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Law Shucks

Law Shucks

A self-deprecating look at life in and after BigLaw

http://lawshucks.com
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch.
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch. Dr. Joseph Dolan: You know, it’s a shame about [Dewey & LeBoeuf].…
  • May 4

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
Rank this Week: 272

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 251

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson…

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury law affecting Georgia residents.

http://www.mlnlawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital
    A recent study found that a fall prevention intervention could potentially prevent 1 fall every 4 days, 7.5 falls every month, and 90 falls every year in U.S. hospitals.
  • Nov 18

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual
    Fall injuries and disabilities are likely to increase in coming years as baby boomers move into their senior years. Among older individuals, fall injuries often lead to broken bones, immobility and restricted activity.
  • Nov 16

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly
    Among individuals over the age of 50 who fracture a hip, approximately 25 percent die within the first year after the injury! An additional 60 percent lose their ability to perform day-to-day activities like bathing and cooking.
Rank this Week: 233

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 266

VentureBlog

VentureBlog

Covers entrepreneurial success, legal issues, management issues, presenting your company, and more. By David Hornik.

http://ventureblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started
    Over this weekend I celebrated my tenth anniversary as a Venture Capitalist. When I joined August Capital 10 years ago, things weren't so different than they are today. There had been a period of real exuberance in venture investing but it…
  • May 7

    What a Fucking Waste of Time

    What a Fucking Waste of Time
    One of the lead tech stories this week concerned the wild and crazy early days of Facebook. According to David Kirkpatrick's soon to be released book, "The Facebook Effect," Mark Zuckerberg used to have business cards that read "I'm CEO ...…
  • Apr 2

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now
    I was at a party the other night to celebrate the first anniversary of Nokia's "Ideas Project." The "Ideas Project" is an effort to bring together a diverse group of smart folks to share their thoughts on the evolution of media.
Rank this Week: 265

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 4

    Rutgers University School of Law (Camden) - Job Posting

    Rutgers University School of Law (Camden) - Job Posting
    The following position posting was provided to us via e-mail: ---- RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (CAMDEN CAMPUS) invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more tenure-track or tenured faculty positions.…
  • Aug 4

    More Summer Reading: The Henry Ford Legacy Beyond Dodge v. Ford

    More Summer Reading: The Henry Ford Legacy Beyond Dodge v. Ford
    Readers of this blog know I am fond of writing about Henry Ford and the Dodge v. Ford case (PDF here). This summer, I am still working my way through Fordlandia, by Greg Grandin. It's a really interesting read. Henry...
  • Aug 3

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring
    My law school, the University of Nebraska, is hiring. Here are the details: Entry-Level or Experienced Faculty Position The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more…
Rank this Week: 327

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Aug 4

    In Case You Didn’t Believe That There Are A Lot Of July 4th Drunk Drivers …

    In Case You Didn’t Believe That There Are A Lot Of July 4th Drunk Drivers …
    Okay, so technically it was July 5th, but clearly the drunkeness of these folks relates back (legal term, sorry) to July 4th. It seemed plausible when The Juice recently read that there are A LOT of drunk drivers out on July 4th. Let’s…
  • Aug 2

    A Judge Who Really Digs The Doctor – Seuss, That I

    A Judge Who Really Digs The Doctor – Seuss, That I
    New Hampshire Federal Judge James R. Muirhead was not amused (okay, he was really amused) when prisoner Charles Wolff included a hard-boiled egg with his request for a better diet. Here is what the Judge had to say, in an Order issued about…
  • Aug 1

    A Slice Of Domestic Bli

    A Slice Of Domestic Bli
    Certainly domestic life often presents challenging situations. But this? As reported by BeeNews.com (New York): Police responded to a North Seine Drive residence where a 
male and female
 were having an argument about how the…
Rank this Week: 315

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 287

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 299

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Aug 4

    Coal: Still standing. Barely.

    Coal: Still standing. Barely.
    In the Saturday, August 1 Washington Post,"New EPA rule on greenhouse gases the latest blow to King Coal". Excerpts: When coal was king, it fueled more than half of the nation’s electricity. It fired up American industry and…
  • Aug 4

    Clients pay for excellent, not for perfect. Forget about perfect.

    Clients pay for excellent, not for perfect. Forget about perfect.
    Clients 99.5% of the time are not paying you to be perfect. Clients don't want perfect. In the rare instances they do want perfect, they will let you know. So clients want excellent. Be excellent, not perfect. N.B. Excellent is...
  • Aug 2

    Potomac.

