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Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Rebecca Tushnet: The Inconsistent and Confusing Role of Registration in American Trademark Law

    Rebecca Tushnet: The Inconsistent and Confusing Role of Registration in American Trademark Law
    Patent law scholars argue over how much time and money the Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) should spend on pre-grant review of patent applications. Likewise, they argue over the degree to which patents should be given a "presumption of…
  • Jul 22

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool
    Patent pools bundle related patents for a single price, reducing the transaction costs of negotiating patent licenses but creating the threat of anti-competitive harm. So are they a net benefit from a social welfare perspective? Professors…
  • Jul 20

    New GAO Patent Studie

    New GAO Patent Studie
    The Government Accountability Office released two new reports on the PTO today: one on search capabilities and examiner monitoring, one on patent quality and clarity. They also released the underlying data from examiner surveys.I think the…
Rank this Week: 634

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?
    Dear Rich: I own a Macbook Pro computer that came with the fonts Avenir and Avenir Next in the system. I have used these fonts extensively for my consulting work to produce reports, many of which are available as PDFs (with font…
  • Jul 14

    Will Fictional PR Consultant Get Sued?

    Will Fictional PR Consultant Get Sued?
    Dear Rich: I would really appreciate your input on a piece of fiction I am writing, involving a public relations employee. In my book, the PR employee divulges information about one of her clients to a newspaper reporter, The reporter then…
  • Jun 25

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?
    Dear Rich: Can I legally sell products that I found in a dumpster?The general rule is that you can keep and dispose of property once it has been deposited in a trash receptacle from which routine collections are made (and once the person…
Rank this Week: 570

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jul 25

    Is this the new face of mass torts?

    Is this the new face of mass torts?
    Sergio Campos has a great new review on JOTWELL of an important report from Adam Zimmerman and Michael Sant'Ambrogio. The report concerns the use of aggregation techniques in administrative agencies and is both conceptually and practically…
  • Jul 2

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage
    Hillel Bavli (Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics in Law & Governance, Harvard; Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP) has posted to SSRN his article, The Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and…
  • Jul 2

    Alexander Lemann on Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law

    Alexander Lemann on Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law
    Professor Alexander Lemann (Research Fellow & Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law) has posted to SSRN his article, Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law, 105 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming 2016). Here is the abstract: Scholars have long…
Rank this Week: 446

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 866

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jul 25

    2016.026: Jury Selection Magic — Dallas in September

    2016.026: Jury Selection Magic — Dallas in September
    Come play with us in Dallas. Your mind will be blown, and I guarantee that you’ll come away a better lawyer. Register here. PDF of poster, if you like.
  • Jul 20

    2016.025: Carl David Ceder Learns The 12 Rules of The Blawgosphere

    2016.025: Carl David Ceder Learns The 12 Rules of The Blawgosphere
    I did not write the following post. Scott Greenfield wrote it and posted it to Simple Justice in 2013. Carl David Ceder has filed what appears to be a fraudulent DMCA takedown letter regarding it (because Scott used…
  • Jul 20

    2016.024: #AllPeopleLie

    2016.024: #AllPeopleLie
    From Popehat (h/t Scott Greenfield): It is currently fashionable for defense attorneys to say “clients lie” and “most clients are guilty.” I wouldn’t agree with either proposition. Everybody lies; I don’t…
Rank this Week: 210

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Jul 25

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice
    Rule 403 Can Be Used to Omit Relevant Evidence The Utah Supreme Court recently addressed the applicability of Rule 403 of the Utah Ruels of Evidence in State v. Cuttler, 2015 UT 95. In that case, James Cuttler was charged with vaginally…
  • Jun 29

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?
    Police Initiated Charges Without Prosecutorial Involvement Does Not Implicate Claim Preclusion In November of 2011, Ririe was pulled over on a police officer’s suspicion of drunk driving. The officer saw an open beer can in the car and…
  • Jun 22

    What is Consent in a Rape Case?

