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Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jan 20

    Trump will be sworn in by the chief justice he once called an ‘absolute disaster’

    Trump will be sworn in by the chief justice he once called an ‘absolute disaster’
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts followed by now-deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the 2013 presidential inauguration. Photo by REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and John Roberts are not…
  • Jan 18

    Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademark

    Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademark
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court by Larry Downing/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court raised doubts Wednesday about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. The justices heard arguments in a…
  • Jan 15

    Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademark

    Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademark
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether a law that bans disparaging trademarks violates a band’s free-speech rights. by Molly Riley/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Slants aren’t exactly a household name when it comes…
Rank this Week: 551

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    Will Bluegogo compete for the Bay Area’s bike share market?

    Will Bluegogo compete for the Bay Area’s bike share market?
    As Bay Area Bike Share inches toward a tenfold expansion by 2018, a new Chinese bike share company, Bluegogo, may try to beat it to the streets. The post Will Bluegogo compete for the Bay Area’s bike share market? appeared first on GJEL…
  • Jan 11

    Protected intersections arrive in the Bay Area

    Protected intersections arrive in the Bay Area
    These innovative Dutch-inspired designs (amongst the first dozen built in the U.S.) seek to maintain physical separation between drivers and bicyclists through an intersection. The post Protected intersections arrive in the Bay Area appeared…
  • Jan 3

    Oakland installs buffered “parking” lanes on 20th Street

    Oakland installs buffered “parking” lanes on 20th Street
    New buffered bike lanes on 20th Street are constantly blocked by parked cars. The post Oakland installs buffered “parking” lanes on 20th Street appeared first on GJEL Attorneys.
Rank this Week: 836

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 20

    An Unsentimental Assessment of Obama's Presidency

    An Unsentimental Assessment of Obama's Presidency
    by Neil H. BuchananI voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries, but I was skeptical.  The rhetoric of hope and change seemed to lack underlying substance, and he appeared to be trying to engage in Clintonian triangulation even as he…
  • Jan 19

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?
    by Michael DorfSummer Zervos, onetime contestant on The Apprentice, has sued Donald Trump for defamation based on statements that Trump made calling Zervos a liar after Zervos went public with allegations that Trump had groped her much in the…
  • Jan 18

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court
    by Eric Segall   About a month before Justice Scalia passed away last February, the Supreme Court voted to hear an important case raising fundamental questions about the separation (or not) of church and state. The Missouri…
Rank this Week: 706

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 20

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/19/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/19/17
    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering — Jonathan Bailey takes a look at a case that has so far flown a bit under the radar. Currently on appeal to the 9th Circuit after a District Court granted the plaintiff’s motion for a…
  • Jan 13

    Friday’s Endnote – 01/13/17

    Friday’s Endnote – 01/13/17
    On January 12, 1977, Barbara Ringer, the register of copyrights, was presented the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service in 8 ceremony at the White House. This award, the highest honor for extraordinary…
  • Jan 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/06/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/06/17
    2016: The Year We Stopped Listening To Big Tech’s Favorite Excuse — Charlie Warzel at BuzzFeed writes, “But in 2016, Big Tech’s well-practiced excuse became less effective. The idea that their enormous and deeply…
Rank this Week: 785

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

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

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Free speech retaliation case dies on the vine

    Free speech retaliation case dies on the vine
    Public employees who sue their employers for retaliation arising from their free speech face a number of hurdles. The first hurdle is the plaintiff has to show he spoke as a citizen on a matter of public concern. Assuming the police can…
  • Jan 19

    Lawyer-plaintiff cannot sue the police

    Lawyer-plaintiff cannot sue the police
    The plaintiff in this case is a lawyer who sued the police for malicious prosecution, selective enforcement and excessive force. He loses each of those claims in the Court of Appeals.The case is Tyk v. Surat, a summary order decided on…
  • Jan 18

    Supremes grant police officer qualified immunity in shooting case

    Supremes grant police officer qualified immunity in shooting case
    Qualified immunity protects governmental employees when someone sues them for civil rights violations. Johnny Citizen does not enjoy this immunity. But police officers do. The Supreme Court routinely takes up these cases. Lately, the Court…
Rank this Week: 705

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court will consider class action waiver

    Supreme Court will consider class action waiver
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of wage and hour cases involving arbitration agreements that require workers to waive their right to pursue employment claims as a group. In recent years, the validity of such waivers has…
  • Jan 5

