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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm
    Everyone said Hussein Nur, age 19, was a fine young man, smart, athletic, and a leader among his high school peers. Unfortunately, Mr. Nur was caught by the Toronto police with a working 22‑calibre semi-automatic gun with an oversized…
  • Apr 10

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood
    In a tongue-in-cheek article in the New York Times, writer John Tierney re-introduces his practically fail-proof formula, designed in 2006, for predicting the demise of Hollywood marriages, by relying on his friend, Garth Sundem’s…
  • Apr 9

    Not Male or Female, But Bi-Gender

    Not Male or Female, But Bi-Gender
    As medical experts dig deeper into the world of sexual orientation and gender identity, their research expands this field of knowledge in ways that are nothing less than bizarre. Case in point is the work of Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran,…
Rank this Week: 477

Providence Personal Injury Blog

Providence Personal Injury Blog

Covers Rhode Island personal injury news. By D'Alessandro & Wright.

http://www.rhodeislandinjurylawfirm.com/Providence-Personal-Injury-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 14

    How to Recognize the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    How to Recognize the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
    We all want the absolute best care for our elders, and when we cannot provide that ourselves, we start looking into nursing home options. There are so many things to consider when browsing for a proper nursing home – location, cost,…
  • Mar 12

    Do Catastrophic Injury Victims Receive Higher Levels of Compensation?

    Do Catastrophic Injury Victims Receive Higher Levels of Compensation?
    As evidenced by their name, catastrophic injuries are extremely serious and are considered as such because they can permanently alter the victim's life. Most victims suffer from partial or full disability and are unable to perform daily…
  • Mar 5

    Who is Responsible for a Dog Bite Injury?

    Who is Responsible for a Dog Bite Injury?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every single year. This is a serious problem that often goes overlooked in lieu of other personal injury accidents. Despite how…
Rank this Week: 812

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    California Family Code Governs Request for Attorney Fees in Divorce Proceeding

    California Family Code Governs Request for Attorney Fees in Divorce Proceeding
    The California Family Code governs various aspects of a divorce proceeding. In many cases, the Code operates to establish a fair and just process for both spouses and any children involved. One of the ways the law does this is to ensure…
  • Apr 7

    California Court Addresses Timeliness of Appeal from Divorce Judgment

    California Court Addresses Timeliness of Appeal from Divorce Judgment
    When a court issues a judgment of divorce, the parties to the case have a legal right to appeal the ruling. But California law sets forth certain requirements that must be met, such as the time period within which one may file an appeal. The…
  • Mar 24

    California Court Had Jurisdiction to Hear Child Support "Application"

    California Court Had Jurisdiction to Hear Child Support "Application"
    Most divorce proceedings that involve children tend to address the issue of child support, as well as custody and visitation. Local courts and state agencies alike take very seriously the matter of support, and will even step in to ensure…
Rank this Week: 803

Sacramento Medical Malpractice…

Sacramento Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers California medical malpractice laws and issues. By Moseley Collins.

http://www.sacramentomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?
    Marijuana laws in the United States are changing rapidly. It seems every few months another state has another bill to introduce, either in favor or against in some way. It is a controversial subject with remnants of prohibition days thrown…
  • Apr 13

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement
    The birth of a child should be a thrilling time in a woman’s life, but when doctors, nurses and hospital are negligent, new mothers may find themselves facing a painful and long lawsuit instead of late-night feedings. Last year, a New…
  • Aug 14

    How Do I Know How Much My Medical Malpractice Case Is Worth?