    What is Consent in a Rape Case?
    Analyzing Consent – State v. Barela, 2015 UT 22 This was an appeal from a conviction of Barela of first-degree rape at a Massage Envy studio. Barela challenged the sufficiency of the evidence to establish that the victim of the alleged…
Rank this Week: 957

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 98

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Wallerstedt v. Wallerstedt – Relocation in Indiana Child Custody Case

    Wallerstedt v. Wallerstedt – Relocation in Indiana Child Custody Case
    When custodial parent of a minor child in Indiana plans to move to a new residence, that parent must understand his or her rights or obligations with regard to child custody. As of July 1, 2006, a parent with custody or parenting time…
  • Jul 15

    Martinez v. Cahue – Child Custody and Relocation to Another Country

    Martinez v. Cahue – Child Custody and Relocation to Another Country
    In Indiana, when a custodial parent wishes to move either out-of-state or out of the country, he or she needs to comply with Indiana Code Chapter 31-17-2.2, which requires notification of the courts and the other parent. The law…
  • Jun 25

    Sieglein v. Schmidt – Child Support of Baby Born Via In Vitro Fertilization

    Sieglein v. Schmidt – Child Support of Baby Born Via In Vitro Fertilization
    In 2016, there are so many different ways of becoming a parent. Beyond the so-called “traditional method,” there is adoption, surrogacy and in vitro fertilization.  With the advancement of technology, the legalities have been…
Rank this Week: 522

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 25

    Australia to Consider Whether a Deaf Juror May Serve

    Australia to Consider Whether a Deaf Juror May Serve
    Unlike the United States, no deaf person has ever served on a jury in Australia. Today, the Australian high court will hear a case involving Gaye Lyons who was prevented from sitting on a jury because she is deaf. After...
  • Jul 21

    Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection

    Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection
    Peter Joy Kevin McMunigal Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection Abstract: In an effort to eliminate a long history of racial discrimination in jury selection, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), that…
  • Jul 20

    NJ May Extend Batson to Sexual Orientation

    NJ May Extend Batson to Sexual Orientation
    As some may know, an attorney cannot use a peremptory challenge to remove a juror because of the juror's race or gender. To do otherwise would be a violation of Batson and its progeny. Right now, NJ is considering legislation...
Rank this Week: 719

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Jul 25

    Charles C. Haupt (1854-1922)

    Charles C. Haupt (1854-1922)
    Charles C. Haupt was born on February 10 1854 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Michigan when he was ten. He attended the Franklin Marshall College in Pennsylvania and later “studied law” with S.C.…
  • Jul 13

    Law Library Anniversary Celebration – Mark your Calendars!

    Law Library Anniversary Celebration – Mark your Calendars!
    The Ramsey County Law Library would like to announce that we will be celebrating our 80th Anniversary this fall. To mark both this occasion and the completed restoration of the judicial portrait collection, we will be…
  • Jul 8

    Wiping a Criminal Record Clean

    Wiping a Criminal Record Clean
    A pardon might be the closest thing Minnesota law offers to a “magic wand” to clean up a criminal record. This extraordinary remedy is not the same as expungement, which is the sealing of criminal records which can then be…
Rank this Week: 967

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
  • Jul 25

    Company Refuses to Allow Worker Back on the Job After Seizure

    Company Refuses to Allow Worker Back on the Job After Seizure
    Company Refuses to Allow Worker Back on the Job After Seizure Man claims that employer disregarded doctor’s medical clearance Who has the final say in whether a worker is allowed back on the job after a medical incident? Is it the…
  • Jul 18

    Woman Fired for Backing Coworker's Age Discrimination Claim

    Woman Fired for Backing Coworker's Age Discrimination Claim
    Woman Fired for Backing Coworker’s Age Discrimination Claim Employee collects $100K after suing company for retaliation A coworker decides to sue your employer for discrimination. You’re asked to testify on his or her behalf.…
  • Jul 11

    4 Red Flags That Your Employer Might Be Underpaying You

    4 Red Flags That Your Employer Might Be Underpaying You
    4 Red Flags That Your Employer Might Be Underpaying You What employees need to know about wage theft Have you ever suspected that your paycheck is smaller than it should be? If so, you’re not alone. The reality is that unscrupulous…
Rank this Week: 742

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 25

    Pretty Close to Brilliant

    Pretty Close to Brilliant
    John Oliver on the RNC convetion.
  • Jul 18

    History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself
    Confessions of a Republican (II) Alas, this is the tragedy version. (Version I of “Confessions of a Republican” (1964) by the same Bill Bogert & the back story.)
  • Jul 17

