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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 5

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On June 29 at 11:45 a.m. (Pacific), the Marin County Bar Association will host a lunch on this past Term with Rory Little. More information and registration for this event, which will be held at the McInnis Club Restaurant in San Rafael,…
  • May 5

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Commentary relating to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia comes from the National Constitution Center, which hosted a panel (video; audio also available) on Scalia’s constitutional legacy; and Tony Mauro, who in an op-ed for USA Today…
  • May 4

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Coverage relating to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, its effect on the Court, and the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to succeed him comes from Hanna Trudo of Politico, who reports on comments by President Barack Obama to news…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • May 5

    People v. Mohamed (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2016)

    People v. Mohamed (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2016)
    From this opinion:"In 2010, appellant was a board certified gynecologist who practiced cosmetic surgery out of his Encino office. Appellant relied on 'cutting edge' technology in his practice and used a medical instrument called a…
  • May 4

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)
    Yu-Ling Teng is a naturalized U.S. citizen.  When she first came to the United States in 1965, on a student visa, she had a Taiwanese passport that listed her date of birth as 1939.  She says that's right.  So, way back then,…
  • May 3

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)
    The Court of Appeal's published opinion does not mention the appellate attorney's name.  (For which that lawyer is undoubtedly incredibly thankful.)  Moreover, the list of counsel on appeal includes three different lawyers for the…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • May 4

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5
    ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION APPELLATE LAW SECTIONThursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Yeah, it's Cinco de Mayo...but just have a taco instead!Justice David A. ThompsonCourt of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three…
  • May 4

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24
    Tuesday05/24/2016Noon to 1:30 PMAppellate Law Section "Truefiling Training"Provided by Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two In June 2016, e-filing through ImageSoft'sTrueFiling system will be mandatory for allattorneys in the…
  • May 4

    Reasons for tentative ruling

    Reasons for tentative ruling
    Last week's DJ ran a letter to the editor by attorney John K. Haggerty of Santa Clara captioned Appellate Courts Could Help Out Counsel with Draft Opinions. The letter makes several thoughtful points:First, some practitioners are afraid to…
Rank this Week: 626

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/
  • May 5

    A dozen cases on the late-May calendar

    A dozen cases on the late-May calendar
    May is the only month with two oral argument calendars, and both are typically larger than normal.  So, as the court today finishes its 15-case early-May calendar, it announces a 12-case late-May calendar. Two of the cases made their…
  • May 5

    Vexatious-litigant defendant doesn’t need permission to appeal adverse judgment

    Vexatious-litigant defendant doesn’t need permission to appeal adverse judgment
    Concluding that “[a] different interpretation would impede . . . access to the appellate courts without advancing the underlying purpose of the vexatious litigant statutes,” the Supreme Court in John v. Superior Court today holds…
  • May 5

    No conference held the week of May 2, 2016

    No conference held the week of May 2, 2016
    The Court held no conference this week because it is hearing oral argument in San Francisco on 15 cases (including the Governor’s writ petition seeking to qualify his Justice and Rehabilitation Act initiative for the November…
Rank this Week: 885

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
  • Apr 14

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out
    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review hit my mailbox yesterday. It is published by the Litigation Section of the California State Bar and it has some terrific coverage of appeals and writs developments last year . . . and…
  • Apr 13

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?
    Death penalty cases can be automatically appealed to the Supreme Court, but a mere civil litigant has to ask the supreme court — convince it, really — to review its case. The odds are terrible; only about 1 in…
  • Mar 31

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case
    The Los Angeles Times has a story today on Justice Goodwin Liu, or, more particularly, on how his two recent lengthy dissents from orders denying review give some insight into what the court’s reasoning was. Usually, an order…
Rank this Week: 977

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/
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
  • Jul 31

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
    Law should seek personal liberty. ABA asked: How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
Rank this Week: 993

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: 1086

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: 1106

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: 1186

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
Rank this Week: 1304

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/
  • Mar 2

    Laches explained (equitable remedy)

    Laches explained (equitable remedy)
    WHAT IS LACHES AND WHEN CAN IT BE INVOKED? "[L]aches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time."Bluebonnet Sav. Bank, F.S.B. v. Grayridge Apartment Homes, Inc., 907 S.W.2d 904,…
  • Feb 4

    Right to an offset is an affirmative defense

    Right to an offset is an affirmative defense
      RIGHT TO OFFSET: WHO HAS BURDEN TO PLEAD AND PROVE IT? The right to an offset is an affirmative defense, and the burden of pleading offset and of proving facts necessary to support it are on the party making the…
  • Sep 22