    Another New Jersey city requires paid sick time

    Another New Jersey city requires paid sick time
    by Michael H. Dell Morristown has joined the list of New Jersey cities that require employers to provide paid sick time to employees. Employers in Morristown have until January 11 to come into compliance with the city’s paid sick time…
  • Jan 4

    Overtime rule update: District court won’t wait for appeals court’s ruling

    Overtime rule update: District court won’t wait for appeals court’s ruling
    On January 3, a federal district court judge said he won’t halt proceedings in the case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules despite concurrent litigation in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.…
Rank this Week: 950

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ignoring the Need for a Permit Can Lead to Jail Time

    Ignoring the Need for a Permit Can Lead to Jail Time
    U.S. EPA released its December Environmental Crimes Bulletin.  One notable case highlighted involved the failure to  obtain and industrial pre-treatment permit for discharges to the municipal wastewater system.  As set…
  • Jan 18

    EPA Enacts Major Overhaul to Hazardous Waste Generator Requirement

    EPA Enacts Major Overhaul to Hazardous Waste Generator Requirement
    Late last year U.S. EPA enacted the "Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule" which constitutes a major overhaul of the federal hazardous waste regulations (RCRA) that apply to any generator of hazardous waste.  The new rule impacts…
  • Jan 11

    How Quickly Can President Trump Unwind Environmental Regulations?

    How Quickly Can President Trump Unwind Environmental Regulations?
    President Elect Trump has vowed to unwind regulations which he believes are dramatically constraining economic growth.  The Obama Administration's environmental regulations are specifically being targeted, including:  the Clean…
Rank this Week: 872

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Trustee Compensation: Small Numbers That Add Up

    Trustee Compensation: Small Numbers That Add Up
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERSome might feel that being an Estate Trustee is an utterly thankless job. I'm here today to tell you thatisn't totally accurate. Trustees are entitled to a small 'thank you' in the form of a tariff on the work…
  • Jan 19

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation
    BY GARRY J. WISE, SENIOR COUNSEL I was recently interviewed by Law Times correspondent Jim Middlemas on the role of social media in Canadian law practices.It was a good opportunity to briefly discuss the history of Canada's legal…
  • Jan 19

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERAfter a marital separation, some parents will, for better or worse, go to unimaginable lengths to prevent their ex-partners from havingcustody or access to the children of the marriage.Can this fight continue…
Rank this Week: 42

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers injury law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 696

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Boldly Going Where no Fanfic has Gone Before

    Boldly Going Where no Fanfic has Gone Before
    Fanfiction refers to the art of creating fiction using another author’s characters or universe.  I was first introduced to the concept in high school, when a friend began writing Harry Potter fanfiction.  (Side note: this is…
  • Jan 19

    It Is Not All In The Family

    It Is Not All In The Family
    Although a precedential decision allowing a “Family of Marks” to be considered in the context of an ex parte prosecution of an application that has been refused under Section 2(e)(1) to show acquired distinctiveness, this ruling…
  • Jan 18

    “Pardon Me, PORTON,” says PATRON, “But We Heard You”

    “Pardon Me, PORTON,” says PATRON, “But We Heard You”
    Pisco is a light-colored brandy traditionally produced in portions of Peru and Chile.  One brand that offers this product in the United States is PISCO PORTÓN (the later word meaning “gate” in Spanish). Pisco Porton…
Rank this Week: 138

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jan 20

    Judge Gartley of Luzerne County Addresses Service of Process Issue

    Judge Gartley of Luzerne County Addresses Service of Process Issue
    In her recent decision in the case of Nicholas v. Zolner, No. 2013-CV-9828 (C.P. Luz. Co. Dec. 29, 2016 Gartley, J.), Judge Tina Polachek Gartley of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a Pa. R.A.P. 1925 Opinion in support of her…
  • Jan 18

    Judge Terrence R. Nealon of Lackawanna County Addresses "No-Duty Rule"

    Judge Terrence R. Nealon of Lackawanna County Addresses "No-Duty Rule"
    In his recent decision in the case of Barrett v. Chervanka, No. 14-CV-5175 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 8, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary…
  • Jan 16

    Judge James M. Munley of Federal Middle District Court Addresses UIM Statute of Limitation

