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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 2

    Got Me

    Got Me
    Dolphin Expressway to be Converted to 15 Consecutive Miles of Toll Booths The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced on Monday that it plans to greatly expand the number of toll plazas along State Road 836. The plan, which will take…
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
Rank this Week: 19

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Apparent Dichotomies, Covert Similaritie

    Apparent Dichotomies, Covert Similaritie
    Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law, Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar, and Professor of Ethics, Regulation & The Rule of Law at Penn State Law and Director of the Institute for Ethics, Regulation & The Rule of Law at Queen…
  • Apr 25

    Second Circuit Reinstates Brady’s Four-Game "Deflategate" Suspension

    Second Circuit Reinstates Brady’s Four-Game "Deflategate" Suspension
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a New York district judge’s order vacating an arbitrator’s decision. In National Football League Management Council et al. v. National Football League Players Association et al.,…
  • Apr 21

    Fifth Circuit Holds Diversity Jurisdiction Exists After FINRA Issues $10K Arbitration Award

    Fifth Circuit Holds Diversity Jurisdiction Exists After FINRA Issues $10K Arbitration Award
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that federal diversity jurisdiction existed after the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a $10,000 arbitration award.
Rank this Week: 259

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 267

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 625

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Offers tips and information about Georgia divorces. By the Goolsby Law Firm.

http://divorcelawyerinaugustageorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: What does it really mean?

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: What does it really mean?
    Obviously, most people going through a divorce would prefer that the divorce be uncontested and cheap.But what does an uncontested divorce really mean?As an Augusta, Georgia divorce attorney, I can tell you that it means more than the simple…
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean
              We, at the Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, frequently receive telephone calls and email inquiries from people seeking information about how to get an…
  • Dec 17

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we generally expect the number of divorces to slow down at this time of year. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that people will often delay seeking a divorce attorney until after the…
Rank this Week: 857

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Mar 1

    Real California Divorce Papers – FREE

    Real California Divorce Papers – FREE
    Read California divorce papers written by trial lawyers paid up to $700 hourly to prepare in Legal Separation and Dissolution of Marriage cases filed in the Superior Court of California in Marin, Napa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra…
  • Feb 22

    How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download

    How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download
    Register now Free to Download this poster The post How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download appeared first on Helene L Taylor.
  • Feb 13

    Is the house community property in California? – Worksheet –

    Is the house community property in California? – Worksheet –
    The post Is the house community property in California? – Worksheet – appeared first on Helene L Taylor.
Rank this Week: 304

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 69

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Top Patentees in the First Quarter of 2016

    Top Patentees in the First Quarter of 2016
    WHAT THESE CHARTS MEANThese charts show the most active patentees in U.S. district court cases during the first quarter of 2016 by the number of cases and the number of accusations asserted in those cases. In the first quarter of 2016,…
  • May 2

    Orders Denying § 101 Challenges for Failure to Show a Lack of Inventive Concept

    Orders Denying § 101 Challenges for Failure to Show a Lack of Inventive Concept
    The most common reason § 101 challenges fail is a failure to establish the first step of the Alice analysis, that the challenged claims are directed to an abstract idea or some other patent ineligible subject matter. However, eighteen…
  • May 2

    Geographical Data Display Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Geographical Data Display Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's geographical data display patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the asserted claims did not lack an inventive concept. "The…
Rank this Week: 760

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • May 2

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?
    The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999 from which sprung the UDRP the following October is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues…
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
  • Apr 24

    Fair Contracts for Author

    Fair Contracts for Author
    Gerald M. Levine, co-author In May 2015, the Authors Guild announced its Fair Contract Initiative, and more recently the Internatioanl Authors Forum presented “Ten Principles for Fair Contracts.” Both highlight the same ”…
Rank this Week: 422

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 2

    Sentience and Honorary Membership in the Club of the Morally Entitled

    Sentience and Honorary Membership in the Club of the Morally Entitled
    By Sherry F. ColbMichael and I recently appeared on the Our Hen House podcast to talk about our new book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights. In the course of the interview, Michael mentioned a challenge that we regularly…
  • Apr 30

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!
    By Eric SegallThe scene is the Oval Office. The date is January 21, 2017. President Trump is swinging a golf club when his intercom goes off. A soft female voice says:“The Chief Justice is here to see you Mr. President, Sir.”Trump…
  • Apr 29

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability
    by Michael DorfSo much of what Donald Trump says is nonsense that taking his pronouncements seriously feels like a sucker's game. But as the likelihood that he will secure the GOP nomination has recently increased, simply ignoring him is…
Rank this Week: 492

