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The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Seven Ombuds Elected to 2015 IOA Board

    Seven Ombuds Elected to 2015 IOA Board
    The International Ombudsman Association has announced the seven candidates were elected to the Board of Directors for terms starting in April 2015.  The election of officers for the next term will take place at the annual conference in…
  • Mar 27

    Chronicle of Philanthropy and Sen. Grassley Apparently Misunderstand the Red Cross Ombuds Program

    Chronicle of Philanthropy and Sen. Grassley Apparently Misunderstand the Red Cross Ombuds Program
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Sen. Charles Grassley, who led legislative efforts reform the American Red Cross in 2007, has launched an inquiry into the work of the Red Cross Corporate Ombudsman Office.Although the reporter…
  • Mar 27

    Rash of Collateral Duty Ombuds Jobs In Higher Ed

    Rash of Collateral Duty Ombuds Jobs In Higher Ed
    There are several active postings for jobs at colleges and universities that include Ombuds duties.  Is this a sign of increased awareness of the Ombuds role or a sign of decreased understanding?The jobs include:Case Manager/Associate…
Rank this Week: 136

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
  • Mar 22

    The Judgments Project Moves On

    The Judgments Project Moves On
    From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag
    In 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary (http://www.asser.nl/asser-50-years/). On this occasion, its Private International Law Section organized on 19 March 2015 the Symposium “International Civil Procedure…
  • Mar 19

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015
    We just received the sad news that Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Fritz Sturm passed away on 14 March 2015. Fritz Sturm was professor emeritus at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and an internationally renowned expert on private international…
Rank this Week: 137

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 25

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification
    David Kassick probably isn’t the kind of guy most would want to hang out with.  He had addiction issues, and enough paranoia, maybe, that when Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle turned on the turret lights, he took off rather…
  • Mar 25

    But The Other Guy

    But The Other Guy
    At Above the Law, fellow curmudgeon Mark Herrmann confuses new lawyers with a foreign and hated concept: responsibility. I recently heard an in-house lawyer bemoaning her fate. But she didn’t have to be in-house; lawyers at firms…
  • Mar 25

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    By the time this posts, I will be leaving on a jet plane, seated next to Dr. SJ, pondering the delights awaiting me in various very cool European destinations.  I have left my computer home, and will take a breather from…
Rank this Week: 138

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 139

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Gallagher Praises New Reg A+ Framework, but Wants Further Action

    Gallagher Praises New Reg A+ Framework, but Wants Further Action
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amanda Maine, J.D.SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher said that he is thrilled with the Commission’s recent adoption of changes revitalizing Regulation A (known as…
  • Mar 30

    Congressman Proposes to Make Insider Trading a Federal Crime

    Congressman Proposes to Make Insider Trading a Federal Crime
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodInsider trading would be classified as a federal crime under a new legislative proposal introduced by Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn). The bill, drafted under…
  • Mar 28

    SEC Investor Advocate to Keynote NASAA’s Public Policy Conference

    SEC Investor Advocate to Keynote NASAA’s Public Policy Conference
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John M. Jascob, J.D.NASAA has announced that SEC Investor Advocate Rick Fleming will keynote NASAA’s 30th Annual Public Policy Conference next month in Washington,…
Rank this Week: 140

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 31

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings raising accounting allegations rose by 47 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The March 31, 2015 report, entitled…
  • Mar 30

    Paris Arts Review

    Paris Arts Review
    The D&O Diary rounded out its European visit last week with a quick weekend visit to Paris. In addition to rendezvous with friends and family, the stopover included several long walks, two encounters with the Parisian contemporary art…
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
Rank this Week: 141

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
Rank this Week: 142

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 29

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!
    Critics agree:  Buy the Jane Coleman and Griff Price’s Secondary Trademark Infringement from Bloomberg BNA –or you’re liable to miss the big one!
  • Mar 27

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)
    First posted May 23, 2011. Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer Daniel Corbett brings us an NBA star’s attempt at a four-point shot: Post-relationship drama takes many forms, but federal court litigation under the Lanham Act isn’t…
  • Mar 26

    Functionality in trademark and patent law

    Functionality in trademark and patent law
    What with all the hoopla over controversial and headline-making cases, it’s tempting sometimes to forget about the need to drill and to stay up to date on the everyday craft of trademark law.  So when John Welch sees fit to…
Rank this Week: 143

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Mar 30

    How Are They (I Mean *We*) Going To Pay For Honolulu's Rail?

