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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tax Form 1040(OY)

    Tax Form 1040(OY)
    Let's suppose that, against all odds, you've successfully navigated the 404Care.gov site and enrolled in an ObamaPlan. And let's further suppose that, against all odds again, you're deemed eligible for a subsidy.Now - and bear with me here -…
  • Aug 22

    Carefree, or Free to Care?

    Carefree, or Free to Care?
    Dr Rob Lamberts (whom we interviewed a few short years ago, when he dove into the concierge medicine pool) has a touching, sad but ultimately hopeful post on end of life care, and the compassion one can bring to the table:"Thank you, sir, for…
  • Aug 21

    What's Old is New: The AMA, Medicare and Value

    What's Old is New: The AMA, Medicare and Value
    Almost four years ago, we wrote about a little known committee, nestled deep in the bowels of the American Medical Association (AMA), that exercised outsized power over how much money doctors will receive in Medicare reimbursements:"Three…
Rank this Week: 18

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 22

    Questioning the Sample MBE Civil Procedure Question

    Questioning the Sample MBE Civil Procedure Question
    In response to yesterday's posting regarding the NCBE's release of Sample Civil Procedure Test Questions for the MBE, Professor Kevin Clermont in dialogue with others points out that the answer to Sample Question 9 is "probably…
  • Aug 21

    Sample Civil Procedure Multistate Bar Exam Questions Posted

    Sample Civil Procedure Multistate Bar Exam Questions Posted
    The National Conference of Bar Examiners has released eleven Civil Procedure Sample Multistate Bar Examination questions. As we reported earlier, Civil Procedure will be included for the first time on the MBE administration in February 2015.
  • Aug 18

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) has a guest post at the Penn Program on Regulation on regulating settlements brokered by the executive branch.
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Aug 22

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?
    The focus of public and media conversation on Ferguson has shfted. We are talking less about the triggering events--the possible murder/possible unconstitutionally excessive police shooting of Michael Brown,(*) the underlying racial…
  • Aug 22

    Would “Pattern or Practice” Litigation Work in Ferguson?

    Would “Pattern or Practice” Litigation Work in Ferguson?
    The following guest post is by Stephen Rushin, a VAP at Illinois. Earlier this week, Howard wrote an interesting post about the possibility of DOJ intervention into the Ferguson Police Department under 42 U.S.C. § 14141. This statute gives…
  • Aug 21

    A Somewhat Interesting Question from a Terrible, Terrible Writer

    A Somewhat Interesting Question from a Terrible, Terrible Writer
    At Slate, regular higher education writer Rebecca Schuman raises the question whether a professor should ever assign to students a book that he or she has written. Her answer: No, never! Except, yes, sometimes. And adjuncts probably should do…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Aug 22

    AFBF Requesting State Authority in Chesapeake Bay

    AFBF Requesting State Authority in Chesapeake Bay
    Posted August 22, 2014 The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked a federal appellate court in Pennsylvania to reverse a lower court ruling that upheld pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay watershed imposed by the Environmental…
  • Aug 22

    GMO Labeling Initiative on Colorado's November Ballot

    GMO Labeling Initiative on Colorado's November Ballot
    Posted August 22, 2014 Colorado’s secretary of state has announced that the requirement of labeling genetically modified (GMO) foods will be on the November ballot, according to a Washington Post article by Niraj Choski available here.…
  • Aug 22

    Salmon in Klamath River Could Succumb to Gill Rot

    Salmon in Klamath River Could Succumb to Gill Rot
    Posted August 22, 2014Due to the drought, California almond farmers are competing with wild fish for water rights, according to The Daily Caller article by Rachel Stolzfoos available here. Yahoo News also published the article hereand NPR…
Rank this Week: 802

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
  • Aug 21

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner
    Today at the Usenix Security Symposium a group of researchers from UC San Diego and the University of Michigan will present a paper demonstrating flaws in a full-body scaning machine that was used at many U.S. airports. In this post…
  • Aug 13

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation
    The onslaught of “copyright troll” litigation began only a few years ago, with lawsuits implicating hundreds or even thousands of “John Doe” defendants, who were identified by IP addresses with timestamps corresponding…
Rank this Week: 108

