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IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Welcome to the IPKat's first "Never Too Late" feature of the month.  We say goodbye to February with some sadness, since it has been this weblog's busiest month for site visits since its launch in 2003.  February brought in 147,988…
  • Mar 2

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Finding Stockholm wasn't so hard but, try asshe might, Gina couldn't locate that Brewery ...Forthcoming events. Some readers don't take the trouble to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page since they assume that, with so many of the…
  • Mar 2

    Struggling to understand trade mark infringement issues? Here's my checklist

    Struggling to understand trade mark infringement issues? Here's my checklist
    IPKat readers might remember that a few months ago I posted my Copyright Infringement Checklist, ie a list of the main aspects to consider when addressing potential infringement issues. I named it after myself not just because both cats…
Rank this Week: 201

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Live: Gen. John Allen Addresses the Future of the Fight Against ISIL

    Live: Gen. John Allen Addresses the Future of the Fight Against ISIL
    At 5:00 pm, General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, will deliver a keynote address at the Atlantic Council on the future of the fight against the Islamic State. You can watch the event live…
  • Mar 2

    Additional Thoughts on the DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment

    Additional Thoughts on the DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment
    Jack gave a terrific rapid reaction to the DNI’s 2015 annual threat assessment, delivered last Thursday. Here, I wanted to add a few more brief thoughts comparing this assessment to previous ones. First, the rank ordering of global…
  • Mar 2

    3/2 Session #3: Odds and End

    3/2 Session #3: Odds and End
    Motion AE319J is next. In it, the defense asks to postpone the government’s bid to admit hearsay, pending the Court of Military Commission Review’s (“CMCR”) resolution of an interlocutory appeal concerning charges…
Rank this Week: 181

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Cruise Ship Nightmares -- Now With More Spencer Aronfeld!

    Cruise Ship Nightmares -- Now With More Spencer Aronfeld!
    My bud Spence thinks it's a cruise ship nightmare if you fall overboard -- I'd say it's his admonition at the end of the clip that's the real nightmare:  taking a cruise sober.Pick your poison, I guess.
  • Mar 2

    Are You a Manly Male at GT? Congratulations You've Made Partner!

    Are You a Manly Male at GT? Congratulations You've Made Partner!
    Of course that's an unfair headline, but I'm pretty sure that little underdog of a firm can take it -- but what about the actual headline in today's DBR:Greenberg Traurig New Partner Gender Split in South Florida--17 Men, 1 WomanUmm,…
  • Feb 27

    RIP Leonard Nimoy

    RIP Leonard Nimoy
     We're not trying to bring you down, but things happen.His final tweet.A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Rank this Week: 153

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 2

    The U.S. Constitution Actually Bans Hillary's Foreign Gov't. Payola

    The U.S. Constitution Actually Bans Hillary's Foreign Gov't. Payola
    The Washington Post reported last week that the tax-exempt foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton accepted money from seven foreign governments while Hillary served as U.S. Secretary of State (it’s unclear how much foreign money the…
  • Mar 2

    Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’ earns Four Pinocchios - The Washington Post

    Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’ earns Four Pinocchios - The Washington Post
    President Obama, seeking to explain his veto of a bill that would have leapfrogged the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline, in an interview with a North Dakota station repeated some false claims that had previously earned him…
  • Mar 2

    Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today - The Washington Post

    Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today - The Washington Post
    Bush was, by far, the best that I've seen him in his just-started presidential campaign. Gone was the somewhat-bumbling, uncertain speech-giver. (He did make a weird reference to campaign finance law and an odd joke about the weather in…
Rank this Week: 155

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Mar 2

    Third Annual AASE Conference

    Third Annual AASE Conference
    Registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual AASE National Conference May 26-28, 2015 The John Marshall Law School Chicago, Illinois To register go to: http://www.associationofacademicsupporteducators.org/conferencesevents.html You can update…
  • Feb 26

    Law School Action Comics #11

    Law School Action Comics #11
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Feb 25

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support January 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, New York Raising the Bar As law schools react to a changing bar exam landscape, many schools have adapted new and different programming to meet...
Rank this Week: 164

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Mar 2

    Can your car's brakes be hacked?

