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Homeowner’s Insurance Plans & Rates

Closing on a home usually takes about a month, but it can feel like a year. There’s so much to do: Finalizing the loan Getting the inspection Arranging the move Setting up utilities Hiring a lawyer Negotiating with the seller about repairs The list goes on and on. You’ll also need home insurance. Many home buyers, in the flurry of activity surrounding the purchase, simply call their auto insurance agent and ask for a standard policy. This works out fine for many people. Other new homeowners, h...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, Farmers, Liberty Mutual, Vrbo, Château Cheval Blanc, AMICA, Farmers Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Erie Insurance, Liability Coverage Liability, Travelers Company, Nationwide Insurance backs Allied Insurance Co, Best Moody 's Standard Poor, TrustPilot Facebook


More Kardashian Drama: A Legal Fight Over Ownership of the Kimoji Emoji Set–Liebensohn v. Kardashian (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Gabriella Ziccarelli [Eric’s introductory note: I have made a personal life choice to ignore the entire Kardashian enterprise and their constant and often faux drama (except that I have occasionally mocked the Kardashians in my law school exams). I’ve decided that life is short and I should invest my limited energy and attention only into people who truly deserve such a precious resource, and none of the Kardashians, or anyone in their orbit, come close to clearing this stand...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Law, Marketing, Copyright, Chicago, Kardashians, Jonathan Cheban, Kardashian, Kim, Oklahoma, Martin Singer, Trademark, Emojis, Unicode, Kim Kardashian West


TaxAct vs. H&R Block vs. TaxSlayer: Which is the Best, Low-Cost Tax Services?

How are you filing your taxes this year? We’ve compared three of the big names in budget-friendly tax software to help you decide on one. Find out which comes out on top, here’s TaxAct vs. H&R Block vs. TaxSlayer. Table of Contents A Little Bit About Each Product Key Features Pricing Sign-Up Process Security Mobile Support & Accessibility Customer Service & Support Bottom Line: Which One Wins? Editor’s Note: Pricing is up to date as of March 3, 2019 I t’s almost tax time and you know wh...
Tags: Amazon, Taxes, Marketing, Customer Service, Military, Irs, Puerto Rico, Turbotax, H R Block, HSA, TaxAct, H R Block H R Block, Starting, TaxSlayer, IRS Publications, TaxAct Express


Do Adjacent Organic Search Results Constitute Trademark Infringement? Of Course Not…But…–America CAN! v. CDF

One of the screenshots from the complaint A charitable fundraising organization, America CAN!, has a registered trademark in the phrase “Write off the car, not the Kid.” The organization purports to help the education of high risk youths, and it claims that “100% of the net proceeds go to the kids.” So the “kid” in the trademarked phrase appears to refer to disadvantaged youths, not tax writeoffs for being a parent. As a parent, the pun didn’t work for me. The lawsuit relates to Make-a-Wish Nor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Yahoo, Law, California, Marketing, America, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Weber, Florida Bar, Cooper, Abraham


Section 230 Preempts Unfair Competition Law Claim–Taylor v. Twitter

This is an extraordinary opinion. I can’t recall another opinion where the judge so candidly admits that he made both procedural and substantive mistakes. As troubling as those mistakes were, it actually gives me great confidence to see a judge correct his mistakes so forthrightly! Taylor, a suspended Twitter user, sued Twitter for blocking his white supremacist content. To me, these cases are easy defense wins. The First Amendment generally protects white supremacist content, but it equally pro...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Law, California, Marketing, California Supreme Court, Ucl, Taylor, Yelp, DOE, Myspace, US supreme court, Kahn, Cohen, Barrett, United States Supreme Court


5 Ways to Claim Life Insurance After a Death

A life insurance policy is paid off by an insurer to the beneficiaries after the sudden death of a policyholder. The insurer can pay the proceeds from the policy in lump sums or installments. The benefits are paid off after the verification of the documents presented. The insurer reviews the policy and authenticates the beneficiaries’ documents and proof of death availed before any payout is made. There are many ways to claim payments for a life insurance policy. You can use any of the options ...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, Ways to Claim Life Insurance


Japanese Military Attacked For “Sexual Harassment” Strike Witches Panchira Recruiting Ad

Japan’s armed forces have been harried over a recent Strike Witches recruitment ad, with the usual low-T losers taking umbrage at a Hikari Karibuchi and Yoshika Miyafuji panchira shot featuring so prominently – going so far as to denounce it as “sexual harassment”. The Japanese Self-Defense Force’s collaboration with Strike Witches may have become the […]
Tags: Japan, Politics, Marketing, Military, Feminism, Anime, Strike Witches, JSDF, Hikari Karibuchi, Yoshika Miyafuji


