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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
  • Apr 17

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic
    The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment;…
  • Apr 17

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage
    Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from customers. This system allows a utility network to scan…
Rank this Week: 54

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    EPA Releases Technical Papers on Methane Emission

    EPA Releases Technical Papers on Methane Emission
    Posted April 18, 2014The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a series of technical white papers about sources of methane emissions and asked the public to comment on the research to assist in EPA’s efforts to…
  • Apr 18

    Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

    Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
    Posted April 18, 2014On Wednesday, the Vermont Senate passed a bill, 28-2, that would make Vermont the first state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients, according to an article by Food Safety…
  • Apr 18

    USDA Considers Mandatory Reporting for Deadly Pig Viru

    USDA Considers Mandatory Reporting for Deadly Pig Viru
    Posted April 18, 2014USDA is considering the option of mandatory reporting for outbreaks of the deadly pig virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), according to an article by Reuters available here.  Ag Week also reported on the…
Rank this Week: 749

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation
    Remember when a district court rejected the EEOC's use of "race raters" in a disparate impact claim against Kaplan? And discovery revealed that the EEOC itself used the same background checks that it based its lawsuit on? Here's a…
  • Apr 17

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?
    What in the world does an employer have to do to find itself in a position where signing a $2 million settlement is its best option!? Well, according to this EEOC press release: The EEOC charged a former lot manager, James Gallegos, under the…
  • Apr 16

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue
    A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up…
Rank this Week: 946

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Apr 18

    #HelpShaneFightCancer

    #HelpShaneFightCancer
    This is going to be a tough one, folks. Today, I'm setting aside workplace issues to focus on a little boy named Shane. Shane was born on July 11, 2013. The youngest of three, by all accounts, Shane was a happy and healthy newborn. His…
  • Apr 17

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition
    The third week of April ushers in several holidays: Passover, Good Friday, Easter. But no matter what your religion or god -- even a sacrilicious ceiling waffle -- we can all agree that the Employment Law Blog Carnival, which you can find…
  • Apr 16

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.
    Back in 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walgreens from disability discrimination. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that Josefina Hernandez, a cashier at Walgreens' South San Francisco store, who suffered from…
Rank this Week: 786

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Apr 18

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package
    The Senate tax committee approved a package of so-called tax extenders April 3, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The tax extenders are a collection of special-interest tax breaks that regularly expire and are extended, including breaks for…
  • Apr 16

    Tax avoidance subcommittee blasts Caterpillar, Inc.

    Tax avoidance subcommittee blasts Caterpillar, Inc.
    Senator Car Levin opened an April 1 subcommittee hearing by denouncing Caterpillar, Inc. for reducing its tax liabilities by shifting profits to a Swiss subsidiary, The Wall Street Journal reported. Caterpillar held about $17 billion in…
  • Apr 15

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan
    Family Loans are an integral part of life, as well as estate and gift tax planning.  Until the IRS victory in Dickman in 1980, interest-free loans were a staple of tax planning. Today, however, the rules that apply are designed to force…
Rank this Week: 407

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
  • Apr 17

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic
    The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment;…
  • Apr 17

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage
    Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from customers. This system allows a utility network to scan…
Rank this Week: 543

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)
    Even though we are only in the third week of April, I am ready to declare that we have already seen the social-media #fail of 2014. From Fox News: US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter…
  • Apr 17

    Why you need employee-invention and IP agreement

    Why you need employee-invention and IP agreement
    Taco Bell is defending claims by two former interns that they invented the Doritos taco nearly 20 years ago. They now want to be paid part of its billions dollars in sales. (ABC News) The pair and their former employer will likely end up in…
  • Apr 16

    What happens when an HR investigation is staged … and filmed for a beer commercial?

    What happens when an HR investigation is staged … and filmed for a beer commercial?
    This. “Do you always wash your hands after using the restroom? … Have you ever told a coworker you like her outfit? … Do you use your work computer for non-work-related activities? … Have you been using your…
Rank this Week: 169

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14
    In 1966, the cable TV industry warned that if it was brought within the scope of copyright law, it “could very well be forced out of existence to the great injury to the public interest, and with no corresponding benefit to…
  • Apr 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14
    The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music — What makes this list particularly relevant is its recognition that innovative music companies include record labels, both major and independent. Can Private Photos be Used in…
  • Apr 7

    Making Copies! Retiring the Volitional Conduct Test in Favor of Proximate Causation