    How Do I Know How Much My Medical Malpractice Case Is Worth?
    As patients, we expect that we will receive the best care possible from our medical providers. It is hard to believe that a medical provider would be negligent, careless or reckless in the manner in which he or she treats a patient. It is…
Rank this Week: 742

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Man Freed From Alabama Death Row

    Man Freed From Alabama Death Row
    In the past few years, we have seen a variety of news sources report about problems in crime labs and wrongful convictions.  According to a recent news article from the Washington Post, a man has been released from Alabama’s death…
  • Apr 10

    Update: University of Alabama Crimson Tide Defense Tackle Jonathan Taylor Charged with Domestic Violence

    Update: University of Alabama Crimson Tide Defense Tackle Jonathan Taylor Charged with Domestic Violence
    According to a recent news article from USA Today, University of Alabama Crimson Tide defensive tackle has been arrested and charged with domestic violence III, according to Tuscaloosa police officials. Police say they responded to an assist…
  • Apr 6

    Alabama State Senate Passes Plan to Reduce Number of Prison Inmate

    Alabama State Senate Passes Plan to Reduce Number of Prison Inmate
    Across the nation, there is a major problem with overcrowding in prisons. Alabama is by no means an exception to this problem, as Alabama’s particularly harsh sentencing laws can send people to state prison for extremely long periods of…
Rank this Week: 650

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Financial Assistance While Waiting to Settle A Personal Injury Claim

    Financial Assistance While Waiting to Settle A Personal Injury Claim
    Auto accident victims have a common question – how long will it take to settle my case? This is an obvious question because victims want to put the accident behind them, but also want compensation for their loss, sooner rather than…
  • Apr 9

    Lawsuit Funding Can Work For You!

    Lawsuit Funding Can Work For You!
    Serious injuries from an auto accident can disrupt your life physically and emotionally. Often the losses extend to your finances, especially if injuries left you unable to work. The more complicated the personal injury lawsuit, the longer…
  • Apr 7

    Lawsuit Funding Bridges the Financial Gap until Justice is Served

    Lawsuit Funding Bridges the Financial Gap until Justice is Served
    Many auto accident victims who have suffered serious injuries and loss of income will struggle to pay not only daily household expenses, but additional bills as a result of the accident. Even in the most “cut-and-dry” case, a…
Rank this Week: 714

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
  • Apr 14

    Photographer Wins Privacy Infringement Case

    Photographer Wins Privacy Infringement Case
      Last week, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, found that privacy law does not protect individuals in glass-walled apartments from being photographed by an artist in a neighboring building.  The artist, Arne…
  • Apr 14

    Photographer Wins Privacy Infringement Case

    Photographer Wins Privacy Infringement Case
      Last week, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, found that privacy law does not protect individuals in glass-walled apartments from being photographed by an artist in a neighboring building.  The artist, Arne…
  • Apr 8

    Creative Time To Restage Tania Bruguera’s Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in Times Square

    Creative Time To Restage Tania Bruguera’s Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in Times Square
    Creative Time is staging a performance of Tania Bruguera’s Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in Times Square on Monday, April 13 from 12:00–2:00 p.m. According to Artnet, The performance is a public act of solidarity with…
Rank this Week: 521

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Florida 2015 Senate Bill 1298: Targets Uber and "Transportation Network Companies"

    Florida 2015 Senate Bill 1298: Targets Uber and "Transportation Network Companies"
    Uber works. I use it all the time. I do not use Uber instead of a Taxi. I just don't use a Taxi service because it is too slow, too inconvenient, and too expensive. So it is not that a Taxi service is losing my business to Uber. The Taxi…
  • Mar 8

    Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL

    Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
    The most recent changes to Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, were announced in an administrative order (S-2015-012) dated on February 5, 2015.In order to implement provisions of the “T. Patt Maney…
  • Jan 9

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016
    The fight for medical marijuana in Florida begins today. The Florida Secretary of State has approved the new petition to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. This petition will put the medical marijuana issue back on the ballot in 2016.We…
Rank this Week: 698

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Time to Start is Now: Imbue Compliance to Guard Your Organization

    The Time to Start is Now: Imbue Compliance to Guard Your Organization
    Guest blogger: James Merklinger is vice president and chief legal officer at ACC. He represents ACC on all global legal issues and advises the organization on meeting the needs of the in-house counsel community. The complexity of compliance…
  • Apr 6

    The Biggest Compliance Mistake Lawyers Make

    The Biggest Compliance Mistake Lawyers Make
    Guest bloggers: Eric F. Hinton is chief ethics and compliance officer at 7-Eleven, Inc. and Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC. Being a lawyer is fun. You get to do a lot of different things, and notwithstanding the lawyer jokes,…
  • Mar 31

