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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/
  • Nov 24

    Cruise Passenger Missing From Sun Princess Again

    Cruise Passenger Missing From Sun Princess Again
    A cruise passengers is missing from a Princess cruise ship heading towards Sydney today. The ship in question, the Sun Princess, is completing a 13-day cruise to New Zealand. There is no explanation how or when the passenger went…
  • Nov 22

    Honduras: A Dead Beauty Queen and Another Murder in "Paradise"

    Honduras: A Dead Beauty Queen and Another Murder in "Paradise"
    Roatan, Honduras came onto my radar this year when several tourists contacted us after being robbed or sexually assaulted at gunpoint during cruise stopovers. Later we were the first to report on a Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who was…
  • Nov 22

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney
    A Fort Myers, Florida news station reports that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a man after finding child porn in his home. NBC 2 reports that FDLE agents arrested that Bryan Ludlam, age 42, a father of three young…
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/
  • Nov 7

    Hypocrisy and human right

    Hypocrisy and human right
    The Chinese government often complains the criticisms of its human rights record are hypocritical. After all, aren't there a lot of problems in Western countries, too? (Typically, the U.S. is always singled out as the representative of…
  • Oct 29

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)
    The Fourth Plenum’s Decision is now available on the Law Genius site in annotatable form in both English (translation courtesy of Rogier Creemers and Jeremy Daum) and Chinese. I’ve already added annotations to the English text. By way of…
  • Oct 29

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take
    The text of the decision passed by the F...
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/
Rank this Week: 138

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Nov 27

    IASB Strongly Defends IFRS as Essential to E.U. Capital Markets Union

    IASB Strongly Defends IFRS as Essential to E.U. Capital Markets Union
    The IASB strongly defended IFRS on many fronts in response to an European Commission consultation seeking to determine the impact of IFRS on the E.U.  In a letter to Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, the IASB said that the…
  • Nov 26

    Dold and Schweikert Will Join Financial Services Committee for 114th Congre

    Dold and Schweikert Will Join Financial Services Committee for 114th Congre
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chair of  the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL) and Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), two House members with a strong interest in federal securities legislation, will be…
  • Nov 26

    ESMA Chair Calls for Resolution Authority for Derivatives Central Counterpartie

    ESMA Chair Calls for Resolution Authority for Derivatives Central Counterpartie
    Crafting  an appropriate recovery and resolution framework for derivatives central counterparties is now the main challenge facing the European Union, said Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). In…
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/
  • Nov 26

    HAWSCT: Land Use Comm'n Can't Rescind A Re-zoning Via Truncated Procedure

    HAWSCT: Land Use Comm'n Can't Rescind A Re-zoning Via Truncated Procedure
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a lengthy opinion in a case we've been following, DW Aina Lea Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina Lea, LLC, No. SCAP-13-0000091 (Nov. 25, 2014). The litigation is a series of two lawsuits that originated in…
  • Nov 26

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"
    Check out this story from today's Greensboro/Winston-Salem (NC) News-Record, "DOT's long road to nowhere angers property owners" about the practice in North Carolina of using "protected corridors" to designate property under the state's…
  • Nov 25

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue
    The use of eminent domain for energy transmission corridors has become a hot topic lately. See, for example, the following posts: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Is Common Carrier With Eminent Domain Power Private Pipeline Lacks Eminent Domain…
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

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/
  • Nov 26

    Save the Date: 2015 Burton Award

    Save the Date: 2015 Burton Award
    The Burton Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing is, without a doubt, the single most glamorous evening for legal writing. That's been true for years, and next year's award ceremony promises to continue that trend. It will be held at...
  • Nov 25

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place
    The events in Ferguson Missouri have focused much needed national and global attention on race issues. Although the following guest blog post is not about legal writing, we are pleased to share the insights and challenges from writer Leonce…
  • Nov 25

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?
    One-Day Workshop at the University of Detroit Mercy, co-hosted by the University of Windsor, on Friday, December 5, 2014. Theme: Reaching, Teaching, and Employing Today’s Evolving Law Student The Premise: Students in the “Millennial”…
Rank this Week: 144

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Nov 26

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK
    Sitting at the dinner table with his family on Thanksgiving in 1981, Srinivasan looked at his turkey dinner and a brilliant thought occurred to him: a leftover bone with cartilage would provide the perfect test subject. The cartilage and…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System
    In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible…
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim
    The Federal Circuit held that the district court correctly applied collateral estoppel to the ’774 patent because reexamined claim 33 contains the same memory limitation previously found in claims 1 and 19, and because the ’774…
Rank this Week: 145

