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American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Mar 27

    Getting Your Sales Team Tournament Ready

    Getting Your Sales Team Tournament Ready
    It’s basketball time in Kentucky!  The March mess of snow and ugly weather has been replaced with the spreading March Madness mindset that sweeps across our state each spring. Seemingly sane people who catch the fever show symptoms…
  • Mar 25

    Life Insurance Trusts and Fiduciary Dutie

    Life Insurance Trusts and Fiduciary Dutie
    Sometimes, an attorney, advisor, or other person close to the client serves as the trustee of an irrevocable life insurance trust (“ILIT”). This seems simple enough. The client contributes money and the trustee sends Crummey…
  • Mar 23

    Reach Beyond the Transaction – Build Relationship Capital Instead

    Reach Beyond the Transaction – Build Relationship Capital Instead
    Relationships are the most valuable assets an attorney can possess. You don’t agree? Regardless of how large or small your practice is, how much revenue you generate, or how superior your products and services are, it won’t make…
Rank this Week: 986

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Mar 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/27/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/27/15
    Robert Kastenmeier, Liberal Voice in House for 32 Years, Dies at 91 — “But his central focus was intellectual property — copyright, patents and trademarks. He was the author of 48 laws in that area, 21 of them dealing with…
  • Mar 20

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/20/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/20/15
    How Digital Filmmaking Destroyed Screenwriting — “Cheap digital production closed the doors of distributors to low-budget projects, in a way that didn’t exist in the days of film. The internet devalued content to the…
  • Mar 16

    “Copyright law serves public ends by providing individuals with an incentive to pursue private ones”

    “Copyright law serves public ends by providing individuals with an incentive to pursue private ones”
    On March 9, a group of 31 advocacy groups and 13 academics sent a letter to members of the 114th Congress, “Supporting a Pro-Innovation, Pro-Creator, Pro-Consumer Copyright Agenda” (which was a response to a previous letter…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Mar 27

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)
    Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America? Here are the best things I read this past week on this issue, courtesy of Robin Shea’s Employment…
  • Mar 27

    BREAKING: FMLA’s “same-sex spouse” rule on hold, for now

    BREAKING: FMLA’s “same-sex spouse” rule on hold, for now
    Today, the new rule that would permit FMLA benefits for same-sex spouses was to take effect. However, late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction [pdf] temporarily halting the rule. The plaintiffs—the…
  • Mar 26

    I’ll give you one guess where the NLRB is holding its “ambush election” training?

    I’ll give you one guess where the NLRB is holding its “ambush election” training?
    Since I’ve already provided more than 3,000 words of quality labor-and-employment content this week, today’s post will be on the (much) shorter side. On April 14, the NLRB’s “ambush election” rules take effect.…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Mar 27

    It's A Digital World

    It's A Digital World
    If one waits long enough opportunities appear, almost magically.Early EAMS observers will remember this scene...Medical records reproduction companies in California have been waiting now for 2 years to get a fee schedule.Still waiting.In the…
  • Mar 26

    Henley's Song

    Henley's Song
    Yesterday fellow blogger Bob Wilson of WorkersCompensation.com wrote that Tennessee's pending opt-out bill, SB 721, was "complete and utter bullshit."Wilson chastised the proponent's attempt to cap medical costs at $500,000, which was…
  • Mar 25

    A Family Affair

    A Family Affair
    One of the interesting things about workers' compensation law is how it can differ from state to state, and how the "arm" of the law can extend to people who may, or may not, be intended to be covered.Indeed, exclusive remedy is a tricky…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Mar 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    As we previously mentioned, our editor, Jim Dedman, has put together a CLE program for April 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina on the Salem Witch Trials featuring noted author Katherine Howe. Here’s the information straight from…
  • Mar 26