    Judge James M. Munley of Federal Middle District Court Addresses UIM Statute of Limitation
    In the case of Legos v. Travelers Cas. Co. of Conn., 3:16-cv-1917 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 19, 2016 Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley addressed the issue of the statute of limitations in a UIM case.According to the Opinion, the third party case…
Rank this Week: 96

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jan 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for January 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for January 20
    These are some of the compliance related stories that recently caught my attention. Experts Ponder Role of Trump Organization Compliance Counsel by SAMUEL RUBENFELD in WSJ.com’s Risk & Compliance Journal As compliance counsel, the…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Really Means It About Pretaliation Severance Agreement

    The SEC Really Means It About Pretaliation Severance Agreement
    In case you were not clear that the Securities and Exchange Commission is serious about enforcing Rule 21F-17, BlackRock is the latest to run the perp walk. The SEC accused the money management giant of improperly using separation…
  • Jan 17

    SEC’s 2017 Exam Prioritie

    SEC’s 2017 Exam Prioritie
    Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission issued the 2017 priorities for the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. There are five main items on the list, plus some others. Private funds are still on the list. Retail…
Rank this Week: 387

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 4

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 20

    Possibly the Two Most Important Parts of COSA's upcoming opinion in the Adnan Syed Case

    Possibly the Two Most Important Parts of COSA's upcoming opinion in the Adnan Syed Case
    As I noted on Wednesday, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (COSA) will consider five or six issue in the Adnan Syed case: 1. Did Judge Welch abuse his discretion in hearing the cell tower claim; 2. Did Adnan...
  • Jan 19

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia
    In yesterday's Undisclosed episode, we noted how the defense team filed an application for writ of habeas corpus in the Joey Watkins case. We also noted how, amazingly, the case that most strongly supports Joey's appeal is actually another…
  • Jan 18

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal
    Today, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an order that mainly did two things: (1) granted the State leave to appeal the portion of Judge Martin Welch's order granting Adnan Syed a new trial based upon his cell...
Rank this Week: 877

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jan 20

    Is An Attorney Necessary For A Temporary Child Support Hearing?

    Is An Attorney Necessary For A Temporary Child Support Hearing?
    Question: Do I need to hire an attorney for a temporary child support hearing? Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the…
  • Jan 19

    Oklahoma Man Stuck Paying Child Support For Child That Isn’t Hi

    Oklahoma Man Stuck Paying Child Support For Child That Isn’t Hi
    There are many family law statutes that are either counterproductive or just outright nonsensical. The latest example of comes from the state of Oklahoma where a man has been ordered to pay child support for a child that isn’t his.…
  • Jan 18

    DadsDivorce Live: How Dads Aid Child Development

    DadsDivorce Live: How Dads Aid Child Development
    As the field of fatherhood research continues to evolve, we are learning more and more about the unique ways involved dads help mold their children.  Of course, dads can serve as a role model and moral compass to their kids, but they…
Rank this Week: 812

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/
  • Jan 20

    WIRTW #445 (the “dynamic duo” edition)

    WIRTW #445 (the “dynamic duo” edition)
    Last weekend was School of Rock weekend for the Hyman family. My kids showed a packed club what they’ve been working on for the past four months. Norah never disappoints when she performs (or in life, for that matter). Some 10…
  • Jan 19

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training
    I feel like I’ve written a lot lately about the need for cybersecurity training for employees (for example, here, here, and here). Yet, as long as employees keep opening unknown emails and clicking on strange links, we need reminders…
  • Jan 18

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published recommended best practices to protect from retaliation employees who report workplace safety or other concerns under any of the 22 statutes OSHA enforces. The document,…
Rank this Week: 389

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    TTAB Test: Is "DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND" Merely Descriptive of Clothing and Soccer Gear?

    TTAB Test: Is "DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND" Merely Descriptive of Clothing and Soccer Gear?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown below, for varous clothing items and for soccer gear because applicant refused to disclaim the term DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND (translated as GERMAN SOCCER FEDERATION). Applicant did disclaim that…
  • Jan 19

    Fame of adidas 3-Stripes Mark Yields Section 2(d) Summary Judgment

    Fame of adidas 3-Stripes Mark Yields Section 2(d) Summary Judgment
    That Board entered judgment summarily in this opposition to registration of the mark shown below left, for "Athletic footwear; Bowling shoes; Footwear; Footwear for track and field athletics; Golf shoes; Headwear; Jackets; Pants; Running…
  • Jan 18

    TTAB Test: Is BEACH HUGGY for Pillows Confusable With HUGGY PETS for Decorative Pillowcases?

