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Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Jun 23

    E-Discovery Production — Snow storms are avoidable

    E-Discovery Production — Snow storms are avoidable
    Who is to blame for a “document dump” – a “snow storm” – an obfuscation of information? Sometimes its intentional and sometimes it is not. Everyone – both plaintiff and defendant; both teams of…
  • Jun 21

    Drug Companies – Peddlers of opiates?

    Drug Companies – Peddlers of opiates?
    Opioids put nearly 1.3 million people in the hospital in one year. Read this article with horror. Yet another example of the devastating effects of Fentanyl and other opiate abuse in our country.  We have had a front row seat to this…
  • Jun 19

    Elder Abuse: Caregivers are susceptible to the stre

    Elder Abuse: Caregivers are susceptible to the stre
    Dealing with an aging parent brings about an emotional anguish that is as sad as it is stressful. Depending on the level of care a loved one requires – does he or she need help doing the laundry and preparing a meal or with…
Rank this Week: 453

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jun 23

    Are Your Marketing Pieces Printing with Blurry Images?

    Are Your Marketing Pieces Printing with Blurry Images?
    Ever wondered why the images you so painstakingly downloaded from the web for your newsletter end up printing so fuzzy when they were so sharp onscreen? It’s a matter of resolution. Not one of those resolutions you vow to follow each…
  • Jun 21

    Missed Your Deadline to Elect Portability? Treasury to the Rescue!

    Missed Your Deadline to Elect Portability? Treasury to the Rescue!
    Portability of a deceased spouse’s unused exclusion amount has been part of the Internal Revenue Code since 2010. It could not be relied upon (due to the sunset provision in the law) until the American Taxpayer Relief Act made it…
  • Jun 19

    Video: An Upbeat Way to Connect with Baby Boomer

    Video: An Upbeat Way to Connect with Baby Boomer
    In estate planning, as with funeral planning, often the biggest challenge is getting clients to address an unspoken fear of mortality. The use of humor, well before anyone dies, can help break down this resistance. Recently, Phanuef Funeral…
Rank this Week: 411

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jun 23

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The General Assembly passed a $23 billion state budget bill this week that includes provisions likely of interest to blog readers.  In what would be a significant change to the criminal justice system, the proposed budget raises the age…
  • Jun 22

    North Carolina’s Commercial Social Networking Ban for Sex Offenders Is Unconstitutional

    North Carolina’s Commercial Social Networking Ban for Sex Offenders Is Unconstitutional
    In Packingham v. North Carolina, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down G.S. 14-202.5, North Carolina’s ban on sex offenders accessing commercial social networking websites. The law violates the First Amendment. I’ve…
  • Jun 20

    When is Ignorance of the Law an Excuse?

    When is Ignorance of the Law an Excuse?
    An ancient maxim of the law is ignorantia juris non excusat, or ignorance of the law does not excuse. Put another way, it is presumed that the public knows the laws, and a defense of ignorance is typically not allowed. This principle is at…
Rank this Week: 505

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?
    In two recent genericness cases, the Board affirmed a refusal to register BAGCORP and sustained a petition for cancellation of a registration for PATINA, both on the ground of genericness. Can you guess what the goods were in each case?In re…
  • Jun 22

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?
    The USPTO refused registration of  GOLDENBERRY, finding the applied-for mark to be merely descriptive of "fresh fruits." Applicant appealed, arguing that its fruit is yellow, not golden, and is properly called “Gooseberry” or…
  • Jun 21

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of VAGISAN for various feminine hygiene products, finding no likelihood of confusion with the registered mark VAGISIL for overlapping products. The Board, relying on proof of applicant's…
Rank this Week: 285

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jun 23

    Government divorce policy failing: 6 out of 10 separating couples ignore law to go straight to court

    Government divorce policy failing: 6 out of 10 separating couples ignore law to go straight to court
    Jane RobeyNew headaches for justice Ministers follow flopped 2014 family legislationThree years after it became compulsory for separating couples to consider mediating agreements before taking their cases to court, it has emerged that only…
  • Jun 22

    All about courts and finance

    All about courts and finance
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were all about courts and finances:A timely message from Lord Thomas - Like, I suspect, most lawyers, I was pleased to read what he had to say last week…
  • Jun 20

    Take action to avoid school summer holiday parenting nightmare, charity urge

    Take action to avoid school summer holiday parenting nightmare, charity urge
    If the May half term was a struggle as a separated parent, think what the summer holiday will bringAs children start to look forward to their long school holiday, staff at a national family charity are urging separated parents to head off…
Rank this Week: 390

