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New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Apr 21

    New York Personal Injury Law Firm Announces Settlement in Taxi Accident Case

    New York Personal Injury Law Firm Announces Settlement in Taxi Accident Case
    An angry taxi driver not paying attention to the roadway rammed into the rear of a car, throwing the passenger into the Plexiglas divider and injuring his passenger. That taxi passenger asked Carol L. Schlitt and the Schlitt Law Firm, a…
  • Apr 18

    Pursuing a False Arrest Lawsuit in NYC

    Pursuing a False Arrest Lawsuit in NYC
    In 2012 (the most recent year for which there is published data), 325,205 adults were arrested in New York City – the fewest since 2006. As shown in Figure 1 below, while a majority of these arrests resulted in convictions (not…
  • Apr 16

    Five Truths About Personal Injury Case

    Five Truths About Personal Injury Case
    We have built our practice around our clients and work hard to not only deliver great customer service, but remarkable service. We receive many calls from people who already have an attorney, but are unhappy with that attorney or do not…
Rank this Week: 445

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Apr 21

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Since the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Kaplan, No. 13-3408, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6490 (6th Cir. April 9, 2014), the media has focused on the fall-out of the ruling for the U.S.…
  • Apr 17

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill Deciding yet another discovery battle in Wellens v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Case No. 3:13-CV-00581 (N.D. Cal. April 11, 2014), the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has shut…
  • Apr 15

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer
    By Laura J. Maechtlen and Kathryn “Chris” Palamountain  As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Texas…
Rank this Week: 453

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Apr 21

    Patent Pending

    Patent Pending
    I’m sure you’ve seen the words “patent pending” or “patent applied for” on a product or package before.  What exactly do these phrases mean?  What legal rights are attached to them? Marking…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court to Review Claim Construction

    Supreme Court to Review Claim Construction
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear another patent case, Teva Pharms. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.  In this case, the Court will determine whether factual findings underpinning claim construction rulings should be reviewed de…
  • Mar 26

    Regarding Patent Application Cost

    Regarding Patent Application Cost
    There are a large number of inventors and companies out there now that want patent work done as cheaply as possible.  Especially since the economy has tanked, many inventors and companies are attempting to low-ball fees for preparing…
Rank this Week: 455

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Shooting the Messenger (I’ve Been Sued Again)

    Shooting the Messenger (I’ve Been Sued Again)
    Last year a judge eviscerated an orthopedic expert in open court for being a liar. A legal blogger reported it. And now that expert has taken his wrath out on the blogger by suing him for defamation. And it turns out that I’m the…
  • Apr 15

    Passover and the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Passover and the Boston Marathon Bombing
    Once again, a confluence of two seemingly unrelated events. On the one hand, today is the first day of Passover. On the other, it is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Passover celebrates breaking away from tyranny and…
  • Apr 9

    A $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict in Actos Drug Trial (How much is too much?)

    A $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict in Actos Drug Trial (How much is too much?)
    We once again see a whopping punitive damages verdict and need to discuss: Just how much is too much? For the reasons that follow, I think that a ratio of punitive:compensatory damages of 100:1 or greater are sustainable based on current…
Rank this Week: 446

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    A (trophy animal) picture is worth a thousand (angry, violent) word

    A (trophy animal) picture is worth a thousand (angry, violent) word
      Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations One woman (sporting a Safari Club International cap), one gun, one dead giraffe. One pump-my-ego photo posted and then shared hundreds of times on animal rights Facebook pages,…
  • Apr 11

    Someone else’s trash: Rez dogs saved; rez dogs lost

    Someone else’s trash: Rez dogs saved; rez dogs lost
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations From tragic to jubilant in eight short words: “Puppies left to die in garbage bin reunited.” The headline pulls you into the story–you already know it ends well–but…
  • Apr 8

    New Book on Evolving Legal Status of Pet

    New Book on Evolving Legal Status of Pet
    Hi All, Please excuse the self-promotion, but today marks the publication of my first book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs. The book is about how pets have become more like family, not only in our homes, but also…
Rank this Week: 461

