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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 31

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade
    The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the Supreme Court’s spate of decisions this term, including…
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
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DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers automobile accidents, burn injury, child safety, defective products, police misconduct, premises liability and truck accidents. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://injurylaw.reganfirm.com/
  • Jul 31

    5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe on Vacation

    5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe on Vacation
    Going on a family vacation represents a time-honored tradition, resulting in a lifetime of happy memories to cherish. Taking one or more children along for the ride – whether in a car, plane, or cruise – means exponentially…
  • Jul 23

    Drivers Beware: Virginia and Maryland Enacted New Laws July 1

    Drivers Beware: Virginia and Maryland Enacted New Laws July 1
    On Tuesday, July 1, new laws regarding vehicles and their operation went into effect in Maryland and Virginia. These statutes range from financial and tax considerations to stiffer penalties for toll booth dodgers and those driving under the…
  • Jul 22

    Tips for Surviving the War between Car and Bike Commuter

    Tips for Surviving the War between Car and Bike Commuter
    When it comes to city transportation, biking is a cheap and efficient way to get around. D.C. and other cities have been engaging in concerted efforts – such as adding bike lanes – to make commutes easier for cyclists. However,…
Rank this Week: 371

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 31

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act
    The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ exam priorities include issues arising from the continuing convergence of the broker-dealer and investment adviser professions. Other OCIE priorities include…
  • Jul 30

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel
    The SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets issued guidance regarding supervisory liability that may arise under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning the role and duties of chief compliance officers and other legal and…
  • Jul 29

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue
    The SEC’s Enforcement Division will shift resources to some dormant and some new areas of possible noncompliance. “Old reliables” will include activities surrounding investment advisers, such as the perpetration of fraud and…
Rank this Week: 357

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
Rank this Week: 344

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • Jul 31

    Today is the Last Day for Annual Parking Tag

    Today is the Last Day for Annual Parking Tag
    Just a reminder that if you use an annual parking pass, today is your last day.  Starting tomorrow (August 1st) you will need to display your 2014-2015 annual parking tag.  For more information on CSU parking visit parking services…
  • Jul 30

    Bloomberg Law Summer Acce

    Bloomberg Law Summer Acce
                  As you continue work in your summer associate, clerkship, or internship position, don’t forget that you have unlimited summer access to Bloomberg Law. With Bloomberg Law, you can take…
  • Jul 29

    Don’t Fall Into a Copyright Trap!

    Don’t Fall Into a Copyright Trap!
    Copyright traps are fabrications deliberately tucked into otherwise factual publications in order to detect third-party copying.  A recent blog post from Duke’s Law Library highlights some examples:  click [here] to read the…
Rank this Week: 292

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 31

    RLUIPA now has its own ABA treatise

    RLUIPA now has its own ABA treatise
    This month the ABA published what I believe to be the first-ever treatise on RLUIPA. Here is the blurb for Litigating Religious Land Use Cases: This book discusses how to litigate such a religious land use case on behalf of...
  • Jul 30

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published
    The Harvard Food Law Society and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic have just published the Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide. There are a number of land use angles in the newly emerging area of food law....
  • Jul 30

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)
    The last few weeks have seen a barrage of criticism regarding San Francisco’s land use rules; among the critiques was a Washington Post op-ed quoting luminaries like Enrico Moretti, descrying the land use rules for restricting housing…
Rank this Week: 312

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 307

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Jul 31

    Claim for Overbilling Not Duplicative of Legal Malpractice

    Claim for Overbilling Not Duplicative of Legal Malpractice
    Very common to legal malpractice litigation is a dismissal of contract causes of action as duplicative of the negligence claim.  Postiglione v Castro  2014 NY Slip Op 05527 Decided on July 30, 2014  Appellate Division, Second…
  • Jul 30

    An Intramural Fight in the Personal Injury Big League

    An Intramural Fight in the Personal Injury Big League
    Jacoby & Meyers and Finkelstein & Partners are players in the personal injury big leagues.  Finkelstein & Partners may be the biggest law firm in NY state.  In any event, they deal with a huge number of…
  • Jul 28

    When Does Failure to Inform Tip Over Into Judiciary Law 487?

