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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016
    Transition period of s.52 expedited The repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) has been expedited due to the outcome of a government consultation. s.52 stipulates the term for artistic works which have been…
  • Apr 29

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?
    Adjusting the camera not to include any copyright materialGame of Thrones? House of Cards? Forget them.The battle around what until recently was an area of copyright not many cared knew about, ie freedom of panorama, has now become one of the…
  • Apr 29

    The end of the Google Books legal saga

    The end of the Google Books legal saga
    A few days ago the US Supreme Court refused [here] to grant certiorari in the long-running battle between the Authors Guild and Google over the latter's Books Library Project [Katposts here].Katfriend Shalini…
Rank this Week: 65

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 29

    Child Custody: Supervised Visitation

    Child Custody: Supervised Visitation
    Are you dealing with a domestic violence case where children are involved? Whether the children are the victims of the abuse (child abuse), or if they have been witnessing a parent being abused, or both, the court may decide to order…
  • Apr 28

    Grandparents' Rights in California

    Grandparents' Rights in California
    Are you a grandparent who would like to have visitation with your grandchild? Under California law, you have the ability to ask for reasonable visitation of your grandchild. However, certain requirements must be met first. In order for…
  • Apr 27

    Rebuilding Your Financial Health After Divorce

    Rebuilding Your Financial Health After Divorce
    If you’re going through a divorce, you’re aware of how a divorce can impact your finances tremendously. Given the fact that California is a community property state, many Californians stand to lose half of their hard-earned…
Rank this Week: 712

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
  • Apr 27

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon. Ms. Boysen-Aragon is a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC, where she helps lawyers find their next dream job and helps companies and law firms find their next legal ace. She…
  • Apr 25

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?
    When is a personal representative bound to arbitrate claims against a nursing home? The answer depends on the nature of the claim, as illustrated in a recent case. Here’s what happened in Monschke v Timber Ridge Assisted Living, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 954

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
  • Apr 27

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon. Ms. Boysen-Aragon is a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC, where she helps lawyers find their next dream job and helps companies and law firms find their next legal ace. She…
  • Apr 25

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?
    When is a personal representative bound to arbitrate claims against a nursing home? The answer depends on the nature of the claim, as illustrated in a recent case. Here’s what happened in Monschke v Timber Ridge Assisted Living, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 479

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Attorney Job Search: Avoid These Common Mistake

    Attorney Job Search: Avoid These Common Mistake
    Whether you’re a student who has recently graduated, a mom getting back into the workforce, or a woman looking to make a career shift, the law industry is a HUGE playing field to venture through. There are literally hundreds of law…
  • Apr 26

    Ms. JD’s 2017 Annual Conference - Tell Us Your Thoughts!

    Ms. JD’s 2017 Annual Conference - Tell Us Your Thoughts!
    Ms. JD is extremely thankful for the attendees that filled the room, speakers that informed and inspired and for all the dedicated volunteers at Ms. JD's 8th Annual Conference "Superwomen JDs" at NYU School of Law on February 19, 2016.…
  • Apr 22

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition
    Ms. JD is pleased to announce the opening of our 2016 Summer Public Interest Scholarship Competition! The winners of this year’s Public Interest Scholarship Competition will each receive a $500 scholarship to go towards their…
Rank this Week: 231

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 29

    When Will Hospitals Learn How To Use Heparin?

    When Will Hospitals Learn How To Use Heparin?
    Heparin is one of the most basic medicines used in medicine, the primary anticoagulant used by hospitals, which is why it’s part of the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. But anticoagulants are so powerful…
  • Apr 24

    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Doesn’t Need Evidence-Based Medicine (Not Like This)

    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Doesn’t Need Evidence-Based Medicine (Not Like This)
    “Evidence-based medical treatment guidelines” sounds like such a good idea. Who would want medical treatment that wasn’t based on evidence? The problem is in the details. Way back in 1996, when “evidence-based…
  • Apr 13

    The Problems With Court-Appointed “Independent” Expert

    The Problems With Court-Appointed “Independent” Expert
    Over at The Green Bag, Judge Richard Posner published “What Is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judiciary, Yet Eminently Curable, Part I.” The article is quintessential Posner: concise, expansive, forceful, and packed with good…
Rank this Week: 413

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance
    I’ve received many calls from clients wondering whether their Certificates of Deposit are totally insured under the FDIC insurance rules. There’s a lot of confusion as to whether and how much of your deposits may be insured at one…
  • Apr 22