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 456

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 452

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 459

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
  • Nov 19

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You
    A solicitor can be employed in a number of different ways throughout our lives. Without seeking the proper guidance of one, legal disputes can be extremely difficult to come through unscathed. Solicitors can discuss your permissible legal…
Rank this Week: 449

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 447

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
Rank this Week: 444

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Apr 23

    A Good Reason Not to Tattoo "MURDER" on Your Neck

    A Good Reason Not to Tattoo "MURDER" on Your Neck
    Can you guess? It's because such a tattoo might unduly influence a jury if you are, at some point, charged with murder. At least that was the argument made recently in Barton County, Kansas (Great Bend Tribune), by the…
  • Apr 21

    Sorry for the Down Time

    Sorry for the Down Time
    As you may or may not know, the TypePad service that hosts this blog is down. It apparently came under DDoS attack last week, and now the issue has something to do with the domain mapping. The words are…
  • Apr 19

    Fish Waved in Parliament

    Fish Waved in Parliament
    The parliament was Italy's, and the fish was reportedly a sea bass: If you want to know why he was waving it, here's the story, but I really think this is one where the waving of the fish (which…
Rank this Week: 466

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Corps Approves Irrigation Permits in Washington

    Corps Approves Irrigation Permits in Washington
    April 23, 2014The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved permits for all but the largest orchards near Wenatchee, WA to receive irrigation water from the Columbia River, according to a Capital Press article available here.The…
  • Apr 23

    USDA Approves Dow GE Soybean

    USDA Approves Dow GE Soybean
    Posted April 23, 2014USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced its approval of nonregulated status for Dow AgroScience’s soybean genetically engineered (GE) for insect resistance, according to an…
  • Apr 23

    Grassley Voices Concerns over EPA’s Methane Reduction Plan

    Grassley Voices Concerns over EPA’s Methane Reduction Plan
    Posted April 23, 2014Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) voiced his concern about how the Obama administration’s methane-reduction efforts would affect dairy farms in a letter available here.  The Hill reported on the story here.The…
Rank this Week: 470

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Where Is The Moral Justice In Crimea?

    Where Is The Moral Justice In Crimea?
    by I.S. From a legal and political standpoint the decision to annex Crimea was simply outrageous, to quite literally the entire world.  However, what happens when we start to consider the desires of the people who actually live in…
  • Apr 23

    Death of the Student Athlete: The NCAA and Northwestern University Football’s Union

    Death of the Student Athlete: The NCAA and Northwestern University Football’s Union
    by S.S. On March 26, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) in Chicago granted Northwestern University football players the right to unionize (a monumental ruling that could drastically alter the institution of college…
  • Apr 23

    Does Free Speech Apply to Sperm?

    Does Free Speech Apply to Sperm?
    by K.S. A custody battle in California over a child conceived through artificial insemination has become a controversial First Amendment debate.  Jason Patric, a Hollywood actor, and his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber, are engaged in…
Rank this Week: 465

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 469

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 22

    Lessons From Kaye Scholer and Jenkens & Gilchrist Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

    Lessons From Kaye Scholer and Jenkens & Gilchrist Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week
    Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc.…
  • Apr 22

    Retaining Clients When Lawyers Leave Plus 75 More Must-Read

    Retaining Clients When Lawyers Leave Plus 75 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 76 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Apr 21

    Beyond Passwords Plus 81 More Must-Read

    Beyond Passwords Plus 81 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 82 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 468

Fiscalito

Fiscalito

Blog dedicado a los Impuestos, Contabilidad, Excel, Tecnologia e Internet desde la perspectiva de un Contador Geek

http://www.fiscalito.com/
Rank this Week: 463

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 462

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
  • Feb 1

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone
    Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone for Your Law PracticeI recently saw a trailer for the movie "Her". As far as I can tell, actor Joaquin Phonenix plays the part of a lonely mustached man who falls in love with his smart phone's Siri…
  • Jan 25

    10.5 Reasons to Blog

    10.5 Reasons to Blog
    The Nutmeg Lawyer is moving.  You can find this guest post by attorney Cliff Tuttle Jr. by clicking here  or visiting us at www.thenutmeglawyer.net
Rank this Week: 467

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

Covers consumer rights under debt collection laws. By Joseph A. Mullaney III.

