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CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
Rank this Week: 379

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Covers policy and political intelligence. By McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP.

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Oct 22

    Ron Kaufman Featured on One America News Network

    Ron Kaufman Featured on One America News Network
    MLA’s Ron Kaufman was featured on One America News Network’s program “On Point with Tomi Lahren 2014 Midterm Election Special.”
  • Oct 21

    Election Update: Senate and Governors Races*

    Election Update: Senate and Governors Races*
    Senate: Some see Republican chances of taking the Senate as increasing likely, but the outcome is still unclear. In Colorado, a recent PPP (D) poll has Cory Gardner (R) leading Sen. Mark Udall (D) by three percentage points. See…
  • Oct 21

    Stefan Passantino Quoted in Marketplace

    Stefan Passantino Quoted in Marketplace
    MLA’s Stefan Passantino was quoted in the Marketplace article, “Some consultants see a payday in super PACs.” Some consultants see a payday in super PACs A super PAC is sometimes born out of a strong sense of mission –…
Rank this Week: 822

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 504

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

By Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
Rank this Week: 619

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Oct 22

    What Are The Long-Term Consequences of Getting a DUI?

    What Are The Long-Term Consequences of Getting a DUI?
    Traffic violations, for speeding and reckless driving, are extremely common. Most people have received a traffic ticket themselves or know someone else who has paid a fine for driving above the speed limit. Surprisingly, the more serious…
  • Oct 22

    Legal Issues with Delayed Injurie

    Legal Issues with Delayed Injurie
    In the world of personal injury there are two types of injury: the immediate and the delayed. ·  The immediate injuries are usually the result of a sudden trauma, such as a fall, an automotive collision, or a similar accident.…
  • Oct 21

    NHTSA Issues Warning on Exploding Takata Airbag

    NHTSA Issues Warning on Exploding Takata Airbag
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a warning to the drivers of 4.7 million vehicles with recalled Takata airbags, especially those in regions with significant humidity, that they should bring their vehicles to a…
Rank this Week: 330

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal the court's claim construction where the PTAB construed certain claim terms differently. "In this case, there have been different decisions on the same contested issue by…
  • Oct 21

    Plaintiff’s Communications With Internal Counsel Presumptively Not Privileged

    Plaintiff’s Communications With Internal Counsel Presumptively Not Privileged
    The court granted defendant's motion to compel documents withheld as privileged. "[T]he established policies underlying the work product doctrine require that the phrase 'in anticipation of litigation' . . . be limited, with respect to…
  • Oct 20

    Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction

    Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction
    The court granted defendant's motion to limit the number of asserted claims from nearly 800 to the limits under the Federal Circuit Advisory Committee Model Order (first 32, then 16 claims) before claim construction. "This Court rejects…
Rank this Week: 598

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 424

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Oct 22

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today
    In City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. decided in September 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery analyzed a forum selection provision contained in a company’s by-laws and granted the defendant’s motions to…
  • Oct 21

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List
    This month, the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech have published the list of 2014 Innovation All-Stars .  This year, two individuals and 15 companies will be honored. Among the companies named is…
  • Oct 14

    MBBP’s Sean Detweiler Presents at WIT Accelerate Bootcamp

    MBBP’s Sean Detweiler Presents at WIT Accelerate Bootcamp
    Last week, MBBP patent attorney Sean Detweiler spoke at an even hosted by the Wentworth Institute of Technology Accelerate program.  The event is called Bootcamp, and it allows students to get insights about innovation and…
Rank this Week: 385

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 22, 2014How libel chill is quashing negative online reviewsPennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal Suit claims NY…
  • Oct 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, October 21, 2014:Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend Negative online reviews led to threats of legal action from targeted…
  • Oct 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, October 20, 2014:Magnotta trial hears testimony from Karla Homolka’s sister, who says convicted felon now living in QuebecMarriage equality legal in Alaska after…
Rank this Week: 356

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 22

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic
    Earlier this week, FairPoint Communications officials located in northern New England accused its striking workers of not playing fair.  The more than 1,700 striking employees, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA)…
  • Oct 21

    ALJs Signal That D.R. Horton Is Alive And Well

    ALJs Signal That D.R. Horton Is Alive And Well
    At the end of last week, two separate National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judges determined that two separate employer-promulgated arbitration agreements were unlawful.  The reader may recall the Board’s now-infamous…
  • Oct 20

