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Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Mark Twain's Birthday, Huckleberry Finn, IP, and the Nevada Constitution

    Mark Twain's Birthday, Huckleberry Finn, IP, and the Nevada Constitution
    Mark Twain (Nov. 30, 1835—April 21, 1910) was a prolific writer and social critic. This blog post from HeinOnline in honor of his birthday shows how to find Twain references in HeinOnline's vast resources. It also mentions a…
  • Nov 17

    The Electoral College and its Possible Alternative

    The Electoral College and its Possible Alternative
    You may have heard that Donald Trump won the Electoral College on Tuesday, but most likely lost the national popular vote. It is the fifth time in history that this has happened. This has sparked a renewed interest in the merits of the…
  • Nov 9

    Presidential Clemency

    Presidential Clemency
    You might have heard: Obama Commutes Sentences For 72 More Federal Inmates, All Things Considered, NPR, Nov. 5, 2016. But you might be a little shaky on the whole commutation thing. Is Obama's action unusual? What's the difference…
Rank this Week: 161

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Nov 30

    Thanks for the Decade of Confidence

    Thanks for the Decade of Confidence
    Once again, I am in the wonderful position of thanking all of you in the Virginia legal community that continue to elect me to the Virginia Business Legal Elite.  This year makes a round ten years in a row of election to the Legal Elite…
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving from Construction Law Musing

    Happy Thanksgiving from Construction Law Musing
    It is that time of year again when I find it appropriate to reflect on the great things in my life.  As I sit here with family on this Thanksgiving Day 2016,  I have much to be thankful for.  I have a thriving construction law…
  • Nov 21

    I’m Always Learning from Teaching about Construction

    I’m Always Learning from Teaching about Construction
    Back on November 8 and 9, 2016, aside from hearing about some sort of election, I joined a good friend of mine, Chuck McCarthy, from W. M. Jordan Company to teach part of the AGC Project Manager Development Program.  Being an attorney, I…
Rank this Week: 318

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Don't Overstate Your Book!

    Don't Overstate Your Book!
    Today's lesson - do not overstate your book when changing firms.While that seems to make sense, apparently it escapes some folks that if you tell your prospective employer that you have $700,000 in annual revenue, and you have zero, they are…
  • Nov 29

    Finra fines Lincoln Financial broker-dealer $650,000 for failing to protect client data

    Finra fines Lincoln Financial broker-dealer $650,000 for failing to protect client data
    Didn't we do this already?FINRA fined Lincoln Financial last week for failing to secure client data. But 5 years ago, FINRA fined Lincoln Financial for failing to secure client…
  • Nov 28

    SEC Creates National Database of Individual Trades - CARDS Rising from the Dead?

    SEC Creates National Database of Individual Trades - CARDS Rising from the Dead?
    We all remember CARDS - FINRA's ill conceived plan to store and maintain information regarding every trade made by every person in our national markets. The plan was a disaster from the start, for many reasons, but one of the main reasons…
Rank this Week: 497

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Nov 30

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event
    Anyone who sells legal services to corporate America knows the important role procurement professionals play in the acquisition of legal services.  Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the premier group for legal procurement, Buying Legal…
  • Nov 30

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team
      My Valorem colleagues and I are honored to have been named to the 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team.   This is our fifth consecutive year to have been named to the A-Team. BTI’s identified the firms awarded this…
  • Nov 15

    Prevention Is The Answer To The Question of How Law Departments Can Do More With Le

    Prevention Is The Answer To The Question of How Law Departments Can Do More With Le
    According to a survey of corporate counsel at large U.S. corporations reported by Law.com, nearly 70% of law departments expect their annual operating budget to be flat or decrease in 2017. Let me say that again—nearly 70% of law…
Rank this Week: 372

