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Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 7

    Driverless Electric Taxis Are The Future - Not Uber

    Driverless Electric Taxis Are The Future - Not Uber
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  • Jul 7

    Sony VAIO 11.6" Tap 11 PC For $299

    Sony VAIO 11.6" Tap 11 PC For $299
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  • Jul 6

    Some Lawyers Really Know How To Parteeeee

    Some Lawyers Really Know How To Parteeeee
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Rank this Week: 329

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    Newman No Help to Gupta; No Quid Pro Quo Required for Tipper Liability

    Newman No Help to Gupta; No Quid Pro Quo Required for Tipper Liability
    By Lene Powell, J.D.Newman did not add a requirement for tippers to receive a “quid pro quo” from tippees, so Rajat Gupta lost his bid to have his two-year sentence for insider trading vacated. According to Judge Rakoff, Newman…
  • Jul 6

    ‘Turnaround Queen’ Tilton Seeks Reversal of Fortune in Second Circuit

    ‘Turnaround Queen’ Tilton Seeks Reversal of Fortune in Second Circuit
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Self-proclaimed “Turnaround Queen” Lynn Tilton will take the path already trod by Laurie A. Bebo in the Seventh Circuit by taking her case disputing the constitutionality of the SEC’s administrative…
  • Jul 3

    Fifth Circuit Seeks Mulligan on Texas Law Question in Golf Channel case

    Fifth Circuit Seeks Mulligan on Texas Law Question in Golf Channel case
    By R. Jason Howard, J.D.On appeal from the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a petition for panel rehearing, vacated its original opinion, and substituted an opinion certifying a…
Rank this Week: 310

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    Furniture plant workers repeatedly exposed to safety and health hazards in Northern New Jersey

    Furniture plant workers repeatedly exposed to safety and health hazards in Northern New Jersey
    OSHA fines 2 employers more than $196KThe investigation was conducted at Sterling Seating Inc.'s furniture manufacturing plant at 9 Porete Avenue in North Arlington, New Jersey. On Target Staffing LLC, a staffing company that provided…
  • Jul 3

    Happy July Fourth

    Happy July Fourth
    In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America,When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and…
  • Jul 3

    NJ Senate Passes Workers' Compensation Collective Bargaining Legislation

    NJ Senate Passes Workers' Compensation Collective Bargaining Legislation
    The NJ Senate passed an historic legislative proposal that will change the way benefits are delivered in work related injuries in NJ. S2447 provides for a collective bargaining arrangement that allows for delivery of benefits without the…
Rank this Week: 441

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    Katonomics: Anything Under the Tuscan Sun

    Katonomics: Anything Under the Tuscan Sun
    Your Katonomist is delighted to return her paws to IPKat.  Economics, evidence, biker gangs and terrible puns await.Judge as you may, but while this Kat was sunning herself in Italy, she was reading Howkins 2000 book, "The Creative…
  • Jul 7

    Life sciences come to life again, this time in Berlin

    Life sciences come to life again, this time in Berlin
    The best part of a year ago ("A matter of life and death? No, it's more important than that. Life sciences in the limelight", here), this Kat waxed lyrical on the then-forthcoming Life Sciences IP Summit 2014. Well, now he is looking at the…
  • Jul 6

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here once again is our ever-dependable friend Alberto Bellan's take on last week's substantive Katposts, specially designed to facilitate a swift catch-up for those good folk whose professional, academic, commercial or romantic commitments…
Rank this Week: 371

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 7

    Florida's First District Court of Appeal and Assignment of Benefit

    Florida's First District Court of Appeal and Assignment of Benefit
    Assignments of Benefits (AOBs) have been the subject of several recent court opinions. I discussed some of those decisions in my recent blog post, Assignment of Benefits. I did not, however, specifically discuss a recent opinion by…
  • Jul 6