    When Does Failure to Inform Tip Over Into Judiciary Law 487?
    AQ Asset Mgt., LLC v Levine   2014 NY Slip Op 05244   Decided on July 10, 2014  Appellate Division, First Department  is a big commercial case with lots of overspill into legal malpractice and claims of Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 324

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Smart Ways Lawyers Can Use Email Marketing

    Smart Ways Lawyers Can Use Email Marketing
    It's clear that email is central to communications these days, with an estimated 122 billion emails sent per hour. So it's no wonder almost 70 percent of marketers rely on email as a core part of their marketing strategy — because it…
  • Jul 30

    The Expertise Effect: How Getting Narrow Can Grow Your Practice

    The Expertise Effect: How Getting Narrow Can Grow Your Practice
    There are countless ways lawyers can and do compete with one another for work. We have price — what work costs; process — how work is performed; personality — the lawyer’s and her firm’s; place —…
  • Jul 29

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney
    Question: A partner from a local firm is joining our practice in a few weeks. It's been several years since we hired a senior lateral attorney, and, honestly, it didn't go so well the last time we did. Can you give some good tips on…
Rank this Week: 269

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 305

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 30

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court has made a sport of reversing the Federal Circuit over the past decade or so, and other than reserved (and sometimes not so reserved) statements by members of the lower court, the Federal Circuit has…
  • Jul 29

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. 1:14-cv-00882; filed July 7, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 28

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA
    By Andrew Williams -- In what is thought to be the first application accepted under the new biosimilar pathway created by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation (BPCI) Act, Sandoz announced last Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug…
Rank this Week: 268

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
  • Jul 30

    JSMP criticises indictment in domestic violence case in Dili District Court (18 July 2014)

    JSMP criticises indictment in domestic violence case in Dili District Court (18 July 2014)
    ETLJB 31/07/2014 Indictment of the public prosecutor does not reflect the suffering of the victim - On 18 July 2014 the Dili District Court tried the defendant AA for allegedly committing domestic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 29

    Meeting of the Timor-Leste’s Development Partners July 2014

    Meeting of the Timor-Leste’s Development Partners July 2014
    ETLJB 30/07/2014 - Mon. 28 of July of 2014, 13:47h On July 25th and 26th, just after the CPLP’s Summit of Díli and the official visit of the Prime Minister of Portugal to Timor-Leste, the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 29

    EWER Alert: Sexual Violence in Dili's Public Space

    EWER Alert: Sexual Violence in Dili's Public Space
    ETLJB 30/07/2014 From EWER: Incidents of Sexual Violence in Dili's Public Spaces - Incidents of sexual violence[1] (#_ftn1) continue to concern communities across Timor-Leste. Over the past year,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

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

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Jul 30

    BIS Announces Future Restrictions on Exports of Unspecified Items to Russia

    BIS Announces Future Restrictions on Exports of Unspecified Items to Russia
    As the sanctions pile up on Russia, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced new sanctions yesterday. Of course, what exactly is covered by the sanctions isn’t quite clear, but as they say on birthdays and in…
  • Jul 29

    OFAC and the Passion Fruit of the Poisoned Tree

    OFAC and the Passion Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
    Processadoro Campofresco, Inc., a Puerto Rican fruit juice processor and packager, has agreed to pay to OFAC $27,000 in connection with its purchase of passion fruit juice and pulp from a Colombian company designated under OFAC’s…
  • Jul 29

    New Russia Sanction

    New Russia Sanction
    OFAC just announced the addition of the three banks to the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List (“SSIL”). As with the banks previously added to the SSIL, U.S. companies and individuals are prohibited in dealing in loans longer…
Rank this Week: 345

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 335

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 30

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best
    One of the major features of the Surrogate's Court is that it is a court of public record. Unfortunately, that can be one of its major drawbacks. Every document filed in every estate is available to anyone. If your grandfather (great…
  • Jul 27

