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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
  • Jul 21

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction
    The Seventh Circuit has overturned five of 18 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While the government could pursue a third trial on the overturned counts, it is more likely that the former Governor will simply be…
  • Jul 14

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime
    Ellen Podgor and I have just released a new article discussing the complexities of defining the term “white collar crime.” The ability to define and identify white collar offenses is vital, as it allows one to track, among other…
Rank this Week: 46

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 was introduced on July 29, 2015

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 was introduced on July 29, 2015
    A trimmed down federal trade secrets bill was introduced on July 29, 2015.See the post Another Federal Trade Secret Protection Bill Introduced Absent some IP theft disaster hitting the news, passage of the bill is unlikely. Looking that…
  • Aug 3

    Boca Raton Principal loses his principal job over plagiarism, but not his salary

    Boca Raton Principal loses his principal job over plagiarism, but not his salary
    Of the graduation speech plagiarism matter in Boca Raton, FL by former West Boca High principal Mark Stenner:[Stenner] said he immediately regretted not crediting the authors of his 2014 and 2015 speeches but said he thought he rewrote enough…
  • Aug 3

    Obviousness in Britain

    Obviousness in Britain
    See the post at IPKat titled Taking the pH? Trial judge's decision on psoriasis patent doesn't come up to scratch As to a post-hoc "pick and mix" operation , recall the CAFC Unocal case.Of the IPKat text: pHs are only possible if water…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Jul 17

    Let’s Inject Antitrust Principles into Antidumping Law

    Let’s Inject Antitrust Principles into Antidumping Law
    In a Heritage Foundation paper released today, I argue that U.S. antidumping law should be reformed to incorporate principles drawn from the antitrust analysis of predatory pricing.  A brief summary of my paper follows.  Such a…
  • Jul 16

    Greek Crisis Underscores the Importance of Regulatory Reform – in Greece and Around the World

    Greek Crisis Underscores the Importance of Regulatory Reform – in Greece and Around the World
    The Heritage Foundation continues to do path-breaking work on the burden overregulation imposes on the American economy, and to promote comprehensive reform measures to reduce regulatory costs.  Overregulation, unfortunately, is a global…
  • Jul 14

    A Measured Approach to Patent Reform Legislation

    A Measured Approach to Patent Reform Legislation
    Patent reform legislation is under serious consideration by the Senate and House of Representatives, a mere four years after the America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) brought about a major overhaul of United States patent law. A primary goal of…
Rank this Week: 48

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy
    Last night's Texas House County Affairs Committee hearing on the Sandra Bland episode sounds like it included some dramatic moments and received significant press coverage. (Grits was driving home from Lubbock and couldn't go.) Certainly, it…
  • Jul 30

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel
    In an apparent effort to provide independent review of the death of Sandra Bland, Waller County DA Elton Mathis has established a panel of volunteer lawyers to investigate the case.According to Texas Lawyer, the panel of four attorneys only…
  • Jul 28

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'
    This morning, I received a text from the missus* who suggested that, in 2017, reprised legislation to limit police arresting motorists for Class C misdemeanors should be titled, "The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act." Clever gal. Bud Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 49

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jun 3

    3 Count: Straight Outta Inglewood

    3 Count: Straight Outta Inglewood
    City of Inglewood sues critic for copyright infringement, Kim Dotcom gets to keep his assets for now and Debt Monster video pulled from YouTube.
  • Jun 2

    3 Count: Red Card

    3 Count: Red Card
    Popular sports streaming sites blocked in the UK, Jumpman case gets a day in court and last Pirate Bay co-founder finishes his sentence.
  • Jun 1

    10 Years of PT: 2005 – In the Shadow of Hurricane Katrina

    10 Years of PT: 2005 – In the Shadow of Hurricane Katrina
    Plagiarism Today was launched in August 2005. However, even today Hurricane Katrina overshadows what should be a moment of triumph.
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 4

    Marvell v. Carnegie Mellon: $300 million is a lot, but not $1.5 billion

    Marvell v. Carnegie Mellon: $300 million is a lot, but not $1.5 billion
    The Federal Circuit has greatly reduced the $1.5 Billion award to Carnegie Mellon University — leaving a still healthy $278 million to be paid by chip manufacturer Marvell Technology (plus interest) with the potential of…
  • Aug 4

