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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 24

    Wisconsin seeks stay as back-up plan in partisan gerrymandering case

    Wisconsin seeks stay as back-up plan in partisan gerrymandering case
    In March, the state of Wisconsin asked the Supreme Court to review a decision by a three-judge court striking down the redistricting map that the Republican-controlled legislature created after the 2010 census. The three-judge court concluded…
  • May 24

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    The court’s decision Monday in Cooper v. Harris, in which the justices upheld a lower court’s ruling that North Carolina relied too heavily on race in drawing the boundaries of two congressional districts, continues to draw…
  • May 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Evergreen Partnering Group, Inc. v. Pactiv Corp. 16-1148 Issues: (1) Whether Eastman Kodak Industry Co. v. Image Technical Services, Inc.‘s Rule 56 standard or the more stringent “tends to exclude…
Rank this Week: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 12

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 51

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 22

    Special Session in Memory of Justice Schauer

    Special Session in Memory of Justice Schauer
    Second District Court of Appeal to Host Special Session in Memory of Justice Richard SchauerThe Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District will host a special session to honor and celebrate the life and career of former Presiding Justice…
  • May 22

    tidbit

    tidbit
    The State Bar has a new look for its website, www.calbar.ca.gov. "The website redesign and overhaul comes at a time of ongoing reforms for the State Bar, and aims to provide greater accessibility for the public, attorneys and applicants."Per…
  • May 22

    MetNews article: Presiding Justice Turner Die

    MetNews article: Presiding Justice Turner Die
    Today's MetNews presents C.A. Presiding Justice Turner Dies, noting:he "put in unusually long hour hours, and even had work brought to him at his home when he stopped going to the office at the start of this month, as he weakened, in the…
Rank this Week: 47

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Kimberly-Clark sues former subsidiary over $450 million punitive damages award

    Kimberly-Clark sues former subsidiary over $450 million punitive damages award
    Law 360 reports that Kimberly-Clark Corporation has sued former subsidiary Halyard Health, Inc. over a $450 million punitive damages award handed out by a Los Angeles jury earlier this month.  The litigation arises out of a class action…
  • May 5

    Johnson & Johnson gets hit again for punitive damages in Missouri talc litigation

    Johnson & Johnson gets hit again for punitive damages in Missouri talc litigation
    Bloomberg news reports that a jury in St. Louis has awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $105 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson, in a lawsuit alleging that the company's talcum powder products (Shower to…
  • Apr 27

    Los Angeles jury awards $22 million in punitive damages against medical device company

    Los Angeles jury awards $22 million in punitive damages against medical device company
    The Star Tribune reports that yesterday a Los Angeles jury awarded $2.7 million in compensatory damages and $22 million in punitive damages in an wrongful termination suit against Minnesota-based Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., a medical device…
Rank this Week: 91

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 26

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again
    Earlier this month the Supreme Court decided Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger et al., a case I wrote about way back in 2012 involving the scope of sanctions (including attorney’s fees) available when a party to a lawsuit…
  • Mar 19

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?
    Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the United States Supreme Court begins today. He has been called “an originalist and a textualist,” someone with a “strong commitment to textualism.” He…
  • Mar 7

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?
          Federal court litigators are of course familiar with Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)(B), which requires “a written report” from the witnesses we typically think of as “expert witnesses,” i.e., the witnesses…
Rank this Week: 87

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 124

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 16

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage
    An insurer does not have to provide coverage when the insured’s business operation and use of the premises was not in accordance with that listed on the insurance application. In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Almco Ltd., a…
  • Jun 6

    Selecting Client

    Selecting Client
    I am not above revisiting a topic.  It can be like jury work where you need to tell them three times and then show them the visual of the same.  So, I say again you should be selecting which clients you will represent with conscious…
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 132

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 119

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 20

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute
    The New York Law Journal has reported that newly appointed Kings County Surrogate John Ingram has barred the testimony of a widow in an action about whether or not she may exercise her spousal right of election in the matter of her late…
  • Apr 7

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage
    A recent article in New York’s Daily News reports on the Queens County political machine and  its incredible control over proceedings in that county’s Surrogate’s  Court. It is a primer  on  the…
  • Jan 4

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor
    Over the past holiday I treated my 15 year old grandson to a movie. Rogue One was not my choice but he enjoyed it immensely. At the close of the movie, a computer generated image of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia  appeared on the screen.…
Rank this Week: 135

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • May 1

    Drone Liability and Litigation

    Drone Liability and Litigation
    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by…
  • Apr 9

