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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jun 21

    Grammatical Rules Shed Little Light on Contract Provision

    Grammatical Rules Shed Little Light on Contract Provision
    More fun with ambiguity! I like this recent case out of Pennsylvania, BL Partners Group, L.P. v. Interbroad, LLC, No. 465 EDA 2016, because it really delves into grammatical rules in a way that pleases the 13-year-old me who enjoyed...
  • Jun 20

    June 2018 conference: “To Teach is to Learn Twice: Fostering Excellence in Transactional Law and Skills Education"

    June 2018 conference: “To Teach is to Learn Twice: Fostering Excellence in Transactional Law and Skills Education"
    From our friends at Emory Law: Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice cordially invites you to attend its sixth biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills. The conference, entitled “To Teach is to Learn…
  • Jun 19

    David Mamet's Last-Minute License Term

    David Mamet's Last-Minute License Term
    Public Domain, Link This story is a few weeks old, but I think it's an interesting one still deserving of discussion. Apparently, one of the terms of licensing one of David Mamet's plays to perform is that the theater not...
Rank this Week: 198

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts – Nantucket: Commonwealth v. Nascimento, 2017 WL 2467790 (2017). The Court begins the opinion by explaining that[w]e consider here whether Massachusetts General…
  • Jun 19

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division: U.S. v. Pawlak, 2017 WL 661371 (2017). The District Court Judge who has the case began the opinion by explaining that[t]he…
  • Jun 17

    Identity Theft, Circumstantial Evidence and Forgery

    Identity Theft, Circumstantial Evidence and Forgery
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Ohio – Eleventh District, Portage County: State v. DeGenero, 2017 WL 690685 (2017).  The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that Devon DeGenero appeals his…
Rank this Week: 235

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Slightly cooler take on Tam

    Slightly cooler take on Tam
    I will have some more thoughts in Tam in a forthcoming amicus brief arguing that dilution is unconstitutional.  I think this was about the least harmful affirmance the Court could have written, though for precisely that reason it leaves…
  • Jun 19

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action
    Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017)Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded…
  • Jun 19

    Will B&B preclusion become typical?

    Will B&B preclusion become typical?
    Buzz Seating, Inc. v. Encore Seating, Inc., No. 16-cv-1131 (S.D. Ohio Jun. 16, 2017)This case suggests that B&Bis quite a broad decision, despite some cautionary statements in the Court’s opinion—you can avoid…
Rank this Week: 215

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 261

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Pedestrian Injured in Costa Mesa DUI Crash

    Pedestrian Injured in Costa Mesa DUI Crash
    A man was injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected drunk driver who left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred early morning on…
  • Jun 19

    Woman Killed in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident
    Charlene Hanson, 71, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident the evening of June 17, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and…
  • Jun 14

    Grandmother and Baby Injured in Anaheim Pedestrian Accident

    Grandmother and Baby Injured in Anaheim Pedestrian Accident
    A grandmother was critically injured in an Anaheim pedestrian accident after a driver who was backing out of an apartment complex lost control of the vehicle and drove through a wrought iron gate. According to a news report in The Orange…
Rank this Week: 153

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    #ACAFailure

    #ACAFailure
    Now a major motion picture (for certain values of "major"):#Obamacare has led to higher costs and fewer health insurance options for millions of Americans. It has failed the American people. pic.twitter.com/xmhT82w3Ii— The White House…
  • Jun 21

    #ACAWinning: Status Update

    #ACAWinning: Status Update
    From FoIB Holly R, two (interesting?) developments:1 - Some Evergreen state citizens are in for a shock come November:"Two Washington State Counties Lack ACA Health Insurer for 2018"The local Blue Cross franchise, Premera, has decided to dump…
  • Jun 20

