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Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
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Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Jul 29

    New ProQuest Congressional Interface Launched

    New ProQuest Congressional Interface Launched
    On July 28th ProQuest Congressional launched its new interface. The fresh new look is both appealing and user-friendly. Some of the improvements include: Home page:quick starting points to help new users connect with popular content Search by…
  • Jul 14

    HeinOnline’s ALI Library Now Includes Current Content!

    HeinOnline’s ALI Library Now Includes Current Content!
    Due to a new agreement with the American Law Institute, HeinOnline’s ALI Library will now contain current content, including pocket parts. This means that ALI Library users can conduct research by accessing both historical and the most…
  • Jul 6

    BYU Law Paper Series now on SSRN

    BYU Law Paper Series now on SSRN
    Take a look at the exciting things BYU law faculty members are working on by subscribing to the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School Research Paper Series on SSRN.
Rank this Week: 235

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 24

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article
    Professor Cynthia Bond writes to request that law professors answer a survey about popular culture in the law school classroom. A cover letter from Professor Bond and a link to her survey are below. Mitchell H. Rubinstein ___________…
  • Jul 23

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate
    Good Call recently ranked the top 100 best small cities for recent law school graduates. The top 10 are reproduced below. Their web site is full of helpful information and is available here. Mitchell H. Rubinstein Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley...
  • Jul 23

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer
    Good Call recently ranked the best large metro areas for new law school graduates. The top 10 are copied below, but their web site ranked the top 100 and provides additional information, here. Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley Mitchell H. Rubinstein...
Rank this Week: 231

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
Rank this Week: 229

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 226

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball
    Athletes are at a higher than average risk for a mild traumatic brain injury or concussions due to the nature of their sports and the mechanism of these injuries. And no where is this risk more evident than in youth soccer. So when we read…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
Rank this Week: 224

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 232

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

By Jurewitz Law Group.

http://www.sandiegoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?
    In California, workplace safety in most places of employment is regulated by Cal/OSHA, the government agency responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations. When Cal/OSHA regulations are violated, workers can file reports with the…
  • Sep 30

    October is National Spinal Health Month

    October is National Spinal Health Month
    October is National Spinal Health Month, offering Californians of all ages the chance to learn more about how to protect themselves from spinal cord injuries and keep a healthy spine. Back and spine injuries are among the catastrophic…
  • Sep 9

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently extended a testing program for self-driving cars. The program was initiated in August 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the collection of data on the safety of these vehicles…
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The Law Offices of Michael Lawson…

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury law affecting Georgia residents.

http://www.mlnlawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital
    A recent study found that a fall prevention intervention could potentially prevent 1 fall every 4 days, 7.5 falls every month, and 90 falls every year in U.S. hospitals.
  • Nov 18

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual
    Fall injuries and disabilities are likely to increase in coming years as baby boomers move into their senior years. Among older individuals, fall injuries often lead to broken bones, immobility and restricted activity.
  • Nov 16

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly
    Among individuals over the age of 50 who fracture a hip, approximately 25 percent die within the first year after the injury! An additional 60 percent lose their ability to perform day-to-day activities like bathing and cooking.
Rank this Week: 227

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 225

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Recovery of Puerto Rico Public Financing Corporation Bonds Losse

    Recovery of Puerto Rico Public Financing Corporation Bonds Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in Puerto Rico Public Financing Corporation bonds?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage…
  • Aug 3

    Kwen Chun Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

    Kwen Chun Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge
    In recent news, former MetLife Securities broker, Kwen Y. Chun has pled guilty to mail fraud. Chun reportedly admitted to stealing more than $650,000 from clients. According to NorthJersey.com, since 2005, Chun was funneling money from at…
  • Jul 31

    SEC Awards Whistleblower $3 Million

    SEC Awards Whistleblower $3 Million
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced they recently awarded a multi-million dollar payout to a whistleblower. The $3 million payout was the program’s third largest award. The whistleblower provided the SEC with…
Rank this Week: 247

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 236

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 4

    Q&A: Is my non-compete agreement binding 15 years later?

