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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform
    Shame on the AIA. By Erik J. Heels First published 12/17/2016; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is the worst thing to happen to US patent law ever. This self-serving PR piece by the USPTO…
Rank this Week: 254

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 355

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Dec 31

    What is meditation exactly?

    What is meditation exactly?
    I started seriously meditating about three years ago, so I feel like I can now confidently explain what meditation is. Basically, it’s a skill that you can learn (and then improve upon) by regular training. So what is the…
  • Dec 23

    Lotta love

    Lotta love
    I wish more people understood the meaning behind this song (and I wish I could play & sing it better 😉
  • Dec 16

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it
    Some people talk a lot about winning. What is it they think is being “won”? And —more importantly— how are they going to win? What’s their approach? Some people are arrogant and reckless. Others have dignity…
Rank this Week: 322

ESA blawg

ESA blawg

Encourages thoughtful discussion of the Endangered Species Act. By Keith W. Rizzardi.

http://www.esablawg.com/esalaw/ESBlawg.nsf
  • Jun 28

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?
    Attorney's fees play a significant role in Endangered Species Act litigation and the shaping of federal environmental policy. But for years, ESAblawg has openly questioned whether the fee-shifting provision are beneficial policy or a…
  • Apr 24

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent
    In the midst of our Earth Day celebrations comes an example of just how difficult it can be for humanity to self sacrifice, especially when money is involved. Deepwater Horizon recovery money, collected pursuant to the Oil Pollution Act, and…
  • Mar 15

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu
    Two separate Ninth Circuit opinions, filed on the same day, offer important lessons for Endangered Species Act watchers. The first one reminded us that Congress can choose to repeal our environmental laws. The second one reminded us why…
Rank this Week: 700

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"
    Our second podcast is now available on our web page. It follows the same format at the first one, with our practice coordinator, Chelsea Kennedy, asking me questions. This one is called "Can the executor do that?" and covers a…
  • Jan 11

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will
    There has been an interesting case recently in the BC courts regarding the rights of adopted children with respect to the estate of the birth mother. Gary Boer was the biological son of Deloreen Mikaloff. He was adopted by another family…
  • Jan 9

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!
    Such exciting news! Our very first podcast is on the website and ready to go! We've created a series of podcasts on various topics relating to wills, estates, trusts, and elder law, and we'll be uploading a new one each week. The first one…
Rank this Week: 247

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 811

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 393

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 10

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa
    The key Kansas case on the Allen Charge is State v. Salts, 200 P.3d 464 (Kan. 2009). In Salts, Alan Salts was charged with indecent liberties with a child. Before jury deliberations, the judge gave the jury the following instructions:...
  • Jan 6

    The Allen Charge Project: Iowa

    The Allen Charge Project: Iowa
    They key Iowa case on the Allen Charge is State v. Campbell, 294 N.W.2d 803 (Iowa 1980). In Campbell, Charles Campbell, Jr. was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverage. After the jury had...
  • Jan 4

    The Allen Charge Project: Indiana

    The Allen Charge Project: Indiana
    The key Indiana case regarding the Allen Charge is Lewis v. State, 424 N.E.2d 107 (Ind. 1981). In Lewis, Tony Lewis was charged with burglary and theft. The Lewis opinion is sparse on details regarding exactly when an Allen Charge...
Rank this Week: 309

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review
    (Wikimedia)We can look forward to a lot of lawyering and lobbying devoted to copyright in Canada in 2017.On the litigation front, we are awaiting important judgments in several cases, including the following that have been heard with the…
  • Jan 1

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain
    (Disney in 1946 - Wikipedia)Today is public domain day in Canada for the works of any sole or last surviving joint author who died in 1966. Canada has a copyright term of life + 50 years.Walt Disney, the person, died on December 15, 1966.…
  • Dec 21

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
    http://www.clipartkid.com/lump-of-coal-cliparts/In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of $65,000 plus…
Rank this Week: 362

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    Business Valuation Expert Testimony in Patent Case Allowed in Part

    Business Valuation Expert Testimony in Patent Case Allowed in Part
    Plaintiff filed a patent infringement claim against the defendant related to managing malware in their browser.  The plaintiff hired a business valuation expert to calculate damages.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude this…
  • Jan 9

    Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed

    Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant for not providing adequate warning on their knee implant.  Plaintiff hired an orthopedic surgery expert to provide testimony and the defendant filed a motion to exclude. Facts:  This case (Goldin v. Zimmer,…
  • Jan 6

    Expert Testimony in Suburethral Sling Case is Allowed in Part.