    Potomac.
    Below is a photograph of Georgetown near Key Bridge (the bridge barely out of the picture on the right) on the Potomac River and Georgetown University taken from Virginia. Barely hidden and on M Street, which runs parallel to the...
Rank this Week: 285

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 4

    EC, France Go to Court Over Enforcement of State Aid Rule

    EC, France Go to Court Over Enforcement of State Aid Rule
    A conflict between French and European law concerning France's failure to recover incompatible state aid to airlines within the four month time frame required by EU regulations appears headed to the European Court of Justice. Last year, the…
  • Aug 3

    Seventh Circuit Accepts Admiralty Jurisdiction Removal for Asiana Airlines Crash

    Seventh Circuit Accepts Admiralty Jurisdiction Removal for Asiana Airlines Crash
    Katherine Calhoun of SmithAmundsen has an interesting write up of the implications of a recent Seventh Circuit decision. Boeing sought to remove claims against it related to the 2013 Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco to federal court.…
  • Jul 30

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim
    As expected, Russia used its Security Council veto to prevent the U.N. from creating a tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17. The Chicago Convention and its annexes include…
Rank this Week: 326

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Blixseth v. Yellowstone Mountain Club (9th Cir. - Aug. 4, 2015)

    Blixseth v. Yellowstone Mountain Club (9th Cir. - Aug. 4, 2015)
    When the Ninth Circuit -- and Judge Kozinski in particular -- issues an order to show cause and issues an opinion that says that you might well have brought an appeal in bad faith, an attempt to "double down" and insist that what you did was…
  • Aug 4

    Rounds v. Commissioner of Social Security (9th Cir. - Aug. 4, 2015)

    Rounds v. Commissioner of Social Security (9th Cir. - Aug. 4, 2015)
    Heather Rounds lives in Oregon.  She's 22 years old, a high school graduate, and lives with her five-year old daughter, a boyfriend, and two cats.  She's had two short-term jobs in her life:  one as a gas station cashier and…
  • Jul 30

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)
    Here's a nice, short, and equitable opinion.Justice Rothschild holds that even though the relevant case law is sparse, and even though there's a provision in the Family Code that says that family law cases are otherwise treated like any other…
Rank this Week: 300

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    IANA Transition Proposal

    IANA Transition Proposal
    Suppose you were the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)---a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Suppose further that in March 2014 you had announced your intention to offload…
  • Aug 4

    ISIS, the Taliban, and the 2001 AUMF

    ISIS, the Taliban, and the 2001 AUMF
    The recent confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death has led to a great deal of discussion on a variety of regional issues: what does the Taliban’s loss of Omar mean for the future of the organization? For the Taliban’s peace…
  • Aug 4

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Yesterday, during a visit to Qatar from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders formally announced their support for the nuclear accord reached with Iran by the P5+1 group. “This was the best option…
Rank this Week: 340

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
Rank this Week: 355

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 4

    Texas court denies motion to compel discovery of relator’s disclosure statement

    Texas court denies motion to compel discovery of relator’s disclosure statement
    On July 31, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant denied a qui tam defendant’s motion to compel a relator to produce a copy of the disclosure statement he filed with the United States. The case, in which the government declined to…
  • Jul 30

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit
    On July 30, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego-based spinal device manufacturer NuVasive, Inc., had agreed to pay $13.5 million to settle civil claims, originally brought by a former employee turned whistleblower, that the…
  • Jun 16

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case
    On June 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Florida-based Hebrew Homes Health Network, and its CEO, in a suit originally brought by the company’s former CFO as a whistleblower. According to…
Rank this Week: 313

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Aug 4

    This Just In: Go Set a Watchman

    This Just In: Go Set a Watchman
    Go Set a Watchman, the prequel to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has arrived in the law library! If one of these titles is checked out you can always check out other titles in our new Law Related Fiction section.
  • Aug 3

    LEED vs. Green Globe

    LEED vs. Green Globe
    LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, and Green Globes are green building certification programs. It is generally thought to be desirable for an organization to have a green building certification of some type to save…
  • Jul 31

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?
    Wondering what kind of computer you will need for law school? You will need a laptop that meets the requirements for the exam software used by our school, Exam 4. For more information about Exam 4, go to Exams on Computer FAQ. Discounts for…
Rank this Week: 277

