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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law
    Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. v. DyAnsys, Inc., 2015 WL 2398931, No. 14-cv-05207 (N.D. Cal. May 19, 2015) IHS sells a medical device called P–STIM.  DyAnsys used to be the distributor of P-STIM in the US, but after it lost…
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
Rank this Week: 260

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker
    It turns out that the nasty shootout between two motorcycle gangs in Texas may have it's origin in a dispute over who controls certain "bottom rockers." From an interview with a DEA agent: What caused this shootout in Waco is...
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
Rank this Week: 232

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 22

    Lawyer questions independence of police probe in Shemesh case

    Lawyer questions independence of police probe in Shemesh case
    As Toronto lawyer Leora Shemesh prepares to defend herself against charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, other defence counsel say they’ve also been dealing with issues surrounding the existence — or not — of a…
  • May 22

    Legal news roundup - May 22, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 22, 2015
    CanadaFour from Quebec face drug-related charges after investigation in Saskatoon, Canadian PressSCC to rule on child pornography consent case involving two drug abusing teens, Canadian PressMan linked with terrorism returns to Charlottetown…
  • May 21

    Aboriginals not entitled to ‘representative’ jurors, SCC rule

    Aboriginals not entitled to ‘representative’ jurors, SCC rule
    Accused at trial are not entitled to a jury that includes members of their own race or religion, but rather only a “fair and honest” process of random jury selection, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.Today’s…
Rank this Week: 79

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 423

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 22

    Federal Circuit: Software is not Patent Eligible unless Claimed as a Process or Physical Object

    Federal Circuit: Software is not Patent Eligible unless Claimed as a Process or Physical Object
    In an interesting – though non-precedential – opinion, the Federal Circuit has ruled that a “speech-recognition interface” software lacks subject matter eligibility “because [the claims] are not…
  • May 21

    AIA Applications Working Through the System

    AIA Applications Working Through the System
    The AIA makes important changes to the law of prior-art that will impact which inventions are patentable, although it remains unclear whether the new law makes it more difficult to obtain patent protection because it increases the scope of…
  • May 20

    Patent Quality.

    Patent Quality.
    Somewhat interesting to me that the USPTO self-reported quality numbers are way-down for FY2015.  I have not yet followed-up, but my initial guess is that the change is a measurement change rather than a change in practice.…
Rank this Week: 249

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 22

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air
    On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit rejected (PDF) the University of Notre Dame’s argument that the accommodation regulations require it to contract with an insurer which, because of the contract, then provides contraception coverage to…
  • May 22

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air
    It’s also a moment of truth for the tech giants, too. Google infamously knuckled under to China’s demands for censorship and cooperation against dissidents last decade as the price for access to their vast market. Six years ago,…
  • May 22

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ
    Ask a Catholic audience whose name they associate with the Catholic Church and science. “Galileo!” they shout. Ask them about Lemaître, Grimaldi, Stensen, Secchi—or Piazzi—and you get blank stares. Is it any…
Rank this Week: 272

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • May 22

    China’s E-Commerce Development Plan

    China’s E-Commerce Development Plan
    China government planners are working to increase the role of domestic consumption and domestic investment in PRC economy. The State Council has decided that increasing the role of e-commerce is one way to promote consumer driven, private…
  • May 21

    Where To Locate Your China Company

    Where To Locate Your China Company
    The other day I was talking with a U.S. based non-tech consumer company about their commencing retail operations in China. This is a new client and at some point in the conversation I started getting specific about what it takes to form a…
  • May 19

    Getting Counterfeit Products Off China Websites: It’s Possible

    Getting Counterfeit Products Off China Websites: It’s Possible
      A couple of our China lawyers spend a small part of nearly every day writing to or calling Chinese websites like Alibaba to request that they take down counterfeit products. Their success rate on getting these products removed within a…
Rank this Week: 165

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint
    Our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that Memorial Day Weekend is one of the business times of year in South Florida, especially in terms of DUI accidents and arrests.…
  • May 21