    Making Copies! Retiring the Volitional Conduct Test in Favor of Proximate Causation
    Imagine an author. She has a spark of inspiration and sets out developing a story. Characters are sketched out. Index cards bearing plot points are written up, arranged, and rearranged. As the story takes shape, she calls in her assistant,…
Rank this Week: 315

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Apr 18

    Mexico and Other Nations Owe the United State

    Mexico and Other Nations Owe the United State
    When a child is bullied, sooner or later, that child instinctively knows that he or she must put a stop to it or it will continue and escalate. Parents or school officials can do little to stop it. As soon as the child take a stand,…
  • Apr 17

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    Controlling the growth of the regulatory super-state – local, state, and federal – has become a perennial challenge. It will not be tamed in my lifetime, but every effort must be made to do so (I’m in my early forties and…
  • Apr 16

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    Just in time for Passover, Holy Week and Easter, Nasir al-Wuhayshi and his al-Qaeda compatriots appear to have released a well-timed propaganda video. “We must eliminate the cross … the bearer of the cross is America,”…
Rank this Week: 767

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Back to the Basics: First vs. Third Party Special Needs Trusts in NY

    Back to the Basics: First vs. Third Party Special Needs Trusts in NY
    Families throughout New York who have children with disabilities are frequently questioning how to best provide for their children's needs--both now and in the future. It can be a complex issue, because relatives must balance their ability to…
  • Apr 14

    Estate Fights for Music Royalties in the Digital Age

    Estate Fights for Music Royalties in the Digital Age
    Estate planning can have ramifications decades (or even centuries!) after an individual passes away. On one hand, this is true because how one leaves assets and guidance to others can influence their long-term personal legacy. More…
  • Apr 11

    The Power of Legacy - Could a Will have Prevented WWII?

    The Power of Legacy - Could a Will have Prevented WWII?
    Life is about far more than the accumulation of material wealth. Working hard and collecting valuables to enjoy and pass on to others at death is nothing to spurn. But there are many other things that are accumulated over a life and can be…
Rank this Week: 758

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 18, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 18, 2014
    Happy Friday!  This week's news coverage has been focused on a central theme: confidence.  While women are undoubtedly as competent as men, we often lag behind our male colleagues in self-assuredness.  Take a look at why…
  • Apr 17

    Internet defamation: the problem of the modern century

    Internet defamation: the problem of the modern century
    Make no mistake: every upside has a downside. Therefore, every advantage we get from the advanced technology can, in a certain situation is turned into a downside. Take for example, the speed of which the information travels with. When that…
  • Apr 17

    Is Being Waitlisted for Law School Your Problem?

    Is Being Waitlisted for Law School Your Problem?
    It is that time of year again.  Prospective students have applied to law schools, and some are being waitlisted.  That can be both a hopeful and a frustrating experience, depending on the school and the applicant's expectations, and…
Rank this Week: 111

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 18

    Tips for Enjoying Easter Weekend with the Kid

    Tips for Enjoying Easter Weekend with the Kid
    By Katie DavisSpring has arrived, and you may be one of the dads that gets to have his kids this holiday weekend. Some families will be celebrating Easter, and others will just be spending quality time together.Whatever your current plans are…
  • Apr 18

    How is Child Custody Affected By an Ex's Mental Health?

    How is Child Custody Affected By an Ex's Mental Health?
    Question:My wife and I are divorcing after being married for 6 months. I believe she  has undiagnosed personality and psychological disorders. She's also 30 weeks pregnant. I would like to file for joint custody of the child. I probably…
  • Apr 17

    Unfair Tactics to Watch For in Child Custody Action

    Unfair Tactics to Watch For in Child Custody Action
    By Julie GarrisonDivorce and wrangling over child custody concerns is never pleasant. But in high-conflict divorces, things can rapidly escalate out of control with very little provocation. While most divorcing parents manage to maintain…
Rank this Week: 349

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Apr 18

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above you’ll find the cover of the House of Secrets #43, published way, way back in 1961. As you can see, the two defendants find themselves in the “Court of Creatures” facing the death penalty. Yikes. We do not believe the…
  • Apr 17

    Casino Loses Millions, Sues Card Manufacturer

    Casino Loses Millions, Sues Card Manufacturer
    Recently, we wrote about a man suing a Las Vegas casino after he lost $500,000 gambling while intoxicated.  As ridiculous as that suit may be, the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City is now vying for silliest casino lawsuit of…
  • Apr 16

