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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 28

    Robson Hall Diary…Week 4

    Robson Hall Diary…Week 4
    So far, so good. My first few weeks at Robson Hall have been uneventful. We’ve had a few full group lectures in Legal Methods, where first year students are being immersed in practical topics ranging from basic legal research to…
  • Sep 28

    Naughty Secrets – Findings in the Ashley Madison Breach

    Naughty Secrets – Findings in the Ashley Madison Breach
    A quote attributed to FBI Director Robert Mueller is “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be”. The assessment of the Ashley Madison cyber-attack has lessons for all organizations…
  • Sep 27

    Regulate Thi

    Regulate Thi
    Most people today are employees who drive cars and get married. Most people today deal with law only when they are fired, ticketed, or divorced. (It’s nice that the vast majority of people never interact with the criminal…
Rank this Week: 200

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Rejecting Abandonment by Naked Licensing, TTAB Sustains 2(d) Opposition to LUCKY DILL for Restaurant Service

    Rejecting Abandonment by Naked Licensing, TTAB Sustains 2(d) Opposition to LUCKY DILL for Restaurant Service
    The Board sustained this opposition to registration of LUCKY DILL in the design form shown below, for food kiosk and restaurant services, finding it likely to cause confusion with Opposer's common law mark LUCKY DILL and THE LUCKY DILL for…
  • Sep 27

    TTAB Test: Is "HOPNOTIC" for Beer Confusable With "HPNOTIQ" for Liqueur?

    TTAB Test: Is "HOPNOTIC" for Beer Confusable With "HPNOTIQ" for Liqueur?
    Heaven Hill Distilleries petitioned to cancel Cricket Hill's registration for the mark HOPNOTIC for "beer" on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark HPNOTIQ for "liqueur." Heaven Hill proved priority, and since all…
  • Sep 26

    Mark Your Calendar: USPTO's National Trademark Expo: October 21-22

    Mark Your Calendar: USPTO's National Trademark Expo: October 21-22
    Mark your calender for the USPTO's National Trademark Expo to be be held on October 21st and 22nd at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. More information here. The Expo is open to any owner of a…
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Sep 28

    Prison rehabilitation program gets an overhaul

    Prison rehabilitation program gets an overhaul
    9-28-16 Idaho: Offenders sentenced to the rider treatment programs no longer will have the option of serving a 90-day stint. The Council of State Governments reviewed the Idaho Department of Correction a year ago and found the department…
  • Sep 27

    Human-Trafficking Victims Get Help in Calif.

    Human-Trafficking Victims Get Help in Calif.
    9-28-16 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday approved a series of bills aimed at protecting victims of human trafficking and exempting minors from prostitution penalties. The flurry of human…
  • Sep 22

    South St. Paul set to dramatically restrict where sex offenders can live

    South St. Paul set to dramatically restrict where sex offenders can live
    9-22-16 Minnesota: Shange McNeal was found guilty of criminal sexual assault in 2001. So when he moved into a South St. Paul neighborhood in June, locals took notice. Eyebrows also raised when Anthony Bulmer moved to the inner-ring suburb.…
Rank this Week: 237

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 28

    ‘Contraception deserts’ are what you get when you cut off this little-known federal program

    ‘Contraception deserts’ are what you get when you cut off this little-known federal program
    From The Washington Post: The Zika virus has arrived in the United States, threatening reproductive-age American women with the prospect of compromised pregnancies — and returning the country to its decades-long debate over reproductive…
  • Sep 27

    Family court judge says gay relationships are 'just entertainment'

    Family court judge says gay relationships are 'just entertainment'
    From The ABA Journal: A family court judge in Lexington, Kentucky, told a religious group earlier this month he loves gays, but their relationships are “sterile” and “just entertainment.” Judge Tim Philpot criticized the U.S. Supreme…
  • Sep 26

    Iowa Child Support Case

    Iowa Child Support Case
    From wtvr.com: Joe Vandusen had to fight the state of Iowa for eight months to avoid paying court-ordered child support for a child that was not his – this week, he won. "It's over," said Vandusen, of Davenport. In February...
Rank this Week: 219

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    ABA Ombuds Task Force Offers Unit on Ombuds for Law School

    ABA Ombuds Task Force Offers Unit on Ombuds for Law School
    The ABA Dispute Resolution Law School Task Force, a group of Ombuds and legal educators, has completed its year-long project of designing a downloadable, instructor-friendly PowerPoint to educate the next generation of attorneys about the…
  • Sep 28

