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Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage
    Insurance lawyers who seek punitive damages in bad faith cases need to be able to determine when they apply. A 1995, Beaumont Court of Appeals case is a good one to read for this issue. The style of the case...
  • Apr 13

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to know that when an insurance company breaks the contract it has with it's insured, that is not enough by itself to support a claim for bad faith insurance. The 1988, Beaumont Court of Appeals case,...
  • Apr 12

    A Wrongful Denial Does Not Mean Bad Faith

    A Wrongful Denial Does Not Mean Bad Faith
    All insurance cases have to looked at closely by insurance attorneys. Not every time an insurance company denied a claim means that the insurance company has breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing. The 2006, Texas Supreme Court...
Rank this Week: 642

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout
    Mr. Jernigan is a Florence attorney and president of the S.C. Association for Justice, formerly the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association.  He wrote the below article in The State newspaper about additional efforts to "reform" the civil…
  • Apr 13

    Sex Offender Taking Care of Vulnerable Resident

    Sex Offender Taking Care of Vulnerable Resident
    Recently, authorities discovered that a man convicted of third-degree sexual assault was employed at a nursing home facility. This man was able to obtain employment because of the facilities failure to conduct any sort of background check.…
  • Apr 12

    Aide Accused of Theft

    Aide Accused of Theft
    A home health aide at All Heart Home Care of Manasquan, NJ was charged with stealing approximately $19,000 from an elderly resident’s bank account. The accused is Sheila McFadden. McFadden was arrested while attempting to cash one…
Rank this Week: 136

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part IV

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part IV
    The adoption of ODR services by major ADR service providers should not come as a surprise, especially considering the assortment of providers solely dedicated to ODR that exist on the Internet. As mentioned before, over 60 providers of ODR…
  • Apr 14

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part III

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part III
    Online Dispute Resolution, naturally, exists online. Attempting a general Internet search for ODR providers will provide a potentially overwhelming amount of results. Currently, over 60 academically recognized ORD providers exist.
  • Apr 11

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part II

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part II
    Online Dispute Resolution means exactly what it says: it is a method of resolving disputes through the use of an “online” system (the Internet). However, there is some ambiguity as to what this could entail.
Rank this Week: 379

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14
    Heartbleed bug highlights banks’ severe cyber security headaches http://t.co/UuCGS1l241 -> Companies tune up for musical battle http://t.co/Z7NrGUFcVg -> Appeals court reverses hacker/troll “weev” conviction and…
  • Apr 14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13
    Telus must reimburse $2.6M in texting fees, court rules http://t.co/ib2NBzJwIE -> Ontario court forces BlackBerry executive to work out notice period http://t.co/JLPajwHvGg -> Patent Grant Numbers http://t.co/qxYZo7TZEU -> Patent…
  • Apr 13

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the CIGI/Institute for New Economic Thinking, Toronto 2014 Conference called Human After All. The topic of my talk was “Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progress”. The…
Rank this Week: 708

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce
    In case you missed it, I was quoted in this Wall Street Journal article talking about premarital student loan debt and divorce (and admitting my law school debt load).  In a marriage, everything fits into one of three buckets:…
  • Apr 10

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”
    I get contacted from time-to-time from those interested in being a food and agriculture lawyer or hanging their own shingle in any area of law.  I wanted to note a book that I recently read titled “The Happy Law…
  • Apr 8

    Divorce: I’m Living in a Pre-Marital Home- Now What?