    The Curious Case of the Faulty Belt

    The Curious Case of the Faulty Belt
    Belts are an integral part of many outfits, and most of us take it for granted that our belts always keep our pants at waist level or above.  Vincent J. Vogelsang, an Iowa man, alleges that he discovered the hard way that belts…
Rank this Week: 261

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 134

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage

    Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com No one should ever endure the kind of economic humiliation that comes with working a full-time job and making a less-than-living wage.There is dignity in all…
  • Apr 17

    Georgia senate approves medical marijuana bill

    Georgia senate approves medical marijuana bill
    [JURIST] The Georgia State Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a bill [text, PDF] legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill carves our narrow acceptable uses and is careful to make clear it is not meant to be…
  • Apr 17

    Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?

    Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?
    Wages determine rates of workers' compensation. The lowest wage earners go unnoticed in the struggle to increase benefits. Today's post is shared from njspotlight.com . Advocates decry current $2.13 per hour as unfair, while restaurant…
Rank this Week: 466

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal
    For the first time in years, the USPTO has published a precedential ruling of the Director: In re P.T. Polymindo Permata, 109 USPQ2d 1256, 1257-58 (Dir. USPTO 2013), in which the Director, exercising supervisory authority under Trademark Rule…
  • Apr 17

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?
    N2Wines applied to register the mark N2WINES for "wine sold in kegs," but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(e)(1). The examining attorney deemed the mark merely descriptive of the goods, maintaining that "N2" is the symbol for…
  • Apr 16

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief
    In TTAB proceedings, the defendant sometimes gets confused as to when to file its brief at final hearing. Rule 2.128 says that the defendant's brief is due to be filed "not later than thirty days after the due date of the first brief." The…
Rank this Week: 285

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Apr 18

    Thull v. Techtronic Expert Discovery: Example of a Gastonette?

    Thull v. Techtronic Expert Discovery: Example of a Gastonette?
    gastonette. (1988) A dilatory “dance” in which each of two responsible parties waits until the other party acts–so that the delay seems interminable; esp., a standoff occurring when two courts simultaneously hear…
  • Apr 17

    The Challenge of Rooting out Rent-Seeking in “Qui Tam” Actions, Thoughts From a Recent 8th Circuit Decision

    The Challenge of Rooting out Rent-Seeking in “Qui Tam” Actions, Thoughts From a Recent 8th Circuit Decision
    Minnesota Litigator recently posted about DPPA (Drivers Privacy Protection Act) class actions taking the stand that these cases are examples of opportunism and “rent-seeking.” These lawsuits enrich some parties (and their…
  • Apr 16

    Yeah. No. Not going to happen.

    Yeah. No. Not going to happen.
    Update (April 16, 2014): Greenspring Media, the owners of Minnesota Monthly, tried and failed to stop a former employee, Thomas Gavaras, from working for a competitor based on a weak and unenforceable non-compete agreement, as discussed below…
Rank this Week: 125

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 60

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 18

    Student Business Plan Competition

    Student Business Plan Competition
    Earlier this semester, Belmont undergraduate students competed for a total of $8,000 in a business plan competition. The first place team, What’s Hubbin’, won $5,000. Law firm Baker Donelson was one of the sponsors. Each competition team…
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman at the Loyola Law School Los Angeles, recently posted her paper, A Corporate Right to Privacy, on SSRN (forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review 2014). This paper timely weighs in on the corporate personhood debate by…
  • Apr 17

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR
    Back in August, Bloomberg reported that the legal costs for the six largest U.S. banks since 2008 totaled over $100 billion. (Yes, billion with a "B.") Bloomberg included settlement amounts in that huge number, as well as fees to…
Rank this Week: 143

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 18

    Liability Exposures of Audit Committee Chair

    Liability Exposures of Audit Committee Chair
    One frequently asked question is whether members of a corporate board’s audit committee face heightened liability exposures. Two recent SEC enforcement actions seem to underscore that audit committee chairs do face liability exposures.…
  • Apr 17

    Guest Post: Social Media and D&O Liability Exposure

    Guest Post: Social Media and D&O Liability Exposure
    Earlier this week I published a post on this site about the employment practices liability exposures that the social media may present for employers. After seeing my post, D&O maven Dan Bailey of the Bailey Cavalieri law firm send me a…
  • Apr 16

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement
    Only two percent of M&A lawsuit that settled in 2013 involved a monetary payment to shareholders, according to the latest report on M&A lawsuit settlements from Cornerstone Research. The report, entitled “Settlements in…
Rank this Week: 549