    TTAB Test: Is BEACH HUGGY for Pillows Confusable With HUGGY PETS for Decorative Pillowcases?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark BEACH HUGGY for "pillows," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark HUGGY PETS for "decorative pillowcases for children." The examining attorney also required disclaimer of…
Rank this Week: 740

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    The Civil Jury Project and an important new attorney survey

    The Civil Jury Project and an important new attorney survey
    Today, we want to take a moment to highlight the Civil Jury Project at the NYU School of Law. This group examines how the civil jury trial became a vanishing feature of the American legal landscape and looks at the consequence…
  • Jan 18

    Nasty women earn more money (but it isn’t all roses) 

    Nasty women earn more money (but it isn’t all roses) 
    We have written a lot about how women are treated unequally (which can, sometimes, make it hard to be a woman). Initially, we illustrated these posts with various photos of Tammy Wynette but we decided to stop picking on her for one song…
  • Jan 16

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Using your expert  witnesses’ hands help persuade juror

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Using your expert  witnesses’ hands help persuade juror
    You may have seen our blog post where we talk about research that informs us in patent work to either allow jurors to examine a disputed invention up close or to simply have them view it from a distance. Which strategy we recommend you use…
Rank this Week: 692

Van Sant Law LLC Blog

Van Sant Law LLC Blog

Covers injury cases in Atlanta.

http://www.davidvansant.com/personal-injury-blog/
  • Jan 20

    Is a Teen Driver Liable for Damages in an Auto Accident?

    Is a Teen Driver Liable for Damages in an Auto Accident?
    Teenagers are a high-risk category when it comes to driving. That is why parents experience heightened insurance premiums the moment when they add their teen driver to the policy. Most states recognize the danger as well, which is why parents…
  • Jan 13

    Woman Dies from Collapsing Operating Table: Who’s Liable?

    Woman Dies from Collapsing Operating Table: Who’s Liable?
    An operating room should be the safest place for a patient to be. Here, the patient is amongst professionals and experts, and the room is kept to a specific standard. Unfortunately, for one 70-year old woman, the operating room was a deadly…
  • Jan 6

    Is Driving with ADHD Considered a Liability?

    Is Driving with ADHD Considered a Liability?
    A vast amount of individuals are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and it is a recognized medical condition. However, as with all medical conditions, there are limitations that sufferers of this condition…
Rank this Week: 949

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jan 20

    Personal Red Flags of Fraud

    Personal Red Flags of Fraud
    As victims of occupational fraud reflect on crimes committed against their companies, they wonder if there were any signs that a fraud was occurring. They wonder how a trusted employee could steal from the company. Sadly, frauds are committed…
  • Jan 18

    High Net Worth Divorce: Managing the Data

    High Net Worth Divorce: Managing the Data
    In high net worth divorce cases, there are often large volumes of data. The lifestyle analysis will rely on a detailed examination of bank, credit card, and investment statements. High levels of spending mean a large amount of data. In this…
  • Jan 10

    Loss and Failure Rates in Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

    Loss and Failure Rates in Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
    More than 99% of people lose money in multi-level marketing (MLM). In Chapter 7 of Dr. Jon Taylor’s book, The Case (For and) Against Multi-Level Marketing, he details the failure rates of participants in multi-lievel marketing…
Rank this Week: 27

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

Covers IT and internet legal issues. By Peter S. Vogel.

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Do you want China to control cyber and IT news? Think about this – China Oceanwide is acquiring news media giant IDG

    Do you want China to control cyber and IT news? Think about this – China Oceanwide is acquiring news media giant IDG
    Computerworld announced that “tech journalism pioneer International Data Group [IDG], publisher of Computerworld, PCWorld and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide” is being acquired by China Oceanwide for a price of…
  • Jan 16

    FTC sues IoT manufacturer for failure to secure devices from cyberattacks!