    Georgia State University Ombuds Sets 2016 ADR Symposium

    Georgia State University Ombuds Sets 2016 ADR Symposium
    The annual conflict resolution symposium hosted by the GSU Office of the Ombudsperson this year has the theme: "Managing Conflict, Mediating Difference."   The program will focus on ways to nurture a professional community of people…
  • Sep 27

    Video Offers Insights on Practice of Gallaudet University's Ombud

    Video Offers Insights on Practice of Gallaudet University's Ombud
    This month , Gallaudet University will be the local host for the national tour of "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare." Gallaudet's University Ombuds, Liz Stone, has posted a video tied to the event that imagines how she would…
Rank this Week: 230

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Sep 27

    HRSA Refuses to Close the “Corporate Shield” Loophole for Malpractice Reporting

    HRSA Refuses to Close the “Corporate Shield” Loophole for Malpractice Reporting
    On September 21, 2016, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA, denied a 2014 request submitted by Public Citizen’s Health Resource Group. The group had asked HRSA to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking that would…
  • Sep 27

    Do Expert Doctor Witnesses in Malpractice Lawsuits Help?

    Do Expert Doctor Witnesses in Malpractice Lawsuits Help?
    Not according to Dr. Lars Aanning! In an article that he wrote was printed in The Yankton County Observer, and that was reprinted in the ProPublica Patient Safety Facebook group, he admitted that he had lied under oath on a witness stand to…
  • Sep 27

    State Farm Faces Suit for Allegedly Buying a Judge

    State Farm Faces Suit for Allegedly Buying a Judge
    Earlier this month, a federal judge found that almost 5M State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. policyholders have the right to proceed in a class action. State Farm faces suit for allegedly buying a judge. The judge in question is Lloyd…
Rank this Week: 221

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Immigrant construction worker exploitation on the rise

    Immigrant construction worker exploitation on the rise
    As the construction industry is booming again, immigrant construction workers are facing increased risks of exploitation. In a recent article in the Globe, Beth Healy and Megane Woolhouse investigate the practices of greedy contractors…
  • Sep 27

    Pediatric injury care, how to improve it?

    Pediatric injury care, how to improve it?
    Personal injury is the number one cause of death among children 1 to 18 year old in America.  Every year, 1 out of 4 children will end up at the emergency room to be treated for unintentional or intentional injury. Some of them will…
  • Sep 27

    NYC bus and subway accidents cost $431M in lawsuits in last 5 year

    NYC bus and subway accidents cost $431M in lawsuits in last 5 year
    Subway accidents and bus accidents in NYC are difficult to avoid.  As millions of people are using the subways and buses in NYC every year, accidents happen. People are getting hurt, sometimes badly. Sometimes they die. Some…
Rank this Week: 210

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 27

    Trump Is Right About 'Stop and Frisk'

    Trump Is Right About 'Stop and Frisk'
    Former NY Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has this op-ed with the above title in the WSJ.One of the strategies that helped bring about an 85% reduction in crime in New York City between 1994 and 2013 was the careful and appropriate...
  • Sep 27

    Racial Preference Explicitly Enters Criminal Law

    Racial Preference Explicitly Enters Criminal Law
    It's bad enough that racial preference has entered numerous areas of civil law, including employment quotas and college admissions.  But once the premise of racial preference took hold in those areas, it was likely  --  some…
  • Sep 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA Man Faces Possible Death Sentence:  A California man who has already served decades in prison for murder is facing a possible death sentence for another murder he committed 37 years ago.  Debbie L. Sklar of My News LA reports...
Rank this Week: 189

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 201

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 174

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Sep 27

    Equal Parenting Time: Beneficial or Harmful?

