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Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 292

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Aug 29

    Statement on Asset-Backed Securities and Credit Rating Agencie

    Statement on Asset-Backed Securities and Credit Rating Agencie
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on Chair White’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC, available here and here. The views expressed in this post…
  • Aug 28

    Securities Class Action Filings—2014 Midyear Assessment

    Securities Class Action Filings—2014 Midyear Assessment
    Editor's Note: John Gould is senior vice president at Cornerstone Research. This post discusses a Cornerstone Research report by Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, titled “Securities…
  • Aug 28

    Military CEO

    Military CEO
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Efraim Benmelech and Carola Frydman, both of the Finance Department at Northwestern University. In our paper, Military CEOs, forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics, we examine…
Rank this Week: 79

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 29, 2014

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 29, 2014
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Aug 28

    China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014

    China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014
    On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State (DOS) Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division announced that as of that date the maximum number of E-B5 visas has been reached for China for FY2014. He…
  • Aug 27

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE - 8/22/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE - 8/22/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the second half of FY 2014 (April 1 - September 30) is…
Rank this Week: 788

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 29

    Are you new to Academic Support or Bar Prep work? Have you moved schools?

    Are you new to Academic Support or Bar Prep work? Have you moved schools?
    At the beginning of each academic semester, we like to introduce ASP or bar professionals who are new to their law schools or who have changed locations? We want to post an academic spotlight about you so that you are...
  • Aug 28

    What I learned this summer…

    What I learned this summer…
    The summer was a whirlwind. Prepping students for the bar exam means that you are constantly on call and required to be positive and upbeat even when you are not necessarily feeling that way. It is truly exhausting. I learned...
  • Aug 27

    Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso

    Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso
    Job Description Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Academic Success Counselor. Valparaiso University Law School is located in northwest Indiana and is part of a residential community with excellent public…
Rank this Week: 967

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Can I Record Books For My Students?

    Can I Record Books For My Students?
    Dear Rich: I am a fifth grade teacher with five reading classes per day. Each of these classes contains a wide variety of reading abilities. When I assign a class novel, I distribute a book to each child (our media center has enough), but I…
  • Aug 27

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?
    Dear Rich: I wrote for a website for many years. It was on a volunteer basis - I wasn't paid. I am now starting up my own website. I would like to repost many of my stories on my own site. Can I do that? Do I own the copyright for the…
  • Aug 26

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be…
Rank this Week: 555

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 29

    You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery

    You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody: You can’t be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore.  – Boardwalk Empire Litigation, as we…
  • Aug 28

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: The puppies have grown fangs. – Boardwalk Empire In an attempt to help Atlantic City remake its…
  • Aug 27

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Meyer Lansky: We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood… Joe Masseria: They stab…
Rank this Week: 287

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Aug 29

    FairPoint Communications Declares Impasse In Bargaining

    FairPoint Communications Declares Impasse In Bargaining
    FairPoint Communications has announced that it has declared impasse in its negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) after contract negotiations between the parties failed to produce an agreement. …
  • Aug 28

    U of Illinois Nurses Authorize Strike Action

    U of Illinois Nurses Authorize Strike Action
    Late Tuesday night, over 1,000 registered nurses working for the University of Illinois overwhelmingly voted to authorize a labor strike.  While the nurses voted 93 percent in favor of the authorization, a second vote is still necessary…
  • Aug 27

    Market Basket Hit With ULP Charge

    Market Basket Hit With ULP Charge
    Last week, a Market Basket employee filed unfair labor practice charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that Market Basket violated its employees’ rights to “strike and picket.” …
Rank this Week: 807

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussion

    FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussion
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure concussions or other traumatic brain injuries. The FDA says supplements with labels that make these claims are not…
  • Aug 29

    FDA warns parents about getting their kids contact lense

    FDA warns parents about getting their kids contact lense
    Lens cover for storing contact lens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Dr. Elias Traboulsi, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic, says the FDA wants parents to know that age is not the only factor to consider getting contacts for your…
  • Aug 29

    Should You Consider This? Why I think it's a Mistake to consider OCP for acne treatment

    Should You Consider This? Why I think it's a Mistake to consider OCP for acne treatment
    Just out is a report on JAAD titled:Meta-analysis comparing efficacy of antibiotics versus oral contraceptives in acne vulgarisHere's the abstract, with my concerns below…
Rank this Week: 355

