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Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
Rank this Week: 751

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 19

    Dubious Patent Trolls and a Crowdfunded Infringement Defense

    Dubious Patent Trolls and a Crowdfunded Infringement Defense
    We’ve spent time discussing the patent troll phenomenon in the past.  Patent trolls are less pejoratively referred to as non-practicing entities, because they do not make or use the inventions covered by their patents. …
  • May 16

    Sign Up for The Ethical Use of Social Media

    Sign Up for The Ethical Use of Social Media
    It’s that time of year, for lawyers anyway, to make sure they are up to date on their continuing legal education hours, which includes the need for the all important 2.0 ethics credit hours. For our local readers who happen to be…
  • May 15

    A Steep Climb to Own a One Word Mark?

    A Steep Climb to Own a One Word Mark?
    The grocery aisles are fertile grounds for my keyboard, as you know. And, while I’m generally far more interested in coffee grounds than tea leaves (unless we’re speaking of the iced variety or reading between the lines of court…
Rank this Week: 190

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 19

    Court Finds Exit Ramp Roadway Meets Safety Standard

    Court Finds Exit Ramp Roadway Meets Safety Standard
    In Elliott v. State, No. M2016-00392-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 13, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed the Claims Commission’s finding that plaintiff failed to prove that “the State was negligent in the design,…
  • May 16

    Acknowledgement Letter Used to Establish Pre-suit Notice

    Acknowledgement Letter Used to Establish Pre-suit Notice
    In Runions v. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Dist., No. W2016-00901-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 7, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals analyzed a case in which pre-suit notice for an HCLA claim was mistakenly sent to the wrong…
  • May 15

    Patient Alleging Rape at Hospital – Pre-suit Notice Not Required

    Patient Alleging Rape at Hospital – Pre-suit Notice Not Required
    In Cordell v. Cleveland Tenn. Hosp., LLC, No. M2016-01466-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 27, 2017), the Court of Appeals reversed dismissal in a case filed against a hospital, determining that the complaint did not contain claims covered by…
Rank this Week: 267

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • May 19

    A Turning of the Tide against ISDS?

    A Turning of the Tide against ISDS?
    The Court of Justice for the European Union fired a significant shot at investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) this week, and the result is likely to be much more than just a flesh wound. In deciding that the European Union did...
  • May 15

    Conference: Brexit, China, and Other New Challenges to International Trade Law

    Conference: Brexit, China, and Other New Challenges to International Trade Law
    This announcement is from Ming Du at the Centre for Chinese Law & Social - Legal Studies of Surrey University: On 31st May 2017, the Centre for Chinese Law & Social - Legal Studies of Surrey University, together with the...
  • May 14

    U.S.-China Trade Peace Has Broken Out

    U.S.-China Trade Peace Has Broken Out
    Instead of the U.S. - China trade war that may have seemed like it was coming, we are seeing positive U.S. - China trade relations so far. The Trump administration and China recently worked out a deal on a few...
Rank this Week: 69

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • May 18

    In the new

    In the new
    New York attorney Nicole Black discusses a new ABA Opinion (Formal Opinion 477) on legal ethics issues surrounding email and other methods of communicating with clients. The bottom line is that you need to determine what is the right…
  • May 17

    Install iOS updates, even if they seem minor

    Install iOS updates, even if they seem minor
    Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 10.3.2 for iPhone and iPad. Any X.X.1, X.X.2, etc. update is typically considered a minor update which adds no new features and just addresses some bugs and/or security issues. Sure enough, the release…
  • May 11

    In the new

    In the new
    One of the most useful apps in my law practice is GoodReader, the primary app that I use to read and annotate PDF files. The last major update was GoodReader 4, released in 2014. Since then, the developer of the...
Rank this Week: 545

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 18

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the role of quantum mechanics in biology. fascinating stuff. https://t.co/YcWw8yhIz0 2017-05-15 great piece on the intersection of technology and art, and why the latter is important for the former. https://t.co/au7uruPuFb 2017-05-17…
  • May 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    very proud that my firm is sponsoring nicola's kids triathlon again. if you have kids, do consider signing them up. https://t.co/1O3DGVJKC7 2017-05-05 google reveals ui for new smartphone os. also: no linux, no java, no gpl. i'm very curious…
  • May 4

