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UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • May 22

    Phone hacking: massive privacy damage

    Phone hacking: massive privacy damage
    Gulati v. MGN Ltd [2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch), Mann J – judgment here For some years in the early and mid 2000s, a routine form of news-gathering in the Mirror Group was phone hacking – listening to voicemails left for…
  • May 22

    Je suis James: Pianist finally allowed to tell his story of sexual abuse

    Je suis James: Pianist finally allowed to tell his story of sexual abuse
    James Rhodes v OPO (by his Litigation Friend BHM) and another, [2015] UKSC 32 The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in an appeal by the celebrated concert pianist, James Rhodes. You can read the judgment here and watch Lord…
  • May 22

    Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – Robert Gleave and Lawrence McNamara

    Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – Robert Gleave and Lawrence McNamara
    Sajid Javid’s reported objections to the Government’s pre-election proposals on countering extremist ideas uncover just how controversial the new laws will be. He had objected, it seems, to a mooted expansion of Ofcom’s…
Rank this Week: 301

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • May 22

    Chain Driven Winches Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

    Chain Driven Winches Recalled Due to Injury Hazard
    Hewitt has recalled 1,700 Marine chain driven winches after determining the products can break causing the lifts to fail.
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Safety Tip

    Memorial Day Safety Tip
    Following a few simple safety tips can help ensure you and your family enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
  • May 21

    Precision Trading Recalls 4,700 Espresso Maker

    Precision Trading Recalls 4,700 Espresso Maker
    Precision Trading is recalling nearly 5,000 espresso makers due to a defect that could result in burn injuries to consumers.
Rank this Week: 823

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

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

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)
    Justice Hoffstadt certainly makes a persuasive case in the opening paragraph of this opinion.  He says:"A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in exchange for paying…
  • May 21

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)
    Plaintiff files a Prop. 65 (toxic chemicals warning) case, and -- predictably -- it settles for a tiny amount of civil penalties plus a much larger amount of fees.  The trial court isn't happy with the stipulated $72,500 in fees, and…
  • May 20

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)
    Defendant says that the trial court erred by imposing a no-contact order with the victim for five years.  The Attorney General agrees, and confesses error.The Court of Appeal says:  Wrong.Justice Robie says:  "You guys forgot…
Rank this Week: 391

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 740

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend Law Library Closed

    Memorial Day Weekend Law Library Closed
    The Cleveland-Marshall Law Library will be closed from 5pm on Friday May 22nd through Memorial Day Monday May 25th. We will reopen on Tuesday May 26th at 7am. Enjoy your weekend!
  • May 22

    Wikipedia for Legal Research?

    Wikipedia for Legal Research?
    You use Wikipedia as part of your legal research (gasp)? Yes. There have been quite a number of studies that show that Wikipedia is reliable and a few that state that it isn’t. In my personal experience I find it to be useful and…
  • May 21

    Lexis Get and Print Upgrade

    Lexis Get and Print Upgrade
    Lexis Advance’s “Get and Print” feature has been updated. You can now enter in up to 100 citations to get and print at one time. Contact any of your librarians for assistance with the “Get and Print” feature on…
Rank this Week: 390

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • May 22

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Scheduled to Speak at Rally Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Scheduled to Speak at Rally Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, is scheduled to address a rally led by the “No LNG Exports Coalition” in opposition to the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG export terminals on May…
  • May 22

    DOE Authorizes Pieridae Energy to Export LNG to FTA Nations from Canada; Defers Non-FTA Request

    DOE Authorizes Pieridae Energy to Export LNG to FTA Nations from Canada; Defers Non-FTA Request
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order granting Pieridae Energy (USA), LTD. (Pieridae) authority to export 292 Bcf/year of natural gas from the United States to Canada and, after liquefaction at Pieridae Energy (Canada)…
  • May 22

    SCT&E Signs MOU for Gas Supplies for LNG Export Terminal

    SCT&E Signs MOU for Gas Supplies for LNG Export Terminal
    SCT&E LNG announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a “sizable” U.S. upstream natural gas supplier for its proposed LNG liquefaction and export terminal project on Monkey Island, Cameron Parish,…
Rank this Week: 114

