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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

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

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
  • Oct 10

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

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

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point
    I want to add one more point about VIEs to my post from yesterday on the draft Foreign Investment Law (FIL) (it was late and I forgot to include it before hitting the "Publish" button). Let's not forget that as...
  • Jan 23

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law
    On January 19th, China’s Ministry of Com...
  • Jan 23

    Jonathan Ocko

    Jonathan Ocko
    I am deeply saddened to announce that Jonathan Ocko, a good friend and a leader in the Chinese law community, passed away suddenly yesterday, apparently of a heart attack. Jonathan was a good friend and mentor not only to me,...
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

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    FSOC Considers Greater Transparency in Nonbank Designation Proce

    FSOC Considers Greater Transparency in Nonbank Designation Proce
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Jacquelyn LumbSEC Chair Mary Jo White signaled her support for enhancing the transparency of the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s process for considering nonbank…
  • Jan 22

    Chairman Massad Praises Progress by U.S., Japan on Cross-Border Issue

    Chairman Massad Praises Progress by U.S., Japan on Cross-Border Issue
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Lene Powell, J.D.In an address to the Futures Industry Association in Tokyo, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad talked about the interconnectedness of the global derivatives…
  • Jan 20

    Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption

    Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Jay Fishman, J.D.The Massachusetts Securities Division adopted an emergency intrastate crowdfunding exemption, permitting job growth by helping Massachusetts small and…
Rank this Week: 139

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    I guess it's not so secret any more

    I guess it's not so secret any more
    Thomas Danziger and George Lederman at artnet:  New York DA Launches Secret Art Sales Tax Investigation.  With helpful advice on what to do if you get a call.
  • Jan 24

    "The numbers don’t lie."

    "The numbers don’t lie."
    "At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 24 of 1,221 works by Pablo Picasso in the institution’s permanent collection can currently be seen by visitors. Just one of California conceptual artist Ed Ruscha’s 145 pieces is on view.…
  • Jan 24

    Denial of Cert in Norton Simon Case

    Denial of Cert in Norton Simon Case
    The Art Newspaper's Laura Gilbert has the story here.  The usual excellent analysis from Nicholas O'Donnell here.  Previous coverage here.
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/
Rank this Week: 141

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 24

    Not In My Court, They Don’t

    Not In My Court, They Don’t
    The video of oral argument before the 9th Circuit in Baca v. Adams is making the rounds, and it certainly worth watching for anyone interested in lying prosecutors and what happens to them.  Sidney Powell provides the story at the New…
  • Jan 24

    The Core Mission of a Traffic Stop

    The Core Mission of a Traffic Stop
    At Volokh Conspiracy, Orin Kerr discusses oral argument in the Rodriguez case, which apparently departed from its stated issue (how long after the completion of a traffic stop may a person be detained for the purpose of conducting a dog…
  • Jan 23

    Misnavigation

    Misnavigation
    When Washington State took the leap by establishing the first non-lawyer legal post, the Limited License Legal Technician, it was a huge step forward in providing a lower-tier resource for basic legal advice and services.  Indeed, it…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 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
  • Jan 23

    Congressman Poe Introduces Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export

    Congressman Poe Introduces Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export
    U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) has introduced H.R. 428, the Export American Natural Gas Act of 2015, which, according to the press release, would require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to make a decision on whether to approve or deny…
  • Jan 22

    Oregon Stays Coastal Zone Management Act Certification for Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG Terminal

    Oregon Stays Coastal Zone Management Act Certification for Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG Terminal
    The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (OLCD) has entered into agreements with Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG staying the deadline by which OLCD must review those companies’ certification that their…
  • Jan 22

    American LNG Marketing Files DOE LNG Export Application

    American LNG Marketing Files DOE LNG Export Application
    American LNG Marketing LLC (American LNG) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy for authority to export over a 20-year period up to 60,000 metric tons per year (3.02 Bcf) of LNG from a liquefaction facility under…
Rank this Week: 144

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 23

    Best of 2008: MasterCard card. Card card. Card.

