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nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

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

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Houses of Parliament Source Wikipedia Jane Lambert The action arising from groundless threats has been one of the most perplexing features of our intellectual property law both for foreign owners of IPR in this country…
  • Apr 18

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle
    Royal Courts of Justice Photo Michael ReeveCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert Perry v F H Brundle and Others [2017] EWHC 678 (IPEC) (30 March 2017) Para 1 of the Part 3C Practice Direction, which is made…
  • Apr 13

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Unwired Planet v Huawei

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Unwired Planet v Huawei
    Jane Lambert Court of Appeal Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 266 (12 April 2017) Lords Justices Gross and Floyd and Mr Justice Arnold  In Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei…
Rank this Week: 420

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Apr 24

    U.S. District Court Judge Denies Motion of Dietary Supplement Company

    U.S. District Court Judge Denies Motion of Dietary Supplement Company
    Mary Ann Nichols of Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit against the dietary supplement company NaturMed Inc., which is also known as Institute for Vibrant Living. Her suit alleges that the company violated federal and state advertising laws.…
  • Apr 20

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Work Injury Case Because of Retained Control

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Work Injury Case Because of Retained Control
    Jeffrey Gerasi appealed an order granting summary judgment to the defendant, Gilbane Building Company Inc. The issue on appeal was whether there was a  material fact existing as to whether Gilbane retained control over the work of its…
  • Apr 10

    $27 Million Jury Verdict for Death of Construction Worker

    $27 Million Jury Verdict for Death of Construction Worker
    Edgar Gonzalez was a construction worker employed by a commercial contractor.  While working at a project commissioned by the city of Los Angeles, he was  erecting a wall-forming system used to support poured concrete. Gonzalez, 30,…
Rank this Week: 830

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

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

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option
    For consumers who need installments to pay for their preneed arrangement, funeral directors report that the $100 monthly payment is the comfort threshold for most individuals.   For a widow planning her own funeral, the $100 monthly…
  • Apr 19

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund
    The next issue in our review of the MFT Complaint concerns the State Board allegation that the MFT fails to maintain adequate records to document how much consumers have paid and that the proper amounts were deposited to trust.   In…
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone
    The Conversation Project recently posted a blog entry titled “Somebody with a Backbone”: Tips for Choosing a Health Care Proxy.   We could not agree more with the post’s recommendations about how to go about…
Rank this Week: 765

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Following the Yellow Brick Road to Real Estate Ownership

    Following the Yellow Brick Road to Real Estate Ownership
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq.- Senior Counsel, Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzBecoming the “owner” of real estate is not quite as difficult as acquiring a wicked witch’s broom, but it is somewhat of a labored journey.The…
  • Apr 10

    Ohio Supreme Court Issues Two More Decisions Real Estate Tax Valuation Decision

    Ohio Supreme Court Issues Two More Decisions Real Estate Tax Valuation Decision
    Here we go again….the Ohio Supreme Court has been busy with more appeals of real estate tax valuations. Two more decisions on this topic have been recently issued by the court. The first is Johnston Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc. v.…
  • Mar 27

    It is Down to the Wire Now in Ohio Residential Real Estate Transaction

    It is Down to the Wire Now in Ohio Residential Real Estate Transaction
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Senior Counsel-Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzThis… is …. Jeopardy. Our single category today is Obsolete Ways of Doing Business. Here is the clue: On and after April 6, 2017, this form of doing business…
Rank this Week: 876

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Cyber Risk Insurance Insight

    Cyber Risk Insurance Insight
    A few insights from a recent IT security event include: Cyber Risk Insurance is not only about breach now; ransomware and cyber crime are trending up; vendors are an exposure; the law of diminishing returns applies to IT security.
  • Apr 18

    Insuring Medical Spas & Day Spa

    Insuring Medical Spas & Day Spa
    Knowing the different exposures is critical in writing professional liability (medical malpractice or E&O), general liability & Cyber Risk Insurance for Medical Spas & Day Spas. The miscellaneous healthcare industry is growing…
  • Apr 11