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
Rank this Week: 160

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
  • Apr 7

    Do Not Take Some Client

    Do Not Take Some Client
    There are many lawyers.  The legal market is constricting. So, lawyers are out aggressively seeking new clients and new areas of law to represent.  Yet here I stand telling you not so fast – some clients just do not deserve…
  • Mar 18

    Vermont Adopts “Bad Faith” Standard for Personal Liability of Public Official

    Vermont Adopts “Bad Faith” Standard for Personal Liability of Public Official
    On March 11, 2016 the Vermont Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision absolving the City of Burlington’s former Chief Administrative Officer, Jonathan Leopold, of personal liability for authorizing the expenditure of City funds to…
Rank this Week: 821

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/
  • May 2

    Not Hooked on a Feeling, the Eleventh Circuit Upholds Exclusion of Expert

    Not Hooked on a Feeling, the Eleventh Circuit Upholds Exclusion of Expert
    In Witt v. Stryker Corp., 2016 WL 1583816 (11th Cir. Apr. 20, 2016), a Daubert decision in a Stryker knee replacement case, even ipse dixit seemed a bit generous.  Roughly translated, ipse dixit means “he himself said…
  • Apr 29

    Preemption: Oregon Has Not Gone Banana

    Preemption: Oregon Has Not Gone Banana
    Can you get sued over a picture of a banana?  It seems the answer might depend on where you live and probably not in Oregon.  That is one takeaway from a good preemption case that came out of the District of Oregon last week, Henry…
  • Apr 28

    Complete PMA Preemption Win in Texa

    Complete PMA Preemption Win in Texa
                We talk a lot about PMA preemption on this blog.  And why shouldn’t we.  It’s probably been the most consistent source of defense wins in the last five…
Rank this Week: 132

Drug Recall Lawyer Blog

Drug Recall Lawyer Blog

Covers drug recall litigation news and updates. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.drugrecalllawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Warming Blanket Lawsuit Case Value

    Warming Blanket Lawsuit Case Value
    A New York couple claims that a surgical warming blanket used after the husband’s hip replacement operation caused severe infections, resulting in four additional surgeries. Peter Ciappa and his wife, Tanya, filed a lawsuit in New York…
  • Sep 2

    Potential Invokana Class Action Settlement

    Potential Invokana Class Action Settlement
    The FDA has recently expressed concern about a certain group of medications called SGLT2 Inhibitors. This category of drugs includes popular prescription medications such as Invokana and Farxiga. Although these drugs have been, by all…
  • Sep 2

    Potential Invokana Class Action Settlement

    Potential Invokana Class Action Settlement
    The FDA has recently expressed concern about a certain group of medications called SGLT2 Inhibitors. This category of drugs includes popular prescription medications such as Invokana and Farxiga. Although these drugs have been, by all…
Rank this Week: 949

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 2

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?
    After returning from a great set of collaborative meetings with other members of the Executive Leadership Board at the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, let’s say, we’re now looking forward to AIPLA’s Spring…
  • Apr 29

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?
    Tomita Technologies USA, LLC was handed a devastating loss earlier this week in its long-enduring battle with Nintendo over stereoscopic (i.e. 3D) image technology.  Back in 2013, Nintendo lost a patent infringement jury trial in the…
  • Apr 28

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?
    My home state of Minnesota prides itself primarily on three things:  our ability to withstand our winters, our 10,000 lakes, and our dearly beloved Prince.  While we take a beating when it comes to our sports teams, all of his…
Rank this Week: 87

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 158

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 247

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
Rank this Week: 104

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 2

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign
    Due to State Bar campaigning rules I haven't been able to say anything about this on the weblog before now - all activity has to be on dedicated campaign internet and social media websites - but back in December my...
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
Rank this Week: 165

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    January is a divorce month – can you handle the increase of family law cases?

    January is a divorce month – can you handle the increase of family law cases?
    In recent years, January has become known as a “Divorce Month.” Research shows that the number of divorces increase by one third in January and continue to rise and peak in March. Many people begin researching divorce options and…
  • Dec 9

    Is panic over TRID rule justified?

