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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?
    By now, you’re familiar with my enjoyment in capturing and sharing new billboard signage that hits the streets of the Twin Cities. Question, what tagline might have inspired this one? Was the Minnesota Renaissance Festival inspired by…
  • Aug 11

    The Federal Circuit Building’s Circuitous History

    The Federal Circuit Building’s Circuitous History
    I had the opportunity this week to attend an oral argument at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington this week (#humblebrag). I quickly came to realize that, like so many things in trademark law, the Federal…
  • Aug 10

    Registrations for Golden Knights Still Refused…Partially

    Registrations for Golden Knights Still Refused…Partially
    Another update on my series of posts following the newest NHL expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and the difficult time they’re having prosecuting their trademark applications. The applicant Black Knight Sports and…
Rank this Week: 179

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 14

    The masochist says “Beat me!” …

    The masochist says “Beat me!” …
    … and the sadist says “No.” It is hard not to pay attention to people who are screaming for your attention. It’s hard to manage your own attention in the best of circumstances; sages have for thousands of years been…
  • Jul 8

    Such an Alpha, He Even Piddles Himself Dominantly

    Such an Alpha, He Even Piddles Himself Dominantly
    “Trump ‘won’ Putin handshake: body-language expert.” Erm. No. Submissive dogs reveal their throats. Humans show their palms. . . . . The opposite of the dominant handshake is to offer your hand with the palm facing…
  • May 15

    Small Progress Against Implicit Corruption in Harris County Court

    Small Progress Against Implicit Corruption in Harris County Court
    I took Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg to task here for not stepping aside from the decision whether to retry David Temple for the murder of his wife. I saw it as a disappointing example of implicit corruption in the Harris…
Rank this Week: 195

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Aug 14

    Was there wisdom in the “tender years” doctrine

    Was there wisdom in the “tender years” doctrine
    There is no doubt that the “tender years” doctrine–which favored granting mothers custody of young children–would not pass constitutional muster in the 21st century. Such gender based classifications cannot survive…
  • Aug 10

    Two recent interesting unpublished family law opinion

    Two recent interesting unpublished family law opinion
    I rarely blog about unpublished opinions because even when they are interesting, and even when they should have been published, they rarely do anything other than restate legal principals that have been established in published opinions.…
  • Aug 9

    The legislative paternalism of South Carolina’s name change law

    The legislative paternalism of South Carolina’s name change law
    When my wife was a social worker at a local hospital she once acted as a case manager for a mother giving birth to twins. That mother had allowed her five year-old son to name the newborns. Thus, there are teenage twins running around the…
Rank this Week: 693

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Women's Health Care (PA): A large…

    Women's Health Care (PA): A large Philadelphia-area ob/gyn practice has notified 300,000 patients of a potential data breach.  Not much news on what happened, but it was apparently a hack that penetrated the group's computer system; they…
  • Jul 26

    Wall of Shame: OCR is updating its large…

    Wall of Shame: OCR is updating its large data breach reporting website.
  • Jul 20

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta):…

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta): Peachtree Neurological was hit with ransomware recently.  Fortunately, (i) they were able to restore their systems without paying the ransom, and (ii) there was no evidence that the ransomware exfiltrated…
Rank this Week: 619

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 987

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Chew on Thi

    Chew on Thi
    The important legal and possibly philosophical question to be answered in Mondelez Global LLC v. United States is whether the unflavored, and largely chemical, base for chewing gum is classified in HTSUS Heading 2106 as a food preparation or…
  • Aug 12

    XYZ and Lever Protection (Part 2)

    XYZ and Lever Protection (Part 2)
    This is a discussion of the jurisdictional merits of XYZ Corporation v. United States. If you are not up on the ins and outs of parallel (or "gray market") imports, read Part 1 of this post.Remember what is happening here: Plaintiff, going by…
  • Aug 11

    The XYZ Affair and a Quasi-War Over Gray Market Imports (Part I)

    The XYZ Affair and a Quasi-War Over Gray Market Imports (Part I)
    Every now and then a case shows up at the Court of International Trade that does not fit into the normal baskets of what tends to happen there. One such case is XYZ Corporation v. United States.Here is some background. U.S. law says that only…
Rank this Week: 651

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

Provides practice management tips for Oregon lawyers. By Beverly Michaelis.

