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Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Jan 9

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car
    Shannon Crane won in State v. Reed, No. 113,576 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015), affirming Judge Rose's suppression order in a Reno County drug prosecution. Judge Rose found the following facts:Defendant was handcuffed and at the rear of his…
  • Jan 9

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Hover, No. 113,214 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015)(unpublished), obtaining a new trial in a Reno County aggravated battery prosecution.  Ms. Hover argued that the district court's improperly giving an…
Rank this Week: 181

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Jul 22

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial
    LifeCell 30 Day Free Trial – How Good Is It Really? Is it even possible to pass up a free trial on the latest anti-ageing product, that just so happens to be taking Hollywood by storm? Well I didn’t think so, which is why I…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Oily Skin                Finding the right face cream for your skin can be as important as eating the right variety of foods. Your skin needs all…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Dry Skin                Dry skin can be one of the hardest skin conditions to have to deal with. You might already drink plenty of water, keep…
Rank this Week: 180

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 183

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 178

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 193

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
  • May 24

    New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov

    New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov
    Last year’s most viewed new post on In Custodia Legis was Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov.  The email alerts are an excellent addition to the system that allow you to track a specific piece of legislation, what a…
  • May 23

    On The Shelf: Books in Non-Native Language

    On The Shelf: Books in Non-Native Language
    Josh Darland, an assistant project manager in the Law Library, brought me this book on Minnesota law, written in Danish and published in the United States in 1896.  He thought it would make a good post for our On the Shelf series because…
  • May 20

    The Consilia of Alessandro Nievo: On Jews and Usury in 15th Century Italy

    The Consilia of Alessandro Nievo: On Jews and Usury in 15th Century Italy
    In anticipation of the Library’s upcoming program, “La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice,” – a conference held in…
Rank this Week: 186

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 22

    Events and Announcements, May 22, 2016

    Events and Announcements, May 22, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Event The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law of Swansea University will organise a joint one-day seminar on the subject of Lex Petrolea with the Center for Energy, Law, and Business of…
  • May 22

    EU to Help al-Bashir Imprison Refugee

    EU to Help al-Bashir Imprison Refugee
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just when I thought I was beyond being genuinely horrified, Roving Bandit called my attention to a story in Der Spiegel that almost defies words: The ambassadors of the 28 European Union member states…
  • May 20

    Symposium: Response–Defining the International Rule of Law and Moving Without Gravity

    Symposium: Response–Defining the International Rule of Law and Moving Without Gravity
    by Robert McCorquodale by Robert McCorquodale [Robert McCorquodale is the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham, and…
Rank this Week: 188

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
  • May 18

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search
    Retail SEO: Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search Product page optimisation is an oft-overlooked area of retail SEO. The key objection I tend to encounter is that there’s just so many pages, people struggle to know where to…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • May 15

    Passenger Goes Overboard from Coral Prince

    Passenger Goes Overboard from Coral Prince
    On the heels of the passenger going overboard yesterday from the Carnival Liberty, I have learned from several passengers on the Coral Princess that a passenger went overboard from the Princess cruise ship on May 11th. A passenger on the…
  • May 13

    Passenger Goes Overboard from Carnival Liberty into Gulf

    Passenger Goes Overboard from Carnival Liberty into Gulf
    Passengers aboard the Carnival Liberty and a local news station in Houston are reporting that a thirty-three year old passenger went overboard early this morning.  The missing passengers has been identified as Samantha Broberg who…
  • May 13

    NCL Cruise Ship Rescues Migrants at Sea

    NCL Cruise Ship Rescues Migrants at Sea
    Yesterday, I commented on our Facebook page on the report of a cruise passenger that the Norwegian Spirit, together with the Italian Coast Guard, were involved in assisting what were initially believed to be 300 Syrian immigrants at sea.…
Rank this Week: 194