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Nov 14

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm” [AUDIO]

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm” [AUDIO]
    What is the role of the internet in political activism and speech? Is there any room for nuance between “hacking” and “cyber-terrorism?” Molly Sauter — research affiliate at the Berkman Center and author of…
  • Nov 14

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm”

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm”
    What is the role of the internet in political activism and speech? Is there any room for nuance between hacking and “cyber-terrorism?” Molly Sauter — research affiliate at the Berkman Center and author of “The Coming…
  • Nov 14

    Brad Smith and Jonathan Zittrain on Privacy, Surveillance, and Rebuilding Trust in Tech [AUDIO]

    Brad Smith and Jonathan Zittrain on Privacy, Surveillance, and Rebuilding Trust in Tech [AUDIO]
    One of the enduring issues in cyberspace is which laws apply to online activities. We see this most clearly today in the reaction to revelations about government surveillance: on one hand, individuals are increasingly seeking assurances that…
Rank this Week: 146

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
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Nov 25

    Library Hours Change

    Library Hours Change
    The Law Library will be closed from 3pm, Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Saturday,Nov. 29. The Library will re-open on Sunday, Nov. 30.  Enjoy sharing some time with friends and family!
  • Nov 24

    The Legal Scholarship Blog Moves to CALI

    The Legal Scholarship Blog Moves to CALI
    CALI Classcaster LogoThe Legal Scholarship Blog recently changed web hosts to CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. CALI was created by the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School - and it hosts over 900…
  • Nov 21

    Taking Images Seriously

    Taking Images Seriously
    Before you even got to the bookstore cash register when you bought your first books for law school, you probably noticed that law books don't have many pictures. Nor do briefs, pleadings, contracts, judicial opinions, or law review articles.…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 149

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Thanks to nothing?

    Thanks to nothing?
    Originally published at Dean’s World, Thanksgiving 2006: A million essays and blog posts will explore the topic of “being thankful” in the next 24 hours. I’d say, based on a perusal of a Google search I just ran, that…
  • Nov 19

    Wal-Mart pushed back on dubious trademark threat

    Wal-Mart pushed back on dubious trademark threat
    Originally posted 2006-03-08 13:33:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMarketWatch reports this story about an opinonated gent who’s suing Wal-Mart for a declaratory judgment: Smith said he was making a point by comparing the giant…
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
Rank this Week: 150

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
  • Nov 25

    Ex-LPL Broker Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud

    Ex-LPL Broker Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Blake Richards, a former broker for LPL Financial LLC, will pay more than $1.9 million in restitution to his clients to resolve an SEC fraud suit against…
  • Nov 24

    SEC Charges New York Businessman with Investment Fraud

    SEC Charges New York Businessman with Investment Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC has charged a New York businessman, Gregory Rorke, and his software company, Navagate Inc. with making false statements to investors while raising…
  • Nov 20

    UBS Pays $1.68 Million to Settle Some Puerto Rico Bonds Loss Claim

    UBS Pays $1.68 Million to Settle Some Puerto Rico Bonds Loss Claim
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: UBS has agreed to compensate $1.681 million to 34 Puerto Rico-based investors for their losses in investments in their municipal bond closed ended…
Rank this Week: 151

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 27

    Dead Wrong About Tamir Rice

    Dead Wrong About Tamir Rice
    When news of the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice broke, I tried to be the honest broker I aspire to be. Tragic outcomes don’t necessarily mean wrongful causes.  Sometimes a tragedy occurs and there is no one to blame. This may be…
  • Nov 27

    The Ferguson Model of Grand Jury Love

    The Ferguson Model of Grand Jury Love
    Embracing the Ferguson model, prosecutors will hereinafter represent the defendant in the grand jury. That is all. –Twit, 26 November, 2014, 9:11 a.m. There was the  process.  There was the evidence. There was, unexpectedly, a…
  • Nov 26

    The Natural, Yet Ridiculous, Next Step In Affirmative Consent

    The Natural, Yet Ridiculous, Next Step In Affirmative Consent
    A pervasive problem in discussions about rape and sexual assault is that the words are thrown about with reckless abandon.  When words are untethered to definitions, it’s impossible to know whether it’s a forcible gang rape…
Rank this Week: 152