    Standalone Cyber Risk Insurance

    Standalone Cyber Risk Insurance
    A comprehensive standalone Cyber Risk Insurance policy (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is a critical piece of all organizations’ insurance protections (see prior posts here & here), and…
Rank this Week: 362

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

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

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?
    After a decade of blogging, I’m still amazed how one simple post can spin off new opportunities. Back in November, I wrote about how I’m using my iPad Pro during oral arguments. As a direct result of that post, I was:…
  • Mar 28

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now
    The Austin Bar Association is accepting registrations for Bench Bar Beyond, its annual conference with the local judiciary. As the name and artwork suggest, the theme this year is futuristic; attendees are invited to explore topics and…
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
Rank this Week: 339

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

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

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?
    After a decade of blogging, I’m still amazed how one simple post can spin off new opportunities. Back in November, I wrote about how I’m using my iPad Pro during oral arguments. As a direct result of that post, I was:…
  • Mar 28

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now
    The Austin Bar Association is accepting registrations for Bench Bar Beyond, its annual conference with the local judiciary. As the name and artwork suggest, the theme this year is futuristic; attendees are invited to explore topics and…
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
Rank this Week: 794

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 24

    Does Prevagen Really Work?

    Does Prevagen Really Work?
    Everyone has seen the TV commercials for a pill made from a chemical originally found in jellyfish. But you may not remember the product’s name nor what it is supposed to do. The product is Prevagen and it is supposed to improve your…
  • Apr 17

    MyPillow Adjusts its Advertising Without Much Improvement

    MyPillow Adjusts its Advertising Without Much Improvement
    It seems forever that Mike Lindell, the inventor of the wildly successful MyPillow, has been selling his fluffy creations on a “buy one, get one free” basis. One was $99.xx and the other one was “free.” If you…
  • Apr 10

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 1)

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 1)
    In the ever-shrinking world of groceries and toiletries, some big manufacturers continue to think that smaller is better (at least for their bottom line). Herewith, then, are some of the latest products to have been downsized. Example 1:…
Rank this Week: 645

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 23

    News Essentials: 24th April 2017

    News Essentials: 24th April 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last two weeks:NEWSPrisons and Courts Bill droppedThe Prisons and Courts Bill was today dropped ahead of the dissolution of Parliament as MPs prepare for June’s general…
  • Apr 20

    A short but enjoyable week

    A short but enjoyable week
    I have thoroughly enjoyed writing my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog. I hope that those who read the posts also enjoy the experience. The posts included:The great pro bono debate: is it a good or a…
  • Apr 19

    Parliamentary child maintenance inquiry kicked into long gra

    Parliamentary child maintenance inquiry kicked into long gra
    National Family Mediation made a submission to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee inquiry into Child Maintenance, that was scheduled to begin on 26 April 2017. Following the announcement there will be a general election on 8 June,…
Rank this Week: 416

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Case o' The Week: Sixth Amendment Decision Sticks in Defense Craw-ford: Fryberg and the Right to Confrontation

    Case o' The Week: Sixth Amendment Decision Sticks in Defense Craw-ford: Fryberg and the Right to Confrontation
     Feeling non-Confrontational?  Admirable in personal relationships.  Less so, in criminal trials. United States v. Fryberg, 2017 WL 1416516 (9thCir. April 21, 2017), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Graber,…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Davis, No. 15-10402…

    US v. Davis, No. 15-10402 (4-14-17)(Tashima w/Hurwitz & Adelman).  The 9th reverses a conviction for "attempted sex trafficking" due to a variance.   The defendant argued that the court and prosecution constructively…
  • Apr 16

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Gets Constructive - Davis and Constructive Amendment

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Gets Constructive - Davis and Constructive Amendment
      Constructive amendment math: 1+1+9 = 3.One (grand jury) indicts on a charge, and a second (petit) jury convicts on a different charge  -- add the Ninth, and a (third) petit jury will hear the charge again on remand and…
Rank this Week: 422