Andrews Federal Credit Union CD Specials: 6-Month CD at 3.25% APY

Andrews Federal Credit Union has a few share certificate specials that may be of interest. Thanks to reader Mark for the tip. 6-month CD at 3.25% APY (2/25-3/2 Only Military Saves Week Special) 84-month CD at 3.45% APY 8-month CD at 2.86% APY Each individual member limited to one Special 6-Month Certificate during the promotional period. Must be funded with new money OR the member must have a checking account, debit card, and direct deposit of $750 or more per month. All special share cert...
Tags: Marketing, Military, Mark, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Deals & Offers, Andrews Federal Credit Union Application, American Consumer Council Check


WATCH: How to find (and keep) clients in a shifting market

When growing your client base, engaging with prospects or staying top-of-mind with existing clients, being consistent and showing value are the driving factors in finding success.
Tags: Video, Marketing, Radio, Farming, Fishing, Agent, Hunting, Lead Generation, Inman Connect New York, MIKE SCHNEIDER, Select, ICNY, Samantha DeBianchi, Inman Connect New York 2019, ICNY 2019, Icny 19


Episode 27: Heather Ritchie on Marketing, BD, KM, and Library Collaboration

“All Problems Are Communications Problems.” This is Greg’s go to phrase when it comes to working with and leading others. Marlene actually beats Greg to the punch this week when they talk with this week’s guest, Heather Ritchie. Heather is the  Chief Knowledge and Business Development Officer at  Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP in Toronto, and as her title suggests, she wears multiple leadership hats at her firm. In her recent ILTA KM article, “12 Ways Marketing & Business Development...
Tags: Facebook, Podcast, New York, Hollywood, Law, Uncategorized, Marketing, Toronto, Library, Collaboration, Communications, Greg, Ritchie, Business Development, Marlene, ILTA


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


AGCVA Annual Convention 2019 Was a Blast!

This year marks the Centennial of the Associated General Contractors of America and the AGC of Virginia.  This year’s conference (held January 24-27, 2019) at a new venue , the Greenbrier in White Sulfer Springs, VA, celebrated that milestone. I have been to many of these over the years and discussed the great marketing and educational opportunities that arise from attendance. This year was no different.  The attendees were able to take advantage of a beautiful sporting clays course, good food, ...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Marketing, Construction, Attorney, Richmond, Greenbrier, Richmond VA, Associated General Contractors of America, AGC, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Mediator, Ground A Great Way, Agc-va


Recruitment of Deputy Managers in MMTC Limited

Recruitment of Deputy Managers in MMTC Limited MMTC Ltd., a Miniratna CPSE, having its headquarter in SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi  is one of the largest trading companies in the country and the first Public Sector Enterprise to have been accorded the status of 'Premier Trading House' by the Govt. of India. MMTC Limited is looking for qualified, result-oriented professional... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)...
Tags: Jobs, Law, Mba, Marketing, Online, Manager, Cma, CA-ICWA-Finance, Public-Sector, Lodhi Road New Delhi, Rajbhasha, MMTC, HotJob, Govt of India MMTC Limited, MMTC Limited, MMTC Limited MMTC Ltd


Unhappy AdWords Advertiser’s Lawsuit Partially Survives Motion to Dismiss–Dreamstime v. Google

Dreamstime sells stock photos. It started running Google AdWords in 2004. In 2015, Google organic (?) referrals to Dreamstime “plummeted,” allegedly reducing its number of new customers by 30% in a year.  (The opinion isn’t crystal-clear that the traffic drop was only organic). In response, Dreamstime took many of the standard steps to rehabilitate its search reputation, plus it increased its AdWords spend by 50%. According to the complaint, “no one, including ‘guru’ search engine optimization c...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Law, Marketing, Search Engines, Bing, Google Adwords, LLC, Licensing/Contracts, Dreamstime, Google Sherman Act Monopoly Maintenance Dreamstime, Google Dreamstime


How to Save Money on Your Insurance With Pass Plus

Pass Plus is a six-hour practical driving training course, designed to increase the confidence and safety of newly qualified drivers. It was developed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in conjunction with the insurance industry to incentivise new drivers to beef up their motoring skills, learning skills such as motorway and nighttime driving not covered by standard driving test. The lessons are available through Pass Plus registered approved driving instructors (ADIs). The course costs aroun...
Tags: UK, Marketing, Insurance, Driving Standards Agency DSA


Who Benefited from FOSTA? (Spoiler: Probably No One)

This post rounds up some FOSTA-related links I’ve aggregated over the past few months. There is no good news here. The data points suggest that in FOSTA’s first 9 months, it apparently has failed all of its policy goals while causing substantial collateral harm. Some of the lowlights (with citations): Online sex ads remain prevalent after FOSTA and the Backpage shutdown. : Has the sex-trafficking law eliminated 90 percent of sex-trafficking ads? (spoiler: 3 Pinocchios). : Online sex ads reb...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Law, Senate, Marketing, Long, Fbi, Tumblr, Doj, DOE, James, Ny Times, Ferrer, Nick Kristof, New House, Delaware AG