    Video Games Make Kids Do Bad Thing

    Video Games Make Kids Do Bad Thing
    Like spending thousands of dollars on a parent’s credit card on microtransactions.  The problem becomes is the issue of whether it is a parent’s fault for failing to monitor the child, teaching the…
  • Mar 25

    More On The Arsenic-Wine Lawsuit

    More On The Arsenic-Wine Lawsuit
    As we discussed on Monday, customers may be getting more than a cheap buzz from their inexpensive bottles of wine.  A class action lawsuit filed in California alleges that dozens of low-end California wines have dangerously…
Rank this Week: 261

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Mar 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-26
    Particulars ordered in copyright claim Playboy Enterprises v- Entertainment Media Networks Ltd [2015] IEHC 102 http://t.co/grJ3wJk91p -> Privacy injunction partially granted in YXB v TNO (No 2) [2015] EWHC 826 http://t.co/ODlybALEFj ->…
  • Mar 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-25
    Privacy commissioner calls for prosecution over Rob Ford privacy breach http://t.co/oN5HAo7QQf -> India’s Supreme Court strikes down law that led to arrests over Facebook posts http://t.co/gELy36iOIX -> Red Light: Competition…
  • Mar 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-24
    Bell ordered to change pricing for mobile TV app while it appeals CRTC ruling http://t.co/rPvs7SBl11 -> Guest editorial: Counterfeiting in the 21st century http://t.co/KA56vgF2Oh -> The hackers have gotten in. Now what?…
Rank this Week: 946

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple
    In State of Texas v. United States, (ND TX, March 26, 2015), a Texas federal district court granted a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Labor to stay application of a rule amendment that extends the Family and Medical…
  • Mar 27

    California AG Asks Court To Allow Her To Reject Virulently Anti-Gay Initiative Measure

    California AG Asks Court To Allow Her To Reject Virulently Anti-Gay Initiative Measure
    Religion News Service reports that California Attorney General Kamala Harris this week asked a state court to allow her to refuse to process a virulently anti-gay (and likely unconstitutional) initiative petition filed in proper form…
  • Mar 27

    British Parliament Passes Bill Authorizing Invocations At City Council Meeting

    British Parliament Passes Bill Authorizing Invocations At City Council Meeting
    Law & Religion UK reports that on Wednesday in Britain the House of Lords gave final Parliamentary approval to the Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill (full text). The bill, which now will be presented for Royal…
Rank this Week: 61

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 27

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage
    Ferris Mfg. Corp., v. Curaline, Inc., No 14 C 4663, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied defendant’s (collectively “Curaline”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Ferris’…
  • Mar 25

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 4, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s patent infringement regarding a method for…
  • Mar 23

    Nominations Open for N.D. Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono

    Nominations Open for N.D. Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono
    The Northern District and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are seeking nominations (by April 3, 2015) for attorneys who have provided outstanding pro bono and public interest representation in civil and criminal matters…
Rank this Week: 225

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Role of Ombudsman

    The Role of Ombudsman
    An Ombudsman is someone who investigates complaints against nursing homes and advocates for resident’s rights.  In New Mexico, the state Ombudsman has the power to impose penalties on nursing homes for noncompliance. In December,…
  • Mar 26

    Awakenings Initiative

    Awakenings Initiative
    The Star Tribune reported that the Ecumen nursing care organization has been trying an experiment called the Awakenings Initiative since 2009. The program is designed to reduce use of anti-psychotic medications for patients who exhibit…
  • Mar 25

    Administrator Blames Lack of Staffing

    Administrator Blames Lack of Staffing
    The Halifax Courier reported that Faheza Simpson, manager at Elm View Nursing Home in Halifax, told juries in 2011 and 2013, as part of a case where she has been charged with neglect, that she was not a part of the problem. As manager,…
Rank this Week: 164

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 27

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?
    “The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,” according to a telephone survey of 350 attorneys which was recently published by Robert Half Legal. Thirty-two percent of attorneys interviewed said…
  • Mar 26

