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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
  • Jun 23

    Destructive Impact of Fund Fee

    Destructive Impact of Fund Fee
    A retiree living off her portfolio may lose hundreds of dollars a year in income for each added basis point of fund expense ratio — or adviser fee. BY CRAIG L. ISRAELSENFEES DIRECTLY REDUCE PORTFOLIO RETURNS … AND that comes…
  • Apr 7

    Customer Sues Merrill Lynch for Fraud in Connection with Its Use of Funds in a Reserve Account

    Customer Sues Merrill Lynch for Fraud in Connection with Its Use of Funds in a Reserve Account
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A former customer of Merrill Lynch has sued the firm in California civil court for engaging in fraud. According to the lawsuit, Merrill Lynch misused the customer’s cash that…
  • Apr 5

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (15th Article)

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (15th Article)
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the fifteenth in a series of posts to discuss the 51 recommendations that the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Task Force) has made to the National Arbitration and Mediation…
Rank this Week: 136

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 137

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 138

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    UC-Davis Ombuds Office Grows Its Team

    UC-Davis Ombuds Office Grows Its Team
    The University of California Davis continues its seach for two full time Ombuds positions. In addition to these two openings, the Ombuds Office is excited to announce that Lauren Bloom has joined on a part-time basis as an Associate…
  • Aug 18

    American Bar Association Discounts Membership for Ombud

    American Bar Association Discounts Membership for Ombud
    The American Bar Association is offering a discounted membership to all Ombuds in North American who are already members of the International Ombudsman Association, U.S. Ombudsman Association, Coalition of Federal Ombuds, Forum of Canadian…
  • Aug 17

    Cal Caucus Posts Details of 2017 Conference

    Cal Caucus Posts Details of 2017 Conference
    The California Caucus of College and University Ombuds has announced the agenda for its 44nd annual meeting at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Taking place on November 12-15, 2017, the event attracts Ombuds from beyond California and the higher…
Rank this Week: 139

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Seal Beach

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Seal Beach
    Sarah Krueger, 46, was fatally injured in a Seal Beach pedestrian accident the morning of August 11, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and…
  • Aug 2

    Street Racing May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Anaheim Crash

    Street Racing May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Anaheim Crash
    Police are looking into whether a car accident in Anaheim that killed a man who was pulling into his driveway was prompted by street racing. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, an 18-year-old man is accused of slamming…
  • Jul 24

    Fatal Car Accident in South El Monte Involves Disabled Large Truck

    Fatal Car Accident in South El Monte Involves Disabled Large Truck
    Tiffany Chiali Yi Ching, 49, was killed when her car crashed into a disabled big rig on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the incident occurred the afternoon of July 20, along the…
Rank this Week: 140

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 141

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 20

    When IPO Companies Stumble Out of the Block

    When IPO Companies Stumble Out of the Block
    Most informed observers know that IPO companies are more susceptible to securities class action litigation than are more seasoned companies. IPO companies usually have short operating histories and so their post-offering performance can be…
  • Aug 16

    Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiff

    Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiff
    As courts have wrestled with standing issues in a variety of kinds of cases, the central question has been whether or not under the standard the U.S. Supreme Court enunciated in the Spokeo case the plaintiff alleged an injury that is…
  • Aug 15

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court
    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1, 2017 announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, one of the things I predicted was that the administration’s action likely would trigger a host…
Rank this Week: 142

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Aug 21

    We're Number 10! We're Number ... 10?

