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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 30

    CASL Video Serie

    CASL Video Serie
      I’m taking part in a 4 part video series about CASL that deals with both Canadian and American perspectives on the anti-spam act. Here are the details: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How To Avoid The CASL Right Hook  Let’s face it…
  • Sep 24

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?
    A BMO poll released today shows the unsurprising result that the business world is becoming more reliant on mobile technology. Lawyers were early adopters of Blackberries, for which email was the killer app.  At our firm there are only a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands.  It will be available ……
Rank this Week: 395

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    When the same actor hires and fires, discrimination is unlikely

    When the same actor hires and fires, discrimination is unlikely
    It seems to be common sense that if the decision maker accused of a discriminatory adverse action is also the individual responsible for earlier hiring that same person, it is unlikely that a discriminatory reason motivated the latter…
  • Sep 29

    What does an ADA interactive process not look like?

    What does an ADA interactive process not look like?
    Upon attempting to return from a medical leave of absence, an employee requests the following accommodations: an ergonomic chair, adjusted lighting in her office, and a part-time schedule for the next eight days. Instead of providing the…
  • Sep 26

    WIRTW #338 (the “can you find me now” edition)

    WIRTW #338 (the “can you find me now” edition)
    According to a recent Harris Poll, men are nearly twice as likely to lose their smartphones than women (46% to 27%). Moreover, the younger you are, the more likely you are to lose your phone. For employees age 18-34, 60% of men report losing…
Rank this Week: 257

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
Rank this Week: 147

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 933

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 396

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 188

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?
    Should The Real Estate Industry Change Showings and Open Houses? What other industry requires unaccompanied female (and male) agents to meet perfect strangers in empty houses? None. One would think this is a recipe for disaster. And…
  • Sep 20

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro
    I have a great FREE SEMINAR to announce for new and returning home buyers! A Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ on October 14, 2014 at Firefly’s BBQ Restaurant in Marlboro, 350 E. Main St (Rt. 20). Sponsored by the Vetstein Law…
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
Rank this Week: 261

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Increase RN Staffing in Nursing Home

    Increase RN Staffing in Nursing Home
    Help Increase RN staffing in Nursing Homes: Ask your Congressperson to Co-sponsor 24-hr RN Bill Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has introduced a bill  - H.R. 5373 - calling for nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty…
  • Sep 29

    Treatment in Nursing Homes Harms 1/3 of its Patient

    Treatment in Nursing Homes Harms 1/3 of its Patient
    A recent NPR article by Ina Jaffe reported on the failing state of the nation’s long term care facility. In the article, Jaffe noted that many of theseshortcomings and harm to patients come from poor training and short staffing; these…
  • Sep 28

    Nonprofit Nursing Homes in New Jersey Outperform For-profit

    Nonprofit Nursing Homes in New Jersey Outperform For-profit
    Everyone who works or studies the nursing home industry knows that nonprofits and mom and pop operators provide better care than the national for profit chains.  Numerous studies support this conclusion. According to the NJ Spotlight,…
Rank this Week: 128

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Budget Cuts Threaten New Ombuds Position at Alabama State University

    Budget Cuts Threaten New Ombuds Position at Alabama State University
    A continuing budget problem at ASU may endanger the university's first Student Ombudsman.  A current year shortfall of $8-12 million prompted at least one trustee to question the need for an Ombuds, who was hired less than a month…
  • Sep 30

    Student Ombuds Serve Students at the University of Chicago

    Student Ombuds Serve Students at the University of Chicago
    Every fall, the private university hires two student to serve as part-time Ombuds for one year.  Reporting to the president, the Ombuds serve a student of  15,000.  The two current Ombuds report that their office handled 37…
  • Sep 30

    Revised Sexual Misconduct Policies at MIT Continue Protection of Ombud

    Revised Sexual Misconduct Policies at MIT Continue Protection of Ombud
    At the end of August, Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled changes to many student policies, including an update on sexual harassment and assault policies.  At a time when many universities are grappling with the role of Ombuds…
Rank this Week: 133

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 382

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/
  • Sep 30

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?
    Princess born with cryokinetic powers, locked away from the outside world for years, unleashes a deep freeze on the community when she is unveiled as queen.  If you thought this was the CliffsNotes plot summary of…
  • Sep 29

