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What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Mar 6

    What if the Internet was just an important tool--but not the main event?

    What if the Internet was just an important tool--but not the main event?
    If you ever feel that way--I do almost every day--consider reading Tom Keen's The Internet is not the Answer. This is an honorable if imperfect book....
  • Mar 5

    A Proposal For Cold City Nights: "One Night, One Person".

    A Proposal For Cold City Nights: "One Night, One Person".
    From a humanitarian standpoint, this idea doesn't even make the team. It's not lofty enough to get a movie made about any of us. Think of it simply as refusing to randomly run over someone you don't know with...
  • Mar 5

    Ever done anything with this much heart? (Even Ginger Baker's blown away...)

    Ever done anything with this much heart? (Even Ginger Baker's blown away...)
    They call it stormy Monday, yes but Tuesday's just as bad. They call it stormy Monday, yes but Tuesday's just as bad. Wednesday's even worse; Thursday's awful sad. The eagle flies on Friday, Saturday I go out to play....
Rank this Week: 218

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Mar 6

    Review of Redact Assistant Plus 41 More Must-Read

    Review of Redact Assistant Plus 41 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 42 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
  • Mar 5

    cleanDocs Mobile: Read Our Exclusive Report

    cleanDocs Mobile: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers software that removes metadata from documents you email from your smartphone (see article below), a service that provides your firm with your own branded own app for client communications and referrals, an…
  • Mar 4

    Five Checklists Every Law Firm Should Use Plus 47 More Must-Read

    Five Checklists Every Law Firm Should Use Plus 47 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 48 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 210

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Apple to go on Dow Jone

    Apple to go on Dow Jone
    Apple will replace AT&T on Dow Jones on a March 19, 2015.AT&T had been on the list since 1916.Meanwhile ,  Apple has a patent application for hydrophobic coatings of devices, likely including phones,
  • Mar 6

    Knepper / Lieb on 35 USC 101 issue

    Knepper / Lieb on 35 USC 101 issue
    From their post:--Since Jan. 1, 2015, and as of the writing of this article, there have been at least 13 decisions from federal district courts on motions challenging subject matter eligibility of the various asserted patents. Of these 13…
  • Mar 6

    Guillenwater at RollCall criticizes Goodlatte Innovation Act

    Guillenwater at RollCall criticizes Goodlatte Innovation Act
    From RollCall:--One of the most troubling provisions in the Innovation Act creates mandatory stays of discovery in patent infringement cases. Such mandatory stays would prolong litigation, increasing costs, while placing a company’s…
Rank this Week: 78

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    The Escort, the Text and the Shotgun

    The Escort, the Text and the Shotgun
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Indiana:  Robertson v. State, 2015 WL 511550 (2015).  The court begins by explaining how the case arose:Shannon Robertson lived in Indianapolis, working as an escort…
  • Mar 4

    Child Pornography, the Alford Plea and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Child Pornography, the Alford Plea and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    After Joshua Zachary Matter was “charged with two felonies for possession and dissemination of pornography on a computer”, he agreed toenter an Alford pleato the possession-related charge in exchange for the state's…
  • Mar 2

    Tweets, Terroristic Threats and "True Threats"

    Tweets, Terroristic Threats and "True Threats"
    For reasons we will get to in a moment, the State of Missouri charged Robert Metzinger with “making a terroristic threat under [Missouri Revised Statutes] § 574.115(4).”  State v. Metzinger, 2015 WL 790463 (Missouri…
Rank this Week: 710

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    No Institution of IPR for Indefinite Means-Plus-Function Claim

    No Institution of IPR for Indefinite Means-Plus-Function Claim
    The Board denied the petitioner's request for institution of an inter partes review of a patent related to landing and recovering a reusable launch vehicle at sea, as the challenged means-plus-function claims were not amenable to…
  • Mar 5

    Customized Proposal Preparation Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Proposal Preparation Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's claims for infringement of its proposal preparation patents because the asserted patents lacked patentable subject matter. "[T]he asserted claims are directed to the abstract idea of…
  • Mar 4

    Assertion of Patent Claims After Unfavorable Claim Construction of Related Patents Warrants § 285 Attorney Fee Award