    Equal Parenting Time: Beneficial or Harmful?
    There are times when children have to endure divorce and separation proceedings. The real battle though is about child custody and who should have parental control. Divorce rates have nearly tripled in the last decade or so and child custody…
  • Sep 26

    Obesity Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

    Obesity Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
    The U.S. has the dubious honor of being the on again off again world leader in obesity throughout the 21st century.  Mexico has only recently knocked us off our top spot. Obesity has grown from 13% of people in 1962 to 19.4% in 2003 to…
  • Sep 22

    Employment Discrimination Based on Perceived Statu

    Employment Discrimination Based on Perceived Statu
    Sometimes, an employer makes adverse employment decisions based on perceived membership in a protected class. For example, a job applicant may be rejected because he is believed to be Muslim, even if he is not. Or, an employee with an altered…
Rank this Week: 217

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Sep 27

    Injured Carinval Cruise Passenger Medevaced off Louisiana Coast

    Injured Carinval Cruise Passenger Medevaced off Louisiana Coast
    The Coast Guard is reporting that it medevaced a 60-year-old woman passenger from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 8:43 pm on Monday, September 26th, from the Carnival Triumph requesting a…
  • Sep 26

    Biscayne Bay Boating Accident Sends One Person to the Hospital

    Biscayne Bay Boating Accident Sends One Person to the Hospital
    A boating accident in south Biscayne Bay sends one boater to the hospital. It is being reported that at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were called to a boating accident scene where one person was…
  • Sep 26

    Crew Member Air Lifted from Ruby Princess Cruise Ship

    Crew Member Air Lifted from Ruby Princess Cruise Ship
    A 47-year-old crew member of the Ruby Princess cruise ship was airlifted during the early hours of Saturday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard after reports that he was having symptoms of a heart attack. The cruise ship was located…
Rank this Week: 206

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Sep 27

    Officer/Dispatcher Positions Open!

    Officer/Dispatcher Positions Open!
    ·                 Part-time Police Officer PositionsThe Avon Police Department is looking for 1-2 part-time certified police officers. The position pays…
  • Sep 26

    Peoria Police Officer, 911 and Don't Shoot Project Manager

    Peoria Police Officer, 911 and Don't Shoot Project Manager
    Application Deadline for the next testing process for Peoria Police Department ends this Friday at 5 p.m.The following positions may also be of interest:9-1-1 DISPATCHERPeoria, ILPermanent Full-Time - $42,182.40 annuallyCategory:…
  • Sep 24

    Thinking about a Career in LAW? Get MORE for LE$$ in the ICC Paralegal Program

    Thinking about a Career in LAW? Get MORE for LE$$ in the ICC Paralegal Program
    If you live in the Illinois Central College District you are already paying for the ability to attend any of our great career or transfer programs.  Other Paralegal programs can't offer what we provide in education, internship…
Rank this Week: 225

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    3 Cases, More than $100 Million in Verdict

    3 Cases, More than $100 Million in Verdict
    As we head towards the later part of 2016, it’s an appropriate time to take a look back... Read More The post 3 Cases, More than $100 Million in Verdicts appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Sep 27

    4 Common Themes in Emergency Nursing Malpractice Case

    4 Common Themes in Emergency Nursing Malpractice Case
    In addition to my roles as a pediatric emergency nurse and an instructor for a major school of... Read More The post 4 Common Themes in Emergency Nursing Malpractice Cases appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Sep 20

    5 Potential MDLs To Watch This September

    5 Potential MDLs To Watch This September
    This year, several companies that provide widely familiar goods and services including Uber, Chrysler, Roundup, Johnson & Johnson... Read More The post 5 Potential MDLs To Watch This September appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 241

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Sep 27

    Welsh Legal History

    Welsh Legal History
    The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, foreign law specialist for the United Kingdom and a number of Commonwealth jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress.  Clare has previously written many interesting posts, most…
  • Sep 23

    How Do You Say “Book” in…?

    How Do You Say “Book” in…?
    It’s almost time for the National Book Festival (#NatBookFest)! I have looked through the line-up, which you can browse by author or schedule, and am excited to try to see the authors of “Rosie Revere, Engineer,”…
  • Sep 22

    On the Shelf: Hispanic Heritage Month and Recent Latin American Law Material Acquisition

    On the Shelf: Hispanic Heritage Month and Recent Latin American Law Material Acquisition
    Earlier this year we reflected on Hispanic Heritage Month with a post by my colleague Francisco Macias. He and I have explored the origins of the month in previous years’ posts. You can read this year’s Presidential Proclamation…
Rank this Week: 229

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: 190

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Tenant penalties for breaching tenancy rules – smoking

    Tenant penalties for breaching tenancy rules – smoking
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is the second post looking at the ten most common tenancy agreement breaches by tenants, as identified by Direct Line in their survey, which I discussed in the introduction to this series. The Direct…
  • Sep 25