    FTC sues IoT manufacturer for failure to secure devices from cyberattacks!
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against “D-Link Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that inadequate security measures taken by the company left its wireless routers and Internet cameras vulnerable to hackers…
  • Jan 13

    Cyber challenge to secure IoT home device

    Cyber challenge to secure IoT home device
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “it is challenging the public to create an innovative tool that will help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities in the software of home devices connected to the Internet of…
Rank this Week: 870

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/
  • Jan 20

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law
    Danaya C. Wright, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Nontraditional Families, 25 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2015).Camille DavidsonIn her article, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the…
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
Rank this Week: 759

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jan 20

    Antitrust: New Focus on Harm to Large Customer

    Antitrust: New Focus on Harm to Large Customer
    This Perkins Coie memo highlights a potentially important shift in emphasis by the DOJ & FTC in antitrust merger challenges: In a stark deviation from the traditional emphasis on consumer harm, as detailed in the Horizontal Merger…
  • Jan 19

    A Feature, Not A Bug: Appraisal Conditions Deter Appraisal Claim

    A Feature, Not A Bug: Appraisal Conditions Deter Appraisal Claim
    This blog from Lowenstein’s Steve Hecht suggests that a buyer’s insistence on an appraisal condition – or a “blow provision” – might chill the exercise of appraisal rights. Here’s an excerpt…
  • Jan 18

    Tomorrow’s Webcast: “Privilege Issues in M&A”

    Tomorrow’s Webcast: “Privilege Issues in M&A”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Privilege Issues in M&A” – to hear Alston & Bird’s Lisa Bugni, Bass Berry’s Joe Crace & Akin Gump’s Trey Muldrow discuss how to deal with the…
Rank this Week: 901

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jan 20

    Inauguration Day: Is Edgar Open?

    Inauguration Day: Is Edgar Open?
    As we watch the peaceful transition of power & wonder if we will come together as a nation after a deeply divisive election, there’s one question on everyone’s mind this Inauguration Day…
  • Jan 19

    The (Not Quite) First Non-GAAP Enforcement Case! (& a Perk Case to Boot)

    The (Not Quite) First Non-GAAP Enforcement Case! (& a Perk Case to Boot)
    Yesterday, the SEC sanctioned MDC Partners for violating Reg G & Item 10(e) of Reg S-K in connection with its use of non-GAAP financial measures. Some people are calling this the first non-GAAP enforcement case – but…
  • Jan 18

    Transcript: “Non-GAAP Disclosures – Analyzing the Comment Letters”

    Transcript: “Non-GAAP Disclosures – Analyzing the Comment Letters”
    We have posted the transcript for our popular webcast: “Non-GAAP Disclosures: Analyzing the Comment Letters.” Whistleblowers: BlackRock Nailed in Separation Agreement Enforcement Action As Yogi Berra might put it,…
Rank this Week: 861

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jan 20

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Today in Washington, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the forty-fifth President of the United States.  By their nature, presidential inaugurations always are massive undertakings for law enforcement agencies.  President-elect…
  • Jan 19

    Recycling Probation Violation

    Recycling Probation Violation
    Can a court respond to the same offending behavior by a probationer more than once? In this prior post I talked about the interplay between probation violations and new criminal charges based on the same behavior. Today’s post is…
  • Jan 18

    Special Rules for Pleading and Trying Habitual Offense

    Special Rules for Pleading and Trying Habitual Offense
    Everyone knows that having a criminal history is bad. John wrote earlier this week about C-CAT, an on-line, searchable database that helps folks identify many of the non-criminal consequences of a conviction—like losing a professional…
Rank this Week: 735

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Jan 20

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask
    Lawyers often resist the idea of conducting client satisfaction surveys: They don't believe people will be honest unless they have complete anonymity, and they don't believe clients will take the time to complete the survey. It's true, many…
  • Jan 20

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask
    Lawyers often resist the idea of conducting client satisfaction surveys: They don't believe people will be honest unless they have complete anonymity, and they don't believe clients will take the time to complete the survey. It's true, many…
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
Rank this Week: 407

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 20

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask
    Lawyers often resist the idea of conducting client satisfaction surveys: They don't believe people will be honest unless they have complete anonymity, and they don't believe clients will take the time to complete the survey. It's true, many…
  • Jan 20

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask

    Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask
    Lawyers often resist the idea of conducting client satisfaction surveys: They don't believe people will be honest unless they have complete anonymity, and they don't believe clients will take the time to complete the survey. It's true, many…
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
Rank this Week: 699

