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Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand
    The UDRP is essentially composed of three blocks of checklists that lay out the evidence each party is expected to offer on its claim or defense. Paragraphs 4(a)(i – iii) detail the requirements a trademark owner must satisfy to prove…
  • Dec 9

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark
    Proving cybersquatting on weak trademarks rises in difficulty as the marks descend the classification scale. Dictionary words such as “bespoke”, “emoney” and “upbeat”, descriptive phrases such as…
  • Dec 3

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Except where complainant’s claim is truly egregious for which there can be said to be a “settled policy”––Happy as Clams, Inc., a California Corp., DBA Date Like a Grownup v. Heather Dugan, D2014-1655 (WIPO…
Rank this Week: 385

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 19

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant
    According to a news report, “Earlier this week 28 technology and media companies, 23 trade associations and advocacy groups and 35 professors of computer science filed legal papers in support of Microsoft’s opposition to US court…
  • Dec 19

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding
    Pantone. Pan – tone. All the colours. This is quite a boast and it puts me in mind of the claim by a friend a long, long time ago that his collection of the then new tape cassettes formed, in his words, “the total library of…
  • Dec 19

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem
    ‘…now is not a good time for control freaks” – Eric Young In my last post for Slaw I wrote about the importance of creating the conditions for justice innovation by building the skills needed to work in…
Rank this Week: 28

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Dec 19

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall
    A few days ago I noted that until last week, over the last two years the Eastern District of Texas was tied at ten plaintiff verdicts and ten defense verdicts, with each side also having one win in the two...
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder
    Tonight the U.S. Senate confirmed both nominees for vacant Eastern District judgeships, Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, and Trey Schroeder of Texarkana. So for the next 90 days the Eastern District will enjoy the rare situation that all eight…
  • Dec 16

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
Rank this Week: 271

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied
    The district court’s order denying class certification in Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167744 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2014), is a nail-biter in the same sense as the movies Argo and Captain Phillips.  We know the…
  • Dec 18

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite
                In searching for cases for this blog, we sometimes feel like its Groundhog Day.  Another preemption win in a PMA medical device case.  Another food labeling decision…
  • Dec 17

    Closing Time for the New Jersey Alcotest Product Liability Case

    Closing Time for the New Jersey Alcotest Product Liability Case
     What is that sad, semi-clever thing bartenders have been known to say at closing time?  "You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here."  Our days of being around at closing time are in the rear view…
Rank this Week: 119

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 19

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth
     [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain During yesterday’s Part 2, Mr. Guite prevailed in court (back in 2011) and…
  • Dec 18

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In yesterday’s Part 1, we encountered Michel Guite, for several decades a part-time resident of Hartland, Vermont,…
  • Dec 17

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here
    By: David A. Smith We have come to dedicate a portion of that field ‘Forever’ is a concept that we human beings use all too cavalierly in ordinary conversation but that when written into a contract (such as a land-use agreement or…
Rank this Week: 757

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Dec 19

    Trademark Week in Review: December 19, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: December 19, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise ate more kale (in case you were wondering what that smell was). Randy flexed his trademark nerd muscles with a report on the USPTO’s Annual Report for…
  • Dec 18

    What The USPTO Wants You To Know About 2014

    What The USPTO Wants You To Know About 2014
    Here at the Trademarkology blog, we tend to focus on the lighter side of trademark law. We leave the boring stuff to the other trademark blogs (just kidding … sort of). Since we’re in the trademark biz, however, we do pay…
  • Dec 15

    Chick-fil-A’s Feathers Get Ruffled Over “EAT MORE KALE”

    Chick-fil-A’s Feathers Get Ruffled Over “EAT MORE KALE”
    Eat more kale! I’ve been saying this for months now, but a Vermont folk artist has taken this belief to a whole new level. Three years ago Vermonter Bo Muller-Moore filed an application to register the mark “EAT MORE…
Rank this Week: 792

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 19

    Talking About Abortion Part II

    Talking About Abortion Part II
    by Eric SegallA few months ago I started writing an essay suggesting that women's rights organizations and other groups supporting the right of women to terminate their pregnancies should engage in civil disobedience. I was going to urge them…
  • Dec 18