    Expert Testimony in Suburethral Sling Case is Allowed in Part.
    Plaintiff sued defendant arguing that the ObTabe inserted into her body was the cause of her infections.  The defense called three witnesses to assist in their case.  The plaintiff filed motions to exclude. Facts:  This case…
Rank this Week: 298

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Jan 13

    OFAC Expands Prohibitions on Re-Exports by Foreign Person

    OFAC Expands Prohibitions on Re-Exports by Foreign Person
    Yesterday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced that it had levied a $17,500 fine against Aban Offshore Ltd. (“AOL”), an Indian oil rig company, because AOL’s subsidiary in Singapore…
  • Jan 10

    Homeless Travel Blogger Advises Readers To Violate OFAC Rule

    Homeless Travel Blogger Advises Readers To Violate OFAC Rule
    ABOVE: Ben “Lucky” Schlappig A homeless blogger named Ben “Lucky” Schlappig, who makes his living flying on airplanes and staying in hotels, has decided to take up the practice of law along with advising fellow…
  • Jan 9

    Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

    Our Long National Nightmare Is Over
    Regular readers of this blog are probably quite aware of my long-running crusade, dating back almost a decade, to free Daniel Garcia or, more accurately, to free people named Daniel Garcia from the stigma of sharing a name with someone on…
Rank this Week: 404

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 17

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire
    Here’s a detail about Al McGuire you likely don’t know: Among his many habits, he liked to lie on the floor. Often, when he was in a hotel room, he would sleep through the night on the hard tile floor of a bathroom. Here’s…
  • Jan 17

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team
    The Marquette University Law School has long been associated with the world of sports.  Although the National Sports Law Institute has represented the connection in recent years, the school’s relationship to the sports industry…
  • Jan 16

    Water: 2016 Retrospective (and Issues to Watch in 2017)

    Water: 2016 Retrospective (and Issues to Watch in 2017)
    At this time of year it seems appropriate to both examine the year just ended and look forward to the one to come.[1] 2016 brought numerous developments in the water law and policy sector at the national and state levels, and also here at…
Rank this Week: 863

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 17

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin
    Seen today in UK paper - The Independent 17 Jan 2017 - in an article by Grace Dent titled "Nigel Farage knows there is money to made in acting like a Trump supporter" - and then found online for your...
  • Jan 17

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)
    This past Wednesday, the Centre for Constitutional Studies hosted a presentation by Matthew Woodley of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP. Woodley has been practicing media law for twelve years and gave a great speech asking, “Do we…
  • Jan 16

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!
    Hello Readers! Here at the Dominion we are happy to be back writing to you about important constitutional topics relating to the British North America Act. After a brief hiatus from the blogging world during our Christmas Break we are...
Rank this Week: 987

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
  • Jan 16

    Proud To Be Maladjusted

    Proud To Be Maladjusted
    Originally posted on January 17, 2011Over the weekend, I grabbed from my bookshelf A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., and literally dusted it off.  I flipped through it looking for something profound…
  • Jan 12

    Watergate On Fire -- Time For A New Metaphor

    Watergate On Fire -- Time For A New Metaphor
    It can't be a coincidence that the Watergate office caught fire on the same day that Donald Trump gave a press conference in which he: (1) bullied the press; (2) sidestepped questions about whether his staff had contact with Russia during the…
Rank this Week: 285

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 251

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 17

    Is Life After Divorce Always Difficult?

    Is Life After Divorce Always Difficult?
    When people go through a divorce, they often face various psychological and physiological issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, weight loss or weight gain, stress-induced illness, and sleep difficulties. Along with losing the…
  • Jan 11

    Why People Really Get Divorced

    Why People Really Get Divorced
    If you take a moment to think about it, there are divorced people everywhere. You probably have divorced co-workers, divorced family members, divorced neighbors, and divorced friends. With roughly 50 percent of first marriages ending…
  • Jan 4

    Fundamentals of a California Divorce

    Fundamentals of a California Divorce
    If you are planning on getting a divorce in Los Angeles, California, or anywhere else in the state, it would be beneficial for you to conduct some research before you move forward. Often, it is best for spouses to speak with a divorce…
Rank this Week: 637

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 17

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl
    From The ABA Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Rusty and Summer Page of Santa Clarita, California,…
  • Jan 16

    The Guardian view on family courts: cuts hurt

    The Guardian view on family courts: cuts hurt
    From The Guardian: Liz Truss, the justice secretary, did the right thing in ordering an urgent review into the best way of stopping abusers tormenting their victims through the family courts. It is entirely unacceptable that, as the Guardian…
  • Jan 15

    Divorce Party

    Divorce Party
    From SF Gate: Berkeley and Alameda area couple Jeff Becerra and Michelle Mahoney just ended their marriage of more than 20 years with what's possibly the most amicable outro: a "divorce party," attended by their family and friends…
Rank this Week: 140

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jan 17

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers January/February 2017

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers January/February 2017
    The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.In this issueIntellectual property – Shireen Smith of Azrights explains why IP is relevant to every business and how to protect itLaw publishers – Nick…
  • Jan 15

    News Essentials: 16th January 2017

    News Essentials: 16th January 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSThree-quarters of social workers oppose ‘power to innovate’ provisionsLAs should not be permitted to opt out of statutory duties to children and…
  • Jan 12

    Old and...

