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Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Rules to be Proposed as Early as This Week

    New Overtime Rules to be Proposed as Early as This Week
    President Obama has announced that a soon to be released proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor will include an increase in the minimum salary necessary for an employee to qualify as an exempt employee. Under the proposal announced…
  • Jun 28

    NLRA Application to Common Company Policie

    NLRA Application to Common Company Policie
    The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ right to form unions, collectively bargain and otherwise engage in collective activities for their mutual aid and protection.  Collective activities for mutual aid and protection…
  • Jun 20

    Texas Governor Signs Open Carry Law –Employers Have Time to Prepare

    Texas Governor Signs Open Carry Law –Employers Have Time to Prepare
    Beginning in 2016, licensed individuals can openly carry handguns on their person. Prior to the implantation of the law, Texas law required that license holders carry their handguns in a concealed manner.  HB 910 authorizes individuals…
Rank this Week: 476

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Farming And Ranching Insurance Policie

    Farming And Ranching Insurance Policie
    Mineral Wells insurance lawyers are in an agriculture setting and thus are more likely to see insurance situations involving farm and ranch insurance policies. A U.S. District Court case from the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division…
  • Jun 28

    Life Insurance And ERISA

    Life Insurance And ERISA
    Forest Hill insurance lawyers who handle ERISA claims can tell you horror stories about the rulings and statutes that govern ERISA. The Washington Post published an article not long ago giving reasons and examples about some of the issues…
  • Jun 27

    ERISA And Life Insurance

    ERISA And Life Insurance
    Haltom City life insurance attorneys who handle ERISA claims should already know this, but here goes anyway. Insurance companies can make erroneous arguments with near impunity when it comes to life and accidental death policies provided by…
Rank this Week: 501

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jun 30

    Protecting your trademark on social media

    Protecting your trademark on social media
    A few basic tips for protecting trademarks on social media platforms: Register your trademark(s) with the USPTO. Sign up for usernames on all the major social media platforms that correspond with your main trademarks, even if you have no…
  • Jun 29

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo
    Travelers insurance features a red umbrella logo. The logo is nice – simple and unique. And suggestive of providing protection and cover. Travelers has used it for over 50 years. I flipped past the Travelers Championship golf…
  • Jun 18

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other
    As noted here frequently, pop culture can often drive trademark filings. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, has certainly been in the news a lot recently, including a much-discussed Vanity Fair cover. And in recent weeks, multiple…
Rank this Week: 280

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property
    A recent research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the price to be paid by UK’s small firms and start up businesses to protect their intellectual property would very often cost them their ability to…
  • Jun 23

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine
    Now that the European Parliament is in the process of introducing the new EU Trade Secrets Directive, we decided to put the spotlight on this topic and discuss in practical terms what trade secrets are, explain why employees are the biggest…
  • Jun 16

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con
    With the recent launch of the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s (Ipso) consultation into setting up a pilot arbitration service to widen access to justice, it is interesting to consider the…
Rank this Week: 814

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Jun 30

    Old Songs, New Money – SiriusXM Settles Copyright Lawsuit

    Old Songs, New Money – SiriusXM Settles Copyright Lawsuit
    Sirius XM has resolved a piece of major litigation in its fight over its right to play pre-1972 recordings. In so doing, Sirius XM has settled with independent and major record companies for the satellite radio company’s alleged…
  • Jun 29

    GWB Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag From South Carolina Statehouse Ground

    GWB Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag From South Carolina Statehouse Ground
    We have witnessed the tragic deaths of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. joins the citizens of our state in grieving for the victims and their families. Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A.…
  • Jun 26

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    As we’ve often noted, it’s difficult finding legally themed comic book covers after doing so for more than five years. But we just found a new one involving Nick Fury! Above, you’ll find the cover of Nick Fury #7, published…
Rank this Week: 163

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 30

    Employer Hit With $2.2 Million Verdict in Workplace Defecator Case

    Employer Hit With $2.2 Million Verdict in Workplace Defecator Case
    And now for something completely different: “….we discussed the Northern District of Georgia’s decision in Lowe v. Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, LLC, (N.D.Ga. May 5, 2015), holding that an employer violated the…
  • Jun 29

