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China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    China Consultant Or All Knowing China Expert

    China Consultant Or All Knowing China Expert
    China’s recently stepped up efforts to root out unregistered foreign businesses in China has caused a rash of China consultants to retain the China lawyers in my firm. From our work in forming China WFOEs (wholly foreign owned entities)…
  • Apr 23

    Short Work Stays In China: Work Visa Now Probably Required

    Short Work Stays In China: Work Visa Now Probably Required
    In November 2014, China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (“MHRSS”), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of Culture jointly published the Circular on the Issuance of Interim…
  • Apr 22

    China IP: Is Your Barn Door Open?

    China IP: Is Your Barn Door Open?
    I was quoted as follows in today’s Financial Times in a Lucy Hornby (a truly terrific China journalist, BTW) article entitled, US warns China over IP risks: Dan Harris, a lawyer specializing in Chinese business at Seattle-based…
Rank this Week: 172

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)
    It’s been a crazy week. I gave four different seminar presentations over an eight-day span: Last Wednesday I presented a two-hour FMLA/ADA update to the Southwest Safety Council. Monday evening I gave the keynote address at the Greater…
  • Apr 23

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit
    What happens when the alleged perpetrator of sexual or other unlawful harassment is also the person to whom the victim lodges a complaint of harassment? If the alleged perpetrator later fires (or causes the firing of) the victim, has the…
  • Apr 22

    A shy employee, a drug test, and the ADA meet in a bar…

    A shy employee, a drug test, and the ADA meet in a bar…
    Chris Lucas suffers from paruresis (aka, shy bladder syndrome). He claimed that he could not urinate in public bathrooms, and often would hold his bladder throughout his entire work day to avoid having to use the restroom at work. He also…
Rank this Week: 247

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
  • Apr 21

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.
    An icon who created icons.
Rank this Week: 308

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 109

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 24

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize
    From the press release: Joseph William Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will receive the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 12th annual conference on Oct. 1-2 sponsored by the William & Mary Property…
  • Apr 24

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area
    Robert Ellickson (Yale) has posted Open Space in an Urban Area: Might There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Numerous policies encourage the preservation of open space in urban areas. Two of many examples...
  • Apr 24

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation
    Jessica Shoemaker (Nebraska) has posted Emulsified Property (Pepperdine Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The typical American Indian reservation is often described as a “checkerboard” of different real property ownership forms.…
Rank this Week: 95

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Apr 24

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover of  Rock N’ Roll Comics #7, published way, way back in the halcyon days of 1990. We post this cover this week because we here at Abnormal Use saw The Who live in concerts this past Tuesday night…
  • Apr 23

    D.C. Court of Appeals Rebukes Asbestos Plaintiff’s Attorneys Strategy

    D.C. Court of Appeals Rebukes Asbestos Plaintiff’s Attorneys Strategy
    As you may know, we sometimes contribute content to other online ventures. Not too long ago, our editor, Jim Dedman, saw the publication on an article he wrote in DRI’s The Voice. Get this: It’s about a case in which the…
  • Apr 22

    Can’t Buy Me Love? Amazon Sues to Block Purchased 5 Star Review

    Can’t Buy Me Love? Amazon Sues to Block Purchased 5 Star Review
    As we reported on Monday, Amazon.com is apparently none too happy with a person or persons that runs handful of websites with names like “buyamazonreviews.com” that offer to give glowing reviews of sellers’…
Rank this Week: 630

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 24

    MO: Legislature Passes Med Mal Cap

    MO: Legislature Passes Med Mal Cap
    In 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court struck down that state's med mal damage cap. The legislature has passed a replacement, and it is now awaiting Governor Jay Nixon's decision whether to sign it. In sum: The bill, if signed into...
  • Apr 23

    DeVito & Jurs on Tort Reform

    DeVito & Jurs on Tort Reform
    Scott DeVito (Florida Coastal) & Andrew Jurs (Drake) have posted to SSRN An Overreaction to a Nonexistent Problem: Empirical Analysis of Tort Reform from the 1980s to 2000s. The abstract provides: Proponents of tort reform have suggested…
  • Apr 21