    "Dazed and Confused" about Ambiguity in Texa

    "Dazed and Confused" about Ambiguity in Texa
    I have been handling property damage cases since Hurricane Rita hit the Beaumont, Texas area in 2005. Much more prevalent these days are allegations that a provision of the insurance policy is ambiguous, and therefore, must be interpreted in…
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July from Merlin Law Group

    Happy 4th of July from Merlin Law Group
    All of us at Merlin Law Group wish you a happy and safe 4th of July. .
Rank this Week: 561

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 7

    The Neanderthal Question in U.S. Politic

    The Neanderthal Question in U.S. Politic
    by Neil H. BuchananIn the aftermath of the liberal outcomes in the Supreme Court's recent marriage equality and health care cases, some commentators suggested that those outcomes would actually be good for conservatives, especially for the…
  • Jul 6

    Apple Music, Operating System Integration, and Antitrust

    Apple Music, Operating System Integration, and Antitrust
    by Michael DorfThe breathless arrival of Apple Music last week occasions this set of reflections on music and technology, with a few comments about antitrust law thrown in. To set things up, I recount my own experience with recorded…
  • Jul 2

    Patel, Privacy, and Abortion

    Patel, Privacy, and Abortion
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I examine the case of Los Angeles v. Patel.  In particular, I discuss the significance of the majority's decision to rely on the abortion facial challenges analysis in Planned…
Rank this Week: 504

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jul 7

    Cooperation in Discovery Plan

    Cooperation in Discovery Plan
    As claims commenced by way of action are becoming more prevalent in the estates bar, it is important to understand the different rules, and obligations, imposed on counsel depending on whether a claim is commenced by statement of claim…
  • Jul 5

    Moral Obligations Temper Testamentary Freedom

    Moral Obligations Temper Testamentary Freedom
    Testamentary Freedom—the ability to leave one’s property to whomever one wishes—is a principle long held in the common law of Canada. But as evidenced by legislative reforms and recent jurisprudence, testamentary freedom is…
  • Jul 3

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial
    Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss The Advocates Society’s Best Practices for Civil Trials and the resources on our new Hull & Hull website. Should you have any questions, please email us at…
Rank this Week: 294

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Jul 6

    Plaintiff Ordered to Re-Produce Files in Native Format Because it Failed to Meet and Confer with Defendant: eDiscovery Case Law

    Plaintiff Ordered to Re-Produce Files in Native Format Because it Failed to Meet and Confer with Defendant: eDiscovery Case Law
    In Themis Bar Review, LLC v. Kaplan, Inc., California Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major ordered the plaintiff pay for the cost to produce files in native format after the plaintiff originally produced unsearchable PDF images without metadata…
  • Jul 5

    Rest in Peace, Jack Halprin

    Rest in Peace, Jack Halprin
    I was prepared to report some happy news today, as Chris LaCour joined EDRM last week as Director of Business Development. Unfortunately, with this happy news, I also learned of sad news earlier today. Jack Halprin, head of eDiscovery at…
  • Jul 1

    Independence Day is Saturday! Declare Your eDiscovery Independence!: eDiscovery Best Practice

    Independence Day is Saturday! Declare Your eDiscovery Independence!: eDiscovery Best Practice
    As we approach our country’s independence day on Saturday, we thought we would take a look at how that relates to electronic discovery and ask this question: Do you feel like you’re frequently dependent on others to accomplish the…
Rank this Week: 510

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 576

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 6

    Judge Posner Explains Why Contraception Mandate Accommodation Doesn't Violate RFRA (Again)

    Judge Posner Explains Why Contraception Mandate Accommodation Doesn't Violate RFRA (Again)
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Posner explained (yet again) last week why HHS's contraception mandate under the Affordable Care Act doesn't violate religious freedom, in particular, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.…
  • Jul 6

    Rule of Law Rankings Put U.S. at 19

    Rule of Law Rankings Put U.S. at 19
    The World Justice Institute recently issued its Rule of Law Index for 2015. We posted on last year's Index here. The Index ranks 102 countries on various measures related to rule of law, around these four "universal principles": 1.…
  • Jul 2

