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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Dec 17

    Heartburn Relief: AstraZeneca Wins Nexium Antitrust Trial

    Heartburn Relief: AstraZeneca Wins Nexium Antitrust Trial
    On December 5, 2014, an 11-person jury decided in favor of defendants AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Laboratories, Inc. in the first pay-for-delay class action trial since the United States Supreme Court in FTC v. Actavis, Inc. opened the door…
  • Dec 4

    Lacking A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi – Federal Circuit Finally Holds Ultramercial’s Patent Does Not Cover Patent Eligible Material

    Lacking A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi – Federal Circuit Finally Holds Ultramercial’s Patent Does Not Cover Patent Eligible Material
    On November 12, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Ultramercial, LLC’s patent covering an eleven step process of watching a commercial as a condition of accessing free media content is invalid as…
  • Nov 21

    Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, and an Enhancement! Oh My!

    Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, and an Enhancement! Oh My!
    We have previously posted on the judiciary’s attempts to address frivolous and unwarranted suits brought by patent holding, non-practicing entities (“NPEs”). To deter such litigation, courts have the power to award…
Rank this Week: 530

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Dec 17

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba
    In an historic move, President Obama announced today that the United States will restore normal diplomatic relations with Cuba. According to press reports, secret negotiations have been taking place between the United States and Cuba for the…
  • Dec 17

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law
    Georgetown University Law Center's journal "Laws" is seeking papers for a Special Issue on Climate Change and International Economic Law. The following description is taken from the Guest Editor, Sonia Rolland: "The…
  • Dec 11

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership
    The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved Seychelles' application to become a member at a meeting yesterday. Seychelles has until June 1, 2015 to ratify the Protocol of Accession. Its membership will be effective 30…
Rank this Week: 699

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    “Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse”….Except for Cops?

    “Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse”….Except for Cops?
    Ignorantia juris non excusat. It is a very old axiom of our legal system of justice that "ignorance of the laws is no excuse".  Anyone who violates a law may not escape responsibility merely because they are unaware of its existence or…
  • Dec 15

    Can a Personal Breathalyzer Prevent a California DUI?

    Can a Personal Breathalyzer Prevent a California DUI?
    Many people are arrested on suspicion of a California DUI after only having one or two drinks. Could those arrests have been prevented if the arrestees knew their blood alcohol content was only, say at a 0.09 percent blood alcohol content and…
  • Dec 11

    Can a Drunk Driver Be Charged with Murder?

    Can a Drunk Driver Be Charged with Murder?
    In a word, yes. Some states have enacted statutes providing that murder in the second-degree is committed where a death is caused by a "wanton or reckless act" — the mental element of malice normally required for second-degree murder…
Rank this Week: 515

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba
    The United States and Cuba have agreed to open diplomatic relations between them, easing travel and business restrictions. On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced a swap of prisoners. Cuba will release American Alan Gross, who has…
  • Dec 11

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark
    Trademarks and service marks are one of the most important and valuable assets of a business, whether big or small. Trademarks and service marks operate as a source identifier and establish brand recognition. In order to maintain these rights…
  • Dec 9

    The Net Neutrality Debate

    The Net Neutrality Debate
    Over the past few months one of the most talked about topics has been net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is the principle that all content and applications on the Internet should be accessible to users equally, regardless of source,…
Rank this Week: 895

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Dec 17

    A Survey of Some Interesting New Patents from Microsoft

    A Survey of Some Interesting New Patents from Microsoft
    According to statistics released earlier this year by the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Microsoft is near the top of the list when it comes to companies applying for and receiving U.S. patents. In 2013, the company was issued…
  • Dec 15

    Innovation Focus: Cisco Pursues Telepresence Technologie

    Innovation Focus: Cisco Pursues Telepresence Technologie
    Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, CA, is a corporation that is heavily involved with designing and manufacturing networking equipment along with other information technologies. A new inventory of products for Cisco’s Unified Computing…
  • Dec 11

    Tentative FDA Approval for Oral Pediatric HIV Treatment

    Tentative FDA Approval for Oral Pediatric HIV Treatment
    Mylan Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its New Drug Applications (NDAs) for two dosages of abacavir/lamivudine…
Rank this Week: 628

