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Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

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

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

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

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

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

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

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

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 160

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please...
  • Oct 8

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict
    On October 5, Lisa Bloom released a statement via twitter regarding her representation of Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company. She explained that she and Weinstein had been working “together on a project bringing [her] book to…
  • Oct 3

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt
    On September 28, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in McCoy v. Louisiana to consider whether the Sixth Amendment permits defense counsel to concede guilt over the express and emphatic objection of the defendant. In affirming McCoy’s…
Rank this Week: 378

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
Rank this Week: 593

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Seidler on Bureaucrats and Institutional Transplants in the British Empire

    Seidler on Bureaucrats and Institutional Transplants in the British Empire
    Valentin Seidler, University of Vienna, has posted Colonial Bureaucrats, Institutional Transplants, and Development in the 20th Century, which appeared in Administory: Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte 1 (2016): 155-172:The article…
  • Oct 17

    Clay v. US to Be Reenacted at SCOTUS

    Clay v. US to Be Reenacted at SCOTUS
    This year the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Frank C. Jones Reenactment will be of Clay v. United States.  It will take place in the Chamber of the Supreme Court of the United States at 6:00 on November 8, 2017.  The…
  • Oct 17

    Kuklík and Petráš's "Minorities and Law in Czechoslovakia"

    Kuklík and Petráš's "Minorities and Law in Czechoslovakia"
    Jan Kuklík, Charles University, and René Petráš, Masaryk University, have published Minorities and Law in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1992, with the Karolinum Press, which is distributed in the United States by the…
Rank this Week: 441

Legal Humor Blog

Legal Humor Blog

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.legalhumorblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Tales from a Tennessee Courtroom

    Tales from a Tennessee Courtroom
    Jake Warner: Auntie, let's have some fun today.
  • Feb 18

    They Really Said It!

    They Really Said It!
    Jake Warner: Auntie, as good as lawyer jokes can be, nothing is ever quite as funny as very stupid -- but very real -- courtroom comments.Auntie Nolo: And the lower the court, the better the humor.
  • Feb 2

    Hard Times Humor

    Hard Times Humor
    Jake Warner: Auntie, what's up?
Rank this Week: 561

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 326

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jun 9

    F-bomb Directed At Judge Leads To Contempt Finding

    F-bomb Directed At Judge Leads To Contempt Finding
    There are many times when you just say “yes sir” or “yes ma’am” or, and especially “yes, your honor.” And even if you’re not going to be polite, it’s just not a good idea to go all the way…
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
Rank this Week: 480

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Oct 15

    Motion to Dismiss Denied in New York Federal Legal Malpractice Case

    Motion to Dismiss Denied in New York Federal Legal Malpractice Case
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has recently refused to dismiss a legal malpractice action against a law firm.  A client sued his former counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP, for failing to conduct due diligence…
  • Feb 22

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM
    Three Plaintiffs have filed suit in the Northern District Court of Illinois against an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. They claim that the Defendant failed to timely file their action in connection with an airplane crash. On August 24,…
  • Feb 22

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM
    Three Plaintiffs have filed suit in the Northern District Court of Illinois against an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. They claim that the Defendant failed to timely file their action in connection with an airplane crash. On August 24,…
Rank this Week: 850

Legal Medicine

Legal Medicine

Covers medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation. By Dan Frith and Lauren Morgan Ellerman.

http://legalmedicine.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?
    I am currently reading a magazine written for the long term care industry. There is a column called Dear Dr Jeff wherein readers ask questions and a doctor, Dr. Jeff, presumably a gerontologist, responds.Today the topic is tort reform and Dr.…
  • Jan 27

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB
    This morning I had a conversation with a friend about his Mom needing rehabilitation post surgery.Last week I discussed with a colleague how her Mom had just been discharged from a rehab facility after two falls and two hip fractures (one of…
  • Jan 9

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED
    The New York Times published a great article last week titled, "Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported."The opening sentence says it all:
Rank this Week: 482

