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Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 3

    The Eastern District of Texas 2015 Bench Bar Conference:

    The Eastern District of Texas 2015 Bench Bar Conference:
    It's time for the annual ED Texas bench/bar in Plano. The brochure announcing the festivities is attached Download Bench Bar 2015PROOF 9-3-15. This year's event has the usual attractions – judges from the district courts for the Eastern…
  • Sep 3

    Final Judgment in Core v. Apple - Apple Awarded $736,595.54 in Court Costs After ED Tex Jury Win

    Final Judgment in Core v. Apple - Apple Awarded $736,595.54 in Court Costs After ED Tex Jury Win
    As I posted back in March, a Tyler jury in Judge Gilstrap's court returned a verdict in favor of Defendant Apple in Core Wirless Licensing v. Apple, 6:12cv100, finding none of the asserted claims infringed. Yesterday Judge Gilstrap entered…
  • Sep 3

    Yes, you're getting a new trial on damages. No, that's it. Stay, anyone?

    Yes, you're getting a new trial on damages. No, that's it. Stay, anyone?
    Smartflash LLC v.Apple, 6:13cv447 (September 2, 2015) (Gilstrap, J.). Judge Gilstrap held a jury trial in Tyler in this case in February of this year. The jury found that the asserted claims were not invalid, and that they were infringed...
Rank this Week: 495

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Sep 3

    Interrupting Well Laid Plan

    Interrupting Well Laid Plan
    This weekend, my family and I went to the gym. We belong to a club call Life Time Fitness. Huge place, great equipment, layout, services, etc. My son loves it, we take him all the time. Instilling fitness into children from an early age…
  • Aug 26

    The Limits Of Hubris And The Benefits Of Authentic Pride

    The Limits Of Hubris And The Benefits Of Authentic Pride
    This morning I was at the gym, going through my routine. At one point I look up and see a mildly overweight woman with a personal trainer. The trainer has walked the woman over to a leg extension machine. Before she gets on, he…
  • Aug 19

    Why You Should Run Towards Danger

    Why You Should Run Towards Danger
    I was around 21 years old, training in martial arts at a rapid clip. Dedicated and progressing quickly. I was two ranks below black belt. The test for the next rank was coming up. My instructor encouraged, almost demanded, that I take the…
Rank this Week: 336

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 143

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Northampton Man Charged With Trying to Kill Daughter With Drain Cleaner

    Northampton Man Charged With Trying to Kill Daughter With Drain Cleaner
    A man from Northampton, Massachusetts is facing charges for allegedly trying to poison and kill his sickly 7 year old daughter with drain cleaner. Reports have indicated that the young girl has been suffering from an illness for an unnamed…
  • Sep 2

    Teenage Girl Who Encouraged Boyfriend to Kill Himself – Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

    Teenage Girl Who Encouraged Boyfriend to Kill Himself – Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
    A teenager from Plainville, Massachusetts is being charged with involuntary manslaughter following the disturbing discovery of text messages she exchanged with her boyfriend before his suicide in July of 2014. Michelle Carter allegedly…
  • Sep 1

    Middlesex County DA Drops Murder Charges Against Irish Nanny

    Middlesex County DA Drops Murder Charges Against Irish Nanny
    A woman who had been accused of murder in the death of a one year old child has had the charges against her dropped after spending over two years in jail. Aisling Brady McCarthy, an Irish nanny, had been arrested following the death of one…
Rank this Week: 515

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    “Driverless Car Law”: Another New Legal Field?

    “Driverless Car Law”: Another New Legal Field?
    As we noted last week in our post about “drone law”, advancing technology presents both new challenges and new opportunities for lawmakers and attorneys. Another such challenging field may be in the area of vehicular laws and…
  • Sep 1

    Finding Study Guide

    Finding Study Guide
    In addition to CALI lessons online, you can find some great study guides and study aids--such as the Examples & Explanations series, flash cards, CD's, and more--at the Law Library.  Many of the Library's study aids are kept on…
  • Aug 31

    Law360 - hot off the press legal new

    Law360 - hot off the press legal new
    Want to know what is happening "right now" in the legal world?  Then check-out Law360.  In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas,…
Rank this Week: 507