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan Scheduling changes resulted in my writing two Verdict columns this week.  I discussed Tuesday's column in a post on Dorf on Law the same day,  Turning from "impeachment traps" to torture, today's column…
  • Dec 17

    Informing the Reasonable Observer

    Informing the Reasonable Observer
    By Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses the new SCOTUS case, Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans (TSCV). The case poses the question whether Texas violated the First Amendment when it refused to issue…
Rank this Week: 370

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: My post this week @SlawTips: Avoiding File AvoidanceAfter a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in prison in…
  • Dec 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Man who has lived in Canada for 60 years may apply as political refugee…in Canada Osler lawyer’s efforts make traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented…
  • Dec 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditationOntario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys - Toronto StarWalmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting…
Rank this Week: 97

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer
    If you are at all like me, then you have not even started, let alone finished, your holiday shopping. Should there be a lawyer on your holiday list, I’m throwing you a lifeline with a round-up of blog posts and websites offering gift…
  • Dec 16

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
Rank this Week: 428

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal
    The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's proposed question too…
  • Dec 18

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the system is…
  • Dec 17

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's financial transaction security patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims were not limited by an inventive concept. "[P]laintiff…
Rank this Week: 347

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Dec 19

    4 Tips For An Effective Shared Parenting Plan

    4 Tips For An Effective Shared Parenting Plan
    Recently, there has been a surge in interest in the positive impact shared parenting can have on children following divorce or separation.In the first eight months of 2014, three different child development organizations produced reports…
  • Dec 19

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - December 19, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - December 19, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of December 19, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell spoke with Forbes…
  • Dec 18

    DadsDivorce Live: 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card

    DadsDivorce Live: 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card
    Last month, the National Parents Organization released its 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card. The report is the first national study to provide a comprehensive ranking of each state on their child custody statutes. The report revealed…
Rank this Week: 96

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 375

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

Covers government transparency, accountability and integrity. By Judicial Watch.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

    Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”
    In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly…
  • Dec 16

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator
    Despite a 5-year-old congressional ban on federal funding for the notably corrupt Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Judicial Watch has obtained documents that show a chunk of taxpayer money went to an affiliate…
  • Dec 16

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator
    Despite a 5-year-old congressional ban on federal funding for the notably corrupt Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Judicial Watch has obtained documents that show a chunk of taxpayer money went to an affiliate…
Rank this Week: 794

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    the more things change . . .

    the more things change . . .
    At this late date, this surely doesn’t warrant (or deserve) a detailed response, especially since the President has repudiated it and it no longer represents the view of the government.But for those of you who didn’t follow…
  • Dec 18

    New Developments in Originalist Theory

    New Developments in Originalist Theory
    Over at the Law and Liberty Blog, there is a very interesting symposium responding to Steve Smith's essay on Meanings or Decisions? -- Getting Originalism Back on Track.  Steve is concerned that the turn to original meaning originalism…
  • Dec 18

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom
    Winnifred Fallers Sullivan is arguably the premier scholar of law and religion in the United States. She brings to the field of law an unparalleled degree of sophistication and historical and anthropological knowledge. When she says that…
Rank this Week: 280

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Dec 19

    THANKS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU

    THANKS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU
      HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM TORT TALK.COM(i.e., DAN CUMMINS)  [THANKS FOR YOUR READERSHIP AND SUPPORT.]      Source of image :  www.blakedorsten.com
  • Dec 17

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"
    A Dynamic Duo(Could be on either side of the bar)In a recent Delaware County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of English v. Stepchin, No. CP-23-CV-786-2014, 101 Del. 424 (C.P. Del. Co. Nov. 12, 2014 Kenney, P.J.), President Judge…
  • Dec 16

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim
    Tort Talkers may recall previous posts on the case of Allstate Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted an issue to review on certification of a matter from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals who was seeking…
Rank this Week: 597

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Dec 19

    New Jersey’s Independent Contractor Rule

    New Jersey’s Independent Contractor Rule
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Bennet Susser.  Bennet is a founding member and shareholder of the New Jersey law firm, Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C. He has over 25 years’ experience in…
  • Dec 15

    To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration

    To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration
    Many, if not most, construction contracts that I review during the course of my practice day include a mandatory arbitration clause.  Most of these refer in a blanket manner to AAA Construction Industry Rules.  The topic for this…
  • Dec 11

    My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!