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…
    Guest blogger: Laura Woods is vice president of legal affairs at Care Centers Management Consulting, Inc. She is also co-vice chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at lwoods@carecenters.net. Did you celebrate a birthday on…
Rank this Week: 321

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System
    When putting up a profile on the Express Entry system, you must possess at least one year of work experience.  At this early stage of uploading a profile, you don’t need a work reference letter.  Once you’ve been issued…
  • Apr 9

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application
    If you have an application for a visa to Canada, being permanent resident, or a temporary visa, you may have changed your life in a significant way.  Some life changes must actually be reported to Canada’s immigration department if…
  • Apr 1

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?
    The current government is preoccupied with streamlining processes and reducing backlongs.  One backlog relates to removing persons who have been ordered deported.  Attempts at making it easier to remove person have involved changing…
Rank this Week: 554

The Lien Zone Construction Law…

The Lien Zone Construction Law Blog

The Lien Zone is a construction law blog for Florida contractors. It includes forms, infographics, videos and articles.

http://www.thelienzone.com
  • Apr 14

    Can You Amend Your Claim of Lien?

    Can You Amend Your Claim of Lien?
    A claim of lien may be recorded at any time during the progress of the work but never later than 90 days after last furnishing labor or materials. (Obtain your own Calc-u-Lien to be able to calculate these deadlines). A lien holder must also…
  • Apr 7

    3 Ways to Stay Smart about Credit

    3 Ways to Stay Smart about Credit
    Operate a construction business and you will inevitably end up wearing several hats: handyman, salesperson, estimator, bookkeeper and project manager. With so many responsibilities, it’s easy to overlook things, but the one thing you…
  • Mar 31

    Multiparty Checks In Construction

    Multiparty Checks In Construction
    If a check is directed as payable to two or more payees whose names are separated on the payee line by a diagonal slash, or virgule symbol (as in the form of “John Smith/Bob the Builder, Inc.”) they are considered to be payable in…
Rank this Week: 792

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 14

    Germany Keeping Renewable Lead?

    Germany Keeping Renewable Lead?
    German Chancellor Merkel has commented on the “leading position of Germany in the renewable energy world market”. She wants to keep and increase that lead. See this report at Manager Magazin (in German). That’s nice to hear.…
  • Mar 2

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett
    I just finished reading the first couple of chapters of a new book by Jeremy Leggett released today. I recall having reviewed (favorably) his 2013 book “The Energy of Nations” on this blog. The title of this book is “The…
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
Rank this Week: 446

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Flexibility. Is it all a matter of methodology and assumptions?

    Flexibility. Is it all a matter of methodology and assumptions?
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) Benjamin Gibert’s report for the Lisbon Council entitled ‘The 2015 Intellectual Property and Economic Growth Index: Measuring the Impact of Exceptions and…
  • Apr 13

    The Next Great Copyright Act: Remember the Authors!

    The Next Great Copyright Act: Remember the Authors!
    Columbia University School of LawColumbia University School of Law This article was originally published on the Media Institute website – see here.  It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author. In a previous column…
  • Apr 9

    Almost there! In Support of the Green Road to Dutch Science!

    Almost there! In Support of the Green Road to Dutch Science!
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the main public funding agency in the country, has been enforcing already for a few years an Open Access (OA)…
Rank this Week: 344

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Massachusetts Man Arrested for Fatal Alleged Drunk Driving Car Crash

    Massachusetts Man Arrested for Fatal Alleged Drunk Driving Car Crash
    According to a recent news article from CBS Boston, a man from Massachusetts has been arrested in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident in which a couple was killed. Providence authorities say defendant was driving in the wrong…
  • Apr 6

    Massachusetts Woman Arrested after Drunk Driving Car Crash

    Massachusetts Woman Arrested after Drunk Driving Car Crash
    While drunk driving crashes occur all the time, some make the news and others do not. In one recent drunk driving accident arrest, the story was picked up by a variety of news organizations, because this particular defendant decided to stick…
  • Apr 1

