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Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Apr 18

    A few months ago, when I wrote in this…

    A few months ago, when I wrote in this blog about “How Agile is being used to increase legal marketing innovation at Fasken Martineau,” I noted that Fasken’s Chief Marketing Officer, Brenda Plowman, had provided her entire…
  • Apr 4

    A change in this blog, and more

    A change in this blog, and more
    Since I started writing this blog in June 2005, I have published 667 posts: at least one per week. Have you had time to read them all? I didn’t think so. I have now decided to reduce the frequency of...
  • Mar 28

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level
    Six leading law firms have recently started to take their legal project management (LPM) programs to the next level by purchasing licenses to LegalBizDev’s new library of online LPM tools and templates which lawyers can access on their…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Apr 15

    Trump Can Now Fill Little-Known Position that Affects Consumers, the Comptroller of the Currency

    Trump Can Now Fill Little-Known Position that Affects Consumers, the Comptroller of the Currency
    by Jeff Sovern During the George W. Bush administration, then-Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan, a former bank lobbyist and lawyer, aggressively protected banks by claiming that state anti-predatory lending laws were preempted as to…
  • Apr 15

    Gibson Article on Boilerplate-Free Transaction

    Gibson Article on Boilerplate-Free Transaction
    James Gibson of Richmond has written Boilerplate's False Dichotomy, Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming. Here is the abstract: The argument against enforcing boilerplate contracts (i.e., contracts that no one reads) seems clear. Indeed, if…
  • Apr 15

    Trump travel ban may cause large downturn in travel to U.S., in turn harming U.S. tourist industry

    Trump travel ban may cause large downturn in travel to U.S., in turn harming U.S. tourist industry
    This article by Abha Bharrarai reviews anecdotal evidence and data from Internet searches for flights to the U.S. indicating that, as a result of Trump's travel ban, far fewer people want to travel to the U.S. for tourism, conferences, and...
Rank this Week: 142

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 14

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole
    So goes the post of Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX). Similarly, the second portion of my bill addresses enhanced sentences for individuals with prior sex offenses. Our child exploitation laws consistently call for higher sentences when a defendant has…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
Rank this Week: 119

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Chicken & Rice Guys E. coli Outbreak Hits 14

    Chicken & Rice Guys E. coli Outbreak Hits 14
    The Boston Globe reported last night reported that an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak had shuttered three locations of the Chicken & Rice Guys, as well as its fleet of Middle... Continue Reading
  • Mar 30

    E. coli Outbreak Linked to Soy Nut Butter Expand

    E. coli Outbreak Linked to Soy Nut Butter Expand
    Twenty-nine people infected with the outbreak strains of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 12 states. Arizona 4, California 5, Florida 1, Illinois 1, Massachusetts 1, Maryland 1, Missouri 1,... Continue Reading
  • Mar 28

    Canada Health Announced E. coli Outbreak Tied to Flour

    Canada Health Announced E. coli Outbreak Tied to Flour
    The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli, called E. coli O121 that has now been linked to Robin Hood All...…
Rank this Week: 144

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 132

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Apr 2

    Centennial of the Mexican Constitution

    Centennial of the Mexican Constitution
    *** The ninth anniversary of the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog is a fitting opportunity to mark a much more momentous anniversary, the centennial of the Mexican Constitution of 1917. Although amended a few hundred times, this constitution…
  • Feb 1

    New exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"

    New exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"
    A charming exhibit of animals pictured in law books opens February 1, courtesy of the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. Titled “Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books,” the exhibit is narrated from…
  • Jan 27

    Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in…
Rank this Week: 124

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?
    Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the United States Supreme Court begins today. He has been called “an originalist and a textualist,” someone with a “strong commitment to textualism.” He…
  • Mar 7

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?
          Federal court litigators are of course familiar with Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)(B), which requires “a written report” from the witnesses we typically think of as “expert witnesses,” i.e., the witnesses…
  • Feb 16

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient
    Without even holding a hearing, the House Judiciary Committee just passed a new bill (H.R. 985) that would make it far harder to sue large corporations when they cheat or hurt people. The vote was on party lines, with all Republicans voting…
Rank this Week: 139

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 149

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/
Rank this Week: 140

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jan 27

    Fitchburg Gets New Brewery

    Fitchburg Gets New Brewery
    River Styx Brewing, which is planning to open a tap room at 166 Boulder Drive this summer, has secured its alcohol permit from the License Commission. “We’re very thrilled to have this type of a use in our downtown,”…
  • Jan 27

