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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 26

    Is Title Insurance a Scam?

    Is Title Insurance a Scam?
    The New York Times the battle over the industry's shenanigans: It is no secret . . . that many borrowers are overcharged for title insurance. In 2007, the Government Accountability Office warned that the price of title policies was…
  • May 26

    Ziff on Specific Performance in Canada

    Ziff on Specific Performance in Canada
    Bruce Ziff (Alberta) has posted Death to Semelhago! (Dalhousie Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In the 1996 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Semelhago v. Paramadevan, Justice John Sopinka stated that it is longer…
  • May 25

    Are We Ready for National Minimum Urban Density Standards?

    Are We Ready for National Minimum Urban Density Standards?
    Eliot Allen thinks it's time for a serious federalization of land use law: In the face of global water and climate trends, it therefore seems reasonable to ask whether we can afford to let development density exacerbate conditions and…
Rank this Week: 93

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • May 26

    5 Reasons to Get a “Quick-and-Dirty” Appraisal in Business Divorce Case

    5 Reasons to Get a “Quick-and-Dirty” Appraisal in Business Divorce Case
    The so-called "quick and dirty" business appraisal can serve a number of highly useful purposes in the early stages of a business divorce, as explained in this week's New York Business Divorce.
  • May 18

    Oppression Claims Don’t Cut It in LLC Dissolution Case

    Oppression Claims Don’t Cut It in LLC Dissolution Case
    Last week's decision by a Manhattan appellate panel in Barone v. Sowers reaffirms its holding two years ago in Doyle v. Icon, LLC that a minority member of an LLC cannot solely rely on allegations of oppression by the majority member to…
  • May 11

    Should Business Appraisers Rely on Case Precedent for Discounts?

    Should Business Appraisers Rely on Case Precedent for Discounts?
    In a prior, reported decision involving Company A, the judge applied a 25% marketability discount. Can that decision be used to support a 25% discount in valuing unrelated Company B? Get the answer in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 689

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    TTAB Test: Is CHEF'S CUBE Merely Descriptive of Vacuum Packaging Machines?

    TTAB Test: Is CHEF'S CUBE Merely Descriptive of Vacuum Packaging Machines?
    Joseph E. Sielski applied to register the mark CHEF'S CUBE for "vacuum packaging machines for sealing plastic pouches" (Int'l Class 7), but the USPTO refused registration under Section 2(e)(1), deeming the mark merely descriptive of the…
  • May 22

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel
    Here are three recent TTAB decisions granting motions for summary judgment (in whole or in part), the first rejecting an applicant's Morehouse defense, the second applying claim preclusion, and the third sustaining a defense of contract…
  • May 21

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?
    This applicant found itself up a creek when the USPTO refused registration of its mark COW CREEK for beer, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark BULL CREEK BREWING, in standard character and design forms, for…
Rank this Week: 178

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 26

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer
    Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample interests beyond the practice of…
  • May 22

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
  • May 21

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office
    “I’m tired of hearing about ‘improving the client experience.’ People come to me because I do excellent work. They don’t care if I’m nice.” Might sound familiar, but it’s only half right. Your…
Rank this Week: 395

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    End-of-Life Care Is Getting Worse

    End-of-Life Care Is Getting Worse
    Joan Teno's new report in The Journal of Palliative Medicine confirms that there are still large gaps between the kind of care that patients and families want and the care they actually receive.  Teno and her coauthors compared two…
  • May 26

    Death Carts [EOL in Art 16]

    Death Carts [EOL in Art 16]
    The death cart is an object that was used in acts of corporal penance performed by the Hermanos de la Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno. The Brotherhoods were secretive, lay-religious fraternal organizations that…
  • May 25

    Louise Vernet on Her Death Bed [EOL in Art 15]

    Louise Vernet on Her Death Bed [EOL in Art 15]
    Paul Delaroche created a convincing and transcendent image of his dead wife in "Louise Vernet on her Death Bed" (1845, graphite on slightly textured, moderately thick, cream wove paper). Louise lays blissfully in profile, as both her…
Rank this Week: 302

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    A call for financial transparency from the European Patent Office

