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The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

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

    Florida Polytechnic University: New School, New Ombud

    Florida Polytechnic University: New School, New Ombud
    Florida Poly is the newest member institution of the State University System of Florida and it opened for classes on August 16, 2014. Among the services offered by the new university, is an Ombuds Office for students. Velmarie L. Albertini…
  • Aug 28

    New Boston University Ombuds to Offer Colloquim at UMass Boston

    New Boston University Ombuds to Offer Colloquim at UMass Boston
    Adam Barak Kleinberger, who was hired as an Associate Ombudsman at BU earlier this summer, will give a colloquium entitled, “Organizational Ombuds: An Improvised Journey” on September 18, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts…
  • Aug 27

    ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Seeks Submissions for 2015 Conference

    ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Seeks Submissions for 2015 Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution is accepting proposals for its annual conference to be held April 15-18, 2015 at the Westin Seattle. Many Ombuds have presented over the past few years and it’s a great…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Aug 29

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Okay, so above is the cover of Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project #3, published back in 1994.  The cover boldly proclaims: “The Jury is in and the verdict for Spider-Man is death.” Well, Spider-Man is certainly not in a…
  • Aug 28

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld a Spartanburg county jury’s award of actual and punitive damages against Wal-Mart in an interesting case involving negligence at the checkout counter.  Solanki v. Wal-Mart Store…
  • Aug 27

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case
    “Not in my house!”  That is essentially what U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh recently said in rejecting a proposed settlement agreement in a federal case pending in California between several Silicon Valley tech…
Rank this Week: 713

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
  • Jul 21

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case
    A little less than a month ago, I wrote about Summary Judgment, Retirement and Statutory Severance Pay and the Ontario case of Kimball v Windsor Raceway Inc, 2014 ONSC 3286 (CanLII). This is not the first time I have written about this on…
Rank this Week: 488

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 29

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
Rank this Week: 90

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Aug 29

    Is the EEOC off the rails with this new “wellness” lawsuit? Don’t think so.

    Is the EEOC off the rails with this new “wellness” lawsuit? Don’t think so.
    Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Wisconsin-based Orion Energy Systems, Inc., over its wellness program and its treatment of ex-employee Wendy Schobert, who was not a fan of the program. The lawsuit…
  • Aug 26

    Transportation employers, can you survive the federal audit “tag team”?

    Transportation employers, can you survive the federal audit “tag team”?
    David Smith of Constangy’s OSHA practice group is co-author of this post. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are tag-teaming transportation employers.…
  • Aug 22

    Sexy ADA issue: Bad breakup may not justify employer-mandated medical exam

    Sexy ADA issue: Bad breakup may not justify employer-mandated medical exam
    Rarely does one get a case that involves a cutting-edge Americans with Disabilities Act issue combined with wild, crazy, passionate, irrationally exuberant, tempestuous, adulterous romance. Well, folks, today is your lucky day. Should we…
Rank this Week: 412

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Aug 29

    Infeliz día del abogado

    Infeliz día del abogado
    Esto lo publiqué hace unos buenos años en este viejo blog, pero como el público se renueva, aquí va de nuevo la revelación de por qué los abogados somos infelices.|||El artículo se…
  • Aug 24

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.
    Se fue Estudiantes. Vázquez, a lo guapo.La pregunta es qué pensaría alguien si se hubiera dormido el día de la jura de la Constitución y se despierta veinte años después.Otra pregunta…
  • Aug 12

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión
    Finalmente, en la continuidad de una política de Estado que viene de la década del noventa, Argentina votó su Digesto Jurídico, personaje central hoy de la cartelería y folletería profesional.Obviamos…
Rank this Week: 380

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media
    As our big Labor Day weekend kicks off, it seems appropriate to bring back a “labor” topic, particularly when mixed with one of our favorite topics here: Social Media. Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan returns with a case straight…
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race
    After my first year in law school, I clerked for Professor Kimberly Norwood at Washington University in St. Louis Law School during the summer. (If editing a law review article on statute of limitations is your thing, the experience…
  • Aug 26

    Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media Employment Screening

    Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media Employment Screening
    You just finished interviewing a great candidate for a manager-level position at your company.  She looks great on paper and interviewed well. But you’re wondering: What dark secrets about her loom on Facebook? After all, you did…
Rank this Week: 209

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 29

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)
    by Michael DorfA recent New Yorker article by Jill Lepore uses the Democratic primary challenge by Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as an occasion to problematize the concept of political corruption. I…
  • Aug 28

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan[Note to Readers: My new Verdict column was published this morning: "One Wrong Answer to Some Very Important Questions: Understanding Why Cash Payments to College Athletes is a Bad Idea."  I discuss that…
  • Aug 27

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma
    by Michael DorfIn my new Verdict column I endorse the proposal for police to be equipped with wearable cameras to record police-citizen interactions. I note the legitimate concerns raised by these proposals but conclude that they can be…
Rank this Week: 227

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Aug 29

    Recommended Reading: To Sell is Human

    Recommended Reading: To Sell is Human
    I confess, I enjoy reading books written by Daniel Pink, the Yale law school graduate who never practiced law. If you are a regular reader you know I have written about A Whole New Mind. See, for example: Are you a “good”…
  • Aug 28

    First Year Lawyers: This one is for you

    First Year Lawyers: This one is for you
    Does your law firm have first year lawyers starting next week? Do you know a first year lawyer who will start next week? If so, this one is for you and for them. I remember how excited I was when I showed up for work my first day at my law…
  • Aug 26

    Law Firm Associates: You are Never Too Young, Too Inexperienced, Too . . .

    Law Firm Associates: You are Never Too Young, Too Inexperienced, Too . . .
    Are you a law firm associate? If so, do you ever feel that you may be too young, too inexperienced or too something else to be successful at client development? I frequently hear: I don’t have gray hair like he does. No one my age is…
Rank this Week: 542

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 29

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance
    “The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford to make a million-dollar film, raise $10,000 and…
  • Aug 28

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA
    Hollis Frampton’s 1973 letter to MoMA in response to their offer of a retrospective of his works, with no budget of any kind…not even to bring Frampton to town for the show. Sadly, don’t think things have changed much.…
  • Aug 28

    Life is short; Art is long

    Life is short; Art is long
    Sharing two pics of the Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Art. If you’re ever in Motown, don’t miss it!                          
Rank this Week: 254

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 29

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie
    A few days ago, the SEC adopted new rules for asset-backed issuers governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process. This is the 1st part of the new rules relating to Regulation AB II. The adopting release is sorta not out yet…
  • Aug 28

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial
    Based on a proposal discussed in a recent issue of the Stanford Law Review, this recent Economist article promotes outsourcing corporate boards as a solution to corporate governance failures of the type we have experienced historically. As…
  • Aug 27

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie
    In this American Banker article, Luse Gorman’s John Gorman discusses his concerns about – and opposition to – suggestions made by academics and others that bank directors’ fiduciary duties be broadened in the risk…
Rank this Week: 284

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 102

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 29

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability
    In a precedential ruling, the Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that a fitness center could not insulate itself through an exculpatory clause from the ordinary common law duty of care owed by all businesses to its invitees. The case…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination
    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider yet another high-profile women’s health issue next term. In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the justices will determine what types of accommodations employers must make for pregnant workers. As…
  • Aug 27

    New Privilege Rule Takes Effect in New York on September 2

    New Privilege Rule Takes Effect in New York on September 2
    Discovery can be one of the most costly and burdensome aspects of complex commercial litigation. On September 2, 2014, a new privilege rule will take effect for cases brought in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court that…
Rank this Week: 772

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Aug 29

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    In this video of Stuff Southern Women Say, I’ve heard every one of them except the two comments about Clemson University.
  • Aug 28

    How to Appeal if Your Social Security Claim is Denied

    How to Appeal if Your Social Security Claim is Denied
    Image Source: 401kcalculator.org If your Social Security claim has been denied, you have options. Deciding to appeal may get your claim approved or, if you’ve previously had Social Security benefits, have your benefits reinstated.…
  • Aug 27