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution
    After John Elwood Causey, Jr. was convicted of “attempting to promote prostitution” in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes § 167.012(1)(d)”, he appealed.  State v. Causey, 2014 WL 4100645 (Court of Appeals of…
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
Rank this Week: 507

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Aug 29

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly
    Make up an “emergency” and launch the costly and stressful exercise of seeking emergency relief that is dead on arrival. (This is not all that uncommon, unfortunately.) If you are not already reading DuetsBlog and you are…
  • Aug 29

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture
    The extraordinary cost and burden of discovery of ESI in U.S. litigation has been widely recognized and decried for the past 15 years or more. This is changing. And about a year ago, I did a post on how trial lawyers’…
  • Aug 28

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?
    Update (August 28, 2014): I guess we’ll see what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has to say… Original post (July 31, 2014): Apparently not. United States Court Judge Susan R. Nelson (D. Minn.)  has thrown…
Rank this Week: 145

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    WIRTW #334 (the “these go to 11” edition)

    WIRTW #334 (the “these go to 11” edition)
    Today is my 11th anniversary. I love my wife. That is all. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Gee Whiz! Sexual Harassment Claims Abound at Archie Comics – By Both Males and Females! — via Employment…
  • Aug 28

    What does the ADA have to say about employer inquires about prescription drug

    What does the ADA have to say about employer inquires about prescription drug
    Employers with employees working in safety-sensitive positions have an obligation to ensure that their employees are not impaired while engaged in their jobs. For example, earlier this week I discussed Blazek v. City of Lakewood, in which the…
  • Aug 27

    Hear what I had to say on @WCPN about #BanTheBox

    Hear what I had to say on @WCPN about #BanTheBox
    Yesterday, WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas was kind enough to invite me to speak about criminal background checks in employment and the “Ban the Box” movement. Did you miss the live broadcast? 1) shame on you; and 2)…
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Aug 29

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?
    According to the EEOC, if men can only train men, and women only women, that may be discrimination.  But, let's see what a federal court has to say about that after the jump... * * *
  • Aug 28

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA
    Trial is over! I'm coming atcha live and direct from the bloggerdome with a sweet defense verdict in my pocket. Yup, yup![cue music] [cue music] And what do I come back to? A precedential Third Circuit opinion discussing an employee's…
  • Aug 27

    Please stand by...

    Please stand by...
    Last day of trial today. Big blog post tomorrow. I promise. #nopromises.
Rank this Week: 934

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 29

    Because The Internets Need A New Takedown Regime

    Because The Internets Need A New Takedown Regime
    An academic has called for an amendment to a major US law to help victims of revenge porn: the online posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of a former lover without his or her consent. Memo to Taylor & Francis…
  • Aug 29

    A Czar? Yeah, That’s The Ticket!

    A Czar? Yeah, That’s The Ticket!
    If you liked pogroms, you’ll love this idea. Via CBS News: In the eyes of many progressives and civil rights advocates, the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month was a tragic…
  • Aug 28

    Sunshine Superman

    Sunshine Superman
    As promised, the winner of the Gerry Spence fringed buckskin coat, Wheeze the People™ has delivered on the pics: For those who thought the Cobra boots only included heads, note that it was a male cobra.  As for fringed…
Rank this Week: 53

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Aug 29

    Jury Instructions: Yeah There’s a Guide for That

    Jury Instructions: Yeah There’s a Guide for That
    Yep that’s right: CM Law Library has a handy dandy guide for students and practitioners alike on Jury Instructions. Topics covered in the guide include Ohio and Federal instructions, guidance on how to write jury instructions, and…
  • Aug 29

    New Addition to the US Code: Title 52

    New Addition to the US Code: Title 52
    The US Code is getting an update. Provisions relating to voting and elections are being transferred from titles 2 and 42 into a new Title 52, Voting and Elections. The transfers are to improve the overall organization of the United States…
  • Aug 28

    By Popular Demand: Longer Library Hours!