    Best of 2008: MasterCard card. Card card. Card.
    Originally posted 2008-12-17 12:21:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFirst posted December 17th, 2008. A reader writes to New York Times Q&A guy Stuart Elliot with a question that’s on a lot minds:  What’s with this…
  • Jan 22

    Best of 2008: Color me infringing

    Best of 2008: Color me infringing
    Originally posted 2008-12-04 11:44:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFirst posted on December 8, 2008. Trademark law continues to slip from its moorings in subtle ways.  From Inside Higher Ed (hat tip to its editor, Doug Lederman, for…
  • Jan 22

    Best of 2008: Tackiness not grounds for refusal to register

    Best of 2008: Tackiness not grounds for refusal to register
    [Posted December 1, 2008.] Otherwise, why would John Welch be reporting this appeal?: December 4, 2008 – 10 AM: In re Chippendales USA, LLC, Serial No. 78666598 [Refusal to register the apparel configuration shown below for “adult…
Rank this Week: 145

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: 146

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    UBS Settles SEC Dark Pool Case for $14M

    UBS Settles SEC Dark Pool Case for $14M
    A UBS AG (UBS) subsidiary has consented to pay $14.4 million to resolve Securities and Exchange Commission claims that the firm committed violations involving the marketing and operation of its dark pool. The subsidiary, UBS Securities LLC,…
  • Jan 15

    SEC Accuses Canadian Man of Fraudulent Trading Scam, Use of “Layering” Strategy

    SEC Accuses Canadian Man of Fraudulent Trading Scam, Use of “Layering” Strategy
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging a Canadian citizen with running a market manipulation scam that involved making orders to trick others into selling or purchasing U.S. publicly traded stocks at prices that were depressed or…
  • Jan 13

    Investment Adviser News: Barred Representative is Now a Finance Coach, Bellingham Man Gets Prison Term for Bilking Senior

    Investment Adviser News: Barred Representative is Now a Finance Coach, Bellingham Man Gets Prison Term for Bilking Senior
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, ex-investment adviser Sherwin Brown is continuing to offer financial advice even though the regulator barred him from the industry and ordered him to pay $1.3 million for allegedly…
Rank this Week: 147

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • 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: 148

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jan 22

    Florida Based Investment Advisor Firm Is Charged in Ponzi Scheme

    Florida Based Investment Advisor Firm Is Charged in Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC has charged a Florida based investment advisor firm, Elm Tree Investment Advisors LLC, its founder Frederic Elm, and its private funds Elm…
  • Jan 21

    Wheat Ridge, Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating a $4.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Wheat Ridge, Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating a $4.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Perry Sawano pled guilty to swindling investors in a $4.8 million Ponzi scheme between 2007 and 2013. Sawano was accused of running the scheme…
  • Jan 21

    UBS’ Richest Clients Chase After Dollars and Scrap Swiss Franc

    UBS’ Richest Clients Chase After Dollars and Scrap Swiss Franc
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Last week, the Swiss National Bank abolished the franc’s three year-old cap of 1.20 per euro, which caused the currency to soar as much as 41 percent against…
Rank this Week: 149

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jan 22

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. This workshop will provide a unique collaborative environment in which to receive…
  • Jan 21

    How to improve improve bar passage

    How to improve improve bar passage
    Chapman University’s Mario Mainero states that law schools can improve bar passage rates in his recent article We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive Comprehensive Bar Examination Preparation Can and…
  • Jan 15

    Tips on teaching law classe

    Tips on teaching law classe
    For some helpful tips on teaching, check Arizona professor Suzanne Rabe's article Without a Clue: Hard-Earned Lessons in Teaching. Pitched toward adjuncts as well as full-time professors, the article offers nine tips, including "Begin…
Rank this Week: 150

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jan 24

    Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition

    Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition
    In terms of what’s being invented by major innovators in the automotive industry, it seems that the vast majority of the increase in patenting activities among all carmakers can be attributed to propulsion systems. The number of patents…
  • Jan 24

    Every invention starts with an idea

    Every invention starts with an idea
    The truth is you cannot patent or protect an idea or a concept. However, it is also an undeniable truth that all inventions start with an idea, but an idea is not something that can be protected by any form of intellectual property…
  • Jan 23

    Is American auto innovation in decline?

