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The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 27

    Will Class Actions Go Up in Flames?

    Will Class Actions Go Up in Flames?
    I’m guessing if you made a list of the biggest flim flam artists of all time, the tobacco industry would be right at the top. In 2006, “a federal district court determined that tobacco companies ‘knew there was a…
  • Feb 24

    Cuomo Tries to Whack Patient Safety

    Cuomo Tries to Whack Patient Safety
    In 1999, the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a now famous study finding up to 98,000 deaths in hospitals each year due to medical negligence. The statistics are now much worse. (See our coverage here, for...
  • Feb 16

    Colorado’s Manufactured Condo Lawsuit Crisi

    Colorado’s Manufactured Condo Lawsuit Crisi
    As the national housing market started to recover in the last couple years, there have been a slew of articles with headlines like this September 2014 Washington Post story: “Housing recovery missing key group: young first-time buyers."…
Rank this Week: 621

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Feb 27

    Quirky Question #255, Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Become Eligible for Employment Authorization

    Quirky Question #255, Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Become Eligible for Employment Authorization
    Question:  Can dependent spouses of H-1B workers get permission to work in the United States? Answer: By Saiko McIvor and Ieva Aubin The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) amended the regulations to allow certain H-4…
  • Feb 24

    Quirky Question #254, Foreign currency fluctuations and expat employee

    Quirky Question #254, Foreign currency fluctuations and expat employee
    Question: I am an HR manager working for a US company that sends employees on long term assignment abroad.   One of our senior assignees recently rang me to say how worried he is about Greek politics and the potential effect on the…
  • Feb 18

    Quirky Question #253, Private arbitrations becoming not-so-private?

    Quirky Question #253, Private arbitrations becoming not-so-private?
    Question: I read with interest the answer to Quirky Question #248 about mandatory arbitration. You mentioned one of the benefits of arbitration being that is more private than a dispute in court, which is certainly a consideration for our…
Rank this Week: 747

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 94

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Dez Bryant Domestic Violence Video Rumors: Is Dez Bryant Being Extorted?

    Dez Bryant Domestic Violence Video Rumors: Is Dez Bryant Being Extorted?
    Recent rumors have surfaced regarding a potential video of NFL star Dez Bryant engaging in an act of domestic violence. Is the video being withheld from the public due to extortion?
  • Feb 25

    Hit and Run Epidemic Leads LA to Launch New System

    Hit and Run Epidemic Leads LA to Launch New System
    Los Angeles has launched a hit and run alert system that will make public information regarding hit and run suspects in an attempt to make more hit and run-related arrests.
  • Feb 23

    Could Your Smartphone Carry Your Driver’s License?

    Could Your Smartphone Carry Your Driver’s License?
    California could implement a plan to let drivers possess their license on their smartphone. Would you apply for a digital driver's license?
Rank this Week: 492

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 152

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 922

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 27

    Home Prices in New Urbanist Neighborhood

    Home Prices in New Urbanist Neighborhood
    In a new paper, geographer Hongwei Dong takes a look at whether home prices in New Urbanist neighborhoods were more resilient after the crash. Planetizen summarizes the findings: Among the measures analyzed by Dong, mixed land uses did not…
  • Feb 27

    Stein on Land Rights in China

    Stein on Land Rights in China
    Gregory Stein (Tennessee) has posted What Will China Do When Land Use Rights Begin to Expire? The Evolution Toward Rule of Law in Real Estate on SSRN. Here's the abstract: China’s recent economic success is largely based on the vitality...
  • Feb 27

    Alexander on Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing

    Alexander on Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing
    Lisa Alexander (Wisconsin) has posted Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The United States (U.S.) does not recognize a formal legal right to housing. Yet, the right to housing is alive in America.…
Rank this Week: 229

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Feb 27

    IRS Offers Break For Early Filers Affected By Obamacare Error

    IRS Offers Break For Early Filers Affected By Obamacare Error
    Were you one of the 800,000 taxpayers who received a bad form 1095-A from the Marketplace? A handful of those affected by the bad forms are getting a bit of a break: IRS won't chase those taxpayers for additional taxes resulting from the…
  • Feb 27

    IRS: $125 Billion Paid Out In Tax Refunds So Far This Year

    IRS: $125 Billion Paid Out In Tax Refunds So Far This Year
    Have your tax refund in hand? So far, four out of every five tax returns has resulted in a refund to taxpayers with IRS paying out $125 billion to date in 2015.
  • Feb 26

    Opting Out Of The Obamacare Tax: What Happens If You Don’t Pay?