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

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

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

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

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

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

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 305

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 18

    "Particularly Cruel" Crime Leads To Disbarment

    "Particularly Cruel" Crime Leads To Disbarment
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred a twice-convicted attorney. From the Disciplinary Review Board on the attorney's first plea He admitted that, on or about January 6, 2010, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)…
  • Oct 18

    Emails Lead To Reprimand

    Emails Lead To Reprimand
    A public reprimand was imposed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court for a series of emails sent by an attorney to opposing counsel in violation of the state's version of Rule 4.4 As a result of this disciplinary matter, Mr....
  • Oct 18

    Convicted, Suspended

    Convicted, Suspended
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently ordered the temporary suspension of a convicted attorney. WMUR reported on the charges A Seacoast attorney is facing several charges after he was accused of encouraging a client to break the law.…
Rank this Week: 10

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Magic Mirror

    Magic Mirror
    Many moons ago when I was young(er), I loved to watch Romper Room.  OK, I liked to watch Wonderrama, too, and I just knew I could win those great prizes if only my folks would take me to be on the show.  Never happened.…
  • Oct 9

    Watch out, Lara Croft!

    Watch out, Lara Croft!
    Have you ever been sitting in your cubicle and thought that there has to be more to life than just sitting here in my cubicle?  Have you ever wondered how Indiana Jones or Lara Croft got their start as archaeologists (or tomb raiders, as…
  • Oct 2

    Word of the Month for October 2017: Novelty

    Word of the Month for October 2017: Novelty
    Picture it.  You've been dreaming of a contraption for years and having just received a B.S. degree in engineering, you finally understand that that contraption is a new mousetrap.  A mousetrap? Really!?! Well, some people dream of…
Rank this Week: 457

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 164

Legal Resume Review Blog

Legal Resume Review Blog

Provides tips for drafting cover letters and resumes for attorneys.

http://blog.legalresumereview.com/
  • Dec 12

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.
    I recently read an interesting article on negotiating salaries.  While simplistic in many ways, the take-away point was that it is often best to refrain from using “I” statements when negotiating salaries.  Too many…
  • Nov 14

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume
    It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue…
  • Sep 20

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?
    The interview is over and you’ve gleaned a little bit of insight on the potential new firm.  When the questions end and the interviewer asks if you have any questions, please don’t sit there and say nothing.  This is…
Rank this Week: 455

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Oct 18

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin Law School Urska Velikonja, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law, presents today her paper entitled: Agency Settlements and Legal Change. Abstract available here.  Emory University School of Law Amy...
  • Oct 18

    Lecture

    Lecture
    Case Western Reserve University School of Law Aaron Perzanowski, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, presents today as part of the Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series: What...
  • Oct 17

    The Future of Legal Education – Washington, DC

    The Future of Legal Education – Washington, DC
    The Legal Executive Institute (Thomson Reuters) presents The Future of Law Schools: Envisioning a More Collaborative Educational Model Nov. 2, 2017, at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in...
Rank this Week: 97

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Oct 18

    Practical Training: Valparaiso

    Practical Training: Valparaiso
    Yesterday, I listed preLaw Magazine's 20 Most Innovative Law Schools. Today, I am focusing on Valparaiso, which preLaw mentioned for its practical training program. Here is the description of Valpariso's curriculum from its website:…
  • Oct 17

    Should You Use “Shall” or “Will” to Create an Obligation in a Contract?