    How Are They (I Mean *We*) Going To Pay For Honolulu's Rail?
    The short answer: taxes. There's been a lot of breathless reporting over the past couple of weeks about the skyrocketing cost of the 20-mile, 21-station Honolulu rail project. Cost estimates to build the line from Ewa to Ala Moana Center…
  • Mar 30

    Pacific Business News Details The Rail's Impact On Honolulu Property

    Pacific Business News Details The Rail's Impact On Honolulu Property
    The cover story in Pacific Business News' recent edition, "Honolulu rail transit's eminent domain" is worth reading. Most importantly, the PBN staff created maps which show how much property is targeted for acquisition, and where it is…
  • Mar 30

    Amici Brief: Property Owners Have Right Of Direct Access To Highways That Can't Be Regulated Away

    Amici Brief: Property Owners Have Right Of Direct Access To Highways That Can't Be Regulated Away
    Here's the amici brief on behalf of Central Oregon Builders Association, Oregonians in Action, and Owners' Counsel of America in a case being considered by the Oregon Supreme Court, State of Oregon v. Alderwoods (Oregon), Inc., No. S062766.…
Rank this Week: 145

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 146

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 147

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Mar 27

    Cambridge Expands Succession Planning Partnership Program

    Cambridge Expands Succession Planning Partnership Program
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Cambridge Investment Research Inc., an independent broker-dealer, is expanding a current offering by a sister company, Continuity Partners Group to provide capital for succession planning…
  • Mar 26

    New York Based Brokerage Firm Charged in Investment Fraud

    New York Based Brokerage Firm Charged in Investment Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Brookville Capital Partners LLC, a registered brokerage firm based in New York, was charged by FINRA with investment fraud in connection with sales of a private placement offering. FINRA…
  • Mar 25

    Former UBS Broker Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Securities Fraud

    Former UBS Broker Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Securities Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Khawaja Saud Masud, a former UBS broker from New Jersey pled guilty for stealing over $1 million from a retired pediatrician and his wife by fraudulently soliciting them to invest in his…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Mar 23

    SEC Rejects Broker’s Efforts to Start RIA While Behind Bar

    SEC Rejects Broker’s Efforts to Start RIA While Behind Bar
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has barred David Scott Cacchione from the securities industry once again. Cacchione was banned in 2009 for helping to mastermind a $100 million financial scam. This time, his bar is for attempting…
  • Mar 19

    Over $44M Lost in Alleged Investment Adviser Scam Involving Total Wealth Management

    Over $44M Lost in Alleged Investment Adviser Scam Involving Total Wealth Management
    According to a court-appointed receiver, investors who were the victim of a financial scam allegedly run by Total Wealth Management founder Jacob Cooper lost more than $44 million of assets. The investors are suing Cooper and other principals…
  • Mar 17

    Financial Fraud Victims’ Suffering is More Than Just Monetary, Affirms FINRA Report

    Financial Fraud Victims’ Suffering is More Than Just Monetary, Affirms FINRA Report
    According to “Non-Traditional Costs of Financial Fraud,” which is a new research report by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, almost two-thirds of financial fraud victims who reported that they’d been bilked…
Rank this Week: 149

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
  • Mar 31

    Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system

    Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system
    If a weak patent system were the answer you would expect countries that have a weak patent system, or no patent system at all, to have run away innovation. What you see, however, is the exact opposite. Those that want to dismantle the patent…
  • Mar 31

    Senate hearing on drones seeks to balance safety issues and commercial opportunitie

    Senate hearing on drones seeks to balance safety issues and commercial opportunitie
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation addressed whether unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones, could be further incorporated into American airspace for commercial purposes. Drones have enjoyed a…
  • Mar 30

