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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/
  • Dec 19

    From Toilet Bowl to Super Bowl: Carnival Advertises Vacation on the High Sea

    From Toilet Bowl to Super Bowl: Carnival Advertises Vacation on the High Sea
    Advertising Age reports that Carnival Corporation will be advertising its first Super Bowl commercial next year. Carnival has prepared four possible one-minute commercials as part of its multi-brand marketing initiative.  Each year,…
  • Dec 18

    Cruise Law News Sneaks into "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014"

    Cruise Law News Sneaks into "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014"
    Today I was excited to read that Cruise Law News has been picked as one of the "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014" by the premier law publication Above the Law. Admittedly, we were the twelfth and last pick, but beggars can't be choosers. Here the…
  • Dec 17

    Welcome to the Men's Club: Carnival Names Christine Duffy President

    Welcome to the Men's Club: Carnival Names Christine Duffy President
    I was sitting in Atlanta’s Hatfield International Airport this morning when I read a travel publication’s headline that Christine Duffy was just named president of Carnival Cruise Lines. Reading the headlines made me feel like I…
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/
  • Dec 16

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm
    Ah, the sweet taste of vindication. Last...
  • Dec 9

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea
    On Saturday I posted links to position papers by both China and the US on China's South China Sea claims. Here's an analysis of the dueling papers.
  • Dec 7

    China bans pun

    China bans pun
    Displaying a level of control freakery that probably reminds many women of their f'irst husband, the Chinese government has banned puns. I am not making this up. Here are some reports: "Punning banned in China" (Language Log)…
Rank this Week: 137

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 19

    Insolvent Company Directors’ Duties to Creditors Under Delaware Law

    Insolvent Company Directors’ Duties to Creditors Under Delaware Law
    A question that frequently recurs is whether or not directors of insolvent companies have fiduciary duties to creditors. Creditors often attempt to argue that as companies move into the “zone of insolvency,” directors’…
  • Dec 19

    Mug Shot Greetings for the Holiday Season

    Mug Shot Greetings for the Holiday Season
    On several occasions I have published what I thought would be the last of the D&O Diary mug shots, only to find afterwards that still more mug shots were arriving in my email mailbox. That has happened yet again, and this time some of the…
  • Dec 17

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou
    Going all the way back to the S&L crisis, a recurring insurance coverage issue that has arisen in the failed bank context has been the question of whether or not coverage for a claim brought by the FDIC in its capacity as receiver of a…
Rank this Week: 138

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Another Koons copyright dispute

    Another Koons copyright dispute
    New York Times story here.  Hyperallergic here.
  • Dec 19

    How will the policy shift on Cuba affect the arts?

    How will the policy shift on Cuba affect the arts?
    Nicholas O'Donnell takes a look.
  • Dec 19

    Because they said so?

    Because they said so?
    My friend Peter Dean emails:“I am sure you have seen thisstory by Mark Stryker on the $100M sale of a Cezanne by the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House by now.“I await someone’s lucid explanation of why this is OK, but Randolph…
Rank this Week: 139

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    113th Congress: Many House-Passed Dodd-Frank Corrections Bills Were Never Taken Up by the Senate

    113th Congress: Many House-Passed Dodd-Frank Corrections Bills Were Never Taken Up by the Senate
    The below pieces of legislation amending the Dodd-Frank Act passed the House in the 113th Congress by a bi-partisan vote, sometimes an overwhelming bi-partisan vote, but were never taken up the Senate.Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse…
  • Dec 18

    Life Settlement Promoters’ Pre-Sale Efforts Satisfied Howey, NASAA Argue

    Life Settlement Promoters’ Pre-Sale Efforts Satisfied Howey, NASAA Argue
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John M. Jascob, J.D.NASAA has urged the Texas Supreme Court to uphold a lower court’s ruling that life settlements sold by Life Partners, Inc. were securities under…
  • Dec 17

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.A Yale University law professor has stepped in to challenge SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher’s argument that the Harvard Shareholder Rights…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Dec 19

    Maine: On Second Thought, We Were Right When We Said That Beach Property Is Not Subject To Special Rule