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    just… wow. https://t.co/SN4gJYX7q0 2017-04-29 nvidia demos ai that explains its reasoning (in part). interesting. https://t.co/5j9tOvGg67 2017-05-04 interesting piece on the spinal tap lawsuit and the murky accounting used in the film…
Rank this Week: 577

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 852

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor
    Our firm, Sabey Rule LLP, is looking for a junior associate lawyer, interested in practicing primarily as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration, and business law, to join our firm. The ideal candidate…
  • May 13

    Forbes v. Millard Estate: Court Applies Anti-Ademption provision of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    Forbes v. Millard Estate: Court Applies Anti-Ademption provision of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
    One of the pitfalls of leaving specific property to a beneficiary in your will, is that you might not own that property on your death. You may specify in your will that you are leaving an item of sentimental value to your niece, or you may…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee
    A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision has lent support to the strategy of reducing probate fees by making two wills in British Columbia, one that deals with those assets that may be transferred to your personal representative…
Rank this Week: 452

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 18

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial
    IPNews® - Late Night Television Host Conan O’Brien has been accused of stealing jokes by freelance comedy writer Robert “Alex” Kaseberg.   The jokes were posted to Kaseberg’s twitter account, and then shortly…
  • May 10

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Detroit based rap star, Eminem, is suing the current ruling party of New Zeland for copyright infringement.   Eminem claims that the National Party used a backtrack in its campaign ad that is clearly a rip off of his…
  • May 2

    Faraday Bicycles Sues Faraday&Future Electric Car Company for Trademark Infringement

    Faraday Bicycles Sues Faraday&Future Electric Car Company for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Faraday Bicycles is suing Faraday&Future for trademark infringement related to use of the Faraday trademark for electric vehicles. The United States Patent and Trademark Office initially denied Faraday&Future’s…
Rank this Week: 918

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/
  • May 18

    No key card access to library tonight and early tomorrow morning

    No key card access to library tonight and early tomorrow morning
    The card readers at the doors to the library are temporarily malfunctioning. Law students hoping to stay in the library after hours can stay, but will not be able to re-enter the building after leaving between 11:00 PM tonight and 8:00 AM…
  • May 10

    The Legal Challenges of Comic Book Movie

    The Legal Challenges of Comic Book Movie
    Super heroes have become a dominant force in American cinema, and the prevalence of super heroes has inspired studios to create movies that overlap with other movies to create “cinematic universes.” There is a lot of complexity…
  • Mar 31

    Shining a Light on Government

    Shining a Light on Government
    Although Sunshine Week has come and gone, open government, also known as government transparency, is a continuing issue.  Sunshine week is an initiative from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to celebrate, "access to…
Rank this Week: 160

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • May 18

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through March 2017

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through March 2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy has released its LNG Monthly data covering U.S. LNG exports from January 2017 through March 2017.  The data indicate the following cargoes of domestically produced LNG were shipped from Cheniere…
  • May 18

    Dominion Cove Point Terminal Construction 89 Percent Complete

    Dominion Cove Point Terminal Construction 89 Percent Complete
    Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG has submitted a status report to FERC covering construction at its LNG export terminal at Lusby, Md. through April 2017.  The report states that engineering and engineered equipment procurement is…
  • May 5

    Magnolia LNG Cleared to Begin Initial Site Preparation

    Magnolia LNG Cleared to Begin Initial Site Preparation
    FERC has issued a notice granting Magnolia LNG permission to commence initial site preparation activities for the Magnolia LNG Project in Lake Charles, La.  The approval does not grant Magnolia LNG the authority to commence construction…
Rank this Week: 137

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • May 18

    New publication: Adcreep by Mark Bartholomew

    New publication: Adcreep by Mark Bartholomew
    The Law Library has just received the latest book by University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Mark Bartholomew, Adcreep: the Case against Modern Marketing. Publisher Stanford University Press notes, “Adcreep journeys through the…
  • May 18

    Goodbye spring and hello summer!