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe
    Can leaving amounts in trust for your loved ones save income taxes? Yes, it can.   Generally, there are two ways that you can leave your inheritance to your loved ones. The most common method is an outright distribution. Your will reads…
  • Apr 8

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible
    When I sit with a client and the conversation turns to selecting the successor trustee in the estate plan, I’m often not sure that my client understands the importance of this decision. Following the client’s death, for example,…
Rank this Week: 807

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 29

    Why People Hire Lawyer

    Why People Hire Lawyer
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has held that a legal malpractice case may go forward In 2011, the district court dissolved the marriage of Brenda R. Rice and Dale E. Rice. Attorney Terrance A. Poppe represented Brenda in the dissolution…
  • Apr 29

    California Earthquake

    California Earthquake
    Andrew Strickler at Law360 reports California’s top disciplinary trial counsel, Jayne Kim, announced her pending resignation Thursday following a tumultuous five-year tour. The resignation of the bar’s chief prosecutor comes despite a…
  • Apr 29

    Consecutive Suspension For Neglect Of Court-Appointed Client

    Consecutive Suspension For Neglect Of Court-Appointed Client
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended for an additional year an attorney already suspended for two years Attorney Hicks focused his practice primarily on representing indigent defendants in criminal cases through appointments either by…
Rank this Week: 289

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 843

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    “Unsettled and Rapidly Evolving” Patent Eligibility Landscape Weighs Against Award of Attorney Fee

    “Unsettled and Rapidly Evolving” Patent Eligibility Landscape Weighs Against Award of Attorney Fee
    Following summary judgment of invalidity for lack of patentable subject matter the court denied plaintiff's motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because defendant's litigation positions were not baseless. "[T]he patent issued…
  • Apr 28

    Patents for Digitally Labeling Websites Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Patents for Digitally Labeling Websites Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that the asserted claims of plaintiff’s patents for digitally labeling websites were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward…
  • Apr 27

    MPEG Decoder Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    MPEG Decoder Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s MPEG decoder patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed to an abstract idea. "[T]he [Alice] step one inquiry…
Rank this Week: 583

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Austin’s First African-American Lawyer

    Austin’s First African-American Lawyer
    Occasionally I find something interesting that has nothing to do with oil and gas law, and I file it under “something completely different.” John Browning, a Dallas attorney, law professor and historian, has written the story of a…
  • Apr 27

    LNG Produced in George West?

    LNG Produced in George West?
    Stabilis Energy has a facility in George West, about an hour south of San Antonio in the Eagle Ford field, that can produce up to 120,000 gallons of liquified natural gas a day. It opened in March 2015.  The US Department of Energy has…
  • Apr 25

    North American Oil & Gas Industry Bankruptcie

    North American Oil & Gas Industry Bankruptcie
    Haynes and Boone has published a list of the companies who have filed bankruptcy in the current downturn. View it here. 31 of the 63 companies listed are based in Texas. Yesterday Swift Energy, which filed for bankruptcy protection on the…
Rank this Week: 867

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 998

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday April 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 29, 2016 at 6:29am PDTThe first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Its…
  • Apr 28

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday April 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTDo employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment…
  • Apr 27

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday April 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 27, 2016 at 6:34am PDTCivil lawsuits in Ontario’s Superior Court are commenced by…
Rank this Week: 163

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    House passes bill easing solicitation restrictions on angel investor

    House passes bill easing solicitation restrictions on angel investor
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.The House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at encouraging investments from “angel” investors by exempting certain investor events from being considered “general solicitation” under the…
  • Apr 28

    Delaware justice league disclaims idea of 'super-directors'

    Delaware justice league disclaims idea of 'super-directors'
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.As sanctions for their misconduct during the litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed the claims of OptimisCorp and its CEO against three directors and the CFO. The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed, but its…
  • Apr 27

    Adviser official to pay $650K for soft-dollar manipulation, misuse

    Adviser official to pay $650K for soft-dollar manipulation, misuse
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.A federal district court granted summary judgment in favor of the SEC in an action against an adviser executive who engaged in a long-term fraudulent scheme to collect bogus “research expenses” and higher…
Rank this Week: 569

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit
    Hearsay is a legal concept that non-lawyers use all the time without understanding its meaning. Hearsay is another way to describe gossip, or second-hand information. That does define hearsay, but people may not realize that even explosive…
  • Apr 28

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit
    Circuit Reinstates Pregnancy Bias Suit Against Ulster Jail Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal April 28, 2016  A new trial has been ordered for a corrections officer who alleged she suffered discrimination because…
  • Apr 26

    Preserve that testimony!