    A call for financial transparency from the European Patent Office
    Having been returned to blogging duty, Merpel has turned her attention to the finances of the European Patent Office.  She wrote about this last year, examining the 2013 financial report of the EPO, and concluded that it was not possible…
  • May 26

    3D printing and the law: three recent studies and some recommendation

    3D printing and the law: three recent studies and some recommendation
    3D Cherries ...If you think that Bournemouth is just a rather old-fashioned traditional British seaside town, it's time to think again.  Not only has the local football team ("the Cherries") secured promotion to English…
  • May 25

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Forthcoming events.  Do please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events list for lectures, seminars, conferences and other opportunities to get out and about, meet people and use IP as a perfect ice-breaker for those…
Rank this Week: 29

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 999

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • May 26

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
  • May 25

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee
    Creating a trust generally involves the intention of preserving assets for loved ones. Benefiting from a trust’s preservation might not be possible if the trust is not maintained properly. One of the many responsibilities of a trustee…
  • May 24

    Opportunities for 529 College Savings Plan

    Opportunities for 529 College Savings Plan
    529 College Savings Plans consistently offer long-term tax-deferred growth for future students. As a savings tool, 529 plans come with a few restrictions. For one, contributions must be made with after-tax dollars. (Some state-level…
Rank this Week: 618

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/
  • May 26

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement
    Last Friday, Delaware lawyer Francis G.X. Pileggi wrote about Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster’s recent decision to award more than $72 million in attorneys fees in costs in connection with the settlement of a derivative action…
  • May 22

    What The Legislature Doesn’t Know About Bees Could Fill A Blog

    What The Legislature Doesn’t Know About Bees Could Fill A Blog
    As a once and future beekeeper, I’m bemused by the California legislature’s inept efforts to legislate apiculture.  Section 29414 of the California Food & Agricultural Code, for example, defines…
  • May 21

    California’s Other Investment Adviser Law

    California’s Other Investment Adviser Law
    California’s Corporate Securities Law of 1968 defines and provides for the comprehensive regulation of most, but not all, investment advisers.  Some investment advisers are subject to an entirely different law found in the…
Rank this Week: 384

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • May 26

    How Lawyers Can Survive the AI-pocalypse

    How Lawyers Can Survive the AI-pocalypse
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome Guest-Blogger, Matt Coatney as he gives us some insight on how to deal with the smart machines and AI technologies coming our way.] Much has been said about how technology will disrupt the legal profession and spell…
  • May 21

    ModioLegal: Hear the Future of Legal New

    ModioLegal: Hear the Future of Legal New
    A couple months ago, I had a great conversation with Kevin Mitchell of ModioLegal about his product and its "reading the news" concept. He and I talked about the different methods of delivering information and current content to lawyers and…
  • May 15

    Dan and Jane tackle Business Card

    Dan and Jane tackle Business Card
    Dan and Jane return after a very long hiatus.  Inspired by Marlene's terrific post and the impassioned discussion that it began amongst friends. Jane: Dan!  I haven't seen you forever.  How have you…
Rank this Week: 106

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 26

    Ten years a blogger: Part 11, Evolving building technology

    Ten years a blogger: Part 11, Evolving building technology
    [Continued from March’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith Section 11. Housing as evolving technology, not just construction Primitive houses…
  • May 22

    Month in Review: April, 2015

    Month in Review: April, 2015
    By: David A. Smith “The site is now known as the Great Blue Island Swamp.” – R. A. Lafferty, “What’s the Name of that Town?”, 1964 R. A. Lafferty In 1964, the mad genius of science fiction R. A. Lafferty…
  • May 21

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning…
Rank this Week: 481

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • May 26

    Your “Motion To Strike” My Witness’ Deposition Testimony Is Denied

    Your “Motion To Strike” My Witness’ Deposition Testimony Is Denied
    As I wrote three years ago, one of the ‘basics’ as a young litigator is to learn how to take a deposition. Depositions are so commonplace in civil litigation — even the smallest of soft-tissue limited-tort car accident cases…
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
Rank this Week: 327