    Dedham Selectmen Suspend Two License

    Dedham Selectmen Suspend Two License
    The Patch reports that two businesses recently in front of the selectmen for liquor licenses violations will serve suspensions later this year. The Dedham Board of Selectmen voted to suspend Moseley’s on the Charles’ liquor…
  • Jan 27

    Marijuana legalization leads to rethinking of Massachusetts alcohol law

    Marijuana legalization leads to rethinking of Massachusetts alcohol law
    The need to regulate Massachusetts’ newly legal marijuana industry is leading to possible attempts to revamp state alcohol regulations. State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said in an interview with The Republican/MassLive.com this week…
Rank this Week: 126

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 135

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

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

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

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

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

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

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education’s “Trade Secret and Employee Mobility” seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about…
Rank this Week: 128

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 145

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 123

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 129

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 127

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
Rank this Week: 188

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 25

    Firing employee for expletive-laced Facebook post violated NLRA

    Firing employee for expletive-laced Facebook post violated NLRA
    An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it fired an employee because of comments he made on social media arguably disparaging his supervisor’s mother, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appeals…
  • Apr 25

    Even with telecommuting accommodation, financial analyst on autism spectrum not qualified

    Even with telecommuting accommodation, financial analyst on autism spectrum not qualified
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. A senior financial analyst with autism spectrum disorder was unable to perform the essential functions of his position, either before or after he informed his employer of his disability and was allowed to telecommute…
  • Apr 25

    Employee’s Facebook post not so ‘opprobrious’ that it lost NLRA protection

    Employee’s Facebook post not so ‘opprobrious’ that it lost NLRA protection
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Discharging an employee because of his comments on social media was unlawful, the Second Circuit ruled, because the employee’s conduct was not so “opprobrious” as to lose the protection of the NLRA.…
Rank this Week: 165

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 191

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 25

    It’s Official: Texas Voter ID Law Violates the Voting Rights Act

    It’s Official: Texas Voter ID Law Violates the Voting Rights Act
    On Monday April 17th,  a Federal Judge ruled that the voter ID laws enacted in Texas were enacted with not only the intent to discriminate against minorities but with the purpose of discriminating against those…
  • Apr 24

    Tesla is in Hot Water Over Self-Driving Car

    Tesla is in Hot Water Over Self-Driving Car
    When you about technologies of today which were once thought of as the realm of science fiction you think about 3-D printing, you think the levels we’ve reached with AI, and on that note–you think of self-driving cars.  From…
  • Apr 20

    Can Trump Be Sued for Inciting Violence at a Rally?

    Can Trump Be Sued for Inciting Violence at a Rally?
    Trump is in hot water yet again, but this time, for something he said during one of his campaign rallies before elected into office. On March 1, 2016, Trump held a campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Apr 25

    Alden Court Denies Responsibility for Massachusetts Woman’s Death by Asphyxiation

    Alden Court Denies Responsibility for Massachusetts Woman’s Death by Asphyxiation
    Yet another sad story of a choking death by a nursing home resident has recently been made public. Kathryn Miller, an 88 year old woman who was temporarily staying at Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center in Fairhaven,…
  • Apr 24

    Indiana Man Suffers Subdural Hematoma in Physical Therapy, Awarded $2.5 Million

    Indiana Man Suffers Subdural Hematoma in Physical Therapy, Awarded $2.5 Million
    After surviving a stroke, Bill Owens completed inpatient rehabilitation and was released with instructions to begin physical therapy at home. After determining that in-home therapy would not be effective enough for Mr. Owens,…
  • Apr 21

    Psychotropic Drugs Frequently Misused in Nursing Facilitie

    Psychotropic Drugs Frequently Misused in Nursing Facilitie
    The daughter of a Greeneville, TN man has settled a lawsuit against her father’s nursing home after he was given several powerful psychotropic medications that were not clinically warranted for a…
Rank this Week: 184

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

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

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Ella At 100

    Ella At 100
    I would so much rather talk about Ella Fitzgerald's 100 years (she was born on April 25, 1917) than Donald Trump's 100 days. The rap on Ella was that she couldn't sing the blues.  Maybe not, but she was probably the greatest…
  • Apr 20

    Free Speech At Berkeley

    Free Speech At Berkeley
    "Freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. If you cannot speak... I mean, that's what marks us off. That's what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is almost…
  • Apr 11

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
Rank this Week: 179

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    How “Certified” is That Used Car?

