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Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball
    Athletes are at a higher than average risk for a mild traumatic brain injury or concussions due to the nature of their sports and the mechanism of these injuries. And no where is this risk more evident than in youth soccer. So when we read…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
Rank this Week: 341

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 348

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 364

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 358

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Covers defamation, anonymity, copyright, trademark, SLAPP and other online journalism legal topics. By the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

http://www.dmlp.org/
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 3

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State
    The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are pleased to release a new report:…
  • May 13

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?
    In 2012, a bevy of internet companies and web sites waged a successful campaign against bills in Congress -- the PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) --  meant to combat copyright privacy. In the face of this opposition, the…
Rank this Week: 371

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 337

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 340

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 369

Northern Virginia Personal Injury…

Northern Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers general injury and accident law topics. Published by Brien Roche Law.

http://www.northernvirginiapersonalinjuryattorney.com/
  • May 21

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death
    Brain injury causes wrongful death is the allegation made in a law suit filed by the family of Derek Boogaard. Boogaard was a so-called "enforcer" in the National Hockey League. Over the course of his playing career he suffered significant…
  • Apr 27

    Administrative Law-State Rule

    Administrative Law-State Rule
    These rules and regulations can be very important. Suppose you wanted to assert a claim against a motel owner because of carbon monoxide poisoning that occurred while you were in the motel. The type of claim that would be asserted would be a…
  • Apr 25

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation
    At the federal level, all regulations are published within the Federal Register. They are also contained within a document known as the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). The C.F.R. can be found in a law library and is generally organized…
Rank this Week: 335

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 338

Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

Highlights recent appellate court decisions involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related issues. By Tom Casagrande.

http://secondarymeaning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Ending this blog.

    Ending this blog.
    Since I now work for the USPTO, I believe it's imprudent to continue commenting on these appellate decisions, so I have decided to stop blogging on IP matters.  But feel free to drop by my wine blog at http://bighousewine.blogspot.com.  No…
  • Nov 10

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test
    Nike was recently rewarded for pulling a potentially risky litigation move: trying to avoid a troublesome DJ/cancellation counterclaim by unilaterally issuing a broad covenant-not-to-sue. This move is a little like surrendering without…
  • Oct 25

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
Rank this Week: 366

WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

http://news.wustl.edu/_layouts/WUSTL.SharePoint.WebParts/CustomFeed.aspx?xsl=1&web=/schools/Law&page=ffd03ae5-7e53-44de-89b3-4672f3ea5710&wp=afe32abc-2fc9-4eac-80d2-26a459662960
  • Nov 10

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Apr 14

    Epstein installed as Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor

    Epstein installed as Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor
    Mary Butkus/WUSTL Photos Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton bestows the medal of the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professorship on Lee Epstein. Lee Epstein, PhD, was installed as the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University…
  • Mar 24

    Legal scholar: Father's rights movement led to reform in family law

    Legal scholar: Father's rights movement led to reform in family law
    Much has been written about the history of the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 20th century, but little is known about how heterosexual men navigated dramatic changes in the legal regulation of families in the…
Rank this Week: 410

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

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

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
  • Apr 21

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review
    In 2013, almost $4 billion in improper Medicare payments were identified and returned.[1] This staggering number can be attributed to the work of the Recovery Audit Program. The Recovery Audit Program was initially authorized by the Medicare…
  • Apr 14

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?
    My understanding of PIP is that it pays regardless of fault.  In fact, Progressive Insurance’s website states:  “PIP Insurance pays for your personal medical expenses or for injuries sustained by your passengers –…
Rank this Week: 405

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
Rank this Week: 401

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    International Law Updates from Washington, D.C.

    International Law Updates from Washington, D.C.
    The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. Security Policy in Europe. on April 28, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., G-50 Dirksen. The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, House…
  • Apr 24

    Central African Republic To Establish Special Tribunal for War Crime

    Central African Republic To Establish Special Tribunal for War Crime
    The National Transitional Council of the Central African Republic (CAR) voted this week to establish a Special Criminal Court within its criminal justice system to try persons accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity since 2003. It…
  • Apr 22

    EC's Response to the Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean Is Lacking

    EC's Response to the Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean Is Lacking
    As reported by many news organizations, there is a migrant crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. According to the latest figures, 1754 persons have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe since the beginning of the year, including…
Rank this Week: 392

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

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

    Do You Have an Announcement for the Newsletter for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research?

