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Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

    #GreatLegalBake 2016
    I have been rediscovering an interest I long since forgot about: cookery or, more specifically, cake baking.  When I was a kid and also BWK (Before Wife and Kids) I did a lot more cooking and used to enjoy whisking up a quick cake or…
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
Rank this Week: 863

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Feb 4

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark
    When choosing a trade or business name it may seem like a good idea to incorporate the location of your business into the name. There are benefits: it is helpful for marketing, it gives your audience an idea of where your business is and who…
  • Nov 6

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018
    Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately…
  • Sep 30

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service
    Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part…
Rank this Week: 900

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    MORE VOYEURISM AND CHILD PORN CHARGES AFTER TWO ADDITIONAL WARRANTS

    MORE VOYEURISM AND CHILD PORN CHARGES AFTER TWO ADDITIONAL WARRANTS
    Jacksonville Beach photographer, already in jail, receives additional charges Currently jailed Jacksonville Beach photographer Mario Peralta was just given “add-ons” in jail speak. Add-ons are additional charges placed on a…
  • Jun 17

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
Rank this Week: 837

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Feb 4

    Interesting Fourth Circuit Decision Precludes Consumer from Waiving Rights Under Federal Law

    Interesting Fourth Circuit Decision Precludes Consumer from Waiving Rights Under Federal Law
    In a rare win for consumers, the Fourth Circuit decided that an arbitration agreement that precluded the arbitrator from applying federal or state law to decide disputes arising under the parties’ loan agreement was unenforceable…
  • Feb 2

    Cuba–Do They Like Us?

    Cuba–Do They Like Us?
    Since returning, I’ve received calls from those about to go and questions from others—what are the Cuban people like?  And what do they think of Americans? The official Cuban policy, of course, is that the US policy has…
  • Feb 1

    Moffitt Stepping Down as Dean (summer of 2017)

    Moffitt Stepping Down as Dean (summer of 2017)
    Our fellow Indisputably blogger and resident kind soul, Michael Moffitt, has decided to decline a second 5 year term as Dean at Oregon.  His statement is here, but more telling is what Oregon’s provost said: I speak for his fellow…
Rank this Week: 378

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 4

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data
    Joseph J. Schuster This will follow up on Barbara Mishkin’s January 14, 2016 blog “FTC warns use of big data may violate federal consumer protection laws.”  At the American Bar Association’s Consumer…
  • Feb 3

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce
    Barbara S. Mishkin As anticipated, in conjunction with its field hearing today, the CFPB announced several steps it has taken to improve consumer access to checking accounts.  These steps consist of a sending a letter to the 25…
  • Feb 1

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its January 2016 complaint report which highlights “other financial service” complaints and complaints from consumers in New York State and the New York metro area.  In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 697

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 651

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Feb 4

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New
    Please see the January 2016 Newsletter of Fairfax Virginia Disability and Special Needs Planning Attorney, Sheri Abrams. For Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning News click  here For more information visit: …
  • Jan 20

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website
    With the expected “historic” snow storm heading Northern Virginia’s way, I wanted to remind everyone of  some of the important phone numbers and websites to keep handy: 9-1-1, for police, fire, and rescue…
  • Jan 11

    If you live in Virginia and Are Denied Social Security Disability Benefits, What Should You Do?

    If you live in Virginia and Are Denied Social Security Disability Benefits, What Should You Do?
    Appeal! Many disabled people in Virginia become disheartened and frustrated after they receive a Social Security disability benefits denial notice, and they do not appeal. This is often a mistake. Nationally, about 80% of all applicants are…
Rank this Week: 466

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Anna Bryan, Rare…
  • Feb 3

    Information Management Results in the Canadian Government's 2014-15 Departmental Performance Report

    Information Management Results in the Canadian Government's 2014-15 Departmental Performance Report
    The website Librarianship.ca has compiled a list of information management-related results contained in the Departmental Performance Reports (DPRs) for 93 government departments and agencies. This includes the Supreme Court of Canada.These…
  • Feb 2

    Librarianship.ca National Salary Survey 2016

    Librarianship.ca National Salary Survey 2016
    Librarianship.ca has launched a 2016 National Salary Survey of Library and Information Management Professionals:"The higher the response rate, the better the final product will be in accurately portraying the benefits and remuneration of the…
Rank this Week: 86

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Crash in Nampa injures driver.