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet
    Over the last several years, we here at Abnormal Use have documented the controversial saga of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and its battle against the manufacturers of desktop magnets.  The…
  • Sep 26

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    “You have the right to remain silent! Anything you say can and will be used against you!” a law enforcement official advises Superman, who foolishly decides to waive those rights immediately. “I’m guilty!”…
Rank this Week: 698

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/
  • Sep 30

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)
    There is a growing drumbeat for banning laptops in the classroom, as a recent New Yorker article explained. The current case for banning laptops appeared on a Washington Post blog (among other places), in a piece written by Clay Shirky,...
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
  • Sep 29

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University
    Belmont University's School of Law in Nashville, TN has posted a tenure-track assistant professor opening here. (Disclosure: I am a professor at Belmont University's business school and am teaching Business Associations in the law school this…
Rank this Week: 86

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award
    In McLaughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir., Sept. 23, 2014), the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are not entitled to an award…
  • Sep 30

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly
    Interfax reported last week that Russia's Constitutional Court has upheld the constitutionality of Article 6.21 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations that bans promoting homosexuality among minors, but said it must be…
  • Sep 30

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"
    An indoor firing range in Hot Springs, Arkansas has declared itself a "Muslim Free Zone." Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range and conservative online journalist sets out ten reasons for her decision, ranging from strange…
Rank this Week: 23

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    New Advanced Technology May Help Save Lives at Atlanta Accident Site

    New Advanced Technology May Help Save Lives at Atlanta Accident Site
    In the future, an accident site in Atlanta could have drones hovering above wrecked cars, and high-tech ambulances equipped with video -streaming features that allow patient data to be transmitted instantly to the nearest hospital. New…
  • Sep 22

    More Attention Being Paid to Concussions and Prevention

    More Attention Being Paid to Concussions and Prevention
    Concussions are common injuries in car, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents. These are mild brain injuries that can occur even during a low-speed collision, or even if a person is wearing a helmet at the time. New research confirms that…
  • Sep 15

    Ignition Switch Failure Becoming Large Issue for Automaker

    Ignition Switch Failure Becoming Large Issue for Automaker
    General Motor’s faulty ignition switches have been a hot topic in the news since the beginning of 2014. In February, GM recalled 800,000 vehicles due to defective ignition switches, and since then, the number has grown to 29 million…
Rank this Week: 871

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Sep 30

    The Caucus Issue 2014

    The Caucus Issue 2014
    OBABL is delighted to release The Caucus Issue 2014. When September arrives in Washington, D.C., it’s Caucus Season! On September 24th, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will convene its 44th Annual Legislative Conference.…
  • Sep 26

    Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General

    Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General
    United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced his intention to step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his successor on Thursday. Holder has served as the chief law enforcement officer of the … Read More
  • Sep 26

    On The Move: Michele L. Jawando joins The Center for American Progre

    On The Move: Michele L. Jawando joins The Center for American Progre
    Michele L. Jawando has joined The Center for American Progress as Vice President of Legal Progress, the center's legal policy program. In the new role Mrs. Jawando will be a part of the center's senior staff. Read More
Rank this Week: 978

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Sep 30

    16 Questions For A Law Firm Leader To Ponder

    16 Questions For A Law Firm Leader To Ponder
    We live in a unique and challenging time for law firms. Even so, there may be a greater opportunity than ever for a firm to differentiate itself from competitors. It takes real leadership and self reflection.   Here are some questions a…
  • Sep 25

    Social Media: “I Don’t Think Hank Done It That Way”

    Social Media: “I Don’t Think Hank Done It That Way”
    Do you have songs that you hear and then can’t get out of your head? I do and one of them is Waylon Jennings song “Are you sure Hank done it this way” out of my head. I sing it until Nancy asks I find another tune. If you…
  • Sep 24

    Client Development Coaching: Give Me Lawyers with a Burning Desire to Get Better

    Client Development Coaching: Give Me Lawyers with a Burning Desire to Get Better
    Do you know which lawyers in your firm will get the most out of client development or career coaching? After coaching well over 1000 lawyers in the US and Canada, I can usually tell after one meeting with the lawyers. Suppose for a moment I…
Rank this Week: 549

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Sep 30

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?
    Update (September 30, 2014): Any experience with the table saw pictured at left or one like it? Do you think that experience would make you a better juror or a worse one in a case against a saw manufacturer based on a ……
  • Sep 29

    When Is Speculation Illegal “Gambling”? When is Risk-Sharing “Immoral”?