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Apr 23

    IRS Issues Guidance Regarding Estate Tax Lien Discharge Proce

    IRS Issues Guidance Regarding Estate Tax Lien Discharge Proce
    When an individual dies, an estate tax lien attaches automatically to all of the property included in the gross estate. It arises prior to tax assessment, and is not recorded. Persons inheriting property, or purchasers of property, are…
  • Apr 15

    Two Important New International Tax Filing

    Two Important New International Tax Filing
    While not the only international reporting changes that are occurring, there are two significant ones that apply for the current filing season for 2016 returns. First is the FBAR, which reports interests in foreign accounts. This used to be…
  • Apr 9

    Asserting Reasonable Cause Defense to Penalties in a Pleading Does Not Automatically Waive Attorney-Client Privilege

    Asserting Reasonable Cause Defense to Penalties in a Pleading Does Not Automatically Waive Attorney-Client Privilege
    Reliance on a tax professional can constitute reasonable cause, and thus avoid the application of an accuracy-related penalty under Code §6662 or a fraud penalty under Code §6663. When the professional is an attorney, case law…
Rank this Week: 554

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Apr 23

    Why do I feel alone?: The upside of things going wrong

    Why do I feel alone?: The upside of things going wrong
    Jennifer Ryan animated an On Being discussion of fear, vulnerability and connection. The 2015 conversation between Brené Brown and Krista Tippett explored The Courage to Be Vulnerable, and Ryan recently added her artistic inspiration…
  • Apr 2

    Relationship advice: 11 words, 4 sentences for living and loving

    Relationship advice: 11 words, 4 sentences for living and loving
    On Being with Krista Tippett recently reminded us of her 2013 interview with Dr. Ira Byock. The expert in palliative care and hospice shares the core statements for any relationship and for what to say when you don’t know what…
  • Mar 24

    Leah Juliett marches on: It can’t be “revenge” when you did nothing wrong

    Leah Juliett marches on: It can’t be “revenge” when you did nothing wrong
    The amazing Leah Juliett slams “revenge porn” with her survivor poem, The Artist. She’s the New York performer-poet leading efforts to combat predatory discrimination and to promote cyber civil rights. CNN recently…
Rank this Week: 521

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    DID AARON HERNANDEZ DIE LEGALLY INNOCENT OF MURDER?

    DID AARON HERNANDEZ DIE LEGALLY INNOCENT OF MURDER?
    A lot has been reported in the media and debated since Aaron Hernandez – by all present appearances – committed suicide this past Wednesday.  Most of the debate has surrounded the public’s confusion over this business…
  • Apr 8

    8,000 MASSACHUSETTS UBER/LYFT DRIVERS REVOKED DUE TO PRIOR LICENSE VIOLATIONS & CRIMINAL RECORDS

    8,000 MASSACHUSETTS UBER/LYFT DRIVERS REVOKED DUE TO PRIOR LICENSE VIOLATIONS & CRIMINAL RECORDS
    By now readers of this blog know that just a couple of days ago, the state of Massachusetts – through the Department of Public Utilities’ Transportation Division – pulled off the road more than 8,000 drivers for ride-hailing…
  • Mar 26

    Massachusetts SJC Should Revoke Ban on “Secret” Recording of Police

    Massachusetts SJC Should Revoke Ban on “Secret” Recording of Police
    We live in the Age of Information; the Age of the smartphone.  An age in which the activities of almost every citizen are monitored by sources both public and private  – including your own cell phone, debit cards and credit…
Rank this Week: 849

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 22

    Criminal History and Fair Housing

    Criminal History and Fair Housing
    If a landlord treats individuals with comparable criminal histories differently because of their race, national origin, or other protected characteristic this is intentional discrimination and the landlord is in violation of the Fair Housing…
  • Mar 18

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law
    Chong and MariLyn Yim live with their three children in a triplex in Seattle. The only way they can afford to live in Seattle is to rent out the other two units. The Yim family shares yard space with the renters. The children are occasionally…
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
Rank this Week: 551