    Old and...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were mainly about the past and the future. They included:Response and responsibility - Newly qualified lawyers must be nurtured.Dowry: the problem that…
Rank this Week: 268

farmgate

farmgate

Covers agricultural policy issues. By the University of Illinois Extension.

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?
    As a farm operator or manager of an agricultural enterprise, how do you measure success?  Is it how well you can feed your family from year to year, or is it the yield you produce compared to similar farms?  What is the yardstick by…
  • Apr 17

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future
    Ethanol has seemed to have a run of bad luck lately.  First, it hit the blend wall, the maximum of 10% of the total motor fuel supply.  Then the recession curtailed some of the miles we drove and less gasoline was purchased. …
  • Mar 31

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise
    The best rhetorical question asked on this day of significant USDA reports was, “Was there anything that surprised you?”  In looking at the response of the market, there were obviously no surprises that were considered…
Rank this Week: 756

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    ACBA Nationwide acce

    ACBA Nationwide acce
    Below please see your current access level through the Alameda County Bar Association (left) versus the plan you can access by paying the $195/year upgrade cost (right). Free Member Benefit Premium Alameda County Bar Association Upgrade…
  • Jan 4

    How to Browse Libraries on Fastcase 7

    How to Browse Libraries on Fastcase 7
    Searches are a great way to find materials with specific words or phrases, but when you’re just starting to investigate a new subject, sometimes the fastest way to find the controlling statute or rule is to browse through the library,…
  • Nov 8

    How to Find Election Law in Your Jurisdiction

    How to Find Election Law in Your Jurisdiction
    It’s Election Day, and there are a lot of tight races out there! As America heads to the polls, people on both sides of the aisle are wondering what happens if a result gets contested. Does your jurisdiction have automatic recounts?…
Rank this Week: 869

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 273

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

Covers consumer rights under debt collection laws. By Joseph A. Mullaney III.

http://fdcpalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan
    Consumer rights advocates have long assailed payday loans and consumer rights attorneys tell horrible stories of clients ensnared in the web of payday loans.  When consumers fail to repay, they are frequently harassed and threatened…
  • Jan 8

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey
     Sometimes a New Jersey consumer may give a sum of money to an insurance company or other entity in exchange for a promised stream of income usually paid monthly (an annuity contract).  Other times, an insurance company is given…
  • Jan 7

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 881

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 457

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
Rank this Week: 126

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 122

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)
    SecondCircuitMap.png In mortgage fraud prosecution, government provided oral notice of its intent to introduce self-authenticating business records but failed to provide written notice as required under FRE 902(11); Second…
  • Sep 1

    Celebrating Labor Day

    Celebrating Labor Day
    Flags.JPG The Federal Evidence Blog returns on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. See 5 U.S.C. § 6103 (federal holidays).
  • Aug 29

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption
    Mailbox.jpg Third Circuit considers the operation of the mailbox rule presumption under FRE 301 and the circumstances in which the presumption may be rebutted; circuit distinguishes between strong and weak presumptions;…
Rank this Week: 493

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

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

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 845

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction
    On Tuesday, The United States Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an insider trading conviction by finding that inside information exchanged between relatives violates federal security laws. The case is Salman v. United States. The decision…
  • May 20

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading
    PGA golfer Phil Mickelson agreed to forfeit almost $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said was obtained through insider trading. Mickelson was named as a “relief defendant” in a criminal case, filed in…
  • Jan 28

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation
    On Jan. 22, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its opinion in In re Trulia Stockholder Litigation in which it rejected a “disclosure only” settlement of a shareholders’ suit challenging an M&A transaction.…
Rank this Week: 978

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Dec 9

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupIn the last year, the Department of Justice lost three major cases against Fed Ex, Vascular Solutions and Warner Chilcott. Critics argue that each case was an example of over-enforcement by DOJ and…
  • Nov 24

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionThe final Showcase panel examines Justice Scalia's transformation of five very important areas of Supreme Court doctrine. First, Justice Scalia transformed freedom of expression doctrine by entrenching a rule…
  • Nov 24

