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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    New Canadian Association of Law Libraries Award

    New Canadian Association of Law Libraries Award
    In the last year, Thomson Reuters established two (2) new awards for Canadian law librarians for which nominations are open until February 24, 2017.They are the: Michael Silverstein Prize for $1500 for a Canadian Association of Law Libraries…
  • Dec 6

    Research Tips on Finding Canadian Grey Literature

    Research Tips on Finding Canadian Grey Literature
    Bronwyn Guiton, Senior Librarian at the B.C. Ministry of Justice, and Lindsay Tripp, Copyright Librarian at Vancouver-area Langara College, have assembled a small Canadian primer on grey literature in a recent tip column for the Slaw.ca…
  • Dec 6

    Library of Parliament Article on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

    Library of Parliament Article on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
    The Library of Parliament blog HillNotes has published a brief article about the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6):"The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women…
Rank this Week: 87

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
  • Nov 11

    Aviation in a Trump Administration

    Aviation in a Trump Administration
    Bloomberg News solicited comments from Professor Brian F. Havel in an article this week speculating on what U.S. aviation policy might look like under President-elect Trump.
Rank this Week: 265

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.
    The conclusion of Nuvasive reads:We have considered the parties’ remaining argumentsand find them unpersuasive. For these reasons, the FinalWritten Decision of the U.S. Patent and TrademarkOffice’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board…
  • Dec 7

    Oral argument in CRISPR interference on December 6, 2016

    Oral argument in CRISPR interference on December 6, 2016
    The Scientist discussed the hearing of December 6, 2016 in the CRISPR interference battle.Jeff Akst wroteJust after 10:00 a.m., three USPTO judges entered and took their seats in front of the packed room. A few minutes later, Steve Trybus of…
  • Dec 5

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?
    The 717Madison blog had a post mentioning the use of the word "Frankenstein" in oral argument at the CAFC.That appellation goes back some time, and the first court "attacked" with this verbiage was the US Supreme Court:Prior to the…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Dec 7

    Court of Appeals holds order from bifurcated trial finding common law marriage is not immediately appealable

    Court of Appeals holds order from bifurcated trial finding common law marriage is not immediately appealable
    The issue of what family court orders are immediately appealable can be confusing. Typically final orders need to be appealed immediately, even if that order does not end the case. For example, orders from contempt actions need to be appealed…
  • Nov 27

    Locking the barn doors after the horse has escaped

    Locking the barn doors after the horse has escaped
    There are a half dozen critical moments in each family court case when having an experienced attorney is critical: motions for temporary relief; contempt actions; mediation; when trial is scheduled; trial; and when post-trial motions are due.…
  • Nov 26

    Betting on an estranged spouse’s untimely demise

    Betting on an estranged spouse’s untimely demise
    In the first twenty years of my practice it was rare that a party died in the middle of divorce litigation or within a few years of the divorce. The few times this happened there were obvious warning signs: either a history of serious mental…
Rank this Week: 732

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Dec 7

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.
    I came across a New York Times article the other day with the above title.  I didn’t have to read the article to know it was true; having worked as a New York car accident lawyer for more that two decades, I have personally…
  • Dec 7

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.
    I came across a New York Times article the other day with the above title.  I didn’t have to read the article to know it was true; having worked as a New York car accident lawyer for more that two decades, I have personally…
  • Nov 12

    Can you be held liable in New York for texting to a driver who then crashes into another vehicle while reading your text?