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 413

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Distracted Driving Causing Spike in Auto Insurance Premium

    Distracted Driving Causing Spike in Auto Insurance Premium
    You may have noticed an increase in your family’s auto insurance premium rates recently.  Average insurance payouts around the country are increasing, and distracted driving accidents are partly to blame. The increasing numbers of…
  • Mar 24

    Single Hour of Lost Sleep Can Double Your Accident Risk

    Single Hour of Lost Sleep Can Double Your Accident Risk
    A large body of evidence supports the fact that your accident risks increase when you are driving in a fatigued condition. But just how sleepy do you have to be to be involved in an accident? According to a new study, your accident risk…
  • Mar 19

    Drones Could Play a Critical Role in Post-Accident Emergency Care

    Drones Could Play a Critical Role in Post-Accident Emergency Care
    In the future, drones carrying blood products and medical supplies could prove to be an integral part of emergency and critical care after an accident. The first few hours after any car or truck wreck are critical for a victim. In fact, in…
Rank this Week: 806

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 21

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull
    Is the girl on wall street a derivative work of the bull? Join Mike Keys, Denise Howell, Evan Brown, and Matthew Curtis discuss the latest developments in technology law. What does it take to file for a declaratory judgment? Does the taking…
  • Apr 7

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?
    What's the difference between anonymity and privacy? Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Tanya Forsheit, and Matt Curtis discuss the potential implications of European privacy laws for U.S. citizens and corporations. James Comey's Twittersphere…
  • Mar 31

    TWiL 381: We Want to Believe

    TWiL 381: We Want to Believe
    How do you protect your privacy when Congress will not? Denise Howell, Bob Cattanach, Josh Gilliand, and Matt Curtis discuss the implications of S.J.Res.34 and what to expect from your ISP. If absolute privacy is not real, are back doors…
Rank this Week: 624

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Features commentary on personal injury, car accidents, insurance, and medical malpractice. By Rice & Bloomfield, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Insurance Companies Mislead the Public About Car Accident Injurie

    Insurance Companies Mislead the Public About Car Accident Injurie
    Living in Los Angeles, there are a lot of cars and a lot of people going places. Unfortunately, that also means there are a lot of car accidents. No one ever intends to be in a car crash, but especially throughout the San Fernando Valley,…
  • Apr 13

    Reducing Accidents in Los Angeles with Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Reducing Accidents in Los Angeles with Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    People in Encino, Tarzana, Reseda and across the San Fernando Valley are injured in car crashes everyday. In fact, someone is hurt in a car accident every 8 seconds. The National Safety Council has made April Distracted Driving Awareness…
  • Feb 2

    New Driving Laws for 2017 Are Designed to Reduce Car Accident

    New Driving Laws for 2017 Are Designed to Reduce Car Accident
    New laws which may reduce car crashes effecting Encino, Van Nuys, Reseda, Los Angeles, and all of California went into effect on January 1. Some of those laws relate to use of your cell phone while driving, and child car seats. The most…
Rank this Week: 337

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Is a Contract to Make a Will Legally Binding?

    Is a Contract to Make a Will Legally Binding?
    A person is free to dispose of property as he or she wishes by making a will. There are cases in which a person may enter into a written contract to make certain provisions in their will in exchange for certain considerations. For example, a…
  • Apr 20

    How Does a Reverse Mortgage Affect My Will or Trust?

    How Does a Reverse Mortgage Affect My Will or Trust?
    Living in southern California gets more expensive every year. For many elderly San Diego residents on a fixed income, just paying monthly bills can be a struggle. This is one reason “reverse mortgages” have become popular in…
  • Apr 19

    Have You Talked to Your Family About Estate Planning?