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Sep 3

    Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Held Inapplicable To Failed Business Transaction

    Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Held Inapplicable To Failed Business Transaction
    An Illinois appellate court recently rejected applying the inevitable disclosure doctrine in a trade secret misappropriation spat arising out of a failed business transaction. After first securing an executed confidentiality agreement,…
  • Aug 31

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?
    On Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Eric Barton, Justin K. Beyer and Robert C. Stevens will present the seventh installment in its series of 2015 Trade Secret Webinars. Presenters will focus on the issues…
  • Aug 26

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a resource…
Rank this Week: 302

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 664

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Sep 3

    #The3Llife: What I Am Doing Differently

    #The3Llife: What I Am Doing Differently
    GUEST BLOG by Harrison Thorne, 3L at UCLA Law (1): Hand-Written Notes Last year, I transferred to UCLA Law.  I met new people, learned a lot, and had a great time.  However, I found myself wasting a lot of time and wondering what I…
  • Sep 2

    #The2Llife: The Year in Book

    #The2Llife: The Year in Book
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 2L at the University of Detroit Mercy Well, the first week of 2L year is in the books! A year ago, I could not fathom the idea that I would be done with law school in just three short years.  […]
  • Sep 1

    #The1Llife: Let’s Get it Started

    #The1Llife: Let’s Get it Started
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 1L at UCLA School of Law LET’S GET IT STARTED (Shout Out to the Black Eyed Peas) Hello readers, my name is Dani and I am this year’s 1L Life blogger (#The1Llife)! I hope you will enjoy following my 1L…
Rank this Week: 282

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 3

    The Fennelly Commission and Garda Misconduct

    The Fennelly Commission and Garda Misconduct
    Much media attention on the interim report of the Fennelly Commission has thus far focused on the actions of certain key people, in particular the Taoiseach and the Attorney General. In the coming days and weeks is important that we drill…
  • Sep 2

    Idealism, Nationalism and the Betrayal of Irish Children: Language of the Mute

    Idealism, Nationalism and the Betrayal of Irish Children: Language of the Mute
    My job is to research historical child sexual abuse in Ireland. It’s a job that can be heartbreaking, frustrating, and (still, after eight years) shocking. I think these feelings are shared by the Irish public, who are still reeling…
  • Sep 2

    Systems Failure: The Fennelly Commission and Responsible Government in Ireland

    Systems Failure: The Fennelly Commission and Responsible Government in Ireland
    The interim report of the Fennelley Commission of Inquiry, published yesterday, provides extraordinary insights into public administration in Ireland, raising critical issues of transparency, accountability and the division of labour between…
Rank this Week: 48

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    BloombergLaw: Docket Searching at Your Fingertips (with Growing Coverage!)

    BloombergLaw: Docket Searching at Your Fingertips (with Growing Coverage!)
    Hello, BC Law!  This week ABA Journal published an article highlighting a case from my best friend's hometown, Peoria, IL.  Naturally, this calls for a blog post. With the growing trend of social media (mis)use, and more…
  • Aug 21

    Welcome to the BC Law class of 2019

    Welcome to the BC Law class of 2019
    This is an exciting week for the BC Law Library staff as we meet the members of the entering class!  Our 1L students have been bustling around the campus.  The Law Library and technology orientation takes place today.  We have…
  • Aug 19

    Miller's Standard Insurance Policies Annotated now available on Westlaw for Lawschool

    Miller's Standard Insurance Policies Annotated now available on Westlaw for Lawschool
    If you intend to practice law, you will likely have to read and analyze an insurance policy at some point, if not on a regular basis.  This is true regardless of whether you practice civil litigation (liability insurance), real…
Rank this Week: 814

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 912

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 3

    Erichson on Weinstein

    Erichson on Weinstein
    Howie Erichson has posted to SSRN Judge Jack Weinstein and the Allure of Antiproceduralism. The abstract provides: In one sense of the word proceduralist — a person with expertise in procedure — Judge Jack Weinstein is among the leading…
  • Sep 2

    Goldberg on Weinstein

    Goldberg on Weinstein
    As part of the Clifford Symposium, John Goldberg has written a piece on Judge Weinstein, for whom he clerked. Entitled Judging Responsibility, Responsible Judging, the abstract provides: This essay, published in the Twentieth Annual Clifford…
  • Sep 1