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Aug 22

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian
    ‘Barnet council took the landlord of a house in Sunningfields Road, Hendon, to court after discovering he was renting a room which could not be accessed standing up. The head height along the course of the staircase was between 0.7m…
  • Aug 22

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New
    ‘A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.’ Full story BBC News, 22nd August 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Aug 22

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian
    ‘EDF Energy is to pay out £3m to benefit “vulnerable customers” after an investigation by the energy industry watchdog Ofgem found that the company had breached complaint handling rules.’ Full story The Guardian,…
Rank this Week: 4

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Aug 22

    Scranton Moosic Work Injury- Workers Compensation Settlement

    Scranton Moosic Work Injury- Workers Compensation Settlement
    Question: I hurt my knee at work a few years ago. I was out of work for a few months then my doctor sent me back to work. When I returned to work, the insurance company contacted me and offered me a settlement. I needed the money at the…
  • Aug 21

    Scranton Moosic Wilkes Barre Hazleton Fatal Work Injury- Workers Compensation

    Scranton Moosic Wilkes Barre Hazleton Fatal Work Injury- Workers Compensation
    In the case of a Fatal Claim Petition filed as the result of the death of an employee under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, Section 315 of the Act requires that the Petition be filed within three years from the date of death. The…
  • Aug 20

    Pa. Work Injury Lawyer- Workers Compensation Question

    Pa. Work Injury Lawyer- Workers Compensation Question
    Question: I was hurt at my job. My employer told me that he would pay me for the time that I missed from work and that he would also pay my medical bills. He said that since this was just a minor injury, we should avoid the hassle of telling…
Rank this Week: 986

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
  • Aug 22

    LegalEyes for August 22, 2014

    LegalEyes for August 22, 2014
    by Caroline CoxMarcia Coyle of The National Law Journal interviews Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, discussing racial problems in the U.S., major rulings, and law schools.Bob Herbert writes for Jacobin on the likelihood of another Trayvon Martin…
  • Aug 21

    Seeing Ferguson Through the Lens of Structural Racism

    Seeing Ferguson Through the Lens of Structural Racism
    by Atiba R. Ellis, West Virginia University College of Law, (@atibaellis)In a previous post, I discussed the triumph of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Its passage sounded the death knell of legalized white supremacy and promised an era of…
  • Aug 21

    LegalEyes for August 21, 2014

    LegalEyes for August 21, 2014
    by Caroline CoxACS Board of Directors member Linda Greenhouse writes in The New York Times on the debate over whether Halbig should have a rehearing  en banc.In Politico, Lee Rowland discusses, in light of the situation in Ferguson, the…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
Rank this Week: 229

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 22

    HSR trips up Berkshire

    HSR trips up Berkshire
    Berkshire Hathaway reminds us that HSR can be tricky business. They just agreed to pay close to $900k in fines to settle a lawsuit from the DOJ in connection with a transaction in which Berkshire converted some notes before cashing...
  • Aug 19

    What's driving inversions?

    What's driving inversions?
    That question is still a bit of a mystery. Still no real answer, but like the SAT test we can start to eliminate the obviously wrong answers. From a paper by Ed Kleinbard, Competitiveness Has Nothing to Do With It...
  • Aug 15

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting
    For those of you not from the Boston area, the whole Market Basket saga has not been a part of your summer. Around here, it's been a huge story. The ten cent version: Market Basket is a regional grocery chain...
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Aug 22

    Robert Adler Named Permanent Dean Of University Of Utah Law

    Robert Adler Named Permanent Dean Of University Of Utah Law
    The University of Utah has announced that Robert Adler, who has been serving as the law school's interim dean, will take on the position permanently. Adler holds a JD from Georgetown.
  • Aug 22

    Hiring Announcement: Queen's University (Ontario, Canada)

    Hiring Announcement: Queen's University (Ontario, Canada)
    From an email message that I received earlier this week: Queen's University Faculty of Law invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin no later than July 1, 2015. A tenured…
  • Aug 21

    Improving Bar Passage Rates for At-risk Students: Learning from Western State

    Improving Bar Passage Rates for At-risk Students: Learning from Western State
    It may well be that there are too many law schools in the country. Clearly, the number of law school graduates in recent years has exceeded the number of jobs for new lawyers. But it is equally clear that few...
Rank this Week: 107

