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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Whitman v. United States 14-29 Issue: (1) Whether, in a prosecution for insider trading under § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78j(b), the relevant inside information must…
  • Sep 29

    Early voting in Ohio blocked

    Early voting in Ohio blocked
    With just sixteen hours before polling stations were to open in Ohio, the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon blocked voters from beginning tomorrow to cast their ballots in this year’s general election.  By a vote of five to…
  • Sep 29

    Securities case dropped; split on legal issue remain

    Securities case dropped; split on legal issue remain
    UPDATED 2:12 p.m.  The Court’s amended calendar for oral argument in October is here. —————– The Supreme Court, apparently finding that little is left of a case that the Justices were to hear on…
Rank this Week: 11

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
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Sep 26

    Email Remediation Step 2: Intradeduping Embedded Email

    Email Remediation Step 2: Intradeduping Embedded Email
    By John MartinBeyondRecognition (BR) is a technology company that enables data-driven information governance.The first step in email remediation, faceted deduplication, involves comparing entire objects, either message attachment groups…
  • Sep 26

    Trademark Infringement in Blogging? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Trademark Infringement in Blogging? (Cartoon and Clip)
    Keeping up with the many comments and commentators in the data discovery and governance blogosphere can be quite challenging given the multitude of information, opinion and news blogs. This week’s cartoon and clip features a unique…
  • Sep 25

    At That Time: The Dynamo Case on Predictive Coding

    At That Time: The Dynamo Case on Predictive Coding
    By Hal MarcusOn September 16, I posted about the impact of timing on predictive coding in light of recent caselaw. Timing indeed being everything, an intriguing new opinion on this point was handed down the very next day. In Dynamo Holdings…
Rank this Week: 29

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
  • Sep 22

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
  • Sep 22

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law as released the latest volume of its annual series on German case law in matters of private International law (“Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiet des…
  • Sep 21

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World
    For those readers that did not know yet, early this summer ‘Codifying Choice of Law Around the World’ (OUP, 2014) authored by Symeon Symeonides, was published. One can only agree with Lawrence Collins in the foreword to this book…
Rank this Week: 43

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Sep 29

    "A Supreme Failure: It's time for the Supreme Court to do a better job at upholding the Constitution."

    "A Supreme Failure: It's time for the Supreme Court to do a better job at upholding the Constitution."
    "A Supreme Failure: It's time for the Supreme Court to do a better job at upholding the Constitution." Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this essay online today at Politico Magazine.
  • Sep 29

    "Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana"

    "Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana"
    "Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana": Colorado Public Radio today has a report that begins, "Tomorrow, Colorado's Supreme Court will consider whether employers should be able to fire workers for using…
  • Sep 29

    "Circuit Upholds Rejection of EEOC's Gender Pay Lawsuit"

    "Circuit Upholds Rejection of EEOC's Gender Pay Lawsuit"
    "Circuit Upholds Rejection of EEOC's Gender Pay Lawsuit": Mark Hamblett of the New York Law Journal has an article that begins, "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has lost its appeal of a case alleging that the Port Authority of New…
Rank this Week: 58

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Sep 29

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer
    A settlement purchaser who will remain nameless (for now) purchased a testimonial off Fiverr.com and presented a fake testimonial as a real customer who had sold their structured settlement to the... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 29

    Avoid Headaches! Mediation Agreement Should Address Structured Settlement

    Avoid Headaches! Mediation Agreement Should Address Structured Settlement
    If your case settles at mediation and there is a wisp of thought of the possibility of a structured settlement, be sure to document the possibility in the mediation agreement.. A lack of attention to... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 28

    The Annuity Guys Case Study, Is "Bill" or Is it Really "Jim", or Vice Versa?

    The Annuity Guys Case Study, Is "Bill" or Is it Really "Jim", or Vice Versa?
    Annuity Guys is a purveyor of "pre owned annnuities". In support of its marketing efforts, Annuity Guys offer two case studies, one of which is a retiring couple " Bill and Cindy". I thought... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 94

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Sep 29

    When Is Speculation Illegal “Gambling”? When is Risk-Sharing “Immoral”?