    An Interview with Ben Beadle of TDS

    An Interview with Ben Beadle of TDS
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Ben Beadle is the Director of Customer Relations at TDS. I had interviewed him a couple of years ago where we had technical problems so I was very glad when this interview went through without a hitch! I…
  • Sep 25

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 September

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 September
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: I did a very enjoyable webinar with Ben Beadle of TDS on Thursday (which will be published, probably tomorrow – it is already live on the Landlord Law Podcast on iTunes). We had loads of questions,…
Rank this Week: 195

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Best Workplaces for Adoptive Parents List Released

    Best Workplaces for Adoptive Parents List Released
    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recently released its annual “100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces” list. The Foundation has compiled a yearly list of workplaces that offer the best policies for employees growing…
  • Aug 23

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State
    As gestational surrogacy continues to increase in the United States, so do opportunities to observe its trends and outcomes. Many states presently permit gestational surrogacy, although the laws vary by state and are rapidly evolving.…
  • Aug 12

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology
    The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (“ASRM”) recently issued an Ethics Committee opinion regarding the appropriate terminology for the donation of embryos. The opinion is consistent with the modern sentiment that…
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Sep 26

    Britannia Travel Advisory for Belgium: Beware of "Extremist Activity"

    Britannia Travel Advisory for Belgium: Beware of "Extremist Activity"
    Today, I received a copy of an advisory which the staff of P&O's Britannia distributed to passengers aboard the cruise ship, prior to disembarking in Bruges, advising them of the existence of a possible threat associated with…
  • Sep 24

    U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Crew Member from Ruby Prince

    U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Crew Member from Ruby Prince
    The Defense Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) reports that the U.S Coast Guard medevaced a 47 year old crew member from the Ruby Princess early this morning. The air medevac took place when the Princess Cruises cruise ship was approximately…
  • Sep 23

    Pullmantur Monarch Strikes a Whale

    Pullmantur Monarch Strikes a Whale
    A passenger aboard the Pullmantur Monarch (formerly Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas) informed us that the cruise ship apparently struck a whale last week as the ship was returning to the port of Lisbon. He photographed the whale carcass…
Rank this Week: 207

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    NEW GRUNTS

    NEW GRUNTS
    The new ASAs, fresh out of law school, shiny new suits, fancy graduation-gift briefcases, and fully indoctrinated on the Miami-ASA way, hit the courtrooms today.Over the weekend, long time ASA Frank Ledee was honored by the League of…
  • Sep 24

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016
    The surprise of the week is that the majority of the Survivor pool is picking your Miami Dolphins, at home against the Browns.After another scintillating week of picks last week, we confidently take on a difficult week three schedule,…
  • Sep 22

    FIRST DAY OF FALL

    FIRST DAY OF FALL
    Today at 10:21 was the Fall Equinox. No, that is not tumbling to the ground at a local gym. The Fall Equinox,  or Autumnal Equinox, as any robed reader would tell you, is when (other than the polar regions, duh!)…
Rank this Week: 235

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Sep 25

    Equal Opportunity Bad Behavior

    Equal Opportunity Bad Behavior
    While Wells Fargo's misdeeds have caught the main stream media's rapt attention, and given opponents of the banking industry like Liz Warren plenty of ammunition to demagogue until the cows come home (watching her call John Stumpf…
  • Sep 18

    The "Lessons" of Wells Fargo

    The "Lessons" of Wells Fargo
    The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves --William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 There's been a lot of ink spilled over the past week about Wells Fargo's cross-selling culture paving the road to...
  • Sep 11

    Names Silent in Stone

    Names Silent in Stone
    Fifteen years to the day, the time seems wrong to be focused on either banks or the law that affects them. Instead, it seems more appropriate to read a poem by America's pet laureate on 9/11/2001, to listen to a...
Rank this Week: 256

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 25

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2016 While courts and legislatures around the nation are abolishing capital punishment, when it goes to a public vote the hard line tends to have the advantage, said Franklin Zimring.…
  • Sep 25

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court
    Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016 The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is…
  • Sep 24

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?
    Christopher Kutz quoted by The New York Times, Sept. 24, 2016 By not putting the technology in place, Apple has “failed in their social responsibility,” said Christopher Kutz … who specializes in the moral and legal…
Rank this Week: 208