    Not Taking Time Off Is Like Getting a Pay Cut

    Not Taking Time Off Is Like Getting a Pay Cut
    How many in-housers are leaving vacation days on the table each year? Besides the economic aspects, taking time off can be good for your health: “It feels good to be productive and become a super worker, but time off is important for…
  • Jun 26

    Weird Things Co-Workers Do

    Weird Things Co-Workers Do
    Often we end up spending more of our waking hours with colleagues than our loved ones, so perhaps it’s inevitable that our quirks and oddities… The post Weird Things Co-Workers Do appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 238

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 21

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 29

    No Time to Be Nice at Work – The New Yor

    No Time to Be Nice at Work – The New Yor
    No Time to Be Nice at Work – The New York Times http://ow.ly/OY2NTFiled under: Conflict
  • Jun 29

    Greek Referendum Plan by Alexis Tsipra

    Greek Referendum Plan by Alexis Tsipra
    Greek Referendum Plan by Alexis Tsipras Tests His Power and Conviction – The New York Times http://ow.ly/OY1uQFiled under: Conflict
  • Jun 29

    Implied exclusion of Part 1 of Arbitrati

    Implied exclusion of Part 1 of Arbitrati
    Implied exclusion of Part 1 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act – tips and strategies – Lexology http://ow.ly/OWLJ9 #IndianADRFiled under: Conflict
Rank this Week: 269

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?
    It has been known for years that undocumented girls and women who are making the trek from Mexico to the United States are being subjected to epidemic sexual violence. But Donald Trump’s assertion that Mexico is sending…
  • Jun 24

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?
    Baseball player Leo Durocher famously said “nice guys finish last.” Do they? There is no conclusive answer to this question but Christine Porath, in a recent article for the New York Times, argues that politeness and regard for…
  • Jun 9

    EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrim. in High Tech Industry

    EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrim. in High Tech Industry
     Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, senior counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),  singled out the problem of virulent age discrimination in the high tech industry during a talk Tuesday before the National Press…
Rank this Week: 270

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Lexington North Carolina Tarheel Q Restaurant Tops 200 With Salmonella

    Lexington North Carolina Tarheel Q Restaurant Tops 200 With Salmonella
    Not a likely marketing strategy. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports tonight that 216 people have developed a Salmonella infection linked to Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington,... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Nears 200

    Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Nears 200
    The North Carolina Division of Public Health reports that at least 197 people have been sickened from 14 North Carolina counties and 6 states in an outbreak of Salmonella that... Continue Reading
  • Jun 25

    Tarheel Q Hospitalizes 7 Sickens 120 More

    Tarheel Q Hospitalizes 7 Sickens 120 More
    Jordan Howse of the Winston-Salem Journal reports tonight that at least 127 people have been sickened, and at least 7 hospitalized, in an outbreak of Salmonella that officials believe may... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 30

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    91 Cups and Mugs, 2 Expert

    91 Cups and Mugs, 2 Expert
    One of the problems of trying to chronicle all modern American jurisprudence on customs law is that I need to read it all. Sometimes that hurts more than other times. In this case, G.G. Marck & Associates, Inc. v. United States, the blame…
  • Jun 28

    Scope, Protests, and De Novo Review

    Scope, Protests, and De Novo Review
    The scope of antidumping and countervailing duty orders is one of those issues that sits right at the intersection of trade law and customs law. The Department of Commerce determines the scope of an order and can issue rulings clarifying…
  • Jun 28

    A Little Catching Up to Do

    A Little Catching Up to Do
    I've been busy. That's a good thing. The U.S. Court of International Trade has been busy as well. That is also a good thing. I am taking this week off. That is a good thing. The Venn diagram of this situation looks like this:
Rank this Week: 688

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 29

    Interpreting Michigan v. EPA

    Interpreting Michigan v. EPA
    In bringing the mercury rule to the Supreme Court, industry was hoping for a ruling that EPA had to balance costs and benefits (and could only include benefits relating to mercury).  What they got was far less than that.  Here,…
  • Jun 29

    MATS Rules Declared Invalid in Michigan v. EPA, 5-4

    MATS Rules Declared Invalid in Michigan v. EPA, 5-4
    The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down EPA’s rules governing toxic emissions from power plants.  My first take on the opinion, by Justice Scalia, is that while the outcome is bad for the agency, the reasoning appears not to be a…
  • Jun 29