    CO: Commercial Tenant Not Liable for Slip-and-Fall

    CO: Commercial Tenant Not Liable for Slip-and-Fall
    A woman tripped on an uneven area of sidewalk and was injured. She settled with the owner of the commercial property and then sued one of the tenants. The Colorado Supreme Court rejected the contention that the tenant in this...
Rank this Week: 127

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 75

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating — John Degen kicks us off this Friday with a provocative and entertaining look at some of the common criticisms of copyright and authors’ rights. Judiciary…
  • Apr 22

    Copyright and Trade

    Copyright and Trade
    Last Thursday, Senators Hatch and Wyden and Representative Ryan introduced the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, commonly referred to as Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA. The bill provides a…
  • Apr 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15
    Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Legislation — “The bill establishes new trade-negotiating objectives that reflect today’s economic challenges, including measures to combat currency manipulation, and…
Rank this Week: 261

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Apr 24

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District
    In East West Bank v. Rio School District, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Apr. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Six) reminded us that the doctrine of unclean hands does not apply to UCL claims, equitable though they...
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia
    Many thanks to the blog reader who advised me that in March, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, Case No. 14-462. The case was relisted twice before cert. was granted. In Imburgia, the Court of...
  • Apr 21

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.
    The California Supreme Court has announced that on May 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., it will hear oral argument in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., Case No. S199119. This is the issue on review, according to the docket: Does the...
Rank this Week: 102

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Apr 24

    7 Weeks Client Development Cla

    7 Weeks Client Development Cla
    I am taking an on-line Advanced Fiction Writing Class from University of North Texas. The cost of the course is $93. Today is my last class. Here is a link to the Course Syllabus. I like the concept. In May, I will begin two other writing…
  • Apr 23

    Law Firm Success: Getting Lawyers to Work Together to Build Your Firm

    Law Firm Success: Getting Lawyers to Work Together to Build Your Firm
    Professional services guru, David Maister, once wrote an article: Are Law Firms Manageable? He began: After spending 25 years saying that all professions are similar and can learn from each other, I’m now ready to make a concession: Law…
  • Apr 22

    Career and Life: Don’t be too content or too driven

    Career and Life: Don’t be too content or too driven
    I have coached well over 1000 lawyers. At one extreme I find it difficult to coach lawyers who are so content that they do not want to focus on getting better. At the other extreme, while I love coaching the most motivated lawyers, I also…
Rank this Week: 566

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Apr 24

    Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”

    Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”
    When I think about retaliation, I think about that time I plastic-wrapped the judicial toilets after losing a motion to compel an employee who gets fired after complaining about discrimination to an HR Manager or the EEOC. These actions…
  • Apr 23

    EEOC scores a major victory for transgender right

    EEOC scores a major victory for transgender right
    Last September, for the first time ever, the EEOC sued two private employers for discriminating against employees who had transitioned from one gender to another. One of those cases settled last week for $150K. Yesterday, the other action…
  • Apr 22

    For ADA and accommodating employee disabilities, think ‘Burger King’

    For ADA and accommodating employee disabilities, think ‘Burger King’
    ADA and Burger King?!? Has someone been eating too many Whoppers? No. But I did spend a 20 minute Uber ride yesterday sucking down mustard packets. Actually, the inspiration for this post comes from Seattle Attorney, Michael…
Rank this Week: 931

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 24

    The SEC’s Coming Pay-for-Performance Proposal: My Eight Cent

    The SEC’s Coming Pay-for-Performance Proposal: My Eight Cent
    As I blogged yesterday, the SEC has calendared an open Commission meeting for Wednesday, April 29th to finally propose the pay-for-performance rules as required by Dodd-Frank. This rulemaking is important as it could become the new standard…
  • Apr 23

    Proxy Access: Proponents Actively Solicit Support

    Proxy Access: Proponents Actively Solicit Support
    Here’s news from this blog by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu: Companies with proxy access shareholder proposals on their annual meeting ballots are confronting a notice of exempt solicitation filed by the California Public Employees…
  • Apr 22

    Got Your Feedback: Our Home Page Goes Back to “Normal”

    Got Your Feedback: Our Home Page Goes Back to “Normal”
    In the wake of poll results indicating a strong preference to having the full menu of our offerings available straight from our home page, I have reverted the home page back to whence it came. The new large tabs at the top are the same…
Rank this Week: 290