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!
    I know many people do not like surprises, but I have a big surprise that’s coming that will revolutionize the way motorcycle accident cases are handled nationwide. As many of you know I have been utterly disgusted at the marketing…
  • Feb 2

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle
    I have been a personal injury attorney for almost 20 years. I have been riding motorcycles over 40 years. The one thing I can say for certain is that a motorcycle with 2 wheels, has much less traction than a car with 4 wheels. Further, a…
  • Dec 3

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally
    Every year for the past 5 years I have posted pictures by way of a video slideshow of all the pictures I take at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. This year, 2015, was the 75th annual rally, and as usual I am publishing my video picture…
Rank this Week: 187

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog's owners were negligent for allowing their dog to roam…
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog’s owners were negligent for allowing their dog to…
  • Apr 21

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak
    All Blue Bell ice cream products have been recalled including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen products in 23 states after the company has not been able to pinpoint the cause of Listeria contamination in some of it's…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 185

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 189

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 192

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 25

    Judge OKs malpractice suit over law firm's successful fight to uphold client's postnuptial agreement

    Judge OKs malpractice suit over law firm's successful fight to uphold client's postnuptial agreement
    Malpractice Suit on Firms Negotiated Post-nuptial Agreement Gains Traction From the ABA Journal: A New York trial court has OK’d a malpractice suit against Phillips Nizer, over the law firm’s handling of a divorce case that generated $1.4…
  • May 24

    New Poll Shows Strong Support for Paid Family Leave Program

    New Poll Shows Strong Support for Paid Family Leave Program
    People say "Yes!" to Family Leave Programs From ABC News: Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from...
  • May 23

    What Does “No Fault” Divorce Mean?

    What Does “No Fault” Divorce Mean?
    "No Fault," what? From HuffPost Divorce: In 1970, the State of California originated the concept of “no-fault” divorce. The rationale behind the law was that there was no point in forcing people to stay in a marriage when they…
Rank this Week: 200

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Law firm advises: protect your brand via (c)

    Law firm advises: protect your brand via (c)
    The advice from Drinker Biddle includes using the DMCA to get uses of your TM taken down, which is pretty much exactly the definition of one significant category of DMCA abuses.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 24

    EFF/Copyright professors' comment on FCC's proposed set-top box rule

    EFF/Copyright professors' comment on FCC's proposed set-top box rule
    Content companies have opposed the FCC's proposed set-top box rule on the grounds that it would allow copyright infringement because people who'd paid for cable would be watching it without additional payments from the set-top box…
  • May 24

    Dilution question of the day, handbag edition

    Dilution question of the day, handbag edition
    Betsey Pop Betsey Johnson Kitsch "soda" handbagSo, what's the dilution verdict? http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 202

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    IFLA Bibliography on Impact and Outcomes of Librarie

    IFLA Bibliography on Impact and Outcomes of Librarie
    People are always looking for materials on the impacts of different kinds of libraries.This recent bibliography from IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) brings together studies that deal with the impact…
  • May 23

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada
    As reported last week on Slaw.ca, a working group of law librarians, lawyers and law professors has been set up to develop a new legal citation guide for Canada:"There is currently no standard legal citation guide in Canada that has been…
  • May 19

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association
    The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.Here are a few recent updates about the new federation:CFLA Replaces…
Rank this Week: 204

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 24

    The Meaning of Mr. Trump - The American Interest

    The Meaning of Mr. Trump - The American Interest
    What makes Trump so appealing to so many voters is that the establishment does seem unusually clueless these days. via www.the-american-interest.com
  • May 24

    The downfall of NYC’s hottest vegan | New York Post

    The downfall of NYC’s hottest vegan | New York Post
    “She’s the vegan Bernie Madoff,” says Benjamin Dictor, attorney for a group of ex-Pure workers. According to the indictment, 84 of them are owed a collective $40,000. via nypost.com Vegans -- Ya can't trust 'em.
  • May 24