    UHC vs Premier: Mid-June Update

    UHC vs Premier: Mid-June Update
    Got another letter from Premier today. Basically, they're lamenting that UHC isn't folding like a cheap suit offering more concessions. Premier says that they've agreed to hold off on rate increases until year's end, and to offer only nominal…
Rank this Week: 259

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 175

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Jun 21

    House Will Vote Soon on Protecting Access to Care Act

    House Will Vote Soon on Protecting Access to Care Act
    We’re in the final stretch of awaiting a House vote on H.R. 1215, otherwise known as the Protecting Access to Care Act. It is believed that a vote could happen at any time, leaving little time to waste in…
  • Jun 21

    Illinois Senator Dick Durbin Shares Facts Regarding Medical Malpractice

    Illinois Senator Dick Durbin Shares Facts Regarding Medical Malpractice
    After our attorneys contacted Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to urge him to oppose H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, we were happy to receive an email acknowledging our concerns. In addition to thanking…
  • Jun 14

    America’s High C-Section Rate Not Based on Lawsuit Fear

    America’s High C-Section Rate Not Based on Lawsuit Fear
    With policymakers and tort reform advocates recently making a big push for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), patient and elder rights advocates have come out in full force to discredit many of the non-truths being…
Rank this Week: 294

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jun 21

    Who are the lawyers helping Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation?

    Who are the lawyers helping Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation?
    Special counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on his investigation of potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Aaron P.…
  • Jun 19

    Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

    Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
    Washington’s NFL team may still use it, but in California, high schools no longer will be able to use nickname “Redskins.” Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court could decide if gerrymandering can be too political

    Supreme Court could decide if gerrymandering can be too political
    A view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, DC, U.S. on October 13, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters WASHINGTON — In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of…
Rank this Week: 228

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 268

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    A googol of generic questions in Ninth Circuit's Elliott v Google decision

    A googol of generic questions in Ninth Circuit's Elliott v Google decision
    If you were going to ask a friend to search something online, what word or phrase would you use to direct him or her to conduct that search?  "IPKat it", of course!  Kat jokes aside, this question was at the center of the recent…
  • Jun 21

    Wolfing down those veggies: it's a matter of the right descriptive term

    Wolfing down those veggies: it's a matter of the right descriptive term
    Ask a trademark attorney about descriptive marks, and she will tell you that they are ineffective as a source indicator. As such, descriptive marks usually give rise to one of two strategies: (i) argue that the mark is not generic, with the…
  • Jun 20

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    This Kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights from some recently published IP blogs!Ben Challis reports on The 1709 Blog about Drake’s victory in the lawsuit filed by the Estate of James Oscar Smith, case 1:14-cv-02703-WHP. The…
Rank this Week: 232

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 334

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    EU Telecoms Regulation Based on Unilateral Market Power Would be Contrary to EU Law

    EU Telecoms Regulation Based on Unilateral Market Power Would be Contrary to EU Law
    The existing EU regulatory framework for electronic communications obliges the EU Member States to provide in their national laws for certain powers and responsibilities of national regulatory authorities (“NRA”), in particular…
  • Jun 7

    Is Antitrust Law a Viable Substitute for Net Neutrality?

    Is Antitrust Law a Viable Substitute for Net Neutrality?
    In April 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a Notice of Proposed Order, Restoring Internet Freedom, seeking to reverse the FCC’s previous adoption of “net neutrality” principles in its March 2015 Open Internet Order. Net…
  • May 24

    Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Joint Conduct

    Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Joint Conduct
    Over the past few years, sophisticated pricing algorithms and artificial intelligence have attracted the attention of antitrust and competition enforcers. These new technologies interpret and respond to market conditions with far more…
Rank this Week: 201

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Profane or Offensive Rants – Can Employees Be Fired For This Conduct?