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise
    According to a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), crimes across Florida dropped to a 44-year low in 2014. At the same time, though, violent crime actually rose in Palm Beach County by 115 incidents (vs. the previous…
  • May 19

    Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Providing Illegal Dental Service

    Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Providing Illegal Dental Service
    People often feel like they're qualified to offer advice and assistance in areas in which they are not. For example, after watching a legal drama, someone might feel equipped to give a friend legal advice. After watching a medical television…
Rank this Week: 851

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona accident and injury news. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.phoenixinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 22

    Stay Safe while Driving over Memorial Day Weekend

    Stay Safe while Driving over Memorial Day Weekend
    Every year, many national organizations and some local to the Phoenix area attempt to forecast the travel that is anticipated during busy times, like holiday weekends. These estimates can help motorists plan their routes or even adjust their…
  • May 21

    Police Chase Ends with Serious Motorcycle Crash

    Police Chase Ends with Serious Motorcycle Crash
    High speed chases initiated by law enforcement officials have been controversial for decades in the Phoenix area and across the country. On one hand, there is the need for police officers to enforce the law and to prevent offenders from…
  • May 19

    Car Crash in Gilbert Turns Fatal

    Car Crash in Gilbert Turns Fatal
    Car accidents happen in an instant and often occur without warning. One moment a driver is traveling along a road or a highway in Phoenix and the next moment everything has changed because that driver was involved in a crash. Annually, more…
Rank this Week: 822

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • May 22

    Financial Advisor to Stars Pleads Guilty to Perpetrating Multiple Ponzi Scheme

    Financial Advisor to Stars Pleads Guilty to Perpetrating Multiple Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Troy Stratos, a self-described entertainment entrepreneur and globe-trotting businessman, pleaded guilty in California to four counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. The…
  • May 21

    SEC Launches Inquiring into JPMorgan’s Fund Sale

    SEC Launches Inquiring into JPMorgan’s Fund Sale
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:JP Morgan Chase & Co. is under investigation by the SEC and other regulators regarding the manner in which it sells its own mutual funds and other proprietary products.The SEC’s…
  • May 20

    New Obligation: Continuity Plan Required At Investment Advisory Firm

    New Obligation: Continuity Plan Required At Investment Advisory Firm
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has developed a model rule outlining policies that investment advisers should have in place to respond to natural disasters or the death or incapacitation of an executive.The…
Rank this Week: 125

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
  • May 21

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again
    Here's the opinion by visiting Judge Ebel, a senior 10th Circuit judge.  The Montgomery Advertiser has this report on the former Alabama Governor:A federal appeals court Wednesday denied former Gov. Don Siegelman's bid for a new trial,…
  • May 20

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1.  Follow up on the "intactivist" post from yesterday.  The lawyer decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit.  From the Sun-Sentinel:A federal lawsuit concerning a circumcision fight between two South Florida parents…
Rank this Week: 102

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • May 22

    CFP: Transnational Legal Indicators & Metric

    CFP: Transnational Legal Indicators & Metric
    The International Sociological Association (ISA) will hold the Third ISA Forum of Sociology on July 10-14, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The theme of the forum is “The Futures We Want:...
  • May 22

    Hawaii Access to Justice Conference–Honolulu, HI

    Hawaii Access to Justice Conference–Honolulu, HI
    The University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law will host the 2015 Hawaii Access to Justice Conference on June 19, 2015. Please visit the conference website for forthcoming...
  • May 22

    Human Right to Family Planning Conference–Seattle, WA

    Human Right to Family Planning Conference–Seattle, WA
    University of Washington School of Law will host the Human Right to Family Planning (HR2FP) Conference on Oct. 9-11, 2015. Please visit the conference website for forthcoming details. “Our conference...
Rank this Week: 33

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 22

    Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Procuring Fraudulent Loan

    Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Procuring Fraudulent Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jason Calabrese, 43, Watertown, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, Connecticut, to his involvement in a series of fraudulent mortgage loan applications. According to…
  • May 21