    How “Certified” is That Used Car?
    Buying a used car can be nerve-wracking. Unless you are an expert when it comes to assessing automobiles, trying to figure out whether a vehicle is safe, reliable, and a good buy can push some folks into recalculating their finances,…
  • Apr 3

    The Most Common Injuries by State

    The Most Common Injuries by State
    Did you realize that, each time you see the doctor, your diagnosis and treatment are recorded using numeric medical codes? In the U.S., ICD codes, as they are known, are highly complex and detailed; physical injuries alone are described by…
  • May 20

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement
    Cancer is difficult enough to endure, with many uncomfortable procedures, without you or a loved one having to worry about undergoing unnecessary ones. But that’s exactly what it is alleged that 21st Century Oncology Inc., headquartered…
Rank this Week: 203

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Tuesday April 25, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law.The amount payable to wrongfully dismissed employee depends on length of employment, age salary and several other…
  • Apr 24

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of April 24, 2017

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of April 24, 2017
    Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of April 24, 2017.For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.comFor more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
  • Apr 24

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of April 24, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of April 24, 2017
    Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of April 24, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Park Geun-hye, Ousted President of South Korea, Is Formally Indicted Judge Rules Auburn University Must Let White Nationalist Richard…
Rank this Week: 157

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Apr 25

    El despido injustificado conforme a la Ley 80: ¿Cuáles son los remedios por despido injustificado?

    El despido injustificado conforme a la Ley 80: ¿Cuáles son los remedios por despido injustificado?
    Por Rolando Emmanuelli Jiménez, J.D., LL.M La Ley 80 de 30 de mayo de 1976, según enmendada por la Ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral (Ley 4-2017), puso un tope significativo al monto de la indemnización…
  • Apr 24

    Escuela de Derecho PUCPR: Plebiscito 2017

    Escuela de Derecho PUCPR: Plebiscito 2017
    Microjuris.com estará transmitiendo el evento en vivo desde su Livestream El próximo 27 de abril de 2017 la la Clase Graduanda de 2019 de la Escuela de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico…
  • Apr 24

    Plebiscito 2017: ¡Edúcate!-Evento en la PUCPR

    Plebiscito 2017: ¡Edúcate!-Evento en la PUCPR
    lMicrojuris.com estará transmitiendo el evento en vivo desde su Livestream El próximo 27 de abril de 2017 la la Clase Graduanda de 2019 de la Escuela de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica estará…
Rank this Week: 172

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    WYHA? NANOCHIP Merely Descriptive of RFID Tags, Says TTAB

    WYHA? NANOCHIP Merely Descriptive of RFID Tags, Says TTAB
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark NANOCHIP, finding it merely descriptive of "radio frequency identification (RFID) tags." Examining Attorney Sophia S. Kim maintained that the mark immediately describes a feature or characteristic of…
  • Apr 24

    TTAB Reverses False Association Refusal of ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL & Design

    TTAB Reverses False Association Refusal of ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL & Design
    The Board reversed a Section 2(a) refusal of the mark shown below for travel agency services, rejecting the USPTO's contention that the mark includes matter that falsely suggests an association with Disney Enterprises, Inc. The evidence…
  • Apr 21

    TTABlog Webcast: California Bar IP Section - May 2nd Noon PDT: "TTAB Year in Review"

    TTABlog Webcast: California Bar IP Section - May 2nd Noon PDT: "TTAB Year in Review"
    Yours truly, the TTABlogger - who some say has a face for radio and a voice for blogging - will nonetheless present a webinar on Tuesday, May 2nd at 12 Noon Pacific Daylight Time, sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the…
Rank this Week: 190

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 25

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria
    by Nancy Simons by Nancy Simons [Nancy Simons is a Belgian lawyer and serves on the International Bar Association’s Drones Task Force. Her professional background lies in international law generally. She has worked at a number of…
  • Apr 20

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read Jennifer Trahan’s post yesterday with great interest — but not surprisingly I disagree with it. Before I get to my disagreements, though, I think it’s bizarre that we are…
  • Apr 19

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Over at Vox, I have published an essay fleshing out the thoughts I first published here on the legality of the recent U.S. cruise missile attacks on Syria and the international reaction to it. President Donald…
Rank this Week: 173