    Opting Out Of The Obamacare Tax: What Happens If You Don’t Pay?
    This tax season, will you have to dip into your wallet for the shared individual responsibility payment for not having health care insurance? About 2-4 million taxpayers may have to pay the penalty. But if you don't pay, what's the worst that…
Rank this Week: 273

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
  • Feb 27

    Snow Fight on the Capitol Plaza – Pic of the Week

    Snow Fight on the Capitol Plaza – Pic of the Week
    As winter winds its way to a close, snow has continued to fall this week in Washington.  Kelly sent me a link to today’s Pic of the Week suggesting I tweet it.  I liked it so much I thought it deserved to be today’s…
  • Feb 26

    School Desegregation for All Children – The Legacy of Méndez v. Westminster

    School Desegregation for All Children – The Legacy of Méndez v. Westminster
    Gonzalo Méndez, William Guzmán, Frank Palomino, Thomas Estrada, and Lorenzo Ramírez, as citizens of the United States, and on behalf of their minor children, and as they allege in the petition, on behalf of ‘some…
  • Feb 25

    An Interview with Suneewan Creech, Library Technician

    An Interview with Suneewan Creech, Library Technician
    This week’s interview is with Suneewan Creech, the newest technician in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library.  Although she’s not really new, Ms. Creech has been a contractor at the Law Library since 2008,…
Rank this Week: 145

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Kentucky Officials Allege Pain Medicine Maker to Blame for Abuse Epidemic

    Kentucky Officials Allege Pain Medicine Maker to Blame for Abuse Epidemic
    The Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal reports that officials in Kentucky have “traced the roots” of the state’s pain medicine abuse epidemic to OxyContin (oxycodone), and have been “forging ahead with a civil…
  • Feb 26

    American Cancer Society Attributes Cancer Drop Partly to Reduced Smoking

    American Cancer Society Attributes Cancer Drop Partly to Reduced Smoking
    The American Cancer Society issued a press release about its annual cancer statistics report Tuesday, and it focused on “a 22% drop in cancer mortality over two decades” that averted “more than 1.5 million cancer…
  • Feb 25

    FDA Warns Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Show Correct Result

    FDA Warns Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Show Correct Result
    HealthDay reported the FDA warned that blood-pressure kiosks available in public places such as pharmacies and grocery stores may not show accurate results if the “cuff is too small or too large for your arm.” Luke…
Rank this Week: 807

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery?

    Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery?
    It was big news in 2012 when the American Bar Association amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent in technology. Specifically, the ABA amended the comment to Model Rule 1.1,…
  • Feb 26

    Internet Brands Widens Footprint in Legal with Purchase of Total Attorney

    Internet Brands Widens Footprint in Legal with Purchase of Total Attorney
    Internet Brands, one of the world’s largest operators of websites that serve targeted vertical markets, this week widened its footprint in the legal industry with the purchase of the law practice management and marketing site Total…
  • Feb 25

    New ‘Redact Assistant’ Easily Redacts Word and Excel File

    New ‘Redact Assistant’ Easily Redacts Word and Excel File
    Lawyers often have to redact documents in order to obscure confidential, privileged or sensitive information. Redaction is most typically required for documents filed with a court or exchanged during discovery. For PDF documents, redaction is…
Rank this Week: 483

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Staying Safe When Driving Alone

    Staying Safe When Driving Alone
    Driving alone is a fact of life, whether you are running errands, heading to classes, or simply going for a drive along the coast. When you don’t have passengers, however, you may be more at risk of certain crimes, such as muggings or…
  • Feb 24

