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ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 739

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
  • Apr 23

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Jennifer Steinhauer, NYTimes, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General After Long Delay Michael S. Schmidt & Matt Apuzzo, NYTimes, David Petraeus Is Sentenced to Probation in Leak Investigation (esp)
Rank this Week: 299

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 24

    Could you patent a human clone?

    Could you patent a human clone?
    My new favourite show is Orphan Black, a Canadian BBC production set in a world where human cloning was achieved 30 years ago. I’ve just finished watching the first season on Netflix, and I’m thoroughly hooked. Tatiana Maslany is…
  • Apr 9

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
  • Apr 8

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)
    It has been often remarked in these pages that we seem to be going back in time when it comes to copyright case law. In particular, the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union continues to decide cases about linking seems to me…
Rank this Week: 387

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

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

    EEOC transgender case in Detroit will go forward

    EEOC transgender case in Detroit will go forward
    As our readers know, the EEOC filed two lawsuits last fall against private employers, alleging discrimination against transgender individuals: one case against a medical practice in Florida, and the other against a funeral home operation in…
  • Apr 24

    Hey – that EEOC wellness rule isn’t half bad

    Hey – that EEOC wellness rule isn’t half bad
    NOTE: As I breathlessly reported last week, the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Here is a nicer copy than the one that was available…
  • Apr 17

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?
    Inquiring minds want to know! In the context of a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent court decision says that “regular attendance” is an essential function of the job. But what is…
Rank this Week: 510

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 409

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

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

    Obamacare Surender!

    Obamacare Surender!
     It's about time! Do you remember conservatives whining like tiny children that Obamacare was going to kill jobs?Well that didn't happen. Do you remember conservatives pleading like hungry kittens that Obamacare was going to cost more…
  • Apr 23

    Happy 67!

    Happy 67!
  • Apr 23

    It Was Only Four Minutes Late -- Who's Counting? (Note:It Was Three Minutes and the Defendants Are Counting)

    It Was Only Four Minutes Late -- Who's Counting? (Note:It Was Three Minutes and the Defendants Are Counting)
    When you file a motion for reconsideration, you are already up against gargantuan hurdles.So you really want to put your best foot forward.Unless you are late plus your brief is too long:On October 28, 2013, Plaintiffs filed a timely motion…
Rank this Week: 175

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    BALCA Says Drug Testing and Background Checks are “Requirements” for Recruitment Purpose

    BALCA Says Drug Testing and Background Checks are “Requirements” for Recruitment Purpose
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Bilingual Programmer.” After obtaining & examining an…
  • Apr 23

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Texas, Arkansas & Idaho

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Texas, Arkansas & Idaho
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Apr 22

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 4/1/15

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 4/1/15
    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 4/1/15. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular…
Rank this Week: 691

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
Rank this Week: 728

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 24

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?
    If you’re looking to steal a rival law firm’s Google Thunder, the coast is clear (except in North Carolina) opines Professor Eric Goldman in a soon-to-be-published SSRN article, Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive…
  • Apr 13

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice
    Like law, the energy and utility industry where I spend my days has traditionally been heavily regulated.  What that means is that rules for participants or relief for consumers come by way of regulatory commissions rather than statute…
  • Apr 6

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself
    Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can…
Rank this Week: 659

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    Denying New York Libraries the Fuel They Need

    Denying New York Libraries the Fuel They Need
    “The city’s libraries — the fusty old buildings, and a few spiffier modern ones, planted in all five boroughs — had 37 million visitors in the last fiscal year, said Angela Montefinise, a spokeswoman for the New York…
  • Apr 24

    Library lovers toss the book at Alameda County’s disposal system

    Library lovers toss the book at Alameda County’s disposal system
    “But that’s what appears to have happened in Alameda County’s 10-branch library system over the past two years. Watchdog activists believe the library has discarded almost 400,000 books from its shelves. County officials…
  • Apr 24

    New York Public Library expands Wi-Fi lending

    New York Public Library expands Wi-Fi lending
    “The New York Public Library is a hot spot for free Wi-Fi. The library on Thursday said it was expanding its free broadband program, which loans low-income families hot spot devices so they can access the Internet from home. “The…
Rank this Week: 695