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Apr 24

    Senate confirms 31st Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue

    Senate confirms 31st Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue
    Sonny Perdue today is the 31st Secretary of Agriculture, having won confirmation by the U.S. Senate in an 87-to-11 vote on Monday. The former governor of Georgia succeeds Tom Vilsack, who led the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the past…
  • Apr 24

    Consumers complain; 21 tons of undercooked chicken recalled

    Consumers complain; 21 tons of undercooked chicken recalled
    Just over 21 tons of ready-to-eat chicken breasts were recalled nationwide late Monday by WFSP Foods LLC in Decatur, AL, because they were undercooked and could be contaminated with bacterial pathogens, according to the U.S. Department…
  • Apr 24

    FDA report shows cheese maker knew of Listeria in facility

    FDA report shows cheese maker knew of Listeria in facility
    The owner of Vulto Creamery, whose raw milk cheese has killed at least two people in a multi-state Listeria outbreak, had been getting positive results for the pathogen from his equipment and production plant for at least 20 months before he…
Rank this Week: 162

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Apr 24

    Empire envuelta en un conflicto legal

    Empire envuelta en un conflicto legal
    La serie Empire, que cuenta la historia de una compañía discográfica de música hip hop, Empire Entertainment y los conflictos de la familia de los fundadores de la compañía por quedarse con la misma,…
  • Apr 24

    Absuelven a cirujano que cercenó pene de un niño durante una circuncisión

    Absuelven a cirujano que cercenó pene de un niño durante una circuncisión
    La semana pasada, un tribunal de Ginebra, Suiza, declaró no culpable a un cirujano que estaba siendo procesado por haber cercenado el pene de un niño de 4 años de edad mientras le practicaba una circuncisión.
  • Apr 24

    Corte de Kuwait concluye que aumento a la gasolina es constitucional

    Corte de Kuwait concluye que aumento a la gasolina es constitucional
    La Corte de Apelaciones de Kuwait concluyó este domingo que la decisión del gobierno de incrementar el precio de la gasolina en 81 por ciento es una decisión legal y totalmente apegada a la Constitución.
Rank this Week: 178

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 24

    Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.

    Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.
    By Andrew Williams -- On Wednesday, April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. case. This case involves the interpretation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), which will…
  • Apr 23

    Ali v. Carnegie Institution of Washington (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Ali v. Carnegie Institution of Washington (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- It has been the experience of more than a few first-year law students taking Civil Procedure I that the only correct answer to a complex procedural problem is that there is no way for a plaintiff to bring suit. The…
  • Apr 23

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    April 25, 2017 - "Having Your AIA Cake and Eating It Too: Recent Decisions Addressing the Scope of AIA Estoppel" (Federal Circuit Bar Association) - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET) April 26, 2017 - Post-argument discussion on Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen…
Rank this Week: 195

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 24

    E.D. Texas Splits Patent-Eligibility of E-Mail Patent

    E.D. Texas Splits Patent-Eligibility of E-Mail Patent
    Considering two patents directed to e-mail applications, Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas deferred a patent-eligibility determination of one of the patents as premature prior to claim construction, but held that claim…
  • Apr 23

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement
    A claim for direct patent infringement could not be sustained where Microsoft software, even under the plaintiff’s theory of infringement, would have required additional user configuration before all claim elements were met. …
  • Apr 21

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court
    Uncertainty over IPR estoppel continues. In Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Meyer Products LLC, the Western District of Wisconsin recently ruled that grounds of invalidity left out of a petition for inter partes review are estopped and cannot be…
Rank this Week: 181

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Taxable Costs Are Capped by Insurance Policy’s Limit

    Taxable Costs Are Capped by Insurance Policy’s Limit
    Minn. Stat. § 604.18 authorizes the award of “taxable costs” when an insurer denies benefits without a reasonable basis. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether the award of…
  • Apr 22

    Essential Property Insurance Coverage Information Withheld from Consumer

    Essential Property Insurance Coverage Information Withheld from Consumer
    An April 2017 report by United Policyholders reveals the state rankings of homeowner insurance protections that impact buying insurance. The research revealed that many major insurance companies and many states withhold coverage and…
  • Apr 21

    Supermarket Damaged in Superstorm Sandy Survives Motion for Summary Judgment

    Supermarket Damaged in Superstorm Sandy Survives Motion for Summary Judgment
    On March 28, 2017, a New Jersey federal district court found an insured’s evidence supporting their property damage coverage claim was sufficient to survive the insurer’s motion for summary judgment.1 On October 23, 2014, MD…
Rank this Week: 187

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Here’s to Calling the Kettle, Brand Too?