    Maine: On Second Thought, We Were Right When We Said That Beach Property Is Not Subject To Special Rule
    Back in February, we blogged about an opinion from the Maine Supreme Court involving littoral property (that's beachfront property to all you non-lawyers and Navy people), in which the court concluded that those who were asserting a…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Court Challenge To NJ's Beach Replenishment Plan

    Federal Court Challenge To NJ's Beach Replenishment Plan
    Here's the Verified Complaint in a case recently filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey: Plaintiffs Jenkinson’s Pavilion, a corporation of the State of New Jersey and Jenkinson’s South, Inc., a corporation of the State of New…
  • Dec 19

    Programming Note: Get Ready For The 2014 Year-End Opinion Dump

    Programming Note: Get Ready For The 2014 Year-End Opinion Dump
    Get ready. With the end of the year nearly upon us, and our "For The Blog" folder brimming with opinions and items that we just haven't had time to post, in the next couple of weeks we'll be putting up a lot of these 2014 cases so we can…
Rank this Week: 141

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: 142

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: 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
  • Dec 19

    December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015

    December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015
    In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, LNGLawBlog will not publish its Daily LNG Headlines December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015.
  • Dec 19

    Cheniere and EDP Energias de Portugal Sign Deal for Corpus Christi LNG Supplie

    Cheniere and EDP Energias de Portugal Sign Deal for Corpus Christi LNG Supplie
    Yesterday, Cheniere Energy announced that its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has entered into an agreement with EDP Energias de Portugal S.A. (EDP) under which EDP will purchase approximately 0.77 million tonnes of LNG per year…
  • Dec 19

    First Nations File Court Appeal of B.C. Approval of Kitimat Feeder Pipeline

    First Nations File Court Appeal of B.C. Approval of Kitimat Feeder Pipeline
    The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian First Nations Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli (the First Nations) have filed a court appeal of the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) decision to approve…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Dec 11

    Study documents gender bias in student evaluation

    Study documents gender bias in student evaluation
    A recent study reinforced previous conclusions that student evaluations are biased in favor of male instructors. Among its findings, it documented an interesting result on an item that could be objectively verified. Two professors gave…
  • Dec 11

    Proposals for the 2015 Storytelling Conference in Seattle

    Proposals for the 2015 Storytelling Conference in Seattle
    Here's one last reminder: The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2015 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference is on Monday, December 15, 2014. The call for proposals is on the Legal Writing Institute web site, under “Related…
  • Dec 9

    Surprise! The United States Code Has a New Title!

    Surprise! The United States Code Has a New Title!
    Back in September when nobody was looking, a new title (Title 52) became effective for the United States Code. The new Title collects sections on voting and elections that previously appeared in Titles 2 and 42. There is no change...
Rank this Week: 145

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Dec 17

    Rededication

    Rededication
    Originally posted 2010-12-01 20:08:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWelcome to Blawg Review.  Cold, rainy, prematurely wintry greetings from metropolitan New York. No exclamation point.  It has been that kind of year, it seems.…
  • Dec 9

    Seventh Circuit: I Hate Illinois Nazis.

    Seventh Circuit: I Hate Illinois Nazis.
    Originally posted 2005-02-10 10:28:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMcDermott Will & Emery has published an article on the Mondaq website (registration required) about a Seventh Circuit decision in which a losing party was required to…
  • Dec 9

    Not a good e-discovery strategy

    Not a good e-discovery strategy
    Originally posted 2007-02-08 16:29:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLavi Soloway writes (hat tip to Above the Law) regarding the extremely un-white-shoe discrimination litigation in New York County between former Sullivan & Cromwell…
Rank this Week: 146

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
  • Dec 20

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer
    A strong sense of innovation runs through the entire operations of the Walt Disney Company and the many forms of entertainment media developed by the corporation. For decades, Disney has benefitted from the work of its Imagineering teams,…
  • Dec 19

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark
    Since June 2011, Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination and registration processes. She has led outreach to the trademark…
  • Dec 19

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe
    LITAN: ''But let’s go back to the main point again from our paper, which is that we need to switch the national conversation about patents to doing a better job of exploiting what we have as opposed to arguing so much about what the…
Rank this Week: 147