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    How Legal Blogging Has Changed Over the Decade

    How Legal Blogging Has Changed Over the Decade
    Over at PrawfsBlawg, as they commemorate their tenth anniversary, they’ve been ruminating on the question of how legal blogging has changed over the past decade. As professorial types tend to do, they have been putting forth all sorts…
  • Apr 22

    Analyze Your Facebook Network Via Wolfram|Alpha, But Act Fast

    Analyze Your Facebook Network Via Wolfram|Alpha, But Act Fast
    Thanks to Tara Calishain’s ResearchBuzz blog, I learned about a Wolfram|Alpha tool that analyzes and visualizes your Facebook network and activity in minute detail. It provides a fascinating look at how you use Facebook and about your…
  • Apr 21

    Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Site in the Webby Award

    Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Site in the Webby Award
    Five law-related websites are in the running for The Webby Awards’ annual People’s Voice honorees. There are just two days left to vote. If you haven’t done so already, head over and support your favorite site. The five…
Rank this Week: 915

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    I’ve Got a Secret: Recordings in the Workplace

    I’ve Got a Secret: Recordings in the Workplace
    I’ve talked before about the use of recordings in the workplace. But this week, my colleague Jarad Lucan revisits the subject in light of some new decisions and the increasing presence of smartphones in the workplace. It is a safe…
  • Apr 23

    3 Mind-Blowing Tips For Employers About Sexual Harassment From Cosmo

    3 Mind-Blowing Tips For Employers About Sexual Harassment From Cosmo
    I don’t care who you are: Somewhere, in a doctor’s waiting room, or a supermarket checkout line, you’ve seen the headlines of Cosmopolitan magazine. But, as luck would have it as an employment lawyer, imagine my surprise…
  • Apr 20

    EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Wellness Program Rule

    EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Wellness Program Rule
    Late last week, the EEOC released the proposed rules on wellness programs for employers.  These long-awaited proposed rules will likely be adopted in full by this summer, after the public has 60 days to submit comments. I talked about…
Rank this Week: 158

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 24

    Re E-R (A Child): No presumption in favour of a natural parent

    Re E-R (A Child): No presumption in favour of a natural parent
    Lady Justice KingA short note about a tragic case, Re E-R (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 405.Brief facts: The child was born in July 2009. The parents separated in March 2011 and the child remained with the mother. In September 2011 the mother was…
  • Apr 24

    Far more interesting than electioneering...

    Far more interesting than electioneering...
    ... not that that would be difficult. Why not take a break from the banalities of politicians' pontifications and head over to Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, where my posts this week include the…
  • Apr 22

    Re H-B (Contact): All will be loser

    Re H-B (Contact): All will be loser
    There is nothing really new about Re H-B (Contact) [2015] EWCA Civ 389, handed down today. In fact, it is all too depressingly familiar. It concerned a father's appeal against the refusal of his application for direct contact with his two…
Rank this Week: 549

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet
    After Francis Shivers was convicted of “violating a restraining order and electronically distributing a harassing message” in violation of, respectively, California Penal Code  §§273.6(a) and 653.2(a), he…
  • Apr 22

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking
    This post is much shorter than most of my posts because the opinion it examines is relatively short.  As I explain below, though, the post incorporates excerpts from a very long blog post which is the primary focus of the opinion this…
  • Apr 20

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware
    As this press release explains, in May of 2014 a federal grand jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York returned a five-count indictment against Alex Yücel, which charged him with two counts of…
Rank this Week: 216

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)
    By Katherine Booth Since our last post, the Supreme Court has released a number of significant decisions, including a decision about the standard of review applicable to statutory appeals and the test for civil contempt. It also dismissed two…
  • Apr 22

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff
    By Miranda Lam, Pierre-Jerome Bouchard and Laure Fouin On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered its opinion in Theratechnologies inc. v. 121851 Canada inc., 2015 SCC 18 (Theratechnologies), its first decision on the…
  • Apr 21