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 4

    Podcast #28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice

    Podcast #28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice
    Nicole Bradick explains what a virtual practice is and how to build one. But first, we talk about a baby who is crazy about a local personal injury lawyer, and the difficulty in combating link rot. Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law…
  • Aug 4

    6 Time Saving Email Tips You Need to Start Using (Sponsored)

    6 Time Saving Email Tips You Need to Start Using (Sponsored)
    Ever wonder how you can gain some time back to do the things that are most important to you? Do you feel like you’re chained to your desk or phone because you receive so many emails? You’re not alone. It is easy to let email take…
  • Aug 3

    Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed

    Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed
    Improving your SEO rankings is more than just manipulating temporary loopholes. Adopt these SEO secrets to improve your rankings and your firm.Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 292

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 4

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale File for Divorce

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale File for Divorce
    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have decided to divorce. On Monday, the musicians announced their split just one month before they would have celebrated their 13 year anniversary. Stefani filed the divorce papers first, citing irreconcilable…
  • Aug 3

    What it Means to Divorce in a Community Property State

    What it Means to Divorce in a Community Property State
    If you are about to file for divorce and you live in California, you are divorcing in one of the handful of community property states, which could have an effect on how your assets and debts are divided. The community property states,…
  • Jul 31

    Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse

    Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse
    Marriage can be complicated. Some couples are an open book when it comes to finances, while other couples, or more specifically, one of the spouses is tightlipped when it comes to money, leaving the other spouse in the dark. Does your spouse…
Rank this Week: 308

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Aug 4

    IRS Seeks Public Comment On Controversial Obamacare ‘Cadillac Tax’

    IRS Seeks Public Comment On Controversial Obamacare ‘Cadillac Tax’
    In July of 2015, IRS issued Notice 2015-52 seeking comment on Obamacare and the Cadillac tax, including who may be liable for the tax, employer aggregation, allocation of tax and payment of the tax. Here are some of the highlights.
  • Aug 3

    Snoop Dogg Has Money On His Mind After Being Stopped With Lots Of Cash In The Airport

    Snoop Dogg Has Money On His Mind After Being Stopped With Lots Of Cash In The Airport
    Last week, Italian police stopped rapper Snoop Dogg and found $422,000 (€385,071.64) in his luggage just as he was about to board a plane. Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, had not declared the cash and that's against the rules…
  • Aug 3

    Mark Your Calendars Now: Congress Changes Many Tax Return Due Dates & Extension

    Mark Your Calendars Now: Congress Changes Many Tax Return Due Dates & Extension
    Last week, President Obama signed a bill focused on highway transportation. However, also included in the bill were a number of provisions which changed tax return due dates, statutes of limitations and extension provisions.
Rank this Week: 330

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Doctor With Ties to Drug Companies At Center of Increased Sales of Anticoagulant

    Doctor With Ties to Drug Companies At Center of Increased Sales of Anticoagulant
    A new generation of anticoagulants, namely Xarelto and Pradaxa, have been at the center of much controversy in recent times. The manufacturers of these drugs have seen a significant increase in sales of their drugs, thanks in part to how…
  • Aug 3

    Man Dies in Crash with Fire Truck in Agoura Hills, California

    Man Dies in Crash with Fire Truck in Agoura Hills, California
    Pictured above: The fire truck after the accident  Over the weekend, a California man involved in a crash with a Los Angeles County Fire Department fire truck was killed. The 36-year-old, identified as Eric Stein, was driving with his…
  • Jul 31

    New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetu

    New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetu
    A recent study has revealed that mothers who take Xarelto can pass down the drug to their unborn child. When ingested during pregnancy, the anticoagulant transfers back and forth across the placenta between a mother and her fetus. The study…
Rank this Week: 364

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    What’s Happening With Changes to Overtime Requirements?

