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Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

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

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    A Thankful Strain

    A Thankful Strain
    “Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labor when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain.”   ― Alexander Pope, Imitations of…
  • Nov 25

    Thanks for Nothing California

    Thanks for Nothing California
    This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            This is the official week in the United States for giving thanks.  Counting your blessings.  Welcoming family…
  • Nov 24

    Judge Posner Drops the Other Shoe on Cy Pre

    Judge Posner Drops the Other Shoe on Cy Pre
    We posted not too long ago about a Seventh Circuit decision by Chief Judge Posner that we thought had favorable implications for reining in the steadily metastasizing concept of “cy pres” in class action litigation.  That…
Rank this Week: 117

LawGeek

LawGeek

Covers intellectual property, free speech, privacy rights and other topics. By Jason Schultz.

http://lawgeek.typepad.com/lawgeek/
  • Nov 26

    Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014

    Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014
    For those who are familiar with Anabolic Steroids, names like Dianabol, Winstrol and Anavar probably sound really familiar. This is not what we mean by "designer anabolic steroid". The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act 2014 (the…
  • Nov 20

    Still Waiting on a Fix

    Still Waiting on a Fix
    Still waiting on a fix, seems all very weird to me. :(
  • Jun 7

    Facebook v. Power Ventures: Fair use, misuse, and the fight for access to user-generated data

    Facebook v. Power Ventures: Fair use, misuse, and the fight for access to user-generated data
    Early last month, federal Judge Jeremy Fogel issued an order in the case of Facebook v. Power Ventures, a lawsuit over a third-party platform that allegedly attempts to "scrape" content for and from users on different social network sites…
Rank this Week: 950

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 502

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 26

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment
    Panoramic Stock Images, Ltd. d/b/a Panoramic Images v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No 12 C 10003, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2014) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman granted in part plaintiff Panoramic’s partial summary judgment motion…
  • Nov 24

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading
    Young v. Stone, No. 13 C 4920, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s design patent infringement claim regarding defendant’s…
  • Nov 21

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit
    Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).  Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement…
Rank this Week: 383

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal
    Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has denied a Rule 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss Pro-Football, Inc.'s Section 1071(b) action seeking review of the TTAB's REDSKINS decision [here].…
  • Nov 25

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"
    Yours truly, aka the TTABlogger, will team up again with Prof. Kenneth B. Germain in an ALI Webinar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers." When? Thursday, December 4th, 1:00…
  • Nov 25

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?
    In an enervating 28-page opinion, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the designation PC LAPTOPS for "computers, laptops, and portable computers" and for "retail store services in the field of computer hardware and software," finding the…
Rank this Week: 272

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Nov 26

    Six Steps to Better Deposition

    Six Steps to Better Deposition
    Depositions are often frightening and difficult experiences. Use these six tips to ease your anxiety and own the room.
  • Nov 25

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame
    The ABA Journal adds Lawyerist — in the Blawg 100 since 2009 — to its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame!
  • Nov 25

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer
    Inboxes are meant to be emptied, not used for long-term storage. That goes double for your email inbox, which is far more useful if you empty it on a regular basis.
Rank this Week: 407

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Women who trust too much: The Unmitigated Communion Scale

    Women who trust too much: The Unmitigated Communion Scale
      We are again honored by our inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 list for 2014. If you value this blog, please take a moment to vote for us here in the Litigation Category. Voting closes on December 19, 2014. Doug and Rita Back in…
  • Nov 24

    Thin-slicing infidelity: Brief observation can reveal more than you ever thought!

    Thin-slicing infidelity: Brief observation can reveal more than you ever thought!
    Our clients are routinely stunned by the accuracy of  mock juror impressions of witnesses and parties based on a 6 to 8 minute video clip from depositions. Mock jurors quickly assess character and are often eager to share their insights.…
  • Nov 21

    The “euphemism treadmill”: Is it African-American or Black?