    Here’s to Calling the Kettle, Brand Too?
    The teapot read my post from last week and is not only calling the kettle black, but brand too: So, we’ll have to see whether saying it’s so makes it so, after we stir the pot a bit, of course. Like the previous Virginia Brand ham…
  • Apr 21

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?
    I’m a rules follower. Going back to the days of the Game Genie—a device that allowed gamers to play Super Mario Bros. with infinite lives or the Legend of Zelda with infinite bombs—I have always preferred the satisfaction of…
  • Apr 20

    While the Slants are in the Spotlight, Chief Wahoo is on Deck

    While the Slants are in the Spotlight, Chief Wahoo is on Deck
    Throughout the past decade, attorneys, judges, plaintiffs, and defendants have invested thousands of hours in the fight over offensive trademarks. Most of the public is aware of the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins, who…
Rank this Week: 168

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 24

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list
    No brag, just fact: Dear Stephen Mark Bainbridge: Your paper, "CORPORATE DIRECTORS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Corporate Law (Topic). As of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 21

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal
    Bloomberg Securities Regulation and Law Report advises that: House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) wants to require anyone seeking to put a proposal on the corporate ballot to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 20

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all
    I saw this interesting news story: A new study published in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that most habitable planets are wet. Like, extremely wet. Using computer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 194

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Apr 24

    U.S. District Court Judge Denies Motion of Dietary Supplement Company

    U.S. District Court Judge Denies Motion of Dietary Supplement Company
    Mary Ann Nichols of Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit against the dietary supplement company NaturMed Inc., which is also known as Institute for Vibrant Living. Her suit alleges that the company violated federal and state advertising laws.…
  • Apr 20

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Work Injury Case Because of Retained Control

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Work Injury Case Because of Retained Control
    Jeffrey Gerasi appealed an order granting summary judgment to the defendant, Gilbane Building Company Inc. The issue on appeal was whether there was a  material fact existing as to whether Gilbane retained control over the work of its…
  • Apr 10

    $27 Million Jury Verdict for Death of Construction Worker

    $27 Million Jury Verdict for Death of Construction Worker
    Edgar Gonzalez was a construction worker employed by a commercial contractor.  While working at a project commissioned by the city of Los Angeles, he was  erecting a wall-forming system used to support poured concrete. Gonzalez, 30,…
Rank this Week: 200

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate
    Seventeen months ago, in Taking and Giving Back, I wrote:It’s a familiar story. A private sector business asks for special tax breaks and taxpayer funding for an enterprise that already is extremely profitable and that will continue to…
  • Apr 21

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion
    When a reader sent me an email directing my attention to this commentary I knew immediately that it was a foolish proposition that begged for a response. How did I know? The headline told me, “Let’s Make Tax Day a Month…
  • Apr 19

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?
    Six years ago, in Why Teaching Isn’t Just a Matter of What One Knows or Understands, and in a follow-up post four years later, Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Returns, I wrote about the disappointing saga of…
Rank this Week: 189

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Hernia Mesh Implant Causes Painful Complication

    Hernia Mesh Implant Causes Painful Complication
    Many people are familiar with transvaginal mesh products.  They have likely seen the many commercials and magazine ads for transvaginal mesh implants and have also read about the many products liability lawsuits filed against medical…
  • Apr 20

    Patient Alleges C-QUR Hernia Mesh Caused Injury

    Patient Alleges C-QUR Hernia Mesh Caused Injury
    Lawsuits against Atrium Medical Corp. for its C-QUR hernia mesh product alleging these devices were not safe for use by humans.  One of the most recent cases is one filed in Florida Middle District Court in Orlando just this past…
  • Apr 17

    New Testosterone Therapy Studies Reveal Mixed Result

    New Testosterone Therapy Studies Reveal Mixed Result
    The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a large series of studies that primarily involved the risks and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.  A recent article from Star-Telegram examined the…
Rank this Week: 180

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
  • Apr 20

    NextDecade to Become Public Company After Merger

    NextDecade to Become Public Company After Merger
    Privately held NextDecade, LLC (NextDecade) and Harmony Merger Corp. (Harmony) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for a business combination transaction which would result in NextDecade becoming a publicly listed…
  • Apr 19