    My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!
    Wow!  It seems like just yesterday that I started this little construction law blog with a two line post on the Blogger platform.  When I posted that announcement six (yes, it’s been 6 years) ago basically on a whim, I had no…
Rank this Week: 221

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    You Are Done!!!!

    You Are Done!!!!
    Congrats - you made it through the semester.  First years, you have survived the most difficult part of Law School.Now, I can go on serious winter nap/hibernation (in other words, the Library is closed) starting Tues. 12/23 at 5p going…
  • Dec 18

    Today In Legal History: International Migrants Day

    Today In Legal History: International Migrants Day
    December 18 is International Migrants Day. This day marks the adoption in 1990 of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Read more here.Acknowledgment to…
  • Dec 17

    Extended Hours During Exam Period End Tonight

    Extended Hours During Exam Period End Tonight
    Tonight marks the last day of extended hours during exam period.  Please make note of the Library's hours during Intersession: Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 8 AM - 6 PM Circulation Desk INTERSESSION SCHEDULE: Friday, December 19 -…
Rank this Week: 857

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 233

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Dec 19

    Former Queens Library head Thomas Galante to sue over firing

    Former Queens Library head Thomas Galante to sue over firing
    “Disgraced former Queens Library president Thomas Galante says he’ll sue the library’s board for firing him over allegations that he abused a library credit card to make personal purchases.The library’s trustees…
  • Dec 18

    DocketFish simplifies docket research process for law firm

    DocketFish simplifies docket research process for law firm
    “With the changing needs of the legal industry come new, innovative technologies that aim at making processes more efficient for workers in all aspects of legal. Research can be one of the more time-consuming, laborious processes for…
  • Dec 18

    In a kingdom of books, nation’s librarian champions digital age

    In a kingdom of books, nation’s librarian champions digital age
    “For more than 25 years, Billington has been the librarian of Congress, a title that sounds rarefied, which, in fact, it is; only a dozen others have held the post since the library began in 1800. In the age of the Internet, it also…
Rank this Week: 238

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Dec 19

    Williams on Tort Law and Children

    Williams on Tort Law and Children
    Sean Williams (Texas) has posted to SSRN Dead Children: Tort Law and Investments in Child Safety. The abstract provides: Should tort law treat cases of dead children differently than cases of dead adults? A diverse set of research —…
  • Dec 18

    PA: Statutory Bad Faith Claim Is Assignable

    PA: Statutory Bad Faith Claim Is Assignable
    Back in July, I posted about a case in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the statutory component of bad faith is assignable. The issue, specifically, was whether the statutory bad faith remedies, sounding in tort, are,…
  • Dec 17

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap
    Like many jurisdictions, Indiana has a tort claims act. Pursuant to Indiana's version, the maximum total payout to victims for any single event is $5M. In 2011, a stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed; 62 victims have been paid...
Rank this Week: 478

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Dec 19

    From Toilet Bowl to Super Bowl: Carnival Advertises Vacation on the High Sea

    From Toilet Bowl to Super Bowl: Carnival Advertises Vacation on the High Sea
    Advertising Age reports that Carnival Corporation will be advertising its first Super Bowl commercial next year. Carnival has prepared four possible one-minute commercials as part of its multi-brand marketing initiative.  Each year,…
  • Dec 18

    Cruise Law News Sneaks into "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014"

    Cruise Law News Sneaks into "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014"
    Today I was excited to read that Cruise Law News has been picked as one of the "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014" by the premier law publication Above the Law. Admittedly, we were the twelfth and last pick, but beggars can't be choosers. Here the…
  • Dec 17

    Welcome to the Men's Club: Carnival Names Christine Duffy President

    Welcome to the Men's Club: Carnival Names Christine Duffy President
    I was sitting in Atlanta’s Hatfield International Airport this morning when I read a travel publication’s headline that Christine Duffy was just named president of Carnival Cruise Lines. Reading the headlines made me feel like I…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 19

    An Administrative Overreach?