    Patent and Trade Secret Legislation Update

    Patent and Trade Secret Legislation Update
    There are a number of patent and trade secret related bills pending in Congress. Here are a few updates: INNOVATION ACT: Rep. Goodlatte’s Innovation Act (H.R. 9) proposes a set of changes to our “patent-enforcement…
  • Aug 3

    RAND Agreement Proving Powerful Limit on Patentee Action: Microsoft v. Motorola

    RAND Agreement Proving Powerful Limit on Patentee Action: Microsoft v. Motorola
    Microsoft v. Motorola and Google (9th Cir. 2015) In a well written decision, the 9th Circuit has affirmed the lower court ruling that Motorola/Google owes $14 million to Microsoft for failing to live-up to its RAND commitments.  …
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 4

    Lippke on Attempts and Renunciation

    Lippke on Attempts and Renunciation
    Richard L. Lippke (Indiana University) has posted Attempts and Renunciations (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 12 (2015): 615-31) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Sometimes individuals come very close to acting on criminal intentions only to…
  • Aug 3

    Caldwell on Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule

    Caldwell on Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule
    Beth Caldwell (Southwestern Law School) has posted Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule: The Case for Retroactivity (Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 9, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Three years ago, in Miller v.…
  • Aug 3

    Kim on Underestimating the Trial Penalty

    Kim on Underestimating the Trial Penalty
    Andrew Chongseh Kim (Concordia University School of Law) has posted Underestimating the Trial Penalty: An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Trial Penalty and Critique of the Abrams Study (Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 84, No. 5, 2015) on…
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic
    The latest issue of Global Environmental Politics (Vol. 15, no. 3, August 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Advancing Comparative Climate Change Politics: Theory and Method Mark Purdon, IntroductionKathryn Harrison, International…
  • Aug 4

    Viñuales: International Investment Law and Natural Resources Governance

    Viñuales: International Investment Law and Natural Resources Governance
    Jorge E. Viñuales (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted International Investment Law and Natural Resource Governance (in Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources, K. Kulovesi & E. Morgera eds., forthcoming).…
  • Aug 4

    Pollack: Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and International Law

    Pollack: Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and International Law
    Mark A. Pollack (Temple Univ. - Political Science) has posted Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and International Law (International Journal of Constitutional Law, forthcoming). Here's the…
Rank this Week: 53

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 54

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Urban Legends, Insurance File No. XXIV

    Urban Legends, Insurance File No. XXIV
    A lot of people suspect insurance companies systematically and fraudulently deny perfectly valid claims for some nefarious and greed-driven reason, and then blame someone else for it – e.g., missing information from physician; or your…
  • Aug 1

    Paying More and Enjoying it Le

    Paying More and Enjoying it Le
    If you like your plan ......... If you like your doctor ........... We will reduce premiums by $2500 .........Not only are legal Americans paying more for their health insurance AND health care while enjoying it less, some have figured out…
  • Jul 31

    Punctuation Count

    Punctuation Count
    Are you the type that pays attention to punctuation? How about an asterisk that directs you to a footnote.If you just ignore them, you should consider changing.Here's a wake up call about your Social Security statement.At first glance, the…
Rank this Week: 55

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 57

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 24

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article
    Professor Cynthia Bond writes to request that law professors answer a survey about popular culture in the law school classroom. A cover letter from Professor Bond and a link to her survey are below. Mitchell H. Rubinstein ___________…
  • Jul 23

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate
    Good Call recently ranked the top 100 best small cities for recent law school graduates. The top 10 are reproduced below. Their web site is full of helpful information and is available here. Mitchell H. Rubinstein Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley...
  • Jul 23

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer
    Good Call recently ranked the best large metro areas for new law school graduates. The top 10 are copied below, but their web site ranked the top 100 and provides additional information, here. Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley Mitchell H. Rubinstein...
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Rakove on the Constitution on YouTube

    Rakove on the Constitution on YouTube
    Stanford has posted on its YouTube channel six lectures by Jack Rakove on “the history and future of the U.S. Constitution” from his course "The Constitution: A Brief History.”  The Stanford Humanities Center's notice…
  • Aug 4

    YLS Legal History Forum, 2015-16

    YLS Legal History Forum, 2015-16
    [Here’s the line-up for the Yale Law School Legal History Forum for 2015-16.  We’ll add a link once it becomes available. “As always,” we are told, “events are open to everyone.”  H/t: Noah…
  • Aug 3