    Have You Talked to Your Family About Estate Planning?
    Estate planning is a process that affects your entire family. The decisions you make today regarding your will and trust can affect your spouse, children, and other relatives years down the line. This is why it is important to make sure your…
Rank this Week: 854

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

A Legal Technology Podcast, with an Internet Focus. From Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Apr 21

    Invest in a VPN if You Take Internet Security Seriously

    Invest in a VPN if You Take Internet Security Seriously
    With recent legislation targeting net neutrality, questions of how to maintain internet privacy have become increasingly relevant. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, host Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell define what a Virtual…
  • Mar 30

    The Who, What, and Why of ABA TECHSHOW 2017

    The Who, What, and Why of ABA TECHSHOW 2017
    Didn’t make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2017? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about what ABA TECHSHOW is, what they did at this year’s conference, and what to look for at the show in…
  • Mar 10

    Snap Decisions: Should Lawyers be Using Snapchat and Instagram?

    Snap Decisions: Should Lawyers be Using Snapchat and Instagram?
    Snapchat and Instagram are household names, but do they belong in law firms too? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss Snapchat, Instagram, and their role in legal marketing. In the…
Rank this Week: 658

Maryland Accident Attorney Blog

Maryland Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Maryland personal injury law and news. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylandaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Maryland Lengthens the Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Maryland Lengthens the Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
    Thanks to Delegate C.T. Wilson’s persistent effort, the Maryland General Assembly passed and Governor Larry Hogan signed into law House Bill 642 on April 4, 2017.  The new law provision extends the statute of…
  • May 14

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelhia

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelhia
    Another fatal train accident has taken place on the east coast. This one occurred yesterday in Philadelphia and the preliminary investigating seems to indicate that the cause of the accident was conductor error. According to the unnamed…
  • May 14

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelhia

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelhia
    Another fatal train accident has taken place on the east coast. This one occurred yesterday in Philadelphia and the preliminary investigating seems to indicate that the cause of the accident was conductor error. According to the unnamed…
Rank this Week: 775

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

         Several recent…

         Several recent posts have focused on agriculture in Africa.  I applaud those posts.     Today, I received an e-mail from the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development…
  • Apr 18

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW
    [Apologia: I realize all agriculture-newsworthy items don’t originate from California, but as I live in the state and our other bloggers are quiescent at the moment, I trust you can forgive me. And yet we might recall that California is…
  • Apr 17

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book
    This series of titles from Zed Books has several volumes directly and indirectly relevant to questions in international political economy and agriculture, should anyone be interested. I have a post with a bit more information over at Ratio…
Rank this Week: 363

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    MOTHER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND LEAVING SIX YEAR OLD CHILD IN CAR WITH ENGINE RUNNING

    MOTHER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND LEAVING SIX YEAR OLD CHILD IN CAR WITH ENGINE RUNNING
    Local Mother Arrested for Stealing at Publix While Leaving Young Son in the Car A recent News4Jax report gives details into the arrest of Lindsay Pence for Petit Theft and Child Neglect.  St. Johns County Deputies were first dispatched…
  • Mar 28

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS
    Two Shoplifters Arrested After Getaway Car Flips A News4Jax story details the arrests of Khadrede Brown and Cheneta Duffy on March 25, 2017.  Brown, Duffy, and third suspect yet to be identified, entered into a Victoria’s Secret…
  • Mar 28

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS
    Two Shoplifters Arrested After Getaway Car Flips A News4Jax story details the arrests of Khadrede Brown and Cheneta Duffy on March 25, 2017.  Brown, Duffy, and third suspect yet to be identified, entered into a Victoria’s Secret…
Rank this Week: 836

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 460

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Patient Death Prompts California Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

    Patient Death Prompts California Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
    Residents of Valley Center with elderly loved ones in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities should pay close attention to a recent case concerning the death of a patient at a Northern California facility. According to an article in the…
  • Apr 14

    Punitive Damages in Rancho Bernardo Nursing Home Abuse Case

    Punitive Damages in Rancho Bernardo Nursing Home Abuse Case
    If you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Rancho Bernardo, can you be eligible to receive punitive damages? Punitive damages represent a particular type of remedy that is not awarded in many cases, including in lawsuits concerning nursing…
  • Apr 6

    Can Robotics Help to Prevent Elder Abuse in Encinitas?