    Obergefell, Federalism, and Religion: Constitutional Issues Raised in Alabama and Texa

    Obergefell, Federalism, and Religion: Constitutional Issues Raised in Alabama and Texa
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law After the United States Supreme Court's opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26 declaring that states are required by the Fourteenth Amendment to issue same-sex…
Rank this Week: 443

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 6

    Intellectual Ventures Software Patents Too Generic (i.e., Abstract)

    Intellectual Ventures Software Patents Too Generic (i.e., Abstract)
    by Dennis Crouch On appeal, the Federal Circuit has affirmed that Intellectual Ventures’ asserted patent claims are invalid for lacking eligible subject matter. Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One (Fed. Cir. 2015)…
  • Jul 3

    Constitutional Challenges to IPR Continue

    Constitutional Challenges to IPR Continue
    by Dennis Crouch Respect for property rights has always been a core American principle.  That respect generally means that a government grant of a property rights cannot be cancelled or annulled outside of judicial action.  In…
  • Jul 2

    USPTO Can Demand Attorney Fee Awards, Even When it Loses the Case

    USPTO Can Demand Attorney Fee Awards, Even When it Loses the Case
    Shammas v. Focarion (Lee) (4th Cir. 2015) [SHAMMAS v FOCARINO] The Patent and Lanham (TM) acts each include a mechanism for filing a civil action when the USPTO refuses to grant/register the applied-for rights.  See 35 U.S.C. 145…
Rank this Week: 341

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 440

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jul 6

    Chancery Dismisses Claim of Excessive Compensation

    Chancery Dismisses Claim of Excessive Compensation
    Friedman v. Dolan, C.A. No. 9425-VCN (Del. Ch. June 30, 2015), is a Delaware Court of Chancery decision that should be read by anyone who thinks they should be able to challenge allegedly excessive compensation packages granted to relatives…
  • Jul 5

    Supreme Court Interprets Advance Notice Bylaw

    Supreme Court Interprets Advance Notice Bylaw
    Hill International, Inc. v. Opportunity Partners L.P., , Del. Supr., 305, 2015 (Del. July 2, 2015). This Delaware Supreme Court opinion should be read by anyone interested in the latest iteration of Delaware law on advance notice bylaws.…
  • Jul 2

    Dispute on Advancement of Fees to Corporate Directors; Court Requires Discussion During a Meal

    Dispute on Advancement of Fees to Corporate Directors; Court Requires Discussion During a Meal
    Advancement of fees to corporate directors has been the focus of many decisions of Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery that have been highlighted on these pages over the last ten years. Both the statute and the cases that…
Rank this Week: 318

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 429

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Searching For Assets Hidden At Banks In Multiple Jurisdiction

    Searching For Assets Hidden At Banks In Multiple Jurisdiction
    Determined criminals sometimes conceal their illicit cash by laundering it through banks located in multiple jurisdictions.  Criminals are not the only ones concealing assets by using bank accounts in multiple jurisdictions.…
  • Jun 29

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip
    I do not know how many witnesses Brian interviewed while he was an IRS Special Agent or when he was a high-ranking official at U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”).  Nor do I know the number…
  • Jun 22

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?
    As “A Surreptitious Search For Money Hidden In Divorce & Other Cases” explains, law enforcement databases may house confidential information about a person’s assets.  Private investigators & the…
Rank this Week: 551

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 6

    The Threshold Lies in the Method: Instructing Jurors About Reasoning Beyond Reasonable Doubt

    The Threshold Lies in the Method: Instructing Jurors About Reasoning Beyond Reasonable Doubt
    Federico Picinali The Threshold Lies in the Method: Instructing Jurors About Reasoning Beyond Reasonable Doubt Abstract: The last few decades have seen several scholars and courts striving to understand the meaning of the reasonable doubt…
  • Jul 1

    Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United State

    Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United State
    Michael Heyman Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United States Abstract: Two features of the jury instructions in the Trayvon Martin case combined to make acquittal a virtual certainty: The court's failure to instruct the jury…
  • Jun 30

    Verifying a Juror's Past

    Verifying a Juror's Past
    The article below examines the challenge of ensuring juror honesty during voir dire. I believe more and more attorneys will turn to investigating and monitoring jurors. Today's digital world has made it fairly easy to research someone's…
Rank this Week: 431

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    June 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    June 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The June 2015 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.In this month's issue:Law clerk in trouble over Facebook comments about trooper's deathAdvice: don’t Google…
  • Jul 3

    English Law Commission Consultation on New Sentencing Code

    English Law Commission Consultation on New Sentencing Code
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of January 26, 2015 entitled English Law Commission Launches Project to Codify Sentencing Procedure.On July 1, 2015, the law Commission of England launched its first consultation in its project to…
  • Jul 3

    July 2015 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    July 2015 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The July 2015 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Jul 6

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)
    Here's a weird one. At least to an outsider like me.Among other things, the Ninth Circuit vacates and injunction that prohibited a high school student from graduating.  That part doesn't seem strange.  Judge Callahan's opinion on…
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
Rank this Week: 488

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Jul 6

    Agents Can’t Insure Class Treatment – Varied Experiences Require Decertification

    Agents Can’t Insure Class Treatment – Varied Experiences Require Decertification
    Authored by Kara Goodwin Last week, a federal district court decertified a Rule 23 class of more than 1,000 insurance agents who claimed that Bankers Life and Casualty Co. misclassified them as independent contractors, and, as a result, they…
  • Jul 5

    From Stanley Cup to Ante Up: Minimum Wage Increase Sweeps Chicagoland

    From Stanley Cup to Ante Up: Minimum Wage Increase Sweeps Chicagoland
    Authored by Abad Lopez Starting July 1, 2015, the minimum wage in the City of Chicago is $10 per hour. The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that also increases the city’s minimum wage in successive increments through July…
  • Jul 2

    Second Circuit Teaches Unpaid Interns a Lesson

    Second Circuit Teaches Unpaid Interns a Lesson
    Co-authored by Robert Whitman, Adam Smiley, and Meredith Kurz In a closely watched case affecting the viability of unpaid internship programs at for-profit employers, the Second Circuit held that the “primary beneficiary” test…
Rank this Week: 588

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

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

    Donald Trump Sued Scotland

    Donald Trump Sued Scotland
    It might be easier at this point to compile a list of those Donald Trump hasn't sued, but in this Daily Beast article ("Donald Trump Sued Everyone but His Hairdresser"), Olivia Nuzzi has put together an impressive partial list…
  • Jul 6

    A Bit of Parliamentary Jiggery-Pokery

    A Bit of Parliamentary Jiggery-Pokery
    Another possible source for Justice Scalia's vocabulary choices (see "The Argle-Bargle Over This Jiggery-Pokery Is Pure Applesauce" (June 25) might be the House of Commons. Reader Chris C. noticed this example on YouTube: "Jiggery-pokery" is…
  • Jul 2

    Man Ordered to Pay for Shooting Down Trespassing Drone

    Man Ordered to Pay for Shooting Down Trespassing Drone
    Many of you will be outside this weekend, so a little drone advice seems timely. Or maybe it's shotgun advice. Take your pick. Ars Technica reported recently that a drone operator in California had prevailed in a legal dispute…
Rank this Week: 495

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Revised article posted

    Revised article posted
    I have posted on SSRN a revised version of my article "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a 'Fix' on Recent International Tax Policy Developments."  It's available here.The changes reflect helpful comments that I received late…
  • Jul 4

    The Greek referendum

    The Greek referendum
    While I have far more sympathy for the Greeks than the Germans in their current standoff, this Vox post helps make the point that it's quite hard to say which referendum outcome would lead to better state of affairs down the road.If…
  • Jul 1