    Crash in Nampa injures driver.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Feb 4

    ISP Requesting Assistance Locating Witnesse

    ISP Requesting Assistance Locating Witnesse
    The Idaho State Police is asking for the public's assistance regarding a pedestrian collision which occurred on 2/2/16, just after 3:30 pm on East Selle Road one half of a mile east of US 95 in Bonner County, Idaho. Anyone who saw the crash,…
  • Feb 2

    Injury Crash 700 Block of Selle Rd, Sandpoint, ID

    Injury Crash 700 Block of Selle Rd, Sandpoint, ID
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 212

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Feb 4

    Look Ma! No Keyboard! How Voice Search Transforms Online Marketing

    Look Ma! No Keyboard! How Voice Search Transforms Online Marketing
    Recently I was dictating a text on my cell phone when it hit me: voice search has changed the way consumers find services online -- including lawyers. Earlier that day I told my cellphone, "OK Google" and searched for directions.…
  • Jan 31

    Just Did My First Periscope Livecast -- Got 193 Viewer

    Just Did My First Periscope Livecast -- Got 193 Viewer
    I just did my first livestreaming broadcast on Periscope today and attracted 193 viewers. After listening to livestreaming pioneers like Mitch Jackson and Nancy Myrland I took my Samsung Galaxy 5 outdoors and joined the live…
  • Jan 30

    Florida Court Affirms $350K Verdict for Lawyer Smeared on Avvo

    Florida Court Affirms $350K Verdict for Lawyer Smeared on Avvo
    In a landmark ruling, a Florida appeals court upheld a $350,000 judgment against two clients who smeared and lied about their attorney, Ann-Marie Giustibelli of Plantation, Florida. Posting reviews online on Avvo and elsewhere, the…
Rank this Week: 205

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 4

    Discrimination in allocation

    Discrimination in allocation
    Courtesy of Garden Court North Chambers and Joseph Markus of GCN is this note of a settled judicial review claim on an allocation policy’s local connection requirements. R (VC) v North Somerset Council (Equality and Human Rights…
  • Feb 4

    Job Ad – Norwich

    Job Ad – Norwich
    Shelter – Norwich Solicitor £28,471-£34,296 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits Norwich Closing date: 14 February 2016 (Midnight) We’re looking for an accomplished housing solicitor or equivalent to…
  • Jan 31

    February is the cruellest month

    February is the cruellest month
    Monday 1 February 2016 sees the commencement of the ‘Right to Rent’ regulations in all of England. All new private tenancies, sub-tenancies, lodgings, and licences (including property guardians) will be caught if it is the…
Rank this Week: 490

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 4

    Fact Checking the TPP

    Fact Checking the TPP
    From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The claim The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement was formally signed by 12 ministers in Auckland on February 4. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon spoke in the Senate about…
  • Feb 4

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"
    Some cold water from Senator Orrin Hatch: Long story short, Mr. President, no one should be under any illusions that, because the TPP is being signed today, an up or down vote on the agreement is imminent or that our...
  • Feb 1

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?
    My colleague Sean Stephenson, in his personal capacity, had some thoughts on the presumption that Canada's Minister of International Trade must attend in New Zealand and sign the TPP in order for Canada to retain full membership. Enjoy his…
Rank this Week: 66

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 424

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 856

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
  • Feb 2

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too
      The State of Alaska is joining several other States in introducing new legislation to protect dogs that are caught in the midst of their owners’ divorce or domestic violence incidents. Family law lawyer and Democratic House…
  • Feb 1

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony
    Yesterday I finished reading an intriguing true crime book called “Guilt by Matrimony” A Memoir of Love, Madness, and the Murder of Nancy Pfister”. The story involved the 2014 murder of wealthy, Aspen Colorado socialite…
Rank this Week: 719

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    IOA Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Emeriti Ombud