    Woman Removed Man From Bathroom, Arrested | The Daily Caller

    Woman Removed Man From Bathroom, Arrested | The Daily Caller
    Upon leaving the store, Belcher called police to have the security guard arrested. D.C. police confirmed to NBC4 Washington that the woman was arrested and charged with simple assault. D.C. police told TheDC that they are treating the…
Rank this Week: 195

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 23

    Judge Hughes and the New § 101 Dichotomy

    Judge Hughes and the New § 101 Dichotomy
    By Jason Rantanen Enfish v. Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download Enfish Moore, Taranto, Hughes (author) In re TLI Communications Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download TLI Panel: Dyk, Schall, Hughes (author) This month’s decision in…
  • May 22

    DTSA Litigation Update

    DTSA Litigation Update
    Universal Protection Services v. Thornburg et al, Docket No. 2:16-cv-00097 (N.D. Tex. May 19, 2016) In this newly filed DTSA case, Universal Protection (a company providing security guards, etc.) has sued its former employee Thornburg for…
  • May 20

    Apple v Samsung: Mooting the Injunction

    Apple v Samsung: Mooting the Injunction
    In my recent update on Supreme Court patent cases I skipped over a new Samsung v. Apple petition since one Samsung v. Apple case has already been granted a writ of certiorari.  Although both cases involve smartphone patents, they…
Rank this Week: 205

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 201

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • May 7

    Global Legal Technology Laboratory Conference 2016: Links and resource

    Global Legal Technology Laboratory Conference 2016: Links and resource
    A conference of the Global Legal Technology Laboratory was held 5-6 May 2016 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The event was hosted by Computational Law Research and Development at MIT. Click here for a storify of…
  • Mar 11

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016
    Several panels related to legal technology are being presented at SXSW 2016 Conference in Austin, Texas, USA, 11-20 March 2016: Crowdsourcing Policy: Changing Constituents to Changemakers Fighting Injustice with Trickle-Up Innovation Fighting…
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
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Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 197

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it's vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead to…
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it’s vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead…
  • Nov 3

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause
    An interesting expose in the New York Times about arbitration has sparked a lot of interest. KQED's radio program Forum, featured one of the authors and provided a lively discussion from the audience. Arbitration clauses are now commonly…
Rank this Week: 199

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 196

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 198

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • May 25

    Golfer Phil Mickelson as SEC "Relief Defendant" in Insider Trading Case

    Golfer Phil Mickelson as SEC "Relief Defendant" in Insider Trading Case
    Last week the SEC announced insider trading charges against former-Dean Foods Company board member Thomas C. Davis and professional sports gambler, William “Billy” Walters of Las Vegas. Involved in the case is professional golfer, Phil…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS)

    Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS)
    The Duke Law School will host the 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) on November 18-19, 2016. CELS is a highly regarded interdisciplinary gathering that draws scholars from across the country and internationally and is…
  • May 24

    Another Teaching and Life Lesson on the Run: It's Easier at the Top and We Don't Get There Alone

    Another Teaching and Life Lesson on the Run: It's Easier at the Top and We Don't Get There Alone
    Some time ago, I wrote the post Better Teaching Idea: Try to Notice When the Wind Is at Your Back. That post emerged from some observations while running, and today's post has the same origin. This month I have been...
Rank this Week: 216

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
  • May 24

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)
    Police conduct a pat-down search of Freddy Espino.  They feel something in his pocket.  They think it might be crack cocaine.Turns out it's not crack cocaine.  What is it, then?No, not that.It's a . . . diamond.  Which…
  • May 23

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)
    This is, inter alia, why I don't want to do dependency law.  As well as why I profoundly respect the people who do:"When the minor was 17 years old and had been in his adoptive home for three years, his adoptive parents learned from an…
Rank this Week: 211

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
  • May 20

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract
    Last month, in St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC (No The post Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
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Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

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

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting
    Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary , will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad…
  • May 19

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA
    Judge Payne recently granted a motion to transfer a patent case originally brought against eleven defendants (four appear to have been dismissed) including Google from Marshall to the Northern District of California. The motion was by Google,…
  • May 19