    Goodbye spring and hello summer!
    The spring semester has ended, with summer approaching and bar study here.  The Law Library will be closed during commencement weekend, Saturday, May 20-Sunday, May 21.  Our schedule for the start of summer will then be: Summer…
  • May 4

    Pick-Up a Cell Phone Holder at the Reference Desk!

    Pick-Up a Cell Phone Holder at the Reference Desk!
    Be sure to drop by the Reference Desk and pick your free Law Library Cell Phone Holder before you leave campus! Not only will you have a convenient place to store and charge your phone at your desk, you will always have the number and email…
Rank this Week: 718

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 299

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 18

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District
    A former teacher in Illinois has prevailed over his erstwhile employer in court. Bruce Vukadinovich sued the Hanover Community School Corp. for age discrimination, retaliation and violation of due process. Although the court rejected the…
  • May 12

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit
    The embattled Fox News network now has another lawsuit to add to its list of legal woes. Employee Diana Falzone has filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court. In her complaint, she charges her employer with discrimination on the…
  • May 5

    Must Employers Grant All ADA Accommodation Requests?

    Must Employers Grant All ADA Accommodation Requests?
    In general, most employers are happy to grant reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This does not mean that there aren’t limits to which an employer is willing to go. What’s more, employers are by no…
Rank this Week: 812

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Country Over Party: Get Rid Of The Orange Nightmare First; Worry About Pence Later

    Country Over Party: Get Rid Of The Orange Nightmare First; Worry About Pence Later
    Donald Trump is mentally, intellectually and moral unfit to be president.  His ignorant and erratic behavior is a threat to our national security, as most recently shown by his perhaps unwitting disclosure of highly classified…
  • May 17

    Profiles In Cowardice: "It Is What It Is"

    Profiles In Cowardice: "It Is What It Is"
    Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn): "What did the president know and when did he know it?""Nixon’s tactics backfired because the system of checks and balances clicked into place; the public demanded that the president be held accountable for…
  • May 15

    Ending Our Long National Nightmare -- It's All About Subpoena Power

    Ending Our Long National Nightmare -- It's All About Subpoena Power
    The modern Republican party controls all three branches of government, and it is demonstrating quite clearly that it is not up to even the most essential task of protecting the institutions it controls from the ravings of a wild man --…
Rank this Week: 284

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • May 18

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: A How to Guide for Summer Associate Success with Grover Cleveland

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: A How to Guide for Summer Associate Success with Grover Cleveland
    Ms. JD Chats: Secrets for Baby Sharks - A How to Guide for Summer Associate Success with Grover Cleveland On Thursday, May 18th Ms. JD chatted with Grover E. Cleveland, as he shared the secrets to succeeding as a…
  • May 15

    SAVE THE DATE! Join Ms. JD on June 11th for a Kendra Gives Back Party!

    SAVE THE DATE! Join Ms. JD on June 11th for a Kendra Gives Back Party!
    We're excited to announce that Ms. JD has partnered with Kendra Scott to host several Kendra Gives Back Parties on Sunday, June 11th! Enjoy sips and sweets while you shop for a cause. 20% of all proceeds will go to Ms. JD! Find a…
  • May 13

    How I Had a (Relatively) Stress-Free Summer Studying for the Bar

    How I Had a (Relatively) Stress-Free Summer Studying for the Bar
    Now that I am a senior associate in a private law firm, the summer I spent studying for the bar exam feels like a lifetime ago. But when I recently looked back on those days of Barbri lectures, flashcards, and practice essays while chatting…
Rank this Week: 338

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
  • May 10

    Expiration of Amazon’s 1-Click patent: Are you preparing for the single click world?

    Expiration of Amazon’s 1-Click patent: Are you preparing for the single click world?
    About two decades ago, Amazon.com, Inc. revolutionized e-commerce transactions with the innovation of single click buying. Single click buying is a checkout process that enables customers to bypass the shopping cart to make an online purchase…
  • Mar 29

    Phishing for tax returns: Where’s your refund?