    We're Number 10! We're Number ... 10?
    We received a nice (although automatic) email note this morning from SSRN, letting us know that our draft article on Murr v. Wisconsin, Restatement (SCOTUS) of Property: What Happened to Use in Murr v. Wisconsin?, "was recently listed on…
  • Aug 16

    Cal Eminent Domain Report On The Strange "Martins Beach" Decision

    Cal Eminent Domain Report On The Strange "Martins Beach" Decision
    We've been offline lately, hanging out at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York, so haven't had time to post, even though there is a lot to post about. Thankfully, our colleague Brad Kuhn at the California Eminent Domain Report is on the ball,…
  • Aug 11

    Murr v. Wisconsin Sound Bytes From ABA Annual Meeting Program

    Murr v. Wisconsin Sound Bytes From ABA Annual Meeting Program
    Here is the recording of my portion of today's panel on Murr v. Wisconsin at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York. Here are links to some of the materials which our speakers discussed: Murr v. Wisconsin, 137 S. Ct. 1933 (2017) (majority and…
Rank this Week: 144

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Bad faith claim rejected in MeadWestvaco-Rock-Tenn merger suit

    Bad faith claim rejected in MeadWestvaco-Rock-Tenn merger suit
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The Delaware Chancery Court dismissed a bad faith claim brought by shareholders of MeadWestvaco Corporation against the company’s board of directors over the alleged undervaluation of non-core assets in a merger…
  • Aug 18

    Former Bankrate execs to pay combined $291K to settle SEC charge

    Former Bankrate execs to pay combined $291K to settle SEC charge
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Edward DiMaria and Matthew Gamsey will pay combined penalties of over $291,000 to resolve the SEC’s charges that they manipulated Bankrate Inc.’s financials to assuage the expectations of analysts who…
  • Aug 17

    Repeal of FSOC’s SIFI designation authority urged

    Repeal of FSOC’s SIFI designation authority urged
    By J. Preston Carter, J.D., LL.M.The Financial Stability Oversight Council’s Dodd-Frank Act authority to designate nonbank financial companies as systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) should be repealed, according to the…
Rank this Week: 145

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 146

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 147

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • May 1

    Moving my blog site

    Moving my blog site
    Dear readers, Time to put The China Collection in your blog reader. After twelve years (I started in May 2005) and almost a million visits here at the Chinese Law Prof Blog, I'm making some major changes in my blogging....
  • Apr 17

    How to become a China lawyer

    How to become a China lawyer
    Here's a good blog post on that subject by Dan Harris at the China Law Blog. Must reading for students interested in this practice area.
  • Apr 15

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie
    Did that headline get your attention? If...
Rank this Week: 148

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
  • Aug 21

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim
    The total number of intellectual property claims included in all commercial cases is higher than the figure of 11,643 commercial cases including at least one IP claim. “It turns out to be incredibly hard to build a Venn diagram that…
  • Aug 21

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study
    Your CEO: “Why are we spending so much on patents?” Your CFO: “Do we have a financial model for this spend?” The path forward isn’t clear. Now what? Using a model that examined both patent risk and expected risk…
  • Aug 21

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback
    Giving a lawyer a critique of their work can be difficult. Yet, you cannot improve lawyer performance or achieve quality work product goals without providing feedback. In this article, I will share with you some of the things that I have…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Aug 21

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart
    I love that Bonnie Tyler is performing Total Eclipse of the Heart today. But the eclipse isn't enough for Judge Merryday out of the Middle District to allow a continuance so that a government agent could go see it:Judge Merryday denies motion…
  • Aug 18

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.
    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.Defender Services Committee Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed the following new members to the Defender Services Committee.  Their terms…
  • Aug 17

    11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch

    11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch
    The 11th Circuit, per Judge Dubina, issued an opinion today disagreeing with then-Judge Gorsuch in United States v. Games-Perez. 667 F.3d 1136, 1142 (10th Cir. 2012) (Gorsuch, J., concurring in judgment). The Gorsuch opinion was defendant…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Aug 21

    UNLV is Hiring

    UNLV is Hiring
    The UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS—WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for tenure-track Associate Professors or tenured full Professors of Law. UNLV Law, one of the nation’s leading public law schools, is a community of…
  • Aug 21

    Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference

    Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference
    The Central States Regional Writing Conference is being held on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Conference Registration: To access the conference site and register, please go…
  • Aug 17