    Assertion of Patent Claims After Unfavorable Claim Construction of Related Patents Warrants § 285 Attorney Fee Award
    The court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 following summary judgment of noninfringement because plaintiff should have known its claims were meritless. "The infringement claims against [defendants]…
Rank this Week: 647

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Mar 6

    Habeas Relief

    Habeas Relief
    Smith v. United States, E.D.Tex., March 02, 2015 (NO. 4:08CR107(7), 4:11CV745) Judge: Don Bush Holding: Petition for Habeas Corpus Relief Denied This opinion by Judge Bush in Plano provides a good overview of the contours of habeas petitions,…
  • Mar 3

    Tyler patent verdict - Smartflash v. Apple

    Tyler patent verdict - Smartflash v. Apple
    I am a little behind on this post since much of last week was either weather days or seminar, but I wanted to note that last Tuesday a Tyler jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff Smartflash against defendant...
  • Feb 24

    About that Verdict...

    About that Verdict...
    USEI v. TI, 6:11cv491 (2/19/15) Judge: Michael Schneider Holding: Motion for Application of Collateral Estoppel Granted Sometimes a verdict doesn't even get to the appellate stage before it is reversed. In 2009, the plaintiff in this case…
Rank this Week: 394

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Call for Papers: Regional Integration

    Call for Papers: Regional Integration
    The Center for International Law Studies of the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law Airlangga University, has issued a call for papers for its sixth conference, to take place October 5-6, 2015, in…
  • Mar 6

    Scoville: Socializing Students: Law Schools and the Efficacy of International Norm

    Scoville: Socializing Students: Law Schools and the Efficacy of International Norm
    Ryan Scoville (Marquette Univ. - Law) has posted Socializing Students: Law Schools and the Efficacy of International Norms. Here's the abstract: This Article identifies a global condition and then hypothesizes on why it matters. The…
  • Mar 6

    Green: The Article 51 Reporting Requirement for Self-Defense Action

    Green: The Article 51 Reporting Requirement for Self-Defense Action
    James A. Green (Univ. of Reading - Law) has posted The Article 51 Reporting Requirement for Self-Defense Actions (Virginia Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This article examines one of the legal criteria for the…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Mar 6

    Securities Investigation involving American Eagle Energy Junk Bond

    Securities Investigation involving American Eagle Energy Junk Bond
    According to a Bloomberg report, less than seven months after raising $175 million in a junk-bond offering, American Eagle Energy Corp. recently announced that it wouldn’t make its first interest payment on the debt. Instead, it hired…
  • Mar 6

    Securities Investigation involving JP Morgan Russian Securities plc

    Securities Investigation involving JP Morgan Russian Securities plc
    The White Law Group is investigating potential claims involving JP Morgan Russian Securities plc product. Specifically, The White Law Group is investigating the liability that brokerage firm’s may have for recommending this risky…
  • Mar 4

    Update for SandRidge Energy and Hercules Offshore Bond Investor

    Update for SandRidge Energy and Hercules Offshore Bond Investor
    The White Law Group continues to investigate the liability that brokerage firms may have for recommending risky investments in shale energy companies and their leveraged debt (primarily in the form of junk bonds). Two of the most leveraged…
Rank this Week: 455

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Study Spotlights Medication Errors Among Children

    Study Spotlights Medication Errors Among Children
    Reuters reports that every eight minutes, a child below 6 years of age experienced a medication error between 2002 and 2012, citing an analysis of calls to poison control hotlines that was unveiled in the journal Pediatrics. While most…
  • Mar 5

    Cancer Organizations Release Joint Statement on Electronic Cigarette

    Cancer Organizations Release Joint Statement on Electronic Cigarette
    The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports, “Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same taxes, marketing restrictions and limitations on public use as traditional tobacco products, according to new…
  • Mar 4

    Don’t Let Your Guard Down in Cold Weather

    Don’t Let Your Guard Down in Cold Weather
    From the Dallas Police Department: DPD is committed to strengthening the vitality of every neighborhood in the city. During the inclement weather, many motorist have been starting the ignition system on their vehicles to warm them up and…
Rank this Week: 760

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Age Discrimination May Manifest in Subtle Way

    Age Discrimination May Manifest in Subtle Way
    Most employers are aware of the fact that legally, they can’t specifically recruit workers under the age of 30 or fire a worker simply because he or she hit the 55-year mark. But usually, age discrimination comes in much more subtle…
  • Mar 3

    Pregnancy Discrimination a Growing Problem in U.S.