    Can your car's brakes be hacked?
    Read this article from Wired.com about automakers’ lack of attention to the security of their cars’ systems, and the investigation of Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts into the problem.
  • Mar 2

    Article on payday lending by Native American

    Article on payday lending by Native American
    The Washington Post has a lengthy article today on payday lending by American Indian tribes. With some two-dozen tribes now offering installment and payday loans, Native Americans have found themselves wrestling with the merits of this…
  • Mar 1

    A Proposal to Ban the Sale of Junk Debt

    A Proposal to Ban the Sale of Junk Debt
    By guest blogger Peter A. Holland I have covered the NCLC's excellent proposal to ban the sale of time-barred debt here. The NCLC recommendations point to the larger problem that some banks sell off their worst, most unreliable, least…
Rank this Week: 168

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Whole Foods Position Creates Whole Host of Problems, Coalition Say

    Whole Foods Position Creates Whole Host of Problems, Coalition Say
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodThe SEC’s decision to review the Rule 14a-8(i)(9) basis for omission of shareholder proposals has drawn the ire of a coalition of 17 professional…
  • Feb 27

    Chair Massad Highlights Recent CFTC Actions and Prioritie

    Chair Massad Highlights Recent CFTC Actions and Prioritie
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amanda Maine, J.D.The global financial crisis demonstrated how excessive risk in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market can contribute to systemic risk, according…
  • Feb 26

    Commission Puts the Brakes on Goodyear FCPA Violation

    Commission Puts the Brakes on Goodyear FCPA Violation
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D.The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will pay over $16 million to settle charges of FCPA violations arising from bribes paid by subsidiaries in…
Rank this Week: 149

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Rinaldi: Stand Your Ground against 'unlawful' searches, detention

    Rinaldi: Stand Your Ground against 'unlawful' searches, detention
    Texas House freshman Matt Rinaldi has filed a bold and inevitably controversial bill, HB 1168, which creates a defense to charges of resisting arrest, search, and detention if the underlying search or detention was "unlawful."So resisting…
  • Mar 1

    Willacy County facing economic devastation after riot at entrepreneurial private prison leaves unit 'uninhabitable'

    Willacy County facing economic devastation after riot at entrepreneurial private prison leaves unit 'uninhabitable'
    Riots in Willacy County at a private prison housing federal immigration prisoners last week has been called "predictable" and has left the facility "uninhabitable." Texas Prison Bidness reminded us that "An ACLU report [last year] detailed…
  • Mar 1

    Ted Cruz's Great Pot Flip Flop

    Ted Cruz's Great Pot Flip Flop
    Someone apparently, finally told Texas' Sen. Ted Cruz that Colorado is a swing state in presidential elections, because he's flip flopped on whether the state should be allowed to legalize pot without an act of Congress.Last year he said…
Rank this Week: 191

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Mar 2

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Asks If Comcast, Time Warner Cable Restricted Video Deals.  Federal regulators vetting Comcast Corp.’s proposal to…
  • Feb 27

    Federal Court Rings Down The Curtain On Baltimore-D.C. Rock Promoters’ Antitrust Case Against Live Nation

    Federal Court Rings Down The Curtain On Baltimore-D.C. Rock Promoters’ Antitrust Case Against Live Nation
    By Allison F. Sheedy A long-running antitrust battle of the bands between a Baltimore-D.C. area regional concert promoter and venue operator and the concert colossus Live Nation got the hook in the U.S. District Court of the District of…
  • Feb 26

    Supremes Nix Antitrust Immunity For Unsupervised State Boards In Dental Case

    Supremes Nix Antitrust Immunity For Unsupervised State Boards In Dental Case
    By Allison F. Sheedy The Supreme Court sided with the FTC yesterday in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, a much anticipated decision that sets limits on state-action immunity from federal antitrust…
Rank this Week: 157

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 2

    New At Mimesis: The Other White Meat

    New At Mimesis: The Other White Meat
    Starting today, I will be contributing posts on “the business, practice and culture of law in addition to anything else he damn well pleases” at Lee Pacchia’s Mimesis Law.  For those who haven’t paid any attention…
  • Mar 2

