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Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 24

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015
    In the move to a first-to-file patent system, the U.S. narrowed its pre-filing grace period previously codified under 35 U.S.C. 102(b)(2010).  The new law enacted as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) continues to…
  • Apr 23

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission
    Earlier this week I wrote about the upcoming deadline for comments on the USPTO’s patent quality initiative as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s parallel publication process.  Although the BTLJ’s…
  • Apr 23

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll
    On a voice-vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s nominee Kara Stoll to be the next addition to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Now that the log-jam over Loretta Lynch’s…
Rank this Week: 360

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Apr 24

    AALS Section On Law & Sports Seeks Award Nomination

    AALS Section On Law & Sports Seeks Award Nomination
    This just in: The AALS Section on Law and Sports is pleased to announce the inaugural AALS Section on Law and Sports Award to recognize an individual that has made a substantial and significant contribution to scholarship, teaching, and/or…
  • Apr 23

    What Do the Best Law Mentors Do?

    What Do the Best Law Mentors Do?
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Professors Terri Beiner, Kelly Browe Olson, and Kelly Terry, and Dean Michael Schwartz are launching a study of the best law mentors in the country. Cribbing from a letter I received today, they...
  • Apr 23

    Infilaw Holding Off On Seeking Charleston Acquisition

    Infilaw Holding Off On Seeking Charleston Acquisition
    According to news reports, Infilaw appears to be backing away from acquiring Charleston School of Law. The proposed acquisition of Charleston stalled after Infilaw withdrew its application to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education…
Rank this Week: 522

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Answers common questions about car accidents, medical malpractice and other serious issues that can involve lawsuits.

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Apr 24

    Not All Smoke Detectors Are Created Equal

    Not All Smoke Detectors Are Created Equal
    Do you know what type of smoke detector you have in your home?  Did you know there were two different types of smoke detectors? Ionization smoke detectors use an ionization chamber and a source of ionizing radiation to detect smoke. This…
  • Apr 14

    Antiquated Virginia Dog Bite Law Protects Negligent Dog Owners (And No One Else)

    Antiquated Virginia Dog Bite Law Protects Negligent Dog Owners (And No One Else)
    In today’s Roanoke Times, you’ll find a column by Dan Casey, “Dog-on-dog bite hits mutt’s owner with $654 bill” .  In the article, Casey tells the story of 75 year old Audrey Bower and her 13 year old Cocker…
  • Apr 13

    Am I at Risk for Being in a Car Fire?

    Am I at Risk for Being in a Car Fire?
    Fiery car crashes make for fantastic scenes in the movies, but definitely not real-life. Having worked with clients that have suffered serious 3rd degree burns, I can tell you that any burn injury will be extremely painful and…
Rank this Week: 664

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 24

    Culture Wars at the Supreme Court

    Culture Wars at the Supreme Court
    Views on environmental issues are related to broader culture differences.  According to social scientists, environmentalists tend to be egalitarian, believe in harmony with nature, and stress responsibility over autonomy.…
  • Apr 23

    Is Jeb Bush Listening to Andy Sabin?

    Is Jeb Bush Listening to Andy Sabin?
                     Jeb Bush is now “concerned” about climate change.  He also believes the U.S. needs to work with other countries to “negotiate a way to reduce carbon…
  • Apr 22

    The Battle to Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley Moves to the Court

    The Battle to Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley Moves to the Court
    This week, the longstanding battle over the dam and reservoir that have for a century flooded Yosemite National Park’s storied Hetch Hetchy Valley moves to the courts. A new lawsuit, filed by conservationists on the 177th…
Rank this Week: 343

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers Email Alerts  when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers Email Alerts  when Patent Applications Publish
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of interest are published.…
  • Apr 23