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 367

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/
  • Jan 20

    Fractions And Squeeze Out

    Fractions And Squeeze Out
    The last two posts have discussed what a corporation may do with fractions of shares.  I entitled the first of these posts “Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage” in partial reference to the…
  • Jan 19

    I Deliver Some Round Observations About California’s Rounding Rule

    I Deliver Some Round Observations About California’s Rounding Rule
    Yesterday’s post concerned various actions that a California corporation may pursue in lieu of issuing fractional shares.  I left for today the subject of rounding.  Section 407 of the Corporations Code expressly permits…
  • Jan 18

    Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage

    Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage
    The California General Corporation Law explicitly authorizes a corporation to issue fractional shares.  Cal. Corp. Code § 407.  A corporation, however, is not required to do so.  Id.  In lieu of issuing fractions, a…
Rank this Week: 774

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #280

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #280
    [Ben Reeve Lewis is not well…) Cough Cyncope!  That’s what I’ve had this week. I was trafficked off to Kings College Hospital yesterday for a blood tests and an ECG, prompted by a paramedic cousin and a wife for whom…
  • Jan 19

    David Smith Interviewed on the future for landlords in 2017

    David Smith Interviewed on the future for landlords in 2017
    All landlords should watch this excellent interview of David Smith from Property Tribes. David recommends that landlords should speak to their MPs about the problems that the recent tax changes are causing. Find out how to do this >>…
  • Jan 19

    Can the landlord claim rent after the tenant has left?

    Can the landlord claim rent after the tenant has left?
    Here is a question to the Blog Clinic from John who is a tenant: I got into arrears with my rent, after the fixed term, my landlord asked me to leave the property, which I did as it did not serve any purpose staying. He now says that he wants…
Rank this Week: 572

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 20

    HLS Posdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law

    HLS Posdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law
    Overview The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers with a primary interest in private law. Private law embraces…
  • Jan 19

    New Study: Malpractice Law Does Not Improve Result

    New Study: Malpractice Law Does Not Improve Result
    A new study from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine has concluded that stronger med mal laws do not translate to better care. Fox News Health has the story, quoting both Michelle Mello and William Sage.
  • Jan 18

    OH: No Police Liability for Injuries to Innocent Bystander During Chase of Fleeing Felon

    OH: No Police Liability for Injuries to Innocent Bystander During Chase of Fleeing Felon
    Marianna Brown Bettman has commentary at Legally Speaking Ohio.
Rank this Week: 634

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
  • Jan 20

    Force majeure clause

    Force majeure clause
    Practice point:  Force majeure clauses are interpreted in accord with their purpose, which is to limit damages in a case where the reasonable expectation of the parties and the performance of the contract have been frustrated by…
  • Jan 19

    A traffic violation and negligence per se.

    A traffic violation and negligence per se.
    Practice point:  Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1141 provides, in pertinent part, that "[t]he driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection . . . shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the…
  • Jan 18

    Summary judgment on a Labor Law 240(1) claim.

    Summary judgment on a Labor Law 240(1) claim.
    The Appellate Division reversed the order denying plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment on liability, and granted the motion in this action to recover for personal injuries allegedly sustained when plaintiff fell from a ladder at…
Rank this Week: 370

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jan 20

    2017 Real Estate Resolution

    2017 Real Estate Resolution
    January is the month of the fresh start. It brings in the New Year and the inevitable “I am going to be better about (insert your commitments here) this year” commitments everyone makes to themselves. Building on our end of year…
  • Jan 11

    Looking Ahead to 2017 in Takings Law

    Looking Ahead to 2017 in Takings Law
    As usual, the year has flown by and the New Year is upon us. You might remember from my last post, that we took a Christmas-flavored look at takings with St. Nick. Now it’s time to look ahead. When my wife and I were walking in a local…
  • Dec 22

    Looking Back at 2016 Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Legal Issue

    Looking Back at 2016 Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Legal Issue
    As 2016 closes, we reached out to our team and asked them to share some of the most notable issues in real estate and land use & environmental law: Residential Closing Best Practices Requirements by Amanda Barritt 2016 saw the CFPB…
Rank this Week: 442

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jan 19

    How Will Trump Change The FDA?

    How Will Trump Change The FDA?
    President-elect Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office include “cutting the red tape at the FDA” and “speed[ing] the approval of life-saving medications.” Here, we consider specific steps Trump could…
  • Jan 16

    What Is The Trump Pharmaceutical Policy?