    Profane or Offensive Rants – Can Employees Be Fired For This Conduct?
    Two recent rulings have labor law observers questioning where the line is in disciplining employees for making offensive or obscene comments toward their employer. Seemingly at odds are a recent Second Circuit ruling finding such behavior is…
  • Jun 12

    Specialty Healthcare Update: Republican Lawmakers Seek to Eliminate Mirco-Bargaining Unit Standard

    Specialty Healthcare Update: Republican Lawmakers Seek to Eliminate Mirco-Bargaining Unit Standard
    On May 24, 2017, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fl.) each introduced the Representation Fairness Restoration Act in their respective Houses of Congress in an attempt to reverse the controversial 2011 ruling by the…
  • Jun 9

    Overtime Rule Update: DOL To File Request for Information In Two to Three Week

    Overtime Rule Update: DOL To File Request for Information In Two to Three Week
    One of the most controversial regulatory actions from the US Department of Labor during the Obama administration was the DOL’s regulation significantly increasing the salary level under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white-collar…
Rank this Week: 277

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    PA Supreme Court Declares Entire IRE Provision Unconstitutional

    PA Supreme Court Declares Entire IRE Provision Unconstitutional
    We have written volumes about the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) process.  It would now appear all of those words just became moot with the decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, which ruled the entire IRE provision…
  • Jun 14

    Prescriptions for Pennsylvania Injured Workers Under Attack

    Prescriptions for Pennsylvania Injured Workers Under Attack
    House Bill 18 has made it out of committee and is expected to be voted on early next week (Tuesday).  This bill would drastically change how injured workers in Pennsylvania would get their medications (and what medications they could…
  • Jun 9

    PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Seminar

    PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Seminar
    As we have done in the past, our attorneys will be at the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Conference in Hershey, PA, on June 12th and 13th.  This is the one annual program run by the Bureau itself.  There is a…
Rank this Week: 342

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Jun 21

    Defective Staircase Lawsuit Requires Proof of Actual or Constructive Notice of Defect

    Defective Staircase Lawsuit Requires Proof of Actual or Constructive Notice of Defect
    Landlords and other property owners have a duty of care to maintain their site in reasonably safe condition for those who enter lawfully. Landlords in particular have a statutory responsibility under F.S. 83.51 to maintain their premises,…
  • Jun 20

    Florida Dram Shop Law Limited to Small Number of Injury/ Wrongful Death Case

    Florida Dram Shop Law Limited to Small Number of Injury/ Wrongful Death Case
    A man in New Jersey is suing two bars he alleged served him alcohol in the hours before he was involved in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident in which he was seriously injured. According to news reports, the 28-year-old plaintiff…
  • Jun 18

    Holiday Driving: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Among the Deadliest

    Holiday Driving: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Among the Deadliest
    People think of summer driving as easy sailing: Clear skies, downtime and road trips. Unfortunately, some of the most popular summer holidays are also incredibly dangerous on the roads. In fact, a new study by Value Penguin ranks all…
Rank this Week: 353

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 293

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Likhovski on the Intellectual History of Law

    Likhovski on the Intellectual History of Law
    Assaf Likhovski, Tel Aviv University School of Law, has posted The Intellectual History of Law, which is forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research, ed. Markus Dubber and Christopher Tomlins:This chapter identifies some…
  • Jun 21

    O'Brien on Landi

    O'Brien on Landi
    Out with Hart Publishing is The Triumph, Tragedy and Lost Legacy of James M. Landis by Justin O’Brien, University of New South Wales. From the publisher:James M Landis – scholar, administrator, advocate and political adviser…
  • Jun 20

    CFP: Policy History 2018

    CFP: Policy History 2018
    [We have the following announcement.] The Institute for Political History, the Journal of Policy History, and the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University are hosting the tenth biennial Policy History Conference…
Rank this Week: 137

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 325

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    Few People Know About Overlapping Surgery

    Few People Know About Overlapping Surgery
    Reuters recently published a somewhat frightening article about doctors trying to do multiple surgeries at the same time. That may be taking multitasking a bit too far. Here are the opening paragraphs of the article: Most…
  • Jun 20