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner
    Well, as two Foley & Lardner attorneys point out, this might, in fact, suck: “March 30, 2015, is the opening day of the “sunrise” period for registration of domain names in the .SUCKS top-level domain (TLD)… the…
  • Mar 24

    Salary Wars Boost In-House Counsel Pay

    Salary Wars Boost In-House Counsel Pay
    A seasoned and skilled in-house attorney looking for work is a candidate worth fighting over, which fortunately for the lawyer can lead to better compensation. ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Salary Wars Boost In-House Counsel Pay appeared on…
Rank this Week: 120

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Half of state's sex offenders will be allowed to live near schools, park

    Half of state's sex offenders will be allowed to live near schools, park
    3-27-15 California: State parole officials will circumvent Jessica's Law, overwhelmingly approved by voters eight years ago, and no longer enforce its controversial 2,000-foot residency restrictions for sex offenders who target adults, the…
  • Mar 27

    San Angelo Bail Bondsman, Defense Attorney Accused of Forging Will of Alleged Pedophile

    San Angelo Bail Bondsman, Defense Attorney Accused of Forging Will of Alleged Pedophile
    3-27-15 California: A San Angelo bail bondsman and a high-power defense attorney have both been indicted on multiple felonies that center on the will of an alleged pedophile that died of natural causes last year. Ray Zapata, 63, of Zapata…
  • Mar 26

    California loosens Jessica's Law rules on where sex offenders can live

    California loosens Jessica's Law rules on where sex offenders can live
    3-26-15 California: California officials announced Thursday that the state would stop enforcing a key provision of a voter-approved law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living near schools. The California Department of…
Rank this Week: 40

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Disabled worker still eligible for workers’ comp after unrelated termination

    Disabled worker still eligible for workers’ comp after unrelated termination
    Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a night stocker at a retail store, who was injured when boxes fell on him, was still eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even after his employment was terminated for an unrelated…
  • Mar 26

    Workers from six companies exposed to asbestos in Evanston

    Workers from six companies exposed to asbestos in Evanston
    Workers from six different companies, all renovating a middle school in Evanston, were exposed to asbestos, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Mar 25

    Medical malpractice lawsuit alleges doctor failed to tell patient he had cancer

    Medical malpractice lawsuit alleges doctor failed to tell patient he had cancer
    A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed alleging that a doctor failed to inform his patient that the patient had cancer. Amber Hines is pursuing the lawsuit her father, Edward Hines, filed before his death from bladder cancer in April…
Rank this Week: 677

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm
    I had the opportunity to speak on “Ag Gag” Legislation this past week before the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law.  My presentation focused on procedures for farms to help…
  • Mar 25

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar Series at Lawline

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar Series at Lawline
    Save the dates for several upcoming agriculture law webinars at Lawline in Lower Manhattan.  I will be giving live presentations for those of you around New York City.  The recordings can be viewed afterwards.  Each are 1 hour…
  • Mar 23

    NY Family Law: Child Care Costs and Child Support

    NY Family Law: Child Care Costs and Child Support
    Parents have an obligation to support their children. In addition to basic child support, which is determined by a formula in accordance with the Child Support Standards Act, “add-ons” are other obligated expenses provided for in…
Rank this Week: 520

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 292

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 27

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation
    by Michael DorfOn Monday, Justice Kennedy sent the blawgosphere into a bit of a tizzy when, in the course of testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, he answered a question about statutory interpretation by saying the…
  • Mar 26

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published today, I continue a discussion that I began two weeks ago in a Verdict column and its associated Dorf on Law post.  In those earlier pieces, I discussed whether the debt ceiling…
  • Mar 25

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses  a recent Harvard Law Review essay by Suzanna Sherry, in which she reviews Richard Epstein’s book, The Classical Liberal Constitution. Sherry says (correctly) that Epstein defends a…
Rank this Week: 894