    Pregnancy Discrimination a Growing Problem in U.S.
    The Chicago Public School System recently came under fire after it was alleged a number of teachers were fired on the basis of their pregnancies. A federal discrimination lawsuit has been filed. The district staunchly denies this assertion,…
  • Feb 28

    Franchises Face Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

    Franchises Face Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit
    Wage theft is a serious problem within many varying industries. It’s worth noting there is an overall increase in wage-and-hour lawsuits, due to a combination of factors that includes workers becoming more aware of their rights, more…
Rank this Week: 890

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 423

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Mar 6

    When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Acquired By An Internet Marketing Company

    When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Acquired By An Internet Marketing Company
    Many tech start ups have as an exit strategy acquisition by Google. But for legal start-ups, is being gobbled up by Internet Brands, which operates consumer websites in several different vertical markets, including legal – m be best…
  • Mar 3

    What Would Make You Want To Work for A Small Firm?

    What Would Make You Want To Work for A Small Firm?
    This post from January 2015 at Above the Law  questions why solos and small firms pay associates so little. Initially, the answer seemed self evident to me: sadly, some solos and smalls are just plain cheap, while others need the help…
  • Feb 27

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation
    I’ve long been a fan of free consultations for a couple of reasons. First, given the importance of the attorney-client relationship, it never made sense to put up obstacles  to clients seeking to vet different attorneys by forcing…
Rank this Week: 328

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Mar 6

    Creditor of deadbeats = deadbeat debtor: Part 2, Your creditors can’t handle the truth

    Creditor of deadbeats = deadbeat debtor: Part 2, Your creditors can’t handle the truth
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 1 reporting on the continuing psychodrama that is Greek insolvency established that Greece’s inability to pay its sovereign debt stems, at least in…
  • Mar 5

    Creditor of deadbeats = deadbeat debtor: Part 1, Bad debt and bad paper

    Creditor of deadbeats = deadbeat debtor: Part 1, Bad debt and bad paper
    By: David A. Smith No sooner had I written People value a government they pay taxes for than confirmation of the thesis was forthcoming, in the form of facts, new to me (which is definitely my oversight), that make Greece’s prospects in…
  • Mar 4

    People value a government they pay taxes for: Part 2, The implication

    People value a government they pay taxes for: Part 2, The implication
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In yesterday’s Part 1, we explored a fascinating bit of doctoral research conducted by Lucy Martin designed to test whether people’s sense of unfairness, and willing to…
Rank this Week: 345

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item
    Opportunities:Request for Proposal RFP/2015/653: Establishment of a Frame Agreement for the Provision of Protection Information Service in Strengthening the Response Capacity to RSD and Country and Legal Information Needs [info]- Submission…
  • Mar 6

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance
    CCCM Case Studies, vol. 1 (Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster, 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]Cash, Vouchers or In-kind? Guidance on Evaluating How Transfers are Made in Emergency Programming (ODI, Feb. 2015) [text]Integrated Programme…
  • Mar 5

    Thematic Focus: Integration, esp. in Europe

    Thematic Focus: Integration, esp. in Europe
    Opportunites: Webinar: Integration Challenges and Opportunities in the Economic Development and Refugee Resettlement Arenas, Online, 12 March 2015 [info]CFP: Rethinking Integration: New Perspectives on Adaptation and Settlement in an Era…
Rank this Week: 115

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Schwartz on Misreading McCulloch v. Maryland

    Schwartz on Misreading McCulloch v. Maryland
    David S. Schwartz, University of Wisconsin Law School, has posted Misreading Mcculloch v. Maryland.  Here is the abstract:     The conventional reading of McCulloch v. Maryland maintains that that opinion established…
  • Mar 5

    Johnson on "Vanderbilt, Hague, and Their Fight for Justice"

    Johnson on "Vanderbilt, Hague, and Their Fight for Justice"
    Rutgers University Press has released Battleground New Jersey: Vanderbilt, Hague, and Their Fight for Justice (Dec. 2014), by lawyer and independent scholar Nelson Johnson. The Press explains:New Jersey’s legal system was plagued with…
  • Mar 5

    Schmidt's Jotwell review of Wright's "Sharing the Prize"