    Notre Temps, Autres More

    Notre Temps, Autres More
    Think of the children is a cliche, but it works. Meanwhile, I’m not sorry to be in France during the GOP convention. The other day the French had a big celebration about Brexit or something and I enjoyed the fireworks.
Rank this Week: 12

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
  • Jun 19

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering
    If your adversary is using a business entity to conceal assets from you, one thing to look for is trade-based money laundering. A June 2006 report by the Financial Action Task Force explains that trade-based laundering schemes can…
Rank this Week: 167

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 25

    Bitch, we’re the co-op board

    Bitch, we’re the co-op board
      By: David A. Smith   I always thought I should be treated like a star. – Madonna Ciccone Blogs must be entertaining or they are nothing, and few things can be more entertaining than mocking a self-important bloviator playing…
  • Jul 21

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 2, Breaking the blogger’s fourth wall

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 2, Breaking the blogger’s fourth wall
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1] In yesterday’s Part 1 of a content-additive review of my May posts, I introduced the concept of kayfabe to politics.  More precisely, I outed kayfabe as an…
  • Jul 20

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 1, The world of kayfabe

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 1, The world of kayfabe
    By: David A. Smith   Over the last few years, I have become consumed with the post-meta concept of kayfabe, the twenty-first century’s dominant mode of entertainment, as defined (in true kayfabe fashion) by Wikipedia’s entry…
Rank this Week: 921

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Jul 25

    Legislative Update July 2016 Congress Goes Home

    Legislative Update July 2016 Congress Goes Home
    July 2016 Here is the legislative update from the Center for Neuroskills and the Brain Injury Association of America. With Congress adjourned and in their home districts, advocates have an excellent opportunity to speak out about brain…
  • Jul 18

    Best Jobs For Those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Best Jobs For Those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Occasionally I am privileged to post a guest blog.  Folks contact me interested in my niche of law and medicine and ask me to review a potential post.  This one is from Julia Merrill discussing best jobs for victims of…
  • Jul 12

    Athletes Report Recovery But Found To have Lasting Brain Injury

    Athletes Report Recovery But Found To have Lasting Brain Injury
    New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 2016, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the…
Rank this Week: 875

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Unpaid Volunteers Are Not “Employees”, Says Court

    Unpaid Volunteers Are Not “Employees”, Says Court
    The CHRO is no stranger to taking aggressive positions in the court system. So, it can really be no surprise that the agency wanted to expand who is covered by the state’s anti-discrimination laws. But the Connecticut Supreme Court, as…
  • Jul 14

    Sex Harassment in the Workplace: An Uptick in Cases, Awareness or Both?

    Sex Harassment in the Workplace: An Uptick in Cases, Awareness or Both?
    The last few weeks it seems that I’ve been reading about sexual harassment in the workplace issues a lot more. Here are a few examples: Gretchen Carlson sues Fox News’ Roger Ailes. Suit Says Managing Partner Pressured Female Staff…
  • Jul 12

    Another Day, Another Reversal by the NLRB

    Another Day, Another Reversal by the NLRB
    By now, it’s really not a big surprise when the NLRB reverse course on a prior decision. This week, the NLRB did it again.  My colleague, Jarad Lucan, provides this quick update on temporary/contract employees being allowed to join…
Rank this Week: 129

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    7 Most Common Investment Objective

    7 Most Common Investment Objective
    Apart from measuring a standard ROI (return on investment) or avoiding investment losses, investors often have very different objectives when approaching the way they place funds. Objectives may be driven by any number of things, including…
  • Jul 18

    Why You Need a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)

    Why You Need a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)
    The antifraud securities laws state that it is against the law for an issuer to sell any securities by means of any oral or written communications that falsely states any material fact or fails to state all the material facts about the issuer…
  • Jul 17

    How to Break out of the Middle Market

    How to Break out of the Middle Market
    Unfortunately, there is something very illusive about taking your company from good to great. It’s not just about the “Level 5 Leaders” spoken of in Jim Collins’ book, but there are oftentimes many more operational…
Rank this Week: 987

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 34

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
  • Jul 20

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. An interesting addition to this year’s Institute was the panel of PTAB personnel, including the following: Nathan Kelley, PTO Solicitor…
Rank this Week: 553