    Negligence of Public Authorities – “We have been using a screwdriver to turn a bolt”, Federal Court of Appeal say

    Negligence of Public Authorities – “We have been using a screwdriver to turn a bolt”, Federal Court of Appeal say
    By Marc-Andre Russell The majority decision (Stratas and Nadon, J.A.) of the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) in Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada, 2015 FCA 89 calls for a complete overhaul of the law governing public authority…
Rank this Week: 902

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 24

    Mastering the Process of Multiple Choice Question

    Mastering the Process of Multiple Choice Question
    When I meet with students to assess exam performance and the topic of multiple choice questions comes up, oftentimes the student says, “I thought I was good at multiple choice but apparently I’m not.” Although I don’t like that the...
  • Apr 23

    Kudos to those who organized the NY Area Academic Support Workshop

    Kudos to those who organized the NY Area Academic Support Workshop
    The NY Area Academic Support Workshop took place on April 17th at the New York Law School. As usual for this event, ASP'ers attended from near and far and were not disappointed. Kris Franklin, of NYLS, and Linda Feldman, of...
  • Apr 22

    Law School Action Comic #13

    Law School Action Comic #13
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 990

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 217

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

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

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba
    Posted April 24, 2015 Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a bill today that would allow banks to finance agricultural exports sent to Cuba, helping to open up Cuban markets to American farmers and ranchers,…
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Regulators May Recommend Glyphosate Testing

    U.S. Regulators May Recommend Glyphosate Testing
    Posted April 22, 2014 U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide as public concern rises over possible links to disease, according to Reuters. Food Safety News also published an…
  • Apr 22

    NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing

    NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing
    Posted April 22, 2014 A New York judge ruled this week to grant lawyers representing two chimpanzees a hearing to challenge the animals’ confinement, according to Time. AAAS Science also published an article here, The New York Times…
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/
  • Apr 24

    China Consultant Or All Knowing China Expert

    China Consultant Or All Knowing China Expert
    China’s recently stepped up efforts to root out unregistered foreign businesses in China has caused a rash of China consultants to retain the China lawyers in my firm. From our work in forming China WFOEs (wholly foreign owned entities)…
  • Apr 23

    Short Work Stays In China: Work Visa Now Probably Required

    Short Work Stays In China: Work Visa Now Probably Required
    In November 2014, China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (“MHRSS”), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of Culture jointly published the Circular on the Issuance of Interim…
  • Apr 22

    China IP: Is Your Barn Door Open?

    China IP: Is Your Barn Door Open?
    I was quoted as follows in today’s Financial Times in a Lucy Hornby (a truly terrific China journalist, BTW) article entitled, US warns China over IP risks: Dan Harris, a lawyer specializing in Chinese business at Seattle-based…
Rank this Week: 521

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

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

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
  • Apr 21

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.
    An icon who created icons.
Rank this Week: 49

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 24

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)
    It’s been a crazy week. I gave four different seminar presentations over an eight-day span: Last Wednesday I presented a two-hour FMLA/ADA update to the Southwest Safety Council. Monday evening I gave the keynote address at the Greater…
  • Apr 23

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit
    What happens when the alleged perpetrator of sexual or other unlawful harassment is also the person to whom the victim lodges a complaint of harassment? If the alleged perpetrator later fires (or causes the firing of) the victim, has the…
  • Apr 22

    A shy employee, a drug test, and the ADA meet in a bar…

    A shy employee, a drug test, and the ADA meet in a bar…
    Chris Lucas suffers from paruresis (aka, shy bladder syndrome). He claimed that he could not urinate in public bathrooms, and often would hold his bladder throughout his entire work day to avoid having to use the restroom at work. He also…
Rank this Week: 142

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 24

    This Ain't No Circu

    This Ain't No Circu
    The Wall Street Journal yesterday ran a story on the plight of Cirque de Soleil performers following the death of Sarah Guillot-Guyard, who was killed while performing for the show “Kà”, said to be the most challenging of…
  • Apr 23

    Drugs, Formularies, Concept

    Drugs, Formularies, Concept
    Will California become the fifth state in the nation to adopt a prescription drug formulary for workers’ compensation?By all accounts, it certainly seems so.There is hardly ever a proposed legal change to California's workers'…
  • Apr 22