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Dec 17

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS
    I am speaking on a couple of panels at the upcoming AALS (Associaton of American Law Schools) meeting in Washington, DC.  The more provocative of the two is the “AALS President’s Program – Implementing Innovation in Law…
  • Dec 9

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching
    IP law seems to be moving so quickly these days that figuring out how to teach it and what to teach is ever more challenging.  This month (December), I’m grading final Fall papers and preparing for Spring courses, and that ……
  • Dec 1

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift
    for the innovation-minded friend, colleague, or family member. This amazing book, published by Oxford University Press in September 2014, features a stunning and colorful cover (below!), a framework for empirical investigation of innovation…
Rank this Week: 337

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
Rank this Week: 921

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 678

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Dec 17

    More Obstacles for Food Labeling Class Action

    More Obstacles for Food Labeling Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit is poised to address the implicit “ascertainability” requirement for class actions in Jones v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No 14-16327 (9th Cir.). Briefing is underway in that matter in which the district court denied…
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court to determine if Time Spent by Employees in Security Check is Compensable

    Supreme Court to determine if Time Spent by Employees in Security Check is Compensable
    The U.S. Supreme Court has granted review of Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk to determine whether time spent by employees in a security check line constitutes work and is therefore compensable. The case was brought by employees of…
  • Dec 8

    What is the Impact of The Affordable Care Act on Future Medical Expenses?

    What is the Impact of The Affordable Care Act on Future Medical Expenses?
    Catastrophic injury cases with expensive life care plans pose significant exposure issues to our clients. The Affordable Care Act guarantees consumers the right to purchase health insurance and caps annual out-of-pocket medical expenditure,…
Rank this Week: 701

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Dec 17

    Outside the Lecture Hall

    Outside the Lecture Hall
    Jeff Huberman is a 2L from Newton, Massachusetts. He went to Tulane University in New Orleans for undergrad, and worked for two years at the Massachusetts Statehouse before law school.   Outside the Lecture Hall Harvard Law School…
  • Dec 12

    Pathway to HLS

    Pathway to HLS
    Isabel Broer is a 2L from New Jersey (via Massachusetts). Isabel studied Political Science at Columbia before joining TFA. With a strong interest in education policy, she hopes to pursue a career in public interest. Pathway to HLS Hello,…
  • Dec 3

    Inside the Black Box 3: From Submit to Admit

    Inside the Black Box 3: From Submit to Admit
    This is the final post in a series that sheds light on the inner workings of HLS Admissions. Our previous posts focused on the admissions team and the application review process. To wrap up our series on the application…
Rank this Week: 262

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Census Bureau Releases Data About School-Aged Children Living In Poverty By County

    Census Bureau Releases Data About School-Aged Children Living In Poverty By County
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The United States Census Bureau today released data concerning the rate of school-aged children living in poverty by county for the entire nation.  The data are a part of the SAIPE (Small Area Income and…
  • Dec 15

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying?------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Dec 11

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part X

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part X
    English: A Bully Free Zone sign - School in Berea, Ohio (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bullying remains the hottest of hot button issues in special education law.  In the first installment of this series, I explained the early…
Rank this Week: 447

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube
    Serious complications can arise when nursing home workers do not effectively clear clogged feeding tubes inserted into the stomach or small intestine of their patients. For many elderly individuals, feeding tubes offer significant benefits as…
  • Dec 10

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home
    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, numerous elderly members of society suffer from physical, emotional, mental and verbal abuse every year. The NCEA posts statistics on elder abuse that are readily available to the public. The…
  • Dec 3

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient
    Elder abuse is a widespread issue in American society. Unfortunately, nursing homes often sacrifice the care of senior citizens in their quest to become profitable entities. Even more unfortunate is the fact that abuse is often an…
Rank this Week: 135

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Pre-Death Pain and Suffering | Required Proof in Maryland

    Pre-Death Pain and Suffering | Required Proof in Maryland
    Many years ago, a jury awarded my partner Laura Zois’ client $4 million in a survival action claim.  The sole evidence — the SOLE evidence — presented to the jury was that the decedent said “Oh s—!”…
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
  • Nov 3

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage
    Last month in a medical malpractice case in Milwaukee, a judge did something pretty amazing.  Here is the setup.  A woman has both her arms and legs amputated as a result of a Strep A infection and the treatment she received…
Rank this Week: 871