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

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

http://contencioso.es/
  • May 26

    Punto y seguido de las costas procesales contencioso-administrativa

    Punto y seguido de las costas procesales contencioso-administrativa
    Tal y como me solicitaron y gustoso lo atiendo, aquí está el video donde ofrecí mi discurso de ingreso en la Real Academia Asturiana de Jurisprudencia titulado “Versiones y perversiones de los criterios de…
  • May 25

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional
    El pasado jueves publicó diario El Mundo un brillante artículo titulado “Cuando no hay amparo judicial” a cargo de D. Jesús-María Silva Sánchez, Catedrático de Derecho Penal y abogado. Me…
  • May 22

    De cazatalentos y de talentos para cazar o cacear

    De cazatalentos y de talentos para cazar o cacear
    Bien está que con el sudor de la frente se gane dinero y cuanto más mejor. Y si además lo que se gana se utiliza con generosidad, estupendo. Pero reconozco que no se alcanza a mi “talento” la noticia de que la…
Rank this Week: 715

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
  • May 26

    Contract interpretation.

    Contract interpretation.
    Practice point:  Agreements will be construed in accord with the parties' intent, and the best evidence of the parties' intent is what their writing says.  If the agreement is set down in a clear and complete document, it will be…
  • May 25

    Court holiday.

    Court holiday.
  • May 22

    Failure to deny an allegation in a complaint.

    Failure to deny an allegation in a complaint.
    Practice point:  The failure to deny an allegation in a complaint constitutes an admission to the truth of that allegation, pursuant to CPLR 3018[a]. Student note:  Admissions in pleadings are always in evidence for all purposes at…
Rank this Week: 353

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 26

    Best Buy- Moto 360 And ASUS Zen Watch On Sale

    Best Buy- Moto 360 And ASUS Zen Watch On Sale
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 25

    Food For Thought

    Food For Thought
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 25

    Today Is Not Just A Holiday

    Today Is Not Just A Holiday
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 157

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • May 26

    Knowing Where to Begin

    Knowing Where to Begin
    In estates matters, geography can become a challenge.  The Estates Act provides at section 7 that an application for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee with respect to the will of a person resident in Ontario shall be filed…
  • May 24

    Estate Planning Considerations for Your TFSA

    Estate Planning Considerations for Your TFSA
    I recently came across an article titled TFSA Designations May Cause Estate Planning Problems written by Amin Mawani and published by Advisor.ca. The article highlights some important estate planning considerations for TFSA account holders.…
  • May 21

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.
    There’s a new costs endorsement that features another common situation in relation to trustee accounts – what proportion (if any) should be paid out of the trust and how should costs be assessed between the trustee and the…
Rank this Week: 92

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    David Cox at the Landlord Law Conference Wales 2015

    David Cox at the Landlord Law Conference Wales 2015
    David Cox MD of ARLA spoke at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 - this post has his talk in full The post David Cox at the Landlord Law Conference Wales 2015 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • May 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May
    All the posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog with some extra reading for you over the bank holiday The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • May 22

    Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wale

    Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wale
    Professor Partington discussing housing law reform, the Welsh legislation and the Renting Homes project at the Commission which he lead in 2001-6 The post Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wales appeared first on…
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: 951

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • May 25

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation
    Andrea Isabell Dicke, attorney at law in Berlin, has authored a book on capital market related financial transactions with consumers under the Rome I Regulation (“Kapitalmarktgeschäfte mit Verbrauchern unter der Rom…
  • May 24

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé
    The release of the latest volume of the Travaux du Comité Français de DIP, 2013-2014, has just been announced. These are the contributions therein: Olivier CACHARD Les conventions uniformes régissant les transports…
  • May 23

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)
    The Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations is hosting a conference on The Extraterritorial Application of EU Law in Vigo (Spain) the 18th and 19th of June 2015. The conference is structured in 8…
Rank this Week: 132

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Deadly Rollover Accident on Mass Pike

    Deadly Rollover Accident on Mass Pike
    A rollover accident is one of the scariest and most jarring experiences an occupant of a vehicle can have. It can also be one of the deadliest. According to a recent news article from the Hamden Patch, a driver and passenger were killed in a…
  • May 22