    Divorce: I’m Living in a Pre-Marital Home- Now What?
    All property in a divorce fits into one of three buckets:  (1) Husband’s separate property, (2) Wife’s separate property, and (3) Marital Property.  Property will be divided by equitable distribution (which does not…
Rank this Week: 533

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 15

    Death Plus Hate

    Death Plus Hate
    When word broke of the Kansas murders by 73-year-old White Supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross, the cries for hate crime prosecution immediately rang out.  After all, if anyone deserved to be prosecuted for a hate crime, it was this killer.…
  • Apr 15

    Deception, Once Removed

    Deception, Once Removed
    Once a week, an email comes in announcing the greatest way to get new “leads” ever. All I have to do is hitch my reputation to some internet scheme that blatantly lies to the public, and clients will flock to me.  One of my…
  • Apr 14

    Sealed With A Kiss (Update)

    Sealed With A Kiss (Update)
    Those charged with the security of the United States of America from threat say that the threats are real, and they are doing what they have to do to save us from harm. And I believe them.  Not because I know anything more than anyone…
Rank this Week: 59

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Hypothetical violations doom employer confidentiality policy

    Hypothetical violations doom employer confidentiality policy
    A few months ago I posted on the NLRB’s veto of a workplace confidentiality policy. Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere.…
  • Apr 14

    It's illegal to ask employees to give up overtime payment

    It's illegal to ask employees to give up overtime payment
    If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a work week that employee is entitled to overtime at the required rate of 1.5 times the regular rate of pay. What if, however, an employee says they’d rather forego the overtime…
  • Apr 11

    WIRTW #316 (the “en francais” edition)

    WIRTW #316 (the “en francais” edition)
    From Mashable: Employers’ federations and two unions in France signed a “new, legally binding” labor agreement on Thursday that encourages some staff to turn off their phones after 6 p.m., in an effort to curb burnout and…
Rank this Week: 268

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Apr 15

    Fraudster jailed for £4m boiler room scam – Daily Telegraph

    Fraudster jailed for £4m boiler room scam – Daily Telegraph
    ‘John Curtin, one of five conspirators convicted for their roles in a £4 million boiler room scam, was jailed for three years yesterday. The 38 year old was the last of the five conspirators to be jailed. Brian James…
  • Apr 15

    Weber v Weber – WLR Daily

    Weber v Weber – WLR Daily
    Weber v Weber: (Case C-438/12);   [2014] WLR (D)  165 ‘There fell within the category of proceedings which had as their object “rights in rem in immovable property”, within the meaning of article 22(1) of…
  • Apr 15

    Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler and others – WLR Daily

    Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler and others – WLR Daily
    Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler and others: [2014] EWHC 669 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  164 ‘For the purposes of the Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 and the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations…
Rank this Week: 4

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 226

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
  • Apr 9

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing
    Southern California lawyer William Domnarski raises some provocative points about legal writing in his new book, Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession, published by the ABA. In an essay titled Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 158

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Apr 15

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan
    Family Loans are an integral part of life, as well as estate and gift tax planning.  Until the IRS victory in Dickman in 1980, interest-free loans were a staple of tax planning. Today, however, the rules that apply are designed to force…
  • Apr 14

    New bill makes it less taxing to die in Maryland

    New bill makes it less taxing to die in Maryland
    Maryland became the latest state to reduce its tax burden on high net-worth citizens in the form of a higher exemption for its estate tax, according to Forbes. The Maryland Senate passed a measure March 20 that will gradually raise the state…
  • Apr 11

    New York doubles estate tax exemption

    New York doubles estate tax exemption
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has led a well-publicized push to simplify the Empire State's tax code. As of the stroke of midnight on April 1, the estate tax exemption doubled to more than $2 million, according to Crain's New York…
Rank this Week: 527

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
  • Apr 15

    Books, Libraries and Serendipity

    Books, Libraries and Serendipity
    As we celebrate National Library Week, I encourage you to reflect upon the enchantment which attaches to certain books.  Book lovers know the value of a good book; how it may inspire, challenge, foreshadow and, in other ways, impact…
  • Apr 14

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 14, 2014

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 14, 2014
    Anti-SLAPP Victory in Oregon: Anti-Telemarketing Blog Wins Big with Pro Bono Help Here’s a hard fact about free speech: vindicating it in American courts takes either money (and lots of it), or lawyers willing to provide pro bono help.…
  • Apr 14

    Join the Library in celebrating National Library Week!