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Dec 17

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen
    Eine Wohnungsdurchsuchung benötigt lediglich einen Anfangsverdacht. Dieser wird in der Praxis schnell von den Gerichten angenommen. Die Wohnung dient als Rückzugsort des Einzelnen und unterliegt daher dem besonderen Schutz der…
  • Dec 9

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung
    Der deutsche Komiker wurde bereits am ersten Verhandlungstag freigesprochen. Die Beweislage reichte für eine Verurteilung nicht aus. Der Komiker und Fernsehmoderator Karl Dall stand heute in Zürich wegen des Vorwurfs der…
  • Nov 25

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein
    Der Rapper und Jurastudent „Kollegah“ wurde vor wenigen Tagen vom Vorwurf der gefährlichen Körperverletzung (§ 224 StGB) freigesprochen. Das Gericht konnte nicht ausschließen, dass der bekannte Musiker in…
Rank this Week: 214

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Dec 17

    Florida Still a Top 10 State in Vehicle Thefts Despite Dramatic Decreases Overall

    Florida Still a Top 10 State in Vehicle Thefts Despite Dramatic Decreases Overall
    The good news—the probability of your car being stolen has been dwindling over the past two decades. The bad news—if you live, work or play in Florida, your chances are still higher than in 47 other states. That assessment is…
  • Dec 16

    Staged Accident Recruiter from Palm Beach County Sentenced to Nine Year

    Staged Accident Recruiter from Palm Beach County Sentenced to Nine Year
    A West Palm Beach man, who participated in an $8 million insurance fraud scam, was recently sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in the matter. Joel Antonio Simon Ramirez, about whom we reported on our FL PIP … Continue…
  • Dec 12

    Third DCA Rules for Insurer in GEICO v. Gables Insurance Recovery

    Third DCA Rules for Insurer in GEICO v. Gables Insurance Recovery
    In an opinion issued December 10, 2014 in the case of GEICO v. Gables Insurance Recovery (a/a/o Rita M. Lauzan), the Third District Court of Appeal quashed a Circuit Court Appellate Division’s decision affirming final judgment in favor…
Rank this Week: 909

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Dec 17

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?
    I get phone calls and emails each week from Texans who have lost friends and family members. Often, they have been named as independent executors and need information about probating a Will. The first question they ask is whether it will…
  • Dec 5

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man
    Most obituaries are sterile. They provide basic information about the deceased person’s birth, death, and those they left behind, but are short on capturing the personality of the person who has died. Aaron Joseph Purmort’s…
  • Nov 26

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday
    A friend of mine who volunteers for hospice wondered out loud a couple of weeks ago: “Why is it that more people die around the holidays?” “Really?”  I asked. “Is there actually data to support that?”…
Rank this Week: 829

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Dec 17

    European Commission Seeks To Stamp Out Envelope Cartel With Fines Totaling 19.48 Million Euro

    European Commission Seeks To Stamp Out Envelope Cartel With Fines Totaling 19.48 Million Euro
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Ana Rojo Prada and Richard Pike The European Commission has announced that it has imposed fines totaling 19.48 million euros on five European envelope producers for coordinating prices…
  • Nov 12

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?
    By Robert Schwartz Although President Obama has endorsed a specific approach to “net neutrality” – the principle that Internet service providers should treat all data on the Internet equally – the debate over whether…
  • Oct 30

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Yulia Tosheva and James Ashe-Taylor The European Commission has signalled that it is not dialing down its scrutiny of the telecommunications sector by imposing fines totalling 70…
Rank this Week: 613

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Traffic Violations Bureau Held Not A Court

    Traffic Violations Bureau Held Not A Court
    In a recent decision, Acting Bronx Supreme Court Justice Miriam Best ruled in People v. Serrano that the Traffic Violations Bureau is not a court for purposes of the attachment of double jeopardy. In Serrano, the defendant was found guilty by…
  • Nov 6

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law
    Effective Saturday, November 8, 2014, the penalties and fines for tickets for illegally using a cell phone and texting-while-driving will increase. The new law increases the maximum fines for texting and talking while driving. The maximum…
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
Rank this Week: 412