    An Administrative Overreach?
    The White House has proposed new guidelines on how to treat greenhouse gas emissions in environmental impact statements.  Basically, the document recommends a quantitative analysis of carbon emissions whenever emissions exceed 25,000…
  • Dec 16

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part II)

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part II)
    Yesterday’s post discussed economic growth and how it relates in principle to carbon emissions.  Basically, economic growth just means that people will be getting goods and services they prefer over today’s goods…
  • Dec 15

    Looking Back at COP20: How Should We Feel?

    Looking Back at COP20: How Should We Feel?
    As you’ve probably heard by now, this year’s UN climate change conference has produced an agreement, the “Lima Accord.” The Accord invites each of the nearly 200 negotiating countries to develop an…
Rank this Week: 717

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 19

    Insolvent Company Directors’ Duties to Creditors Under Delaware Law

    Insolvent Company Directors’ Duties to Creditors Under Delaware Law
    A question that frequently recurs is whether or not directors of insolvent companies have fiduciary duties to creditors. Creditors often attempt to argue that as companies move into the “zone of insolvency,” directors’…
  • Dec 19

    Mug Shot Greetings for the Holiday Season

    Mug Shot Greetings for the Holiday Season
    On several occasions I have published what I thought would be the last of the D&O Diary mug shots, only to find afterwards that still more mug shots were arriving in my email mailbox. That has happened yet again, and this time some of the…
  • Dec 17

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou
    Going all the way back to the S&L crisis, a recurring insurance coverage issue that has arisen in the failed bank context has been the question of whether or not coverage for a claim brought by the FDIC in its capacity as receiver of a…
Rank this Week: 118

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Investigating Outbreak of Listeria Linked to Caramel Apple

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Investigating Outbreak of Listeria Linked to Caramel Apple
    Minnesota Listeria lawyer Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team are investigating  two Listeria deaths and an outbreak of Listeria linked to store-purchased caramel apples. Pritzker's office is joining state and federal health officials…
  • Dec 17

    Wonton Foods Bean Sprouts Sicken 111 in 12 State

    Wonton Foods Bean Sprouts Sicken 111 in 12 State
    Wonton Foods bean sprouts contaminated with Salmonella have now sickened 111 people in 12 states. About 26 percent of those sickened have been hospitalized, a higher rate than the average of 20 percent. The sprouts, served at…
  • Dec 14

    Lawsuit Decision Time on Fond du Lac Rez

    Lawsuit Decision Time on Fond du Lac Rez
    Tribal leaders on the Fond du Lac reservation in northern Minnesota successfully investigated an outbreak of E. coli food poisoning with help from state health and agriculture officials. Now members of the Lake Superior Chippewa band are…
Rank this Week: 570

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message
    After Dwight Corey Kennedy was charged – in a “seven-count information” – with “possession of methamphetamine while armed with a loaded gun (Health & Safety Code § 11370.1(a), possession of…
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
  • Dec 15

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action
    As you may recall, in December of 2013 Target was the victimof a “major hack” of credit and debit card data.  And as you may or may not know, in May of 2014 of 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated…
Rank this Week: 160

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/19/14
    EFF Doubles Down on Barlow Declaration — “Cyberspace, like physical space, is a world in which people act like people; and unfortunately, this includes criminal, morally depraved, or just plain dumb behaviors, some of which were…
  • Dec 16

    A Sirius Setback: Two Courts Reject Motion for Reconsideration

    A Sirius Setback: Two Courts Reject Motion for Reconsideration
    Even after two courts in California, one federal and one state, determined in September and October that California state protection of pre-1972 sound recordings includes an exclusive right of public performance, the conventional wisdom…
  • Dec 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/12/14
    Flickr’s Wall Art Program Exposes Weaknesses in Licensing Automation — “The fact that a hosting website might exploit a Creative Commons-licensed work for its own commercial gain doesn’t sit right with many content…
Rank this Week: 714