    What’s Happening With Changes to Overtime Requirements?
    On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor proposed changes to the manner in which overtime pay is calculated for executive, administrative and professional employees.  These employees, collectively referred to as white collar workers,…
  • Jul 31

    Legal Links – July 31, 2015

    Legal Links – July 31, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Bike Lancaster. Cycling is a sport (and…
  • Jul 30

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania
    As an avid cyclist, Central Pennsylvania offers many great routes and opportunities to ride a bike, and summer is the prime time to get out and take advantage of the great weather. Although I enjoy hitting the trails in Mount Gretna every now…
Rank this Week: 316

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    DDL Summer Vacation Tripadvisor

    DDL Summer Vacation Tripadvisor
      To keep the DDL blog up and running even through the dog days of Summer, your trusted correspondents try to stagger their vacations.  Bexis recently got back from his typically Hemingway-esque adventure, and now it’s our…
  • Aug 3

    Medical Device Decision Plays PA’s Greatest Hit

    Medical Device Decision Plays PA’s Greatest Hit
    When we read the opinion in Kline v. Zimmer Holdings, 2015 WL 4077495 (W.D. Pa. July 6, 2015), it felt like driving back from the mountains (or the Jersey Shore) after a holiday weekend, listening to classic rock radio playing last half-hour…
  • Jul 31

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial
                We have managed to pretty much avoid asbestos litigation.  Sure, we encounter decisions from asbestos cases that sometimes impact our own cases.  They even sometimes…
Rank this Week: 294

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 283

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 4

    Can Anything Happen in U.S. Politics Without a Forcing Event?

    Can Anything Happen in U.S. Politics Without a Forcing Event?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe annual scholarly conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) was held last week in Boca Raton, Florida.  As has become her custom, Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan of the University of Kentucky…
  • Aug 3

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)
    By Eric SegallOn Wednesday of last week I co-moderated (along with Eric Berger) a panel on Supreme Court transparency at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEALS) conference. It was a fascinating discussion covering mostly…
  • Aug 1

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal
    by Michael DorfAmidst the furor over dentist Walter Palmer's killing of Cecil the Lion, on Wednesday a New York trial court judge ruled against the Nonhuman Rights Project's habeas corpus action on behalf of two chimpanzees--Hercules and…
Rank this Week: 347

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010
    Source - U.S. Courts - Federal Judicial Caseload StatisticsAccording to the latest annual report on Judicial Business found at www.uscourts.gov, for the period 2013-2014, filing of copyright cases increase 10.2 percent for the year…
  • Jul 31

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2
    France has recently moved to #2 in readership of Copyright Litigation Blog.  Vive le droit d'auteur! Pageviews by Countries EntryPageviewsUnited States551129France61270Russia51440Ukraine40000Germany32359United…
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
Rank this Week: 304

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 4

    167 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in July 2015

    167 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in July 2015
    The U.S. Trademark Office issued the following 167 trademark registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in July 2015 based on applications filed by Indiana trademark attorneys: Registration No.  Word Mark …
  • Aug 3

    Patent Office Issues 143 Patents To Indiana Citizens in July 2015

    Patent Office Issues 143 Patents To Indiana Citizens in July 2015
    The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 143 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in July 2015, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys:PATENT NO. TITLE D735,327 Transitional handle …
  • Jul 31

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319
    The principal criminal statute protecting copyrighted works is 17 U.S.C. § 506(a), which provides that "[a]ny person who infringes a copyright willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain" shall be…
Rank this Week: 331

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 4

    America’s Greece? Part 2, Shedding jobs for year

    America’s Greece? Part 2, Shedding jobs for year
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, Puerto Rico’s insolvency is of roughly the same dimensions as Greece’s, but whereas Greece is temporarily in inter-crisis mode,…
  • Aug 3

    America’s Greece? Part 1, Bypassing the rights of voter

    America’s Greece? Part 1, Bypassing the rights of voter
    By: David A. Smith History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes – Attributed to Mark Twain No sooner had the cacophonous European financial orchestra put down its instruments after playing its discordant improvisation – not the…
  • Jul 31

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 3, “Utilize outside political channels or threaten to leave”

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 3, “Utilize outside political channels or threaten to leave”
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As established in the two preceding parts, inspired by a recent article in the Boston Globe (July 16, 2015) covering a McKinsey report commissioned by the…
Rank this Week: 321

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Employment Arbitration After the Revolution

    Employment Arbitration After the Revolution
    Professors David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher, University of California, Davis School of Law, have published “Employment Arbitration after the Revolution,” DePaul Law Review, Vol. 65, 2016, Forthcoming.
  • Jul 27

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four
    Corporate Counsel has published the final installment of “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Appealing an International Arbitration Award,” Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr.…
  • Jul 26

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three
    Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr. have published Part Three of a four-part series entitled “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Rules for Appointing an Emergency Arbitrator,”…
Rank this Week: 286

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Behavior Patterns that Precipitate and Perpetuate Trouble (Better call your Mom)

    Behavior Patterns that Precipitate and Perpetuate Trouble (Better call your Mom)
    -  James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Testosterosis (Petulant Arrogance): A major management and leadership mistake You have been there before, possibly many times. It’s the beginning of a hastily called meeting (maybe you…
  • Aug 3

    Still Smashing Trademark Rights?

