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DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Feb 4

    Activist Activity: Three Perspective

    Activist Activity: Three Perspective
    On the heels of the NACD’s annual survey of more than 1,000 directors, which found that more than 20% of respondents’ boards were approached by activist investors during the past year – yet 46% of those surveyed have no plan…
  • Feb 3

    Tackling Cybersecurity in the Boardroom: Special M&A Consideration

    Tackling Cybersecurity in the Boardroom: Special M&A Consideration
    Here’s an excerpt from this Akin Gump blog: Companies are at increased risk during the time of an acquisition: – They may not be fully investing in updates and system upgrades. – Data shows an average of 200+ days for…
  • Feb 2

    Webcast: “Activist Profiles & Playbooks”

    Webcast: “Activist Profiles & Playbooks”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Activist Profiles and Playbooks” – to hear Bruce Goldfarb of Okapi Partners, Damien Park of Hedge Fund Solutions and Renee Soto of Sard Verbinnen identify who the activists are…
Rank this Week: 575

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 4

    Colloquia/Workshops (Brooklyn, NY)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Brooklyn, NY)
    Brooklyn Law School John Pfaff, Fordham University School of Law, presents today as part of the Faculty Workshop Series.
  • Feb 4

    Colloquia/Workshops (Chicago, IL)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Chicago, IL)
    Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Leemore S. Dafny, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, presents today as part of the Soshnick Colloquium on Law and Economics: The Price Effects of Cross-Market...
  • Feb 3

    Colloquia/Workshops (Atlanta, GA)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Atlanta, GA)
    Emory University School of Law Jide Nzelibe, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, presents today the paper entitled The Illusion of the Free Trade Constitution.
Rank this Week: 26

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    "Unfair" Prenuptial Agreements Still Given Legal Force

    "Unfair" Prenuptial Agreements Still Given Legal Force
    Prenuptial agreements first came into play in the 1960s and 1970s, but have only recently become more common and have entered the legal arena upon increasingly common divorce litigation.  While many divorcing couples want to argue that…
  • Feb 3

    Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Said to be Over

    Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Said to be Over
    The last reported incident of E. coli caused by eating at a Chipotle restaurant was on December 1, 2015.  The CDC now says that the outbreak is over as no more cases have been reported.  The outbreak sickened over 60 people in 14…
  • Feb 1

    When will the VW owners care about the emissions lie?

    When will the VW owners care about the emissions lie?
    Many VW owners don’t seem to care, at least not right now. So will they ever care and if so when?I’m guessing they will care, but by the time they do care it will be too late. About the time they try selling their car or truck and…
Rank this Week: 793

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 94

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Feb 3

    Out on the Inside

    Out on the Inside
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Deirdre Malone, Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. The Trust recently launched a report on the experiences of LGBT people in prison in Ireland.  On 22 May 2015 I stood in the…
  • Jan 27

    A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016

    A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016
    The A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016 provides UCD students with the opportunity to gain invaluable legal expertise before applying for a career in law. Put your legal drafting and advocacy skills to use in our…
  • Jan 15

    The Espaces Generation Climat and the domestication of public engagement

    The Espaces Generation Climat and the domestication of public engagement
    Dr. Tomaso Ferrando This is the second post of the online symposium on the Paris Climate Agreement co-hosted by Law and Global Justice at Durham and Human Rights in Ireland. The first contribution by Julia Dehm can be found…
Rank this Week: 196

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 314

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    What to Do to Avoid a Wrong-Way Accident

    What to Do to Avoid a Wrong-Way Accident
    According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), about 400 people die in wrong-way accidents each year. While this is a relatively small percentage of the over 30,000 car accident fatalities that happen across the country each…
  • Jan 30

    Amusement Park Injuries Aren’t Just a Summer Injury

    Amusement Park Injuries Aren’t Just a Summer Injury
    Many people associate amusement parks with the summer, but thanks to mild South Florida winters, amusement parks in this part of the country remain open all year round. In fact, many amusement parks have special deals or promotions during the…
  • Jan 28

    Can you File a Claim in Hollywood or Florida if You’ve been Injured Through Food Poisoning?