    Phishing for tax returns: Where’s your refund?
    The use of phishing scams, phone scams and computer hacking seems to multiply daily. The object of the scams and hacks: getting your tax refund. How? By the scammers and hackers filing a false tax return on your behalf. It’s more common…
Rank this Week: 928

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 106

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • May 18

    Grammy Award-Winning Band The Eagles Sues Hotel California

    Grammy Award-Winning Band The Eagles Sues Hotel California
    By Daniel J Goodman Approximately 1,300 miles from a corner in Winslow, Arizona is a hotel in Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico. Its name? Hotel California. One can only assume that it’s a lovely place with plenty of room for all to…
  • May 16

    Achieving Clear and Reliable Legal Norms in Space to Encourage Commercial Transaction

    Achieving Clear and Reliable Legal Norms in Space to Encourage Commercial Transaction
    By Rob Philbrick SpaceX just successfully completed tests on the main core of the Falcon Heavy this week in Texas. The Falcon Heavy is a reusable super heavy lift space launch vehicle. By the end of the summer, Elon Musk projects his team…
  • May 12

    Virtual Trespass: Not in My Backyard

    Virtual Trespass: Not in My Backyard
    By Yonah Reback Who could have predicted that last summer’s biggest fad would be the reemergence of a Japanese video game whose cultural relevance peaked fifteen years ago? If you had known that Pokémon Go would immediately sweep…
Rank this Week: 940

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
  • May 18

    MIT student sues CIA for info on Twitter joke

    MIT student sues CIA for info on Twitter joke
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctoral student is trying to force the CIA to open up about how it uses jokes on social media. The CIA has been on Twitter since June 2014 when it tweeted, “We can neither confirm nor deny…
  • May 10

    Juvenile justice anniversary celebrated with @RisingYouthThea performance on 5/15

    Juvenile justice anniversary celebrated with @RisingYouthThea performance on 5/15
    The 50th anniversary of the landmark decision In Re Gault will be the focus of a May 15 event in Phoenix, sponsored by ALWAYS—Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services. The evening next Monday will include a reception and dramatic…
  • May 9

    Legal Aid Clinics by @AZStateBar @abc15 @UnivisionAZ mark Law Day

    Legal Aid Clinics by @AZStateBar @abc15 @UnivisionAZ mark Law Day
    On Saturday, April 29, the State Bar of Arizona held the 2017 Law Day Legal Aid Clinics where 28 volunteer lawyers offered free one-on-one legal consultations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two Valley locations. Volunteer attorneys provided 214…
Rank this Week: 958

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • May 18

    Was This Tragedy Preventable? Genaro Rojas Martinez Killed in Smyrna Gas Station Shooting

    Was This Tragedy Preventable? Genaro Rojas Martinez Killed in Smyrna Gas Station Shooting
    Could This Fatal Smyrna Gas Station Shooting Have Been Prevented? Local News 39-year-old Genaro Rojas Martinez was reportedly shot and killed outside a Smyrna Texaco station Monday, May 15, 2017. According to CBS 46, the shooting occurred…
  • May 15

    Negligent Security? Man Shot at Columbus Extended Stay America Hotel

    Negligent Security? Man Shot at Columbus Extended Stay America Hotel
    Did a Security Lapse Contribute to This Columbus Hotel Shooting? Local News Gunfire erupted at the Extended Stay America hotel in Columbus Saturday, May 13, 2017, leaving one man injured. According to WRBL News, “the shooting…
  • May 11

    Fatal Security Lapse? Man Shot, Injured Outside Jasmine at the Galleria Apartment

    Fatal Security Lapse? Man Shot, Injured Outside Jasmine at the Galleria Apartment
    Was This Smyrna Apartment Shooting Preventable? Local News A 28-year-old man was shot and injured during an apparent ambush outside the Jasmine at the Galleria apartment complex Thursday morning, May 11, 2017. According to WSB-TV 2 News,…
Rank this Week: 719

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Non-Probate Assets in Virginia

    Non-Probate Assets in Virginia
    Probate is the legal process that includes proving the validity of a decedent’s will, identifying the decedent’s assets and transferring those assets to the decedent’s heirs, beneficiaries and/or creditors. “Probate…
  • May 15