    Still Smashing Trademark Rights?
    Why does Smashburger continue down this road of smashing its trademark rights? Especially, despite our previous cautions: Another Marketing Pitfall: How to Crush a Smashing Brand Name & Trademark Can Anyone Smash a Burger? Crushing a…
  • Jul 31

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?
    It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit. While attorney’s fees have been…
Rank this Week: 350

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 4

    Judge Strikes Down Divorce Order - Wife's Partying Not Mental Cruelty

    Judge Strikes Down Divorce Order - Wife's Partying Not Mental Cruelty
    From The Times of India: The Bombay high court has in a marital dispute case ruled that a family court was wrong in granting divorce to a Navi Mumbai resident who had claimed that his wife used to party a...
  • Aug 3

    Virginia Man Arrested for Bigamy

    Virginia Man Arrested for Bigamy
    From WTVR.com: A Henrico man was charged with two counts of bigamy after his wife found out her husband had not divorced his previous wife before they got married. In fact, Frank Ernest Blake, Jr., 32, has been married three...
  • Aug 2

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support
    From Times Record: Oklahoma has active arrest warrants for more than 11,000 parents for failure to pay child support and interest totaling more than $397 million. Those parents will be given an opportunity to work out payment schedules and…
Rank this Week: 325

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    TTAB Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Cancellation Proceeding Based on Claim Preclusion

    TTAB Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Cancellation Proceeding Based on Claim Preclusion
    The Board granted Respondent Meenakshi's motion for partial judgment in this cancellation proceeding, ruling that Petitioner VVV's claim against one of the three challenged registrations was barred by the doctrine of claim preclusion. VVV had…
  • Aug 3

    TTAB Posts August 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts August 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (3) oral hearings for the month of August, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
  • Jul 31

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?
    Oakville Hills Cellar opposed registration of the mark MAYARI for wine, alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark MAYA, also for wine. The goods are identical, the channels of trade and classes of consumers are presumed to…
Rank this Week: 318

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Aug 4

    A CPLR 1018 motion to substitute a nonparty as plaintiff, and to amend the caption accordingly.

    A CPLR 1018 motion to substitute a nonparty as plaintiff, and to amend the caption accordingly.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmation the granting of the motion based on plaintiff's submission of evidence that the note at issue was in Nationstar's possession, that the mortgage was assigned to Nationstar after the…
  • Aug 3

    Doctrine of primary assumption of risk.

    Doctrine of primary assumption of risk.
    Practice point:  Pursuant to the doctrine, a voluntary participant in a sporting or recreational activity consents to those commonly appreciated risks which are inherent in and arise out of the nature of the sport generally and flow from…
  • Jul 31

    A FOIL request and redaction.

    A FOIL request and redaction.
    Practice point:  Petitioner requested documents from the New York City Fire Department, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.  The Fire Department provided copies of the documents, but with numerous items of information…
Rank this Week: 279

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Aug 3

    A Little Inspiration:  Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Wins Multiple Diversity Award

    A Little Inspiration:  Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Wins Multiple Diversity Award
    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP – a Ms. JD sponsor – has recently received a number of diversity awards. It is one of only eight firms in the country to be named to both the Yale Law Women “Top Ten Family Friendly Firm”…
  • Aug 2

    Follow Your Passion

    Follow Your Passion
    If you went to law school because you wanted to help others or to work for a specific sector of public interest law, stick with it.  This is the best advice I have ever recieved about choosing what area of law I want to practice.…
  • Jul 30

    Sharpening your Skill

    Sharpening your Skill
    Around the corner we will find OCIs and anxious rising 2Ls who are creating color-coded charts and lists of firm interviews they’ve landed and strategies they’ll use. If you’re a pre-law student, you might feel momentarily…
Rank this Week: 317

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 3

    Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judge

    Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judge
    Although the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is broadly applied, visible account numbers through envelope windows do not violate the law, holds two federal judges. The twin rulings appeared as stories front and center of today's…
  • Jul 30