    CFP: AALS Insurance Law Section

    CFP: AALS Insurance Law Section
    The AALS Section on Insurance Law will hold a program on Insurance and Litigation during the AALS 2016 Annual Meeting in New York. The program is scheduled for Sunday, January 9, 2016, from 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM. The program...
Rank this Week: 379

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    FDLE agent gets five-day suspension, already served, in mortgage case

    FDLE agent gets five-day suspension, already served, in mortgage case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kathy Smith, a Key West-based Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent who had been suspended with pay since November 2014 following allegations of mortgage fraud, received a five-day suspension without pay from Aug.…
  • Sep 3

    Guilty Plea in Alabama Foreclosure Bid-Rigging Case

    Guilty Plea in Alabama Foreclosure Bid-Rigging Case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael P. Barbour, a southern Alabama business man pled guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in southern Alabama.  Barbour admitted to…
  • Sep 3

    Father and Son Indicted Short Sale Buy-Back Scheme

    Father and Son Indicted Short Sale Buy-Back Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. George Bussanich Sr., 56, Park Ridge, New Jersey, and his son, George Bussanich Jr., 35, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, were arrested for engaging in a short sale buy-back scheme that used straw buyers and…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Sep 3

    Xbox One Promoter Settles FTC Charges That it Deceived Consumer

    Xbox One Promoter Settles FTC Charges That it Deceived Consumer
    A California-based online entertainment network has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it engaged in deceptive advertising by paying “influencers” to post YouTube videos endorsing Microsoft’s Xbox One…
  • Sep 3

    FTC survey of privacy policies for kids' app

    FTC survey of privacy policies for kids' app
    The Federal Trade Commission has conducted a survey, following up on a December 2012 survey, examining what information children’s app developers are collecting from users, whom they are sharing it with, and what disclosures they are…
  • Sep 3

    Lawmakers pressure Fiat Chrysler to support ban on renting recalled vehicle

    Lawmakers pressure Fiat Chrysler to support ban on renting recalled vehicle
    The Hill Reports that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) are pressuring automaker Fiat Chrysler to support a bill that would ban car rental companies from distributing recalled vehicles. Fiat Chrysler was recently…
Rank this Week: 231

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Title Insurance Companies Balk At Insuring Foreclosed Propertie

    Title Insurance Companies Balk At Insuring Foreclosed Propertie
    Policy Changes Make It Harder To Insure Foreclosed/REO Properties In the aftermath of the Supreme Judicial Court’s July 17th ruling in Pinti v. Emigrant Mortgage Company, which voided a foreclosure over a defective notice of…
  • Aug 6

    SJC Voids Foreclosure Over Defective Notice of Default

    SJC Voids Foreclosure Over Defective Notice of Default
    Ruling Enables Foreclosed Owner to Live in Premises For Over 6 Years In a decision which could affect how title examiners and title insurance companies underwrite title to foreclosed properties, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled…
  • Jul 31

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing
    Major Change To Current Practices | Expect Delays and Bumpy Road Starting Oct. 1 I just finished yet another closing where a national lender issued the closing package and HUD approval the morning of the closing, and worse, issued a revised…
Rank this Week: 815

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 285

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    U.S. Leads the Way in Reform of Money Market Fund Regulation, IOSCO Find

    U.S. Leads the Way in Reform of Money Market Fund Regulation, IOSCO Find
    By John Filar AtwoodOf the five countries that dominate the global money market fund (MMF) market, only the U.S. has implemented reform measures in all of the eight areas recommended by the International Organization of Securities Commissions…
  • Sep 2

    Validation of Defective Stock Warranted, but Final Judgment Premature

    Validation of Defective Stock Warranted, but Final Judgment Premature
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.The Delaware Chancery Court granted a motion for partial judgment on the pleadings, finding that shares of putative stock of the CertiSign Holding, Inc. are valid despite being issued before the certificate authorizing…
  • Sep 1

    Board Members Accused of Coercing Shareholders to Increase Their Compensation Win Appeal