    Decrease in patent litigation questions need for patent reform

    Decrease in patent litigation questions need for patent reform
    In 2014 there were 1,070 fewer patent lawsuits filed than during 2013. Furthermore, the number of patent cases filed in 2014 was lower than the number of cases filed in 2012 by some 433 cases. Therefore, the stories of continued run away…
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/
  • Mar 31

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Olympia Duhart

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Olympia Duhart
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
  • Mar 30

    Cheryl Beckett Voted "Professor of the Year" at Gonzaga

    Cheryl Beckett Voted "Professor of the Year" at Gonzaga
    Professor Cheryl A. Beckett, Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, has just been voted Professor of the Year by the students at her school. Congratulations Cheryl! Fun…
  • Mar 30

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Mary Bowman

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Mary Bowman
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
Rank this Week: 151

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Mar 30

    Judge Orders Seafood Company Closed Due to Listeria and Botulism Risk

    Judge Orders Seafood Company Closed Due to Listeria and Botulism Risk
    At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a judge has ordered L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., located in Los Angeles, and its owners, Sima and Sam Goldring, to halt operations until they demonstrate to the FDA that they can…
  • Mar 29

    Cow Share Link to Raw Milk 2005 E. coli Outbreak

    Cow Share Link to Raw Milk 2005 E. coli Outbreak
    On December 12, 2005, the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) Food Safety Program (FSP) was notified that the Washington Department of Health had received a report of a positive E. coli O157:H7 test in a patient from the…
  • Mar 29

    A 2008 Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak with Devistating Result

    A 2008 Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak with Devistating Result
    On October 2, 2008, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a report linking an outbreak of Campylobacter illnesses to unpasteurized milk from Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy. The report was the result of an investigation commenced…
Rank this Week: 152

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Mar 20

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State
    Today is the last day of the annual Sunshine Week, a "celebration of access to public information." While you contemplate our gloomy spring weather (at least west of the Cascades), check out these Washington State sunshine laws and resources:…
  • Mar 18

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!
    Researching death penalty laws and practices of a country can be a daunting task, but the Death Penalty Worldwide (DPW) website is a great starting point. Created by Professor Sandra Babcock (Cornell University Law School) in partnership with…
  • Mar 18

    Big Money in Judicial Campaign

    Big Money in Judicial Campaign
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sue Bell Cobb decries the effect of money on judicial campaigns: I Was Alabama's Top Judge. I'm Ashamed by What I Had to Do to Get There. Politico, March/April 2015.Cobb cites a 2014 report by Emory…
Rank this Week: 154

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Mar 15

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...
    I'm a controversial fellow who posts mean Tweets online. I get a lot of heat, and much of it is deserved. In fact, if you said you viewed me as the biggest asshole online, I'd be OK with that. Unfortunately people have gone beyond calling me…
  • Mar 10

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man
    You must never believe the word of social activists calling themselves SJWs (short for social justice warriors) as they appear to have a defect causing them to lie about everything. How bad do they lie? They lie even about even trivial…
  • Jan 27

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
Rank this Week: 156

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Mar 31

    Cyber Liability Insurance - Do You Need It?

    Cyber Liability Insurance - Do You Need It?
    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.
  • Mar 31

    The Frugal Lawyer - Why Are You Paying For Legal Research?

    The Frugal Lawyer - Why Are You Paying For Legal Research?
    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.
  • Mar 30

    Unwired Nation

    Unwired Nation
    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: 157

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: 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/
  • Mar 30

    NYDFS to Focus on Cyber Security

    NYDFS to Focus on Cyber Security
    Authored by Lee Ann AliThe New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has expanded its information technology examination procedures to focus more attention on cyber security. NYDFS intends to schedule IT/cyber security…
  • Mar 29

    Surplus Lines Law Group Holds it's Semi-Annual Meeting in Scottsdale

    Surplus Lines Law Group Holds it's Semi-Annual Meeting in Scottsdale
    An ad-hoc group of Surplus Lines interested parties held their semi-annual meeting on March 27, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ.NARAB II, TRIA reauthorization, cyberinsurance, Dodd-Frank and Ride Sharing insurance related matters were among the many…
  • Mar 25

    McRaith Offers Additional Information on the April 13 Deadline for TRIA Disclosure Notice