    Should You Use “Shall” or “Will” to Create an Obligation in a Contract?
    In the October 2017, Michigan Bar Journal, attorney Chadwick Busk addresses the question. Does “shall” mean “will,” or does it mean “must”? The different meanings obviously have different consequences. To complicate matters, the…
  • Oct 16

    The 20 Most Innovative Law School

    The 20 Most Innovative Law School
    From PreLaw Magazine: The 20 Most Innovative Law Schools. Design Thinking Stanford BYU Suffolk Entrepreneurship Hastings Albany Vanderbilt Technology and Business Chicago-Kent UWash NKU Miami Technology and Digital Tools Oklahoma Cornell…
Rank this Week: 677

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 18

    Hershovitz on Expressivism & Tort

    Hershovitz on Expressivism & Tort
    Scott Hershovitz (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law (10 Journal of Tort Law (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The idea that criminal punishment carries a…
  • Oct 18

    Pojanowski on Justifications for Originalism

    Pojanowski on Justifications for Originalism
    Jeffrey A. Pojanowski (Notre Dame Law School) has posted Why Should Anyone Be an Originalist? (Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo Online, Vol. 31, p. 583) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay, a contribution to an international…
  • Oct 18

    Sarch and Wodak on Satisficing to Resolve Judicial Dilemma

    Sarch and Wodak on Satisficing to Resolve Judicial Dilemma
    Alex F. Sarch and Daniel Wodak (University of Surrey School of Law and Virginia Tech) have posted Resolving Judicial Dilemmas (Forthcoming, Virginia Journal of Criminal Law) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The legal reasons that bind a judge…
Rank this Week: 15

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
  • Jan 30

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
  • Oct 17

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water
    You’ve read in the past about signs that might warrant delaying a bankruptcy.  In this article, I want to focus more on unresolved addiction or behavioral issues. Sometimes you need to fix the hole in your boat before you can get…
Rank this Week: 612

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 138

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 13

    Darby Dickerson Wins the 2018 AALS Section Award for Her Significant Lifetime Contributions to Legal Research and Writing

    Darby Dickerson Wins the 2018 AALS Section Award for Her Significant Lifetime Contributions to Legal Research and Writing
    Darby Dickerson, Dean of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section Award from the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. This…
  • Sep 29

    Registration Open for the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher

    Registration Open for the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher
    Here's a reminder that registration is now open for the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Annual Conference. The Conference will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:30-4:30, at the University of Connecticut School of…
  • Sep 27

    Suzanne Ehrenberg has Died

    Suzanne Ehrenberg has Died
    We share today the sad news of the passing of Suzanne Ehrenberg, a Professor of Legal Research and Writing q5 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Ehrenberg received her B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Williams College…
Rank this Week: 463

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 737

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    On living in a retirement community

    On living in a retirement community
    Typically sensitive and illuminating observations from Robert Paul Wolff.
  • Oct 18

    Trial by ordeal: it worked!

    Trial by ordeal: it worked!
    This is an amusing analysis. Suspend disbelief, and read until the end.
  • Oct 17

    Another contribution of the Internet: "sextortion"

    Another contribution of the Internet: "sextortion"
    I had never heard of this until a law professor friend posted this article on Facebook. It's quite grotesque, but you should probably know about it, especially if you have kids.
Rank this Week: 58

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 352

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • May 18

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo
    The case of the day is Gregor v. Otuorimuo (Conn. Super. Ct. 2016). The case was a divorce case. husband and the wife were married in Connecticut in 2011. The husband sued for a divorce, asserting that there had been an irretrievable…
  • May 17

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise
    The case of the day is Ure v. Oceania Cruises, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2015). Diana Ure was a passenger aboard Oceania’s ship. She fell ill and was treated by one of the defendants, Dr. Fabian Bonilla, an Ecuadoran national. She and her husband…
  • May 16

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro
    The case of the day is Villoldo v. Castro (1st Cir. 2016). Westlaw calls the case Villoldo v. Ruz. I’m no Spanish naming convention expert, but that seems clearly wrong. Anyway, Alfredo and Gustavo Villoldo were Cuban brothers. In 1959,…
Rank this Week: 785

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

Covers recent developments and noteworthy happenings in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on the gaming, entertainment or hospitality industries.

https://blog.lrrc.com/ip/
  • Sep 28

    Interpreting the On-Sale Bar Under the AIA

    Interpreting the On-Sale Bar Under the AIA
    In Helsinn Healthcare S.A., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 855 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit interpreted, for the first time, what constitutes an “on-sale” bar under 35 U.S.C. 102(a)(1) of the Leahy-Smith…
  • Aug 24

    Can You Trademark the Color Yellow for Cheerios?