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Dec 15

    Former MidAmerica Financial Broker Fined for Outside Business Activity

    Former MidAmerica Financial Broker Fined for Outside Business Activity
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: FINRA has fined Brian G. Wolf, a former broker from MidAmerica Financial Services, Inc. (“MFS”) for being involved in an outside business…
  • Dec 12

    Ex-New York Islanders Owners Sentenced for Securities Fraud

    Ex-New York Islanders Owners Sentenced for Securities Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Paul Greenwood and Stephen Walsh, former executives at WG Trading Co., were sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a fraud valued at roughly $554…
  • Dec 11

    FINRA Fines Ameriprise for Arbitration Discovery Abuse

    FINRA Fines Ameriprise for Arbitration Discovery Abuse
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: FINRA has sanctioned Ameriprise and one of its brokers for altering documents and refusing to produce documents in an arbitration proceeding. According…
Rank this Week: 148

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
Rank this Week: 149

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 20

    2011, “They Will Be OK,” Revisited

    2011, “They Will Be OK,” Revisited
    Oh sure, Chad Chadwick now gets an outpouring of support, but what about then?  What about the efforts of the brave SWAT team?  This was how it was reported in 2011: Officers were called to the Century Apartments in Sienna…
  • Dec 20

    Nominations are Open for the 6th Annual Jdog Memorial Best Criminal Law Blawg Post

    Nominations are Open for the 6th Annual Jdog Memorial Best Criminal Law Blawg Post
    It’s that time of year again! Time to recognize the effort and thoughtfulness of criminal law blawgers with our annual Best Criminal Law Blawg Post, which has been dedicated to the memory of our dear friend, Joel Rosenberg. Unlike the…
  • Dec 19

    Schools Have Rules: When Blind Boys Go Bad

    Schools Have Rules: When Blind Boys Go Bad
    Sometimes boys hit other boys. Girls too, but let’s pretend for the sake of this post that gender isn’t really important, because the boy who hit another student here is 8-year-old Dakota Nafzinger, and he’s just a…
Rank this Week: 150

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank
    Let’s look at the Fortune 500 companies broken into equal-sized revenue categories and see if there is any pattern about the law school of their top lawyers. The plot below shows 20 revenue categories increasing from $4.8 billion for…
  • Jul 29

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist
    A Shepard’s diagram typically describes the composition of soil in terms of three materials: clay, silt, and sand. The pyramid labels each portion according to the respective proportions of those materials in a particular clump of soil.…
  • Jul 28

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Dec 12

    Twitter Feeds About Criminal Justice, Race, and Policy

    Twitter Feeds About Criminal Justice, Race, and Policy
    To help you follow issues of race and criminal justice, here is a selective list of relevant Twitter feeds. The list focuses on organizations rather than individuals, although there are plenty of smart thoughtful individuals tweeting, too.The…
  • Dec 12

    "Lex FIFA"--Swiss Money-Laundering Laws Changed to Include Sports Association

    "Lex FIFA"--Swiss Money-Laundering Laws Changed to Include Sports Association
    The Swiss legislature today voted to change its money laundering laws so that officials of sports organizations like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA will be accountable as "politically exposed persons." Some news coverage:FIFA,…
  • Dec 10

    End-of-Quarter and Holiday Changes to the Law Library's Hour

    End-of-Quarter and Holiday Changes to the Law Library's Hour
    With the end of finals approaching this Friday, it is time to announce the Law Library's interim and holiday hours.Dec. 13 - 16, Saturday - Tuesday: ClosedDec. 17 - 19, Wednesday - Friday: 8am - 5pmDec. 20 - 21, Saturday - Sunday: ClosedDec.…
Rank this Week: 152

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
Rank this Week: 153

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Dec 19

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed
    Several weeks ago I heard about an interesting case raising First Amendment issue. In that case, Zoe Quinn, an online agitator and professional panhandler sought to silence her ex-boyfriend for sharing his tale of emotional abuse. Although…
  • Nov 24

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!
    PZ Myers was accused of rape by a student. Myers claims the rape allegation is false. Yet rather than call the police to perform a rape kit and conduct a thorough investigatin, Myers used his institutional power and privilege to silence the…
  • Nov 22

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List
    There has been much hemming and hawing online about the IGDA blacklist. Many have misrepreseted my position. They are falsely claiming that I said someone could sue for being blocked on Twitter, or could be sued because they were named as a…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 155

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Dec 19

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death
    Listeria illnesses and deaths in Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4), Missouri (5), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (2). As of December 18, 2014, a total of 28 people infected with…
  • Dec 19

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria
    With at least two deaths in four hospitalizations reported by Team Diarrhea of the Minnesota Department of Public Health linked to caramel apples, and the likelihood of a nationwide Listeria outbreak in the offing, I thought it would be…
  • Dec 18

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple
    Two deaths linked – Pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems are most at risk The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food…
Rank this Week: 156

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 157

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Dec 20

    Wearable World - What Are You Wearing?