    Ford Recalls 600,000 for Fuel Pump and Steering Issue

    Ford Recalls 600,000 for Fuel Pump and Steering Issue
    One of the primary causes of car crashes is driver error, or in the terminology of a car accident lawsuit, defendant's negligence. While we often the use the term accident, many accidents are truly not accidents, but someone's…
  • May 19

    Worcester School Bus Accident Proves Fatal

    Worcester School Bus Accident Proves Fatal
    While many Massachusetts car accidents will result in personal injuries, some of the worst crashes will result in a fatality - perhaps more than one. According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, a woman died as a result of…
Rank this Week: 652

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 778

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • May 25

    Review: Weather Line -- iPhone weather app

    Review: Weather Line -- iPhone weather app
    There are a ridiculous number of iPhone apps that can tell you the weather. I have purchased a whole bunch of them, partly because weather apps are inherently useful, but also because whenever I find one with an interface or...
  • May 21

    In the new

    In the new
    It was the end of the era this week with David Letterman going off of the air. I remember Letterman using an iPad for a Top Ten list when the iPad first debuted, but until this week I did not...
  • May 19

    When was your Apple Watch born?

    When was your Apple Watch born?
    Yesterday, Apple released the first update — I'm sure the first of many updates — for the Apple Watch, updating the software from Watch OS 1.0 to Watch OS 1.0.1. That is only a minor number change, which seems appropriate...
Rank this Week: 534

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • May 25

    Policía de la virtud reprende a mujer por llevar las manos desnuda

    Policía de la virtud reprende a mujer por llevar las manos desnuda
    La llamada policía de la virtud de Arabia Saudita, Haia, se encuentra inmersa en una nueva controversia después de que se publicara y se hiciera viral en redes sociales un video en el que uno de los oficiales amonestara a una…
  • May 25

    Se preparan reformas legislativas para incorporar el matrimonio entre homosexuales en Irlanda

    Se preparan reformas legislativas para incorporar el matrimonio entre homosexuales en Irlanda
    Votado en Irlanda el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo por más de 1.2 millones de personas y aprobado por el 62 por ciento de los votantes, esta semana se empiezan a hacer los preparativos para que la iniciativa sea formalmente…
  • May 25

    Confiscan en Sudán edición de diez periódico

    Confiscan en Sudán edición de diez periódico
    La mañana de este lunes, el Servicio de Inteligencia y Seguridad Nacional de Sudán confiscó la edición de diez periódicos retirándolos de circulación y anunciando a cuatro de estos diarios que…
Rank this Week: 260

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 25

    Allvoice Developments US, LLC v. Microsoft Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Allvoice Developments US, LLC v. Microsoft Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    By Michael Borella -- In August, 2009, Allvoice sued Microsoft in the Western District of Washington, alleging infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 5,799,273. In December, 2013, the District Court granted Microsoft's motion for summary…
  • May 25

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 26, 2015 - "Prosecuting Patents for Sales and Licensing" (American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development, Section of Intellectual Property Law, and Young Lawyers Division) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (ET) May 27, 2015 - "Patent…
  • May 24

    Patent Litigation Report Raises Question

    Patent Litigation Report Raises Question
    By Grantland Drutchas -- A recent publication by PricewaterhouseCoopers announced that patent suit filings in 2014 had reduced by 13% from the prior year, and concluded that this "dramatic shift" was "[d]riven by Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank,…
Rank this Week: 66

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

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

    'The Wire' Actor Arrested for Marijuana Possession and DUI

    'The Wire' Actor Arrested for Marijuana Possession and DUI
    According to a recent news article from Huffington Post, actor Seth Gilliam, who is best known for his roles as Ellis Carver on the Wire, Clayton Hughes on Oz, and Gabriel Stokes on the Walking Dead, was arrested for alleged drunk driving and…
  • May 22

    A New Look at Marijuana Tourism - Bud and Breakfast

    A New Look at Marijuana Tourism - Bud and Breakfast
    With complete marijuana legalization in Colorado now fully in effect, many have flocked to the state as part of what is being called marijuana tourism. However, one of the things of that has hampered those wishing to come to the state to…
  • May 20