    All About Personal Injury Lawyer

    All About Personal Injury Lawyer
    Personal injury lawyers specialize in fighting for compensation on behalf of people that have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Examples of culprits can include employers or government authorities. People…
Rank this Week: 873

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Aug 29

    Learning New Research System

    Learning New Research System
    The Library makes many different research platforms available to students–Blackboard, Casemaker, Lexis, Hein Online and Westlaw—to name just a few. Take advantage of your free access during law school and learn to use these…
  • Aug 22

    Librarian Help on Sunday

    Librarian Help on Sunday
    Librarians can help with any aspect of legal research—finding sources, searching databases, and understanding search results. For help on Sunday, just email us at lawreference@seattleu.edu. We’ll be checking in between noon and…
  • Aug 20

    Trial of the Month: John Hinckley Jr. Trial

    Trial of the Month: John Hinckley Jr. Trial
    In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan. He shot the President, a police officer, and a Secret Service agent. He also seriously wounded Press Secretary James Brady. The attack was an attempt to gain the affections…
Rank this Week: 734

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 239

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 29

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve
    It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the…
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
Rank this Week: 388

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 25

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation
    Photo by Jareeya Arttanuchit I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21…
Rank this Week: 44

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Aug 29

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?
    Sometimes we read a decision and wonder how the case got to trial.  Cinao v Reers  2013 NY Slip Op 05791 [109 AD3d 781]  September 11, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department is one such case. "Here, the evidence…
  • Aug 28

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice
    Potential clients often ask whether they should settle the underlying case and then sue their present attorney for legal malpractice, or sue before settling.  Aside from the "bird in the hand/bird in the bush" issue, and whether it is…
  • Aug 27

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough
    In an interesting case to buck the "but for" dismissal trend in legal malpractice, Angeles v Aronsky  2013 NY Slip Op 05955 [109 AD3d 720]  September 24, 2013  Appellate Division, First Department points out that when viewed…
Rank this Week: 171

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80 to 85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are four appeals that were decided in the last week or so. One refusal was reversed.…
  • Aug 28

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use
    This applicant tried to register the mark ANOTHER GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE for "supermarket services," relying on the specimen of use displayed immediately below. The examining attorney refused registration, maintaining that the specimen did not…
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
Rank this Week: 178

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day
    I just don’t understand Labor Day.  To be more specific, I don’t understand the holiday’s name.  “Labor” is derived from the Latin word meaning work or toil.  Etymologically speaking, therefore,…
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim
    I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet’s ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D. Del. July 8, 2014).  The lawsuit was brought by the purchaser…
Rank this Week: 387

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Aug 29

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected
    Lawyers have a number of unique professional obligations and responsibilities.  Many of these relate to duties owed by the lawyer to his or her clients or to the courts.  One of the responsibilities of a lawyer in providing help to…
  • Aug 28

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge
    Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re contemplating a challenge to a will.  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has shed some light on the interaction between the law of will challenges and the effects…
  • Aug 27

    Declarations of Death in Ontario

    Declarations of Death in Ontario
    Yesterday’s Toronto Star reported the sensational story of a Canadian man who was discovered living in Oklahoma with a new identity and a new life. The article reports that Ronald Stan disappeared, at age 32, from Middlesex County,…
Rank this Week: 88

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?
    Wrong-site surgery by Iowa physicianA 49-year-old-Iowa-licensed physician practicing in the area of orthopedic surgery out of Davenport entered into a settlement agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine. According to the IBM’s press…
  • Aug 28

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?
    If you’re out of a job in Iowa, there are a number of hoops you have to jump through to get unemployment benefits.  If the reason you’re out of work is because you quit your job, you’ll have to concern yourself with an…
  • Aug 27

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?
    Whether in a wrongful death or divorce case, the lawyers are required to provide the Court with proper evidence of the costs associated with raising the children. The information is relevant to things like wrongful death damages or child…
Rank this Week: 914