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
  • Aug 22

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman
    Modern software tools allow people to turn fairly abstract ideas into reality. That’s the beauty of software. You can start describing things in such a high level and yet output what I consider an innovative invention. And so how do we…
  • Aug 21

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne
    This is just another example of the Federal Circuit substituting its own decision for that of the decision maker at the district court level. It is one thing when the Federal Circuit ignores the factual findings of a district court judge, but…
  • Aug 21

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie
    Hewlett-Packard has one of the stronger patent portfolios among U.S. technology developers, and the past few weeks have seen many interesting additions to that portfolio. One patent protects a method of brokering fair prices between printing…
Rank this Week: 208

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    ARTICLE: Who shouldn't be in law school?

    ARTICLE: Who shouldn't be in law school?
    ABA  Journal just published an interesting article 'Who shouldn't be in law school?'As ABA Journal noted, this week, George Mason University law professor Michael Krauss laid out plainly which students he thinks belong in law…
  • Aug 22

    CONFERENCE: Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    CONFERENCE: Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Caucasus and Central Asia
    Kiel Center of Eurasian Economic Law at the Institute of East European Law of the University of Kiel has announced an international conference 'Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of the Caucasus and Central Asia: Public…
  • Aug 22

    CONFERENCE: Legal Research Methods and Methodologie

    CONFERENCE: Legal Research Methods and Methodologie
    University of Bristol hosts the Conference 2014 Legal Research Methods and Methodologies “Celebrating Diversity, Sharing Insights” 16 Sept, Bristol.Program of the Conference includes: · a detailed description of the…
Rank this Week: 585

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    Guest Post: Legal considerations when setting up an online shop

    Guest Post: Legal considerations when setting up an online shop
    Legal considerations when setting up an online shop Creating an online retail store provides a viable option for anybody looking to generate a second income, or even replace their day-job with a brand new business. With countless e-commerce…
  • Aug 21

    August continues…still….

    August continues…still….
  • Aug 20

    August continues – and I am keeping myself amused….

    August continues – and I am keeping myself amused….
    August continues and I am keeping myself amused with a bit of painting – fences and ‘artworks’ (as I like to ‘style’ my ‘creations’ !) I suspect, like many law bloggers, I am struggling for things…
Rank this Week: 189

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 22

    Privacy complaints doubled in 2013

    Privacy complaints doubled in 2013
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada received double the number of complaints in 2013 than it did the year before, according to an annual report the office released yesterday.The privacy watchdog accepted 426 complaints from…
  • Aug 22

    News Roundup - August 22, 2014

    News Roundup - August 22, 2014
    CanadaB.C. Court of Appeal rules that teacher will face disciplinary hearing after 40 years, The Vancouver SunMontreal settles lawsuit with engineering firm and two witnesses over municipal contract rigging, Montreal GazetteFederal…
  • Aug 21

    Sikh association accuses Liberals of flip-flopping on helmet law

    Sikh association accuses Liberals of flip-flopping on helmet law
    The Canadian Sikh Association says it will consider whatever legal options remain, if lobbying efforts fail to reverse a decision by Ontario last week to reject a motorcycle helmet exemption for devout Sikhs.The CSA has been working on the…
Rank this Week: 148

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Aug 22

    Second Circuit Upholds Denial of Defense Base Act Benefits Based on the ALJ’s Medical Credibility Finding

    Second Circuit Upholds Denial of Defense Base Act Benefits Based on the ALJ’s Medical Credibility Finding
    In a very brief unpublished opinion, the Second Circuit upheld a denial of Defense Base Act benefits.  The court summarized the dispute and outcome as follows: Khan argues the ALJ failed to apply the presumption of 33 U.S.C. §…
  • Aug 21

    To Control, or Not to Control; that is the Question

    To Control, or Not to Control; that is the Question
    On August 12, 2014, Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a Motion for Summary Judgement on the issue of respondeat superior in the case of Bittel v. Chevron US.A., Inc., et…
  • Aug 18

    Jones Act Employees Could Not Sue a Dual-Listed Company

    Jones Act Employees Could Not Sue a Dual-Listed Company
    On August 12, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit published a decision discussing jurisdiction and business entity structure in the context of a Jones Act lawsuit.  The plaintiffs were three injured sea workers, each of whom collected maintenance…
Rank this Week: 629

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Aug 22

    See D-Day Re-Created Tomorrow!