For Immediate Release 172: The double-edged sword of a Facebook meme

Suspicion about the consequences and outcomes of the #10YearChallenge meme on Facebook kicked off discussion in the January episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report”, aka FIR podcast episode 172. Is it just a harmless meme? Or is it a surveillance nightmare? Shel and Neville weight in. Here’s the line-up of all the topics that caught our attention and prompted lively conversation in this episode: Lost trust in Facebook led to wariness about a user-generated meme.Adobe is bringing part...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Instagram, Adobe, Social Networks, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Eu, Society, Blogging


Recruitment in National Seeds Corporation

Recruitment in National Seeds Corporation National Seeds Corporation Limited (NCS), A Government of India Undertaking under the administrative control of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, New Delhi is an apex body engaged in production of quality seeds and distribution. National Seeds  invites online application from... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Legal, Jobs, Law, Mba, Marketing, Engineer, Quality, HR, Online, Agriculture, Logistics, Public-Sector, Trainee, Data Entry Operator, Management Trainee, HotJob


Big List of Free Consumer Data Reports (2/2): See Your Confidential Rental History, Insurance, Retail, & Employment Data

Links checked and new agencies added for 2019. Here is the second part of my big list of free consumer reports from over 50 different reporting agencies. The first part included your credit, banking, and subprime lending-related information. This part includes your housing, insurance, and employment history. Request a free copy every 12 months of what these databases have stored about you and are telling prospective landlords, insurers, or employers. Again, you may not need to check all of t...
Tags: Career, Real Estate, Wikipedia, Marketing, Insurance, LexisNexis, Ftc, Equifax, Employment Data, Contemporary Information Corp CIC, Screening Reports Inc, Automated Property Loss Underwriting System Auto, Verisk, Verisk Provide, Medical Information Bureau, Milliman IntelliScript


Announcing the Fourth Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

Rebecca Tushnet and I are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * A DRM-free PDF file. Price: $12 * A DRM-free ePub file for mobile devices. Price: $12 * In Kindle. Price: $9.99 * A print-on-demand book from Amazon. Because of the book’s length, we publish the hard copy in two volumes: Volume 1 (covering chapters 1-8) and Volume 2 (covering chapters 9-17). ...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Marketing, E-commerce, Fda, Goldman, KDP, Rebecca Tushnet, Tushnet, Prof Tushnet, Tushnet Goldman


Big List of Free Consumer Data Reports (1/2): See Your Confidential Credit, Banking, and Payday Lending Data

All info double-checked and updated for 2019. Since these are available every 12 months, it is a good idea to check these near or around the same time each year. A lot of companies make their money by collecting and selling data – your personal data. In the past, it was often difficult if not impossible to see what they were telling prospective lenders, landlords, even employers about you. Under the FCRA and/or FACT Acts, many consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) are now legally required to ...
Tags: Real Estate, Free, Wikipedia, Marketing, Insurance, Banking, LexisNexis, Ftc, TransUnion, FCRA, Newyear, Credit Related Experian Equifax, SageStream LLC, Payment Reporting Builds Credit PRBC Microbilt, United States Free, ChexSystems


2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 3 (Keyword Advertising)

* St. George Executive Shuttle LLC v. Western Trails Charter & Tours LLC, 2018 WL 3350348 (D. Utah July 9, 2018). This is a competitive keyword advertising lawsuit involving the purported trademark “St. George Shuttle” (St. George is a city in Utah). The court denies the defendant’s motion to dismiss as premature. What are the odds the court will void the plaintiff’s “trademark” before this lawsuit is over? * LegalForce RAPC Worldwide v. Swyers,  3:17-cv-07318-MMC (ND Cal. July 17, 2018). Plain...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Utah, Law, Congress, Marketing, Search Engines, DMV, Bing, Trademark, George, Fla, Amazon com Inc, Multi Time Machine, Lasoff, St George Executive Shuttle LLC


2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 2 (Trademarks)

*  Chanel, Inc. v. Wgaca,  2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158077 (SDNY Sept. 14, 2018): Chanel’s amended complaint plausibly alleges that WGACA’s use of the hashtag #WGACACHANEL infringes Chanel’s trademarks. It alleges that WGACA conjoined its acronym with the Chanel trademark to create the impression that WGACA is affiliated with Chanel or is an authorized Chanel retailer…. WGACA’s Chanelbranded items would be readily identifiable as Chanel without the #WGACACHANEL hashtag and the multiple uses of Cha...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Congress, Court, Marketing, Brookfield, Coachella, Chanel, TNT, Domain Names, Smith, Taylor, Trademark, Carter, Twitter Inc, Ninth Circuit