    Can you File a Claim in Hollywood or Florida if You’ve been Injured Through Food Poisoning?
    Cases of Salmonella, Listeria, botulism, norovirus, E. coli, and other foodborne illness outbreaks occur in Hollywood, Miami, and across Florida each year. You may be trying to make all the right decisions about the healthful foods you eat,…
Rank this Week: 980

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    After the Raj: British Judges in Pakistan

    After the Raj: British Judges in Pakistan
     Guest post by Douglas McDonald As I have previously written, not all British judges left India after Independence; a small number of these judges ‘stayed on’, even remaining in service into the 1970s. Several British judges…
  • Jan 31

    NEW ARRIVALS WITH REVIEWS

    NEW ARRIVALS WITH REVIEWS
    Gautam Bhatia's book is a fascinating exploration of the principles and issues involved in free speech jurisprudence.  While other books on the subject are content with giving instances, and lengthy citations from the judgments of the…
  • Jan 21

    Republic Day event: Discussion of the Constituent Assembly Debates and CLPR's launch of the Constitution Assembly Debates website

    Republic Day event: Discussion of the Constituent Assembly Debates and CLPR's launch of the Constitution Assembly Debates website
    To mark Republic Day this year, the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore is organising a discussion on 'The Constituent Assembly Debates in Contemporary Times' on Monday, January 26th at the Karnataka Judicial Academy, Bangalore.…
Rank this Week: 217

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Feb 3

    PTO Doesn’t Buy That THC Stands for Tea Honey Care

    PTO Doesn’t Buy That THC Stands for Tea Honey Care
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently affirmed the refusal to register the mark THCTEA, holding that it is “deceptively misdescriptive” when used in connection…
  • Jan 27

    Don’t Be Fooled by Trademark Spam!

    Don’t Be Fooled by Trademark Spam!
    About five to ten times per year, we get a call from a client asking why the USPTO sent them an invoice for hundreds of dollars for their trademark applications. After a few minutes, it becomes clear what they are talking…
  • Jan 24

    Beer Cops, Another Side

    Beer Cops, Another Side
    I normally like The Wall Street Journal but wow a recent editorial about “The Craft Beer Cops” was a letdown. I am not sure it is even worthy of a college newspaper, or one of the Journal’s interns. I don’t see any new…
Rank this Week: 488

Gallagher Blogs

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/
  • Feb 3

    Low-income Washingtonians Need Legal Help

    Low-income Washingtonians Need Legal Help
    This fall the state Office of Civil Legal Aid published a new report (commissioned by the Supreme Court and prepared by a team at WSU) describing the frequency and type of legal needs of low-income state residents: 2015 Washington State Civil…
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
    Today is Data Privacy Day. According to Wikipedia, it began in Europe, with the Council of Europe's Data Protection Day. The date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the Council of Europe's Convention for the Protection of Individuals with…
  • Jan 20

    Law Firm Search Engine

    Law Firm Search Engine
    Need information about local law firms? Looking for a source of free legal research? Try the new Law Firm Search Engine!http://lawfirmsearchengine.com/Developed by librarian Jeffrey H. Buckley, this search engine allows you to search…
Rank this Week: 157

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Feb 3

    The twists and turns of precedent

    The twists and turns of precedent
    Lawyers, and especially appellate lawyers, talk about “precedent” all the time, but do we regularly consider the rationale behind the rules of precedent and stare decisis? Mary Whisner does. Whisner is a reference librarian at the…
  • Jan 13

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it
    Enthusiasts of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game might think that “petty theft auto” sounds rather wimpy, but to a felon car thief seeking a sentence reduction under Proposition 47, “petty theft…
  • Oct 26

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case
    Last week, I wrote about Miranda v. Anderson Enterprises, Inc., case no. A140328 (1st Dist., Oct. 15, 2015), describing how the appellant there benefited from a Supreme Court decision (Iskanian) that came…
Rank this Week: 983

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Feb 3

    Assorted Stupidity #84

    Assorted Stupidity #84
    In this edition: the return of Beezow; a 50,000-volt penalty for talking in court; the South Carolina Legislature wastes some (more) time, and a defense to remember.        Related StoriesAssorted…
  • Jan 31

    Topless Gardener Scrapes Bottom of Barrel

    Topless Gardener Scrapes Bottom of Barrel
    I have nothing against toplessness, but am anti-defrauding-the-elderly.          
  • Jan 27

    Jury Laughs at Hot-Yoga Guy

    Jury Laughs at Hot-Yoga Guy
    Which, just FYI, is not a good sign if you weren't joking.        Related StoriesYou Know, Karl, There Have Also Been Criminals Named “Karl” 
Rank this Week: 127