    Mercury Rising: The Court Reverses EPA’s Regulation

    Mercury Rising: The Court Reverses EPA’s Regulation
    The Court has just now decided the Michigan case, involving EPA’s mercury regulation.  As Ann Carlson explained in an earlier post, a lot was at stake in the case.  The Court ruled 5-4 against EPA.  This passage…
Rank this Week: 466

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Task Force Recommends Reinstatement of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie University

    Task Force Recommends Reinstatement of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie University
    A Report of the Task Force on Misogyny, Sexism and Homophobia in Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry released last Friday says the university "should consider establishing a fully funded ombudsperson office comparable to those at other…
  • Jun 26

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Selects Ombud

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Selects Ombud
    UMass Amherst has named Carol Booth as its next Campus Ombudsperson, starting July 26, 2015.  Booth has been serving as a senior staff attorney at the campus Student Legal Services Office for the past six years and taught as an adjunct…
  • Jun 26

    Job Posting: Southern New Hampshire University

    Job Posting: Southern New Hampshire University
    The private, nonprofit, and nonsectarian university is hiring its first Ombudsman. The full-time position will work with all SNHU stakeholders, including 3,000 students on campus and 65,000 (!) online. Applicants must have a Bachelor's…
Rank this Week: 412

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 153

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jun 29

    Racial Hate Crime

    Racial Hate Crime
    The FBI issued a 2013 report (the most current documented hate crime information) which states that racial hate crimes accounted for 48.5% of all hate crimes nationwide. The FBI defines racial and other hate crimes as a crime against a person…
  • Jun 24

    Failed Banks in the United State

    Failed Banks in the United State
    According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), there are on record 540 failed banks in the United States since late 2000. Throughout the recent recession, bank failure spiked during 2010 with 157 going under in that one year…
  • Jun 22

    Collecting Rainwater Legally in Utah

    Collecting Rainwater Legally in Utah
    Drought conditions continue to worsen in several states including Utah and collecting rainwater seems to be a smart way to conserve our precious commodity; however residents need to make sure they are doing so legally. The rain belongs…
Rank this Week: 834

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 428

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

Covers the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. By Victoria Ring.

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 29

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
  • Dec 15

    Christmas Gift

    Christmas Gift
    Check out the new article on 713Training.com about Christmas gifts in bankruptcy. For more information on Bankruptcy Training check out our training packages at 713training Related PostsLiens and Bankruptcy TrainingDebtor on the Loan,…
  • Nov 14

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?
    Here is a link to a recent article on 713training.com. http://www.713training.com/blog/debtor-on-loan-but-not-the-owner/ In the article we answer a students question that they sent in an E-mail.  If you ever have questions please feel…
Rank this Week: 890

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Court Reduces Injury Victim’s Compensation for Standing up to Criminal

    Court Reduces Injury Victim’s Compensation for Standing up to Criminal
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, with a troubling finding of contributory negligence.  The Court assessed a Plaintiff partly liable for injuries sustained while being…
  • Jun 29

    Corporate Plaintiff Not Allowed To Read In Discovery Evidence of Former Employee

    Corporate Plaintiff Not Allowed To Read In Discovery Evidence of Former Employee
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing limits on the use of discovery evidence at trial. In today’s case (No Limits Sportswear Inc v. 0912139 BC Ltd) the Plaintiff sought to…
  • Jun 22

    Examination For Discovery Objections Canvassed

    Examination For Discovery Objections Canvassed
    Adding to this site’s archived procedural cases dealing with examinations for discovery, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Duncan Registry, canvassing the appropriateness of several questions relating to…
Rank this Week: 256

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Jun 29

    PETITIE VOOR BEHOUD KWALITEIT ONDERWIJS

    PETITIE VOOR BEHOUD KWALITEIT ONDERWIJS
    De minister wil dat leerlingen in Curaçao voortaan makkelijker kunnen slagen voor een havo- of vwo-examen dan leerlingen in Nederland… Klik hier voor de petitie Reactie Rooms Katholiek Centraal Schoolbestuur: Curaçao…
  • Jun 25

    CLIËNTEN EN ADVOCATEN OPGELET!