    Do You Have an Announcement for the Newsletter for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research?
    You can send news of upcoming events, promotions, and conferences to the newsletter for the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Click here. And hey, send us a copy. We can post news here...
  • Apr 23

    LWI to Formalize the Pink Ink Caucu

    LWI to Formalize the Pink Ink Caucu
    Just a few days in advance of the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases, the Legal Writing Institute announced the formal establishment of the Pink Ink Caucus. The charge of the Caucus is to support LGBTQ...
  • Apr 20

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced
    The Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors have announced the winners of the 2015 LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grants. The following four winners will each receive grants of $5000. Deborah Borman, De-grading…
Rank this Week: 403

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

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

    Sefton v. Sefton (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2015)

    Sefton v. Sefton (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2015)
    I never took Trusts & Estates.  And because I never studied for the bar exam, I never actually learned the stuff either.But I've picked up bits and pieces of this area over the subsequent decades by reading the California appellate…
  • Apr 23

    Stennett v. Britel (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2015)

    Stennett v. Britel (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2015)
    Anime Britel was a world-class triathelete.  In 1999, he met Jackie Stennett while they were both at the Harvard Business School, and they had a romantic relationship.  Jackie got pregnant.Fast forward to 2011.  Mr. Britel was…
  • Apr 23

    People v. Brothers (Cal. Ct. App. - April 21, 2015)

    People v. Brothers (Cal. Ct. App. - April 21, 2015)
    For those who believe child molesters deserve to die, I wonder what the reaction is to this fact pattern:"Early in the morning of December 5, 2005 Brothers learned information that caused her to believe Gates had sexually molested Mimi and…
Rank this Week: 419

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Apr 24

    Mercatus Filing to FAA on Small Drone

    Mercatus Filing to FAA on Small Drone
    Today, Eli Dourado, Ryan Hagemann and I filed comments with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in its proceeding on the “Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (i.e. small private drones). In this…
  • Apr 19

    The Wrong Way to End the Terrestrial Radio Exemption

    The Wrong Way to End the Terrestrial Radio Exemption
    A bill before Congress would for the first time require radio broadcasters to pay royalty fees to recording artists and record labels pursuant to the Copyright Act. The proposed Fair Play Fair Pay Act (H.R. 1733) would “[make] sure that…
  • Mar 14

    Autonomous Vehicles Under Attack: Cyber Dashboard Standards and Class Action Lawsuit

    Autonomous Vehicles Under Attack: Cyber Dashboard Standards and Class Action Lawsuit
    In a recent Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Internet of Things, Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) “announced legislation that would direct the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…
Rank this Week: 391

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Covers legal marketing, risk management, client service and social media. By Lindsay Griffiths.

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

    Week of April 20, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of April 20, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're almost at the end of April (although it feels like winter outside), and it's been another busy week here at the ILN. Our delegates are signing up like wildfire for our Annual Conference in Sicily at the end of May (can't wait!) and…
  • Apr 23

    Creating Natively Digital Brand Experiences - A Recap

    Creating Natively Digital Brand Experiences - A Recap
    Attendees at the Legal Marketing Association conference will normally shy away from any session that is entirely presented by service providers - but if that session is done by One North, they're making a big mistake.  Not only are they…
  • Apr 22

    Client Expectations in Today's Marketplace - A Recap

    Client Expectations in Today's Marketplace - A Recap
    On the second day of the LMA conference, I kept the client-related momentum going by heading straight into "Client Expectations in Today's Marketplace" after the GC Panel. Presenting in the session were Laura Meherg and Nat Slavin of Wicker…
Rank this Week: 400

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

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

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the…
  • Apr 15

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
  • Apr 7

    Federal Lands Photography Rule

    Federal Lands Photography Rule
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service…
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Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

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

    Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh Have Consequences for Couple

    Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh Have Consequences for Couple
    After transvaginal mesh products began to be introduced to the pharmaceutical market, many women thought that the mesh devices would bring them comfort after suffering from intimate discomforts like pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress…
  • Apr 22

    Drunk Driving Accident Leaves Several in Critical Condition in Pontiac, Michigan

    Drunk Driving Accident Leaves Several in Critical Condition in Pontiac, Michigan
    Pictured above: a picture of three of the four injured in the accident  Over the weekend, a horrific accident occurred in Pontiac, Michigan that left several people severely and critically injured. The accident happened when Leshia…
  • Apr 20