    Can you be held liable in New York for texting to a driver who then crashes into another vehicle while reading your text?
    I blogged sometime ago about a New Jersey case where a Court found that someone sending a text to someone else who he knows is driving can be held liable — along with the driver — for the resulting crash and injuries caused to…
Rank this Week: 832

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 758

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Attention Michigan: A Call to Save Michigan’s Wolve

    Attention Michigan: A Call to Save Michigan’s Wolve
    The Animal Legal Defense Fund urges Michigan residents to take action once again to save the state’s wolves.
  • Dec 7

    Wolf Hunting Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Michigan Court of Appeal

    Wolf Hunting Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Michigan Court of Appeal
    The State of Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, also known as Public Act 281, which would have allowed wolves in Michigan to be hunted if they are ever removed from the federal Endangered…
  • Dec 5

    Animal Protection Coalition Urges USDA To Protect Consumer

    Animal Protection Coalition Urges USDA To Protect Consumer
    Animal protection coalition has submitted a comment today, to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) sharply criticizing the agency’s “Labeling Guideline on Documentation Needed to…
Rank this Week: 992

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 7

    Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence

    Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence
    Nicholas Scurich Richard S. John Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence Abstract: The presumption of innocence explicitly forbids jurors from using official suspicion or indictment as evidence of guilt in a criminal trial. A behavioral experiment…
  • Dec 5

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage
    Jorge L. Contreras University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law Michael A. Eixenberger University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Students Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damages Abstract: Consistent, accurate…
  • Nov 30

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project
    Here is the first ever newsletter by the Civil Jury Project. Background information on the Civil Jury Project The Seventh Amendment to the US Constitution and provisions of most state constitutions guarantee citizens the right of trial by…
Rank this Week: 566

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise
    What many of our clients do not realize is that long-term health care is expensive, and will only get more expensive with time.  Many people are shocked when they learn about the actual costs of long-term health and feel helpless because…
  • Dec 7

    Homestead Protection In Florida

    Homestead Protection In Florida
    Florida’s homestead protections are renown throughout the country for the great homestead protection laws that protect state residents.  These laws are found in Florida’s Constitution and offer key protection in three…
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
Rank this Week: 225

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 99

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Dec 7

    Resistance is Futile… Or so the Creditors Think.

    Resistance is Futile… Or so the Creditors Think.
    All the games, parent-teacher conferences, and parent-child dances you missed because you had to work overtime to pay for the gifts while keeping food on the table WILL make a lasting impression. Only time will tell whether that lasting…
  • Dec 6

    Your Chapter 13 Is Filed, You Still Have Work To Do

    Your Chapter 13 Is Filed, You Still Have Work To Do
    Much has been written on this site and others about the information you need to gather to help your lawyer prepare your Chapter 13 case. You have also learned about mistakes to avoid during the weeks and months prior to your Chapter 13…
  • Dec 2

    What Happens to My Inheritance in Bankruptcy?

    What Happens to My Inheritance in Bankruptcy?
    Like a lot of things, what will happen to that inheritance in a bankruptcy case depends on the timing.
Rank this Week: 83

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Dec 7

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”
    Governor Cuomo signed a bill to allow provisional City workers a one time opportunity to take a “Qualified Incumbents Exam” and become permanent in their title.  This exam would be given as long as there were no upcoming open…
  • Nov 19

    NO CREDIT FOR TIME TEACHING UNDER A DIFFERENT LICENSE Article 78 appeal denied

    NO CREDIT FOR TIME TEACHING UNDER A DIFFERENT LICENSE Article 78 appeal denied
      The question presented in this Article 78 appeal: Would a teacher be able to apply time served on very different license to calculate whether they are beyond probationary status? In this article 78 case of which sought to annul…
  • Nov 15

    CPLR Article 75 suit to overturn Education Law 3020-a decision denied.

    CPLR Article 75 suit to overturn Education Law 3020-a decision denied.
    In this article 75 petition to vacate the determination of an arbitrator  which is made pursuant to New York State Education Law section 3020 – a The arbitrators’ from that ensued in seven appropriate, with professional, or…
Rank this Week: 782

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/
  • Dec 7

    Oregon Governor Proclaims December as ‘3D’ Month

    Oregon Governor Proclaims December as ‘3D’ Month
    In a bid to raise safety awareness this holiday season, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared December to be “3D Month”, a term which, according to Bend TV station KTVZ, is shorthand for “Drunk and Drugged Driving…
  • Nov 27

    Oregon Psychiatric Facility Death Raises Numerous Issue

    Oregon Psychiatric Facility Death Raises Numerous Issue
    A story published this week in The Oregonian focuses on the suicide of a teenage boy who was living in a Corvallis residential treatment facility and on accusations that the facility falsified care records in an attempt to evade…
  • Nov 18