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 22

    Suffolk County Legislature Passes Lobbying Resolution

    Suffolk County Legislature Passes Lobbying Resolution
    The Suffolk County Legislature passed a resolution on May 12, 2015, to strengthen county lobbying law. Resolution 356 amends the Continued on Next Page
  • May 22

    Minnesota Legislature Likely to Convene Special Session

    Minnesota Legislature Likely to Convene Special Session
    The Minnesota Legislature will likely convene a special session after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the state’s education budget. Unless law Continued on Next Page
  • May 22

    News You Can Use Digest – May 22,2015

    News You Can Use Digest – May 22,2015
    National: Albany Corruption Inquiry Hurts Arizona Company That Hired Dean Skelos’s Son New York Times – Susanne Craig | Published: 5/18/2015 Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 358

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team
    Coming today to SmallLaw: TechnoLawyer members have ranted for years about paragraph numbering in Microsoft Word. So when we heard about Infoware's Word Renovation Tools (Word RT), we asked lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland…
  • May 21

    Summation 5.6: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Summation 5.6: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a comprehensive litigation software suite that now includes a module for case analysis (see article below), a new legal research and drafting tool for corporate lawyers, a cloud application for creating…
  • May 21

    Corporate Counsel Are Opening Up Their Wallets Plus 45 More Must-Read

    Corporate Counsel Are Opening Up Their Wallets Plus 45 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 46 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
Rank this Week: 192

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

    What Happens When the Wrong Juror Shows Up?

    What Happens When the Wrong Juror Shows Up?
    Well, in the Southern District of Florida the criminal conviction is still upheld. In U.S. v. Livoti, a juror named J.D. responded to a jury summons to sit on the criminal trial of Anthony Livoti. After being selected, J.D., along...
  • May 21

    Presumed Fair? Voir Dire on the Fundamentals of Our Criminal Justice System

    Presumed Fair? Voir Dire on the Fundamentals of Our Criminal Justice System
    Vida B. Johnson Presumed Fair? Voir Dire on the Fundamentals of Our Criminal Justice System Abstract: The American criminal justice system is built on three bedrock principles: the presumption of innocence, the burden of proof, and the…
  • May 18

    The Origins, Evolution and Puzzling Irrelevance of Jury Recommendations in Second-Degree Murder Sentencing

    The Origins, Evolution and Puzzling Irrelevance of Jury Recommendations in Second-Degree Murder Sentencing
    The Origins, Evolution and Puzzling Irrelevance of Jury Recommendations in Second-Degree Murder Sentencing Micah B. Rankin Abstract: Section 745 of the Criminal Code is currently the only area of Canadian sentencing law that contemplates a…
Rank this Week: 827

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • May 22

    Corporate Crime Is Not ‘Civil Disobedience’

    Corporate Crime Is Not ‘Civil Disobedience’
    by Thomas O. McGarity is a Member Scholar and past president of the Center for Progressive Reform, and a professor at the University of Texas Law School. He is the author of Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire…
  • May 22

    Judicial Nominations Roundup for May 22, 2015

    Judicial Nominations Roundup for May 22, 2015
    by Caroline CoxYesterday, President Obama nominated Edward L. Stanton III to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Stanton is currently the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee and…
  • May 22

    LegalEyes for May 22, 2015

    LegalEyes for May 22, 2015
    by Caroline CoxKara L. Hartzler, the 2013 recipient of ACS’s David Carliner Public Interest Award, won a major immigration case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which Daniel M. Kowalksi highlighted…
Rank this Week: 276

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 837

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • May 22

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast
    A podcast from LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer) Excerpt: “It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery…. But for our interview with the hosts…
  • May 22

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap
    From LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Documents Excerpt: “If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in…
  • May 20

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved
    “Google Scholar Case Law Evolves“ by Mark Giangrande, Law Librarian blog: Excerpt: “…. Google is hardly a substitute for any of the commercial databases as it does not have the value-added features such as…
Rank this Week: 648

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • May 22

    Pilot program of self-driving cars comes underfire

    Pilot program of self-driving cars comes underfire
    It has come to light through an investigation conducted by the Associated Press that four of the 48 self-driving cars on California’s roads have been involved in four accidents since September 2014. In a recent article published on…
  • May 20

    Insurnace Fraud Sweep has resulted in 31 individuals charged

    Insurnace Fraud Sweep has resulted in 31 individuals charged
    State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced today at a press conference success of “Operation Flames and Flood Two” which charged 31 individuals with insurance fraud.  According to the State Attorney’s…
  • May 18