    Never A Threat

    Never A Threat
    The viral video of Los Angeles cops taking down a homeless man of questionable mental stability, until five shots are fired and he became a dead homeless man, is a good illustration of the confusion. The video is confusing. The conduct of the…
  • Mar 2

    An Uncivil Defense

    An Uncivil Defense
    Apparently, a great many readers took offense — no, were outraged — by the City of Cleveland’s response to the amendment complaint filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old executed in a park by…
Rank this Week: 170

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 2

    Divorce Trend

    Divorce Trend
    From Dubuque Telegraph Herald: If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up…
  • Feb 28

    Divorce Recovery Conference

    Divorce Recovery Conference
    From KCTV Kansas City: A special conference in the metro was created to help women who are going through divorce spread hope and love to others. Women traveled from as far as 700 miles away to attend this year's "Your...
  • Feb 27

    Children & Family Relations Bill

    Children & Family Relations Bill
    From Irish Independent: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald expects to get Government clearance on Tuesday for a new Children & Family Relations Bill, which she hopes will be put through the Dáil and Seanad by the end of March. Ms…
Rank this Week: 137

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Do you know what to do when OSHA comes knocking?

    Do you know what to do when OSHA comes knocking?
    News broke over the weekend of a fatality at a local manufacturing plant. Undoubtedly, OSHA was on the scene to unravel what happened. Injuries or fatalities aren't the only reasons OSHA might arrive at your door. It might have received a…
  • Feb 27

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)
    My kids go to an amazing school. Part of what makes it amazing is that beginning in second grade the year’s second parent-teacher conferences is student led. Last night, my wife and I experienced our first Norah-led conference. The…
  • Feb 26

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (transcript here [pdf]), which will hopefully determine the circumstances under which an employer must, as a religious accommodation, grant an…
Rank this Week: 178

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Mar 2

    Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. – A History

    Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. – A History
    As we recently noted, GWB now has an office in Charleston, South Carolina. With our growth over the last five years, we thought our readers might enjoy a bit of the firm’s history. Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. was founded in…
  • Feb 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover to Spectacular Spider-Man #150, published back in the good old days of 1989. On the cover, we see Daily Bugle editor Joseph “Robbie” Robertson in court. Things do not appear to be going well for…
  • Feb 26

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .
    It’s that time of year again – The Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was tasked with selecting the best of the best in the motion picture industry.  Those watching the Oscars saw the best…
Rank this Week: 189

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Mar 2

    La Corte frente al Gobierno, 1984-2014.

    La Corte frente al Gobierno, 1984-2014.
    ¿Entre 0 y 100, cuán común es que la Corte falle -o haya fallado- "a favor" o "en contra" del gobierno?Digresión I (aritmética): la pregunta es incompleta porque no importa sólo el porcentaje, sino…
  • Feb 23

    Difusión | Miércoles 25F: presentación de "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina"

    Difusión | Miércoles 25F: presentación de "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina"
    Sin exagerar ni un poco, el mejor libro que se ha editado en su categoría y tema: hace un par de meses hicimos aca una breve reseña de la monumental "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina" -obra colectiva dirigida por Alfonso…
  • Feb 20

    Resumen 2014: Normativa Nacional

    Resumen 2014: Normativa Nacional
    Cumplida la antología de fallos de la Corte, avanzamos a otro punto usual de los anuarios retrospectivos. Aquí, una selección de la normativa más relevante sancionada en 2014 (lo hemos hecho en 2013,…
Rank this Week: 171

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Rohrabacher criticizes Innovation Act

    Rohrabacher criticizes Innovation Act
    Congr. Dana Rohrabacher speaks out against the Goodlatte Innovation bill in the Washington Times, including the text--Under the proposed bill, the pretrial discovery process — just one part of many dubious sections — tilts heavily…
  • Mar 1

    60 Minutes on Match 1, 2015

    60 Minutes on Match 1, 2015
    Sharon Alfonsee on the storm after the storm,on problems with insurance claims after hurricane Sandy. George Hernemsr was a structural engineer, US Forensic provided another report. Steve Moston a Houston lawyer took Bob Cable's case. …
  • Mar 1