    OSHA fine May Not End Workplace Death Case

    OSHA fine May Not End Workplace Death Case
    A recent article in The Oregonian outlined the details of a $142,000 fine leveled against a Portland excavating company for a fatal job site accident last May. According to the newspaper a 29-year-old worker died when a trench in which he was…
Rank this Week: 987

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Dec 7

    Merrill Lynch Slammed by FINRA over Loan Management Account Deficiencie

    Merrill Lynch Slammed by FINRA over Loan Management Account Deficiencie
    On November 30, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that it had fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. $6.25 million and ordered the firm to pay approximately $780,000 in restitution for…
  • Oct 18

    Attorney Mark Maddox quoted in IBJ article in Veros Case

    Attorney Mark Maddox quoted in IBJ article in Veros Case
    Click the link to view the article http://www.ibj.com/articles/60826-victims-to-collect-money-soon-in-veros-case The post Attorney Mark Maddox quoted in IBJ article in Veros Case appeared first on Maddox Hargett & Caruso.
  • Oct 11

    Morgan Stanley – Dishonest & Unethical Conduct Harms its Customer

    Morgan Stanley – Dishonest & Unethical Conduct Harms its Customer
    As reported this week in The Wall Street Journal (“Massachusetts Charges Morgan Stanley Over High-Pressure Sales Contest”), Massachusetts officials have charged Morgan Stanley with dishonest and unethical conduct for running…
Rank this Week: 534

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Rejected Plea Deals – Rodriguez v. Bush

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Rejected Plea Deals – Rodriguez v. Bush
    In our court system, criminal defendants who cannot afford to have legal counsel are entitled to have a public defender appointed to represent them in their criminal trials and proceedings. While many of these public defenders provide…
  • Nov 14

    Supreme Court of West Virginia Upholds Conviction for Lesser Included Offense

    Supreme Court of West Virginia Upholds Conviction for Lesser Included Offense
    It is a central part of a criminal defendant’s constitutional rights that he or she cannot be convicted of a crime for which he or she is not charged.  As part of procedural due process, a criminal defendant must have an…
  • Nov 7

    Impeachment of a Criminal Jury Verdict – West Virginia v. Greenfield

    Impeachment of a Criminal Jury Verdict – West Virginia v. Greenfield
    A jury’s verdict in a criminal matter is entitled to great deference by the courts.  Even if a judge, or the parties, may disagree with the outcome that a jury reaches, if the verdict was reached through proper court procedures and…
Rank this Week: 772

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 7

    Our December Bloggers Are Here

    Our December Bloggers Are Here
    Please join me in welcoming our two guest bloggers for the month of December. Our Alumni Blogger for December is Christopher “Chal” Little.  After graduating cum laude from Marquette University Law School, Chal…
  • Dec 1

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program
    Even in a social media world, I’m still a big backer of the notion that serious, informative, in-person dialogue about major public issues is a good thing. The more contentious and important the subject and the more level-headed the…
  • Nov 30

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context
    Yesterday’s oral argument in Beckles v. United States found the justices wrestling with retroactivity and vagueness in the context of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The petitioner, Travis Beckles, questioned the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 863

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 168

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 7

    Forgotten Employee Rights: Overtime Pay for the Salaried Employee

    Forgotten Employee Rights: Overtime Pay for the Salaried Employee
    It’s hard to understand your employee rights. Many salaried employees believe they are not entitled to overtime pay.  This is a surprisingly common myth. There are a large number of salaried professionals who receive an annual…
  • Nov 29

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability
    A staff holiday party is a great way of celebrating the holiday season.  It can also be an effective way of showing appreciation to employees.  These events can be lots of fun, but what many employers often forget is that they can…
  • Nov 23

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?
    It is well known that employers must give an employee ‘reasonable notice’ or pay in lieu upon termination when there is no just cause (i.e. the employee has not done anything wrong to be fired). Conversely, although rarely…
Rank this Week: 572