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"
    While perusing Google's U.S. application to register GOOGLE GLASS, Roberto Ledesma noted that the application claimed priority to an application filed in the Kingdom of Tonga. He decided to write about why Google did that, in his blog post…
  • Apr 23

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register BUYAUTOPARTS.COM on the Supplemental Register, finding the term to be generic for "on-line retail store service featuring auto parts." Applicant argued that the word "buy" does not identify a genus of…
  • Apr 22

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent
    The CAFC affirmed the Board's decision [TTABlogged here] that upheld a refusal to register the mark THE SLANTS for "entertainment in the nature of live performances by a musical band," finding that the mark, when used in connection with…
Rank this Week: 179

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Covers personal injury news and developments. By Tim Edwards and Ed Wallis.

http://www.midsouthtriallawyer.com
  • Apr 24

    Investing Secrets Straight From The Financial Expert

    Investing Secrets Straight From The Financial Expert
    Most people probably think of the DOW or the stock market when they hear “investment”. Investing in real estate is where many large profits can be made. Read on to learn the basics of real estate investing. Soon enough,…
  • Apr 24

    Make Smart Investment Decisions With These Handy Tip

    Make Smart Investment Decisions With These Handy Tip
    Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to real estate investing. A lot people fail in their attempt because they did not learn the right approach. Thankfully, you are about to read great tips that work really well when trying to make…
  • Apr 23

    Helpful Stock Market Tricks From The Pro

    Helpful Stock Market Tricks From The Pro
    Even very experienced investors can still have difficulty playing the stock market. Although you have potential of making some money, you could experience misfortunes that set you back. By using some of the advice featured above, you will…
Rank this Week: 651

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 266

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Big Google

    Big Google
    Slate.com just posted came across a "fun" article on how you can download your entire Google search history (i.e., searches you ran while logged in to a Google product (e.g. YouTube, Gmail, Blogger)). Presumably, the searches…
  • Apr 22

    Amicus Briefs, or "Why a Love of Reading Must Be a US Supreme Court Clerk Job Requirement"

    Amicus Briefs, or "Why a Love of Reading Must Be a US Supreme Court Clerk Job Requirement"
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that the total number of pages of briefs submitted (including Amicus Briefs) in the same-sex marriage cases the US Supreme Court will consider April 28 is over 7,500. That's a lot. Is this the most number of…
  • Apr 21

    Sixth Circuit Review: A New Conversation

    Sixth Circuit Review: A New Conversation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
Rank this Week: 255

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Apr 24

    April is Poetry Month!

    April is Poetry Month!
    Ven-Fuel was convicted of fraudulent acts, By the Trial Court’s finding of adequate facts. We think it likely that fraud took place, But Materiality was not shown in this case. So while the Government will no doubt be annoyed, We…
  • Apr 23

    Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection

    Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection
    The Walkover collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase. I am Radar (Penguin Press 2015) Reif Larson LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor)  PS3612.A773I2 2015 “Set aside for the moment the black baby…
  • Apr 22

    Legal Research Tune-Up 2015

    Legal Research Tune-Up 2015
    The Seattle University Law Library is pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help students brush up on their legal research skills for their summer employment or other summer research endeavors. The workshop will cover state and…
Rank this Week: 734

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 24

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips &amp; Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Apr 24

    Barry Beavis parking charges challenge dismissed – BBC New

    Barry Beavis parking charges challenge dismissed – BBC New
    ‘A chip shop owner has lost his Court of Appeal challenge over what he claimed were “unfair, unlawful and disproportionate” parking charges.’ Full story BBC News, 23rd April 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Apr 24

    Exam cheat jailed for hacking into university computer system – Daily Telegraph

    Exam cheat jailed for hacking into university computer system – Daily Telegraph
    ‘Court hears University of Birmingham student Imran Uddin, 25, used a keyboard spying device to steal staff passwords and then upped five exam marks ‘ Full story Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2015 Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Apr 24

    EVENT: Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2015

    EVENT: Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2015
    ‘This year’s DLA conference will take place in London on Monday 26th October 2015. The keynote speaker will be Judge Brian Doyle, President of the Employment Tribunals (England & Wales).’ Date: 26th October 2015…
Rank this Week: 9

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 24

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?
    In the previous “Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act”, the benefit to the recipient from an undervalued currency was defined in an intuitive way. According to this Act, a benefit exists in the case of an undervalued currency: ...…
  • Apr 23

    Online Gambling in the U.S.