    Wearable World - What Are You Wearing?
    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.
  • Dec 20

    LG GWatch R - Pretty Dumb SmartWatch

    LG GWatch R - Pretty Dumb SmartWatch
    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.
  • Dec 20

    CNET At CES 2015

    CNET At CES 2015
    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: 158

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Dec 16

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension
    The U.S. Senate adjourned for the year on Tuesday without passing an extension of TRIA. Strong opposition from retiring Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) blocked a vote on the measure that was overwhelmingly supported by lawmakers in the House as…
  • Dec 11

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate
    On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed an extension of TRIA by a vote of 417-7. The House vote is a step closer to ensuring the bill does not expire at years’ end. The legislation will now be sent to the Senate. Most Senators…
  • Dec 11

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer
    Congress passed a bill that will loosen the Dodd-Frank capital rules imposed on insurers. The legislation unanimously passed the Senate in June and passed by voice vote in the House on Wednesday. S. 2270 changes the Collins Amendment and will…
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/
  • Dec 19

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)
    I agree with the Court of Appeal.  There are plenty of cases in which an insurance company acts in bad faith by failing to timely accept a policy limits demand.  The trial court thought that this was one of them.But it's not.…
  • Dec 18

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)
    Pigs get fat.  Hogs get slaughtered.Lennar Homes of California learns that lesson today.It put an incredibly onerous "indemnity" clause into its contract of adhesion with its home buyers, and then tried to enforce that clause to force a…
  • Dec 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
Rank this Week: 160

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: 161

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: My post this week @SlawTips: Avoiding File AvoidanceAfter a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in prison in…
  • Dec 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Man who has lived in Canada for 60 years may apply as political refugee…in Canada Osler lawyer’s efforts make traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented…
  • Dec 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditationOntario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys - Toronto StarWalmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting…
Rank this Week: 162

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 163

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 20

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention
    Approximately a million and a half elderly Americans reside in nursing homes across the country. Unfortunately they sometimes encounter harsh abuse or unconscionable neglect at the hands of nursing home aides, nurses and other staffers, and…
  • Dec 18

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie
    Recently, The Chicago Tribune published multiple articles about the abuse of children in state facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in an Illinois facility please contact one of our experienced attorneys. Click here…
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
Rank this Week: 164

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Dec 17

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba
    In an historic move, President Obama announced today that the United States will restore normal diplomatic relations with Cuba. According to press reports, secret negotiations have been taking place between the United States and Cuba for the…
  • Dec 17

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law
    Georgetown University Law Center's journal "Laws" is seeking papers for a Special Issue on Climate Change and International Economic Law. The following description is taken from the Guest Editor, Sonia Rolland: "The…
  • Dec 11

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership
    The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved Seychelles' application to become a member at a meeting yesterday. Seychelles has until June 1, 2015 to ratify the Protocol of Accession. Its membership will be effective 30…
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/
  • Dec 19

    A Substantial Verdict, Yet No Legal Malpractice

    A Substantial Verdict, Yet No Legal Malpractice
    In automobile accident cases, injured parties are due no-fault coverage and payments.  Insurance companies have the right to refuse to pay for medical treatment which is unrelated to the accident, and often refuse to pay. …
  • Dec 18

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?
    Christine Simmons in the New York Law Journal reports today on Stock v Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP  2014 NY Slip Op 33171(U)  December 5, 2014  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 651250/13 …
  • Dec 18

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?
    Christine Simmons in the New York Law Journal reports today on Stock v Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP  2014 NY Slip Op 33171(U)  December 5, 2014  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 651250/13 …
Rank this Week: 166