    Don’t Miss the Only Life Science Educational Event Dedicated to Due Diligence

    Don’t Miss the Only Life Science Educational Event Dedicated to Due Diligence
    Notice: Use of undefined constant get_post_type - assumed 'get_post_type' in /hermes/bosnaweb01a/b2262/ipw.patentba/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/classes/YARPP_Core.php on line 1467 Mergers, acquisitions,…
  • Oct 28

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll
    A marketing company is currently helping CEA and a coalition of other companies (and legislators!) in a project to raise awareness to fight “patent troll” issues and to petition the senate for Patent Legislation Reform.…
Rank this Week: 451

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 561

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Three construction workers injured in King of Prussia mall accident

    Three construction workers injured in King of Prussia mall accident
    Three construction workers were hospitalized recently when a live electrical cable was cut during an expansion project at a King of Prussia mall. One of the workers was listed in critical condition while a second man was hospitalized for…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day: The George and Miriam Martin Foundation

    Earth Day: The George and Miriam Martin Foundation
    Happy Earth Day! Did you know that George Martin is an environmentalist at heart? Pictured below are Martin Law attorneys at Sanibel Island in November 2014 visiting the Walkway into the Wilds built by the George and Miriam Martin…
  • Apr 13

    What About Workers' Comp In Pennsylvania?

    What About Workers' Comp In Pennsylvania?
    At a time when more than 60 percent of states have decreased workers' compensation benefits or made it harder to obtain such benefits, Pennsylvania has remained constant and protected the rights of injured workers. Pennsylvania is one of…
Rank this Week: 501

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 24

    CAVC – Blue vs. Brown Water Veterans and Inland Waterways . . . To Be Continued

    CAVC – Blue vs. Brown Water Veterans and Inland Waterways . . . To Be Continued
    On April 23, 2015, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim (CAVC) remanded, in pertinent part, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals decision denying service connection for conditions related to TCDD (Agent Orange) exposure for Mr. Gray a…
  • Apr 21

    Yeah But Can We Preserve the Millennium Falcon for Chewbacca’s Benefit?

    Yeah But Can We Preserve the Millennium Falcon for Chewbacca’s Benefit?
    Elder Law has really broken out into mainstream popular culture this year!  There was the first season of Better Call Saul, where the attorney who would be Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad gets into elder law and sues an assisted ……
  • Apr 20

    DIC Claim Appeal and Administrative Efficiency – St. Paul Pension Management Center

    DIC Claim Appeal and Administrative Efficiency – St. Paul Pension Management Center
    Last week, the St. Paul Pension Management Center granted on appeal the surviving spouse of a veteran Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC).  The issue on appeal involved a dependency status question when the marriage lasted…
Rank this Week: 469

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
  • Apr 24

    Centenary of the Landing at Anzac Cove During World War I

    Centenary of the Landing at Anzac Cove During World War I
    April 25, 2015, marks 100 years since the first landing of Australian and New Zealand troops (known as the ANZACs, for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) at the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in Turkish) in Turkey during World War I. …
  • Apr 23

    Henry VIII by William Shakespeare

    Henry VIII by William Shakespeare
    Since it is April, and today is Shakespeare’s birthday, it is time for our annual post on this great playwright.  Last year, in  honor of our upcoming Magna Carta exhibit, I blogged about the play King John.  This year,…
  • Apr 22

    An Interview with Gail Warren, Virginia State Law Librarian

    An Interview with Gail Warren, Virginia State Law Librarian
    The following is a guest post by Andrew Winston, a legal reference librarian in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.  Andrew interviews the Virginia State Law Librarian, Gail Warren.  We have previously…
Rank this Week: 349

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published yesterday, I describe the political strategy that Republicans have been using for the last generation or so, wherein they set the IRS up for failure, watch it fail, and then use that…
  • Apr 23

    Treaties and Commandeering

    Treaties and Commandeering
    by Michael DorfYesterday's NY Times carried a story that, I imagine, was baffling to most readers. It noted that a committee of the Idaho legislature had voted to kill (for now) legislation designed to bring that state into line with…
  • Apr 22

    What's at Stake in Next Week's SSM Oral Argument?

