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Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • May 20

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Helping small businesses and independent inventors with limited resources is an important goal of the USPTO, and supports the Obama…
  • May 19

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino In direct response to feedback we’ve received from the public, we have updated our online Patents Dashboard. The Patents Dashboard is one of several tools the USPTO makes available…
  • May 13

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Input from the public is invaluable to us so we can best serve the needs of our innovation community.  To this end, our Patent…
Rank this Week: 838

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 390

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 756

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 321

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 28

    Dream ON

    Dream ON
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
Rank this Week: 12

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively
    Nancy H. Rogers, Professor Emeritus of Law at the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law has authored a timely paper entitled, “When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene…
  • Jan 12

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V
    In Part Four we began to discuss solutions (not just problems), and urged that a first step in incentivizing counsel to hold down litigation costs is to have a neutral oversee the process of discovery closely enough (1) to make it in…
  • Jan 12

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi
    Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law, Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar, and Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and The Rule of Law at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, and Alex Wiker, Post-Graduate Fellow in…
Rank this Week: 135

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 630

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/
  • May 19

    Ky. S. Ct Published Opinion - writ of prohibition denied to prevent enforcement of order unsealing divorce record

    Ky. S. Ct Published Opinion - writ of prohibition denied to prevent enforcement of order unsealing divorce record
    DANIEL E. BAILEY, JR. (M.D.) V. HON. ALLAN RAY BERTRAM, JUDGE, MARION CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION II, ET AL. Parties filing a medical negligence claim against a physician moved to intervene in the doctor’s divorce case solely to unseal…
  • May 18

    Ky Published Opinion: Reasonable Parenting Time

    Ky Published Opinion: Reasonable Parenting Time
    HUDSON V.COLE Father, a Michigan resident, and Mother, a Kentucky resident, live five hours apart, but were granted joint custody. The Trial Court ordered Father to have parenting time one weekend a month in Kentucky, in line with the…
  • May 12

    Ky Published Opinion - Standing to Intervene in Adoption

    Ky Published Opinion - Standing to Intervene in Adoption
    W.R.L., ET AL. V. A.H. A child born out of wedlock lived with A.H. as a family member for several years. A.H. participated in co-parenting the child , until A.H.’s relationship with the child’s mother ended. A.H. continued to have…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 13

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William
    [Photo of Robin Williams from wikipedia]          Divorces, especially if they aren't uncontested divorces, can be expensive! Just ask actor Robin Williams! According to various news reports, Williams is reportedly…
Rank this Week: 819

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/
  • Apr 26

    California divorce service

    California divorce service
    I make California divorce services including legal consulting, coaching, strategizing and advice available for smart, successful men and women. As needed, without long term commitments or high retainers, over the telephone or video chat, I…
  • Apr 16

    Our day at the beach

    Our day at the beach
    The post Our day at the beach appeared first on Helene L Taylor, Esq.
  • Apr 3

    Thinking about divorce

    Thinking about divorce
    If you’re thinking about divorce you want and need sound information about: Your present circumstances Family laws governing your marriage and possible divorce Your options. Sound information can give you a better picture of your life…
Rank this Week: 89

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: 16

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 27

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name
    The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) provides that “[a] person shall be liable in a civil action by an owner of a mark . . . if . . . the mark . . . is distinctive at the time of the registration of the domain name. . .…
  • May 1

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
  • May 1

    Notable Decisions May 2015

    Notable Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
Rank this Week: 108

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 29

    Immigration Litigation Timing and Presidential Politic

    Immigration Litigation Timing and Presidential Politic
    by Michael DorfOn Tuesday, a 2-1 decision of a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's preliminary injunction against President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent…
  • May 28

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition
    by Neil H. BuchananFor a relatively minor and unheralded case, Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne presents a surprisingly large number of interesting issues, in both constitutional law and tax policy.  Because…
  • May 27