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: 167

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Dec 17

    Yeah, No Thanks Toast & Butter

    Yeah, No Thanks Toast & Butter
    John Scalzi posted (on his Whatever blog) a fairly sharp takedown of the copyright-grabbing policies of Web sites "The Toast" and its companion "The Butter". Writer Beware first brought up the issue and Scalzi verified that the Toast/Butter…
  • Dec 6

    Apple I Reaches CAFC

    Apple I Reaches CAFC
    The first of the disputes between Apple and Samsung has reached the CAFC. Dubbed "Apple I" because you just know there are going to be more cases appealed up, this is the one where Samsung lost a jury verdict on the order of a billion…
  • Dec 2

    Macmillan Pretends It Can Plug Analog Hole

    Macmillan Pretends It Can Plug Analog Hole
    Macmillan announced today that it will make articles from its prestigious journal Nature free to "view" using a proprietary tool. Supposedly this tool will permit annotation but not copying, printing, or downloading. Presumably it also…
Rank this Week: 168

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Dec 19

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap
    “. . . a distinctively configured flip forward spout and elegant elliptical, angled loop handle at the top, and at the side, distinctive texturized surfaces and raised vertical bars, interspersed around the side of the cap.” cool…
  • Nov 25

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal
    You need a little background on this. There was an inter-partes proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where the Blackhorse petitioners successfully petitioned the TTAB to cancel Pro-Football’s REDSKINS trademark on the…
  • Nov 24

    5000 Trademark Blog Post

    5000 Trademark Blog Post
    There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.
Rank this Week: 169

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

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

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 170

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
  • Dec 19

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right
    By: Shaudee Dehghan, Humera Durrani, Lisa Mueller-Dormann, Sarah Rubiaco Upon disembarking from the ferry it immediately became clear to all of us why Ai Weiwei chose the island to showcase his exhibit. The island’s ominous history as a…
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Rank this Week: 171

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
  • Dec 19

    CLEs and Books for Oregon Contract Attorneys, and the Lawyers who Hire Them

    CLEs and Books for Oregon Contract Attorneys, and the Lawyers who Hire Them
    PLF has this contract attorney CLE at their website, in CD, DVD, Streaming video, and MP3 formats. We have the CD & print coursebook in our collection (Washington County Law Library). Contract Attorneys: Managing Expectations and Getting…
  • Dec 18

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library
    You can read the Multnomah Law Library Report at the PSU CPS website: “This report reviews the current operations of the Multnomah Law Library and makes recommendations, based on best practices, for ways to restructure the Multnomah Law…
  • Dec 18

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking
    “Too many shut out of justice, ABA president says: Wlliam C. Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association, calls it “the justice gap.” Deep down, all Americans believe they have a right to their day in court. They…
Rank this Week: 172

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Dec 18

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation
    Problem:   23 States and the District of Columbia have or will be approving recreational marijuana use.   Chances are more states will approve recreational use since politicians have discovered a tax gold mine from…
  • Dec 18

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer
    Two Washington State employers ran into expensive trouble recently.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited two employers for violations that exposed workers to asbestos during the demolition of a Seattle apartment…
  • Dec 17

    Alabama Employer Gets OSHA Citation

    Alabama Employer Gets OSHA Citation
    Fines of nearly $42,000 were recently levied against one employer in Alabama.   Austal USA LLC was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 12 safety and health violations that…
Rank this Week: 173

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    CIETAC Arbitration: Different But Fair

    CIETAC Arbitration: Different But Fair
    Every year, an increasing number of Chinese companies require that their contracts with American companies provide for disputes to be resolved via arbitration in China. In these situations, we are seeing mostly CIETAC arbitration clauses Many…
  • Dec 17

    China Holiday Schedule 2015: THE Infographic

    China Holiday Schedule 2015: THE Infographic
    The China Holiday Schedule 2015 infographic below comes from Ryan McLaughlin’s consistently excellent and important Lost Laowoi Blog. Use it and you will not have to wonder why so and so is not picking up the phone on such and such…
  • Dec 16

    The Classic China Scam: Done Often Because It Work

    The Classic China Scam: Done Often Because It Work
    Got an email the other day from the owner of a leading Northwest interior design firm. This person who has asked to remain anonymous, wanted to tell me about how he and his company had been scammed, so as to prevent others from suffering the…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Dec 18

