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A Polite Reprimand For Offensive Remarks To Potential Client

The Law Society of Alberta reprimanded an attorney on these facts In November 2016, Austin Nguyen had a preliminary meeting with V.N. regarding providing independent legal advice on a marriage contract. When Mr. Nguyen discovered that V.N. was in a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Alberta, Nguyen, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Austin Nguyen


Defamation: Making Fun of Real People in a Video

I'm working on a short film for Internet release (for sale on Amazon Prime and on YouTube with ads). It's a mockumentary comedy that is a parody of a documentary TV show. In a way it's a form of commentary. It pokes fun at democrat policies as well as media bias in a "what if scenario". For example CNN "joyously" reports that Republicans have been wiped off the face of the earth. I wanted to also have mention Anderson Cooper soiling his pants in elation because Republicans have been wiped off th...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Defamation, Slander And Libel


Trademarks: Potentially Trademark Infringement

I'm working on a short film for Internet release (for sale on Amazon Prime and on YouTube with ads). It's a mockumentary comedy that is a parody of a documentary TV show. In a way it's a form of commentary. It pokes fun at democrat policies as well as media bias in a "what if scenario". For example CNN "joyously" reports that Republicans have been wiped off the face of the earth. I wanted to also have mention Anderson Cooper soiling his pants in elation because Republicans have been wiped off th...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Intellectual Property


The Fast Twist 22 Creedmoor

Continuing with the conversation we were having a few days ago on new cartridges that answer questions nobody has asked, this new cartridge may be the next in line to fail. Nosler was the first company to launch a new super .22 with the release of the 22 Nosler. It boasted “close to .22-250 velocities” in a short case that could fit into a standard AR magazine. This cartridge was soon followed by Federal’s release of the .224 Valkyrie, which took on a bit of a different appeal. You see, the 22 N...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Nosler, Creedmoor, Ammunition


NRA: Your Gun Control Experts

Via David Codrea, this dreadful statement. “Nobody wants dangerous people to have access to firearms, which is why the NRA supports risk protection orders with adequate due process protections and ensure those adjudicated to be dangerously mentally ill receive treatment,” Jennifer Baker, a spokesperson for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said. “The NRA believes that any effort should be structured to fully protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while preventing t...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Nra, Mack, National Rifle Association, Jennifer Baker, David Codrea, NRA s Institute for Legislative Action


Schmeisser 60-Round AR-15 Magazine

I just wish folks would learn to make videos without the head-banger music.
Tags: Military, AR-15s


User Interface Claims are Technological and Thus Not Subject to Business Method Review

by Dennis Crouch IBG LLC v. Trading Technologies Int’l (Fed. Cir. 2019) (non-precedential) This appeal stems from Covered Business Method (CBM) Review decisions on four related patents owned by TT.  The PTAB instituted all four CBM reviews. However, by the time of final decision, two of the challenged patents had been already upheld on eligibility by the Federal Circuit.  For those two patents, the PTAB followed the court’s lead and found the patents were directed to eligible subject matter. How...
Tags: Law, AIA, Patent, Fed, TT, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, Covered Business Method CBM, Trading Technologies, Business Method Review, IBG LLC, Trading Technologies Int


At the Adventures in Eye Surgery Café...

... you can stay up all night talking. Me, I need my rest. I had my right-eye cataract surgery this afternoon and need some rest. Everything seems to have gone fine. But I'll turn things over to you, dear readers. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


Traffic Lights, Signs and Controls: Ticket for Violating a One-Way Sign in a Parking Lot

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Maryland (but on Federal property). Earlier, I got a moving violation ticket for not following a one-way sign within a gas station parking lot. I did go the wrong way against a sign, but the signs were situated at a 90 degree angle to the path of driving, which means I couldn't see them at all until it was too late to turn away, nor did the pathway I was driving on have any signs signifying that it going to become one-way only. The small...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Traffic Lights, Signs and Controls: Do I Have a Decent Chance of Getting This Ticket Overturned in Court

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Maryland (but on Federal property). Earlier, I got a moving violation ticket for not following a one-way sign within a gas station parking lot. I did go the wrong way against a sign, but the signs were situated at a 90 degree angle to the path of driving, which means I couldn't see them at all until it was too late to turn away, nor did the pathway I was driving on have any signs signifying that it going to become one-way only. The small...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Same-sex couples in Japan launch Valentine's Day bid for marriage equality

Five lesbian and eight gay couples seek damages from government for denying them same rights as heterosexual spousesChizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall they knew it would be rejected.“We were told that they cannot accept our registration because we are both women,” said Ogawa, standing in the winter sun outside the building in Nakano in western Tokyo. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Sexuality, Tokyo, Nakano, OE, Ogawa, Yoko Ogawa


That Time A Lawyer Of The Year Actually Sat Down For An Interview — See Also

WE DID A PODCAST WITH OUR LAWYER OF THE YEAR: Who happens to be Michael Avenatti. I HATE THIS TITLE, BUT IT'S A LEGIT QUESTION: "Should I Marry Someone With Large Student Loans When Mine Are Almost Paid Off?" Freaking shoot me. MOFO RESPONDS: To the big pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against it, not about its investigation of Justin Fairfax. BIGLAW DEPRESSION: It's okay to talk about it. HOW WHITE PEOPLE SURVIVE THE POLICE: Hint: It involves the officer behaving appropriately.
Tags: Law, See Also, Justin Fairfax, Michael Avenatti


Truency in Michigan

My question involves criminal law for the state of: michigan my daughter faces a truency charge shes 16 what can i expect
Tags: Law, Michigan, Criminal Procedure