    See D-Day Re-Created Tomorrow!
    In Conneaut, Ohio! Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township…
  • Aug 22

    Study Aids in Room A066

    Study Aids in Room A066
    Even though you’ve barely had your first class, studying for exams is probably already in the back of your mind. Fortunately, we have a large selection of study aids, most of which are located in room A066 on the Atrium level of the…
  • Aug 22

    Reminder 1L CALI Contest Ends Soon!

    Reminder 1L CALI Contest Ends Soon!
    Don’t forget to submit your entry into our 1L CALI contest. For more information on the contest check out our orientation contest page [here]. Contestants must complete the CALI lesson to be entered in the contest. Prizes include:…
Rank this Week: 555

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 598

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 22

    Canadian Medical Ass'n President says warehousing seniors costs billion

    Canadian Medical Ass'n President says warehousing seniors costs billion
    Via the Regina Leader-Post: Canada's hospitals are "overflowing at the seams" with patients who don't need to be there - frail and aging seniors, many of them with dementia, who have nowhere else to go, says the incoming leader…
  • Aug 22

    NGN International Resource Library on Guardianship now available

    NGN International Resource Library on Guardianship now available
    One of the goals of the 3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianship was to form an online International Resource Library on Adult Guardianship. All submissions, including papers, brochures, manuals, handbooks and more, are welcome if they would…
  • Aug 22

    2015 Law School Graduate Fellowship Opportunity with National Senior Citizens Law Center

    2015 Law School Graduate Fellowship Opportunity with National Senior Citizens Law Center
    From our good friends at the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), which has offices in California and Washington D.C., details of a major fellowship opportunity for law school graduates for 2015 -- but interested individuals will need…
Rank this Week: 472

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

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

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

    Parents of Teen Killed on Repaved Wayne County Road Can Sue County for Negligence

    Parents of Teen Killed on Repaved Wayne County Road Can Sue County for Negligence
    Wayne County cannot claim immunity from a civil lawsuit, but rather a court should determine if the county was negligent in the death of a teen who died when she crashed on a rural road undergoing repaving.
  • Aug 21

    Court Overturns OMVI Ruling for Pulling Over a Driver Making a Rucku

    Court Overturns OMVI Ruling for Pulling Over a Driver Making a Rucku
    A Uniontown police officer had no legitimate reason for pulling over a motorist who was yelling and flailing his arm out of the driver side window, and therefore could not order him to perform a field sobriety test, the Fifth District Court…
  • Aug 20

    Court Upholds $1.3 Million Takings Judgment Against Westerville for Streetscape Project

    Court Upholds $1.3 Million Takings Judgment Against Westerville for Streetscape Project
    The city of Westerville may not have intended to wall off a U.S. Bank branch from its customers as it acquired land for its gateway beautification project, but the manner in which it took control of the land gave it the right to and now it…
Rank this Week: 816

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Aug 22

    Germany Approves Sale of Utility’s Oil and Gas Unit to Russian

    Germany Approves Sale of Utility’s Oil and Gas Unit to Russian
    The decision comes despite the tensions between the European Union and Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Aug 22

    Blurred Lines in Big Bank Mortgage Settlement

    Blurred Lines in Big Bank Mortgage Settlement
    The Bank of America settlement may close a chapter of the financial crisis, but the Justice Department can still pursue civil cases against former Countrywide executives, writes Peter J. Henning in the White Collar Watch column.
  • Aug 22

    Dynegy to Buy Power Assets for $6.25 Billion

    Dynegy to Buy Power Assets for $6.25 Billion
    The power producer is buying ownership stakes in coal and natural gas plants from Duke Energy and the private equity firm Energy Capital Partners.
Rank this Week: 7

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
  • Aug 15

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema
    Microsoft wants you to believe that Google’s business practices stifle competition and harm consumers. Again. The latest volley in its tiresome and ironic campaign to bludgeon Google with the same regulatory club once used against…
Rank this Week: 289

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND
    Although once illegal in the United States, absinthe can now be consumed in your local bars.  It was a favorite drink of writers and artists such as Ernest Hemmingway, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Pablo Picasso.  Unfortunately,…
  • Aug 21

    Role Reversal: David Bullying Goliath?