    Online Gambling in the U.S.
    It's booming, at least in fantasy sports: The daily fantasy sports boom began somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean in March 2009. On a trip from Britain to Texas, flying to the South by Southwest festival, Eccles pored through a copy...
  • Apr 23

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET
    I was watching the Senate Finance Committee markup of the TPA bill last night -- I really enjoy the "voice votes," where they all speak as loudly as they can! -- and I was struck by an exchange between Senator...
Rank this Week: 67

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Apr 24

    Europeans Authorize Negotiations with US to Loosen Reinsurance Collateral Requirement

    Europeans Authorize Negotiations with US to Loosen Reinsurance Collateral Requirement
    Earlier this week, the European Union’s executive body gained key approval to begin negotiations with the United States on a deal aimed at cutting the minimum collateral levels required of foreign reinsurers operating in the US. The…
  • Apr 17

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity
    On April 16, 2015, the Cybersecurity Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted 12 principles for effective cybersecurity insurance regulatory guidance. Recognizing that cybersecurity risks pose a significant…
  • Apr 14

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change
    Authored by Brian Casey, Ben Sykes, Lee Ann Ali On April 9, 2015, the Georgia legislature sent a bill to the governor for his signature that would improve the regulatory environment for captive formation in the state. House Bill 552…
Rank this Week: 160

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position
    Last December, I wrote about J.J. Jelincic, a long-term CalPERS employee who was elected for a four-year term to the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (aka CalPERS). Following Mr. Jelincic’s…
  • Apr 23

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee
    In February, I wrote about the resurrection of a bill that would clarify the status of finders under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Earlier this week, the bill, AB 667 (Wagner) cleared its first policy committee…
  • Apr 22

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?
    California Corporations Code Section 25113(d) requires the Commissioner of Business Oversight to prepare and publicize an annual report of the number of permits that it issues for the offer and sale of securities. The report must…
Rank this Week: 384

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 24

    How Should Decisions Be Made About Sexual Rights During Facility-Based Care?

    How Should Decisions Be Made About Sexual Rights During Facility-Based Care?
    For me, a chilling moment in the trial of State of Iowa v. Henry Rayhons came during the prosecution's case-in-chief, with the reported testimony of a physician at Mrs. Rayhons' nursing home. According to the coverage of the trial, the...
  • Apr 24

    Got an Idea? Maybe You Are an Inventor!

    Got an Idea? Maybe You Are an Inventor!
    Are you an inventor? Ever have a good idea for an invention? There is a renaissance of sorts in American ingenuity with an increasing number of older Americans becoming inventors. The NY Times ran a story about older inventors on...
  • Apr 23

    Nation's Capitol Ranks Fourth for Elders at Risk of Hunger

    Nation's Capitol Ranks Fourth for Elders at Risk of Hunger
    As summarized in a recent article in the Washington Post, a new study places Washington D.C. fourth in the nation for seniors at hunger risk: "The report says that more than 20 percent of the District’s elderly have concerns about...
Rank this Week: 184

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Oil Tanker Rail Cars and Safety

    Oil Tanker Rail Cars and Safety
    Iowans are beginning to see more news focusing on oil tanker rail car safety. The Business Record picked up a KCCI news item about this subject. (See below.) I picked up on the same issue from an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal. And…
  • Apr 23

    Nissan and BMW Recall Thousands of Vehicles Due to Engine Problem

    Nissan and BMW Recall Thousands of Vehicles Due to Engine Problem
    Both Nissan and BMW car models manufactured in 2014 used Bosch engines that are failing and may cause accidents.  The engines have nickel plating that could detach and block moving parts in the fuel pump, causing the engine to stall or…
  • Apr 22

    Stock Market Newsletters, Email Teaser

    Stock Market Newsletters, Email Teaser
    "Subj: Re: A Resource Speculation With Big Upside Potential"That was the subject line of an email I received from a stock market service I receive via email. You probably have received emails with claims of spectacular returns with big, no…
Rank this Week: 843

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    AuthorAID: Resource for early career Academic

    AuthorAID: Resource for early career Academic
    AuthorAID is a free international research community. Key features and benefits of AuthorAID are:a community space for discussion and questions where researchers can benefit from advice and insights from members…
  • Apr 21

    Land Acquisition: The Continuation of a Faulty Legacy?