    Is panic over TRID rule justified?
    Depending on what one reads and believes regarding the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule in October, the rule is either no big deal or a really big deal. When the…
  • Nov 17

    Streamlining Your Family Law Practice

    Streamlining Your Family Law Practice
    In today’s hectic and chaotic world, saving time and money is extremely important, especially for solo and small family law firms. Using multiple systems and manual processes and calculations can cause costly errors and take longer than…
Rank this Week: 401

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 807

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 784

EDiscoveryMap

EDiscoveryMap

Covers cross-border ediscovery issues. By Monique Altheim.

http://ediscoverymap.com
  • Apr 30

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection New

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection New
    by Monique Altheim on April 30, 2014 This past month saw another batch of large data breaches, with “Heartbleed” considered by some the largest data security breach in the history of the internet; a flurry of legislative efforts…
  • Feb 23

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection Storie

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection Storie
    by Monique Altheim on February 23, 2014     Conferences  Powerpoint presentation of the closing plenary session on privacy @legaltechNY “Ripped from the Headlines: Cautionary Tales from the Annals of Data…
  • Feb 22

    Destruction of Private Data: Pushing the “Delete” Button is Not Enough

    Destruction of Private Data: Pushing the “Delete” Button is Not Enough
    A study commissioned in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), published on Feb.19, has found significant amounts of sensitive personal information left on recycled computers. The researchers purchased…
Rank this Week: 880

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 171

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service
    The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services was created last year by then ABA President William C. Hubbard to explore ways to meet the legal needs of the underserved. The Commission does its work by…
  • Feb 19

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service
    AVVO – the world’s largest online legal directory –  now enables lawyers to offer legal services directly to consumers through their platform. Beginning last year, AVVO offered the opportunity to consumers to…
Rank this Week: 825

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 858

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 1

    Go For A Walk Outside-Nature Increases Length of Life!

    Go For A Walk Outside-Nature Increases Length of Life!
    We've all been reading the articles about global warming and the impact on the planet, and on us. Although Earth Day is a couple of weeks past us, there's even more reason to think about the future of the planet....
  • Apr 29

    Is Nursing Home Operator Entitled to Bar Plaintiff Firm's Use of Finger-Pointing Ads?

    Is Nursing Home Operator Entitled to Bar Plaintiff Firm's Use of Finger-Pointing Ads?
    It seems nursing home operators are calling upon some of the same "trade practice" laws they are sometimes accused of violating, in an effort to thwart what the operators see as misleading advertising by personal injury attorneys.…
  • Apr 28

    A Greener Death

    A Greener Death
    We have heard about green cemeteries. Environmentally sensitive deaths have expanded beyond green cemeteries. According to the New York Times article from April 22, 2016 (Earth Day to those of you reading this closely), others are thinking…
Rank this Week: 315

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
  • May 2

    “Delegate Hunt Fuels Tussle on Little-Known Republican Committee”

    “Delegate Hunt Fuels Tussle on Little-Known Republican Committee”
    WSJ: Donald Trump’s first attempt to seize some control over the Republican National Committee and the course of the GOP convention is creating a showdown over a little-noticed election for a powerful internal post that helps determine…
  • May 2

    “Virginia Republicans Weigh Court Challenge to Voting Rights for Felons”

    “Virginia Republicans Weigh Court Challenge to Voting Rights for Felons”
    NYT: Carl W. Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, said he believed Mr. McAuliffe had the constitutional authority to restore the felons’ voting rights, but a lawsuit could impede voter registration ahead…
  • May 2

    “The real obstacle to voter turnout in Democratic primaries: caucuses”

    “The real obstacle to voter turnout in Democratic primaries: caucuses”
    Jeff Stein for Vox: Bernie Sanders wants to transform how the Democratic Party chooses its presidential nominee. To do so, Sanders has made abolishing the closed primary — which prevents independents from voting — one of his top…
Rank this Week: 189

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Finding Application of Recently-Amended Rule 37(e) “Neither Unjust Nor Impractical,” Court Imposes Adverse Inference

    Finding Application of Recently-Amended Rule 37(e) “Neither Unjust Nor Impractical,” Court Imposes Adverse Inference
    Brown Jordan Int’l, Inc. v. Carmicle, Nos. 0:14-CV-60629, 0:14-CV-61415, 2016 WL 815827 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 2, 2016) In this case, the court heard argument regarding Defendant’s alleged spoliation in October, 2015—before…
  • Apr 8

    Update: CAT3 Dismissed, Along with Motion for Sanction

    Update: CAT3 Dismissed, Along with Motion for Sanction
    CAT3, LLC v. Black Lineage, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 5511 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 4, 2016) On April 4, the parties in this case stipulated to dismissal, with prejudice, of all remaining claims in the case and Defendants have withdrawn their motion for…
  • Apr 5