    Test Shows Subway’s Poultry Contains About 50 Percent Chicken DNA

    Test Shows Subway’s Poultry Contains About 50 Percent Chicken DNA
    Fox News  reports a study conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation found Subway’s chicken meat contains only about 50 percent chicken DNA. The findings were part of a larger CBC survey examining chicken from several fast…
  • Jun 19

    FDA Warns Pfizer About Contaminated Drugs at Hospira Plant

    FDA Warns Pfizer About Contaminated Drugs at Hospira Plant
    Bloomberg News  reports that Pfizer received a warning letter from the FDA “after inspectors found ‘significant violations’ at a manufacturing plant for drugs made by its Hospira unit.” According to a letter…
Rank this Week: 307

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 21

    The Case for Driverless Cars Just Became A Bit Easier to Make

    The Case for Driverless Cars Just Became A Bit Easier to Make
    by Neil H. BuchananMany people feel uncomfortable with the notion of driverless cars, and I certainly understand why.  How weird would it be to sit in a vehicle alone (not even with a humanoid robot in a driver's seat) and have that…
  • Jun 20

    Charles Camosy's Response to My Review of Beyond The Abortion War

    Charles Camosy's Response to My Review of Beyond The Abortion War
    By Sherry F. ColbIn Horizons, a journal published by Cambridge University Press, I have a review of Charles Camosy's book, Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward For a New Generation. After the various reviews of his book, Professor Camosy…
  • Jun 19

    SCOTUS Severely Narrows Civil Rights Suits Against Federal Officer

    SCOTUS Severely Narrows Civil Rights Suits Against Federal Officer
    by Michael DorfToday's ruling in Ziglar v. Abbasi makes it all but impossible for civil rights plaintiffs to sue federal officials for money damages. After explaining why the ruling is extremely troubling, I will offer a partial…
Rank this Week: 142

Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

Provides information on US immigration law for employers and employees. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonimmigrationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 185

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Jun 21

    Drug Companies – Peddlers of opiates?

    Drug Companies – Peddlers of opiates?
    Opioids put nearly 1.3 million people in the hospital in one year. Read this article with horror. Yet another example of the devastating effects of Fentanyl and other opiate abuse in our country.  We have had a front row seat to this…
  • Jun 19

    Elder Abuse: Caregivers are susceptible to the stre

    Elder Abuse: Caregivers are susceptible to the stre
    Dealing with an aging parent brings about an emotional anguish that is as sad as it is stressful. Depending on the level of care a loved one requires – does he or she need help doing the laundry and preparing a meal or with…
  • Jun 16

    Elder Abuse: Who is doing it?

    Elder Abuse: Who is doing it?
    When the time comes that an aging family member needs full-time care, or more care than he or she is receiving, most eyes turn to a daughter or a son, or depending on the circumstances, a grandchild. Often, employment prevents such loved ones…
Rank this Week: 262

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)
    In Monday’s decision in the newly minted, Matal v. Tam case, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit decision that the Trademark Office’s refusal to register THE SLANTS mark on disparagement grounds was…
  • Jun 19

    Section 2(a), a Happy-Talk Clause, Really?

    Section 2(a), a Happy-Talk Clause, Really?
    We can be certain of one thing for sure, the Supreme Court’s decision today, striking down the disparagement clause of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act will be analyzed for some time. The Court called the provision of the Lanham Act…
  • Jun 15

    The Missing Apple Trademark

    The Missing Apple Trademark
    Far be it from me to criticize a company hoarding over $250 billion in cash reserves – but, hey Apple, why aren’t you filing trademark applications? Perhaps no company’s IP portfolio is of greater interest to the general…
Rank this Week: 173

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jun 21

    Mitra & Kruse Find Huge Job Gaps for Disabled Worker

    Mitra & Kruse Find Huge Job Gaps for Disabled Worker
    Sophie Mitra (Fordham Dep't Econ.) and Douglas Kruse (Rutgers - Management & Labor) have just published a significant new empirical study of the impact of disability on employment. The article is Are Workers with Disabilities More Likely…
  • Jun 20