    By Popular Demand: Longer Library Hours!
    The law library is now open at 7am M-F during the semester for all you early birds. For more information and our other hours click [here].
Rank this Week: 609

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/29/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/29/14
    Intellectual property and economic prosperity: Friends or foes? — Mark Schultz and Adam Mossoff: “Looking at the bigger picture, the broad sweep of economic history indicates that when it comes to economic prosperity and…
  • Aug 27

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape
    Last week, the US Copyright Office released the third edition of its Copyright Compendium. This edition was long awaited – the second edition was released in 1984. The Copyright Compendium details internal regulations concerning how the…
  • Aug 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14
    Will Indie Film Survive? — Scott Timberg: “One of the casualties of our current cultural situation is the erosion of the middle — the middle class, the midlist author, the middlebrow, and the mid-budget film. Independent…
Rank this Week: 681

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Florida Polytechnic University: New School, New Ombud

    Florida Polytechnic University: New School, New Ombud
    Florida Poly is the newest member institution of the State University System of Florida and it opened for classes on August 16, 2014. Among the services offered by the new university, is an Ombuds Office for students. Velmarie L. Albertini…
  • Aug 28

    New Boston University Ombuds to Offer Colloquim at UMass Boston

    New Boston University Ombuds to Offer Colloquim at UMass Boston
    Adam Barak Kleinberger, who was hired as an Associate Ombudsman at BU earlier this summer, will give a colloquium entitled, “Organizational Ombuds: An Improvised Journey” on September 18, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts…
  • Aug 27

    ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Seeks Submissions for 2015 Conference

    ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Seeks Submissions for 2015 Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution is accepting proposals for its annual conference to be held April 15-18, 2015 at the Westin Seattle. Many Ombuds have presented over the past few years and it’s a great…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • Aug 29

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Okay, so above is the cover of Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project #3, published back in 1994.  The cover boldly proclaims: “The Jury is in and the verdict for Spider-Man is death.” Well, Spider-Man is certainly not in a…
  • Aug 28

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld a Spartanburg county jury’s award of actual and punitive damages against Wal-Mart in an interesting case involving negligence at the checkout counter.  Solanki v. Wal-Mart Store…
  • Aug 27

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case
    “Not in my house!”  That is essentially what U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh recently said in rejecting a proposed settlement agreement in a federal case pending in California between several Silicon Valley tech…
Rank this Week: 191

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    Zippering Roofs and Shingles During Windstorm

    Zippering Roofs and Shingles During Windstorm
    Luis Esteves of Adjusters International forwarded this photograph depicting a "zippering roof" during a windstorm: Luis wrote: . . . We have heard for years from the carrier’s that zippering is always a condition of bad installation…
  • Aug 28

    As Earthquake Risk Rises, Policyholder Coverage Declines - Oklahoma Coverage Serie

    As Earthquake Risk Rises, Policyholder Coverage Declines - Oklahoma Coverage Serie
    With a major earthquake recently hitting California, it seemed an appropriate time to revisit earthquake insurance coverage issues. A report indicates that earthquake risks are rising in the U.S., but fewer homeowners nationally say they have…
  • Aug 27

    Misrepresentation of Personal Property Claims Can Cost....BIG

    Misrepresentation of Personal Property Claims Can Cost....BIG
    One of the trickiest parts of property insurance claims is the contents portion of the claims. Even if the insured saved receipts to prove the age and cost of personal property,those receipts are often stored in the same general place as the…
Rank this Week: 158

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
Rank this Week: 126

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    China Employment Offer Letters: Be Careful.

    China Employment Offer Letters: Be Careful.
    In China, an offer letter (录用通知书) is a written document delivered by an employer to an employee stating the employer’s intent to enter into a labor relationship with the employee. An offer letter…
  • Aug 28

    China Joint Ventures: A Warning

    China Joint Ventures: A Warning
    The most common ways that companies start doing business in China (legally) is by forming a WFOE (A Wholly Foreign Owned Entity) or by partnering with an existing Chinese business through some form of joint venture. Media reports to the…
  • Aug 27

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely On Your China Staff, Part IV

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely On Your China Staff, Part IV
    In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how Chinese staff of foreign companies operating in China typically view China compliance very differently than the foreign company itself. In Part 2, I talked about how the views of…
Rank this Week: 176

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 29

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
Rank this Week: 380

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

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

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Aug 29

    Infeliz día del abogado

    Infeliz día del abogado
    Esto lo publiqué hace unos buenos años en este viejo blog, pero como el público se renueva, aquí va de nuevo la revelación de por qué los abogados somos infelices.|||El artículo se…
  • Aug 24

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.
    Se fue Estudiantes. Vázquez, a lo guapo.La pregunta es qué pensaría alguien si se hubiera dormido el día de la jura de la Constitución y se despierta veinte años después.Otra pregunta…
  • Aug 12

