Well it it is almost the weekend but first we have your Top 10 in Law Blogs.
- It’s Not Just Legal Theatrics: The Missouri (et Al.) Public Defender Crisis – A public defender in Missouri facing increasing budget cuts calls upon Governor Jay Nixon to serve as the lawyer for a criminal defendant who cannot afford an attorney.
- Trans-Pacific Intellectual Property – The Duets Blog looks at how the TPP affects patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.
- EU Policy Update – Covington’s Global Policy Watch blog gives us an update on Brexit and the impact it is having on technology, energy, trade policies, and more.
- Conservative expression may be unlawful harassment, EEOC says – Robin Shea of the Employment and Labor Insider answers the question, “is wearing a “Don’t Tread on Me” cap to work a form of racial harassment?”
- Outsourcing, Offshoring: BPO Deals are Soaring! – Andrew Schlidt of Husch Blackwell goes over the legal considerations regarding the current technology revolution as he calls it.
- Legal mistakes, Good Faith Errors and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Porter Wright’s Banking & Finance Law Report takes a look at a complicated case where a law firm’s only defense was that it had made a “good faith legal error.”
- Does Your Homeowners Insurance or Airbnb’s Host Protection Plan Cover You For Damage or Liability Arising from Short-Term Home-Sharing Rentals? – The Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog covers the potential errors you should look into when deciding to let someone rent out your house, even if it is just for the weekend.
- FDA Finalizes General Wellness Guidance – Last week the Food & Drug Administration finalized a guidance document which sets forth an approach to not regulate general wellness products.
- DOJ Recommends No Changes in ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees, And Requires Full-Work Licensing – How It Affects Music Users – David Oxenfords Broadcast Law Blog answers a few questions regarding recent DOJ recommendations.