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Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 934

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 507

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 24

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event
    Earlier this week, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke at DePaul's College of Law in an event jointly sponsored by the International Aviation Law Institute and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. This was the…
  • Oct 21

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic
    The MIT Technology Review has an informative article describing some of the technical and regulatory questions facing integration of unmanned aircraft into the existing air traffic control system.
  • Oct 20

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application
    Earlier this month the European Commission took the rare step of requesting a meeting of the Joint Committee overseeing the U.S.-EU open skies agreement to discuss Norwegian Air International's pending application for permission to operate to…
Rank this Week: 923

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 560

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement
    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against DaVita HealthCare Partners recently concluded in a $389 million settlement. The kidney dialysis company agreed to settle investigations into transactions it made with doctors over the last ten years.…
  • Oct 22

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety
    Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip implants are suffering serious health consequences from the devices and accusing manufacturers of putting marketing before patient safety. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against these…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change
    Companies that manufacture medical devices used to have to report any changes they made to the devices to the FDA. On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it would no longer make companies report this information, except when they apply to recalls…
Rank this Week: 919

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

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

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)
    Sometimes wins on appeal are huge victories.  Sometimes they're like this.Castro-Ponce is charged with distribution of methamphetamine.  The feds have him under surveillance, and on wiretaps, for a long time.  Castro-Ponce…
  • Oct 23

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)
    Judges Noonan and Reinhardt are extraordinarily concerned about fairness.  Deeply, profoundly, and sincerely.  In every case, including but not limited to (and perhaps exceptionally in) criminal cases.So when the trial judge…
  • Oct 23

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    Defendant represents himself at a criminal trial.  The prosecution gives a closing argument.  The district judge never asks defendant if he wants to give one; instead, he simply moves on, and starts reading jury instructions.There's…
Rank this Week: 460

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Walter White, Negotiator

    Walter White, Negotiator
    Jennifer W. Reynolds, University of Oregon School of Law, is publishing Breaking BATNAs: Negotiation Lessons from Walter White in the New Mexico Law Review. Here is the abstract. Walter White could teach us many things: how to read the…
  • Oct 23

    The Condemned Woman In Sir Walter Scott's Writing

    The Condemned Woman In Sir Walter Scott's Writing
    Erin L. Sheley, George Washington University School of Law, has published Doubled Jeopardy: The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic at 24 Law and Literature 211 (2014). Here is the abstract.  This article explores how Sir Walter Scott's …
  • Oct 23

    George IV's "Great Matter"

    George IV's "Great Matter"
    Erin L. Sheley, George Washington University School of Law, is publishing Adultery, Criminality, and the Myth of English Sovereignty in volume 11 of Law, Culture, and the Humanities. Here is the abstract.This article argues that in Britain…
Rank this Week: 454

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Oct 24

    New Books List October 21, 2014

    New Books List October 21, 2014
    Brooklyn Law School Library latest New Books List has 70 items on a wide range of subjects. Of particular interest to legal scholars of administrative law is Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America,…
  • Oct 20

    Problems with CALI

    Problems with CALI
    The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has informed BLS Library that they have been having issues with the stability of instances in the CALI web cluster that have taken www.cali.org offline for extended periods over the…
  • Oct 16

    Bluebooking & Research Review Sessions for First Year

    Bluebooking & Research Review Sessions for First Year
    The Library will hold two “Bluebooking with Success” sessions for first year students.  The presenter will be Professor Janet Sinder, Library Director.  Students may attend either session; no sign-up is…
Rank this Week: 606

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Oct 24

    When zombies invade your law office

    When zombies invade your law office
    You say you’ve got problems? Watch a couple episodes of “The Walking Dead” and say that again. Now those people have problems. Their lives are a living nightmare. The world they once knew is gone forever. Every minute might…
  • Oct 23

    Don’t die with your music still in you

    Don’t die with your music still in you
    I received an email today from a marketer friend. It started with a quote from Anne Frank: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” My friend noted that we also don’t…
  • Oct 22