    LHR 33:3

    LHR 33:3
    Here’s the TOC for Law and History Review 33:3 (August 2015):Legacies of British Colonial Violence: Viewing Kenyan Detention Camps through the Hanslope Disclosure, by Aoife DuffyA “Manifest Violation” of the Rights of…
Rank this Week: 59

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Gregory, Stern Call on State to Allow Counties to Restrict Residency of Sex Offender

    Gregory, Stern Call on State to Allow Counties to Restrict Residency of Sex Offender
    Here we go again, a group of officials who feel they aren't getting enough attention, so they propose laws that there is no proof that accomplish anything. Residency laws provide jobs for folks and do nothing more; why waste taxpayer…
  • Aug 3

    Program seeks to expunge criminal records of Utah's chronically homele

    Program seeks to expunge criminal records of Utah's chronically homele
    8-3-15 Utah: SALT LAKE CITY — On its face, expunging the criminal records of formerly homeless people to help them obtain housing and jobs seemed simple enough. But getting there turned out to be a complicated process, said Amy Powers,…
  • Aug 2

    OP-ED: Legislation will help keep Pa. safe from pedophile

    OP-ED: Legislation will help keep Pa. safe from pedophile
    8-2-15 Pennsylvania, West Virginia: Twelve-year-old Jeremy Bell did not have to die. Especially under such gruesome circumstances — brutally raped and murdered by his elementary school principal in West Virginia. In fact, that pedophile…
Rank this Week: 60

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 4

    Thousands fewer community banks under Dodd-Frank

    Thousands fewer community banks under Dodd-Frank
    At last night’s Republican debate in New Hampshire, Carly Fiorina criticized how the Dodd-Frank law is strangling community banks, as well as its encouragement of yet bigger Wall Street firms and Congress’s failure to reform…
  • Aug 4

    “The chickens have taught our kids a lot of life lessons”

    “The chickens have taught our kids a lot of life lessons”
    Don’t talk to us of permits, those are our therapy chickens [Maplewood, Minn.; KMSP] Tags: land use and zoning, Minnesota, service animals “The chickens have taught our kids a lot of life lessons” is a post from Overlawyered…
  • Aug 3

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    Scorecards on complication rates and outcomes may reveal little about who’s a bad doctor since best docs sometimes take hardest cases [Saurabh Jha, KevinMD] “Anatomy of error: a surgeon remembers his mistakes” [The New…
Rank this Week: 61

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 4

    IAFP 2015: Interview with Frank Yiannas, VP of Food Safety for Walmart

    IAFP 2015: Interview with Frank Yiannas, VP of Food Safety for Walmart
    Frank Yiannas, food safety expert and Vice President of Food Safety for Walmart, sat down with Food Safety News at IAFP 2015 in Portland, OR, to discuss how he manages his responsibilities, how technology influences food safety, and the role…
  • Aug 3

    FDA Seeking Information on Raw Milk Cheese

    FDA Seeking Information on Raw Milk Cheese
    On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started collecting public comments on cheese made from unpasteurized milk. Agency officials want any information or scientific data that would help them identify and evaluate measures…
  • Aug 3

    Collaboration is the Key to Solving Antibiotic Resistance

    Collaboration is the Key to Solving Antibiotic Resistance
    (The systematic literature review was conducted by members of a multidisciplinary research team at the Medical University of South Carolina. Authors are Bernadette P. Marriott, Ph.D.; Kristi Helke, D.V.M., Ph.D.; M.A. McCrackin, D.V.M.,…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Aug 4

    Making Bar Counsel's Job Harder

    Making Bar Counsel's Job Harder
    The District of Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that an attorney who had misappropriated entrusted funds and failed to participate in the disciplinary proceedings be disbarred. Nothing remarkable about that result but my…
  • Aug 3

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run
    The report of the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility in the case of Wayne Rohde, Board Docket No. D347-05, has been filed. You may remember the case - it involves an attorney who drove from the District of...
  • Aug 3

    Unneighborly Threat

    Unneighborly Threat
    The California Bar Journal reports a six-month suspension with credit for time served and probation for these incident In the first incident, on Oct. 16, 2011, a police officer saw Sterkin yelling obscenities at people and shattering wine…
Rank this Week: 63