    Marvin Kaplan to be Nominated to NLRB

    Marvin Kaplan to be Nominated to NLRB
    As predicted, Marvin Kaplan will be nominated as a member of the NLRB. At the moment, Kaplan is counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. especially given his previous Capitol Hill experience as counsel for the House…
  • Jun 19

    DOJ Switches Sides on Murphy Oil

    DOJ Switches Sides on Murphy Oil
    Over at On Labor, Vivian Dong describes the switch: [T]he Department of Justice announced last Friday that it will switch over its support in the upcoming Supreme Court case, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, from the National Labor Relations Board to...
Rank this Week: 208

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jun 21

    Blog Post: WTO Members Angling To Relaunch Green Goods Talk

    Blog Post: WTO Members Angling To Relaunch Green Goods Talk
    A collection of influential World Trade Organization members on Tuesday began pushing to rescue the beleaguered negotiations for an agreement to slash tariffs on environmental goods used in clean energy, wastewater treatment and air pollution…
  • Jun 20

    Blog Post: AGs Want In On Challenge To EPA Methane Rule Change

    Blog Post: AGs Want In On Challenge To EPA Methane Rule Change
    A group of states and the city of Chicago on Tuesday asked to intervene in a D.C. Circuit challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to put on hold and revise parts of a rule aimed at curbing methane emissions,…
  • Jun 20

    Blog Post: BP, ExxonMobil Push For Carbon Tax To Curb Emission

    Blog Post: BP, ExxonMobil Push For Carbon Tax To Curb Emission
    Oil giants BP PLC and ExxonMobil Corp. have banded together with other companies to push for a new carbon tax with proceeds going to American citizens in the form of monthly dividends, a move they say is necessary to slow the effects of…
Rank this Week: 141

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 221

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jun 21

    Pennsylvania PERS Reform Shows Where This is Going

    Pennsylvania PERS Reform Shows Where This is Going
    Last week the WSJ (paywall) reported on Pennsylvania’s PERS reform legislation. Not surprisingly, the reform moves toward 401(k) type retirement benefits as opposed to the soon-to-be-extinct pension system. From the article: The…
  • Jun 19

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the June 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $6,504,451 bench verdict- Hinds County Chancery Court (Judge Wise) breach of trust case (4/13/17); $5,947,879 verdict- Gulfport federal court admitted liability…
  • Jun 14

    Remote Work Has Arrived in the Legal World

    Remote Work Has Arrived in the Legal World
    The WSJ had an article [paywall] last week about  the number of Americans working remotely rising to 20% as part of an inexorable trend. The legal world is in front of that trend. I recently saw a stat that 43% of attorneys work…
Rank this Week: 286

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 279

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 214

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury topics. By Matthew L. Willens.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?
    If you have been seriously injured or hurt in a car accident or any other type of personal injury accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for various economic and non-economic damages—or what your injuries have cost you…
  • Jun 5

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?
    You may be entitled to recover damages for your lost earnings if an auto accident or other personal injury accident causes you to suffer an injury that prevents you from going to work and earning the wages that you typically would have…
  • May 17

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of
    After a car accident, your first thought may be to claim compensation from the insurance company for your injuries and other losses. However, it has been known that insurance providers have methods to either minimize your claim or deny it…
Rank this Week: 132

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jun 20

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA
    The US Supreme Court issued opinions in two important First Amendment cases this week, one of which obviously had to do with intellectual property law (Matal v. Tam) and one of which didn’t (Packingham v. North Carolina). There is,…
  • Jun 16

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple
    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on cross-border data requests, featuring testimony from the Department of Justice, the U.K. government, Google, the Center for Democracy and Technology, state law enforcement, and…
  • Jun 16