    Enforce What Exist

    Enforce What Exist
    The ink isn't yet dry, but a bill introduced into the California legislature would unwind a portion of three year old SB 863 to exempt certain medical treatment requests from utilization review, and thus, independent medical review.Senate…
Rank this Week: 912

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 39

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 24

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover of  Rock N’ Roll Comics #7, published way, way back in the halcyon days of 1990. We post this cover this week because we here at Abnormal Use saw The Who live in concerts this past Tuesday night…
  • Apr 23

    D.C. Court of Appeals Rebukes Asbestos Plaintiff’s Attorneys Strategy

    D.C. Court of Appeals Rebukes Asbestos Plaintiff’s Attorneys Strategy
    As you may know, we sometimes contribute content to other online ventures. Not too long ago, our editor, Jim Dedman, saw the publication on an article he wrote in DRI’s The Voice. Get this: It’s about a case in which the…
  • Apr 22

    Can’t Buy Me Love? Amazon Sues to Block Purchased 5 Star Review

    Can’t Buy Me Love? Amazon Sues to Block Purchased 5 Star Review
    As we reported on Monday, Amazon.com is apparently none too happy with a person or persons that runs handful of websites with names like “buyamazonreviews.com” that offer to give glowing reviews of sellers’…
Rank this Week: 219

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 24

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize
    From the press release: Joseph William Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will receive the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 12th annual conference on Oct. 1-2 sponsored by the William & Mary Property…
  • Apr 24

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area
    Robert Ellickson (Yale) has posted Open Space in an Urban Area: Might There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Numerous policies encourage the preservation of open space in urban areas. Two of many examples...
  • Apr 24

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation
    Jessica Shoemaker (Nebraska) has posted Emulsified Property (Pepperdine Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The typical American Indian reservation is often described as a “checkerboard” of different real property ownership forms.…
Rank this Week: 250

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 24

    MO: Legislature Passes Med Mal Cap

    MO: Legislature Passes Med Mal Cap
    In 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court struck down that state's med mal damage cap. The legislature has passed a replacement, and it is now awaiting Governor Jay Nixon's decision whether to sign it. In sum: The bill, if signed into...
  • Apr 23

    DeVito & Jurs on Tort Reform

    DeVito & Jurs on Tort Reform
    Scott DeVito (Florida Coastal) & Andrew Jurs (Drake) have posted to SSRN An Overreaction to a Nonexistent Problem: Empirical Analysis of Tort Reform from the 1980s to 2000s. The abstract provides: Proponents of tort reform have suggested…
  • Apr 21

    CO: Commercial Tenant Not Liable for Slip-and-Fall

    CO: Commercial Tenant Not Liable for Slip-and-Fall
    A woman tripped on an uneven area of sidewalk and was injured. She settled with the owner of the commercial property and then sued one of the tenants. The Colorado Supreme Court rejected the contention that the tenant in this...
Rank this Week: 998

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 491

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating — John Degen kicks us off this Friday with a provocative and entertaining look at some of the common criticisms of copyright and authors’ rights. Judiciary…
  • Apr 22

    Copyright and Trade

    Copyright and Trade
    Last Thursday, Senators Hatch and Wyden and Representative Ryan introduced the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, commonly referred to as Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA. The bill provides a…
  • Apr 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15
    Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Legislation — “The bill establishes new trade-negotiating objectives that reflect today’s economic challenges, including measures to combat currency manipulation, and…
Rank this Week: 289

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

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

    Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”

    Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”
    When I think about retaliation, I think about that time I plastic-wrapped the judicial toilets after losing a motion to compel an employee who gets fired after complaining about discrimination to an HR Manager or the EEOC. These actions…
  • Apr 23

    EEOC scores a major victory for transgender right

    EEOC scores a major victory for transgender right
    Last September, for the first time ever, the EEOC sued two private employers for discriminating against employees who had transitioned from one gender to another. One of those cases settled last week for $150K. Yesterday, the other action…
  • Apr 22