    Pregnant Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving

    Pregnant Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving
    According to a recent news article from Fox 6 Springfield, a pregnant woman was arrested for drunk driving after she crashed her SUV into another car. She also had two young children with her at the time of her arrest. Authorities say…
Rank this Week: 575

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Lawyer Specializes in Privacy Class Action Lawsuits vs Tech Giant

    Lawyer Specializes in Privacy Class Action Lawsuits vs Tech Giant
    Jay Edelson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997. After working as an associate in Big Law for a few unsatisfying years, he struck out on his own in Chicagoland, specializing in privacy class action lawsuits.These…
  • Apr 1

    Governor Pardons Drunk Driver Convicted in Bloomfield Hill

    Governor Pardons Drunk Driver Convicted in Bloomfield Hill
    Attorney Alan Gocha, Jr.People that drive the mean streets of Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield and Keego Harbor drive in fear. At least when they've had a few drinks at the bars and restaurants along Orchard Lake or Telegraph Roads, or…
  • Mar 29

    SCOTUS Considers Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

    SCOTUS Considers Mental Disability and the Death Penalty
    Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will hear one hour of oral argument on an issue it already has considered on a few occasions since the turn of the century: the proper procedure to determine whether a convicted murderer is mentally…
Rank this Week: 348

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!
    Most of you know Mitchell Kowalski as a talented writer, author, teacher and visionary. Indeed, his critically acclaimed and American Bar Association best-selling book, “Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st…
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
Rank this Week: 512

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for May 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Apr 13

    USCIS COMPLETES THE H-1B RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS FOR FY 2016

    USCIS COMPLETES THE H-1B RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS FOR FY 2016
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “USCIS received nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, USCIS used a…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2016 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2016 H-1B CAP
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
Rank this Week: 730

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    False UVA Campus Rape Allegations Highlight Need for Caution In Massachusetts Campus Rape Accusation

    False UVA Campus Rape Allegations Highlight Need for Caution In Massachusetts Campus Rape Accusation
    If you pay attention to the subject of campus rape and college student sexual assaults, you couldn’t have missed the mainstream media’s reporting of Rolling Stone Magazine’s very public retraction of a controversial story it…
  • Mar 21

    Massachusetts OUI/DUI Arrests: St. Paddy's Day May Beat New Year'

    Massachusetts OUI/DUI Arrests: St. Paddy's Day May Beat New Year'
    OK, now that St. Patrick’s Day is over, I’m sure we all know a few people who had a “few too many” celebrating the Irish holiday. As long as those people weren't operating a motor vehicle and could only hurt…
  • Feb 24

    Massachusetts Campus Sex Assaults: Guns Not The Answer

    Massachusetts Campus Sex Assaults: Guns Not The Answer
    College campuses are hotbeds of youthful activity: Fraternities and sororities. Football and varsity sports games. Lots of consumption of alcohol. Drugs. Partying. Linking up between students (as opposed to dating). Put it all…
Rank this Week: 654

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 492

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 13

    Sir, you are vexing me!

    Sir, you are vexing me!
    Family lawyers are likely to be familiar with a s91(14) order (c91(14) Children Act 1989), which prohibits a person from making an application for a s8 “child arrangements order” without the prior permission of the court. But less…
  • Apr 13

    Secular Extremists Infiltrate CPS?

    Secular Extremists Infiltrate CPS?
    I came across an article today whilst sitting twiddling my thumbs on a train platform, in which it is reported that Douglas Carswell (apparently a UKIP MP) has criticised the CPS for being run by “secular extremists” who are…
  • Apr 12

    Thumper

    Thumper
    As if you haven’t had enough cute bunnies this Easter already : That will be all from me today. I am keeping schtum. Saying nada. Nil. Zilch. Keine. Nul. Nowt.
Rank this Week: 768

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Man Killed In Monterey Park DUI Crash

    Man Killed In Monterey Park DUI Crash
    One man was killed and four others were injured in what officials describe as a suspected DUI crash in Monterey Park. According to a news report in the Pasadena Star-News, the fatal collision occurred the night of April 9, 2015 in the 300…
  • Apr 13