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

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan
    Consumer rights advocates have long assailed payday loans and consumer rights attorneys tell horrible stories of clients ensnared in the web of payday loans.  When consumers fail to repay, they are frequently harassed and threatened…
  • Jan 8

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey
     Sometimes a New Jersey consumer may give a sum of money to an insurance company or other entity in exchange for a promised stream of income usually paid monthly (an annuity contract).  Other times, an insurance company is given…
  • Jan 7

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 464

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Double-Murderer Put to Death: The state of Missouri executed 57-year-old William Rousan early Wednesday morning for his role in the 1993 murders of an elderly farming couple.  Carey Gillam of Reuters reports that Rousan, along…
  • Apr 23

    What to Do About Over-Zealous Prosecutor

    What to Do About Over-Zealous Prosecutor
    First, we have to define what an over-zealous prosecutor is. That's the easy part:  An over-zealous prosecutor is one who's awake during business hours.Second, we have to devise a plan of action.  You might think that endless…
  • Apr 23

    On the Radio Discussing DOJ's Clemency Policy

    On the Radio Discussing DOJ's Clemency Policy
    A very quick note:  I will be on public radio station KCRW in Los Angeles in a few minutes to talk about DOJ's clemency initiative announced this morning....
Rank this Week: 478

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    LECTURE: Hendry on Legal Comparison and Translation

    LECTURE: Hendry on Legal Comparison and Translation
    The Centre for Criminal Justiceof the University of Limerickinvites you to a seminar on:Legal comparison and the (im)possibility of legal translation Dr Jen Hendry (University of Leeds School of Law)Wednesday, 23 April 20143:30 pm, Board…
  • Apr 15

    ARTICLE: Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Law

    ARTICLE: Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Law
    The Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal has published "Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Laws" by William Conklin. It is now available on SSRN.This essay claims that the violence characterizing the 20th century has been…
  • Apr 15

    WORKSHOP: Workshop on Malinowski

    WORKSHOP: Workshop on Malinowski
     The Commission on Legal Pluralism has announced a workshop on “Malinowski’s Concept of Law from the Native’s Point of View.” Bronislaw Malinowski’s 130th Birth Anniversary International Workshop. Time:…
Rank this Week: 479

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 22

    The Best And The Worst Onscreen Cross Examination

    The Best And The Worst Onscreen Cross Examination
    Ladies and gentlemen, it is never a good idea to have a client that can turn into a terrifying monster and, should one find oneself with such a client, it is best not to provoke said client into hulking out.The Best And The Worst Onscreen…
  • Apr 21

    NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review

    NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review
    The NeatConnect is an excellent document scanner for heavy cloud users, and a pretty good scanner for everyone else, too.NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is © 2013 Lawyerist…
  • Apr 19

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea
    With a capped fee, there is no upside for the lawyer. The best-case scenario is he gets paid for exactly the hours he worked.Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is…
Rank this Week: 472

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    5 Tips to Help Attorneys Generate Leads Through Speaking Engagement

    5 Tips to Help Attorneys Generate Leads Through Speaking Engagement
    I am a big believer in public speaking as a lead generation tool.  I do lots of it, and have gotten some great clients from it.  And you can, too, if you follow these five tips: Make an offer they can’t refuse. …
  • Apr 21

    The Solo and Small Firm Perspective on the Goal of Social Media

    The Solo and Small Firm Perspective on the Goal of Social Media
    Last week Kevin O’Keefe (@kevinokeefe) and I had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the goal of social media for law firms. Nancy Myrland (@NancyMyrland) and Jabez LeBret (@jabezlebret) graciously joined in. Then Kevin posted a…
  • Apr 20

    Happy Easter to You & Your Peeps!

    Happy Easter to You & Your Peeps!
     