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Dec 7

    Virtual Reference: We’re there, even when we aren’t

    Virtual Reference: We’re there, even when we aren’t
    Just because you don’t see a librarian sitting at the reference desk, does not mean we are not there to help. The library has many virtual reference tools to help you with your research. For example, you can always email the library at…
  • Dec 2

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court
    An article in a recent issue of The New Yorker features Brooklyn Law School alum Carrie Goldberg, Class of 2007, as a leader in the crusade against non-consensual pornography, also called “revenge porn.” A founder of the Brooklyn…
  • Dec 1

    Library Hours & Study Room Reservations During Exam

    Library Hours & Study Room Reservations During Exam
    Library hours for the reading and exam period, Thursday, December 8th – Thursday, December 22th, are 8:00am – 2:00am. The circulation desk will close at 12:00am every night during this period. On Friday, December 23rd we will be…
Rank this Week: 260

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    3d DCA Watch -- Bye Bye Bunker Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Bye Bye Bunker Edition!
    So one time in bunker camp the Resplendently Robed Ones™ decided to pretty much chuck the month of December and go explore the beautiful environs of Central West Someplace Off Highway On Way to Islamorada  -- and it…
  • Dec 6

    You Know Who You Are!

    You Know Who You Are!
  • Dec 5

    Are You Young (At Heart)?

    Are You Young (At Heart)?
    If so, my friend and esteemed colleague Francisco Ramos wants to help you think like a young lawyer:DRI–The Voice of the Defense Bar today published The Associate’s Handbook by DRI member, Frank Ramos. The handbook is a…
Rank this Week: 199

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Wells Fargo Using Forced Arbitration to Kill Sham Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Using Forced Arbitration to Kill Sham Account Lawsuit
    In the wake of Wells Fargo’s most recent scandal, in which the financial firm was caught red-handed creating two million fraudulent accounts by customers, the bank promised it would clean up its act. It promised to change its practices…
  • Dec 5

    Reports: New Treasury Secretary Oversaw “Foreclosure Machine”

    Reports: New Treasury Secretary Oversaw “Foreclosure Machine”
    The Miami foreclosure defense lawyers at Jacobs Keeley have not been shy with criticism of the current presidential administration, in particular with regards to a failure to hold big banks and executives accountable for their central role in…
  • Nov 16

    Warren Takes Trump to Task for “Selling Out” Americans With Transition Team Pick

    Warren Takes Trump to Task for “Selling Out” Americans With Transition Team Pick
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, in an open letter to U.S. president-elect Donald J. Trump, takes aim at the new administration’s transition team, packed with corporate insiders and lobbyists.  In her letter, Warren said if…
Rank this Week: 834

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook Second Edition Released

    Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook Second Edition Released
    On December 6, 2016, Hunton & Williams announced the release of the second edition treatise Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook (Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.) by lead author Lisa J. Sotto, head of the firm’s Global…
  • Dec 6

    CIPL Issues White Paper on the GDPR’s One-Stop-Shop

    CIPL Issues White Paper on the GDPR’s One-Stop-Shop
    On November 30, 2016, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP issued a white paper on The One-Stop-Shop and the Lead DPA as Co-operation Mechanisms in the GDPR.… Continue Reading
  • Dec 5

    Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Issues Recommendation

    Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Issues Recommendation
    On December 1, 2016, the nonpartisan Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity issued its Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy, which includes recommended actions that the government and private sector can take over the next 10…
Rank this Week: 218

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 7

    OPINIONS – December 7, 2016

    OPINIONS – December 7, 2016
    Marriage of Jardine and Schwartz DA 16-0332 2016 MT 321N Civil – Domestic Relations Matter of N.W. YINC DA 16-0049 2016 MT 320N Civil – Dependent Neglect Korman DA 16-0071 2016 MT 319N Civil – Water Rights Adjudication State…
  • Nov 30

    AMENDED OPINION – November 30, 2016

    AMENDED OPINION – November 30, 2016
    State v. Mayes DA 15-0371 2016 MT 305 Criminal – Dangerous Drug
  • Nov 30