    Join the Library in celebrating National Library Week!
    April 15th, Tuesday 1:00pm-2:30pm & 5:00pm-6:00pm Receive a bag of candy! April 16th, Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am Enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts!  Hope to see you there!
Rank this Week: 152

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cuomo And de Blasio: Friendly Fire

    Cuomo And de Blasio: Friendly Fire
    New York is a blue state, although like all blue states, the shade varies with the population density. Last November, three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office and was replaced by Bill de Blasio. Mayor Bloomberg has an estimated net…
  • Apr 14

    Perception Problems in the Venezuela Protest

    Perception Problems in the Venezuela Protest
    In a recent New York Times op-ed, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro argues that “the claims that Venezuela has a deficient democracy and that current protests represent mainstream sentiment are belied by the facts” and…
  • Apr 14

    Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?

    Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?
    If you’re into perennially tanned, complex political figures not named John Boehner, meet Florida’s Charlie Crist. If the name sounds familiar, maybe it’s because Crist has an uncanny aptitude for remaining relevant no…
Rank this Week: 931

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Apr 15

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!
    Today is tax day, or, as I like to call it, sonofa---! Actually, I get a nice refund this year. I guess that's what happens when you have four kids under five. Which reminds me, I should ask, do any of you babysit? Because I have Verizon…
  • Apr 14

    This is one badass labor and employment law roundtable

    This is one badass labor and employment law roundtable
    Recently, several local lawyers and I participated in a labor and employment law roundtable for The Legal Intelligencer. Actually, the table was rectangular. But, the coffee and muffins were free, so I didn't complain. Well, not until I…
  • Apr 11

    A 79-year-old teacher was fired for refusing to unfriend her students on Facebook

    A 79-year-old teacher was fired for refusing to unfriend her students on Facebook
    A teacher getting in trouble for something having to do with Facebook? You don't say... The full story, plus another state has passed a social media workplace privacy law. I've got it all for you after the jump... * * *
Rank this Week: 757

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
Rank this Week: 595

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 15

    Sir Owen Woodhouse

    Sir Owen Woodhouse
    New Zealand's Sir Owen Woodhouse has died. The 1967 commission report that bears his name led to the movement from tort to a compensation system in New Zealand. That report is here. --CJR
  • Apr 11

    Turkewitz on $9B

    Turkewitz on $9B
    Here. See also Alberto Bernabe. --CJR
  • Apr 10

    KS: Conference Committee Adopts Increase in Med Mal Cap; No Collateral Source Reform

    KS: Conference Committee Adopts Increase in Med Mal Cap; No Collateral Source Reform
    Late last month, I reported that the Kansas legislature was going to conference committee to raise the med mal cap. Both the House and Senate adopted a gradual increase of the med mal cap on non-economic damages from $250K to...
Rank this Week: 189

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Professor Andrea B. Carrol of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and Professor Margaret Ryznar of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 15

    College Debt Division at Divorce

    College Debt Division at Divorce
    From the Wall Street Journal: In many states, divorce courts have the discretion to divide marital property in a holistic way. That means that if the educational debt is considered marital property, they have the option of taking into…
  • Apr 14

    Fighting Divorce

    Fighting Divorce
    From the Washington Post: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to prevent certain people from getting married. But they’re waging a parallel battle, too: Trying to keep married couples together. In cooperation with the Family…
  • Apr 12

    Taxes after Love

    Taxes after Love
    From Reuters: "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely…
Rank this Week: 543

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Travis on Changing the Gender-Pay Narrative

    Travis on Changing the Gender-Pay Narrative
    Michelle Travis (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming Denver L. Rev.) Disabling the Gender Pay Gap: Lessons from the Social Model of Disability. Here's the abstract: As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Title…
  • Apr 14