    Tackling Issues on the Hill

    Tackling Issues on the Hill
    As James M. Early, CSSC, a Senior Advisor at Ringler, becomes the 2017 President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), there's work to do on Capitol Hill.  Listen as Jim Early talks with Ringler Radio host,…
  • Mar 12

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement
    Personal injury victims receiving large legal settlements may discover that within a short period of time, the money is gone. Without proper guidance, education and customized settlement planning, a financial windfall can become a financial…
Rank this Week: 158

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 139

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 180

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 170

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • May 15

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff argues that the defendant infringed on their patent for treatment of BPH by marketing their drug Cialis.  The plaintiff hired a urology expert witness to assist with their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude.…
  • May 5

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute
    Plaintiff filed a declaratory judgment with the court related to a securities dispute.  The defendant hire a securities expert to assist in their side of the case.  The plaintiff filed a motion to exclude the expert’s…
  • May 1

    Motions to Exclude Numerous Experts in Products Liability Case Are Denied

    Motions to Exclude Numerous Experts in Products Liability Case Are Denied
    Plaintiffs sued defendants in an action involving an alleged defective car seat.  Both parties hired expert witness and both parties filed motions to exclude.  The court denied all of these motions. Facts:  This case (Ribeiro…
Rank this Week: 301

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • May 10

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference
    When Len Blonder was elevated to the role of President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) for an unprecedented third time during NSSTA's 2016 Annual Conference, he identified a very clear vision for the structured…
  • Apr 17

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
Rank this Week: 319

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 258

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

Covers litigation checklists, litigation knowledge management, strategy, and the future of litigation.

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

    Colorado Litigation Report
    Take a look at the Colorado Litigation Report, a site with very useful, short summaries of Colorado appellate opinions (best of all, published on a very regular basis, unlike this blog of late...  but soon to change).
  • Jul 19

    The Oil Drum

    The Oil Drum
    Sadly, one of my favorite websites (and a website where I was previously a contributing author), www.theoildrum.com, is shutting down (actually converting to an archive, there will just be no new content).  There are a variety of reasons…
  • Dec 27

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 254

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 438

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • May 23

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Andrew Scroggins and Christopher DeGroff Seyfarth Synopsis: An in-depth analysis by Seyfarth Shaw sheds new light on how quickly the EEOC moves matters from letter of determination, through conciliation, to…
  • May 22

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel
    By David J. Rowland and Andrew L. Scroggins Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a case filed May 8 in federal court in New Jersey, the EEOC sued an IT staffing firm for age discrimination on behalf of a candidate seeking placement into an position…
  • May 18

    More Acclaim For Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report

    More Acclaim For Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: In its recent review of Seyfarth’s 2017 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, EPLiC called it the “must have” resource that corporate counsel “cannot afford to…
Rank this Week: 517

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 22

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS
    Today the Supreme Court issued unanimous decisions in two cases we’ve been covering: Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon (service by mail under the Hague Convention) TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (venue in patent cases)
  • May 18

    Another SCOTUS Arbitration Decision: Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark

    Another SCOTUS Arbitration Decision: Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark
    This week the Supreme Court issued its decision in Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark, a case we covered earlier here. The vote was 7-1, with Justice Kagan writing the majority opinion, Justice Thomas dissenting based on his…
  • May 12

    Mulligan on Subrin & Main on State Adoption of FRCP Amendment

    Mulligan on Subrin & Main on State Adoption of FRCP Amendment
    This week on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Lou Mulligan’s essay, But the Feds Do It That Way! Lou reviews a recent article by Steve Subrin and Thom Main, Braking the Rules: Why State Courts Should Not Replicate...
Rank this Week: 441

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 20

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal
    In its its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case, the defense makes an important point about Asia McClain that bears upon prejudice, i.e., whether Cristina Gutierrez's failure to contact/call her as an alibi witness…
  • May 19

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case
    Today, the defense filed its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case. This is the last brief that will be filed before oral arguments in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on June 8th. In the Reply...
  • May 16

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation
    Washington Rule of Evidence 702 provides that If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge willassist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge,…
Rank this Week: 361

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • May 18

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In these pages, we have discussed from time to time the role of the “hot seat operator” or “trial tech,” the person who is tasked at trial with…
  • May 11

    The Top 10 Free Litigation Best-Practice Resources of 2017

    The Top 10 Free Litigation Best-Practice Resources of 2017
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Every month, 1,000-2,000 free e-books and webinars are downloaded and viewed on A2L Consulting's web site. These free resources are likely the single best place on the Internet to learn how the best…
  • May 9