    Increasing Number of Injured Patients Suing Xarelto Around the World

    Increasing Number of Injured Patients Suing Xarelto Around the World
    Bayer, the manufacturer of the blockbuster anticoagulant drug, Xarelto, is not only facing a significant number of lawsuits within the United States, but also abroad in other countries. Recently, a number of Canadian citizens have filed…
Rank this Week: 383

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

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

    Dan Ryan Expressway Accident Leaves Driver in Critical Condition

    Dan Ryan Expressway Accident Leaves Driver in Critical Condition
    A large majority of the drivers on Chicago roads have been involved in at least one car accident in their lifetimes. That is because nationally, an average driver will be involved in nearly three car accidents in his or her lifetime. Further,…
  • Apr 21

    Workers' Compensation Attorneys Settle Claim for $51,000

    Workers' Compensation Attorneys Settle Claim for $51,000
    The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. strive to help those who have been injured in an accident and who need assistance getting the relief they deserve. In Chicago and across the rest of Illinois, many people face the…
  • Apr 20

    2 Killed in Car Crash near I-55

    2 Killed in Car Crash near I-55
    Car accidents in Chicago do not discriminate based on age, gender, or social class. Unfortunately, anyone who rides in a car or uses another form of transportation on or near the roads may be at risk for becoming an injury victim due to an…
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ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Apr 24

    Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Extrajudicial Dispute System Could Undermine Domestic Environmental Regulation

    Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Extrajudicial Dispute System Could Undermine Domestic Environmental Regulation
    by Meredith Wilensky. Wilensky was the 2013-2014 associate director and fellow at Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. She currently clerks for Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California. The…
  • Apr 24

    Judicial Nominations Roundup for April 24, 2015

    Judicial Nominations Roundup for April 24, 2015
    by Caroline CoxThe U.S. Senate made another judicial confirmation on Monday. In a vote of 91-0, the Senate confirmed the nomination of George C. Hanks, Jr. to be a United States District Judge for the Southern…
  • Apr 24

    LegalEyes for April 24, 2015

    LegalEyes for April 24, 2015
    by Caroline CoxThe Editorial Board of The Washington Post remarks on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general, calling the vote “embarrassing not to Ms. Lynch, who clearly deserved confirmation, but to the…
Rank this Week: 438

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 407

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 429

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    BALCA Says Drug Testing and Background Checks are “Requirements” for Recruitment Purpose

    BALCA Says Drug Testing and Background Checks are “Requirements” for Recruitment Purpose
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Bilingual Programmer.” After obtaining & examining an…
  • Apr 23

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Texas, Arkansas & Idaho

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Texas, Arkansas & Idaho
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Apr 22

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 4/1/15

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 4/1/15
    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 4/1/15. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular…
Rank this Week: 387

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

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

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba
    Posted April 24, 2015 Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a bill today that would allow banks to finance agricultural exports sent to Cuba, helping to open up Cuban markets to American farmers and ranchers,…
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Regulators May Recommend Glyphosate Testing

    U.S. Regulators May Recommend Glyphosate Testing
    Posted April 22, 2014 U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide as public concern rises over possible links to disease, according to Reuters. Food Safety News also published an…
  • Apr 22

    NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing

    NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing
    Posted April 22, 2014 A New York judge ruled this week to grant lawyers representing two chimpanzees a hearing to challenge the animals’ confinement, according to Time. AAAS Science also published an article here, The New York Times…
Rank this Week: 406

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

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

    Big Google

    Big Google
    Slate.com just posted came across a "fun" article on how you can download your entire Google search history (i.e., searches you ran while logged in to a Google product (e.g. YouTube, Gmail, Blogger)). Presumably, the searches…
  • Apr 22

    Amicus Briefs, or "Why a Love of Reading Must Be a US Supreme Court Clerk Job Requirement"

    Amicus Briefs, or "Why a Love of Reading Must Be a US Supreme Court Clerk Job Requirement"
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that the total number of pages of briefs submitted (including Amicus Briefs) in the same-sex marriage cases the US Supreme Court will consider April 28 is over 7,500. That's a lot. Is this the most number of…
  • Apr 21

    Sixth Circuit Review: A New Conversation

    Sixth Circuit Review: A New Conversation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
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Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips &amp; Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 373

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

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

    A transfer of venue.