    For ADA and accommodating employee disabilities, think ‘Burger King’

    For ADA and accommodating employee disabilities, think ‘Burger King’
    ADA and Burger King?!? Has someone been eating too many Whoppers? No. But I did spend a 20 minute Uber ride yesterday sucking down mustard packets. Actually, the inspiration for this post comes from Seattle Attorney, Michael…
Rank this Week: 613

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

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

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District
    In East West Bank v. Rio School District, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Apr. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Six) reminded us that the doctrine of unclean hands does not apply to UCL claims, equitable though they...
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia
    Many thanks to the blog reader who advised me that in March, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, Case No. 14-462. The case was relisted twice before cert. was granted. In Imburgia, the Court of...
  • Apr 21

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.
    The California Supreme Court has announced that on May 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., it will hear oral argument in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., Case No. S199119. This is the issue on review, according to the docket: Does the...
Rank this Week: 663

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 24

    The SEC’s Coming Pay-for-Performance Proposal: My Eight Cent

    The SEC’s Coming Pay-for-Performance Proposal: My Eight Cent
    As I blogged yesterday, the SEC has calendared an open Commission meeting for Wednesday, April 29th to finally propose the pay-for-performance rules as required by Dodd-Frank. This rulemaking is important as it could become the new standard…
  • Apr 23

    Proxy Access: Proponents Actively Solicit Support

    Proxy Access: Proponents Actively Solicit Support
    Here’s news from this blog by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu: Companies with proxy access shareholder proposals on their annual meeting ballots are confronting a notice of exempt solicitation filed by the California Public Employees…
  • Apr 22

    Got Your Feedback: Our Home Page Goes Back to “Normal”

    Got Your Feedback: Our Home Page Goes Back to “Normal”
    In the wake of poll results indicating a strong preference to having the full menu of our offerings available straight from our home page, I have reverted the home page back to whence it came. The new large tabs at the top are the same…
Rank this Week: 282

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"
    While perusing Google's U.S. application to register GOOGLE GLASS, Roberto Ledesma noted that the application claimed priority to an application filed in the Kingdom of Tonga. He decided to write about why Google did that, in his blog post…
  • Apr 23

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register BUYAUTOPARTS.COM on the Supplemental Register, finding the term to be generic for "on-line retail store service featuring auto parts." Applicant argued that the word "buy" does not identify a genus of…
  • Apr 22

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent
    The CAFC affirmed the Board's decision [TTABlogged here] that upheld a refusal to register the mark THE SLANTS for "entertainment in the nature of live performances by a musical band," finding that the mark, when used in connection with…
Rank this Week: 350

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Covers personal injury news and developments. By Tim Edwards and Ed Wallis.

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

    Investing Secrets Straight From The Financial Expert

    Investing Secrets Straight From The Financial Expert
    Most people probably think of the DOW or the stock market when they hear “investment”. Investing in real estate is where many large profits can be made. Read on to learn the basics of real estate investing. Soon enough,…
  • Apr 24

    Make Smart Investment Decisions With These Handy Tip

    Make Smart Investment Decisions With These Handy Tip
    Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to real estate investing. A lot people fail in their attempt because they did not learn the right approach. Thankfully, you are about to read great tips that work really well when trying to make…
  • Apr 23

    Helpful Stock Market Tricks From The Pro

    Helpful Stock Market Tricks From The Pro
    Even very experienced investors can still have difficulty playing the stock market. Although you have potential of making some money, you could experience misfortunes that set you back. By using some of the advice featured above, you will…
Rank this Week: 363

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 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 47

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

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

    Big Google

    Big Google
    Slate.com just posted came across a "fun" article on how you can download your entire Google search history (i.e., searches you ran while logged in to a Google product (e.g. YouTube, Gmail, Blogger)). Presumably, the searches…
  • Apr 22

    Amicus Briefs, or "Why a Love of Reading Must Be a US Supreme Court Clerk Job Requirement"

    Amicus Briefs, or "Why a Love of Reading Must Be a US Supreme Court Clerk Job Requirement"
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that the total number of pages of briefs submitted (including Amicus Briefs) in the same-sex marriage cases the US Supreme Court will consider April 28 is over 7,500. That's a lot. Is this the most number of…
  • Apr 21