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 14

    Preserving Mobile Data in Anticipation of Litigation

    Preserving Mobile Data in Anticipation of Litigation
    In a recent post, eDiscovery expert Craig Ball makes the case for routine preservation of data contained on mobile devices. I concur. The tendency is to dismiss or ignore the degree to which we lean on our smartphones and tablets. ……
  • Aug 7

    Attorney-Client Privilege and Cloud Storage

    Attorney-Client Privilege and Cloud Storage
    Do your clients or their agents use cloud storage for case-related documents?  Do they transmit information using unsecured hyperlinks? If the answer is yes, your client may have waived its claim of privilege to the stored…
  • Jul 31

    Your Online Reputation

    Your Online Reputation
    The July issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin features an excellent article by Linn Davis entitled “Responding to Negative Online Reviews: Reputation Management.”  If you’ve ever received a negative review, or…
Rank this Week: 998

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Aug 14

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing
    The following guest column is by Richard Hinwood, based in London. Richard is the Head of Strategy & Chief of Staff at Withers.  As Head of Strategy, Richard leads the formulation and implementation of firm-wide strategy and business…
  • Aug 7

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda
    A few weeks ago I related the tale of our abortive foray into changing wireless service providers from AT&T to Verizon, which provided rich material for reflections on client service.  If you missed it, the original story is here.…
  • Aug 1

    Question of the Month #3: Best measure of law firm performance?

    Question of the Month #3: Best measure of law firm performance?
    Steven Brill’s audacious decision to publish AmLaw profits per partner figures starting over three decades ago was without question the single most brilliant journalistic stroke Law Land trade media has ever experienced, creating an…
Rank this Week: 433

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Aug 14

    A Criticism of Cynicism

    A Criticism of Cynicism
    That’s the classical etymological origin of the word cynic. Today most people define cynicism as an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others’…
  • Jul 31

    W.A.I.T.

    W.A.I.T.
    I’ve always been amazed at people who are good listeners. I have a friend who is an amazing listener. When you’re speaking with him – it’s not a back and forth volley of conversation. He’s not waiting for his…
  • Jul 21

    Speaking At Clio Cloud Conference

    Speaking At Clio Cloud Conference
    So Clio has announced the majority of the speaker line up for its annual event, the Clio Cloud Conference. Yes, #cloud.1This is a in joke for Gyi Tsakalakis. If you don’t have an overabundance of consonants in your name, go back to the…
Rank this Week: 614

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 399

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Aug 14

    How to Choose the Right Doctor for Your Personal Injury Case

    How to Choose the Right Doctor for Your Personal Injury Case
    After an accident, there are several extremely important things you can do to help establish your personal injury case.  For example, immediately after an accident seek medical treatment.  Now, while seeking medical treatment may…
  • Aug 10

    How do I File a Maritime Injury Case

    How do I File a Maritime Injury Case
    If you have a maritime injury case, you need to hire an attorney that handles this specific area of the law immediately.  All maritime injury cases have a shortened statute of limitations.  This is the amount of time you have to…
  • Aug 7

    Why You Need to be Careful when Choosing a Doctor for your Personal Injury Case

    Why You Need to be Careful when Choosing a Doctor for your Personal Injury Case
    The most important decision in a personal injury case is choosing the doctors.  It is as important, if not more important, than the right lawyer. The reason is that your personal injury case will live and die on many factors.  If…
Rank this Week: 535

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 14

    Talking Mediation at AEC Forensic

    Talking Mediation at AEC Forensic
    Thank you to my friend and relatively frequent guest poster here at Construction Law Musings, Brian Hill (@aecforensics) for letting me invade his great blog on risk management and best construction practices, AECforensics.com, and talk about…
  • Aug 10

    With VA Mechanic’s Liens Sometimes “Substantial Compliance” is Enough (but don’t count on it)

    With VA Mechanic’s Liens Sometimes “Substantial Compliance” is Enough (but don’t count on it)
    Virginia mechanic’s liens are a powerful and tricky beast that in most cases require absolute precision in their preparation.  However, an interesting opinion recently came out of the Virginia Supreme Court that may provide a bit…
  • Aug 2