    Can You Trademark the Color Yellow for Cheerios?
    “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” — Vincent Van Gogh (June 1888). It is extremely difficult to secure trademark rights to a single color. Success stories are few and far between. Recently, General Mills,…
  • Aug 16

    Court Breathes Life Into Lawsuit Over Inaccurate Online Data

    Court Breathes Life Into Lawsuit Over Inaccurate Online Data
    Last Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revived a California man’s lawsuit accusing Spokeo, Inc. of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The FCRA regulates any “consumer reporting…
Rank this Week: 793

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Oct 17

    Blog Post: States, Enviros Urge DC Circ. To Decide Clean Power Merit

    Blog Post: States, Enviros Urge DC Circ. To Decide Clean Power Merit
    Activist groups, along with several state and local governments, asked the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday to rule on the merits of the Clean Power Plan, saying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to repeal the plan without…
  • Oct 17

    Blog Post: The Legal Theory Behind The Clean Power Plan's Repeal

    Blog Post: The Legal Theory Behind The Clean Power Plan's Repeal
    News media reports about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's move to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan have focused on President Donald Trump’s attacks on his predecessor's environmental legacy. However, repeal proponents can…
  • Oct 16

    Blog Post: Split FERC OKs Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Blog Post: Split FERC OKs Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Pipeline
    A divided, three-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday approved the construction of the $5 billion Atlantic Coast pipeline and the $3.5 billion Mountain Valley pipeline.
Rank this Week: 244

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Upcoming Symposium Supreme Court of Canada: Looking to the Future

    Upcoming Symposium Supreme Court of Canada: Looking to the Future
    The Supreme Court of Canada, in conjunction with the National Judicial Institute, is hosting a symposium on Thursday, October 26 on the future of the court: "Some 110 participants, including the Justices of the Supreme Court, chief justices…
  • Oct 16

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from October1 to 15, 2017 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
  • Oct 11

    Three-Part Series on State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18

    Three-Part Series on State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18
    The website LLRX.com has published the first article in a three-part series on The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18. It is written by Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute (NYLI) : "This…
Rank this Week: 496

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 24

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record
    “Today at 8 a.m., the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The…
  • Jul 19

    2 NEW HARRY POTTER BOOKS SET TO BE PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER

    2 NEW HARRY POTTER BOOKS SET TO BE PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER
    “Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, “A History…
  • Jul 19

    From trash to treasure: British composer Holst’s lost manuscripts found in New Zealand

    From trash to treasure: British composer Holst’s lost manuscripts found in New Zealand
    “Two handwritten music manuscripts discovered in a library clearout at an amateur orchestra in New Zealand have been confirmed as the work of British composer Gustav Holst, untraced for more than a century. The North Island’s Bay…
Rank this Week: 568

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue
    In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court barred the sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by anyone under eighteen years of age. Grounded in the Cruel and Unusual…
  • Sep 2

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure
    New research highlights the importance of friends in determining whether returning prisoners will commit new crimes. A considerable body of prior research has demonstrated the importance of family relationships to the returning prisoner, but…
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
Rank this Week: 344

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 16

    Failure to …. whatever (corrected and updated)

    Failure to …. whatever (corrected and updated)
    “Failure to function as a trademark” is a favorite topic around here, and it’s getting more and more attention.  Except when it’s not. What am I talking about?  Even I...
  • Oct 4

    Bittersweet: Hershey bars all comer

    Bittersweet: Hershey bars all comer
    As if on cue (they read this blog, right?), long-time trademark bully Hershey continues its aggressive brand — and whatever — protection efforts: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company has just...
  • Sep 25

    Not quite Christie’s, not quite Sotheby’

    Not quite Christie’s, not quite Sotheby’
    Originally posted 2012-12-13 12:40:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter But so very close to both! A branding mashup one block east of the Hyatt on East 42nd Street.
Rank this Week: 91

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    ©   2017 Solid Oak Sketches?