    Basketball Players Union Brings In New GC

    Basketball Players Union Brings In New GC
    The New York Times is reporting that the NBA Players Association has hired a new General Counsel.  As the reader may recall, the NBAPA has had a big year already.  The union fired its last chief after an investigation revealed…
Rank this Week: 528

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
  • Oct 22

    Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspension

    Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspension
    In separate cases, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended attorneys from Columbus and Howard for two years. The court stayed one year of each attorney’s suspension as long as they meet certain conditions.
  • Oct 22

    Restitution Must Be Paid Before Applying to Seal Criminal Record

    Restitution Must Be Paid Before Applying to Seal Criminal Record
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that an offender is not eligible to have a felony conviction sealed until the offender has paid all court-ordered restitution.
  • Oct 21

    Court Clarifies Standards for Evaluating Workers’ Compensation Case

    Court Clarifies Standards for Evaluating Workers’ Compensation Case
    Ohio does not recognize the doctrine of dual intent when determining whether an employee injured while traveling for both work and personal reasons is entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation, the Ohio Supreme Court decided…
Rank this Week: 819

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 828

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
  • Oct 21

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “What is dark within me, illumine.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Milton, as we’ve seen in preceding two parts, is a town where time…
  • Oct 20

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] “We know no time when we were not as now.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, the Town of Milton is currently grappling with the…
Rank this Week: 663

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader
    This post examines a recent opinion the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case:  Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).  As the court explains, Alexandria Boston (`Alex’), a minor, through her parents Amy and…
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
  • Oct 17

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
    After a federal grand jury indicted Henry Stephens “for being a felon in possession of a firearm on May 16, 2011, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(1)”, he filed a motion to suppress certain evidence.  U.S. v.…
Rank this Week: 408

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Oct 22

    Savannah Is Getting Ready For The Weekend

    Savannah Is Getting Ready For The Weekend
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Oct 22

    Nexus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    Nexus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Oct 22

    Is It Time For Lawyers To Wear Their Computers?

    Is It Time For Lawyers To Wear Their Computers?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 531

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Is Dodd-Frank Responsible For Market Volatility?

    Is Dodd-Frank Responsible For Market Volatility?
    Last week’s market gyrations sparked questions about whether bank regulations implemented after the 2008 financial crisis exacerbated price declines by limiting the ability of Wall Street banks to make markets.Read More - Did Bank Rules…
  • Oct 17

    Customer Hit with $80,000 in Respondents' Attorney's Fee

    Customer Hit with $80,000 in Respondents' Attorney's Fee
    It is not often that a public customer is forced to pay a respondent's attorneys fees, but in a recent FINRA arbitration, that is exactly what happened.According to the description in the FINRA arbitration award it appears that a public…
  • Oct 16

    Third Party Bene is Not a Customer for Arbitration Purpose

    Third Party Bene is Not a Customer for Arbitration Purpose
    A FINRA arbitration panel has dismissed a $32 million claim because the claimant was not a customer of the brokerage firms, and did not have an account with the Respondents.The Claimant had alleged that he was an undisclosed third-party…
Rank this Week: 560

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break
    On Monday, a reader of the Albuquerque Journal sent an inquiry to a columnist who carefully answered the question. The reader wanted to know why it would be better to make a charitable donation of stock rather than a donation of cash in the…
  • Oct 20

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break
    Philadelphia City Council has approved legislation giving yet another tax break to employers. According to this story, city officials are using a tax break to do what state law prohibits them from doing directly. They want private sector…
  • Oct 17

    Fighting Over Pie or Baking Pie?

    Fighting Over Pie or Baking Pie?
    Four months ago, in When the Poor Need Help, Give Tax Dollars to the Rich, I criticized the decision by New Jersey’s Governor Christie to dish out tax credits to the Philadelphia 76ers in return for the team moving its practice facility…
Rank this Week: 405

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Keep Your Pets in Mind with Your Estate Plan

    Keep Your Pets in Mind with Your Estate Plan
    Farms and pets go hand-in-hand. There are three vehicles that can be used to protect your pets (including horses) after you die: 1) Last Will and Testament, 2) Pet Trusts, and 3) Pet Protection Agreement. Last Will and Testament:…
  • Oct 22