    OAG v Weatherspoon (Tex 2015) Texas Supreme Court keeps whittling away at Whistleblower protection

    OAG v Weatherspoon (Tex 2015) Texas Supreme Court keeps whittling away at Whistleblower protection
    Supreme Court Justices continue to dismantle the Texas Whistleblower Act  Comment on Office of the Attorney General v Ginger Weatherspoon, No. 14-0582 (Tex. Sep. 18, 2015)  Here we go again. In an opinion handed down last…
Rank this Week: 1360

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 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
  • Dec 15

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?
    It doesn’t come up very often. In fact, as I type this, a number of soon-to-be filers are frantically drafting their petitions, compiling their records, and perfecting their emergency motions in reaction to a recent ruling. Whether to…
Rank this Week: 1534

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/
  • Apr 22

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands Seeks Associate Justice

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands Seeks Associate Justice
    The Republic of the Marshall Islands recently announced that it is seeking an Associate Justice for its "High Court." The High Court is a court of general jurisdiction, and justices of the court are sometimes called upon to sit on a…
  • Mar 23

    Order Denying Absolute Legislative Immunity Immediately Appealable Under Collateral Order Doctrine

    Order Denying Absolute Legislative Immunity Immediately Appealable Under Collateral Order Doctrine
    On February 22, 2016, the HAWSCT issued an opinion in Mark H. K. Greer v. Rosalyn H. Baker, et al., SCWC-15-0000034, holding that an order denying a motion to dismiss based on absolute legislative immunity is immediately appealable under the…
  • Mar 21

    Motions to Stay in the Hawaii Appellate Court

    Motions to Stay in the Hawaii Appellate Court
    On March 14, 2016, the HSBA Appellate Section hosted two staff attorneys who work at the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeal to discuss the topic of motions to stay. The following information and practice pointers were provided: Hawaii Rules…
Rank this Week: 1560

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1702

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 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
  • Feb 3

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing the mixed cause of action conundrum in Baral v. Schnitt (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1423. According to the Court’s docket, the issue is whether the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil…
Rank this Week: 2035

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/
  • Mar 2

    2016 Judicial Election Results for Arkansas Supreme Court and Arkansas Court of Appeal

    2016 Judicial Election Results for Arkansas Supreme Court and Arkansas Court of Appeal
    The 2016 nonpartisan judicial elections held in Arkansas on March 1st have resulted in two new Arkansas Supreme Court Justices, one new Judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and one runoff election for a seat on the…
  • Feb 1

    Timeline of an Arkansas Civil Appeal

    Timeline of an Arkansas Civil Appeal
    Introducing the new Timeline of an Arkansas Civil Appeal infographic, brought to you by Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A.  If you would like to receive a copy of our custom timeline card for your office, just send us an email…
  • Jan 19

    In Memory of Chief Justice Hannah

    In Memory of Chief Justice Hannah
    The Arkansas Supreme Court issued a per curiam last week entitled In Memory of Chief Justice James R. Hannah, in which the Court recognized Justice Hannah’s 37 years of service to the Arkansas Judiciary. I had the privilege and…
Rank this Week: 2083

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

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

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
  • May 5

    Announcing the California Supreme Court Review

    Announcing the California Supreme Court Review
    Early last year, we founded the Illinois Supreme Court Review to bring rigorous, law-review style empirical research founded on data analytic techniques to the study of appellate decision making.  Today, we expand our focus with the…
  • May 2

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds State’s Contractual Obligations Are Implicitly Conditional on Appropriation

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds State’s Contractual Obligations Are Implicitly Conditional on Appropriation
    A state employee union enters into a contract with the State calling for certain wage increases. Ultimately, the legislature refuses to fully fund the increases, and they aren’t paid. Is the State in breach of contract, or are its…
  • Apr 8

    California Limits Ability to Skirt Privilege Using Public Records Request

    California Limits Ability to Skirt Privilege Using Public Records Request
    In Ardon v. City of Los Angeles, the unanimous California Supreme Court narrowly interpreted a statutory waiver included in the California Public Records Act to exclude “inadvertent” disclosures.  In responding to a public…
Rank this Week: 2276

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: 2459

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: 2504

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: 2539

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2594

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 2794

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/
  • Dec 4

    Florida's Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional

    Florida's Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional
    You may have gone to pay for a purchase and been told by the store owner that there was an extra charge to pay by credit card. And you've undoubtedly gone to a gas station with two sets of prices: lower prices for cash and higher prices for…
  • Sep 18

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Part 2 -- Unique Issue

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Part 2 -- Unique Issue
    Continuing from my last post, this post (also excerpted/adapted from my CLE presentation o the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section) outlines some unique legal issues that arise in foreclosure appeals.   Attorney’s…
  • Sep 16