    Vacation reading

    Vacation reading
    While traveling in the UK last week, the books that I got to read included Knausgaard Book 1, and a biography of Lewis Carroll / social history of the Alice books by Robert Douglas Fairhurst.I liked, and more than that respected, the…
Rank this Week: 384

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Motorcycle Crash In North Aurora, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Crash In North Aurora, Illinoi
    There was an Illinois motorcycle accident Sunday morning (July 5, 2015) in North Aurora.  According the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and semi truck at Interstate 88 (I-88) and Route…
  • Jul 5

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Pike County, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Pike County, Illinoi
    There was an Illinois fatal motorcycle accident Friday morning (July 3, 2015) in Pike County. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at County Road #7, about two miles north of Nebo. The accident happened…
  • Jun 28

    Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In Peoria County

    Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In Peoria County
    There were two motorcycle accidents in Peoria County over the weekend, from which three people died. The two accidents are discussed in the June 28, 2015 pjstar.com article titled “Third motorcycle fatality reported in Peoria County…
Rank this Week: 257

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 463

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Chairman of Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Arrested for DUI, Seeks Help

    Chairman of Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Arrested for DUI, Seeks Help
    On July 1, 44-year-old Senator Cam Ward, R-Alabaster and chairman of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Ward said on Thursday that he would be seeking professional help after using…
  • Jul 3

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing
    On May 29, 32-year-old Joseph Mauti of Independence Township was taken into custody for allegedly killing his wife, 3-year-old Lindsey Mauti, with a baseball bat. According to news reports at The Oakland Press, Mauti beat his wife and dog in…
  • Jul 2

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case
    In April of this year, 25-year-old Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd in a deserted industrial park. Lloyd was allegedly dating the…
Rank this Week: 324

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction
    I’ve recently represented several people in California DUI cases who, after having been convicted, needed to travel to Canada. They were all surprised to learn that traveling to visit our neighbors to the north after a California DUI…
  • Jul 1

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again
    I’ve posted repeatedly in the past about the inaccuracy and unreliability of breath and blood alcohol testing in crime labs.  See, for example, How Breathalyzers Work (and Why They Don’t) and Report: Breathalyzers…
  • Jun 22

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver
    Wallethub.com, a financial services website, has attempted to rank states based on how tough and lenient their laws are on DUI offenders. Wallethub cited a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistic that 31 percent of motor…
Rank this Week: 333

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 296

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 6

    Hunting for “Three Coequal Branches”

    Hunting for “Three Coequal Branches”
    This is a longer-than-average post about why we think that the Constitution establishes three equal branches.  As I’ve explained in some earlier posts, the text does not support that proposition, and at the Founding it’s hard…
  • Jul 2

    The Guarantee Clause

    The Guarantee Clause
    Some attention is being given (or should be) to Footnote 3 of the Court’s opinion in the Arizona redistricting case, which states: The people’s sovereign right to incorporate themselves into a State’s lawmaking apparatus, by…
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
Rank this Week: 262

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Celgard loses personal jurisdiction arguments at CAFC in SKI case

    Celgard loses personal jurisdiction arguments at CAFC in SKI case
    As to the technology area:Celgard is a developer and manufacturer of batterymembranes. The membranes Celgard develops are usedto separate chemical cell components in lithium-ionbatteries, preventing contact between the positive andnegative…
  • Jul 6

    Intellectual Ventures loses its appeal against Capital One Bank at the CAFC

    Intellectual Ventures loses its appeal against Capital One Bank at the CAFC
    The overview of the casePlaintiffs Intellectual Ventures I LLC and IntellectualVentures II LLC (collectively, “Intellectual Ventures ”)asserted infringement of claims of three patents againstdefendants Capital One Bank (USA), NA,…
  • Jul 4

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge
    One of the challenges in obviousness analysis in patent law is predictability. Cotropia, for example, spoke about"predictability of result." As one "non-patent" example, contemplate the foreseeability, long ago, of the present jobs…
Rank this Week: 278