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit
    On Tuesday of this week, we discussed the trademark infringement case filed by Lulu’s Market & Deli against Lulu’s Public House (depicted above), here is a link to a pdf of the Complaint. As you will recall, we expressed…
  • Aug 28

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo
    I can’t even say the word!  Don’t worry, I’ll have to eventually.  Let’s just say the folks at CBS are likely pretty steamed up over getting hauled into court on a smelly copyright suit involving a noisy…
  • Aug 27

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!
    Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted. Tonight, the college football season begins with Georgia State taking on Abilene Christian in what could be a preview of one of hundreds of games that…
Rank this Week: 201

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 29

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing
    Prop 46, a California ballot initiative to raise the 1975 non-economic damages cap from $250,000 to $1.1M, includes a rider: physician drug-testing. The two are joined in the "Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014."…
  • Aug 28

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing
    Nicholas McBride (Cambridge) has posted to SSRN Tort Law and Human Flourishing. The abstract provides: This is the second in a loose ‘trilogy’ of three papers that I presented at successive Obligations conferences: Obligations V (at the…
  • Aug 26

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie
    The Alabama Supreme Court recently denied rehearing in Weeks v. Wyeth, letting stand a holding that name-brand manufacturers can be liable for misrepresentations or failures to warn in regard to generic drugs they did not manufacture or…
Rank this Week: 120

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 29

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of August 29, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell talked about the…
  • Aug 28

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare
    Divorce rituals change from culture to culture and over time. In some areas of Japan, couples write their separation wishes on paper and flush them down the toilet, along with the marriage. In the United States, changes in our belief…
  • Aug 27

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?
    Question:My ex has a children's services case in which it states that she is not allowed to have physical contact with our two children. Originally, we had a shared parenting plan in the divorce, so she's now requesting that her parents…
Rank this Week: 180

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Aug 29

    Commencing a tort action against a municipality.

    Commencing a tort action against a municipality.
    Practice point:  In order to commence a tort action against a municipality, General Municipal Law § 50-e(1)(a) requires a claimant to serve a notice of claim upon that municipality within 90 days after the date that the claim…
  • Aug 28

    Standing in a mortgage foreclosure action.

    Standing in a mortgage foreclosure action.
    Practice point:  In a mortgage foreclosure action, a plaintiff has standing where it is the holder or assignee of both the subject mortgage and of the underlying note at the time the action is commenced. Either a written assignment of…
  • Aug 27

    Dismissal pursuant to CPLR 3216.

    Dismissal pursuant to CPLR 3216.
    Practice point:  CPLR 3216 permits a court to dismiss an action for want of prosecution only after the court or the defendant has served the plaintiff with a written demand requiring the plaintiff to resume prosecution of the action…
Rank this Week: 349

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Aug 28

    In the new

    In the new
    Late yesterday morning, Apple announced that is hosting an event on September 9, 2014 at the Flint Center in Cupertino. My first reaction was that we finally have official confirmation of the date on which I expect Apple to debut...
  • Aug 26

    Apple is replacing certain iPhone 5 batteries for free

    Apple is replacing certain iPhone 5 batteries for free
    I f you were an early purchaser of the iPhone 5 like I was, you may be eligible for a free replacement battery from Apple. As noted on this page of the Apple website: "Apple has determined that a very...
  • Aug 25

    2014 ILTA survey reveals that law firms buy fewer mobile devices, but iPhones and iPads remain popular

    2014 ILTA survey reveals that law firms buy fewer mobile devices, but iPhones and iPads remain popular
    The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is a peer networking organization for people who work in the legal technology field, such as the people who work in law firm IT departments. ILTA just concluded its annual conference in…
Rank this Week: 505

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 28

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    Download Call for Papers here (Friday, September 19th Deadline) for the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. MR
  • Aug 28

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the Family Law Scholars...
  • Aug 5

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce
    From Slate: For years, researchers have observed a correlation between U.S. couples with daughters and their likelihood of divorce, which tends to be somewhat higher than for couples with sons. In both academic circles and in popular culture,…
Rank this Week: 131