    It's time for this year's edition of…

    It's time for this year's edition of Workplace Prof Faculty moves. Please let us know via the comment section what we missed. Appointments Stephanie Bornstein from visiting at Hastings to a tenure-track position teaching employment law and…
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld’s Challenge to OSHA Citation Denied

    SeaWorld’s Challenge to OSHA Citation Denied
    The D.C. Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, has denied SeaWorld of Florida’s petition for review of an order finding a general duty clause violation related to the death of one of SeaWorld’s killer whale trainers, Dawn Brancheau. The OSH Act’s...
Rank this Week: 117

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 15

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption
    By Michael DorfLast week brought news that doctors receiving very large Medicare reimbursements made very large campaign contributions to Democratic campaigns and PACs, and that in turn they may have received special consideration to avoid…
  • Apr 14

    The Fat Man in the Mirror

    The Fat Man in the Mirror
    By Michael DorfThe latest issue of the New York Review of Books includes a review by Cass Sunstein of the new book, Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Probelm and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong, by David Edmonds.…
  • Apr 11

    Would Single-Payer Have Been Free of Constitutional Challenges? Not likely

    Would Single-Payer Have Been Free of Constitutional Challenges? Not likely
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananYesterday, in my Verdict column and here on Dorf on Law, I argued that now is the time to push for a single-payer national health care plan, one version of which is Medicare for All, which would simply expand the…
Rank this Week: 969

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 224

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Apr 15

    Hot Dogs: New Standard for Food Purity

    Hot Dogs: New Standard for Food Purity
    When we here at Abnormal Use think of “pure” food products, we think of mountain spring water or fresh fruits and vegetables.  Never do we think of hot dogs. Never (despite out love of hot dogs). However, the Hebrew…
  • Apr 14

    Book Review and Author Interview: Kevin Underhill and The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance

    Book Review and Author Interview: Kevin Underhill and The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance
    As lawyers, and denizens of the Internet, we have all received those crazy emails purporting to list strange and counter-intuitive laws. Usually, these emails forwards – traditionally sent by owners of AOL accounts – offer no…
  • Apr 11

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    On the cover of House of Secrets #83, defendant Mark Merlin finds himself in a strange court indeed. His fear: that his defense lawyer is “in league” with the strange beats who serve on the judicial tribunal. We don’t know…
Rank this Week: 592

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/
  • Apr 15

    The Volcano and Legal Malpractice

    The Volcano and Legal Malpractice
    Allentown, PA is the epicenter of this legal malpractice case.  A group of investors wanted to start a nightclub/bar, and started to explore the Pennsylvania countryside in order to locate the Volcano, where they would set up bar. Things…
  • Apr 14

    A Shocking Story in Syracuse

    A Shocking Story in Syracuse
    Small Smiles is a horror story of dental marketing, and the abuse of children.  There is a legal malpractice aspect to it, which is wholly overshadowed by the callous dentistry here. "All plaintiffs allege that: (1) defendants engaged in…
  • Apr 14

    No Contribution and No Indemnification in this Legal Malpractice Case

    No Contribution and No Indemnification in this Legal Malpractice Case
    A real estate development gone wrong.  It's a common litigation situation, and attorneys are often in for the legal malpractice aspect of the case.  Here, in YDRA,LLC v Mitchell   2014 NY Slip Op 50505(U)   …
Rank this Week: 245

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 15

    Why higher speed limits for trucks will kill more people: Physic

    Why higher speed limits for trucks will kill more people: Physic
    Michigan’s proposed new law to increase speed limits for large commercial trucks and buses is a very dangerous idea Yesterday, I wrote about the perilous Senate Bills 895-898, which would allow  trucks and buses to speed up to 70…
  • Apr 14

    Speed kills. With big trucks and buses, speed annihilates.