    Breaking Down the Basics – Some Farm Estate Planning Definition

    Breaking Down the Basics – Some Farm Estate Planning Definition
    Knowing these basic estate-planning definitions may be helpful in any conversation you may have with an estate planning professional: A Last Will and Testament (usually just called a “will” for short), is a document that gives…
  • Oct 15

    With Farm Estate Planning, Start With Your Goal

    With Farm Estate Planning, Start With Your Goal
    Your objectives will drive the entire estate-planning process, so it is important to clearly articulate your goals. These goals should serve as a guidepost to your estate-planning attorney in helping to formulate the correct game plan. It…
Rank this Week: 728

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Oct 22

    New Widener Law faculty article

    New Widener Law faculty article
    A few of my picks for recent most interesting articles by Widener Law faculty. Forthcoming in the Catholic University Law Review is The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood by Mary Brigid McManamon. Luke Scheuer’s The…
  • Oct 21

    New books for September

    New books for September
    Check out the library’s new books http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware/recent-library-acquisitions-list/
  • Aug 26

    Labor Day weekend library hour

    Labor Day weekend library hour
    This weekend the Delaware campus law library will be on shorter hours for the Labor Day holiday. Please note we will be closed on Monday.  August 29             8 a.m. to 9 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 654

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Telematics Designed to Eliminate Distracted Driving

    Telematics Designed to Eliminate Distracted Driving
    Although they know they shouldn't, drivers succumb to the lure of operating their cell phones while simultaneously operating a vehicle.Cell phones have become ubiquitous.  No longer is it good enough to have a cell phone; the thing is…
  • Oct 17

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election
    It has happened before in places throughout Michigan, no doubt.  An election that pits the legal mentor, in this case Novi's district court judge, Brian MacKenzie, against his former law clerk, attorney Travis Reeds.It's getting kinda…
  • Oct 9

    Doing Nothing SCOTUS Clears Path for Same-Sex Marriage

    Doing Nothing SCOTUS Clears Path for Same-Sex Marriage
    Sometimes, doing nothing causes a great impact.  That is what happened this week when the SCOTUS issued an order denying certiorari in a batch of same-sex marriage cases.Legal pundits, this Blog among them, felt sure the High Court would…
Rank this Week: 400

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 669

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Inching Closer

    Inching Closer
    The hedge funds are on board in Detroit.
  • Oct 21

    "Detroit could make $25M selling copper from old streetlights"

    "Detroit could make $25M selling copper from old streetlights"
    Are streetlights held in the public trust?If not, why not?Is everything valuable a city owns held in the public trust and therefore not permitted to be sold?  If not, why not?  What makes art different?  When does the magic…
  • Oct 20

    "The Feud That’s Shaking Gallery Walls"

    "The Feud That’s Shaking Gallery Walls"
    Robert Frank had a piece in the Times this weekend on the Perelman-Gagosian lawsuit.The story leaves out that the bulk of the case was thrown out earlier this year.Felix Salmon boils it down:  "I really don't understand what the Perelman…
Rank this Week: 673

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Oct 22

    Will NJ Be Latest State to Combat Patent Trolls With Legislation?

    Will NJ Be Latest State to Combat Patent Trolls With Legislation?
    New Jersey is the latest state to contemplate legislation to combat patent trolls, more neutrally referred to as non-practicing entities (NPEs). Critics use the term “patent trolls” because these firms often collect patent rights…
  • Oct 21

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Hospital’s Internal Error Report Is Privileged Under Patient Safety Act

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Hospital’s Internal Error Report Is Privileged Under Patient Safety Act
    The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that an internal memorandum prepared by a hospital in the course of a medical error investigation was not discoverable pursuant to the Patient Safety Act. The ruling should be good news for both…
  • Oct 20

    U.S. Supreme Court Adds to Growing Business Docket

    U.S. Supreme Court Adds to Growing Business Docket
    The U.S. Supreme Court may not consider same-sex marriage this term, but it will address a number of important cases impacting the business community. Reuters reports that, at last tally, more than half the 48 cases on the Court’s…
Rank this Week: 628

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    China Legal Advice And The Role Of The “Grapevine”

    China Legal Advice And The Role Of The “Grapevine”
    Every so often I go deep into the backend of this blog to review and delete the draft blog posts (some little more than an idea) that have yet to see the light of the Internet page, and shouldn’t. I did that today and came across a post…
  • Oct 21

    China Company Indemnification From Product Defects. Yeah, Whatever.