    McRaith Offers Additional Information on the April 13 Deadline for TRIA Disclosure Notice
    Michael McRaith, the Director of the Federal Insurance Office, has offered useful information, linked here, regarding the TRIA disclosure notices to supplement the February 6 interim guidance. The interim guidance called for an April 13, 2015…
Rank this Week: 159

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
  • Mar 30

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest
    As if it weren’t bad enough. Iranian women face persistent systemic discrimination in terms of family law. New legislation being considered by Iran’s parliament is intended to roll back many of the gains women have made in the…
  • Mar 30

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe
    On the morning of March 9, in front of a Harare neighborhood barbershop, five men in civilian clothes abducted journalist and activist Itai Dzamara. He was handcuffed, bundled into a white truck with no visible license plates, and has not…
  • Mar 30

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?
    Victims of abuses in Honduras rely upon the work of human rights defenders in their country for help. But what happens when the defenders themselves become the target of threats and violence? Amnesty International’s recent report,…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
Rank this Week: 161

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    140Law - Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015

    140Law - Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015
    Here are the recent legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Ghomeshi case put over to April 28 Former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney seeks $40M in damages after ousterCalifornia acts to reject lawyer's 'bullets to the head'…
  • Mar 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio agrees to sanctions for contempt of court Jewish summer camp which barred boy appears to be acting within its rightsTarget proposes to pay $10M to…
  • Mar 20

    Late Lawyers (and Other Musings)

    Late Lawyers (and Other Musings)
    New York City’s embattled, progressive mayor, Bill de Blasio, has in rapid order acquired a bit of a reputation for failing to arrive on time. His tardy tendencies have even launched a new cottage industry in the press, the “De…
Rank this Week: 162

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
  • Jan 28

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

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

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

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song
    Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" was reportedly the subject of a copyright dispute with Tom Petty claiming that it infringed his "I Won't Back Down" hit song. Here's a third party's analysis and comparison of the two…
Rank this Week: 163

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
  • Mar 24

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15
    Call for papers Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its...
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/
  • 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: 165

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: 166

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 167

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 31

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Mar 30

    ICJ Oral Arguments in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and Nicaragua v. Costa Rica

    ICJ Oral Arguments in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and Nicaragua v. Costa Rica
    Costa Rica sued Nicaragua and Nicaragua sued Costa Rica in a dispute about their border. The International Court of Justice consolidated the cases for the oral arguments, which will start on April 14, 2015 in The Hague. Certain Activities…
  • Mar 28

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia
    Congratulations to Haramaya University, winner of the 2015 Ethiopia Rounds in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Enjoy the international rounds in Washington DC! (mew)
Rank this Week: 168

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: 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/
  • Feb 23

    Recent Decision

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

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle

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

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

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Mar 30

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing
    This time it's prisons.  The N.Y. Times Magazine took a close look at our prison system and it isn't pretty. The first article is about our SuperMax.  It's really really bad:Inmates at the ADX spend approximately 23 hours of each…
  • Mar 26

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge
    Here's an interesting piece on judicial productivity by Judge William Young and Jordan Singer.  It discusses how courtroom hours are way down across the board.  But our District still has quite a bit of in court hours, and we rank…
  • Mar 24

    11th Circuit argument centers on "dildos and cock rings"

    11th Circuit argument centers on "dildos and cock rings"
    No joke.  While David Ovalle was waiting to see the Lolita arguments, he got to see Paul Petruzzi argue that his client -- a drama teacher convicted of attempting to have sex was a 16-year old former student -- was prejudiced by the…
Rank this Week: 171

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Foreign Investment in China: Beware of Local Governments Bearing Gift

    Foreign Investment in China: Beware of Local Governments Bearing Gift
    Recent news reports suggest that Foxconn is having trouble securing investment benefits promised them by the Zhengzhou government. The rumor is that Foxconn was lured to Zhengzhou with promises of over 5 billion RMB in tax benefits and…
  • Mar 29

    The China Bank Switch Scam: Still Oh So Very Much Alive.