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 3

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu
    By Andrew H. Fuller There is little doubt that YouTube content creators have been causing waves in the copyright world since its inception. For example, in 2009, YouTube started to mute the audio tracks of any videos or streams posted by…
  • Feb 1

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon
    By Samuel Daheim For many, the internet has become the primary means of storing, disseminating, and receiving information in personal affairs. We often regard the web as the most convenient and accessible method of communicating. The question…
  • Jan 29

    Kobe Bryant Trademarks Phrase to Prepare for the Next Chapter

    Kobe Bryant Trademarks Phrase to Prepare for the Next Chapter
    By Yayi Ding It’s official – Kobe Bryant has trademarked the phrase: “Friends Hang Sometimes Banners Hang Forever.” The motto originated from a 2015 interview with Kobe, when a reporter asked him about “not being…
Rank this Week: 947

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Feb 3

    Two more patent verdict

    Two more patent verdict
    Eastern District juries have returned a couple more patent verdicts in the past week. In the first, in Judge Mazzant's court in Sherman the jury found the asserted claims infringed, not invalid, and assessed $1,095,807.30 in lost sales and…
  • Jan 28

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?
    As readers know, I have been keeping a close watch on local trends in patent cases since the patent docket emerged in the early 1990's, from the plaintiffs' anni horribili of 2007 and 2013 - to which we can now...
  • Jan 24

    How To Spot A Future Lawyer in Second Grade

    How To Spot A Future Lawyer in Second Grade
    Getting ready to go talk to students at my alma mater St. Joseph's Elementary School here in Marshall tomorrow morning about being a lawyer. Of course when I was a student there no one had any idea I might grow...
Rank this Week: 200

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Los Angeles DUI Celebs and Politicians Make the News [Vince Young DUI and More]

    Los Angeles DUI Celebs and Politicians Make the News [Vince Young DUI and More]
    Have you ever noticed how high-profile DUI arrests seem to come in spates? You’ll read nothing about celebrity DUI in Los Angeles for a few months, and then police arrest a number of stars and/or elected officials within a week or two.…
  • Feb 2

    Dumb Things DUI Drivers Should Never Do

    Dumb Things DUI Drivers Should Never Do
    Want to get police officers to pay more attention to you? Try pulling one of these dumb stunts when you’re at risk for a DUI in Los Angeles. A woman from Baraboo, Minnesota, apparently couldn’t find her own vehicle when she…
  • Jan 27

    Judge Refuses Pleas in DUI Case

    Judge Refuses Pleas in DUI Case
    Pity the poor judges who have to spend multiple hours in court each week hearing cases involving DUIs in Los Angeles. The stories they hear about deaths and destruction caused by people driving under the influence are often devastating. One…
Rank this Week: 619

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Quelques listes de webscraper

    Quelques listes de webscraper
    Scraper un site web, c'est en extraire de manière ordonnée des informations, souvent sous forme de notices/fiches ou de tableaux de chiffres. Pour plus de détails sur la définition, voir Wikipedia. Pour mieux…
  • Jan 5

    Le JO numérique devient un outil de veille législative (partielle)

    Le JO numérique devient un outil de veille législative (partielle)
    Vu dans le Journal officiel Lois et décrets du 1er janvier 2016 (voir infra) : une rubrique Informations parlementaires, non vue jusqu'ici dans le sommaire du JO envoyé quotidiennement par mail par Legifrance. C'est une…
  • Jan 5

    Investissement socialement responsable, éthique et fonds : une thèse en droit unique

    Investissement socialement responsable, éthique et fonds : une thèse en droit unique
    Elisabeth Forget, L'investissement éthique : Analyse juridique (thèse 2013) 788 pages Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg ISBN 9782868206084 79 euros L'auteure est spécialiste des fonds d'investissement et des aspects…
Rank this Week: 454

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
  • Feb 3

    Safe Harbor 2.0 Agreement Reached; New Program to be Named “Privacy Shield”

    Safe Harbor 2.0 Agreement Reached; New Program to be Named “Privacy Shield”
    Courtney Bowman Yesterday, the European Commission announced that EU and US officials had reached an agreement to implement a program known as the EU-US Privacy Shield.  Privacy Shield is designed to be the successor to the Safe Harbor…
  • Jan 29