Happy New Year 2019 from Construction Law Musings

Another year of work, fun and interesting cases and relationships is in the books.  I hope all of you had a great 2018 and I wish you a prosperous 2019.  Without further ado, Happy New Year from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. Please join the conversation with a comment below.  Also, I encourage you to subscribe to keep up with the latest Construction Law Musings. © Construction Law Musings- Richmond, VA is licensed under a...
Tags: Law, Marketing, Construction, Announcements, Happy New Year, Richmond VA, Virginia Construction Attorney, Virginia Construction Mediator, Virginia Mechanic's Lien


Avvo Defeats False Advertising Lawsuit Alleging Pay-to-Play–Davis v. Avvo

The plaintiff alleges that Avvo provides editorial benefits to lawyers who advertise on Avvo, which causes the advertisers to get prospective clients who would have chosen the non-advertising lawyers. There are some parallels to the lawsuits against Yelp alleging pay-to-play, most of which went nowhere. This lawsuit also goes nowhere. Avvo’s Ratings. Applying the narrow definition of commercial speech, the court says the ratings don’t constitute commercial speech because they don’t propose a tra...
Tags: Google, Law, Marketing, Davis, Avvo, Browne, Pro Verification Avvo, Avvo Inc, Vrdolyak, Avvo Lawsuit Against Avvo for Lawyer, Avvo Avvo Wins Big


The Ongoing Saga of the Florida Bar’s Angst About Competitive Keyword Advertising

In August, I reported on the Florida Bar’s continued angst about regulating competitive keyword advertising by lawyers. Read my post, “The Florida Bar and Competitive Keyword Advertising: A Tragicomedy (in 3 Parts),” for the full background. The short story is that in 2013, the Florida Bar considered banning lawyers’ competitive keyword advertising, but surprisingly concluded the process by blessing it. In 2018, the Florida Bar revisited banning competitive keyword advertising–despite five addit...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Florida Bar, Board of Governors, Jive, Publicity/Privacy Rights, Infogroup, ElitePay Global, CardPaymentOptions Google


Consumers Don’t Confuse Almond Milk and Cow Milk–Painter v. Blue Diamond

A putative class claimed Blue Diamond “mislabeled its almond beverages as ‘almond milk’ when they should be labeled ‘imitation milk’ because they substitute for and resemble dairy milk but are nutritionally inferior to it.” The lawsuit fails. The court responded that the FDA has exclusive control over food labeling. The court also rejected the parallel false advertising claims. The court says: Painter’s complaint does not plausibly allege that a reasonable consumer would be deceived into believi...
Tags: Law, Marketing, Fda, Blue Diamond, Ninth Circuit, Kim Boyle


SDF Podcast 24: Reading the runes for 2019

The SmallDataForum celebrated its third Christmas with a highly calorific and somewhat alcoholic Italian lunch, followed by post-prandial musings about high- and low-lights of 2018, and some crystal ball gazing for 2019. Our regular followers / listeners – or just about anybody with any interest in tech and communication – won’t be surprised by a list being topped by Facebook, and then some more Facebook. Followed by GDPR and other regulatory activities, mainly by the EU. And of cours...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, London, Social Networks, China, Germany, Russia, Trust, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Unilever, Eu, Society


2019 Maximum HSA Contribution Limits – How Much Can You Save for Your Medical Expenses?

Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, are growing in popularity among people who need affordable health insurance and among employers looking to save on health insurance costs. HSAs have many benefits beyond cost savings. Let’s dive in and take a look at what exactly is a health savings account, the HSA contribution limits for each calendar year, how HSAs are one of the most flexible financial accounts you can open, and why it’s a good idea to max out your annual HSA contributions. What is a Health...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, Ira, Irs, HSA, ROTH IRA, Health Savings Account, HDHP, HSA Bank, High Deductible Health Plan High Deductible Health, Tax Advantages of Health Savings, Health Savings Account However, HSA IRS


Your Periodic Reminder That Keyword Ad Lawsuits Are Stupid–Passport Health v. Avance

The parties compete for the provision of health services related to traveling, like immunizations. The defendant Avance bought keyword ads triggered on the plaintiff’s trademark “Passport Health.” In 2013, the trademark owner complained, and Avance apparently dropped the Google ad buy. However, apparently everyone forget about Bing. In 2017, the trademark owner reemerged, complaining about the Bing ad buys. This lawsuit ensued. It doesn’t go well for the trademark owner. You kind of get the sens...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Bing, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, LCC, GEICO, Troutman Sanders, Jive, Infogroup



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