    The “euphemism treadmill”: Is it African-American or Black?
    It’s a constantly moving target. Just over a year ago, we wrote about this on-going question and cited a Gallup Poll saying 65% of Black Americans have no preference when it comes to labels used to describe their racial or ethnic group.…
Rank this Week: 366

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
  • Nov 26

    Charlotte School of Law Pro Bono Project Holds First Expunction & Reentry Community Workshop

    Charlotte School of Law Pro Bono Project Holds First Expunction & Reentry Community Workshop
    Twenty-two Charlotte School of Law students provided a pro bono community workshop on Saturday, November 15, 2014 through the Expunction & Reentry Project.  This project is one of many students can participate in through a wide…
  • Nov 25

    Professor Rick McDermott Recognized as “Charlottean of the Year” for Volunteerism

    Professor Rick McDermott Recognized as “Charlottean of the Year” for Volunteerism
    Professor Rick McDermott has been an adjunct at CSL since our early years, teaching intellectual property curriculum, advising both our intellectual property law society and our LBGT student group, and recently coaching a team to a…
  • Nov 24

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — November 24, 2014

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — November 24, 2014
    When Your Plate is Too Full Do you sometimes (or always) feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it? Working with a Recruiter: How to Get Big Time Results as a Small Time … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 814

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 27

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Nov 26

    What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness program

    What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness program
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is obsessed with wellness programs. Or, as the EEOC likes to describe them "'so-called' wellness programs." And not in a "yay, so-called wellness programs are super" kinda way. No, in…
  • Nov 25

    Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it

    Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it
    Or maybe it's the good karma from yesterday's Social Media @ Work giveaway. Whatever it may be, I'll just smile and say thank you to the ABA Journal for honoring The Employer Handbook (again) as one of the top blogs in America. Special…
  • Nov 24

    An early holiday gift to my reader (readers?)

    An early holiday gift to my reader (readers?)
    Frankly, I'm disappointed, you guys. To the 10,002 of you who read this blog, only 1 showed up at the Social Media @ Work event my firm hosted earlier in the month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Ok, even my parents and…
Rank this Week: 846

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Nov 26

    Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee

    Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee
    Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law.
  • Nov 25

    Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech

    Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech
    Indiana Tech School of Law has named Charles Cercone, currently the associate dean of faculty at Thomas Cooley Law, as its new dean.
  • Nov 25

    "Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives"

    "Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives"
    In Berlin in June. There's also a call for papers.
Rank this Week: 254

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
Rank this Week: 455

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Nov 26

    Another Settlement Allocution Case in Legal Malpractice

    Another Settlement Allocution Case in Legal Malpractice
     Rules are rules, no?  "A claim for legal malpractice is viable, despite settlement of the underlying action, if it is alleged that settlement of the action was effectively compelled by the mistakes of counsel." In the First…
  • Nov 25

    Documentary Evidence Ends a Judiciary Law 487 Case

    Documentary Evidence Ends a Judiciary Law 487 Case
     Judiciary Law 487, which was recently the subject of a Court of Appeals Case in Melcher,  is a difficult claim to prove.  It requires proof of an attorney's intent to deceive the Court or the parties, and is viewed with a very…
  • Nov 24

    Legal Malpractice Case Against an Attorney's Estate Fail

    Legal Malpractice Case Against an Attorney's Estate Fail
    Thomas Puccio captured the world's attention at the Abscam trial.  Think American Hustle.  He died in 2012.  A claim of legal malpractice, itself riddled with mistakes was recently dismissed.  Fundacion Fair Weather v…
Rank this Week: 194

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Nov 26

    Plagiate hier bestellen

    Plagiate hier bestellen
    Meissen-, Chancel- und andere Markenprodukte deutlich günstiger als im Laden! http://www.plagiate-shop.de Einfach mal reinschauen in den Shop. Es lohnt sich.  
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht
    Beck veröffentlicht die 2. Auflage des Designrechts-Buchs von Rehmann. Das ist, neun Monate nach dem Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes, allerhöchste Eisenbahn, wenn nicht gar zu spät. Andererseits muss das…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
Rank this Week: 376

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Nov 26

    Research Guide on Exam Taking Resource

    Research Guide on Exam Taking Resource
    Starting to prepare for exams? Consult our online research guide for a bibliography of books and other resources you may find useful for exam preparation.
  • Nov 25

    New and Notable from the New Books Collection

    New and Notable from the New Books Collection
    The New Books Collection is located in front of the Reference Desk Robert A. Ferguson, Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment (Harvard U. Press 2014) LAW-New Books K5103.F47 2014 “This is less a public-policy book than a deeper…
  • Nov 19

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection
    Located on the 2nd floor of Library at the base of the stairs. Michael Hastings, The Last Magazine (Blue Rider Press 2014) LAW-McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor) PS3608.A86147L37 2014 “Hastings was one hell of a journalist, covering wars…
Rank this Week: 646