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Aug 28

    GMA Announces GRAS Initiative

    GMA Announces GRAS Initiative
    By Ricardo Carvajal – The Grocery Manufacturers Association ("GMA") announced an initiative designed to “improve the process and increase transparency for making Generally Recognized As Safe ("GRAS") determinations of…
  • Aug 27

    340B Orphan Drug Exclusion Saga Continues; Court Says PhRMA Must Start Over

    340B Orphan Drug Exclusion Saga Continues; Court Says PhRMA Must Start Over
    By Alan M. Kirschenbaum – We have reported previously (here and here) on PhRMA’s lawsuit challenging a HRSA regulation implementing the orphan drug exclusion that applies to certain types of covered entities under the 340B Drug Discount…
  • Aug 27

    CDRH Seeks to Clarify UDI Requirement

    CDRH Seeks to Clarify UDI Requirement
    By Jennifer D. Newberger – On August 20, 2014, CDRH issued a guidance document, “Unique Device Identifier System: Frequently Asked Questions, Vol. 1.” The purpose, according to the guidance, is to “provide[] clarification of key…
Rank this Week: 263

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Aug 28

    El pelotero José Offerman apela sentencia de ataque con bate a cátcher

    El pelotero José Offerman apela sentencia de ataque con bate a cátcher
    El manager del equipo de la Liga Mexicana de Béisbol, Los Rojos del Águila de Veracruz, José Offerman, presentó una apelación en contra de la sentencia en que fue condenado a compensar al cátcher de…
  • Aug 28

    Ley de geotermia en Indonesia permitirá explotación en áreas protegida

    Ley de geotermia en Indonesia permitirá explotación en áreas protegida
    En una Cámara de Representantes prácticamente vacía, se aprobó en Indonesia la nueva ley de energía geotérmica que elimina las barreras legales que existían para el desarrollo de esta actividad…
  • Aug 28

    Sindicatos demandados por oponerse a venta de hospitale

    Sindicatos demandados por oponerse a venta de hospitale
    Ante la Corte de Distrito de los Estados Unidos en San Francisco, California, se presentó una demanda contra varios sindicatos y uniones de trabajadores por parte de un grupo administrador de hospitales que pretende adquirir algunos…
Rank this Week: 322

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 979

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 577

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Like-Kind Exchange: Lawyers Should Network with Other Professionals, Too

    Like-Kind Exchange: Lawyers Should Network with Other Professionals, Too
    Lawyers have a reputation for being aggressively confident; but, that notion has mostly been buttressed by television and movie depictions of trial attorneys. (Maybe I’m just playing devil’s advocate here, though.) Most of the…
  • Aug 22

    Automate Your Email with Simple Scheduling Tool

    Automate Your Email with Simple Scheduling Tool
    “Inbox Zero” means keeping your inbox empty or nearly empty at all times, thus reducing distraction and increasing efficiency.  Inbox Zero, per its founder Merlin Mann, and its related email and task management methodology…
  • Aug 20

    Law of Inertia: Change Management Within Law Firm

    Law of Inertia: Change Management Within Law Firm
    Every business travels upon a strong current, built of inertia. As work gets done, and as business picks up, ways to do things develop, and become processes — even if those ways were never meant to be formalized processes, but only…
Rank this Week: 970

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un fidèle lecteur a attiré récemment mon attention sur la demande US200689077. L'ours, à fixer à une seringue, est destiné à "réduire l'appréhension des enfants et des parents…
  • Aug 26

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition
    La Titulaire n'a réagi d'aucune manière lors de la procédure de première instance. Elle n'a fourni aucune réponse à l'opposition, ni même requis de procédure orale. La division…
  • Aug 24

    D4/14 : recours contre le pré-examen

    D4/14 : recours contre le pré-examen
    Plusieurs recours ont été déposés contre des décisions du jury d'examen prises dans le cadre du pré-examen 2014. La question 10 était la suivante: En janvier 2013, un demandeur a…
Rank this Week: 633

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 167

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 28

    Do Call Us, We Won’t Call You

    Do Call Us, We Won’t Call You
    The IRS does not initiate collection activities by phone calls. If you owe money to the IRS, the first notice will always be a letter delivered by the Postal Service. Unfortunately, scammers are continuing to pray on people. The IRS issued…
  • Aug 25

    Remember Those Missing IRS Emails? They Appear to Exist….