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment
    One specific alleged incident included in the complain happened in 2013 when Calliari allegedly drove past Mobley and Powell walking in the street because their neighborhood does not have sidewalks. Calliari allegedly made a U-turn, pulled up…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule
    According to Uber, the company's terms of service require all disputes to be settled via arbitration. Arbitration was initially created as a way for companies to settle disputes between themselves without crowding the courts with business…
  • Sep 15

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected
    Judge Chen also pointed out that the drivers ran a greater risk by pursuing the matter in court than Uber because Uber's employment contract includes an arbitration agreement. If the case makes it to the Ninth Circuit Court, there's a chance…
Rank this Week: 228

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 24

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option
    One of the more painful things that happen to employees of start-ups in San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley is being laid off shortly before or right before they become eligible for a stock or right before an important vesting…
  • Sep 10

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?
    One common question employees ask is whether they can be fired while on disability leave and whether that would be legal. The reality is that an employer can choose to fire you at any time for any reason, and nothing can physically stop them…
  • Aug 28

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean
    Many employees (and employers) misunderstand what FMLA protection means. They assume that this protection provides them with a certain immunity from being terminated – i.e. that they cannot be terminated while on FMLA leave no…
Rank this Week: 249

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Sep 24

    Georgia Hotel Assault: Victim Rights and Security Negligence

    Georgia Hotel Assault: Victim Rights and Security Negligence
    Hotel and motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. By law, Georgia hotel owners have a responsibility to protect their guests from violent crime, sexual assault, and foreseeable harm. Should a hotel…
  • Sep 23

    NCPC: Take a Bite Out of Gas Station Crime

    NCPC: Take a Bite Out of Gas Station Crime
    Gas station patrons frequently stand outside their unlocked vehicles with wallets and cellphones in plain sight, making them vulnerable to criminal attacks. While gas station owners are ultimately responsible for providing a…
  • Sep 23

    Georgia Gas Station Crime Prevention and Victim Right

    Georgia Gas Station Crime Prevention and Victim Right
    Gas stations are often targets for criminal activity due to (frequently) late hours of operation, accessibility to major roadways, and vulnerable patrons. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) warns, “the…
Rank this Week: 240

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Attorney Affidavit Approved To Cure Defective Mortgage Notary Acknowledgment

    Attorney Affidavit Approved To Cure Defective Mortgage Notary Acknowledgment
    Now that the summer is over, it’s time to get back to blogging! During the quiet summer months, the Supreme Judicial Court issued an important decision for real estate attorneys and the title community in Bank of America v. Casey (June…
  • Aug 25

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?
    Rule Prohibits No More Than 4 Undergraduate Students Per Rental Unit With thousands of college students set to invade Boston in the next week, the Chief of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department is letting local landlords know…
  • Aug 2

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law
    Energy Savings Law Would Have Required Energy Score On Homes for Sale The 22,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) has successfully lobbied against a controversial provision within proposed energy saving…
Rank this Week: 238

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 23

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim
    GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.  GlobeRanger RFID solutions focus on inventory management, allowing users to filter, process and store inventory information in real…
  • Sep 16

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright
    Electronic Arts (EA) creates a variety of online games, including The Sims.  The Sims game includes a gem-shaped icon called a “PlumbBob.”  To promote a Collector’s Edition of The Sims, EA contracted with…
  • Sep 2

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld
    Andrew Leonard photographs stem cells using an electron microscope.  Due to the technical skill required, he is one of just a handful of such photographers.  Leonard pays a scientific research institution to use its electron…
Rank this Week: 222

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Sep 22

    The Pennsylvania Constitution turns 240!

    The Pennsylvania Constitution turns 240!
    September 28 marks the 240th anniversary of the original Pennsylvania Constitution. According to the Pennsylvania Manual, in June of 1776, extralegal committees fed up with the Provincial Assembly that ruled Pennsylvania at that time called a…
  • Sep 15

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania
    Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania  is a newly published treatise on the Dragonetti Act from Law Journal Press (LJP).  Jenkins owns a a print copy which circulates to members. This title is also…
  • Sep 13

    New to HeinOnline: University of North Carolina Press Law-Related Title

    New to HeinOnline: University of North Carolina Press Law-Related Title
    HeinOnline has partnered with University of North Carolina Press and over 100 law-related UNC Press titles are now available on HeinOnline. These books can be found in the UNC Press Law Publications collection. Titles include: If That Ever…
Rank this Week: 197