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Nov 30

    ADVOCAAT EN ALGEMENE VOORWAARDEN

    ADVOCAAT EN ALGEMENE VOORWAARDEN
    Rechter vernietigt beding De meeste advocatenkantoren maken gebruik van algemene voorwaarden. Een kantoor in Nederland heeft de volgende – op zich niet ongebruikelijke – bepaling in zijn algemene voorwaarden staan: Artikel…
  • Nov 14

    CURAÇAOS ENQUÊTERECHT

    CURAÇAOS ENQUÊTERECHT
    Nederlandse rechtspraak relevant De Hoge Raad heeft op 11 november 2016 een beschikking gegeven in een enquêtezaak naar het recht van Curaçao (ECLI:NL:HR:2016:2574). Het verzoek van een partij tot het houden van een enquête…
  • Nov 12

    FAILLISSEMENT VENNOOTSCHAP VERNIETIGD

    FAILLISSEMENT VENNOOTSCHAP VERNIETIGD
    Activa desondanks verkocht door curator Op 11 november 2016 wees de Hoge Raad (ECLI:NL:HR:2016:2577) arrest in een Nederlandse faillssementszaak. De feiten komen in het kort hierop neer, dat een vennootschap op 20 augustus 2014 failliet is…
Rank this Week: 528

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/
Rank this Week: 196

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    The Opposing Party is Not Rational. That Doesn’t Mean the Case Can’t Settle.

    The Opposing Party is Not Rational. That Doesn’t Mean the Case Can’t Settle.
    To a certain degree none of us are completely rational. Some of are more emotional than others, some of us rely less on facts and more on instincts. If you’re trying to settle a case where the other party doesn’t seem to be well…
  • Nov 24

    Liar, Liar Truth on Fire: Repetition Helps a Lie Take Hold as Truth

    Liar, Liar Truth on Fire: Repetition Helps a Lie Take Hold as Truth
    Attorneys get used to parties, even their own clients, and witnesses saying untruthful things. This repetition can result in less than positive opinions of people in general but when a particular lie is repeated enough it starts to mutate in…
  • Nov 18

    Thinking Creatively to Help Your Client

    Thinking Creatively to Help Your Client
    It’s one of those business buzz phrases you hear often, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important: thinking outside the box. There are many qualities that go into successfully practicing law but one of the most important and…
Rank this Week: 893

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Nov 29

    Pricing legal matters (Part 1 of 4)

    Pricing legal matters (Part 1 of 4)
    When it comes to offering fee estimates at the start of a matter, far too many lawyers still rely on ballpark estimates that they sometimes pull out of thin air. But even if you follow the “high detail” estimation techniques...
  • Nov 22

    Agile legal project management: What works and what doesn’t (Part 2 of 2)

    Agile legal project management: What works and what doesn’t (Part 2 of 2)
    By Paul Saunders, Practice Innovation Partner, Stewart McKelvey Some other Agile concepts have proven less useful, at least at our firm. For example, some experts have written about the potential value of Agile sprints to law firms, but that…
  • Nov 15

    Agile legal project management: What works and what doesn’t (Part 1 of 2)

    Agile legal project management: What works and what doesn’t (Part 1 of 2)
    By Paul Saunders, Practice Innovation Partner, Stewart McKelvey Background on these guest posts: When we published the fourth edition of our Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide a few weeks ago, some of the most important articles…
Rank this Week: 670

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU, week 6: Morse & Bertrand, Trickle-Down Consumption

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU, week 6: Morse & Bertrand, Trickle-Down Consumption
    This past Monday, Adair Morse of Berkeley presented her paper (coauthored with Marianne Bertrand of U Chicago), Trickle-Down Consumption.The paper is a nice, compressed job of empirical research, published recently but of particular interest…
  • Nov 26

    Music for car trip

    Music for car trip
    Being now newly technologically equipped to play Spotify via my phone through a car stereo, my musical options on long trips are now broader, or at least more flexible and less in need of advance planning, than they used to…
  • Nov 21

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU: My "mapmakers dilemma" paper