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 288

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Jun 22

    Recours pour les Créancier

    Recours pour les Créancier
    Un transfert frauduleux se produit lorsque le débiteur transmet le titre de ses biens réels ou personnels à un tiers dans l’intention d’empêcher un créancier de collecter. Par conséquent,…
  • Jun 20

    Loi Uniforme sur le Transfert Frauduleux de la Floride

    Loi Uniforme sur le Transfert Frauduleux de la Floride
    Un débiteur est une personne qui doit une créance à un créancier. Au contraire, un créancier est une personne qui prête de l’argent à un débiteur pour une période…
  • Jun 18

    Suppression des Conditions de Résidence Permanente

    Suppression des Conditions de Résidence Permanente
    Si votre statut de résident permanent était de moins de deux ans le jour où vous avez reçu la résidence permanente, votre statut de résidence permanente est conditionnel. Par conséquent, votre…
Rank this Week: 339

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 410

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jun 22

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC
    I wish to register a product with NAFDAC – Where do I start? The first step will be to purchase the application form from NAFDAC and review the applicable guidelines or regulations. You may want [...] The post PART 1: Frequently Asked…
  • Jun 22

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture
    Yesterday, Facebook  announced that it is piloting a new tool that will give people more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. The pilot program will kick off in India. The company [...] The post…
  • Jun 19

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Cornell University, INSEAD and a host of other partners recently released the 10th Edition of the Global Innovation Index. The Global Innovation Index 2017 ranks…
Rank this Week: 347

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1
    The Seventh Circuit refused to revive an exclusive dealing claim by one hospital against its competitor because of an exclusivity agreement with an insurance plan. Judge Richard Posner wrote the short opinion strongly reiterating in the…
  • Jun 21

    EU Telecoms Regulation Based on Unilateral Market Power Would be Contrary to EU Law

    EU Telecoms Regulation Based on Unilateral Market Power Would be Contrary to EU Law
    The existing EU regulatory framework for electronic communications obliges the EU Member States to provide in their national laws for certain powers and responsibilities of national regulatory authorities (“NRA”), in particular…
  • Jun 7

    Is Antitrust Law a Viable Substitute for Net Neutrality?

    Is Antitrust Law a Viable Substitute for Net Neutrality?
    In April 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a Notice of Proposed Order, Restoring Internet Freedom, seeking to reverse the FCC’s previous adoption of “net neutrality” principles in its March 2015 Open Internet Order. Net…
Rank this Week: 343

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)
    If you're an attorney representing a defendant in an employment-related case, sometimes you find out -- and have good reason to find out -- that the plaintiff employee is an undocumented alien and hence not allowed to work, or remain, in the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)
    I'm genuinely confused.I'm incredibly sympathetic with the result reached in today's opinion by Judge Kozinski.  It's absurd that Los Angeles has a law that allows the city to impound a vehicle for 30 days -- a minimum of 30 days --…
  • Jun 20

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)
    Claims that someone stole your screenplay and wrote the same thing are often weak.  This one may be otherwise, at least if you believe what's in today's Ninth Circuit opinion.Here are the relevant facts:"Around January 2011, Jordan-Benel…
Rank this Week: 463

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 401

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Property Sales and Bankruptcy in New York

    Property Sales and Bankruptcy in New York
    Prior blog posts have discussed the effect of filing for bankruptcy on properties which may be in foreclosure.  This post will explain what may happen to the property after a bankruptcy filing; namely, can the property still be sold…
  • Jun 15

    “Legal” Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day

    “Legal” Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day
    Our firm wants to extend its best wishes to all Dads for a happy Father’s Day.  We would like to mention some gift ideas of a legal nature that cannot be purchased in an ordinary department store. Your Father may be on the…
  • Jun 2

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Evictions After Foreclosure

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Evictions After Foreclosure
    Prior blog posts have discussed eviction actions after foreclosures in New York State.  Recently, due to the increased number of cases going to a final judgment of foreclosure and sale, and then being sold, there is an increased…
Rank this Week: 503

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Belgian Waffles and Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

    Belgian Waffles and Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
    In language that could well be a Sokol hoax on the vacuousness of post-modernist non-thinking, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a press release to announce its judgment in N.W. v. Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Case C-621/15…
  • Jun 10