    Schmidt's Jotwell review of Wright's "Sharing the Prize"
    Jotwell's latest legal history posting is Christopher Schmidt's review of Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South by Gavin Wright (Belknap Press, 2013)."Quantitative scholars too often…
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Mar 6

    Three Vehicle Crash Involving Box Truck and School Bus Leave One Dead, Several Injured

    Three Vehicle Crash Involving Box Truck and School Bus Leave One Dead, Several Injured
    Pictured above: The extensive damaged caused to both the box truck and the school bus (image courtesy of Seattle Times)  An unfortunate accident in Orondo, Washington has left one driver dead and sent 43-school-aged students to the…
  • Mar 5

    Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh Settle More Than 100 Lawsuits in February

    Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh Settle More Than 100 Lawsuits in February
    In February, Johnson & Johnson, one of the manufacturers of a TVM (transvaginal mesh) device, settled more than 100 lawsuits brought against them by consumer who had been hurt by the device. These particular cases were related to their…
  • Mar 4

    Four Dead and Three Injured After 18-Wheeler Accident in Jacksonville, Florida

    Four Dead and Three Injured After 18-Wheeler Accident in Jacksonville, Florida
    Pictured above: A video submitted by a witness to the accident (Courtesy of First Coast News)  A trucking accident that involved a tractor trailer rig and an SUV on Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida, resulted in four dead and three…
Rank this Week: 247

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 6

    State Farm Overcharged Texas Policyholder

    State Farm Overcharged Texas Policyholder
    I have to admit, I missed this story when it first came out a few weeks ago. Although State Farm did not admit wrongdoing, read the article and draw your own conclusions (the italicized portions are key). As reported by The Dallas Morning…
  • Mar 6

    Insurer Relies on Unpublished Court Opinion to Dodge Bad Faith

    Insurer Relies on Unpublished Court Opinion to Dodge Bad Faith
    Readers of this blog are aware that New Jersey is not the best state in the land if you want to hold insurance carriers to their promises by way of bad faith. The process just got even harder in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in…
  • Mar 5

    Rocky Mountain Public Adjuster Conference Set for March 13, 2015

    Rocky Mountain Public Adjuster Conference Set for March 13, 2015
    The Rocky Mountain Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (RMAPIA) is having an educational conference approved for Colorado and Idaho CE credit (pending credit in Montana, Utah and Wyoming). It will be held at The University Club in…
Rank this Week: 223

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 101

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Mar 6

    Guess Connect - Classic Style With A SmartWatch Brain

    Guess Connect - Classic Style With A SmartWatch Brain
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 6

    Hey Verizon! Stop Tracking Me!

    Hey Verizon! Stop Tracking Me!
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 6

    Apple Watch: The Watch For The Nanny State?

    Apple Watch: The Watch For The Nanny State?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 335

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Mar 6

    Reminder: Spring Semester Reference Hour

    Reminder: Spring Semester Reference Hour
  • Mar 3

    New Exhibits: Celebrating Cornell’s Sesquicentennial

    New Exhibits: Celebrating Cornell’s Sesquicentennial
    The law library has three new exhibits in the Gould Reading Room to coincide with Cornell’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibits are:   Cornell at 2015: Celebrating 150 years at the Law School A showcase of memorabilia and…
  • Feb 27

    No Netflix, No Problem: House of Cards Seasons 1-2

    No Netflix, No Problem: House of Cards Seasons 1-2
    Unless you’ve been living under a pop culture rock (which in law school is highly likely) you know the third installment of the popular Netflix series House of Cards was released today. If you find yourself without a Netflix account but…
Rank this Week: 997

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Mar 6

    Are PTAB Proceedings Fundamentally Unfair to Patent Owners?