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind
    In her last public interview in 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis stated that her most important accomplishment in life was to insure that her children loved each other. Your lawblogger has taken her words to heart over the years. As a…
  • Jul 21

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Children

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Children
    Your lawblogger truly believes that  Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best actor of his time. Too bad this does not extend to his ability at estate planning. As reported by the New York Post and by extra tv.com here , Hoffman did not want…
Rank this Week: 294

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 341

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 298

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 349

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 30

    Even with LEED, Clear Specifications and Proper Documentation are Necessary

    Even with LEED, Clear Specifications and Proper Documentation are Necessary
    A recent lawsuit filed in California over the proper documentation necessary for LEED certification (discussed in detail at the Green Building Law Update) emphasizes the fact that, no matter how detailed the LEED certification process seems…
  • Jul 25

    Silver Lining? Economic Downturn Spurs Construction Dispute

    Silver Lining? Economic Downturn Spurs Construction Dispute
    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…
  • Jul 23

    Should a General Contractor Tell a Sub that its Bid is Too Low?

    Should a General Contractor Tell a Sub that its Bid is Too Low?
    A recent article by my pal, and occasional guest poster, Craig Martin (@craigmartin_jd) asks the question: “Does a General Contractor Have to Tell a Subcontractor that its Bid is Too Low?”  In his great post on a recent…
Rank this Week: 336

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Civil Actions Where the At-fault Driver is Also a Criminal Defendant

    Civil Actions Where the At-fault Driver is Also a Criminal Defendant
    Our Boston drunk driving lawyers know special consideration must be given to cases in which the defendant was also charged with a crime related to the collision. According to a recent article from Channel3000.com, a four-car crash resulted…
  • Jul 25

    Two Killed After Drunk Driver Plunges into Quarry

    Two Killed After Drunk Driver Plunges into Quarry
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers understand that in many cases, the surviving heirs of deceased victims must open a probate estate before bringing a lawsuit in Superior Court. According to a recent story from WGN, two occupants of…
  • Jul 21

    A Look at the History of the National Drinking Age and its Effect on Alcohol-Related Car Accident

    A Look at the History of the National Drinking Age and its Effect on Alcohol-Related Car Accident
    Our Boston drunk driving car accident attorneys know that many of the worst alcohol-related car accidents involve young drivers. A recent feature on Boston.com looks at the history and effects of having a national drinking of age of 21. …
Rank this Week: 276

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 309

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Cyclosporiasis Food Poisoning Outbreak Grows, Lawyers Investigate

    Cyclosporiasis Food Poisoning Outbreak Grows, Lawyers Investigate
    Our lawyers are investigating an outbreak of cyclosporiasis food poisoning that has now grown to 202 people in 19 states. Attorney Ryan Osterholm is our lead lawyer for these cases. He is also representing people sickened in a 2013…
  • Jul 24

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning Outbreak Hit

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning Outbreak Hit
    The FDA, CDC and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora food poisoning (cyclosporiasis) that has sickened 125 people in 13 states. Health officials are still trying to determine the source (or sources) of these…
  • Jul 21

    E. coli Lawsuit vs. Minnesota Applebee

    E. coli Lawsuit vs. Minnesota Applebee
    Apple Minnesota LLC has been sued in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in connection with an outbreak of E. coli O111 that has sickened 15 people in the state and garnered the attention of the national Centers for Disease…
Rank this Week: 323

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Celebrating a Hero and Looking at the Little-Known Danger of Secondary Drowning

    Celebrating a Hero and Looking at the Little-Known Danger of Secondary Drowning
    Just last week, we wrote about a family that almost lost their little girl to drowning in a hotel swimming pool. This week, another pool-related scare is making headlines in the Florida Panhandle region. We are relieved both children…
  • Jul 28

    Jet Ski Accident Lawyer on the Special Risks Associated With Personal Watercraft

    Jet Ski Accident Lawyer on the Special Risks Associated With Personal Watercraft
    Scanning the coastlines off Panama City Beach, one can see people enjoying a wide-range of recreational activities. For many, riding a jet ski or other personal watercraft is the ideal way to enjoy a day on the water. While these vessels…
  • Jul 25