    IOA Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Emeriti Ombud
    The International Ombudsman Association is seeking nominations for potential Distinguished Emeritus honorees. IOA has traditionally awarded the distinction to retired Ombuds in recognition of their outstanding and dedicated service to the…
  • Feb 4

    Ryerson University Ombuds Reports on 2014-15 Activitie

    Ryerson University Ombuds Reports on 2014-15 Activitie
    Nora Farrell, the Ryerson Ombudsperson, reports that her office received 520 concerns in the last academic year, a rebound of nearly 8% from 2013-14.  The focus of Farrell's annual report is not on the numbers, but on the recommendations…
  • Feb 3

    Meet South Dakota State University's New Ombud

    Meet South Dakota State University's New Ombud
    Nicole Picconi has been appointed as the first Ombuds for students, faculty and staff at SDSU. (Previously, the university had a dean of students who also served as a part-time Ombuds for students.) “This hire is the result of…
Rank this Week: 142

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 214

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc
    Here's the order.The third opinion was back in December.
  • Feb 4

    Jordan and Pryor agree...

    Jordan and Pryor agree...
    ...that sleeping during a murder trial is not ineffective.  After a strenuous debate earlier in the week (Jordan v. Pryor), we get this per curiam unpublished doozy (Julie Carnes also joined):We issued a certificate of appealability to…
  • Feb 3

    It's a very old Supreme Court

    It's a very old Supreme Court
    Four Justice are older than 75.  This op-ed wonders whether that's a problem.  It certainly will be a big deal for the next President.  From the conclusion:The problem of an aging judiciary extends beyond the Supreme Court to…
Rank this Week: 163

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?
  • Feb 4

    Interested in Learning More about Charlotte School of Law’s Paralegal Certificate Program?

    Interested in Learning More about Charlotte School of Law’s Paralegal Certificate Program?
    At an information session we will discuss the online and onsite platform, application process, answer your questions, and introduce you to the program and its components. Persons planning to attend should register in advance for the session…
  • Feb 4

    New Year, New Resources for Library Manager

    New Year, New Resources for Library Manager
    With 2016 now upon us, it seemed like a great time to scan the blogosphere and see what new posts and resources are out there that might help library managers increase both their own and their team’s effectiveness in the ……
Rank this Week: 363

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    WE'RE NUMBER 1

    WE'RE NUMBER 1
     149 people were found to be falsely convicted and their convictions vacated in 2015. 40% of those were in murder cases. The average prison sentence for these innocent people was fourteen years. Again we say, lets go behind the…
  • Feb 1

    SILENCE IS THOMAS & PRYOR LETS LOOSE

    SILENCE IS THOMAS & PRYOR LETS LOOSE
    This month it will be ten years since Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question from the bench during oral arguments. And no, it was not to ask directions to the head. The NY Times has an article on the silence here. PRYOR SHOWS NO…
  • Feb 1

    CHARLEMAGNE v. MIRANDA II

    CHARLEMAGNE v. MIRANDA II
    [Based on new blogger guidelines, Rumpole is now reviewing all contributing blogger posts. This post was NOT edited. Nothing was removed. However, in two spots, where The Professor was clearly stating his own personal opinion, we noted that.…
Rank this Week: 183

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 105

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 569

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Feb 4

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II
    Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the…
  • Feb 2

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I
    Another appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) for a wind turbine project has made its way to, and been refused by, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”). The appeal in SR Opposition Corp v Director,…
  • Feb 1

    Thorco seeks leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada

    Thorco seeks leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada
    On January 26, 2016, Siskinds LLP filed an Application for Leave to Appeal on behalf of John Thordarson and Thorco Contracting Limited (“Applicants”), seeking leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s…
Rank this Week: 298

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    ‘Tis The Season of…. H1bs! Deadline April 1st 2016

    ‘Tis The Season of…. H1bs! Deadline April 1st 2016
    I often refer to April 1st as the business immigration lawyers ‘tax day’.  Every year, the government has a cap of 65000 H1b visas for people with a Bachelor’s degree and an additional 20,000 reserved for those who have…
  • Feb 1