    Go to law school and join the Billionaire Boys Club

    Go to law school and join the Billionaire Boys Club
    I read an article about the top five industries in which the world’s self-made billionaires made their fortunes. Financing and investments were at the top of the list with a little over 19%. Surprisingly, technology wasn’t…
Rank this Week: 822

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    What is and What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin Not Feeling a Whole Lotta Love in Pennsylvania

    What is and What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin Not Feeling a Whole Lotta Love in Pennsylvania
    On May 31, 2014, members of the band Led Zeppelin and its publishers were sued for copyright infringement by Randy California, the former guitarist and front man of the band Spirit.  The lawsuit, filed in the state of Pennsylvania,…
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
Rank this Week: 452

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
Rank this Week: 905

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Hicks v. Hudson (sovereign immunity) on 10/14/14 and filed in MM&A Productions v. Yavapai-Apache Nation…
  • Oct 10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited States v. Bryant (uncounselled tribal court domestic abuse convictions, domestic abuse)Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. (arbitration agreement,…
  • Oct 6

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Yowell v. Abbey (tribal cattle grazing rights) and Marcussen v. Burwell (enforcement of federal laws in state…
Rank this Week: 629

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
  • Oct 24

    AIPLA Names Lisa Jorgenson as Executive Director

    AIPLA Names Lisa Jorgenson as Executive Director
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has announced that the AIPLA Board of Directors has named Lisa K. Jorgenson as the new Executive Director. Her appointment will take effective November 17, 2014. Jorgenson previously…
  • Oct 24

    Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction

    Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction
    Michelle Lee: ''I’ve spent my entire career engaged in innovation. I grew up a tinkerer, always looking to learn how things worked and how things could be improved. That passion led me to become an engineer, which then later led me to…
  • Oct 23

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation
    This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high tech industry in the United States. In fact, 92% of respondents feel that there are…
Rank this Week: 643

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 24

    Billy Joel, Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder

    Billy Joel, Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder
    Billy Joel sat smoking a cigarillo on a patio overlooking Oyster Bay. He had chosen the seating area under a trellis in front of the house, his house, a brick Tudor colossus set on a rise on the southeastern tip...
  • Oct 24

    Obama, Advisers Watchful as New Ebola Case Confirmed | RealClearPolitic

    Obama, Advisers Watchful as New Ebola Case Confirmed | RealClearPolitic
    President Obama on Thursday was updated with information about a doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea, flew to New York more than a week ago and tested positive for the virus after being isolated in a Manhattan hospital with...
  • Oct 24

    Kim Strassel: The ‘Colorado Model’ Goes Thud - WSJ - WSJ

    Kim Strassel: The ‘Colorado Model’ Goes Thud - WSJ - WSJ
    If Colorado is serving as a model for anything these days, it’s the risks of Democratic overreach. Sen. Mark Udall has trailed GOP Rep. Cory Gardner in every poll since September. Gov. John Hickenlooper is trailing Republican Bob…
Rank this Week: 484

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 704

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    A Great Day For Contracts Law

    A Great Day For Contracts Law
    Today, October 24, 2014, is a banner day for contracts law because today is the date for two major conferences honoring two giants in the field. First UC Hastings is hosting a Symposium to Honor Professor Chuck Knapp's 50th Year...
  • Oct 24

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract
    Yesterday's New York Times included a "The Upshot" column by Jeremy B. Merrill. The print version was entitled Online, It's Easy To Lose Your Right to Sue [by the way, why can't the Times be consistent in its capitaliziation of...
  • Oct 21

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 202 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
Rank this Week: 884

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Oct 24

    Arbitration Clause: Consider enforcement implications before signing

    Arbitration Clause: Consider enforcement implications before signing
    The practice of including an arbitration provision in all types of contracts has become quite common. Including such a provision in a contract should, however, always be a considered choice, based on sound advice, to avoid any…
  • Oct 24

    NH: Most Common Electrical Installation Deficiencies (2014 NEC)

    NH: Most Common Electrical Installation Deficiencies (2014 NEC)
    The Joint Board of Licensure and Certification, State of New Hampshire compiled a list of the most common electrical installation deficiencies in the State of New Hampshire in 2014, formatted to the 2014 edition of the National Electrical…
  • Oct 23