    Board Members Accused of Coercing Shareholders to Increase Their Compensation Win Appeal
    By Matthew Garza, J.D.Members of the board of directors of mobile technology company QualComm, Inc. were victorious in a legal battle launched by an investor over amendments made by the company’s compensation committee to increase stock…
Rank this Week: 946

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Sep 3

    Cropped Video Deemed Inadmissible Due to Rule of Completeness, Best Evidence & Chain of Custody Issue

    Cropped Video Deemed Inadmissible Due to Rule of Completeness, Best Evidence & Chain of Custody Issue
    There's an interesting case out of Arizona that ties directly into the subjects I'm covering both in Evidence class and on the Undisclosed Podcast. That case is State v. Steinle, 2015 WL 4497917 (Ariz.App. 2015). In Steinle, On December…
  • Sep 2

    More on Jay's Ride-Along Notes and The Mom Call

    More on Jay's Ride-Along Notes and The Mom Call
    On Monday's Addendum Episode, we talked about the notes from the ride-along that Jay did with detectives on March 18, 1999. Here are the notes in which Jay explains how he dropped Adnan off (late) for track practice on January...
  • Sep 1

    What Can the Video of Hae Min Lee's Sentra Tell Us About the Windshield Wiper Lever?

    What Can the Video of Hae Min Lee's Sentra Tell Us About the Windshield Wiper Lever?
    Today, Rabia Chaudry, Susan Simpson, and I appeared on The Docket with Seema Iyer. The full episode can be accessed by clicking on this link. Part of our discussion focused on the video taken of the "broken" windshield wiper…
Rank this Week: 571

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

Covers legal issues, developments, and other pertinent pertinent information relating to the creation, use, and exchange of electronic health records. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://hipaahealthlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 3

    Oncology Group Fined $750,000 Over Stolen Backup Media, Lax Compliance Effort

    Oncology Group Fined $750,000 Over Stolen Backup Media, Lax Compliance Effort
    Cancer Care Group, P.C., a 13-physician radiation oncology practice in Indiana (group), has agreed to pay $750,000 and implement a comprehensive corrective action plan in a settlement resulting from the theft of a laptop and backup media…
  • Aug 29

    Six Tips for Physicians to Protect Patient Data on the Internet

    Six Tips for Physicians to Protect Patient Data on the Internet
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were once again quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent articles in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Misapplication of Internet Application Triggers $218,400…
  • Aug 13

    Hackers: Take My Health Information, But Please Don’t Take My Health

    Hackers: Take My Health Information, But Please Don’t Take My Health
    We know by now that protected health information (PHI) and other personal information is vulnerable to hackers.  Last week, the Washington Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency responsible for…
Rank this Week: 924

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Sep 3

    Year in Review

    Year in Review
    Year in Review Over the past year, we have had a lot of exciting changes in our community: our incoming class was granted access to Harvard Business School’s CORe program; we increased our pro bono service requirement to 50 hours to…
  • Sep 2

    Inside Harvard Law School

    Inside Harvard Law School
    Take a minute to get a glimpse into community life here at Harvard Law.
  • Apr 17

    Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Harvard: Interdisciplinarity and Impact at The Berkman Center for Internet and Society

    Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Harvard: Interdisciplinarity and Impact at The Berkman Center for Internet and Society
    CHRISTOPHER BAVITZ Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Managing Director, Cyberlaw Clinic Faculty Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society   Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Harvard:…
Rank this Week: 914

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Every now and then I meet someone who I…

    Every now and then I meet someone who I can't figure out. "There must be more," I think. "What lies beneath that exterior that I'm not seeing?" Frequently in this situations I will ask someone who knows the person better, and very often what…
  • Aug 31

    I will miss having Oliver Sacks in the…

    I will miss having Oliver Sacks in the world. He was a complicated guy. The one time I met him I came away with the sense that I'd never met anyone more engaged and interested in the world around him. I hope that impression was correct-- he…
  • Aug 18

    So last week -- last Thursday morning, at…

    So last week -- last Thursday morning, at about 3:30-- I woke up with serious abdominal pain. After I ruled out ectopic pregnancy I really wasn't sure what might be the cause, so I vomited for a while, and went to sleep in the back bedroom so…
Rank this Week: 944

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim
    Virag, SRL v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, No. 3:15-cv-01729 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2015) In yet another demonstration of the ridiculous mismatch between right of publicity law and trademark law, Sony wins dismissal of trademark…
  • Sep 2

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?
    Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 5090868, No. 13–4146 (10th Cir. Aug. 31, 2015) Plaintiffs (cosmetic surgeons) sued defendants (plastic surgeons) for false advertising under the Lanham Act and…
  • Sep 1

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19
    On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online…
Rank this Week: 173

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Sep 3

    What To Do When Your Accused of Estate Theft?