    Head-On Crash Leaves Two Dead In San Bernardino County

    Head-On Crash Leaves Two Dead In San Bernardino County
    A head-on collision in the city of Adelanto killed two passengers including a 13-year-old girl, according to a news report in The Press-Enterprise. Officials said Dana Rivera, 13, of Victorville and a 26-year-old San Diego woman died at the…
  • Apr 6

    Man Critically Injured In Orange Motorcycle Accident

    Man Critically Injured In Orange Motorcycle Accident
    A man was critically injured in an Orange motorcycle accident after he crashed into a car. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the evening of April 2, 2015 on Glassell Street. Police…
Rank this Week: 660

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
  • Mar 30

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway
    Until now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone. On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil…
Rank this Week: 783

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 13

    Federal Court Strikes Down Habitat Conservation Plan and Biological Opinion for Logging Project in Northern California

    Federal Court Strikes Down Habitat Conservation Plan and Biological Opinion for Logging Project in Northern California
    On April 3, 2015, a federal district court in California put the brakes on a proposed logging project, invalidating a habitat conservation plan and incidental take permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine…
  • Apr 9

    Northern Long-Eared Bat Listed as Threatened

    Northern Long-Eared Bat Listed as Threatened
    On April 2, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule (pdf) listing the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The Service determined that…
  • Apr 7

    Endangered Species Rule Roundup: April 6-7, 2015

    Endangered Species Rule Roundup: April 6-7, 2015
    After a relatively quiet start to the year, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)  have issued findings and rules regarding the proposed listings of four separate species under the…
Rank this Week: 335

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Apr 13

    Help Us With Our Web Re-Design!

    Help Us With Our Web Re-Design!
    On April 21st and April 28th, we will be conducting usability tests on the online research guides created by Harvard librarians. These tests offer a great opportunity to give us your feedback about our guides and have a real impact on how we…
  • Apr 10

    852 RARE: Medieval Manuscripts Online – Magna Carta & More

    852 RARE: Medieval Manuscripts Online – Magna Carta & More
    The HLS Library’s Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of two early manuscript digital collections of interest to students and scholars of medieval Anglo-American legal history. We are grateful to the…
  • Apr 8

    New e-Resources for March 2015

    New e-Resources for March 2015
    The Harvard Library has an astounding number of resources, with new titles coming in every day! For help efficiently navigating it all, make an appointment to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. Among our newest…
Rank this Week: 394

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 13

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee
    This Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 9:00 am the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a roundtable discussion with the PTO’s new Director, Michelle Lee.  Here is how IPLAC describes the roundtable:…
  • Apr 7

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
  • Apr 6

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
Rank this Week: 532

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 13

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    ND Cal Discussion of Cal. statute of limitations in TM case http://t.co/3agb7UkjW6 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 13, 2015 Amish salve and balm dispute: Discussion of laches/SoL analysis in TM case http://t.co/qyiqgoEaZb…
  • Feb 23

    Recent Decision

    Recent Decision
    Cal. law firm's website insufficient to create per. j. in Ga. FisherBROYLES, LLP v. JURIS LAW GROUP ND Georgia http://t.co/wpNYFcrRGx — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) February 23, 2015 When will corporate officer be personally…
  • Feb 11

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a case of first impression, held that Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, the famous marks provision, does not provide trademark rights that are protectable under Section…
Rank this Week: 354

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/
  • Apr 13

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney
    In 2008, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., and then council member Marion Barry became ill with a kidney disease. To survive the illness, Mr. Barry required a kidney transplant, and one of his friends, Ms. Kim Dickens, came to his aid and…
  • Mar 31

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article
    Scott Hervey was quoted in an article in the International Business Times on how Fox’s fair use defense in a copyright infringement lawsuit arising over its use of a famous 9/11 image could change the landscape of copyright enforcement…
  • Mar 27

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?
    North Jersey Media Group Inc. is the copyright owner of the iconic photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag at the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2013, a Fox News producer posted a…
Rank this Week: 632