    Preserve that testimony!
    Reading a torts decision from Judge Calabresi is like watching George Brett taking batting practice. Judge Calabresi is a scholar of American torts law, and he does not write up a torts ruling with the sort of brief and conclusory holdings…
Rank this Week: 502

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?
    Tomita Technologies USA, LLC was handed a devastating loss earlier this week in its long-enduring battle with Nintendo over stereoscopic (i.e. 3D) image technology.  Back in 2013, Nintendo lost a patent infringement jury trial in the…
  • Apr 28

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?
    My home state of Minnesota prides itself primarily on three things:  our ability to withstand our winters, our 10,000 lakes, and our dearly beloved Prince.  While we take a beating when it comes to our sports teams, all of his…
  • Apr 27

    Trademark Lessons for New Businesses from a Lawsuit Against a Colorado Juice Bar

    Trademark Lessons for New Businesses from a Lawsuit Against a Colorado Juice Bar
    It is a big, exciting, and dangerous risk to start a new business. There were approximately 400,000 in 2014 (continuing a recent downward trend, according to Gallup). Most entrepreneurs know that the odds are stacked against them, as about…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Apr 29

    "not Quam ghu'vam, IoD!"

    "not Quam ghu'vam, IoD!"
    That's Klingon for, "This will not stand, man!" And it's in the amicus brief arguing that you can't copyright Klingon.The Recorder has more:To say the filing is colorful doesn't do it justice. Submitted by Marc Randazza of Las Vegas-based…
  • Apr 28

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award
    Friends and readers of the blog know that my family set up an award in my Dad's name at the University of Miami School of Law three years ago.  The Stuart A. Markus Award recognizes an individual student each year for outstanding work…
  • Apr 27

    "That hasn’t happened in quite some time.”

    "That hasn’t happened in quite some time.”
    That was Justice Ginsburg after she was referred to as Justice O'Connor during an oral argument today in United States v. McDonnell. (via The Washington Post).OOF!Well, that's better than being called a "serial child molestor" when your…
Rank this Week: 166

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 29

    The Need for a Code of Conduct for Family Law Dispute

    The Need for a Code of Conduct for Family Law Dispute
    The Codes of Conduct of Canada’s various law societies set the standards of conduct expected of members of the profession. They are enforced through the law societies’ enabling legislation, which uniformly empower the societies to…
  • Apr 29

    It’s a Law Firm, Not a Love Song: It Can Carry on Without You (For a Week or Two)

    It’s a Law Firm, Not a Love Song: It Can Carry on Without You (For a Week or Two)
    “(T)o build my career is to make myself indispensable, demonstrating indispensability means burying myself in the work, and the upshot of successfully demonstrating my indispensability is the need to continue working…
  • Apr 28

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue
    On March 24, 2016, the Barreau du Quebec (Quebec Bar Association) released a report « La tarification horaire à l’heure de la réflexion » (in French only and translated to say Hourly Billing: A Time for…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Apr 29

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media I’ve written many times in the past about how lawyers can…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2016 Social media has been part of our daily lives for nearly a decade. At first, many lawyers were skeptical,…
  • Apr 14

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of jurors In a recent Order issued in Oracle v. Google, No. C 10-03561 WHA, United…
Rank this Week: 528

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Plaintiffs Find California Courts Congenial To Section 11 Action

    Plaintiffs Find California Courts Congenial To Section 11 Action
    Muttering About Mottoes The official motto of the State of California is “Eureka”.  Cal. Gov’t Code § 420.5.  The word is a transliteration of the Greek word εὕρηκα which is…
  • Apr 28

    Inspecting Foreign Corporation Shareholder List

    Inspecting Foreign Corporation Shareholder List
    Recently, I’ve written about the “absolute” right of shareholders to inspect the shareholders list pursuant to California Corporations Code Section 1600.  Readers at, or representing, foreign corporations may have…
  • Apr 27

    Federal Court Rules “Mere Affiliation” Is Insufficient To Establish Personal Jurisdiction

    Federal Court Rules “Mere Affiliation” Is Insufficient To Establish Personal Jurisdiction
    Nearly four years ago, I wrote about a Nevada Supreme Court decision holding that Nevada courts can exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresident officers and directors who directly harm the corporation.  Consipio Holding, BV v.…
Rank this Week: 260