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

    Re-service while a motion to dismiss is pending.

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

    A claim of a bus driver's negligence.

    A claim of a bus driver's negligence.
    Practice point:  To prevail on a cause of action alleging that a common carrier's driver was negligent in stopping a bus, a plaintiff must prove that the stop was unusual and violent, rather than merely one of the sort of jerks and …
Rank this Week: 404

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Apr 24

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman A federal judge in the District of Columbia refused to enjoin the implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's new expedited election rule while the lawsuit to revoke the rule is pending. In…
  • Apr 23

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available
    Littler Shareholder William Emanuel has released his semi-annual report on significant decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board. The latest report covers notable decisions published in the NLRB's weekly summaries from…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposal to provide guidance on how to structure an employee wellness program without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The…
Rank this Week: 388

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 23

    After Robbery With A Gun, Owner Fires Employee Because She Won’t Pay Him The Money That Was Stolen!

    After Robbery With A Gun, Owner Fires Employee Because She Won’t Pay Him The Money That Was Stolen!
    Just about everyone knows that when you are being robbed, just give them the money because your life is worth more than whatever is in the register. Remember that The Juice said “just about everyone.” That does not include a…
  • Apr 23

    Follow The Juice On Twitter, And Like Him On Facebook, Or Else …

    Follow The Juice On Twitter, And Like Him On Facebook, Or Else …
    Or else what? If you don’t like The Juice on Facebook, and/or follow him on Twitter (@LegalJuice), expect a visit from Officer Cartman. He gets very angry if you do not respect his authority.
  • Apr 22

    Son, Sit Down. It’s About Your Dad, Me, And …

    Son, Sit Down. It’s About Your Dad, Me, And …
    … a turkey baster. This is a good example of why you put things in writing. People rarely think things will go wrong, especially when dealing with friends. But making babies is serious stuff, and should be treated accordingly as the…
Rank this Week: 441

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog
    First was the well-covered story of the Supreme Court ruling that traffic stops couldn't be extended, even briefly, to allow for drug-sniffing dogs to take a whiff around the car (yes, Rumpole, that was Scalia in the majority).And next is…
  • Apr 22

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)
    That's how the appellant in this Federal Circuit case cited to a case so that it counted as one word instead of 14. The court wasn't amused:The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure limit anappellant’s opening brief to 14,000…
  • Apr 21

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?
    That was the question yesterday before the Supreme Court, which was looking at the Armed Career Criminal Statute. From the Washington Post:Johnson was subject to an enhanced sentence because he had previous convictions. But he said that one…
Rank this Week: 445

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 372

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

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

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie
    If you were involved in a rear-end collision and now your neck hurts, you may have the injury known as “whiplash”. Whiplash is a serious injury that is associated with sudden impacts that cause a person’s body to move…
  • Apr 20

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring
    Whether you are commuting to work or driving to your spring vacation spot, now that winter is over you will likely see an increase in the number of cars on the road. Here are five tips to help you stay safe in the driver’s seat this…
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Apr 23

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero
    In the Game of Thrones universe, being born out of wedlock results in significant negative social and legal consequences. A “bastard” – a term frequently used in the Seven Kingdoms, although no longer considered appropriate…
  • Apr 22

    A Succession Crisi

    A Succession Crisi
    The land of Westeros, the fictional kingdom of the TV show Game of Thrones, is experiencing a succession crisis. The King, Robert Baratheon, is dead, survived by no fewer than 20 children. However, most of his issue are illegitimate or…
  • Apr 22

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account
    Listen to Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and accounts Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Noah Weisberg discuss administration and accounting obligations with respect to digital assets and…
Rank this Week: 379

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Investigation into Broker Michael Oppenheim

    Investigation into Broker Michael Oppenheim
    Have you been defrauded by JPMorgan Chase & Co broker Michael Oppenheim? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help. According to 12News, Michael Oppenheim was arrested for allegedly stealing approximately…
  • Apr 22

    Recovery of Losses in Gulf Coast Rig & Equipment

    Recovery of Losses in Gulf Coast Rig &amp; Equipment
    Have you suffered investment losses in Gulf Coast Rig & Equipment? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help. Unfortunately for many investors the risks associated with private placements may have been understated and misrepresented…
  • Apr 21