    Land Acquisition: The Continuation of a Faulty Legacy?
    We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Dhruva Gandhi, Sarangan Rajeshkumar and Shubham Jain, all of whom are II year BALLB (Hons.) students at NLS, Bangalore. The authors may be contacted at shubhamjain@nls.ac.in.The Right to Fair…
  • Apr 19

    Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship

    Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship
    A joint venture between The Kapila Hingorani Foundation and the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship Trust, the Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship aims to provide young lawyers in India a first-hand experience of the…
Rank this Week: 231

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Apr 24

    FDA Releases Draft Guidance Regarding Use of OUS Clinical Data in Device Submission

    FDA Releases Draft Guidance Regarding Use of OUS Clinical Data in Device Submission
    By Allyson B. Mullen – On April 22, 2015, FDA released a draft guidance regarding use of clinical data generated outside of the U.S. (OUS) in medical device premarket submissions. A copy of the draft guidance can be found here....
  • Apr 23

    HRSA Proposes to Collect Manufacturer Pricing Data Under 340B Program

    HRSA Proposes to Collect Manufacturer Pricing Data Under 340B Program
    By David C. Gibbons – On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) issued a Notice soliciting comments on its proposal to collect pricing data from…
  • Apr 21

    POM Wonderful Petitions Court for Rehearing En Banc

    POM Wonderful Petitions Court for Rehearing En Banc
    By Riëtte van Laack – As we previously reported, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision in what some have identified as a landmark advertising case of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against POM Wonderful...
Rank this Week: 267

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
  • Apr 24

    A transfer of venue.

    A transfer of venue.
    Practice point:  In this slip and fall action where plaintiff is a Kentucky resident, the Appellate Division determined that venue was properly transferred to Albany County. The designation of venue in New York Count was proper,…
  • Apr 23

    Re-service while a motion to dismiss is pending.

    Re-service while a motion to dismiss is pending.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the denial of the motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction, as plaintiff established that it re-served the appellant during the pendency of the motion.…
  • Apr 22

    A claim of a bus driver's negligence.

    A claim of a bus driver's negligence.
    Practice point:  To prevail on a cause of action alleging that a common carrier's driver was negligent in stopping a bus, a plaintiff must prove that the stop was unusual and violent, rather than merely one of the sort of jerks and …
Rank this Week: 354

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Apr 24

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman A federal judge in the District of Columbia refused to enjoin the implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's new expedited election rule while the lawsuit to revoke the rule is pending. In…
  • Apr 23

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available
    Littler Shareholder William Emanuel has released his semi-annual report on significant decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board. The latest report covers notable decisions published in the NLRB's weekly summaries from…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposal to provide guidance on how to structure an employee wellness program without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The…
Rank this Week: 932

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15
    The past week was highlighted by Earth Day, a day for reflecting on the actions we are willing to take to protect our planet, our communities, our families. Conserving personal use of resources is great, but supporting, advocating, and…
  • Apr 22

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)
    A 501(c)(3) organization is presumed to be a private foundation unless it qualifies as a pubic charity. Part I of this post discussed how an organization can qualify as a public charity under one of two 509(a)(1) tests, either the ……
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio speaking with host Tony Martignetti this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing volunteers and the legal issues nonprofits must consider when working with volunteers. You can tune in to the live…
Rank this Week: 429

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #201

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #201
    Ben gives a roundup of what the different parties are offering on housing and wonders if he might not move out of London after all
  • Apr 23

    Happy Birthday Property Industry Eye!

    Happy Birthday Property Industry Eye!
    Congratulating news website Property Industry Eye for a successful first year, with a bit of background information about them
  • Apr 22

    Is this agent entitled to further commission?