    BREIN v. Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Dies Again

    BREIN v. Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Dies Again
    The Pirate Bay (TPB), that perennial nemesis of copyright holders, was back in the legal news this week in the context of the CJEU’s much-awaited decision in BREIN v. Ziggo. BREIN, the Dutch entertainment industry trade group, sued two…
Rank this Week: 274

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Dentist and Nurse Convicted of Operating Without License

    Dentist and Nurse Convicted of Operating Without License
    According to the Attorney General Schneiderman, both a (former) dentist and nurse have been convicted of operating without a license. The dentist, Alexander Hollander, 70, was convicted by a Kings County Supreme Court jury of…
  • Jun 13

    State Legislatures Toughening Laws on Distracted Driving

    State Legislatures Toughening Laws on Distracted Driving
    While most states have laws banning “texting while driving,” states are increasingly strengthening enforcement and penalties for so-called “distracted driving.” In 2016, auto accidents and fatalities increased by 9…
  • Jun 12

    How to Teach Your Teen to Be Safe Behind the Wheel

    How to Teach Your Teen to Be Safe Behind the Wheel
    Make Sure Your Teen Hears You The best advice in the world means nothing if your teenager does not listen to you – so it’s important to pick the right time, place and setting. First, pick a time and place where you can naturally…
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Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Jun 20

    Loi Uniforme sur le Transfert Frauduleux de la Floride

    Loi Uniforme sur le Transfert Frauduleux de la Floride
    Un débiteur est une personne qui doit une créance à un créancier. Au contraire, un créancier est une personne qui prête de l’argent à un débiteur pour une période…
  • Jun 18

    Suppression des Conditions de Résidence Permanente

    Suppression des Conditions de Résidence Permanente
    Si votre statut de résident permanent était de moins de deux ans le jour où vous avez reçu la résidence permanente, votre statut de résidence permanente est conditionnel. Par conséquent, votre…
  • Jun 15

    Nouveau Contrôle sur les Demandes de Visa

    Nouveau Contrôle sur les Demandes de Visa
    Le Questionnaire Supplémentaire s’Intéresse à l’Histoire des Médias Sociaux Les nouveaux ajouts aux procédures de contrôle incluent la demande de prise en charge des médias sociaux.…
Rank this Week: 151

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 234

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Wedding gone bad – Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt Manor

    A Wedding gone bad – Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt Manor
    FIOS1 reports that on June 10, 2017 was the day Jay and Jennifer Gorinson had been dreaming of: a wedding that seemed as perfect as can be. But in the days following, the newlyweds faced a nightmare. “We were notified on the first day…
  • Jun 19

    Hummus Recalled Due to Listeria

    Hummus Recalled Due to Listeria
    Harris Teeter announced on Monday a recall of the Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus Pine Nuts for potential listeria contamination. Harris Teeter immediately removed the product from their shelves once their supplier, Lantana Foods, informed…
  • Jun 17

    Hepatitis A Vaccines after wedding at Monteverde at Oldstone

    Hepatitis A Vaccines after wedding at Monteverde at Oldstone
    A sick employee at a restaurant and event space in Cortlandt Manor has Westchester County’s Health Department offering free testing to people who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. The health department has treated about 130 people…
Rank this Week: 256

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Jun 20

    Study Finds Job Call-Back Rates Begin Steep Decline in 40’

    Study Finds Job Call-Back Rates Begin Steep Decline in 40’
    The callback rate for job applicants begins to fall significantly around the age of 40-45 and is close to zero by the age of 70. This was the “striking” finding of a recent Swedish study in which more than 6,000 fictitious resumes…
  • Jun 12

    Cosby Trial & the Madonna Whore Complex

    Cosby Trial & the Madonna Whore Complex
    According to the news report, all eyes were on Bill Cosby’s wife,  Camille Cosby, as she entered the courtroom and found her seat while the judge was speaking. “By allowing Cosby’s wife to enter the courtroom in the…
  • Jun 1

    EEOC & AARP: The Willfully Blind leading the Willfully Blind?