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Paxton Jeffrey Anderson, 44, Montevideo, Minnesota, and Joseph John Plany, 42, Hutto, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton to eight years and four years in prison, respectively, and ordered…
  • May 21

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Eric Hulsman, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. Felony charges against the defendant were…
Rank this Week: 3

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

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

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • May 22

    Victims of Disease – Victims of Charity

    Victims of Disease – Victims of Charity
    Is There No Shame? Each of us acutely knows of the efforts undertaken over the last three decades to find a cure and to advance treatment for many types of cancer.  Most people well know of facts like cancer is the second leading cause…
  • May 15

    Train Derailment in Crescent City, FL

    Train Derailment in Crescent City, FL
    Avoidable Tragedy A few days ago, it was a Philadelphia train derailment that claimed (7) dead and over 130 injured. Since 1991, the railway industry led by CSX has been trying to assure the public that rail transportation is just fine. As,…
  • May 14

    Train Derailments and PTC

    Train Derailments and PTC
    Can Positive Train Control Help Prevent Another Train Accident? After most tragedies involving the loss of life and hundreds of injured people, we reflect on: what could have been done to avoid this? What safety measures were in place or…
Rank this Week: 419

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 867

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: 95

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 241

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne
    Opportunity:FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Individuals Potentially in Danger of Statelessness in the Dominican Republic [info]- Proposal submission deadline is 8 June 2015.Publications:Access to Citizenship…
  • May 22

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health
    "EMDR for Syrian Refugees with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: Results of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6: 27414 (May 2015) [open access]"Incidence of Psychotic Disorders among…
  • May 21

    Regional Focus: Africa

    Regional Focus: Africa
    3 Key Trends That Lie Beneath a Silent Displacement Crisis in Kenya’s North-east (IDMC Blog, May 2015) [text]Building on the Foundation: Formative Evaluation of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Transition Process in Kenya,…
Rank this Week: 157

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • May 22

    What Congress Needs to Do Now for Real NSA Spying Reform

    What Congress Needs to Do Now for Real NSA Spying Reform
    This was originally posted at The Daily Beast. One section of the Patriot Act has been ritually abused. Americans want it changed. With a few days left to kill, amend, or reauthorize the bill, the ACLU's legislative counsel says the latter is…
  • May 22

    What ACLU v. Clapper Mean

    What ACLU v. Clapper Mean
    This was originally posted on JustSecurity. Many others have already weighed in about the significance of last week’s ruling in ACLU v. Clapper. Here are my own quick thoughts. As regular readers of this blog already…
  • May 21

    After Rand Paul’s Sort-of Filibuster, What’s Next for Surveillance Reform?

    After Rand Paul’s Sort-of Filibuster, What’s Next for Surveillance Reform?
    While technically Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) stand against the NSA yesterday wasn't a filibuster, any time a member of Congress talks for over ten hours without a bathroom break, it's close enough in our book. Paul's move came just as the…
Rank this Week: 70

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 576

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 22

    Dividing Property & Debt in a California Divorce

    Dividing Property & Debt in a California Divorce
    If you are getting a divorce, the ideal way to divide your marital property and debts is to work out an agreement that you and your spouse feels is fair. It's important to remember that until the judge signs your agreement and issues the…
  • May 21

    Can Kids Choose Which Parent to Live With?

    Can Kids Choose Which Parent to Live With?
    There's a myth about child custody that when a child reaches the age of 14 he or she can decide which parent to live with. Unfortunately, this is not true. In many states there is a law that says that once a child reaches 14 years old, a…
  • May 20

    Support for Same-Sex Marriage Breaks Record

    Support for Same-Sex Marriage Breaks Record
    According to a new survey from Gallup, the support for same-sex marriage in America has reached an all-time high. Gallup's new survey shows that 60 percent of Americans approve of legalizing same-sex marriage. Gallup's results closely match…
Rank this Week: 442

