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Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 241

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 257

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 273

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 242

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 251

Law Shucks

Law Shucks

A self-deprecating look at life in and after BigLaw

http://lawshucks.com
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

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

    Wrapping Up Dewey

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

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
Rank this Week: 236

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 253

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson…

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

Covers personal injury law affecting Georgia residents.

http://www.mlnlawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital

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

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual

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

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly
    Among individuals over the age of 50 who fracture a hip, approximately 25 percent die within the first year after the injury! An additional 60 percent lose their ability to perform day-to-day activities like bathing and cooking.
Rank this Week: 217

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

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

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

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

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

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 224

VentureBlog

VentureBlog

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

http://ventureblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started

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

    What a Fucking Waste of Time

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

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now
    I was at a party the other night to celebrate the first anniversary of Nokia's "Ideas Project." The "Ideas Project" is an effort to bring together a diverse group of smart folks to share their thoughts on the evolution of media.
Rank this Week: 220

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

    Seventh Circuit Accepts Admiralty Jurisdiction Removal for Asiana Airlines Crash

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

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim
    As expected, Russia used its Security Council veto to prevent the U.N. from creating a tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17. The Chicago Convention and its annexes include…
Rank this Week: 301

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

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

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

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

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

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

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)
    Here's a nice, short, and equitable opinion.Justice Rothschild holds that even though the relevant case law is sparse, and even though there's a provision in the Family Code that says that family law cases are otherwise treated like any other…
Rank this Week: 286

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    IANA Transition Proposal

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

    ISIS, the Taliban, and the 2001 AUMF

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

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Yesterday, during a visit to Qatar from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders formally announced their support for the nuclear accord reached with Iran by the P5+1 group. “This was the best option…
Rank this Week: 349

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Aug 4

    Congreso de Derecho de Puerto Rico 2015

    Congreso de Derecho de Puerto Rico 2015
    Desde el 13 al 15 de agosto de 2015 se estará llevando a cabo el Congreso de Derecho de Puerto Rico en el Courtyard by Marriott Aguadilla Hotel & Casino.   Participan: Hon. Erick V. Kolthoff Caraballo Hon. Jorge…
  • Aug 4

    Ilegal estacionar vehículos en cauce de río

    Ilegal estacionar vehículos en cauce de río
    El Cuerpo de Vigilantes del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA) efectúa rondas preventivas, tras la divulgación de imágenes de personas que estacionaron vehículos en el cauce de cuerpos de agua…
  • Aug 4

    Derecho del consumidor a cancelar de buena fe contratos de bienes y servicio

    Derecho del consumidor a cancelar de buena fe contratos de bienes y servicio
    Descargar documento: Ley para la preservación de la buena fe y seguridad del consumidor en la contratación y resolución de contratos sobre bienes y servicios Dispone que todo contrato convenido tras la vigencia de esta…
Rank this Week: 293

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

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

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
Rank this Week: 351

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case
    On June 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Florida-based Hebrew Homes Health Network, and its CEO, in a suit originally brought by the company’s former CFO as a whistleblower. According to…
Rank this Week: 290

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Florida Estate planning no longer just for the rich

    Florida Estate planning no longer just for the rich
    There is a myth that trusts and estate planning are for the rich only, but this is actually a common misconception. Estate planning for high net worth individuals usually centers on reducing tax bills, but estate planning has a number of…
  • Jul 30

    Florida Guardian Advocacy

    Florida Guardian Advocacy
    Many parents who have children with physical and/or mental developmental disabilities need to know what to do when their child comes of age. On a child’s 18th Birthday, regardless of any physical or mental disability, their parents…
  • Jul 30

    Recent Florida case invalidates the will of a husband killed by his wife

    Recent Florida case invalidates the will of a husband killed by his wife
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeals recently decided the case of what to do with a will that left the murder’s children the victim’s estate. The trial court held the “slayer statute” did not affect the will,…
Rank this Week: 371

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

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

    This Just In: Go Set a Watchman

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

    LEED vs. Green Globe

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

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?
    Wondering what kind of computer you will need for law school? You will need a laptop that meets the requirements for the exam software used by our school, Exam 4. For more information about Exam 4, go to Exams on Computer FAQ. Discounts for…
Rank this Week: 359