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    How to Move Your Stalled Divorce Case Along

    How to Move Your Stalled Divorce Case Along
    Divorce cases come with any number of possible frustrations, for the parties and the attorneys alike. One of the biggest frustrations for clients (and attorneys) is the length of time it takes to move their case towards a final resolution,…
  • Apr 9

    Setting the Record Straight: Expungements, Pardons and Restoration of Right

    Setting the Record Straight: Expungements, Pardons and Restoration of Right
    After a criminal charge has been resolved, many defendants worry about the impact that a conviction, or even simply a public arrest record, may have on them for the rest of their lives. This concern is often overshadowed during criminal…
  • Apr 8

    Virtual Visitation in Virginia Family Law

    Virtual Visitation in Virginia Family Law
    A central part of every divorce involving children is the determination of child custody and visitation rights. In Virginia, a variety of possible physical custody arrangements exist. For example, one parent may have primary physical custody…
Rank this Week: 715

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Covers health care reform, HIPAA, compliance, regulations, billing/payment, Medicare & Medicaid, fraud & abuse, employment, tax and other related topics. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement
    On February 18, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) provided further guidance related to the issue of how certain employer health insurance reimbursement arrangements are treated under the Affordable Care Act…
  • Apr 7

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update
    On March 12, 2015 Foster Swift Attorney Jennifer Van Regenmorter co-presented the Michigan Health Law Update (“Annual Update”) at the 21st Annual Health Law Institute. The Annual Update provides an overview of the most significant…
  • Apr 1

    Recap from the 2015 Health Law Institute

    Recap from the 2015 Health Law Institute
    Foster Swift health care attorneys recently attended and presented at the 21st Annual Health Law Institute on March 12 and 13, 2015. The two-day institute, which was co-sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal…
Rank this Week: 368

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    What About Workers' Comp In Pennsylvania?

    What About Workers' Comp In Pennsylvania?
    At a time when more than 60 percent of states have decreased workers' compensation benefits or made it harder to obtain such benefits, Pennsylvania has remained constant and protected the rights of injured workers. Pennsylvania is one of…
  • Apr 9

    FAQ: ARE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS TAXABLE?

    FAQ: ARE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS TAXABLE?
    With tax filing deadlines quickly approaching, Martin Law has received many inquiries asking if workers' compensation benefits are taxable. Is it different at the state and federal levels? In the video below I address your concerns including…
  • Mar 30

    The Human Cost Of Workers' Comp Reform

    The Human Cost Of Workers' Comp Reform
    Earlier this month, we looked at two articles in ProPublica's and NPR's ongoing series about the dismantling of workers' compensation in the United States. As advocates for injured workers, including those harmed in the workplace, we are…
Rank this Week: 588

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, environmental toxins, nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Anapol Schwartz.

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Raising Awareness about Distracted Driving Injurie

    Raising Awareness about Distracted Driving Injurie
    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and many organizations are joining in the effort to spread knowledge about dangerous habits on the roadways. But for Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Joel Feldman, dedicating a day to…
  • Apr 10

    Concerns for Parents of Unvaccinated Children

    Concerns for Parents of Unvaccinated Children
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the assistance of the Department of Health and Human Services, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics published a set of guidelines for…
  • Apr 1

    Measles Vaccine Side Effects Mostly Minor

    Measles Vaccine Side Effects Mostly Minor
    The recent measles outbreak has sparked a debate about vaccine injuries and the safety of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR). Vaccine adverse reactions can occur, but most MMR vaccine reactions are rare and minor, according to an…
Rank this Week: 766

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

Covers issues and trends that impact investments in healthcare and life sciences businesses. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 726

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 13

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice
    Like law, the energy and utility industry where I spend my days has traditionally been heavily regulated.  What that means is that rules for participants or relief for consumers come by way of regulatory commissions rather than statute…
  • Apr 6

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself
    Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can…
  • Apr 3