    2017 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference

    2017 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference
    The 2017 Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Regent University School of Law. There will be no conference fee. Presentation proposals are invited on topics related to teaching legal…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Aug 21

    U.S. v. Castillo-Mendez (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2017)

    U.S. v. Castillo-Mendez (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2017)
    The sun may be disappearing (temporarily, anyway).  The United States may be headed by the former head of a reality show.  But even in the crazy world in which we live, some things do not change.Like the Ninth Circuit having to…
  • Aug 17

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    What Justice Humes says is absolutely right:"Skulason’s point is well taken. There is no doubt that the Internet substantially increases the ease with which the public can access information that was previously available only…
  • Aug 16

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    This introductory paragraph really gets to the heart of the matter:"Plaintiff Dennis Ponte is asking defendant County of Calaveras (County) to pay him over $150,000 to reimburse him for work purportedly performed on the County’s behalf…
Rank this Week: 152

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 153

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 Locke Lord LLP.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Aug 9

    NAIC Cybersecurity Progre

    NAIC Cybersecurity Progre
    On August 7, 2017, the NAIC’s Cybersecurity (EX) Working Group met in its continuing effort to develop a model cybersecurity law for the insurance industry
  • Aug 7

    A Decade of Reporting on Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Development

    A Decade of Reporting on Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Development
    Locke Lord is pleased to be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of our InsureReinsure.com blog dedicated to reporting on developments affecting the insurance and reinsurance industry. With more than 4,300 blog posts over the past 10 years, we…
  • Aug 2

    Michigan Federal Court Finds No Coverage for Policyholder Duped By Fake Email

    Michigan Federal Court Finds No Coverage for Policyholder Duped By Fake Email
    A policyholder was tricked by emails ostensibly from a vendor invoicing for work provided and sent $800,000 to the fraudster’s account.  In an action filed by the insured, a federal district court for the Eastern District of…
Rank this Week: 154

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of August 21, 2017

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of August 21, 2017
    140Law: Here are our Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of August 21, 2017.For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.com.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our…
  • Aug 21

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 21, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 21, 2017
    Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of August 21, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Judge blasts Toronto cop’s ‘false testimony’ in drug caseJames Alex Fields Jr., man accused of ramming car into…
  • Aug 17

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 17, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Life insurance policies that designate a beneficiary become that beneficiary's property on the day the insured dies. They do…
Rank this Week: 155

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Aug 21

    Then They Came For Me

    Then They Came For Me
    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.
  • Aug 21

    Pay The Price

    Pay The Price
    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.
  • Aug 21

    #WhyIAmASolo - I Don't Have To Worry About A LawFirm Divorce

    #WhyIAmASolo - I Don't Have To Worry About A LawFirm Divorce
    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: 156

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/
  • Aug 17

    The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

    The Path to Lawyer Well-Being
    The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being has just released its report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change (Aug. 2017). It's important for all sectors of the legal community, so it includes…
  • Aug 17

    Confederate Monuments and the Law

    Confederate Monuments and the Law
    Civil War monuments have been in the news lately, so I thought I'd do some research.One great (and free) starting point is SSRN, a site where scholars can post their papers and researchers can search them. I typed in civil war…
  • Aug 14

    The History and Law of Special Counsel

    The History and Law of Special Counsel
    Robert MuellerYou may have heard about special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating any potential connection between President Donald Trump's election campaign and the Russian government. The public relationship between President…
Rank this Week: 157

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 158

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    It's Not Just Legal Research -- Check Alerts & Analytics Too!

    It's Not Just Legal Research -- Check Alerts & Analytics Too!
    Numerous articles have been written lately about the differences in relevant results pulled back in various legal research databases (e.g. Robert Ambrogi's recent article and Susan Mart's research that really kicked off this…
  • Jun 30

    Big Change on Congress.gov. Now the default search operator is AND instead of OR

    Big Change on Congress.gov. Now the default search operator is AND instead of OR
    June 26, 2017 is the date it all changed.Your search results may be more relevant on the Congress.gov website because the space between two search terms now uses the AND operator instead of the OR operator.Before June 26, 2017 the space…
  • Jun 4

    Dallas City Code Online

    Dallas City Code Online
    The Dallas City Code is online, which saves you time in finding the general language of an ordinance. However, if you need historical information you might want to try the 7th floor of the Dallas Public Library (Dallas History and…
Rank this Week: 159

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Will I Pay Child Support Of She Makes More?