    Q&A: Is my non-compete agreement binding 15 years later?
    QUESTION A contract is a document drafted by the employer and signed by their respective employee. It is up to the employee to review this document and, if in agreement with the content, the employee signs it away, binding them to those…
  • Jul 28

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?
    Applying Law to Your Employment Matter It is not uncommon for an employee to be unsure of which law applies to their employment matter. Specifically, where the place of residence is not the same as the location of their employer. Picture an…
  • Jul 20

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?
    QUESTION An employee’s entitlement to severance is to say the least, at the discretion of the employer. But this is not a point blank answer, as there are many factors that play into effect. Where an employee is terminated and not…
Rank this Week: 239

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 4

    Great News for Florida Policyholders!

    Great News for Florida Policyholders!
    I usually don't cut and paste press releases in their entirety and offer them to our blog readers.  However, I have to make an exception this time.  My good friend, Sha'Ron James, was recently appointed as Florida's Insurance…
  • Aug 4

    Insurance Companies in The Construction Repair and Restoration Busine

    Insurance Companies in The Construction Repair and Restoration Busine
    A recent trend in the property insurance industry is that some companies are buying or making partnerships with insurance repair and restoration companies. They are literally trying to profit from the claim. Yesterday's press release by…
  • Aug 3

    Judge Robert Fall's Impact on Superstorm Sandy Litigation in Ocean County New Jersey

    Judge Robert Fall's Impact on Superstorm Sandy Litigation in Ocean County New Jersey
    Friday was the last day the special Superstorm Sandy docket in Ocean County New Jersey was under the authority of Judge Robert Fall. Anybody writing the history of Superstorm Sandy litigation would be remiss to not credit Judge Fall for…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 4

    Can Anything Happen in U.S. Politics Without a Forcing Event?

    Can Anything Happen in U.S. Politics Without a Forcing Event?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe annual scholarly conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) was held last week in Boca Raton, Florida.  As has become her custom, Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan of the University of Kentucky…
  • Aug 3

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)
    By Eric SegallOn Wednesday of last week I co-moderated (along with Eric Berger) a panel on Supreme Court transparency at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEALS) conference. It was a fascinating discussion covering mostly…
  • Aug 1

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal
    by Michael DorfAmidst the furor over dentist Walter Palmer's killing of Cecil the Lion, on Wednesday a New York trial court judge ruled against the Nonhuman Rights Project's habeas corpus action on behalf of two chimpanzees--Hercules and…
Rank this Week: 245

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 4

    167 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in July 2015

    167 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in July 2015
    The U.S. Trademark Office issued the following 167 trademark registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in July 2015 based on applications filed by Indiana trademark attorneys: Registration No.  Word Mark …
  • Aug 3

    Patent Office Issues 143 Patents To Indiana Citizens in July 2015

    Patent Office Issues 143 Patents To Indiana Citizens in July 2015
    The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 143 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in July 2015, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys:PATENT NO. TITLE D735,327 Transitional handle …
  • Jul 31

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319
    The principal criminal statute protecting copyrighted works is 17 U.S.C. § 506(a), which provides that "[a]ny person who infringes a copyright willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain" shall be…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
Rank this Week: 237

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 3

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring
    My law school, the University of Nebraska, is hiring. Here are the details: Entry-Level or Experienced Faculty Position The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more…
  • Aug 3

    Should We Include More International Materials in the Basic Business Associations and Securities Regulation Courses?

    Should We Include More International Materials in the Basic Business Associations and Securities Regulation Courses?
    Joan Heminway’s post last week about comparative corporate law got me thinking about international coverage in my own courses. Joan’s post reviewed a book designed for a stand-alone comparative corporate law course, but I’ve been…
  • Aug 2

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)
    "the potential development of fascism arising at the national level due to the influence of global corporate rule" http://t.co/cbcBLs4Nol— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 26, 2015 "Corporate personhood is not new; but it…
Rank this Week: 242

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Vehicles Accidentally Set in Motion

    Vehicles Accidentally Set in Motion
    Every year hundreds of children are injured or killed by vehicles accidentally set in motion. Children, especially toddlers, left unattended can accidentally knock vehicles into gear and crash into nearby houses or cause accidents by rolling…
  • Jul 30

    Trunk Entrapment Safety

    Trunk Entrapment Safety
    Each year, 10 to 20 people die because they are trapped in the trunk of a car. Many of these victims are children playing hide-and-seek or other games around vehicles. They do not realize how quickly they can overheat once inside a trunk with…
  • Jul 28

    Keep Your Child Safe from Frontovers Accident

    Keep Your Child Safe from Frontovers Accident
    We often hear about the dangers and tragedies of vehicles backing over children, but as a parent you should also be aware of the hazards associated with a car driving forward over a child. Similar to backover accidents, frontover accidents…
Rank this Week: 238