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    $67,500 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries With Depression

    $67,500 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries With Depression
    Reasons for judgement were released today assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries with secondary depression following a collision. In today’s case (Dhanji v. Holland) the Plaintiff pedestrian was struck in a marked cross walk…
  • Jul 24

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Pelvic Fractures With Lingering Pain

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Pelvic Fractures With Lingering Pain
    Adding to this site’s archived ICBC cases assessing damages for pelvic injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry assessing damages for a pelvic fracture. In today’s case…
  • Jul 20

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Permanent Low Back Nerve Injury

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Permanent Low Back Nerve Injury
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing damages for a permanent low back nerve injury with accompanying depression. In today’s case (Bellaisac v. Mara) the Plaintiff, who was…
Rank this Week: 362

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 4

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

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

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

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

    Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed

    Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed
    Improving your SEO rankings is more than just manipulating temporary loopholes. Adopt these SEO secrets to improve your rankings and your firm.Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 291

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale File for Divorce

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

    What it Means to Divorce in a Community Property State

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

    Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse

    Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse
    Marriage can be complicated. Some couples are an open book when it comes to finances, while other couples, or more specifically, one of the spouses is tightlipped when it comes to money, leaving the other spouse in the dark. Does your spouse…
Rank this Week: 311

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

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

    IRS Seeks Public Comment On Controversial Obamacare ‘Cadillac Tax’

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

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

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

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

    Mark Your Calendars Now: Congress Changes Many Tax Return Due Dates & Extension
    Last week, President Obama signed a bill focused on highway transportation. However, also included in the bill were a number of provisions which changed tax return due dates, statutes of limitations and extension provisions.
Rank this Week: 281

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetu
    A recent study has revealed that mothers who take Xarelto can pass down the drug to their unborn child. When ingested during pregnancy, the anticoagulant transfers back and forth across the placenta between a mother and her fetus. The study…
Rank this Week: 310

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

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

    What’s Happening With Changes to Overtime Requirements?

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

    Legal Links – July 31, 2015

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

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania
    As an avid cyclist, Central Pennsylvania offers many great routes and opportunities to ride a bike, and summer is the prime time to get out and take advantage of the great weather. Although I enjoy hitting the trails in Mount Gretna every now…
Rank this Week: 312

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

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

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

    DDL Summer Vacation Tripadvisor

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

    Medical Device Decision Plays PA’s Greatest Hit

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

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial
                We have managed to pretty much avoid asbestos litigation.  Sure, we encounter decisions from asbestos cases that sometimes impact our own cases.  They even sometimes…
Rank this Week: 284

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 334

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
Rank this Week: 303

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 4

    167 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in July 2015

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

    Patent Office Issues 143 Patents To Indiana Citizens in July 2015

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

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

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319
    The principal criminal statute protecting copyrighted works is 17 U.S.C. § 506(a), which provides that "[a]ny person who infringes a copyright willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain" shall be…
Rank this Week: 309

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 3, “Utilize outside political channels or threaten to leave”
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As established in the two preceding parts, inspired by a recent article in the Boston Globe (July 16, 2015) covering a McKinsey report commissioned by the…
Rank this Week: 337

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 4

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

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

    Still Smashing Trademark Rights?

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

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

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?
    It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit. While attorney’s fees have been…
Rank this Week: 367

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

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

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

    Virginia Man Arrested for Bigamy

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

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support
    From Times Record: Oklahoma has active arrest warrants for more than 11,000 parents for failure to pay child support and interest totaling more than $397 million. Those parents will be given an opportunity to work out payment schedules and…
Rank this Week: 348

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

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

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

    TTAB Posts August 2015 Hearing Schedule

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

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?
    Oakville Hills Cellar opposed registration of the mark MAYARI for wine, alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark MAYA, also for wine. The goods are identical, the channels of trade and classes of consumers are presumed to…
Rank this Week: 343

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

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

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

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

    Doctrine of primary assumption of risk.