    Century Woman charged with Auto Insurance Fraud

    Century Woman charged with Auto Insurance Fraud
    The Florida Department of Financial Services Insurance Fraud Division charged Trisha Michelle Milstead a resident of Century, FL with one felony count of insurance fraud. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille stated that on September 8, 2014…
Rank this Week: 965

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • May 22

    Brain Injury Association New York State Annual Conference and Professional Conference

    Brain Injury Association New York State Annual Conference and Professional Conference
    The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its 33rd Annual BIANYS Conference, featuring keynote speaker Gary Busey. Mr. Busey speaks all over the country about the challenges and triumphs of living every day with a…
  • May 19

    Concussions can have permanent consequence

    Concussions can have permanent consequence
    A study published this week in JAMA Neurology – assessed the brains of 28 retired National Football League (NFL) players who suffered a concussion with loss of consciousness. The study took brain scans of the players and a control group.…
  • May 15

    Promising New Stroke Detection System Developed

    Promising New Stroke Detection System Developed
    When it comes to diagnosing a stroke, there is a medical saying, “Time is Brain.” This should convey that it is crucial to diagnose and treat a stroke as soon as possible to preserve brain function. It is crucial that stroke victims begin…
Rank this Week: 789

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 22

    LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNDERCUTS OLD EFFORTS AT SAME-SEX LEGAL PROTECTION

    LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNDERCUTS OLD EFFORTS AT SAME-SEX LEGAL PROTECTION
    One of the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and elsewhere is that all of the old methods for getting around a same-sex marriage ban or lack of recognition of civil unions or domestic partnerships became obsolete or…
  • May 19

    MEMO FROM EMPLOYER: TIME TO GET MARRIED

    MEMO FROM EMPLOYER: TIME TO GET MARRIED
    On April 29, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges.  This case addresses the question of whether there is a constitutional right to marry that transcends the historic power of states to regulate who can…
  • May 17

    SUPPORT ARREARAGES SURVIVE THE DEATH OF THE PAYOR

    SUPPORT ARREARAGES SURVIVE THE DEATH OF THE PAYOR
    Recently the Superior Court considered a case in which a party died during the pendency of a support action. In the divorce case for Moser v. Ronald R. Renninger, et al., No. 1065 MDA 2014, the husband and wife were separated with the…
Rank this Week: 519

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Duggar Show Off TLC Schedule

    Duggar Show Off TLC Schedule
    The Hollywood Reporter reports that the popular TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" is no longer on TLC's schedule after Josh Dugger, the oldest of the Dugger children, admitted to molesting several underage girls, including some of his…
  • May 21

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC
    President Obama has re-nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission. Links to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's statement, Commissioner Clyburn's statement, Commissioner Pai's statement, Commissioner O'Rielly's statement,…
  • May 21

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre
    Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A 'Faustian Pact'?: Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. Here is the abstract. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news…
Rank this Week: 267

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 202

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 352

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

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

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"
    As we've discussed in previous posts, chemical exposure in the workplace can lead to life-altering conditions - and might even prove fatal. If your workplace failed to provide the necessary safety equipment or training regarding hazardous…
  • May 18

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
    We are pleased to announce that once again, Martin Law has eight lawyers who have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Martin Law attorneys have a long tradition of making the list and 2015 marks...
  • May 8

    Chemical Exposure: An Ongoing Crisi

    Chemical Exposure: An Ongoing Crisi
    In the past, we've blogged about the harm that chemical exposure can pose to workers and other individuals. Two recent CBS Philly stories have highlighted the ever-present danger of chemical exposure, and we will be providing more in-depth…
Rank this Week: 549

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
  • May 22

    Where Did All the Time Go?