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • May 22

    EVENT – The Guardian – Jeremy Hutchinson & Alan Rusbridger: The case for liberty

    EVENT – The Guardian – Jeremy Hutchinson & Alan Rusbridger: The case for liberty
    ‘Jeremy Hutchinson was the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, 70s and 80s and his cases through that period changed society forever. From the sex and spying scandals that brought down Macmillan’s government, to his defence…
  • May 22

    The difference between ‘affirmation’ and ‘oath’ – BBC New

    The difference between ‘affirmation’ and ‘oath’ – BBC New
    ‘That most time-consuming of the traditional rituals surrounding the UK Parliament, the swearing in of all the MPs, has become an emblem of the changing shape of British society. A ceremony originally designed for exclusion – to…
  • May 22

    Phone hacking at Trinity Mirror ‘widespread’ for a decade, says judge – The Guardian

    Phone hacking at Trinity Mirror ‘widespread’ for a decade, says judge – The Guardian
    ‘Phone hacking at the tabloid publisher Trinity Mirror was “widespread and frequent” for a decade, a high court judge has ruled as he ordered the company to pay a record £1.2m in privacy damages to eight victims,…
Rank this Week: 6

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Weird "Science" = Preemption

    Weird "Science" = Preemption
    Here at the DDL Blog, we write from time to time on food litigation.  You might think it’s out of left field, and sometimes we even justify our food posts by pointing out that the “F” in FDCA stands for…
  • May 21

    The Mall Is Closed: Forum Shoppers Sent Home To Germany In Southern District Of Ohio’s Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal

    The Mall Is Closed: Forum Shoppers Sent Home To Germany In Southern District Of Ohio’s Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal
    As she famously clicked her ruby slippers together, Dorothy Gail proclaimed, “There’s no place like home.”  Such was the conclusion of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Hefferan v.…
  • May 20

    “Age Defying” Make-up Case Only Partially Defies Preemption

    “Age Defying” Make-up Case Only Partially Defies Preemption
     Coco Chanel said that nature gives you your face at 20, but you earn your face at 50.  Perhaps that is not so different from Mark Twain’s theory that one’s wrinkles should merely be monuments to smiles.  Those…
Rank this Week: 334

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • May 22

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle
    Washington Times:  “FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday…
  • May 15

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy
    Arizona Republic:  “An Arizona real-estate developer was arrested last week on fraud and bankruptcy charges stemming from an alleged scheme to hide $17 million in assets.  Alex Papakyriakou, also known as Alex Papas, 57, of…
  • May 14

    IRS Refunds $107,000 It Lifted from Business Man

    IRS Refunds $107,000 It Lifted from Business Man
    Fox News:  “Lyndon McLellan fought the law — and apparently, he won.  The North Carolina business owner for months has been battling the federal government after IRS agents last fall seized $107,000 from him, under a…
Rank this Week: 284

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 22

    Month in Review: April, 2015

    Month in Review: April, 2015
    By: David A. Smith “The site is now known as the Great Blue Island Swamp.” – R. A. Lafferty, “What’s the Name of that Town?”, 1964 R. A. Lafferty In 1964, the mad genius of science fiction R. A. Lafferty…
  • May 21

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning…
  • May 20

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Out of the City Point streets, the musical shuttle, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, so long as the personal vehicle is an affordable mode…
Rank this Week: 151

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Law

    Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Law
    Driving on the road is dangerous for a host of reasons. Of course, cars weigh thousands of pounds and travel at extremely high rates of speed. In addition, there are distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and generally negligent drivers. Today…
  • May 21

    More about Living Will

    More about Living Will
    Last week, I discussed living wills, sometimes called advance directives. That generated huge interest. Calls and e-mails poured in. End of life planning is hard. Advance care plans are designed to ensure that your wishes are honored when you…
  • May 20

    Comparative Negligence

    Comparative Negligence
    Most accident and injury cases in Florida are based on a theory of negligence. And in most cases the negligence in question was committed by the defendant against the plaintiff. By way of example, a simple case of negligence may involve a car…
Rank this Week: 956