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU: My "mapmakers dilemma" paper
    Today at NYU Law School, at session 5 (out of 7) at our Colloquium on High-End Inequality, I presented my paper, The Mapmaker's Dilemma in Evaluating High-End inequality.  The version we discussed at the session is available here.…
Rank this Week: 659

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

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

    Challenge to Oklahoma's American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act

    Challenge to Oklahoma's American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act
    Complaint here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/1-complaint.pdf  Oklahoma's recent amendments to its American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act make it illegal to market art in Oklahoma as Indian-made if the…
  • Aug 17

    Native American Political Participation Rising For 2016 Election

    Native American Political Participation Rising For 2016 Election
      2016 is shaping up to be a record year for Native American electoral participation.   Eight indigenous candidates are running for Congress, up from two in 2014. Over 90 are running for state legislatures, again exceeding previous…
  • Aug 16

    Navajo Nation Sues EPA Over Animus River Heavy Metals Spill

    Navajo Nation Sues EPA Over Animus River Heavy Metals Spill
    Before and after photos of Animus River (grindtv.com)  The Navajo Nation has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the EPA has failed to adequately remediate the disaster a year after the dispersal of 880,000 pounds of heavy metals into the…
Rank this Week: 778

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

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

    Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Rescues Injured Crew Member

    Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Rescues Injured Crew Member
    On November 26th, 2016  the Coast Guard rescued an injured crew member more than 170 miles offshore from the Columbia River. The 23-year-old man was aboard the 617-foot Global Saikai, which had left Longview, WA for Kashima, Japan…
  • Oct 31

    Whatcom County Man Dies in Scuba Diving Accident

    Whatcom County Man Dies in Scuba Diving Accident
    Hank William Hoskins Sr. of Whatcom County died on October 26, 2016, after a scuba diving accident at Gooseberry Point near Sucia Island. According to Bellingham Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Hewett, the diver’s oxygen supply was…
  • Oct 25

    Pacific Rim Sinks Outside Westport Marina

    Pacific Rim Sinks Outside Westport Marina
    On October 23, 2016, at 3:51 AM, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a mayday call. It was Michael Carroll, 70-year-old captain of the 60-foot fishing vessel Pacific Rim, which had begun to sink under him outside the Westport Marina.…
Rank this Week: 889

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 29

    A new strategy for shareholder activism: engagement

    A new strategy for shareholder activism: engagement
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Nov. 29, 2016 Now, big fund managers like BlackRock, with $4 trillion under management, argue that shareholders should be more prominent and have an active role in shaping companies…
  • Nov 29

    For execution of Ricky Gray, Virginia plans to use drug involved in 3 botched executions elsewhere

    For execution of Ricky Gray, Virginia plans to use drug involved in 3 botched executions elsewhere
    Megan McCracken quoted by The Virginian-Pilot, Nov. 29, 2016 “It’s not used to maintain anesthesia,” McCracken said. “So with the three botched executions using Midazolam, one of the similarities … is the person…
  • Nov 29

    Trump might be stuck with NAFTA

    Trump might be stuck with NAFTA
    John Yoo co-writes for Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2016 If Trump simply announced that the United States was pulling out of NAFTA, all the U.S. laws that implemented it would remain unchanged. Trump would have effectively freed Mexico…
Rank this Week: 246

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 738

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

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

    Board diversity series: Results of Canadian initiatives for gender diversity on board

    Board diversity series: Results of Canadian initiatives for gender diversity on board
    Laura Levine and Anne Weintrop -  In September 2016, certain members of the CSA released CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-308[i], a comprehensive survey of 677 issuers listed on the TSX that reviewed the impact of the mandatory…
  • Nov 29

    ISS and Glass Lewis publish updates to voting policies for 2017 proxy season

    ISS and Glass Lewis publish updates to voting policies for 2017 proxy season
     Katy Pitch and Martin Langlois -  Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have updated their respective proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2017 shareholder meeting season. While Glass Lewis has published…
  • Nov 22

    CSA announces cyber security roundtable

    CSA announces cyber security roundtable
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) will hold a roundtable on February 27, 2017 to discuss issues related to cyber security and opportunities for greater collaboration, communication and coordination in the event of a cyber security…
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • Nov 29

    Gentle Ben Lands At HUD

    Gentle Ben Lands At HUD
    “Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music...
  • Nov 20

    Will Jeff Jolt The Pot Biz?