    Service by Publication in Virginia Divorce Case

    Service by Publication in Virginia Divorce Case
    If you do not know the whereabouts of your spouse, it is still possible to proceed with a divorce. Because each party in a divorce must have notice of any claims asserted against them, an absent spouse becomes an issue for purposes of…
  • May 8

    Rental Income and Child Support in Virginia

    Rental Income and Child Support in Virginia
    For purposes of calculating child support, the Virginia Child Support Guidelines take into account each parent’s gross income. Virginia Code § 20-108.2(C) defines “gross income” as “income from all…
Rank this Week: 425

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 18

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio
    As my last post mentioned, release of hearing audio recordings does not appear to be standard practice in the District of Puerto Rico district court. But that isn't for lack of authority within that court. Standing Order 8, adopted in...
  • May 15

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)
    The Supreme Court got it right in Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, which holds that it is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to file a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on...
  • May 15

    Kindred Nursing Centers--More on Arbitration and State Contract Law

    Kindred Nursing Centers--More on Arbitration and State Contract Law
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kindred Nursing v Clark, an arbitration case in which the Kentucky Supreme Court declined to enforce arbitration agreements between a nursing home and two patients. The agreements had been executed by…
Rank this Week: 79

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    Migrant workers harvest corn on Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, California (2013). U.S. Department of Agriculture  At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this…
  • Apr 21

         Several recent…

         Several recent posts have focused on agriculture in Africa.  I applaud those posts.     Today, I received an e-mail from the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development…
  • Apr 18

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW
    [Apologia: I realize all agriculture-newsworthy items don’t originate from California, but as I live in the state and our other bloggers are quiescent at the moment, I trust you can forgive me. And yet we might recall that California is…
Rank this Week: 882

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

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

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    SDNY judge allows sexual orientation discrimination case to proceed

    SDNY judge allows sexual orientation discrimination case to proceed
    The law is evolving quickly on the question whether Title VII makes it illegal to discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation. While Second Circuit precedent continues to hold that Title VII does not prohibit this kind of…
  • May 15

    No smoking gun in academic discrimination case

    No smoking gun in academic discrimination case
    This case acquaints us with two well-worn principles of employment discrimination cases. First, academic tenure cases are hard to win under the antidiscrimination laws. Second, evidence that looks like a smoking gun may fizzle out when motion…
  • May 12

    Victorious state court plaintiffs may recover attorneys' fees in employment discrimination cases against the state

    Victorious state court plaintiffs may recover attorneys' fees in employment discrimination cases against the state
    The New York Court of Appeals has provided guidance on the Equal Access to Justice Act, a New York statute that allows certain victorious plaintiffs to recover attorneys' fees when they prevail against the state. The issue here: can the…
Rank this Week: 822

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • May 18

    OFCCP continues to post FY 2017 settlements not publicized via agency press release

    OFCCP continues to post FY 2017 settlements not publicized via agency press release
    The OFCCP’s practice of posting online (via its Class Member Locator webpage and FOIA Reading Room) some conciliation agreements and consent decrees for which the agency did not issue a corresponding press release continues. The…
  • May 17

    Pay disparity, discharge not based on race; manager believed performance deficient

    Pay disparity, discharge not based on race; manager believed performance deficient
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. Affirming summary judgment in favor publisher McGraw-Hill against an African-American employee’s Title VII and state-law race bias claims, the Eighth Circuit found he failed to show that two white employees who…
  • May 17

    CBA did not waive employee’s right to pursue minimum wage claim in judicial forum

    CBA did not waive employee’s right to pursue minimum wage claim in judicial forum
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Finding that a collective bargaining agreement did not clearly and unmistakably waive an employee’s right to pursue an FLSA claim in a judicial forum, the Seventh Circuit reversed the judgment of a district court.…
Rank this Week: 411

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 18

    Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute

    Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute
    Although federal contractors were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the current administration put a stop to President Obama’s “Blacklisting” executive order, employers in the state of Washington must now comply with…
  • May 10

    California Supreme Court Clarifies California’s Day of Rest Statute

    California Supreme Court Clarifies California’s Day of Rest Statute
    In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court answered three questions from the Ninth Circuit concerning California’s “day of rest” statutes.  The Court’s decision clarifies a significant ambiguity for…
  • May 3