    When Is Speculation Illegal “Gambling”? When is Risk-Sharing “Immoral”?
    Update (September 29, 2014): Plaintiffs in the putative class action described below signed a contract promising to bring any lawsuit under the contract in Illinois state court (Cook County). Then they filed their lawsuit against Oasis Legal…
  • Sep 26

    Twin Cities Plaintiffs’ Firms’ Fight: There Will Be Blood

    Twin Cities Plaintiffs’ Firms’ Fight: There Will Be Blood
    Kudos and recognition to Minnesota Lawyer writer, Patrick Thornton, for bringing my attention to Zimmerman|Reed v. Meshbesher & Spence et al. lawsuit to my attention in an article published on 9/22/2014 in Minnesota Lawyer (behind a…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Sep 30

    Many Technical Reasons for An Outlier Decision

    Many Technical Reasons for An Outlier Decision
    It's well understood that non-pecuniary damages are not available in legal malpractice.  No damages for emotional distress, no damages for physical injury (think: heart attack) from legal malpractice and no damages for wrongful…
  • Sep 29

    What Does it Take to Succeed on Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice?

    What Does it Take to Succeed on Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice?
    Gajek v Schwartzapfel, Novick, Truowski & Marcus,  P.C.  2014 NY Slip Op 32418(U)  September 8, 2014  Supreme Court, Suffolk County  Docket Number: 12-2375  Judge: Ralph T. Gazzillo discusses the burden for…
  • Sep 26

    The Intersection of Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice

    The Intersection of Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice
    A legal malpractice case which arises from a medical malpractice case gone wrong is (we believe) just about the most complicated case to litigate.  Plaintiff must first prove that there were departures from good legal representation, and…
Rank this Week: 169

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 30

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”
    Today is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”; yesterday was the “Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” – and the video archive of that Conference is already posted. Note you can…
  • Sep 29

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”
    Today is the “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”; tomorrow is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference.” Note you can still register to watch…
  • Sep 26

    Could a CEO’s Divorce Materially Affect a Company’s Future?

    Could a CEO’s Divorce Materially Affect a Company’s Future?
    This Dallas News article set me off. It talks about a CEO keeping his divorce a secret for 10 months. It’s not the board’s business – it’s not the business of shareholders either. My opinion is that folks should be…
Rank this Week: 286

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Sep 30

    Delaware Awards $8.25M in Attorneys’ Fee in Merger Litigation Settlement

    Delaware Awards $8.25M in Attorneys’ Fee in Merger Litigation Settlement
    Here’s news from Steven Haas of Hunton & Williams: The Court of Chancery recently granted an attorneys’ fee award of $8.25 million resulting from the settlement in In re Gardner Denver, Inc. S’holder Litigation, C.A. No.…
  • Sep 25

    Hemispherx Biopharma Passes As Guinea Pig for Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Hemispherx Biopharma Passes As Guinea Pig for Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    As noted in this article, Hemispherx Biopharma has elected not to seek enforcement of its fee-shifting bylaw in an ongoing Delaware Chancery Court case, which could have been the first test of the actual validity of such a provision.…
  • Sep 24

    Why Does My Joint Venture Pay Corporate Taxes? When Tax Status Doesn’t Match State Form

    Why Does My Joint Venture Pay Corporate Taxes? When Tax Status Doesn’t Match State Form
    Here’s analysis from this blog by Sean Bryan of Akin Gump: Most of the time the state-law classification of an entity and its federal income tax classification match. A corporation will be taxed as a corporation and a partnership will…
Rank this Week: 582

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 30

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year
    Who made the cut for the best legal departments of the year for 2014? The Recorder’s tally lists some prominent companies – did your legal department make the list? “The Recorder has named Gilead Sciences and Palo Alto…
  • Sep 26

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller
    The next time you are asked to field calls, emails, texts, online chats, video chats, faxes and electronic meeting requests all at the same time, remind your colleagues that your brain will continue shrinking as a result: “If you are…
  • Sep 25