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 18

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?
    Although in the middle of the Easter holiday (at least for some), I find it is worth briefly reporting on the opinion of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York In re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, that was…
  • Apr 16

    New Czech Act on Private International Law

    New Czech Act on Private International Law
    By Petr Briza, co-founding partner of Briza & Trubac, a Czech law firm focusing on cross-border litigation and arbitration, among others. Regular readers of this blog might recall this post that referred to my article at Transnational…
  • Apr 15

    Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture

    Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture
    On June 6, 2014 the Humboldt University Berlin will host the first Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture. The Lecture is part of an annual lecture series that aims at encouraging the exchange between U.S. and European lawyers in the field of…
Rank this Week: 44

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 813

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Chat/IM with a Law Librarian

    Chat/IM with a Law Librarian
    Nothing makes a librarian’s heart happier than helping, and the law library has recently added a service we hope will help you. Need a quick answer but can’t make it into the law library with your legal research question? Or are you in…
  • Apr 16

    Baseball Season is in Full Swing

    Baseball Season is in Full Swing
    Yes, you read that heading correctly: librarians do enjoy puns. It's been said that baseball is America's favorite pastime, and traditionally pastime has been narrowly defined as some sport or other. Alas for baseball, pastime has a broader…
  • Apr 14

    Casetext and Ravel

    Casetext and Ravel
    Meet a pair of remarkable next-gen research tools: Casetext and Ravel. Casetext provides the full text of cases for free accompanied by crowd-sourced annotations and links to secondary sources. Anyone can annotate the cases, and those…
Rank this Week: 181

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 18

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice
    The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our "New Math, New Money" download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner asked a…
  • Apr 16

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
Rank this Week: 335

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 18

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?
    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review? As I noted when the U.S. Court of Appeals decision came out earlier this week in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, one of...
  • Apr 17

    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition

    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition
    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition Broc recently noted the ongoing dialogue about revisiting Rule 14a-8, including SEC Commissioner Gallagher's recent speech, Ed Knight's WSJ op-ed and Ann Yerger's WSJ op-ed…
  • Apr 16

    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking?

    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking?
    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking? As I noted in yesterday's blog, the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the appeal of National Association of Manufacturers, et…
Rank this Week: 726

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    Wyner: Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information

    Wyner: Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information
    Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Aberdeen has posted slides of his presentation entitled Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information, given 11 March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. Topics covered in the presentation include:…
  • Apr 17

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen
    A Ph.D. student research position regarding a Computational Law project at the University of Aberdeen has been posted. The supervisor for the position is Dr. Adam Wyner. Here are excerpts from the announcement: Computational Law Institution:…
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information System

    Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information System
    A call for papers has been posted for JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 10-12 December 2014, at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. There are many submission deadlines, the…
Rank this Week: 68

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 18

    Anti-Adultery Law

    Anti-Adultery Law
    From USA Today: The New Hampshire state Senate voted Thursday to repeal its anti-adultery law, sending the bill to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who says she's likely to sign it into law. Under the law the Legislature voted to repeal, adultery...
  • Apr 17

    Lozano v. Alvarez

    Lozano v. Alvarez
    From Margaret Ryznar, writing for the Huffington Post: In early March, the United States Supreme Court handed down the opinion in its most recent international abduction case, Lozano v. Alvarez. Justice Thomas wrote for the unanimous Court,…
  • Apr 16

    Adoption Case in NY

    Adoption Case in NY
    From the New York Law Journal: A Queens man may legally adopt his husband's biological twins even though they were born to a woman under a surrogacy agreement that is illegal in New York state, a Family Court judge determined....
Rank this Week: 393

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 313

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 647

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
  • Apr 13

    Spoiling the Broth

    Spoiling the Broth
    Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC  1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup…
  • Apr 13

    Disrepair: La luta continua!

    Disrepair: La luta continua!
    2013 was a difficult year for claimant disrepair. Changes in legal aid funding have made it all but impossible to pursue a disrepair claim under legal aid alone, as funding is only available for an order to carry out repairs to where there is…
Rank this Week: 290

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers a variety of legal areas and information, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
  • Apr 13

    Spoiling the Broth

    Spoiling the Broth
    Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC  1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup…
  • Apr 13

    Disrepair: La luta continua!