    The Slemp Case, Part 2 – Opening

    The Slemp Case, Part 2 – Opening
    “The Slemp Case, Part I – Jury Verdict for Plaintiff – 10 Initial Observations” (May 13, 2017) The legal community is still trying to grasp the enormity of the $110M verdict against Johnson & Johnson, in the Slemp…
  • May 13

    The Slemp Case, Part I – Jury Verdict for Plaintiff – 10 Initial Observation

    The Slemp Case, Part I – Jury Verdict for Plaintiff – 10 Initial Observation
    “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the…
Rank this Week: 324

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 494

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Washington Court Denies Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim

    Washington Court Denies Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim
    Negligent infliction of emotional distress is a cause of action available when a family member is at the scene of their loved one’s accident at the time of the accident or shortly thereafter and witnesses their injuries at the scene…
  • Jun 15

    Waiver of Enforcement Limitations on Washington Child Support Order

    Waiver of Enforcement Limitations on Washington Child Support Order
    A judgment or judgment lien for accrued child support in Washington remains in force for 10 years after the youngest child named in the order turns 18, pursuant to RCW 4.56.210.  The statute therefore generally makes a child support…
  • Jun 8

    Alternative Means and Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Washington

    Alternative Means and Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Washington
    Domestic violence violation of a protection order is generally a gross misdemeanor under Washington law, but it can be a class C felony if a violation of the order is also an assault or if the defendant has at least two prior convictions for…
Rank this Week: 308

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 21

    When Your Boss Disagrees With Your Doctor

    When Your Boss Disagrees With Your Doctor
    When Your Boss Disagrees With Your Doctor Fast-food worker says boss made her flush her medication Employees on medical leave who are directed to return to work or be fired … Staffers who are told to continue doing their job duties…
  • Jun 15

    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment

    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment
    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment What we can learn from Uber As you may have heard, a former Uber employee recently wrote a scathing blog post about the rampant sexual harassment that allegedly…
  • Jun 12

    Pregnant While Working? Here's What You Need to Know

    Pregnant While Working? Here's What You Need to Know
    Pregnant While Working? Here’s What You Need to Know Answers to the most common questions about pregnancy and work Many women report that their work life changes dramatically once they announce that they’re pregnant.…
Rank this Week: 365

Utah Personal Injury Law Blog

Utah Personal Injury Law Blog

By Overson & Sheen, LLC.

http://www.utahpersonalinjurylaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 21

    The Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents in Utah in 2017

    The Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents in Utah in 2017
    You probably already realize that auto accidents are a leading cause of death and injury. However, you may not know the leading causes of car crashes. Salt Lake personal injury lawyer Jay Sheen takes a closer look at Utah car accident…
  • Jun 8

    What Are Your Legal Options After Being Hit by a Car in Salt Lake City?

    What Are Your Legal Options After Being Hit by a Car in Salt Lake City?
    Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are hit by cars in Utah. Most Utah pedestrian accidents happen in Salt Lake County, especially in the crowded streets and intersections of Salt Lake City. As the weather gets warmer and people spend more…
  • Jun 6

    What Counts as Distracted Driving in Utah?

    What Counts as Distracted Driving in Utah?
    Driving is always a dangerous activity, even when drivers are cautious and focused. When a driver gets distracted by text messages, smartphone apps, or other distractions, the risk of an accident increases even higher. In fact, the Utah…
Rank this Week: 335

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jun 21

    Squad Car Footage Of Philando Castile Shooting Released

    Squad Car Footage Of Philando Castile Shooting Released
    The dash cam video that captured the fatal interaction between officer Jeronimo Yanez and Philando Castile was made public yesterday. In the video, the 29-year-old officer can be seen approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle and…
  • Jun 20

    MnDot Joining Anti-Human Trafficking Fight

    MnDot Joining Anti-Human Trafficking Fight
    If you’ll be traveling throughout Minnesota this summer, there’s a good chance you’ll see at least one of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s anti-human trafficking billboards. The campaign, which urges people…
  • Jun 19

    Officer Found Not Guilty In Philando Castile Case

    Officer Found Not Guilty In Philando Castile Case
    After nearly five days of deliberation, a jury decided that there was not enough evidence to convict Jeronimo Yanez of second-degree manslaughter in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile. The Latino police officer had originally been…
Rank this Week: 362

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Plotting the rise of paid audio subscriptions and the end of smooth lines and growth curves Earlier this year, global…
  • Jun 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify agrees to settle US copyright-infringement claims Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors…
  • May 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Digital and private-copying gains boost SACEM collections French collection society SACEM has reported a second…
Rank this Week: 358