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 21

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation
    1. Sometime within the past 48 hours, the International Game Developers Association, through its agent Kate Edwards, linked to and widely publicized what it called an "Online Harassment Resource." (Kate Edwards of IGDA Tweeted out a…
Rank this Week: 153

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: 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/
  • Nov 27

    Fowl Thoughts on Thanksgiving

    Fowl Thoughts on Thanksgiving
    The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) released its “Name and Shame” Reportthis morning.  The idea of testing retail chicken and publishing the results had been the focus of much discussion over the last few months. …
  • Nov 26

    68 Sickened by Salmonella Sprouts, but No Recall?

    68 Sickened by Salmonella Sprouts, but No Recall?
    The CDC reports as of November 24, a total of 68 persons infected with the outbreak strains have been reported from 10 states. The number of ill people identified in each state is as follows: Connecticut (4), Maine (3), Massachusetts (31),…
  • Nov 25

    Food Safety Lawyer Says It’s Time for a Warning Label on Sprout

    Food Safety Lawyer Says It’s Time for a Warning Label on Sprout
    William Marler, an attorney specializing in food safety, warns about the danger of sprouts and that they are not as “healthy” as they seem Another sprout-related Salmonella outbreak earlier this month has prompted the attorneys of…
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/
  • Nov 27

    No Grand Jury For Turkey

    No Grand Jury For Turkey
    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.
  • Nov 27

    A Thanksgiving Message From Savannah

    A Thanksgiving Message From Savannah
    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.
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving From The Parrot

    Happy Thanksgiving From The Parrot
    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/
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/
  • Nov 25

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    Justice Pollak tells you in this opinion where to go in this opinion if you want to pick up a 16-year old prostitute in the Bay Area:  Laguna and Ellis Streets in Concord.Why this particular location?  Justice Pollak explains why,…
  • Nov 24

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    The bad news for Byron Prince is that he accidentally shot himself with a revolver.  Oops.The worse news for Mr. Prince is that, since he's a felon, once the United States realized (presumably at the hospital) that he accidentally shot…
  • Nov 24

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)
    Were I ever sentenced to probation, a lot of time, I think and take my lumps and just let it go.  Even if I thought the conviction was dubious in some way.Because, yeah, I could appeal.  Because who wants a conviction on one's…
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

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/
  • Nov 25

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375
    In 2008, California enacted the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, typically referred to as SB 375. SB 375 required regional planning agencies to draft plans that would, in effect, reduce GHG emissions by linking land use and…
  • Nov 25

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law
    The following is a guest post from John R. Nolon, Pace Distinguished Professor and Counsel to the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School. One of the clinical activities of the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School...
  • Nov 24

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment
    This post is part of a series based upon my experience as a planning commissioner. Last month, I was reviewing staff reports in preparation for a planning commisson hearing and saw something I'd never seen before: buried in a public...
Rank this Week: 162

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, November 27, 2014:Retired judge taking over G20 disciplinary hearing has history of overturned decisions | The Toronto StarBC Civil Liberties Association challenges…
  • Nov 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, November 26, 2014:NDP MP says she gave no 'explicit' consent to Liberal's alleged advances Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom says extradition fight has cost him $10…
  • Nov 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, November 25, 2014: F. Lee Bailey loses his quest to practice law again after past misdeedsToobin: Ferguson prosecutor's icy tone fanned flames (Opinion) As Fords…
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/
  • Nov 25

    Report Shows “Nursing Home Compare” Website Not As Reliable As Thought

    Report Shows “Nursing Home Compare” Website Not As Reliable As Thought
    Nursing Home Compare is a website run by Medicare.gov under the umbrella of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is a website intended to make it easier for prospective nursing home residents and their loved ones to…
  • Nov 24

    Camera Catches Abuse in Florida Nursing Home

    Camera Catches Abuse in Florida Nursing Home
    As we have repeatedly addressed the issue of cameras in nursing homes remains a hot topic. As earlier noted Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s recently came out in support of legislation permitting nursing home residents and their…
  • Nov 23

    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/
  • Nov 27

    The Gambia Enacts New Criminal Law Providing for Life Imprisonment for "Aggravated Homosexuality"