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"
    By Michael DorfArticle III grants federal judges life tenure and salary protection. Nonetheless, Congress may assign some business that could be assigned to an Article III court to adjudication by personnel who lack life tenure and salary…
Rank this Week: 541

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • May 26

    Workers Compensation- Lawyer in Scranton PA

    Workers Compensation- Lawyer in Scranton PA
    Question: If I’m hurt at work, for how long will I be able to collect benefits? Answer: If you suffer a serious injury taht totally disables you from working, you can hypothetically collect benefits until you have recovered at least…
  • May 23

    New Drilling Leases Signed in Pennsylvania as North Carolina Balks at Fracking and Other New

    New Drilling Leases Signed in Pennsylvania as North Carolina Balks at Fracking and Other New
    Although the slowdown in the natural gas rich Marcellus Shale regions of Pennsylvania continue, news of new natural gas lease signings continues.  The Mars Area School District approved a lease of 110 acres of school district property…
  • May 14

    HEARING LOSS: THE NOT SO SILENT DISABLER

    HEARING LOSS: THE NOT SO SILENT DISABLER
    People exposed to excessive and prolonged noise in the workplace are susceptible to industrial hearing loss. One normally assumes that only those exposed to noise caused by machinery or hand-held power tools can cause noise levels necessary…
Rank this Week: 389

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: 351

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
Rank this Week: 661

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 28

    Is This The End of RICO?

    Is This The End of RICO?
                The short answer is “no.”  We are just borrowing a line from one of the original gangster movies, “Little Caesar,” which readers other than…
  • May 27

    Insurer Declaratory Action: To Stay or Not to Stay?

    Insurer Declaratory Action: To Stay or Not to Stay?
    This month’s edition of For the Defense magazine focuses on insurance law.  That makes sense.  It is difficult to do much defending without bumping against insurance issues.  Our torts professor constantly emphasized…
  • May 26

    What Does Pharmacogenomics Have To Do With Product Liability? – Potentially Everything

    What Does Pharmacogenomics Have To Do With Product Liability? – Potentially Everything
    Recently, Bexis attended the DRI drug and device committee spring conference.  Among other things he heard a bang-up presentation on genomics and personalized (also known as “precision”) medicine from Paige…
Rank this Week: 359

Drug Injury Lawyer Blog

Drug Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers adverse drug updates, preemption, and drug product liability litigation. By Pogust Braslow & Millrood.

http://www.druginjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Actos Victims to be Part of Global Settlement

    Actos Victims to be Part of Global Settlement
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is attempting to settle nearly 8,000 Actos lawsuits across the United States by agreeing to pay $2.3 billion. The settlement has been called a good deal for the drug company which will avoid the threat of further…
  • May 21

    Is Essure Safe?

    Is Essure Safe?
    Pharmaceutical giant Bayer recently sent out a press release announcing the continued safety of its non-surgical contraceptive, Essure. Earlier this month the New York Times published an article calling to question a study concluding Essure…
  • Aug 1

    Recent Studies Link Popular GLP-1 Drugs to Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

    Recent Studies Link Popular GLP-1 Drugs to Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
    Diabetes drugs taken by millions of Americans may be linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer (a disease with one of the lowest cancer survival rates). More than 12 million prescriptions were filled, in the United…
Rank this Week: 977

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 399

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 29

    Meet Batman’s New (Trademark) Nemesis: Rihanna

    Meet Batman’s New (Trademark) Nemesis: Rihanna
    After making (and remaking (and re-remaking)) movies, sequels, and prequels for nearly every comic book character in its library, it appears that DC Comics has finally found a new foe for its Batman franchise: music and fashion superstar…
  • May 28

    For Game of Thrones Beer, Quoth the RAVEN “Nevermore”

    For Game of Thrones Beer, Quoth the RAVEN “Nevermore”
    The HBO show “Game of Thrones” is a popular show for nerds and non-nerds alike.  And if you also happen to be a beer nerd, Brewery Ommegang has been making  a series of Game of Thrones-inspired beers in a collaboration…
  • May 27

    Trademark Bully Or Responsible Trademark Owner?