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión
    Finalmente, en la continuidad de una política de Estado que viene de la década del noventa, Argentina votó su Digesto Jurídico, personaje central hoy de la cartelería y folletería profesional.Obviamos…
Rank this Week: 237

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media
    As our big Labor Day weekend kicks off, it seems appropriate to bring back a “labor” topic, particularly when mixed with one of our favorite topics here: Social Media. Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan returns with a case straight…
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race
    After my first year in law school, I clerked for Professor Kimberly Norwood at Washington University in St. Louis Law School during the summer. (If editing a law review article on statute of limitations is your thing, the experience…
  • Aug 26

    Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media Employment Screening

    Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media Employment Screening
    You just finished interviewing a great candidate for a manager-level position at your company.  She looks great on paper and interviewed well. But you’re wondering: What dark secrets about her loom on Facebook? After all, you did…
Rank this Week: 197

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!
    The August issue of The Jury Expert is up and we think you’re going to want to see this. Here’s a rundown of the articles you’ll find at the website. Demographic Roulette: What was once a bad idea has gotten worse. Authored…
  • Aug 27

    Just how diverse is this group, really?

    Just how diverse is this group, really?
    We often make assumptions when discussing diversity that we all perceive a group’s diversity in the same way. Today’s research shows that simply isn’t so. That is, you and I (depending on our racial in-group) can look at the…
  • Aug 25

    Women are easily misled so why not lie to them in negotiations?

    Women are easily misled so why not lie to them in negotiations?
    Back in 2012, we wrote about which gender was the more moral in negotiations. (Spoiler alert: it was women.) Now we have a new article on why women get lied to in negotiations. Not when or if–but why. Basically, people believe women are…
Rank this Week: 406

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    Suspect Arrested

    Suspect Arrested
    An elderly female resident was raped at the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Center. Stephen Reed, 61 year old caretaker at the facility, was the main suspect. He was arrested and faces a charge of first degree rape while the woman was mentally…
  • Aug 28

    Not For Profit Status Challenged

    Not For Profit Status Challenged
    The Ledger reported that a lawsuit alleging that neglect and mismanagement led to a woman’s death was filed in July against Lakeland Hills Rehabilitation Center, two past administrators of Lakeland Hills Center and companies…
  • Aug 27

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly
    Hip fractures are life changing if not life-limiting events in the lives of older adults. A recently published article in JAMA Internal Medicine adds credence to this, as well as giving us evidence to guide our prognostic estimates…
Rank this Week: 108

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 29

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)
    by Michael DorfA recent New Yorker article by Jill Lepore uses the Democratic primary challenge by Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as an occasion to problematize the concept of political corruption. I…
  • Aug 28

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan[Note to Readers: My new Verdict column was published this morning: "One Wrong Answer to Some Very Important Questions: Understanding Why Cash Payments to College Athletes is a Bad Idea."  I discuss that…
  • Aug 27

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma
    by Michael DorfIn my new Verdict column I endorse the proposal for police to be equipped with wearable cameras to record police-citizen interactions. I note the legitimate concerns raised by these proposals but conclude that they can be…
Rank this Week: 301

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 29

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance
    “The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford to make a million-dollar film, raise $10,000 and…
  • Aug 28

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA
    Hollis Frampton’s 1973 letter to MoMA in response to their offer of a retrospective of his works, with no budget of any kind…not even to bring Frampton to town for the show. Sadly, don’t think things have changed much.…
  • Aug 28

    Life is short; Art is long

    Life is short; Art is long
    Sharing two pics of the Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Art. If you’re ever in Motown, don’t miss it!                          
Rank this Week: 279

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 29

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk
    Now, if shoes could tell where they’ve been When you say you’ve been visiting a friend Ain’t you glad? Hey hey hey, ain’t you glad? But ain’t you glad, glad that shoes don’t talk? Ry Cooder, “If…
  • Aug 29

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider
    Just as the business of law is at the start of a revolution, the platforms supporting firms, Practice Management Systems (PMS), are facing similar challenges. There are the traditional PMS brands that have been around for decades, and others…
  • Aug 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 42

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 29

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie
    A few days ago, the SEC adopted new rules for asset-backed issuers governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process. This is the 1st part of the new rules relating to Regulation AB II. The adopting release is sorta not out yet…
  • Aug 28

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial
    Based on a proposal discussed in a recent issue of the Stanford Law Review, this recent Economist article promotes outsourcing corporate boards as a solution to corporate governance failures of the type we have experienced historically. As…
  • Aug 27