    What's at Stake in Next Week's SSM Oral Argument?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I take the occasion of next week's oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases to reflect on some broader questions about the relation between social change and judicial rulings. I make a number of…
Rank this Week: 621

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 416

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 24

    A tale of two cities: Part 9, Grievances would be addressed

    A tale of two cities: Part 9, Grievances would be addressed
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 8 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.] By: David A. Smith “Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; — the last, much the easiest to bestow, O…
  • Apr 23

    A tale of two cities: Part 8, Nothing resembling a viable alternative

    A tale of two cities: Part 8, Nothing resembling a viable alternative
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.”…
  • Apr 22

    A tale of two cities: Part 7, A contributing part of the city’

    A tale of two cities: Part 7, A contributing part of the city’
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith “Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop,” returned madame, “but don’t tell me.” …
Rank this Week: 489

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 641

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 518

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Summer and 3L graduate access for Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw

    Summer and 3L graduate access for Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw
    Summer access policies for Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westalaw are as follows.  Graduating 3Ls, see below, for post graduating access.Summer access:Bloomberg - summer access automatic, no action on your part requiredLexis - summer access…
  • Apr 23

    New York To Consider Chimpanzee Personhood Claim

    New York To Consider Chimpanzee Personhood Claim
    According to a news story via Reuters, “an animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous,…
  • Apr 22

    Net Neutrality Update

    Net Neutrality Update
Rank this Week: 537

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
  • Apr 23

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Jennifer Steinhauer, NYTimes, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General After Long Delay Michael S. Schmidt & Matt Apuzzo, NYTimes, David Petraeus Is Sentenced to Probation in Leak Investigation (esp)
Rank this Week: 463

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Apr 24

    EEOC transgender case in Detroit will go forward

    EEOC transgender case in Detroit will go forward
    As our readers know, the EEOC filed two lawsuits last fall against private employers, alleging discrimination against transgender individuals: one case against a medical practice in Florida, and the other against a funeral home operation in…
  • Apr 24

    Hey – that EEOC wellness rule isn’t half bad

    Hey – that EEOC wellness rule isn’t half bad
    NOTE: As I breathlessly reported last week, the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Here is a nicer copy than the one that was available…
  • Apr 17

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?
    Inquiring minds want to know! In the context of a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent court decision says that “regular attendance” is an essential function of the job. But what is…
Rank this Week: 480

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 24

    Yet ANOTHER editorial against SB444

    Yet ANOTHER editorial against SB444
    The Las Vegas Review Journal points out that the polls are showing that Nevadans oppose Senate Bill 444 by more than 100 to 1. See Will Assembly serve the elite or the masses?Filed under: misc
  • Apr 23

    Latest CNN Column – “The Slants” Decision is all Sideway

    Latest CNN Column – “The Slants” Decision is all Sideway
    My latest CNN Column is a bit of a sneak peek of the upcoming publication of my thesis in the Nevada Law Journal. Filed under: misc
  • Apr 22

    Nobody Likes Senate Bill 444

    Nobody Likes Senate Bill 444
    Senate Bill 444 cuts the guts out of the Nevada Anti-SLAPP law. Don’t just take my word for it: The Las Vegas Review-Journal is against Senate Bill 444. The Sparks Tribune is against it. TechDirt has an opinion, guess what it is.…
Rank this Week: 566

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Obamacare Surender!

    Obamacare Surender!
     It's about time! Do you remember conservatives whining like tiny children that Obamacare was going to kill jobs?Well that didn't happen. Do you remember conservatives pleading like hungry kittens that Obamacare was going to cost more…
  • Apr 23

    Happy 67!