    Todd Schulte, President-FWD.us on Tahmina’s Radio Show on 2/2

    Todd Schulte, President-FWD.us on Tahmina’s Radio Show on 2/2
    We are incredibly thrilled and honored to have the President of FWD.us Todd Schulte on Tahmina’s radio show “Immigration With Tahmina”  on Desi 1250 am this Tuesday 2nd February at 10am. With the Iowa caucuses…
  • Jan 29

    Check out @FWD_us’s Tweet:…

    Check out @FWD_us’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/FWD_us/status/693209971329085444?s=09
Rank this Week: 561

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash
    Los Angeles city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Korina Campos and severely injured her 5-year-old daughter.…
  • Jan 27

    Three Arrested in Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

    Three Arrested in Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash
    A man and two women were arrested in connection with a deadly Santa Ana hit-and-run crash. According to an NBC news report, the incident occurred the evening of January 24 at the intersection Fairview Street and Dahl Lane. Police say a man…
  • Jan 26

    Santa Ana Bicycle Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Bicycle Accident Proves Fatal
    A man was killed in a Santa Ana bicycle accident the evening of January 25, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bike crash occurred at 17th and La Bonita streets. Police arrived at the scene and saw the…
Rank this Week: 93

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    Lawmakers want to make poultry companies responsible for chicken manure in Maryland

    Lawmakers want to make poultry companies responsible for chicken manure in Maryland
    Posted February 4, 2016 The Baltimore Sun reports that some Maryland lawmakers want to make large poultry processors responsible for the manure generated by their chickens on contract farms. The bill, known as the Poultry Litter Requirement…
  • Feb 3

    Agricultural & Food Law Consortium announces funding opportunity

    Agricultural & Food Law Consortium announces funding opportunity
    Posted February 3, 2016The Agricultural & Food Law Consortium is seeking formal collaboration with individuals, organizations, and institutions to conduct research and outreach activities that support the delivery of objective…
  • Feb 2

    Spending on farm subsidies to spike over the next three year

    Spending on farm subsidies to spike over the next three year
    Posted February 2, 2016According to new government spending projections released by the Congressional Budget Office, spending on farm subsidies will soar in the next three years. Subsidies in the 2014 Farm Bill will cost a lot more than…
Rank this Week: 492

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
  • Feb 2

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?
    You’ve discovered that you have been infringed, gathered the evidence, and are now deciding what to do next. As our blog post, “Help! I’ve Been Infringed” explains, you have options, one of which is to retain an…
  • Feb 1

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov
    The United States Copyright Office is now using the federal government’s regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of public comments in its public proceedings, including the Office’s three recently initiated studies…
Rank this Week: 343

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)
    This is a live blog post from a private large law firm meeting. The presenter is Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, at of Littler. Zev has practiced in law firms and a law department. He then studied for a Ph.D in…
  • Jan 31

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?
    A recent report suggests Big Law is having its Kodak moment. Before the turn of the century, “Kodak moments” were good. That successful marketing slogan prompted many snapshots. Today, a Kodak moment more…
  • Jan 27

    Automating Legal Advice: AI and Expert System

    Automating Legal Advice: AI and Expert System
    In 2015, we regularly read about automating legal advice with artificial intelligence (AI), especially with IBM Watson. In my view, the AI smoke – at least as described in many reports – exceeds the fire. In fact, I…
Rank this Week: 809

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    State of Nebraska v. EPA

    State of Nebraska v. EPA
    <> State of Nebraska v. EPA - 2/3/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case Nos.12-3084 &12-3085. The Panel ruled U.S. EPA did not exceed its statutory authority in…
  • Feb 1

    In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al.