    Determination of A Bonafide NY Office Requirement Is Next Step To Its Demise

    Determination of A Bonafide NY Office Requirement Is Next Step To Its Demise
    The New York Journal reports on a recent Court of Appeals ruling interpreting NY Judiciary Law §470 as requiring attorneys who are not residents of New York to maintain a physical office in the space to practice. That physical office…
Rank this Week: 643

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Apr 13

    The Antitrust Week In Review

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

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Antitrust and Other Inquiries in Europe Target U.S. Tech Giants.  European antitrust regulators are intensifying their…
  • Apr 2

    Congress Grapples With The Right Mix For Bipartisan Data Breach Bill

    Congress Grapples With The Right Mix For Bipartisan Data Breach Bill
    By Leigh Orliner LaMartina Congress is actually making progress in advancing a bipartisan bill that seeks to stem the avalanche of data breaches that lately seem to threaten massive amounts of sensitive consumer financial information with…
Rank this Week: 456

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)
    Dear Rich: I am currently in the process of making a logo for trout nets I sell. My graphic design artist did a great job but used a trout silhouette off of a stock photo site. The site says it is prohibited to use their material as part of a…
  • Apr 8

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?
    Dear Rich: I'm a crafts artist and I create fantasy animals and sell them as sculptures and prints. A company wants to license two designs for fabric for use in children's products. They're asking me to sign a license for three years.…
  • Apr 6

    Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor in Canada?

    Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor in Canada?
    Dear Rich: Is the song "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)" in the public domain in Canada?Although many music fans believe that Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour originated with Skiffle-master…
Rank this Week: 346

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    A Little-Known Legal Doctrine that Needs to be Changed

    A Little-Known Legal Doctrine that Needs to be Changed
    With the return of baseball there is also renewed interest this week in “subrogation” – a term that most non-lawyers aren’t familiar with, but one which could ruin the lives of many accident victims here in Oregon and…
  • Apr 8

    Pedestrian Safety Program Moves Forward in Area East of I-205

    Pedestrian Safety Program Moves Forward in Area East of I-205
    An article last week in The Oregonian spotlighted efforts to improve pedestrian safety and prevent pedestrian and car accidents in the areas east of Interstate 205. According to the newspaper, in the last year the city has embarked on a $1.75…
  • Mar 31

    Oregon Car Accident Sidelines Competitive Cyclist

    Oregon Car Accident Sidelines Competitive Cyclist
    A recent article in the Keizer Times highlighted the story of a local man who is struggling to recover after an Oregon bicycle accident involving a drunk driver. According to the newspaper the 59-year old “had plans to compete in some…
Rank this Week: 750

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Apr 12

    The Fed's Cold Comfort To Colorado MJ Businesse

    The Fed's Cold Comfort To Colorado MJ Businesse
    I'm traveling this week on business, but I didn't want to leave town without a comment on the visit of Esther George. head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, to Denver last week. She was invited to meet...
  • Apr 8

    New ILCs? Nahhh!

    New ILCs? Nahhh!
    Four and one-half years ago, we wondered if the three-year moratorium on FDIC insurance applications for new industrial loan companies (ILCs) and other restrictions placed upon ILCs by Franken-Dodd would spell the death knell for the ILC…
  • Apr 6

    Subprime May Return, But Will It Be In A Pine Box?

    Subprime May Return, But Will It Be In A Pine Box?
    Former community banker and occasional guest poster Pat Dalrymple is a columnist for a Colorado newspaper who has a former insider's view on the sometimes wild and wacky world of commercial lending. You didn't think it was either wild or...
Rank this Week: 357

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
  • Mar 27

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)
    PROFESSOR STEPHEN SIMON: University of Minnesota Law Professor Steve Simon is one of Minnesota judiciary’s most iconic figures. Virtually every Minnesota district court judge has at some point in their judicial career graduated…
  • Mar 11

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)
    Name Change v. Gender Change: Presiding over a name change petition for an adult is a common occurrence for most judges. As long as certain legal and procedural requirements are met, approving the petition is usually simple and…
Rank this Week: 700

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 794

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 12

    My beliefs about “God”

