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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Armstrong v. Thompson 16-35 Issue: Whether all (or nearly all) law enforcement officers are “public officials” under New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
  • Jul 27

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Briefly: Writing for this blog, Amy Howe covered yesterday’s filing by attorneys for a transgender student, who urged the Court not to block lower-court rulings that would allow the student, who identifies as a boy, to use the…
  • Jul 26

    Virginia student urges Court to deny stay in transgender bathroom case

    Virginia student urges Court to deny stay in transgender bathroom case
    A Virginia school board has “utterly failed” to show that it will suffer lasting harm if “G.G.,” a seventeen-year-old transgender student, is allowed to use the boys’ restroom until the Supreme Court can rule on…
Rank this Week: 10

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 27

    Ninth Circuit sends law firm finance question to Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit sends law firm finance question to Supreme Court
    The Ninth Circuit today asks the Supreme Court to answer this question:  “Under California law, does a dissolved law firm have a property interest in legal matters that are in progress but not completed at the time the law firm is…
  • Jul 27

    Arbitration opinion filing tomorrow; three filings expected Monday

    Arbitration opinion filing tomorrow; three filings expected Monday
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive, Inc., which was argued on the early-May calendar. Sandquist raises the issue if the trial court or the arbitrator decides whether an arbitration…
  • Jul 26

    “U.S. judges say California’s top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights”

    “U.S. judges say California’s top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights”
    Maura Dolan reports in today’s Los Angeles Times about two concurring opinions in yesterday’s en banc Ninth Circuit decision in Curiel v. Miller.  The case is another chapter in the interrelationship between state appellate…
Rank this Week: 627

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Jul 27

    All the Supreme Court's Friend

    All the Supreme Court's Friend
    That's the title of of today's DJ article by Orrick's Brian Goldman about SCOTUS amicus briefs this past term. "Overall, interested parties filed 849 amicus briefs, with at least one filed in 64 of the 69 cases the court heard." The…
  • Jul 26

    Federal Appellate jurisdiction case

    Federal Appellate jurisdiction case
    No, wrong FAA...Does the FAA (that's the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., not the airplane guys) provide the 9th Circuit with jurisdiction to hear an interlocutory appeal from a district court’s case management order?…
  • Jul 25

    Appeals are not Reruns & 2 other fascinating DJ article

    Appeals are not Reruns & 2 other fascinating DJ article
    That's the title of today's Lessons Learned column in the DJ, by David Balabanian. He points out that no trial is error-free, so that "in nearly every case, the losing party can accurately say the trial was rife with error. The question,…
Rank this Week: 471

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 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
  • Jul 26

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)
    This opinion has been a long time coming.It may also be one of, if not the, most important opinions of the month.At issue is whether it's permissible for a district attorney to "blanket paper" a judge that has made adverse rulings against…
  • Jul 21

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit concludes today that the defendant waived its right to arbitrate.  And it's exactly right.  This is, indeed, a pretty classic -- and easy -- example of how to waive your rights.It'd almost be enough itself to…
Rank this Week: 137

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

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

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • Jul 26

    Lowndes Attorneys Obtain Favorable Rulings for Court-Appointed Receiver

    Lowndes Attorneys Obtain Favorable Rulings for Court-Appointed Receiver
    Orlando, FL–Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder, Richard Dellinger, and appellate attorney, Jennifer R. Dixon, prevailed in defending a client appointed to serve as a receiver in…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3451

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

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

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
Rank this Week: 3873

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: 1175

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/
  • Jul 22

    Book Review: Wicked Takes the Witness Stand

    Book Review: Wicked Takes the Witness Stand
    The book Wicked Takes the Witness Stand by former journalist Mardi Link recounts the true story of the extensive legal proceeding following a 1986 murder in a page-turner of a story in Gaylord, Michigan.  Ms. Link weaves together a…
  • Jul 8