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Jul 29

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction
    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, Dist. Court, CD California 2015 – Google Scholar: CD Cal declines to exercise personal jurisdiction over Queens, NY business that allegedly ships into California but has no other contacts.
  • Jul 27

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015
    Somewhat odd fact pattern from D Montana.  Allegations that plaintiff assisted defendant in a re-write of a novel (unpublished) and didn’t credit plaintiff with the creation of the book title. Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D.…
  • Jul 27

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal
    Courthouse News Service:    Doobie Brothers Corp. and Doobro Entertainment on Friday sued Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby, who perform under the name Doobie Decimal System, a classic-rock cover band.
Rank this Week: 241

Cerebral Palsy Law Blog

Cerebral Palsy Law Blog

Covers cerebral palsy and pediatric brain injury. By Burke & Eisner.

http://cerebralpalsylawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Risk factors in Preterm Babies leading to Cerebral Palsy

    Risk factors in Preterm Babies leading to Cerebral Palsy
    I just read this study that shows some of the risk factors that relat to Cerebral Palsy. The study particularly is focuses on medium and Late Pre term babies. These are the children born in weeks 32-33 for Medium and 34-36 for Late preterm.…
  • Jan 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jul 20

    Anatomy Review: The Brachial Blexu

    Anatomy Review: The Brachial Blexu
    In a refreshing change from all the lawyer blogs that talk about Brachial Plexus (this one included), I found a blog that explains a lot about the functional anatomy of the Brachial Plexus nerve bundle. It is a list with a description of…
Rank this Week: 240

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 243

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 4

    Government report: HAMP rejecting more than 7 in 10 borrower

    Government report: HAMP rejecting more than 7 in 10 borrower
    Last week, a government report documented the underperformance of the federal Home Affordable Modification Program, which began in 2009 amidst great hope that it would be a big help for underwater homeowners. It hasn't worked out that way.…
  • Aug 4

    "Nursing Homes Make Payday Loans to their Low Wage Employees"

    "Nursing Homes Make Payday Loans to their Low Wage Employees"
    ...is the concerning headline of a story last month from the website The Street. The story opens with the tale of one employee and her loan: Payday loans come in small amounts, but the $300 loan cost her $355. Based...
  • Aug 3

    Caveat Subscriber: Ninth Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix

    Caveat Subscriber: Ninth Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix
    This past Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that class claims against Netflix for alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act and a similar California statute had to be dismissed because neither statute…
Rank this Week: 253

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 4

    University of Michigan reopens medical library without book

    University of Michigan reopens medical library without book
    “The University of Michigan has reopened its Taubman Health Sciences Library after a $55 million overhaul and rethinking of how a library for medical students should function. Hundreds of thousands of books were moved to an offsite…
  • Aug 4

    As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library

    As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library
    “The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and…
  • Aug 4

    Borough Aid to Queens Library Is Restored

    Borough Aid to Queens Library Is Restored
    “The Queens borough president has allocated $14 million to the Queens Library for capital improvements, her office announced on Monday, a year after she withheld such funds after an investigation into the financial misconduct of the…
Rank this Week: 255

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Cushing Mutual Funds Investor Update

    Cushing Mutual Funds Investor Update
    The attorneys at Gana LLP have been following the collapse of a series of mutual funds managed by Cushing Asset Management. The funds involved include: Cushing Closed-End Funds Cushing Renaissance Fund Cushing Royalty & Income Fund…
  • Aug 3

    Numerous Customer Complaints Against Herbert J. Sims Broker Robert Delguercio

    Numerous Customer Complaints Against Herbert J. Sims Broker Robert Delguercio
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Robert Delguercio (Delguercio) has been the subject of at least eight customer complaints, two financial matters, and one employment…
  • Jul 31

    Gana LLP Investigation: Broker Duane Smith

    Gana LLP Investigation: Broker Duane Smith
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Duane Smith (Smith) has been the subject of at least two customer complaint and one employment separation. The customer complaints against…
Rank this Week: 256

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    140Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:US Federal Judge orders NHL to turn over injury and concussion dataCrime rate not main reason US prison population exploded: It was sentencing policy Abortion pill RU-486 approved…
  • Jul 30

    Windows 10? Whatever...