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 64

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 65

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 3

    Trustees of Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc. (Fed Cir. 2015)

    Trustees of Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc. (Fed Cir. 2015)
    By Andrew Williams -- One of the first IPR petitions ever filed, IPR2012-0006, was related to biotechnology -- specifically DNA sequencing. Illumina, Inc. filed that petition, and two others, IPR2012-00007 and IPR2013-00011, against patents…
  • Aug 2

    ABA Journal Accepting Nominations for 9th Annual Blawg 100

    ABA Journal Accepting Nominations for 9th Annual Blawg 100
    The ABA Journal has begun work on its 9th annual list of the 100 best legal blogs (or blawgs) and has announced that it is seeking the advice of its readers, via the ABAJournal.com website, on which blogs to include on this year's Blawg 100.…
  • Aug 2

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00539; filed June 25, 2015 in the District…
Rank this Week: 66

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 4

    Peru--Agricultural Products: WTO versus RTAs (and other non-WTO international law)

    Peru--Agricultural Products: WTO versus RTAs (and other non-WTO international law)
    In addition to the AB's findings on interpretation in this case, discussed by Adarsh Ramanujan, it seems to me that para 5.112 of the AB decision (quoted below) is also very important, stating that the amendment and waiver provisions of...
  • Aug 4

    Guest Post on Peru - Agricultural Product

    Guest Post on Peru - Agricultural Product
    This is a guest post from trade lawyer Adarsh Ramanujan: Comments on Article 31 of the Vienna Convention The AB Report in DS457: Peru –Agricultural Products (adopted on July 31) had some very interesting points on Article 31 of the...
  • Aug 3

    Can Section 337 Be Used to Block Digital Imports?

    Can Section 337 Be Used to Block Digital Imports?
    From the WSJ: A U.S. appeals court this month will consider whether federal tariff law gives the International Trade Commission the power to order a halt to foreign digital transmissions into the U.S. when those communications infringe U.S.…
Rank this Week: 67

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin
    Photographic Illustrators Corp. v. Orgill, Inc., 2015 WL 4572296, No. 14-11818 (D. Mass. July 29, 2015) PIC specializes in commercial photography.  It took photos of lighting fixtures manufactured by nonparty OSI.  Defendants…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2015 WL 4545408, No. 5:15–cv–00946 (E.D. Pa. July 28, 2015)  Parks sells sausage and other processed meats; its origin is in the H.G. Parks Sausage Company, known for the first…
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    iPhones, the FBI, and Going Dark.

    iPhones, the FBI, and Going Dark.
    What follows is a guest post from Nicholas Weaver, a computer security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley: Properly configured, an iOS device is perhaps the most secure, general purpose communication device…
  • Aug 4

    Checks and Balances From Abroad

    Checks and Balances From Abroad
    I just posted a short piece to SSRN entitled, “Checks and Balances from Abroad.”  The piece, written for a University of Chicago Law School symposium on national security, technology, and the separation of powers, engages…
  • Aug 4

    Jihadology Podcast: &#039;Boko Haram&#039; Transitions to The Islamic State in West Africa with Jacob Zenn

    Jihadology Podcast: &amp;#039;Boko Haram&amp;#039; Transitions to The Islamic State in West Africa with Jacob Zenn
    In this episode Aaron talks to Jacob Zenn about the group commonly referred to as Boko Haram. They covered a variety of topics including: Background on Wilayat Gharb Ifriqiyya Misuse of the term Boko Haram to describe what is now called…
Rank this Week: 69

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 70

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 71

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 3

    Rigging a Contest, Jennifer McKinney Style

    Rigging a Contest, Jennifer McKinney Style
    Remember our favorite serial scammer, MckMama?  Well, the infamous Jennifer McKinney is back and is scamming the sheeple again. (Who am I kidding? She never STOPPED scamming businesses and consumers.) We’ve talked here at length…
  • Jul 22

    Signs That a Company Has Been Ripped Off

    Signs That a Company Has Been Ripped Off
    Written by Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, CFF Wisconsin Law Journal How would you know if your company was being looted by a dishonest employee? Most companies miss all of the warning signs that could help stop a fraud early. The Association of…
  • Jul 16

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support
    Tracy Coenen talks about the taxability of alimony versus child support, including a brief discussion of the IRS rules.
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Aug 4