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionRESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment. The Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 19, 2016, during The Federalist Society's 2016 National Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 197

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Jan 4

    Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International

    Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International
    On November 2, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company owns a subsidiary that, in 2007, contracted to provide Venezuela's…
  • Dec 21

    McCrory v. Harris and Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Election

    McCrory v. Harris and Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Election
    On December 5, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCrory v. Harris and Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections. In these related cases, the Court considered redistricting plans introduced in North…
  • Dec 21

    Beckles v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Beckles v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 28, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Beckles v. United States. Travis Beckles, who had previous felony convictions (mostly for drug possession and sales), was an armed career criminal under the Armed Career…
Rank this Week: 359

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 101

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Nov 4

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO
    By Jill Link Long pendency, slow processing and delays in examination due to patent backlog before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are common concerns voiced by patent applicants. Although it may provide some comfort to…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?
    Post by Alex Christian The 1996 United States Supreme Court decision in Markman v. Westview Instruments established a landmark change for claim construction in patent infringement cases.  That case established that the meaning of the…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa
    Post by Jill Link The 2014 theme for World Food Day was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”  This event took place during the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium held in Des Moines,…
Rank this Week: 502

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jan 17

    Wells Fargo Eliminates Bonuses For Selling Banking Product

    Wells Fargo Eliminates Bonuses For Selling Banking Product
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Wells Fargo Advisors has eliminated bonus compensation for advisors’ sale of banking and lending products. The reason for the elimination of this bonus compensation for advisors stems…
  • Jan 14

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9251

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9251
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the fifteenth in a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9251 identifies the types of documents that should be made…
  • Jan 13

    Morgan Stanley Fined For Online Disclosure Failure

    Morgan Stanley Fined For Online Disclosure Failure
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:FINRA has censured Morgan Stanley and fined it $1.5 million for allegedly failing to provide millions of customers access to online information on purchases of mutual funds and other…
Rank this Week: 142

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • May 23

    How much can soap stars claim?

    How much can soap stars claim?
    Living in a soap opera has never been an easy ride, but none more so than today. Not only is there a good chance that you live a fairly downtrodden existence filled with daily misery and woe, but you’re far more likely to be involved in…
  • Feb 17

    Stay safe on the road in the wind

    Stay safe on the road in the wind
    FACT: Bad weather causes accidents. Whether it is snow, floods, fog or strong winds then it is always wise to avoid driving wherever possible in extreme weather. Accident claims specialists First4lawyers have produced a short guide to make…
  • Feb 17

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued
    Falling trees, toppled signs, flying debris, trips and slips are set to drive an increase in personal injury claims as 100 mph storms batter Britain, warn personal injury specialists First4lawyers. Storm damage can have a devastating impact…
Rank this Week: 420

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure defense news. Debt Relief Group LLC.

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Aug 7

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Credit Repair

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Credit Repair
    Severe financial strain can feel like a sickness, waking you up in the middle of the night and hampering your every move. Credit card companies slap double-digit compound interest onto the immense bills you already can’t pay—never…
  • Aug 6

    Things You Didn’t Know You Could Include in Bankruptcy

    Things You Didn’t Know You Could Include in Bankruptcy
    Making the decision to file bankruptcy can be a complicated and difficult process. You have to weigh all of the pros and cons and determine if it’s the best decision for your situation. You also need to come up with a plan for your…
  • Aug 5

    How Credit Affects Your Entire Life

    How Credit Affects Your Entire Life
    Most people worry about their credit history because they want to be sure they are eligible to receive loan offers and other lines of credit when they need it. This is certainly a good enough reason to want to keep your credit report in good…
Rank this Week: 770

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 341

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • Jan 16

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse
    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse A Senate Special Committee on Aging had a hearing in November of 2016, which allowed experts to testify that elder abuse is still a growing problem in the United States.  The experts testified that over…
  • Jan 13

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will
    What is the Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will? A common question Jacksonville estate planning lawyers are often asked is how long does a person have to Florida will contest a will or what is the statute of limitations to contest a will…
  • Jan 11

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order
    A Florida DNR is a document you will not complete with your Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer. Many feel that estate planning is a great area of law because it allows people to plan ahead for how they wish to be treated medically in a…
Rank this Week: 225

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida car accidents, wrongful death, and bicycle accidents. By Salpeter Gitkin, LLP.

http://www.florida-injury-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32
    A Pompano Beach, Florida tow truck/public transit bus collision sent 32 people to area hospitals on Thursday, news sources report. The victims were not immediately available following the incident; they were treated at several area hospitals.…
  • Oct 16