    New Safe Harbor Deal Possible by February 1

    New Safe Harbor Deal Possible by February 1
    Courtney Bowman Companies anxiously watching their calendars to see if a new Safe Harbor program will be introduced before the end of January may get their wish: yesterday, a European Commission official announced that the Commission will…
  • Jan 26

    Baby You Can Drive My Car

    Baby You Can Drive My Car
    Adam Waks Consumers can expect many benefits from their cars’ increased data collection programs, running the gamut from simple location services like GPS and OnStar to “networked” cars that can communicate their location…
Rank this Week: 999

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Feb 3

    Georgia’s Likely New Pre-Garnishment Notice Not All Good New

    Georgia’s Likely New Pre-Garnishment Notice Not All Good New
    Georgia may soon have a new law governing wage garnishments and bank account levies.  But the news is not all good. You may recall that back in September, 2015, I reported that federal judge Marvin Shoob had issued a ruling that…
  • Jan 5

    How to Qualify for a Car Loan While in Chapter 13

    How to Qualify for a Car Loan While in Chapter 13
    Does Chapter 13 law allow a debtor to purchase a new vehicle while in Chapter 13 and to finance this car or truck purchase? This was the issue I faced recently while representing a client whose car was totaled in an accident. My client was in…
  • Nov 29

    How to Avoid Credit Card Interest, Penalties and Fee

    How to Avoid Credit Card Interest, Penalties and Fee
    Have you ever opened your credit card statement only to find that despite last month’s payment, your unpaid balance has actually increased because of credit card interest, penalties or fees? As a practicing consumer bankruptcy attorney…
Rank this Week: 568

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 334

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 3

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    Paradise by the celestial light

    Paradise by the celestial light
    Originally posted 2011-10-31 23:13:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterInfamy or Praise hosts the third Dantean Blawg Review!
  • Jan 25

    The Oatmeal thing, and stupid law

    The Oatmeal thing, and stupid law
    Originally posted 2012-07-02 17:00:08. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSometimes an objectively big story implicating this blog’s “beat” completely escapes me.  That’s what happened with the story involving The…
Rank this Week: 135

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are
    Twentieth Century Fox Television, et al. v. Empire Distribution Inc., No. 15-2158 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 1, 2016)  Sometimes it’s nice to see the law work itself pure, as a court clears out some plaintiff-postulated ambiguities in Rogers…
  • Feb 3

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity
    Martin v. Living Essentials, LLC, 2016 WL 374142, No. 15 C 01647 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2016) Ted Martin, who holds the world record for most consecutive kicks in hacky sack (no knees, no partner) sued for invasion of privacy and false…
  • Feb 1

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student
    The deadline for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Janet Steiger Fellowship Program has been extended to Friday, February 5th. Steiger Fellows receive a $6,000 stipend for summer internships in the offices of 36 State Attorneys…
Rank this Week: 68

MARPA Blog

MARPA Blog

Provides news and commentary on the regulations, laws, policies and trends affecting the aircraft parts manufacturing community. From the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

http://pmaparts.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    Congress Proposes FAA Reauthorization that Poses Both Challenges and Opportunities for the PMA Community

    Congress Proposes FAA Reauthorization that Poses Both Challenges and Opportunities for the PMA Community
    Typically, FAA Reauthorization Bills affect higher-level elements of the law and the FAA is more likely to directly affect PMA Manufacturers; but today's proposed FAA Reauthorization Bill (the AIRR Act) has a large number of elements that…
  • Jan 31

    FAA Reiterates That ICAs are Not Proprietary Data

    FAA Reiterates That ICAs are Not Proprietary Data
    The FAA has published an update to Advisory Circular (AC) 120-106A,on the Scope and Recommended Content for a Contractual Agreement Between an Air Carrier and a Contract Maintenance Provider. The new guidance emphasizes the point that ICAs…
  • Jan 26

    Small Business Standards for Aerospace R&D, Adjusted

    Small Business Standards for Aerospace R&D, Adjusted
    The Small Business Administration has adjusted the size standards for small businesses that perform research and development in the aerospace field (including businesses that are required to deliver manufactured product as part of a research…
Rank this Week: 997

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 965

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/
  • Feb 3

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $70,000 for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Suthakar v. Humble) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Jan 29