    Termination of Incarcerated Father’s Rights Reversed on Appeal

    Termination of Incarcerated Father’s Rights Reversed on Appeal
    The MI Court of Appeals (COA) held the Ingham County trial court’s termination of a father’s rights was clearly erroneous where the rights were terminated because (1) the conditions that led to the adjudication continued to exist,…
  • Jul 1

    Misapplication of Preclusion Principles Sends Guardianship Back to Probate Court

    Misapplication of Preclusion Principles Sends Guardianship Back to Probate Court
    The Court of Appeals (COA) reversed the decision of the probate court, confirmed by the circuit court, because of the incorrect application of preclusion principles to the Petitioner’s Petition for a change of Guardianship.  The…
Rank this Week: 1149

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: 540

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: 2870

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/
  • Jul 13

    Is Justice Ginsberg wrong for voicing her opinion on Donald Trump?

    Is Justice Ginsberg wrong for voicing her opinion on Donald Trump?
    This week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg drew criticism for her negative public remarks about Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. In three separate forums, Justice Ginsberg made remarks about not wanting Trump to become…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1850

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
Rank this Week: 2669

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Jul 5

    Attorney Thomas C. Brandstrader Wins Case for Client Found with $6.75 Million of Cocaine

    Attorney Thomas C. Brandstrader Wins Case for Client Found with $6.75 Million of Cocaine
    Criminal defense attorney Thomas C. Brandstrader wins not-guilty finding for client accused of possession with intent to distribute cocaine worth an estimated $6.75 million. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) JUNE 01, 2016 Thomas C. Brandstrader, a Chicago…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Fourth

    Happy Fourth
    I hope we can take this day and reflect not on war and violence but on peace and honest discourse. A look at our American history draws  the conclusion that we have rarely lived up to the ideals set out in the Declaration of…
  • Jun 21

    Utah v Streiff

    Utah v Streiff
    A person leaves a location which is being surveilled for narcotics activity. He is stopped by the police who search him and recover narcotics. There was no probable cause for the stop. There was no “reasonable suspicion” for the…
Rank this Week: 1863

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: 688

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?
    While appearing rhetorical, there is a very good reason to bother. My firm recently turned an appellant’s partially favorable result into full relief on rehearing. In doing so, we utilized the Texas appellate procedure rules, which…
  • May 13

    Soaking Up Some CLE

    Soaking Up Some CLE
    I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 818

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 3934

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/
Rank this Week: 888

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    South Florida man hurt by SWAT team as he tried to cash check can seek new $3.3M award from Bank of America

    South Florida man hurt by SWAT team as he tried to cash check can seek new $3.3M award from Bank of America
    Originally  Posted on the ABA Law Journal June 3, 2016By Martha Neil“When Rodolfo Valladares went to a Florida branch of the Bank of America in 2008, he was just trying to cash a $100 check. But after he was mistaken for a robber…
  • May 27

    Easley named to Elite Women Worldwide 2016

    Easley named to Elite Women Worldwide 2016
    Easley Appellate Practice founder Dorothy Easley has been recognized in the Elite Women Worldwide, the premier source for prominent and successful female leaders. Elite Women Worldwide recognizes outstanding female professionals in their…
  • May 10

    Contempt case unusual because judge bypassed Florida Bar, attorney say

    Contempt case unusual because judge bypassed Florida Bar, attorney say
    A case like that of a Palm Beach County assistant public defender battling professional misconduct allegations is exceptionally rare but it’s not unheard of in more conventional channels, a Miami attorney said during a recent…
Rank this Week: 1206

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: 1230

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: 1251

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: 1469

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: 2886

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: 4601

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: 2251

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: 3309

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: 1486

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: 3500

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3388

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: 1201

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: 1025

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: 3315

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: 4767

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: 1302

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: 364

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: 1686

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: 178

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: 2289

Smythe PC Blog

Smythe PC Blog

Covers appellate law.

http://appeals.me/smythe-pc/
Rank this Week: 2094