    Unsealing

    Unsealing
    I recently posted on a local case where the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had been granted leave to intervene in a pending case to challenge the filing of certain document under seal. Yesterday Judge Caroline Craven granted EFF's…
Rank this Week: 210

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 19

    One Big Thing For Employers to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    One Big Thing For Employers to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    Are you tired of lawyers commenting already on the new overtime rules? (The answer should be no, of course, since you’re reading this blog and thus have room for one more view.) But I think it’s fair to say that we haven’t…
  • May 18

    Final Overtime Rule Released; Challenges Ahead for Connecticut Employer

    Final Overtime Rule Released; Challenges Ahead for Connecticut Employer
    If you like to open your presents on Christmas Eve, the U.S. Department of Labor is for you. Last night, the DOL posted the final revised rule on overtime on its website ahead of its planned announcement this afternoon. What a gift for…
  • May 16

    Three Things to Look For In Final Overtime Regulation

    Three Things to Look For In Final Overtime Regulation
    Late Monday, several reports on Twitter indicated that the Department of Labor would be announcing and releasing the final version of the revisions to the white-collar overtime regulations.  You can see my prior posts on the subject here…
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Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • May 18

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract
    By Richard Lizius Globe Motors, Inc. & Ors v. TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd. & Anor, [2016] EWCA Civ. 396 is the latest statement of the England and Wales Court of Appeal with respect to whether parties can make an oral…
  • May 18

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation
    By Gabriel Querry The Québec Court of Appeal recently granted leave to appeal from Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. Cliche, 2016 QCCS 1288. To our knowledge, it is the first time the Court of Appeal agrees to…
  • May 18

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!
    By Dharshini Sinnadurai The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified the applicable test for challenging a trade-mark that is clearly descriptive of a good’s place of origin, pursuant to s. 12(1)(b) of the Trade-marks Act, RSC 1985,…
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Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
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Indiana Social Security Lawyer…

Indiana Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers the claims process and hearing process for Social Security disability insurance claims. By Scott Lewis of Lewis, Lewis & Martinez.

http://adisabilitylawyer.com/legal-advice-blog/
  • Jul 17

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?
    Should you appeal your initial application denial or reapply if you are denied disability benefits?  If the Social Security Administration (SSA) states your disability is not severe enough to receive benefits, appealing the decision…
  • Jul 2

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?
    Many Social Security disability claimants are under the impression that hiring an attorney will speed up the processing of their case with the Social Security Administration (SSA).  While hiring an attorney does not directly translate…
  • Jun 29

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain
    A large number of my clients suffer from back pain, and there are many possible causes: degenerative disease, injury, or years of overexertion.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that severe back pain can be disabling,…
Rank this Week: 208

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 213

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
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California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 206

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 25

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the May 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $59,000 verdict- Harrison County breach of contract case (2/19/16); $600 verdict- DeSoto County car wreck case (3/17/16); defense verdict- DeSoto County medical…
  • May 23

    Report: Most Lawyers Are Not Busy Enough

    Report: Most Lawyers Are Not Busy Enough
    You are not alone if you are a partner at a law firm and aren’t busy enough. According to this ABA article an Altman Weil report reveals that most partners aren’t busy enough. The figure is 80% for non-equity partners at big…
  • May 18

    Varidesk is a Great Stand-up Desk Option

    Varidesk is a Great Stand-up Desk Option
    Regular readers are familiar with my bitching about the health effects of sitting at a desk and working on a computer all day. Sitting all day makes my neck stiff and hurt. My gut feeling is that it’s generally bad for my physical…
Rank this Week: 223

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Pro tem update

    Pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment in the Second District: Judge Amy D. Hogue of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Three until July 31, 2016.Judge Michael J. Raphael of the…
  • May 20

    You know, that place where books live...?