    Are PTAB Proceedings Fundamentally Unfair to Patent Owners?
    The issue of proper due process is critical, according to Johnson, because “the PTAB is now both deciding on the institution of and the conduct of these IPRs and PGRs, and of course, they’re issuing the final decisions.”…
  • Mar 6

    Shell Oil provides surprising developments in renewable energy along with oil and gas tech

    Shell Oil provides surprising developments in renewable energy along with oil and gas tech
    Shell maintains a significant investment into research and development within its own corporation. The company’s 2014 fourth quarter earnings report showed that Shell invested $428 million into R&D during that quarter, increasing…
  • Mar 5

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator
    Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies whose ongoing economic benefit depends upon their ability to acquire innovations and…
Rank this Week: 201

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 131

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 284

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Mar 6

    Iowa Attorney Suspended For Preying On Female Client

    Iowa Attorney Suspended For Preying On Female Client
    The Iowa Supreme Court has imposed a 30-month suspension of an attorney who the court described Moothart generally has a reputation in the Ames area as a very good defense and family-law attorney. He has developed forms and methods of...
  • Mar 6

    Something To Ponder

    Something To Ponder
    The North Carolina State Bar has imposed a censure of an attorney who violated the duty of confidentiality. From the order Without either implied or express consent, you revealed the names of a child's adoptive parents to the child's…
  • Mar 5

    Easier To Pay The Late Fee

    Easier To Pay The Late Fee
    A reprimand was imposed by the North Carolina State Bar for this misconduct You failed to timely submit your CLE Annual Report form to the Board of Continuing Legal Education, resulting in a late fee assessed against you. You requested...
Rank this Week: 122

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 183

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 586

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Mar 6

    My opposing party didn’t count on Taras showing up. His representation made all the difference.

    My opposing party didn’t count on Taras showing up. His representation made all the difference.
    Client: Joe Type of case: Debt collection defense Client Review: Taras Rudnitsky’s firm provided seamless, responsive service and command of this area of the law. Calls were returned, though often initiated by the firm, with…
  • Feb 5

    Most amazing experience ever!

    Most amazing experience ever!
    Client: Nancy Tucker Type of Case: Debt collection defense, garnishment, return of seized property, vacating judgment Client Review: When I finally found Taras after contacting numerous attorneys and receiving no hope for my situation, I had…
  • Feb 4

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice
    Client:  YS Type of Case:  Defending Against a CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: I feel very fortunate to have made the decision to go to Mr. Rudnitsky to represent me against CACH LLC. They were suing me for…
Rank this Week: 58

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Mar 6

    The Obama Administration Declares Full Agreement with the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Not To Indict!

    The Obama Administration Declares Full Agreement with the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Not To Indict!
    President Obama’s Justice Department has just issued "Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson" (March 4, 2015).…
  • Mar 2

    Expressive powers of Law (2015) by by Richard McAdam

    Expressive powers of Law (2015) by by Richard McAdam
    I would like to highlight a great book, recently published, by Richard H. McAdams from Chicago Law School on the Expressive powers of Law. (Harvard University press 2015) The book brings together lots of research, which has been carried…
  • Feb 26

    The FBI's Ten Most Wanted

    The FBI's Ten Most Wanted
    Steve Sailer has a post, Texas's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives Include 8 White Males . (though all 8 are hispanic, as well as the one woman on the list). That made me curious about the FBI list. Here it...
Rank this Week: 992

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Mar 6

    Erwin Chemerinsky at FIU

    Erwin Chemerinsky at FIU
    I am delighted that Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of UC-Irvine was at FIU this week for the Second Decanal Lecture on Legal Education. After the jump is the video of his talk to the students (it begins around the 1:30 mark), titled The Future of…
  • Mar 5

    The Persistence of Disproportionate Minority Contact

    The Persistence of Disproportionate Minority Contact
    Yesterday, DoJ issued its report on the Ferguson Police Department. Among many other failings, the report revealed the disproportionate rate at which African Americans come in contact with the Ferguson Police Department. While they account…
  • Mar 5

    SCOTUS's incoherent media policie

    SCOTUS's incoherent media policie
    I am on record (here and elsewhere) favoring video-recording of SCOTUS arguments. It follows that I view its current policy--same-day transcript, same-week audio, no-week video, same-day audio for certain important cases if the Justice so…
Rank this Week: 63

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 6

    Family Justice 3.3: Automating Dispute Resolution

    Family Justice 3.3: Automating Dispute Resolution
    One of the key characteristics setting family law apart from other civil matters is the extent to which outcomes are based on a fog of factors not necessarily obvious from the plain text of the legislation. The only result I would ever…
  • Mar 6

    The Friday Fillip: Trial and Failure

    The Friday Fillip: Trial and Failure
      After many hundreds of Friday Fillips, I’m going to try something different in this space. For the next while I’m going to do a “Boz” and publish a crime novel in episodes. Those of you who read the Fillip for…
  • Mar 6