    Industrial Consumer Group Urges Pause on Further LNG Export

    Industrial Consumer Group Urges Pause on Further LNG Export
    The Industrial Energy Consumers of America have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry requesting, among other things, “a moratorium on further LNG export approvals until the definition of ‘public…
  • Apr 17

    Alaska LNG Project Application Filed With FERC

    Alaska LNG Project Application Filed With FERC
    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced that today it filed an application to obtain a Natural Gas Act Section 3 permit with FERC for its proposed Alaska LNG project, which is comprised of a gas treatment plant located at Prudhoe…
Rank this Week: 174

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Can the Police Search You if They Smell Marijuana in the Car

    Can the Police Search You if They Smell Marijuana in the Car
    A common question for criminal defense lawyers and their clients in Maryland is: Can the Police Search You if They Smell Marijuana in a Car? This question was recently decided in Joseph Norman, Jr., vs. State of Maryland by the Maryland Court…
  • Apr 19

    Should I Take a Plea Bargain?

    Should I Take a Plea Bargain?
    Being charged with a crime, whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor, is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Conviction of a criminal offense can carry many different consequences, such as jail time, fines, community…
  • Apr 17

    Charged with DUI: What Happens in Maryland?

    Charged with DUI: What Happens in Maryland?
    One of the most common questions I get, and it usually gets asked at a cocktail party or event where alcohol is served: What Happens If I’m arrested for DUI in Maryland? Attorney Randolph Rice is a Maryland DUI and DWI defense attorney.…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Apr 17

    Dogs: Man’s Best Friend Or Unreasonably Dangerous Product?

    Dogs: Man’s Best Friend Or Unreasonably Dangerous Product?
    According to a report from the Clinton Herald, a lawsuit has been filed against the Clinton (Iowa) Humane Society after a dog adopted from the agency bit a 15-month old child. The dog, which was possibly a pitbull-mix, was…
  • Apr 14

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    As you might know, we here at Abnormal Use occasionally plan CLE programs for organizations of which we are members. Our editor, Jim Dedman, serves as the vice-chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Civil Litigation Section. As such,…
  • Apr 3

    Costco v. Titleist: The Golf Ball War You Wouldn’t Expect

    Costco v. Titleist: The Golf Ball War You Wouldn’t Expect
    Last year, Costco began selling golf balls. As the largest American membership-only warehouse club, Costco’s introduction of a new product such as a piece of sporting equipment would not ordinarily be noteworthy or otherwise unusual.…
Rank this Week: 159

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney
    This crap is still going on. Lawyers hiring marketers, not paying attention to the unethical and cheesy ways they try to game Google for their lawyer-clients, and I'm done reaching out to these idiot lawyers to ask them to ask their marketers…
  • Apr 11

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"
    When you saw the video of that guy being dragged off the United Airlines flight, I trust your first thought was "man, that's terrible."My first thought was "man, someone is going to defend that."And so it developed, like every other video on…
  • Jan 17

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison
    In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the…
Rank this Week: 204

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Apr 13

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Indianapolis Hair Accessory Merchant Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Indianapolis Hair Accessory Merchant Sued for Trademark Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Her Imports f/k/a EZJR, Inc. sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging trademark infringement, trademark dilution and trade dress infringement.  The lawsuit names Her Hair, Inc., an Indianapolis…
  • Apr 12

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Again in Federal Court to Defend Alimta Patent

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Again in Federal Court to Defend Alimta Patent
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging patent infringement. Defendants are Actavis LLC of Parsippany, New Jersey; Teva Pharmaceuticals…
  • Apr 10

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: IHOP and Applebee’s Sued on Allegation

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: IHOP and Applebee’s Sued on Allegation
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Heartland Consumer Products LLC and TC Heartland LLC, of Carmel, Indiana filed suit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging trademark and trade dress infringement, dilution and unfair competition under the…
Rank this Week: 176

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Listeria Recall: Smoked Salmon

    Listeria Recall: Smoked Salmon
    The Smokehouse of NY, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 is recalling all of the Smoked fish listed below, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which... Continue Reading
  • Apr 8

    Frozen Peas and Listeria

    Frozen Peas and Listeria
    In cooperation with Lakeside Foods, Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI has voluntarily recalled Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Upon notification... Continue Reading
  • Apr 4

    Strawberry Sundae Cup Recalled over Listeria risk

    Strawberry Sundae Cup Recalled over Listeria risk
    The food recall warning issued on March 31, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety…
Rank this Week: 156