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship
    Qwentyn Hunter drowned aboard a Miami, Florida Carnival Cruise ship Monday, news sources report. The cruise ship was still at sea at the time of the tragic accident. Six-year-old Hunter, of Winter Garden, was pronounced dead after being…
  • Oct 14

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision
    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida was critically injured Friday after he got out of his car following a crash and was struck by a semi, which fled the scene, news sources report. The other driver involved in the initial car accident…
Rank this Week: 671

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    VR Tips to Avoid Injury

    VR Tips to Avoid Injury
    This past holiday season, VR headsets were a popular gift choice. These gadgets sold well across the country and many Homestead and Florida homes now have a headset. VR headsets allow users to play virtual reality video games or to workout in…
  • Jan 6

    VR Tips to Avoid Injury

    VR Tips to Avoid Injury
    This past holiday season, VR headsets were a popular gift choice. These gadgets sold well across the country and many Homestead and Florida homes now have a headset. VR headsets allow users to play virtual reality video games or to workout in…
  • Jan 3

    Keeping Children Safe in Hollywood and South Florida

    Keeping Children Safe in Hollywood and South Florida
    Young children and toddlers are especially vulnerable to injuries. Without the knowledge and experience to stay safe, they may get into trouble simply by exploring the world around them. If you have children at home, are babysitting, or have…
Rank this Week: 996

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 925

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jan 16

    2d DCA: Can a divorce judge force you to terminate your irrevocable trust and split the assets with your ex’?

    2d DCA: Can a divorce judge force you to terminate your irrevocable trust and split the assets with your ex’?
    Nelson v. Nelson, — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 7322546 (Fla. 2d DCA December 16, 2016) Multi-generational irrevocable trusts (often referred to as “dynasty” trusts) have always been around, but changes to federal estate tax…
  • Dec 16

    Bias on the bench

    Bias on the bench
    Inheritance cases are almost always bench trials, which means they’re decided by a jury of one: your judge. If one person’s going to determine the outcome of your entire case, you’d better be aware of the unconscious biases…
  • Dec 12

    4th DCA: Love and marriage in contested Florida guardianship

    4th DCA: Love and marriage in contested Florida guardianship
    Smith v. Smith, — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 803625 (Fla. 4th DCA March 2, 2016) As Bette Davis once famously quipped, getting old ain’t for sissies. But it’s a whole lot easier if you’re married. And…
Rank this Week: 312

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Can a FINRA Securities Arbitration Award be Appealed?

    Can a FINRA Securities Arbitration Award be Appealed?
    Yes, technically, but in reality, no.  Under the law, a FINRA securities arbitration award can be appealed, but practically speaking, arbitration awards are rarely changed when appealed.   Indeed, under the Federal Arbitration…
  • Nov 28

    What Are the Key Differences Between Arbitrating an Investor Case Before FINRA and Suing in Court?

    What Are the Key Differences Between Arbitrating an Investor Case Before FINRA and Suing in Court?
    An investor who is abused by his or her securities broker cannot sue in court.  Instead, the investor must sue the broker or the brokerage firm in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, otherwise known as…
  • Nov 3

    Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One

    Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One
    In September 2016, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation issued a Consumer Alert titled “Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One.”   The alert makes a number of helpful recommendations to take following the…
Rank this Week: 754

Food Law Prof Blog

Food Law Prof Blog

By Professor Donna Byrne.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/foodlaw/
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Sep 18

    About Food Law Prof Blog

    About Food Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
Rank this Week: 797

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    California Court Declines to Dismiss Food Label Class Action Despite Lack of Alleged Purchase Date

    California Court Declines to Dismiss Food Label Class Action Despite Lack of Alleged Purchase Date
    Food manufacturers received a setback earlier this week, when Judge Thelton Henderson of the Northern District of California ruled that where a consumer identifies a specific class period in which a defendant food manufacturer labeled its…
  • Aug 9

    Missouri Court denies Motion to Dismiss Over “Nothing Artificial” Claim

    Missouri Court denies Motion to Dismiss Over “Nothing Artificial” Claim
    Like several California courts before it, a recent Missouri federal court case reminds food manufacturers that they must carefully monitor the marketing claims made on the front of their products’ labeling packages regardless of whether…
  • Jun 17

    FDA Offers Webinar to Review Recent Nutrition Facts Labeling Final Rule

    FDA Offers Webinar to Review Recent Nutrition Facts Labeling Final Rule
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to host a webinar on Monday, June 27, 2016, to review the agency’s recent Nutrition Facts Labeling Final Rules and what industry needs to know about the changes to nutrition facts…
Rank this Week: 729