    CA CSLB Welcomes New Board Member ~ Susan Granzella

    CA CSLB Welcomes New Board Member ~ Susan Granzella
    On October 13, 2004, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Susan Granzella of Sacramento as a new (public) member of the California Contractors State License Board. Prior to the appointment, according to the Governor, Granzella…
Rank this Week: 874

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney…

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Georgia truck accidents, trucking litigation, and trucking regulations. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.georgiatruckaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight
    For years, whenever I have visited Savannah, I have loved to sit at the riverfront and watch with fascination the huge ships stream past, with freight containers stacked high like a child’s colorful building blocks, filled with goods…
  • Oct 8

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight
    For years, whenever I have visited Savannah, I have loved to sit at the riverfront and watch with fascination the huge ships stream past, with freight containers stacked high like a child’s colorful building blocks, filled with goods…
  • Aug 7

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward
    Several times recently, I have written about the projected inflation adjustment to minimum liability insurance coverages for interstate commercial vehicles. The process continues. A few days ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety…
Rank this Week: 571

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.childprotectionblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent
    Many parents might not want to acknowledge it, but a lot of teenagers are having sex. A new study has identified the most effective contraception for adolescents who can't or won't delay sexual activity. Long-acting reversible contraception…
  • Oct 17

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children
    With the increasingly relaxed laws on the use of marijuana, more youngsters are sampling weed with the idea that it’s safe. It’s not. Dr. Garry Sigman, director of the Adolescent Medicine division at Loyola University Health…
  • Oct 10

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete
    Eating a healthful breakfast is good for you for many reasons, and a new study says that for kids, this regular practice can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once referred to as “juvenile” diabetes,…
Rank this Week: 795

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 24

    How to Tell If Your Child is Handling Divorce

    How to Tell If Your Child is Handling Divorce
    With so much talk and emphasis about ensuring that children are taken care of in the event of a divorce, how can a parent know whether or not their child is adjusting? With all that is happening with the family, it may be difficult for a…
  • Oct 23

    Details of Prenup Revealed in Griffin Divorce

    Details of Prenup Revealed in Griffin Divorce
    In the high-stakes divorce of Kenneth Griffin and his wife, even the smallest details can move millions of dollars around. Recently, Griffin made the details of the couple's prenuptial agreement public, which shows that his wife has already…
  • Oct 22

    Engagement Ring Cost May Indicate Divorce

    Engagement Ring Cost May Indicate Divorce
    One of the first things that a person does when they decide they want to marry someone is to purchase an engagement ring. An engagement ring serves as a symbol for the public that the person will soon be married. However, recent research…
Rank this Week: 599

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama
    In re: C.C. v. L.J., an appeal from the Alabama Supreme Court, deals with the very complex process a court can use to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent.  In this case, mother filed a petition with juvenile court to…
  • Oct 21

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage
    One of the most adversarial family law cases involves a situation where one parent is not making their court-ordered child support payments on time or at all.  In re Paternity of D.M.Y., an appeal from the Supreme Court of Indiana, dealt…
  • Oct 18

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court
    Sometimes a divorce settlement can be reached in an amicable manner in which parties agree to all terms and can go on with the rest of their lives without years of litigation.  Unfortunately, that is often not the case.  McAdam v.…
Rank this Week: 842

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Oct 24

    El Paso Times – El Paso lawyers offer free aid Saturday to those in need

    El Paso Times – El Paso lawyers offer free aid Saturday to those in need
    Over the past five years, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in creating an annual national spotlight on pro bono legal services. The State Bar of Texas participates in the…
  • Oct 24

    El Paso Times – Fourth annual Access to Justice clinic to offer legal advice at EPCC Valle Verde campu

    El Paso Times – Fourth annual Access to Justice clinic to offer legal advice at EPCC Valle Verde campu
    The El Paso Bar Association and several local lawyers are sponsoring a free clinic Saturday for those needing legal advice. The fourth annual Access to Justice legal clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at El Paso Community College’s…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Bar Blog – Pro Bono Spotlight: Eduardo V. Rodriguez

