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Illinois Traffic Laws

Illinois Traffic Laws

Explains the Illinois vehicle code with an emphasis on moving violations and offenses that result in criminal penalties and driver's license suspensions. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.illinoistrafficlaws.us/
  • Feb 27

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will now provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
  • Feb 24

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi
    Many people face the inconvenience of losing their license for a period in their lifetime. Whether it be due to drug or alcohol offense, an accumulation of speeding tickets, or reckless driving charges, license suspension is almost a given in…
  • Jan 16

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
Rank this Week: 964

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer…

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accident injuries and wrongful death in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoistruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Automated Truck

    Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Automated Truck
    Tractor-trailer accidents are not a rarity here in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that in the year 2012 alone, there were 9,739 reported auto accidents involving tractor-trailers. These tractor-trailer accidents…
  • Sep 5

    What Factors Affect Your Trucking Accident Case?

    What Factors Affect Your Trucking Accident Case?
    The amount of damages caused by commercial motor vehicle accidents is staggering. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that in 2012 there were $87 Billion dollars worth of damages caused by commercial motor vehicle crashes.…
  • Sep 4

    Road Rage and Tractor-Trailer

    Road Rage and Tractor-Trailer
    One negative aspect of being a tractor-trailer driver has to deal with road rage. Though normally it is the vehicles around the tractor-trailer with road rage, tractor-trailer drivers themselves tend to exhibit road rage behaviors, too. In…
Rank this Week: 743

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Employer’s Agent Signed Recruitment Report

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Employer’s Agent Signed Recruitment Report
    BALCA upheld the denial of the labor certification where the recruitment report was signed by an agent, rather than the employer, in direct violation of 20 CFR §656.17(g)(1), which requires either the employer or its representative…
  • Sep 22

    BIA Determines Evidentiary Value of Direct Sibling-to-Sibling DNA Test Result

    BIA Determines Evidentiary Value of Direct Sibling-to-Sibling DNA Test Result
    In a precedent decision issued today, the BIA held that direct sibling-to-sibling DNA test results reflecting a 99.5 percent degree of certainty or higher that a full sibling biological relationship exists should be accepted and…
  • Sep 22

    USCIS Workload Transfer

    USCIS Workload Transfer
    USCIS posted an alert today that it is transferring certain petitions for L-1 nonimmigrant status (and accompanying I-539s and I-765s for L-2 derivatives) from the VSC to the CSC, and is similarly transferring certain H-1B…
Rank this Week: 212

Immigration Law, Policy and…

Immigration Law, Policy and Procedure

Covers immigration law, policy, and procedure. By Federico B. Serrano.

http://www.serranoimmigration.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case
    As happened only a couple of years ago, we are faced yet again in 2013 with the threat of a government shutdown. I am re-posting this article which was originally published in 2011 with some modifications. Because the U.S. federal government…
  • Jan 2

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule
    The long awaited "Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process" was just released.  This final rule relating to the unlawful presence waiver is not effective yet, but at least we're…
  • Dec 23

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root
    Not remembering important information can complicate an applicant's naturalization application.  This is especially true when dealing with issues of eligibility.  That's why having a copy of one's  "A file" has become increasingly…
Rank this Week: 623

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 27

    First Trump/Clinton Presidential Debate: Little Discussion of Immigration

    First Trump/Clinton Presidential Debate: Little Discussion of Immigration
    Here is the debate in three minutes: The first of three scheduled debates between Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Many observers predicted that immigration would be a topic…
  • Sep 26

    From Immprof to IJ

    From Immprof to IJ
    Elizabeth L. Young directed the immigration clinic at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville from Fall 2008 through Spring 2016. Prior to working at the U of A, she served as interim director of the immigration law...
  • Sep 26

    Immigration Article of the Day: Mobilizing Under 'Illegality': The Arizona Immigrant Rights Movement's Engagement with the Law by Vasanthi Venkatesh