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jun 21

    Pennsylvania PERS Reform Shows Where This is Going

    Pennsylvania PERS Reform Shows Where This is Going
    Last week the WSJ (paywall) reported on Pennsylvania’s PERS reform legislation. Not surprisingly, the reform moves toward 401(k) type retirement benefits as opposed to the soon-to-be-extinct pension system. From the article: The…
  • Jun 19

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the June 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $6,504,451 bench verdict- Hinds County Chancery Court (Judge Wise) breach of trust case (4/13/17); $5,947,879 verdict- Gulfport federal court admitted liability…
  • Jun 14

    Remote Work Has Arrived in the Legal World

    Remote Work Has Arrived in the Legal World
    The WSJ had an article [paywall] last week about  the number of Americans working remotely rising to 20% as part of an inexorable trend. The legal world is in front of that trend. I recently saw a stat that 43% of attorneys work…
Rank this Week: 451

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 298

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 20

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why
    A written employment contract is essential for employers and employees to minimize future disputes and the risk of costly litigation.  If properly drafted, an employment contract will clearly out the respective rights, obligations and…
  • Jun 20

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?
    It may be commonly perceived that unacceptable conduct in relation the workplace only extends as far as the physical workplace or workplace events. Although questionable in certain circumstances, when the misconduct involves sexual harassment…
  • Jun 19

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make
    Constructive dismissal is a legal term that means the employer imposed changes upon the working relationship that caused the employee to quit. This, in turn, is viewed the same as an unlawful dismissal and entitles the employee damages in…
Rank this Week: 380

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 297

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 502

Mevorah Law Offices LLC Blog

Mevorah Law Offices LLC Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury.

http://personal-injury.mevorahlaw.com/dupage-county-lawyers
  • Jun 20

    Car Accident Rates Decrease When Elderly Drivers Are Tested More Often

    Car Accident Rates Decrease When Elderly Drivers Are Tested More Often
    Illinois has some of the strictest rules for elderly drivers. Car safety experts believe that these requirements keep the roads safer and reduce motor vehicle accidents. Illinois is the only state that requires the elderly to have their…
  • Jun 13

    Drunk Driving in Illinois – The Repercussion

    Drunk Driving in Illinois – The Repercussion
    Despite advances in car technology and features, almost nothing can keep up with the drivers who get behind the wheel of a car in an impaired state. Drunk drivers continue to be a menace on the roads, putting the lives of innocent…
  • Jun 6

    4 Things to Do After Your Slip and Fall Accident

    4 Things to Do After Your Slip and Fall Accident
    If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on another’s property, there are steps you can take to help your case in the direct aftermath of the accident and in the months that follow. Slip and falls are created by…
Rank this Week: 499

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/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer
    By Mariko Kageyama The digital health field has been growing exponentially and is now expanding rapidly into emerging markets. As a result, mobile health apps, or “mHealth apps,” have exploded in popularity. If you search for…
  • Jun 13

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?
    By Sebastian R Stock Germany will likely be forced to defend itself for the first time in a U.S. Court against claims relating to the theft of art by the Nazi party. The complicated issue of ownership and title to art looted by the Nazi…
  • Jun 5

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint
    By Seth Parent A petty, back-and-forth social media feud between two artists has finally given the world more than just mindless entertainment and threatened lawsuits. In the latest recurrence of this feud, one of the artists has created the…
Rank this Week: 284

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Jun 20

    Cook County Jury Verdict for Injured Bicyclist Hit by Motorist Who Ran Stop Sign

    Cook County Jury Verdict for Injured Bicyclist Hit by Motorist Who Ran Stop Sign
    Forrest Buchtel, 74, was riding his bike southbound on Sherman Avenue in Evanston, Ill.  He stopped for a stop sign at Greenleaf Street, which is a four-way stop intersection and then began peddling his bike into the intersection when he…
  • Jun 19

    $5.26 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Electrician Who Fell From Ladder

    $5.26 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Electrician Who Fell From Ladder
    Joanne Turner, an electrician, was working on a roof of a community college building that was under construction. As she climbed a 20-foot roof access ladder, she slipped and fell about 15 feet to the concrete floor below. Turner was 53 years…
  • May 1

    $3 Million Jury Verdict for Suicide Death Caused by Paxil in Pharmaceutical Lawsuit