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial
    Reasons for judgement were released today with split reasons but the BC Court of Appeal addressing whether a new trial is warranted where a Court makes an adverse credibility finding based in part on misapprehended evidence. In today’s…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada
    When a person shares sexually explicit images with another in confidence and has that confidence betrayed by the recipient posting the images publicly on line are there recognized grounds to sue for damages?  A recent case in Ontario…
Rank this Week: 213

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface
    In Boston warmer winters often mean icy conditions. Melted snow or daytime rainfall collects in pools and puddles that may freeze when temps fall at night. Unfortunately, these icy surfaces can spell disaster, especially in public parking…
  • Feb 2

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?
    Car accidents can result in a long list of expenses, such as property damage and medical bills. But the financial toll doesn’t always end there.  Pain and suffering, both physical and mental, can result in long-term complications,…
  • Jan 29

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?
    It is common knowledge that fatigued or drowsy driving increases the risk of a crash. Unfortunately, drowsiness is a symptom of several medical conditions and a side effect of many prescription medications. For this reason, medications that…
Rank this Week: 474

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 3

    A Tale of Due Process…

    A Tale of Due Process…
    Although most people are familiar with the concept of “due process” in the criminal context, we sometimes forget that due process also extends to civil litigation. “Due process” is basically the opportunity to be heard…
  • Feb 3

    The Lawyer the Liar

    The Lawyer the Liar
    The way things have gone lately, I thought it was time to reprise this blog post, originally published in April of 2014.  It is unfortunate for the system and the litigants to have to endure the misrepresentations by people who should…
  • Jan 28

    NEW JERSEY EMANCIPATION STATUTE SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CHRISTIE

    NEW JERSEY EMANCIPATION STATUTE SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CHRISTIE
    On Tuesday, January 19th, Governor Christie took a break from his busy presidential campaign to sign several new pieces of pending legislation, one of which was New Jersey’s pending emancipation statute that impacts upon child support…
Rank this Week: 631

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 3

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist
    I don't normally post job openings, but this one looked cool. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for someone that researches, negotiates, obtains, and documents licenses from copyright holders to use images of NPG collection objects in…
  • Feb 2

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution
    U.S. Patent 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distributionIssued Sep. 17, 2013, to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.Summary:The ‘151 patent describes a system for selecting games from a content provider. A user selects a game…
  • Jan 26

    U.S. Patent No. 8,558,797: Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program

    U.S. Patent No. 8,558,797: Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program
    U.S. Patent No. 8,558,797: Video game processing apparatus and video game processing programIssued Oct. 15, 2013, to Kabushiki Kaisha Square EnixSummary:The ‘797 patent describes a touch screen input for use in primarily rpg games,…
Rank this Week: 449

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Feb 3

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA
    We’ve blogged about medical device cybersecurity topics here and most recently here. The topic is in the news yet again with the FDA issuing a draft guidance outlining postmarket recommendations for medical device manufacturers to…
  • Jan 28

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    A False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation claim, 31 U.S.C. 3730(h), filed January 26, 2016 in federal district court in Oregon, provides a perfect example of the type of challenging cases confronting health care employers today.…
  • Jan 26

    Medicaid Rebate Program Final Rule Issued….Finally!

    Medicaid Rebate Program Final Rule Issued….Finally!
    As previously discussed here and over on Health Industry Washington Watch here, this past Thursday, CMS and OMB issued the final, 600+ page Medicaid Rebate Program Final Rule. The pre-Federal Register version of the final rule may be accessed…
Rank this Week: 544

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 3

    Teaching Tips to Think about Early in the New Semester

    Teaching Tips to Think about Early in the New Semester
    With the beginning of a new semester upon us, these thoughts and tips are a great thing to keep in the back of everyone’s mind whether you are a student or a professor. Flexibility and Mobility in Law School Learning As a professor who…
  • Jan 29

    Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering

    Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering
    As a follow-up to my previous post on “-crastination”, Creativity and the Importance of Downtime, I’m sharing a copy of my favorite handout for helping all of us, students and faculty alike, learn to engage in discernment…
  • Jan 28

    Formative Assessments – Valuable Educational Tool, Not as Hard (or Time-Intensive) as Some Think

    Formative Assessments – Valuable Educational Tool, Not as Hard (or Time-Intensive) as Some Think
    New ABA Standard 314 requires laws schools to use “formative assessments” a fancy phrase for a simple concept: giving students feedback on how they are progressing in a course. Anyone who has seen the data knows that formative…
Rank this Week: 908

