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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 19

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    The Court is in summer recess.
  • Jul 3

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    With the Court now in its summer recess, some coverage and commentary focus on overviews of the Term more generally.  NPR’s Nina Totenberg and this blog’s Tom Goldstein discuss the Term with Robert Siegel, while at the Los…
  • Jul 2

    Review of new Arizona election case narrowed

    Review of new Arizona election case narrowed
    The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed somewhat its plan to review the work of the independent Arizona agency that drew new election districts for the state legislature after the latest census.  In a new order, the Court said it would…
Rank this Week: 30

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
  • Jul 1

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal publishes this opinion today.  And it's relentless.  Relentless.  Seriously. Relentless.Justice Hull lets you know at the very outset that we're not just talking about any defendant.  He lets you know…
Rank this Week: 161

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 208

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....
    This blawg will be taking a short break. Should be fine, right? Nothing important could possibly happen in the appellate world in just a few weeks over the summer...
  • Jun 22

    No flim flam

    No flim flam
    Are orders remanding a case from state to federal court appealable?The recent 9th Circuit case of Flam v. Flam (9th Circ. June 8, 2015) provides a clue.H&L's Peder Batalden and John Querio explain all in today's DJ.Here're the opening…
  • Jun 18

    Today's appellate tidbit

    Today's appellate tidbit
    Today's DJ profiles LASC Judge Dick Burdge. Prominent commercial litigator in the LA legal community? Sure. But he earns his spot on this blog because: "His wife is Lee S. Edmon, a former presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior…
Rank this Week: 641

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jul 4

    Ninth Circuit asks (will ask?) Supreme Court to interpret an insurance policy

    Ninth Circuit asks (will ask?) Supreme Court to interpret an insurance policy
    The Ninth Circuit wants help construing an insurance policy and it’s hoping the California Supreme Court will do that work for it.  So says an order requesting the Supreme Court to answer a question of California law under rule…
  • Jul 2

    One defendant wins, another loses in Three Strikes Reform Act opinion. Death penalty affirmed.

    One defendant wins, another loses in Three Strikes Reform Act opinion. Death penalty affirmed.
    The Supreme Court today addresses two issues concerning resentencing provisions in the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012, which was adopted by the voters’ approval of Proposition 36.  The court also affirms a death sentence. …
  • Jul 2

    Peace officer personnel file discovery opinion filing Monday

    Peace officer personnel file discovery opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Superior Court (Johnson), a case that concerns the intersection of the prosecution’s duty to disclose exculpatory evidence and the requirement of a hearing about…
Rank this Week: 895

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 1

    Estate’s Faulty Notice Sinks Appeal; Parties Lectured On Rules; Born To Worry

    Estate’s Faulty Notice Sinks Appeal; Parties Lectured On Rules; Born To Worry
    Illinoisappellatelawyerblog was born to worry. And opinions like Estate of York feed that congenital behavior. The First District Illinois Appellate Court woke us to attention with its first words. “The case before us serves as a…
  • Apr 11

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order
    The Eckersalls’ divorce included a fight over custody of their children. The couple agreed on a visitation schedule, but not on the terms and conditions of visitation. So the trial court entered a standard “Custody/Visitation…
  • Dec 22

    Illinois Discovery Order A Judgment, Triggering 30-Day Appeal Deadline

    Illinois Discovery Order A Judgment, Triggering 30-Day Appeal Deadline
    Daewoo International paid American Metals Trading $14.5 million for pig iron. But American Metals didn’t deliver, so Daewoo started an arbitration proceeding. In support of the arbitration, Daewoo got an order of attachment against…
Rank this Week: 995

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
Rank this Week: 1011

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 1100

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 1128

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1227

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Jun 30

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA
    By Emira Tufo On June 12th, in Martel c. KIA Canada inc. (2015 QCCA 1033), the Quebec Court of Appeal reversed a ruling of the Superior Court which had refused to authorize a class action against a vehicle manufacturer, KIA, for allegedly…
  • Jun 18

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Sam Rogers The Supreme Court of Canada has recently dismissed two leave applications and granted leave in one case that will be of interest to our readers. These…
  • Jun 16

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak
    By Kelli McAllister Over the past year, courts across Canada have responded to the Supreme Court of Canada’s clarion call in Hryniak v Mauldin (“Hryniak”) for a culture shift to promote access to justice including through…
Rank this Week: 1341

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1423

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 1463

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 1566

Record on Appeal

Record on Appeal

Focuses on case law analysis, appellate events, and other topics in the area of appellate law. By Rebecca A. Copeland.

http://www.recordonappeal.com/
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up

    June 2015 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up
    Once again we round up the stats for the Hawaii appellate courts for the previous month. In the month of June 2015, 137 decisions (in the form of opinions and orders) were issued by the courts, up from 95 in May. The following is a breakdown…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Makes Marriage Equality the Law of the Land