    Immigration Article of the Day: Mobilizing Under 'Illegality': The Arizona Immigrant Rights Movement's Engagement with the Law by Vasanthi Venkatesh
    Mobilizing Under 'Illegality': The Arizona Immigrant Rights Movement's Engagement with the Law by Vasanthi Venkatesh, University of Windsor -Faculty of Law; University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program 2016,…
Rank this Week: 66

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Sep 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal
    Professional objectors make a handsome living exploiting the flaws in class action rules, particularly regarding the objector’s right to appeal. While well-taken objections focus on deficiencies in a settlement that the court may have…
  • Sep 14

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire
    On August 18, 2016, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that the statutory provisions requiring the prompt payment of final wages apply not only to employees who quit their employment, but also employees who retire. McLean v. State…
  • Sep 7

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement
    In Haskins v. Symantec Corp., No. 14-16141 (9th Cir. June 20, 2016) (slip op. available here), a three-page unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit came to the unremarkable conclusion that a plaintiff bringing fraudulent advertising claims…
Rank this Week: 75

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Sep 23

    How Do You Say “Book” in…?

    How Do You Say “Book” in…?
    It’s almost time for the National Book Festival (#NatBookFest)! I have looked through the line-up, which you can browse by author or schedule, and am excited to try to see the authors of “Rosie Revere, Engineer,”…
  • Sep 22

    On the Shelf: Hispanic Heritage Month and Recent Latin American Law Material Acquisition

    On the Shelf: Hispanic Heritage Month and Recent Latin American Law Material Acquisition
    Earlier this year we reflected on Hispanic Heritage Month with a post by my colleague Francisco Macias. He and I have explored the origins of the month in previous years’ posts. You can read this year’s Presidential Proclamation…
  • Sep 21

    Behind the Scenes at the Swearing-in of the 14th Librarian of Congre

    Behind the Scenes at the Swearing-in of the 14th Librarian of Congre
    This is a guest post by Roberta I. Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress, whose posts include 2016 New Year’s Greetings from the Law Librarian of Congress and An Interview with Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress. For so many…
Rank this Week: 172

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Aug 24

    Lead change or hang on for dear life

    Lead change or hang on for dear life
    Change is.  Years ago, many people debated whether the legal industry was changing.  Truth be told, the debate was silly.  Change is.  The only question is the speed of change.  It used to be slow.  It took years…
  • Jul 28

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”
    My friend John Chisholm sent me an article on why diversity programs in law firms are failing. (Talk about a small world–An Aussie sending an article from a Canadian publication to a guy in Chicago!)  The article includes this…
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
Rank this Week: 367

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 20

    Public companies see gold in California

    Public companies see gold in California
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Sept. 20, 2016 The five biggest companies in the United States by market value are all technology companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — three of them…
  • Sep 20

    Death-penalty justice depends on where we live

    Death-penalty justice depends on where we live
    Franklin Zimring quoted by Bakersfield.com, Sept. 20, 2016 As University of California Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring observes, the determining factor for seeking the death penalty is not homicide rates or demographics, but…
  • Sep 20

    Clawbacks often leave out the clawing

    Clawbacks often leave out the clawing
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Marketplace, Sept. 20, 2016 Since the financial crisis, said Davidoff Solomon, companies have added other reasons for clawing back money, “failure to supervise, bad faith, negligent in your…
Rank this Week: 467

India Blawg

India Blawg

Covers Indian legal developments.

http://indiablawg.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    Terror at IISc.

    Terror at IISc.
    Just a small post to express my condolences and concern for the families of the professors who were killed and injured at the IISc. last night. I know one of the injured personally and my prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.
  • Dec 28

    Terror at IISc.