    Will Jeff Jolt The Pot Biz?
    With this month's elections having doubled the number of states that permit recreational marijuana use (the grand total stands at eight, plus the District of Columbia), the choice of the new US Attorney General is important to those…
  • Nov 14

    Where's The Care Bair When You Need Her?

    Where's The Care Bair When You Need Her?
    While every pundit on the plant, and all of their BFFs, are writing "what does the Trump triumph mean for [INSERT GROUP HERE]?", I'd rather wait until the Orange Man has time to finish his agenda for the first 100...
Rank this Week: 198

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 220

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 745

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

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

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System
    Infographic explaining top level domain name system, courtesy of HostingFacts.com SourceHosting Fact
  • Nov 29

    In Rem Complaint re Conversion of CostaRica.com

    In Rem Complaint re Conversion of CostaRica.com
    Plaintiffs owned CostaRica.com. Defendants allegedly hacked the admin info and substituted themselves as registrant (statement of facts begins at paragraph 13). They didn’t re-direct the site at first so Plaintiff’s website…
  • Nov 28

    Rolex v TheReplicaWatchShop.com

    Rolex v TheReplicaWatchShop.com
    Rolex files complaint against TheReplicaWatchShop.com for sales of ‘replica’ watches and ‘replica’ watch boxes.
Rank this Week: 171

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Nov 29

    Federal Tax Liens and How To Get Federal Tax Liens Released

    Federal Tax Liens and How To Get Federal Tax Liens Released
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Good morning and welcome to the IRS Solution Attorney show I’m your host, THE IRS Solution Attorney, Darrin Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  And I’m your co-host, Katrina Madewell. Welcome to the show today.…
  • Nov 25

    IRS Trouble – What’s Your Next Move?

    IRS Trouble – What’s Your Next Move?
    One thing that you need to know is that if you are in IRS trouble, it’s not going to disappear on it’s own. It’s a sad fact of life, I know. But it’s true nonetheless. You will need to take action in order to…
  • Nov 23

    10 Scary IRS Problems and How to Deal With Them

    10 Scary IRS Problems and How to Deal With Them
    Have one or more IRS problems keeping you up at night? If so you should find this post extremely helpful. The IRS is Harassing Me Over Years of Unfiled Taxes and Owed Back Taxes When you have a few years of unfiled taxes or owe back…
Rank this Week: 461

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 314

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

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

    Idaho Supreme Court Refuses to Modify the Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Doctrine

    Idaho Supreme Court Refuses to Modify the Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Doctrine
    In order to provide near certain relief for employees injured in the course of employment, the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act withdrew the common law remedies workers traditionally held against their employers. This compromise limits…
  • Nov 22

    Breaking News: DOL Salary Rule Blocked By Federal Judge

    Breaking News: DOL Salary Rule Blocked By Federal Judge
    The Department of Labor’s controversial rule that required “white collar” employees to be paid at least $47,476 per year in order to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act will NOT go into effect on December 1, 2016 as…
  • Nov 18

    Labor & Employment Law Under President-Elect Trump

    Labor & Employment Law Under President-Elect Trump
    In the wake of the election results, the question on everyone’s mind now is: What impact will President-Elect Trump have on employers?  Trump has thus far given few details on his thoughts on labor and employment.  But with…
Rank this Week: 978

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Nov 29

    Exceptional Case

    Exceptional Case
    Just over four years ago, Dallas lawyer Austin Hansley was working handling DWI and small criminal cases, with a memorable TV ad complete with flashing police lights and inmates in orange jumpsuits. But for reasons unknown, at least to me,...
  • Nov 23