    What To Do When Your Accused of Estate Theft?
    When a Trust or Will fight breaks out, the allegations get nasty really quickly and it often is alleged that one of the parties (or both) stole from the estate. In fact, we even have a Probate Code section (see section 850) that allows a…
  • Aug 27

    Being Threatened by the Trustee? The empty threat of no-contest clause

    Being Threatened by the Trustee? The empty threat of no-contest clause
    Nearly everyday I hear from a Trust or Will beneficiary that they have been threatened with the No-Contest clause by their Trustee or Executor.  In today’s legal world, no-contest clauses are rarely enforceable.  And yet, the…
  • Aug 20

    Can You Disinherit a Bad Trustee? The Tricky No-Contest Law in California Trust and Will Case

    Can You Disinherit a Bad Trustee? The Tricky No-Contest Law in California Trust and Will Case
    The ever confusing Trust and Will no-contest clause is continually being used and abused in California Trust and Will lawsuits. The irony is that a beneficiary is rarely, if ever, disinherited under a no-contest clause any more because the…
Rank this Week: 919

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 3

    Personal Jurisdiction: D. Kansa

    Personal Jurisdiction: D. Kansa
    Plaintiff terminates Asian distributor.  Asian distributor allegedly hires Texas defendant to manufacture counterfeits.  No general or specific jurisdiction over Texas manufacturer in Kansas. BG PRODUCTS, INC. v. STINGER CHEMICAL,…
  • Sep 2

    RCA v. VOXX – Failure to Plead Public Injury Under NY GBL 349 and 350

    RCA v. VOXX – Failure to Plead Public Injury Under NY GBL 349 and 350
    SDNY: Counterclaim under NY GBL sections 349 and 350 failed to plead necessary ‘public injury’ caused by plaintiff’s alleged sales of counterfeits. RCA TRADEMARK MANAGEMENT SAS v. VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORP., Dist. Court, SD…
  • Aug 26

    I Will Be Speaking on IP Protection of 3D Shapes at AIPLA Oct. 22 in DC

    I Will Be Speaking on IP Protection of 3D Shapes at AIPLA Oct. 22 in DC
    Page 10 of the brochure: “What type of IP Do I Need? How to Figure Out How Best to Protect 3D Creations AIPLA October brochure.
Rank this Week: 658

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Sep 3

    Today! Research happy hour at the HLS Pub, 4-6pm

    Today! Research happy hour at the HLS Pub, 4-6pm
    Research is good for you! Come to the Library’s Research Happy Hour today from 4-6pm outside the HLS Pub. Grab a beverage and we’ll have some snacks to share. We’ll be happy to show you some of the Library’s…
  • Sep 2

    852 RARE: A Refresher from Historical & Special Collection

    852 RARE: A Refresher from Historical & Special Collection
    Welcome to campus! Longtime followers of Et Seq. may know that the Library’s Historical & Special Collections staff often submit posts under the heading “852 RARE.” With the start of a new academic…
  • Sep 1

    Observations of a New HLS Librarian

    Observations of a New HLS Librarian
    Welcome to the 1L class, HLS class of 2018!  In a way, we are in the same boat.  I am a first year academic law librarian, and I am also new to Harvard Law School life, schedules, pressures, pitfalls, and wonder.  I went in to…
Rank this Week: 824

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    The Art of the Apology: Saying “Sorry” in the Workplace

    The Art of the Apology: Saying “Sorry” in the Workplace
    The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur is quickly approaching.  While most people know that Jews are supposed to fast on that holiday (and ask G-d for forgiveness for their sins), one of the other traditions of the holiday is that Jews are…
  • Sep 2