    Terror at IISc.
    Just a small post to express my condolences and concern for the families of the professors who were killed and injured at the IISc. last night. I know one of the injured personally and my prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.
  • Dec 27

    Google Earth and Security of the Nation

    Google Earth and Security of the Nation
    Srijith discussed the issue of Google Earth and the Indian response to the display of sensitive military installations.He made the point that USA, France and Israel have all blanked out sensitive sites from Google Earth and that it is…
Rank this Week: 894

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur]Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur, is pleased to announce the 1st Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition,…
  • Sep 23

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC
    [The following guest post is contributed by Munmi Phukon, who is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Law Division at Vinod Kothari & Co.]IntroductionIn 2011, a landmark judgment of the Gujarat High Court in Radhe Estate Developers Vs.…
  • Sep 22

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, who is a corporate lawyer in Mumbai]In an earlier post on February 18, 2012, Mr. Umakanth Varottil had discussedthe informal guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of…
Rank this Week: 857

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Indiana Consumer Sues Sottile & Barile, LLC for FDCPA Violation

    Indiana Consumer Sues Sottile & Barile, LLC for FDCPA Violation
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against the Ohio law firm Sottile & Barile, LLC.  The lawsuit, which has been filed in the United States District…
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
Rank this Week: 485

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Best Workplaces for Adoptive Parents List Released

    Best Workplaces for Adoptive Parents List Released
    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recently released its annual “100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces” list. The Foundation has compiled a yearly list of workplaces that offer the best policies for employees growing…
  • Aug 23

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State
    As gestational surrogacy continues to increase in the United States, so do opportunities to observe its trends and outcomes. Many states presently permit gestational surrogacy, although the laws vary by state and are rapidly evolving.…
  • Aug 12

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology
    The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (“ASRM”) recently issued an Ethics Committee opinion regarding the appropriate terminology for the donation of embryos. The opinion is consistent with the modern sentiment that…
Rank this Week: 229

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Indiana accidents, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Crossen Kooi, LLP.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/indiana-injury-lawyer-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 28

    Secondary Drowning

    Secondary Drowning
    Has your little one ever been in the swimming pool and started to struggle?  Maybe they slipped  and briefly got out of your reach?  They take in some water but you are able to get to them quickly and all is well.  Or at…
  • May 19

    Happy May!

    Happy May!
    The month of May is in full swing!  As you look around the city, there is plenty to do all month long.  From the Mini Marathon to the Indy 500 to the Indiana Pacers playoffs, there won’t be a dull moment this month.  …
Rank this Week: 722

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 605

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Sun Life Wrongfully Terminates Employee’s Long Term Disability Benefit

    Sun Life Wrongfully Terminates Employee’s Long Term Disability Benefit
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff Amy R., recently filed a lawsuit against Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (“Sun Life”). The Plaintiff was employed as an Accounting Clerk with Members Advantage Credit Union for…
  • Aug 25

    Sun Life Wrongfully Terminates Employee’s Long Term Disability Benefit

    Sun Life Wrongfully Terminates Employee’s Long Term Disability Benefit
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff Amy R., recently filed a lawsuit against Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (“Sun Life”). The Plaintiff was employed as an Accounting Clerk with Members Advantage Credit Union for…
  • Aug 4

    Hartford Sued for Wrongful Termination Of Long Term Disability Benefit

    Hartford Sued for Wrongful Termination Of Long Term Disability Benefit
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff Dee Ann Miller recently filed a federal lawsuit against The Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (“Hartford”) for payment of disability benefits. The Plaintiff was employed as…
Rank this Week: 769

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law
    From The ConversationWhile the Australian Law Reform Commissions’s 1986 report on the use of customary law for Aboriginal people was a great initiative, it was, in hindsight, a notion well before its time. Although 30 years have elapsed…
  • Apr 17

    Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

    Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
    Book review by Genevieve Valentine of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, by Andres Resendez "In 1839, Captain John Sutter arrived in California and began acquiring Native American slaves from…
  • Nov 27

    US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election

    US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election
    Justice Kennedy has intervened in a Native Hawaiian election concerning Native Hawaiian governmental relations. The case contesting the elections had been ruled against by the District Court and the Court of Appeals, saying it was a private…
Rank this Week: 745