    Beach Safety Tip

    Beach Safety Tip
    Miami and surrounding areas have some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Each year, residents and visitors alike flock to these beaches in order to enjoy themselves. While most beachgoers leave with a suntan and some great…
  • Feb 19

    Safety Tips to Help Tourists Avoid Injury in Miami and Florida

    Safety Tips to Help Tourists Avoid Injury in Miami and Florida
    Each year, tourists arrive in Miami and the rest of South Florid to enjoy our state beaches, climate, and sun. While South Florida is a safe place to travel and while the state takes significant precautions to keep tourists and residents…
Rank this Week: 895

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

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

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Tribute to Prof. Monroe Freedman

    Tribute to Prof. Monroe Freedman
    My favorite Monroe story:In addition to his legion of accomplishments and contributions to the legal community, Monroe had a delightful sense of humor.  He provided what is still my all-time favorite Reference question.  He wanted…
  • Feb 25

    Congress.gov Legislative Email Alert

    Congress.gov Legislative Email Alert
    Congress.gov now offers email alerts!Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative…
  • Feb 24

    W. E. B. Dubois: A Digital Archive

    W. E. B. Dubois: A Digital Archive
    African American History Month, and especially the last week in February, are especially appropriate times to celebrate the wonderful digital archive capturing the works of W. E. B. Dubois--author, scholar, educator, magazine editor,…
Rank this Week: 462

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 829

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Webinar: Re-Identification Risks for Credit Card Data

    Webinar: Re-Identification Risks for Credit Card Data
    Join us March 10 at 1PM EST (10AM PST) for Re-identification Risks for Credit Card Data,featuring DWT payments team members Christin McMeley and Brian Hurh as well as Khaled El Emam, Founder and CEO of Privacy…
  • Feb 19

    GAO Puts Cybersecurity and Privacy High Atop High Risk List

    GAO Puts Cybersecurity and Privacy High Atop High Risk List
    Agency Assessment Comes as President Signs Executive Order Increasing Cyber Sharing with the Private Sector Late last year, this post speculated whether 2015 would become “the Year of Cybersecurity.” Though 2015 is still young, it…
  • Feb 19

    Rewind and Replay: Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of VPPA Suits against Viacom, Google and Dow Jone

    Rewind and Replay: Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of VPPA Suits against Viacom, Google and Dow Jone
    Plaintiffs in two recently dismissed class actions alleging violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) filed notices of appeal this week, asking the Third and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals to hit the rewind…
Rank this Week: 549

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Understanding How to Document Overtime Practices for your Employee

    Understanding How to Document Overtime Practices for your Employee
    If your business has even one employee, it would be in your best interests to have a basic understanding of overtime and other wage and hour laws.  It is very easy to make mistakes in classifying employees as non-exempt or exempt from…
  • Feb 9

    Best Practices for Employers under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

    Best Practices for Employers under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
    In late 2014, the Illinois Department of Labor published amended regulations for the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (“IWPCA”).  In light of the new regulations, small businesses should consider implementing the…
  • Jan 29

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year
    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s also time to set new goals.  Specifically, SMART ones.  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely.  The value of SMART goals is that they…
Rank this Week: 964

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Feb 27

    Member Benefits - Current Offer

    Member Benefits - Current Offer
    Update your wardrobe and save with great discounts on clothes and shoes, available to you through your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program!Get the Corporate Membership Card from Brooks Brothers and receive an everyday 15…
  • Feb 26

    Register now for the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting

    Register now for the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
    The countdown is on for the 2015 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting! Registration is now open for the conference, which will take place from June 18 to 19 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio. Along…
  • Feb 26

    Way Up Yonder

    Way Up Yonder
    H.P. “Mike” Berkley, 65, is a solo practitioner outside Forestburg, a community near the Texas-Oklahoma border with a population of about 250. He went to Southern Methodist University School of Law and practiced in Dallas until…
Rank this Week: 374

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise
    It was recently announced that Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of Xarelto, will continue to pursue additional FDA approvals for the drug, only this time, for stroke patients. Even as the two manufacturers continue to be hit…
  • Feb 26