    Role Reversal: David Bullying Goliath?
    When claims of trademark infringement make the news, it is often because a billion dollar corporation is suing old man Donaldson’s tavern for trademark infringement (Although, McDonaldson’s might have been a…
  • Aug 20

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?
    All around America, men will soon gather in front of their computers feverishly conducting research, generally wasting time, and participating in one of the manliest things they likely will do for quite some time:  their fantasy football…
Rank this Week: 367

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 22

    Boston attack on Padma Lakshmi and crew

    Boston attack on Padma Lakshmi and crew
    If done by anyone other than unionists, this would by now be a trending national story: The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the…
  • Aug 21

    Why one New Jersey man doesn’t fight

    Why one New Jersey man doesn’t fight
    A successful whistleblower, he’s featured on the reality-TV show “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and one can only commend his pacific spirit, at least as regards physical combat: I don’t fight. I think it’s…
  • Aug 21

    Alcohol roundup

    Alcohol roundup
    David Henderson has been blogging excerpts from Dan Okrent’s book on Prohibition, Last Call, including one on the origins of “Raines Law hotels” [Econlog] Also, the “law-abiding” kind of speakeasy; and would…
Rank this Week: 21

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 22

    California Attorney General seeking appeal in Jones v. Chappell capital case

    California Attorney General seeking appeal in Jones v. Chappell capital case
    As reported in this Los Angeles Times piece, headlined "California AG Kamala Harris to appeal ruling against death penalty," the Ninth Circuit will now be called upon to consider the remarkable decision last month by U.S. District…
  • Aug 22

    "It’s Time to Overhaul Clemency"

    "It’s Time to Overhaul Clemency"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent New York Times editorial. Though I wish the headline was something more like "Prez Obama sucks for failing to overhaul clemency during his six years on the job," I...
  • Aug 22

    Third Circuit finds "reprehensible" conduct regarding victim restitution not grounds for revoking supervised release

    Third Circuit finds "reprehensible" conduct regarding victim restitution not grounds for revoking supervised release
    A Third Circuit panel yesterday handed down an interesting ruling in US v. Bagdy, No. 13-2975 (3d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014) (available here), reversing the revocation of supervised released despite calling the defendant's conduct…
Rank this Week: 222

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely On Your China Staff

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely On Your China Staff
    You’ve heard the message. If you want to keep operating in China and stay out of legal trouble, the time is now to get your China house in order. And this is quite possible. But, can you rely on the advice of your China staff to…
  • Aug 21

    China Part-Time Employee Rule

    China Part-Time Employee Rule
    In China, the rules for part-time workers are not nearly as developed as the rules for full-time employees. In fact, it was only a few years did China begin legally recognizing part-time employees. The 1994 Labor Law applied only  to…
  • Aug 20

    How To Get Legal In China. Now.

    How To Get Legal In China. Now.
    During the past year, the number of calls from American (sometimes European) SMEs pushed out of China for having operated there without a legal entity (such as a WFOE) have doubled? What is causing this increase of foreign companies getting…
Rank this Week: 155

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

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

    Stay Pending Third Party IPR Requires Estoppel Condition

    Stay Pending Third Party IPR Requires Estoppel Condition
    The court granted defendants' motion to stay pending inter partes review, but conditioned the stay on defendants' agreement to estoppel. "[T]his court has previously explained in similar cases that the benefits of a stay are partially…
  • Aug 21

    Patent Aggregator License Excluded from Evidence, Except to Provide Context for Other License

    Patent Aggregator License Excluded from Evidence, Except to Provide Context for Other License
    The court granted in part defendant's motion in limine to exclude evidence of plaintiff's $8.5 million license of a patent-in-suit to a patent aggregator. "Because [the aggregator's] business model is unique, [defendant] argues [the] license…
  • Aug 20

    Irreparable Harm to Losing Plaintiff Justifies Injunction Against Defendant Pending Appeal