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Nov 26

    Louisiana Licensing Law for Solar Contractors ~ Compliance Required Before Feb. 1, 2015

    Louisiana Licensing Law for Solar Contractors ~ Compliance Required Before Feb. 1, 2015
    On June 23, 2014, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law Senate Bill 447. Louisiana Revised Statutes § 2156.3 governs the licensing of "entities engaging in the business of selling, leasing, installing, servicing, or monitoring…
  • Nov 25

    DC Court of Appeals: District Court's Ruling On Attorney-Client Privilege Irreconcilable With Long Standing Law

    DC Court of Appeals: District Court's Ruling On Attorney-Client Privilege Irreconcilable With Long Standing Law
    Internal corporate investigations often raise questions regarding legal privileges. In an important attorney-client and work product controversy in the corporate area, last June the DC Circuit Court of Appeals granted a petition for a writ…
  • Nov 24

    First Amendment v. Conflict Mineral Rule

    First Amendment v. Conflict Mineral Rule
    A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has agreed to rehear the case of National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC, 748 F.3d 359 (2014), responding to petitions for rehearing submitted by the Securities Exchange Commission…
Rank this Week: 746

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!
    Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to take a step back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For busy lawyers, taking the time to do this doesn’t come naturally. So I’m going to make it easy for you. I’m here to…
  • Nov 25

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer
    Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox, Box and Google Drive may help streamline the way we store and share sensitive documents, but they require an additional layer of security to ensure that confidential files stay safe. Recently,…
  • Nov 24

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike
    Similar-sounding words can have very different meanings. Sound-alike words have tripped up many a scribe. Because you may be spelling the word correctly but misusing it for the context, spell-check is of no help. Watch out! Incorrect usage…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • Nov 26

    Judge Orders Stockholder To “Register” Correspondence With The SEC

    Judge Orders Stockholder To “Register” Correspondence With The SEC
    Many boards operate with a high degree of collegiality, even when the directors disagree.  Some don’t.  When the board of directors of Gas Natural Inc., a publicly traded natural gas holding company, voted to remove its CEO…
  • Nov 25

    Buyer’s “I Have A Plan” Statement Found To Be Immaterial Puffery

    Buyer’s “I Have A Plan” Statement Found To Be Immaterial Puffery
    A recent California Court of Appeal decision is a helpful reminder that buyers can also be targets of securities fraud suits.  In Goldsholle v. Brisco, 2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7997 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. Nov. 6, 2014), the seller of a…
  • Nov 24

    Judge Rules Against FTB In “Doing Business” Definition

    Judge Rules Against FTB In “Doing Business” Definition
    Over a year ago, I wrote about an Iowa corporation, Swart Enterprises, Inc., which operates a 60 acre farm in Kansas. Swart has no physical presence in California. It owns no real or personal property in California.  However, Swart had…
Rank this Week: 385

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    Can I Be Charged For Abandonment If I Left An Abusive Relationship?

    Can I Be Charged For Abandonment If I Left An Abusive Relationship?
    Question:I was in an abusive relationship with my ex-husband for 14 years and we have six children. I left seven months ago, but my children didn’t want to come with me. I do still have contact with my children and I send them money…
  • Nov 25

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced
    A frequent  issue divorced dads face this time of year is what to do when the other parent cuts their holiday parenting time short.This is a common problem because of the hectic nature of most family’s holiday schedule. Your…
  • Nov 24

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?
    Question:My divorce is finalized, but the Department of Revenue Child Support Division has put a levy on my bank account because I have gone above the threshold of owing too much even though I have been paying thRead More...
Rank this Week: 98

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Driver Safety: The snow didn't cause the accident!

    Driver Safety: The snow didn't cause the accident!
    The headlines read: Ice and snow blamed for fatal accident. This is one of those little things that will drive a personal injury lawyer to distraction. The precision of the English language being what it is [and isn't] when there is a logical…
  • Nov 20

    Stryker Pays Over $1.43 Billion to Settle Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

    Stryker Pays Over $1.43 Billion to Settle Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit
    A New Jersey Superior Court judge helped negotiate a deal between Stryker and thousands of patients who brought suit against the company for defective hip implants.  Stryker manufactured metal-on-metal implants that corroded and required…
  • Nov 18

    Terminated for Misconduct? You May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefit

    Terminated for Misconduct? You May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefit
    Many clients come to us after being terminated and being denied unemployment benefits at a fact-finding interview.  Many other Iowa employees probably give up and assume they are not eligible if they receive the initial denial.…
Rank this Week: 327

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
  • Nov 26

    Doing Business in India – Corruption Risks and Response

    Doing Business in India – Corruption Risks and Response
    Recently the US law firm of Foley and Lardner LLP and MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants in India jointly released a white paper, entitled “Anti-Bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guide for U.S. Companies…
  • Nov 7

    An Election Night Wave for Legal Reform in the United State

    An Election Night Wave for Legal Reform in the United State
    Lesenswert! Friday, November 7, 2014. By Lisa A. Rickard President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform According to a nationwide poll of voters conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform,…
  • Sep 23

    SEC hands out $30 million in largest-ever whistleblower award

    SEC hands out $30 million in largest-ever whistleblower award
    The anonymous recipient will get more than double the previous record whistleblower award after providing information that led directly to an SEC enforcement. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the largest-ever award to…
Rank this Week: 576

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Nov 25

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 2 of 3)

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 2 of 3)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability. At the 2014 LMA P3 conference in Chicago, Jeff Suhr, vice president of products at Data Fusion, noted that his company currently has 91 clients actively...
  • Nov 18

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 1 of 3)

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 1 of 3)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability. Based on our confidential interviews with managing partners and other leaders from 50 AmLaw 200 firms, there can be no question thatclients are demanding more…
  • Nov 11

    What clients want: New results from Altman Weil’s 2014 CLO survey

    What clients want: New results from Altman Weil’s 2014 CLO survey
    Question: What is the single most important topic for law firms to focus on in today’s increasingly challenging environment? Answer: Whatever clients want. Of course, different clients want different things, so lawyers should start by…
Rank this Week: 886

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Nov 25

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ case against Florida doctor

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ case against Florida doctor
    On November 21, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced that the government had intervened in two qui tam relators’ case against a south Florida doctor and his practices for submitting false claims to government…
  • Nov 24

    Washington Gas subsidiary pays $2.5 million in fines and monetary penalties for SBA fraud

    Washington Gas subsidiary pays $2.5 million in fines and monetary penalties for SBA fraud
    On November 19, the Department of Justice announced that Washington Gas Energy Systems, a subsidiary of the Washington, D.C.-area gas company, Washington Gas, has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement for defrauding the federal…
  • Nov 23

    California pain management physician pays $1.2 million to settle whistleblower’s case

    California pain management physician pays $1.2 million to settle whistleblower’s case
    On November 19, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced a settlement in a qui tam case against a pain management doctor for submitting false claims. According to the U.S. Attorney’s press release: A doctor who…
Rank this Week: 566

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 114

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Stand With Workers on Black Friday

    Stand With Workers on Black Friday
    Today's post is shared from fbgslaw.comDonald W. FraulobCalifornia Labor Federation is attempting to organize a protest against Walmart for its failure to pay its employees a living wage.  Here is the union alert:Wouldn’t it…
  • Nov 25

    Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plan

    Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plan
    Today's post is shared from npr.orgMan holding pills with banknote money flying awayAs employers try to minimize expenses under the health law, the Obama administration has warned them against paying high-cost workers to leave the company…
  • Nov 25

    BROKEN PROMISE: THE DEMISE OF “SURE AND CERTAIN RELIEF” UNDER THE NORTH DAKOTA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

    BROKEN PROMISE: THE DEMISE OF “SURE AND CERTAIN RELIEF” UNDER THE NORTH DAKOTA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT
    Todya's post is shared from http://law.und.edu/and is authored by By Dean J. Haas*The workers’ compensation bargain in which employees gave up theability to sue their employers in exchange for “sure and certain relief”…
Rank this Week: 339

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu
    La Titulaire soutenait que la division d'opposition n'avait pas respecté son droit d'être entendu car elle n'avait pas pris en compte les données expérimentales fournies à l'appui de l'activité…
  • Nov 23

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori
    La division d'examen avait rejeté la demande pour défaut d'unité d'invention a posteriori. Plus précisément, elle avait considéré que la demande comportait deux groupes d'inventions, le groupe…
  • Nov 19

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable
    La décision T419/12 discutée lundi dernier est également intéressante quant aux aspects procéduraux. La requête subsidiaire ayant été déposée le jour même de la…
Rank this Week: 663