    CBS Sunday Morning for March 1, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning for March 1, 2015
    Charles Osgood introduced the stories for March 1, 2015, noting that spring was only 19 days away. Lee Cowan does the cover story on the Yellowstone winter keeper, Steve Fuller. Erin Moriarity on Anne Sinclair. Tracy Smith on Kelly…
Rank this Week: 193

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Mar 2

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett
    I just finished reading the first couple of chapters of a new book by Jeremy Leggett released today. I recall having reviewed (favorably) his 2013 book “The Energy of Nations” on this blog. The title of this book is “The…
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
Rank this Week: 142

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Will #TheDress Impact Color Trademarks?

    Will #TheDress Impact Color Trademarks?
    #TheDress phenomenon is about to shape the future of color trademarks and trade dress rights. You may recall, we have written a great deal on the subject of non-traditional trademark protection of colors, especially during the Christian…
  • Feb 27

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation
    Shoes are always in the news. From a fashion standpoint, Nike has made headlines this week, with a re-release of the Classic Cortez running shoe (aka, the Forrest Gump shoe) along with the second edition of the LeBronald Palmer.  And…
  • Feb 25

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue
    Minnesota is known as the North Star State – L’Étoile du Nord.  The state of hipsters, unique dining experiences, bitter cold winters, gorgeous summer nights, and fantastic craft brewers also has an impressive craft…
Rank this Week: 160

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 141

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 165

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Mar 1

    Changing of the Guard at DOJ

    Changing of the Guard at DOJ
    The recent confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the none-too-soon successor to the current Commissar Attorney General of the United States, engendered a lot of speculation about whether or not the exit of "Fast and Furious" Holder will…
  • Feb 24

    Jamie Takes His Shots; Sheila Gets Constructive

    Jamie Takes His Shots; Sheila Gets Constructive
    I guess Jamie Dimon just got tired of taking shots from people he considers to be, intellectually speaking, a few fries short of a Happy Meal. While sometimes criticized for being an apple polisher for the left, he recently made...
  • Feb 22

    Choke Point: Not Dead Yet

    Choke Point: Not Dead Yet
    I'm not the only one who's skeptical about the effect of the FDIC's recent letter that appears to end that agency's participation in Operation Choke Point. Former FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac claims (paid subscription required) that if that…
Rank this Week: 152

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Firm Responsible for Caramel Apple Outbreak

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Firm Responsible for Caramel Apple Outbreak
    Minnesota's response to a caramel apple Listeria outbreak that killed two state residents included early public alerts identifying the caramel apple brands that may have contributed to the spread of disease. No other state in the 12-state…
  • Feb 17

    Listeria Deaths Distinguished Frescolina Cheese Poisoning Outbreak of 2012

    Listeria Deaths Distinguished Frescolina Cheese Poisoning Outbreak of 2012
     Two Listeria deaths and 18 hospitalizations marked the 2012 Frescolina Marte Ricotta Salata Cheese outbreak that lasted from March until October, when Listeria cheese recalls and an import ban brought it to a halt. As the CDC reported…
  • Feb 7

    New Mexico Caramel Apple Listeria Lawsuit Protects Mother and Her Baby Boy

    New Mexico Caramel Apple Listeria Lawsuit Protects Mother and Her Baby Boy
     A New Mexico Listeria lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother and her baby boy has placed the issue of adulterated caramel apples in U.S. District Court, a jurisdiction chosen by veteran food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law…
Rank this Week: 135

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Study Urges Greater Financial Disclosure by Nonprofit Integrated Health System

    Study Urges Greater Financial Disclosure by Nonprofit Integrated Health System
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Based on publicly available information, there is scant evidence to back up claims by large, nonprofit integrated health systems that they deliver higher quality care more efficiently, according to a new study released…
  • Feb 28

    Lawyer at Top of Huge Fraud Pleads Guilty

    Lawyer at Top of Huge Fraud Pleads Guilty
    A Long Island lawyer who led a huge scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration pleaded guilty on Friday, receiving a reduced sentence in return for promising to help federal investigators find other people cheating the disability…
  • Feb 28