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/
  • Dec 19

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)
    With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy…
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)
    For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). If you’re feeling brave, post a video of…
  • Dec 17

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor
    If you are a federal contractor of subcontractor, in four months you will have new affirmative action obligations relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. According to a Final Rule issued last week by the Office of Federal Contract…
Rank this Week: 165

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Challenge To Marriage Equality Law

    Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
    Yesterday the Hawaii Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McDermott v. Abercrombie, a case challenging the state legislature's authority to enact the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013. The Court, on its website, summarizes the…
  • Dec 19

    Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Dismissed In State Court With No Appeal Filed

    Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Dismissed In State Court With No Appeal Filed
    American Jewish World reported yesterday on the end of the long-running lawsuit against ConAgra Foods challenging the adequacy of its standards for kosher slaughter of the beef used in manufacturing Hebrew National hot dogs.  As…
  • Dec 19

    Chicago Travel Agent Charged With Mail Fraud In Hajj Visa Misrepresentation

    Chicago Travel Agent Charged With Mail Fraud In Hajj Visa Misrepresentation
    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois yesterday announced the arrest on mail fraud charges of Chicago travel agent Rashid Minhas.  A criminal complaint charges that Minhas sold Hajj travel packages to some…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Dec 19

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Since this is our last edition of Friday Links before Christmas, we thought we’d share the cover of Archie’s Giant Series Magazine #216. We’re not entirely certain when this particular issue was published, but it seems…
  • Dec 18

    Manufacturer’s “Handmade” Bourbon Made by Robots, Suit Allege

    Manufacturer’s “Handmade” Bourbon Made by Robots, Suit Allege
    When it comes to beer, wine, and liquor, many consumers are purists.  For such people, drinking beer not brewed by a craft brewer or wine not originating from a French grape is sacrilegious. Recently, a proposed class of bourbon drinkers…
  • Dec 17

    Laser Beam Weapons A Real Thing Now?

    Laser Beam Weapons A Real Thing Now?
    Folks, reportedly, the Navy now has a laser beam weapon.  The weapon, called “LaWS”, was recently test-fired from the USS Ponce, and it apparently “hit and destroyed targets mounted atop a small boat, blasted…
Rank this Week: 189

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Dec 19

    A Substantial Verdict, Yet No Legal Malpractice

    A Substantial Verdict, Yet No Legal Malpractice
    In automobile accident cases, injured parties are due no-fault coverage and payments.  Insurance companies have the right to refuse to pay for medical treatment which is unrelated to the accident, and often refuse to pay. …
  • Dec 18

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?
    Christine Simmons in the New York Law Journal reports today on Stock v Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP  2014 NY Slip Op 33171(U)  December 5, 2014  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 651250/13 …
  • Dec 18

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?
    Christine Simmons in the New York Law Journal reports today on Stock v Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP  2014 NY Slip Op 33171(U)  December 5, 2014  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 651250/13 …
Rank this Week: 340

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim
    DR Distributors, LLC v. 21 Century Smoking, Inc., No. 12 C 50324, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 20, 2014) (Johnston, Mag. J.). Judge Johnston granted defendant’s motion to amend adding state law disparagement and defamation claims in this…
  • Dec 17

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 27, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant’s answer and dismissed certain affirmative defenses as follows: The Court…
  • Dec 12

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling
    Costar Realty Info., Inc. v. CIVIX-DDI, LLC, Nos. 12 C 4968, 7091 & 8632, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 23, 2013) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman construed the disputed claim terms in this patent case involving methods of locating points…
Rank this Week: 882

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/
  • Dec 19

    Christmas won’t be merry for these employers!