    Speed kills. With big trucks and buses, speed annihilates.
    Senate bills 895-898 would allow  trucks and buses to speed up to 70 miles per hour – up 10 mph from the current law We’ve all been there. Watching in our rear-view mirror as a big 80,000-pound, fully-loaded commercial truck…
  • Apr 12

    MDOT to improve a Holland truck stop that’s host to 70 crashes — and recently killed a teacher

    MDOT to improve a Holland truck stop that’s host to 70 crashes — and recently killed a teacher
    Why does it take 70 West Michigan accidents near the Tulip City Truck Stop with people being injured and killed, before MDOT acts? Too late in the game, important safety improvements are coming to a Holland, Michigan truck stop, after a…
Rank this Week: 637

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tiddlywink

    Tuesday Tiddlywink
    Authors Guild files appeal against Google. Do you remember the Google Books copyright litigation saga? As this Kat reported back in December, it is still far from being concluded. Following the late 2013 summary judgment ruling in which…
  • Apr 15

    Threateners don’t fret, your concerns may just have been met…

    Threateners don’t fret, your concerns may just have been met…
    A peculiarity of intellectual property law is those provisions which make it actionable in itself to threaten bringing infringement proceedings against another party. These provisions, which apply to claims of trade mark, patent and design…
  • Apr 15

    UPDATE - Declaration on Patent Protection by MPI Now Online

    UPDATE - Declaration on Patent Protection by MPI Now Online
    Blogmeister Jeremy reported yesterday that the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition was about to issue a Declaration on Patent Protection.  Hearty Katpat to Kat Emeritus and ongoing Katfriend Matthias…
Rank this Week: 55

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Apr 15

    Thull v. Techtronic et al.: A Product Liability Challenge Headed for Trial

    Thull v. Techtronic et al.: A Product Liability Challenge Headed for Trial
    It’s tax day. If we lived in an extreme “dog eat dog” libertarian society, presumably we would be paying far lower taxes. Instead, the poor, the vulnerable, and the exploited would be taxed directly, in a sense, by the rich…
  • Apr 14

    A Change To The Federal Appellate Rules — Some Thought

    A Change To The Federal Appellate Rules — Some Thought
    The federal rules of appellate procedure were amended effective December 1, 2013.  The old rules required two separate sections at the beginning of the brief:  a separate statement of the case and a statement of facts.  Now, a…
  • Apr 11

    The Paradox of Law: Emotions, Rationality, and Justice

    The Paradox of Law: Emotions, Rationality, and Justice
    A standard jury instruction used in Minnesota goes like this: You must not allow sympathy, prejudice, or emotion to influence your verdict.  The quality of your service will be reflected in the verdict you return to this court.  A…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Apr 15

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government
    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local GovernmentsFormer New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the 2014 Edwin L.…
  • Apr 14

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action
    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary actionOATH Index No. 876/14The employer moved to preclude the employee from offering a defense to disciplinary charges based upon…
  • Apr 13

    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York State

    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York State
    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York StateSchoenefeld v. State of New York, et al., USCA, 11-4283-cvThe U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, held that Section 470 of the Judiciary Law, which requires…
Rank this Week: 80

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 15

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?
    Pepper Schwartz has written nearly 20 books, including her most recent work "The Normal Bar." Recently, she wrote an article for CNN that explores increasing divorce rates among the Baby Boomers generation.Schwartz, a sociology professor at…
  • Apr 14

    Ex-Spouse's Name on Deed to the House: What Does That Mean for Me?

    Ex-Spouse's Name on Deed to the House: What Does That Mean for Me?
    Question:I purchased property in 1987 and improved it with a two-story home and a two-story garage prior to being married in 1998. I did not put my spouse's named on the deed until 2002. My spouse left and filed for divorce in 2013.Read…
  • Apr 13

    Child Support Payments: How Much is Too Much?