New Consumer Insights Your Law Firm Marketing Plan Needs to Consider

Consumer insights are important when crafting a law firm marketing plan, and they have certainly changed a lot in the last few years. A new by Adobe lists five significant changes that you need to dial in to your marketing planning for 2019, including: Consumers spend almost 9 hours on average every day engaging with digital media. Does that number sound high to you? Then consider this: Millennials (23-34) spend 10.9 hours and Gen Z (18-22) spends 11.4 hours on their digital devices daily. Acc...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Voice, Baby Boomers, Google Home Siri


Having A Baby Could Become A Little Easier In A Certain Maple-Syrup Loving State

This state is vying to become the next to provide support to residents facing infertility.
Tags: Law, New Hampshire, Family law, I Want To Put A Baby In You, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Catherine Tucker


No Pulpit For A Bully

A former judge has been disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department, which concluded that his judicial misconduct warranted his removal from the legal profession. Charge one alleges that the respondent, a former justice, inter... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


The Requisite Moral Change

The Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated a suspended attorney with probationary conditions notwithstanding the concerns of the OLR The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility challenges a number of the panel’s findings and disagrees with the panel’s recommendation.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility


Washington cartoonist Frank Godwin elected to Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Fifty years after his death, but it's the though that counts, isn't it? From their press release: Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their "distinguished achievement in the art of illustration." Artists are elected by a prestigious committee that includes former presidents of the Society and illustration historians. They are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustr...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Society, Hall of Fame, Mark Summers, Godwin, National Press Club, Mike Rhode, Society of Illustrators, Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, Salmagundi, Alice Barber Stephens, Frank Godwin, Roz Chast Vincent, Frank Godwin Mary Petty, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Ick! What Were These Lawyers Thinking?

Lawyers who left their brains somewhere other than where they needed to be.
Tags: Law, Old Lady Lawyer, Jill Switzer, Stupid Lawyer Tricks


SEC Says Guy Who Was Being Paid To Keep Apple Employees From Insider Trading Apple Stock Had Sweet Side Gig Insider Trading Apple Stock

Gene Levoff allegedly took a 'Think Different' approach to his day job.
Tags: Law, Finance, SEC, Gene Levoff


Legislative Update on Bills of Note

In two prior posts, one specifically relating to a bill that was introduced to apply a statute of limitatons on state agencies for construction projects and one more general, I discussed some of the legislation pending in the Virginia General Assembly that could be of interest to construction professionals. This post will update the status of these bills and add one that I neglected to highlight in the prior posts.  I’ll begin with the oversight. HB 2218 Makes the unlawful and unlicensed pract...
Tags: Law, Senate, Virginia, House, Construction, Richmond, General Assembly, Virginia General Assembly, Richmond VA, AGC, Construction Law, Mechanic's Liens, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Virginia Construction Mediator, Mechanic's Lien


How Do You Get to the Five Year Mark? Some Practical Advice

Originally posted 2015-08-21 09:00:12. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions. Sean has over 20 years working directly in the trenches in the construction arena. Since moving to Illinois, the focus of his business has shifted to helping builders, trade professionals& even code officials not only understand and meet the latest energy codes but how to improve their methods t...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Marketing, Guest Post, Epa, Construction, Illinois, Chris, Mark, Sean, Richmond VA, OSHA, Independent Contractor, Guest Post Friday, Virginia Construction Attorney, Business of Construction


Considerations in Obtaining a Mechanic’s Lien in Maryland (Don’t try this at home)

Originally posted 2016-01-11 09:19:41. For this week’s Guest Post Friday at Construction Law Musings I welcome Matthew Evans.  Matt is the owner of Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans, III, LLC located in Annapolis, Maryland.  He has practiced construction, real estate and land use law in Maryland and D.C. for thirteen years.  Prior to opening his own firm in May 2011, Mr. Evans was a partner at a mid-sized firm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Mr. Evans lives in Historic Annapolis (only three sh...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Pennsylvania, Guest Post, Evans, Matthew, Matt, Annapolis, Margaret, Peyton, Annapolis Maryland, Lien, Guest Post Friday, Construction Law, Mechanic's Liens, General contractor


Resolve to Mediate Your Construction Disputes in 2014

Originally posted 2014-01-13 09:00:34. The Supreme Court of Virginia Building, adjacent to Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After last week’s quick detour to discuss Kevin Underhill’s great book, we’re back to discuss more “serious” topics.  Namely, how to move forward relating to your construction disputes in 2014. As anyone that regularly reads Construction Law Musings knows, I am a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator and an advocate of mediation as a g...
Tags: ADR, Business of Construction, Construction, Construction Law, Alternative dispute resolution, Business process, Constructionlaw, Dispute Resolution, Lawsuit, Lawyer, Mediation, Va Construction Lawyer, Virginia Supreme Court


Dance With The One That Brought You: Fortnite Seeks To Sashay Around Copyright Claim

Epic invokes California’s anti-SLAPP statute to argue that its theft of 2 Milly’s dance was 'free speech.'
Tags: Law, California, Copyright, Dancing, Intellectual Property, Epic Games, Milly Rock, Fortnite, 2 Milly, Scott Alan Burroughs, Anti-slapp


Who (And What) Matters In Legal Industry Media? [Sponsored]

Tell us about how you like and use media within your firms!
Tags: Law


When is an Improvement not an Improvement on a Construction Project?

Originally posted 2012-09-21 08:00:01. Today I am back on the legal analysis/interesting case train after a few weeks of getting my new solo practice (thank you to all who have wished me well in this endeavor) up and running and discussing various green building trends and topics. This week’s case discusses the operation of the Virginia construction “statute of repose” that operates as a 5 year cut off on any claim relating to improvements to a property and runs from the completion of any impr...
Tags: Construction Law, Contracts, Contract, Law, Statute of limitations, Virginia, Virginia Circuit Court



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