    When Is Speculation Illegal “Gambling”? When is Risk-Sharing “Immoral”?
    Update (September 29, 2014): Plaintiffs in the putative class action described below signed a contract promising to bring any lawsuit under the contract in Illinois state court (Cook County). Then they filed their lawsuit against Oasis Legal…
  • Sep 26

    Twin Cities Plaintiffs’ Firms’ Fight: There Will Be Blood

    Twin Cities Plaintiffs’ Firms’ Fight: There Will Be Blood
    Kudos and recognition to Minnesota Lawyer writer, Patrick Thornton, for bringing my attention to Zimmerman|Reed v. Meshbesher & Spence et al. lawsuit to my attention in an article published on 9/22/2014 in Minnesota Lawyer (behind a…
  • Sep 25

    On the Challenge of Prediction Litigation (or Its Cost), v.2: Whitney v Morrison

    On the Challenge of Prediction Litigation (or Its Cost), v.2: Whitney v Morrison
    The paucity of record evidence in this case combined with the failure of the extensive briefs associated with the present motions to connect their presentation of copious isolated facts to a coherent legal theory makes it difficult to…
Rank this Week: 126

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

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them
    Identifying and immobilizing assets in a timely fashion can be paramount to asset recovery cases ranging from an ultra- high net worth divorce to a forced collection proceeding against a debtor. The abstract about “Suspending Suspicious…
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
Rank this Week: 121

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 128

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Sep 8

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.When it comes to lawyer “war stories,” I agree with Philip Thomas: “The only stories about a lawyer…
  • Sep 4

    MedPage Today Parrots Drug Company Marketing As “Medical News”

    MedPage Today Parrots Drug Company Marketing As “Medical News”
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is MedPage Today Parrots Drug Company Marketing As “Medical News” at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.I represent clients in the consolidated Actos litigation, and so I’m…
  • Aug 15

    What If Liebeck v. McDonald’s Was Just Another Case?

    What If Liebeck v. McDonald’s Was Just Another Case?
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is What If Liebeck v. McDonald’s Was Just Another Case? at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.This week marks the 20th anniversary of the verdict in the Stella Liebeck…
Rank this Week: 162

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 29

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case
    I’m hearing reports of a $10.5 million jury verdict in Coahoma County on Friday in Applewhite v. Hyundai Motor America. The case was originally tried in 2008 with a $4.5 million plaintiff verdict. In 2011 the Mississippi Supreme Court…
  • Sep 22

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
  • Sep 22

    The Truth Hurt

    The Truth Hurt
    On September 16, 2014 the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the Neilson v. Dawson defamation case. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is a 2011 post on the case. The case originated from the book…
Rank this Week: 171

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Sep 29

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement
    Morey v. Louis Vuitton N. America, Inc., 2014 WL 109194 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2014). A District Court granted final approval to a settlement reached between the parties holding that the settlement was fair and reasonable, and that because the…
  • Sep 26

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA
    Brown v. Mortgage Elec. Reg. Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 6851088 (8th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013) The Eighth Circuit affirmed the order of a District Court denying a Plaintiff’s motion to remand holding that, because Arkansas cases involving the…
  • Sep 25

    Are You Ready for Some Football?

    Are You Ready for Some Football?
    Greco v. Jones, 2014 WL 177410 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 16, 2014). In this case, the plaintiffs, 237 ticket holders to Super Bowl XLV, brought an action alleging that they were denied, relocated, delayed seating, and/or, redirected to seats with…
Rank this Week: 207

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 195

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: 204

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: 193

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Sep 23

    Former Dewey Executive Struggling to Shake off $9M Case

    Former Dewey Executive Struggling to Shake off $9M Case
    A bankruptcy judge early this week halted an attempt by an ex-executive for Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP to shoot down a lawsuit he owed the now-defunct law firm creditors for $9.3 million. The bankruptcy trustee for Dewey a few months back sued…
  • Sep 23