    Child Support Payments: How Much is Too Much?
    By Julie GarrisonIn the State of  California, a noncustodial dad making $3,000 a month may have to pay nearly half of what he makes in court-ordered support for his three children.  In other states, the scenario is similar. The…
Rank this Week: 450

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 15

    Conducting Business Intelligence Searches Online

    Conducting Business Intelligence Searches Online
    Marcus P. Zillman's new, comprehensive guide comprises the most current and accurate business intelligence source available via the web, free and fee based. Zillman includes resources and sites mined from both the visible and invisible web.…
  • Apr 14

    When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it

    When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it
    First it was the Germans, now it is the French.  How soon before this trend sweeps the across the pond (in-house counsel in the US are thinking “uh, never….” as they sip their morning coffee)? A new labour agreement in…
  • Apr 12

    African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GC

    African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GC
    In-house counsel in African companies are quickly gaining prominence and control over their businesses’ legal function, The Lawyer research has shown. The post African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GCs appeared on…
Rank this Week: 285

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 15

    Obama: NSA Must Reveal Bugs Like Heartbleed, Unless They Help the NSA

    Obama: NSA Must Reveal Bugs Like Heartbleed, Unless They Help the NSA
    According to Obama, any flaws that have "a clear national security or law enforcement" use can be kept secret and exploited.
  • Apr 11

    Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Year

    Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Year
    The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account passwords and other data, according to a news report.
  • Apr 11

    Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of AT&T Hacker ‘Weev’

    Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of AT&T Hacker ‘Weev’
    Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, a hacker sentenced to three and a half years in prison for obtaining the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T’s unsecured website is about to go free, after a ruling today that…
Rank this Week: 19

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 15

    Renting is Expensive . . .

    Renting is Expensive . . .
    . . . and appears to be getting even more so: Nationally, half of all renters are now spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a comprehensive Harvard study, up from 38 percent of renters...
  • Apr 15

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification
    The New York Times' Room For Debate series recently covered the pros and cons of gentrification. Law professors were represented by Wisconsin's Lisa Alexander: Urban centers with significant subsidized and rent-restricted affordable housing…
  • Apr 14

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia
    The PennLaw is hosting an upcoming two-day workshop to explore property law regimes in South Asian societies. While the full conference papers aren't yet available, it's worth checking out the very interesting paper abstracts that are posted.…
Rank this Week: 182

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 15

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug
    Begeht ein Arzt einen Abrechnungsbetrug, so droht ihm neben einem Strafverfahren wegen Betruges auch eine Sanktionierung durch das Landesberufsgericht. In vielen Bundesländern kommt jedoch mittlerweile noch eine besondere…
  • Mar 31

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister
    Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister Ralf Christoffers (Linke) gewährte einer mittlerweile insolventen Solarfirma eine Millionenförderung. Die Förderung mit 3,2 Millionen Euro rügte der Landesrechnungshof Ende 2013. Daraufhin…
  • Mar 27

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft ging davon aus, dass die 68-jährige Angeklagte ihren Ehemann auf einem Schrottplatz erschlagen hat. Als Motiv der Tat kam die Lebensversicherung in Höhe von 52.000 Euro in Betracht. Daher wurde sie auch wegen…
Rank this Week: 443

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Machine Stand Configuration Lacked Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB

    Machine Stand Configuration Lacked Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the product configuration shown below, for stands for industrial stirring machines, finding that applicant had failed to establish acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f). The lack of "look-for"…
  • Apr 14

    Precedential No. 18: Identity of One Party's Trial Witnesses Cannot Be Kept Secret from Other Party

    Precedential No. 18: Identity of One Party's Trial Witnesses Cannot Be Kept Secret from Other Party
    Finding that Opposer Hunter Industries had established prior common-law rights in the mark PRECISION DISTRIBUTION CONTROL for irrigation sprinklers, the Board sustained its opposition to registration of the mark PRECISION for landscape…
  • Apr 11

    Affirming Refusal, TTAB Says "HOURS OF ENERGY NOW" Not Being Used as a Trademark

    Affirming Refusal, TTAB Says "HOURS OF ENERGY NOW" Not Being Used as a Trademark
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the applied-for mark HOURS OF ENERGY NOW for dietary supplements and "energy shots," because the phrase as it appears on applicant's specimens of use, fails to function as a trademark. In re Innovation…
Rank this Week: 329

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 15

    I Landed the Sales Opportunity, So Now What?