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 251

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Nov 25

    USPTO Backlog

    USPTO Backlog
    The backlog of pending cases generally has two major inputs: (1) how many applications are filed and (2) how fast the USPTO is at examining those applications.  The USPTO is operating faster than ever, but we also have more…
  • Nov 25

    Patent Jobs 2014

    Patent Jobs 2014
    We have a new set of Patent Law job postings on the Patently-O Job Board: Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL Patent Attorney – Law Firm –…
  • Nov 24

    Vail 2015

    Vail 2015
    I will be part of the faculty of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado January 7-11, 2015,  www.cleandski.com.  I hope to see you there. For a $100 discount, use the promo code…
Rank this Week: 146

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Nov 25

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case
    Earlier in November, the California Court of Appeal revived a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against their employer, reversing the trial court’s denial of class certification. Martinez v.…
  • Nov 18

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
Rank this Week: 932

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/
  • Nov 25

    Issac: Time To Allow Small and Medium Bank M&A

    Issac: Time To Allow Small and Medium Bank M&A
    Former FDIC Chairman William Issac claims that it's long past time to cut small and medium size banks regulatory relief and to take away roadblocks to mergers and acquisitions for the same institutions. He and Professor Robert Kaplan also…
  • Nov 23

    State Nullification: Inhale Deeply

    State Nullification: Inhale Deeply
    When we asked a couple of months ago whether the Cannabis Co-operative Credit Unions that have been authorized by Colorado law were "dead on arrival," we thought that the answer was "yes." Yet, there appears to be a…
  • Nov 19

    Rant Me A River

    Rant Me A River
    When credit union consultant Marvin Umholtz gets worked up, it makes my blogging life a breeze. All I have to do is cut and paste. While a number of bankers would rather drink Drano rather than follow a newsletter dedicated...
Rank this Week: 349

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    A New Focus on Trucks and Distracted Driving

    A New Focus on Trucks and Distracted Driving
    An experiment by a Connecticut television station designed to highlight the problem of distracted driving among truck drivers turned up a wealth of disturbing evidence.   NBC Connecticut.com set up cameras on three major interstate…
  • Nov 18

    ODOT Changes Are Welcome, But Should Not Have Required the Nudge of Publicity

    ODOT Changes Are Welcome, But Should Not Have Required the Nudge of Publicity
    A recent story in the Salem Statesman-Journal highlighted some critical changes the ODOT is now beginning to implement in the name of traffic safety, but did an equally good job of drawing attention to how those changes get approved.  …
  • Nov 8

    Serious Allegations Focus on Defective Airbag

    Serious Allegations Focus on Defective Airbag
    Last month I wrote about the spreading scandal relating to potentially lethal airbags installed in millions of vehicles from nearly a dozen carmakers over more than a decade. The airbags have a defect that can cause the steel cylinders used…
Rank this Week: 952

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    #ExecutiveAction: A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

    #ExecutiveAction: A Very Thankful Thanksgiving
    There is rejoicing around the country this week fresh on the heels of President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration.  The announcement comes after years of advocacy from all walks of life- from individuals to…
  • Nov 25

    #ExecutiveAction: A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

    #ExecutiveAction: A Very Thankful Thanksgiving
    There is rejoicing around the country this week fresh on the heels of President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration.  The announcement comes after years of advocacy from all walks of life- from individuals to…
  • Nov 25

    Reflecting on Immigration #executiveaction

    Reflecting on Immigration #executiveaction
    It has been a busy few days of sharing my thoughts on immigration changes. Here are some links to pull them together: Pre-executive action announcement: Seattle Globalist…
Rank this Week: 725

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Evelyn Brigget Sanchez, 32, and Darling Arlette Montalvo, 33, both of Bakersfield, California, were convicted by a federal jury for their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from October 2005 to May…
  • Nov 25

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Minerva Sanchez, 48, Fremont, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Sanchez admitted that she advised a seller to submit false and fraudulent short-sale applications to Tri Counties Bank and…
  • Nov 25

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Su Chu Chou “Terry” Cheng, Walnut Creek, California, and Chung Li “George” Cheng, Walnut Creek, both Northern California real estate investors, have agreed to plead guilty for their role in…
Rank this Week: 3

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 426

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Nov 25

    A Complete Breakdown in Support Systems in Sandy Hook Tragedy

    A Complete Breakdown in Support Systems in Sandy Hook Tragedy
    The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate has just released the results of its exhaustive study of the December 2012 horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 children and six educators murdered along with the…
  • Nov 14