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 362

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys…

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.kentuckypersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Guardrails are the subject of national scrutiny

    Guardrails are the subject of national scrutiny
    By Kyle Roby, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Metal guardrails run alongside many highways, particularly those that hug a steep embankment. They’re designed to protect those in a car if it careens off the highway. In…
  • Apr 27

    Kentucky Derby party fall case sent back to lower courts for more proceeding

    Kentucky Derby party fall case sent back to lower courts for more proceeding
      Businesses and landowners have a responsibility to keep their property safe for visitors. Of course, not every accident will result in a finding of liability because the plaintiff must prove that the defendant knew or should have known…
  • Apr 26

    Uninsured motorist insurance carrier sues in accident case

    Uninsured motorist insurance carrier sues in accident case
    Uninsured motorist insurance coverage can help pay for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering in the event that an insured is involved in an accident with an uninsured (or underinsured) driver.  An…
Rank this Week: 915

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 29

    3 Count: Useless Article

    3 Count: Useless Article
    US Trade Representative releases Special 301 report, YouTube announced Content ID improvements and there's no Klingon word for copyright... The post 3 Count: Useless Articles appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 28

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding
    Fashion designer sues over dress at royal wedding, Getty Images claims Google Image Search promotes piracy and Goodlatte talks copyright reform. The post 3 Count: White Royal Wedding appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 27

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton
    The Waltons was never a show to shy away from difficult topics, so when it tackled the issue of plagiarism, it did so with both complexity and humanity. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Waltons appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 651

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 29

    Notre Dame and Vatican Library to celebrate new collaboration

    Notre Dame and Vatican Library to celebrate new collaboration
    “The University of Notre Dame and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, or Vatican Library, will formalize a unique agreement of collaboration and exchange in a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. May 9 (Monday) in the Hesburgh Room of the Morris Inn,…
  • Apr 29

    Guarding the dazzle of the past

    Guarding the dazzle of the past
    “Inside the four-story, glass-and-concrete building near Harvard Square, past busy coffee shops and restaurants, Harvard social clubs, and a flower store, women and men in white ministered to rare books and unique materials from Harvard…
  • Apr 29

    Library of Congress to retire Thoma

    Library of Congress to retire Thoma
    “The legislative website Thomas, a relic of the World Wide Web’s early days, will be retired by the Library of Congress on July 5. The more modern website and database Congress.gov, which launched in beta in 2012, will replace…
Rank this Week: 83

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Child Support in Florida

    Child Support in Florida
    Child support is a major issue in family law. Child support is part of divorce cases and paternity cases. Even dependency cases can have child support issues involved. As a Jacksonville child support lawyer, I have handled many cases…
  • Mar 3

    Prenuptial Agreements, Wills in Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements, Wills in Marriage
    Planning for the future in any given situation will produce a better outcome than not having a plan.  Marriage and divorce are no exception.  Having a plan is important for people of all ages, but people who marry later in life…
  • Jan 18

    Technology As Weapons in Divorce

    Technology As Weapons in Divorce
    Technology plays a major role in divorce cases.  Technology, particularly social media apps like Facebook, Tinder, and even text messages, are coming up as issues.  Sometimes, the use of technology is the cause of the divorce, while…
Rank this Week: 855

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:  U.S. v. Scott, 2016 WL 1567619 (2016).  The court begins its analysis of Jason Daniel Scott’s arguments on appeal by explaining how the…
  • Apr 27

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  U.S. v. Levin, 2016 WL 1589824 (2016).  The U.S. District Court Judgewho has the case began the opinion by explaining that Alex Levin…
  • Apr 23

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction
    This post examines a relatively brief opinion ithat was recently ssued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona:  Wu v. BDK DSD, et al., 2016 WL 1059534. The first paragraph of the…
Rank this Week: 309

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/29/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/29/16
    This week, Erin’s been in Washington DC attending Georgetown Law’s Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations Conference (#NPGTEO16). Have a listen to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ Treat Me Right (featuring…
  • Apr 28

    Nonprofit Radio: Election Year Advocacy

    Nonprofit Radio: Election Year Advocacy
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing What’s Permissible Advocacy with host Tony Martignetti. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
  • Apr 27

    The Electioneering Prohibition: A Closer Look

    The Electioneering Prohibition: A Closer Look
    With the election year in full swing, many nonprofits have questions regarding the scope of permissible election-related and lobbying or advocacy activities organizations recognized as exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) can…
Rank this Week: 627

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Apr 29

    Feed Your Taste Buds and Your Marketing

    Feed Your Taste Buds and Your Marketing
    I like meat. I LOVE barbecued meat. If you were to cut me, I would bleed barbecue sauce. Why? In Kansas City, barbecue is what we do and, consequently, what we eat. A lot. If you were to ask me my favorite barbecue, I am not sure I could tell…
  • Apr 28

    What's at the End of Your Website?