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide
    Yesterday afternoon Judge Amos Mazzant, who sits in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new overtime exemption rules issued in May…
  • Nov 23

    Motion to Consolidate Cases For Trial Denied Under 35 USC § 299

    Motion to Consolidate Cases For Trial Denied Under 35 USC § 299
    Remember that case I posted on yesterday where the two defendants were seeking a severance, and the court denied it, subject to addressing the issue at the pretrial conference? Well, this is a different case in which the same plaintiff...
Rank this Week: 200

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Nov 29

    Study Room

    Study Room
    Just in case nobody told you, exams are just around the corner. Correlated: study rooms are now sparse. What can you and your study partner(s) do to ensure access to study space? Book in advance like a VIP study champion. By dumbonyc…
  • Nov 18

    Thanksgiving & Exam Hour

    Thanksgiving & Exam Hour
    As usual, we’re changing up the library’s hours for the Thanksgiving holiday and the upcoming exam period. During the week of Thanksgiving we are operating with reduced hours, as follows: Monday, Nov. 21s & Tuesday, Nov.…
  • Nov 7

    Coloring in the Library

    Coloring in the Library
    You may have noticed the coloring materials available at the seats near the SHELF* in the library lobby. Coloring is fun and some studies indicate it is great for stress relief. In other words, it is perfect for a quick study break during the…
Rank this Week: 599

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Nov 29

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)
    When someone offers to turn a gay person straight, what they offer is called "conversion therapy." One example of conversion therapy is "Pray the gay away." These four words express both a normative claim about what some people should do...
  • Nov 28

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations" CHRIS DEUBERT, Harvard University - Football Players Health Study I. GLENN COHEN, Harvard Law School HOLLY…
  • Nov 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Competing Identities of Neuroethics, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Scientists use AI to 'rewrite' painful memories in people's brains, WIRED External brain stimulation goes deep, Nature News Debating the Replication Crisis - Why Neuroethics…
Rank this Week: 239

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Nov 29

    Competition Claims: Federal versus State Court

    Competition Claims: Federal versus State Court
    This post largely is inspired by a YouTube video I watched recently by Jonathan Pollard, who discusses the importance of litigating trade secrets in federal court - particularly if you're a defendant.Jonathan's 15-minute discussion is a great…
  • Nov 22

    Employee Training and the Value Proposition of Non-Compete

    Employee Training and the Value Proposition of Non-Compete
    The best part of the current debate over non-compete agreements is not that we're nearing a consensus: it's that we're having the debate.With the White House's Call to Action, and the research that led to this unprecedented move, commentators…
  • Nov 14

    No-Poaching Agreements, Antitrust Guidance...and DJT

    No-Poaching Agreements, Antitrust Guidance...and DJT
    A few years back, the Department of Justice launched an antitrust action against several technology giants, including Apple, Google, Intel, Pixar, and others. The action was based on the Sherman Act and alleged that these employers committed…
Rank this Week: 793

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Nov 29

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?
    Not infrequently heard in domain name disputes are cries of shock and gnashing of teeth that domain name holders may lawfully offer their inventory at excessive prices. Take for example TOBAM v. M. Thestrup / Best Identity, D2016-1990 (WIPO…
  • Nov 21

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is a nonexclusive arbitral proceeding (alternative to a statutory action under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act) implemented for trademark rights’ owners to challenge…
  • Nov 7

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim
    Parties to a UDRP proceeding must include a certification similar in U.S. practice to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (and undoubtedly a feature in procedural codes in other judicial jurisdictions) “that the information…
Rank this Week: 502

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Nov 29

    Movies and lawyer ethics event a longtime critic favorite

    Movies and lawyer ethics event a longtime critic favorite
    If you’re at all like me (and why wouldn’t you be), a full week of work following the short Thanksgiving week seems almost cruel. Perhaps you’re seeking a way to lessen the strain of five days of nonstop labor. If…
  • Nov 17