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 351

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Jul 6

    Miami PIP Fraud Leads to Three Arrest

    Miami PIP Fraud Leads to Three Arrest
    Three individuals from the Miami-Dade area, who have allegedly been involved in personal injury protection (PIP) fraud schemes, were arrested on June 30, 2015 by the Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) in separate cases. The first individual…
  • Jul 2

    Miami Couple Sentenced For Operating Clinic to Defraud Medicare

    Miami Couple Sentenced For Operating Clinic to Defraud Medicare
    On June 29, 2015, U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew sentenced Gladys Fuertes, 41, and Mario Fuertes, 41, of Miami for operating a sham clinic. Gladys Fuertes was sentenced to 19 years and 6 months in federal prison for conspiracy ……
  • Jun 30

    Orlando PIP Clinic Owner Arrested for Defrauding Insurance Companie

    Orlando PIP Clinic Owner Arrested for Defrauding Insurance Companie
    Dr. Troy Godsey and Renata Berriel Deazevedo were arrested in connection with an illegal insurance scheme involving multiple insurance companies and totaling more than $100,000. Godsey, a licensed chiropractor, served as an owner of the…
Rank this Week: 597

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lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
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Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Jul 6

    Speak Extemporaneously: 7 Tips for Losing the Notes Without Going Off-the-Cuff

    Speak Extemporaneously: 7 Tips for Losing the Notes Without Going Off-the-Cuff
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: By the time they get to opening statements or closing arguments in trial, most lawyers have been living with the case facts and story so long that talking about it really isn’t the problem. What is the problem,…
  • Jul 2

    Don't Treat Racism as Just a Belief

    Don't Treat Racism as Just a Belief
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As of posting time, seven African-American churches have burned down since the racially motivated murders in Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago. One of those fires may have been…
  • Jun 29

    Design Your Metaphor

    Design Your Metaphor
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: There’s a movie currently in the theaters called “Inside Out.” In the animated film, pyschological drives are personified as characters – joy, anger, disgust, fear, and sadness – all in charge of navigating…
Rank this Week: 477

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jul 6

    Third Circuit Upholds Chesapeake Bay TMDL

    Third Circuit Upholds Chesapeake Bay TMDL
    On July 6, the Third Circuit (Ambro, Scirica, Roth) issued a decision in American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA. The American Farm Bureau, other agricultural interests, and the National Association of Home Builders sued EPA to challenge…
  • Jun 23

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Decision Retroactively Correcting Prior Erroneous Approval of Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan for San Joaquin Valley

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Decision Retroactively Correcting Prior Erroneous Approval of Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan for San Joaquin Valley
    On June 23, the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Silverman, Garbis (by designation)) issued a decision in Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA. In 2004, EPA approved revisions to the Clean Air Act state implementation plan for the San Joaquin…
  • Jun 18

    A Fathers' Day Post

    A Fathers' Day Post
    Lawnmowers make my think of my father. Not the loud, smoke-belching kind; we never had those. Ours were always hand mowers. And because my father discovered, almost fifty years ago, that one of the benefits of stumbling into a relatively...
Rank this Week: 264

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Jul 6

    Morcellator Lawsuit Against Lina Medical Settle

    Morcellator Lawsuit Against Lina Medical Settle
    Our team of uterine cancer lawyers report on a settlement recently reached between a power morcellator manufacturer and a man whose wife died from uterine cancer. The woman died less than one year after undergoing a hysterectomy using a power…
  • Jun 22

    Zimmer Hip Implant Parts Recalled

    Zimmer Hip Implant Parts Recalled
    Hip replacement parts made by Zimmer were recently recalled because of serious adverse effects in patients. The company’s femoral stems and necks were defectively made so that excess metals can infect patient’s blood, bone and…
  • Jun 17

    Summer Means More ER Visits for Children

    Summer Means More ER Visits for Children
    As spring moves into summer, children and teens head outside to bike, play sports and be active. By June each year, pediatric doctors typically treat double the patients as they do in the winter months. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas…
Rank this Week: 364