    Is this agent entitled to further commission?
    A letting agent provides a poor service. Are they entitled to further commission if the landlord decides to stop using them becuase of this?
Rank this Week: 397

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 956

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: 113

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 23

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim
    In late May 2014 John Napierski, purchased seven jars of VR Greens Farms (VRGF) Basil Pine Nut Pesto at a Farm Stand operated at the Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club in San Clemente, California.  While on a road trip east, Mr. Napierski…
  • Apr 23

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria
    Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits due to finding of Listeria…
  • Apr 23

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak – Illnesses Began in 2010

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak – Illnesses Began in 2010
    Illnesses to Date:  As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Since the last update on…
Rank this Week: 150

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Apr 23

    In the new

    In the new
    Today, Apple begins a new chapter in its history, with the Apple Watch going on sale and being delivered to the first customers. Sure, it is just an iPhone accessory, but it is also a new type of device, one...
  • Apr 22

    Pictures and Reflections on ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    Pictures and Reflections on ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    I didn't take a lot of pictures at ABA TECHSHOW 2015 this year, but I thought that I would share a few of them that I did take with my iPhone as well as a few reflections on the show...
  • Apr 20

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes 2015

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes 2015
    This past Saturday morning at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, I teamed up with Dallas attorney Tom Mighell, Ohio attorney Joe Bahgat and Florida legal tech consultant Adriana Linares to present the 2015 installment of 60 iOS Apps in 60 Minutes....
Rank this Week: 532

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Apr 23

    Falleció diseñadora de letrero icónico de Las Vegas que no fue registrado

    Falleció diseñadora de letrero icónico de Las Vegas que no fue registrado
    El pasado domingo 19 de abril, a los 91 años de edad, falleció Betty Willis, la diseñadora gráfica creadora del letrero “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada”, que instalado en 1959 con un costo de…
  • Apr 23

    Amnistía Internacional denuncia discriminación de niños gitanos en escuelas checa

    Amnistía Internacional denuncia discriminación de niños gitanos en escuelas checa
    El pasado jueves la organización protectora de los Derechos Humanos, Amnistía Internacional, denunció que la República Checa no ha dado cumplimiento a una sentencia de la Corte Europea de Derechos Humanos en la que…
  • Apr 23

    Japón eleva edad de retiro de pilotos de aviación

    Japón eleva edad de retiro de pilotos de aviación
    Este jueves las disposiciones respecto de los pilotos de aviación civil en Japón fueron modificadas para elevar la edad de retiro de 65 a 67 años y así hacer frente al problema nacional que representa la falta de…
Rank this Week: 265

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 23

    Fine-structure Genetic Mapping of Human Population in Britain

    Fine-structure Genetic Mapping of Human Population in Britain
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the consequences of the explication of human genomic DNA by the Human Genome Project and related efforts has been a better understanding of anthropological history, i.e., how the human population has changed…
  • Apr 22

    A Modest Proposal (or Two)

    A Modest Proposal (or Two)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Any observer of the interaction between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court over the past decade has recognized that the Court has become increasingly critical of the Federal Circuit's patent jurisprudence and of…
  • Apr 21

    Amgen v. Sandoz Update -- BIO Files an Amicus Brief at the Federal Circuit

    Amgen v. Sandoz Update -- BIO Files an Amicus Brief at the Federal Circuit
    By Andrew Williams -- On March 19, 2015, U.S. District Judge Seeborg of the Northern District of California denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Amgen to prevent the imminent launch by Sandoz of a biosimilar version of…
Rank this Week: 66

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 536

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    La présente invention porte sur une méthode électrique d'extraction de poisons. Le patient s'assoit sur la chaise 1, pose ses pieds nus sur la cathode 7 reliée par un fil 5 à une batterie électrique…
  • Apr 21

    T2406/10 : priorité partielle et caractéristiques intrinsèque

    T2406/10 : priorité partielle et caractéristiques intrinsèque
    Sur la base d'une priorité américaine D10, le demandeur avait déposé deux demandes PCT, l'une d'entre elles, que nous appellerons PCT1 ayant donné lieu au brevet en cause (EP1). L'autre demande PCT…
  • Apr 19