    What Is The Trump Pharmaceutical Policy?
    Pharmaceutical stocks took a hit after President-elect Trump criticized the industry during his January 11, 2017 press conference. But he also expressed support for the domestic pharmaceutical industry. What is the Trump…
  • Jan 15

    Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review some of the patent dispute resolution provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). The Court granted certiorari in the dispute between Amgen and Sandoz, where…
Rank this Week: 520

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Jan 19

    Paul McCartney intentará recuperar la música de los Beatle

    Paul McCartney intentará recuperar la música de los Beatle
    Paul McCartney intentará recuperar los derechos sobre las primeras obras de los Beatles con base en la legislación de Estados Unidos, para lo cual ya presentó una demanda en contra de Sony/ATV, en Nueva York, Estados…
  • Jan 19

    Relaciones sexuales sin condón se equiparan a una violación

    Relaciones sexuales sin condón se equiparan a una violación
    Una corte en Lausana, Suiza, emitió un fallo novedoso en su tipo, según el cual tener relaciones sexuales sin el uso de un condón, cuando la pareja así lo espera, se equipara a una violación.
  • Jan 19

    Estados Unidos inicia proceso contra Canadá por venta de vino en supermercado

    Estados Unidos inicia proceso contra Canadá por venta de vino en supermercado
    Por medidas discriminatorias, Estados Unidos ha llevado a Canadá ante la instancia de solución de controversias de la Organización Mundial de Comercio, OMC, debido a las reglas establecidas en Columbia Británica…
Rank this Week: 412

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Whiplash number

    Whiplash number
    My recently published article from Medico Legal magazine on whiplash numbers  is now available to view: here.
  • Jan 15

    Costs Lawyer work

    Costs Lawyer work
    My annual Costs Lawyer Practising Application form needed to be completed before the end of 2016. As usual, this contained a section asking about the source of instructions during the previous year (solicitor, non-solicitor, legal aid,…
  • Jan 12

    Personal injury reforms challenged

    Personal injury reforms challenged
    Independent economists have criticised the government’s planned personal injury reforms on the basis the reforms would benefit insurers at the expense of consumers and taxpayers. The term “independent” is perhaps relative…
Rank this Week: 978

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 729

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 95

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury topics. By Matthew L. Willens.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Baby Deprived of Oxygen During Birth, Do I have an Injury Claim?

    Baby Deprived of Oxygen During Birth, Do I have an Injury Claim?
    It is the hope and prayer of every parent that their child is born healthy and happy. Unfortunately, many babies suffer injuries during pregnancy, labor and delivery. One of the most serious injuries that can occur to a baby is a lack of…
  • Jan 19

    Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice – Chicago Medical Malpractice

    Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice – Chicago Medical Malpractice
    Anesthesia errors can cause serious or life-threatening injuries and could lead to a medical malpractice claim. Before any surgical procedure, an anesthesiologist puts the patient under sedation or numbs certain body parts. Anesthesia is…
  • Jan 18

    High Hit-and-Run Accident Rates in Chicago – Chicago Hit & Run Lawyer

    High Hit-and-Run Accident Rates in Chicago – Chicago Hit & Run Lawyer
    Hit-and-run car accidents in Chicago are more common than you probably think. In fact, the number of hit-and-run accidents is on the rise across the country, leading to new legislation in some states. Sadly, most hit and run crashes involve…
Rank this Week: 270

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jan 19

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Have you heard of cell phone crashing? It’s hilarious. The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
  • Jan 19

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit
    When you live in a colder climate, winter rain, ice and snow can quickly cause accidents. Some seasonal holiday traditions also result in personal injuries. Most of these events are preventable. Consider the following five most common causes…
  • Jan 18

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It
    No one wants to imagine the possibility of dealing with medical malpractice. You just want to be treated properly and get over the illness or ailment that you are dealing with. Still, it is important to recognize that malpractice is common.…
Rank this Week: 767

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/
  • Jan 19

    Chancery Upholds Pre-Suit Demand Refusal By Board

    Chancery Upholds Pre-Suit Demand Refusal By Board
    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery opinion demonstrates the formidable challenge that a stockholder faces when she attempts to proceed with a derivative claim in the face of a pre-suit demand that was refused by the board. In Andersen v.…
  • Jan 19