    Florida Injury Attorney on Malaysian Air Tragedy and the Montreal Convention

    Florida Injury Attorney on Malaysian Air Tragedy and the Montreal Convention
    Not long ago, few Americans were familiar with Malaysian Airlines. Now, of course, they have been in the headlines for months with two tragic stories in less than five months. Since the most recent tragedy, people throughout our region have…
Rank this Week: 258

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 30

    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of Controlling a Character in a Video Game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of Controlling a Character in a Video Game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of controlling a character in a video gameIssued Dec. 23, 2003, to KonamiSummary:The ‘764 patent describes a video game system where enemy characters can be forced to attack each other whenever the main…
  • Jul 28

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!
    Courtesy of :SCHULTERIESENKAMPFF Internet services that specifically target German consumer, e.g. by addressing them in German, have to adhere to German law when doing so. In a default judgment, the regional court Berlin recently held that…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking
    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified matchmakingIssued November 4, 2003, to MicrosoftSummary:For those of you who play Xbox Live, the ‘481 patent (aka “Quitters Play Together”) will be right up your alley. This patent…
Rank this Week: 369

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Decision Aids for Advance Care Planning: An Overview of the State of the Science

    Decision Aids for Advance Care Planning: An Overview of the State of the Science
    Just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (available for free): "Decision Aids for Advance Care Planning: An Overview of the State of the Science." This review, commissioned as a technical brief by the Agency for Healthcare Research…
  • Jul 28

    The End of End-of-Life Law

    The End of End-of-Life Law
    Check out this new article by UVA professor Lois Shepherd "The End of End-of-Life Law." As the title suggests, Shepherd's article argues that questions about medical care at the end of life should be approached like…
  • Jul 27

    New NINR Video Focuses on Preparing for the End of Life

    New NINR Video Focuses on Preparing for the End of Life
    A new video, co-produced by the National Institute of Nursing Research seeks to help people by answering one of life’s most sensitive questions: how can a person best prepare for the end of life?  Developed to highlight content…
Rank this Week: 301

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 30

    Book recommendation: The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999 by Tom (later Lord) Lord Bingham

    Book recommendation: The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999 by Tom (later Lord) Lord Bingham
    This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition. John Griffith’s controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations…
  • Jul 29

    Big wigs, law suits and custard

    Big wigs, law suits and custard
    “My client today was quite a bigwig in the music industry by all accounts,” said BusyBody at chambers tea. “I love the idea of bigwigs,” said TheBusker. “I’ve always imagined these very important people…
  • Jul 28

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 348

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    California Recreational Use Demand Could Yield $2.1 Billion Busine

    California Recreational Use Demand Could Yield $2.1 Billion Busine
    California has always been a harbinger of marijuana laws and many residents seem eager to move forward with more liberal and widespread legislative changes. As Colorado and Washington pave the way to legalization, law enforcement officials,…
  • Jul 28

    Sweeping Raid Targets Marijuana Grown on Tribal Land

    Sweeping Raid Targets Marijuana Grown on Tribal Land
    The relationship between marijuana crops and tribal land has always been contentious and legally complicated. In a recent case, California authorities initiated a raid to seize all marijuana grown on an Indian reservation in Northern…
  • Jul 26

    Grower Arrested and Charged - Allegedly Ignited Wildfire

    Grower Arrested and Charged - Allegedly Ignited Wildfire
    A marijuana grower is suspected of starting a 1,600-acre wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest and was indicted by a federal grand jury for damaging forestlands and setting the fire. In addition to the charges related to the fire and…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 30

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Amanda Bronstad, NLJ, Indictments for Two Former Attorneys General in Utah Oral Argument in the 11th Circuit on Don Siegleman, former governor, postponed to October 13, 2014 - two issues: 1)sentencing; 2) conflict of interest DOJ- Antitrust…
  • Jul 25