    OPINIONS – November 29, 2016

    OPINIONS – November 29, 2016
    Estate of A.H.E. DA 16-0304 2016 MT 315N Civil – Guardian/Conservator State v. R. Kampf DA 15-0570 2016 MT 314N Criminal – Justice Court Appeal McCrorie v. Franz DA 16-0046 2016 MT 313N Civil – Injunction Wiggins v.…
Rank this Week: 75

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 831

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 7

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review
    On August 11, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit issued an 124 page opinion in U.S. v. Clay. Review of this decision in the 11th Circuit was denied. So now the case is likely to be teed up on a Petition for...
  • Dec 6

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?
    As co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg noted here, the Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Salman v. United States resolving an issue related to insider trading. But is the law really clear now, as some claim (see here)? It would appear...
  • Dec 6

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading
    Salman is in. Newman is out. Justice Alito writes the opinion for an 8-0 Court. Here is the opinion in Salman v. United States. (wisenberg)
Rank this Week: 46

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Dec 7

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing
    The 2016 Fashion Santa.  photo source:  yorkdale.com A Toronto mall and its former “Fashion Santa” are having a snowball fight over the character.  The mall hired a new Fashion Santa this year instead of the person…
  • Nov 23

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information
    The Supreme Court of Canada, in Royal Bank v Trang, made a privacy decision that will bring a sigh of relief to lenders and creditors. A judgment creditor asked the sheriff to seize and sell a house to satisfy the judgment.  To do that,…
  • Oct 26

    Big data privacy challenge

    Big data privacy challenge
    Big data and privacy was one of the topics discussed at the Canadian IT Law Association conference this week.  Some of the issues worth pondering include: Privacy principles say one should collect only what you need, and keep…
Rank this Week: 419

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Dec 7

    Reptile Series Part 3 – Harness The Reptile And Use it To Your Advantage

    Reptile Series Part 3 – Harness The Reptile And Use it To Your Advantage
    In our most recent Reptile posts, we introduced a simple, proposed strategy for defense lawyers to deal with the Reptile, and introduced step 1 of the process. The following is step 2 of the proposed plan: HARNESS THE REPTILE AND USE IT TO…
  • Dec 6

    Reptile Series Part 2 – Don’t Give Them The Soundbite

    Reptile Series Part 2 – Don’t Give Them The Soundbite
    In the most recent of our Reptile posts, we began a Reptile series that proposes a two-step plan for harnessing the Reptile instead of fearing it.  The following explains step 1. DON’T GIVE THEM THE SOUND BITE Jury consultants and…
  • Dec 5

    Reptile Series, Part 1 – To Be Feared or Embraced by Defense Lawyers?

    Reptile Series, Part 1 – To Be Feared or Embraced by Defense Lawyers?
    We have written numerous posts about the popular Reptile tactic, which has taken the plaintiff’s bar by storm. Practitioners of the reptile method boast alarming success. Meanwhile, the defense bar has been scrambling to identify the…
Rank this Week: 510

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Secondary-ticketing services thrive on the back of unique live-market economics Media exposés and government…
  • Nov 30

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain
    Originally posted on Copyright and Technology: The phrase “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” originated with Abraham Kaplan in his seminal 1964 work on behavioral science.  He applied it — as…
  • Nov 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Prince’s estate files copyright infringement claim against Roc Nation The estate of the artist Prince has filed a…
Rank this Week: 858

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Dec 7

    American Law And Culture

    American Law And Culture
    Lawrence Friedman, specialist and an American law professor in National legal history said, […]
  • Nov 17

    How Civil Law Affects You

    How Civil Law Affects You
    Municipal law is some of those topics lots of people do not know […]
  • Oct 30

    Cambodian Law

    Cambodian Law
    “Was Cambodia able to construct the planet’s greatest spiritual temple, if that period […]
Rank this Week: 344

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Three Phrases That May Help You Settle a Case

    Three Phrases That May Help You Settle a Case
    You need a tool like a tire iron or a lug wrench to change a tire. The tool you need to change the other party’s mind is language. The skillful and proper use of language can mean the difference of settlement or continued litigation.…
  • Nov 30

    The Opposing Party is Not Rational. That Doesn’t Mean the Case Can’t Settle.