    45-Year-Old Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident in Portage, Indiana

    45-Year-Old Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident in Portage, Indiana
    Pictured above: Construction workers and firemen at the scene of the accident  Last Friday, an accident took the life of a worker who was employed on a construction site. The accident happened in the Near North Side neighborhood in…
  • Feb 25

    4-Year-Old Killed by Waste And Recycling Truck in Albany, NY

    4-Year-Old Killed by Waste And Recycling Truck in Albany, NY
    Pictured above: the waste and recycling truck that hit and killed a young boy in Albany, NY  Two weeks ago, in Albany, NY, a 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by a waste and recycling truck. The young boy was hit while crossing the…
Rank this Week: 259

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Feb 27

    This Week in Legal New

    This Week in Legal New
    On Tuesday, President Obama vetoed legislation authorizing the Keystone LX pipeline. On Tuesday night, a Texas jury convicted Eddie Ray Routh of murder and sentenced him to life in prison for the fatal shootings of “American…
  • Feb 26

    Dr. Seuss Gets Star Turn in USSC Opinion

    Dr. Seuss Gets Star Turn in USSC Opinion
    In her dissent yesterday in the Yates evidence-destruction case, Justice Elena Kagan gave Dr. Seuss his first citation in a decision of the United States Supreme Court.  Read the entire opinion here.
  • Feb 26

    10 Things to do in Columbia in March

    10 Things to do in Columbia in March
    We know that law students often live in a bubble, but it’s important to get outside, clear your head, and think about things besides the rule of perpetuity and the commerce clause!  Whether you like art, music, or sports,…
Rank this Week: 681

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 27

    Month in Review, January, 2015: Part 1, Goodbye to the past

    Month in Review, January, 2015: Part 1, Goodbye to the past
    By: David A. Smith A new year means a new beginning and new resolutions, and 2015’s first post completed the story of Detroit’s financial death-and-rebirth through bankruptcy, though to hear the New York Times tell it,…
  • Feb 26

    Form forces function: Part 8, Who will bet real money on its future?

    Form forces function: Part 8, Who will bet real money on its future?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith After seven previous parts readers may no doubt wonder not only why architectural fans are so eager to see the…
  • Feb 25

    Form forces function: Part 7, Who can be a hero?

    Form forces function: Part 7, Who can be a hero?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith With all the practical negatives facing Orange County Government Center, a reader might be forgiven for concluding that…
Rank this Week: 144

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Rationing the MVNHS©

    Rationing the MVNHS©
    In response to yesterday's post on the apparent death-spiral of the Much Vaunted National Health System©, frequent (and valued) commenter John Fembup observed that this is not really news; in fact, Dr David Owens (former chief of the…
  • Feb 26

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?
    While prognosticators opine breathlessly on the potential Halbig/King/Burwell fallout, it may be instructive to cast our eyes eastward to see how Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is faring:"NHS may be forced to abandon free…
  • Feb 26

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition
    The venerable Health Wonk Review celebrates its 10th anniversary, and I can think of no one more fitting to present it than David Williams. His own blog also turns 10 this weekend (we beat him by a month), so he's a natural to host this very…
Rank this Week: 252

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 851

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Court of Appeal rules on police duty to suspects in detention – Diarmuid Laffan

    Court of Appeal rules on police duty to suspects in detention – Diarmuid Laffan
    Zenati v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another [2015] EWCA Civ 80 – read judgment Matthew Donmall appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service in this case. He had nothing to do with the writing of this post. In a recent…
  • Feb 26

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review
    Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015 – read judgment One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that…
  • Feb 25

    One more day to nominate the human rights cases absolutely everyone should know about

    One more day to nominate the human rights cases absolutely everyone should know about
    Nominations close tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm for the human rights cases which absolutely everyone should know about. Full guidelines below – please feel free to nominate as many as 50 or as few as 1 case. The more people who contribute,…
Rank this Week: 206