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/
  • May 22

    Washington State Teachers On Strike

    Washington State Teachers On Strike
    Earlier this week, teachers across the state of Washington walked off the job and hit the pickets in order to protest what they believe to be the state legislature’s failure to adequately fund k-12 public schools. A spokesperson for the…
  • May 19

    Board Dismisses Six ULP Charges Against Am. Apparel

    Board Dismisses Six ULP Charges Against Am. Apparel
    Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a statement announcing that it was dropping six unfair labor practice complaints filed against American Apparel, Inc.  The complaints were purportedly dismissed due to a…
  • May 18

    Sherwin Lockout Legal

    Sherwin Lockout Legal
    Last week, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board dismissed charges alleging that Sherwin Alumina’s lockout of 450 employees violated the National Labor Relations Act.  The charges, filed by the United Steel…
Rank this Week: 480

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • May 22

    When a Disability Derails Your Retirement Plan

    When a Disability Derails Your Retirement Plan
    So, you had your eye on a retirement future, but an unexpected disability changed everything. What now?
  • May 21

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown
    Remember when Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was found "unresponsive" in a bathtub back in January 2015? She is not "progressing," but her case illustrates the difference…
  • May 20

    Crummey Power Helps the Mikels save a Whole lotta Nickel

    Crummey Power Helps the Mikels save a Whole lotta Nickel
    They are often referred to as "Crummey Trusts" and attorneys have been preparing them for clients since the late 1960s. Properly drafted and executed, these trusts can help taxpayers transfer significant wealth by leveraging the…
Rank this Week: 665

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    House Committee Approves 13 Capital Formation Bill

    House Committee Approves 13 Capital Formation Bill
    By John M. Jascob, J.D.The House Financial Services Committee voted Wednesday night to approve 13 bills designed to create jobs by stimulating capital formation by Main Street businesses. The Committee approved seven of the bills by unanimous…
  • May 21

    SEC Proposes New Disclosure by Investment Companies and Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New Disclosure by Investment Companies and Investment Adviser
    By Jacquelyn LumbThe SEC commissioners yesterday unanimously approved proposals to increase the transparency and modernize the reporting requirements for investment companies and investment advisers. In opening remarks, Chair Mary Jo White…
  • May 20

    House Panel Hears from Financial Industry on Cybersecurity

    House Panel Hears from Financial Industry on Cybersecurity
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D. The House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit heard from representatives of the financial services industry today regarding cybersecurity preparedness.…
Rank this Week: 426

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 85

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • May 22

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction
    A Jacksonville man convicted of killing a firefighter’s wife will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The man was facing the possibility of the death penalty, but the judge issued the life sentence last week, according to a…
  • May 19

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner
    A St. Johns County Commissioner was cleared of a felony charge brought against him in North Carolina.  He was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, accused of taking $500 from an account he used to share with his…
  • May 15

    Jacksonville man convicted of shooting into home, facing decades behind bar

    Jacksonville man convicted of shooting into home, facing decades behind bar
    A Jacksonville man who shot into a home and accidentally wounded a 3-year-old boy was found guilty on multiple charges.  The man was found guilty on four counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting or throwing…
Rank this Week: 933

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • May 22

    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month
    Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous…
  • May 19

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small…
  • May 15

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit
    It’s the time of year when people in and around Chicago start getting outside to shake off the rust from the winter and get back into their fitness routines. If you will be walking, jogging or riding your bike on the roads, here are…
Rank this Week: 520

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month
    Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous…
  • May 19

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small…
  • May 15

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit
    It’s the time of year when people in and around Chicago start getting outside to shake off the rust from the winter and get back into their fitness routines. If you will be walking, jogging or riding your bike on the roads, here are…
Rank this Week: 196

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 242

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Life Partners back in the new

    Life Partners back in the new
    We first started blogging on this monumentally bad idea in 2010:"So who really loses here?  [I]t would have to be the poor saps who bought into this idea, and forked over $50,000 (minimum!) to do so."In 2012, we noted that "Life Partners…
  • May 21

    Health Wonk Review at Julie's Place

    Health Wonk Review at Julie's Place
    HWR co-ordinator Julie Ferguson steps up to host this week's 'Review (your scheduled host, moi, is dealing with end-of-life issues with the canine member of our family).Please drop by for some great insights.Original content copyright ©…
  • May 21

    Unalienable Insurance?