    Ontario Law Schools Working Hard to Help Students Understand and Respond to Domestic Violence

    Ontario Law Schools Working Hard to Help Students Understand and Respond to Domestic Violence
    In a February 6 article in the Toronto Star, Olivia Carville stated that Ontario law schools are failing in providing domestic violence training for their students. Unfortunately, the outcome of her article was predetermined by the narrow…
Rank this Week: 84

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Mar 6

    Black Originalism, Part 2

    Black Originalism, Part 2
    Crispus Attucks In my last post I introduced the idea of “black originalism.” Before delving more into some of the materials I am looking at, I want highlight what are likely to be some key points that frame the project....
  • Mar 5

    The Place of Legal Scholarship in the Academy

    The Place of Legal Scholarship in the Academy
    My last post generated some spirited and thoughtful comments. Some of those comments seemed to miss my point, so I thought I would expand here. Several of the comments were that I somehow misunderstood Harrison & Mashburn, because law…
  • Mar 5

    Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship Symposium Offers Perspectives on Engaged Scholarship and the Changing Definition of Scholarly Work

    Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship Symposium Offers Perspectives on Engaged Scholarship and the Changing Definition of Scholarly Work
    The Touro Law Review has published a symposium, “Perspectives from an Associate Dean: Scholarship and School Visibility,” coordinated by Associate Dean Fabio Arcila. A theme running through the five essays is not only the balancing of…
Rank this Week: 195

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Steve Fuller and Science Studies part ways over creationism

    Steve Fuller and Science Studies part ways over creationism
    A reader (an untenured philosopher) writes: A group of researchers, led by Ron Eglash, from the field of Science Studies (STS) have written this petition to 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) to adopt a resolution that STS scholars...
  • Mar 6

    A TED talk satirizing TED talk

    A TED talk satirizing TED talk
    Extremely funny. (Thanks to Ryan Doerfler for the pointer.)
  • Mar 5

    More on Thomson's understanding of philosophy

    More on Thomson's understanding of philosophy
    Again from Portraits of American Philosophy, Judith Jarvis Thomson writes: [W]hich nonphilosophical beliefs are such that a philosopher tries to explain what makes them true? Moore had invited us to take the beliefs to include that there are…
Rank this Week: 170

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social…
Rank this Week: 273

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Mar 6

    International Opportunities: Summertime Travel and Semester-long Study

    International Opportunities: Summertime Travel and Semester-long Study
    In her first post, Lindsay Church gave an overview of the career pipeline at HLS. In this post, she talks a bit more about opportunities to study and work internationally during law school. In addition to her classwork and travel, Lindsay…
  • Mar 2

    Career Pipeline

    Career Pipeline
    Lindsay Church is a second-year student from Jacksonville, Florida. Before coming to HLS, she studied journalism at the University of South Carolina. Student Voice: Career Services at HLS The Early Interview Program Without a doubt, the job…
  • Feb 23

    Outside the Lecture Hall 2

    Outside the Lecture Hall 2
    Noah Marks is a current 2L from Chapel Hill, NC. He went to school at Swarthmore College, where he studied Engineering and Religion, and then received a MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Biblical Interpretation before coming to HLS.…
Rank this Week: 352

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 6

    PA Family Law

    PA Family Law
    From WFMZ Allentown: Legislation that would update Pennsylvania's domestic relations law as it pertains to support and custody of children conceived by rape or incest is supported by State Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh). At a Monday news…
  • Mar 5

    Child Support Amnesty

    Child Support Amnesty
    From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: With 2,070 outstanding bench warrants and more than $20 million owed in outstanding child support, the Allegheny County family court division this week will offer amnesty to those who turn themselves in. That…
  • Mar 4

    Divorced Catholic

    Divorced Catholic
    From The New York Times: Facing millions of divorced Catholics around the world, many of whom express frustration over their status in the church, the Vatican has begun a remarkable re-examination of the church’s treatment of worshipers…
Rank this Week: 144

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Dick Watch Penis Patrol

    Dick Watch Penis Patrol
    Do you all know about this crap?After an emotionally charged debate, state lawmakers Wednesday gave their initial backing to a bill that would prohibit transgender men and women from using public restrooms aligned with their gender…
  • Mar 6

    Is it Friday Yet?