    Sixth Circuit Review: A New Conversation

    Sixth Circuit Review: A New Conversation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
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Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

This day in legal history, with occasional relevant posts on legal resources and developments, and book reviews.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Apr 24

    April 24, 1863 – U.S. Issues Code of Conduct for Warring Combatant

    April 24, 1863 – U.S. Issues Code of Conduct for Warring Combatant
    On this day in history, President Lincoln signed the Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field, General Order № 100, popularly known as the Lieber Instructions, because they were prepared by Francis…
  • Apr 22

    April 22, 1915 – Germans Use Gas Warfare in Ypres, Belgium

    April 22, 1915 – Germans Use Gas Warfare in Ypres, Belgium
    On this day in history, Germans fired more than 150 tons (168 long tons) of lethal chlorine gas over the four mile front against two French colonial divisions (Moroccan and Algerian troops) at Ypres in Belgium, during the so-called Second…
  • Apr 20

    Book Review of “50 Things You Should Know About The First World War” by Jim Eldridge

    Book Review of “50 Things You Should Know About The First World War” by Jim Eldridge
    I think this is a very good book for many reasons, but it’s quite obvious it was written from a British point of view (Professor Ian Beckett of Rutherford College, University of Kent, is listed as Consultant), especially because of its…
Rank this Week: 943

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips &amp; Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 408

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Apr 24

    April is Poetry Month!

    April is Poetry Month!
    Ven-Fuel was convicted of fraudulent acts, By the Trial Court’s finding of adequate facts. We think it likely that fraud took place, But Materiality was not shown in this case. So while the Government will no doubt be annoyed, We…
  • Apr 23

    Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection

    Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection
    The Walkover collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase. I am Radar (Penguin Press 2015) Reif Larson LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor)  PS3612.A773I2 2015 “Set aside for the moment the black baby…
  • Apr 22

    Legal Research Tune-Up 2015

    Legal Research Tune-Up 2015
    The Seattle University Law Library is pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help students brush up on their legal research skills for their summer employment or other summer research endeavors. The workshop will cover state and…
Rank this Week: 687

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/
  • Apr 24

    Barry Beavis parking charges challenge dismissed – BBC New

    Barry Beavis parking charges challenge dismissed – BBC New
    ‘A chip shop owner has lost his Court of Appeal challenge over what he claimed were “unfair, unlawful and disproportionate” parking charges.’ Full story BBC News, 23rd April 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Apr 24

    Exam cheat jailed for hacking into university computer system – Daily Telegraph

    Exam cheat jailed for hacking into university computer system – Daily Telegraph
    ‘Court hears University of Birmingham student Imran Uddin, 25, used a keyboard spying device to steal staff passwords and then upped five exam marks ‘ Full story Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2015 Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Apr 24

    EVENT: Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2015

    EVENT: Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2015
    ‘This year’s DLA conference will take place in London on Monday 26th October 2015. The keynote speaker will be Judge Brian Doyle, President of the Employment Tribunals (England & Wales).’ Date: 26th October 2015…
Rank this Week: 5

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 24

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?
    In the previous “Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act”, the benefit to the recipient from an undervalued currency was defined in an intuitive way. According to this Act, a benefit exists in the case of an undervalued currency: ...…
  • Apr 23

    Online Gambling in the U.S.

    Online Gambling in the U.S.
    It's booming, at least in fantasy sports: The daily fantasy sports boom began somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean in March 2009. On a trip from Britain to Texas, flying to the South by Southwest festival, Eccles pored through a copy...
  • Apr 23

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET
    I was watching the Senate Finance Committee markup of the TPA bill last night -- I really enjoy the "voice votes," where they all speak as loudly as they can! -- and I was struck by an exchange between Senator...
Rank this Week: 349

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/
  • Apr 24

    Europeans Authorize Negotiations with US to Loosen Reinsurance Collateral Requirement