    Schools Must Ensure that Web-based Content is Accessible

    Schools Must Ensure that Web-based Content is Accessible
    The issue of accessibility of web-based content is fairly new, given that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 pre-date the internet boom and the growth of innumerable emerging…
  • Oct 23

    The Journey of a Family

    The Journey of a Family
    I have known this family for years. They are dedicated and willing to go to great and heoric lengths to allow their son to progress and realize his potential. This heart-warming video captures his journey, that of his family and...
Rank this Week: 690

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
Rank this Week: 261

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 25

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott put the finest point yet on Republicans' legal case against President Obama over his announcement last week to defer immigration enforcement action against certain…
  • Nov 25

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Georgia Supreme Court yesterday rejected claims by a group of plaintiffs that the state courts' use of private probation companies violated due process. At the same time, however, the court…
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
Rank this Week: 150

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Is The Smell of Pot Enough For A Search?

    Is The Smell of Pot Enough For A Search?
    Whether pot should be legal is a hot topic across the country. Several states have enacted laws legalizing the use and possession of marijuana, and many other states are considering similar legislation. Many think that Massachusetts may…
  • Nov 19

    How to Defend Yourself Against the Possession of Firearms and Narcotic

    How to Defend Yourself Against the Possession of Firearms and Narcotic
    Firearm laws are clearly defined and strictly enforced in Massachusetts. Anyone wanting to legally possess or carry a firearm must follow strict protocol and carry a firearm identification card, or FID. While gun violation penalties are…
  • Nov 17

    Finding a Restraining Order Defense Attorney in Massachusett

    Finding a Restraining Order Defense Attorney in Massachusett
    If you have been served with a protective order in Boston, you are not alone.  Every year, thousands of Massachusetts citizens, mostly men, are falsely accused of abuse of many kinds, resulting in restraining orders being issued against…
Rank this Week: 969

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Nov 25

    Jury Reaches Verdict on Ferguson Officer Case

    Jury Reaches Verdict on Ferguson Officer Case
    A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., arrived at a decision: Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, won’t be facing charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown. There’s a very high chance a majority will never know why it came to be the…
  • Nov 25

    Judge: Missing Child Trial Should Make Use of Confession

    Judge: Missing Child Trial Should Make Use of Confession
    A suspect possessing a low IQ was aware of his rights and confessed to crime investigators that he choked a 6 year old boy to death back in 1979, according to a ruling earlier this week. The ruling gives prosecutors a chance to make full use…
  • Nov 24

    SC to Make Consideration on Facebook Post

    SC to Make Consideration on Facebook Post
    Next week, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a First Amendment case that reviews the battle regarding when speeches on Facebook posts and other social media outlets are in violation of the law. The appeal, which is up for…
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • Nov 25

    Bubble Babies, Cures and California's Stem Cell Agency

    Bubble Babies, Cures and California's Stem Cell Agency
    Alysia Padilla-Vacarro and daughter, Evangelina, on the day of the baby's life-saving gene therapy treatment at UCLA. UCLA photoNumbers speak loudly in America. We focus intently – sometimes obsessively -- on everything from…
  • Nov 21

    Correction

    Correction
    The "birthday party" item Nov. 20, 2014, incorrectly stated that Anne Holden wrote CIRM blog piece on the "bubble boy" researchat UCLA. It was actually Todd Dubnicoff who wrote the article on the agency's blog, The Stem Cellar.
  • Nov 20

    Birthday Party for California's 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

    Birthday Party for California's 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program
    Fred Lesikar, a heart attack victim aided bya CIRM-backed cell treatmentCIRM photoThe California stem cell agency today celebrated its 10thbirthday with a media event in Los Angeles where its supporters declared that the effort marked…
Rank this Week: 370

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 25

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest
    Two men arrested over the Expendables 3 leak, Russia signs tough new anti-piracy law and Kim Dotcom says he's officially broke.
  • Nov 24

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern
    Aereo declare bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses a key decision, Perfect 10 loses again and Kim Dotcom has a very rough week.
  • Nov 24

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto
    Class action suit filed against Rightscorp over robocalls, Kim Dotcom remains out on bail with restrictions and Activision targets glitch videos.
Rank this Week: 669

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
Rank this Week: 897

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 764

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 224

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 191