    Trademark Bully Or Responsible Trademark Owner?
    Travelers Cos., a large property-casualty insurer, sent a cease and desist letter to a small consulting firm in Anchorage, AK demanding that it stop using the image of an umbrella in connection with its business. Travelers has sent…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 646

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!
    Most of you know Mitchell Kowalski as a talented writer, author, teacher and visionary. Indeed, his critically acclaimed and American Bar Association best-selling book, “Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st…
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
Rank this Week: 476

e-discovery 2.0

e-discovery 2.0

Covers electronic discovery. By Aaref Hilaly.

http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e-discovery-blog
  • Jun 4

    e-discovery 2.0 is moving

    e-discovery 2.0 is moving
    Dear Friends – The time has finally come for eDiscovery 2.0 to relocate to the Symantec eDiscovery Blog. We are excited to continue our long tradition of providing unbiased perspectives regarding cutting-edge eDiscovery and information…
  • Apr 25

    Preventing Data Breaches – Tips from the FTC on Fraud, Deception and Consumer Privacy

    Preventing Data Breaches – Tips from the FTC on Fraud, Deception and Consumer Privacy
      2013 was a rough year for organizations struggling to secure their data. According to the recently published Internet Security Threat Report       (ISTR),breaches increased 62% in 2013 and over 552 million…
  • Dec 20

    In Re: Biomet Order Addresses Hot Button Predictive Coding Issue

    In Re: Biomet Order Addresses Hot Button Predictive Coding Issue
    United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, Ronald J. Miller, recently addressed what has arguably become the hottest predictive coding issue since Judge Andrew J. Peck’s February 2012 order in Da Silva…
Rank this Week: 781

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • May 18

    Washington’s ZYK Enterprises Recalls E. coli Tainted Beef

    Washington’s ZYK Enterprises Recalls E. coli Tainted Beef
    ZYK Enterprises, Inc. a Duvall, WA establishment, is recalling 2,522 pounds of boneless veal trim and whole veal muscle cut products that may be contaminated with  E. coli O157:H7, the... Continue Reading
  • May 10

    Whatcom County Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Hits 45 – 8 Hospitalized

    Whatcom County Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Hits 45 – 8 Hospitalized
    The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin – producing E. coli O157 associated with the Milk Makers Fest that was held at the Northwest... Continue Reading
  • May 4

    E. coli Hits 41 at Whatcom Milk Makers Fest

    E. coli Hits 41 at Whatcom Milk Makers Fest
    The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 associated with the Milk Makers Fest that was held at the Northwest Fairgrounds in... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 98

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 20

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk
    I've heard of being chained to your desk, but this is ridiculous. Yes, I have joined the ranks of those using not just standup desks, but a treadmill under my desk. As I dictate this, walking, I have a two-thirds...
  • May 20

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage
    Many eyes will be turned to David Letterman tonight as he has his last show, ending a long, long run. I was just thinking this morning how much we'll miss his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment, and in homage (see here...
  • May 20

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction
    Mesmerized WTF? Bored. (Left to right). Courtesy of the Smith boys, circa 2005.
Rank this Week: 354

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

Features news about the European Court of Justice. By Allard Knook.