    Unalienable Insurance?
    Via co-blogger Bob:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 460

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • May 22

    Recycling—Helps the Earth, Saves Lives, and Destroys Electronic Evidence

    Recycling—Helps the Earth, Saves Lives, and Destroys Electronic Evidence
    “Recycle,” “conserve,” “waste,” and “pollution” are terms that were implanted into the minds of each of us at a young age and are now they are being instilled into companies worldwide as a…
  • May 20

    When Will There Be a Presumption that ESI Is Inaccessible?

    When Will There Be a Presumption that ESI Is Inaccessible?
    Parties requesting e-discovery speak up or forever be subject to possible cost-shifting.  Generally, the responding party bears its own costs of complying with discovery requests; however, the rules of discovery allow a trial judge to…
  • May 18

    How Generous Can a Court Be in Rewarding Legal Fees As a Result of Violation of Discovery Rules?

    How Generous Can a Court Be in Rewarding Legal Fees As a Result of Violation of Discovery Rules?
    When a party’s violation of discovery rules causes added legal expenses to its adversarial, courts appear to be very generous in approving fee applications. An application only needs to provide itemized ledger entries of…
Rank this Week: 367

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    Elderly Citizens Force Cities to Reevaluate Structure

    Elderly Citizens Force Cities to Reevaluate Structure
    Most people consider elderly issues as problems with nursing homes, Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security. While these are important problems that need to be addressed with our nation's seniors, the number of elderly residents in cities is…
  • May 19

    Nursing Homes Can File for Guardianship to Collect Debt

    Nursing Homes Can File for Guardianship to Collect Debt
    Few people realize that nursing homes can file for guardianship over their elderly or disabled residents in order to collect on unpaid debts. Even fewer experts have done research on how often nursing homes initiate proceedings or track their…
  • May 15

    Study Shows Costs of Care Continue to Rise

    Study Shows Costs of Care Continue to Rise
    The annual "Cost of Care" report by Genworth Financial was released last week that shows that the cost of care for elderly seniors in the United States continues to rise. According to the survey, the median bill for a private room in a…
Rank this Week: 821

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 22

    Wisconsin Employer Facing More than $102K in Fine

    Wisconsin Employer Facing More than $102K in Fine
    Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while fabricating metal products because safety mechanisms were not in place at Wisconsin-based Koser Iron Works Inc., according to officials.   Responding to a complaint,…
  • May 21

    If No Light Duty Is Available, Can The Employer Terminate Employment?

    If No Light Duty Is Available, Can The Employer Terminate Employment?
    We had very successful webinar recently on the New ADA Return to Work Interpretations.  There were many questions from the audience.  Find below the responses to the questions related to the Interactive Process given by Aaron…
  • May 21

    Santa Clara County D.A. Charges 3 with Comp Fraud

    Santa Clara County D.A. Charges 3 with Comp Fraud
    Three California individuals ended up recently on the wrong side of the law.   A lab worker, a housekeeper at a local mall and a roofer were each charged with felony insurance fraud in individual cases whereby they reportedly claimed…
Rank this Week: 430

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • May 22

    A look at judges, Facebook and recusal

    A look at judges, Facebook and recusal
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "A look at judges, Facebook and recusal." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A look at judges, Facebook and recusal Judges are human. They have relationships, both…
  • May 11

    NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible

    NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible Last October I wrote about two different…
  • Apr 29

    Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?

    Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?" My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer? As the Apple Watch is about to hits stores, the question…
Rank this Week: 904

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
  • May 22

    Federal Judge Rejects Expansive Interpretation of False Claims Act

    Federal Judge Rejects Expansive Interpretation of False Claims Act
    An Ohio federal judge dismissed a False Claims Act lawsuit brought against U.S. Bank that could have expanded liability under the statute. The plaintiff, a legal aid group, claimed that U.S. Bank was defrauding the federal government through…
  • May 18

    Senn Interview, Part I – Investigations Under the FCPA

    Senn Interview, Part I – Investigations Under the FCPA
    One of the things that I am questioned on is when to bring in outside counsel for a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation or simply to take a look at an issue that may have raised a Red Flag … Weiterlesen →
  • Apr 20

    Zur Auskunftspflicht des Geschäftsführers einer insolventen GmbH (BGH IX ZB 62/14, 05.03.2015)

    Zur Auskunftspflicht des Geschäftsführers einer insolventen GmbH (BGH IX ZB 62/14, 05.03.2015)
    Nach §§ 97, 101, 20 InsO ist der Geschäftsführer einer GmbH verpflichtet, dem Insolvenzgericht, dem Insolvenzverwalter, dem Gläubigerausschuss und u. U. auch der Gläubigerversammlung Auskunft über die…
Rank this Week: 794

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15
    Overdue legal recognition for African-American artists in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case — Sean O’Connor, Lateef Mtima, and Lita Rosario present an original take on the March 2015 jury verdict. “The older…
  • May 19

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a public meeting on April 1 to discuss how the federal government could facilitate the development of the online licensing environment for copyrighted works. Specifically, the USPTO was…
  • May 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15
    At West Point, Shaping Future Warriors Through Plutarch and Shakespeare — Elizabeth Samet teaches literature to soldiers. “Lessons from literature, she said, can guide soldiers ‘to follow lawful orders and never surrender…
Rank this Week: 551

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Firm: What Can Overbilling Do For You?

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Firm: What Can Overbilling Do For You?
    There are several areas of the legal profession which will remain timeless; it is from these areas that learning from the mistakes of others is critical to ensuring long, stable careers for ourselves.  Better yet, learning from mistakes…
  • May 21

    Charlotte School of Law Moot Court Volunteers Time

    Charlotte School of Law Moot Court Volunteers Time
    Charlotte School of Law  Moot Court members volunteered to work with students associated with Classical Conversations, an organization supporting homeschooled families, in a Mock Trial event on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Union County…
  • May 20

    Compliance Officer: A Career in Demand

    Compliance Officer: A Career in Demand
    Compliance has become one of the biggest buzzwords in corporate America and one of the hottest areas of the job market. In some sectors, new compliance jobs are growing at rates that are more than double the growth rate for … Continue…
Rank this Week: 256

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 22

    KS: Negligence Standard Reaffirmed for Escaped Livestock

    KS: Negligence Standard Reaffirmed for Escaped Livestock
    Details at Iowa State's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.
  • May 21

    Baker & Swedloff on Lawyers' Professional Liability

    Baker & Swedloff on Lawyers' Professional Liability
    Tom Baker & Rick Swedloff have posted to SSRN Liability Insurer Data as a Window on Lawyers' Professional Liability. The abstract provides: Using the best publicly available data on lawyers’ liability claims and insurance – from the…
  • May 20

    Culhane on Amtrak Cap

    Culhane on Amtrak Cap
    Widener's John Culhane at Slate: "A Cruel Cap."
Rank this Week: 877

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/
  • May 22

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Well, it’s Memorial Day weekend, and we once again express our great appreciation for those who lost their lives serving our nation. Above, we feature the cover of Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles #1, published back in…
  • May 21

    Fitbit Faces New Lawsuit Over 67 Minutes of Sleep

    Fitbit Faces New Lawsuit Over 67 Minutes of Sleep
    As America has become more engulfed in the fitness craze, numerous products aimed at helping consumers with their new found healthy lifestyles have hit the marketplace. One such product is the Fitbit activity tracker, a wearable…
  • May 20

    JC Penney “Phantom” Pricing Lawsuit

    JC Penney “Phantom” Pricing Lawsuit
    Get this: There is definitely a real class action lawsuit against JC Penney in federal court in California over purported “phantom discounts.” The lawsuit accuses JC Penney of hiking retail prices on apparel…
Rank this Week: 146