    OSHA Rescinds Rule on Union Reps Participating in Safety Walk-Through

    OSHA Rescinds Rule on Union Reps Participating in Safety Walk-Through
    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced late last week that it was rescinding its 2013 “Fairfax” memorandum, which allowed union representatives to participate in workplace safety…
Rank this Week: 982

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 18

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity
    The world of information technology is reeling from last week’s massive ransomware attack that affected machines all over the globe. The WannaCry program is a malicious software that infects Windows computers taking advantage of a…
  • Apr 27

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is that loose definition that describes all sort of devices that are connected to the Internet, for whatever purpose. While the topic is often the subject of derision in some technological circles (honestly, who…
  • Apr 10

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability
    The European Court oh Human Rights (ECtHR) has tackled again the tricky subject of intermediary liability in the case of Rolf Anders Daniel Pihl v. Sweden. This follows two controversial previous decisions in Delfi v Estonia and MTE v…
Rank this Week: 340

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 18

    MLM is Not Like Corporate America

    MLM is Not Like Corporate America
    One of the common statements made by people in favor of multi-level marketing is that it is just like corporate America. We call MLM a pyramid scheme, and corporate America is a pyramid too! That’s simply not true. While the SHAPE of…
  • May 16

    Using a Lifestyle Analysis in a Divorce Case

    Using a Lifestyle Analysis in a Divorce Case
    Once a forensic accountant completes a lifestyle analysis for a divorce case, how does the family lawyer use it? Attorney Miles Mason explains how he uses the lifestyle analysis to evaluate the lifestyle and the reasonable needs of a spouse.
  • May 12

    Book: Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Case

    Book: Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Case
    Tracy Coenen talks about her book, “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets.” The book was published by the American Bar Association shares her insight on uncovering…
Rank this Week: 65

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    Please see my post at the Agricultural Law blog. And for further reading and research:César Chávez & the United Farm Workers… and the Struggle of Farm Workers in the U.S. — A Basic Bibliography Beyond…
  • May 15

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, meaning ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, meaning ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)
    “By the end of the wars of 1947-49, an estimated 750,000 Palestinians had either fled Palestine or been expelled from their homes by the Haganah. Palestinians … call this seminal happening the Nakba, or the Great Catastrophe.…
  • May 3

    Resistance & Revolutionary Aspirations in the Middle East: some recent title

    Resistance & Revolutionary Aspirations in the Middle East: some recent title
    I want to draw your attention to some books that fall, loosely (e.g., may be indirectly relevant to…), under the heading, “resistance and revolutionary aspirations in the Middle East.” The list is confined to books…
Rank this Week: 512

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this trade association for industrial agricultural producers in the West and Southwest. He discusses how immigration…
  • May 15

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy
    Where to begin? Well, it is now well known that the House Health Care Bill is designed to cut health care and predominantly reward the wealthy with $880 billion dollars in tax cuts. This is accomplished by cutting Medicaid (protecting the…
  • May 15

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)
    “By the end of the wars of 1947-49, an estimated 750,000 Palestinians had either fled Palestine or been expelled from their homes by the Haganah. Palestinians … call this seminal happening the Nakba, or the Great Catastrophe.…
Rank this Week: 343

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 40

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • May 17

    6,000 Pounds of Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria

    6,000 Pounds of Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria
    La Nica Products, Inc. is recalling 6,000 pounds of white cheese with the names “Quesos de la Costa,” “Queso Duro Blando,” and “Hard Soft Cheese.” The cheese was sold in... Continue Reading
  • Apr 27

    Ham Recalled Over Listeria Worry

    Ham Recalled Over Listeria Worry
    Fineberg Packing Co., Inc., a Memphis, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,822 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
  • Apr 27

    Our Local Bounty Recalls Basil Pesto Due to Listeria

    Our Local Bounty Recalls Basil Pesto Due to Listeria
    Our Local Bounty of Rogue River, Oregon is recalling 312 (8.5oz) containers of the Farming Fish brand Organic Basil Pesto with Watercress, because it has the potential to be contaminated... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 748