    Be Sure to Dot All of the “I’s” and Cross the “T’s” in Virginia

    Be Sure to Dot All of the “I’s” and Cross the “T’s” in Virginia
    As a construction company from outside of Virginia that wants to work here in the Commonwealth, there are numerous “hoops” that you need to jump through to be able to perform work and most importantly get paid.  Among these…
Rank this Week: 304

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Circuit rejects constructive discharge claim

    Circuit rejects constructive discharge claim
    It's been a while since the Second Circuit last issued a published opinion on constructive discharge. The Court this time around reminds us how difficult it is to prove that an employee was justified in quitting her job.The case is Shultz v.…
  • Aug 11

    Fired then rehired two weeks later creates an adverse employment action

    Fired then rehired two weeks later creates an adverse employment action
    I would say this is the most pro-plaintiff Title VII decision issued by the Court of Appeals this year. The Court holds for the first time that a plaintiff suffers an adverse employment action where the employer fires her (allegedly because…
  • Aug 8

    State anti-discrimination law does not conflict with National Labor Relations Act

    State anti-discrimination law does not conflict with National Labor Relations Act
    This case asks whether union members who want to challenge the union's discriminatory actions may do so pursuant to the New York State Human Rights Law, which prohibits discrimination in employment and in union membership. The question is…
Rank this Week: 782

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 14

    NYTimes: Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

    NYTimes: Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. Dr. James Weinstein, a back pain specialist and chief executive of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, has some advice for most people with lower back pain: Take two…
  • Aug 10

    PBS: California Reports Thousands of Workers Exposed to Elevated Lead Level

    PBS: California Reports Thousands of Workers Exposed to Elevated Lead Level
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. The highest lead levels were found in the blood of people who work with guns and ammunition, according to the California Department of Public Health.  More than…
  • Aug 7

    Fighting to protect workers right

    Fighting to protect workers right
    Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Workers compensation law is slightly more than 100 years old. It has become a fundamental protection for workers and their families. Sadly, insurance and…
Rank this Week: 920

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Aug 10

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XI #compensatory education

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XI #compensatory education
     This is another in our continuing series on the basics of special education law.    If the parents (or adult student) win a due process hearing, the two most common types of relief are compensatory education and…
  • Aug 7

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 434

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 14

    Second Cities for Law Firm

    Second Cities for Law Firm
    Last year, I blogged about Second City Solos which suggested that lawyers may have more success in getting a new law practice off the ground since they’ll face less competition than they would in major metropolis cities like San…
  • Aug 9

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women
    Recently while online, I came across this post by a female law firm partner with 25 years of experience under her belt. She writes: This past year, I settled two enormous cases in federal district court, reeling in two success bonuses above…
  • Aug 8

    Loyalty Programs – For Clients and Lawyer

    Loyalty Programs – For Clients and Lawyer
    A recent article confirms that customer loyalty programs that reward customers for frequent purchases are more popular than ever. The article reports that today, consumers 3.8 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, up from 3.3…
Rank this Week: 714

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 14

    Juggalos Will March on Washington in September

    Juggalos Will March on Washington in September
    It'll be a loosely organized, non-traditional hybrid demonstration in support of Juggalo rights.        Related StoriesO.J. Simpson: “I've Spent a Conflict-Free Life”Johnny Depp Allegedly…
  • Aug 9

    Good Reason to Kill #69: Magic the Gathering

    Good Reason to Kill #69: Magic the Gathering
    Svogthos, the Restless Tomb, is on the battlefield. There is no escape.        Related StoriesGood Reason to Kill #68a: Disrespected by Yoda FanGood Reason to Kill #67: Enraged by XylophoneGood Reason…
  • Aug 8

    Alleged Lamppost Thief Has Trouble With Getaway

    Alleged Lamppost Thief Has Trouble With Getaway
    It's possible the getaway car was just slightly underpowered.        Related StoriesDo Not Walk Your Dog WHILE DRIVING“Crafty Science” and the LawAssorted Stupidity #99 
Rank this Week: 127

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 14

    Filing Bankruptcy: Which Chapter Do You File?