    UPCOMING EVENT: RULES AMENDMENTS ROADSHOW

    UPCOMING EVENT: RULES AMENDMENTS ROADSHOW
    Hello “Proportionality,” Goodbye “Reasonably Calculated”: Reinventing Case Management and Discovery Under the 2015 Civil Rules Amendments Presented by: the ABA Section of Litigation & Duke Law Join us in Seattle on…
Rank this Week: 995

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Apr 5

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case
    In a 2-1 decision, the 8th Circuit on March 25th in MikLin Enterprises, Inc., v. National Labor Relations Board enforced an NLRB Order finding that a Jimmy John’s franchisee violated Sections 8(a)(1) and (3) of the National Labor…
  • Mar 30

    Website accessibility case shows big risks to companie

    Website accessibility case shows big risks to companie
    We have reported previously on the emerging trends in litigation over website accessibility. Briefly, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires accessibility for disabled persons to places of public accommodation.…
  • Mar 29

    DOL’s final “Persuader Rule” delivers another coup to union

    DOL’s final “Persuader Rule” delivers another coup to union
    Thinking about having an employment relations consultant or attorney meet with your managers and supervisors for a union avoidance session? If so, you may want to have it scheduled to take place prior to July 1, 2016. According to a new rule…
Rank this Week: 368

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    What Are the Differences Between Title VII and the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act?

    What Are the Differences Between Title VII and the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act?
    Pennsylvania's Human Relations Act ("PHRA") in Most Respects Provides More Protection to Workers Subjected to Discrimination Than Does Title VIIUnder the Constitution, the United States Congress and its Supreme Court are the final authority…
  • Apr 28

    UPDATE on Recent and Pending Discrimination Matters Pertaining to LGBT-Right

    UPDATE on Recent and Pending Discrimination Matters Pertaining to LGBT-Right
    Are There Any Federal Laws That Make it Illegal to Discriminate Against Employees or Workers Due to Their Sexual Preference, Identity?No.  In the United States Supreme Court decision entitled,What Are the Leading Cases From the U.S.…
  • Apr 13

    Black Mamba Has Me Up Too Late - Kobe Goes for 60 in Last Game

    Black Mamba Has Me Up Too Late - Kobe Goes for 60 in Last Game
    Kobe Bryant Scores 60 in Final GameI was at Veterans Stadium in 1980 when the Eagles beat the Cowboys to go to the Superbowl.I was at Citizens Bank Park in 2008 when the Phillies won the World Series and again in 2009 when Roy Halladay threw…
Rank this Week: 618

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

Covers clean air/emissions, FERC, natural gas and more. By Bracewell & Giuliani.

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Regional Enforcement Snapshot of Southern Africa

    Regional Enforcement Snapshot of Southern Africa
    According to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2014 (hereafter the “International Corruption Index”), the nine countries that make up southern Africa rate from “average” to…
  • Mar 18

    FERC Report on Transmission Investment and Related Technical Conference

    FERC Report on Transmission Investment and Related Technical Conference
    At the March 17, 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) meeting, FERC’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation presented a report assessing the effectiveness of FERC’s transmission investment policies,…
  • Mar 16

    Shale Play South Africa – An update on shale gas exploration

    Shale Play South Africa – An update on shale gas exploration
    Progress Report: Shale Play in South Africa Legal basis In June 2015, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) published Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production (the Regulations) which introduced guidelines…
Rank this Week: 741

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    President's Weekly Address: It's Time for the Senate To Do Its Job

    President's Weekly Address: It's Time for the Senate To Do Its Job
    <> President's Weekly Address: It's Time for the Senate To Do Its Job - In this week's address, the President repeated his call for Republicans in the United States Senate to give Chief Judge Merrick…
  • Apr 29

    SAB Critical Response To EPA's Draft Fracking Assessment Report

    SAB Critical Response To EPA's Draft Fracking Assessment Report
    <> SAB Critical Response To EPA's Draft Fracking Assessment Report - In its latest draft, 184-page, Apr 26, document EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) provides its response to EPA's draft…
  • Apr 28

    Federal Regulators Stand Up for Customers, Fair Electricity Market

    Federal Regulators Stand Up for Customers, Fair Electricity Market
    <> Federal Regulators Stand Up for Customers, Fair Electricity Market - The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee overturned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's decision to grant subsidy…
Rank this Week: 185

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

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

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation

    National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation
    <> National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation - 4/29/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals Case, Eighth Circuit, Case Nos: 15-2096 & 15-2328. This is an…
  • Apr 27

    Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC

    Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC
    <> Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC - 4/26/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-1225. National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) challenges the Nuclear…
  • Apr 26

    In Re: U.S. DOD & EPA & the Definition Of WOTUS

    In Re: U.S. DOD &amp; EPA &amp; the Definition Of WOTUS
    <> In Re: U.S. DOD & EPA & the Definition Of WOTUS - 4/21/16, Order denying en banc review. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Consolidated Case Nos. 15-3751 …
Rank this Week: 911

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
  • May 2

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection
    Right now, the United States’ second-most-heated environmental controversy—behind only the Clean Power Plan—involves the Clean Water Rule, which seeks to clarify the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • Mar 30

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below…
Rank this Week: 549

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Aug 21

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION
    The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and…
  • Aug 21

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance
    The Dallas City Council passed the ordinance in 2014, in an effort to move shoppers away from the bags by requiring stores to charge 5 cents for each bag requested by the shopper. As we know here in California, the...
  • Aug 21

    EPA IN RETREAT

    EPA IN RETREAT
    Nothing lasts forever, which is what the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be finding out. Formed in the very early 1970’s under President Richard Nixon, EPA for the last 45 years has become a sacrosanct agency, revered by…
Rank this Week: 712

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Even with medical advances, doctors must diagnose correctly

    Even with medical advances, doctors must diagnose correctly
    We live in an age of medical miracles. Many diseases that were once responsible for untold numbers of fatalities are now all but vanquished thanks to vaccines and other medications. There are also surgical procedures that can fix injuries…
  • Apr 24

    Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to truck driver fatigue

    Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to truck driver fatigue
    Because truck drivers frequently work long and irregular hours, they can be particularly vulnerable to the effects of fatigue. In an effort to ensure truck drivers get the rest required to operate a truck safely, they are required by law...
  • Apr 14

    What should I do when my car breaks down?

    What should I do when my car breaks down?
    It is an extremely sinking feeling. You're tooling down the road when your car experiences some sort of mechanical malfunction. So what should you do when your car breaks down on the road?...
Rank this Week: 832

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 27

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck
    The odd case of @YarnAttic vs. @TheYarnAttic. [Editor’s note: Clocktower Law represents The Yarn Attic LLC of NJ (TheYarnAttic.com) in intellectual property matters and has its client’s permission to publish this article.]…
  • Apr 26

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)
    (As Drafted by GiantPeople LLC on April 26, 2016) 1. Purpose. This Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UUDRP”) was created to provide Service Providers whose services include user-created…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #23

    17 Seconds #23
    Is Clocktower Law the best patent law firm in America? I was talking on the phone with an entrepreneur and prospective patent client (who did not hire us) when I said something like, “There are two ways to practice patent law: the…
Rank this Week: 717

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 13

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself,…
  • Mar 28

    Attention Misdirection Disorder

    Attention Misdirection Disorder
    If you’re like most people, you don’t control your attention. It’s not because you have “attention deficit disorder.” That is NOT the problem. People don’t suffer from a deficit of attention. They mostly…
  • Mar 14

    You’re not wrong

    You’re not wrong
    No one likes to be told they’re wrong. And yet we know that sometimes we are. Making mistakes is normal, and human. It’s acceptable. The real question is: are you happy with the results you’re getting from life?…
Rank this Week: 155

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
  • Apr 26

    What do we do with our art collection?

    What do we do with our art collection?
    I've recently come across a good article by Malcolm Burrows, who specializes in philanthropy and helping people set up plans for donations both in their lifetimes and after death. Malcolm (with whom I have had the very great pleasure to work…
Rank this Week: 646

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance
    I’ve received many calls from clients wondering whether their Certificates of Deposit are totally insured under the FDIC insurance rules. There’s a lot of confusion as to whether and how much of your deposits may be insured at one…
  • Apr 22

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe
    Can leaving amounts in trust for your loved ones save income taxes? Yes, it can.   Generally, there are two ways that you can leave your inheritance to your loved ones. The most common method is an outright distribution. Your will reads…
  • Apr 8

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible
    When I sit with a client and the conversation turns to selecting the successor trustee in the estate plan, I’m often not sure that my client understands the importance of this decision. Following the client’s death, for example,…
Rank this Week: 565

European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 790

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 202

Exempt Organizations Blog

Exempt Organizations Blog

Ccovers legal issues regarding tax exempt and nonprofit organizations. By Runquist & Associates.

http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 779

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
Rank this Week: 473