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II
    In last week’s post, I discussed the recent case of In re Kellogg Brown & Root (“KBR”) from the perspective of privilege issues and internal investigations generally. Today, I would like to focus our consideration of the KBR case…
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
Rank this Week: 382

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
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Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jul 29

    We Won't Tell What To Do Until After We Punish You For Not Doing It

    We Won't Tell What To Do Until After We Punish You For Not Doing It
    The CFPB isn't the only federal government agency that is promulgating new "regulations" by enforcement action. According to yesterday's American Banker (paid subscription required), the OCC's been playing the same game, especially…
  • Jul 27

    Shaming The Shamele

    Shaming The Shamele
    While we're sure it's merely a coincidence, hot on the heels of the letter that Rep. Pete Sessions sent to the Treasury Department's Inspector General that complained about the repeated failure of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue a...
  • Jul 23

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer
    *Mayer Brown published a client alert last week about the CFPB's recent squeezing of $10 million in blood out of the turnip known as ACE Cash Express, a (surprise! surprise!) payday lender. The Adjustment Bureau determined that ACE is not...
Rank this Week: 338

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 29

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist
    Big victory for big oil . . . and big gas The Fifth Circuit handed a large win today to oil and gas lessees in the Lone Star State. The key part of the lease in question provided (with our...
  • Jul 27

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold
    A happy outcome for counsel All you in-house lawyers out there might want to raise a hearty cheer for the D.C. Circuit. Outside counsel may want to clap also. For a panel of the appeals court held in In re...
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
Rank this Week: 350

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough
    Turns out that it wasn't incompetence.  Which is maybe the bad news.  AP reports.Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical…
  • Jul 29

    One Here, None There

    One Here, None There
    The story in today's Times begins this way.Francois Holloway has spent nearly two decades of a 57-year sentence in a federal prison, for serious crimes that no one disputes he committed. There were armed carjackings, and his participation in…
  • Jul 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
Rank this Week: 379

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Hilarious obituary goes viral

    Hilarious obituary goes viral
    The internet loves anything quirky or odd, and it seems that the obituary that Kevin J. McGroarty wrote for himself fits that description. Mr. McGroarty died last week in Pennsylvania. His obituary has been viewed thousands of times as it…
  • Jul 29

    Three business succession secret

    Three business succession secret
    According to this article I just read at Get Growing for Business, up to 70% of owners of small and medium-size businesses will retire in the next decade. Many of those owners haven't even started planning their exits from their businesses.…
  • Jul 28

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom
    When the topic of personal and household possessions comes up in the context of an estate, it's usually a matter of who is going to get what. Often there is a scramble to make sure everyone gets his or her share of Mom's or Dad's possessions.…
Rank this Week: 291

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Reveals Symptoms of Bicep Tendon Tear

    Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Reveals Symptoms of Bicep Tendon Tear
    Many workers in Florida lift heavy items or perform the same types of movement over and over again in the course of their work days. As a result, a bicep tendon tear can develop that may cause workers pain in the upper part of their arms. In…
  • Jul 25

    What Needs to Be Proven to Win a Slip and Fall Case?

    What Needs to Be Proven to Win a Slip and Fall Case?
    Slip and fall cases in Florida are not always as simple as showing medical records and getting money because of your injuries. Here’s What Needs to Be Proven to Win a Slip and Fall Case. Liability The first requirement for a slip…
  • Jul 24

    Types of Serious Ankle Fractures that Occur in Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Accident

    Types of Serious Ankle Fractures that Occur in Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Accident
    Ankle fractures are common injuries that many people experience in slip and fall accidents or due to someone else’s negligence. In fact, over one million people every year are seen for ankle injuries in emergency rooms. Just because…
Rank this Week: 311

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get
    It's been established that blogging generates real clients for law firms. What's more, research proves that the more often you blog, the more clients you get. Hubspot established that the frequency of blog posts directly correlates…
  • Jul 24

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet
    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. A compelling reason for lawyers to record video is that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network and it is the second largest search engine, after…
  • Jul 23