    Filing Bankruptcy: Which Chapter Do You File?
    Every year, numerous Americans turn to bankruptcy as a means to find relief from insurmountable debt. These individuals, couples, and businesses come from all walks of life, and their financial situations are always unique. Because…
  • Aug 11

    Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You

    Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You
    When an individual or couple files for bankruptcy, they are required to disclose all of their assets in their petition. It is important for filers to remember that they must be 100 percent truthful when disclosing assets and that they…
  • Aug 7

    Understanding Your Plan of Reorganization for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Understanding Your Plan of Reorganization for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy, also known as "reorganization bankruptcy," is a bankruptcy plan that allows corporations, partnerships and individuals to reorganize their finances and restructure their debt. Unlike Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases,…
Rank this Week: 950

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Aug 14

    And the Award For Most Oppressive Conduct By a Majority Shareholder Goes to . . .

    And the Award For Most Oppressive Conduct By a Majority Shareholder Goes to . . .
    Minority shareholder oppression on steroids is one way to describe what happened in Matter of Twin Bay Village, Inc., in which an upstate appellate panel recently affirmed an order dissolving the corporation and setting aside a stock issuance…
  • Aug 7

    Navigating Rocky Shoals and Safe Harbors When Board Members Fix Their Own Compensation

    Navigating Rocky Shoals and Safe Harbors When Board Members Fix Their Own Compensation
    This week's New York Business Divorce features a recent decision in which the court addressed novel issues -- and found guidance in Delaware case law -- in a shareholder derivative action challenging compensation packages given to…
  • Jul 31

    Books and Records Case Illustrates Crucial Importance of Pre-Suit Demand

    Books and Records Case Illustrates Crucial Importance of Pre-Suit Demand
    This week's New York Business Divorce looks at a noteworthy decision by Manhattan Commercial Division Justice O. Peter Sherwood in which he dismissed claims by a minority member of Delaware LLCs for inspection of books and records. Continue…
Rank this Week: 646

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/
Rank this Week: 883

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian
    It almost never fails when I run into someone I used to work with. The conversation starts with "Hey... how's the law library world? It's gotta be tough with all those books being online now." (The implication being "aren't you worried about…
  • Aug 10

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”
    I recently started a new job in a different building in downtown Toronto. I left law firms after working in firms for almost 15 years. Afraid I would miss law firm life, I thought binge watching Suits, would help remind me of my previous…
  • Aug 3

    Convergence Initiatives and Panel Programs — What If The Data Says We're Wrong?

    Convergence Initiatives and Panel Programs — What If The Data Says We're Wrong?
    Self-reflection can easily become self-delusion. I’m either about to write something that runs counter to my own vested interests, or I’m preemptively defending those interests from unfriendly empirical evidence. I don’t…
Rank this Week: 108

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 13

    News Essentials: 14th August 2017

    News Essentials: 14th August 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSSupreme Court to consider applications to vary periodical payments orders under MCA s31(7)Permission given to husband to appeal by Mills v Mills. Full story:…
  • Aug 10

    Mostly about child support...

    Mostly about child support...
    Child support was the dominant topic amongst my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included:Repeat after me: child support and contact are two separate issues! - The myth that keeps raising its…
  • Aug 8

    ‘Digital Divorce’ Pilot to be Extended this Summer

    ‘Digital Divorce’ Pilot to be Extended this Summer
    The forms needed for couples in England and Wales to file for divorce are set to change. In paper and digital format, the new forms are designed to gather more information from both divorcees. Whilst the paper forms are yet to be released by…
Rank this Week: 261

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 13

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Aug 8

    How to Pick and Choose a Family Law Attorney in 5 Easy Steps (in the USA)

    How to Pick and Choose a Family Law Attorney in 5 Easy Steps (in the USA)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Family law has a lot of touch points with the criminal justice system. It is a separate branch of civil law, though. Family law attorneys address concerns that involve…
  • Aug 7

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 904

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 913

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    How the “Getting to Yes” Methodology Can Help in Your Divorce Mediation

    How the “Getting to Yes” Methodology Can Help in Your Divorce Mediation
    Written by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury in 1981, the bestselling book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In has become a go-to resource for working through challenging negotiations. As it turns out, the “getting to…
  • Aug 6

    Podcast: Four Ways To The End: Pathways To Concluding A Divorce

    Podcast: Four Ways To The End: Pathways To Concluding A Divorce
    In this episode of The Family Law Show, Jason Brown outlines the four ways in which the Court may conclude a divorce in Minnesota. Whether your case is contested, uncontested, settled, or requires a trial, certain procedural requirements must…
  • Jul 31