    11th Circuit rules for Cheney Mason

    11th Circuit rules for Cheney Mason
    This is a pretty interesting case:This case involves a law student’s efforts to form a contract by accepting a “million-dollar challenge” that a lawyer extended on national television while representing a client accused of…
  • Dec 18

    Lots of SDFLA new

    Lots of SDFLA new
    Acquittals, spies being returned, and all sorts of other fun. One story that was under the radar yesterday was President Obama's stingy list of pardons (only 12!) and commutations. There was one SDFLA case:-- Bernard Bryan Bulcourf –…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board
    Congrats to Silvia Piñera-Vazquez and the Raskins for their across the board Not Guilty verdict for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Juan F. Martinez before Judge Altonaga.
Rank this Week: 175

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Dec 19

    4 Tips For An Effective Shared Parenting Plan

    4 Tips For An Effective Shared Parenting Plan
    Recently, there has been a surge in interest in the positive impact shared parenting can have on children following divorce or separation.In the first eight months of 2014, three different child development organizations produced reports…
  • Dec 19

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - December 19, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - December 19, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of December 19, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell spoke with Forbes…
  • Dec 18

    DadsDivorce Live: 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card

    DadsDivorce Live: 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card
    Last month, the National Parents Organization released its 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card. The report is the first national study to provide a comprehensive ranking of each state on their child custody statutes. The report revealed…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 177

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    TTABlog Flotsam and Jetsam, Issue No. 15: Fee Reduction, New TPAC Members, TTAB Website Beta

    TTABlog Flotsam and Jetsam, Issue No. 15: Fee Reduction, New TPAC Members, TTAB Website Beta
    Here's another edition of "Flotsam and Jetsam," wherein I provide, on an irregular basis, timely tidbits to the TTABar. The last edition was a mere nine months ago. Can't promise when the next one will be. Trademark Fee Reduction: In a notice…
  • Dec 18

    Precedential No. 43: TTAB Dismisses XBOX 360 Cancellation Petition as Sanction for Misconduct

    Precedential No. 43: TTAB Dismisses XBOX 360 Cancellation Petition as Sanction for Misconduct
    The Board granted Microsoft's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a petition to cancel its registration for the mark XBOX 360 for publications in the field of computer games, finding that petitioners had failed to state a claim upon which relief…
  • Dec 17

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal
    In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a TTAB decision (here) which had affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark TAKETEN for "health care services, namely, evaluating weight and…
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Dec 13

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened
    The motion we filed on behalf of Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata was granted yesterday. (Order) The order has some very inspiring language in it. When a judge cites to Madison’s writings, you know you’ve had a good day as a…
  • Dec 13

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened
    The motion we filed on behalf of Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata was granted yesterday. (Order) The order has some very inspiring language in it. When a judge cites to Madison’s writings, you know you’ve had a good day as a…
  • Dec 9

    Fighting to keep court proceedings open

    Fighting to keep court proceedings open
    I have the privilege of representing Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata and The Center for Investigative Journalism in the Americas. I’ll let them speak for themselves – here – but suffice to say, I’m quite proud to be…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Dec 20

    "Smart Talk" about Guardianships, POAs, Elder Abuse & Access to Justice in the Court

    "Smart Talk" about Guardianships, POAs, Elder Abuse & Access to Justice in the Court
    Here is a link to a podcast for a Smart Talk program from WITF Public Radio, where Zygmont Pines, Esq., Court Administrator for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and I were invited to talk about quite a few "hot" topics from...
  • Dec 19

    Is Your Job Good for Your Brain?

    Is Your Job Good for Your Brain?
    The journal Neurology, ran an article about a recent study on the impact occupations have on workers' brains. Occupational complexity and lifetime cognitive abilities opens with a recognition that "[t]here is a growing body of research…
  • Dec 19

    Looking for a Movie or Book this Season? Don't Shy Away From These....

    Looking for a Movie or Book this Season? Don't Shy Away From These....
    New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Frank Bruni recalls his own reluctance to confront the realities of Alzheimer's, offering a touching account of his own grandmother many years ago, whose condition caused him to turn away. But as he also…
Rank this Week: 180