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/
  • Jul 25

    Business Divorce, Delaware Style

    Business Divorce, Delaware Style
    The Delaware Court of Chancery plays an outsized role not only in the public company arena, but also in the field of business divorce and other disputes among co-owners of closely held corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. This week's New…
  • Jul 18

    Tie-Breaker in Shareholders Agreement Defeats Deadlock Dissolution Petition

    Tie-Breaker in Shareholders Agreement Defeats Deadlock Dissolution Petition
    This week's New York Business Divorce highlights an unusual corporate dissolution case in which a tie-break provision in the shareholders agreement of 50/50 shareholders gave one of them the decisive vote in the event of board deadlock, which…
  • Jul 11

    John Cunningham on Avoiding Deadlock in Two-Member LLC

    John Cunningham on Avoiding Deadlock in Two-Member LLC
    Deadlock in LLCs with two equal members can be a major problem and trigger for dissolution proceedings, which is why it's crucial to consider deadlock avoidance provisions in the operating agreement. This week's New York Business Divorce, and…
Rank this Week: 775

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!
    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton is now open! Special Summer reduction for family pitches 2 Adults + 2 Children £20 per night. Visit their website here. 
  • Jul 20

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Young children listen to their parents  While younger children admire their parents and listen to everything you tell them, teenagers are moving towards…
  • Jul 20

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Young children listen to their parents  While younger children admire their parents and listen to everything you tell them, teenagers are moving towards…
Rank this Week: 560

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 42

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Jul 25

    Recent Acquisitions, July 18 – July 25, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 18 – July 25, 2016
    71 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 59 from 2016: HKF 4754.5 A38 2016 After marriage equality : the future of LGBT rights New York University Press, 2016 viii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm K ……
  • Jul 18

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016
    41 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 29 from 2016: Flipped classrooms for legal education Wolff, Lutz-Christian, 1961- K 100 W65 2016 Flipped classrooms for legal education Springer, 2016 ix, 144 pages ; 24 cm. K…
  • Jul 11

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2016: Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice Hill, Claire A., KF 1477 H55 2016 Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice West Academic Publishing,…
Rank this Week: 992

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jul 24

    Credit Unions and Community Banks Both Face "Shrinkage"

    Credit Unions and Community Banks Both Face "Shrinkage"
    In his recent email newsletter (email marvin.umholtz@comcast.net for a subscription), credit union consultant Marvin Umholtz discusses the fact that credit unions face the same problem of "shrinkage" that we have discussed on this…
  • Jul 17

    The Marijuana Minefiled Continues To Claim Bank

    The Marijuana Minefiled Continues To Claim Bank
    No matter how many times commentators like this curmudgeon warn banks that decide to dip their toes in the toxic waters of banking marijuana businesses, some banks not only don't "get it," they don't get it that they don't get...
  • Jul 10

    Pot, Meet Kettle

    Pot, Meet Kettle
    Since shortly after the onset of the financial meltdown and housing market collapse in 2008, a populist narrative has been that mortgage lenders and servicers have deprived defaulting borrowers of their rights by "robo-signing"…
Rank this Week: 484

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 24

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 1: An Agenda for the First Decade: A Series by John R. Nolon

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 1: An Agenda for the First Decade: A Series by John R. Nolon
    Zoning’s Next Century An Agenda for the First Decade John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University July 25, 2016 On this date--July 25th--in 1916, New York City adopted the nation’s first…
  • Jul 22

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?
    A new report from the National Housing Conference has some of the answers. Here is the abstract: More than 500 local inclusionary zoning (IZ) programs have been implemented in communities across the country. In most cases, these IZ policies…
  • Jul 22

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie
    Western Places / Western Spaces Conference Request for Proposals What issues are important to you in your work? The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's annual land use conference, Western Places / Western Spaces explores a range of land use,…
Rank this Week: 550

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 24

    Can an employer use subjective criteria to evaluate employees during their probationary period?

    Can an employer use subjective criteria to evaluate employees during their probationary period?
    by Paul Côté-Lépine There is sometimes uncertainty surrounding the proper scope of evaluation for a probationary employee. Is an employer limited to relying on neutral, objective criteria, or can the employer also consider…
  • Jul 17

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly
    by Jacqueline Gant The highest court in Ontario recently ordered an employer to pay out a whopping three years of compensation to a 23-month employee terminated without cause. The employee was entitled to his full salary and benefits for the…
  • Jul 10

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada
    by Hannah Roskey Random workplace drug and alcohol testing is generally prohibited by Canadian employers in Canada. However, there are limited circumstances in which it may be permitted. A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s…
Rank this Week: 258

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 194

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    Lessons in ‘courtly manners.’