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New
    To get your story reported in the news, law firms should: Send press releases in the morning. Contact news reporters via Twitter. Grab a journalist's attention with a gripping subject line in an email. These are a few of the points that 100…
Rank this Week: 293

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Jul 29

    ARREST HOF AMSTERDAM IN FORTIS-ZAAK

    ARREST HOF AMSTERDAM IN FORTIS-ZAAK
    Beleggers misleidend en onvolledig geïnformeerd Door het Gerechtshof te Amsterdam is op 29 juli 2014 arrest gewezen in de zaak die door onder andere de (collectieve belangen) stichting Fortis Effect was aangespannen tegen de Staat…
  • Jul 26

    TWEEMAAL PROCEDEREN OVER HETZELFDE GESCHIL?

    TWEEMAAL PROCEDEREN OVER HETZELFDE GESCHIL?
    Res judicata In Nederland, maar ook in de andere landen binnen het Koninkrijk, geldt de regel dat als de rechter al een (definitief bindend) oordeel over een geschil heeft uitgesproken, je niet over datzelfde geschil wederom een procedure…
  • Jul 25

    STUDIESCHULD: WELK RECHT IS VAN TOEPASSING?

    STUDIESCHULD: WELK RECHT IS VAN TOEPASSING?
    Studieschuld gematigd door de rechter De Stichting Studiefinanciering Curaçao (SSC) heeft een studielening aan X verstrekt van in hoofdsom ANG 12.000. Partijen hebben daarover op 21 juli 1997 een overeenkomst van geldlening gesloten. X…
Rank this Week: 321

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Calling Saul

    Calling Saul
    Breaking Bad's spin-off series, Better Call Saul,will have a delayed premiere date, but not because of network questions about its viability. Instead, its creators are taking additional steps to make certain the show maintains production…
  • Jul 26

    His Final Bow

    His Final Bow
    PBS will begin airing the last season's adaptations of Agatha Christie's Poirot novels on July 27. After a quarter of a century, we will say adieu to our old friends Poirot, Hastings, Miss Lemon, and Superintendent Japp. While PBS will…
  • Jul 23

    A Comic Book Nice Guy Dies Saving A Friend: Life, Death, and Archie Andrew

    A Comic Book Nice Guy Dies Saving A Friend: Life, Death, and Archie Andrew
    Archie Andrews, the lovable character familiar to many from the "Archie" comics, meets his end in today's installment of Life With Archie, when he saves the life of his friend Kevin Keller. Kevin is a veteran opposed to gun violence who…
Rank this Week: 262

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Cassity Reply to Dismissal: Not Without a Pass for My Son

    The Cassity Reply to Dismissal: Not Without a Pass for My Son
    Doug Cassity has filed a motion to modify the order dismissing him from the SDR’s civil lawsuit.  Mr. Cassity asserts that he and his family should be freed of the reign of terror and wrongdoing of the Texas regulators…
  • Jul 27

    Plaintiff’s Star Witness: Doug Cassity

    Plaintiff’s Star Witness: Doug Cassity
    The NPS civil trial is scheduled for trial in February 2015, and the SDR’s strategy took a twist when her litigation team filed a motion to dismiss Doug Cassity as a defendant in the lawsuit.  The dismissal probably signals the…
  • Jul 23

    Talk of a Lifetime: Restarting the Prearrangment Proce

    Talk of a Lifetime: Restarting the Prearrangment Proce
    One message that can be taken from the FAMIC’s Talk of a Lifetime campaign is that funeral directors need to re-think their prearrangement procedures.  Perhaps too much emphasis has been given to preneed, and not enough to the…
Rank this Week: 334

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    What China need

    What China need
    I was struck by the following passage in this NYT story: "The victory of the aggressors was a humiliation for the Chinese nation,” Chu Yimin, a People’s Liberation Army general and political commissar, said in an interview published…
  • Jul 28

    Dead and alive: metaphors for (dis)obeying the law in China

    Dead and alive: metaphors for (dis)obeying the law in China
    Here’s an interesting meditation by linguist Victor Mair of the Univ. of Pennsylvania on metaphors for obeying and disobeying the law in China. Don Clarke
  • Jul 15