    The China Bank Switch Scam: Still Oh So Very Much Alive.
    Long ago I formulated a self-imposed rule. Whenever I or one of my firm’s other China lawyers receive three emails on the same thing in a week, I write about it. Haven’t been so forced for a while, but it happened this week…
  • Mar 26

    Made In China?

    Made In China?
      Before you read this post, take a moment to look at the back of your computer monitor or handheld device. Do you see a tag that states “Made in China?” My computer monitor does; my iPhone states it a little differently as…
Rank this Week: 172

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Mar 26

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?
    If you're Jim Hines, apparently pretty well. Hines reports on the experience of having his Libromancer selected for the cut-price (USD 2) deal. He reports that the result was a surge in sales, a competitive price cut from other retailers,…
  • Mar 19

    Patreon Buys Subbable

    Patreon Buys Subbable
    If you're a Subbable supporter you've probably gotten several emails on this already - make sure they didn't go into your spam folder or something. It's interesting to me to see consolidation happening in this space. The two entities had…
  • Mar 8

    Intellectual Property is in Everything

    Intellectual Property is in Everything
    This time it's in combating climate change. There is an ongoing round-table debate taking place in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the tension between the need to have global sharing of ideas for battling our carbon-binge-induced…
Rank this Week: 173

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
  • Mar 26

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian
    Every working stiff needs a laugh and a boost on Friday-Eve morning (better known as Thursday morning) and we are no exception to that truth. So, we often turn to the Legal Research is Easy blogger who never fails to tickle ……
  • Mar 25

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update
    This is an update to the previous 10/14 blog post: OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Libraries The following Oregon public law libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets).…
  • Mar 23

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence
    “13 States Have Adopted Ethical Duty of Technology Competence,” by Robert Ambrogi, 3/16/15: “In 2012, something happened that I called a sea change in the legal profession: The American Bar Association formally approved a…
Rank this Week: 174

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Mar 31

    Is Injury Sliding Into Home Plate Workers Comp?

    Is Injury Sliding Into Home Plate Workers Comp?
    Spring is almost here and with the changing of the seasons comes picnics, softball games, corporate retreats and golf outings.  When all the attendees are employees and an injury occurs, is it covered by workers’…
  • Mar 31

    Victorian (Australia) Workplaces Seek Better Safety

    Victorian (Australia) Workplaces Seek Better Safety
    A total of 23 people died in Victorian (Australia) workplaces last year, according to provisional figures released recently by the WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe).   Seven of those deaths occurred in the final two months of the…
  • Mar 30

    6 Things Employers Should Do To Avoid A ProPublica Report

    6 Things Employers Should Do To Avoid A ProPublica Report
    The reports from ProPublica are the result of employers not managing workers compensation. Here are 6 things employers can do to take control and avoid being included in the next report.   Contact employees within a week or two after the…
Rank this Week: 175

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Mar 29

    Modifying Support With An Out-Of-Court Agreement

    Modifying Support With An Out-Of-Court Agreement
    Question: Recently, I received a divorce decree stating I am required to pay child support even though my ex-wife makes substantially more than me and we share custody of our children. She has signed and notarized a document stating she does…
  • Mar 28

    Is Student Loan Money Considered A Marital Asset?

    Is Student Loan Money Considered A Marital Asset?
    Question: My wife and I are divorcing and she is coming after me for everything she can get. She had a temporary order entered so she has custody of our children the majority of the time. She is also trying to get as much money from me as…
  • Mar 27

    Combating Threats Of Back Child Support

    Combating Threats Of Back Child Support
    Question: My wife and I have been separated since 2005 and I have always paid court-ordered child support. Since I started making a decent paycheck, my wife had decided to file for divorce. She is threatening me with back child support even…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 177

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

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

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada
    A long time back, I wrote about a Third Amendment claim in Nevada. (source) A few weeks ago, Judge Gordon rejected the plaintiff’s Third Amendment claim. (source)Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?
    My latest CNN column – sparked by a recent controversy, but illustrating an ongoing theme of enforced ignorance. Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate
    The TTAB is looking to add a member to its ranks. (source) This is the perfect candidate, since she seems to be explaining the TTAB’s prevailing view in Section 2(a) cases, with just about as much logic as any written decision handed…
Rank this Week: 179

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: 180