    Impact of NLRB’s Joint Employer Decision in Connecticut Still To Be Determined

    Impact of NLRB’s Joint Employer Decision in Connecticut Still To Be Determined
    My colleague, Jarad Lucan, who has been busy with his own labor cases, today returns with post about the latest from the NLRB.  There are many posts out there on the subject (here, here, and here, for example), so Jarad is going to touch…
  • Aug 31

    CHRO Right to Sue Letter Enough to Bring Federal Discrimination Claims to Court

    CHRO Right to Sue Letter Enough to Bring Federal Discrimination Claims to Court
    In catching up over some interesting employment law cases from 2015, I came across Lennon v. Dolce Vida Medical Spa (download here).  You would be forgiven if you missed it because it’s an unreported Superior Court decision on a…
Rank this Week: 114

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Sep 3

    Today In History: Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery

    Today In History: Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery
    On September 3, 1838, Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist, social reformer, and statesman, escaped from slavery.  Wearing a sailor’s uniform (and carrying seaman’s protection documents) provided by a friend, he embarked…
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day Weekend Library Hour

    Labor Day Weekend Library Hour
    The Law Library will be open the following hours over the Labor Day weekend: Friday, September 4:  7:00am-7:00pm Saturday, September 5:  10:00am-6;00pmSunday, September 6:  1:00pm-9:00pm Monday, September 7:  1:00pm-9:00pm…
  • Aug 31

    Spotify: How It Works, and How It’s Legal.

    Spotify: How It Works, and How It’s Legal.
    I have a normal routine when I get to work.  I come in, change out of my walking clothes, drink some coffee, turn on the radio, and then I can start preparing for the day.   Usually, I stream either our local NPR news station or…
Rank this Week: 537

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/
Rank this Week: 969

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 3

    Passing of John D. Greenwald

    Passing of John D. Greenwald
    Sadly, I take note of the passing of John Greenwald on September 1 after a short illness. John was one of the world's leading experts on trade remedies and US trade law and was perhaps the finest and most likable...
  • Sep 3

    The Transparency Debate in Trade Negotiation

    The Transparency Debate in Trade Negotiation
    I have a short piece in Bridges Africa on the debate about transparency in trade negotiations. Here's an excerpt: ... we should expect transparency to a greater extent than it currently exists, but it should be transparency of a different...
  • Sep 1

    It's the gefilte fish, stupid.

    It's the gefilte fish, stupid.
    Turns out that Hillary Clinton's emails included an interesting trade dispute with Israel under the US-Israel FTA. Israel had blocked a shipment of Asian carp, as it apparently was permitted to do. But the US exporters seem to have gotten...
Rank this Week: 378

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 3

    Condo Pet Eviction – Cost Ramification

    Condo Pet Eviction – Cost Ramification
    In our last blog post, we wrote about a pet owner who was ordered to permanently remove her dog from a condominium unit after she failed to establish that she
  • Sep 1

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim
    As we have reported in prior blog posts, many pet owners who have breached the pet restrictions in their condominium documents will go to great lengths to keep the pet
  • Aug 26

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation
    In a recent decision by the Superior Court of Ontario, Wu v. PCC No. 245, the Court found that a condominium owner had been oppressed by the condominium corporation and
Rank this Week: 722

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON
    Please join CAFA for an exclusive one-day seminar:Farm Tax Update for ProfessionalsThursday, October 22, 2015 Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph.Learn from industry leading farm professionals on the latest developments in farm tax and…
  • Aug 21

    Timelines to appeal Ontario environmental orders are strict - miss the deadlines at your peril

    Timelines to appeal Ontario environmental orders are strict - miss the deadlines at your peril
    Another decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") has confirmed that the process and deadlines for appealing orders made by Provincial Officers are strict; failure to comply with the process and deadlines means that the ERT has no…
  • Aug 13

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON
    Please join CAFA for an exclusive one-day seminar:Farm Tax Update for ProfessionalsThursday, October 22, 2015 Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph.Learn from industry leading farm professionals on the latest developments in farm tax and…
Rank this Week: 977