    The Opposing Party is Not Rational. That Doesn’t Mean the Case Can’t Settle.
    To a certain degree none of us are completely rational. Some of are more emotional than others, some of us rely less on facts and more on instincts. If you’re trying to settle a case where the other party doesn’t seem to be well…
  • Nov 24

    Liar, Liar Truth on Fire: Repetition Helps a Lie Take Hold as Truth

    Liar, Liar Truth on Fire: Repetition Helps a Lie Take Hold as Truth
    Attorneys get used to parties, even their own clients, and witnesses saying untruthful things. This repetition can result in less than positive opinions of people in general but when a particular lie is repeated enough it starts to mutate in…
Rank this Week: 893

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 7

    Jackson Jambalya Examines Latest PERS Filing

    Jackson Jambalya Examines Latest PERS Filing
    The PERS annual report was recently presented at a public meeting and Kingfish was the only media in attendance. Here is his latest PERS post. The report includes PERS’ latest annual report. In summary, Kingfish reports that the…
  • Dec 5

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed
    On Sunday Clarion Ledger reporter Jerry Mitchell examined Mississippi’s partisan ‘nonpartisan’ judicial elections. The article concluded with this happy thought from legal pioneer and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice…
  • Nov 21

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the November 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $8.5 million verdict/ 40% fault to defendant- Gulfport federal court crane accident case covered here (10/20/16); $261,621 verdict/ 80% fault to defendant- Clay…
Rank this Week: 442

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Dec 6

    Tip of the month: Make sure every team member knows exactly how to define work that is in scope vs. out of scope for each matter

    Tip of the month: Make sure every team member knows exactly how to define work that is in scope vs. out of scope for each matter
    In many cases, legal team members do not have a clear understanding of the tasks that are within scope for a particular legal matter vs. those that fall outside scope. The inevitable result is that the cost of the matter...
  • Nov 29

    Pricing legal matters (Part 1 of 4)

    Pricing legal matters (Part 1 of 4)
    When it comes to offering fee estimates at the start of a matter, far too many lawyers still rely on ballpark estimates that they sometimes pull out of thin air. But even if you follow the “high detail” estimation techniques...
  • Nov 22

    Agile legal project management: What works and what doesn’t (Part 2 of 2)

    Agile legal project management: What works and what doesn’t (Part 2 of 2)
    By Paul Saunders, Practice Innovation Partner, Stewart McKelvey Some other Agile concepts have proven less useful, at least at our firm. For example, some experts have written about the potential value of Agile sprints to law firms, but that…
Rank this Week: 670

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Dec 6

    “Oil majors are worth more adopting a 2° C pathway”

    “Oil majors are worth more adopting a 2° C pathway”
    That’s the title of a slide Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony Hadley used in a recent speech. Here is a picture of that slide. You can see it in this Youtube video, around 14 minutes in. This is probably a reference to the May 2016 Carbon…
  • Dec 6

    27% Renewable Target

    27% Renewable Target
    Guardian reports that the European Environmental Agency expects the EU to reach its 2020 target of a 20 percent renewable share. The bloc’s 2020 target calls for 20% of gross final energy consumption to come from renewable sources, and…
  • Dec 6

    Supporting Solar Road

    Supporting Solar Road
    I have been commenting on a recent article at Reneweconomy about France’s project to build some solar roads. That article is opposed to the idea. It cites many experts questioning the cost of such a project. I for one disagree. Solar…
Rank this Week: 673

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 6

    CRISPR in Agriculture: An overview of the gene-edited food that probably isn't a GMO

    CRISPR in Agriculture: An overview of the gene-edited food that probably isn't a GMO
    On Monday of this week, TIME announced its 2016 Person of the Year shortlist. Many of the names were unsurprising: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Simone Biles, and Beyoncé Knowles all seem to make sense. One entry in particular, however,…
  • Dec 6