    Windows 10? Whatever...
    Windows 10?  Yawn.If nothing else, the imminent launch of the new Windows OS gives us opportunity again to wonder why the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft continue to fail to grasp the obvious.In terms of user interface, they got it right…
  • Jul 27

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful Cosby seeks court sanctions against Canadian accuser over deposition…
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New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 3

    Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judge

    Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judge
    Although the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is broadly applied, visible account numbers through envelope windows do not violate the law, holds two federal judges. The twin rulings appeared as stories front and center of today's…
  • Jul 30

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC
    Facing a $38,458 garnishment by Marshal Gregg E. Bienstock, our client felt as if he ran out of options. He even paid a couple thousand dollars toward the garnishment. But after exploring his rights (outside of bankruptcy, which we fight to…
  • Jul 30

    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $30K Garnishment by Great Seneca Financial

    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $30K Garnishment by Great Seneca Financial
    Facing a $30,433 Garnishment Notice by Great Seneca Financial Corporation, we quickly filed court papers to attack the validity of the judgment and the validity of the plaintiff. In the action, Great Seneca was named as "Great Seneca…
Rank this Week: 254

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin
    Photographic Illustrators Corp. v. Orgill, Inc., 2015 WL 4572296, No. 14-11818 (D. Mass. July 29, 2015) PIC specializes in commercial photography.  It took photos of lighting fixtures manufactured by nonparty OSI.  Defendants…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2015 WL 4545408, No. 5:15–cv–00946 (E.D. Pa. July 28, 2015)  Parks sells sausage and other processed meats; its origin is in the H.G. Parks Sausage Company, known for the first…
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 31

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill
    Federal and state crowdfunding laws, Happy Birthday copyright, FTC says receiving freebies for your Instagram photo makes your post an ad and more! Photo credit: Chelsea Nesvig Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jul 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
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Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
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DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
    Tom Mighell and I have had an especially good run of episodes recently on The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. I especially want to recommend the most recent one “Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?“ I had been seeing a…
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
  • Feb 15

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
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My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Tech Train Missed The Courtroom Lawyers Stop

    The Tech Train Missed The Courtroom Lawyers Stop
    The legal profession has given themselves to the tech vendors. Their influx to everything lawyer has been successful, causing anyone in state Bar and Bar association leadership to advocate that we all must "embrace technology or die." It's…
  • May 2

    Should Asian Women Stick To Massages?

    Should Asian Women Stick To Massages?
    Lawyer Jeena Cho (Asian woman pictured) is a San Francisco Bankruptcy Lawyer involved in the "Mindfulness" movement for lawyers. I have no interest in the "Mindfulness" movement and have no problem making fun of whatever it is. I…
  • Jan 21

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide
    I was surprised that an article about why so many lawyers are killing themselves generated an actual real-live thoughtful discussion. While I'm sure in the annals of the internet there are a fair share of comments of "who cares,"…
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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
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Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport
    Crowley Maritime Corp. is consolidating its Jacksonville operations, with Crowley Liner Services Inc. relocating its Puerto Rican service from its private terminal to the Jacksonville Port Authority's Talleyrand Marine Terminal. Although John…
  • Nov 19

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday. According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the…
  • Nov 19

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
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Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
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ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Litigation

    Patent Litigation
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published on Tesla's website in June 2014 that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. 
  • Aug 18

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial
    Although we usually expect arbitrators to be impartial, the Supreme Court of Texas vacated an arbitration award because the chosen arbitrators were too impartial.Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, __S.W.3d__, 2014 WL 2789429 (Tex. June…
  • Aug 15

    Awareness, Choice and Action

    Awareness, Choice and Action
    Teaching principles of peacemaking is based on three ideas: Awareness, choice, and action.  Much conflict stems from automatic, reactive behavior. We, as humans, are hard wired to protect our personal identities.
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L'OBSERVATOIRE DU DROIT PANAMEEN…

L'OBSERVATOIRE DU DROIT PANAMEEN ET DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL

Covers Panama law (in French).

http://maitrejulia.blogspot.com/
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Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
  • Nov 13

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?
    A personal injury lawyer is often consulted on medical malpractice cases, especially when they result in a fatality. In 2010 a study indicated that about 180,000 people died due to a preventable medical mistakes. Three years later, a new…
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The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
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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/
  • Aug 4

    Judicial Infrastructure at Risk - ED Texas Planning Conference

    Judicial Infrastructure at Risk - ED Texas Planning Conference
    I am in Plano today wearing my Eastern District practitioner and Chamber of Commerce board member hats to attend the Judicial Infrastructure Planning Conference for the Eastern District of Texas at the Center for American and International…
  • Aug 3