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact
    You may have read our blog posts about Death in the Digital Age and Emailing after Death.  Facebook has certainly established a reputation for making changes, sometimes in response to user concerns.  This issue is no exception and…
  • Feb 25

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?
    I’ve gotten a number of inquiries from clients recently about whether the law has changed allowing them to deliver alcohol to customers if they hold a valid liquor license.  This topic originated through a legal opinion issued by…
  • Feb 23

    Contract Basics: Lessons from my High School Journalism Cla

    Contract Basics: Lessons from my High School Journalism Cla
    Working primarily with business owners, I draft and review countless contracts,  Every contract is unique and I enjoy the challenge and process involved in gathering the proper information relevant to each situation.  It occurred to…
Rank this Week: 955

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"
    After Caryn Aline Nascimento was “convicted of one count of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of computer crime”, she appealed.  State v. Nascimento, 2015 WL 465188 (Court of Appeals of Oregon2015).  On appeal,…
  • Feb 25

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique
    After Gary Reibert was charged with “with the receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography (Count I) in violation of 18 U.S.Code § 2252A(a)(2) and (b)(1) and the accessing of a computer in interstate…
  • Feb 23

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judge recently issued in a civil suit:  RLI Insurance Company v. Elisabeth Banks, 2015 WL 400540 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia2015).   The judge…
Rank this Week: 574

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 27

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation
    I’ve long been a fan of free consultations for a couple of reasons. First, given the importance of the attorney-client relationship, it never made sense to put up obstacles  to clients seeking to vet different attorneys by forcing…
  • Feb 23

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without
    When I couldn’t get a response from a medical provider after I’d written a lengthy complaint more than two months earlier, I did what any disgruntled consumer would do: I took it to Twitter. Cognizant of the possibility of a…
  • Feb 13

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To
    You’ve got to applaud Austin, Texas based lawyer, Lee DiFilippo. Whereas many attorneys with experience in corporate transactions, not to mention a CPA degree in their back pocket might focus on representing Fortune 500 companies or…
Rank this Week: 392

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Feb 27

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinions - 2/27/2015

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinions - 2/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19109 - State v. Riley (Murder; attempt to commit murder; assault first degree; conspiracy to commit murder; "In a recent trilogy of cases, the United States Supreme Court fundamentally…
  • Feb 24

    Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut - 2015 Edition

    Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut - 2015 Edition
    Category: FYI;Legal Research;Self-Help Body: The 2015 edition of Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut has been posted to our Research Guides page. Published: 2/24/2015 11:28 AM
  • Feb 23

    Family Law Supreme Court Opinion - 2/23/2015

    Family Law Supreme Court Opinion - 2/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: SC19215 - Olszewski v. Jordan ("The principal issue in this appeal is whether attorneys are entitled by operation of law to equitable charging liens against marital assets for fees and…
Rank this Week: 224

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation
    Shoes are always in the news. From a fashion standpoint, Nike has made headlines this week, with a re-release of the Classic Cortez running shoe (aka, the Forrest Gump shoe) along with the second edition of the LeBronald Palmer.  And…
  • Feb 25

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue
    Minnesota is known as the North Star State – L’Étoile du Nord.  The state of hipsters, unique dining experiences, bitter cold winters, gorgeous summer nights, and fantastic craft brewers also has an impressive craft…
  • Feb 24

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy
    As our friend John Welch reported last week,  the place to be on March 10, 2015, is Washington, D.C., at the 25th Annual “PTO Day,” sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association: John will be part of the panel…
Rank this Week: 121

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 619

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Feb 27

    Federal Court Rings Down The Curtain On Baltimore-D.C. Rock Promoters’ Antitrust Case Against Live Nation

    Federal Court Rings Down The Curtain On Baltimore-D.C. Rock Promoters’ Antitrust Case Against Live Nation
    By Allison F. Sheedy A long-running antitrust battle of the bands between a Baltimore-D.C. area regional concert promoter and venue operator and the concert colossus Live Nation got the hook in the U.S. District Court of the District of…
  • Feb 26