    Is American auto innovation in decline?
    Based on our own independent research conducted using the Innography patent analytics application, the state of American innovation in automobile manufacturing may not be as bleak as suggested by the Thompson Reuter's study, but there is no…
Rank this Week: 151

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
  • Jan 15

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Inverts [AUDIO]

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Inverts [AUDIO]
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 152

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Add Some Drama to Your Life--Outside Law School!

    Add Some Drama to Your Life--Outside Law School!
    The UW School of Drama trains actors, directors, set designers, and others, and it offers high-quality entertainment right here on campus at bargain rates. This quarter, you could see any of these plays:Yellow Face,by David Henry HwangJan. 22…
  • Jan 13

    Your Inventive Neighbor

    Your Inventive Neighbor
    Corporate Counsel reports that Big Blue, Not Apple, Not Google, Got the Most Patents in 2014 (Jan. 12). So IBM ("Big Blue"), founded in 1911, is still very active in the invention biz. The story drew upon a study by IFI Claims Patent Services…
  • Jan 12

    Law Students: Compete to Get Published in a BNA Law Report!

    Law Students: Compete to Get Published in a BNA Law Report!
    The University of Washington School of Law is one of 20 law schools in the U.S. to be selected to compete in a student writing competition.  Between January 7th and February 25th, 2015, current law students (including LL.M.s and…
Rank this Week: 153

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 154

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

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

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

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
  • Jan 4

    GamerGate is Not Swatting Anyone (But Zoe Quinn Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Swatted)

    GamerGate is Not Swatting Anyone (But Zoe Quinn Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Swatted)
    Is it possible to be Swatted for writing about #Gamergate? Indeed it is. I was almost Swatted, but it wasn't by people who post in the hashtag #GamerGate. No. I was Swatted by people who have claimed, falsely, that #GamerGate is about…
Rank this Week: 155

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

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

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

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

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

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

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

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
Rank this Week: 157

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jan 24

    Save The Drama For Your Mama

    Save The Drama For Your Mama
    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.
  • Jan 24

    Bringing Lollipop To Galaxy Note 4

    Bringing Lollipop To Galaxy Note 4
    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.
  • Jan 23

    Google Becoming A Wireless Carrier? Just Say No.

    Google Becoming A Wireless Carrier? Just Say No.
    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/
  • Jan 22

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)
    It's not just teenagers whose parents neglect and/or abandon them who turn to serious crime:Wilson was born on September 7, 1977. He lived with his parents and two younger siblings in Inglewood, and then later in south central Los…
  • Jan 21

    Mosser Companies v. San Francisco Rent & Stabilization Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)

    Mosser Companies v. San Francisco Rent & Stabilization Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)
    Parents move into a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco and pay $1,495 a month.  They've got (inter alia) a 13-year old child.  Everyone lives together in harmony.Years go by.  The rent can legally only go up a little…
  • Jan 21

    People v. Camp (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)

    People v. Camp (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)
    Hugo Camp gets charged with, and pleads guilty to, a theft offense, and gets ordered to serve 14 months in jail and, thereafter, 14 months of "mandatory supervision" by the probation office.  The probation office then notices that…
Rank this Week: 160

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    Tips on Law Blogging

    Tips on Law Blogging
    With the 10 year anniversary of Wise Law Blog rapidly approaching  this April, my thoughts have turned recently to the nuts and bolts of law blogging. There are numerous articles online about the virtues of law blogging, and all…
  • Jan 22

    Is Facebook Indirectly Your Employer?