    Is it Friday Yet?
    Feels like a beach day.(Suck it, rest of America!)
  • Mar 5

    Watch Spencer Receive a Referral Fee!

    Watch Spencer Receive a Referral Fee!
    I must say this is a new one, at least for me.Sal, you nailed it and Spence -- wait to stop chewing before you go up to receive your check (that must have been a good bagel!).
Rank this Week: 172

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Mar 6

    Newly Revised Publication 557 Issued

    Newly Revised Publication 557 Issued
    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a newly revised Publication 557, Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization. The beginning “What’s New” section lists the following topics: IRS issues new interim guidance for supporting…
  • Mar 6

    California Considers Heightened Disclosures by Fundraiser

    California Considers Heightened Disclosures by Fundraiser
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that proposed legislation in California would impose greater disclosure requirements on charity fundraisers. Explains the article: California law requires "commercial fundraisers" to include a…
  • Mar 5

    Cummings on Citizens United and the Tea Party Controversy

    Cummings on Citizens United and the Tea Party Controversy
    Readers interested in a non-inflammatory piece on the Tea Party controversy should take a look at "Citizens United Spurs Social Welfare," published in Tax Notes Today (subscription required) and authored by Jasper L. Cummings, Jr.…
Rank this Week: 380

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Mar 6

    Keeping Pace with Digital Disruption in our Securities Marketplace

    Keeping Pace with Digital Disruption in our Securities Marketplace
    Editor's Note: Kara M. Stein is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Stein’s recent address at the Practising Law Institute’s SEC Speaks in 2015 Conference, available…
  • Mar 6

    Shareholders in the United Kingdom

    Shareholders in the United Kingdom
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Paul L. Davies, Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. He was the Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law from 2009 to 2014 at University of Oxford,…
  • Mar 5

    Proxy Advisors Clarify Proxy Access and Bylaw Amendments Voting Policie

    Proxy Advisors Clarify Proxy Access and Bylaw Amendments Voting Policie
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Ariel J. Deckelbaum, partner and deputy chair of the Corporate Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and is based on a Paul Weiss client memorandum. On the heels…
Rank this Week: 108

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Mar 6

    Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture and the Magna Carta

    Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture and the Magna Carta
    On March 3, 2015, Mr. David Loukidelis QC delivered a lecture at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, as part of the Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture series. In his lecture, Mr. Loukidelis discussed privacy in the age of...
  • Mar 5

    Victims of Crime and the Justice System: Where are their rights?

    Victims of Crime and the Justice System: Where are their rights?
    While many of our rights and freedoms are entrenched in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Charter seemingly reflects the time period of that in which it was drafted. At the time the Charter was written, there was...
  • Mar 4

    The Right to be Tried Within a Reasonable Time

    The Right to be Tried Within a Reasonable Time
    Imagine that you were charged with an offence. In addition to the confusion, anger and perhaps the guilt you would experience, what about the process itself? Would you want the process to be drawn out? To have the charges hanging...
Rank this Week: 703

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Opinion: IOA Should Seek Strategic Partners for its Annual Conference

    Opinion: IOA Should Seek Strategic Partners for its Annual Conference
    Our professional organization has made some remarkable progress during its first decade.  The International Ombudsman Association has largely integrated its predecessor organizations, formalized its internal structures, and built a…
  • Mar 5

    Opportunities With United Nations Ombuds Office

    Opportunities With United Nations Ombuds Office
    The United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services Office (UNOMS) has some intriguing short term jobs and consulting work for experienced Ombuds and other ADR professionals:Short Term Ombuds WorkUNOMS is seeking to fill its roster of…
  • Mar 5

    Job Posting: Washington University in St. Loui

    Job Posting: Washington University in St. Loui
    The private research university has opened a search for its first Staff Ombudsperson.  The new, full-time position will work with a staff of about 10,000 from WUSTL's Danforth campus.  The job description includes, "Maintains…
Rank this Week: 597

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Don’t Forget About Domain Name

    Don’t Forget About Domain Name
    One aspect of intellectual property law that doesn’t get as much attention as it maybe should is domain names.  For those of you internet-savvy readers out there (who I assume is most of you), you already know that domain names…
  • Mar 5

    Single-Letter Trademark Battles: Who Gets the W for “W”?