    6 Signs That You Are Distracted from Working on Your Minnesota Divorce—and How to Stop Procrastinating

    6 Signs That You Are Distracted from Working on Your Minnesota Divorce—and How to Stop Procrastinating
    Once divorce proceedings have begun, procrastinating is one of the worst things you can do. No one particularly wants the headaches of paperwork, lawyer consultation and other details, but it’s a safe bet that your ex is not…
Rank this Week: 965

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 Kaplan Law, LLC.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    A Quiet Rule Change that Threatens Oregonians’ Right

    A Quiet Rule Change that Threatens Oregonians’ Right
    An effort by the Trump administration to roll back an obscure Medicare rule has provoked a loud, and unexpected, backlash according to multiple reports in The Hill, a newspaper that specializes in covering the federal government in general…
  • Aug 9

    Trump Police Comments Raise Fear of Civil Rights Violation

    Trump Police Comments Raise Fear of Civil Rights Violation
    An almost off-hand remark by President Trump during an address to police officers last week was swiftly denounced by police officials in red and blue states alike. As the Washington Post reports, “some police leaders worried that three…
  • Aug 1

    NFL Concussion Study Offers Opportunity to Review Oregon Student Athlete Protection

    NFL Concussion Study Offers Opportunity to Review Oregon Student Athlete Protection
    A groundbreaking study published last week by the New York Times has reverberated through the sports world. “A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 NFL players – and 110 were found to have CTE, the degenerative disease…
Rank this Week: 929

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 394

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

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

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 13

    You Should Not Contract With Your Environmental Consultant

    You Should Not Contract With Your Environmental Consultant
    In an effort to mitigate risk you should not contract directly with an environmental consultant, but rather your attorney should contract with that consultant. While laws vary from state to state, in the vast majority of factual situations a…
  • Jul 30

    Eat, Pray, Greenbuild?

    Eat, Pray, Greenbuild?
    I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” My answer is simple and the same response I have offered for years, attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year Greenbuild is in Boston from…
  • Jul 23

    FTC Settles Charges Over Deceptive Zero VOC Claim

    FTC Settles Charges Over Deceptive Zero VOC Claim
    Four paint companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively promoted products as containing zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or as emission free, including during and immediately after application.…
Rank this Week: 797

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Case o' the Week: A Remarkable Feet (Ninth Rejects Podiatrist Qui Tam) - Van Dyck / Smith, Qui Tam, and Criminal Forfeiture

    Case o' the Week: A Remarkable Feet (Ninth Rejects Podiatrist Qui Tam) - Van Dyck / Smith, Qui Tam, and Criminal Forfeiture
     No foot in the door for Relators.United States v. Van Dyck, Nancy Smith, Intervenor 2017 WL 3428096 (9thCir. Aug. 10, 2017), decision available here. Players: Decision by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, joined by Judge Murguia…
  • Aug 11

    US v. Smith, No. 16-10160 (8-10-17)(Thomas…

    US v. Smith, No. 16-10160 (8-10-17)(Thomas w/Murguia & McCalla). The 9th affirms the district court's order denying intervention by private parties seeking recovery of fraudulent proceeds.  Specifically, the 9th holds that a…
  • Aug 8

    Greenway v. Ryan, No. 14-15309…

    Greenway v. Ryan, No. 14-15309 (8-8-17)(Per Curiam w/ Schroeder, Rawlinson, Bea)(Note: This is an Az FPD case).  The 9th declined to find that the Az Supreme Court or the trial court had used an erroneous legal standard and affirmed the…
Rank this Week: 274

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 802

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Boston “Slow Streets” Program to Prevent Car Accident

    Boston “Slow Streets” Program to Prevent Car Accident
    It is the responsibility of every motorist to drive in a safe and responsible manner to prevent a foreseeable injury to persons and property.  Failure to do so is considered a form of  negligence. This act of negligence could be the…
  • Aug 7

    Liability for Passenger Injuries in Boston Single Car Crashe

    Liability for Passenger Injuries in Boston Single Car Crashe
    The majority of Boston car accidents involve more than one vehicle. Many of these are fender-benders with two vehicles, though chain reaction crashes are fairly common on highways and other roads with heavy congestion.  However, getting…
  • Jul 28