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Sep 21

    Interlocutory Appeal on Spoliation Issues Denied

    Interlocutory Appeal on Spoliation Issues Denied
    A short ruling today by the Delaware Court of Chancery contains excellent quotes on two procedural topics, with which proficiency may not be needed every day–but this decision still deserves a place in the toolbox of those who labor in…
  • Sep 21

    $542,000 Awarded Based on Injunction Improvidently Granted

    $542,000 Awarded Based on Injunction Improvidently Granted
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The Delaware Court of Chancery recently granted a motion to dismiss based on an application of the business judgment rule, and a motion to…
  • Sep 21

    Former CEO Entitled to Advancement and Fees on Fees under the Delaware LLC Act.

    Former CEO Entitled to Advancement and Fees on Fees under the Delaware LLC Act.
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The Court of Chancery recently granted advancement of fees in Harrison v. Quivus Sys., Inc., C.A. No. 12084-VCMR (Del. Ch. Aug. 5, 2016)…
Rank this Week: 199

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 21

    Why Would Angelina Jolie Demand Sole Custody?

    Why Would Angelina Jolie Demand Sole Custody?
    When I read this morning that Brad and Angie were kaput, I didn’t believe it. After all, every month for the past several years some gossip magazine has splashed this headline across their cover page. Only it was never true. But today…
  • Sep 13

    Get Over It Hillary…

    Get Over It Hillary…
    In a recent interview with HUMANSOFNEWYORK.COM Hillary Clinton explains why she may appear to be “cold and unemotional”. “I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard. My friend and I were some of…
  • Aug 31

    GUEST POST: FATHERLESS IN NORTH AMERICA

    GUEST POST: FATHERLESS IN NORTH AMERICA
    TERRY BRENNAN is the co-founder of “LEADING WOMEN FOR SHARED PARENTING”, an organization based in the United States, with invited members located world-wide. Members include women who are Senators, members of the House of…
Rank this Week: 191

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
  • Sep 18

    What is a Delaware Directed Trust?

    What is a Delaware Directed Trust?
    A directed trust is a type of investment trust that appoints a particular trustee, usually a bank or firm, to administer specific aspects of the trust. Trustees who are responsible for directed trusts generally have a number of other…
Rank this Week: 204

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 234

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 20

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell
    MLB lacks good stats on managers.  The best we have is XWL (expected wins-loss), which compares what each team’s win-loss record should be, based on runs scored, to its actual record.  A good manager exceeds XWL, a poor…
  • Sep 17

    17 Seconds #28

    17 Seconds #28
    The upside and downside of intellectual property. Yahoo!, once a leading tech company valued at $125 billion, was acquired by Verizon for $4.8 billion. The media’s coverage of the deal was not kind: * Verizon to End Yahoo Survival Fight…
  • Sep 12

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell
    Controversial manager leaves a mixed legacy. [This article, written 09/12/16, is a parody. But it is also a prediction. No manager lasts forever. Farrell will eventually get fired. And when he does, the Red Sox front office will release a…
Rank this Week: 232

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
  • Sep 6

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill
    Michigan's Senate will soon consider, and I'm told will likely pass, several bills related to automated driving. SB 995, 996, 997, and 998 are now out of committee, and SB 927 and 928 are not far behind. These bills seem to be a mixed bag.…
Rank this Week: 214

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Sep 18

    What Kind of Tax ID Do I Need for a Trust?

    What Kind of Tax ID Do I Need for a Trust?
    Dear Liza: My parents both have recently passed away. They had a revocable trust.  What type if tax ID do I need?  I created one for the “Estate” type, but should I have made it for the “Trust” type? I am the…
  • Sep 11

    Annual Gifts: $14,000 each to as many people as you’d like

    Annual Gifts: $14,000 each to as many people as you’d like
    Dear Liza: If my mom gifts $14,000 to me and my 5 children and does this by writing each individual separate checks for $14,000 which are then deposited in each separate child’s account, will it also be deemed a gift to me if I am a…
  • Aug 14

    Trust Tax ID Numbers and Other Basics of Trust Administration

    Trust Tax ID Numbers and Other Basics of Trust Administration
    Dear Liza: My mother recently died and I am the Trustee of her trust. She left everything to me and my brother, equally.  I live far away from California, where she lived. My brother lives in her house. The bank told me that I need to…
Rank this Week: 182