    Texas Bar Blog – Pro Bono Spotlight: Eduardo V. Rodriguez
    For more than four years, Eduardo V. Rodriguez has served as a pro bono volunteer with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Hidalgo County Community Justice Program. According to Rodriguez, the drive to be a pro bono volunteer is a natural…
Rank this Week: 639

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform
    There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market: QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X. QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all…
  • Oct 22

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM
    The long awaited credit risk retention rules for securitization are out. The big question--whether the qualified residential mortgage or QRM exemption would be narrower than the CFPB's qualified mortgage or QM safe harbor to the Ability to…
  • Oct 22

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?
    Yves Smith has had some great coverage of the AIG bailout trail over on Naked Capitalism. While the litigation, as Yves has characterized it, is a bit like a brawl between the ugly stepsisters, it's telling us all kinds of...
Rank this Week: 522

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 871

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Hill & Ponton welcomes Vietnam Combat Veteran

    Hill & Ponton welcomes Vietnam Combat Veteran
    Jim Furman joins Hill & Ponton as an attorney of counsel, heading the Texas office of the Hill & Ponton.  Prior to his legal career, Jim enlisted in the Army and worked his way up to a warrant officer, serving his country as a…
  • Oct 23

    How does the VA service connected claims system work?

    How does the VA service connected claims system work?
    Filing a claim and taking the necessary steps to appeal a decision can be a daunting task. It all begins with a claim by the veteran to the VA stating that a condition they suffer from is the result of or occurred during their time of service…
  • Oct 22

    What is service connected disability?

    What is service connected disability?
    The VA defines a veteran as a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and includes full-time service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Active service also includes merchant marines during WWII,…
Rank this Week: 907

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 24

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
  • Oct 9

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit
    Challenges abound with regards to litigation, outsourcing and monetization; and are currently increasing on a national and international level. It is essential to understand these issues in order to have an upper-hand in overcoming these…
Rank this Week: 910

Buffalo Injury Answers

Buffalo Injury Answers

Covers personal injury law topics, including car accident, defective product and insurance issues. By Michael H. Ranzenhofer.

http://www.buffalo-injury-answers.com
Rank this Week: 802

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death

    Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death
    The Washington Post reports, in a 2043-word piece that is part of an ongoing series on the hospice industry in America, the “booming” hospice industry is coming under fire due to “what appears to be a surge in…
  • Oct 23

    Federal Government Tightens Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Product

    Federal Government Tightens Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Product
    News that the Federal government is tightening restrictions on hydrocodone combination painkillers in an effort to curb widespread abuse received wide coverage, with several major newspapers and news agencies reporting. Some news outlets…
  • Oct 22

    No Way to Run a Disability Program

    No Way to Run a Disability Program
    Tom Margenau The long-time Social Security Administration employee Tom Margenau has written another thought-provoking article about the Social Security disability system. I encourage you to read the entire article, but these two paragraphs…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Oct 24

    This just in: The Photography Law Handbook

    This just in: The Photography Law Handbook
    Are you interested in photography and law?  If yes, then The Photography Law Handbook is for you! Photography law is constantly changing with evolving technology that increases options for how a photo is taken or viewed.  The…
  • Oct 23

    Law Student Essay Competition $$$$$

    Law Student Essay Competition $$$$$
    The Canadian American Bar Association is hosting a competition isopen to all students currently enrolled in law school in the United States or Canada. You can find the complete guidelines and details for the competition by clicking here: 2014…
  • Oct 23

    First Things First: Drafting Preliminary Statement

    First Things First: Drafting Preliminary Statement
    When drafting a brief, you naturally want to make the strongest positive first impression possible. In terms of brief writing structure, you address this goal in the preliminary statement. A forthcoming article in the Seton Hall Law Review…
Rank this Week: 796

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
Rank this Week: 443

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 24, 2014:Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension | Canadian Employment Law Today‘Highly troubling’: US Justice Dept. slams local officials over…
  • Oct 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 23, 2014:Slava Voynov's lawyer says Kings defenceman 'never hit the woman' - Toronto Sun Toronto lawyer to be sentenced for fraud | Toronto & GTA |…
  • Oct 23