    China Company Indemnification From Product Defects. Yeah, Whatever.
    American lawyers love using indemnification provisions in product manufacturing agreements. They love them so much that they often use them in China manufacturing contracts (OEM Agreements) even though they do not work well at all…
  • Oct 20

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, Part II

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, Part II
    Did a post yesterday explaining why I got so upset with the idea of an American domestic lawyer writing the employment contracts for his company’s China WFOE. That post, China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, listed…
Rank this Week: 426

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 760

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
Rank this Week: 744

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Oct 22

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal
    Up to today, the rule in legal malpractice litigation has been that Plaintiff was not required to appeal from a decision in order to sue his attorney.  That all changed today with the Court of Appeals decision in Grace v Law  2014…
  • Oct 21

    Is It Partnership Fraud or Individual Fraud in this Legal Malpractice Case?

    Is It Partnership Fraud or Individual Fraud in this Legal Malpractice Case?
    Attorneys represent individual client for a personal injury case.  The attorneys also represent two companies that are run by the individual.  The PI case settles and the attorneys want to apply the settlement monies against…
  • Oct 20

    You Did Well Enough, Now Go Home

    You Did Well Enough, Now Go Home
    Courts do not apply legal malpractice law in a vacuum.  Far more than in other areas of the law, Courts engage in finding ways to explain the attorney's conduct, or in finding explanations.  Fielding v Kupferman  2013 NY Slip…
Rank this Week: 524

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Oct 22

    The Supreme Court connection to the Led Zeppelin lawsuit

    The Supreme Court connection to the Led Zeppelin lawsuit
    Led Zeppelin is now in a literal battle of the bands over the rights to its biggest song “Stairway To Heaven,” in an interesting twist related to a copyright decision handed down by the Supreme Court in June.
  • Oct 22

    Peyton Randolph: The forgotten revolutionary president

    Peyton Randolph: The forgotten revolutionary president
    The first president of the Continental Congress was George Washington’s close friend and Thomas Jefferson’s cousin. So who was this forgotten forefather and why was he a crucial revolutionary figure?
  • Oct 21

    Malala Yousafzai receives Liberty Medal in Philadelphia

    Malala Yousafzai receives Liberty Medal in Philadelphia
    Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old student from Pakistan who stood up to the Taliban, received the 2014 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Rank this Week: 644

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Oct 22

    Methow Valley Cabin Fight Brings Property Rights Issues Into Focu

    Methow Valley Cabin Fight Brings Property Rights Issues Into Focu
    Seattle architect Tom Kundig built a cabin on a ridge near Mazama, causing a groundswell of outrage among valley property owners. While other Methow Valley areas have the controversial “Ridge Buster” homes, Mazama prides itself on…
  • Oct 21

    This Week in Legal History

    This Week in Legal History
    Congress Probes Communism in Hollywood, October 20, 1947 “Are you now, or have you ever been, a Communist?” Senator Joe McCarthy’s crusade to stamp out communism reached Hollywood when film industry members were called…
  • Oct 20

    Additional Study Room

    Additional Study Room
    There is a new study room in the library! It can be found on the 2nd floor, inside the reserve reading room—it is the second door to the left. The room is available from 8:00am to midnight. This is a temporary study room and is planned…
Rank this Week: 579

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 22

    Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?

    Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?
    The year's end is right around the corner, along with the holiday season. So, what do you really want for a holiday gift? How about getting paid for the work you did during the year? The holidays can be extra hectic for lawyers with the…
  • Oct 21

    Best Way to Organize Your Contact

    Best Way to Organize Your Contact
    If you are like most lawyers, you have done little to organize or manage one of your most important business development assets — your contacts. Why is it so important to keep track of the people you know? Most clients will tell you…
  • Oct 20

    You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)

    You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)
    When you speak to potential clients, your goal is to hear them say, “You’re hired!” — or words to that effect. Then out goes the engagement letter, in comes the retainer and off to work you go. Isn't that the point of…
Rank this Week: 375

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Oct 22

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight
    A nation that can barely keep up with public health emergencies within its own borders must not be allowed to engage in global efforts to contain Ebola. I’m talking about Cuba and the rather odd series of comments from…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security
    The President retained a Washington, DC insider, and lobbyist, because his army of advisors failed to coordinate an appropriate response to a potential national public health emergency. This matter goes beyond Ebola, it includes the…
  • Oct 16