    Lessons in ‘courtly manners.’
    “They should go get back on a ship and go back to Africa” a Florida judge allegedly observed about African-Americans to a Staff Attorney. She was reporting on the status of an order at the time. The upshot is the Hon. Mark Hulsey…
  • Jul 22

    Age exemptions wither away — but at least there’s FREE CLE.

    Age exemptions wither away — but at least there’s FREE CLE.
    In April, the Nevada State Bar’s Board of Governors blast emailed members a third-party confidential survey asking for their “opinion on the CLE and annual license fee exemptions currently offered to members older than 70.”…
  • Jul 7

    Courts and transparency.

    Courts and transparency.
    If you’re in Nebraska family court, you might wonder why child custody and parenting time outcomes are so seemingly different throughout your state. But if you’re a shared parenting advocate like Les Veskrna, you want answers.…
Rank this Week: 597

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/
  • Jul 24

    Marley v. Rawling

    Marley v. Rawling
    As I wrote in my most recent post, Fuchs v. Fuchs, I am looking at cases in other jurisdictions dealing with rectification of wills for a paper I am working on. I am not aware of any cases in British Columbia interpreting our new provision…
  • Jul 17

    Fuchs v. Fuch

    Fuchs v. Fuch
    I am still waiting for some reported British Columbia cases interpreting section 59 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which expressly allows the court to rectify a will. Subsections 59 (1) and (2) provide as…
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
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New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Palliative Care: Know Your Rights To It

    Palliative Care: Know Your Rights To It
    New York Statute In February 2011, New York amended the Palliative Care Information Act, requiring doctors and nurse practitioners to inform terminally-ill patients about end of life options and counseling regarding palliative care. To…
  • Jul 20

    Validity of Living Wills in New York

    Validity of Living Wills in New York
    In a previous post titled Health Care Proxy: What is Their Role in My Health Care Decisionmaking?, we discussed the role of health care proxies in your end of life planning and what capabilities they have regarding your medical treatment in…
  • Jul 15

    Home Care Workers Secure Compensation Victory

    Home Care Workers Secure Compensation Victory
    While most of us know that the baby boomer population is vast, many do not realize the impact this population will have as they start to retire over the next few decades. In fact, over the next 20 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65…
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Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Costly Mistakes To Learn From

    Costly Mistakes To Learn From
    PrintHow perfectly are we required to draft agreements? Ruminations doesn’t know. Do any readers know? If you do, please share your thoughts with the rest of us. Do we abide by Voltaire’s admonition: “The best is the enemy…
  • Jul 17

    Estop Me Before I Write Again

    Estop Me Before I Write Again
    PrintA commercial real property lease is supported by a three-legged stool. One leg is the tenant; one is the landlord; and one is the lender. Without one of those legs, the stool won’t serve its purpose. Estoppel certificates or…
  • Jul 10

    Open For One Day? Why Bother?

    Open For One Day? Why Bother?
    PrintLast week, we put forth the view that tenants with limited bargaining power will have little choice but to accept a continuous operation obligation (assuming they really want to be at the property). We offered some suggestions that could…
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Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 178

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

Covers construction litigation in Colorado. By Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC.

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
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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/
  • Jul 23

    Atlanta LGBT Nightclub Owners Evaluate Security, Patron Safety

    Atlanta LGBT Nightclub Owners Evaluate Security, Patron Safety
    Several Atlanta LGBT nightclub owners are reevaluating security efforts to deter crime and protect patrons in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. The AJC reports, “[a]fter the deadliest American mass shooting took…
  • Jul 19

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Lithonia Restaurant Robbery

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Lithonia Restaurant Robbery
    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Lithonia Restaurant Robbery Did negligent security contribute to this restaurant shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a…
  • Jul 16

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot at Smyrna Motel

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot at Smyrna Motel
    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot at Smyrna Motel Did negligent security contribute to this motel shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.…
Rank this Week: 133

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    California Bill Proposes Mandatory Sentence in Wake of Brock Turner Case