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 3

    Thursday. Open thread

    Thursday. Open thread
    Here is a new open thread. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    I have a list of 50 or so things to do before I move. I'm on number 3. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. I dumped the spam from the last week. I'll try to check it every night. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 2

    Not Your Average Narcos Review

    Not Your Average Narcos Review
    Did anyone watch "Narcos?" I was not impressed. They should have named it "Narcs" -- it's the story of two U.S. drug agents helping Colombia nab Escobar. It's not the story of Esobar, it's the agents' story, and it's got some... [[ This is a…
Rank this Week: 2

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    End of an Era: Rissie Owens replaced as parole board chair

    End of an Era: Rissie Owens replaced as parole board chair
    There was a time when Rissie Owens and her husband Ed were the ultimate Texas prison power couple. He ran TDCJ's institutional division overseeing all Texas prison units and she chaired the parole board which decided how full those prisons…
  • Sep 2

    An under-celebrated holiday

    An under-celebrated holiday
    Apparently today is National Grits for Breakfast Day, I learned via Twitter.  All recipes (e.g., see here and here) and no criminal-justice policy, but still, I'll take it.Image via La Comida de Clary
  • Sep 2

    Recommendations from Sandra Bland legislative hearing

    Recommendations from Sandra Bland legislative hearing
    Check out this compilation of legislative recommendations submitted to the Texas House County Affairs Committee during their July 30 hearing regarding the Sandra Bland episode. Via the Texas Association of Counties. My own suggestions were…
Rank this Week: 44

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 472

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    My Bank Will Not Honor a Power of Attorney

    My Bank Will Not Honor a Power of Attorney
    While you might expect that your power of attorney will be honored by anyone to whom you present this legal document, that is not always the case.  In fact, it is quite common for third parties to be hesitant to honor a power of…
  • Sep 2

    Free Report: What You Should Know about Arkansas Burial Plans and Funeral Trust

    Free Report: What You Should Know about Arkansas Burial Plans and Funeral Trust
      when it comes to purchasing burial plots or planning for funeral expenses, you need to be careful not to jeopardize your eligibility for those benefits. The good news is, even if you receive Medicaid or anticipate applying for…
  • Aug 31

    Medicaid Isn’t Only For the Poor

    Medicaid Isn’t Only For the Poor
    When most people hear about Medicaid, they assume that it is simply another public assistance program meant only to benefit the poor.  The truth is, Medicaid provides health coverage for more than just low-income families.  While…
Rank this Week: 804

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/
  • Sep 3

    Any Way Around Lyric Licensing?

    Any Way Around Lyric Licensing?
    Lorenz Hart: one great lyricistDear Rich: I want to start a lyric website that would link to a reference site like Wikipedia. Would I need a linking agreement or have to pay a fee? I am considering framing as an option as well.  I was…
  • Aug 31

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter
    Dear Rich: We are working on a book that provides a compilation of stage banter quotes from rock concerts -- onstage quotes of famous singers and songwriters. We do not make commentary about the quotes, but some will certainly come across as…
  • Aug 24

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service
    Dear Rich: I run a a health and fitness blog. It has come to my attention that a medical disclaimer should be included on my website. These disclaimer appear lengthy and go into a great degree of legal jargon. I would not like to craft my…
Rank this Week: 869

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 731

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Insurance Taking Advantage Of Customer

    Insurance Taking Advantage Of Customer
    Area insurance law lawyers find stories like the following to be good for clients who have claims against insurance companies. It shows the wrongs that companies commit and these wrongs becoming public gives the public a sense of "no…
  • Sep 1

    Insurance Company Trying To Rescind A Policy

    Insurance Company Trying To Rescind A Policy
    Life insurance lawyers need to know the facts in a 1980, Texas Supreme Court case. It is styled, Mayes v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. This case is important because a life insurance company often times to rescind a policy...
  • Aug 30

    Settling Liability Claim

    Settling Liability Claim
    Insurance attorneys need to know the law in Texas as it relates to the responsibility an insurance company owes to its insureds and liability coverage. The Insurance Journal published an article in July 2015, that discusses a Louisiana case…
Rank this Week: 520

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Human Resources Representatives Are Human, Sometime