    Another Update in Cosentino v. Fuller Depublication Request

    Another Update in Cosentino v. Fuller Depublication Request
    Here: Defendants’ Request for Depublication Oppo to Viejas Band’s Depub Request Opposition to Request of Defendants to Depublish Opposition to Request of Group of 13 Prior depublication-related posts here and here. Cal. COA…
  • Aug 4

    Article – Improving State Court-Tribal Court Relations (Summer 2015)

    Article – Improving State Court-Tribal Court Relations (Summer 2015)
    Cribbing from a message sent by Gina Jackson at Casey: See article by Judge Len Edwards (Ret.) on Improving State Court-Tribal Court Relations. The article has an appendix with great ideas as well. Judge Edwards has some other great resources…
  • Aug 4

    Uh … Go Blue … I Gue

    Uh … Go Blue … I Gue
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Aug 1

    Scouting changes again; as usual, the Washington Blade is there.

    Scouting changes again; as usual, the Washington Blade is there.
    I was a Boy Scout, and eventually an Eagle Scout, growing up in suburban Chicago and Cincinnati. What I learned in scouting means a lot to me; I use it, probably instinctually, every day. Naturally, national news about changes...
  • Jul 31

    "She has no enemies". No bueno. No bueno.

    &quot;She has no enemies&quot;. No bueno. No bueno.
    You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. --Winston Churchill Here's some of the best advice on hiring, staffing and re-staffing anyone can give. Please don't stand behind, endorse or recommend…
  • Jul 30

    How to work.

    How to work.
    Detroit, July 19, 1970...
Rank this Week: 74

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 75

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 76

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 30

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)
    As Jason Kilborn has graciously described, Credit Slips is the blogging base of the authors of the Law of Debtors and Creditors, 7th edition, (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer 2015). We have revised the Teacher's Manual this summer and encourage all…
  • Jul 30

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position
    Here's an opportunity to supervise a consumer financial protection clinic that has done some great work - information on the position and how to apply here.
  • Jul 29

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint
    Among its other effects, the Puerto Rico debt crisis has dramatically increased the number of public figures and politicians whose verbal repertoire includes the term "chapter 9." Bondholders' resistance to chapter 9 access for…
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 78

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 79

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Aug 3

    Snoop Dogg Has Money On His Mind After Being Stopped With Lots Of Cash In The Airport

    Snoop Dogg Has Money On His Mind After Being Stopped With Lots Of Cash In The Airport
    Last week, Italian police stopped rapper Snoop Dogg and found $422,000 (€385,071.64) in his luggage just as he was about to board a plane. Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, had not declared the cash and that's against the rules…
  • Aug 3

    Mark Your Calendars Now: Congress Changes Many Tax Return Due Dates & Extension

    Mark Your Calendars Now: Congress Changes Many Tax Return Due Dates &amp; Extension
    Last week, President Obama signed a bill focused on highway transportation. However, also included in the bill were a number of provisions which changed tax return due dates, statutes of limitations and extension provisions.
  • Aug 2

    Wealthy Couple Sentenced To Jail For Obstructing IRS At Audit

    Wealthy Couple Sentenced To Jail For Obstructing IRS At Audit
    "You’re two people who have great talent, who’ve been very successful in life, who I am going to send to prison," Manhattan Federal Court Judge Denise Cote advised Dr. Jeffrey Stein and his wife, Marla Stein, shortly before…
Rank this Week: 80

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 81

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 82

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 List of Most Influential People in Law

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 List of Most Influential People in Law
    Canadian Lawyer Magazine has released its 6th annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential people in the country's justice system and legal profession: "We aim to select lawyers who have been influential within the profession as well as…
  • Aug 3

    ABA Journal Cover Story on Why Hollywood Loves Lawyer

    ABA Journal Cover Story on Why Hollywood Loves Lawyer
    The ABA Journal has a feature article this month on Why Hollywood loves lawyers (as in "loves movies with lawyer characters as heroes", not as in loves studio lawyers to bail movie stars out of jail for DUI and drug offences). Check it…
  • Aug 1

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects a Blawg 100 list (2014 list) of the best legal blogs based on input from readers.It is time once again for nominations. Nominations can be sent in until the end of the day Aug. 16, 2015.Here are the…
Rank this Week: 83

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 4

    The Government Is Watching #BlackLivesMatter, And It’s Not Okay

    The Government Is Watching #BlackLivesMatter, And It’s Not Okay
    A FOIA request reveals that DHS is surveilling #BlackLivesMatter activists. According to documents recently obtained by The Intercept in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the government is surveilling the…
  • Aug 3

    Mississippi’s All Up in Your Google Activity

    Mississippi’s All Up in Your Google Activity
    An attorney general is trying to police online speech by capitalizing on the reams of data Google stores about its users. An overzealous attorney general is trying to police online speech by capitalizing on the reams of data Google stores…
  • Aug 3

    Rand Paul, Libertarian?