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/
  • Mar 27

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule
    Thanks very much to David Phippen from our Metro D.C. Office for letting me get some depositions taken this week and allowing me to republish his analysis here. As we have previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board in…
  • Mar 27

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now
    The new rule defining “spouse” for purposes of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was set to take effect today. But a federal judge in Texas yesterday temporarily blocked the rule from going into effect after…
  • Mar 25

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14
    Today’s majority opinion of the Supreme Court in the Young pregnancy accommodation case reminded me of this scene: Employers are Jennifer Anniston, and Justice Breyer is Mike Judge. I’ll be back with some real…
Rank this Week: 647

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Mar 27

    Podcast: The Confederate license plate debate

    Podcast: The Confederate license plate debate
    Ilya Shapiro and Scott Gaylord join us to debate one of the more interesting cases in front of the Supreme Court this term: the right of Texas o ban state-issued license plates that feature the Confederate flag.
  • Mar 27

    Can a President really by censured? The answer is Yes and No

    Can a President really by censured? The answer is Yes and No
    On March 27, 1834, the U.S. Senate censured President Andrew Jackson in a tug-of-war that had questionable constitutional roots but important political overtones.
  • Mar 26

    Video: Was Hobby Lobby Wrongly Decided?

    Video: Was Hobby Lobby Wrongly Decided?
    On March 25th at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., the National Constitution Center hosted a debate on this important Supreme Court decision featuring the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society. Watch video of the…
Rank this Week: 271

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
  • Mar 25

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?
    Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades, Fla. L. Rev (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Stacey DoganThe law of intermediary liability in intellectual property reflects a constant struggle for balance. On the one hand, rights owners…
  • Mar 24

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?
    Wendy A. Bach, The Hyperregulatory State: Women, Race, Poverty, and Support, 25 Yale J.L. & Feminism 317 (2014).Katharine BartlettTwo truths that feminists hold to be self-evident are: (1) that this society requires a more pro-active,…
Rank this Week: 235

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Committee Proposes New Criminal Discovery Rules for Virginia

    Committee Proposes New Criminal Discovery Rules for Virginia
    Way, way back in 2012, I wrote My Cousin Vinny and Discovery in Virginia Criminal Cases, which explained the rules for discovery of evidence in Virginia criminal cases. It appears that those discovery rules are very likely to change.…
  • Mar 26

    Is the Increase in Value of Investments Marital Property in Virginia?

    Is the Increase in Value of Investments Marital Property in Virginia?
    In Virginia divorce actions, one of the first questions parties often ask is “who is going to get to keep what?” Virginia is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the court has the authority in any divorce to classify…
  • Mar 24

    Can a Third-Party Seek Custody or Visitation of a Child in Virginia?

    Can a Third-Party Seek Custody or Visitation of a Child in Virginia?
    In Virginia, a petition for custody or visitation may be filed by either parent or by any “person with a legitimate interest.” Virginia law defines a person with a legitimate interest broadly to include grandparents, stepparents,…
Rank this Week: 98

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 27

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video
    Last year, I blogged about how to file video on EDGAR – and predicted that the use of video in SEC filings would explode over the next decade as a disclosure tool. More recently, I blogged that I thought we would see more video during…
  • Mar 26

    SEC Adopts Reg A+

    SEC Adopts Reg A+
    Yesterday, the SEC adopted rules and forms under Section 3(b) of the Securities Act – known as “Reg A+” – as required by Section 401 of the JOBS Act. The 453-page adopting release was posted last night (so no law firm…
  • Mar 25

    SCOTUS’ Omnicare: Pleading Standard for Section 11 Clarified

    SCOTUS’ Omnicare: Pleading Standard for Section 11 Clarified
    We’ll be posting the oodles of memos on yesterday’s Omnicare decision by the Supreme Court in our “Securities Litigation” Practice Area. Here’s a recap from this Proskauer memo (& see this Cooley blog): The…
Rank this Week: 413