    Remember Those Missing IRS Emails? They Appear to Exist….
    “There’s no such thing as Lois Lerner’s missing emails. It’s all been a big lie. They’ve been lying to the courts, to the American people, and to Contgess. It is really outrageous.” That’s Tom Filton,…
  • Aug 24

    Tax Preparers Behaving Badly

    Tax Preparers Behaving Badly
    There’s a common thread among these tax professionals: You’ll be getting a refund. That sounds good until you realize that you really shouldn’t have, and that you will likely get in trouble later. Our first preparer might be…
Rank this Week: 940

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
Rank this Week: 46

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE
    Within two years he lost one of the closest presidential elections in history and then went on to get trounced in the race for governor of California. No politician could come back from two consecutive crushing defeats.  A lucrative…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL 2014   PRIMARY RESULTS  BREAKING NEWS.....ZILBER PULLS AHEAD OF FONTS***You should refresh this page regularly for updates.***Only two races really worth watching: ***With 93% of the…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:V O T E For the past two weeks, many of you have participated in our democracy by mailing in your Absentee Ballots or by going to the polls during Early Voting.  Today is your last chance to exercise your right to…
Rank this Week: 191

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?
    In a new column for Sports Illustrated, I'm pessimistic that Josh Gordon -- suspended for the 2014 season -- would be able to take on and beat the NFL in court.
  • Aug 28

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court
    Dan Wallach noticed and investigated that Donald Sterling failed to file an appeal to the California Supreme Court by Monday's deadline.  I write about the impact of Sterling's inaction in a new piece for Sports Illustrated.
  • Aug 23

    What we call our team

    What we call our team
    Various broadcasters and sports media outlets supposedly are not going to use the nickname of the Washington NFL team this season, presumably referring to them as "Washington" or "the Washington team."In the mid-'90s, Baltimore got a CFL team…
Rank this Week: 441

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/
Rank this Week: 147

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Allergie

    Allergie
    ... are the body's version of McCarthyism.  The immune system can't find enough real enemies, so it invents fake ones and makes everything worse.
  • Aug 28

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence
    Another month almost gone - the last in my favorite three-month stretch of the year (aka the true, as opposed to purely astronomical or even meteorological, summer) - and I have scarcely posted lately.  Thus, for example, I have yet to…
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action
    Today's New York Times notes "Mr. Obama's increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy, and gay rights," which it says has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the…
Rank this Week: 617

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 850

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Aug 28

    Best. Summer. Ever.

    Best. Summer. Ever.
    When I was young, I used to go away for pretty much the whole summer, to Wellfleet, Cape Cod. This was possible only because of the fact that my father was a professor (with his summers off), and my mom was her own boss.  But to me, I…
  • Aug 12

    Robin

    Robin
    I write this blog so people out there will read it, obviously.  But I also write this blog for myself - because it chronicles my life.  It's something that I, and my kids, can someday look back on.  So let me memorialize that…
  • Aug 8

    Redemption and Envy

    Redemption and Envy
    When I was 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby, as I walked out of an OB appointment an elderly woman stopped me. Congratulations, she said.  That was the best part of my life.  I thanked her and went on my merry way.…
Rank this Week: 831

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 28

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Psychopath'? NPR: The Protojournalist In The Popular Press: Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice, NY Times Scientists Turn Bad…
  • Aug 28

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience," by Sylvia Terbeck and Laurence Paul Chesterman Abstract Arguments in the neuroenhancement debate are sometimes…
  • Aug 27

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement," by Nicholas S. F itz, Roland Nadler, Praveena Manogaran, Eugene W. J. Chong, and Peter B. Reiner. Abstract Vigorous debate over the moral propriety of…
Rank this Week: 229