    In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al.
    <> In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al. - 1/29/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-1149. On Petition For Writ of Mandamus to the U.S. EPA. Opposition intervenor …
  • Jan 29

    Court Rejects EPA's Bid to Revoke Use of Dow's 2,4-D/Roundup (Enlist Duo) Pesticide in GE Crop

    Court Rejects EPA's Bid to Revoke Use of Dow's 2,4-D/Roundup (Enlist Duo) Pesticide in GE Crop
    <> Court Rejects EPA's Bid to Revoke Use of Dow's 2,4-D/Roundup (Enlist Duo) Pesticide in GE Crops - This week, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to Dow Chemical Company…
Rank this Week: 841

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Where blame leads so far in Flint, MI water crisi

    Where blame leads so far in Flint, MI water crisi
    <> Where blame leads so far in Flint, MI water crisis - Bridge Magazine's Michigan Truth Squad publishes a more than 30,000-word timeline of the Flint debacle, the most comprehensive published, in one place,…
  • Feb 3

    Congressional Hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint, MI

    Congressional Hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint, MI
    <> Congressional Hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint, MI – Includes testimony from U.S. EPA; Michigan DEQ; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Flint and U.S. Rep.…
  • Feb 2

    Obama's hidden climate leverage

    Obama's hidden climate leverage
    <> Obama's hidden climate leverage - The Clean Air Act gives him one more big tool to control states' energy sectors -- Will he use it? -- buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely…
Rank this Week: 538

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Feb 4

    Start your legal research with Jenkins' Resource Guide

    Start your legal research with Jenkins' Resource Guide
    Do you need help finding a place to start your legal research? Check out Jenkins' Resource Guides. Compiled by Jenkins' Reference Librarians, these guides highlight the sources available to Jenkins' members in the library and remotely on your…
  • Jan 28

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Prime Rate for 2016

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Prime Rate for 2016
    According to Pa.R.C.P. 238, the calculation of damages for delay is based upon the prime rate in the first edition of the Wall Street Journal for a particular year (see Pa.R.C.P. 238 for more detail on how rate is calculated).  A…
  • Jan 21

    Jenkins' On Your Desktop: First Series of the Regional Reporters on LLMC Digital

    Jenkins' On Your Desktop: First Series of the Regional Reporters on LLMC Digital
    LLMC Digital is a great member resource for historical materials. Their "Special Focus Collections" contain a variety of periodicals, reporters, and other legal reference materials. These include the first series of the Regional Reporters,…
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Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 759

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 708

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Feb 4

    Customs & Border Protection Arrest Passenger on Kidnapping Charges, But Only After Cruise

    Customs &amp; Border Protection Arrest Passenger on Kidnapping Charges, But Only After Cruise
    News accounts are reporting that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested a cruise passenger in Miami on charges that he has outstanding arrest warrants for kidnapping as well as assault and battery.  The charges…
  • Feb 2

    Carnival Passenger Dies During SNUBA Excursion in St. Kitt

    Carnival Passenger Dies During SNUBA Excursion in St. Kitt
    We were informed yesterday that a Carnival cruise passenger from the Carnival Glory died in St. Kitts during a SNUBA excursion booked on the ship.  A cruise passenger who witnessed the spectacle but wishes to stay anonymous states…
  • Feb 2

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from NCL's Norwegian Breakaway

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from NCL's Norwegian Breakaway
    The United States Coast Guard medevaced a 61 year-old woman from a NCL cruise ship near Cape Hatteras on Monday. The Coast Guard crew was notified that a female passenger was found unconscious aboard the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship,…
Rank this Week: 130

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 4

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA
    UAW v. Hardin County, ___F. Supp. 2d ___(W.D. Kentucky, Feb. 3, 2016), is an important case. Download Hardin County Order A federal court held that a municipal ordinance which mandated right to work and limited union hiring halls and…
  • Jan 28

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released
    On January 28, 2016, the BLS released their annual statistics on union membership and the results are not pretty if you support unions, particularly in the private sector. Here. Among the highlights: • Public-sector workers had a union…
  • Jan 15

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee
    Exotic Island Enterprises v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___ (3rd Dep't. Jan. 14, 2016), raises a whole host of legal questions for which law review commentary is welcome. Factually, the court held that exotic dancers are employees for…
Rank this Week: 61

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    California’s New E-Verify Law – Get It Right or Pay the Price

    California’s New E-Verify Law – Get It Right or Pay the Price
    Under a new California law that took effect on January 1, 2016, California employers may face civil penalties of up to $10,000 for misusing E-Verify, the federal electronic employment verification system some employers use to verify…
  • Feb 2

    DOL Says Joint Employment Under FLSA and MSPA Should Be “As Broad As Possible”