    $3 Million Jury Verdict for Suicide Death Caused by Paxil in Pharmaceutical Lawsuit
    Plaintiff Wendy Dolin, the wife of the decedent, Stewart Dolin, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago alleging that the death of her husband, Stewart Dolin, was caused by the taking of…
Rank this Week: 413

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 323

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jun 20

    Get New Business from In-person and Online Marketing

    Get New Business from In-person and Online Marketing
    By Larry Bodine, Seton Hall 1981, the Senior Legal Marketing Strategist for LawLytics - Legal Marketing Suite. Reprinted from Wisconsin Lawyer. Are you marketing more and getting less in return? Complaints I often hear from lawyers…
  • May 31

    81% of Law Firm Marketers Will Produce More Content in 2017

    81% of Law Firm Marketers Will Produce More Content in 2017
    Chicago, May 31, 2017 – A survey released today by strategic communications firm Greentarget and consulting firm Zeughauser Group shows a near-unanimous feeling among in-house counsel that “information overload” is a problem…
  • May 21

    Don't Miss This Webinar Thursday - How to Convert More Callers to Client

    Don't Miss This Webinar Thursday - How to Convert More Callers to Client
    »Free National Trial Lawyers webinar May 25 — see below!« By Michael Delon. Your #1 problem is not “getting more leads.” The phone rings and you capture their information in your intake system. Then you follow up…
Rank this Week: 452

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US
    Yesterday the Supreme Court in the United States ruled that the law prohibiting the registration of offensive and disparaging trade marks is against free speech rights. This case has interesting implications for all trade mark registries,…
  • Jun 19

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa
    Last week WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and their knowledge partners published their annual Global Innovation Index GII 2017. This index is a global benchmarking tool for determining the state of innovation on the…
  • Jun 15

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10
     Today I was asked by my colleague Lita Miti-Qamata to present on a case in her monthly discussions that had a number of handy lessons for stakeholders in the franchise industry, including lawyers.  It is a Pretoria High…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 19

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics LLC, strikes another blow against the patent eligibility of diagnostic methods and highlights the difficulty of enforcing personalized medicine…
  • Jun 12

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar
    On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (No. 15-1039), deciding that 42 U.S.C. § 262(l)(9)(C) sets forth the exclusive federal remedy for failing to provide a copy of the…
  • Jun 11

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance
    The Supreme Court could issue its decision in the Amgen v. Sandoz biosimilar patent dance case any day now. Last week I participated in a panel discussion with industry stakeholders considering how the decision might–or might…
Rank this Week: 507

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 330

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
Rank this Week: 361

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 351

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Jun 19

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil
    The DOJ announced on Friday, June 16, 2017, that it was reversing its position on the validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and would file an amicus brief in support of the employer's position in NLRB v. Murphy Oil.…
  • Mar 22

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck
    Briefing on the merits is complete in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation (S234969).  The California Supreme Court granted the Ninth Circuit's request to decide an issue of California law.  The issue, taken from the California…
  • Mar 17

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.
    California is the wage and hour gift that keeps on giving.  And if you thought every wage and hour question must have been answered by now....well....the naivete is charming.  A few weeks ago, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC…
Rank this Week: 407

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Caps on Medical Malpractice Damage

    Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Caps on Medical Malpractice Damage
    For over a decade, Florida patients who were injured by a doctor’s negligence or malpractice have been limited in the amount they could recover in compensation. In medical malpractice lawsuits, injured patients could only recover…
  • Jun 11

    Protecting Your Rights after a Miami Car Accident

    Protecting Your Rights after a Miami Car Accident
    At Gerson & Schwartz, P.A., we are committed to representing the rights of people who have been hurt in motor vehicle crashes. Our Miami car accident lawyers will review your case for free and do not collect any legal fees unless we…
  • Jun 6

    Boating Accidents in Miami

    Boating Accidents in Miami
    Miami Boating Accidents Often Result in Serious Injuries At Gerson & Schwartz, P.A., our maritime accident lawyers represent the victims of serious boating accidents and injuries.  We understand the complexities of maritime law and…
Rank this Week: 428

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jun 19

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable
    Coach, the maker of luxury handbags and various other grippable accessories, announced that it will buy Kate Spade, a competitor in the luxury handbag arena. Both companies also sell clothing and other products, but they are probably best…
  • Jun 8

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?
    In its quest to improve the accuracy of the trademark register, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) has proposed a streamlined cancellation process for review and comment by August 14, 2017. The proposal would modify…
  • Jun 2