    What's at the End of Your Website?
    They say there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and good luck finding it! At the end of your website is the Contact Us form and that should be your pot of gold.But it’s not always. If your team is not giving website leads the…
  • Apr 27

    What is a SWOT and Do I Want One?

    What is a SWOT and Do I Want One?
    It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, doesn’t it? To answer the second question first, yes, you definitely do want a SWOT. Now, the first question: SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. A SWOT…
Rank this Week: 781

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/
Rank this Week: 7

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 29

    Maybe Purpose Can Be Part of Non-Discrimination After All

    Maybe Purpose Can Be Part of Non-Discrimination After All
    Reading further in the Argentina - Financial Services AB report, maybe I was getting all worked up over nothing. After seeming to say that "regulatory aspects" of the measure cannot be considered as a separate step in the conditions of...
  • Apr 29

    Determining a Measure's Purpose

    Determining a Measure's Purpose
    We had so much fun talking about discriminatory purpose last week, I thought I'd bring up the subject again. This time, I want to focus on exactly how one might evaluate a measure's legitimacy, which you may or may not...
  • Apr 26

    Regulating "Healthy" Cigarette

    Regulating "Healthy" Cigarette
    From The Economist: TOBACCO companies specialise in contradiction. They herald the decline of smoking among youngsters, for example, then flaunt their sales to callow puffers. The most skilled contortionist in the industry may be Philip…
Rank this Week: 158

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

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

    WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)

    WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)
    What is the oddest job in America? It might be the folks who blur to the naughty bits on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. From The Seattle Times: “This is a totally weird work environment,” said Shaun O’Steen,…
  • Apr 28

    Let’s not forget about damages when litigating our case

    Let’s not forget about damages when litigating our case
    When employers are sued, they do not put enough thought into damages. The typical response is, “We didn’t discriminate; we aren't liable.” But, the reality is, unless you win a case on summary judgment (sadly, an unlikely…
  • Apr 27

    Ohio tries again to add LGBT rights to employment discrimination law

    Ohio tries again to add LGBT rights to employment discrimination law
    As I’ve said more times than I can count, I think it’s repulsive that, in 2016, it is lawful under Title VII and the employment-discrimination laws of most states to discriminate because of one’s LGBT…
Rank this Week: 195

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
  • Apr 26

    What do we do with our art collection?

    What do we do with our art collection?
    I've recently come across a good article by Malcolm Burrows, who specializes in philanthropy and helping people set up plans for donations both in their lifetimes and after death. Malcolm (with whom I have had the very great pleasure to work…
Rank this Week: 767

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 29

    Lawyers Attack Rivals in TV Ad

    Lawyers Attack Rivals in TV Ad
    TGIF! Of course, many will say that this is another sign of the decline of the profession.  But just imagine if you had two Biglaw firms battling it out on the airwaves over which was best at some niche area of the law: “TV viewers…
  • Apr 27

    GC Wants Cultish Devotion from Outside Counsel

    GC Wants Cultish Devotion from Outside Counsel
    For a study in contrasts, take a look at the corporate legal departments at Coca-Cola and UPS. UPS keeps fewer than 100 in-house lawyers despite a market capitalization of about $93 billion. The company’s general counsel Norman…
  • Apr 26

    ABA commission revisits nonlawyer ownership of law firm

    ABA commission revisits nonlawyer ownership of law firm
    An ABA commission is seeking comments on an “issues paper” examining ethics rules that bar nonlawyers from owning and managing law firms. The ABA Commission… The post ABA commission revisits nonlawyer ownership of law firms…
Rank this Week: 381

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    It's That Simple

    It's That Simple
    Just yesterday I posted about Texas attorney fees and the debate in that state about adequacy.And I previously I opined that 2016 was the year of Comp versus Constitution.The Florida Supreme Court yesterday blended the two, finding that…
  • Apr 28