    DOL Says Joint Employment Under FLSA and MSPA Should Be “As Broad As Possible”
    On January 20, 2016, the administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), David Weil, issued an “Administrator’s Interpretation” (AI) regarding the agency’s interpretation of joint…
  • Feb 1

    The EEOC Plans To Gather Pay Data

    The EEOC Plans To Gather Pay Data
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced on January 29, 2016 its proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that would obligate businesses with 100 or more employees to annually turn over pay data by gender,…
Rank this Week: 779

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    When Money Buys Stress, not Happine

    When Money Buys Stress, not Happine
    Many people work their entire lives to accumulate a nest egg of savings for retirement.   Others find financial success mid-career.  Either way, accumulating money can be surprising in one respect:  wealth often leads to…
  • Feb 1

    The Big Short: What is Short Selling Anyway?

    The Big Short: What is Short Selling Anyway?
     The recent release of the movie-version of the best-selling book, The Big Short, reminds us of the risky bets that some investors take when they anticipate the stock market, a particular industry, or a certain stock will decline in…
  • Jan 20

    Top Priorities for Securities Regulators in 2016

    Top Priorities for Securities Regulators in 2016
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently released its annual list of regulation and examination priorities for 2016.  As usual, there are many recurring themes from previous years’ lists, with a few new items…
Rank this Week: 783

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 4

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Edward Durante was released from prison in 2009 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. Disgorgement totaled over $39 million. No…
  • Feb 2

    CFPs Censured for Encounters with FINRA

    CFPs Censured for Encounters with FINRA
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The CFP Board has been busy handing out sanctions to almost a dozen advisors who were barred from the industry by FINRA. Among the allegations were “deceptive, fraudulent and…
  • Jan 28

    FINRA’s report on the “Senior Help Line”: Highlights and Result

    FINRA’s report on the “Senior Help Line”: Highlights and Result
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This past Wednesday, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a report evaluating early results of the Senior Help Line it launched in April of 2015. There were 2,500 calls…
Rank this Week: 144

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 7

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 170

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 297

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Feb 4

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry
    New Standards to Help Prevent an Estimated 50,000 Illnesses Annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the finalization of new federal…
  • Feb 4

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru
    The Kansas health department is yet to find the cause and source of a gastrointestinal illness that affected at least 10 people who ate at a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant, a spokeswoman for the department’s Johnson County office…
  • Feb 4

    CDC and FDA call Chipotle E. coli O26 Outbreaks Over – But:

    CDC and FDA call Chipotle E. coli O26 Outbreaks Over – But:
    Ultimately, no food item has been identified as causing the outbreak, and by the same token, no food has been ruled out as a cause. (FDA) The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and local officials…
Rank this Week: 140

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 4

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonaparte Whenever a government decides to…
  • Feb 3

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 3, Befuddled by free market

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 3, Befuddled by free market
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte Markets have a nasty habit of speaking truth to power, and for that reason, they…
  • Feb 2

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 2, A high price for the honor

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 2, A high price for the honor
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] In politics, never retreat, never retract, never admit a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, judging by the report in Bloomberg Business (January 14,…
Rank this Week: 469

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 480

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Feb 4

    What’s Going on in the Knoedler Trial?

    What’s Going on in the Knoedler Trial?
    No one has a better–and daily–update on the art market trial of the decade than my friend Donn Zaretsky over at The Art Law Blog.
  • Feb 2

    El Chapo Uses Trademarks to Protect Outlaw Brand

    El Chapo Uses Trademarks to Protect Outlaw Brand
    This just in from a confidential source. It appears that the wives (yes, plural) and daughter of Mexican drug lord, El Chapo Guzman, have applied for twenty-four Mexican trademarks. Alejandrina Salazar Hernández and Emma Coronel…
  • Feb 2

    Will Naruto Return to the Planet of Appeals?

    Will Naruto Return to the Planet of Appeals?
    Last September, PETA brought a copyright lawsuit on behalf of selfie-taking macaque, otherwise known as Naruto. Although the judge dismissed the suit in early January of this year, we were waiting for his written opinion, just released last…
Rank this Week: 246