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 170

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 27

    News, Strasbourg: Grand Chamber hears Article 10 data protection case of Satamedia Oy v Finland

    News, Strasbourg: Grand Chamber hears Article 10 data protection case of Satamedia Oy v Finland
    On 14 September 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Satamedia Oy v  Finland. The judgment was reserved and is unlikely to be given for several months. The applicant companies…
  • Sep 26

    Word Check Database: due diligence or blacklist? – Tamsin Allen

    Word Check Database: due diligence or blacklist? – Tamsin Allen
    One day, your bank writes to you saying that you have fallen outside its risk appetite and your accounts are being closed. You ring the bank manager to ask why and he says there is nothing he can tell you. You try to open a bank account…
  • Sep 23

    Does Theresa May really want an independent BBC? The jury’s out – Steven Barnett

    Does Theresa May really want an independent BBC? The jury’s out – Steven Barnett
    There are two ways of looking at Theresa May’s decision to reverse Rona Fairhead’s appointment as BBC chair, thereby effectively dismissing her. The first is benign, reflecting a genuine impatience with David Cameron’s…
Rank this Week: 483

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 420

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 26

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC
    As the SVP of human resources, general counsel and secretary of Jockey International, Mark Jaeger is right where he wants to be in his career. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Jaeger was a good student with an interest in business and law.…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life
    My column this week at Above the Law rounds up 10 Tiny Tools to Simplify A Lawyer’s Life. I cover: ActiveWords. The post 10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Sep 22

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie
    Elevated first-year associate salaries seem to be the new normal at top law firms, but Michael Ray, Chief Legal Officer of Western Digital Corporation, thinks the new compensation schemes are “largely unsustainable.”…
Rank this Week: 452

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city's Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on "Boston 2024", which would be limited…
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city’s Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on “Boston 2024″, which…
  • Jun 2

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 509

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised
    The European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings) is being revised. In the months since we last reported, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on a…
  • Feb 26

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue
    Insolvency office holders conducting litigation can continue to recover CFA uplifts and ATE premiums from losing parties. The government announced today, 26 February 2015, in a Written Statement that the insolvency exemption to sections 44…
  • Feb 23

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 876

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Sep 21

    Hedge Fund Manager Faces SEC Charges For Insider Trading

    Hedge Fund Manager Faces SEC Charges For Insider Trading
    The SEC has filed insider trading civil charges against Leon G. Cooperman and his Omega Advisors. According to the regulator, the hedge fund manager made illicit profits when he bought Atlas Pipeline Partners  securities right before it…
Rank this Week: 610

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 44

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Is there a future for private insurance exchanges?

    Is there a future for private insurance exchanges?
    The collapse of most Obamacare exchanges has captured the attention of the media in recent months.  This may explain the lack of news about private exchanges.  Private exchanges have not exactly caught fire, but they have not…
  • Sep 26

    More 3000% Rate Decrease

    More 3000% Rate Decrease
    Once more, with gusto:Just got in another batch of renewals on some of my Grandmothered and Grandfathered plans. Sally, for example, has a $3,000 deductible, HSA-compliant plan with no co-insurance. Her current rate of $384 a month is…
  • Sep 23

    If you like your plan, Nebraska style

    If you like your plan, Nebraska style
    Cornhusker State insureds (and potential insureds) just lost another opportunity:"Blue Cross drops out of Nebraska's Obamacare marketplace"That leaves just two carriers on the state's Exchange, one of which has a substantial Medicaid presence…
Rank this Week: 398

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Sep 27

    Where you tell the story of YOU: your website profile page

    Where you tell the story of YOU: your website profile page
    It is not easy to prepare your own profile or biography. If you are modest, you are not good at telling the world why you are so good at what you do. If you are uncomfortable writing about yourself, it will be the one task that gets pushed to…
  • Sep 26

    Real Websites versus “Brochure-ware”