    Human Resources Representatives Are Human, Sometime
    Robin Shea at Employment and Labor Insider, who has a wicked sense of humor, has penned an instructive piece on Human Resources departments. Robin generally represents employers. So, she comes to this issue with much experience. Should we…
  • Sep 1

    Fifth Circuit Finds Equitable Tolling When EEOC Makes Error

    Fifth Circuit Finds Equitable Tolling When EEOC Makes Error
    For those of us who deal with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regularly, that can be a lesson in futility. Like too many agencies, they are assigned too many cases and are expected to do too much with too little. So, it is not…
  • Aug 31

    New Standard for Joint Employer

    New Standard for Joint Employer
    In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a new standard regarding joint employers. Joint employers is a relatively new creation in the area of labor and employment law. Joint employers, as the name suggests, refers…
Rank this Week: 593

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Sep 3

    Is John Scalzi a Rapist?

    Is John Scalzi a Rapist?
    A recent book entitled "John Scalzi is a Rapist" was pulled from Amazon's ebook store after John Scalzi used his considerable connections as a best-selling author to have it removed. Scalzi has previously threatened legal action,…
  • Aug 10

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla
    I'm not a political junkie who sits around watching CNN or FoxNews. I don't know who the big names or personalities are, and I don't care. For the most part politics are reality TV for men - part wish fulfillment, part distraction from a life…
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
Rank this Week: 224

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Sep 3

    Red Flag the Red-flag Case Notes or Face Disaster

    Red Flag the Red-flag Case Notes or Face Disaster
    Child welfare systems — federal, state, county or city — contain vast repositories of information. Each time a case is opened, worked on or closed, valuable information about children’s needs is recorded — much of it…
  • Aug 30

    Seven Avoidable Legal Mistakes CPS Investigators Make

    Seven Avoidable Legal Mistakes CPS Investigators Make
    Seven attorneys give their observations and understandings of the avoidable legal missteps that child protective services investigators take: CPS interviewers sometimes view a child’s anti-social or hurtful behavior as evidence that the…
  • Aug 26

    The Use of Coercion in the Child Maltreatment Investigation Field: A Comparison of American and Scottish Perspective

    The Use of Coercion in the Child Maltreatment Investigation Field: A Comparison of American and Scottish Perspective
    The intent of this article is to investigate legal precedents and principles, which yield plausible uses of coercion in the child maltreatment investigative context. In doing so, the goal is to contribute to the underlying legal philosophy…
Rank this Week: 489

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Sep 3

    The NLRB and Independent Contractor

    The NLRB and Independent Contractor
    The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a decision , Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a/ BFI Newby Island Recyclery, that establishes a new standard for determining who is a joint employer. BFI Newby Island…
  • Sep 2

    New in Print: Hastings Law Journal Special Issue for Charles L. Knapp

    New in Print: Hastings Law Journal Special Issue for Charles L. Knapp
    Last year, Hastings Law hosted a conference in honor of Charles L. Knapp. The proceedings of that conference are now in print. Abstracts can be found here on the Hastings Law Journal homepage. Contract Law Present and Future: A Symposium...
  • Sep 1

    Uber’s Safety Check

    Uber’s Safety Check
    Uber. It just seems to always be in the news for one more lawsuit, doesn’t it. In late August, the district attorneys for San Francisco and Los Angeles filed a civil complaint against the company alleging that it is making...
Rank this Week: 465

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 910

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 25

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seu
  • Sep 2

    Disinheriting a Grandchild in Your Estate Plan

    Disinheriting a Grandchild in Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning decisions can be difficult to make, particularly if you have a potential heir whom you feel does not deserve to be included, or who will squander the inheritance. If you have a grandchild (or child) who falls into this…
  • Sep 1

    Texas History – Do You Know What San Antonian Served with Neil Armstrong on the First U.S. Space Docking?

    Texas History – Do You Know What San Antonian Served with Neil Armstrong on the First U.S. Space Docking?
    On March 16, 1996, command pilot Neil Armstrong and San Antonian David Scott were launched into space on the Gemini 8 mission. The flight was originally scheduled to last three days but terminated early due to a malfunctioning thruster. The…
Rank this Week: 502