    Scientific Study Concludes No One Trusts Lawyer

    Scientific Study Concludes No One Trusts Lawyer
    Lawyers are ranked on par with prostitutes when it comes to trust. Lovely. The post Scientific Study Concludes No One Trusts Lawyers appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Lots of legal jobs at GoLegalJobs.com
Rank this Week: 255

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
Rank this Week: 269

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 30

    NASC: Invitation to Tender for Immigration Research

    NASC: Invitation to Tender for Immigration Research
    Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre is commissioning independent research to analyse immigration related detention in Ireland and the treatment of detainees for immigration related offences, including those who are detained following a…
  • Sep 25

    Update: Ireland ratifies UN complaints mechanism for children

    Update: Ireland ratifies UN complaints mechanism for children
    Ireland has ratified the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which establishes a quasi-judicial complaints mechanism for children and their advocates to the UN Committee’s on the Rights of the Child.…
  • Sep 22

    Understanding Children’s Rights: A Training Programme on Children’s Rights and Effective International Advocacy

    Understanding Children’s Rights: A Training Programme on Children’s Rights and Effective International Advocacy
    Ireland will appear before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2015/2016 to report on its record for children under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In advance of this examination, the Children’s Rights Alliance…
Rank this Week: 226

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate
    Underwood v. Menfre, 2014 WL 67644 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 8, 2014). Aggrieved by her inability to write letters to her husband with sensitive, personal information, and send him inter alia photographs, drawings, and newspaper clippings, the…
  • Sep 29

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement
    Morey v. Louis Vuitton N. America, Inc., 2014 WL 109194 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2014). A District Court granted final approval to a settlement reached between the parties holding that the settlement was fair and reasonable, and that because the…
  • Sep 26

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA
    Brown v. Mortgage Elec. Reg. Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 6851088 (8th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013) The Eighth Circuit affirmed the order of a District Court denying a Plaintiff’s motion to remand holding that, because Arkansas cases involving the…
Rank this Week: 233

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 361

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court Will Not Consider the Securities Act Statute of Repose Issue in the Indy Mac Case After All

    Supreme Court Will Not Consider the Securities Act Statute of Repose Issue in the Indy Mac Case After All
    As I had noted on this blog (here), one of the important securities law cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket for the upcoming term involved the failed IndyMac bank. The Court had granted cert in the case to decide whether the…
  • Sep 29

    The Travel Issue: Edinburgh Edition

    The Travel Issue: Edinburgh Edition
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in the United Kingdom this week, with the first stop in the venerable city of Edinburgh, for meetings and an event. Due to flight delays, cancellations and missed connections, my visit to Scotland’s…
  • Sep 25

    Oklahoma Legislature Adopts Derivative Litigation Fee-Shifting Provision

    Oklahoma Legislature Adopts Derivative Litigation Fee-Shifting Provision
    One of the most interesting recent developments has been the onset of innovative litigation reform efforts in the form of bylaw revisions. Among the most intriguing of these efforts involves fee shifting bylaws, whereby an unsuccessful…
Rank this Week: 137

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 30

    White City Councils for Black Citie

    White City Councils for Black Citie
    The New York Times takes a look at why "many city councils in the United States, especially those across the south, fall short of reflecting the demographics of the cities they represent:" Disparities between the percentage of black…
  • Sep 30

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line
    Alexandra Klass (Minnesota) has posted The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines (Davis Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The current regulatory framework for approving long-distance,…
  • Sep 29

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?
    The Journal of Planning Education and Research drops some knowledge: After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to…
Rank this Week: 91

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 30

    Turn Clients into Client-Advocates: The Brand Experience

    Turn Clients into Client-Advocates: The Brand Experience
    Research suggests that life experiences, not material things, are the key to happiness. Nonetheless, by and large people still choose to spend more of their money on material items because they believe they’re of greater value. After…
  • Sep 29

    Resigned to Being in the Rut?