    Pedestrian Accidents in Boston

    Pedestrian Accidents in Boston
    Whenever a car accident occurs in which a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the result is often fatal, and if not fatal, results in serious personal injury that has lifelong damage. There are a variety of ways a pedestrian can be hit by a car, but…
Rank this Week: 627

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

https://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 901

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 234

Children and the Law

Children and the Law

By the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://childrenandthelawblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    New York Legislature moves New York ahead of Texas in protecting teens from child marriage. By: Lauae Wolfe

    New York Legislature moves New York ahead of Texas in protecting teens from child marriage. By: Lauae Wolfe
    With New York Times taglines like “young teenagers, New York State is calling the wedding off,” New Yorkers are happy to announce law changes that protect children from young teen marriage. Previously allowing marriages of…
  • Aug 3

    Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup
    Ending Solitary for Juveniles: A Goal Grows Closer A nationwide shift toward abolishing solitary confinement for juveniles, which began to take shape in 2016 after former President Barack Obama banned the practice in federal prisons, has…
  • Jul 29

    Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup
    Texas’s “Bathroom Bill” Still Very Much Alive In an effort to legalize discrimination against transgender Texans, the Texas Senate has voted once again to advance SB 3, also known as the “Bathroom…
Rank this Week: 608

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
Rank this Week: 519

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Vegas to Tulsa to Norman

    Vegas to Tulsa to Norman
    That’s where I am headed to this next week. Las Vegas for ILTCON, the International Legal Technology Association annual conference, from Monday late afternoon to midday Wednesday. Disliking Las Vegas, and having been to two conferences…
  • Aug 10

    Do law schools take professional development of students seriously?

    Do law schools take professional development of students seriously?
    In the last week I’ve had exchanges with a couple law schools that made me wonder how serious law schools take professional development of their students. I’m basing this on my belief that a law student’s understanding of…
  • Aug 9

    Law school operated WordPress a replacement for today’s law review

    Law school operated WordPress a replacement for today’s law review
    With the advent of the Internet, and with it the expansion of open publishing, it’s not reasonable to expect law reviews to continue in their current form. Law professors looking to publish should be provided their own “printing…
Rank this Week: 30

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Aug 12

    They Invented What? (No. 20)

    They Invented What? (No. 20)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 3,150,641:  Dust cover for dog.   Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:…
  • Aug 11

    Marion Area Business Plan Competition hosted by The Forge.

    Marion Area Business Plan Competition hosted by The Forge.
    We had the honor of being a judge for the Marion Area Business Plan Competition hosted by The Forge Business Accelerator yesterday evening.  This was an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas to the…
  • Aug 8

    Ashland University – Dauch College of Business Presentation – August 8, 2017.

    Ashland University – Dauch College of Business Presentation – August 8, 2017.
    We had the pleasure of speaking at the Ashland University – Dauch College of Business and Economics this morning in Ashland, Ohio.  Lots of great questions from the attendees about intellectual property law.  Thanks again…
Rank this Week: 520

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician
    There is no singular public official who bears the entire burden for failure to prosecute banks during the foreclosure crisis. However, many of them do have some responsibility, considering some 9.3 million American families lost their homes…
  • Aug 8

    Overcharging Veterans on Home Refinancing Garners $108M Penalty

    Overcharging Veterans on Home Refinancing Garners $108M Penalty
    Wells Fargo has repeatedly found itself answering to government regulators for violating consumer rights – most recently for overcharging military veterans on home finance loans. Just one week before announcing the $108 million…
  • Aug 5

    Miami May be on Verge of Another Housing Bubble

    Miami May be on Verge of Another Housing Bubble
    Housing prices in four of the country’s largest cities – including Miami – have been deemed overvalued, potentially setting the stage for another housing market bubble. Prices for homes in Miami, Houston, Washington, D.C.…
Rank this Week: 794

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 11

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017
    If you're a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), you have a chance to participate in one of the organization's committees during the coming academic year. There are many committees to choose from on the 2017-18…
  • Aug 8

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship
    The Association of Legal Writing Directors ("ALWD") has established the Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship. The award is named for the initial recipient, Linda Berger. Linda Berger is…
  • Aug 8

    Central States Area Legal Writing Conference

    Central States Area Legal Writing Conference
    The Central States Regional Writing Conference will be held on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. There are 45 individual and panel presentations…
Rank this Week: 151