    Will I Pay Child Support Of She Makes More?
    Question: My wife makes twice as much as me but she says I would still automatically ow her child support if we divorce. Is this true? What factors does a court consider when setting child support orders? Answer: Please be advised that I am…
  • Aug 17

    Video: Rediscovering Your Identity After Divorce

    Video: Rediscovering Your Identity After Divorce
    When guys get married, their identity tends to commingle with that of their spouse. That makes coming to grips with who you are as an individual especially challenging in the wake of divorce.  While you were married, you and your wife…
  • Aug 15

    7 Of The Strangest Causes Of Divorce

    7 Of The Strangest Causes Of Divorce
    There are numerous factors that can influence a couple’s decision to divorce. The usual reasons are familiar. Finances are often a source of contention. Often there are disagreements over how to raise the children. Or maybe a couple…
Rank this Week: 160

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Wolf Warrior 2 and the Future of Imported Films in China

    Wolf Warrior 2 and the Future of Imported Films in China
    What a wild ride it’s been for the Chinese film industry! Until July 27, it had been a year of one depressing story after another. Downward-trending box office, high-flying entertainment companies imploding, deals to purchase foreign…
  • Aug 20

    Applying Chinese Law in US Courts: No Really, Despite it All

    Applying Chinese Law in US Courts: No Really, Despite it All
    Way back in 2008 I wrote a post immediately after one of my firm’s lawyers returned from a federal court hearing where the judge essentially said — near as I could tell without any basis in law — that service of an English…
  • Aug 19

    China Counterfeiting Cease and Desist Letters: The Power and the Risk

    China Counterfeiting Cease and Desist Letters: The Power and the Risk
    Hardly a week goes by without an American or a European company contacting one of our China lawyers wanting to retain us to “stop the counterfeits” of their products online and offline. Far too often these people believe one of…
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/
Rank this Week: 162

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/
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the intersection…
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • May 4

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education’s “Trade Secret and Employee Mobility” seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
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.

https://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com
Rank this Week: 166

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 20

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Miami

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Miami
    What: American Bar Association Section of International Law 2017 Fall Conference When: October 24-27, 2017 Where: Marriott Marquis | Miami, Florida The ABA Section of International Law’s annual Fall Conference will take place in the vibrant…
  • Aug 20

    The International Criminal Court Issues a 2.7 Million Euro Reparation Order for Destruction of Religious and Historic Buildings in Timbuktu

    The International Criminal Court Issues a 2.7 Million Euro Reparation Order for Destruction of Religious and Historic Buildings in Timbuktu
    For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has this week issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018. “The…
  • Aug 15

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Aug 10

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)
    Your State of Oregon Law Library give you FREE access to NOLO publications and the FASTCASE legal research database: NOLO (aka Nolo Press): “NOLO provides access to full-text legal reference publications written for consumers that allow…
  • Aug 10

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law
    Gladwell’s podcasts (now in their 2nd season) are entertaining, enlightening, and law-full (i.e. full of legal history, stories, and “well, that was seriously interesting!” moments). Don’t be lead astray by podcast…
  • Jul 8

    Small Claims Court in Oregon: Advice and Tips for Plaintiffs and Defendant

    Small Claims Court in Oregon: Advice and Tips for Plaintiffs and Defendant
    You can’t (CANNOT) waltz into an Oregon Small Claims Court and expect to win your case. You have to do your homework: 1) You have to read the book (in public and law libraries and bookstores): “Using Small Claims Court in…
Rank this Week: 168

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Precedential No. 22: Breast Cast Design Fails to Function as a Mark for Cancer Awareness Service

    Precedential No. 22: Breast Cast Design Fails to Function as a Mark for Cancer Awareness Service
    The TTAB affirmed three refusals to register the design shown below, comprising a "three-dimensional cylindrical cast of female breasts and torso," for associational, educational, and fund-raising services related to breast cancer awareness,…
  • Aug 18

    TTAB Test: Is UHAI (Swahili) Confusble with LIFE FOR HAIR & Design for Hair Care Products?