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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 22

    Bringing Summary Judgment Prior To The Close Of Discovery: In This Instance, Not A Good Use of Anyone’s Time

    Bringing Summary Judgment Prior To The Close Of Discovery: In This Instance, Not A Good Use of Anyone’s Time
    Plaintiff seeks summary judgment that the term COLLECTIVE is descriptive as used by Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff. Defendant owns COLLECTIVE NETWORK, COLLECTIVE VIDEO and C COLLECTIVE THE AUDIENCE ENGINE. Defendant has used its oldest mark…
  • Apr 21

    Today Is National ‘Be Civil To Your Fellow Lawyer’ Day

    Today Is National ‘Be Civil To Your Fellow Lawyer’ Day
    So I’m representing a very large British company and it’s buying some IP from a California dot com company. The purchase price is big, and the seller is going out of business so its (California biglaw) attorney is calling me…
  • Apr 21

    Important Lessons From Banana Dance Case

    Important Lessons From Banana Dance Case
    Important lessons from this case: 1. Singing telegrams spread cheer by bringing laughs into the workplace, home, public entertainment or party. 2. It is implausible to believe that if you wear a banana costume to perform a singing telegram in…
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Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Apr 22

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?
    In its landmark 1963 decision Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court mandated the right to counsel in federal and state criminal proceedings. Fifty-one years after that unanimous decision, some question whether Gideon's promise has been…
  • Apr 7

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom
    Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are…
  • Mar 25

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
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InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    CFPB Issues Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule Compliance Resource

    CFPB Issues Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule Compliance Resource
    On April 17, the CFPB issued a guide to completing the disclosure forms required by its November 2013 TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures rule, which generally applies to transactions for which a creditor or broker receives an application on or…
  • Apr 18

    Comptroller Curry Takes Vendor Management Message To Third-Party Provider

    Comptroller Curry Takes Vendor Management Message To Third-Party Provider
    On April 16, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry spoke to attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show Government Conference, taking his concerns about banks’ vendor relationships and cybersecurity risks to potential third-party…
  • Apr 18

    SEC Announces Cybersecurity Examination Initiative

    SEC Announces Cybersecurity Examination Initiative
    On April 15, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations announced that it will be conducting cybersecurity examinations of more than 50 registered broker-dealers and registered investment advisers. The examinations will…
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Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers corporate fraud, defective designs, accidents and product liability. By Searcy Law Firm.

http://www.searcylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate
    In any document search allowing defendants’ custodians to conduct their own searches is much like allowing the fox to guard the henhouse. Even focused and disciplined custodial collections can be fraught with problems. Example Email…
  • Apr 15

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act
    Why is GM in so much trouble? This is not the first time that corporate America has placed consumers in the middle of cross-hairs of certain injury or death. And, it is not the first time for GM either. We have plenty of lessons. Sadly the…
  • Apr 14

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention
    (This article was originally published in the March 2014 Issue of the Journal, published by the Florida Justice Association. The article is reprinted here by permission of the author) According to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Rank this Week: 483

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Framingham, Massachusetts Mass Pike Accident Leaves Two Connecticut Residents Dead

    Framingham, Massachusetts Mass Pike Accident Leaves Two Connecticut Residents Dead
    April 18, 2014 – William Barnett, 20, and Alyssa Grenier, 19, both of Stafford Springs, Connecticut have died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in a car accident.  Barnett was driving a minivan, which was struck…
  • Apr 1

    Springfield, Massachusetts: Man Charged with DUI in Accident on I-91

    Springfield, Massachusetts: Man Charged with DUI in Accident on I-91
    April 1, 2014: Julio Perez, 27, of Springfield, Massachusetts, has been identified by the Massachusetts State Police as the man involved in an auto accident on Interstate 91 on Sunday.  Perez struck a vehicle traveling in the northbound…
  • Mar 24

    Brockton, Massachusetts: Man Dies in Tragic Accident

    Brockton, Massachusetts: Man Dies in Tragic Accident
    March 24, 2014: Morris Webb, 42, of Brockton, Massachusetts, has died after sustaining serious personal injuries in an auto accident in Brockton at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Joshua Cooper, 25, also of Brockton, was operating…
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Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Apr 13

