“The savings in time alone, as you try to prepare for an initial or detention hearing, makes the Handbook a bargain.” – Defense Magazine
The Federal Bail and Detention Handbook2015is now available. This soft cover treatise has been published to help readers find answers in a hurry and its size makes it convenient to be carried to and from the courtroom.
The Bail Reform Act of 1984 and its legislative history are lengthy and complex. Yet all federal court participants–lawyers, judges, and others–are required to understand the Act thoroughly and apply it swiftly and effectively, often under the pressure of a detention hearing.
Authored by the Honorable John L. Weinberg, this title provides the busy practicing lawyer or judge with a quick and clear reference to the Act and all of the relevant statutory language, legislative history and appellate case law.
Judge Weinberg has included “Practice Pointers”, which are designed to provide defense counsel and Assistant U.S. Attorneys with strategic suggestions for dealing with the Act. The Handbook‘s Table of Cases lists every federal appellate decision of significant precedential value that interprets or applies the Act.
The paperback format of this 2015 edition has been tailored to help readers find answers in a hurry. Its size permits it to be carried conveniently to and from the courtroom.
The Practising Law Institute’s Discover PLUS New Content Added in 2014 list is out! Inside the catalog is a listing of the books, form, and transcripts that were added to PLI Discover PLUS in 2014. This list is a reference guide for librarians, attorneys, researchers, and other subscribers.
PLI Discover PLUS continues to grow: new books are publishes; Treatises are updated; Forms are added; and new programs generate our Course Handbooks and Transcripts. In 2014, we added or updated the following:
What is legally protected under U.S. copyright law has become much more complex in today’s digital arena. The increase of communication through social media and other digital venues raises issues that did not exist a decade or two ago. Copyright Law: A Practitioner’s Guide, now in a new second edition, clarifies the current status of U.S. copyright law by explaining the major federal copyright legislation and related court rulings. It gives you the legal knowledge you need to protect your clients’ copyright interests in both the real world and the virtual world of cyberspace.
Written by two nationally recognized lawyers who have litigated major copyright cases in today’s digital age, Copyright Law, Second Edition helps you to:
• understand the scope of copyright owners’ exclusive rights
• prove copyright infringement and obtain appropriate remedies
• renew, restore, and recapture copyrights
• know when Internet-related activities constitute copyright infringement
• find out who owns a work for clearance purposes
• exploit unique defenses and statutory safe harbors that exist in the digital environment
• get insurance against litigation risks arising from possible infringing uses, and
• know when and how to register copyrights with the Copyright Office.
The new second edition of Copyright Law has been completely updated and expanded to reflect the most recent cases and changes in copyright law, and now includes two new chapters dedicated to criminal and international copyright law. In addition, new sections have been added that discuss:
• The Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo and its interpretation of the public performance right
• The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons and its impact on the first sale doctrine
• The relevance of “volitional conduct” as a prerequisite to direct liability
• Orphan works
• Copyright class actions
• “Space shifting” and “place shifting” as potential fair uses
• Pleading copyright claims after Twombly and Iqbal
Copyright Law, Second Edition is filled with valuable case discussions and practice pointers, such as the inclusion of a detailed flowchart using an actual case result to illustrate how actual damages and profits are calculated.
An evolving regulatory landscape and changing economic conditions continue to affect business organization and capital requirements in the global insurance industry, leading to new participants, new transactions, and new challenges. PLI’s new Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook provides attorneys with an essential reference to keep up with emerging trends in insurance and investment management M&A.
The Deskbook covers topics such as acquisitions of public insurance companies, blocks of insurance business and private acquisitions; the regulatory environment of the insurance industry and the financial services industry; investment in the insurance industry by private equity and pension funds; and the expansion of insurance industry participants into emerging markets around the globe. The Deskbook also provides specific guidance for understanding Lloyd’s of London and the M&A market for mutual life insurers.