    EEOC & AARP: The Willfully Blind leading the Willfully Blind?
    You can’t make this stuff up. The EEOC has announced that age discrimination will be a “special focus” of its major annual “training event” for employers  later this month to mark the 50th anniversary…
Rank this Week: 229

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 20

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital
    Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television…
  • Jun 19

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!
    The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely…
  • Jun 16

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case
    Guest post by Josh Landau, Patent Counsel for CCIA It seems like a truly simple question to answer: where is an act of infringement committed?  And it’s one that became more important after TC Heartland’s decision that…
Rank this Week: 226

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    The Hurricane Season Has Begun

    The Hurricane Season Has Begun
    Workers' Compensation programs are challenged by all types of adverse weather conditions, and the annual East Coast hurricane season is no exception. Early storms Brett and Cindy are already on the radar scopes of the National Hurricane…
  • Jun 20

    Employment Status: Common Law Tests May Need an Update

    Employment Status: Common Law Tests May Need an Update
    The application of the common-law standard to determine employment status may no longer be relevant in the age of the gig economy. The NJ Appellate Division ruled that the common law test utilized to determine employment status…
  • Jun 17

    Governor of Nevada Vetoes Single-Payer Legislation

    Governor of Nevada Vetoes Single-Payer Legislation
    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has vetoed legislation that would have established a single-payer Assembly Bill 374 would have expanded a Medicare-type health care insurance plan. coverage to provide health care coverage to all Nevada…
Rank this Week: 354

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 186

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 20

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why
    A written employment contract is essential for employers and employees to minimize future disputes and the risk of costly litigation.  If properly drafted, an employment contract will clearly out the respective rights, obligations and…
  • Jun 20

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?
    It may be commonly perceived that unacceptable conduct in relation the workplace only extends as far as the physical workplace or workplace events. Although questionable in certain circumstances, when the misconduct involves sexual harassment…
  • Jun 19

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make
    Constructive dismissal is a legal term that means the employer imposed changes upon the working relationship that caused the employee to quit. This, in turn, is viewed the same as an unlawful dismissal and entitles the employee damages in…
Rank this Week: 181

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 174

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 20

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale
    It's on sale for about 1/3 off! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 19

    Free speech victory

    Free speech victory
    In Lee v Tam, SCOTUS affirms and holds that disparagement provision of the trademark laws is unconstitutional. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 19, 2017 An unusually clear refutation from SCOTUS of... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jun 19

    Some thoughts on present discontent

    Some thoughts on present discontent
    It's kind of a depressing time, isn't it. There's no obvious end game for all the legal wrangling in DC that would be acceptable to a majority of the country. Any outcome that would make liberals... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 247

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Jun 20

    Report Shows 2016 Record-Setting Year for Class Action and SEC Settlement

    Report Shows 2016 Record-Setting Year for Class Action and SEC Settlement
    Last week, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholders Services (“ISS”) published its semi-annual report of the top 100 U.S. securities class action settlements and top 50 SEC settlements of all time, as of December 31, 2016.…
  • Jun 13

    Dodd-Frank Re-Write—the House of Representatives Edition

    Dodd-Frank Re-Write—the House of Representatives Edition
    The House has approved major changes to signature aspects of Dodd-Frank. While those changes are unlikely to survive intact, they are certainly worthy of close attention. We’ve studied the nearly 600-page bill so you don’t have…
  • Jun 6

    Supreme Court Unanimously Limits the SEC’s Ability to Seek Disgorgement

    Supreme Court Unanimously Limits the SEC’s Ability to Seek Disgorgement
    This week, the United State Supreme Court finally resolved a circuit split and unanimously held that SEC actions seeking to disgorge ill-gotten gains are subject to a five-year statute of limitations on civil fines, penalties or forfeitures…
Rank this Week: 332

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

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