    CLIËNTEN EN ADVOCATEN OPGELET!
    Met wie heeft de cliënt een contractuele relatie? U heeft een probleem van juridische aard. U belt een advocatenkantoor en wordt doorverbonden met advocaat X. Advocaat X is een partner. Hij werkt twee weken aan uw zaak maar gaat dan met…
  • Jun 17

    DOING BUSINESS IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN

    DOING BUSINESS IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN
    Invest Dutch Kingdom “Invest Dutch Kingdom ” is a collaborative effort between the four countries of the Dutch Kingdom with the aim of providing useful information about investment opportunities within the Kingdom. The website…
Rank this Week: 896

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Government and Google Team Up to Prevent Rail Crossing Accident

    Government and Google Team Up to Prevent Rail Crossing Accident
    Today the federal government is announcing a partnership with Google aimed at preventing accidents at railroad crossings, according to the New York Times. The newspaper reports that the Federal Railroad Administration will work with the tech…
  • Jun 28

    Oregon Car Crash Leaves One Dead Near Tillamook

    Oregon Car Crash Leaves One Dead Near Tillamook
    A three-vehicle Oregon car accident near Tillamook this weekend took the life of a 79 year old man from Aloha, Oregon in Washington County. The Oregonian, citing the Oregon State Police, reports that the accident took place on State Route 6…
  • Jun 23

    Senate Hearing is Latest Twist in Takata Recall Saga

    Senate Hearing is Latest Twist in Takata Recall Saga
    On the eve of a US Senate hearing focused on the Takata airbag recall, Senate Democrats have issued “a 45-page report into the nation’s largest-ever recall of about 34 million vehicles by 11 automakers for air bags that can…
Rank this Week: 305

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 29

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation
    How could you not fall in love with Goldie Hawn? She was the giggly blonde, with her bikini and body paint on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, a role that launched her career. Do you also remember the Hudson Brothers? Bill, Mark and Brett…
  • Jun 28

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law
    A perfectly healthy 24-year old woman in Belgium will be killed by her doctors only because she has “suicidal thoughts”. She does not suffer from any terminal disease or physical illness. While Nazi Germany pioneered legal…
  • Jun 26

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?
    Today’s gay marriage decision from the United States Supreme Court has the potential to create an even greater divide between America’s already polarized electorate. In a 5/4 decision, the Court invented a new civil right under…
Rank this Week: 616

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?
    A new opinion issued by the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association discusses whether -- and under what circumstances -- an attorney may threaten another lawyer with disciplinary charges. From the digest: An…
  • Jun 28

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?
    This time religious freedom is the apparent excuse for blatantly unprofessional conduct in the face of a Supreme Court ruling. Religious freedom of state employees cannot possibly mean that two Jewish people or two Muslim people should have…
  • Jun 27

    Innovation in Law

    Innovation in Law
    Ben Barton has two articles on Bloomberg BNA. The first is titled Law Firms Push For High-End Work is Short Sighted and the second is Lessons From the Rise of LegalZoom. These articles are relevant to the recent discussion on...
Rank this Week: 612

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 459

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jun 29

    The Continuing Argle-Bargle

    The Continuing Argle-Bargle
    In last week's opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court again broke new ground and has taken an action that will be debated for years to come. It finally used the word "huh?" in an opinion. This…
  • Jun 25

    The Argle-Bargle Over This Jiggery-Pokery Is Pure Applesauce

    The Argle-Bargle Over This Jiggery-Pokery Is Pure Applesauce
    As you likely know by now, the Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to reject a challenge to the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. Obamacare, over a strong dissent by Justice Scalia. The opinion in King v. Burwell involves important issues…
  • Jun 24

    Spider-Man Clings to Wall of Supreme Court

    Spider-Man Clings to Wall of Supreme Court
    On Monday, the Supreme Court held in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment that a patent holder can't charge royalties for using an invention after the patent term expires. More accurately, it established that rule in a 1964 case, and held…
Rank this Week: 632

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 29

    How late it was, how late

    How late it was, how late
    Khuja v Chowdhury [2015] EW Misc B18 (CC) A County Court deposit protection case, and an illustration of some of the ways in which landlords still haven’t figured out how the deposit rules work. Ms C was the assured shorthold tenant of…
  • Jun 26