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Unique Issues and Broader Impact

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Unique Issues and Broader Impact
    [The following is excerpted/adapted from a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation I gave earlier this year for the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section's Monthly CLE Teleconference. Because the lecture was too long for one post, I'm…
Rank this Week: 3214

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: 3265

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/
  • Jul 6

    SC Workers’ Comp Panel Can Rehear its Decision

    SC Workers’ Comp Panel Can Rehear its Decision
    Parties may petition the Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to rehear its decisions. The case is Rhame v. Charleston County School Dist., Op. No. 27516 (S.C. Sup.Ct. April 22, 2015). In Rhame, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3297

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: 3639

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: 3773

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

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

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • Jan 12

    SCOTUS Voids Florida’s Death Penalty

    SCOTUS Voids Florida’s Death Penalty
    Breaking News:  In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States finds that Florida’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution in that it takes power that should belong to juries and vests it in trial…
  • Oct 27

    Florida’s Highest Court Refuses Webster’s Request for “Seat at the Table”

    Florida’s Highest Court Refuses Webster’s Request for “Seat at the Table”
    Today, the Supreme Court of Florida entered an order denying U.S. Senator, Daniel Webster’s request to intervene in the widely-reported Florida redistricting case, League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc., et al. v. Detzer, Case No.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3784

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender
    Jacek Stramski | On December 17, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court rejected the Judicial Qualifications Commission’s (JQC) recommendation that Judge John Murphy of Brevard County be suspended, and instead held that he “surrendered…
  • Nov 5

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt
    Jacek Stramski | On November 5, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in State v. Diaz de la Portilla (SC14-1625) and clarified that failure to appear at a scheduled hearing when required to do so by a court can
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3841

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: 4146

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/
  • Apr 7

    What's in a name

    What's in a name
    On March 31, George Mason University School of Law announced that it will be renamed in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. According to a recent article in The National Law Journal by Tony Mauro, the announcement of the...
  • Mar 31

    Short Article on Appellate Advocacy - ABA Student Lawyer Magazine

    Short Article on Appellate Advocacy - ABA Student Lawyer Magazine
    At the risk of shameful self-promotion, and fully aware that there are thousands of articles and blog posts out there providing advice on appellate advocacy practices, I thought readers here might enjoy a short article that I authored and…
  • Feb 14

    The Impact of Justice Scalia's Death on the Court and the Country

    The Impact of Justice Scalia's Death on the Court and the Country
    As Jennifer has noted in her earlier post, yesterday our country lost a legal giant. Regardless of what one thinks of the substance of Justice Scalia's opinions, it is undeniable that he was a brilliant man who made a huge...
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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: 4479

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/
  • May 4

    Appellate Delay Disturbing in Custody/Parenting Time Matter

    Appellate Delay Disturbing in Custody/Parenting Time Matter
    In Teruya v Burgan, Docket No. 325126, issued April 7, 2016, a Michigan mother and Californian father of three children, who were conceived by in vitro fertilization insemination, disputed rights regarding parenting time and the father filed…
  • Apr 29

    Grand Rapids ‘peace and tranquility’ ordinance is declared unconstitutional

    Grand Rapids ‘peace and tranquility’ ordinance is declared unconstitutional
       A Grand Rapids ordinance that prohibits the use of a premises “which shall destroy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding neighborhood” is unconstitutionally vague, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a…
  • Apr 25

    Party didn’t meet MCR 3.206 requirements: Must pay own attorney fee

    Party didn’t meet MCR 3.206 requirements: Must pay own attorney fee
       An ex-wife who filed a motion to modify a custody order was not entitled to attorney fees associated with the motion, because she was able to pay her own fees and the fees were not the result of her ex-husband’s failure to…
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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: 4540

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: 4617

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/
  • Feb 5

    Developments in Georgia appellate jurisdiction

    Developments in Georgia appellate jurisdiction
    Back in October I wrote about the potential realignment of the Georgia appellate courts’ jurisdiction. In January, the Governor’s Appellate Jurisdiction Review Commission released its report. And yesterday, a bill was…
  • Oct 13

    Potential Realignment of the Georgia Appellate Courts’ Jurisdiction

    Potential Realignment of the Georgia Appellate Courts’ Jurisdiction
    Following close on the expansion of the Georgia Court of Appeals from 12 judges to 15, Governor Deal has appointed a commission to study potential reallocation of the caseloads of the Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. This…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4683

Smythe PC Blog

Smythe PC Blog

Covers appellate law.

http://appeals.me/smythe-pc/
Rank this Week: 4824