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie
    In this American Banker article, Luse Gorman’s John Gorman discusses his concerns about – and opposition to – suggestions made by academics and others that bank directors’ fiduciary duties be broadened in the risk…
Rank this Week: 203

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 223

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Aug 29

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    In this video of Stuff Southern Women Say, I’ve heard every one of them except the two comments about Clemson University.
  • Aug 28

    How to Appeal if Your Social Security Claim is Denied

    How to Appeal if Your Social Security Claim is Denied
    Image Source: 401kcalculator.org If your Social Security claim has been denied, you have options. Deciding to appeal may get your claim approved or, if you’ve previously had Social Security benefits, have your benefits reinstated.…
  • Aug 27

    All About Personal Injury Lawyer

    All About Personal Injury Lawyer
    Personal injury lawyers specialize in fighting for compensation on behalf of people that have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Examples of culprits can include employers or government authorities. People…
Rank this Week: 528

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Aug 29

    Learning New Research System

    Learning New Research System
    The Library makes many different research platforms available to students–Blackboard, Casemaker, Lexis, Hein Online and Westlaw—to name just a few. Take advantage of your free access during law school and learn to use these…
  • Aug 22

    Librarian Help on Sunday

    Librarian Help on Sunday
    Librarians can help with any aspect of legal research—finding sources, searching databases, and understanding search results. For help on Sunday, just email us at lawreference@seattleu.edu. We’ll be checking in between noon and…
  • Aug 20

    Trial of the Month: John Hinckley Jr. Trial

    Trial of the Month: John Hinckley Jr. Trial
    In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan. He shot the President, a police officer, and a Secret Service agent. He also seriously wounded Press Secretary James Brady. The attack was an attempt to gain the affections…
Rank this Week: 711

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 29

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve
    It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the…
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
Rank this Week: 591

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 65

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 45

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Aug 29

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?
    Sometimes we read a decision and wonder how the case got to trial.  Cinao v Reers  2013 NY Slip Op 05791 [109 AD3d 781]  September 11, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department is one such case. "Here, the evidence…
  • Aug 28

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice
    Potential clients often ask whether they should settle the underlying case and then sue their present attorney for legal malpractice, or sue before settling.  Aside from the "bird in the hand/bird in the bush" issue, and whether it is…
  • Aug 27

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough
    In an interesting case to buck the "but for" dismissal trend in legal malpractice, Angeles v Aronsky  2013 NY Slip Op 05955 [109 AD3d 720]  September 24, 2013  Appellate Division, First Department points out that when viewed…
Rank this Week: 233

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80 to 85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are four appeals that were decided in the last week or so. One refusal was reversed.…
  • Aug 28

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use
    This applicant tried to register the mark ANOTHER GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE for "supermarket services," relying on the specimen of use displayed immediately below. The examining attorney refused registration, maintaining that the specimen did not…
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
Rank this Week: 267

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Aug 29

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected
    Lawyers have a number of unique professional obligations and responsibilities.  Many of these relate to duties owed by the lawyer to his or her clients or to the courts.  One of the responsibilities of a lawyer in providing help to…
  • Aug 28

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge
    Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re contemplating a challenge to a will.  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has shed some light on the interaction between the law of will challenges and the effects…
  • Aug 27

    Declarations of Death in Ontario

    Declarations of Death in Ontario
    Yesterday’s Toronto Star reported the sensational story of a Canadian man who was discovered living in Oklahoma with a new identity and a new life. The article reports that Ronald Stan disappeared, at age 32, from Middlesex County,…
Rank this Week: 304

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 29

    "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me"

    "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me"
    Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzhemier's disease in 2011, and with his wife, he bravely told the public. What happened next -- on his "Goodbye Tour"-- has been turned into a vivid, moving film. The trailer of "Glen Campbell…
  • Aug 29

    Kaiser Health News: Will Calif. Governor Sign Legislation Limiting Medicaid Estate Recovery?