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

    A FOIL request and redaction.

    A FOIL request and redaction.
    Practice point:  Petitioner requested documents from the New York City Fire Department, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.  The Fire Department provided copies of the documents, but with numerous items of information…
Rank this Week: 368

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/
  • Aug 3

    Voya Financial Advisors Restricts Variable Annuities Sale

    Voya Financial Advisors Restricts Variable Annuities Sale
    In the wake of regulator scrutiny, Voya Financial Advisors is once again placing restrictions on its sale of variable annuities. The regulators are wondering whether the products are appropriate for investors who are saving for retirement.…
  • Jul 30

    Cetera Shutters J.P. Turner, Claims Move Is Not Part of Broader Firm Consolidation

    Cetera Shutters J.P. Turner, Claims Move Is Not Part of Broader Firm Consolidation
    Cetera Financial Group is shutting down one of its brokerage firms, J.P. Turner & Co., shortly after its purchase. Larry Roth, the independent financial network’s CEO, told InvestmentNews that the move is not part of a broader…
  • Jul 29

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud
    This week, a grand jury convened to hear evidence to determine whether Ken Paxton, the State’s Attorney General, should be indicted for first-degree felony charges alleging violations involving Texas securities fraud. If convicted, he…
Rank this Week: 344

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Aug 3

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

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

    Follow Your Passion

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

    Sharpening your Skill

    Sharpening your Skill
    Around the corner we will find OCIs and anxious rising 2Ls who are creating color-coded charts and lists of firm interviews they’ve landed and strategies they’ll use. If you’re a pre-law student, you might feel momentarily…
Rank this Week: 289

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 319

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 342

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $30K Garnishment by Great Seneca Financial
    Facing a $30,433 Garnishment Notice by Great Seneca Financial Corporation, we quickly filed court papers to attack the validity of the judgment and the validity of the plaintiff. In the action, Great Seneca was named as "Great Seneca…
Rank this Week: 332

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

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

    Avoiding Uber Trouble via Good Terms of Service

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

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink

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

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

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
    As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District of Michigan is a…
Rank this Week: 329

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 3

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring
    My law school, the University of Nebraska, is hiring. Here are the details: Entry-Level or Experienced Faculty Position The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more…
  • Aug 3

    Should We Include More International Materials in the Basic Business Associations and Securities Regulation Courses?

    Should We Include More International Materials in the Basic Business Associations and Securities Regulation Courses?
    Joan Heminway’s post last week about comparative corporate law got me thinking about international coverage in my own courses. Joan’s post reviewed a book designed for a stand-alone comparative corporate law course, but I’ve been…
  • Aug 2

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)
    "the potential development of fascism arising at the national level due to the influence of global corporate rule" http://t.co/cbcBLs4Nol— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 26, 2015 "Corporate personhood is not new; but it…
Rank this Week: 300

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 3

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

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

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

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

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

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction…
Rank this Week: 295

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

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

    Individual Unemployability and the Rating You Need

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

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

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

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

    VA Reductions – What the VA Can & Cannot Do When Reducing a Rating
    When it comes to assigning rates to a condition, the VA is held to very strict regulations. This is meant to help minimize the amount of errors in assigning ratings. Of course, we all know that mistakes happen – a lot. The same goes for…
Rank this Week: 372

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    90 Sick in Washington Pork Salmonella Outbreak

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

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

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

    50 Sick with Salmonella in Washington from Pork

    50 Sick with Salmonella in Washington from Pork
    Washington State health officials are working with state and local partners to investigate several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 316

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Two Boys Suffer Severe Sunburns At Daycare Facility

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

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

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

    Whirlpool Recalls 40,000 Ovens Over Potential Burn Injurie

    Whirlpool Recalls 40,000 Ovens Over Potential Burn Injurie
    Whirlpool has recalled more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens over concerns that a faulty design might cause burns to consumers. According to the Associated Press and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extendable rack…
Rank this Week: 358

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?
    Well, this should be interesting. As I’ve reported before, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a funeral home chain in the Detroit area for terminating Aimee Stephens, a transgendered woman, because she failed to…
Rank this Week: 298