    SCOTUS Makes Marriage Equality the Law of the Land
    Today, here, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a fundamental constitutional right to marry. In so holding, the Court overturned the Sixth Circuit's decision and…
  • Jun 23

    Starting a Practice as a Solo or Small Firm Attorney

    Starting a Practice as a Solo or Small Firm Attorney
    Back on April 15, 2015, this blogger was pleased to be a part of an ABA panel on becoming a solo or small firm attorney, held in conjunction with the 2015 Joint Spring Meeting presented by ABA GPSolo and NAPABA Western Regional Conference.…
Rank this Week: 1619

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition
    The big news in this batch of opinions is not the conspiracy to import lobsters case, but, rather the Barry Bonds appeal. Mr. Bonds was prosecuted for evading a prosecutor's questions while testifying in a grand jury. And, now, thanks to an…
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
Rank this Week: 1816

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Mar 18

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action
    Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more favorable judgment,…
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
Rank this Week: 2124

Arkansas Appeal

Arkansas Appeal

Covers significant developments in appellate practice in Arkansas and decisions from Arkansas’s Appellate Courts. By Tasha C. Taylor.

http://arkansasappeals.com/
Rank this Week: 2139

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

Covers appellate issues, trial consultations and evaluating appeals. By Sedgwick LLP.

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
  • Jul 2

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Constitutionality of Foreclosure Filing Fee

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Constitutionality of Foreclosure Filing Fee
    During its May term, an apparently skeptical Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Walker v. McGuire, a constitutional challenge to a fee (735 ILCS 5/15-1504.1) on foreclosure filings to support a state foreclosure prevention…
  • Jul 1

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Vesting of Pension Health Care Benefit

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Vesting of Pension Health Care Benefit
    Late in its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Matthews v. Chicago Transit Authority, which poses the question of whether the health care benefits of Chicago Transit Authority employees and retirees are vested, and…
  • Jun 30

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Police Pension Can’t Be Offset by Social Security in Divorce Settlement

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Police Pension Can’t Be Offset by Social Security in Divorce Settlement
    Federal law provides that Social Security benefits cannot be divided between spouses in a divorce settlement (as well as being exempt from execution, attachment, garnishment and bankruptcy distribution – virtually the only exception is…
Rank this Week: 2366

New York Appellate Law Blog

New York Appellate Law Blog

Covers significant tort and insurance coverage decisions in New York's Appellate Courts, cases which have been granted leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, and other practice tips or information regarding appeals to New York's Appellate Courts. By Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP.

http://mlnappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2563

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

Provides information and advice to trial attorneys from an appellate attorney. By Donna Bader.

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • Aug 26

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.
    In Gregory v. Cott, 2014 WL 3805478, the California Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and their families are liable for the injuries they inflict on in-home health care…
  • Aug 12

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?
     In People v. Hernandez (2014) ___, Cal.App.4th ___, Justice Rylaarsdam wrote the opinion in a criminal appeal in which the Court previously appointed counsel to represent the defendant.  The attorney filed…
  • Jul 31

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice
    Governor Jerry Brown nominated a new Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter, who was one of the Court’s most conservative members.  The nominee is Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Mexican-born Stanford Law…
Rank this Week: 2613

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 2632

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2662

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 2873

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Provides Ohio criminal appeals news, views and insights. By J. Adam Engel, LLC.

http://www.adamengel.net/appealsblog/
  • Feb 12

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that evidence seized from a single trash pull that corroborates tips and background information involving drug activity is sufficient to establish probable cause for a warrant. The case is State v. Jones, Slip…
  • Sep 26

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense
    The case is State v. Wine, No. 2014-Ohio-3948. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant who presents an “all or nothing” defense in a criminal trial does not have the right to prevent a trial court from giving…
  • Sep 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant is entiled to an attorney at a resentencing hearing. The court explained that “a resentencing hearing is a critical stage of a criminal proceeding to which the right to counsel…
Rank this Week: 3312

Florida Appellate Review

Florida Appellate Review

Features news and analysis of Florida Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions and developments. By Dan Bushell.

http://www.floridaappellatereview.com/
  • Mar 26

    FL Appeals Court Tells Dwayne Wade and Ex-Wife to Get a Parenting Coordinator and Stop Appealing

    FL Appeals Court Tells Dwayne Wade and Ex-Wife to Get a Parenting Coordinator and Stop Appealing
    Three times was too many for Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade's ex-wife. Four years ago, an Illinois court entered a 102-page (!) judgment after a 38-day (!) trial, detailing D-Wade and his ex-wife's custody and timesharing arrangements. D-Wade…
  • Feb 25

    Florida Appeals Court Forfeiture Decision A Reflection of Changing Attitudes About Cannabis?