    Getting tech-fearless not a bad wish for lawyers, other

    Getting tech-fearless not a bad wish for lawyers, other
    We’re midway through November, and I thought I share my wish (early New Year’s resolution?) regarding courage and technology. That’s what I wrote about in the November Arizona Attorney Magazine, and I’ve posted my…
  • Nov 15

    Ever the rom-com, we know how the lawyer–cloud love–hate relationship will end

    Ever the rom-com, we know how the lawyer–cloud love–hate relationship will end
    I occasionally share information and tools from member-service providers. Today, let’s think about … the cloud. Citrix ShareFile was curious about how many lawyers are using the cloud for their work. And being helpful people,…
Rank this Week: 959

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Nov 29

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability
    A staff holiday party is a great way of celebrating the holiday season.  It can also be an effective way of showing appreciation to employees.  These events can be lots of fun, but what many employers often forget is that they can…
  • Nov 23

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?
    It is well known that employers must give an employee ‘reasonable notice’ or pay in lieu upon termination when there is no just cause (i.e. the employee has not done anything wrong to be fired). Conversely, although rarely…
  • Nov 17

    What to do about Bullying in the Workplace

    What to do about Bullying in the Workplace
    Bullying was unacceptable when you were a kid on the playground.  It is no different that you are adult in the workplace.  Whether it is your co-worker or your boss, it is not allowed.  If you experience bullying at work, you…
Rank this Week: 572

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    DISABILITY BACK PAY FOR CHILDREN OVER AGE 18

    DISABILITY BACK PAY FOR CHILDREN OVER AGE 18
    Question: Who is entitled to back pay for children over eighteen if they are still in school and you have been paying everything for him or her. As to who is entitled to disability back pay for children over 18, the child (adult) who is…
  • Nov 23

    This is a fibromyalgia patient in New…

    This is a fibromyalgia patient in New Zealand who, at age 22, has had the condition for five years. "Her circadian rhythm has been compromised, meaning she cannot fall asleep until the early hours.She also experiences cognitive…
  • Jun 9

    Sometimes you get bad advice even from the Social Security office

    Sometimes you get bad advice even from the Social Security office
    A friend of mine contacted me a few days ago. A long-time friend of hers was looking into filing for disability benefits. Actually, he had been considering filing for about three years, which was part of the problem (if your condition is…
Rank this Week: 723

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Nov 29

    Not a lot closer to understanding when software is patent eligible

    Not a lot closer to understanding when software is patent eligible
    “There should be no serious question that computer-implemented inventions such as software constitute patent-eligible subject matter under § 101,” Paul Clement wrote in a brief filed on behalf of IBM to the Supreme Court in…
  • Nov 28

    Maintaining low-quality patents isn’t a winning strategy

    Maintaining low-quality patents isn’t a winning strategy
    Getting whatever you can sneak by a patent examiner probably never was a wise strategy, but it is true that there was a time in the industry when patents were viewed as a numbers game. Once upon a time, the patent business viewed patent…
  • Nov 25

    Federal Circuit hands pop stars defeat on attorneys’ fee

    Federal Circuit hands pop stars defeat on attorneys’ fee
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a non-precedential decision in a patent infringement action involving Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and their production companies. The Federal…
Rank this Week: 688

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 332

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Can a FINRA Securities Arbitration Award be Appealed?

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

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

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

    Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One

    Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One
    In September 2016, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation issued a Consumer Alert titled “Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One.”   The alert makes a number of helpful recommendations to take following the…
Rank this Week: 759

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    Repeal of SICA

    Repeal of SICA
    [The following guest post is contributed by Mani Gupta, who is a partner at Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors, New Delhi. Views expressed here are personal and do not reflect the firm’s views.]By way of two notifications dated…
  • Nov 27

    Essay Competition on Arbitration Law

    Essay Competition on Arbitration Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre, Chennai]Satya Hegde Essay Competition 2016-2017: Submit by Dec 26Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre, Chennai (NPAC) is pleased to announce…
  • Nov 27