    "Martha Stewart of Marijuana" Offers Tips for Female Industry Hopeful

    "Martha Stewart of Marijuana" Offers Tips for Female Industry Hopeful
    If you have ever taken the time to flip through all the channels available on your cable package, you have probably seen many television personalities offering advice in business, investments, cooking, gardening, home buying and just about…
Rank this Week: 916

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: 525

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • May 25

    A Novel Defense To A Charge Of Public Urination

    A Novel Defense To A Charge Of Public Urination
    Urinating in public? Well I never! Okay, maybe just this once … or, maybe not. As reported by The Iowa City Press-Citizen: An Iowa City Man was arrested for public intoxication at 10:40 p.m. Sunday after telling police the yellow…
  • May 24

    Dad Gets Busted For Spraying “Liquid Ass” In School

    Dad Gets Busted For Spraying “Liquid Ass” In School
    Yes folks, you read that correctly. As reported by detroit.cbslocal.com: Jason Festerman was called to school after his son was suspended for spraying prank item Liquid Ass in his classroom. Ads claim Liquid Ass is a…
  • May 23

    Must Have Been Some Glorious “Glory Days”

    Must Have Been Some Glorious “Glory Days”
    Most of us would like to be young again. Okay, so most of the old folks like The Juice would like to be young again. And many of us say that we act young and feel young, and that’s all that matters. Not to this Texas lady. She went back…
Rank this Week: 192

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?
    Un lecteur attentif me signale cette intéressante décision. Qu'il en soit remercié! La revendication principale du brevet en cause a pour objet un récipient comprenant une pluralité de tablettes pour…
  • May 21

    T755/09 : recours formé au seul nom d'un co-déposant

    T755/09 : recours formé au seul nom d'un co-déposant
    Dans l'acte de recours, le mandataire agréé avait indiqué que le déposant Nortel Networks limited formait un recours contre la décision de rejet de la demande. Or, cette dernière avait…
  • May 19

    T1756/11 : observations de tiers en opposition

    T1756/11 : observations de tiers en opposition
    Cette décision traite de la manière de considérer les observations de tiers soumises en procédure d'opposition et de recours sur opposition. Des observations de tiers avaient été…
Rank this Week: 622

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

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

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator
    Some people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles or some other city may try to bluster their way out of a charge by claiming to have friends in high places who will get them off and make trouble for the arresting police officers. In almost all…
  • May 20

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?
    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely…
  • May 18

    DUI Drivers Run Out of Gas and into Trouble

    DUI Drivers Run Out of Gas and into Trouble
    Anyone who’s ever run out of gas while traveling knows just how much of a problem it can be to get the car to a safe place, call for help and wait until that assistance arrives. But if cops show up and discover that drivers have another…
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Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Georgia Records Drop in Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in 2014

    Georgia Records Drop in Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in 2014
    Georgia looks set to record a decline in pedestrian fatalities in 2014. During the first six months of 2014, those numbers dropped to 50 pedestrian fatalities, from 76 fatalities during the same period of time in 2013. The statistics were…
  • May 17

    Distracted Driving Statistic

    Distracted Driving Statistic
    It has been called the drunk driving of this generation, and for a valid reason. The number of people killed in accidents related directly to distracted driving is increasing, and there is a vast body of research to prove it. Teens and…
  • May 8

    Loss of Control, Intoxicated Driving Account for Most Motorcycle Accident Claim

    Loss of Control, Intoxicated Driving Account for Most Motorcycle Accident Claim
    New data released by a major insurance company indicates that single-vehicle motorcycle accident claims accounted for the highest number of claims processed in 2014. The data were released by insurer Progressive Corp., which said that it…
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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/
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than in the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with ……
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with a ……
  • May 22

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit
    In Re Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8885-VCL (Del. Ch. May 20, 2015). This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion refers to the settlement of $275 million in this case as the largest derivative settlement, and…
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FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
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Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 25

    Releash The Hound

    Releash The Hound
    Calling the CFPB a "rogue agency," Georgia Senator David Perdue introduced a bill in the Senate last week to bring the rogue to heel. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015 is a companion bill to one…
  • May 20