    Is Facebook Indirectly Your Employer?
    A recent article published by at Huffington Post shone an interesting light on Facebook's contribution to the Canadian job market.A study prepared by Deliotte of some contention (as it was funded by Facebook) found that the social media…
  • Jan 22

    Should the Public Continue to Fund Courts to Resolve Personal, Civil Disputes?

    Should the Public Continue to Fund Courts to Resolve Personal, Civil Disputes?
    Ontario Superior Court Justice Graeme Mew addresses yet another access to justice "elephant in the room," in a ruling awarding modest damages of only $10,000 for defamation, after a six-year legal battle between two, rival Toronto weight-loss…
Rank this Week: 161

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • 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: 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/
  • Jan 22

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?
    A bill has been introduced into the Michigan legislature to allow urban dwellers to keep a "reasonable" number of livestock on their property. This article refers to the bill as guaranteeing the "basic human right" to farm…
  • Jan 22

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy
    This is going to be a great event on a major emerging area of land use law, and local government law, inquiry. If it weren't for a personal schedule conflict, I would be there! You should go! Conference Announcement and...
  • Jan 22

    Fennell and Peñalver on Exactions Creep

    Fennell and Peñalver on Exactions Creep
    For those of you who have not already figured out exactly how land use planning officials are expected to proceed in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011 decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, Lee...
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 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

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

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

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

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Jan 23

    Perhaps Showing Up For the Deposition Was the Better Choice

    Perhaps Showing Up For the Deposition Was the Better Choice
    In this legal malpractice action Estate of Alston v Ramseur  2015 NY Slip Op 00490  Decided on January 21, 2015 Appellate Division, Second Department the attorney is defending against a claim that there was a departure from good…
  • Jan 22

    Legal Malpractice in the Major

    Legal Malpractice in the Major
    Clients sometimes exaggerate or have high hopes about  their damages.  They sometimes  do so in order to interest attorneys in taking their legal malpractice case.  Often, they will inform the potential attorney that…
  • Jan 21

    The Difference Between "A" Proximate Cause and "The" Proximate Cause

    The Difference Between "A" Proximate Cause and "The" Proximate Cause
    The 183 day rule in NYS taxation bobs to the surface from time to time.  In this accounting malpractice case, where plaintiff resided makes a difference of about $1 million in tax.  Client relied upon the CPAs explanation of how the…
Rank this Week: 165

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 23

    CETA and T-TIP

    CETA and T-TIP
    Professor David A. Gantz, Director of the International Trade Law Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and Professor Ralph H. Folsom of the University of San Diego School of Law are speaking today at...
  • Jan 23

    Nepal Fails to Meet Deadline for Drafting New Constitution

    Nepal Fails to Meet Deadline for Drafting New Constitution
    Nepal has failed to meet a deadline for drafting a new Constitution. Reports from Nepal are that a late-night session of parliament had to be ended when politicians started throwing microphones and shoes at each other, and that authorities…
  • Jan 23

    Former ICJ Judge Talks About His Experiences as a Child Who Survived Auschwitz

    Former ICJ Judge Talks About His Experiences as a Child Who Survived Auschwitz
    Thomas Buergenthal, a former judge of the International Court of Justice, shares his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A Lucky Child. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp....
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

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
  • Jan 23

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind
    By Sevag Kechichian, Researcher on Saudi Arabia at Amnesty International. The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has, once again, focused international attention to the oil-rich Middle Eastern country’s human…
  • Jan 22

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!
    Thanks to everyone who took part in the very urgent social media action to free Guadalupe! Guadalupe is one of 17 Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison after suffering miscarriages. The only legal option ……
  • Jan 22

    Who will be silenced next?