    Federal Judge: Sirius Needs to Pay for Classic Music

    Federal Judge: Sirius Needs to Pay for Classic Music
    A federal judge earlier this week ruled that Sirius XM Radio Inc. should pay royalties to members of the 1960s pop band, The Turtles, for playing their music, a legal decision that could make it costly for satellite radio and internet radio…
  • Sep 22

    Napkin Middleman in Inside Trading Case Pleads Guilty

    Napkin Middleman in Inside Trading Case Pleads Guilty
    A mortgage broker known as the napkin middleman in an insider trading ring pleaded guilty for his part in the alleged scheme, which consisted of stock tips provided by a worker at an NY law firm. Frank Tamayo, 41, gave himself up to the FBI…
Rank this Week: 235

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: 229

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Sep 25

    From appellate practice to safer streets, via hoagies...

    From appellate practice to safer streets, via hoagies...
    Law360 reports here that LA appellate lawyer Jules Zeman, former head of Haight Brown's appellate practice, has now joined McKenna Long & Aldridge.Zeman is a double-Temple grad,so he may be able to opine about where to get a good hoagie…
  • Sep 23

    MCLE webcasts & FBA Program

    MCLE webcasts & FBA Program
    What to watch for in the U.S. Supreme Court's Fall 2014 Term is a Free MCLE webcast at noon on Sept. 29, sponsored by the DJ featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky leading a panel of appellate lawyers -- Vik Amar, M.C. Sungaila, and John…
  • Sep 23

    Notes from Justice Chin's talk

    Notes from Justice Chin's talk
    Thanks to Eric Chen for providing the following highlights from Justice Chin's OCBA presentation: ·         Told story of becoming a justice:  o   Two years in army as…
Rank this Week: 279

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/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action
    SCOTUSblog reports that the Court dismissed the writ of certiorari in Public Employees' Retirement System v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. as improvidently granted. The issue in the case was whether the filing of a putative class action serves, under…
  • Sep 17

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction
    Rich Freer (Emory) has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: General in personam jurisdiction allows a court…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
Rank this Week: 318

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Sep 25

    Court Of Chancery Explains Pleading Standard For Claims Against Disinterested Director

    Court Of Chancery Explains Pleading Standard For Claims Against Disinterested Director
    In Re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. 8922-VCG (September 10, 2014)  This is a great decision to read to understand the pleading standard that applies to a complaint that alleges a controlling stockholder…
Rank this Week: 382

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 363

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Sep 29

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search
    A Virginia federal district court recently ruled that a student has the right to sue his high school principal after the school official conducted a search of the student's cell phone. The student, identified in the lawsuit only as W.S.G.,…
  • Sep 19

    NLRB Opinion May Make McDonald's Joint Employers with Franchisee

    NLRB Opinion May Make McDonald's Joint Employers with Franchisee
    American business has long relied upon the franchise model. Brands like McDonald's grant individuals a license for the right to use their trademarks and sell their products. McDonald's also gives franchisees marketing plans and operations…
  • Sep 12

    LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Sales Department Wage

    LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Sales Department Wage
    Last month LinkedIn agreed to pay approximately $6 million in overtime to 359 current employees. The settlement is based on investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor finding that the company violated federal wage laws.LinkedIn reached a…
Rank this Week: 455

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 29

    Dow Loses $1.2 Billion Price-Fixing Appeal; Large Victory for Class Action

    Dow Loses $1.2 Billion Price-Fixing Appeal; Large Victory for Class Action
    Big damages . . . and a big win for class actions A Tenth Circuit panel of judges has upheld a $1.2 billion verdict and judgment against Dow Chemical for its role in a price-fixing conspiracy that involved urethane chemical...
  • Sep 25

    Quote of the Day: Paul W. Green

    Quote of the Day: Paul W. Green
    With Texas now hosting many of the world’s largest corporations,* our public policy has shifted from a patriarchal one in which we valued uniform treatment of Texas employees from one employer to the next above all else, to one in...
  • Sep 19

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?
    Murky bylaws May a Delaware firm whose bylaws promise to pay the legal bills of a group of people -- all of its "officers" -- avoid paying on the ground that it failed to make clear who belonged in the...
Rank this Week: 433