    Real Websites versus “Brochure-ware”
    Today’s website has to work as hard as you do to generate new clients, enhance your SEO and educate prospects 24/7. If it’s just a bit of what we call “brochure-ware,” that is, a series of web pages with no energy or engagement, then…
  • Sep 23

    Before You Go to Another Breakfast Meeting, Read Thi

    Before You Go to Another Breakfast Meeting, Read Thi
    Business groups that exist purely for the purpose of networking can be very productive or a complete waste of time—or somewhere in the middle. We encourage attorneys to be cautious about groups that demand a certain number of leads per…
Rank this Week: 457

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix
    I will wager that most of you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, apps, sites, and services. While I probably don’t have a lot of time for that either, I have come to recognize my tech addiction for…
  • Apr 8

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot
    From the looks of it, this is my first official blog post in over 6 months, and only the second post in more than a year. From the days when I used to track law bloggers, I definitely qualify as an “inactive.” I’ve been…
  • Sep 14

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look
    If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet…
Rank this Week: 601

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 27

    The German Constitutional Complaint on CETA

    The German Constitutional Complaint on CETA
    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, several German NGOs have filed a complaint in German court alleging that CETA is unconstitutional. The full complaint is here. It's in German, but luckily we have a German intern named Max Wirth...
  • Sep 26

    Trump Raises the VAT Issue

    Trump Raises the VAT Issue
    The Trump campaign released an Economic Plan today. On trade, they raise one issue that has been of concern to respected trade policy people and has been lingering for quite a while: Ending the Unequal Value-Added Tax Treatment Under WTO...
  • Sep 25

    Deplorables-or Discontents? Does support for Trumpian border-closing stem from genuine economic anxiety-or visceral hatred & xenophobia?

    Deplorables-or Discontents? Does support for Trumpian border-closing stem from genuine economic anxiety-or visceral hatred & xenophobia?
    The Deplorables sounds like the name of a band that might have been playing clubs in the Bowery in the early 80s. Now it's been used, notoriously, by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to denote a sub-set of Trump supporters whose...
Rank this Week: 629

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 163

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 26

    Trump Failed to Disclose Foreign-Owned Business on Financial Disclosure

    Trump Failed to Disclose Foreign-Owned Business on Financial Disclosure
    Donald Trump failed to list one of his European companies on the Public Financial Disclosure Report submitted at the start of his campaign to the United States Office of Government Ethics, according to the Democratic Coalition Against Trump…
  • Sep 24

    Hiring Faculty at Texas A&M University School of Law

    Hiring Faculty at Texas A&M University School of Law
    Since Texas A&M University School of Law acquired the law school from Texas Wesleyan University in August of 2013, the law school has embarked on a program of investment that increased its entering class credentials and financial aid…
  • Sep 22

    Security Council Adopts Resolution 2309 on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Act

    Security Council Adopts Resolution 2309 on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Act
    The global aviation system is of vital importance to economic development and prosperity, and all States must strengthen, both individually and collectively, aviation security measures, in order to secure a stable and peaceful global…
Rank this Week: 321

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    New Issue: Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme

    New Issue: Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme
    The latest issue of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme (No. 108, October 2016) is out. Contents include:F. Philippe, L’arbitrage sportif, la lutte contre le dopage et le respect des droits fondamentaux des sportifs…
  • Sep 27

    Criddle & Fox-Decent: Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority

    Criddle & Fox-Decent: Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority
    Evan J. Criddle (William & Mary Law School) & Evan Fox-Decent (McGill Univ. - Law) have published Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority (Oxford Univ. Press 2016). Here's the abstract: Public…
  • Sep 27

    Fuentes: Normative Plurality in International Law

    Fuentes: Normative Plurality in International Law
    Carlos Iván Fuentes has published Normative Plurality in International Law: A Theory of the Determination of Applicable Rules (Springer 2016). Here's the abstract: This book provides a theoretical framework for explaining the choices…
Rank this Week: 34