    Resigned to Being in the Rut?
    Lawyers can easily find themselves, very early in their careers, in a predicament of epic proportions. It happens when you don’t know what to do next, and end up in a rut — a long, deep track made by the repeated passage of the…
  • Sep 26

    Never-Ending Business Development

    Never-Ending Business Development
    If you haven’t figured it out yet, business development is a perpetual, ongoing commitment. It can be especially onerous if you are in a small or solo firm, where you’re not just a lawyer — you’re often the entire…
Rank this Week: 392

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/
Rank this Week: 12

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
  • Sep 29

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use
    The Board sustained, on two grounds, an opposition to registration of the mark BeauTV, in standard character form, for "providing information about beauty." It declared the application void ab initio because pro se Applicant Bonnie Tseng…
  • Sep 26

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd
    There are some seats still available in the overflow room (video) for the TTAB hearing and morning TM session. Law School students admitted free! On Friday, October 3rd, the USPTO's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial…
Rank this Week: 178

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Governor Signs Bill Narrowing Grounds For Business Entity Reinstatement

    Governor Signs Bill Narrowing Grounds For Business Entity Reinstatement
    Over the years, I’ve received several calls asking what can be done when a business entity has been wrongfully terminated.  Answering this question became a bit easier in 2006 with the enactment of AB 2588 (Runner) which authorized…
  • Sep 29

    1, 2 or 3 Years? How Should Boards Decide The Frequency Of Say-On-Pay Votes?

    1, 2 or 3 Years? How Should Boards Decide The Frequency Of Say-On-Pay Votes?
    Although the initial ruckus over how to determine the outcome of executive compensation say-on-frequency votes has subsided, I still maintain that the Securities and Exchange Commission botched the rule (§240.14a-21(b)).  More…
  • Sep 26

    NLRB Rules It Illegal For Employer To Say It Will Comply With The Law

    NLRB Rules It Illegal For Employer To Say It Will Comply With The Law
    Recently, the National Labor Relations Board concluded that an employer violated the law when it adopted a policy requiring employees to “Keep customer and employee information secure.  Information must be used fairly, lawfully and…
Rank this Week: 389

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 30

    PA: No Manufacturing Defect/Implied Warranty Claims Against Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Companie

    PA: No Manufacturing Defect/Implied Warranty Claims Against Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Companie
    In Pennsylvania, a federal split is resolved: manufacturing defect and implied warranty claims are not viable against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. It was already clear that design and warning defect claims were not viable.…
  • Sep 29

    "The New Doctrinalism" at Penn Law

    "The New Doctrinalism" at Penn Law
    ...includes a paper presentation by Ben Zipursky ("Reasonableness in and out of Negligence Law") and Greg Keating as a panelist. The symposium is October 24th and 25th. The program is here and you can RSVP. Thanks to Karen Wong…
  • Sep 26

    PA: AG's Office Invokes Victim Fault in Rape Suit

    PA: AG's Office Invokes Victim Fault in Rape Suit
    A 24-year-old typist at a prison in Bellefonte, PA was brutally raped last year by one of the inmates. The inmate had been convicted three times previously of sex-related crimes and then transferred from a different prison for assaulting a...
Rank this Week: 121

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 30

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!
    You’ve heard me complain about China’s holiday schedule before. We all do it, at least twice a year, but it does bear repeating. Why? Two reasons: 1) anything that is misleading or incorrect should be fixed; and 2) it pisses me…
  • Sep 30

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…
    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for Your China Subsidiaries bit.ly/1wTohqF – summary of 2014 changes © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 29

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…
    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn Could Hurt GDP – China Real Time Report – WSJ on.wsj.com/ZmpAUf © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 628

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 69

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial
    I just finished trying a case in Federal Court in Syracuse. It was an unusual case for me. I normally try only New York personal injury cases. But in this trial I represented a fellow lawyer who got fired from her job as Cayuga County…
  • Sep 28

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.
    I sometimes tell people that safe driving would drive me out of business. As a New York car accident lawyer, someone's negligent driving puts bread on my table. Now isn't that just sick? Sure it is, which is why I am perfectly prepared…
  • Aug 24

    Why Cars Are Killing More Pedestrians (Syracuse NY Injury Lawyer Explains)

    Why Cars Are Killing More Pedestrians (Syracuse NY Injury Lawyer Explains)
    I came upon some surprising statistics recently: Just as motor vehicle travel is getting safer (for those inside the vehicles), walking is getting more dangerous because motor vehicles are striking and killing more and more pedestrians. …
Rank this Week: 865

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ...WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for AriasNWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trialPittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate jurors'…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel DilloffMelissa Rubin RothAbstract (to read the entire article go here)You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial judge…
  • Sep 26

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror
    The article below discusses how the latest 3D laser scanners help Ohio prosecutors bring the crime scene to jurors in the courtroom.  According to Bureau of Criminal Investigation Analyst Megan Timlin, “this brings the jury to the…
Rank this Week: 999

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Sep 30

    Issues of fact as to constructive notice.