    Fancy Flourishes At Hospitals Don’t Impress Patients, Study Find

    Fancy Flourishes At Hospitals Don’t Impress Patients, Study Find
    Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from kaiserhealthnews.org The sleek hospital tower that Johns Hopkins Medicine built in 2012 has the frills of a luxury hotel, including a meditation garden, 500 works of art, free…
Rank this Week: 207

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

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

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 27

    Miscellaneou

    Miscellaneou
    Assorted things of note. The closing date for applications for the Tower Hamlets Law Centre Housing Solicitor post has been extended to 11 March 2015. Southend have been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in Southend v Amour…
  • Feb 25

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Hodge Jones & Allen LLP A Leading Firm of Solicitors Based in London NW1 Housing & Property Disputes Solicitor (minimum 2+ years PQE) An exciting opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join our dedicated social housing and…
  • Feb 24

    Ending flexible tenancies – a reminder

    Ending flexible tenancies – a reminder
    We don’t usually (indeed ever) repost previous material on NL. But I’m making an exception for this one, because I think it is timely. Flexible tenancies have been in existence for a while in some boroughs and I would expect that…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Feb 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
  • Feb 26

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)
    Can you guess what this appeal is about?  Can you guess the result?  Here are the first three sentences of the opinion:"A jury convicted defendant Jerrold Elwin Johnson of the first degree murder of Ellen Salling with the special…
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
Rank this Week: 194

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement
    Washington, D.C. - The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a royalty award in Gaylord v. United States for copyright infringement committed by the United States Postal Service. Frank Gaylord, a World War II…
  • Feb 26

    Copyright Litigation: Nike Sued for Infringement of Michael Jordan Photo

    Copyright Litigation: Nike Sued for Infringement of Michael Jordan Photo
    Portland, Oregon - Copyright attorneys for Jacobus Rentmeester of Westhampton Beach, New York sued for copyright infringement in the District Court of Oregon, Portland Division alleging that Nike, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon infringed…
  • Feb 25

    Indiana University to Host BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium

    Indiana University to Host BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium
    Indianapolis, Indiana - The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be hosting its Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on Thursday, March 12, 2015. CLE credit…
Rank this Week: 183

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Feb 27

    BYU Law #38 in Alums to Partner

    BYU Law #38 in Alums to Partner
    BYU Law School was recently ranked #38 in the National Law Journal’s ranking of associates promoted to partner in 2014 (BYU Law School affiliation required for this link).  These rankings were part of NLJ’s 2015 Go-To Law…
  • Feb 26

    Greenwire

    Greenwire
    The Law Library has recently acquired access to EnergyWire, ClimateWire, Environment & Energy Daily ( E&E Daily), GreenWire and E&E News PM for the BYU Law School community. Each of these sources provide objective, timely and…
  • Feb 26

    New database: AILALink

    New database: AILALink
    Immigration is one of the most significant hot button issues in the U.S. today as interested parties engage in heated debate regarding appropriate avenues of reform. The Law Library has recently acquired access to AILALink, a research…
Rank this Week: 159

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Feb 26

    The power of being fully present at all times.

    The power of being fully present at all times.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.         Three years ago, my son, now eight,…
  • Feb 24

    Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

    Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington,…
  • Feb 22

    Police stingray snooping technology shows how much our cellphones make us sitting dudks to surveillance.

    Police stingray snooping technology shows how much our cellphones make us sitting dudks to surveillance.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.       Did George Orwell know that Internet and…
Rank this Week: 136

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 143

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
Rank this Week: 169

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 209

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 14

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level
    When you survey your clients to assess how satisfied they are with your law department, you want confidence that you have tapped a representative group by their levels. One way to visualize the responses you get from your survey by a…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 190

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 150

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccine

    Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccine
    Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Mecklenburg County Health Department is offering Hepatitis A vaccine clinics for patrons who visited the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar during... Continue Reading
  • Feb 16

    Hepatitis A Warning: Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, N.C.