    Reality Check

    Reality Check
    While ideologues pontificating from ivory towers claim that community banks don't need regulatory relief, since they are doing just fine financially, boots on the ground tell a different story. Community banks are drowning in a torrent of…
  • May 17

    Banks: Targets of Opportunity

    Banks: Targets of Opportunity
    Conservative economist Larry Kudlow claims that while bank-bashing didn't work for the Labor party in the recent UK elections, banks in the US should gear up for a round of groin-kicking from both sides of the US political spectrum as...
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

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

    Legal IBM Watson: Business Model and Reasoning Mode

    Legal IBM Watson: Business Model and Reasoning Mode
    In my prior post, IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference, I reported on my IBM’s World of Watson conference. Here, I offer thoughts about Watson and the business model to support it in the legal…
  • May 17

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference
    On May 5 and 6, I attended IBM’s World of Watson conference. I report here my reflections about the conference, IBM Watson, and Watson’s potential in the legal market. This is part I of a two-part post and focuses only…
  • May 6

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)
    This is a live post from the World of Watson conference, hosted by IBM Watson. [RF: This is live blog post. I strive accurately to report highlights of what I hear. Please forgive typos and anything I misunderstand. Comments in square…
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Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

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

    Free Exercise of Religion: A Perspective from the Religious Left

    Free Exercise of Religion: A Perspective from the Religious Left
    What should the word religion mean in the First Amendment? The Pew Forum recently released the results of a survey revealing that nearly 23% of Americans describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated – as atheist, agnostic, or more…
  • May 25

    Poem by a Vietnam War veteran

    Poem by a Vietnam War veteran
    AP photo from the Vietnam War Date of estimated return from overseas (DEROS) for my soul: At times when I am calm I remember that even if you waited for it nothing came as suddenly as gunfire and nothing (not even the Lieutenant) seemed as…
  • May 24

    Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

    Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?
    Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of…
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California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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

    NeoStem Sees Whopping Jump in Stock Price on $18 Million Backing from California

    NeoStem Sees Whopping Jump in Stock Price on $18 Million Backing from California
    A graphic depiction of trading on NeoStem stock last week.Google chartThe stock price of NeoStem, Inc., shot up 28 percent in one day last week after the California stem cell agency approved a nearly $18 million grant to the firm for a…
  • May 25

    UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee

    UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee
    Here is one of the photos run by The Bee today with a storyabout the UC Davis stem cell program.The Sacramento Bee today published an article on the rise of UC Davis as a major stem cell research center, largely with a $130 million assist…
  • May 21

    CIRM Directors Coverage Delayed

    CIRM Directors Coverage Delayed
    Today's meeting of the directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency will not be covered live by the California Stem Cell Report. Look for a reprise of the session in the coming weeks.
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beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 25

    Women and Men of Harvard Law School: Preliminary Results from the HLS Career Study

    Women and Men of Harvard Law School: Preliminary Results from the HLS Career Study
    Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession – Women and Men of Harvard Law School: Preliminary Results from the HLS Career Study, 2015 “Introduction – There is widespread consensus that the legal profession stands at…
  • May 25

    Justice Department Releases Drone Privacy Guidance

    Justice Department Releases Drone Privacy Guidance
    EPIC – “The Justice Department has released extensive “Policy Guidance” for the use of drones by federal agencies. The Guidance bans the use of drones to monitor activities protected by the First Amendment, requires…
  • May 25

    Report – $36M Command Control Facility in Afghanistan: Unwanted, Unneeded, and Unused

    Report – $36M Command Control Facility in Afghanistan: Unwanted, Unneeded, and Unused
    SIGAR – Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction May 2015 SIGAR-15-57-SP $36 Million Command and Control Facility at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan: Unwanted, Unneeded, and Unused “SIGAR found that DoD requested…
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California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

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

    Disability Caused by Subjective Symptom

    Disability Caused by Subjective Symptom
    Courts struggle with disability claims caused by subjective symptoms due to the difficulty in quantifying the level of pain and fatigue experienced by a claimant. Unfortunately, pain and fatigue are the principle disabling symptoms caused by…
  • May 22