    The Hubtown Case: Supreme Court on the FDI Policy

    The Hubtown Case: Supreme Court on the FDI Policy
    [The following guest post is contributed by Tanavi Mohanty, who is a corporate lawyer practising in Mumbai]The decision of the Bombay High Court in the summary suit of IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited (ITSL) v. Hubtown Limited (Hubtown),…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
  • Nov 28

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine
    He's competent.  That is, and per the statutory language, he is able "to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him [and] to assist properly in his defense."So says the judge.  The guy was evaluated and…
  • Nov 26

    And Now Fidel

    And Now Fidel
    I find myself writing this post, extending it, on a regular basis.Osama bin LadenMuamaar QaddafiAntonin ScaliaThe Reviled.  The villains.  The evildoers.  Scalia's different, of course, because there were also those who (and…
Rank this Week: 352

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 444

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
  • Sep 9

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law
    Court essentially holds “no harm, no foul” in case involving violation of federal privacy statute. The case fails to provide an incentive for “privacy by design”. Can a company that is obligated by law to destroy…
Rank this Week: 366

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
  • Nov 28

    Trump’s Fraud Allegations Don’t Stop at Trump U

    Trump’s Fraud Allegations Don’t Stop at Trump U
    Had our country elected Hillary Clinton, it would have made history. She would have been the first female president ever in the United States.   However, by electing Donald Trump, the country faced another moment in history: the first…
  • Nov 25

    DOJ Report Blasting Baltimore Police Instructive Nationwide

    DOJ Report Blasting Baltimore Police Instructive Nationwide
    During the recent presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to make African-American neighborhoods “safe.” As part of this campaign rhetoric, Trump promised to give the police more power to make these…
  • Nov 23

    Courts Eroding Constitution’s Warrant Requirement with Exception

    Courts Eroding Constitution’s Warrant Requirement with Exception
    In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court in Katz v. United States announced a series of exceptions to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. One of those exceptions is the “plain view” evidence exception; i.e., the police may…
Rank this Week: 850

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 28

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch
    In recent years, aggressive antitrust enforcement overseas has increasingly targeted some of America’s most successful and innovative companies, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.  Inadequate foreign due process and…
  • Nov 23

    Competition Policy for a New Administration

    Competition Policy for a New Administration
    As Truth on the Market readers prepare to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinners, let me offer some (hopefully palatable) “food for thought” on a competition policy for the new Trump Administration.  In referring to competition…
  • Nov 23

    The Internet Association’s vision for the future looks a lot like the past

    The Internet Association’s vision for the future looks a lot like the past
    Last week, the Internet Association (“IA”) — a trade group representing some of America’s most dynamic and fastest growing tech companies, including the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay — presented the…
Rank this Week: 50

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Rule 504 Becomes Useful Tool for Smaller Capital Raising and M&A Transaction

    Rule 504 Becomes Useful Tool for Smaller Capital Raising and M&A Transaction
    On October 26, 2016, the SEC amended Rule 504 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) to increase the maximum amount of securities that may be sold thereunder in any 12-month period from $1 million…
  • Oct 31

    What Are ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ in M&A Transactions?

    What Are ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ in M&A Transactions?
    Two recent rulings out of the Delaware Court of Chancery have highlighted the importance of clearly defining the terms of pre-closing obligations. In an M&A transaction, it takes significant time to get from a signed letter of…
  • Oct 18

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier
    Volume X – Accounting for the Cost of Business Combinations Under Government Contracts Mergers and acquisitions create additional costs and complex accounting issues for government contractors.  There are fees for accounting,…
Rank this Week: 451

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Nov 28

    Law Library: News & Events: Human Rights Day Event

    Law Library: News & Events: Human Rights Day Event
    In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion on the impact of the Miranda warning on human rights in Eastern Europe. The event will feature a panel of distinguished American and European…
  • Nov 8