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    NFL Star Injured in Fireworks Accident

    NFL Star Injured in Fireworks Accident
    In the days leading up to the July 4th weekend, we posted a blog with safety tips that should be followed while out celebrating this joyous occasion. In the article we cautioned about the potential for serious injuries while shooting off…
  • Jul 2

    Drowsy Nurse Drops Newborn Baby, Fractures Skull

    Drowsy Nurse Drops Newborn Baby, Fractures Skull
    It’s every new parent’s worst nightmare: their newborn baby is injured while in the hospital’s care. On Tuesday morning, a veteran nurse at Uniontown Hospital in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a 1-day-old baby while…
  • Jul 1

    Putting Down Your Phone: Distracted Driving Laws in effect in N.H.

    Putting Down Your Phone: Distracted Driving Laws in effect in N.H.
    As of Wednesday, New Hampshire law makers have placed a new law in effect that prohibits drivers from using any hand-held devices. This new “hands-free” regulation has been created in hopes of reducing distraction related crashes.…
Rank this Week: 542

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 6

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool
    Raven Skye Boyd Maurer and attorney Joyce Nanine McCool were friends. Raven had a bitter custody dispute with her ex-husband. Among other points of contention, Raven accused her ex-husband of sexually abusing the kids. Raven sought to…
  • Jul 2

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    I previously blogged this case, so see my earlier post for background. This week’s ruling focuses purely on the 512(c) safe harbor’s requirement that online services designate an agent for service of notice with the Copyright…
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)
    Content Regulation * Oxera: The economic impact of safe harbours on Internet intermediary start-ups * South Korea is mandating that all cellphones sold to minors have an app called “Smart Sheriff” that censors their online…
Rank this Week: 509

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jul 6

    NIST Releases Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework

    NIST Releases Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework
    Emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and the “smart city,” have the potential to greatly advance our quality of life. The use, retention, and storage of data that go along with them, however, have raised citizen concerns…
  • Jul 2

    French CNIL Enforces Cookie Consent

    French CNIL Enforces Cookie Consent
    On June 30, 2015, the French data protection authority, the CNIL, announced that it gave notice to 20 websites to comply with the consent requirements applicable to cookies. After patiently waiting for almost a year to give websites the…
  • Jul 1

    Hogan Lovells’ IAPP Tracker Post Explores USA FREEDOM Act: A Step Toward Restoring Trust?

    Hogan Lovells’ IAPP Tracker Post Explores USA FREEDOM Act: A Step Toward Restoring Trust?
    The enactment of the USA FREEDOM Act was news unto itself. However, the impact that the surveillance reform legislation may have on cross-border data transfers could turn out to be newsworthy as well. In this post, we summarize some important…
Rank this Week: 587

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 6

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 7/6/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 7/6/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC36389 - Keller v. Keller ("In this marital dissolution action, the plaintiff...appeals from an order of contempt entered against her by the trial court in the course of the proceedings…
  • Jul 6

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Employment Opinions Body: AC36826 - Varley v. First Student, Inc. ("The plaintiff...appeals from the summary judgment rendered by the trial court in favor of the defendant.... The plaintiff claims that the court…
  • Jul 6

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Habeas Opinions Body: AC35897 - Slater v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; kidnapping in first degree; sexual assault in first degree; "On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court improperly (1)…
Rank this Week: 426

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

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

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Inmate suicide loses on qualified immunity ground

    Inmate suicide loses on qualified immunity ground
    The Supreme Court uses an inmate suicide case to remind us how hard it is to hold individual government defendants liable in constitutional cases whey they can assert qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that shields them from litigation when…
  • Jul 2

    Inmate wins Iqbal appeal

    Inmate wins Iqbal appeal
    If you are a federal practitioner, the headline will prompt a double-take. For the rest of you, know this: Iqbal is a Supreme Court decision that makes it easier to dismiss lawsuits that do not allege plausible claims. And inmates rarely win…
  • Jul 1