    Where Did All the Time Go?
    I’m writing this column from my hotel room outside Boston where I’ve just moved my oldest daughter Gabi out of her Brandeis University dormitory room, as her spring semester just ended. I’ve worked my tail off, helping her…
  • May 15

    Inherited IRA Distribution

    Inherited IRA Distribution
    When a beneficiary other than a spouse inherits an IRA, there’s a lot to consider. In today’s column I’m going to review some of these rules which should serve to underscore why IRA planning is important in anyone’s…
  • May 8

    Johnny as Sally’s Trustee

    Johnny as Sally’s Trustee
    Should you ever make one of your adult children a gatekeeper to another adult child’s inheritance? My short answer is an emphatic, “NO!” I’ve had similar conversations on this topic with a variety of clients over the…
Rank this Week: 677

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

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

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?
    Electronic medical records are supposed to make healthcare more personalized, more convenient and more effective, but recent events show they may pose some very serious risks to patients, sometimes resulting in inaccurate diagnoses that could…
  • May 18

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month
    According to the CDC, more than a third of adults in the U.S. are obese and another third are overweight; obesity also affects about 18 percent of kids from age 6 to 19, and an amazing 12 percent of kids aged just two to five years. Obesity…
  • May 15

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent
    Mother’s Day makes us all a little more conscious of the care and sacrifice our moms made while we were young. Today, many adult children find their roles reversed — they now must provide care and assistance for their ailing or…
Rank this Week: 300

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • May 22

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern
    The evidence has been building for years that federal courts are hostile to discrimination plaintiffs, and that corporate plaintiffs fare much better than individual plaintiffs. The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the…
  • May 20

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff
    New evidence shows that a 2009 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows judges to dismiss cases based on their “common sense” has led to a sharp increase in the dismissal lawsuits filed by individuals  but virtually…
  • May 14

    New Blog on Age Discrimination in Employment

    New Blog on Age Discrimination in Employment
    Age Discrimination in Employment .com My interest in the problem of age discrimination in recent months has increasingly dominated this blog, which I created about five years ago to address the separate and equally…
Rank this Week: 766

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)
    It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery. For that matter, I don’t usually drink beer while conducting an interview. But for our interview with the hosts of the FOSS+Beer podcast, we set up our mikes in…
  • May 22

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston
    Need help with your social media marketing? Hear from over a dozen legal marketing experts at the fifth annual Super Marketing Conference presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar…
  • May 11

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document
    If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in litigation, would you be interested? The mistake to which I refer was Sidley Austin’s failure to timely read orders referenced in a notice of…
Rank this Week: 690

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 22

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB
    National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken a very aggressive approach against employers by requiring them to rescind employee handbook provisions that it deems to be unlawful pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The post…
  • Apr 9

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule
    E. Jason Tremblay On March 18, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel, Richard Griffin, issued the “Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules,” a comprehensive report providing…
  • Mar 24

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication
    E. Jason Tremblay It has traditionally been understood and recognized that employees do not have an expectation of privacy when using their employer’s computer system and that employers can monitor and control their employees’…
Rank this Week: 691

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 22

    Subway Drops Footlong TM from Advertising

    Subway Drops Footlong TM from Advertising
    The last time I was at the airport I snapped this photo showing how Subway finally appears to have dropped its use of the TM symbol in association with the word FOOTLONG: As you will recall, Subway had attempted to federally-register the word…
  • May 21

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?
    Battles continue to wage over use of the “Navajo” and “Navaho” marks in New Mexico federal court. The Navajo Nation (“the Nation”) sued Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries, including one of my favorite…
  • May 20

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve
    -  James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA I grew up in a union household. My father was a teacher in the Minneapolis Public School system for nearly thirty years. Once he finished his first probationary year and was certified, he…
Rank this Week: 69

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • May 22

    Appeals Court Grants Tobacco Industry Reprieve on Public Message

    Appeals Court Grants Tobacco Industry Reprieve on Public Message
    Tobacco companies don't have to include messaging on their packaging saying that they lied to the American public, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled.
  • May 22

    Appeals Court Grants Tobacco Industry Reprieve on Public Message

    Appeals Court Grants Tobacco Industry Reprieve on Public Message
    Tobacco companies don't have to include messaging on their packaging saying that they lied to the American public, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled.
  • May 22

    5 Things to Know About the Dewey & LeBoeuf Trial

    5 Things to Know About the Dewey & LeBoeuf Trial
    Opening arguments begin Tuesday in a criminal trial stemming from the downfall of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, a 1,300-lawyer New York institution that became the largest law firm ever to fail when it filed for bankruptcy in May 2012.
Rank this Week: 60

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • May 22

    Other Things to Read!