    Happy 67!
  • Apr 23

    It Was Only Four Minutes Late -- Who's Counting? (Note:It Was Three Minutes and the Defendants Are Counting)

    It Was Only Four Minutes Late -- Who's Counting? (Note:It Was Three Minutes and the Defendants Are Counting)
    When you file a motion for reconsideration, you are already up against gargantuan hurdles.So you really want to put your best foot forward.Unless you are late plus your brief is too long:On October 28, 2013, Plaintiffs filed a timely motion…
Rank this Week: 628

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 24

    Denying New York Libraries the Fuel They Need

    Denying New York Libraries the Fuel They Need
    “The city’s libraries — the fusty old buildings, and a few spiffier modern ones, planted in all five boroughs — had 37 million visitors in the last fiscal year, said Angela Montefinise, a spokeswoman for the New York…
  • Apr 24

    Library lovers toss the book at Alameda County’s disposal system

    Library lovers toss the book at Alameda County’s disposal system
    “But that’s what appears to have happened in Alameda County’s 10-branch library system over the past two years. Watchdog activists believe the library has discarded almost 400,000 books from its shelves. County officials…
  • Apr 24

    New York Public Library expands Wi-Fi lending

    New York Public Library expands Wi-Fi lending
    “The New York Public Library is a hot spot for free Wi-Fi. The library on Thursday said it was expanding its free broadband program, which loans low-income families hot spot devices so they can access the Internet from home. “The…
Rank this Week: 631

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
  • Apr 24

    When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out

    When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out
    Mr. Oliver strongly misses the mark. It is not trial lawyers who are blocking the Innovation Act, as Mr. Oliver claims. Rather, it is a large swath of the technology community — from universities, to technology companies, to small…
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish
    Through a partnership with Reed Technology and Information Services, the USPTO announces the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of…
  • Apr 24

    3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case

    3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case
    Two of the biggest post-production/3D-conversion companies are preparing for battle in a patent infringement suit that is sure to create enemies and allies in the world of film post-production. Prime Focus Creative Services Canada filed a…
Rank this Week: 626

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 24

    Re E-R (A Child): No presumption in favour of a natural parent

    Re E-R (A Child): No presumption in favour of a natural parent
    Lady Justice KingA short note about a tragic case, Re E-R (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 405.Brief facts: The child was born in July 2009. The parents separated in March 2011 and the child remained with the mother. In September 2011 the mother was…
  • Apr 24

    Far more interesting than electioneering...

    Far more interesting than electioneering...
    ... not that that would be difficult. Why not take a break from the banalities of politicians' pontifications and head over to Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, where my posts this week include the…
  • Apr 22

    Re H-B (Contact): All will be loser

    Re H-B (Contact): All will be loser
    There is nothing really new about Re H-B (Contact) [2015] EWCA Civ 389, handed down today. In fact, it is all too depressingly familiar. It concerned a father's appeal against the refusal of his application for direct contact with his two…
Rank this Week: 618

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case
    The Federal District Court of Wyoming granted our motion to dismiss a case brought by the State of Wyoming in an attempt to compel the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove wild horses from public lands across Wyoming. We moved to…
  • Apr 2

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing
    On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy and five individuals who study and enjoy eagles, we have filed a summary judgment brief in our case challenging the Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent regulation increasing the maximum duration…
  • Mar 13

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!
    We are thrilled to announce the birth of eaglets who are the offspring of the Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagles we have been working to protect for several years on behalf of the Eagle On Alliance.  Despite the Wildlife Services’…
Rank this Week: 574

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    China Consultant Or All Knowing China Expert

    China Consultant Or All Knowing China Expert
    China’s recently stepped up efforts to root out unregistered foreign businesses in China has caused a rash of China consultants to retain the China lawyers in my firm. From our work in forming China WFOEs (wholly foreign owned entities)…
  • Apr 23

    Short Work Stays In China: Work Visa Now Probably Required

    Short Work Stays In China: Work Visa Now Probably Required
    In November 2014, China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (“MHRSS”), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of Culture jointly published the Circular on the Issuance of Interim…
  • Apr 22

    China IP: Is Your Barn Door Open?