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 27

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic
    For our new Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we've invited a dream team of law practice technology experts to tell us their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly.…
  • Mar 26

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole
    “I don't know what to do!” he cried. “Now we're forming committees to make decisions.” I had listened to his travails for the last year as his firm slowly moldered. Morale was bad, profits had slipped down over time,…
  • Mar 25

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson
    Gabriel Cheong started his own law firm straight out of law school. One year later he purchased the law firm where he once interned. Now Gabriel runs Infinity Law Group while blogging, tweeting and marketing his firm. He'll be one of four…
Rank this Week: 784

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Spanish language blog on auto accidents and personal injuries. By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.abogadodelesionflorida.com/
Rank this Week: 561

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks For Overlapping Goods/Services Confusingly Similar?

    TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks For Overlapping Goods/Services Confusingly Similar?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown first below, finding it likely to cause confusion with the mark shown second below, for goods/services that "perform overlapping functions, namely, the promotion of goods and services of others…
  • Mar 26

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal Due to Specific Differences in Involved Software

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal Due to Specific Differences in Involved Software
    The Board affirms 90% of the Section 2(d) refusals it gets its hands on, but here's one that it reversed. The applicant sought to register the mark MISTORE for "Computer software for use in connection with retail point of sale and inventory…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that TTAB Decision May Have Preclusive Effect

    Supreme Court Rules that TTAB Decision May Have Preclusive Effect
    In an attention-grabbing decision, at least in trademark circles, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that, in an action for trademark infringement, "[s]o long as the other ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met, when the uses…
Rank this Week: 349

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 27

    Owner sues customer over negative reviews of dog obedience busine

    Owner sues customer over negative reviews of dog obedience busine
    Jennifer Ujimori posted negative reviews on Yelp and Angie’s List after being dissatisfied with her experience with a Burke, Va. dog obedience class. Now the owner is suing her for damages. [Washington Post] Unlike D.C., Maryland and…
  • Mar 27

    A new employer obligation to provide predictable scheduling?

    A new employer obligation to provide predictable scheduling?
    With no statutory authorization or track record of earlier Department of Labor involvement — not that that’s stopped them in the past — the Obama Administration’s hyper-activist Wage and Hour Division may be exploring…
  • Mar 26

    Banking and finance roundup

    Banking and finance roundup
    Administration has abused the law in mortgage lender settlements [House Judiciary hearing: Paul Larkin, Ted Frank testimony] Department of Justice official says banks may need to go much farther in informing authorities of customers who may…
Rank this Week: 15

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
  • Mar 25

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?
    In the current environment, most organizations are aware of the potential threats to their firms from a breach of their data systems and networks. Among the ways companies can protect themselves from these types of threats is through improved…
  • Mar 25

    Facts, Opinions, Omissions, and Context: The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Omnicare Opinion

    Facts, Opinions, Omissions, and Context: The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Omnicare Opinion
    In a March 24, 2015 opinion in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (here), the U.S. Supreme Court set aside the Sixth Circuit’s ruling that allegations of “objective falsity” were…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Mar 27

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number
    In a recently published article, three professors undertook an empirical analysis of noncompetition and other restrictive postemployment covenants in public company Chief Executive Officer contracts.  Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J.…
  • Mar 26

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?
    Yesterday’s post concerned Justice M. Kathleen Butz’ recent holding in Yee v. Am. Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 257 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015).  The case involved the California Controller’s attempt to examine…
  • Mar 25

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”
    Last month, I wrote about reports that the SEC is seeking years of employment agreements, nondisclosure agreements and other documents in an effort to ferret out possible restraints on whistleblowers.  See Is Anything…
Rank this Week: 567

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Minimum Wage Adjustment coming into Force October 2015

    Minimum Wage Adjustment coming into Force October 2015
    The Government has announced changes to the National Minimum Wage Act that will come into effect from October 2015.  The changes will affect an estimated 1.4 people and the adjustments are set out in the table below:   As these…
  • Mar 26

    Buying Property with Family – is your Share Protected?