    5 Things You Lose When You Don’t Have a Litigation Graphic Artist on Site

    5 Things You Lose When You Don’t Have a Litigation Graphic Artist on Site
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting War rooms at trial are very intense, high-pressure places. Obviously, the lawyers in the trial team are going to make the war room their “office” for the…
Rank this Week: 530

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 452

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 525

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
Rank this Week: 540

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 502

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 474

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
  • May 19

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case
    You know how you get a “gut feeling” against someone or a situation? This can definitely happen in your law practice. It may be that your personal observations, discussions, or other interactions with a prospective client will…
Rank this Week: 780

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • May 24

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Judges Weigh In On Researching Jurors Online Now that social media is simply part of our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that…
  • May 15

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In 1999, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 99-413, which permitted lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. In that…
  • Apr 28

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When Worlds Collide: A Tweet Constitutes An Assault Sometimes a tweet is just a tweet in the online world, and other times it can amount to an…
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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 1094

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 24

    Committing to Critically Interrogating Our Conversations About Women We Think We Don’t Much Like

    Committing to Critically Interrogating Our Conversations About Women We Think We Don’t Much Like
    Alice Woolley & Elysa Darling, Nasty Women and the Rule of Law, U.S.F. L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Kim BrooksIf you have been called aggressive, incompetent, immoral, nasty, unlikeable, unattractive, unfeminine, or…
  • May 23

    How Local Police and Prosecutors Protect Immigrant

    How Local Police and Prosecutors Protect Immigrant
    Ingrid V. Eagly, Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 245 (2016), available at SSRN.Mary FanLocal governments are increasingly taking the role of protectors in these fear-filled times for federal immigration…
  • May 22

    What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bia

    What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bia
    Andrew J. Wistrich & Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Implicit Bias in Judicial Decision Making: How It Affects Judgment and What Judges Can Do About It, in Ensuring Justice: Reducing Bias 87 (Sarah Redfield ed., forthcoming 2017), available at…
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Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 24

    Miss. Supreme Court Reverses and Renders Jefferson County Silica Verdict

    Miss. Supreme Court Reverses and Renders Jefferson County Silica Verdict
    On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $13 million judgment in American Optical Corporation v. Rankin. This was a Jefferson County silica case where the date of the judgment was February 24, 2015. The Court reversed…
  • May 22

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the May 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $200,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court excessive force by state trooper case (3/28/17); $265,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court breach of contract case (4/21/17);…
  • May 17

    More Bad News on PERS

    More Bad News on PERS
    There is more negative coverage this week on public employment retirement systems, such as the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System: Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits: 2017 Edition, by Joshua Rauh; and The Unavoidable Pension Crisis, by…
Rank this Week: 761

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • May 23

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-0 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that should put an end to “patent trolls” filing lawsuits in “friendly” venues of their choosing. Patent…
  • May 17

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold
    Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court again invoked the federal policy of enforcing arbitration agreements. The Court reversed a Kentucky state court opinion holding that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable if it is signed by an…
  • Apr 27

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) provides an important tool for protecting trade secrets from misappropriation by affording owners a federal right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets related to a product or service used, or…
Rank this Week: 720

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
  • May 16

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”
    Contracting parties will typically consider a “governing law” provision, which identifies the proper law of a contract by express intention. A governing law provision applies to the substantive issues of the contract, provided…
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Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • May 22

    Jury Selection in Cosby Trial

    Jury Selection in Cosby Trial
    Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought ABC News-2 hours ago One Third of Potential Cosby Jurors Already Have Opinion About Case NBCNews.com-1 hour ago Bill Cosby sex assault case having difficultly finding unbiased jurors…
  • May 21

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Bulletin
    An Extraordinary Verdict Form WBUR News reported a story on May 15, 2017 about a verdict form used in the federal criminal trial of pharmacist Barry Cadden in the U.S District Court, District of Massachusetts. Mr. Cadden was alleged to...
  • May 18

    The Vanishing Criminal Jury Trial: From Trial Judges to Sentencing Judge

    The Vanishing Criminal Jury Trial: From Trial Judges to Sentencing Judge
    Robert James Conrad Jr. United States District Court Western District of North Carolina Katy Lynn Clements University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law Abstract “Do not go gentle into that good night... Rage, rage…
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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
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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 19

    Court Finds Exit Ramp Roadway Meets Safety Standard

    Court Finds Exit Ramp Roadway Meets Safety Standard
    In Elliott v. State, No. M2016-00392-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 13, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed the Claims Commission’s finding that plaintiff failed to prove that “the State was negligent in the design,…
  • May 16