    Can Robotics Help to Prevent Elder Abuse in Encinitas?
    How far has technology come in Encinitas when it concerns health care for seniors and elder abuse prevention? According to a recent article in the BBC News, most American and other Western healthcare facilities have not yet begun using…
Rank this Week: 844

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
Rank this Week: 630

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Apr 21

    Can a New Protein Help Brain Injury Victims in Oceanside?

    Can a New Protein Help Brain Injury Victims in Oceanside?
    Many residents of Oceanside have followed news about sports-related concussions and the lifelong effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). According to a recent article in the Washington Post, scientists have developed a new way of tracking…
  • Apr 14

    City of San Diego Bicycle Accident Results in $4.8 Million Settlement

    City of San Diego Bicycle Accident Results in $4.8 Million Settlement
    Who is responsible for severe and fatal bicycle accidents that occur in San Diego? The answer to that question depends on the specific facts of the case, but a recent report from NBC 7 News San Diego emphasizes just how important it is to…
  • Apr 6

    Will Tour Bus Inspections Increase in San Clemente?

    Will Tour Bus Inspections Increase in San Clemente?
    Over the last several years in areas around San Clemente, tour bus accidents have resulted in serious and fatal injuries. In most—if not all—of these bus crashes, investigators have suggested that the accidents could have been…
Rank this Week: 772

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Apr 21

    SUPERVISION OF SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS IN ARUBA

    SUPERVISION OF SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS IN ARUBA
    New Ordinance entered into force on 1 January 2017 The Aruba National Ordinance on the Supervision of Securities Transactions (Landsverordening toezicht effectenverkeer; NOSST) entered into force on January the 1st, 2017. With this National…
  • Apr 5

    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN CURACAO

    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN CURACAO
    Lessons for the government 1. Why is good corporate governance necessary? Basically, corporate governance is about the structures and processes for the direction and control of a company. Corporate governance is intended to increase the…
  • Mar 17

    CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2017 LEGAL RANKINGS RELEASED

    CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2017 LEGAL RANKINGS RELEASED
    Karel Frielink ranked Band 1 again Once again I have been selected as a ranked lawyer in Chambers Global 2017 identifying me as one of the best lawyers in the Dutch Caribbean. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and…
Rank this Week: 698

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

Covers software, hardware and electronic evidence for litigation support professionals.

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
Rank this Week: 826

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Apr 21

    Sports Concussion Summitt

    Sports Concussion Summitt
    The Sports Concussion Institute has announced plans for their 11th Annual Summit on Sports Concussions, “Advances in Treatment of Postconcussion Syndrome” The meeting will be held on June 16, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Los Angeles…
  • Apr 12

    Brain Injury Association of New York State Events Update

    Brain Injury Association of New York State Events Update
    Brain Injury Association of New York State upcoming annual conference information
  • Apr 5

    Traumatic Brain Injury Upcoming Events: April 2017 – November 2017

    Traumatic Brain Injury Upcoming Events: April 2017 – November 2017
    The following brain injury conferences have been scheduled: April 2017: 20-21 Brain Injury Association of Minnesota Annual Conference Brooklyn Center, MN 612-378-2742 braininjurymn.org 24-25 Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin Annual…
Rank this Week: 560

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 777

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Apr 20

    NextDecade to Become Public Company After Merger

    NextDecade to Become Public Company After Merger
    Privately held NextDecade, LLC (NextDecade) and Harmony Merger Corp. (Harmony) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for a business combination transaction which would result in NextDecade becoming a publicly listed…
  • Apr 19

    Industrial Consumer Group Urges Pause on Further LNG Export

    Industrial Consumer Group Urges Pause on Further LNG Export
    The Industrial Energy Consumers of America have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry requesting, among other things, “a moratorium on further LNG export approvals until the definition of ‘public…
  • Apr 17