    Irreparable Harm to Losing Plaintiff Justifies Injunction Against Defendant Pending Appeal
    Following a bench trial in which the court found the asserted patent invalid, the court granted plaintiff's motion to enjoin defendant from marketing or selling its accused drug product pending plaintiff's appeal, on the condition that…
Rank this Week: 380

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/
  • Aug 22

    Google verdict of $1 Against Patentee Upheld

    Google verdict of $1 Against Patentee Upheld
    Google v. Beneficial Innovations Inc., 2:11cv229 (8/22/14) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: Defendants Motion for Judgment As a Matter of Law Denied As readers may recall, on January 23, 2014, after three day jury trial, a Marshall jury in…
  • Aug 21

    Motion to Stay Pending Covered Business Method Review Denied Without Prejudice

    Motion to Stay Pending Covered Business Method Review Denied Without Prejudice
    Smartflash v. Apple, 6:13cv447 (7/8/14) Judge: K Nicole Mitchell Holding: Motion to Stay Pending Covered Business Method Review Denied Without Prejudice After reviewing the applicable legal standards and the facts, the Court concluded that…
  • Aug 20

    Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part

    Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part
    Sabatino Bianco, M.D. v. Globus Medical, Inc., 2:12-cv-147 (7/14/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part And here I thought Rosie the Riveter had the corner on patriotism.…
Rank this Week: 337

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    Ninth Circuit Finds No Tag Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporation

    Ninth Circuit Finds No Tag Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporation
    When a corporation sends an officer to a conference in California, is the corporation present in California?  A corporation can only act through its officers.  Thus, it might be said that the corporation is present wherever their…
  • Aug 21

    Can A Whistleblower Disclose What Has Already Been Reported?

    Can A Whistleblower Disclose What Has Already Been Reported?
    In California, employees who blow the whistle are protected from retaliation by Labor Code § 1102.5(b) which provides: An employer, or any person acting on behalf of the employer, shall not retaliate against an employee for disclosing…
  • Aug 20

    Indemnification And The Circle Of Litigation

    Indemnification And The Circle Of Litigation
    An employee sues his employer for, among other things, violations of the California Labor Code.  The quondam employer responds with a counterclaim against its erstwhile employee claiming that to the extent it is liable, the employee is…
Rank this Week: 272

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: 347

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    New property rental law to come into force

    New property rental law to come into force
    New property rental law to come into force Some amendments to the Rental Housing Act will mean every property lease has to be in writing and correctly drafted says Andrew Schaefer of property management company Trafalgar.'This alone is a…
  • Aug 22

    SA - the world’s fastest growing green building market

    SA - the world’s fastest growing green building market
    Worley Parsons Melrose Boulevard: Worley Parsons’s building at Melrose Boulevard has a four star rating.Nearly eight years ago green building in South Africa was considered as a “right thing to do” for the environment. But…
  • Aug 19

    South Africa has no business law specialist

    South Africa has no business law specialist
    I think that the Honourable Minister may be mis-informed!!!If by some chance the Minister of Trade and Industry should come across my humble Blog, may I suggest that he visit my website for a brief indication as to what we do at Shepperson…
Rank this Week: 551

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    New Issue: Stanford Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Stanford Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Stanford Journal of International Law (Vol. 50, no. 2, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:Filippo Fontanelli & Giuseppe Bianco, Converging Towards NAFTA: An Analysis of FTA Investment Chapters in the European…
  • Aug 22

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal
    The latest issue of the Harvard International Law Journal (Vol. 55, no. 2, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:Thomas H. Lee, The Law of War and the Responsibility to Protect Civilians: A Reinterpretation Gerald L. Neuman, Bi-Level Remedies…
  • Aug 22

    Bismuth: La standardisation internationale privée : Aspects juridique

    Bismuth: La standardisation internationale privée : Aspects juridique
    Régis Bismuth (Université de Poitiers - Law) has published La standardisation internationale privée : Aspects juridiques (Larcier 2014). Here's the abstract:Omniprésente mais constituant un phénomène…
Rank this Week: 50

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Brokerage Firm Safeguard Securities and Peter Mooney Sanctioned Over Numerous Supervisory Failure