    Disrepair: La luta continua!
    2013 was a difficult year for claimant disrepair. Changes in legal aid funding have made it all but impossible to pursue a disrepair claim under legal aid alone, as funding is only available for an order to carry out repairs to where there is…
Rank this Week: 567

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
  • Apr 16

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House
    Two weeks ago, I reported that a bill to remove the $50K minimum to request a jury trial had passed a key committee vote in the House. Today the full House voted the bill down 51-49, with 5 members not...
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Apr 18

    A Legal Malpractice Case is Dismissed for Lack of Essential

    A Legal Malpractice Case is Dismissed for Lack of Essential
    Here is a familiar scenario.  Plaintiff litigates case for a period of time. Something goes wrong, or it appears that some element is missing from the mix, and the case is settled.  Better settled than lost, but when that…
  • Apr 17

    Did This Legal Malpractice Case Fail For the Same Reason the Underlying Case Failed?

    Did This Legal Malpractice Case Fail For the Same Reason the Underlying Case Failed?
    We often see a "pot and the kettle" issue in legal malpractice cases.  Example:  Plaintiff trips and falls, and her attorney sues the City.  City successfully shows that it had no big apple notice, and that it did not create…
  • Apr 16

    A Pro-se Legal Malpractice Action Gone Wrong

    A Pro-se Legal Malpractice Action Gone Wrong
    The irony of mistakes made in a legal malpractice action, which of course pleads that mistakes were made in the underlying case is not lost on us.  Pro-se legal malpractice litigation is a rich source of examples. Klein v…
Rank this Week: 247

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Is This Proposed Amendment To Delaware’s Stockholder Consent Statute Really Needed?

    Is This Proposed Amendment To Delaware’s Stockholder Consent Statute Really Needed?
    Recently, I wrote about a proposal to amend Section 141(f) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to permit inchoate directors to take action by written consent.  The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar is proposing a…
  • Apr 17

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute
    A SLAPP is a strategic lawsuit against public participation.  California enacted Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 as an antidote to SLAPP suits.  In general, a SLAPP is subject to a special motion to strike unless the…
  • Apr 16

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg
    In AGR Halifax Fund, Inc. v. Fiscina, 743 A.2d 1188 (1999), the Delaware Court of Chancery was asked to decide whether a consent given by persons before they became directors could become effective if delivered to the corporation after they…
Rank this Week: 160

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Apr 17

    Club Information

    Club Information
    In today's world sedentary occupations particularly valuable is the opportunity to move around. And certainly not for this place is better than a fitness club, where we moved for the benefit of health and beauty under the strict guidance…
  • Apr 17

    Gap In Law

    Gap In Law
    In the ongoing post-Soviet states now in the transformation of political and economic life of the emergence of new economic institutions and new types of social relations not covered by legal regulation is inevitable. By virtue of this…
  • Apr 11

    National Hockey League

    National Hockey League
    The most powerful organization in the world of hockey clubs in the beginning of existence in 1917. In Canada and the U.S. ice hockey has become one of the most popular, along with the League of American Football, basketball and baseball…
Rank this Week: 280

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 17

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month
    At a recent press conference  held at Queen’s Park for the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”), the OBA announced a new initiative in their partnership with the Trillium Gift of Life Network (“Trillium”). In…
  • Apr 16

    Di Michele v. Di Michele: A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision and the ensuing concern

    Di Michele v. Di Michele: A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision and the ensuing concern
    The scope of an estate trustee’s power has been highlighted in the recent April 3rd Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Di Michele v. Di Michele, and is causing concern among some practitioners in the field. In Di Michele v. Di Michele,…
  • Apr 16

    Hull on Estates #374 – Removing estate trustee

    Hull on Estates #374 – Removing estate trustee
    Listen to Hull on Estates #374 – Removing estate trustees Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss removing estate trustees, and reference the recent 2013 case, Hawkins v. Hawkins Estate. If you have any…
Rank this Week: 218

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 392

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program
    Isn't there a child's fable about "Crying Wolf" when there is none? 4-18-2014 Texas: A Houston state senator is calling for an investigation into a program that puts high-risk sex offenders in supervised homes in neighborhoods,…
  • Apr 16

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance
    4-16-2014 Texas: Residents of Dublin have lived for years without a sex offender ordinance, but not anymore. On Monday the Dublin City Council heard from residents and Police Chief Shawn Fullagar on the issue. Fullagar said when he…
  • Apr 15

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
    4-15-2014 New York: The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday. “We have been going back…
Rank this Week: 46

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
  • Apr 17

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!
    Up and running in the Caron blog empire is the new Law and Economics Prof blog, featuring a pretty long...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
Rank this Week: 83

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 17

    There Is Only One Possible Explanation For This Guy Calling The Cops To Come To His House.