    Buying Property with Family – is your Share Protected?
    Whether you are buying property with your family or friends, it is important to make it clear who owns what.  A Declaration of Trust can clarify the equity proportions of the property held by each party, who is responsible for the…
  • Mar 25

    Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney – What is the Difference?

    Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney – What is the Difference?
    Powers of Attorney are appointed so that someone else or others are able to assist you with various different day-to-day tasks and decisions relating to your property and finances, health and welfare, or both. ‘Enduring Powers of…
Rank this Week: 609

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/
  • Mar 27

    A Woman's Negative Online Reviews of Led to Defamation Lawsuit

    A Woman's Negative Online Reviews of Led to Defamation Lawsuit
    Yelp and other online review websites allow consumers to comment on their experience at a restaurant or business.  These comments can range from particulars about what someone thought of a food item, to opinions on the business itself.…
  • Mar 26

    How Social Media Postings Can Negatively Affect Your Job

    How Social Media Postings Can Negatively Affect Your Job
    In Iowa, employment is generally "at-will," meaning that an employer can fire an employee any time, for any reason provided it is not discriminatory or retaliatory.  Otherwise, an employee can be fired if she or he says something on…
  • Mar 24

    Severe Weather Awareness Week

    Severe Weather Awareness Week
    Severe Weather Awareness WeekThe week of March 23 – 27 is Severe Weather Awareness Week, and as part of that observance, a statewide tornado drill is planned for Wednesday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. Other events are scheduled throughout…
Rank this Week: 265

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney
    Powers of attorney are powerful documents that grant another individual broad rights over medical and financial decisions. Such an important power should involve careful planning. Ready-made legal forms found online, software programs with…
  • Mar 25

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder
    Beneficiary designation forms are an important way for account and asset owners to ensure the respective assets pass to the individuals of their choosing. Mistakes with beneficiary designations could result in serious loss – the…
  • Mar 23

    Creditor Claims Against Decedents in North Carolina

    Creditor Claims Against Decedents in North Carolina
    One of the many responsibilities executors have is ensuring that the decedent’s debts are satisfied. Creditor claims against estates in North Carolina generally fall into categories of priority. The North Carolina Administrative Office…
Rank this Week: 837

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
Rank this Week: 416

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Mar 27

    Past and future

    Past and future
    This week I looked back to the problems of the past and forward to the challenges of the future for the family justice system in my posts on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included the following:The internet…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court judgment in In the matter of S (A Child)

    Supreme Court judgment in In the matter of S (A Child)
    The full judgment can be found here and a press summary here.
  • Mar 24

    Open Daze

    Open Daze
    Family courts should have annual open days for children - Law Society Gazette, 23rd March 2015
Rank this Week: 537

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 679

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Mar 27

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain
    The Wisconsin Court of Appeals' decision in Somers USA, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation, No. 2014AP1092 (Mar. 25, 2015), is the second case we're posting today that asks -- just what was the government thinking? This kerfuffle…
  • Mar 27

    What Were They Thinking, Part I: City Stealing Dirt Is A Taking

    What Were They Thinking, Part I: City Stealing Dirt Is A Taking
    Here's the first of two cases we're going to post today, both with the same theme -- what was the government thinking? The facts in Irwin v. City of Minot, No. 20140217 (Mar. 24, 2015), are similar to cases we've covered before, the…
  • Mar 26

    Pacific Business News Report On Eminent Domain And The Honolulu Rail

    Pacific Business News Report On Eminent Domain And The Honolulu Rail
    We can't reproduce the entire interview, and the link to the online version is behind a partial paywall, but here are the highlights of a recent interview, where A. Kam Napier, the Editor-in- Chief of Pacific Business News, came by and…
Rank this Week: 479

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Mar 27

    A college's denial of tenure.