    Can O' Worm

    Can O' Worm
    As much as many like to denigrate the legal profession, attorneys are an important component to our society, in particular regarding the complex world of workers' compensation.Sometimes lawyers are called upon to protect the legal interests…
  • Apr 27

    Figure It Out

    Figure It Out
    If you're an engineer, like my son, then you see everything as black and white, one or zero, on or off.There's not much room in an engineer's mind for imprecision, which is why the vagaries of the law can be frustrating.Which is why a recent…
Rank this Week: 768

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Apr 29

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Only one more week until Captain America: Civil War is released in theatres. We’re excited, as we are sure you are, as well. In fact, we are still recovering from the depressing onslaught of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so a…
  • Apr 27

    Abnormal Use At The South Carolina Bar Employment & Labor Law Midyear Meeting

    Abnormal Use At The South Carolina Bar Employment & Labor Law Midyear Meeting
    If you’re in Columbia, South Carolina on May 13, 2016, you can see our editor, Jim Dedman, present to the South Carolina Bar Employment & Labor Law Midyear Meeting. He will be speaking on “Blogging for Lawyers and Related…
  • Apr 26

    Snapchat Sued Over Distracted Driving Accident

    Snapchat Sued Over Distracted Driving Accident
    According to a report from GeekWire, social media giant Snapchat has been sued in Georgia for allegedly causing a motor vehicle accident in which the at-fault motorist was distracted while using the application. Before we dive into…
Rank this Week: 219

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Phubbing, more FOMO, blonde jokes, and what holds our  attention?

    Phubbing, more FOMO, blonde jokes, and what holds our  attention?
    It’s time to run down some articles that are curious, but not substantial enough to justify a full blog post. Once again, we have kept a few pearls in our virtual filing cabinet, and have combined them here for your curiosity and…
  • Apr 27

    A cure for the know-it-all: “Reflecting on explanatory ability” 

    A cure for the know-it-all: “Reflecting on explanatory ability” 
    Most of us think we know more than we actually do and sometimes, that sense is taken to an extreme that can be annoying (as well as inaccurate). Two years ago, we wrote about a study on modulating political extremism and mentioned the…
  • Apr 25

    “Creepiness”: You know it when you see it! 

    “Creepiness”: You know it when you see it! 
    You know what ‘creepy’ is and in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins personified creepiness. While it may be hard to believe, no one has ever “pinned down” what makes a person creepy. Since there must…
Rank this Week: 407

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 52

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
Rank this Week: 476

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Non-GAAP Disclosures: The Gloves Are Off

    Non-GAAP Disclosures: The Gloves Are Off
    Companies have been making non-GAAP disclosures for quite some time now. Perhaps spurred by recent remarks from SEC Chair White, SEC Commissioner Stein (remarks during PCAOB budget meeting) and SEC Chief Accountant Schnurr, it appears that…
  • Apr 28

    Survey Results: Auditing Standard #18: D&O Questionnaire

    Survey Results: Auditing Standard #18: D&O Questionnaire
    Here’s the survey results from this survey about how Auditing Standard #18 is impacting D&O questionnaires: 1. Did you update your D&O questionnaire in response to the PCAOB’s new Audit Standard #18 regarding related-party…
  • Apr 27

    5 Reasons Why I Love the Proxy Season

    5 Reasons Why I Love the Proxy Season
    From Susan Reilly: As a follow-up to last week’s blog about hating the proxy season, here are the top 5 reasons why I love the proxy season (I must admit, it was a lot harder to put together this list!): 1. The camaraderie with…
Rank this Week: 738

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 159

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice
    Maybe you're due for a little spring makeover? For this Friday Five+ installment, we asked our practice management dream team for their best tips on tidying up your office systems. Heidi Alexander, Dustin Cole, Sharon Nelson, Nora Regis,…
  • Apr 29

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice
    Maybe you're due for a little spring makeover? For this Friday Five+ installment, we asked our practice management dream team for their best tips on tidying up your office systems. Heidi Alexander, Dustin Cole, Sharon Nelson, Nora Regis,…
  • Apr 28

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog
    Question: Are there tools available to help me see how many people are reading my blog? Are there standards to judge its success? In this month's "Ask the Experts from the Legal Marketing Association," Lindsay Griffiths and Jabez…
Rank this Week: 648

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Hollander Law Firm.

http://www.south-florida-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Mendoza v. WIS Int’l, Inc. – Seat Belt Defense in Car Accident Lawsuit

    Mendoza v. WIS Int’l, Inc. – Seat Belt Defense in Car Accident Lawsuit
    The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a divided opinion, ruled that a provision of law that prohibits the so-called “seat belt defense” in car accident lawsuits is unconstitutional. In Mendoza v. WIS Int’l, Inc., justices were…
  • Apr 25

    Pitt-Hart v. Sanford USD Med. Ctr. – Medical Malpractice or General Negligence?