    My beliefs about “God”
    It’s impossible to know the “truth” about anything that’s outside your direct experience. The only direct experience you really have (if you think about it a lot, and come to an honest conclusion) is what YOU think and…
  • Mar 16

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool…
  • Mar 1

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman’s description of the process goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and…
Rank this Week: 556

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Apr 12

    Events in April 2015 and after

    Events in April 2015 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the listings of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Here's the current list:Mon. 13 April 2015:International conference - Child Protection and the Law, Law Society of Ireland - fully bookedDetails at…
  • Mar 5

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001
    The Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 has been published today.  The press release is here.  The full report is available here.  For reaction from Mental Health Reform and Amnesty…
  • Feb 26

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act
    I have written a short piece for the Irish Times concerning school admissions and the Equal Status Act.  The article has been published here.  I may in due course develop this into a longer article for a journal in which I can…
Rank this Week: 435

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Police officer, special needs child, use of force and a clash of culture

    Police officer, special needs child, use of force and a clash of culture
    Grievant was employed as a police officer by the City of Bloomington, Illinois. He responded to an incident at a local school to address an issue with an out of control student. After that issue was resolved, grievant was talking with one of…
  • Mar 29

    Award of back pay to firefighter who let certification lapse doesn't violate public policy

    Award of back pay to firefighter who let certification lapse doesn't violate public policy
    Grievant was employed as a firefighter by the City of Akron. His employment was terminated because of his failure to comply with the City Charter which required him to reside in the City. After grievant's termination, the Ohio Supreme Court…
  • Mar 22

    Fired, reinstated then fired again - court rejects effort to enforce Arbitrator's award

    Fired, reinstated then fired again - court rejects effort to enforce Arbitrator's award
    Two police officers employed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority were dismissed for separate incidents One was alleged to have stricken a passenger with a baton and to have been untruthful during an investigation of the…
Rank this Week: 414

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Alabama personal injury, worker's compensation, and product liability law. By Allred & Allred.

http://www.alabama-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Tri-National v. Canal Ins. Co. - Trucking Firm Insurer Must Pay for Accident

    Tri-National v. Canal Ins. Co. - Trucking Firm Insurer Must Pay for Accident
    The Alabama truck accident that spurred the federal case of Tri-National, Inc. v. Canal Ins. Co. did not result in any severe personal injuries, though it very well could have. There was extensive property damage when a semi-tractor and…
  • Apr 6

    Cline et al. v. Publix Supermarkets - Wrongful Death of Child Blamed on Cookie

    Cline et al. v. Publix Supermarkets - Wrongful Death of Child Blamed on Cookie
    The plaintiff in Cline et al. v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc. et al. had a son who was severely allergic to nuts. She kept Benadryl and an epinephrine pen with her at all times. She carefully read ingredient labels and always questioned whether…
  • Mar 30

    Bean v. Pacific Coast Elevator Corp. - Crash Verdict Affirmed

    Bean v. Pacific Coast Elevator Corp. - Crash Verdict Affirmed
    An appellate court affirmed a $1.3 million verdict in favor of an auto accident victim who suffered serious injuries after defendant's employee negligently struck a vehicle stopped at a red light. The appellate court in Bean v. Pacific…
Rank this Week: 619

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 11

    3 Basic Concepts of Patent Infringement

    3 Basic Concepts of Patent Infringement
    A patent is a right of the patent owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale and importing the invention into the United States.  A patent provides: an exclusionary right, not a right to do something; a remedy…
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
Rank this Week: 810

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Apr 11

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a California company and its insurance agent-owner with fraud in the sale of life settlements investments. “Since at least 2012, Pacific West and [its owner] allegedly…
  • Apr 9

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court
    A federal bankruptcy court in Connecticut held that a personal injury claimant’s obligation to a litigation funding company was a debt subject to discharge in bankruptcy, and that any purported lien or assignment rights held by the…
  • Mar 30

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring
    The Wall Street Journal last week published an article focusing on structured settlement factoring, starting with the story of Terrence Taylor. Taylor, Journal reporter Leslie Scism wrote, lost a leg and fingers in childhood fire, and his…
Rank this Week: 718