    Europeans Authorize Negotiations with US to Loosen Reinsurance Collateral Requirement
    Earlier this week, the European Union’s executive body gained key approval to begin negotiations with the United States on a deal aimed at cutting the minimum collateral levels required of foreign reinsurers operating in the US. The…
  • Apr 17

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity
    On April 16, 2015, the Cybersecurity Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted 12 principles for effective cybersecurity insurance regulatory guidance. Recognizing that cybersecurity risks pose a significant…
  • Apr 14

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change
    Authored by Brian Casey, Ben Sykes, Lee Ann Ali On April 9, 2015, the Georgia legislature sent a bill to the governor for his signature that would improve the regulatory environment for captive formation in the state. House Bill 552…
Rank this Week: 260

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 24

    Oil Tanker Rail Cars and Safety

    Oil Tanker Rail Cars and Safety
    Iowans are beginning to see more news focusing on oil tanker rail car safety. The Business Record picked up a KCCI news item about this subject. (See below.) I picked up on the same issue from an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal. And…
  • Apr 23

    Nissan and BMW Recall Thousands of Vehicles Due to Engine Problem

    Nissan and BMW Recall Thousands of Vehicles Due to Engine Problem
    Both Nissan and BMW car models manufactured in 2014 used Bosch engines that are failing and may cause accidents.  The engines have nickel plating that could detach and block moving parts in the fuel pump, causing the engine to stall or…
  • Apr 22

    Stock Market Newsletters, Email Teaser

    Stock Market Newsletters, Email Teaser
    "Subj: Re: A Resource Speculation With Big Upside Potential"That was the subject line of an email I received from a stock market service I receive via email. You probably have received emails with claims of spectacular returns with big, no…
Rank this Week: 505

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 24

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position
    Last December, I wrote about J.J. Jelincic, a long-term CalPERS employee who was elected for a four-year term to the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (aka CalPERS). Following Mr. Jelincic’s…
  • Apr 23

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee
    In February, I wrote about the resurrection of a bill that would clarify the status of finders under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Earlier this week, the bill, AB 667 (Wagner) cleared its first policy committee…
  • Apr 22

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?
    California Corporations Code Section 25113(d) requires the Commissioner of Business Oversight to prepare and publicize an annual report of the number of permits that it issues for the offer and sale of securities. The report must…
Rank this Week: 194

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

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

    AuthorAID: Resource for early career Academic

    AuthorAID: Resource for early career Academic
    AuthorAID is a free international research community. Key features and benefits of AuthorAID are:a community space for discussion and questions where researchers can benefit from advice and insights from members…
  • Apr 21

    Land Acquisition: The Continuation of a Faulty Legacy?

    Land Acquisition: The Continuation of a Faulty Legacy?
    We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Dhruva Gandhi, Sarangan Rajeshkumar and Shubham Jain, all of whom are II year BALLB (Hons.) students at NLS, Bangalore. The authors may be contacted at shubhamjain@nls.ac.in.The Right to Fair…
  • Apr 19

    Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship

    Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship
    A joint venture between The Kapila Hingorani Foundation and the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship Trust, the Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship aims to provide young lawyers in India a first-hand experience of the…
Rank this Week: 372

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Apr 24

    FDA Releases Draft Guidance Regarding Use of OUS Clinical Data in Device Submission

    FDA Releases Draft Guidance Regarding Use of OUS Clinical Data in Device Submission
    By Allyson B. Mullen – On April 22, 2015, FDA released a draft guidance regarding use of clinical data generated outside of the U.S. (OUS) in medical device premarket submissions. A copy of the draft guidance can be found here....
  • Apr 23

    HRSA Proposes to Collect Manufacturer Pricing Data Under 340B Program

    HRSA Proposes to Collect Manufacturer Pricing Data Under 340B Program
    By David C. Gibbons – On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) issued a Notice soliciting comments on its proposal to collect pricing data from…
  • Apr 21

    POM Wonderful Petitions Court for Rehearing En Banc

    POM Wonderful Petitions Court for Rehearing En Banc
    By Riëtte van Laack – As we previously reported, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision in what some have identified as a landmark advertising case of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against POM Wonderful...
Rank this Week: 287