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 222

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
  • Jan 18

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] Many readers will know that I have been very critical of Alice Goffman’s claims, in On the Run, that the Philadelphia police have had routine access to patient and visitor records in Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 41

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Feb 3

    FDA Ups Transvaginal Mesh Warning Label as “High Risk Devices”

    FDA Ups Transvaginal Mesh Warning Label as “High Risk Devices”
    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the popular plastic transvaginal mesh device that has been used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) transvaginally, or through the vagina, will have to undergo rigorous safety…
  • Feb 3

    AndroGel Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Lawsuit Filed

    AndroGel Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Lawsuit Filed
    Timothy Wilkes from Ohio, filed a testosterone drug personal injury and product liability lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. According to Wilkes, the side effects of the popular testosterone replacement…
  • Feb 3

    J&J Ethicon Prolift Vaginal Mesh $12.5M Verdict

    J&J Ethicon Prolift Vaginal Mesh $12.5M Verdict
    Recently, a Philadelphia jury found for the plaintiff Patricia Hammons, who suffered serious internal injuries from the Ethicon Prolift vaginal mesh. Johnson and Johnson, the manufacturer is exposed to at least fifty thousand similar claims,…
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Feb 3

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...--"A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens (1859).Perhaps (er, certainly) this is a little dramatic, but this is what I thought…
  • Jan 25

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint
    We lawyers love to make rules for ourselves.As a regulated profession, lawyers are bound by their state's Code of Ethics. And while many of those provisions have nothing to do with competition, one rule in particular stands out. Model Rule…
  • Jan 18

    Writing Effective Cease-and-Desist Letter

    Writing Effective Cease-and-Desist Letter
    For many business litigators, authoring a "cease-and-desist" letter is the go-to move when their clients face a threat of unfair competition. Although a cease-and-desist letter can be relatively easy in concept to draft, writing an…
Rank this Week: 798

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Feb 3

    Form 8971 Filing Unhappine

    Form 8971 Filing Unhappine
    The IRS has now issued a final Form 8971 and instructions. If you recall, this Form is newly required by executors of estates filing a Form 706 (federal estate tax return). The Form requires a schedule for each beneficiary which lists the…
  • Jan 31

    Not Enough Activity to Be a Developer

    Not Enough Activity to Be a Developer
    If you suffer a loss on the disposition of real property, you want to be treated as a developer for income tax purposes - that is, to be treated as engaged in a trade or business. That way, you can get ordinary loss treatment and not a long…
  • Jan 27

    Disclose of Cash Real Estate Purchase

    Disclose of Cash Real Estate Purchase
    The purchase of real estate without bank financing presents an opportunity for those with unclean funds to launder those funds and make them appear legitimate, at least in the opinion of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). This…
Rank this Week: 529

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Feb 3

    The Florida Fracking Bill

    The Florida Fracking Bill
    Many of you have likely heard that Florida is slowly moving toward allowing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within the state. The debate began when a company from Texas drilled a horizontal well in Collier County, Florida, into the…
  • Jan 26

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition
    Several environmental law writing contests are currently seeking student submissions: The ABA SEER’s Public Land and Resources Writing Competition (more information at…
  • Jan 25

    Federal Bureaucrats Outside Washington

    Federal Bureaucrats Outside Washington
    Few clichés are more timeworn than equating federal governance with bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. And that equation is rarely meant kindly. Federal bureaucrats, according to common critiques, cannot match the particularized knowledge and…
Rank this Week: 311

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 505

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    New EEOC Rule Aims to Reduce Gender Wage Gap

    New EEOC Rule Aims to Reduce Gender Wage Gap
    Owen H. Laird On January 29, 2016, President Obama proposed a new federal rule aimed at reducing the gender pay gap. Prior to this rule, the EEOC required companies with more than 100 employees to provide the EEOC with annual data regarding…
  • Feb 1

    The Northern District of Illinois Rules Against a Plaintiff Alleging Race Discrimination Due To Timing of Complaint

    The Northern District of Illinois Rules Against a Plaintiff Alleging Race Discrimination Due To Timing of Complaint
    by Yarelyn Mena and Walker G. Harman, Jr. On January 26, 2016, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the Northern District of Illinois decision to grant summary judgment for the defendant, Sedgwick Claims…
  • Jan 21