    Other Things to Read!
    Here are some reading recommendations for the holiday weekend (this assumes, of course, that you have already read carefully and in full each of the 3,396 posts and one book that I have spewed forth to date): Former federal…
  • May 21

    Police Report Says 12-Year-Old's Crime Was "Abated by Death" (After They Shot Him)

    Police Report Says 12-Year-Old's Crime Was "Abated by Death" (After They Shot Him)
    You hopefully recall the case of Tamir Rice, the sixth-grader killed by a Cleveland police officer last November even though the 911 caller who reported that the boy had a gun told the dispatcher it was "probably fake." This…
  • May 21

    Judge Ignores Defense Lawyer Because He Is an Owl

    Judge Ignores Defense Lawyer Because He Is an Owl
    The caption in this KGMH report oversells the story a bit, but then so does my headline. The Aspen Times reported on May 19 that a man who was accused of violating a protective order brought a stuffed owl…
Rank this Week: 343

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 297

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 22

    It’s Don’t Fry Day– Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day

    It’s Don’t Fry Day– Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day
    Today is Don’t Fry Day, a day designated to remind Americans about the dangers of skin cancer and how to protect themselves. As we enter the summer season, we join with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to remind Americans…
  • May 22

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick While astronomical summer doesn’t start for a few weeks,  I consider it summer as soon as I make the switch to iced coffee. For many, the season kicks off this weekend with pool parties, barbecues, and trips to…
  • May 22

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation
    by Patrick A. Barnes In 2011, the first of the baby boomers reached retirement age.  And for the foreseeable future, boomers will be retiring at a rate of 10,000 a day, nearly a quarter million a month. In an effort to help compensate…
Rank this Week: 64

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 298

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    I'm starting to outline a law school…

    I'm starting to outline a law school course which I'm tentatively calling "Civil Practice". The idea is that it will be a sort of omnibus practice course, which will include elements of New York Practice-- a subject dear to me- along with…
  • May 21

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B.…

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B. King. I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to overstate his importance to music, or to American culture. He ranks with Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington-- all giants, and all essential…
  • May 20

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is…

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is that although the narrative of American jurisprudence teaches us that judges are the heroes, its portrayal in popular culture is closer to the truth: the real heroes are the lawyers. It's the lawyers…
Rank this Week: 468

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight
    As reported by TBA, yesterday the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on the brouhaha between the Hinds County Public Defender’s office and Judge Jeff Weill. Lest anyone think this was a real fight comes this ABA Journal report on a fight…
  • May 18

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy
    Here’s an article from the New York Times last week with the headline “Lawyers with Lowest Pay Report More Happiness.” The article is unsurprising, even if the headline is a bit misleading. From the article: Researchers who…
  • May 13

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession
    If you read a lot of different sources on a given subject, you start to see patterns. One pattern I’ve noticed when reading veteran lawyers talking about practicing law is the pervasiveness of fear in the legal profession. Most lawyers…
Rank this Week: 673

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

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

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]
    President Obama this morning delivered a 30-minute address (full text) at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. to mark Jewish Heritage Month. Here is an excerpt from his wide-ranging speech:Now, I wanted to come here to celebrate…
  • May 22

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'
    Two days after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl issued an executive order designed to prevent governmental entities from denying benefits to persons who act in accordance with their religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage (see…
  • May 22

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF
    Last week, President Obama announced his intention to reappoint Dr. James J. Zogby to another term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Earlier this week, USCIRF issued a press release in which USCIRF Chair Dr.…
Rank this Week: 65

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

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

    When to hire your first (or next) employee

    When to hire your first (or next) employee
    A sole practitioner asks, “How do I know when I can afford to hire my first employee?” That depends. If you think like a lawyer, you’ll wait until you have so much work piled up you can’t keep up with it. Hiring your…
  • May 21

    How to beat procrastination without really trying

    How to beat procrastination without really trying
    There are hundreds of tips and strategies on how to beat procrastination floating around. That’s too many, if you ask me. Instead of giving you a laundry list of ideas I want to share with you just three. (1) DON’T DO IT Not…
  • May 20

    Delegate and grow rich

    Delegate and grow rich
    Okay, you (finally) agree that you can’t do it all and that if you want to earn more and not work yourself to death you need to delegate (more). Where do you start? You start with the philosophy that you should delegate everything,…
Rank this Week: 784

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

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

    What Are My Rights If I Get Bitten By a Dog in Massachusetts?