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy
    Social Security is obviously a hot political topic. As the number of beneficiaries expands for demographic reasons, politicians have warned us repeatedly that Social Security’s programs are getting too expensive and that we may soon…
  • May 20

    May is Lupus Awareness Month

    May is Lupus Awareness Month
    Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus,…
Rank this Week: 763

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • May 25

    Financial University Organizes Conference on Russia and the WTO

    Financial University Organizes Conference on Russia and the WTO
    On 19-20 May 2015, the Financial University of the Russian Federation held its first international conference on the topic of "WTO Law in the Legal System of the Russian Federation: Problems of Application and Teaching." To my knowledge, this…
  • May 24

    TPA is Half Done

    TPA is Half Done
    The Senate half is done. From Reuters: President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central...
  • May 24

    Plain Packaging Litigation is Everywhere

    Plain Packaging Litigation is Everywhere
    Now it's in the UK and EU: Two of the world's biggest tobacco companies have challenged the legality of the UK government's plain packaging regulations. British American Tobacco and Philip Morris filed legal objections at the High Court in…
Rank this Week: 67

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

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

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    Congrats to co-blogger Jim Kelly (Notre Dame), editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, on the latest edition. Links to articles are below (ABA membership req'd). Volume 23 Number 3&4 In…
  • May 25

    Two articles on the sharing economy

    Two articles on the sharing economy
    NYT has an article about how Uber is challenging that last bastion of the taxi industry: airports. Query whether Uber will soon be charging airport access fees, or if those charges typically added to taxi rates will go away. WSJ...
  • May 23

    The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee

    The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee
    There's a great article about the redevelopment histories of Baltimore and Milwaukee by Mark V. Levine in today's Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
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Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

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

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2015, a time for reflection

    Memorial Day 2015, a time for reflection
    Memorial Day is a day that we honor those brave souls amongst us who have gone to battle for our great nation, and have given the ultimate sacrifice the service of their nation. Contrary to popular belief, Memorial Day is not about just a day…
  • Nov 11

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog
    Many moons ago on a sunny day, my girlfriend, my father, and my childhood friend who I grew up with drove me from the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles Airport for my trip to United States Air Force basic training. I had just turned 17 a few…
  • Aug 31

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie
    On July 31 – August 13th, 2014 I traveled to the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and to Yellowstone for the 3rd consecutive year. The below movie is a slideshow movie of the pictures I took at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…
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Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • May 25

    Does it matter what we call it?

    Does it matter what we call it?
    A long and rather rambly post about allegations of sexual assault and rape in the context of family proceedings – I have written it in two sittings and have struggled with it greatly, not least as a result of a horrible head cold…
  • May 25

    I were wrong

    I were wrong
    Sadly, the Great Wheeze that was Q v Q is no more. It has been comprehensively dismantled by the Court of Appeal in K & H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543 as a spot of creative but impermissible judicial law-making (see Suesspicious Minds…
  • May 24

    A bit o bank holiday bloggin’

    A bit o bank holiday bloggin’
    I’ve been remiss. I’m sorry. I have struggled lately to find time to blog. My priorities have been work and family (not that they weren’t before, but the working out of it has left rather less slack available for…
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Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • May 25

    A Few More Recent Trademark Decision

    A Few More Recent Trademark Decision
    WD Wash: If You Negotiate W/ Def, Ask That They Agree To Waive SoL/Laches First Eat Right v Whole Foods http://t.co/D8NH7U81pj — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 25, 2015 "Original" as a Misstatement under 43(a)1(B) The Original Bomb…
  • May 25

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    "No coherent recitation of facts" http://t.co/2QXBasU5ru — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 25, 2015 ND CAL: WII PLAY MOTION not counterfeit of PLAYMOTION! http://t.co/6dnK4Kjper — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 25, 2015…
  • May 25

    Complaint: Gucci v Alibaba, SDNY

    Complaint: Gucci v Alibaba, SDNY
    gucci alibaba complaint.pdf by martyschwimmerSorry the embed feature seems to be broken follow the link to the document
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