    Single-Letter Trademark Battles: Who Gets the W for “W”?
    How much trouble can a double-U make?  If you’ve been following this blog over the years, you know the answer: quite a lot. This blog has written extensively on the trials and tribulations that may accompany single-letter trademark…
  • Mar 4

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS
    No spoilers here, I promise.  Like many Americans since it was released on Friday, I’ve been binge-watching Season 3 of House of Cards.  If you haven’t watched the program, available only on Netflix, it’s a…
Rank this Week: 77

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Mar 6

    March Madness Is Coming -- And Legally Speaking, It Is Madne

    March Madness Is Coming -- And Legally Speaking, It Is Madne
    Ten days from now will mark the start of the 2015 NCAA men's basketball tournament -- one of the most watched sporting events of the year. Recently, the NCAA sold 14 years worth of television broadcast rights to the NCAA...
  • Mar 6

    Preparing today's students for the legal market

    Preparing today's students for the legal market
    It’s always nice to be validated. Day two into torturing my business associations students with basic accounting and corporate finance, I was able to post the results of a recent study about what they were learning and why.…
  • Mar 4

    The Market for Business Law Jobs: What Does It Really Look Like?

    The Market for Business Law Jobs: What Does It Really Look Like?
    In response to my earlier post entitled "So . . . You Think You Want a Business Law Job . . . .," a reader commented as follows: I have also seen the shift of students in my college going...
Rank this Week: 239

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    A Podcast About Law, Tech and Open Source. And Beer. Craft Beer

    A Podcast About Law, Tech and Open Source. And Beer. Craft Beer
    Colorado does a number of things very well. Mountains are one. Beer is another. Colorado has some 230 breweries and is home to more than 10 percent of the nation’s craft breweries. It makes a certain degree of sense,…
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community

    Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community
    Bloomberg BNA today launched Big Law Business, a free news and community site targeted at lawyers in AmLaw 200 law firms and corporate legal departments. The site will provide an array of editorial and multimedia content — both…
  • Mar 2

    Three Notable Updates on Non-Lawyers Providing Legal Assistance

    Three Notable Updates on Non-Lawyers Providing Legal Assistance
    In the January 2015 issue of the ABA Journal, I had an article about Washington state’s limited license legal technician (LLLT) program, which will formally license non-lawyers to deliver legal services in limited circumstances…
Rank this Week: 533

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Mar 6

    Jurisdictional Hurdles Delay Arrest of Rapist on Celebrity Reflection

    Jurisdictional Hurdles Delay Arrest of Rapist on Celebrity Reflection
    A newspaper in Malta reports that the Malta Police have issued what is described as an "European arrest warrant" for a Scottish man wanted for attempted rape after he assaulted a girl from England aboard the Celebrity Reflection cruise…
  • Mar 3

    U.S. Issues Another Critical Crime Warning for Honduras, Including Roatan

    U.S. Issues Another Critical Crime Warning for Honduras, Including Roatan
    The United States Department of State just issued a warning to U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains "critically high."   The warning is similar to the critical crime warning issued by the U.S. State…
  • Mar 2

    Cruise Executive Richard Fain Hits the Jackpot Again

    Cruise Executive Richard Fain Hits the Jackpot Again
    According to the SEC, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain (below right) sold 87,488 shares of his RCL stock at an average price of $76.41, for a total value of $6,684,958.08. After the transaction, cruise executive Fain still owns 1,139,613…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Mar 6

    McDonald's to Stop Sale of Chicken Treated with Human Antibiotic

    McDonald's to Stop Sale of Chicken Treated with Human Antibiotic
    Posted March 6, 2015 McDonald's plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics in human medicine within the next two years, according to an ABC News article available here. The New York Times also published an article available…
  • Mar 4

    Anti-Corporate Farming Bill Reaches ND Ag Committee

    Anti-Corporate Farming Bill Reaches ND Ag Committee
    Posted March 4, 2015 The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee will vote on the proposed changes to the state’s anti-corporate farming law, according to a Grand Forks Herald article available here. AgWeek also published an article…
  • Mar 4

    Senators Reintroduce Antibiotic Prevention Legislation

    Senators Reintroduce Antibiotic Prevention Legislation
    Posted March 4, 2015 Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA), according to a Food Safety News article available here. The Wall Street Journal also published an…
Rank this Week: 573