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 218

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 29

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google
    Pro tip: If ever you Google yourself, and are unhappy with the results, don’t sue Google. Why not? Because under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act, websites and/or services that only republish or…
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
Rank this Week: 587

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 26

    REDRESS NEDERLAND CONFERENCE: “Justice for Victims and Accountability for Torturers”

    REDRESS NEDERLAND CONFERENCE: “Justice for Victims and Accountability for Torturers”
    REDRESS is pleased to announce the conference ‘Justice for victims and accountability for torturers: past, present and future strategies’, which will take place from 2 to 6 pm, on 29 September 2016, at The Carlton Ambassador Hotel…
  • Sep 23

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project
    The role of “commentaries” in the shaping of contemporary international law proved a recurring question in the just-concluded morning public plenary of today’s conference, “Humanity’s Common Heritage: 2016…
  • Sep 22

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court
    On 10 September, the African Court and UNESCO convened a seminar on “Strengthening judiciary systems and African Courts to protect the safety of journalists and end impunity” in Arusha, Tanzania. Attended by some 100 participants,…
Rank this Week: 98

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016
    3(c)(1) funds should update their offering documents to reflect $2.1 million net worth requirement. Assets under management threshold remains unchanged at $1 million. Only new client relationships entered and new investors admitted in private…
  • Jul 27

    Investment Adviser Sanctioned for Inadequate Trading Away Disclosure

    Investment Adviser Sanctioned for Inadequate Trading Away Disclosure
    On July 14, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an enforcement action against RiverFront Investment Group, LLC, a registered investment adviser serving as sub-adviser to clients in wrap fee programs…
  • Jul 19

    PILLSBURY BREAKFAST EVENT CONNECTS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WITH WOMEN INVESTORS

    PILLSBURY BREAKFAST EVENT CONNECTS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WITH WOMEN INVESTORS
    Pillsbury is hosting Plum Alley Investments, a private-membership on-line platform connecting women investors with businesses run by women entrepreneurs.  The breakfast will feature an intimate conversation about shaping the world by…
Rank this Week: 254

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

Covers the right to recover money from dishonest stockbrokers and investment advisers.

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Former InterSecurities Broker Harry Hammond Suspended For Unapproved PIPE Transaction

    Former InterSecurities Broker Harry Hammond Suspended For Unapproved PIPE Transaction
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former InterSecurities, Inc (InterSecurities), now known as Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (Transamerica), broker Harry Hammond (Hammond) was suspended from the…
  • Feb 19

    36 Oil and Gas Companies Filed For Bankruptcy In 2015

    36 Oil and Gas Companies Filed For Bankruptcy In 2015
    Law Office of Christopher J. Gray wishes to alert investors to the possibility that recommendations of oil and gas investments by broker-dealers may be unsuitable, depending on the individual characteristics of investors and whether the…
  • Feb 19

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Independent Financial Group (Independent), broker Robyn H. Lee (Lee) has had at least thirteen (13) customer complaints made against him, mostly involving sales of…
Rank this Week: 179

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 419

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
  • Sep 23

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange InternationalLimited (“Roche”) appeal from the UnitedStates District Court for the District of Delaware’s grantof summary judgment in favor of Lifescan Incorporatedand Nova…
Rank this Week: 28

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 69

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 701

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 190

IT-Lex

IT-Lex

Technology law blog with eyes on eDiscovery, social media, data security and privacy, piracy and copyrights.

http://it-lex.org/
  • Jun 20

    All Good Thing

    All Good Thing
    For the past two years, IT-Lex has been honored to adva […] The post All Good Things appeared first on IT-Lex.
  • Jun 13

    Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!

    Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!
    In Florida’s first appellate court case parsing t […] The post Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service! appeared first on IT-Lex.
  • Jun 6

    House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It

    House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It
    By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) The House of […] The post House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It appeared first on IT-Lex.
Rank this Week: 592

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 392