    China IP: Is Your Barn Door Open?
    I was quoted as follows in today’s Financial Times in a Lucy Hornby (a truly terrific China journalist, BTW) article entitled, US warns China over IP risks: Dan Harris, a lawyer specializing in Chinese business at Seattle-based…
Rank this Week: 357

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Prejudgment Interest and Playing the Float

    Prejudgment Interest and Playing the Float
    The True Value of Insurers’ Float, by Tom Mielenhausen, offers an excellent view of how insurers profit from delay and denial. Mielenhausen noted that: [I]nsurance companies borrow money from policyholders interest free. Insurers…
  • Apr 23

    Examination Under Oath is Not a Deposition

    Examination Under Oath is Not a Deposition
    There have been many posts on this blog regarding Examination Under Oath (EUO). Previous posts have dealt with who may sit for an EUO, how to handle an EUO, and what happens after an EUO. I would implore you to read through those posts by…
  • Apr 22

    Former Flood Attorney in Hot Water

    Former Flood Attorney in Hot Water
    Gerald Neilson was National Flood's "go to" lawyer for as long as I can remember. While I personally have gotten along with him, his never bending stance towards settlement and reliance on the most conservative aspects of the National Flood…
Rank this Week: 394

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    “Inappropriate administration of medication by medical personnel deemed homicide

    “Inappropriate administration of medication by medical personnel deemed homicide
    The Chicago Sun Times reported that the death of ALF resident Dorothy Byrd has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner’s office announced that Byrd’s Feb. 4 death was a homicide. Byrd died during an…
  • Apr 23

    The Morton Arkansas Empire

    The Morton Arkansas Empire
    Infamous nursing-home owner Michael Morton met with lobbyist Gilbert Baker a second time to discuss (unethical? illegal?) judicial campaign contributions, including those to since-ousted Circuit Judge Michael Maggio (who admitted to being…
  • Apr 22

    Forced Arbitration and the Fate of the 7th Amendment

    Forced Arbitration and the Fate of the 7th Amendment
    The Pound Civil Justice Institute — a legal, educational “think tank” that works to strengthen the civil justice system — has just announced the release…
Rank this Week: 526

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Apr 24

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District
    In East West Bank v. Rio School District, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Apr. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Six) reminded us that the doctrine of unclean hands does not apply to UCL claims, equitable though they...
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia
    Many thanks to the blog reader who advised me that in March, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, Case No. 14-462. The case was relisted twice before cert. was granted. In Imburgia, the Court of...
  • Apr 21

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.
    The California Supreme Court has announced that on May 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., it will hear oral argument in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., Case No. S199119. This is the issue on review, according to the docket: Does the...
Rank this Week: 450

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"
    While perusing Google's U.S. application to register GOOGLE GLASS, Roberto Ledesma noted that the application claimed priority to an application filed in the Kingdom of Tonga. He decided to write about why Google did that, in his blog post…
  • Apr 23

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register BUYAUTOPARTS.COM on the Supplemental Register, finding the term to be generic for "on-line retail store service featuring auto parts." Applicant argued that the word "buy" does not identify a genus of…
  • Apr 22

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent
    The CAFC affirmed the Board's decision [TTABlogged here] that upheld a refusal to register the mark THE SLANTS for "entertainment in the nature of live performances by a musical band," finding that the mark, when used in connection with…
Rank this Week: 342

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 24

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding
    The Appellate Division overturned the lower court reversal of a zoning board of appeals (ZBA) decision for failure to certify the record filed in response to an Article 78 proceeding. In Matter of Robert E. Haveli Revocable Trust v.Zoning…
  • Apr 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes. In the Matter of People, Inc. V. City…
Rank this Week: 465

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 24

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?
    In the previous “Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act”, the benefit to the recipient from an undervalued currency was defined in an intuitive way. According to this Act, a benefit exists in the case of an undervalued currency: ...…
  • Apr 23

    Online Gambling in the U.S.