    NLRB Rules Workplace No-Recording Policy Unlawful

    NLRB Rules Workplace No-Recording Policy Unlawful
    Lucie Riviere On December 24, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that Whole Foods Market, Inc.’s policy of prohibiting employees from audio and video recording in the workplace violates the National Labor…
Rank this Week: 948

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 3

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    This is one busy congressional hump day! Actually, some stuff happened yesterday but aside from that minor technicality… Let’s start with the good: U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have…
  • Jan 28

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice
    Although you may think so given the craziness of some of our PopTort posts, the topic of “weed” doesn’t often appear in ThePopTort. Except weed can mean lots of things. There’s also the “bad apple” kind of…
  • Jan 26

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison
    In April 2014, in an effort to save money, Flint Michigan’s unelected emergency manager (appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder) switched the city’s water source to the polluted Flint River. The drinking water immediately…
Rank this Week: 922

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?
    Can you put off VASAP or skip it all together? Contact me today about your VA DUI/DWI case. Video Transcription Can you skip VASAP? Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia DUI attorney. A lot of people are trying to figure out if you are…
  • Jan 25

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?
    Like it or not, cars currently drive themselves around the country. Google’s self-driving car is the most ambitious project which has earned lots of press. But any consumer can already buy a Tesla, which has an autopilot feature for…
  • Jan 18

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court
    Yes, the officer will show up to court and he is doesn’t, it will probably be for a very good reason. Don’t let this be your defense option. Contact me today to see how I can help you. Video Transcription The officer will show up…
Rank this Week: 715

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/
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
  • Feb 2

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground
    It must be nice to have a slush fund.  Or you could think of it as not-so-petty cash.Turns out that Missouri pays cash for executions.  Chris McDaniel for Buzzfeed news:Shortly before each execution in Missouri, a high-ranking…
  • Jan 29

    Breaking News: Sun Rises in East

    Breaking News: Sun Rises in East
    The headline in the Columbus Dispatch caught my eye.Study finds racial, gender bias in Ohio executionsI mean, damn.  I'd figured that Ohio (the state that round at the ends and stoned in the middle) would be better than that.  We…
Rank this Week: 349

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 472

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    OPINION: Matter of K.A., A.A., & A.A.

    OPINION: Matter of K.A., A.A., & A.A.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 15-0160, 2016 MT 27, IN THE MATTER OF: K.A., A.A., & A.A., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Feb 3

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Johnson

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Johnson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 15-0099, 2016 MT 26N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. CHRISTOPHER R. JOHNSON, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Feb 3

    OPINION: Kinnaman v. Mountain West

    OPINION: Kinnaman v. Mountain West
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 15-0305, 2016 MT 25, ESTATE OF CRAIG MICHAEL KINNAMAN and NANCY KINNAMAN, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Craig Michael Kinnaman,…
Rank this Week: 83

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kansas:  State v. Gauger, 2016 WL 97343 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining thatRobert Alfred Gauger, III, appeals his conviction for theft by…
  • Jan 29

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  Bozelko v. Commissioner of Correction, 2016 WL 305628 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining what the appeal involved and who was bringing…
  • Jan 27

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Lowell, 2015 WL 8349916 (2015).  The court begins by explaining how the case arose:This criminal appeal concerns defendant's motion to suppress evidence.…
Rank this Week: 288

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Feb 3

    IRS Changes Plan Qualification Procedures, Returns, Other Procedure

    IRS Changes Plan Qualification Procedures, Returns, Other Procedure
    Budget limitations continue to drive the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to change its procedures for approving qualified plans, annual reporting returns and other key qualified plan forms and processes.  Along with these changes in…
  • Jan 28

    Remember Microsoft: The Need for Effective Risk Management as to Contract Employee

    Remember Microsoft: The Need for Effective Risk Management as to Contract Employee
    By Robert G. Chadwick, Jr. The number of workers supplied to businesses by staffing agencies has been steadily increasing for some time. According to the American Staffing Association, “[e]very day staffing businesses send three million…
  • Jan 26

    Obama Administration Proposes Rules Giving Jobseeker Equal Opportunity Protection

    Obama Administration Proposes Rules Giving Jobseeker Equal Opportunity Protection
    In keeping with President Obama’s administration long agenda of expanding equal employment and discrimination protections and enforcement, the Obama Administration now is proposing new regulations that if adopted as proposed, would…
Rank this Week: 304