    I Landed the Sales Opportunity, So Now What?
    Question: “After several networking lunches and casual meetings with a potential client, she invited me to come meet with her and her staff to “tell us what you can do for us.” What should I do? How can I make sure I stand…
  • Apr 14

    Instilling Client Confidence in Your Practice

    Instilling Client Confidence in Your Practice
    In this series, Oklahoma attorney Noble McIntyre has been offering tips on rolling out the welcome mat for clients and prospective clients. His first two posts provided pointers on phone etiquette and office appearance — but it's…
  • Apr 11

    What’s the Buzz with Legal Marketing?

    What’s the Buzz with Legal Marketing?
    The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) held its annual conference last week in Orlando, Florida, attended by more than 1,200 professional marketers. The buzz focused on a range of topics, from adapting to the “new normal” and…
Rank this Week: 231

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Apr 15

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    Pre-trial hearings for terrorists began in federal court in Miami. They’ve hit a slight snag over an alleged FBI agent’s efforts to turn one of the accused to assist the United States as an informant in the global war against…
  • Apr 14

    Heartbleed, A Coming Political Headache For Online Retailer

    Heartbleed, A Coming Political Headache For Online Retailer
    As lawyers and lobbyists pester the Congress with an array of potential policy boogeymen for the tech industry, the American people are waking up to data privacy issues and what it means to them and their wallet. This has absolutely nothing…
  • Apr 13

    Musings: Weekend Edition

    Musings: Weekend Edition
    Soviet-era propaganda as kitchen art? Maybe White House press secretary Jay Carney is just a fan of the FX series, The Americans. One of the posters may date to the Stalin era. You know, Stalin. The fellow responsible for the death…
Rank this Week: 316

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Webinar on Copyright and Trademark Litigation

    Webinar on Copyright and Trademark Litigation
    We are delighted to announce that on 24 April 2014 Kluwer Law International is hosting a webinar on two major cases in the field of copyright and trademark litigation. The event is presented by IP expert Wouter Pors, partner in, ……
  • Apr 7

    Dutch Supreme Court: Cable retransmission has ended, but the levy might be reintroduced

    Dutch Supreme Court: Cable retransmission has ended, but the levy might be reintroduced
    Important ruling by Dutch Supreme Court on cable retransmission, film copyright and collective management of rights Guest blog by Prof. Dr D.J.G. Visser, Institute for Private Law, Leiden University  “This could well mean that…
  • Apr 3

    CJEU in UPC Telekabel Wien: A totally legal court order…to do the impossible

    CJEU in UPC Telekabel Wien: A totally legal court order…to do the impossible
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) “This indicates the main danger of the ruling, that of fragmentation. This was foreseen by the Austrian referring court, which suggested that guidelines assessing…
Rank this Week: 259

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/
Rank this Week: 480

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 12

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Apr 15

    UK: PPI

    UK: PPI
    In Saville v Central Capital Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 337, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal brought by a couple provided with insufficient payment protection insurance (PPI) sold in breach of the Insurance Conduct of Business Rules (the…
  • Apr 15

    Texas Regulators Adopt Rules Implementing Captive Insurance Law

    Texas Regulators Adopt Rules Implementing Captive Insurance Law
    The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has adopted new rules implementing provisions of the Texas Insurance Code that remove regulatory barriers for captives. The new rules go into effect on April 27, 2014.These rules implement Insurance…
  • Apr 14

    New York Regulation Expected to Reduce Level-Term Life Insurance Reserves by a Third

    New York Regulation Expected to Reduce Level-Term Life Insurance Reserves by a Third
    In a letter addressed to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”), said the DFS will be issuing a regulation in the coming…
Rank this Week: 233

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 44

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Name And Shame No More?