    Online Gambling in the U.S.
    It's booming, at least in fantasy sports: The daily fantasy sports boom began somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean in March 2009. On a trip from Britain to Texas, flying to the South by Southwest festival, Eccles pored through a copy...
  • Apr 23

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET
    I was watching the Senate Finance Committee markup of the TPA bill last night -- I really enjoy the "voice votes," where they all speak as loudly as they can! -- and I was struck by an exchange between Senator...
Rank this Week: 355

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/
  • Apr 24

    Oil Tanker Rail Cars and Safety

    Oil Tanker Rail Cars and Safety
    Iowans are beginning to see more news focusing on oil tanker rail car safety. The Business Record picked up a KCCI news item about this subject. (See below.) I picked up on the same issue from an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal. And…
  • Apr 23

    Nissan and BMW Recall Thousands of Vehicles Due to Engine Problem

    Nissan and BMW Recall Thousands of Vehicles Due to Engine Problem
    Both Nissan and BMW car models manufactured in 2014 used Bosch engines that are failing and may cause accidents.  The engines have nickel plating that could detach and block moving parts in the fuel pump, causing the engine to stall or…
  • Apr 22

    Stock Market Newsletters, Email Teaser

    Stock Market Newsletters, Email Teaser
    "Subj: Re: A Resource Speculation With Big Upside Potential"That was the subject line of an email I received from a stock market service I receive via email. You probably have received emails with claims of spectacular returns with big, no…
Rank this Week: 481

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Apr 24

    A transfer of venue.

    A transfer of venue.
    Practice point:  In this slip and fall action where plaintiff is a Kentucky resident, the Appellate Division determined that venue was properly transferred to Albany County. The designation of venue in New York Count was proper,…
  • Apr 23

    Re-service while a motion to dismiss is pending.

    Re-service while a motion to dismiss is pending.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the denial of the motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction, as plaintiff established that it re-served the appellant during the pendency of the motion.…
  • Apr 22

    A claim of a bus driver's negligence.

    A claim of a bus driver's negligence.
    Practice point:  To prevail on a cause of action alleging that a common carrier's driver was negligent in stopping a bus, a plaintiff must prove that the stop was unusual and violent, rather than merely one of the sort of jerks and …
Rank this Week: 534

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector
    The Episcopal Church (USA) has two primary sources of income: according to its latest audited financial statements for the calendar year 2013, it received a little over $27 million from its member dioceses, and it received half as much again,…
  • Apr 16

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
  • Apr 3

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday
    [Note: This post is an update of the one I published on Good Friday, four years ago. It incorporates some newer information.]  There is far more literature about the date of Jesus' death than there is about his birth. One reason is…
Rank this Week: 446

New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Apr 23

    Use Your Smart Phone to Document Your Car Accident

    Use Your Smart Phone to Document Your Car Accident
    Documenting a car accident can be critically important for insurance claims, claims for compensation and possible lawsuits. As a personal injury attorney who has handled hundreds of car accident cases, I can tell you that the more information…
  • Apr 22

    Watch Out for Motorcycles: Four Tips Car Drivers Can Use to Share the Road with Motorcycle

    Watch Out for Motorcycles: Four Tips Car Drivers Can Use to Share the Road with Motorcycle
    Last summer, I drove from Seattle to New York with my sister and two friends. We split our time between a Honda CRV and a motorcycle. While the motorcycle added lots of fun and freedom to the trip, it made me acutely aware of the dangers…
  • Apr 21

    How to Obtain a Police Accident Report in Nassau County

    How to Obtain a Police Accident Report in Nassau County
    If you have been in a car accident, you may need to obtain a copy of the police report. How you obtain that police report (or accident report) will vary depending on where the accident occurred. Since we represent many car accident victims on…
Rank this Week: 366