    Hepatitis A Warning: Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, N.C.
    A restaurant employee in Charlotte, NC, has tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Health officials said the individual worked at the Dogwood... Continue Reading
  • Feb 14

    Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry Recalled in Australia Due to Hepatitis A

    Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry Recalled in Australia Due to Hepatitis A
    Victoria’s health department has urged consumers to dispose of 1kg packets of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry, which are sold in major supermarkets including Woolworths, Coles and IGA stores. Nanna’s Frozen... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 200

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 202

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Feb 13

    Lien Waivers Should Be Fair — And Efficient

    Lien Waivers Should Be Fair — And Efficient
    This week for our Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome back my good friend Scott Wolfe. Scott, a thought leader in the construction industry, combines his construction background, tech experience, entrepreneurial…
  • Feb 9

    Where Construction Law Musings Asks for Your Vote

    Where Construction Law Musings Asks for Your Vote
    Each year, Mark Buckshon of the Construction Marketing Ideas blog (one that contains a great amount of wonderful information, by the way), hosts a Best Construction Blog contest. This little corner of the blawgosphere has been nominated for…
  • Feb 6

    Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- A Wrap Up

    Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- A Wrap Up
    Over the past four weeks, I’ve “mused” on the “stages” of a construction dispute.  What started as a kernel of thought in my mind turned into what has seemed to be a popular set of four posts that I hope…
Rank this Week: 158

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
  • Feb 10

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Hot Wheel City pays $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The multi-count lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published accounts indicate that Hot Wheel City subjected a…
  • Jan 7

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000
    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center ("CBHC"), pays $309,000 to a former employee to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") lawsuit. According to published accounts the company refused to provide a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 146

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Feb 9

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client
    For someone who is “one of the world’s most famous literary recluses,” and hasn’t given an in-depth interview or published any work in more than 50 years, Harper Lee has made quite a lot of headlines over the past few…
  • Jan 29

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer recently picked up on a story that has been around the Philadelphia legal community for a while, i.e., the $1 million in sanctions entered against attorney Nancy Raynor in the Sutch v. Roxborough Memorial Hospital…
  • Jan 20

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health
    Transvaginal mesh is one of the great health debacles of our time, causing more damage across more families than any other medical device in recent memory. I know it from my own files: the mesh implants ruin women’s health, often…
Rank this Week: 199

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 188

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jan 22

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine
    Noncompliant assisted living facilities could face serious fines in the future, news sources report. According to new California legislature, fines for out-of-line nursing homes will increase hundredfold in the coming year. The new law…
  • Jan 15

    911 Dispatcher May Have Given Faulty Instruction

    911 Dispatcher May Have Given Faulty Instruction
    A 911 dispatcher in San Diego may have given questionable medical instructions, local news reports. The accident occurred when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian, amputating his leg. A bystander used his belt as a tourniquet in an attempt…
  • Jan 7

    Licensed Undocumented Drivers Expected to Make California Roadways Safer

    Licensed Undocumented Drivers Expected to Make California Roadways Safer
    The New Year brings a number of new laws to the state of California. From campus sexual consent laws to plastic bag bans, many of these new laws are designed to make California a better, safer place to live. That couldn't be more true…
Rank this Week: 172

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively
    Nancy H. Rogers, Professor Emeritus of Law at the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law has authored a timely paper entitled, “When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene…
  • Jan 12

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V
    In Part Four we began to discuss solutions (not just problems), and urged that a first step in incentivizing counsel to hold down litigation costs is to have a neutral oversee the process of discovery closely enough (1) to make it in…
  • Jan 12

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi
    Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law, Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar, and Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and The Rule of Law at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, and Alex Wiker, Post-Graduate Fellow in…
Rank this Week: 195

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 24

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification
    In the recent case of Commonwealth v. Walter Crayton, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court established a new standard for the admission at trial of an in-court identification of the defendant where the witness had not, prior to trial,…
  • Dec 20

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently suppressed evidence in a case that was seized as a result from an arrest by Boston Police based on mistaken information.  In the case of Commonwealth v. Maingrette, the Appeals Court ruled that…
  • Dec 5

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett
    In a case decide today, in L.L., a Juvenile v. Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules on the standard a juvenile court judge determines the risk of re-offense on the part of a juvenile who committed a ‘sex…
Rank this Week: 145

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 162