    Rand Paul, Libertarian?
    Paul is trading in the lie -- there's no other way to say it -- that Planned Parenthood sells fetal body parts Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take…
Rank this Week: 84

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 3

    District Judge Holds Idaho's Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional

    District Judge Holds Idaho's Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill for the United States District of Idaho today held Idaho's so-called "Ag-Gag" law, Idaho Code § 18-7042, unconstitutional in his…
  • Aug 3

    In Memoriam: Marc Poirier

    In Memoriam: Marc Poirier
    While known to many scholars and students because of his work on administrative and environmental law, Professor Marc Poirier of Seton Hall was a remarkable scholar on constitutional issues surrounding sexuality and gender. One of Marc's…
  • Jul 30

    Southern District Rebuffs Citizens United's Speech Claim

    Southern District Rebuffs Citizens United's Speech Claim
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Sidney Stein (SDNY) this week denied Citizens United's motion to preliminarily enjoin the New York Attorney General from enforcing his policy of requiring registered charities to disclose the…
Rank this Week: 85

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 25

    How to Discharge Your Student Loans In Bankruptcy! Yes, It Can Be Done!

    How to Discharge Your Student Loans In Bankruptcy! Yes, It Can Be Done!
    Most people, both lawyers and non-lawyers, believe that filing bankruptcy does not result in a discharge of a student loan.   That, for the most part, is true under the 2005 Bankruptcy Act amendments.  The code, as amended, does not…
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
Rank this Week: 86

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 87

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Cyclospora Linked to Cilantro Hits 384

    Cyclospora Linked to Cilantro Hits 384
    As of August 3, 2015 (4pm EDT), CDC had been notified of 384 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states in 2015. Most (226; 59%) ill persons experienced... Continue Reading
  • Aug 3

    San Diego Bali Hai Restaurant and Arrowhead Lodge at Oneida Shores Park Hit By Unknown Bug

    San Diego Bali Hai Restaurant and Arrowhead Lodge at Oneida Shores Park Hit By Unknown Bug
    Bali Hai Restaurant (Likely Norovirus) Dozens of people attending a banquet at Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island in San Diego harbor last week were reportedly sickened, and health officials... Continue Reading
  • Aug 2

    Sacramento Seeing E. coli Cluster

    Sacramento Seeing E. coli Cluster
    Likely E. coli O157:H7 cases are being investigated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Department spokesperson Laura McCasland told Food Safety News that four of the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 88

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 4

    LA Times Hammers Unaccredited Law School

    LA Times Hammers Unaccredited Law School
    The critiques of ABA accredited law schools are well known. Now the LA Times is exploring the world of California unaccredited law schools. Turns out that that nearly 9 out of 10 students who enroll in one of California's 22...
  • Aug 3

    Faculty Hiring: Texas Tech

    Faculty Hiring: Texas Tech
    From an email that I received earlier today: Texas Tech University School of Law invites applications from exceptional individuals for a tenured or tenure-track position teaching Criminal Law, and related courses. Applicants must possess a…
  • Aug 3

    Faculty Hiring: South Dakota

    Faculty Hiring: South Dakota
    From an email message I received earlier today: Director Position The University of South Dakota School of Law may have an opening for a Director of Experiential Learning either at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level. It will likely…
Rank this Week: 89

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    OPINION: State v. Spady

    OPINION: State v. Spady
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 14-0089, 2015 MT 218, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ROBERT E. SPADY, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 14-0567 2015 MT 217, IN RE THE CROW WATER COMPACT, IN THE MATTER OF THE ADJUDICATION OF EXISTING AND RESERVED RIGHTS TO THE…
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT DA 14-0699, 2015 MT 216, RONALD MURRAY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JONATHAN MOTL, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices,…
Rank this Week: 90