    ©   2017 Solid Oak Sketches?
      If you are a regular reader of our newsletter, you may recall that in 2014 we wrote about a copyright case involving Mike Tyson’s Maori-inspired facial tattoo. In that case, the tattoo artist, Victor Whitmill, sued Warner…
  • Oct 6

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Lawyers Must Learn Cybersecurity

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Lawyers Must Learn Cybersecurity
    Dear Doc: I’m an attorney, and like most other lawyers, I went to law school because just the thought of taking organic chemistry in college gave me the dry heaves. Now the state Supreme Court has added a new rule that all lawyers have…
  • Sep 22

    Ask Dr. Copyright about What is Intellectual Property

    Ask Dr. Copyright about What is Intellectual Property
    Dear Doc: At times, you write about copyrights. At other times, you write about patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other legal mumbo-jumbo. I’m confused. What’s all of that got to do with intellectual property? Signed,…
Rank this Week: 209

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Chicken Salad with Listeria

    Chicken Salad with Listeria
    King Soopers said today it has recalled its chicken salad sandwiches that are sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.…
  • Sep 5

    Vegetables Recalled Over Listeria Worry

    Vegetables Recalled Over Listeria Worry
    Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated…
  • Aug 27

    Pork recalled over Listeria test

    Pork recalled over Listeria test
    A Wisconsin company that has been supplying meat products to McDonalds restaurants for over three decades is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department…
Rank this Week: 653

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce
    On Sunday, the Washington Post published a detailed investigative report about how the drug industry snuck through Congress a bill that ruined one of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s key tools in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The…
  • Sep 15

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action
        Equifax, which knows more about you than your own mother, (1) failed to maintain its servers, (2) was hacked and lost sensitive personal data for 143 million people, (3) concealed that fact for months, (4) blamed another company…
  • Jul 12

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality
        Civil litigators often spend more time in discovery disputes than in trials. Few plaintiffs or defendants are keen on spending time in a deposition, collecting documents, or handing over to their opponent evidence that could be…
Rank this Week: 377

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    Find Your Own “Sputnik Moment” at Trial

    Find Your Own “Sputnik Moment” at Trial
    On this day sixty years ago, a 34-foot-tall Soviet rocket lifted off the Earth from a Cosmodrome in present-day Kazakhstan.  Its payload -- a shiny silver globe with four external antenna masts to broadcast a repeating radio chirp back…
  • Sep 27

    These Days, More Clients Are Hiring Law Firms, Not Lawyer

    These Days, More Clients Are Hiring Law Firms, Not Lawyer
    During the past three decades, I've heard many clichés about the legal industry. One of them is that companies hire the lawyer and not the law firm. I think this one is often still true, but, for the first time in my career, I am…
  • Sep 20

    3 Suggestions for Overcoming Memory’s Inherent Limitation

    3 Suggestions for Overcoming Memory’s Inherent Limitation
    Forty years of research about the psychology of human memory has shown that our memories are far from perfect replicas of the events that they purport to describe. Eyewitness accounts, in particular, have been proved unreliable – with a…
Rank this Week: 545

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Oct 16

    Treat Cross-Examination Questions as a Flashlight in a Dark Room

    Treat Cross-Examination Questions as a Flashlight in a Dark Room
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: What do I mean when I say the witness should treat cross-examination questions like a flashlight in a dark room? I mean that the questions are designed to shine a light on some things and to purposefully leave other…
  • Oct 12

    Expect a (Mostly) Willing Jury

    Expect a (Mostly) Willing Jury
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The idea of a reluctant jury -- a jury of people who would really like to be just about anywhere else, a jury of people who tried like Hell to get out of it and failed -- that idea is fairly well ingrained in our…
  • Oct 10