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Sep 16

    Women Lawyers Leveraging Social Networks: Presenting Your Best Self

    Women Lawyers Leveraging Social Networks: Presenting Your Best Self
    Social media has become a staple of personal interactions and brand management, but what kinds of content should job-seeking law students post online? Christina Martini (@TinaMartini10), National Hiring Partner-Associate Recruiting…
  • Sep 13

    So You’re a 3L Now? Tips on Securing a Post-Bar Job

    So You’re a 3L Now? Tips on Securing a Post-Bar Job
    The time is finally here. You’re a 3L now. The last two years as a 1L and 2L may linger a little, but they are far gone now. After the initial excitement of returning to law school, you might begin to fret a little at the thought of…
  • Sep 13

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel
    On September 12th Ms. JD sat down with a talented group of attorneys who work for companies of various sizes and name brands - each of whom has taken a different route to land in-house.  Our panel of experts shared how they…
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 183

First Impressions

First Impressions

Covers legal issues and news in Indiana. By Jennifer Mehalik of the Indiana Lawyer.

http://www.thinkfutureindiana.com/
  • Sep 16

    [DWD] Hoosier Hot 50: Job of the Month

    [DWD] Hoosier Hot 50: Job of the Month
    Each month, this newsletter will highlight one of the Hoosier Hot 50 (HH50) jobs. HH50 is a listing of the fastest growing, high-wage  jobs of tomorrow. The list’s ranking is based on expected demand and wages in 2022 for the state…
  • Sep 16

    [DWD] Employability Skills: The Baseline for Success in all Occupation

    [DWD] Employability Skills: The Baseline for Success in all Occupation
    By Amy Marsh, DWD Associate Chief Operating Officer for Business IntelligenceIn addition to academic and technical skill attainment, employers have long sought high-quality “soft skills” in their new and incumbent employees. The…
  • Sep 16

    [DWD] DWD Providing Up to $11 Million for Regional Workforce Collaboration

    [DWD] DWD Providing Up to $11 Million for Regional Workforce Collaboration
    INDIANAPOLIS (March 31, 2016) – In a sustained effort to meet an estimated one million jobs to fill by 2025, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) opened the second grant cycle for Skill UP Indiana!  The grant…
Rank this Week: 257

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 177

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 216

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…
    And not a single one of them here. They’re all over at Mimesis Law: MOB JUSTICE FOR A DEAD GORILLA NYPD GIVE FAR TOO MUCH CREDIT TO THE POP OUT BOYZ THOMAS VITANOVITZ’S LUCKY INTERVENTION…TO A POINT DONALD RAY…
  • Jun 29

    Customer Service Self Help

    Customer Service Self Help
    I had the displeasure yesterday of spending quite some time in a court with about the most hostile staff around. As soon as I made it past the security guard, who was pretty friendly, I got nothing but scowls from the various clerks, who…
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
Rank this Week: 185

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 250

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed
    Recently a lawsuit brought by Lindsay Lohan against the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game was dismissed.[1] Lindsay Lohan, along with Karen Gravano of the show “Mob Wives,” each brought lawsuits against the…
  • Sep 5

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz
    As I’ve mentioned in my previous spotlight post, Santucci Priore, P.L. have the privilege to represent a veritable cornucopia of clients. By far and wide, one of our most charming and talented is hip hop artist and femcee, Stichiz.…
  • Sep 1

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited
    The debate regarding what to do about “Patent Trolls” has lately been gaining steam and has been brought to the public attention in various ways. The term “Patent Trolls” usually refers to a person or company that…
Rank this Week: 186

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash
    This morning on her way to work, a paralegal in our office was injured when someone rear-ended her car on the way to work. When she was waiting for a CT scan in the hospital emergency department, she sent us a text reporting that she had…
  • Aug 31

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal
    Lawyers and paralegals who had previously worked at personal injury firms that advertise heavily on television, billboards and bus placards have told me many tales about the business model of those firms. They have told me how lawyers may be…
  • Aug 29

    16 Ways to Overcome the Independent Contractor Defense

    16 Ways to Overcome the Independent Contractor Defense
    Effective representation of the plaintiff in a case of serious injury or wrongful death often requires that counsel overcome an “independent contractor” defense.  That frequently involves solving a shell…
Rank this Week: 218