    Christmas won’t be merry for these employers!
    Oh, you better watch out! A lot of employers have been naughty. I checked the court dockets, and would you believe all of these employment lawsuits filed in the week before Christmas!  Cratchit v. Scrooge & Marley (Madison Co.…
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Issues Final Rule on Quickie Elections: What employers can expect, and how to prepare

    NLRB Issues Final Rule on Quickie Elections: What employers can expect, and how to prepare
    This is a client bulletin by David Phippen that we emailed to subscribers yesterday afternoon. I’m re-posting it here, in case you don’t already subscribe to Constangy’s bulletins. (If you don’t and would like to,…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday
    The National Labor Relations Board is busy — the Board came out late last week with a decision saying that employees can have access to their employers’ email systems for organizing activities under most circumstances. David…
Rank this Week: 819

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    Simple Jury Persuasion: You are loved and cared for

    Simple Jury Persuasion: You are loved and cared for
    We are again honored by our inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 list for 2014. If you value this blog, today is the last day to vote for us here in the Litigation Category. Is this perhaps the anti-reptile theory? We don’t know,…
  • Dec 17

    Same sex marriage is okay but please, no PDA!

    Same sex marriage is okay but please, no PDA!
    We are again honored by our inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 list for 2014. If you value this blog, please take a moment to vote for us here in the Litigation Category. Voting closes on December 19, 2014. Doug and Rita We’ve blogged a…
  • Dec 15

    Are you a murdered white female? Here is some small comfort!

    Are you a murdered white female? Here is some small comfort!
    We are again honored by our inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 list for 2014. If you value this blog, please take a moment to vote for us here in the Litigation Category. Voting closes on December 19, 2014. Doug and Rita If you are a murdered…
Rank this Week: 556

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 19

    Online Shopping? Five Security Tip

    Online Shopping? Five Security Tip
    Even if your firm has a policy against it, there’s a chance that online shopping is happening in your office — especially during the height of the holidays. Why be concerned? For one, hackers are actively working to compromise any…
  • Dec 18

    How to Ask for Feedback

    How to Ask for Feedback
    If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Come in here and shut the door," because you "need some feedback" on that project you just finished, you may have an instant aversion to the word “feedback.” For many of us,…
  • Dec 17

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate
    Forgive me, but I’m going to jump on my soapbox today. I’m a licensed attorney in Arizona and we have a mandatory bar, so all of us have to pay to play. In 2014, I paid $460 for my bar dues, and Arizona was ranked 10th in the…
Rank this Week: 494

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
  • Dec 19

    Herbalife’s Fake Business Opportunity

    Herbalife’s Fake Business Opportunity
    In a video released this week, Pershing Square (the hedge fund that exposed the Herbalife fraud) contrasts Herbalife’s public statements about the “business opportunity” with the statements made behind closed doors.…
  • Dec 17

    Finding Hidden Income in a Divorce Using Bank Statement

    Finding Hidden Income in a Divorce Using Bank Statement
    Bank statements can be incredibly useful when searching for hidden income during a divorce financial analysis. Both deposits and expenditures should be evaluated, and the process is explained in this video.
  • Dec 12

    College Rape Crisis Hoax

    College Rape Crisis Hoax
    We’ve all heard about this “college rape crisis” that has been manufactured and plastered all over the internet and media. The story line is that there is an incredibly high instance of rape on college campuses. The [false]…
Rank this Week: 20

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 685

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/
  • Dec 19

    Christmas Break

    Christmas Break
    There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 19th December. We will resume posting on 5th January 2014. We would like to thank all our readers for their continued support, and…
  • Dec 19

    Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office

    Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office
    ‘Home Secretary sets out new law to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour.’ Full story Home Office, 18th December 2014 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office
  • Dec 19

    Charities in front seat of new reoffending drive – Ministry of Justice

    Charities in front seat of new reoffending drive – Ministry of Justice
    ‘The government fired the starting gun today [18 December] on making key reforms to the way ex-offenders are looked after in the community, in an effort to tackle stubbornly high reoffending rates in England and Wales.’ Full story…
Rank this Week: 6

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 19

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement
    On Wednesday, the SEC proposed a number of JOBS Act changes to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration & suspension of ’34 Act reporting including (here’s an overview in this blog): 1. Amending Rules 12g-1…
  • Dec 18