    Know Your Cognitive Biases, Part 2

    Know Your Cognitive Biases, Part 2
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The law expects legal decision-making to work like a smooth and well-oiled machine. But as any experienced legal persuader knows, there is sand in those gears. That sand takes the form of cognitive biases: mental…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Sep 28

    The Cap Gap Extension for F-1 Student

    The Cap Gap Extension for F-1 Student
    Every year, many foreign national F-1 students try to change from F-1 student status to H-1B status after they complete a program of study or period of optional practical training (OPT). Since OPT generally requires employment with a U.S.…
  • Sep 22

    Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Court

    Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Court
    Divorce proceedings are emotionally and financially taxing, but the complexity of the process increases significantly with added cultural issues surrounding the marriage. In Islamic cultures, the bride and groom enter into a marital agreement…
  • Sep 19

    Co-Parenting and Virginia Custody Case

    Co-Parenting and Virginia Custody Case
    If you are facing a custody or visitation case in Virginia, it is especially important that you maintain and strengthen your co-parenting skills. Doing so will benefit your children, and can only help you in court. As a parent, it is…
Rank this Week: 137

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term
    Divorce can be confusing, especially when you’re dealing with terms you may not understand. Making sure you know these terms will help ease some stress of your divorce. Helpful Florida divorce terms Alimony: a payment of support…
  • Jul 25

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term
    Divorce can be confusing, especially when you’re dealing with terms you may not understand. Making sure you know these terms will help ease some stress of your divorce. Helpful Florida divorce terms Alimony: a payment of support…
  • Jul 18

    Tips for Maintaining your Sanity Through a Divorce

    Tips for Maintaining your Sanity Through a Divorce
    Divorce can cause stress and emotional turmoil, but it doesn’t have to be the reason you lose your sanity. Getting a handle on your emotions should be your number one priority during your divorce. This article provides helpful tips on…
Rank this Week: 652

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Oct 9

    The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part One: The Landscape

    The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part One: The Landscape
    Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and an award-winning editor and author of 36 books. In Part One of a three part series for LLRX, she describes the current landscape of eBooks relevant to…
  • Sep 29

    Picturing the Law

    Picturing the Law
    While Lyonette Louis-Jacques was conducting research on the subject of illustrated law books, she identified the extensive work of her colleague, Michael Widener - Yale Lillian Goldman Law Library. Mike has shared his research in a number of…
  • Sep 29

    25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening

    25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening
    For law librarians, the past 25 years have engaged us in a journey from fee based access to the law via books, followed by dedicated terminals and CDs, to online portal services, to the current state of far more open, accessible and free…
Rank this Week: 941

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Oct 6

    FERC Authorizes Sabine Pass LNG Train 4 Export

    FERC Authorizes Sabine Pass LNG Train 4 Export
    FERC has issued a letter authorizing Cheniere Energy affiliate Sabine Pass LNG to commence liquefaction and export activities from Train 4 at its facility in Cameron Parish, La.  
  • Sep 28

    FERC Approves Delfin LNG Feeder Pipeline

    FERC Approves Delfin LNG Feeder Pipeline
    FERC issued an order today approving Delfin LNG’s application to reactivate and construct facilities on its onshore pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. that would enable Delfin LNG to transport gas to its proposed deepwater port LNG export…
  • Sep 22

    Jordan Cove Energy Project Files Second Application for LNG Terminal

    Jordan Cove Energy Project Files Second Application for LNG Terminal
    Jordan Cove Energy Project (“Jordan Cove”), wholly-owned by Canadian corporation Veresen Inc., has filed an application with FERC for authorization to construct and operate a natural gas liquefaction and LNG export terminal…
Rank this Week: 902

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    How Important Is The Support Of My Doctor In Obtaining Disability Insurance Benefits?