    Florida Appeals Court Forfeiture Decision A Reflection of Changing Attitudes About Cannabis?
    There's no denying that public opinion on the dangerousness of cannabis has changed dramatically in recent years. Florida has not taken the steps that some states have taken to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, let alone for general…
  • Feb 23

    Challenge to Blind Trusts Premature, Florida's 1st DCA Rule

    Challenge to Blind Trusts Premature, Florida's 1st DCA Rule
    There's been considerable teeth gnashing about a 2013 Florida law allowing politicians to hold their assets in blind trusts, and withhold from public disclosure specification of the assets held in those trusts. But the debate is only…
Rank this Week: 3340

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://southcarolinaappellatelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer
    I’ve spent the day re-reading the Advance Sheets from the last several months. While reviewing the recent decisions of our Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, I thought about South Carolina Appellate Lawyer and regretted that I had let it…
Rank this Week: 3336

The Appellate Record

The Appellate Record

Covers appellate law, cases, and issues. By Andrews Kurth LLP.

http://www.appellaterecord.com
  • Aug 22

    Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

    Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
    Well, are you? Smarter than a fifth grader? And if you insist that you are, is that a good thing? I spend a good portion of every day taking lousy writing and changing it into something better, sometimes even persuasive. (To be fair, some of…
  • Aug 15

    And The Winner Is . . .

    And The Winner Is . . .
    The Supreme Court of Texas is meeting in conference today,  August 15. It's the first conference in a while, given the summer court schedule. But without even warming up or stretching out, the court is managing to sandwich four days of…
  • Aug 8

    Secrets in the Twitter Age

    Secrets in the Twitter Age
    "Rien ne pèse tant que un secret." That's what La Fontaine said. For Luddite Americans like me, it means, "Nothing weighs more than a secret." On the theory that a picture is worth a thousand French quotes, take a look at the…
Rank this Week: 3360

South Carolina Appeals - Tips and…

South Carolina Appeals - Tips and News

Covers South Carolina state appellate practice and noteworthy SC decisions. By the Law Offices of Robert Hill.

http://www.attorneyroberthill-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    When is a South Carolina Appeal Filed?

    When is a South Carolina Appeal Filed?
    When is a South Carolina appeal filed? Is it when the notice of appeal is sent, received, or something in between? For appeals to the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the notice of appeal is filed when it is dropped in…
  • Mar 30

    Get Ground for Appeal in the Record

    Get Ground for Appeal in the Record
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently agreed with me that a record on appeal was insufficient for the Court to tell whether an issue argued on appeal was preserved. The case is 21st Mortgage Corp. v. Youmans, Op. No. 2015-UP-112…
  • Mar 23

    SC Risperdal Case is a Trove of Unperserved Appellate Issue

    SC Risperdal Case is a Trove of Unperserved Appellate Issue
    Parties in South Carolina often raise appellate issues that they failed to preserve in the trial court. Until last month, four error-preservation violations were the most I had seen discussed in a single case. Then came State…
Rank this Week: 3404

On The Docket

On The Docket

Covers appellate litigation in the Carolinas and beyond. By Nexsen Pruet.

http://www.nexsenpruetonthedocket.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.
    By Kirsten E. SmallBecause I am an appellate lawyer, error preservation is the bane of my existence. I don't care if the trial judge excluded your evidence, kicked a puppy, or made the jury deliberate through the Clemson-Carolina game. If you…
  • Sep 19

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"
    By Kirsten E. SmallWe all know that “per curiam” means “by the court.” But, to echo a 1960s hippie-type, what does “per curiam” really mean, man? What message, if any, is an appellate court conveying by issuing an opinion “per…
  • Sep 12

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker
    By Kirsten E. SmallJust in time for "On the Docket" to return from its summer hiatus ("hiatus" sounds so much more deliberate than "holy cow, I've been busy lately," doesn't it?), President Obama has officially announced a new pick for the…
Rank this Week: 3751

Washington State Appellate…

Washington State Appellate Practice Blog

Covers local and national appellate law practice. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.waappellatelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Parties are motivated to appeal for various reasons, often a combination of personal and financial considerations depending on the nature of the dispute. The decision whether to appeal should also take into account the likelihood of success…
  • Sep 25

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive
    A good appellate advocate knows that understatement is generally more effective than exaggeration or hyperbole.  This proved true in a recent appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In this case,…
  • Nov 28

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Litigants are motivated to appeal for various reasons.  These may include financial considerations, a belief that the judge was biased or that trial counsel mishandled the case, a belief that justice has not been done, or simply a desire…
Rank this Week: 3883

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

Covers appellate opinions and practice in Florida and elsewhere. By Jennifer R. Dixon.

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • Jun 16

    Economic Development in the Sunshine?