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Dec 17

    Carbon Monoxide: A Silent Maritime Killer

    Carbon Monoxide: A Silent Maritime Killer
    As any experienced maritime attorney can tell you, accident prevention and safety should be of paramount concern for boaters. Last month, we wrote about the top ten causes of boating accidents in 2013. Yet, there is another silent killer…
  • Dec 15

    Drowning Accidents: They Are More Common Than You Think

    Drowning Accidents: They Are More Common Than You Think
    If you enjoy the excitement of a boat outing, jet ski ride, or swim, there’s something you need to know. You are at risk for drowning, and you may not even realize it. Drowning accidents don’t just happen in dark or stormy water.…
  • Dec 12

    Three People Killed in St Lucia Cruise Ship Fire

    Three People Killed in St Lucia Cruise Ship Fire
    It’s been almost a year since the Carnival Triumph made headlines after a fire erupted in the vessel’s engine room due to a fuel leak, disabling the ship and leaving more than 3,000 people aboard a ship that had meager rations,…
Rank this Week: 115

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 954

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 17

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change
    As part of its DUI statute, Illinois has a provision that provides that any amount of cannabis or controlled substance in a driver's system may be the basis for a DUI charge. This is the only part of Illinois DUI law that permits a charge of…
  • Dec 10

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement
    The most recent "no refusal" crackdown in Kane County, which took place the night before Thanksgiving, resulted in seven DUI arrests. The Illinois State Police, the Kane County Sheriff's Police and thirteen municipal departments participated…
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change
    Current Illinois law allows a driver to be charged with DUI based on a trace of illegal drugs in their system. This is true regardless of impairment and even if the drug was used weeks earlier. The Illinois State Bar Association is…
Rank this Week: 254

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Dec 17

    Clear now?

    Clear now?
    The Telegraph this morning runs a “Top Family Judge” story :”Social workers must not ‘shy away’ from adoption – top family judge. Sir James Munby seeks to head off collapse in adoption placements…
  • Dec 16

    Sorry, what’s that you say?

    Sorry, what’s that you say?
    It was a mere blink of an eye since we were treated to the Adoption Myth Buster, wheeled out at a moment when it was said adoption statistics were through the floor. And it was all the fault of Re B-S. Or people misinterpreting B-S. Or people…
  • Dec 15

    Private Law – one swing and a roundabout

    Private Law – one swing and a roundabout
    The downturn in private law applications is definitely starting to look like a trend. Another month of figures lower than the same time last year (9%). And take a look at the table here – there is clear blue water between that red line…
Rank this Week: 708

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Dec 17

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail
    The increase in the number of accidents involving the transportation of oil by rail has increased the scrutiny on shippers of Bakken crude oil. In response, the United States Department of Transportation has proposed new rules to govern the…
  • Dec 16

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline
    Anti-fracking groups have been clamoring over the negative impact fracking has on the environment. One of the primary arguments raised by these groups is that fracking leads to high methane emissions. A newly released study suggests that…
  • Dec 15

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy
    The fluids used during hydraulic fracturing are an integral component of the fracking process. Although the fracking fluids are primarily composed of water and sand, manufacturers add varying amounts of chemicals to the fluids. The…
Rank this Week: 467

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Dec 17

    Sanctions for failure to make discovery

    Sanctions for failure to make discovery
    Law Lessons from Kartzman v. Randolph Realty, LLC, App. Div., No. A-1733-13T4, December 16, 2014: “A trial court has inherent discretionary power to impose sanctions for failure to make discovery, subject only to the requirement that…
  • Dec 17

    What identifies a child’s best interest

    What identifies a child’s best interest
    Law Lessons from New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. N.C.M., __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2014), Docket No. A-3666-13T3, December 16, 2014: A parent’s right to raise and maintain a relationship with his or her…
  • Dec 17

    A trial court on a motion for reconsideration has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment

    A trial court on a motion for reconsideration has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment
    Law Lessons from Kartzman v. Randolph Realty, LLC, App. Div., No. A-1733-13T4, December 16, 2014: A trial court on a motion for reconsideration under Rule 4:49-2 clearly has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment. Baumann…
Rank this Week: 75

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 399

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie
    So there is going to be a Christmas or holiday party at work. You remember what happened last year; too much alcohol and some groping. What rights do you have and what can you do if there is the same type of behavior again this year? In…
  • Dec 16

    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates LLC, Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $145,000