    TTAB Test: Is UHAI (Swahili) Confusble with LIFE FOR HAIR & Design for Hair Care Products?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark UHAI for "Hair care products, namely, shampoo, conditioner, oil, gel, foam, spray, styling custard, hair regrowth kits comprised primarily non-medicated exfoliating scrub, scalp serum and temple balm…
  • Aug 17

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?
    Arcor S.A.I.C. opposed an application to register the mark BON BON in the design form shown below, for "Confectionery made of sugar, namely, candy, sweets, caramels" [BON BON disclaimed] in view of its registered mark BON O BON in standard…
Rank this Week: 169

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 21

    Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Claims Coding: A Pragmatic and Functional Approach

    Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Claims Coding: A Pragmatic and Functional Approach
    Authors: Vicki J. Missar, Michael Fray, Candy Raphan, Mary Matz, Wendy Weaver   Whitepaper originally published by The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP). All of the authors of this white paper are members in…
  • Aug 17

    Using an Ombudsman to Reduce Work Comp Cost

    Using an Ombudsman to Reduce Work Comp Cost
    The workers’ compensation process is a contentious process regardless of the different protections states offer litigants and defense interests.  This is based on the inherent need for justice in making sure the rights of all…
  • Aug 16

    Reducing Work Comp Cost via Focus on Cultural Competence

    Reducing Work Comp Cost via Focus on Cultural Competence
    The changing American workforce requires workers’ compensation professionals and stakeholders to step outside their comfort zones and challenge stereotypes and bias.  This includes the ability to work with people from different…
Rank this Week: 170

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fiduciary Duty Claims of Start-up Co-Founder Denied

    Fiduciary Duty Claims of Start-up Co-Founder Denied
    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery opinion analyzed claims that are not uncommon: one of two founders of a start-up, that failed to launch, claimed that the other co-founder breached fiduciary duties by launching another start-up…
  • Aug 1

    Chancery Refuses to Apply Garner Exception to Attorney/Client Privilege

    Chancery Refuses to Apply Garner Exception to Attorney/Client Privilege
    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision is essential reading for anyone who seeks to apply the exception to the attorney/client privilege known as the Garner exception. Salberg v. Genworth Financial, Inc., C.A. No. 2017-0018-JRS (Del.…
  • Aug 1

    Lawyer Not Barred from Testifying as Witne

    Lawyer Not Barred from Testifying as Witne
    The latest Chancery decision in this hotly contested litigation addresses several issues that are of practical importance for all trial lawyers. In re Oxbow Carbon LLC Unitholder Litigation, Consol., C.A. No. 12447-VCL, (Del. Ch. July 28,…
Rank this Week: 171

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    JUDGE RODRIGUEZ-CHOMAT HAS PASSED AWAY

    JUDGE RODRIGUEZ-CHOMAT HAS PASSED AWAY
    Judge Rodriguez-Chomat, who spent about a decade on the bench at the REGJB has passed away. We didn't know him very well, but his reputation was one of a kind, caring, and decent man and dedicated Judge. Like so many of his…
  • Aug 19

    STARE AT THE ECLIPSE

    STARE AT THE ECLIPSE
    And other sayings from our President. "Stare at the eclipse. Only Obama-care doctors say you can't watch the eclipse. People have been watching eclipses since they were walking with dinosaurs and you never hear any of them went blind.So…
  • Aug 14

    SAY HELLO TO JUDGES MANSFIELD AND FRANCIS .....