    Who will be silenced next?
    By Alicia Koutsoulieris, Case Coordinator for Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority Freedom of speech has suffered a tragic start in 2015. As the world calls for the release of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif…
Rank this Week: 168

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1
    I noted last year that the CAFC seems to be hell-bent on interpreting the laws however it damn well pleases, despite Supreme Court decisions to the contrary. Guess what? It's still happening. This time (in a case called Teva…
  • Jan 12

    That Thudding Sound You Heard

    That Thudding Sound You Heard
    Was the bodies hitting the floor as a Golden Globes award night went by for the first time with no award going to anything by a broadcast network (except PBS). The network shut-out also included a surprise rise in Amazon's star, as the…
  • Jan 7

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market
    News outlets this week (here on Forbes) are reporting that Toyota is "giving away" its patents on hydrogen-fueled cars. That's not entirely true - it's making available royalty-free use of a wide swath of its worldwide patent portfolio…
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/
  • Jan 22

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

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
  • Jan 8

    Recent Case Tweet

    Recent Case Tweet
    Filing at 7pm blew it PAYCOM v. NFP WD OK This is a fact pattern where the DJ Pltf DOES NOT get choice of forum http://t.co/WZdfpdF5BD — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) January 4, 2015 DENT DOCTOR v DENT CLINIC ED Wisc Def tries to buy…
  • 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…
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
  • Jan 22

    Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse Project: Public Meetings (Jan & Feb 2015)

    Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse Project: Public Meetings (Jan & Feb 2015)
    The Oregonian reports that: Multnomah County wants input for new courthouse project This information is not yet posted at the Multnomah County Circuit Court website, but you can contact the Court if you have questions. From their Contact Us…
  • Jan 20

    Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual

    Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual
    The  Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual is available for viewing and purchase.  (The last edition was published in 2011.) Please visit the ODOJ website for information on downloading and ordering…
  • Jan 20

    CLEs for Oregon Solo and Small Firm Practitioners: Legal Lunchbox Serie

    CLEs for Oregon Solo and Small Firm Practitioners: Legal Lunchbox Serie
    The OSB Sole and Small Firm Practitioners’ Section executive committee is starting a series of free or low-cost (for non-SSFP members) CLEs that may be of interest to solos or small firm practitioners. The series starts Wednesday,…
Rank this Week: 171

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: 172

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    China VIEs: A Bibliography From The Last Few Day

    China VIEs: A Bibliography From The Last Few Day
    The recent news about China VIEs has thrown many (most?) China lawyers into a bit of a tizzy. We all know that what is happening is complicated and important and we are all scrambling to figure it all out, knowing that whatever we conclude…
  • Jan 22

    China VIEs Are Dead. Done. Over. Stick A Fork In Them.

    China VIEs Are Dead. Done. Over. Stick A Fork In Them.
    January 19, 2015 marks the date of the death of the VIE investment structure in China. The death blow was dealt by the PRC State Council itself, the highest authority on such matters in China. Now that the issue is settled, we can all move on…
  • Jan 20

    How To Get A China Business Visa

    How To Get A China Business Visa
    Our China lawyers are often asked China visa questions and unless they are particularly complicated or legalistic, we typically refer these questions out to China visa specialists. It is always surprising to us how little good…
Rank this Week: 173

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jan 22

    Top 10 Employer Complaints About Their Adjuster / Carrier

    Top 10 Employer Complaints About Their Adjuster / Carrier
    Over the years I have fielded several complaints from employers about their work comp adjuster or carrier in general.  I think at one point or another we have all heard of the same complaints about how a work comp program is run from the…
  • Jan 22

    California Man Cooked Up Fraud Scheme

    California Man Cooked Up Fraud Scheme
    For one California man, the recipe of making up a workers compensation scam is over.   Fernando Gallegos, 43, of Los Angeles, was arrested for allegedly collecting workers comp benefits for one job while still working another. Gallegos…
  • Jan 21