    Law Library: News & Events: Additional Historical Statutes at Large Added to Law.gov

    Law Library: News & Events: Additional Historical Statutes at Large Added to Law.gov
    Two years ago the Law Library of Congress added historical Statutes at Large to our Digitized Material page. Years 1789-1950 have been available there in a large PDF download. The Law Library of Congress continues to add…
  • Nov 4

    Law Library: News & Events: Congress.gov Homepage Highlights, Alerts, and More Enhancement

    Law Library: News & Events: Congress.gov Homepage Highlights, Alerts, and More Enhancement
    This has been an exciting and successful year for Congress.gov.  The Library of Congress accomplished a major milestone when it retired THOMAS in July.  Over the course of 2016, there were a number of enhancements to…
Rank this Week: 612

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/
  • Nov 28

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic PTSD

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic PTSD
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a vehicle collision. In today’s case, (Harmati v. Williams) the Plaintiff was…
  • Nov 27

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Persistent Neck and Back Injurie

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Persistent Neck and Back Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for persistent back and neck injuries. In the recent case (Lally v. He) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2011 intersection collision…
  • Nov 23

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Shoulder Tendinopathy

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Shoulder Tendinopathy
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a shoulder injury caused by a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Rogers v. Situ) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2011 rear end…
Rank this Week: 208

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Nov 28

    Speaking up, and being censored

    Speaking up, and being censored
    Last week, a column that I submitted was rejected by a publication for which I've written for nearly a decade. This was the first time one of my submissions was rejected even though my columns have occasionally delved into political territory…
  • Oct 12

    How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016

    How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016 Every year the International Legal Technology Association releases the ILTA/InsideLegal Technology…
  • Oct 6

    Snapchat for Litigator

    Snapchat for Litigator
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Snapchat for Litigators Snapchat: it’s not just for kids anymore. Snapchat has grown quickly since its launch in 2012 and now has more…
Rank this Week: 381

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Nov 28

    Avoid Debt with These Holiday Budgeting Tip

    Avoid Debt with These Holiday Budgeting Tip
    Some people feel as though “the holidays” and “debt” are inextricably bound, and indeed for many, sometimes they can go hand in hand. However, with a little careful planning and some smart spending habits, you…
  • Nov 14

    Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy: What's the Difference?

    Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy: What's the Difference?
    If you are struggling with overwhelming debts, debt settlement and bankruptcy are two options that can help you regain good financial health. While many people are familiar with the word “bankruptcy,” debt settlement is less…
  • Nov 1

    Why It Is Important to Review Your Credit Report Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Why It Is Important to Review Your Credit Report Before Filing Bankruptcy
    You may hear about why it is important to review your credit report annually to make sure information is current and being reported properly to the credit bureaus. But anyone considering bankruptcy should also review their credit report…
Rank this Week: 1000

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 242

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    EDLA Rules Plug and Abandon Contract is Maritime in Nature, Providing Indemnification to Platform Owner for Personal Injury Claim

    EDLA Rules Plug and Abandon Contract is Maritime in Nature, Providing Indemnification to Platform Owner for Personal Injury Claim
    By Zoe W. Vermeulen In November 2016, the Eastern District of Louisiana again confronted the “marshland” involved in categorizing a contract as maritime or non-maritime. In In re: Crescent Energy Services, LLC, No. 15-819 (E.D.…
  • Nov 23

    OSHA Updates Safety Rules for Walking-Working Surface

    OSHA Updates Safety Rules for Walking-Working Surface
    By R. Lee Vail, P.E., Ph.D. On November 18, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a final rule “revising and updating its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent…
  • Nov 23

    What Now? FLSA Overtime Regulations Continue to Evolve

    What Now? FLSA Overtime Regulations Continue to Evolve
    By Scott Huffstetler and Ed Hardin In the wake of yesterday’s news that a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction halting the FLSA overtime regulations, scheduled to become effective December 1, 2016, many employers are…
Rank this Week: 757