    A college's denial of tenure.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the denial of the Article 75 petition to vacate an arbitration award denying petitioner's grievance of respondent college's determination to deny her tenure, and granted the cross motion…
  • Mar 26

    An attorney's account stated claim.

    An attorney's account stated claim.
    Practice point:  Plaintiff law firm established its entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on its account stated claim by demonstrating that defendant received and retained the invoices without objection for a reasonable time and…
  • Mar 25

    Res ipsa loquitur in a podiatric malpractice action.

    Res ipsa loquitur in a podiatric malpractice action.
    Practice point:  The plaintiff developed a deep tissue Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in her foot after the defendant podiatrist administered a cortisone injection into the bottom of her foot to treat her…
Rank this Week: 923

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 52

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Mar 27

    Contestation of Claims Against an Estate

    Contestation of Claims Against an Estate
    Where an estate trustee becomes aware of a potential claim against the estate, but no claim has yet been commenced, it can be difficult to decide how to proceed.  Sections 44 and 45 of the Estates Act contain a seldom used procedure that…
  • Mar 26

    Trustees, Estate Trustees, and Adminstratrices – A Disambiguation

    Trustees, Estate Trustees, and Adminstratrices – A Disambiguation
    Just what to call the person administering an estate in Ontario can be somewhat confusing.  A number of terms have been used over the years.  The same person can be referred to in a number of different ways by different pieces of…
  • Mar 25

    The Two Types of Domicile

    The Two Types of Domicile
    Through the use of modern technology and communication, the world is shrinking every day. We are seeing an influx of foreign residents living and owning property situated in Canada and the reverse is also common. For the purposes of estate…
Rank this Week: 599

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Mar 27

    Afianzadoras, uso del crédito y reclamos a banco. Podcast #165

    Afianzadoras, uso del crédito y reclamos a banco. Podcast #165
    DESCARGA, ESCUCHA Y ¡COMPARTE! Este podcast dura 23 minutos Escuchando el episodio #165 de Lana&Podcast ¡descárgalo!Click To Tweet   Que encontrarás en este episodio Qué es una finaza. Un ejemplo de…
  • Mar 20

    12 Fórmulas para saber cuanto debes ahorrar Podcast #164

    12 Fórmulas para saber cuanto debes ahorrar Podcast #164
    ¿Cuanto debo ahorrar? ¿el 10% de mi sueldo? ¿el 20? ¿y si tengo deudas? No siempre es fácil saber cuanto es lo ideal a lo que debemos llegar en cantidad de ahorro. Por supuesto, más es mejor pero…
  • Mar 18

    ¿Conoces estas verdades financieras?

    ¿Conoces estas verdades financieras?
    Puede que no lo sepas, y estés comentiendo algún error… mejor écha un vistazo a estas aplastantes e indiscutibles verdades financieras. Cómpartelas y pása la voz.
Rank this Week: 509

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Mar 26

    Procesan a quien pegó cabello en la calva de otro

    Procesan a quien pegó cabello en la calva de otro
    Dicen que no hay nada nuevo bajo el sol, pero para el fiscal noruego Harald Bilberg, el caso que ahora persigue es inédito en su carrera. Se trata de la imputación a un hombre que cortó su barba y cabello y la pegó…
  • Mar 26

    Corte Suprema del Reino Unido falla a favor de publicación de cartas del príncipe Carlo

    Corte Suprema del Reino Unido falla a favor de publicación de cartas del príncipe Carlo
    Con voto favorable de cinco contra dos, los magistrados de la Corte Suprema del Reino Unido fallaron a favor del periódico británico The Guardian que desde hace 10 años pretende la publicación de 27 cartas escritas…
  • Mar 26

    Tres meses de prisión por ofensas en Twitter

    Tres meses de prisión por ofensas en Twitter
    Una corte en Manama, Bahréin, sentenció a nueve persona a tres meses de prisión por haber escrito mensajes ofensivos en Twitter en contra de un líder de un país hermano, siguiendo el ejemplo de Kuwait que ha…
Rank this Week: 159

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 983

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Charged with Making Obscene Calls?