    Issues of fact as to constructive notice.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court's granting of defendants' summary judgment motion in this personal injury action, finding triable issues of fact as to whether defendants had constructive notice of the…
  • Sep 29

    Summary judgment as to liability in an action involving a pedestrian struck by an automobile.

    Summary judgment as to liability in an action involving a pedestrian struck by an automobile.
    Practice point:  The plaintiff allegedly was injured when he was struck by a vehicle owned by the defendant-florist. The plaintiffs established their prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on the issue of liability by…
  • Sep 26

    Property possessor's liability for a third-person's criminal acts.

    Property possessor's liability for a third-person's criminal acts.
    Practice point:  A possessor of real property is under a duty to maintain reasonable security measures to protect those lawfully on the premises from reasonably foreseeable criminal acts of third parties. Here, the defendants failed to…
Rank this Week: 348

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 710

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ... WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for Arias NWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel Dilloff Melissa Rubin Roth Abstract (to read the entire article go here) You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial...
  • Sep 26

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror
    The article below discusses how the latest 3D laser scanners help Ohio prosecutors bring the crime scene to jurors in the courtroom. According to Bureau of Criminal Investigation Analyst Megan Timlin, “this brings the jury to the crime…
Rank this Week: 568

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Sep 30

    Blustering buffoon

    Blustering buffoon
    ‘One of the great advantages of being a barrister is that it’s almost completely unaccountable to the people who employ you in the first few formative years of practisc.’ It was OldSmoothie lecturing one of the new pupils.…
  • Sep 28

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Sep 27

    Weekend video: Tom Hodgkinson ‘The Idle Parent’ at Young Minds 2012

    Weekend video: Tom Hodgkinson ‘The Idle Parent’ at Young Minds 2012
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Rank this Week: 957

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 30

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict
    Last week in a 5-3 split, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a trial court JNOV and reinstated a jury verdict of $1,161,000 in Cheeks v. Autozone, Inc. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is my 2012 post on the verdict. The…
  • Sep 29

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case
    I’m hearing reports of a $10.5 million jury verdict in Coahoma County on Friday in Applewhite v. Hyundai Motor America. The case was originally tried in 2008 with a $4.5 million plaintiff verdict. In 2011 the Mississippi Supreme Court…
  • Sep 22

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
Rank this Week: 503

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 390

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 29

    In Search of a Beneficiary

    In Search of a Beneficiary
    Recently at the Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014 program held by the Law Society, Ian Hull presented a paper on an estate trustee’s duty to locate unknown and missing beneficiaries with practice tips for how to go about this task.…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
  • Sep 25

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog
    This blog has covered many celebrity deaths over the years such as Ian’s recent blog on the various celebrities who have made estate planning mistakes. But what about the celebrity death of a beloved groundhog?  Stranger things…
Rank this Week: 90

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 29

    On Traffic Collisions Caused by Street Racing

    On Traffic Collisions Caused by Street Racing
    According to a recent article in the Daily News, two people died and another person is injured after a deadly car crash that authorities believe may be related to street racing. Witnesses say that a Mini Cooper was driving at speeds of…
  • Sep 25

    Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Multivehicle Accident

    Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Multivehicle Accident
    According to a recent news article from WFTV 9, I-95 in Florida was shut down after a multivehicle crash that resulted in the death of a semi truck driver. State police are reporting that the truck driver lost control of his vehicle and hit…
  • Sep 20

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage
    According to a recent article from the Chicago Tribune, a driver crashed his car into a local 7-Eleven convenience store and then fled the scene. Witnesses are reporting that the driver went into to the convenience store to get a carton of…
Rank this Week: 621

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 110