    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates LLC, Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $145,000
    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates, LLC, pays $145,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") discrimination lawsuit. The ADA lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published…
  • Dec 15

    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., pays $75,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities ACt ("ADA") discrimination lawsuit. The ADA lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The first step in filing a…
Rank this Week: 234

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Legal Considerations for Global Entrepreneur

    Legal Considerations for Global Entrepreneur
    Contributed by Guest Blogger: Alice HarrisonHaving a great idea and possessing the grit and determination to develop it into a profitable business is of vital importance for anybody that wants to succeed in the cutthroat world of…
  • Dec 2

    "Good" Law

    "Good" Law
    As part of BIALL's November Newsletter, Daniel Hoadley examined 'Good' lawBack in September, Jane Riley (of the Manchester Law Library), posted an important question on LIS-Law which I have paraphrased below:"If there is no case status (no…
  • Nov 13

    Legal Reference Materials Course

    Legal Reference Materials Course
    BIALL is running the Legal Reference Materials course again on 15th December at City University.This course is intended for recent entrants to law librarianship and for those working in more general libraries which have legal materials.…
Rank this Week: 770

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
  • Dec 16

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve
    The answer to David's question, Will The Swaps Pushout Rule Die In The Cromnibus?, was...no! Here's the bill itself. A...
Rank this Week: 77

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Employment Termination in Iowa Allows for Employees to Receive Generous Benefit

    Employment Termination in Iowa Allows for Employees to Receive Generous Benefit
    If you are terminated by your employer, there are many avenues under Iowa law that allow you to be eligible for unemployment benefits.  For example, if you are terminated for "misconduct" but the employer fails to prove that the supposed…
  • Dec 16

    What to do when your company announces layoff

    What to do when your company announces layoff
    Mercy just let everyone know they are merciless and will ax 1,500 positions. Probably if they didn’t pay so much for land or to build a hospital they didn’t need then they wouldn’t be in this position. But they do and…
  • Dec 15

    Lawyers Being Asked to Pay-To-Play

    Lawyers Being Asked to Pay-To-Play
    The Iowa Bar Association (lawyers not bartenders) is considering whether lawyers should be taxed, they call it a fee, for providing free legal services to those who are unrepresented. I find this to be a terrible idea.I am against a mandatory…
Rank this Week: 456

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 17

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the December issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $10.5 million verdict- Coahoma County products liability trial mentioned here (9/25/14); $125,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal…
  • Dec 15

    Duck, Duck………

    Duck, Duck………
    Goose!!!! Get it? It’s a goose case. The opening line from Miss. Supreme Court Justice Kitchens’ majority opinion says it all: Janet Olier was attacked and chased by a domestic goose in Donna Bailey’s yard. As she attempted…
  • Dec 8

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue
    The Clarion-Ledger reported last week that former NBA and USM basketball star Clarence Weatherspoon has won a Hinds County lawsuit against two rap artists. From the article: Donald Sharp, a.k.a. “Cadillac Don,” and Tiyon Rogers,…
Rank this Week: 219

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Dec 16

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension
    The U.S. Senate adjourned for the year on Tuesday without passing an extension of TRIA. Strong opposition from retiring Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) blocked a vote on the measure that was overwhelmingly supported by lawmakers in the House as…
  • Dec 11

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate
    On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed an extension of TRIA by a vote of 417-7. The House vote is a step closer to ensuring the bill does not expire at years’ end. The legislation will now be sent to the Senate. Most Senators…
  • Dec 11

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer
    Congress passed a bill that will loosen the Dodd-Frank capital rules imposed on insurers. The legislation unanimously passed the Senate in June and passed by voice vote in the House on Wednesday. S. 2270 changes the Collins Amendment and will…
Rank this Week: 277

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 389

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 16

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm
    Ah, the sweet taste of vindication. Last...
  • Dec 9

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea
    On Saturday I posted links to position papers by both China and the US on China's South China Sea claims. Here's an analysis of the dueling papers.
  • Dec 7

    China bans pun

    China bans pun
    Displaying a level of control freakery that probably reminds many women of their f'irst husband, the Chinese government has banned puns. I am not making this up. Here are some reports: "Punning banned in China" (Language Log)…
Rank this Week: 353