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC
    Facing a $38,458 garnishment by Marshal Gregg E. Bienstock, our client felt as if he ran out of options. He even paid a couple thousand dollars toward the garnishment. But after exploring his rights (outside of bankruptcy, which we fight to…
  • Jul 30

    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $30K Garnishment by Great Seneca Financial

    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $30K Garnishment by Great Seneca Financial
    Facing a $30,433 Garnishment Notice by Great Seneca Financial Corporation, we quickly filed court papers to attack the validity of the judgment and the validity of the plaintiff. In the action, Great Seneca was named as "Great Seneca…
Rank this Week: 342

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 3

    Avoiding Uber Trouble via Good Terms of Service

    Avoiding Uber Trouble via Good Terms of Service
    In a recent lawsuit, Uber Technologies Inc. is accused of violating California’s Unfair Competition Law. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Uber misleads its users by: (1) falsely advertising its services as cheaper than a typical…
  • Jul 28

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink
    Even freed from bricks and mortar, online retailers and service providers are realizing that market share is not infinite. A complaint recently filed by Angie’s List Inc. against Amazon Local LLC for its newly launched online home…
  • Jul 24

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
    As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District of Michigan is a…
Rank this Week: 319

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 3

    If You’re Going to Vote in the ABA Blawg 100, Why Not Musings?

    If You’re Going to Vote in the ABA Blawg 100, Why Not Musings?
    It’s that time of year again.  Yes, the time of year when I shamelessly plug Construction Law Musings for a nomination for the ABA Blawg 100.  If you like my weekly thoughts and updates on the construction law world and/or the…
  • Jul 28

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411
    Once again, the folks over at the ALPS411 Blog have let me invade and post some thoughts from the world of solo construction practice.  This time, they asked for (and I hope I delivered) some of my better thoughts on “letting…
  • Jul 24

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction…
Rank this Week: 357

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Aug 3

    Individual Unemployability and the Rating You Need

    Individual Unemployability and the Rating You Need
    Matthew:  Hello, and welcome to another edition of the Hill & Ponton Veterans Video Blog. I’m Matthew Hill. Carol:  I’m Carol Ponton.  Matthew:  Today we’d like to talk to you about unemployability…
  • Jul 31

    Evidence of a Disease, Injury, or Event in Service for VA Benefit

    Evidence of a Disease, Injury, or Event in Service for VA Benefit
    In a previous post we discussed the first required element of proving a claim for VA benefits – evidence of a current disability. Today, we are going to discuss the second element – evidence of a disease, injury, or event in…
  • Jul 30

    VA Reductions – What the VA Can & Cannot Do When Reducing a Rating

    VA Reductions – What the VA Can & Cannot Do When Reducing a Rating
    When it comes to assigning rates to a condition, the VA is held to very strict regulations. This is meant to help minimize the amount of errors in assigning ratings. Of course, we all know that mistakes happen – a lot. The same goes for…
Rank this Week: 363

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Jul 31

    “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers” – An Article by Thane Rosenbaum

    “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers” – An Article by Thane Rosenbaum
    Check out this article written by our very own Forum director, Thane Rosenbaum, entitled, “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers”. Read on as Thane discusses American cinema and the reasons behind the portrayals of the justice system in…
  • Jul 23

    The Forum Remembers Great American Novelist E.L. Doctorow

    The Forum Remembers Great American Novelist E.L. Doctorow
    The Forum is deeply saddened to hear of E.L. Doctorow’s passing just a few days ago. Considered a great novelist in American culture, Doctorow lived a long life full of prestige in the world of literature. His best-selling novels…
  • May 21

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y
    The video from Wednesday’s Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial is now available through 92Y On Demand. For the full video, please click here. Thank you to all those who attended, and please stay tuned for news on the…
Rank this Week: 312

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Jul 31

    90 Sick in Washington Pork Salmonella Outbreak

    90 Sick in Washington Pork Salmonella Outbreak
    The outbreak of Salmonella infections that may be linked to pork products has grown to 90 cases in several counties around the state. The ongoing outbreak is under investigation by... Continue Reading
  • Jul 29

    Salmonella Stuffed Chicken Causes Outbreak in Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin

    Salmonella Stuffed Chicken Causes Outbreak in Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin
    The CDC, several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken... Continue…
  • Jul 23

    50 Sick with Salmonella in Washington from Pork

    50 Sick with Salmonella in Washington from Pork
    Washington State health officials are working with state and local partners to investigate several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 332