    D9/14 : 80%

    D9/14 : 80%
    Ce recours porté devant la Chambre disciplinaire avait été formé contre une décision du Secrétariat d'examen de refuser l'admission d'une candidate à l'EQE. Le Secrétariat…
Rank this Week: 622

New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Apr 23

    Use Your Smart Phone to Document Your Car Accident

    Use Your Smart Phone to Document Your Car Accident
    Documenting a car accident can be critically important for insurance claims, claims for compensation and possible lawsuits. As a personal injury attorney who has handled hundreds of car accident cases, I can tell you that the more information…
  • Apr 22

    Watch Out for Motorcycles: Four Tips Car Drivers Can Use to Share the Road with Motorcycle

    Watch Out for Motorcycles: Four Tips Car Drivers Can Use to Share the Road with Motorcycle
    Last summer, I drove from Seattle to New York with my sister and two friends. We split our time between a Honda CRV and a motorcycle. While the motorcycle added lots of fun and freedom to the trip, it made me acutely aware of the dangers…
  • Apr 21

    How to Obtain a Police Accident Report in Nassau County

    How to Obtain a Police Accident Report in Nassau County
    If you have been in a car accident, you may need to obtain a copy of the police report. How you obtain that police report (or accident report) will vary depending on where the accident occurred. Since we represent many car accident victims on…
Rank this Week: 933

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 23

    Securities Suits Hit Companies Using Stock Promoter

    Securities Suits Hit Companies Using Stock Promoter
    When plaintiffs’ lawyers filed a complaint against the company earlier this week, Cellular Biomedicine Group became the latest firm to be hit with a securities class action lawsuit relating to the company’s alleged use of a stock…
  • Apr 23

    Advisen Report: Decline in Corporate and Securities Lawsuit Filings Continued in First Quarter

    Advisen Report: Decline in Corporate and Securities Lawsuit Filings Continued in First Quarter
    The recent trend toward declining numbers of corporate and securities lawsuit filings continued in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report from the insurance industry information firm, Advisen. If the level of activity in the…
  • Apr 21

    Guest Post: Cybersecurity Enforcement: The FTC is Out There

    Guest Post: Cybersecurity Enforcement: The FTC is Out There
    Along with the disruption and the reputational damage, a company experiencing a data breach can also find itself attracting the unwanted attention of regulators. Among the federal regulators that has proven to be active in data…
Rank this Week: 142

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 303

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 23

    Chancery to Decide Advancement Issue for CEO of Coal Mining Company

    Chancery to Decide Advancement Issue for CEO of Coal Mining Company
    The Delaware Court of Chancery is scheduled to hear post-trial oral argument in connection with its expected ruling on a claim for advancement by the ex-CEO of Massey Energy, a coal mining company, who is scheduled to go on trial ……
  • Apr 19

    Chancery Applies Non-Exclusive Forum Selection Clause; Denies Motion to Dismi

    Chancery Applies Non-Exclusive Forum Selection Clause; Denies Motion to Dismi
    Utilipath, LLC v. Baxter McLindon Hayes, Jr., C.A. No. 9922-VCP (Del. Ch., Apr. 14, 2105), is a short Chancery opinion notable for a few short reasons: In light of a non-exclusive forum selection clause pursuant to which the parties agreed…
  • Apr 17

    Director Advancement and Indemnification Right

    Director Advancement and Indemnification Right
    The Delaware law of advancement and indemnification for directors and officers is not for the fainthearted. Much of the statutory interpretation in the case law is counterintuitive. Each year the ABA Business and Corporate Litigation…
Rank this Week: 182

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nobody's Said It Better

    Nobody's Said It Better
    April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day (also known as the International Day of the Book).  It's organized by UNESCO to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce…
  • Apr 23

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent
    This seems to be the argument.The buck stops here, so I take responsibility.But it's everyone else who's supposed to tell me what to do.And then I tell them to do it.But they don't properly tell me what to do.And I don't actually tell them to…
  • Apr 21

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI
    "Stunned the legal community"?  Really?Well, yeah.  I suppose.  Maybe the mergers and acquisitions guys.  Beyond that?  Only for the saying of it.Oh, sorry.  You have no idea what I'm talking about.  I was…
Rank this Week: 353

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 185