    The Gambia Enacts New Criminal Law Providing for Life Imprisonment for "Aggravated Homosexuality"
    In his address before the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, the President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, named homosexuality as one of the three biggest problems facing the world (along with greed and nuclear weapons). The Gambia this…
  • Nov 27

    Ugandan Lawmakers Reported to Be Drafting Another Anti-Gay Law

    Ugandan Lawmakers Reported to Be Drafting Another Anti-Gay Law
    Legislators in Uganda previously passed an Anti-Homosexuality Act that the Uganda Constitutional Court nullified in August 2014 because that bill had been passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Before that law was…
  • Nov 27

    Lawyer Attacked in St. Petersburg After Defending LGBT Activist

    Lawyer Attacked in St. Petersburg After Defending LGBT Activist
    Vitaly Cherkasov, a human rights lawyer defending an LGBT activist, said he was attacked after leaving a St. Petersburg court. He identified one of the assailants as Anatoly Artyukh, an Orthodox activist and aide to Vitaly Milonov, a local…
Rank this Week: 165

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: 166

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/
  • Nov 26

    Another Settlement Allocution Case in Legal Malpractice

    Another Settlement Allocution Case in Legal Malpractice
     Rules are rules, no?  "A claim for legal malpractice is viable, despite settlement of the underlying action, if it is alleged that settlement of the action was effectively compelled by the mistakes of counsel." In the First…
  • Nov 25

    Documentary Evidence Ends a Judiciary Law 487 Case

    Documentary Evidence Ends a Judiciary Law 487 Case
     Judiciary Law 487, which was recently the subject of a Court of Appeals Case in Melcher,  is a difficult claim to prove.  It requires proof of an attorney's intent to deceive the Court or the parties, and is viewed with a very…
  • Nov 24

    Legal Malpractice Case Against an Attorney's Estate Fail

    Legal Malpractice Case Against an Attorney's Estate Fail
    Thomas Puccio captured the world's attention at the Abscam trial.  Think American Hustle.  He died in 2012.  A claim of legal malpractice, itself riddled with mistakes was recently dismissed.  Fundacion Fair Weather v…
Rank this Week: 167

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Nov 25

    Pomplamoose is Still Making It

    Pomplamoose is Still Making It
    That's "making it" as a band, as opposed to having "made it" as a band. The quirky indie duo have a story up on Medium that talks about what the real finances are for an indie act that doesn't have the backing of a major label. Yes, you can…
  • Nov 20

    Why Make the Secondary Market?

    Why Make the Secondary Market?
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair,…
  • Nov 19

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel
    Lexi Alexander, an actor, director, and producer, has very few kind words for the copyright maximalists who dominate Hollywood. In her post yesterday titled "5 Reasons Why I am Pro File-Sharing and Copyright Reform" she lays out her case for…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 169

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/
  • 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.
  • Nov 24

    Recent District Court Decision

    Recent District Court Decision
    Chanel, Inc. v. PUKA CREATION, CD Cal A 'by the books' counterfeiting TRO http://t.co/XQKI6Vt741 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) November 24, 2014 Couldn't concentrate on the discussion of damages, due to the din of Billy Preston…
Rank this Week: 170

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
Rank this Week: 171

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Nov 27

    Ohio BWC Board Backs New Rule

    Ohio BWC Board Backs New Rule
    Things look to be changing in Ohio when it comes to workers compensation and caring for injured employees.   A new rule approved recently by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors allows BWC to provide care to…
  • Nov 26

    OSHA Imposes $1M Fine, 2 Workers Die in Mine

    OSHA Imposes $1M Fine, 2 Workers Die in Mine
    A fine of more than $1 million was recently delivered to a mine owner following two fatalities.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that it has imposed a fine of $1,077,800 following its…
  • Nov 25

    Ohio Man Caught on Video Faking Workplace Injury

    Ohio Man Caught on Video Faking Workplace Injury
    They say the video never lies.   A Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) man was placed on probation for a year and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service for filing a false workers compensation claim against his employer.   Glenn…
Rank this Week: 172

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving To You Our Wonderful Reader

    Happy Thanksgiving To You Our Wonderful Reader
    On this Thanksgiving Day, we want to take a bit of a time out to express those things related to China for which we are thankful. Just to be clear, we are focusing on China, not because we think China takes priority over everything else…
  • Nov 25

    How To Sue Chinese Companies, Part 4

    How To Sue Chinese Companies, Part 4
    This is Part 4 of this series on how to sue a China company. This is the final post explaining what you can do to try to secure redress against a Chinese company that owes you money or has wronged you. Part 1 dealt with…
  • Nov 23

    China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.