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up
    Your federal government cares about you, so in response to a hemorrhagic fever in the U.S., the President offers up a photo up in the White House situation room and makes many promises that we know the Feds cannot keep. Even more bizarre…
Rank this Week: 799

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Oct 22

    Second Circuit Finds No Consent in TCPA Appeal

    Second Circuit Finds No Consent in TCPA Appeal
    In a recent ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived a claim against debt collector under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), finding that the recipient of the call never expressly consented to…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola Presents Significant Workplace Challenge

    Ebola Presents Significant Workplace Challenge
    We addressed the dangers of “snooping” into patient records by hospital workers spurred by incidents of Ebola and Enterovirus D-86 in the U.S. Of course, the workplace challenges created by Ebola, Enterovirus D-86 and other…
  • Oct 16

    Data Breach Notification Deadline Extended 10 Days for Certain Healthcare Providers in California

    Data Breach Notification Deadline Extended 10 Days for Certain Healthcare Providers in California
    While recent legislation has tended to tighten data breach notification requirements (e.g., Florida and California), Assembly Bill 1755 extended the breach notification deadline from five to 15 days for certain healthcare providers. More…
Rank this Week: 864

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Oct 22

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie
    Back in 2010, noted legal scholar Marc Galanter wrote an article on “The Dialectic of Injury and Remedy.” It contains only one explicit mention of class actions, but, in general, touches on some points that recur frequently…
  • Oct 15

    The State of the Merger Class Action

    The State of the Merger Class Action
    Merger-challenge class actions have become very popular in the last decade. (For a great source of data, check Cornerstone Research’s surveys on the subject.) They operate similar to traditional securities class actions, but have…
  • Oct 8

    What Is the Standard for Class Certification?

    What Is the Standard for Class Certification?
    The answer is nowhere near as simple as you might think. Everyone knows that a court is supposed to conduct a “rigorous analysis,” but what that means in practice is not quite as clear. For example, last year, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 622

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 351

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
  • Oct 22

    A premature summary judgment motion.

    A premature summary judgment motion.
    Practice point:  The plaintiff sued for injuries allegedly sustained when she tripped and fell as a result of an alleged defect on a curb near a catch basin/sewer in the defendant-Town. The Town moved for summary judgment dismissing…
  • Oct 21

    Dismissal of a conversion claim.

    Dismissal of a conversion claim.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed dismissal on the alternative ground that the allegations in the complaint were inadequate to state a cause of action to recover damages for conversion, pursuant to CPLR 3211[a][7]. …
  • Oct 20

    Summary judgment in a snow or ice case.

    Summary judgment in a snow or ice case.
    Practice point:  In this action for injuries allegedly sustained in plaintiff's sidewalk fall, the Appellate Division reversed the motion court's granting summary judgment to the City, and reinstated the complaint. Plaintiff testified …
Rank this Week: 452

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Oct 22

    Bruce: Caselaw is Set Free, What Next?

    Bruce: Caselaw is Set Free, What Next?
    Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute has posted Caselaw is Set Free, What Next? at the Google Scholar Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Google Scholar’s caselaw collection is a victory for open access to legal…
  • Oct 21

    Parelon: New legislative crowdsourcing platform for Lazio, Italy

    Parelon: New legislative crowdsourcing platform for Lazio, Italy
    Parelon is a new online legislative system of Regional Council of Lazio, Italy, that permits crowdsourcing of legislative drafting. Parelon is the subject of a new article in Wired Italy: Guido Romeo: Ecco Parelon, il parlamento elettronico…
  • Oct 21

    Legal technology panels accepted for SXSW 2015 Interactive

    Legal technology panels accepted for SXSW 2015 Interactive
    At least four legal technology panels appear to have been accepted for SXSW 2015 Interactive, scheduled to be held 13-17 March 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA: Nicole Bradick and Noah Waisberg: Will Your Next Lawyer Be a Machine? Jameson Dempsey,…
Rank this Week: 568

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Oct 22

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early
    The controversial topic of life support and when to “pull the plug” is likely to ignite debate wherever it is raised. The issue involves aspects of morality, religion, science, and, of course, law. This complicated philosophical…
  • Oct 21