    SARL pour les Couples Mariés : Droit Préventif

    SARL pour les Couples Mariés : Droit Préventif
    Florida Business Journal a récemment publié un article sur les SARL pour les couples mariés intitulé « Comment divorcer – Protègez votre entreprise . «  Ici, à Boyer Law Firm,…
  • Apr 6

    Contrats de Floride : Types et Définition

    Contrats de Floride : Types et Définition
    Un contrat est un agrément entre deux ou plusieurs parties, qu’elles soient des individuels, des entités d’affaires ou des entités à but non lucratif. En raison de cette large définition, il y a…
  • Mar 30

    Pétition Familiale pour la Demande de Citoyenneté

    Pétition Familiale pour la Demande de Citoyenneté
    Un des chemins d’accès à la citoyenneté américaine peut être sous la forme d’une pétition familiale. Les citoyens américains et les Résidents Permanents Légaux (LPR)…
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Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    SC Withdraws Appointment of Foreign Arbitrator in D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration

    SC Withdraws Appointment of Foreign Arbitrator in D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration
    In a recent post, we had commented on the judgement of the Supreme Court on Monday (31.03.2014) appointing a foreign arbitrator (Justice Spigelman, Australia) as the third and presiding arbitrator in the arbitration proceedings under the…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court's Discordant Stance on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement

    Supreme Court's Discordant Stance on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement
    The Supreme Court of India has been vascillating between two views on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement: according to the first view, as held in NTPC v Singer (See this post) and recently in Sakuma Exports v Louis Dreyfus…
  • Apr 1

    D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration: SC appoints Foreign Arbitrator

    D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration: SC appoints Foreign Arbitrator
    The Supreme Court's decision yesterday nominating a foreign national as arbitrator in the dispute between the Reliance-BP-Niko Consortium (RIL Consortium) and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (UoI) regarding cost recovery in the…
Rank this Week: 473

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 2

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will
    Today's Daily News reports that Menachem Stark, a Brooklyn businessman and landlord who was murdered in January died intestate. While it appears that his partners may contribute to cover his substantial debts in a bankruptcy proceeding, his…
  • Mar 30

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust
    The New York Times has published a rather comprehensive, if brief, overview of trusts. For those of you who find all of the acronyms we use to describe various trusts, this may prove to be very helpful. your  lawblogger would add a…
  • Nov 24

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate
    For some time we have been following the bizarre story of Hugette Clark, the reclusive mining heiress who died in 2011 at the age of 104. She had lived for years in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, running up hospital bills in the millions…
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DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975
    Under California law, damages in medical malpractice cases are capped at just $250,000. If that figure sounds anachronistic… well, that's because it is: literally! The $250,000 cap has been in place for nearly four decades – it…
  • Mar 28

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Results from the recently-published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011 hospital survey indicate that, despite progress in recent years, the deadly…
  • Mar 24

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner For years, supporters of so-called tort reform claimed that the costs of medical care would decrease drastically if recoveries in medical malpractice lawsuits were…
Rank this Week: 480

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 488

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 23

    UAW drops challenge to VW election, pushes for congressional inquiry into political “threats”

    UAW drops challenge to VW election, pushes for congressional inquiry into political “threats”
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D, In a surprising move on Monday, April 21, the UAW announced that it is withdrawing its NLRB objections challenging the controversial election held at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February. The UAW was…
  • Apr 23

    Connecticut law preempted by FLSA; employee not entitled to compensation for commuting time

    Connecticut law preempted by FLSA; employee not entitled to compensation for commuting time
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Because state regulations (Regs. Conn. State Agencies Sec. 31-60-10) as applied to the facts of this case conferred lesser benefits on employees than those afforded by the FLSA, the Connecticut Supreme Court concluded…
  • Apr 22

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. On Wednesday, April 16, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant gave his stamp of approval to three new bills that will presumably shore up Mississippi’s status as a right-to-work state. “Mississippi has some of the…
Rank this Week: 495