    China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.
    Five days ago, I wrote a post on Linkedin, entitled, China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.  That post essentially counsels to be skeptical of any foreigner who claims to have guanxi and goes on to discuss why this is so and why guanxi…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Nov 26

    Happy Turkey Day

    Happy Turkey Day
    Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.If you are working today and need a break, check out Judge Martin's 20-page dissent from an en banc denial (another example of no rehearing where the government won).Or if you want a more fun read,…
  • Nov 25

    "I'm kind of just fading away."

    "I'm kind of just fading away."
    That's current 11th Circuit Clerk of Court John Ley on his retirement. If you are interested in becoming the new 11th Circuit Clerk, check out the announcement here.  Salary is in around $165k.  Alyson Palmer covers the story…
  • Nov 24

    More en banc new from the 11th Circuit

    More en banc new from the 11th Circuit
    This time it's from Judge Rosenbaum's barbershop case, which the blog covered here.  The order granting hearing en banc is just a one-liner vacating the panel decision.The panel decision started this way:It was a scene right out of a…
Rank this Week: 174

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
  • Nov 27

    Ghoncheh Ghavami released but Iran must drop all charges against her

    Ghoncheh Ghavami released but Iran must drop all charges against her
    When Ghoncheh Ghavami decided to take a stand this past June to protest Iran’s ban on women attending volleyball games, she likely did not figure she’d spend the rest of the summer and fall sitting in a miserable prison cell.…
  • Nov 26

    Young, Black, Alive: Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate

    Young, Black, Alive: Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate
    By Atila Roque, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil Earlier this week, many people around the world waited with bated breath for a grand jury’s decision in a case where a police officer shot dead an unarmed young…
  • Nov 26

    3 Things Amnesty International Has Seen in in Ferguson That Worry U

    3 Things Amnesty International Has Seen in in Ferguson That Worry U
    Amnesty International USA deployed a team of human rights observers to Ferguson, Missouri to monitor protests and law enforcement response in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death…
Rank this Week: 175

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: 176

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    Can I Be Charged For Abandonment If I Left An Abusive Relationship?

    Can I Be Charged For Abandonment If I Left An Abusive Relationship?
    Question:I was in an abusive relationship with my ex-husband for 14 years and we have six children. I left seven months ago, but my children didn’t want to come with me. I do still have contact with my children and I send them money…
  • Nov 25

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced
    A frequent  issue divorced dads face this time of year is what to do when the other parent cuts their holiday parenting time short.This is a common problem because of the hectic nature of most family’s holiday schedule. Your…
  • Nov 24

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?
    Question:My divorce is finalized, but the Department of Revenue Child Support Division has put a levy on my bank account because I have gone above the threshold of owing too much even though I have been paying thRead More...
Rank this Week: 177

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal
    Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has denied a Rule 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss Pro-Football, Inc.'s Section 1071(b) action seeking review of the TTAB's REDSKINS decision [here].…
  • Nov 25

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"
    Yours truly, aka the TTABlogger, will team up again with Prof. Kenneth B. Germain in an ALI Webinar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers." When? Thursday, December 4th, 1:00…
  • Nov 25

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?
    In an enervating 28-page opinion, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the designation PC LAPTOPS for "computers, laptops, and portable computers" and for "retail store services in the field of computer hardware and software," finding the…
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
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
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/
  • Nov 27

    The "Aging" Art of Communication - A Holiday Topic?

    The "Aging" Art of Communication - A Holiday Topic?
    Recently I have encountered several thoughtful articles about the language we use, and the approaches taken, when talking with older persons. This seems to be an especially appropriate topic for the holiday season, when families often come…
  • Nov 26

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"
    Dr. Peter Beurhaus from Vanderbuilt University uses a question and answer format with colleagues at his university to explain how Vanderbilt's Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL), established in 2010, has involved "challenges,…
  • Nov 25

    Thank a Caregiver

    Thank a Caregiver
    Ramping up into Thanksgiving celebration, thinking about the things for which we are thankful---how about adding caregivers to that last? Huffintong Post Third Metric ran a three-part series earlier this month on Unsung Heroes: The Face of…
Rank this Week: 180