    Party like it’s 1957

    Party like it’s 1957
    1957 was an important year. Russell Endean became the first man to be out “handled the ball” in a Test Cricket match. Anthony Eden resigned and Harold Macmillan became PM. The Cat in the Hat was first published. And it was the…
  • Jun 22

    Westminster again…

    Westminster again…
    In R(Alemi) v Westminster CC [2015] EWHC 1765 (Admin), which has been widely reported already (eg here; and all over my twitter feed), HHJ Blair QC found that Westminster’s allocation scheme was unlawful in disbarring successful…
Rank this Week: 492

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Jun 29

    Tae Hea Nahm, '85, Interviewed in The New York Time

    Tae Hea Nahm, '85, Interviewed in The New York Time
    This interview with Tae Hea Nahm, managing director of the venture capital firm Storm Ventures, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Original source:  …
  • Jun 25

    David M. Rubenstein, '73, Becomes National Gallery of Art Trustee

    David M. Rubenstein, '73, Becomes National Gallery of Art Trustee
    On July 1, 2015, David M. Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, will become a trustee of the National Gallery of Art. …
  • Jun 23

    Roberta Cooper Ramo, '67, To Receive Highest ABA Award

    Roberta Cooper Ramo, '67, To Receive Highest ABA Award
    Roberta Cooper Ramo will receive the medal in Chicago in August, joining the ranks of recipients including numerous U.S. Supreme Court justices and other famous legal personalities. …
Rank this Week: 760

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jun 29

    Affirmative action… again

    Affirmative action… again
    The Supreme Court has heard from Abigail Fisher before.  Now, the Court will hear from her again.  As previously summarized by TeenJury, Ms. Fisher brought suit against the University of Texas for denying her admission in 2008.…
  • May 30

    Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)

    Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)
    This month, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg again officiated a same-sex wedding. During the ceremony, Justice Ginsburg pronounced the two men “married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United…
  • Mar 29

    Should we consider Supreme Court term limits?

    Should we consider Supreme Court term limits?
    Yesterday, former and prospective presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called for term limits on Supreme Court justices.  Commenting from the Nixon Presidential library, Huckabee warned that “nobody should be in an unelected…
Rank this Week: 747

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
  • Jun 23

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.
    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new, more user-friendly and tablet/smartphone-responsive integrated webdesign and blog platform, to launch this summer, with the help of my new webmaster and my web sitehost.…
Rank this Week: 348

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Connected With Court

    Connected With Court
    In this era of fewer trials, if you still find yourself in front of a jury now and then, you may have noticed a few upgrades to some of our courtrooms. You’ll find equipment installed and available in many Federal courtrooms, and some…
  • Jun 24

    Trial Technology and Litigation Support Podcast

    Trial Technology and Litigation Support Podcast
    “You’re tuned in to the Trial Technology and Litigation Support Podcast. Sit back and enjoy interviews with industry leaders as we discuss everything from new trends to old war stories.”That’s the intro for the new…
  • Mar 23

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue
    If you were assembling a new trial presentation equipment set today, it wouldn’t be all that much different from what would have been done several years ago. Even with advances in video format and display technologies, it often comes to…
Rank this Week: 604

Fiscalito

Fiscalito

Blog dedicado a los Impuestos, Contabilidad, Excel, Tecnologia e Internet desde la perspectiva de un Contador Geek

http://www.fiscalito.com/
  • Jun 29

    ¿Todos los poderes notariales son iguales?

    ¿Todos los poderes notariales son iguales?
    Si bien es cierto que las Personas Morales son entes juridicos con personalidad juridica propia y distinta de la de sus accionistas, tambien es cierto que una persona moral “no puede operar por si misma” al tratarse de una…
  • Jun 29

    Aplicación para conocer estatus del envio del SIPRED o DISIF 2014

    Aplicación para conocer estatus del envio del SIPRED o DISIF 2014
    El Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos (IMCP) dio a conocer a través de su folio 44/2014-2015 a sus colegios federados y en general a la membrecía de dicho instituto que el Servicio de Administración…
  • Jun 18

    Trabajo de menores: Disminuyen edad de contratación pero con limitacione

    Trabajo de menores: Disminuyen edad de contratación pero con limitacione
    Se reforma la Ley Federal de Trabajo a fin de disminuir la edad de los menores de edad para acceder a un empleo remunerado a quince años de edad, pero con limitaciones que es importante considerar. Se establece que la edad…
Rank this Week: 699

