claims Involving Marijuana
    Trend Favoring The Employer   So far the judicial trend is favoring the employer in defending against injuries and claims involving marijuana use on the job or coming to work under the influence.  Employees terminated or denied…
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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/
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DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Feb 24

    The No-Fault/Fault-Based Divorce Debate

    The No-Fault/Fault-Based Divorce Debate
    South Dakota lawmakers are currently reviewing House Bill 1221, which would implement unilateral no-fault divorce in the state. If passed, Mississippi would be the only remaining state in the country without unilateral no-fault divorces.…
  • Feb 23

    How A Missing Spouse Can Terminate Your Parental Right

    How A Missing Spouse Can Terminate Your Parental Right
    Question: I divorced my ex-wife wife years ago and our divorce agreement calls for 50-50 shared custody. However, she has disappeared and took our kids with her. I don’t know how to find her but I think some of my family members might…
  • Feb 22

    Making Child Support Payments Outside The Clearinghouse

    Making Child Support Payments Outside The Clearinghouse
    Question: I have been paying child support to my ex-wife, but not through the clearinghouse because they had my employer information wrong. Will the money I’ve paid still count toward my support? Answer: While I am not licensed to…
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The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
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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/
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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    Revenge Porn Verdict – $900,000 (Chanson and Bolleart)

    Revenge Porn Verdict – $900,000 (Chanson and Bolleart)
    Eric Chanson and Kevin Bolleart are $900,000 further in the red as of today. (order)Filed under: misc
  • Feb 19

    “Argentine Money Trail” Case Order is in, and the winner is…. The Argentine Press!

    “Argentine Money Trail” Case Order is in, and the winner is…. The Argentine Press!
    I don’t want to comment extensively on this – but suffice to say that I am delighted to report that evidence in the Argentine Money Trail case will be open to the public. This is a bright day in otherwise dark days for the…
  • Feb 3

    Rakofsky v. The Internet Dies With a Whimper

    Rakofsky v. The Internet Dies With a Whimper
    For any of you who have followed the case affectionately dubbed “Rakofsky v. The Internet, it is over. This was one of the most unsupportable defamation cases I have ever seen filed. There were clear defenses, which ultimately…
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