    How Important Is The Support Of My Doctor In Obtaining Disability Insurance Benefits?
    Disability insurance attorneys Cesar Gavidia and Gregory Dell stress the importance of strong medical support from a treating doctor. Lack of support from a treating doctor will result in the denial of long term disability benefits. The…
  • Aug 25

    Court Rejects Expanded Mental Illness Limitation to Coverage

    Court Rejects Expanded Mental Illness Limitation to Coverage
    In Jarillo v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., Judge Michael M. Anello of the United States District Court of the Southern District of California held that plaintiff Marife Jarillo met her burden of proof and was entitled to benefits under…
  • Jul 5

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?
    A medical diagnosis and medical records are needed to inform the insurance company of your medical condition. Just as important is documentation from your doctor to communicate the extent of your condition. In this video, attorney Gregory…
Rank this Week: 548

Lopsider

Lopsider

Explores Legal Operations, Innovation & Disruption. By Peter Krakaur.

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Oct 16

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note
    A new vulnerability in all wi-fi enabled devices was announced today impacting the typical way many of us access wi-fi networks (WPA2 personal). Initial reports suggest Android and Linux users particularly vulnerable but it is safe to assume…
  • Oct 16

    The Legal Department of the Future

    The Legal Department of the Future
    The three key drivers for legal departments in the future are technology, service delivery models, and legal operations. Deloitte discusses the trends that will help law departments transform from in-house law firms to functions that drive…
  • Oct 10

    How Law Firms Can Minimize Write-Down

    How Law Firms Can Minimize Write-Down
    In this thoughtful article, Nancy Jessen discusses how law firms can address the reductions in profitability and realization facing the industry. Hint: 1) budget -- create a realistic scope of work tied to specific rates and 2) communicate…
Rank this Week: 606

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Covers California divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, and paternity. By Clarke Logan Young.

http://blog.clarkeyoung.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce
    Finding Hidden Retirement Plans Almost every divorce, whether the parties are low-net-worth or high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, involves dividing retirement assets.  Failing to divide these retirement assets properly can result in…
  • Feb 5

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce
    Almost every divorce, whether low-net-worth or high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, involves dividing retirement assets, and failing to divide these retirement assets properly can result in significant, unanticipated, irreversible, negative…
  • Jan 20

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow
    As an attorney who litigates Borderline divorces in Los Angeles and who consults nationally and internationally with spouses of Borderlines, attorneys and child custody evaluators, watching Borderline Personality Disorder (“BPD”)…
Rank this Week: 944

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the intersection…
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • May 4

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education’s “Trade Secret and Employee Mobility” seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about…
Rank this Week: 269

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Dangerous DUI Crash

    Dangerous DUI Crash
    DUI Crash in Pasadena Having lost a loved one in a total freak accident vehicle crash, a car crash or any type of crash scares me. A loss like that impacts you’re life and to know that some people just carelessly drink and drive irks…
  • Sep 8

    Motorcycle Incidents in California

    Motorcycle Incidents in California
    Motorcycle Incident in Diamond Bar Motorcycle incidents seem pretty scary. There’s little protection if something bad would happen. The police have been able to identify a twenty-four year old young man who died in a motorcycle crash.…
  • Sep 1

    Brain Injury in California

    Brain Injury in California
    Football Player Brain Injury A brain injury is one of the scariest injuries you can get. It takes a special physician and there’s very little they can tell you about the situation. Recently a California teen was sadly hurt from a…
Rank this Week: 795

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Oct 6

    Patent transfers and Inter Partes Review.

    Patent transfers and Inter Partes Review.
    Big companies seem to always have legal matters to deal with. Apple, one of the most famous manufacturers of electronic goods, has been hit with another lawsuit. Is it a case concerning Apple’s highly anticipated product, the new iPhone…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter

    Patentable Subject Matter
    If you are an inventor, you may have thought about protecting your inventions. But what protections are available? One form of protection is to patent your invention. Patenting an invention confers the rights to exclude others from making,…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter

    Patentable Subject Matter
    If you are an inventor, you may have thought about protecting your inventions. But what protections are available? One form of protection is to patent your invention. Patenting an invention confers the rights to exclude others from making,…
Rank this Week: 991