    U.Mass. Receives Full ABA Approval

    U.Mass. Receives Full ABA Approval
    The U.Mass. Law community is pleased to announce that the school has received full ABA approval. For more information, see the press release.
  • Dec 5

    Photography and Evidence

    Photography and Evidence
    The Public Image is a new book by my Northwestern colleague Robert Hariman (and his coauthor John Louis Lucaites). Of interest to lawyers and law professors is the discussion of the reliability of photography and the problem of fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 89

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Public Health Doing Its Job is Legal

    Public Health Doing Its Job is Legal
    Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the December 15, 2015, District Court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by tomato grower, Seaside Farm, Inc.  Seaside alleged that the Food and... Continue Reading
  • Dec 3

    Study: Restaurants Not Good At Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customer

    Study: Restaurants Not Good At Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customer
    From the Safe Food People at NC State – “Well Done” For Immediate Release December 1, 2016 Ben Chapman  |  919.515.8099 Matt Shipman  |  919.515.6386 Front-line staff, such as servers…
  • Dec 2

    Oysters Strike – Again

    Oysters Strike – Again
    Vancouver Island Health says norovirus is likely to blame after more than 100 people who ate raw oysters in Tofino earlier this month fell ill. Roughly 120 people, many of whom... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 77

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Dec 6

    Iowa Disbands Forfeiture Team; Settles Lawsuit from Poker Player

    Iowa Disbands Forfeiture Team; Settles Lawsuit from Poker Player
    Back in 2014 I mentioned (in passing) that two poker players had $100,000 seized while simply driving across Iowa on their way home to California. The Iowa Department of Public Safety (the state highway patrol) had a dedicated team on…
  • Dec 6

    IRS Appeals Implements Stupid Policy of Not Sending Initial Contact Letter

    IRS Appeals Implements Stupid Policy of Not Sending Initial Contact Letter
    I have a client who filed a Tax Court petition in late September. She is disputing additional tax from an Automated Underreporting Unit (AUR) notice. She didn’t respond to the initial AUR notice, so the way to resolve this is to file a…
  • Dec 5

    Nominations Due for 2016 Tax Offender of the Year

    Nominations Due for 2016 Tax Offender of the Year
    In a little less than a month it will be time to reveal this year’s winner of the prestigious “Tax Offender of the Year” award. Remember, To be considered for the Tax Offender of the Year award, the individual (or…
Rank this Week: 851

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
  • Dec 6

    “Close” Question of Intentional Spoliation Sent to the Jury

    “Close” Question of Intentional Spoliation Sent to the Jury
    Cahill v. Dart, No. 13-cv-361, 2016 WL 7034139 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2016) Following Plaintiff’s arrest for driving on a suspended license, an officer claimed he observed Plaintiff dropping a small package of cocaine while at a…
  • Nov 21

    Court Finds Foreign Discovery “Marginally Relevant” and “Not Proportional,” Declines to Compel Search

    Court Finds Foreign Discovery “Marginally Relevant” and “Not Proportional,” Declines to Compel Search
    In re Bard IVC Filters Prod. Liab. Litig., —F.R.D.—, 2016 WL 4943393 (D. Ariz. Sept. 16, 2016) In this case, the parties disagreed on the discoverability of communications between Defendants’ foreign subsidiaries and…
  • Nov 9

    Despite Intentional Spoliation, $25 Million Verdict Stand

    Despite Intentional Spoliation, $25 Million Verdict Stand
    BMG Rights Mgmt. LLC v. Cox Commc’ns, Inc., —F. Supp. 3d—, 2016 WL 4224964 (E.D. Va. Aug. 8, 2016) In this copyright infringement case, Plaintiff was found to have intentionally spoliated material evidence, resulting in…
Rank this Week: 405