    Pitt-Hart v. Sanford USD Med. Ctr. – Medical Malpractice or General Negligence?
    Whether an injury lawsuit sounds in medical malpractice as opposed to general negligence – or visa versa – is a critical consideration. Medical malpractice lawsuits must satisfy certain special requirements that include: Shortened…
  • Apr 24

    Kendrick v. City of Midfield – Car Accident Injury by Police Cruiser

    Kendrick v. City of Midfield – Car Accident Injury by Police Cruiser
    Police officers are trusted to be the fastest responders in the event of an emergency. Getting their fast sometimes means pushing or exceeding the speed limits in their cruisers.  But even for those who are highly-trained drivers, speed…
Rank this Week: 512

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Apr 29

    COA: Judgment interest is not included with a sanctions award

    COA: Judgment interest is not included with a sanctions award
    In order to recover judgment interest in a civil action, the party must be granted a civil award that is more than an order directing an act be done, says the Court of Appeals in Lech II v Huntmore Estates Condominium Assoc., No.…
  • Apr 28

    COA: Closed informal sessions do not violate the Open Meetings Act

    COA: Closed informal sessions do not violate the Open Meetings Act
    The Michigan Constitution allows governing boards of public universities some latitude to define what constitutes a “formal session” that must be held in public, says the Court of Appeals in Detroit Free Press v University of…
  • Apr 28

    COA: DHHS must conduct an individualized assessment before terminating the rights of a cognitively impaired parent

    COA: DHHS must conduct an individualized assessment before terminating the rights of a cognitively impaired parent
    A parent who is cognitively impaired requires different accommodations than a parent with average cognitive abilities, the Court of Appeals held in In re Hicks/Brown Minors, No. 328870.  Absent individualized accommodations,…
Rank this Week: 620

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Is Nursing Home Operator Entitled to Bar Plaintiff Firm's Use of Finger-Pointing Ads?

    Is Nursing Home Operator Entitled to Bar Plaintiff Firm's Use of Finger-Pointing Ads?
    It seems nursing home operators are calling upon some of the same "trade practice" laws they are sometimes accused of violating, in an effort to thwart what the operators see as misleading advertising by personal injury attorneys.…
  • Apr 28

    A Greener Death

    A Greener Death
    We have heard about green cemeteries. Environmentally sensitive deaths have expanded beyond green cemeteries. According to the New York Times article from April 22, 2016 (Earth Day to those of you reading this closely), others are thinking…
  • Apr 27

    Physician-Aided Death Legislation and the Impact on the Medical Profession

    Physician-Aided Death Legislation and the Impact on the Medical Profession
    JAMA's Journal of Internal Medicine ran an article in the April issue, The Challenge of New Legislation on Physician-Assisted Death . From the legal profession, we know how these laws work. But from the medical profession, according to the…
Rank this Week: 386

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

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

    Mitsubishi Now Admitting to Emission Cheating

    Mitsubishi Now Admitting to Emission Cheating
    After Volkswagen dealt with an enormous backlash due to its involvement in cheating on emissions tests in their vehicles, Mitsubishi now admits that it has been doing the same thing for 25 years.  The company admitted last week that it…
  • Apr 24

    Carroll County Bike-Truck Collision Claims Biker's Life

    Carroll County Bike-Truck Collision Claims Biker's Life
    A Carroll County bicyclist was killed as she rode on County Road E-26 just east of Sycamore at 6:42 PM on April 22, 2016. She and the driver of the Silverado were heading west. [Sun rises from the east and sets to the west.]The ISP Trooper…
  • Apr 24

    Dallas County Passenger's Death in I-80

    Dallas County Passenger's Death in I-80
    A pickup truck being driven by a 31-year-old man was killed when allegedly the driver changed lanes striking a semi-truck being driven by Joseph Jadach from St. Petersburg, Florida. After making contact with the semi-trailer the pickup truck…
Rank this Week: 497