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/
  • Dec 16

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?
    The FDIC chose an odd way to announce a purported "thaw" in its long-denied freeze on de novo banks: Q&As. Released late last month, the brief document supplements a 1998 FDIC Policy Statement regarding applications for deposit…
  • Dec 14

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More
    At the same time that the federal government is trying to drive Native American tribes out of the payday lending business, it is encouraging them to get into the pot business. As long as the file those Cheech & Chong...
  • Dec 10

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold
    While the report by the Senate Democrats on CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques" has been grabbing the attention of the press, the emails released by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this week…
Rank this Week: 652

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By Scholle Law.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Lack of Security Cameras in Decatur Murder Raises Question

    Lack of Security Cameras in Decatur Murder Raises Question
    In my last post, I shared several concerns about the recent murder of Karen Pearce near a Decatur parking garage. I raised the question about whether the crime could have been avoided or solved sooner had there been surveillance cameras. As…
  • Dec 15

    No Security Cameras at Decatur Murder Premise

    No Security Cameras at Decatur Murder Premise
    For a small town adjacent to the much larger city of Atlanta, Decatur is a relatively secure city with a relatively low crime rate. Although there are isolated instances of street crimes, including muggings and robberies, these generally do…
  • Dec 2

    Graco's Car Seat Recall Triggers Fed Inquiry

    Graco's Car Seat Recall Triggers Fed Inquiry
    Over the recent months, we have posted on a big issue within corporate giant General Motors; whether and when corporate executives knew of a problem with their ignition switches prior to the massive recall this past year. The company has…
Rank this Week: 864

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship
    Current and former fighters have filed a potentially game-changing lawsuit against the UFC over salaries and UFC's business practices. Here's my analysis of the lawsuit for Sports Illustrated - hope you have a chance to check it out.
  • Dec 16

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?
    From Judge Susan E. Gash, presiding over the trial of NFL player Aaron Hernandez:No person wearing clothing, or a button or other object attached to clothing, or carrying an object that displays any Patriots or other NFL team logo,…
  • Dec 16

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read
    Courtesy of Cleveland Browns' Andrew Hawkins (he of the "Justice" t-shirt in Sunday's game that a Cleveland police union official labeled "pathetic"):“I was taught that justice is a right that every American should have. Also justice…
Rank this Week: 533

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Dec 16

    F/V TRAILBLAZER Crewman Med-Evaced

    F/V TRAILBLAZER Crewman Med-Evaced
    A crew member's hand having been crushed in a crab pot launcher, crew-mates from the 120-foot fishing vessel TRAILBLAZER called the Alaska Coast Guard on Thursday, December 11, 2014 to report that immediate medical care was needed. The…
  • Dec 16

    F/V TITAN Grounded in Columbia River near Ilwaco

    F/V TITAN Grounded in Columbia River near Ilwaco
    Crew from the F/V TITAN called The Coast Guard Sector Columbia River At 2:16 am on Friday, December 5, 2014, to report they had grounded off the A-jetty on the north side of the Columbia River near Ilwaco, WA. The 78-foot vessel's engine room…
  • Dec 10

    54 crew members missing.

    54 crew members missing.
    54 crew members are missing from the capsized 326 ft South Korean trawler 501 ORYONG. Coast Guard Alaska Sector and five Good Samaritan vessels are assisting the Russian Kamchatka Border Guard Directorate (KBGD) in the search. According to…
Rank this Week: 889

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 239

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Frivolous Lawsuit

    Frivolous Lawsuit
    When a beneficiary files suit against a trustee of a revocable trust, the petition should contain at least some shred of evidence. Otherwise, the beneficiary runs the risk of pursuing a frivolous suit.The consequences of such can be quite…
  • Dec 12

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary
    If a beneficiary sues a trustee and is successful, they are generally not able to recover their attorney fees from the trust. Hence, the beneficiary will have to personally bear the out-of-pocket costs. However, an exception to this rule…
  • Dec 4

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo
    Generally speaking, when a person receives Medi-Cal services past the age of 55, upon their demise their estate is required to reimburse the state of California for such services. See Welfare & Institutions Code §14009.5. This…
Rank this Week: 523