    California Bill Proposes Mandatory Sentence in Wake of Brock Turner Case
    In lieu of the national outrage over the seemingly light sentence of Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, the state of California has just proposed a bill which would mandate a minimum sentence of three years for crimes of sexual…
  • Jul 20

    California Bill Allows Window Smashing to Save Dogs from Hot Car

    California Bill Allows Window Smashing to Save Dogs from Hot Car
    Last month, California lawmakers proposed a new law that would allow people who spot a dog (and presumably any animal) left in a hot car to legally smash the window out to rescue it.  Assembly Bill 797, “The Right to Rescue…
  • Jul 15

    Family of Murdered Woman Sues City of San Francisco over ‘Sanctuary City’ Policy

    Family of Murdered Woman Sues City of San Francisco over ‘Sanctuary City’ Policy
    The family of Kathryn Steinle, the woman who was gunned down and killed while walking along San Francisco Pier last year, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city of San Francisco and other government agencies after the…
Rank this Week: 857

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jul 22

    Using Crash-Test Dummies to Make Uber Riding Safer

    Using Crash-Test Dummies to Make Uber Riding Safer
    If you live in the San Diego area, you are probably familiar with Uber and Lyft. These ride-sharing services have become extremely popular in Southern California, allowing residents and visitors to take advantage of quicker, and often less…
  • Jul 15

    Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accidents in San Diego

    Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accidents in San Diego
    Carlsbad Pedestrian Struck on Freeway Shoulder How often do pedestrian accidents, in particular hit-and-run collisions, occur in the San Diego area? According to a recent report from The San Diego Union-Tribune, a hit-and-run pickup truck…
  • Jul 8

    Injuries Caused By Exploding E-Cigarette

    Injuries Caused By Exploding E-Cigarette
    Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems, have been “promoted as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes,” according to a fact sheet from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.…
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California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    How Virtual Reality Could Help Calm Nursing Home Patient

    How Virtual Reality Could Help Calm Nursing Home Patient
    A recent article in Reuters Health reported that one out of every five nursing home residents that suffers verbal or physical nursing home abuse is not enduring that abuse at the hands of one of the staff members at a facility. Rather, about…
  • Jul 15

    Nursing Home Abuse at the Hands of Other Resident

    Nursing Home Abuse at the Hands of Other Resident
    While it might sound unlikely, perpetrators of nursing home abuse are not always those employed as caregivers for the elderly. According to a recent article in HealthDay, many elderly residents at nursing homes suffer injuries at the hands of…
  • Jul 8

    Elder Abuse Victims Remain Silent Too Often

    Elder Abuse Victims Remain Silent Too Often
    In order to stop nursing home abuse or to remove California seniors from assisted-living facilities where they have suffered serious injuries as a result of elder neglect, we need to know that this kind of abuse is occurring. However,…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her
    Hillary Clinton could have chosen a chimpanzee to be her running mate and I would still support her.  The stakes in this election are too high.  If nothing else, the last few Days of Dystopia, aka the Republican National…
  • Jul 7

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men
    #Shitdoesntjusthappen"I think he's just black in the wrong place."  -- Valerie CastileRepublicans on Capitol Hill, determined to validate their conspiracy theories, are grilling the FBI Director over his recommendation to not indict…
  • Jun 23

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold
    In 2006, the Mets were one pitch away -- albeit, a nasty, possibly unhittable Adam Wainwright curveball (that Carlos Beltran watched for strike three with the bases loaded, but I digress) -- from making the World Series.  That…
Rank this Week: 143

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?
    Death does not automatically void any debts owed by the deceased. In the normal course of administering an estate, the personal representative named in the decedent’s last will and testament is responsible for paying any valid creditor…
  • Jul 21

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate
    In a recent post we discussed how Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system, can go after the assets of a deceased beneficiary recipient’s probate estate or revocable living trust for reimbursement of medical costs paid during the…
  • Jul 14

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?
    There are many legal events that may affect your estate planning. For example, if you get divorced, the terms of your property settlement may require you to alter the terms of your will or trust. It is therefore important to resolve any…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 22

    TWiL 353: I Fought The Pokemon And The Law Won

    TWiL 353: I Fought The Pokemon And The Law Won
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Tiffany Li, Derek Muller Denise Howell and Emory Roane speak with Tiffany Li and Derek Muller about legal issues surrounding Pokemon Go including privacy, copyright, children and even election…
  • Jul 15

    TWiL 352: AI, Oh My!