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy
    Where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, UK cannot make right of entry subject to requirement to first obtain visa>> McCarthy had dual British and Irish nationality. He and…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft
    EU law not laying down principle of non-discrimination on grounds of obesityThe Employment Equality Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC) prohibits discrimination based on religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in relation to…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
Rank this Week: 856

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 500

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 100

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: 207

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 29

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie
    Light blogging ahead for me, as I will be leaving in a couple of days for my first visit to Cuba, as part of a small Penn State University faculty group. I'm confident I will have plenty of things to...
  • May 28

    New Survey on Retirement Readine

    New Survey on Retirement Readine
    Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has issued their 16th Annual Retirement Survey of Older Workers. Retirement Throughout the Ages: Expectations & Preparations of American Workers was released in May of 2015. The 81 page report…
  • May 28

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"
    You can join us via telephone or email this evening, May 28, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss the new PBS documentary, Caring for Mom & Dad that airs at 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV. Our conversation begins at 9...
Rank this Week: 293

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/
Rank this Week: 238

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 633

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Pa. Atty. General Supports Chief of Staff Despite Harassment Charge

    Pa. Atty. General Supports Chief of Staff Despite Harassment Charge
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane doesn’t intend to remove Chief of Staff Jonathan Duecker from his post, despite allegations by Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Kluk accusing Duecker of sexually harassing her. Duecker, who…
  • May 18

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement
    As Los Angeles city leaders ponder the steps they need to take to increase wages across the city, business owners are pushing hard to have tips counted toward minimum wage requirements for workers in the restaurant industry and other service…
  • May 11

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker
    The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the owners of two restaurants in Ames, Iowa, alleging they failed to pay workers the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as well as additional payments for overtime as required by law. The…
Rank this Week: 852

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
Rank this Week: 969

Energy & Commodities Resource…

Energy & Commodities Resource Center Blog

Covers regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the U.S. and international energy and commodities markets. By Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

http://www.energylawresourcecenter.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 963

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

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

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 309

Entertainment Law Reporter

Entertainment Law Reporter

From the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School.

http://www.entertainmentlawreporter.com/
  • Jun 5

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu
    I've discovered that publishing a one-man blog - even a blog that primarily calls attention to the fine work of others - is a surprisingly time-consuming activity. My work on the Entertainment Law Reporter got interrupted by the need to…
  • May 2

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President
    Those who watch politics (the way others watch sports) wonder whether Donald Trump is seriously thinking about running for President, or whether he is simply generating publicity for his television show "The Apprentice." Only "The Donald"…
  • May 2

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating
    The Federal Trade Commission has found that video game retailers enforce industry age and content ratings more vigorously than other entertainment retailers, and that music CD retailers are the most lax at doing so. In the words of the…
Rank this Week: 331

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Covers entertainment law issues affecting the film, theate, and music industries, as well as writers and screenwriters. By Joseph Lamy.

http://www.entertainmentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit
    The Rhode Island Film Tax Credit, although a controversial law, is not unlike similar laws passed in over 30 States. The Rhode Island legislature recognized that the television and movie industries can generate an infusion of capital into…
  • Feb 3

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie
    For many possible reasons, artists inquire with my entertainment law office because they feel that they are owed royalties. Sometimes, artists believe that they have not been paid enough in royalties, or sometimes, no royalties at all have…
  • Jan 31

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture
    An option agreement is one of the most common contracts by which producers secure rights to a story or concept from the screenwriter, novelist or owner of the intellectual property that is being considered for a film or television show. In an…
Rank this Week: 964

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 583

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 967

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 752

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 17

    17 Seconds #12

    17 Seconds #12
    Useful info quickly. As of 2015-05-13, the United States is part of the Hague Agreement. What this means is that it is now easier to get protection for design patents in multiple countries. There are other treaties that do similar things for…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #11

    17 Seconds #11
    17 Seconds: useful info quickly. Why do I like working with startups? There are many reasons. One of the biggest is that startups have the most intellectual property needs early in their lifecycle, and that’s precisely when Clocktower…
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
Rank this Week: 112

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 328

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 12

    My beliefs about “God”

    My beliefs about “God”
    It’s impossible to know the “truth” about anything that’s outside your direct experience. The only direct experience you really have (if you think about it a lot, and come to an honest conclusion) is what YOU think and…
  • Mar 16

    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…
  • Mar 1

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman’s description of the process goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and…
Rank this Week: 143

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 822