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!
    Interested in learning more about the law review community? Believe in the importance of diversity on law reviews? Want to work with Ms. JD and the NYU Law Review? Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee! Join Ms. JD's…
  • Apr 20

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm
    April 20, 2015 Yale Law Women (YLW) is pleased to announce its tenth annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list. YLW congratulates these firms for their leadership in developing and implementing family friendly policies and practices. The…
  • Apr 17

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service
                Several years ago I served as an AmeriCorps member at Blue Mountain Action Council Pro Bono Program (BMAC). BMAC is a small legal aid program in a community in rural…
Rank this Week: 503

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Apr 23

    Divorce And The Midlife Crisi

    Divorce And The Midlife Crisi
    I have no statistics, but it certainly appears as if a disproportionate number of the people consulting me are 43 to 46 years old husbands. I consider that the age of the male midlife crisis. I must count myself among that group. However, a…
  • Apr 19

    Reasons To Apply CSSA Formula to Father’s $441,000 Income Must Be Stated; No Private School Payment Without Proof Of Superiority Of Education

    Reasons To Apply CSSA Formula to Father’s $441,000 Income Must Be Stated; No Private School Payment Without Proof Of Superiority Of Education
    In its April 1, 2015 decision in Pittman v. Williams, the Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed a decision of Supreme Court, Kings County Court Attorney/Referee (and now Family Court Judge) J. Machelle Sweeting that awarded…
  • Mar 29

    Parental Alienation Sole Stated Basis For Change In Custody

    Parental Alienation Sole Stated Basis For Change In Custody
    The mother’s alienation of the children from the father was the sole basis stated by the Second Department while upholding a change of custody to the father. In its March 25, 2015 decision in Halioris v. Halioris, the court affirmed an…
Rank this Week: 658

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 382

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing
    Legal experts say that most spouses settle their matrimonial differences consensually despite resentment and hard feelings that linger, yet for the sake of their children and their sensible desire to avoid court proceedings and the enormous…
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal
    As Elton John wrote: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, an adage that is certainly true for convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was ordered to deliver a written apology to every judge in the State…
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm
    Everyone said Hussein Nur, age 19, was a fine young man, smart, athletic, and a leader among his high school peers. Unfortunately, Mr. Nur was caught by the Toronto police with a working 22‑calibre semi-automatic gun with an oversized…
Rank this Week: 386

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 617

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Results of an autopsy could reveal medical negligence

    Results of an autopsy could reveal medical negligence
    Should a patient die while receiving treatment in a hospital or other medical facility, the patient's family has a right to know the cause of death. If the family feels they have not received a satisfactory explanation, they may want...
  • Apr 17

    A wrongful death can threaten a family?s emotional well-being

    A wrongful death can threaten a family?s emotional well-being
    On a day-to-day basis, most of us go about the business of our lives with a sense of assurance that we know what is going to happen next. Our emotional well-being is bolstered by having a sense of stability. Often...
  • Apr 9

    April observance reminds motorists of distracted driving danger

    April observance reminds motorists of distracted driving danger
    Pennsylvania motorists are likely well aware of the hazards caused by drivers who use mobile devices while behind the wheel. Yet cell phones and other such devices are not the only things that can create dangerous distractions for drivers.…
Rank this Week: 405

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera
    In this Guest Post, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law, discusses the lack of reliable sources of data regarding the existence of patent royalty stacking, and makes a…
  • Apr 17

    Price and Rai on Biologic Secrecy

    Price and Rai on Biologic Secrecy
    Nicholson Price and Arti Rai just posted Manufacturing Barriers to Biologics Competition and Innovation, which is forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review. Here is the abstract:As finding breakthrough small-molecule drugs gets harder, drug…
  • Apr 12

    Do Biosimilar Manufacturers Have To Dance? A District Court Answers “No”