    Court Grants Dismissal Based on First-Filed Rule

    Court Grants Dismissal Based on First-Filed Rule
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. With the ever-increasing globalization of business, readers will appreciate this Court of Chancery opinion discussing dismissal based on the…
  • Jan 17

    Article on Board’s Fiduciary Duty of Oversight

    Article on Board’s Fiduciary Duty of Oversight
    In my most recent column for the publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors, I discussed a recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision that addressed the fiduciary duty of directors to provide oversight, and what must be…
Rank this Week: 149

Neufeld Law Firm

Neufeld Law Firm

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability news.

http://www.neufeldlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    MLK Holiday Tradition Turns Deadly on Miami’s Roadway

    MLK Holiday Tradition Turns Deadly on Miami’s Roadway
    The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is meant to honor a man who fought peacefully for civil rights. Unfortunately, not everybody in Miami chooses to honor the man in a peaceful and responsible manner. A dangerous trend has recently taken over…
  • Jan 13

    Alabama Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit of Her 6-Week Old Fetu

    Alabama Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit of Her 6-Week Old Fetu
    The issue of reproductive rights has always been a hot-button topic in American politics. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to nominate a Supreme Court judge that would be pro-life. But now a case involving an Alabama…
  • Dec 31

    What To Do About Incorrect Car Accident Police Report

    What To Do About Incorrect Car Accident Police Report
    Most car accidents in Miami involve some form of human error. Whether it is the result of distracted driving, improper lane changes or speeding, accidents typically occur when at least one driver uses poor judgment. However, the last people…
Rank this Week: 319

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    CFPB files suit against Navient — hopefully the exposure of their shady practices will help our Florida clients!

    CFPB files suit against Navient — hopefully the exposure of their shady practices will help our Florida clients!
    Do you have Navient as your student loan servicer?  Are you happy with them, do they do a good job?  Most of our clients despise Navient, and much of what Navient does may actually be illegal.  The CFPB filed a lawsuit against…
  • Jan 9

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action
    The CFPB announced in mid 2016 that it was looking more closely at student loan servicers  (companies that collect payments from borrowers) and their role in the increased student loan defaults.  It has announced this as one of…
  • Jan 9

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action
    The CFPB announced in mid 2016 that it was looking more closely at student loan servicers  (companies that collect payments from borrowers) and their role in the increased student loan defaults.  It has announced this as one of…
Rank this Week: 723

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Jan 19

    DCAA’s Practices Exposed, Providing Possible Leverage For Contractor

    DCAA’s Practices Exposed, Providing Possible Leverage For Contractor
    Yesterday, our colleagues James Gallagher, Kevin Slattum and Glenn Sweatt published their client alert discussing a recent and important decision issued by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) in Lockheed…
  • Jan 17

    Early January Environmental Odds And End

    Early January Environmental Odds And End
    “The old order changeth, yielding place to new.” January 2017 has been a very active month, with several important environmental and federal administrative court rulings being issued, and many significant rules being proposed…
  • Jan 12

    CalEnviroScreen 3.0 ~ Not A Tool For CEQA Review Or Permitting Decision

    CalEnviroScreen 3.0 ~ Not A Tool For CEQA Review Or Permitting Decision
    Today, our colleagues Norman Carlin and Kevin Ashe posted their client alert on the California Environmental Protection Agency’s and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s recent release of an “Update to the…
Rank this Week: 863

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Self Driving Cars: Save Me or Save You?

    Self Driving Cars: Save Me or Save You?
    The widespread use of self-driving cars promises to bring substantial benefits to transportation efficiency, public safety and personal well-being. Car manufacturers are working to overcome the remaining technical challenges that stand in the…
  • Jan 17

    Workplace Deaths Reach Highest in 7 Year

    Workplace Deaths Reach Highest in 7 Year
    Despite advances in workplace safety and regulations, on the job deaths do occur, and according to data released by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in December 2016, a total of 4,836 fatal workplace injuries…
  • Jan 12

    Apple Sued by Family of 5 Year Old Killed by Driver Using FaceTime Behind The Wheel

    Apple Sued by Family of 5 Year Old Killed by Driver Using FaceTime Behind The Wheel
    The family of a girl who was killed when the car she was in was rear-ended by a driver using his iPhone’s Facetime app has sued not only the driver, but also Apple. The family says iPhones should disable video and other distracting apps…
Rank this Week: 219