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior
    Today is the OBA TECHxpo at Toronto. My good friend Bob Tarantino and I will be presenting "The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior:"With the right tools you can work on anything, anywhere, anytime. Come to this session to…
Rank this Week: 482

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

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

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 751

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 24

    Getty Images Ramping Down Enforcement Tactic

    Getty Images Ramping Down Enforcement Tactic
    Licensing giant Getty Images says it is ramping down its enforcement policies and turn infringers into customers.
  • Oct 18

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case
    Art teachers and professors, pay attention! Academic publishers on Friday notched a win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a broad ruling on how to determine…
  • Oct 16

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”
    The copyright argument is not really a philosophical battle, but rather a battle between interest groups. This, Louis Menand argues, is really what drives us to blog about and argue over piracy, appropriation, court opinions, and anything and…
Rank this Week: 709

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Oct 24

    Jury Finds for J&J DePuy In Texas Pinnacle Hip Trial

    Jury Finds for J&J DePuy In Texas Pinnacle Hip Trial
    Johnson & Johnson was found not liable for personal injuries and product liability by a Texas jury in the first case to go to trial. Jury Found For Johnson & Johnson DePuy The Dallas federal jury ruled unanimously against the…
  • Oct 21

    Metal on Metal Defective Hip Metallosis Settlement Update

    Metal on Metal Defective Hip Metallosis Settlement Update
    The slow moving train wreck that we call the Metal on Metal Hip debacle continues to grind on. For the thousands of patients who were promised the latest and greatest hip technology but instead were sold a pile of scrap metal, and the…
  • Oct 18

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up
    Johnson & Johnson faces the first product liability personal injury lawsuit over side effects of Levaquin that caused peripheral neuropathy for Karyn Grossman, from Maryland. According to Grossman, she developed the severe and often…
Rank this Week: 631

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 518

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Oct 24

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to draft policy changes to the ISS Equity Plan Scorecard issued by ISS on October 15, 2014. As issues around cost…
  • Oct 24

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication
    Editor's Note: Matt Orsagh is a director at CFA Institute. In 2011, CFA Institute released the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A) Template as a tool to help companies produce a more succinct and informative CD&A that…
  • Oct 24

    Shareholder Returns of Hostile Takeover Target

    Shareholder Returns of Hostile Takeover Target
    Editor's Note: Sabastian V. Niles is counsel in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses on rapid response shareholder activism, takeover defense and corporate governance. This post is based on a…
Rank this Week: 813

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 24

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith “But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Just as guerrillas must eventually…
  • Oct 23

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “We live Law to ourselves. Our reason is our Law.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As patient readers have seen up to now, the…
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
Rank this Week: 721

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Oct 24

    Ohio Supreme Court Is Already Testing Its New E-Filing Portal and Plans a Full Launch in 2015

    Ohio Supreme Court Is Already Testing Its New E-Filing Portal and Plans a Full Launch in 2015
    Court News Ohio reports that the Ohio Supreme Court is already testing its new e-filing portal with a pilot project involving a subset of 85 lawyers who regularly file documents with the Court. In addition to online access, the portal...
  • Oct 24

    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Getting a Second Drug Court in 2015

    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Getting a Second Drug Court in 2015
    Court News Ohio reports that Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is adding a second drug court next year, in 2015, to help provide more defendants with treatment options, instead of prison sentences. "Judge Joan Synenberg will oversee the new…
  • Oct 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Purchases Lexis Digital Library of e-book

    Ohio Supreme Court Purchases Lexis Digital Library of e-book
    Court News Ohio has announced that the Ohio Supreme Court has purchased the Lexis Digital Library of ebooks. A browsable and searchable list of what the Supreme Court is purchasing can be found at this link. According to the Supreme...
Rank this Week: 756

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct
    Geraldo Rivera was charged with, and tried for, “attempting to murder Sean and Michael Burns during a fight that started in a liquor store and ended in the parking lot.”  State v. Rivera, 2014 WL 5042454 (Superior Court of…
  • Oct 22