    Inmates have rights, too

    Inmates have rights, too
    Inmates have the constitutional right to out-of-cell exercise while in jail. The jail can restrict the inmate's exercise for security reasons. In this case, the inmate says that jail officials in Connecticut had a policy of requiring inmates…
Rank this Week: 414

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    It’s All About the Blockchain

    It’s All About the Blockchain
    Just returning from a blockchain workshop in London, where I worked with a number of incredible people to consider solutions to some of the pressing regulatory issues impacting the blockchain technology.  While considering these issues I…
  • Jul 3

    Financial Action Task Force Issues Guidance Urging Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Currencies and Service

    Financial Action Task Force Issues Guidance Urging Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Currencies and Service
    On June 29, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a report, Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Currencies,part of a staged approach focusing on the points of intersection that provide gateways to the regulated financial…
  • Jul 3

    Court Holds That Evidence of Clickwrap Assent Not Always Sufficient When Evidence Disputing Assent is Presented

    Court Holds That Evidence of Clickwrap Assent Not Always Sufficient When Evidence Disputing Assent is Presented
    On June 29, in Jim Schumacher, LLC v. Spireon, Inc., Civ. Action No. 3:12-cv-00625-TWP-CCS, a Tennessee federal judge denied the motion for partial summary judgment as to the breach of contract claim because there was evidence that the…
Rank this Week: 608

Houston Lawyer Blog

Houston Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense issues. By the Charles Johnson Law Firm.

http://www.houstonlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Juvenile Court: What to Expect

    Juvenile Court: What to Expect
    If your child is arrested or referred to the juvenile court by some other means-perhaps even by you-you will undoubtedly face a flood of emotions and have a multitude of questions. An attorney experienced in juvenile law can answer your…
  • Apr 19

    Houston Lawyer: Answers To Questions You May Have If You’ve Been Arrested

    Houston Lawyer: Answers To Questions You May Have If You’ve Been Arrested
    Have you or a loved one been arrested? The following are important answers to 50 questions that you may have at this moment. Houston Lawyer Charles Johnson WILL help you reach a resolution to the legal problem that has arisen in your life. At…
  • Apr 20

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?
    Have you been falsely accused or wrongly prosecuted for domestic violence?  False allegations and wrongful prosecutions harm the innocent, squander resources, and shortchange true victims. If you or someone you care about has…
Rank this Week: 281

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 402

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule
    Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc. v. Festa Radon Technologies, Co., 2015 WL 4038802, No. 15–11521 (D. Mass. July 2, 2015) Spruce and Festa compete in the radon mitigation industry, selling products for testing and reducing…
  • Jul 6

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling
    Amy Mudge and Randall Shaheen explain the NAD's take on product names: if you put two terms together, as in "Nourishing Coconut Shampoo," the ingredient has to provide the benefit.  If not, it has to be called "Nourishing Shampoo with…
  • Jul 6

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, 2015 WL 4002468, No. 14–CV–585 (S.D.N.Y. July 1, 2015) A good old-fashioned false advertising case about pregnancy tests!  Prior opinion, refusing to…
Rank this Week: 254

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Wiretapping, the iPad and "Devices"

    Wiretapping, the iPad and "Devices"
    This post examines an opinion the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently issued in a criminal case:  Commonwealth v. Diego, 2015 WL 3868639 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the Commonwealth appeals from the…
  • Jul 5

    Update on a June 10 blog post -- defendant offered a deal, went to trial and was acquitted

    Update on a June 10 blog post -- defendant offered a deal, went to trial and was acquitted
    You can find the updated post here. It includes a link to a relatively detailed news story about the trial and the acquittal.  The defendant was offered a very good plea deal, but turned it down, went to trial and won. It's a good…
  • Jul 3

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by the U.S.Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals:  U.S. v. Kamara, 2015 WL 2438269 (2015) (per curiam). The opinion begins by explaining that apanel comprised of both officer and…
Rank this Week: 272

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 347