    Acknowledgement Letter Used to Establish Pre-suit Notice

    Acknowledgement Letter Used to Establish Pre-suit Notice
    In Runions v. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Dist., No. W2016-00901-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 7, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals analyzed a case in which pre-suit notice for an HCLA claim was mistakenly sent to the wrong…
  • May 15

    Patient Alleging Rape at Hospital – Pre-suit Notice Not Required

    Patient Alleging Rape at Hospital – Pre-suit Notice Not Required
    In Cordell v. Cleveland Tenn. Hosp., LLC, No. M2016-01466-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 27, 2017), the Court of Appeals reversed dismissal in a case filed against a hospital, determining that the complaint did not contain claims covered by…
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Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • May 10

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website!

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website!
    Billboards. Television. Radio. Lawyer ads are everywhere. It’s easy to smile and claim expertise. It’s much more difficult to perform the study and hard work necessary to win a complicated case. I’ve written previously that…
  • Mar 29

    Federal Court Invokana Injury Claims Continue To Advance

    Federal Court Invokana Injury Claims Continue To Advance
    Last fall, we asked the question on our other blog — Will Invokana Injury Cases Be Centralized? At that time, a growing number of injured patients had filed lawsuits in Federal Courts. Our firm has been investigating potential Invokana…
  • Mar 22

    Injury Cases Involving Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Continue To Progre

    Injury Cases Involving Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Continue To Progre
    At the Blackwell Law Firm website we have a section called Hot Topics. That section provides news and research related to current legal issues. Many of these issues involve injury from bad drugs or dangerous medical devices. Among those…
Rank this Week: 1095

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial
    The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended by the Florida Supreme Court to remove the limit on the number of alternate jurors in civil trials. Effective January 1, 2017, Rule 1.431 has been amended to read “The court may…
  • Oct 31

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial
    This month, in a case of first impression in Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that statements posted by a juror on social media during trial were insufficiently prejudicial to require a new trial. The juror posted a series of…
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ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Apr 1

    Human Rights & ICTs: Presentation to Amnesty International

    Human Rights & ICTs: Presentation to Amnesty International
    I was invited to give a presentation of around 20 – 25 minutes to Amnesty International’s 2017 Chairs Assembly & Directors Forum (CADF) meeting, held for the first time in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Focussed on the work done through…
  • Mar 21

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic
    I was invited to deliver a short-talk, as part of a public discussion looking at ‘Cross Cutting Dynamics of Online Democracy: Mainstreaming Internet Freedom and the Right to Privacy in Sri Lanka”, at the Bar Association of Sri…
  • Mar 21

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
Rank this Week: 577

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 914

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 576

Video and the Law

Video and the Law

Covers the history, the apps and the players that use video in litigation. By Chris Ballard.

http://www.videoandthelaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    Demonstrative Evidence: The Eyes Have It

    Demonstrative Evidence: The Eyes Have It
    Close your eyes and visualize your favorite place. Maybe your skiing in the mountains on fresh powdery snow. Perhaps your sitting on a beach in the Hawaiian Islands enjoying a mouthwatering beverage. Or how about standing at the edge of the…
  • May 3

    Video Enhancement: Smoking Gun Video Convinces Prosecutor Not to Press Charge

    Video Enhancement: Smoking Gun Video Convinces Prosecutor Not to Press Charge
    It was the old axiom, he said, she said. The blowback and statements made by each party in the alleged assault charges between Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandosky and reporter Michelle Fields at a Trump rally in Jupiter, Florida…
  • Oct 28

    Settlement Videos: How to Rocket Your Case to Settlement

    Settlement Videos: How to Rocket Your Case to Settlement
    Outlining the composition of this post while standing on my terrace last Monday morning staring at the beautiful sight of the space shuttle Endeavour climbing through the clear, morning sky, I thought about the sheer power it must take to…
Rank this Week: 589

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
  • Oct 28

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?
    I wrote last year about In re Christopher B., case no. C077467 (3rd Dist. Sept. 28, 2015), a cautionary tale about a trial court’s “clarification” of its order (read: “void modification for lack of…
  • Sep 20

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom
    Or, as the headline over Judge Kozinski’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal calls it, “voodoo science.” And what this justice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (a federal appellate court)…
  • Sep 16

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?
    Technology has been displacing low-wage and less-skilled workers for a long time. Is it time for white collar professionals – including lawyers – to fear they are next? At  The American Interest blog: “Venture…
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