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Large Law Firms Must Improve Client Service Delivery

    Large Law Firms Must Improve Client Service Delivery
    In the current ultra competitive market for legal services, large law firms must improve client service delivery. I explain why in this post: the stratification of large law firms, the failure of traditional strategies, the lack of…
  • May 9

    Legal Artificial Intelligence (Live #Lexpo17)

    Legal Artificial Intelligence (Live #Lexpo17)
    This is a live blog post of Legal Artificial Intelligence. The panelists: Katie Atkinson, Katie Atkinson is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool Daniel…
  • May 9

    The Future of Legal Services in the Global Age of More for Less (Live #Lexpo17)

    The Future of Legal Services in the Global Age of More for Less (Live #Lexpo17)
    This is a live blog post of The Future of Legal Services in the Global Age of More for Less. Professor David B. Wilkins (Harvard) is the presenter. I am posting live from Lexpo 2017, a legal innovation event in Amsterdam on May 8-9,…
Rank this Week: 801

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
Rank this Week: 629

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • May 17

    Hedge Funds and Pensioners Scramble For Debt Payment Owed To Them By Puerto Rico

    Hedge Funds and Pensioners Scramble For Debt Payment Owed To Them By Puerto Rico
    In the wake of Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy filing, hedge funds are competing with the U.S. territory’s workers to get paid. The island has guaranteed retirees and workers $49 Billion in benefits. However, the federally appointed…
  • May 17

    Ex-Essex Holdings CEO Gets 15 Years For $33M Ponzi Scam

    Ex-Essex Holdings CEO Gets 15 Years For $33M Ponzi Scam
    A district court judge has sentenced Navin Shankar Subramaniam Xavier, formerly the CEO of Essex Holdings Inc., to 15 years behind bars because of his involvement in two fraud scams. Xavier pleaded guilty to two wire fraud counts in January.…
  • May 12

    Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to $9M Investment Scam that Defrauded Investors Nearing Retirement

    Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to $9M Investment Scam that Defrauded Investors Nearing Retirement
    Tamer Moumen, an ex-hedge fund manager, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. He now faces up to 20 years in prison for a $9M investment. Moumen defrauded over 50 investors. Many of his investors were close to retirement age. He advised dozens of…
Rank this Week: 151

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Kaplan Law, LLC.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 17

    Oregon Supreme Court Weighs In On the Side of Patient

    Oregon Supreme Court Weighs In On the Side of Patient
    An Oregon Supreme Court ruling issued last week has received remarkably little coverage outside of the specialized legal press, but it deserves much more attention. In the case of Smith v Providence Health & Services (361 Or 456) the…
  • May 10

    Jury Award Links Talc to Ovarian Cancer

    Jury Award Links Talc to Ovarian Cancer
    Last week a jury in St. Louis became the fourth in a year to award substantial damages to a plaintiff who believes that consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson’s talcum power is linked to ovarian cancer. According to a Bloomberg News…
  • May 2

    Prison Death Case Raises Serious Civil Rights Issue

    Prison Death Case Raises Serious Civil Rights Issue
    The death by thirst of an inmate in a Wisconsin jail last year has returned to the news this week because the sheriff who oversaw the jail is reportedly in line for a senior job in Washington with the Trump administration. In the process it…
Rank this Week: 983

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    Dr. Evil needs some legal "advise" ... or is it "advice?"

    Dr. Evil needs some legal "advise" ... or is it "advice?"
    “When criminal-law cases imitate art,they do not always choose its highest form. United States v. Michael Mancil Brown, 16-6291 (6th Cir. 2017)The Secret Service pays close attention when nefarious packages arrive at accounting firms…
  • May 8

    Ladies and Gentleman, we have a double header!