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 11

    Mesa County Fair Linked to 8 with E. coli

    Mesa County Fair Linked to 8 with E. coli
    At least eight people are sick with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli after spending time at the Mesa County Fair, which ran from July 25-29 in Grand Junction. Mesa County Public Health officials have been working with representatives from the…
  • Aug 11

    Mama C’s Donuts Link in Ohio Norovirus Outbreak

    Mama C’s Donuts Link in Ohio Norovirus Outbreak
    The Toledo Blade reports that Norovirus cases linked to food from Mama C’s Donuts in Maumee climbed in Lucas County to more than 300.  Toledo-Lucas County Health Department officials said during a news conference that…
  • Aug 11

    Peas Source of Wisconsin Salmonella Outbreak

    Peas Source of Wisconsin Salmonella Outbreak
    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), along with several other health agencies, are investigating at least seven cases of salmonella affecting people in four Wisconsin counties after all of them consumed fresh shelled peas…
Rank this Week: 129

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Ex-Investment Banker is Sentenced for Tribal Bond Fraud

    Ex-Investment Banker is Sentenced for Tribal Bond Fraud
    Jason Galanis, an ex-investment banker, who is already serving eleven years behind bars for stock rigging, has been sentenced to five years in prison for fraud involving a Native American tribal bond. He must forfeit over $43M and pay nearly…
  • Aug 9

    Madoff Ponzi Scam Caused Investors to Pull $363B in Investments, Reports Study

    Madoff Ponzi Scam Caused Investors to Pull $363B in Investments, Reports Study
    According to a new study recently published in The Review of Financial Studies, the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scam not only bilked over 10,000 investors of billions of dollars, but it also caused many in the investing public to stop trusting the…
  • Aug 7

    Aurelius Capital Files Lawsuit Seeking To Have Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Case Dismissed

    Aurelius Capital Files Lawsuit Seeking To Have Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Case Dismissed
    In the United States District Court in San Juan, the hedge fund Aurelius Capital has filed a lawsuit seeking to have Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy case dismissed. Aurelius Capital is the holder of more than $470 million of Puerto Rico…
Rank this Week: 146

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Things I learned on my recent trip to North Dakota.

    Things I learned on my recent trip to North Dakota.
    I was in Bismarck, North Dakota, for a couple of days this week. Bismarck, as Reader(s)™ may know, is the capitol of North Dakota. One thinks of North Dakota as being flat and treeless, but Bismarck has more hills than Minneapolis and a…
  • Jul 26

    Not so long ago, really.

    Not so long ago, really.
    Yesterday, Joe Posnanski tweeted this:This is astonishing. We talk about Emmett Till as if it was long ago. He would have been the same age as Marv Albert and Digger Phelps. https://t.co/UQ5AOj8C0w— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) July 25,…
  • May 17

    Be candid but not too candid.

    Be candid but not too candid.
    Merriam-Webster provides four definitions of the word candor, They are: (1) whiteness, brilliance; (2) freedom from prejudice or malice; (3) kindliness; and (4) unreserved, honest, or sincere expression.  The first and third definitions…
Rank this Week: 995

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 11

    TWiL 395: Outsourcing Bias and Whale

    TWiL 395: Outsourcing Bias and Whale
    Is Naruto the real Naruto? A competitive market for hacker mercenaries? Join Denise Howell, Emory Roane, and Matthew Curtis dissects whether humans are biologically unsuited for IT employment. Is Disney following COPPA or following you? Can…
  • Aug 4

    TWiL 394: Covering Your Bot

    TWiL 394: Covering Your Bot
    Federal privacy complaint for Google's program to track shoppers, Roomba CEO says they won't sell maps of users' homes... or will they? Where does your car's collected data go? Anonymous browsing data can be exposed, what happens when the…
  • Jul 14

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?
    Why are my threatening emoji's showing up as an alien? Join Gabriella Ziccarelli, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes and Matt Curtis discuss the world of emojis and emoticons. Yes, your bank responds when you send it a bag of gold. No, it is not…
Rank this Week: 283

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
  • Jun 26

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant
    The Copyright Alliance has announced a new pro bono program “to provide free legal representation to individual creators and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues.” The program will use Columbia Law…
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
Rank this Week: 347