    Supremes Nix Antitrust Immunity For Unsupervised State Boards In Dental Case

    Supremes Nix Antitrust Immunity For Unsupervised State Boards In Dental Case
    By Allison F. Sheedy The Supreme Court sided with the FTC yesterday in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, a much anticipated decision that sets limits on state-action immunity from federal antitrust…
  • Feb 23

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. American Express Violated Antitrust Laws, Judge Rules.  In a 150-page opinion, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U. S.…
Rank this Week: 734

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 27

    Washington State L&I Cites BusinessAfter Worker’s Death

    Washington State L&I Cites BusinessAfter Worker’s Death
    The death of an employee at one business in the Pacific Northwest has meant significant ramifications for one business owner.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited an Everett company for multiple safety…
  • Feb 26

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT
    On Tues March 24 @ 11am EDT, prepare for a surprise or two as a group of experts discuss how some common practices in workers’ compensation violate both the spirit and the law of the ADA, as amended in 2009.   The webinar will…
  • Feb 26

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure
    A Sheffield, Great Britain businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.   Peter Herring, who trades as A W Parish in Princess Street, was prosecuted by the Health…
Rank this Week: 269

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Feb 27

    UT Joins Digital Public Library of America

    UT Joins Digital Public Library of America
    “UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. Tennessee’s service hub was one of four…
  • Feb 27

    N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisi

    N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisi
    “The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. Thursday morning there was a Turn the Page on Literacy event for young students, with the hope of turning the page on its…
  • Feb 26

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College
    “When a wealthy family bequeathed a collection of rare Bibles and Shakespeare folios to Gordon College in 1922, it came with a catch: the works had to remain intact and with the school. That’s why a descendant of the late…
Rank this Week: 249

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 27

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN
    The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from…
  • Feb 25

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision
    In December 2010, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed the Open Internet Order, which featured relatively weak net neutrality rules. Despite their limited impact (the Order did not go as far as the Canadian Internet traffic…
  • Feb 24

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come
    The abrupt end of the Sun News Network - its owners pulled the plug on the all-news channel without warning earlier this month - sparked considerable commentary with many lamenting the lost jobs, others examining the quality of the content,…
Rank this Week: 216

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15
    Contrary to the impression that some—many, in fact—information technocrats would like to convey, the new world of information technology is simply not one of bits, bytes, and pixels that have somehow been born in some new,…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of the US Copyright Office

    The Future of the US Copyright Office
    Two hearings today will look at the current state of the US Copyright Office—one in front of the House Judiciary Committee on the Office’s functions and resources, and a budget hearing by the House Appropriations Legislative…
  • Feb 23

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity
    On January 12, photographer Michael Kienitz asked the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation. Sconnie Nation waived its brief, though the Media Institute filed an amicus brief in support of…
Rank this Week: 746

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/
Rank this Week: 175

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Feb 27

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New
    ‘Former pop star Gary Glitter has been jailed for a total of 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.’ Full story BBC News, 27th February 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Feb 27

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015. One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates…
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘The Queen (on the application of Newhaven Port and Properties Limited) v East Sussex County Council and Newhaven Town Council [2015] SC 7 25 February 2015. Late February is not necessarily the best time of year for a bit of UK sea…
Rank this Week: 5

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Feb 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. SEC Commissioners Push Lifetime Bans on Executives by Joel Schectman in WSJ.com’s Risk & Compliance Journal The U.S. Securities and Exchange…
  • Feb 24

    Dislocated in Wyoming Again

    Dislocated in Wyoming Again
    At the fall NRS Conference, the presenter and the audience were both surprised to reveal that false addresses was a new enforcement initiative for the Securities and Exchange Commission when it came to registered investment advisers and fund…
  • Feb 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 20
    It’s been a tough week in Boston dealing with the historic level of snow. As of February 17, the snow depth near Boston was greater than in all but two reported locations in Alaska. It was significantly higher than the notoriously snowy…
Rank this Week: 481