    Brokerage Firm Safeguard Securities and Peter Mooney Sanctioned Over Numerous Supervisory Failure
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned brokerage firm Safeguard Securities, Inc. (Safeguard Securities) and broker Peter Mooney (Mooney) concerning allegations that during a FINRA examination of the firm Safeguard…
  • Aug 21

    SEC Releases Alert Warning Investors About Affinity Fraud

    SEC Releases Alert Warning Investors About Affinity Fraud
    The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued a Investor Alert to help educate and warn investors about the dangers of affinity fraud. Affinity fraud is a common type of securities fraud that preys upon members of a group…
  • Aug 20

    Business Development Companies (BDC) – Investment Risks to Be Aware of – Part II

    Business Development Companies (BDC) – Investment Risks to Be Aware of – Part II
    In our prior post we recently highlighted, the rising popularity of non-traded business development companies (BDCs). BDCs may be one of the latest and greatest products that Wall Street is promoting that will provide outsized yield with less…
Rank this Week: 650

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Consumer EMR Q&A: Here's an…

    Consumer EMR Q&A: Here's an interesting, if elementary, Q&A article from Kaiser Health on electronic medical records.
  • Aug 19

    ICYMI: Rhode Island Hospital Pays Mass. AG…

    ICYMI: Rhode Island Hospital Pays Mass. AG for HIPAA Breach: In a rare cross-border reach, the Massachusetts attorney general fined a Rhode Island hospital (and the hospital paid the fine) for breaching the security of PHI of a bunch of…
  • Aug 18

    Community Health Systems: An APT hacker…

    Community Health Systems: An APT hacker group got into Community Health System's database and stole names, SSNs and DOBs of 4.5 million patients of Community's physician network.  The good news: the hackers are usually looking for medical…
Rank this Week: 688

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Aug 22

    Keeping a Close Eye - The Need to Monitor Breathing Tube

    Keeping a Close Eye - The Need to Monitor Breathing Tube
    Some elderly and incapacitated resident patients of nursing homes and long-term care facilities have to use breathing tubes in order to aid their breathing and the oxygenation of their bodies and brains. Without the proper level of oxygen…
  • Aug 21

    Back to the Basics - Falls in Nursing Home

    Back to the Basics - Falls in Nursing Home
    Falls can happen anywhere and anytime to anyone. Yet the common stories we hear most about tend to be when our elderly or otherwise incapacitated loved ones suffer a fall, largely because of any incapacity. Such falls can lead to serious…
  • Aug 19

    Psychiatrist Suspended and Sued for Dangerous Use of Medication

    Psychiatrist Suspended and Sued for Dangerous Use of Medication
    One of the major issues we recently wrote about in the context of nursing homes and elder care has been the use of chemical restraints on residents. A problem has been the misuse and overuse of these medications, as well as the oscillating…
Rank this Week: 666

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Ferguson and Foreign Relation

    Ferguson and Foreign Relation
    My take on the international reaction to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, is at Foreign Affairs this morning. Here's a snippet:As the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, unfolds, questions about the United States’ commitment to human…
  • Aug 20

    New Paper on the Fourteenth Amendment.

    New Paper on the Fourteenth Amendment.
    I have just posted "Constructing Constitutional Politics: Thaddeus Stevens, John Bingham and the Forgotten Fourteenth Amendment" on SSRN.  The abstract of the paper is as follows:This paper maintains that Thaddeus Stevens and other…
  • Aug 20

    Taking Liberties with the Last Word

    Taking Liberties with the Last Word
    Rob WeinerSometimes, lawyers are fortunate that an opponent does not get the opportunity to reply to their argument and they get the last, unchallenged, word on an issue.  The Halbig case presents a prime example.  On Monday, the…
Rank this Week: 226

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Contra Parascandola’s Reduction of Specific Causation to Risk

    Contra Parascandola’s Reduction of Specific Causation to Risk
    Mark Parascandola is a photographer who splits his time between Washington DC, and Almeria, Spain.  Before his career in photography, Parascandola studied philosophy (Cambridge), and did graduate work in epidemiology (Johns Hopkins,…
  • Aug 17

    Climategate on Appeal

    Climategate on Appeal
    Michael Mann, a Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, studies and writes about climate change. When the email servers of the University of East Anglia were hacked in 2009, Mann’s emails were among those used to suggest that…
  • Aug 7