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estates Today on Hull on Estates, David M Smith and Joshua Eisen discuss potential legislative developments for easier administration of estates at the federal and provincial level.…
  • Oct 20

    iPhone Wills: There’s No App for That

    iPhone Wills: There’s No App for That
    I was recently at a cocktail reception when a young couple asked me about their “iPhone will”. The couple had recently taken their first trip out of the province without their young child and had intended to prepare a will in…
Rank this Week: 394

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Oct 22

    $4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case

    $4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case
    A few weeks ago a Hinds County jury rendered a verdict of $4,568,116 in Walls v. Williams-Pyro, Inc. The trial involved a fire suppression device that attached underneath stove vent hoods. The device activates when flames from a stove top…
  • Oct 20

    $2.5 Million Verdict in Asbestos Drilling Mud Case, But only 10% Fault to Defendant

    $2.5 Million Verdict in Asbestos Drilling Mud Case, But only 10% Fault to Defendant
    It’s pretty borderline whether I have enough information to post about this verdict, but what the heck. There was an asbestos drilling mud trial over the last couple of weeks before Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard in Jefferson County. The…
  • Oct 15

    October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the September issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $500,000 verdict- Hinds County slip-and-fall case discussed here (9/10/14); $200,000 verdict (but plaintiff 50% fault)-…
Rank this Week: 476

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting

    Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting
    Earlier today, the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA opened up a second front in their latest legal campaign against sports betting in New Jersey. The leagues had filed suit on Monday in response to the enactment of Senate…
  • Oct 20

    Leagues Move to Block NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Likely

    Leagues Move to Block NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Likely
    As I mostly predicted correctly on Friday, the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA responded today to New Jersey's latest effort to bring legal sports betting to the Garden State. On Friday, New Jersey Governor Christie Chris…
  • Oct 20

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato
    Last year at a conference I met Sean Stellato, an NFL agent based in Massachusetts. Sean has over a dozen clients on the Patriots and other NFL teams. Sean has since become an insightful and candid mentor to my UNH Law students who are…
Rank this Week: 515

The Korean Law Blog

The Korean Law Blog

Provides updates and comments on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 552

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 862

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 467

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Oct 21

    Hmm. A Bar, In A College Town. Think The Cops Would Ever Drop By?

    Hmm. A Bar, In A College Town. Think The Cops Would Ever Drop By?
    You own a bar in a college town. Seriously, who would think that the cops would ever stop in to make sure your patrons are of age? And anyway, it’s not like the joint is filled with kids. Er, what’s that you say? How many? As…
  • Oct 20

    Road Rage, Delegated To Passenger

    Road Rage, Delegated To Passenger
    Simmer down there fellas. Or put some gloves on and hit a punching bag. But don’t do this! As reported by Per The Hamilton Spectator [Ontario]: According to police, a man was driving his car on Mud St. W Friday when the passenger in a…
  • Oct 19

    You’re Really Busting This Guy For Renting Houses?

    You’re Really Busting This Guy For Renting Houses?
    Hey, the guy is an entrepreneur. You’re going to bust him for renting houses? Well, yes. As reported by cleveland.com: Danny Heaggans [age 33] illegally gained access to at least four vacant, abandoned or foreclosed homes [on…
Rank this Week: 764

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

Features immigration news, policies and discussion. By Pozo Goldstein & Miranda, LLP.

http://www.newyorkimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant
    On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the New York City Counsel announced a proposal that would stop honoring the requests of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies to detain immigrants without a warrant from a Federal judge.…
  • Oct 17

    Religious Centers Sanctuaries from the Arms of Immigration Officer

    Religious Centers Sanctuaries from the Arms of Immigration Officer
    There is an interesting policy that is not commonly know about. This policy states that United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents may not arrest an undocumented individual or a person with an order of removal or…
  • Oct 16

    New York Community of Immigrant Advocates Begin Training Program

    New York Community of Immigrant Advocates Begin Training Program
    In recent months, the United States has seen a surge in the immigrant population crossing over the border from Mexico in the Southwest United States. This large increase stems from the increased gang violence and ever growing poverty in…
Rank this Week: 665

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
  • Oct 13

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?
    According to the Special Analysis Unit of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the State of Texas leads the nation with number of current registered […]
  • Sep 21

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South
    Writing in a September 8, 2014 Op-Ed piece for The New York Times, Emory University assistant history professor Daniel LaChance reasoned that the best way for death penalty abolitionists to… read more →
Rank this Week: 642