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/
  • Sep 29

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource
    During this transitional era for both settlement planning and the primary and secondary structured settlement markets, participating professionals are fortunate to have multiple educational opportunities this Fall to update and expand their…
  • Sep 2

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a Private Letter Ruling (PLR-143928-13) dated August 29, 2014 approving favorable tax treatment for a structured settlement annuity with annual payment adjustments based on the performance of the…
  • Aug 29

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3
    In two prior S2KM blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2), Wendie A. Howland, MN, RN-BC, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP, LNCC, a nationally recognized life care planning expert, has helped to explain why life care planners increasingly impact multiple overlapping…
Rank this Week: 446

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 452

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you consider 3-D for your courtroom videos?

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you consider 3-D for your courtroom videos?
    Evidence admissibility issues aside, the answer is, “only if you can do it as well as they did in the 3D movie Polar Express”. As it turns out, 3D isn’t that much more impactful than 2D unless it’s done really, really…
  • Sep 26

    Would you prefer a smaller government? Actually, no you would not. 

    Would you prefer a smaller government? Actually, no you would not. 
    For a number of years now, we have been asking our mock jurors what role they think government should play in our society and giving them a number of options among which to choose. Most of them say government should play a smaller role…
  • Sep 24

    Unfaithful partner? Would you rather be seen as mature– or as competent and strong?

    Unfaithful partner? Would you rather be seen as mature– or as competent and strong?
    According to new research, you can’t have both. Inspired by women who told them they “would not vote for Hillary Clinton [in the Presidential primaries a decade later] because she forgave then-President Bill Clinton’s…
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
  • Sep 24

    Scrutinizing the Effects of State Interest Group Participation in Federal Administration

    Scrutinizing the Effects of State Interest Group Participation in Federal Administration
    Miriam Seifter, States as Interest Groups in the Administrative Process, Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Kathryn WattsRecent scholarship on administrative federalism has advocated for federal agencies to consider state…
Rank this Week: 435

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
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan
    When parents don’t agree on a child custody issue, the parenting plan is the tiebreaker. Given this power, family law attorneys need to draft parenting plans with the utmost care to make sure that uncertainty and ambiguity don’t…
Rank this Week: 557

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 535

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 22

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine
    The Belmont Law Review published an article I wrote about the made-whole doctrine in its inaugural issue.  Here is a description of the article.     This Article proposes the adoption of the “Modified…
  • Sep 19

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee
    The recent opinion in Byrge v. Campfield, et al., No. E2013-01223-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2014) serves as a good reminder of Tennessee defamation law involving a public figure. In October 2008, Stacey Campfield, then a Republican…
  • Sep 17

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision regarding the interplay between the savings statute and tolling agreements. The facts of Circle C Const., LLC v. Hilson, M2013-02330-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. App. Jul. 29,…
Rank this Week: 489

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
  • Aug 21

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court
    The ABA Journal reports on the final failure of the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith to recover  hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband J. Howard Marshall. Marshall, a Texas oil billionaire died at 89, a year…
Rank this Week: 524

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 554

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: 543

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel Dilloff Melissa Rubin Roth Abstract (to read the entire article go here) You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial...
  • Sep 26

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror
    The article below discusses how the latest 3D laser scanners help Ohio prosecutors bring the crime scene to jurors in the courtroom. According to Bureau of Criminal Investigation Analyst Megan Timlin, “this brings the jury to the crime…
  • Sep 25

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Jury Conference: Oct 10th

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Jury Conference: Oct 10th
    On Oct 10th, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will be holding a conference entitled Juries and Lay Participation: American Perspectives and Global Trends. The one-day conference will feature a series of panel discussions on juror bias, the…
Rank this Week: 576

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
  • Sep 24

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim
    The often uncertain nature of environmental stigma claims has resulted in diverse and often confusing jurisprudence. Stigma damage claims seek recovery of damages to the reputation of the realty.  Stigma damages represent the…
  • Sep 17

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett
    At the same time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces tough questions about Ray Rice, a new domestic violence law went into effect in Massachusetts.  Employers with 50 or more employees must now provide employees who are victims of…
  • Sep 11

    Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment for the North Carolina Employer: Effectively Asserting the Misrepresentation Defense

    Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment for the North Carolina Employer: Effectively Asserting the Misrepresentation Defense
    On June 24, 2011, then-Governor Beverly Purdue signed H 709——"Protecting and Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act" into law. As part of this Legislative Reform, North Carolina Employers now have an additional defense…
Rank this Week: 734

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Sep 24

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim
    The often uncertain nature of environmental stigma claims has resulted in diverse and often confusing jurisprudence. Stigma damage claims seek recovery of damages to the reputation of the realty.  Stigma damages represent the…
  • Sep 17

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett
    At the same time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces tough questions about Ray Rice, a new domestic violence law went into effect in Massachusetts.  Employers with 50 or more employees must now provide employees who are victims of…
  • Sep 11

    Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment for the North Carolina Employer: Effectively Asserting the Misrepresentation Defense

    Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment for the North Carolina Employer: Effectively Asserting the Misrepresentation Defense
    On June 24, 2011, then-Governor Beverly Purdue signed H 709——"Protecting and Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act" into law. As part of this Legislative Reform, North Carolina Employers now have an additional defense…
Rank this Week: 596

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 724

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
Rank this Week: 822

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/
Rank this Week: 951

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Forensic Expert Witness Association's 2015 Annual Conference

    Forensic Expert Witness Association's 2015 Annual Conference
    The Forensic Expert Witness Association's Annual Conference will be held in San Diego on April 23-25, 2015. The Forensic Expert Witness Association's Annual Conference is a national event that brings together a large and diverse group of…
  • Sep 27

    Business Valuation Expert Witness Answers FAQ For Attorney

    Business Valuation Expert Witness Answers FAQ For Attorney
    In Do I need a forensic accountant or valuations expert in my case? business & accounting expert witness Richard Teichner, CPA, CVA, CDFAJ answers frequently asked questions attorneys have regarding forensic accountants and about…
  • Sep 24

    Neurosurgery Expert Witnesse

    Neurosurgery Expert Witnesse
    Neurosurgery expert witnesses may consult on trauma neurosurgery, neurosurgeons, spinal surgery, and related matters. In Rules for Neurosurgical Medical/Legal Expert Opinion Services The American Association of Neurological Surgeons writes…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • Sep 25

    $300 Million of Litigation Consulting and Storytelling Validation

    $300 Million of Litigation Consulting and Storytelling Validation
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting A2L supported a major win at trial last week, and the lessons from that win are extremely useful for any litigator. The case involved two of the world's top litigation law firms and, respectively,…
  • Sep 25

    The Top 5 Qualities of a Good Lawyer

    The Top 5 Qualities of a Good Lawyer
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting I'm often asked for advice on hiring a lawyer. In fact, I refer about two dozen cases/clients out to trustworthy lawyers each year. Usually, they range in value from family law-types of cases to…
  • Sep 17

    The Top 10 Tips for Selling Professional Service

    The Top 10 Tips for Selling Professional Service
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting As the founder of A2L Consulting I've had the opportunity to do every job in the company at some point in the last 20 years. I enjoy technical work that requires deeply complex thinking. I'm great…
Rank this Week: 788

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Sep 22

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago
    The ABA-sponsored annual National Institute on Class Actions is the premier CLE conference focusing on class action trends.  This year’s event will be held on October 23 and 24 in Chicago.  I will be participating on a panel…
  • Aug 7

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?
    After becoming one of the hottest trends during the latter part of the last decade, developments in international class action law have waned a bit over the past couple of years, but a new case may be changing that…
  • Jun 23

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision earlier today in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (Halliburton II), its most highly-anticipated class-action-related decision of the October 2013 term.  Those who…
Rank this Week: 760

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 19

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award
    A dispute involving the distribution of an estate was submitted to arbitration. The parties proceeded to court where one party sought to have the arbitration decision confirmed, while the other requested that it be vacated. One of the…
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
Rank this Week: 789