    Another 285 attorneys fees decision - this time from WD Tex

    Another 285 attorneys fees decision - this time from WD Tex
    A number of years ago I was in chambers with an Eastern District judge and opposing counsel discussing a procedural question in a Fair Labor Standards Act case. I admitted to the judge that I didn't have a Fifth Circuit...
  • Jul 29

    Section 285 Motion Denied

    Section 285 Motion Denied
    Following the Supreme Court's opinion in Octane Fitness changing the standard for award of attorneys fees under Section 285 in patent cases, 285 motions have become significantly more prevalent, providing a vehicle for judicial review of both…
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Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Aug 4

    Hull on Estates #427 – Lucid Interval

    Hull on Estates #427 – Lucid Interval
    Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Josh Eisen look at the concept of the lucid interval in the context of testamentary capacity and examine recent research that raises some doubts about whether a person can temporarily…
  • Aug 4

    The Death of Howard W. Jones, the father of American IVF

    The Death of Howard W. Jones, the father of American IVF
    Dovetailing on our last blog and Ian Hull and Nick Esterbauer’s paper on fertility law from an estates perspective, the world lost a great medical pioneer last Friday. Howard W. Jones, the surgeon who pioneered in vitro fertilization in…
  • Jul 31

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate
    A young girl from China is eagerly awaiting test results of genetic testing that could mean that she is entitled to inherit her biological father’s $50 million fortune. Gang Yuan, whom the child’s mother states is her biological…
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Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 3

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Wendy Gerwick Couture, Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity, 17 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 453 (2015). Sandeep Gopalan & Katherine…
  • Aug 3

    Ben-David, Franzoni, Moussawi & Sedunov on Institutional Investor

    Ben-David, Franzoni, Moussawi & Sedunov on Institutional Investor
    Itzhak Ben-David, Francesco A. Franzoni, Rabih Moussawi, and John Sedunov III have posted The Granular Nature of Large Institutional Investors on SSRN with the following abstract: Over last 35 years institutional ownership became concentrated…
  • Aug 3

    Clapham, Haferkorn & Zimmermann on High-Frequency Trading

    Clapham, Haferkorn & Zimmermann on High-Frequency Trading
    Benjamin Clapham, Martin Haferkorn, and Kai Zimmermann have posted Does Speed Matter? The Role of High-Frequency Trading for Order Book Resiliency on SSRN with the following abstract: This paper explores limit order book resiliency following…
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Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jul 31

    Independent Directors Have New Ammunition to Obtain Dismissal of Suit

    Independent Directors Have New Ammunition to Obtain Dismissal of Suit
    A recent Delaware Supreme Court decision that provides independent directors with a new basis to be dismissed from lawsuits against them, was highlighted in my latest article published in Directorship, the magazine of the National…
  • Jul 30

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context
    The Chancery opinion in Andrikopoulos v. Silicon Valley Innovation Company, LLC, C.A. No. 9899-VCP (Del. Ch. July 30, 2015), addressed the priority of an advancement claim in the context of a receivership under Delaware law. Bottom line:…
  • Jul 30

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest
    The ABA Journal is conducting its annual contest of the top legal blogs in the U.S. This hyperlink brings you to the ABA survey page. The full explanation from their website follows: Blawg 100 Amici We’re working on our annual ……
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Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jul 31

    James Woods Punches The Muppet

    James Woods Punches The Muppet
    There was an episode of the 1990s sitcom Murphy Brown in which Murphy, played by Candace Bergen, appeared on kid's TV show to soften her image. The show features Muppets; it's a transparent stand-in for Sesame Street. Murphy, true to type,…
  • Jul 30

    L.A. Court Prohibits Center for Medical Progress From Publishing Some Undercover Materials About Abortion

    L.A. Court Prohibits Center for Medical Progress From Publishing Some Undercover Materials About Abortion
    My co-blogger Adam Steinbaugh contributed to the factual and legal research of this post. A group called the Center for Medical Progress ("CMP") has been releasing a series of "undercover" videos as part of a campaign against Planned…
  • Jul 29

    Popehat Signal: Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family

    Popehat Signal: Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family
    It's time for the Popehat Signal. I failed last time I lit it in this case, but I'm lighting it again, hoping that the community of civic-minded, speech-cherishing, evil-fighting lawyers will respond. I need your help defending a stroke…
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PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
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