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Dec 16

    Justice Department Leaves Misbranding Case After Trial Victory

    Justice Department Leaves Misbranding Case After Trial Victory
    In a small case hailing from Tennessee, the Justice Department early this week decided to withdraw charges made against a couple convicted of utilizing misbranded drugs in their clinics. Dr. Anindya Kumar Sen and his wife, Patricia Sen,…
  • Dec 16

    Apple Notches Victory on iPod Antitrust Case

    Apple Notches Victory on iPod Antitrust Case
    Early this week, a federal jury handed a Apple Inc. a huge win in the firm’s long-running class action case against claims that the company was in violation of antitrust laws by limiting its competition for its long line of iPod audio…
  • Dec 15

    Sandy Hook Families Gun Filing Suit Against Gun Maker

    Sandy Hook Families Gun Filing Suit Against Gun Maker
    Several families of victims who died and a lone survivor from Sandy Hook Elementary recently filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against a gun maker of the rifle that was used in the massacre. It was a couple years back when Adam Lanza murdered 20…
Rank this Week: 539

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
  • Dec 16

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library
    It’s the last week of exams before the New Year holiday break at Osgoode. The students are stressed. We have seen them doing jumping jacks in the group study rooms. So we weren’t so surprised when we discovered this expression…
  • Dec 15

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue
    130 new LLMC Digital titles have been added to the library catalogue. Access to the LLMC Digital database is available here. “LLMC, a non-profit cooperative of libraries, is dedicated to – and passionate about – its…
  • Dec 11

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 650 new HeinOnline resources have been loaded to the library catalogue: American Indian Law Collection 2 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1 new title History of International Law 33 new titles U.S. Congressional…
Rank this Week: 712

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 16

    Networking Tips During the Holiday

    Networking Tips During the Holiday
    This is an opportunity to connect with friends and family that you don’t often see. Let them know that you’re graduating and looking for a job. Contact the Career Services Office. Reach out to your mentors or find them…
  • Nov 13

    Why it Pays to Prepare Early for Your Law School Exam

    Why it Pays to Prepare Early for Your Law School Exam
    Most law school classes only have one final exam, and your entire grade depends on it. Those three or four hours determine your grade for the entire course! Quite a lot of pressure on a single exam, right? This is … Continue reading…
  • Oct 31

    Case Law

    Case Law
    A CASE is a written decisions issued by a court, often referred to as a judicial opinion or decision.  Cases are published in chronological order in print sets called reporters or case reports. Federal courts and state courts…
Rank this Week: 948

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?
    Realty Capital Securities, LLC (RCS) is a Boston-based unit of American Realty Capital (ARC).  According to its website, ARC is a “full service investment advisory firm sponsoring a series of investment programs with an emphasis on…
  • Nov 30

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?
    Each January, The SEC’s National Exam Program (“NEP”) issues examination priorities for the year ahead.  The priorities are based upon the SEC’s evaluation of those areas in the financial markets that it believes…
  • Nov 30

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena
    The attorneys at Cosgrove Law Group, LLC frequently handle business disputes on a contingent fee basis in arbitrations and the courts.  We are typically litigating in the financial industry arena where slashing, cross-checking and…
Rank this Week: 794

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITHOUT CONSENT DA 14-0287, 2014 MT 331N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. ERIC LAT BAILEY, Defendant and…
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0294, 2014 MT 330N, BRANDY BURGESS and AMY BURGESS SMITH, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. MARK BRYAN, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Dec 16

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 13-0587, 2014 MT 329, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. BRIAN ANTHONY JOHNSTON, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 28

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Dec 16

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.
    "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina" de Alfonso Santiago (dir.),(Marcial Pons, 2014 -- 3 tomos, 2212 páginas)---------------------Nunca habrá tal vez una historia “definitiva” de nada, pero el libro que dirige…
  • Nov 18

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil
    Se publicó ayer en el Boletín Oficial el Acuerdo de Sede entre Argentina y la Comision Trinacional de la cuenca del Rio Pilcomayo. Ley Nacional que normalmente no recibiría mayor atención, si no fuera por cierto…
  • Nov 18

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta
    Publicamos esto para no dejar (mas) cabos sueltos. El 12 de octubre, un rato antes de que nos enteráramos de la muerte de Petracchi, lanzamos una encuesta en el blog sobre el Nuevo Código Civil (hicimos varias ediciones…
Rank this Week: 183