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue
    During the recent annual AICPA Conference, SEC Chief Accountant Jim Schnurr delivered this speech about the SEC possibly continuing to consider the use of IFRS by domestic companies. As noted in this blog by George Wilson: “While he did…
  • Dec 17

    Transcript: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering”

    Transcript: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent popular webcast: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering.” I’m not a big SNL fan – but this recent bit about Hobbits in the style of “The Office” is…
Rank this Week: 657

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 262

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 19

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole
    Yes, that Denmark: In time for Christmas, Denmark has claimed Santa Claus's home -- the North Pole. Although it might seem like a joke, Denmark's wish to expand its influence in the Arctic is part of a serious geopolitical struggle:...
  • Dec 19

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie
    Ryan McCarl (Independent) has posted When Homeowners Associations Go Too Far: Political Responses to Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communities (Real Estate Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Common Interest Communities (CICs) are…
  • Dec 18

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation
    According to highway engineer Matt Taylor, Manhattan would need 48 more bridges and an underground parking lot equivalent the size of the entire island if everyone drove to work.
Rank this Week: 313

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    How the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund work

    How the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund work
    Illinois workers who are injured on the job have the right to workers’ compensation benefits for hours of work lost and for medical expenses. If the employer fails to pay the compensation owed, then the benefits can be paid by the…
  • Dec 18

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Truck Safety Bill

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Truck Safety Bill
    A bill to increase the speed limit for trucks on some non-urban Illinois highways, which was passed unanimously in both chambers of the Illinois state legislature, has been vetoed by Governor Pat Quinn. The trucking industry supported the…
  • Dec 12

    About Erb’s palsy

    About Erb’s palsy
    Erb’s palsy is an injury that can occur during birth. When such an injury is the result of medical malpractice, the child’s family may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Erb’s palsy has…
Rank this Week: 907

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 54

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 605

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Dec 19

    Causan controversia camisetas alusivas a hombre asesinado por policía

    Causan controversia camisetas alusivas a hombre asesinado por policía
    Un oficial de la policía de Indiana ha provocado la ira en su comunidad al confeccionar una camiseta para la venta como contestación a la frase “No puedo respirar” (“I Can’t Breathe”), mantra que…
  • Dec 18

    16 cosas que puedes hacer con un Juris Doctor

    16 cosas que puedes hacer con un Juris Doctor
    El asesor profesional Marty Nemko, famoso por sus columnas y artículos sobre educación y temas laborales, compartió en su blog una lista de alternativas laborales para personas con una preparación en Derecho. La…
  • Dec 18

    Convocatoria: Derecho y Crítica Social

    Convocatoria: Derecho y Crítica Social
    Originalmente publicado en Microjuris - Chile:La Revista Derecho y Crítica Social (DCS) ha realizado su primera convocatoria a la presentación de artículos y colaboraciones, dado que constituye una interesante…
Rank this Week: 380

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    TTABlog Flotsam and Jetsam, Issue No. 15: Fee Reduction, New TPAC Members, TTAB Website Beta

    TTABlog Flotsam and Jetsam, Issue No. 15: Fee Reduction, New TPAC Members, TTAB Website Beta
    Here's another edition of "Flotsam and Jetsam," wherein I provide, on an irregular basis, timely tidbits to the TTABar. The last edition was a mere nine months ago. Can't promise when the next one will be. Trademark Fee Reduction: In a notice…
  • Dec 18

    Precedential No. 43: TTAB Dismisses XBOX 360 Cancellation Petition as Sanction for Misconduct

    Precedential No. 43: TTAB Dismisses XBOX 360 Cancellation Petition as Sanction for Misconduct
    The Board granted Microsoft's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a petition to cancel its registration for the mark XBOX 360 for publications in the field of computer games, finding that petitioners had failed to state a claim upon which relief…
  • Dec 17

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal
    In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a TTAB decision (here) which had affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark TAKETEN for "health care services, namely, evaluating weight and…
Rank this Week: 142