    Economic Development in the Sunshine?
    The Fifth District Court of Appeal heard oral argument today on the issue of whether the records of the Economic Development Commission of Brevard County are subject to public inspection.  The lower court ruled that such…
  • May 1

    SCOTUS Affirms Sanction of Florida Judicial Candidate

    SCOTUS Affirms Sanction of Florida Judicial Candidate
    On April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed a Florida Supreme Court decision upholding disciplinary sanctions against Lanell Williams-Yulee, a candidate for County Court Judge in Hillsborough County.  See…
  • Apr 27

    New Rules Bring New Requirements in the Fifth DCA

    New Rules Bring New Requirements in the Fifth DCA
    If you are a registered filer with e-DCA, you may have received this notice from the Fifth DCA last week.  Because of changes to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, attorneys are now required to notify the appellate court when…
Rank this Week: 3919

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Apr 6

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create
    Regina Keenan | On November 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in Citrus County Hospital Board v. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. (SC13-411) affirming Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. v. Citrus County…
  • Apr 6

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2
    Regina Keenan | On March 19, 2005, the Florida Supreme Court issued opinions in Falcon v. State, (SC13-865) and Horsley v. State, (SC13-1938) combined with State v. Horsley, (SC-13-2000). In Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (U.S. 2012), the
  • Mar 21

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender
    Kristen Larson | In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a Florida law which allowed juveniles to be sentenced to life without parole for nonhomicide crimes was unconstitutional. The Court
Rank this Week: 3950

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: 4338

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Jun 22

    Speaking With Some Authority

    Speaking With Some Authority
    A reader kindly passed along this interesting link: The Art of Appellate Advocacy: A Conversation With the Supreme Court of Virginia. The two-hour video, organized by Jeffrey A. Breit, adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School,…
  • May 29

    How the Sausage Is Made

    How the Sausage Is Made
    I'm a bit behind on this, so most readers of this blog have probably read this article by Gulati and Posner: The Management of Staff by Federal Court of Appeals Judges. This look at the management of judges' staffs is...
  • May 7

    Bits and Pieces on Writing

    Bits and Pieces on Writing
    Of interest on the topic of writing... First, Bryan Garner has a column on the ABA Online, "First impressions endure, even in brief writing." In it, Garner makes use of social science research and the work of Nobel laureate…
Rank this Week: 4538

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • May 29

    I rarely agree with this author…but I agree with the attached sentiments that he now expresses…

    I rarely agree with this author…but I agree with the attached sentiments that he now expresses…
    Illinois judges: ‘merit selection’ vs. merits of election process By Dick Devine Dick Devine is a partner at Meckler, Bulger, Tilson and Pearson LLP. He served as the state’s attorney of Cook County from 1996 to 2008. I…
  • Mar 24

    In a followup, I guess we should not be surprised by…

    In a followup, I guess we should not be surprised by…
    http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2015/03/23/activists-question-chicago-police-use-of-cell.html
  • Mar 18

    We would like to but we can’t tell you….

    We would like to but we can’t tell you….
    According to a recent report, Law Enforcement across the country are seeking funds for a super-secret device created by the Harris Corporation that can track cell phones, emails, and other data by acting like a cell phone tower and is small…
Rank this Week: 4555

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4651

Prove My Florida Case

Prove My Florida Case

Covers Florida appellate, evidentiary, and trial perspectives and issues. By David M. Adelstein.

http://www.provemyfloridacase.com
Rank this Week: 4701

Georgia Appeals Blog

Georgia Appeals Blog

Comments on new cases and appellate procedure in Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit. By Andy Clark.

http://andyclarklaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Braves Stadium Bond

    Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Braves Stadium Bond
    The Georgia Supreme Court this morning issued its decision rejecting a challenge to the validation of the bonds financing the Braves’ new Cobb County stadium, SunTrust Park. My earlier post about the case is here. The Court’s…
  • May 2

    “The General Grounds” for a New Trial in Georgia

    “The General Grounds” for a New Trial in Georgia
    Under Georgia law, a trial judge may grant a new trial when the verdict is “contrary to evidence and the principles of justice and equity,” OCGA § 5-5-20, or “decidedly and strongly against the weight of the…
  • Mar 1

    Georgia General Assembly Considering New Rules for Judicial Expressions of Opinion

    Georgia General Assembly Considering New Rules for Judicial Expressions of Opinion
    Back in December I wrote about possible changes to Georgia’s “super-plain error” rule, OCGA § 17-8-57. Bills to amend OCGA § 17-8-57 have now been introduced in the House (HB 196) and the Senate (SB 99).…
Rank this Week: 4977

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
Rank this Week: 5059

Smythe PC Blog

Smythe PC Blog

Covers appellate law.

http://appeals.me/smythe-pc/
Rank this Week: 5003