    Homeopathy on Trial

    Homeopathy on Trial
    As Tim Minchin put it in his poem, “Storm,” an alternative medicine is either not shown to be effective or has been shown to be ineffective; because if an alternative medicine has been shown to be effective, then we call it…
Rank this Week: 396

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Aug 22

    House gearing up for CR to last until December

    House gearing up for CR to last until December
    With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this…
  • Aug 21

    As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security effort

    As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security effort
    In a speech at a US Strategic Command symposium last week, a top State Department official made the case again for various multilateral efforts to improve space security, even as China appeared to perform another test of an anti-satellite…
  • Aug 19

    Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race

    Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
    Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former…
Rank this Week: 462

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: 215

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
Rank this Week: 683

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

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

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Surfing the Library

    Surfing the Library
    Take a quick web tour of the Library web resources. The Library web page looks a little different than it did last semester.  First years (and more seasoned students) - there is lots of useful information and useful tools for your…
  • Aug 21

    America’s Great Outdoor

    America’s Great Outdoor
    According to its Web site, “America's Great Outdoors (AGO) is an initiative to develop a 21st century approach to conservation and outdoor recreation. AGO brings together many federal agencies to work together with state and local…
  • Aug 20

    New on HeinOnline: State Statutes: A Historical Archive

    New on HeinOnline: State Statutes: A Historical Archive
    One of HeinOnline's newer collections is State Statues: A Historical Archive. This collection includes more than 2,000 volumes and more than 2,000,000 pages of historical superseded state statutes.  The collection does not provide access…
Rank this Week: 376

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 22

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Florida's ban on same-sax marriage is unconstitutional and the state must recognize same-sex couples that…
  • Aug 22

    Indonesia high court upholds presidential election result

    Indonesia high court upholds presidential election result
    [JURIST] Indonesia's highest court, the Indonesian Constitutional Court, ruled on Thursday that results from last month's democratic presidential election naming Joko Widodo as the country's president elect will stand. The court ruled…
  • Aug 21

    North Carolina judge rules private school voucher program unconstitutional

    North Carolina judge rules private school voucher program unconstitutional
    [JURIST] A North Carolina judge ruled [video] Thursday that North Carolina's school voucher program, known as Opportunity Scholarships [official website] is unconstitutional. Judge Robert Hobgood of the Wake County Superior Court specifically…
Rank this Week: 10

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution

    Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution
    Thomas J. Stipanowich, Academic Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law at the Pepperdine University School of Law, and Zachary P. Ulrich, Research Fellow…
  • Aug 15

    Congratulations to Arbitration Nation!

    Congratulations to Arbitration Nation!
    Disputing would like to congratulate Liz Kramer at Arbitration Nation on her recent blogging anniversary. For the past three years, Ms. Kramer has provided readers with thoughtful insight into judicial interpretations of the Federal…
  • Aug 12

    Dallas Appeals Court Vacates Order Denying Arbitration in Marketing and Sales Case

    Dallas Appeals Court Vacates Order Denying Arbitration in Marketing and Sales Case
    Texas’ Fifth District Court of Appeals has vacated a trial court’s order denying arbitration in a marketing and sales dispute.
Rank this Week: 240

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 22

    George Washington U. clarifies ‘no alternative textbook vendor’ guideline

    George Washington U. clarifies ‘no alternative textbook vendor’ guideline
    “Faculty members at George Washington University are once again free to tell students they can save money by buying their textbooks online, after the university initially urged professors to stop pointing students to sources other than…
  • Aug 22

    Dallas’ Libraries, Among the Nation’s Worst Funded, May Actually Get Some More Moneyr

    Dallas’ Libraries, Among the Nation’s Worst Funded, May Actually Get Some More Moneyr
    “On Wednesday, book lovers from across the city showed up in force at the Dallas City Council meeting. It was the first time council members were able to throw amendments at the proposed city budget for the next fiscal year. And…
  • Aug 22

    Pastor wants ‘demonic’ books removed from public library in Cleveland

    Pastor wants ‘demonic’ books removed from public library in Cleveland
    “A Cleveland pastor wants what he calls “demonic” books pulled from the shelves of the public library. Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle, a Messianic church, filed a complaint with Austin Memorial Library,…
Rank this Week: 191