    Name And Shame No More?
    The last few years has seen the rise of so-called “name and shame” laws. The aims of many these laws may be laudable, but yesterday’s decision by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit calls their…
  • Apr 14

    American Icon Amends Stock Plan To Make It Section 25102(o) Eligible – Why?

    American Icon Amends Stock Plan To Make It Section 25102(o) Eligible – Why?
    Section 102 the National Securities Markets Improvement Act (which amended Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933) deems securities listed (or authorized for listing) on the NYSE, the American Stock Exchange or the National Market…
  • Apr 11

    And You Thought Dissenters’ Rights Didn’t Apply To Delaware LLC

    And You Thought Dissenters’ Rights Didn’t Apply To Delaware LLC
    Delaware’s Limited Liability Company Act provides that a limited liability company agreement or an agreement of merger or consolidation or plan of merger may provide for appraisal rights.  6 Del. Code § 18-210.  Does this…
Rank this Week: 135

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Gregory C. Sisk & Ellen L. Yee, "Lawyer Advertising in Iowa after 2012"

    Gregory C. Sisk & Ellen L. Yee, "Lawyer Advertising in Iowa after 2012"
    Article. Abstract: Although long having a reputation for imposing the most restrictive rules in the nation on lawyer advertising, Iowa gradually removed most of these restrictions over the decades. Until 2013, however, there were notable…
  • Apr 15

    The new "Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog"

    The new "Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog"
    I'm glad to announce that the Behavioral Legal Ethics blog is up and running. Here's the announcement: At the recent conference on Psychology and Lawyering at UNLV Law School, many of us discussed our common interest in how behavioral…
  • Apr 14

    Blog Ranking

    Blog Ranking
    I'm delighted to see that Legal Ethics Forum is one of the top 40 most commonly viewed law professor blogs, with over 250,000 page views in 2013 (an increase of over 30% from the prior year). John Steele deserves a...
Rank this Week: 368

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 729

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 743

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Apr 14

    Setting the Record Straight on GRAS: Part 1

    Setting the Record Straight on GRAS: Part 1
    By Ricardo Carvajal & Diane B. McColl – When GAO issued its 2010 report criticizing FDA’s oversight of the GRAS exception, we were motivated to respond first in short form in a blog post, and then in long form through...
  • Apr 13

    When is a Thick Sweet Syrupy Substance Properly Labeled as Honey?

    When is a Thick Sweet Syrupy Substance Properly Labeled as Honey?
    By Riëtte van Laack – In 2006, the American Beekeeping Federation and honey industry groups petitioned FDA (Docket No. FDA-2006-P-0207) to adopt a standard of identity for honey. In 2011, FDA denied this petition because it concluded that…
  • Apr 10

    GPhA Calls for US-EU Convergence in Biosimilar and Generic Medicine Regulation

    GPhA Calls for US-EU Convergence in Biosimilar and Generic Medicine Regulation
    By James C. Shehan – The Generic Pharmaceuticals Association (“GPhA”) opened a new front in its ongoing battle to shape the approval process for biosimilars, while also calling for more cooperation between the US and the EU in their…
Rank this Week: 284

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 14

    History of a plot: Part 2, Crossing Delancey

    History of a plot: Part 2, Crossing Delancey
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire. – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt Yesterday’s Part 1 introduced us to William Rapfogel, protege of both Sheldon Silver…
  • Apr 14

    History of a plot: Part 1, The sixtie

    History of a plot: Part 1, The sixtie
    Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot. – George Lucas. By: David A. Smith They grew up in the same circles, and they came of age politically together.  For almost four decades, they did favors for…
  • Apr 10

    Cosh and carry: Part 2, Money for the Einsteinian political economy

    Cosh and carry: Part 2, Money for the Einsteinian political economy
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post, using as source material two articles, one from the Economist (April 5, 2014), the other from the Wall Street Journal (March 27, 2014; green font), both…
Rank this Week: 418