    You know, that place where books live...?
    Today's DJ has a great letter to the editor from Bret Christensen of the Riverside County Law Library responding to the May 18 article Bar proposes revised practice skills requirements:The article did not say what skills on which the State…
  • May 19

    Split re anti-SLAPP fee

    Split re anti-SLAPP fee
    Ok, so plaintiff sues defendant, and defendant (of course!) responds with an anti-SLAPP motion. Before the trial court rules on the motion, plaintiff dismisses its case. We all know that when a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses in that…
Rank this Week: 218

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 221

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • May 23

    Negligence Blamed for Woman’s Death at Medical Facility

    Negligence Blamed for Woman’s Death at Medical Facility
    When we are being treated at a hospital or medical facility we expect that we will receive proper care and that our condition will improve, rather than worsening. In one recent case, a woman died after allegedly receiving improper treatment…
  • May 20

    Woman Injured by Fall Sues Nursing Home for Neglect

    Woman Injured by Fall Sues Nursing Home for Neglect
    Nursing care facilities are often the best places for elderly people as they recover from medical problems. A nursing home offers the supervision and care needed, and may be a transitional care provider after surgery. A woman has filed a…
  • May 18

    Lawsuit Alleges Nursing Home Negligence Led to Infection, Death

    Lawsuit Alleges Nursing Home Negligence Led to Infection, Death
    Nursing home residents and their relatives should be able to trust that the facility will provide proper care. However, sometimes, that does not happen. Nursing home neglect is a serious problem and one that impacts thousands of elderly and…
Rank this Week: 227

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 20

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…
    D 593,087   FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS…Or maybe the three pictures on this page are worth that much?                                    …
  • May 19

    Lori Drew and you

    Lori Drew and you
    Originally posted 2008-11-30 13:48:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe’ve written a sort of roundup touching on some of the issues implicated by the Lori Drew “MySpace suicide” prosecution and verdict over at the Media…
  • May 19

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]
    Self-driving cars seem like a good idea- you can concentrate on other things, they take human error out of the equation, and they appear to be much safer. But are they even legal? There are many places throughout the United States where there…
Rank this Week: 222

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • May 19

    2016.012: Voir Dire Seminar in Dalla

    2016.012: Voir Dire Seminar in Dalla
    Along with Heather Barbieri of Plano and Kerri Anderson Donica of Corsicana, I’m course-directing the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations’ voir dire seminar in Dallas September 8–9, 2016. Here’s a draft…
  • May 19

    2016.011: Followup on Three Good Deed

    2016.011: Followup on Three Good Deed
    Apropos of this post, I learned some interesting things at the courthouse. Rumor is that the judge put Sam up to commenting on my blog — believable, since Sam isn’t the type to comment on blogs. Unfortunately the judge…
  • May 18

    2016.010: Brown & Musslewhite

    2016.010: Brown & Musslewhite
    The Houston personal-injury firm of Brown and Musslewhite was ripping off Houston criminal-defense badass JoAnne Musick’s blog posts. So she did what any self-respecting lawyer/writer would do in that situation: she gave the firm a…
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • May 19

    Summer Safety Check: Hotel and Apartment Swimming Pool Inspection

    Summer Safety Check: Hotel and Apartment Swimming Pool Inspection
    In preparation of Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, the CDC reminds families to check the latest inspection results before heading anywhere with treated water this summer. Thousands of public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds…
  • May 17

    Sufficient Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Augusta Apartment Shooting

    Sufficient Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Augusta Apartment Shooting
    Sufficient Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Augusta Apartment Shooting Did negligent security contribute to this fatal shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a claim for substantial…
  • May 16

    SPD Urges Community Crime Watch for Apartment and Condo Resident

    SPD Urges Community Crime Watch for Apartment and Condo Resident
    SPD Urges Community Crime Watch for Apartment and Condo Residents While apartment complex owners and managers are responsible for providing a safe and secure premises, residents can help to protect themselves and their neighbors through a…
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The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
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