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive
    It’s an old story: the company has associated itself with a particular celebrity in advertisements and other promotions, and now things have gone off the rails for that celebrity. Suddenly, Hertz’s long use of OJ Simpson to…
Rank this Week: 327

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    New Jersey Stryker LFit V40 Lawsuits Receive Consolidation

    New Jersey Stryker LFit V40 Lawsuits Receive Consolidation
    On August 29, 2016, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of Stryker LFit Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 femoral heads, a prosthetic hip replacement device, manufactured before March 2011. This recall included over 40,000 defective…
  • May 31

    Finally – Victims of Stryker’s Latest Recall Receiving Notice

    Finally – Victims of Stryker’s Latest Recall Receiving Notice
    Lawsuits have been filed against Stryker since 2013 alleging that its line of TMZF hip replacement stems are a danger when combined with metal femoral heads. However, patients who have received this potentially dangerous combination of…
  • May 24

    Invokana Under New Scrutiny as FDA Publishes Further Research

    Invokana Under New Scrutiny as FDA Publishes Further Research
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ type 2 diabetes medication is under new scrutiny. This new scrutiny follows confirmation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that use of the drug Canagliflozin, sold as Invokana and Invokamet,…
Rank this Week: 508

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
Rank this Week: 427

Swinging for the Fences - Royal…

Swinging for the Fences - Royal Sports Group

Baseball player rights, benefits and more.

http://royalsportsgroup.info/
  • Jun 18

    Do You Know the 72 Hour Rule to Appeal an Official Scorer?

    Do You Know the 72 Hour Rule to Appeal an Official Scorer?
    The 72 hour rule can zip by very quickly.  Players waiting to long can to long can blow their one opportunity to appeal a decision [Read More] The post Do You Know the 72 Hour Rule to Appeal an Official Scorer? appeared first on Royal…
  • Jun 16

    Happy Fathers Day

    Happy Fathers Day
    Playing away from family as often as you do, is very difficult.  Your family and friends are behind you 100%.  Performing at your best will Read More ... The post Happy Fathers Day appeared first on Royal Sports Group, LLC.
  • Jun 15

    MLB Vested Contracts – Examples and is it a Good Deal?

    MLB Vested Contracts – Examples and is it a Good Deal?
    MLB vested contracts are becoming more common.  Generally, these types of agreements are used to entice veteran players. MLB Vested Contracts – What are They? Read More ... The post MLB Vested Contracts – Examples and is it a…
Rank this Week: 458

New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents and damages. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/injuryblawg/
  • Jun 17

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Correctional Officer

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Correctional Officer
    Multiple sources have reported that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among correctional officers is double the rate found among military veterans and police officers.  Chronic and severe understaffing causing excessive hours and…
  • May 27

    Illegal Strip Searches in New Mexico Prison

    Illegal Strip Searches in New Mexico Prison
    Collins & Collins, P.C. has been hearing stories describing plainly illegal strip searches at New Mexico prisons.  Despite clear laws regarding the strict requirements of strip searches, and numerous successful lawsuits related to…
  • May 27

    Illegal Strip Searches in New Mexico Prison

    Illegal Strip Searches in New Mexico Prison
    Collins & Collins, P.C. has been hearing stories describing plainly illegal strip searches at New Mexico prisons.  These are occurring NOW.  They are not lessons from the past. A couple stand out for their audacity and callous…
Rank this Week: 438

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update
    On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (“Plan”) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan that was subsequently litigated and…
  • Jun 14

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee
    The City of Los Angeles continues to move toward the adoption of an ordinance that establishes an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee (Ordinance). As currently proposed, the key provisions of the Ordinance are as follows: It applies to any new…
  • Jun 12

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench
    Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement v. City of San Diego, 8 Cal. App. 5th 350 (Cal. Ct. App. 2017). The Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal concluded that the City of San Diego could not be held liable for public…
Rank this Week: 406

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft
    A hot topic of late among elder law attorneys and certainly in our office is financial exploitation. Between data breaches in the insurance and other industries, phone scams, phishing e-mails, malware on computers, and occasional…
  • Jun 9

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney
    Many agents may be unaware of their duties and limitations under a power of attorney. This is causing an increased amount of family disputes related to mismanagement of the principal’s funds, and a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.…
  • Jun 2

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The theme this year is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. The UN reports that 5-10 percent of older people worldwide may experience financial…
Rank this Week: 349