    Alaska LNG Project Application Filed With FERC

    Alaska LNG Project Application Filed With FERC
    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced that today it filed an application to obtain a Natural Gas Act Section 3 permit with FERC for its proposed Alaska LNG project, which is comprised of a gas treatment plant located at Prudhoe…
Rank this Week: 544

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 20

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1
    We have not yet alerted our readers to the first issue of Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) which was published in February 2017. So, here we go: Jürgen…
  • Apr 20

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law
    During the last four years a group of 181 authors from 57 countries has been working very hard to make a special book project come true: the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Private International Law (published by Edward Elgar and edited by…
  • Apr 19

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim
    The European Commission has published a public consultation on the conflict of law rules for third party effects of transactions in securities and claims. The aim of the consultation is to ‘gather stakeholders’ views on the…
Rank this Week: 628

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    California Stem Cell Agency Plumps Its Program as It Eyes Need for More Funding

    California Stem Cell Agency Plumps Its Program as It Eyes Need for More Funding
    California's 12-year-old stem cell agency today launched a "statewide outreach tour" that is aimed "partly" at building support for pumping $5 billion more into the program which is nearing the end of its financial life. The agency has billed…
  • Apr 13

    UC Irvine Stem Cell Blog: Troubling New Federal Law on Stem Cell Research

    UC Irvine Stem Cell Blog: Troubling New Federal Law on Stem Cell Research
    The stem cell blog at UC Irvine this week published a piece that warned that a new federal law aimed at speeding commercialization of stem cell therapies is worrisome and could lead to harm to patients and damage the entire field of research.…
  • Apr 11

    New Top Lawyer Likely Coming Soon to California's $3 Billion Stem Cell Agency

    New Top Lawyer Likely Coming Soon to California's $3 Billion Stem Cell Agency
    California's $3 billion stem cell agency appears set to announce a new general counsel, a key position that pays nearly $400,000 a year.The agency has closed applications and has only one candidate to replace James Harrison, who has announced…
Rank this Week: 907

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?
    When a winery wants to tell consumers the geographic source of its wine, it includes on the label the wine’s “appellation of origin.”  An appellation of origin tells the consumer where the wine grapes were grown. …
  • Apr 13

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has rarely allowed patent owners to replace or modify claims during inter partes review (“IPR”), covered business method review, or post-grant review.  In fact, in April…
  • Apr 6

    The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element

    The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element
    Generally, the issue of copyright infringement presents issues of fact to be decided by a jury.  However, when evidence that a design is so “substantially similar” to a copyrighted design, the trial court can find…
Rank this Week: 295

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
Rank this Week: 894

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?
    Many 401(k) plan sponsors have wisely selected investment professionals to assist in selecting the plan’s investment menu, typically a listing of various mutual funds. Other plan sponsors may allocate this duty to company officers and…
  • Feb 10

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan
    Participant loans from 401(k) plans have never been an employer favorite plan provision. Now participant loans from 403(b) plans have come into focus. It’s in the form of a class action law suit recently filed by participants in the…
  • Jan 21

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help
    Checklists. Doctors use them. Engineers use them, Pilots use them. A checklist is a tool to manage complicated jobs. Atul Gawande, MD, author of best seller, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, puts it this way: Checklists not…
Rank this Week: 597

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?
    Many 401(k) plan sponsors have wisely selected investment professionals to assist in selecting the plan’s investment menu, typically a listing of various mutual funds. Other plan sponsors may allocate this duty to company officers and…
  • Feb 10

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan
    Participant loans from 401(k) plans have never been an employer favorite plan provision. Now participant loans from 403(b) plans have come into focus. It’s in the form of a class action law suit recently filed by participants in the…
  • Jan 21

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help
    Checklists. Doctors use them. Engineers use them, Pilots use them. A checklist is a tool to manage complicated jobs. Atul Gawande, MD, author of best seller, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, puts it this way: Checklists not…
Rank this Week: 834

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 981

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    The en banc reviews keep coming!