    SAY HELLO TO JUDGES MANSFIELD AND FRANCIS .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:AND YOUR TWO NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGES ARE:JOSEPH MANSFIELD, Age 52.  Joe has served as an ASA since 2001.  He fills the vacancy created by Judge Victoria del Pino who was elevated to the Circuit Court.RENATHA…
Rank this Week: 172

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 173

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 29

    Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Déjà vu.

    Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Déjà vu.
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Aisling McMahon and Brid Ni Ghrainne. Abortion is only permitted in Ireland where the life of the mother is in danger, making the Irish abortion framework one of the most restrictive in the…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law
    The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway) and Professor Fiona de Londras (University of…
  • Jul 17

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker
    From August 2017, asylum seekers in Ireland will receive increases to the direct provision allowance payments. For adults, this is the first increase to direct provision allowance in 17 years. For children, this is the second increase in…
Rank this Week: 174

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 175

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Aug 20

    Hospice Compare

    Hospice Compare
    CMS has announced the release of the Hospice Compare website. Here's the information from the Medicare website: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working diligently to make healthcare quality information more…
  • Aug 18

    Mysteries at the End of Life

    Mysteries at the End of Life
    Every once in a while, I find something so well written, that even if not strictly speaking an "elder law" related piece, I have to share it here. Here's one such example. Of course, under the right combination of circumstances,...
  • Aug 18

    Dropping "Anti-Aging" From Vocabulary

    Dropping "Anti-Aging" From Vocabulary
    I'm sure all of us have seen ads about fighting aging, or a product that is promoted as "anti-aging." I always am puzzled; it seems that we are in a battle against aging. So an article in Huffington Post caught...
Rank this Week: 177

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 17

    When the cookie meets the blockchain

    When the cookie meets the blockchain
    Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how…
  • Aug 8

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science
    Digital technology mediates our public and private lives. That makes computer science a powerful discipline, but it also means that ethical considerations are essential in the development of these technologies. Not all new developments may be…
  • Jul 24

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie
    Authored (and organized) by Kate Sim and Ben Zevenbergen. Digital technologies are increasingly proposed as innovative solution to the problems and threats faced by vulnerable groups such as children, women, and LGBTQ people. However, there…
Rank this Week: 178

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    I’m Saying, I’m Down with the I’MN Slogan

    I’m Saying, I’m Down with the I’MN Slogan
    Love the new Minnesota State Lottery advertising slogan: I’MN. Or, as one of my college age sons often says, when he’s in agreement with someone’s idea or proposal, I’m down. The lottery slogan cleverly plays off the…
  • Aug 18

    Joint IP Ownership Right

    Joint IP Ownership Right
    New ideas, creations, and business ventures are often the product of collaboration.  If lawyers had their way, a written agreement would precede every creative collaboration.  Of course, this is not the case.  Collaborators…
  • Aug 17

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million
    The four year saga ended (at least for now) with Tiffany & Co. being awarded for its vigorous fight to maintain its trademark and protect against genericide.  As previously reported, Tiffany & Co. filed suit against Costco…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Jul 30

    Does It Matter Who I See For A Minneapolis Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury?

    Does It Matter Who I See For A Minneapolis Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury?
    I've had the opportunity to work with dozens of orthopedic shoulder surgeons across Minnesota but there are some that stand out above the rest.  Hands down my favorite group is the team of shoulder specialists with Sports and Orthopedic…
  • Jun 15

    New legislation affecting permanent total…

    New legislation affecting permanent total disability workers compensation claimsThe new law applies to:Injured workers with dates of injury before August 13, 2014 (or their dependents and legal heirs) whose permanent total disability (PTD)…
  • Mar 4

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?
    Though I've been a Minnesota workers compensation attorney my entire legal career, that's the very same question I asked myself nearly 20 years ago.  Do I need lumbar spine surgery.I was injured at work and despite conservative care, my…
Rank this Week: 181