    There Is Only One Possible Explanation For This Guy Calling The Cops To Come To His House.
    This really is like the hen picking up the phone, calling the fox, and inviting him over for dinner. As for why this gent would call the police, consider what he was doing in his house. As reported by The Florida Times-Union: Shaune Lawrence,…
  • Apr 16

    Holy Nativity Scene, Batman!

    Holy Nativity Scene, Batman!
    Public urination must occur almost as frequently as … um … public intoxication? Anyway, you probably wouldn’t be reading this if the gentleman in question, Mr. Nathan Strawn, had not allegedly urinated on the Nativity…
  • Apr 15

    You Just Locked Your Car With Your Remote, So You’re Good, Right?

    You Just Locked Your Car With Your Remote, So You’re Good, Right?
    Almost everyone uses the remote control on their car key to lock the car. And it’s then alarmed too. What a great technology! Remotes have really come a long way. So you’re safe, right? Well, no. And here’s why, per…
Rank this Week: 561

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Apr 17

    Apr. 18 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 18 Colloquia/Workshop
    The University of Georgia School of Law Cinnamon Carlarne (Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)
  • Apr 14

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting
    The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has issued a call for proposals for “Crosscutting Programs,” which “focus on multi-subject and interdisciplinary subjects with new perspectives on legal issues or the…
  • Apr 14

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper
    The New Mexico Law Review has issued a rather interesting call for papers; they are soliciting articles for a special issue dedicated to the exploration of legal issues arising from the television series Breaking Bad. The call for papers…
Rank this Week: 15

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 17

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road
    By Andrew Williams -- This week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board began hosting a month-long series of roundtables devoted to sharing information about the new AIA trials. These include inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews,…
  • Apr 16

    USPTO Tries to Address Public Misunderstandings Regarding Myriad-Mayo Guidance

    USPTO Tries to Address Public Misunderstandings Regarding Myriad-Mayo Guidance
    By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office spent the entire afternoon session of today's biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting focusing on the guidance memorandum for determining the subject…
  • Apr 15

    University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit used its decision that the District Court erred in certain of its claim construction determinations to reverse a jury award of greater than $100 million, but left intact large portions of the District…
Rank this Week: 115

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Beretta, (No) Thank You Very Much . . . .

    Beretta, (No) Thank You Very Much . . . .
    Apparently Elvis Presley was a well-known Beretta gun owner during his life, so I suppose his lips might have uttered the words “Beretta, thank you very much.” The King’s estate, however, isn’t thankful…
  • Apr 16

    An Utterly Disingenuous Post About The Resolutely Hyperbolic Nature of Legal Writing

    An Utterly Disingenuous Post About The Resolutely Hyperbolic Nature of Legal Writing
    During my time at Beloit College, I spent too much time playing frisbee golf, drinking Keystone Light, and getting mad at Ryan Schur and Chris Deszynski while playing FIFA 2005 even though I knew their only purpose in playing the game was to…
  • Apr 15

    Has Brand Jordan Stepped Out of Bounds?

    Has Brand Jordan Stepped Out of Bounds?
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC In 1984, Nike needed an NBA superstar. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird wore Converse brand basketball shoes, as did most of the other major NBA stars. Adding to the pressure, Nike sales were in general…
Rank this Week: 329

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    SEBI Announces the Specifics of Revised Corporate Governance Norm

    SEBI Announces the Specifics of Revised Corporate Governance Norm
    It was nearly a decade ago in October 2004 that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced substantial revisions to the corporate governance norms contained in clause 49 of the listing agreement that applies to all public…
  • Apr 14

    Further Tax Scrutiny of Merger

    Further Tax Scrutiny of Merger
    In the last few years, mergers of companies (undertaken through schemes of arrangement that require the approval of the High Court) have been subject to greater scrutiny by the tax authorities. One example of a merger that was strongly…
  • Apr 13

    A Study on Ownership Concentration in Indian Companie

    A Study on Ownership Concentration in Indian Companie
    The shareholding pattern of Indian companies has been the subject matter of academic studies, which have consistently shown that Indian companies are controlled substantially by controlling shareholders (or promoters) who hold a significant…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 755