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 152

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Dec 6

    Solicitor Sues Oxford for Negligent Teaching

    Solicitor Sues Oxford for Negligent Teaching
    Its failure to give him a top grade has harmed his legal career, you see.        Related StoriesLord Hanuman Gets Another Court SummonsMuseum Sued for Art Depicting Jesus as White 
  • Dec 5

    Police Called Because Guy Won’t Stop Whistling “Closing Time”

    Police Called Because Guy Won’t Stop Whistling “Closing Time”
    Might need to get the United Nations involved.          
  • Dec 2

    Seriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal

    Seriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal
    You really don't.        Related StoriesCourt Says Police Need to Make Time for “This Constitutional Bullshit”Court: Nobody Has the Right to AppealNational Guard Deployed to Seize One…
Rank this Week: 132

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Artist Pension Trust New

    Artist Pension Trust New
    It's merging with MutualArt.com.  The Art Market Monitor calls it "one of the more curious announcements in the art world" and says:"What the combined companies can do together that they could not do apart is not readily apparent. Nor is…
  • Dec 6

    Tyler Cowen on How Trump Should Support the Art

    Tyler Cowen on How Trump Should Support the Art
    The ground rules:  "I applied several standards to my recommendations. First, they must save the federal government money, to appeal to the Republican Congress. Second, they should stand a chance of appealing to Trump, given his stances…
  • Dec 5

    Jamie Martin to Sotheby'

    Jamie Martin to Sotheby'
    "The scientist James Martin — who for 20 years conducted art fraud investigations for the F.B.I. and played a central role in significant forgery investigations — will join Sotheby’s this week after the acquisition of his…
Rank this Week: 146

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement
    By the votes of a nation’s electors, the future of U.S. antitrust enforcement moved from “pragmatic aggressive enforcement as usual” to “too early to call.” The unexpected election of President-elect Donald J.…
  • Nov 10

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision
    The U.S. Antitrust Agencies (the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission) recently issued a document entitled “Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals” intended to alert HR…
  • Nov 3

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50
    Invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union requires participation of the UK Parliament say Lord Chief Justices Lord Sales and Lord Thomas of the Royal Courts of Justice in London who handed down their judgment today. This is a…
Rank this Week: 653

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips…

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips for You

Covers Rhode Island divorce and family law. By Chris Pearsall.

http://www.rhodeislanddivorcetips.com/
Rank this Week: 622

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    1.  US v. Williams, No. 15-10475…

    1.  US v. Williams, No. 15-10475 (12-5-16)(Hurwitz w/Rawlinson; dissent by Kleinfeld).  The 9th affirmed suppression of a statement given after Miranda rights were invoked.  The defendant was arrested for murder and…
  • Dec 4

    Case o' The Week: Doe, a Drear, a New-Rule Drear: Doe and Proof of Knowledge of Real ID for Agg Identity Theft

    Case o' The Week: Doe, a Drear, a New-Rule Drear: Doe and Proof of Knowledge of Real ID for Agg Identity Theft
    “Keepin’ it real” just got easier, in the Ninth (unfortunately).  United States v. John Doe, 2016 WL 6958647 (9thCir. Nov. 29, 2016), decision available here.Players: Decision by visiting Sr. District Judge Garbis, D.…
  • Dec 1

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis,…

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis, Sr. D.J., with Silverman and Nguyen).  This is an aggravated identity theft case.  The defendant was convicted of using the identity of a real person when he renewed his driver's license…
Rank this Week: 283

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
  • Dec 6

    They Invented What? (No. 11)

    They Invented What? (No. 11)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,004,596:  Sealed crustless sandwich.   Abstract: A sealed crustless sandwich for providing a convenient sandwich without an outer crust…
  • Oct 15

    They Invented What? (No. 10)

    They Invented What? (No. 10)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Published Application No. 20060071122:  Full body teleportation system.   Abstract:   A pulsed gravitational wave wormhole generator system that…
  • Oct 5

    Presenting at Tolloty Technology Incubator on Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business – October 7, 2016.

    Presenting at Tolloty Technology Incubator on Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business – October 7, 2016.
    Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business. The Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering: inventions, patents, trademarks…
Rank this Week: 532