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Apr 23

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome
    Changes in estate tax rules approved in New York this month were supposed to help those with estates valued up to $5 million and keep things the same for those worth more, with the top rate remaining at 16 percent. But an article in…
  • Apr 16

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud
    Fighting over money, stocks or other valuable assets is common among family members after a relative dies. But the most heated, knock down, drag out fights are often over worthless trinkets. Go figure. At least half of lawsuits over…
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
Rank this Week: 484

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 485

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 499

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 15

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug
    Begeht ein Arzt einen Abrechnungsbetrug, so droht ihm neben einem Strafverfahren wegen Betruges auch eine Sanktionierung durch das Landesberufsgericht. In vielen Bundesländern kommt jedoch mittlerweile noch eine besondere…
  • Mar 31

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister
    Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister Ralf Christoffers (Linke) gewährte einer mittlerweile insolventen Solarfirma eine Millionenförderung. Die Förderung mit 3,2 Millionen Euro rügte der Landesrechnungshof Ende 2013. Daraufhin…
  • Mar 27

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft ging davon aus, dass die 68-jährige Angeklagte ihren Ehemann auf einem Schrottplatz erschlagen hat. Als Motiv der Tat kam die Lebensversicherung in Höhe von 52.000 Euro in Betracht. Daher wurde sie auch wegen…
Rank this Week: 490

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. Published by Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 489

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

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

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/home/
  • Feb 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 21, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 21, 2014
    The Nonprofit Law Blog will be getting a new look next week. Have a listen to Gavin DeGraw's Everything Will Change (the official song of Team USA 2014) while perusing this week's tweets on nonprofits, philanthropy, governance and social…
  • Feb 19

    IRS Deadline: March 1, 2014 - Who is Your Responsible Party?

    IRS Deadline: March 1, 2014 - Who is Your Responsible Party?
    Do you know who your organization has reported to the IRS as its responsible party? Your organization should make sure the IRS has the current information by the February 28, 2014 deadline. According to the Instructions to IRS Form 8822-B:...
  • Feb 14

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 14, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 14, 2014
    Happy Valentine's Day. Have a listen to Chet Baker's My Funny Valentine while perusing this week's tweets on nonprofits, philanthropy, governance and social enterprises: Foundation Center: Can My Business Be a Nonprofit? Free webinar 2/26,…
Rank this Week: 496

L'OBSERVATOIRE DU DROIT PANAMEEN…

L'OBSERVATOIRE DU DROIT PANAMEEN ET DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL

Covers Panama law (in French).

http://maitrejulia.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 493

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 15

    Progressive Discipline and Collective Agreement

    Progressive Discipline and Collective Agreement
    Progressive discipline and performance management is part of the employment relationship. It’s a part that most managers and employees would like to avoid. But it’s reality and critically important to business and individual…
  • Jan 13

    Is a lay-off a constructive dismissal?

    Is a lay-off a constructive dismissal?
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently considered this in Hooge v. Gillwood Remanufacturing Inc., 2014 BCSC 11 (CanLII). They also considered whether the laid off employees refusal to accept a recall amounted to a failure to mitigate.…
  • Jan 10

    Don’t Ask for “Sick Notes” is a Bit Too Surgical

    Don’t Ask for “Sick Notes” is a Bit Too Surgical
    I saw a CBC article yesterday entitled Bosses should stop asking workers for sick notes, OMA head says. It is a short article, but speaks volumes about something, quite frankly, I hadn’t really thought much about. Employers often…
Rank this Week: 498

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Jan 9

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?
    At this point, almost every knows that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing a huge scandal involving the September lane closure of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  He had a two hour press conference today…
  • Jul 30

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported
    Adding yet a further wrinkle to the legal problems facing Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice is that Joe is not a US citizen.  Thus, even if he somehow escapes prison, he would likely be deported.  Story is here.
  • Jul 29

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge
    Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, both of Towaco, New Jersey and stars of Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’  were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank…
Rank this Week: 497