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader
    This post examines a recent opinion the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case:  Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).  As the court explains, Alexandria Boston (`Alex’), a minor, through her parents Amy and…
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
Rank this Week: 531

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office
    It could be anyone’s nightmare. For one woman, it is her reality.According to this story, the city of Norcross, Georgia, has sold a woman’s condominium unit because she did not pay a $94.85 city tax bill. She did not receive the…
  • Oct 22

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break
    On Monday, a reader of the Albuquerque Journal sent an inquiry to a columnist who carefully answered the question. The reader wanted to know why it would be better to make a charitable donation of stock rather than a donation of cash in the…
  • Oct 20

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break
    Philadelphia City Council has approved legislation giving yet another tax break to employers. According to this story, city officials are using a tax break to do what state law prohibits them from doing directly. They want private sector…
Rank this Week: 519

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation

    Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation
    Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications sued Georgia State University (GSU) for copyright infringement.  GSU made scanned materials from plaintiff’s books available to students over the Internet…
  • Oct 17

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement
    David Pryor wrote the musical composition “Bumpin’ Bus Stop” in 1974.  His band, The Play Boys, recorded the song at Gold Future Recording Studio.  Pryor distributed copies of “Bumpin’ Bus Stop”…
  • Oct 10

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune
    The district court eloquently described the case’s status and defendants’ post-trial motion following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  My favorite sentence in this passage is “Ultimately, the goal is to make…
Rank this Week: 865

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Oct 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. SEC Charges Athena Capital in First HFT Case in the Corporate Crime Reporter The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sanctioned a New York City-based…
  • Oct 23

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing
    Prior to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to impose penalties in a case brought as an administrative proceeding was restricted to regulated entities. The…
  • Oct 22

    Association for Corporate Growth’s Compliance & Regulatory Survey

    Association for Corporate Growth’s Compliance & Regulatory Survey
    The Association for Corporate Growth released a report identifying the top compliance and regulatory concerns impacting small and midsize private equity firms. The results are unsurprising, but reinforce concerns. The top five regulatory…
Rank this Week: 655

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Oct 24

    Proofs of Loss Actual Cash Value and Content

    Proofs of Loss Actual Cash Value and Content
    Robert T. Trautmann, Esq., in Merlin Law Group's Red Bank, New Jersey office, talks specifics on the Proof of Loss form for the National Flood Insurance Program. .
  • Oct 23

    Nor'easter Expected to Bring Heavy Rain and Strong Winds to Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

    Nor'easter Expected to Bring Heavy Rain and Strong Winds to Northeast & Mid-Atlantic
    A Nor'easter began to wreak havoc in New England and the surrounding areas Tuesday and the inclement effects are expected to continue through Friday. Flooded roads, wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, hail of up to three quarters of an…
  • Oct 23

    Representing and Helping Policyholders is Good for the Soul - Reflections on Merlin vs. Badger

    Representing and Helping Policyholders is Good for the Soul - Reflections on Merlin vs. Badger
    Steve Badger was a good sport before and after our presentation at TAPIA's Fall meeting last week. Here's a picture of us after the event: I personally think it is difficult to keep saying "no" to almost anything or anybody. Insurance…
Rank this Week: 828

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Oct 24

    LGBT charges are rolling in, EEOC Commissioner say

    LGBT charges are rolling in, EEOC Commissioner say
    Chai Feldblum, a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, recently presented an update on the EEOC’s handling of charges alleging sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. At the meeting, reported…
  • Oct 24

    Halloween in the workplace? Bah! Humbug!

    Halloween in the workplace? Bah! Humbug!
    When it comes to Halloween in the workplace, just call me Scrooge. A reader writes, Hi, Robin. I dread the prospect of employees coming to work in inappropriate Halloween costumes. I’ve seen costumes that are sexually provocative, or…
  • Oct 17

    Top 10 Technology Blunders for Employer

    Top 10 Technology Blunders for Employer
    I’d like to thank Sarah Phaff of our Macon, Georgia, office, who wrote this post with me. As one who presumably has no nude selfies, you may not be too concerned about a “hack” like the one that continues to afflict…
Rank this Week: 859