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Two Boys Suffer Severe Sunburns At Daycare Facility

    Two Boys Suffer Severe Sunburns At Daycare Facility
    It is every parent’s worst nightmare: getting the call that your child was injured while under the watch of caregiver. For Shaunna Broadway of Oklahoma, she was stunned to learn that the daycare facility she sends her sons, Connor, 7,…
  • Jul 31

    Summertime Caution – Open Windows Can Be A Safety Hazard For Young Children

    Summertime Caution – Open Windows Can Be A Safety Hazard For Young Children
    Summer in Boston can often be a  time to leave your windows open and let the breeze roll in, an action of relief from the stifling heat. What most people fail to realize though is that these open windows may pose an enormous safety…
  • Jul 30

    Whirlpool Recalls 40,000 Ovens Over Potential Burn Injurie

    Whirlpool Recalls 40,000 Ovens Over Potential Burn Injurie
    Whirlpool has recalled more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens over concerns that a faulty design might cause burns to consumers. According to the Associated Press and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extendable rack…
Rank this Week: 343

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 31

    Is it “disparaging” to say “Karma is a bi**h”?

    Is it “disparaging” to say “Karma is a bi**h”?
    Riddle me this: Employee sues her boss for sexual harassment. Case settles for $127,500, and she has to agree to confidentiality and non-disparagement. About nine years later, boss becomes an internet pariah for allegedly poaching a…
  • Jul 31

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.
    Dear Americans with Disabilities Act, How time flies — you’re already 25 years old! I have seen many lovely tributes to you this week, and a couple of my favorites are here and here. I hope you don’t mind one more from…
  • Jul 31

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?
    Well, this should be interesting. As I’ve reported before, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a funeral home chain in the Detroit area for terminating Aimee Stephens, a transgendered woman, because she failed to…
Rank this Week: 307

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing
    Major Change To Current Practices | Expect Delays and Bumpy Road Starting Oct. 1 I just finished yet another closing where a national lender issued the closing package and HUD approval the morning of the closing, and worse, issued a revised…
  • Jul 9

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation
    Fair Housing Advocates Get Major Victory at U.S. Supreme Court While everyone in America was focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, at the end of its Term, the Court also issued an important opinion under…
  • Jun 18

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1
    CFPB Responds To Industry and Consumer Concerns On New Compliance Rules The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Wednesday a proposal to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule…
Rank this Week: 334

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jul 31

    James Woods Punches The Muppet

    James Woods Punches The Muppet
    There was an episode of the 1990s sitcom Murphy Brown in which Murphy, played by Candace Bergen, appeared on kid's TV show to soften her image. The show features Muppets; it's a transparent stand-in for Sesame Street. Murphy, true to type,…
  • Jul 30

    L.A. Court Prohibits Center for Medical Progress From Publishing Some Undercover Materials About Abortion

    L.A. Court Prohibits Center for Medical Progress From Publishing Some Undercover Materials About Abortion
    My co-blogger Adam Steinbaugh contributed to the factual and legal research of this post. A group called the Center for Medical Progress ("CMP") has been releasing a series of "undercover" videos as part of a campaign against Planned…
  • Jul 29

    Popehat Signal: Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family

    Popehat Signal: Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family
    It's time for the Popehat Signal. I failed last time I lit it in this case, but I'm lighting it again, hoping that the community of civic-minded, speech-cherishing, evil-fighting lawyers will respond. I need your help defending a stroke…
Rank this Week: 361

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 276

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jul 31

    Red Stripe: Another One Bites…

    Red Stripe: Another One Bites…
    This morning I awakened to find yet another lawsuit about sketchy alcohol beverage labels. It sounds like Red Stripe is being sued for being a fake Jamaican, like the guy depicted off to the right. I am going to see if my colleagues John and…
  • Jul 24

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away
    Those three little words, above (CRAFTED BY HAND), are causing a ruckus for Angel’s Envy Rye, in Judge Aspen’s court in Chicago. In the great whiskey wars commencing in 2014, Maker’s Mark had a great day, here, in May. By…
  • Jul 18

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough
    At long last, MillerCoors filed its response, in the Blue Moon case, on July 13. The company makes some good arguments, and to my ear, these seem best: MillerCoors is expressly authorized by state and federal law to use the Blue Moon Brewing…
Rank this Week: 359