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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 28

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court
    The Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court is scheduled to hear from defense attorneys next month about adopting changes in the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries. The Boston Globe reported that four cases will be…
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly three years ago, Michael Williams was exonerated of second-degree murder in Louisiana. According to the American Lawyer, Williams is now seeking compensation from New Orleans and the state for the more than 15 years he spent in prison…
  • Aug 26

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released
    On Monday, a Superior Court judge in North Carolina dismissed all charges and vacated the convictions of Michael Parker who was convicted of multiple sex crimes against his three children. Parker spent more than 20 years behind bars and is…
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Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

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

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Aug 28

    Oh the Humanity! What to Do When the Nebraska Court of Appeals Cancels Your Oral Argument in an Appeal PART I

    Oh the Humanity! What to Do When the Nebraska Court of Appeals Cancels Your Oral Argument in an Appeal PART I
    This post is authored by Cathy Trent-Vilim, a partner in LDM’s litigation department. Imagine stepping up to the plate, preparing to hit your first baseball of the season.  You’ve been looking forward to this moment for…
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    Last week I noted that I would be assisting with the AAJ Regional Trial Competition held in Omaha.  I served as a judge for what was, in my view, a very close round between two good teams.  Here are some … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective
    Today is a pretty exciting day for the state of Nebraska.  Both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are in the men’s NCAA Tournament.  The Nebraska women won the B1G Tournament and also picked up a 4…
Rank this Week: 2115

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges for corporate and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://www.presnellonprivileges.com
  • Aug 27

    Does Counsel’s Coverage Denial Letter to Insured Waive Privilege for Underlying Coverage Opinion?

    Does Counsel’s Coverage Denial Letter to Insured Waive Privilege for Underlying Coverage Opinion?
    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals confronted an interesting issue—whether an insurer’s lawyer waives the attorney–client privilege for his coverage opinion by sending a coverage denial letter directly to the…
  • Aug 25

    Engineer’s Investigative Report—Sent to Outside Counsel—Not Privileged

    Engineer’s Investigative Report—Sent to Outside Counsel—Not Privileged
    The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the attorney–client privilege did not protect from disclosure a post-accident investigative report by a manufacturer’s engineer.  The Court issued the ruling even though the investigator…
  • Aug 14

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?
    Two privilege-related questions arise when an out-of-state subpoena requests production of putatively privileged information: (1) which state’s privilege law applies? and (2) which court—the home-state court or the foreign-state…
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Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Aug 27

    Does Counsel’s Coverage Denial Letter to Insured Waive Privilege for Underlying Coverage Opinion?

    Does Counsel’s Coverage Denial Letter to Insured Waive Privilege for Underlying Coverage Opinion?
    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals confronted an interesting issue—whether an insurer’s lawyer waives the attorney–client privilege for his coverage opinion by sending a coverage denial letter directly to the…
  • Aug 25

    Engineer’s Investigative Report—Sent to Outside Counsel—Not Privileged

    Engineer’s Investigative Report—Sent to Outside Counsel—Not Privileged
    The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the attorney–client privilege did not protect from disclosure a post-accident investigative report by a manufacturer’s engineer.  The Court issued the ruling even though the investigator…
  • Aug 14

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?
    Two privilege-related questions arise when an out-of-state subpoena requests production of putatively privileged information: (1) which state’s privilege law applies? and (2) which court—the home-state court or the foreign-state…
Rank this Week: 3048

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Litigation Service Summer Camp: Get Nextpoint’s eDiscovery Webinar Series Online

    Litigation Service Summer Camp: Get Nextpoint’s eDiscovery Webinar Series Online
    Nextpoint’s entire, 3-Part Summer Camp Webinar Series is now available for viewing online at nextpoint.com. Watch them at your leisure, and share with your colleagues and friends. Part 1: eDiscovery Collections…
  • Aug 20

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice
    Your clients do not order legal service a la carte. They can’t order one deposition, two filings, and a side of legal research. They are paying to have their disputes resolved. That said, clients want to limit the ultimate cost of any…
  • Aug 12

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder
    Document review for litigation can be tedious slog. At Nextpoint, our goal has always been to help legal teams do it more quickly and efficiently. Longtime users will notice some enhancements to the Review tab in Nextpoint. It’s all…
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Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today
    Prof. Friedman, over at The Confrontation Blog, just posted a recent article on two New Jersey opinions that overlap the confrontation analysis for lab results in Bullcoming, Williams, Crawford, and Melendez-Diaz.The plurality opinion in…
  • Aug 11

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)
    Wow!No good deed goes unpunished.  But, what attorney could argue with the defendant in this case.  http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/08/court-hands-off-feud-about-murder-appeal/#more-216621
  • Aug 11

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion
    One of the few remaining cases yet to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term is the case of Heien v. North Carolina, which presents the following question: "Can a police officer's mistake of law provide individualized suspicion that…
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Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"
    The so-called conjunction paradox has bedeviled modern theorizing about burdens of proof ever since L Jonathan Cohen introduced the paradox some decades ago. Kevin Clermont makes a powerful argument that multivalent logic rather…
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
  • Jul 27

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"
    This is a very interesting essay (but – perhaps this is a minor point – I have grave reservations about William Deresiewicz's suggestion to weight SAT scores to help offset the disadvantages that applicants from lower…
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Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack…

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack Carroll

Reviews some of his Texas and Federal criminal cases, criminal defense experience, and nuances in criminal law.

http://jackbcarroll.com/houston-tx-lawyer/criminal-trials/
  • Jun 30

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have
    When you are accused of a crime, it is your legal right to have representation. There is no reason for you to face the criminal justice system alone. Hiring a criminal justice lawyer [...]
  • Jun 20

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense
    Knowledge does not equal skill. This rule applies to many facets of life, but is most important when your freedom hangs in the balance. The law can be interpreted in many different ways. [...]
  • Feb 19

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County
    Amongst some of the more “in the know” criminal defense lawyers in Houston, there’s been some off the record discussion about an expected storm of internet child pornography cases coming out of Montgomery County, TX. Most…
Rank this Week: 3022

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
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