    What Are My Rights If I Get Bitten By a Dog in Massachusetts?
    Every state has its own set of rules surrounding dog bites. Laws in certain states show more favor to the victim, while others show more favor to the dog’s owner. Some states are considered “strict liability” states, meaning…
  • May 21

    Bicycle Helmet Safety – the Importance of Preventing Head Injurie

    Bicycle Helmet Safety – the Importance of Preventing Head Injurie
    According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, bicycle accidents account for a significantly higher percentage of sports-related head injuries than football. This is surprising given that football typically dominates the head…
  • May 20

    Family Files Massachusetts Wrongful Death Case Against Boston University Fraternity

    Family Files Massachusetts Wrongful Death Case Against Boston University Fraternity
    The parents of Anthony Barksdale II are suing the Boston University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity for Massachusetts wrongful death. Their son, a college freshman, died after getting drunk at a pledge party in 2013. He was looking…
Rank this Week: 445

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

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

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
Rank this Week: 179

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 415

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

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

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit
    In Re Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8885-VCL (Del. Ch. May 20, 2015). This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion refers to the settlement of $275 million in this case as the largest derivative settlement, and…
  • May 21

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence
    Brevan Howard Credit Catalyst Master Fund Limited v. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., C.A. No. 9209-VCG (Del. Ch. May 19, 2015). This letter decision explains the nuances and elements of the following principles on which it granted a motion…
  • May 16

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court clarified the types of claims against independent directors that are eligible for a motion to dismiss regardless of the standard of review that applies to those claims. In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.…
Rank this Week: 260

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • May 22

    The Palace of Justice in Paris – Pic of the Week

    The Palace of Justice in Paris – Pic of the Week
    This is a guest post by Nicholas Boring, French foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress.  Nicholas has previously blogged FALQs: Freedom of Speech in France and co-collaborated on the post, Does the Haitian Criminal Code…
  • May 21

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    The University of Alabama and the ABA Journal announced the finalists for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction late last week. This year’s finalists are: Terminal City by Linda Fairstein, My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni,…
  • May 20

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist
    This week’s interview is with Jenny Gesley, our newest foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress Jenny provides research and reference services related to Germany and other German-speaking countries. Describe your background…
Rank this Week: 226

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • May 22

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing
    Previously I posted about The Right SEO for Your Law Practice Digital Edge podcast where Jennifer Ellis indicated that good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) now costs more than most law firms would be willing to pay, particularly small law…
  • May 15

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice
    We hosted attorney Jennifer Ellis for our Digital Edge podcast "Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm." Jennifer manages the online presence of the law firm where she works and also assists law firms with their websites, social...
  • May 12

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?
    Most lawyers hate filling out timesheets to record their billable time. Lawyers are also not perfect at accomplishing this, leading every company with a time and billing product to tout how much money can be made if only every bit...
Rank this Week: 976

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • May 22

    Blog Post: UK Election Results A Win For Fracking, Loss For Wind Power

    Blog Post: UK Election Results A Win For Fracking, Loss For Wind Power
    With the Conservative party in control of the U.K. government after recent elections, energy attorneys expect a greater push for shale gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, and a murky future for large-scale renewable projects like…
  • May 22

    Blog Post: No Consensus On CEQ Draft Guidance For NEPA Review

    Blog Post: No Consensus On CEQ Draft Guidance For NEPA Review
    Despite its intended goal of reducing "litigation driven by uncertainty," the White House Council on Environmental Quality's revised draft guidance regarding National Environmental Policy Act reviews avoids providing direction on determining…
  • May 22

    Blog Post: Smart Grids Require Smarter Utilities: Preventing Breache

    Blog Post: Smart Grids Require Smarter Utilities: Preventing Breache
    Although programmable, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats may significantly reduce energy costs, they may inadvertently increase utilities’ exposure to liability and lawsuits by creating a vulnerability that leads to a data breach. Utilities…
Rank this Week: 485

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
Rank this Week: 172

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 287

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ
    Ask a Catholic audience whose name they associate with the Catholic Church and science. “Galileo!” they shout. Ask them about Lemaître, Grimaldi, Stensen, Secchi—or Piazzi—and you get blank stares. Is it any…
Rank this Week: 225