    Investigation into Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II

    Investigation into Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II
    According to Griffincapital.com, as of December 3, 2014 Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II completed a $4 billion merger and is now part of Northstar Realty Finance Corporation. Foxbuisness reported that shareholder would receive $7.75 per…
Rank this Week: 437

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint
    Defendant appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Bronx County, entered on or about October 29, 2009, which denied her motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint and all cross claims as against her. Defendant is a registered…
  • Apr 20

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont
    Sixth, it is asserted that one of plaintiff's experts, Dr. BY, improperly testified from two reports that did not constitute business records. Dr. BY was a psychologist and director of a free program for rehabilitation of the brain injured at…
  • Apr 18

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont
    The defendant BH Corp. raises many issues in its brief. Many of these issues do not receive separate headings. In discussing these issues, we have joined and rearranged the issues where appropriate. The defendant BH Corp. did not except to…
Rank this Week: 395

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
Rank this Week: 439

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

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

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

    INVESTMENT ADVISER CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – BlackRock Censured; Compliance Officer Personally Liable

    INVESTMENT ADVISER CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – BlackRock Censured; Compliance Officer Personally Liable
    On April 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order against an investment advisory firm and its former chief compliance officer, for violating Sections 206(2) and 206(4) and rule 206(4)-7 of the…
  • Apr 17

    DOL Issues Proposal on ERISA Fiduciarie

    DOL Issues Proposal on ERISA Fiduciarie
    On April 14, 2015, the Department of Labor issued its much anticipated re-proposal of regulations defining and expanding the persons who are treated as ERISA fiduciaries.  Under the proposal, subject to certain exceptions, all persons…
  • Apr 13

    Five Things to Know about New Jersey’s Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency

    Five Things to Know about New Jersey’s Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency
    On March 10, 2015, the New Jersey Division of Taxation issued Technical Advisory Memorandum TAM-2015-1, explaining its policy regarding convertible virtual currency.1 The IRS has held that convertible virtual currency (CVC), such as Bitcoin,…
Rank this Week: 396

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 21

    New York Debt Collector Court Rule Is A Game Changer - For Everyone

    New York Debt Collector Court Rule Is A Game Changer - For Everyone
    Third party debt collectors, also known as debt-buyers and zombie creditors (for really old debts) have had to do little in the past to prove that a debt was yours, you owed it and that it wasn't barred by the statute of limitations. Now, a…
  • Apr 16

    Identity Theft and Debt Collection Remain Highest Source of Consumer Complaint

    Identity Theft and Debt Collection Remain Highest Source of Consumer Complaint
    The Federal Trade Commission reported the top consumer complaints as Identity theft and with debt collection a close second. You can see that report here. The Consumer Financial Bureau Annual Report (2014) continues to report that the…
  • Apr 15

    Fed Study: Student Loan Delinquencies Higher than Previously Reported

    Fed Study: Student Loan Delinquencies Higher than Previously Reported
    An article[1] in today's Wall Street Journal exposes a worrisome statistic: 31.5% of Americans encumbered by student loans are at least one month behind on payment.[2] That's a higher delinquency rate than credit cards, auto loans (8.5%),…
Rank this Week: 431

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 376

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish
    Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.The violations happened within a 4 month…
  • Apr 20

    You've Been Served - On Facebook

    You've Been Served - On Facebook
    In a March 27, 2015 decision in Baidoo v Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096, New York County Supreme Court Judge Mathew Cooper permitted substituted service of a divorce summons via Facebook: As recently as ten years ago, it was…
  • Apr 20

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Mark Saunders named Toronto’s next police chief Mike Duffy trial: Ezra Levant, former Sun News host, set to testifyFBI admits it fudged forensic hair matches in nearly all…
Rank this Week: 380

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 413

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

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

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Europe Challenges Google, Seeing Violations of Its Antitrust Law.  The European Union has formally accused Google of abusing…
  • Apr 13

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Formal Charges May Be Next in Europe’s Google Antitrust Inquiry.  Although Europe’s antitrust investigation of…
  • Apr 6

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Antitrust and Other Inquiries in Europe Target U.S. Tech Giants.  European antitrust regulators are intensifying their…
Rank this Week: 390