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 644

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

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

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 180

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Feb 27

    Health Wonk Review & a roundup of other noteworthy new

    Health Wonk Review & a roundup of other noteworthy new
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition at Health Business Blog. There's a great crop of articles - plus, kudos to David, he is celebrating his 10-year blogging anniversary. If you're interested in the…
  • Feb 26

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care
    The WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference gets underway a week from today in Boston. The conference and Lynch Ryan are each in their 31st year, but, truth to tell, the first WCRI conference could have been held in a telephone booth (not…
  • Feb 23

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm
    In the mid-1980s, workers' compensation underwent a management revolution. Until then, employers bought insurance policies, and when injuries occurred passed the baton to their carriers. Then they went back to making widgets trusting that the…
Rank this Week: 455

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant
    Relying on two third-party patent applications, the Board affirmed a refusal of the mark shown below, based upon applicant's failure to disclaim the word "RAIL," for "surgical implants made of artificial materials used in spinal surgery,…
  • Feb 26

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?
    Tal S. Benschar & Milton Springut ask "Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for a Cancellation Proceeding Predicated on Fraud?," 14 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 20 (2014). They answer in the affirmative.The CAFC's decision in In re…
  • Feb 25

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was/Were Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was/Were Reversed?
    At least one of the three Section 2(d) refusals summarized below was reversed, and a least one was affirmed. Can you figure out what happened in each case?  [Answer in first comment].  In re James Harris, Serial No. 85918970…
Rank this Week: 278

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Feb 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover to Spectacular Spider-Man #150, published back in the good old days of 1989. On the cover, we see Daily Bugle editor Joseph “Robbie” Robertson in court. Things do not appear to be going well for…
  • Feb 26

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .
    It’s that time of year again – The Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was tasked with selecting the best of the best in the motion picture industry.  Those watching the Oscars saw the best…
  • Feb 25

    Abnormal Use Blogger Kyle White on Sirius/XM Radio’s “The Legal Pad” Tonight

    Abnormal Use Blogger Kyle White on Sirius/XM Radio’s “The Legal Pad” Tonight
    Abnormal Use‘s own contributor Kyle White was recently interviewed by James E. McCollum, Jr., Esquire of McCollum & Associates for his Sirius/XM radio show The Legal Pad.  The Legal Pad is “[a]n…
Rank this Week: 213

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    It Works Out

    It Works Out
    Nicolas Mercado will get his home modifications.Bully for Mercado. And good for CIGA.The California Insurance Guarantee Association has withdrawn its petition for review from the 2nd Appellate District, telling the court that that it was able…
  • Feb 26

    Bad Faith Followup

    Bad Faith Followup
    A couple days ago I asked whether workers' compensation claims payers should be subject to "bad faith" civil liability, or whether the cloak of exclusive remedy that employers and workers bargained for should also cover those tasked with…
  • Feb 25

    Who's To Blame?

    Who's To Blame?
    I was talking to a physician friend of mine yesterday.I know - the first thing in your mind is that you didn't know I had any friends and second question is why, assuming I did have friends, a smart guy like a doctor would talk to me.Those…
Rank this Week: 765

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 27

    Meet Kymberly Robinson! New Associate Attorney on Board

    Meet Kymberly Robinson! New Associate Attorney on Board
    Kymberly has been working for Rincker Law, PLLC as a contract attorney for several years and has now joined the team as an associate attorney. We are proud to have her part of the team. She is admitted to practice …The post Meet…
  • Feb 25

    Overview of Common Types of Insurance for Farms and Food Entrepreneur

    Overview of Common Types of Insurance for Farms and Food Entrepreneur
    There are many different kinds of insurance that farms, agri-business and food entrepreneurs should consider. The most common types of insurance for food and agriculture operations are as follows: 1. Farmers Comprehensive Personal Liability…
  • Feb 23

    New York Divorce Law: Physical Abandonment

    New York Divorce Law: Physical Abandonment
    One of the “fault” grounds for divorce in New York is abandonment.  There are two types of abandonment – physical abandonment and constructive abandonment (or sexual abandonment). In order to plead the ground…
Rank this Week: 872