    The en banc reviews keep coming!
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review in United States v. Gibson, 15-6122. This case involves whether a co-conspirator who only directly handled a very small amount of drugs should be held accountable for the total amount of…
  • Apr 15

    Judges clash over venue for money laundering

    Judges clash over venue for money laundering
    Ronald Myers argued that he couldn’t be tried in the W.D. Mich. for money laundering because, although he stole motor homes in the W.D. Mich., he sold (and received laundered proceeds for) them solely in other districts.In US v. Myers,…
  • Apr 13

    Exciting development in Turner right-to-counsel case

    Exciting development in Turner right-to-counsel case
    Last February, Judges Merritt, Batchelder, and Rogers announced in Turner v. United States, 15-6060 that they did not like Sixth Circuit precedent holding that the right to counsel (and thus the right to effective assistance of counsel) did…
Rank this Week: 381

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
Rank this Week: 927

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine
    Source: The Diplomat (20 April 2017)http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/beware-vietnams-death-machine/One Thursday in July 2013, Barack Obama and his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, sat down in the Oval Office to discuss Thomas Jefferson.…
  • Apr 10

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’
    Source: Asia Times (11 April 2017)http://www.atimes.com/article/amnesty-flags-chinas-non-transparency-capital-offences/Lack of transparency in relation to enforcement of terrorism and drug laws in China is identified as a growing area for…
  • Apr 10

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty
    Source: The Australian (11 April 2017)http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/alarming-executions-in-vietnam-amnesty/news-story/12cd7b02b61d356865c56651e4b90ad4Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian…
Rank this Week: 434

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Sanction Guidelines for NAC

    New Sanction Guidelines for NAC
    FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) announced that the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) revised guidelines regarding financial exploitation of vulnerable individuals or individuals with diminished capacity. In addition, the new…
  • Apr 6

    Investor Alert issued by FINRA regarding Binary Options Follow-up Scheme

    Investor Alert issued by FINRA regarding Binary Options Follow-up Scheme
    FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) issued an Investor Alert warning anyone involved in binary options trading through unregistered non-U.S. companies. Binary options are inherently risky all-or-nothing propositions.…
  • Mar 30

    Will Allen (Former Dolphins, Giants, and Patriots NFL Player) was Charged with 23 Federal Felonies in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Will Allen (Former Dolphins, Giants, and Patriots NFL Player) was Charged with 23 Federal Felonies in Alleged Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC charged Allen with fraud for allegedly operating a $31 million Ponzi Scheme.  Allen, with his accomplice Susan Daub, formed a company that made high-interest, short-term loans to athletes.  The loans were funded by money…
Rank this Week: 928

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee
    A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision has lent support to the strategy of reducing probate fees by making two wills in British Columbia, one that deals with those assets that may be transferred to your personal representative…
  • Apr 16

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee
    If you wait too long to sue on a debt, your claim may be statute-barred by the applicable limitation legislation. But can the personal representative of a deceased person require a beneficiary to bring into account an amount the beneficiary…
  • Mar 24

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
    In a recent decision, Davis v. Burns Estate, 2016 BCSC 1982, the Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed an interim distribution to be made to a beneficiary of a will under section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act pending the…
Rank this Week: 318

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce
    During divorce, you’re going from a two-income to a one-income household. You need to get a handle on your finances — not only for yourself, but also for your children. Click here for valuable…
  • Apr 18

    Clarification on when a Court Commissioner can hear a case

    Clarification on when a Court Commissioner can hear a case
    Wife filed a petition for dissolution of marriage. At the hearing on the petition a Commissioner (rather than a Judge) made a series of temporary orders over husband’s objection. Husband was self-represented. Minute orders identified…
  • Apr 14

    Children and Divorce

    Children and Divorce
    Co-Parenting after Divorce: Learn to Let Go of Things If you and your co-parent disagree about everything, you’ll find yourself exhausted and ineffective. Consider these tips when deciding whether to hold firm or let something go.…
Rank this Week: 488