    Ladies and Gentleman, we have a double header!
    When the Sixth Circuit granted en banc rehearing to In Re: Ohio Execution Protocol, 17-3076, it scheduled argument in the very same order: June 14, 2017.Now, there's our double-header, on October 11, 2017: Turner v. United States, 15-6060,…
  • Apr 30

    Buyer's Remorse: Sixth Circuit Broadly Construes Appellate Waiver in Plea Agreement

    Buyer's Remorse: Sixth Circuit Broadly Construes Appellate Waiver in Plea Agreement
    When I first began representing defendants in federal criminal cases, the United States almost always agreed to permit the defendant to retain his or her right to appeal their sentence in the plea agreement.  Over the last several years,…
Rank this Week: 945

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • May 17

    Turner v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Turner v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 29, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Turner v. United States, which was consolidated with Overton v. United States. In 1984, the body of Catherine Fuller was discovered in an alley after she had been…
  • May 17

    California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 17, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities. Between July 2007 and January 2008, Lehman Brothers raised over $31 billion through debt offerings.…
  • May 16

    National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court decided National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc. SW General, Inc. provides ambulance services to hospitals in Arizona. A union had negotiated longevity pay for SW General’s…
Rank this Week: 359

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 17

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?
    A: IP law by Clocktower Law. By Erik J. Heels First published 5/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. Three of the four things that Clocktower Law does for a living are a waste of money: Most foreign patents are a waste of money.…
  • Apr 17

    * 17 Seconds #35 – Whitelist us please!

    * 17 Seconds #35 – Whitelist us please!
    We’re here to help. By Erik J. Heels First published 4/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. While the open rate for Clocktower Law’s emails (like this one) is twice industry average, we are not satisfied. It has come…
  • Mar 17

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?
    It just takes longer because I’m Middle-Aged Man! By Erik J. Heels First published 3/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. That, of course, is a reference to the 1990s SNL “Middle-Aged Man Superhero” sketch by…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • May 17

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie
    Under proposed ABA Standard 403, future law schools could have only a handful of full-time faculty members.  If those full-time faculty members teach the first year curriculum, the proposed Standard allows for upper level classes to be…
  • May 12

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”
    How can law schools prepare students to enter what Thomas Friedman calls the “Age of Accelerations,” when new technologies, climate change, and globalization will likely reshape the planet, and the legal profession, for decades to…
  • May 12

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”
    How can law schools prepare students to enter what Thomas Friedman calls the “Age of Accelerations,” when new technologies, climate change, and globalization will likely reshape the planet, and the legal profession, for decades to…
Rank this Week: 906

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • May 17

    New ABA Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality, Security of Client Data in Electronic Communication

    New ABA Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality, Security of Client Data in Electronic Communication
    Last week (May 11, 2017), the ABA issued a new ethics opinion, Formal Opinion 477, dealing with the security of communication of protected client information. Several excellent posts have already been written about the opinion, including a…
  • May 10

    How Lawyers Can Get the Most out of their Article

    How Lawyers Can Get the Most out of their Article
    You may have heard the advice that creating content can help you build your practice and the saying, “content is king,” so if you’ve written an article – excellent! But don’t stop there. Now is not the time to…
  • May 3

    5 Tips for Managing Client Expectations: Infographic

    5 Tips for Managing Client Expectations: Infographic
    Managing clients' expectations is not always easy, but this infographic contains 5 quick steps you can take to manage client expectations better in your legal practice. Meeting and managing expectations well creates loyal clients. In order to…
Rank this Week: 947

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 576

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 17

    How Can The Answer Be Know Before You Know What The Question Is?

    How Can The Answer Be Know Before You Know What The Question Is?
    We have all had those cases where any request that we made, big or small, has been rejected by the other side and any requests that our client has made to her/his spouse is similarly rejected.  They don’t agree to informally…
  • May 16

    Could Service of Process Via Facebook Be the Way of the Future?

    Could Service of Process Via Facebook Be the Way of the Future?
    Ah, technology.  In this modern world, we navigate the roads on our phones instead of a map.  We talk to a cylindrical tube to tell it to order more toilet paper for us, tell us the weather, read us the news, or turn on the lights.…
  • Mar 17

    The Expansion of Tri-Parenting

    The Expansion of Tri-Parenting
    Last year I blogged on tri-parenting, or the concept whereby three parents agree to raise a child or children together as a family, with regard to the published New Jersey trial court decision of D.G. and S.H. v. K.S. My previous blog post…
Rank this Week: 625