    TWiL 352: AI, Oh My!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guests: Andrew Arruda, Joshua Browder Andrew Arruda of ROSS Intelligence and Joshua Browder, founder of DoNotPay robot lawyer discuss with Denise Howell and Emory Roane the future of using robots and…
  • Jul 8

    TWiL 351: Stairway To Court

    TWiL 351: Stairway To Court
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Ali Sternburg A jury finds that Led Zeppelin did not copy "Stairway to Heaven", Hillary Clinton's Initiative on Technology & Innovation, the music industry asks Congress to amend…
Rank this Week: 459

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    Study Rooms Available at Central Library

    Study Rooms Available at Central Library
    Did you know that San Diego Public Library’s Central branch has study rooms available for free to anyone with a library card? The library has 22 study rooms that seat 2-6 people on several different floors of the library. These ……
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas Affirmative Action Plan

    Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas Affirmative Action Plan
    Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas Affirmative Action Plan by CNN Supreme Court Reporter, Ariane de Vogue The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, saying that the plan…
  • Apr 18

    Ten Great Novels About the Supreme Court

    Ten Great Novels About the Supreme Court
    10 Great Novels About the Supreme Court by  lawyer in Arnold & Porter’s appellate and Supreme Court practice and author of The Advocate’s Daughter , Anthony Franze At the U.S. Supreme Court, a single vote can alter…
Rank this Week: 947

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 22

    Number 18: Really?

    Number 18: Really?
    Each month we get a report from our own marketing folks on how many people read and subscribe to our blog. On June 29, we received an email from Adelaide in South Australia in which a law firm has taken the time evaluate the 100 best divorce…
  • Jul 22

    “They Lied: Make Them Pay”

    “They Lied: Make Them Pay”
    For those who practice in the domestic relations world, one of the great frustrations comes when a client asks us to extract a sometimes appropriate pound of flesh as compensation for the “pack of lies” contained in a divorce…
  • Jun 28

    Guns & Domestic Violence; The US Supreme Court Grapples With Voisine v. US

    Guns & Domestic Violence; The US Supreme Court Grapples With Voisine v. US
    This writer only wishes he could wear the mantle of constitutional scholar. The best he can do is claim the appellation: constitutional observer.  Today, I picked up the majority opinion decided by Justice Elena Kagan with the intention…
Rank this Week: 840

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Copycatwalks: Fashion & The Law

    Copycatwalks: Fashion & The Law
    Earlier this week, Los Angeles-based artist Tuesday Bassen accused international clothing retailer Zara of stealing several of her designs for its clothing and jewelry. Her Instagram post featured side-by-side comparisons of Bassen's art next…
  • Jul 13

    Pokemon GO...to Court?

    Pokemon GO...to Court?
    Are you one of the millions of users who downloaded the Pokémon GO app in its first week of release? Or have you spent the last few days confused by your friends' sudden stream of social media references to "PokéStops,"…
  • Jul 5

    In Praise of Microform

    In Praise of Microform
    During library tours for new law students, there is usually a brief stop in the Microforms Room on level 1. It's not the most attractive space in the library, with its rows of metal cabinets, but it's a good place to pause the tour for some…
Rank this Week: 948

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
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LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 22

    Blog Post: NBA Pulls All-Star Game From Charlotte Citing Bathroom Law

    Blog Post: NBA Pulls All-Star Game From Charlotte Citing Bathroom Law
    The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, citing the state's controversial new law preventing transgender people from choosing the bathroom of their choice in a move that has sparked outrage from…
  • Jul 21

    Blog Post: 4 Things Making BigLaw Uneasy About A Clinton Presidency

    Blog Post: 4 Things Making BigLaw Uneasy About A Clinton Presidency
    A potential Hillary Clinton presidency bears the taint of scandal, a history of cronyism and the threat of aggressive enforcement, experts say, sparking worries over potentially heavy-handed regulation that would keep litigators, defense…
  • Jul 21

    Blog Post: Chamber of Commerce Weighs In On SEC's Disclosure Update

    Blog Post: Chamber of Commerce Weighs In On SEC's Disclosure Update
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, urging regulators to focus on what information is materially important as they continue…
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