    Kaiser Health News: Will Calif. Governor Sign Legislation Limiting Medicaid Estate Recovery?
    From Kaiser Health News (in partnership with NPR and Capitol Public Radio): "A bill passed by the California legislature this week is putting Gov. Jerry Brown in a delicate position: Sign the measure and support consumer demands for a…
  • Aug 28

    The Latest Ruling on "The Most Litigated Will In History"

    The Latest Ruling on "The Most Litigated Will In History"
    Pennsylvania has a long and colorful history with charitable trusts and bequests coming from wealthy entrepreneurs, including the histories of The Barnes Foundation and The Hershey Trust, both of which have generated "classic" cases…
Rank this Week: 278

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?
    Wrong-site surgery by Iowa physicianA 49-year-old-Iowa-licensed physician practicing in the area of orthopedic surgery out of Davenport entered into a settlement agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine. According to the IBM’s press…
  • Aug 28

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?
    If you’re out of a job in Iowa, there are a number of hoops you have to jump through to get unemployment benefits.  If the reason you’re out of work is because you quit your job, you’ll have to concern yourself with an…
  • Aug 27

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?
    Whether in a wrongful death or divorce case, the lawyers are required to provide the Court with proper evidence of the costs associated with raising the children. The information is relevant to things like wrongful death damages or child…
Rank this Week: 366

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day
    I just don’t understand Labor Day.  To be more specific, I don’t understand the holiday’s name.  “Labor” is derived from the Latin word meaning work or toil.  Etymologically speaking, therefore,…
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim
    I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet’s ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D. Del. July 8, 2014).  The lawsuit was brought by the purchaser…
Rank this Week: 310

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Jahi McMath Still Responding to Verbal Command

    Jahi McMath Still Responding to Verbal Command
    Jahi McMath was declared dead both by multiple neurologists and by a California court in December 2013.   Yet, just days ago her mother made the following announcement to the crowd at the New Beginnings Community Center's summer gala…
  • Aug 28

    Providence Institute for Human Caring

    Providence Institute for Human Caring
    Providence Health & Services is establishing the Providence Institute for Human Caring under the leadership of Dr. Ira Byock.   Based at Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance, Calif., the new institute will support…
  • Aug 27

    Brain Death Is a Flash Point in End-of-Life Law, Ethics and Policy

    Brain Death Is a Flash Point in End-of-Life Law, Ethics and Policy
    My latest post over at the American Journal of Bioethics blog is now posted here:  "Brain Death Is a Flash Point in End-of-Life Law, Ethics and Policy."
Rank this Week: 367

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Black Market Still Exists Despite Legalization

    Marijuana Black Market Still Exists Despite Legalization
    One of the positive consequences of legalization is the eradication of the black market. Reduced crime rates, taxes on once prohibited products, and transparency in the law can smooth regulatory practices and reduce risks. Despite…
  • Aug 27

    14 Arrested and 5000 Marijuana Plants Seized in San Bernardino County

    14 Arrested and 5000 Marijuana Plants Seized in San Bernardino County
    A sweeping drug bust in San Bernardino County resulted in 14 arrests and the seizure of approximately 5000 marijuana plants. According to law enforcement authorities, the drug bust was part of the crackdown on illegal marijuana cultivation in…
  • Aug 27

    Medical Marijuana Policies Complicated by Push for Recreational Use

    Medical Marijuana Policies Complicated by Push for Recreational Use
    In the past few years, medical marijuana use has gained momentum with widespread approval by voters, legislators, and lobbyists. For many of those who are passionate about medical usage, recreational use can be a distraction, potentially…
Rank this Week: 411

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit
    On Tuesday of this week, we discussed the trademark infringement case filed by Lulu’s Market & Deli against Lulu’s Public House (depicted above), here is a link to a pdf of the Complaint. As you will recall, we expressed…
  • Aug 28

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo
    I can’t even say the word!  Don’t worry, I’ll have to eventually.  Let’s just say the folks at CBS are likely pretty steamed up over getting hauled into court on a smelly copyright suit involving a noisy…
  • Aug 27

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!
    Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted. Tonight, the college football season begins with Georgia State taking on Abilene Christian in what could be a preview of one of hundreds of games that…
Rank this Week: 215

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 29

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing
    Prop 46, a California ballot initiative to raise the 1975 non-economic damages cap from $250,000 to $1.1M, includes a rider: physician drug-testing. The two are joined in the "Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014."…
  • Aug 28

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing
    Nicholas McBride (Cambridge) has posted to SSRN Tort Law and Human Flourishing. The abstract provides: This is the second in a loose ‘trilogy’ of three papers that I presented at successive Obligations conferences: Obligations V (at the…
  • Aug 26

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie
    The Alabama Supreme Court recently denied rehearing in Weeks v. Wyeth, letting stand a holding that name-brand manufacturers can be liable for misrepresentations or failures to warn in regard to generic drugs they did not manufacture or…
Rank this Week: 347