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 255

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Jun 29

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case
    Many employment law statutes are so-called "fee-shifting" laws.  This means that the prevailing party in litigation can be reimbursed by the loser, under standards that the courts have established to determine what amount of…
  • Jun 22

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today
    We are winding down to the close of the US Supreme Court's Term, and the Court just finished announcing its opinions and orders.  The two big cases that will affect the employment landscape, the ACA (Obamacare) and same-sex marriage…
  • Jun 16

    Singin' the Blues About the "Blue Pencil"

    Singin' the Blues About the "Blue Pencil"
    I just stumbled across this post from the Franchise Law Update blog. It deals with a recent decision from the Nebraska Supreme Court that invalidated the non-compete provision of a franchise agreement.  The court in Unlimited…
Rank this Week: 358

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Jun 29

    OSC concludes continuous disclosure review of mutual fund practices relating to portfolio liquidity

    OSC concludes continuous disclosure review of mutual fund practices relating to portfolio liquidity
    Last week, OSC staff concluded a review focusing on mutual fund practices related to liquidity assessments of fund holdings, liquidity stress testing and liquidity valuation considerations.  OSC staff’s review disclosed its…
  • Jun 29

    Marketplace operation and trading rules amended by the CSA

    Marketplace operation and trading rules amended by the CSA
    The Canadian Securities Administrators recently approved amendments to National Instrument 21-101 – Marketplace Operation and National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules.  The amendments, which were first published for comment on…
  • Jun 29

    OSC approves proposed MFDA Rule amendments related to CRM2

    OSC approves proposed MFDA Rule amendments related to CRM2
    The OSC recently approved amendments to Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) Rule 5.3 – Client Reporting and MFDA Policy No. 7 – Performance Reporting.  The amendments codify the relief orders issued by the…
Rank this Week: 519

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court released Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark decision requiring all states to allow same-sex couples to marry. The decision was released on the second anniversary of United States v. Windsor, which struck down…
  • May 26

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray
    Most attorneys put off the resolution of personal property division to the end of the case. Unfortunately, waiting until the end of the case sometimes allows for the parties’ residual anger and resentment to be focused on what otherwise…
  • May 18

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation
    Facebook is perhaps the largest and, at least among adults, the most frequently used social networking site.  Users willingly and regularly post information regarding friends, hobbies, locations, relationship status, likes/dislikes,…
Rank this Week: 891

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: 241

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk
    For those self-filing their application for a visa to Canada (aka Do It Yourself-ers) , an additional basis to refuse your case may arise: if you fail to declare that you hired someone advise you on the application.  The relevant law is…
  • Jun 18

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?
    For the Express Entry draw of June 12 2015 the  minimum points imposed by the Minister of Immigration was  482. Persons who meet this minimum threshold are invited to apply for immigration to Canada, often under the Federal Skilled…
  • Jun 6

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?
    As of the date I’m writing this (2015-06-06), one of the basic requirements for acquiring Canadian citizenship include physical presence in Canada for three years out of four  years prior to submitting an application for…
Rank this Week: 707

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jun 29

    Breaking: US Supreme Court overturned the EPA's air quality rule

    Breaking: US Supreme Court overturned the EPA's air quality rule
     The US Supreme Court overturned today the air quality rule that was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Obama Administration, holding that the EPA did not properly consider the costs of the…
  • Jun 29

    Remembering Kelo v. City of New London -- 10 Years Later

    Remembering Kelo v. City of New London -- 10 Years Later
    Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision known as Kelo v. City of New London.  In that decision the Supreme Court ruled private economic development is a public use under the 5th amendment to the…
  • Jun 21

    Integrating “Livability Principles” in Brownfields Redevelopment

    Integrating “Livability Principles” in Brownfields Redevelopment
    Reprinted with permission from Kara A. Allison, APR, of Hull & Associates, Inc.Have you applied for federal brownfields funding lately? Perhaps you’ve noticed an increasing emphasis on incorporating sustainable concepts,…
Rank this Week: 461

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 158

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2015 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2015 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”
    Michael I. Santucci has been selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating…
  • Jun 25

    Post-expiration royalties barred for Spider-Man related patent

    Post-expiration royalties barred for Spider-Man related patent
    In Kimble, et. al. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC[1], the Supreme Court upheld previous precedent[2] which created a bright line rule preventing patent owners from obtaining royalties from sales made after the patent term has expired. The…
  • Jun 18

    Can you copyright a food recipe?