    Do Biosimilar Manufacturers Have To Dance? A District Court Answers “No”
    In 2010, Congress enacted the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) as part of the Affordable Care Act. BPCIA is, in a broad sense, intended to be the analog of the Hatch-Waxman Act for biologic drugs. Hatch-Waxman provides a…
Rank this Week: 403

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers cerebral palsy, crib death, Erb's palsy and other forms of birth injuries. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Recognizing Brain Injuries in a Newborn

    Recognizing Brain Injuries in a Newborn
    The birth of a baby is one of life's most significant and beautiful events. Some families have to wait years and spend thousands of dollars to experience parenthood. When mothers and fathers anticipate the arrival of a child, they imagine a…
  • Apr 15

    The Potential Danger of a Gestational Diabetes Medication

    The Potential Danger of a Gestational Diabetes Medication
    Gestational diabetes is the development of diabetes during pregnancy. Its an extremely serious condition that can lead to a life or death situation for the mother, as well as the fetus. A recent article in Endocrine Today discusses risks…
  • Apr 8

    Back to the Basics - The Dangers of a Vacuum Extraction

    Back to the Basics - The Dangers of a Vacuum Extraction
    When labor begins, it is vitally important to deliver the newborn in an adequate amount of time. Extended labor can prove dangerous for the mother, as well as the baby. When faced with the situation, physicians commonly employ tools to assist…
Rank this Week: 525

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Apr 23

    Amended Complaint in Burn Victim/Amputee Suit Alleges More Outrageous Conduct by Settlement Purchaser

    Amended Complaint in Burn Victim/Amputee Suit Alleges More Outrageous Conduct by Settlement Purchaser
    "Defendant SAF through its agents met with Terrence in West Virginia, sent notaries to Terrence’s home in West Virginia, took Terrence to strip clubs, restaurants and stores in West Virginia, drove... This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 22

    SFSP To Offer Long Term Care Insurance With Member Discount

    SFSP To Offer Long Term Care Insurance With Member Discount
    by John Darer® CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC The Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), a credential only financial planning association, has announced that long term care insurance through... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Apr 22

    Aikman Structured Finance Acts in Poor Taste | Sends Zombie Toy to Grieving Son

    Aikman Structured Finance Acts in Poor Taste | Sends Zombie Toy to Grieving Son
    Tim Aikman is not someone who I would choose to do business with now or ever. Tim Aikman's actions speak of an insensitive jerk who clearly lacks good judgment. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content…
Rank this Week: 393

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?
    Many law schools consider criminal history when you’re applying for law school. There may be even be places on the application for you to list criminal convictions and charges. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 22

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?
    If you’re applying for medical school, or you plan to once you graduate from undergrad, and you’re currently charged with reckless driving in Virginia, we definitely need to talk. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 21

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?
    Judges treat these very harshly. If you are facing interlock violations, you are likely looking at some period of jail time. How much we’re talking and what we can do to avoid that depends on the court that you’re in and the judge…
Rank this Week: 538

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 23

    Illinois Lawmakers Consider Two DUI Bill

    Illinois Lawmakers Consider Two DUI Bill
    Illinois lawmakers are considering two different bills which would affect Illinois residents who have multiple drunk driving convictions. House Bill 3533 would require anyone who has two or more drunk driving convictions to participate in the…
  • Apr 16

    Illinois Bill Would Limit Use of License Plate Reader

    Illinois Bill Would Limit Use of License Plate Reader
    Over the past several years, license plate readers have become a popular surveillance tool for law enforcement across the country. It is a tool most people are not even aware exists.  The readers use small, high-speed cameras to…
  • Mar 26

    Traffic Violations can Drastically Increase Insurance Premium

    Traffic Violations can Drastically Increase Insurance Premium
    Most drivers understand that violating traffic laws can result in citations from law enforcement, the consequences of which typically include monetary penalties and potential suspension of driving privileges. More serious offenses, such as…
Rank this Week: 657