    TEST

    TEST
    Point 1 Point 2 Point 3 Point 4 Point 5 The post TEST appeared first on Work Comp Roundup.
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/
  • Jan 22

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”
    That was one Florida Judge running for re-election back in 2002 (see par. 46). The Supreme Court heard argument this week on whether judges running for election in Florida should be able to personally solicit campaign contributions. …
  • Jan 21

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench
    Wow, what an accomplishment for such a good and nice man.  Last week the Court recognized Judge Gonzalez at the Ft. Lauderdale courthouse (good thing it wasn't raining!).  Lots of law clerks, friends and family attended, including…
  • Jan 19

    Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi
    Guy Lewis and Michael Tein, along with Dexter Lehtinen, just blew up the Death Star.  It was a long war, but they have finally won to the tune of over $1 million in sanctions against the Tribe's lawyers.  Kudos to Lewis and Tein's…
Rank this Week: 175

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jan 20

    What It Means To Be In Contempt Of Court

    What It Means To Be In Contempt Of Court
    A common question that comes up post-divorce is whether or not a former spouse is in contempt of court. So what exactly does it mean to be in contempt and what are the consequences?  Definition of contempt The legal definition of…
  • Jan 19

    The Impact Of Separation On Divorce Cost

    The Impact Of Separation On Divorce Cost
    Question: How much does divorce cost after you have been separated for more than two years? Answer: I am not licensed to practice law in your state and therefore cannot provide you with specific advice regarding laws or procedures in your…
  • Jan 18

    Terminating Spousal Maintenance Upon Remarriage

    Terminating Spousal Maintenance Upon Remarriage
    Question: What is the legal process regarding terminating spousal maintenance when my ex remarries? Do I need to go to court or can I just stop paying at the time of her marriage? Answer: I do not practice law in your state.…
Rank this Week: 176

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 177

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: 178

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Test: Must "47 AG" Be Disclaimed for SiIver Jewelry?

    TTAB Test: Must "47 AG" Be Disclaimed for SiIver Jewelry?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark COOMI 47AG for "silver jewelry," absent a disclaimer of "47AG." Applicant appealed. Examining Attorney Patty Evanko maintained that "Ag" is the chemical symbol for silver and "47" is silver's atomic…
  • Jan 23

    TTABlogger Named to 2014 "World Trademark Review 1000"

    TTABlogger Named to 2014 "World Trademark Review 1000"
    It's happened again! Yours truly has been included in the 2014 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000. (link here). [This time, the blog got a mention. It's something like having a child bring home a good report card.]
  • Jan 22

    Richmond IP Boutique Seeks Trademark/IP Attorney

    Richmond IP Boutique Seeks Trademark/IP Attorney
    The Leading-Edge Law Group, a two-lawyer firm in Richmond, Virginia, is looking to hire a full-time attorney in intellectual property law. The firm's practice includes trademarks (with heavy emphasis on trademark infringement monitoring and…
Rank this Week: 179

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

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

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”
    The Nebraska Supreme Court reminds us in Steinhausen v. Homeservices of Nebraska, 289 Neb. 927 (Neb. 2015) that rhetorical hyperbole is not actionable as defamation. I can assure you that total idiots nationwide will fail to get the memo. In…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham
    Audrey Dunham is comedian Jeff Dunham’s new (vintage 2012) wife. Before she married him, she was Audrey Murdick. Jeff’s ex-wife is Paige Dunham. Paige is accused of registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us…
  • Jan 20

    Hey, CNN: Cowardice is Not Tolerance – Nous Sommes Charlie

    Hey, CNN: Cowardice is Not Tolerance – Nous Sommes Charlie
    Guest post by Dr. Marty Klein The first issue published by Charlie Hebdo after a dozen staff members were assassinated is out. Instead of the typical print run of 50,000, they printed (and sold) three million copies. Newsworthy? Of course.…
Rank this Week: 180