    Can you copyright a food recipe?
    Recently the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio addressed the question of whether a copyright can protect food recipes. Tomaydo-Tomahhdo, LLC, et. al. v. Vozary, et. al[1], involved a dispute between former…
Rank this Week: 817

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jun 29

    Homeowner Beats Loan Servicer On Foreclosure Appeal

    Homeowner Beats Loan Servicer On Foreclosure Appeal
    California appeals court  slaps down servicer’s attempt to require payment the entire mortgage loan a condition of homeowner protection. Nice try, Ocwen. But no, says an intermediate California appeals court. Such an…
  • Jun 26

    Unicorns, Wookies, And Medical Bankruptcie

    Unicorns, Wookies, And Medical Bankruptcie
    What do Unicorns, Wookies, and Medical Bankruptcies  have in common? Each is a figment of our imagination. None of them exists in the real world. Medical bankruptcy does not exist, despite the suggestion in a recent FoxBusiness article,…
  • Jun 20

    No More Repossession Threat If Exemption Bill Passe

    No More Repossession Threat If Exemption Bill Passe
    What Congress took away ten years ago, the California legislature may give back if SB 308 becomes law. When the Bankruptcy Code was amended in 2005, Congress gifted the car finance industry with a plum:  those who filed bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 590

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Poor Communication Alleged in Nursing Home Patient’s Death

    Poor Communication Alleged in Nursing Home Patient’s Death
    Nursing home care is often adversely affected due to poor communication. Open communication channels between hospitals, nursing assistants, nurses in charge, directors and administrators, and other staff is the key to keeping problems from…
  • Jun 22

    Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Abuse Alleged At Nursing Home

    Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Abuse Alleged At Nursing Home
    Nursing homes are supposed to be a comfortable and safe haven for elderly individuals who are suffering from illnesses and require special medical attention. Families of the elderly people who reside in nursing homes want to be satisfied with…
  • Jun 15

    Recent Nursing Home Fines Suggest General Lack of Patient Oversight

    Recent Nursing Home Fines Suggest General Lack of Patient Oversight
    Nursing homes are increasingly becoming a place of distrust and oversight, rather than what they were created to be, a safe and comfortable home for the elderly. Recently, many nursing homes have been fined for their oversight of patients and…
Rank this Week: 90

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip
    I do not know how many witnesses Brian interviewed while he was an IRS Special Agent or when he was a high-ranking official at U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”).  Nor do I know the number…
  • Jun 22

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?
    As “A Surreptitious Search For Money Hidden In Divorce & Other Cases” explains, law enforcement databases may house confidential information about a person’s assets.  Private investigators & the…
  • Jun 15

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Avoiding Mistakes During An Asset Search

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Avoiding Mistakes During An Asset Search
    The instant post analyzes 2 mistakes I occasionally see divorcing spouses make when they consider whether to search for marital assets hidden from them.  It is the 20th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series: A…
Rank this Week: 89

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 680

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
  • Jun 29

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain
    Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract: Tout discours interprétatif se…
  • Jun 29

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 54

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jun 29

    Check Out Our New Home!

    Check Out Our New Home!
    As you may or may not know, The University of South Carolina School of Law is getting a new home.  We will be moving from our current location on Main St. to a brand spankin’ new building on Gervais St sometime next year.…
  • Jun 26

    What Not To Do Department

    What Not To Do Department
    There are many things that one can do to invite trouble in any profession, and the legal profession is no different.  Here are some tips for avoiding various sorts of difficulties: 1.  Don’t alter court records. 2. …
  • Jun 23

    New Scholarship: Crimes of Terror, by Prof. Wadie Said

    New Scholarship: Crimes of Terror, by Prof. Wadie Said
    Professor Wadie Said’s new book, Crimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions, was published in May by Oxford University Press.  The book examines the advantages the U.S. government has…
Rank this Week: 911