    Professor Bruce Jacobs on China's historical claims in the South China and East China Sea

    Professor Bruce Jacobs on China's historical claims in the South China and East China Sea
    Anyone interested in this issue will have to read this paper, posted last month on the AEI web site [HTML | pdf]. Prof. Jacobs is skeptical and explains why in detail.
Rank this Week: 366

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Jul 29

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    There is a lot in the news these days that will drive most folks to distraction, simply tune out. But if you are paying attention, of all the pressing issues, the most important for the future of our country is southwest border security…
  • Jul 23

    Terrorist threats in the America

    Terrorist threats in the America
    The Washington Times ran my latest op-ed this week: “Terrorist threats in the Americas: Extremists are infiltrating the Western Hemisphere to strike the U.S.“: Hezbollah activities in the Americas are well documented and…
  • Jul 22

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?
    Thank you to Michael Sean Winters at the National Catholic Reporter for posting an item about my piece that appeared in the American Thinker earlier this week: While the USCCB seems more interested in the plight of Christians at…
Rank this Week: 339

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 28

    Newly Proposed Illinois License Requirements For Large Motorcycle

    Newly Proposed Illinois License Requirements For Large Motorcycle
    Today (July 28, 2014) the Chicago Tribune published an article (with video) titled “Illinois considers new license requirements for big motorcycles.”  The article discusses a proposed idea of having a new motorcycle license…
  • Jul 28

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Schaumburg

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Schaumburg
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident today (July 28, 2014) in Schaumburg, Illinois. Details on the motorcycle accident – especially its causes – appear limited at this time. According to Schaumburg Police, this accident involved…
  • Jul 27

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Naperville

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Naperville
    There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday night (July 26, 2014) in Naperville. According to the Naperville Police Department, the motorcycle accident happened at approximately 11:45 p.m., at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and…
Rank this Week: 346

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    There is No Humane Method of Execution

    There is No Humane Method of Execution
    On July 21, 2014, Arizona convicted murderer John Rudolph Woods became the fourth condemned inmate this year to die in a “botched” lethal injection execution in this country. He spent… read more →
  • Jul 22

    RELIABILITY OF VIDEOTAPED CONFESSIONS IN DEBATE

    RELIABILITY OF VIDEOTAPED CONFESSIONS IN DEBATE
    Courts generally consider the evidentiary power of confessions to be uniquely persuasive of guilt. In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court Arizona v. Fulminante found that a confession is unlike any… read more →
  • Jun 29

    Texas Court Sets Hurdles in Intentional Forensic Misconduct Case

    Texas Court Sets Hurdles in Intentional Forensic Misconduct Case
    In January 2012 the Texas Department of Public Safety realized it had a major problem with one of its employees—a forensic scientist named Jonathan Salvador who had been employed with… read more →
Rank this Week: 376

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jul 28

    MIT Study: Smog Pollution Must Be Addressed Along with Climate Change

    MIT Study: Smog Pollution Must Be Addressed Along with Climate Change
    We came across a very important study this morning by MIT researchers: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplieshttp://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/climate-change-air-pollution-will-combine-curb-food-supplies-0727Here is…
  • Jul 14

    Report: Diesel Pollution Controls Really Work! Congress and White House, Please Take Note!

    Report: Diesel Pollution Controls Really Work! Congress and White House, Please Take Note!
    A new report confirms something that may seem obvious to some -- using pollution control devices on big diesel engines really cuts emissions -- and reduces public exposure to a very dangerous pollutant.  http://bit.ly/1sUs5WMThe report,…
  • Jul 8

    False Advertising? Why the Air Quality Index is Wrong – and Needs to be Updated

    False Advertising? Why the Air Quality Index is Wrong – and Needs to be Updated
    Throughout the summer, we often hear about the “Air Quality Index” or AQI.The index, originated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to represent the government’s Official Seal of Approval – or…
Rank this Week: 347

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
Rank this Week: 303