    Charged with Making Obscene Calls?
    Obscene Phone Calls Can Land People in Hot Water Telephones, and cell phones in particular, are wonderful inventions. They enable us to stay in touch and to call for help when it matters most. However, telephones may also provide a means of…
  • Mar 23

    Public Breastfeeding is Legal in Las Vega

    Public Breastfeeding is Legal in Las Vega
    Public Breastfeeding Is Legal in Nevada The ongoing discourse on public breastfeeding is filled with vitriol, but Nevada law is clear. According to NRS 201.232, Nevada mothers are permitted to breastfeed in public, but they must take care to…
  • Mar 20

    Las Vegas Conspiracy Charges? Time for an Attorney

    Las Vegas Conspiracy Charges? Time for an Attorney
    Conspiracy Charges in Nevada Most people don’t realize that conspiring to commit a crime is a punishable offense, even if the crime never happens. Conspiracy, as defined by NRS 199.480, involves “an agreement between two or more…
Rank this Week: 310

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 105

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Mar 26

    In the new

    In the new
    This past weekend, the ABA Journal sponsored its second Hackcess to Justice legal hackathon, where attorneys and programmers worked all weekend to create apps that help lawyers and increase the ability of individuals to gain access to legal…
  • Mar 25

    Two-Way Media v AT&T -- be careful reading notices of electronic filings on an iPhone!

    Two-Way Media v AT&T -- be careful reading notices of electronic filings on an iPhone!
    Last week, a federal appellate court ruled that two law firms missed an appeal deadline in a $40 million case notwithstanding the defense that the law firms were misled by a notice of electronic filing email sent by the trial...
  • Mar 23

    Review: Calcbot -- calculator and unit converter

    Review: Calcbot -- calculator and unit converter
    A calculator may not seem like a very important app to buy for your iPhone. After all, the iPhone has a built-in calculator that is easily accessible by swiping up from the bottom of any screen. Also, I often find...
Rank this Week: 840

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 26

    Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Exela Pharmsci Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Exela Pharmsci Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit availed itself of another opportunity to demonstrate that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Teva v. Sandoz may be relevant in cases that are the exception rather than the rule. The Federal…
  • Mar 25

    WIPO Releases Data on 2014 International Patent Filing

    WIPO Releases Data on 2014 International Patent Filing
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released data on 2014 international application filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). WIPO noted that U.S. and Japanese filings accounted for almost…
  • Mar 24

    The ACLU, Working for the Man

    The ACLU, Working for the Man
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The ACLU championed its efforts in the AMP v. Myriad case as being another instance of the group fighting for the rights of the many and the powerless against corporate America and the oligarchical few. In a paradox, it…
Rank this Week: 179

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    'Democracy's narrow escape'

    'Democracy's narrow escape'
    The Supreme Court's judgment in Shreya Singhal case has been widely hailed.  The title of this post is drawn from one such commentary carried in Telegraph, which also exposes the players and the factors that went into the making of S.66A…
  • Mar 18

    On Freebies and Election Manifesto

    On Freebies and Election Manifesto
     [Guest Post: Vasujith Ram] AAP’s election manifesto made a host of promises: Lakhs of CCTVs for women’s safety [see here], Wi-Fi in all public places, 20, 000 Litres of free water every month, reduction of electricity…
  • Mar 2

    A fresh attempt to seek notification of an Act passed years ago

    A fresh attempt to seek notification of an Act passed years ago
    Jay Sayta is a final year law student at the National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata and runs GLaws.in; India's first and only website on gaming laws.Jay started GLaws.in in 2010 as a resource to monitor developments in the gaming…
Rank this Week: 250