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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 10

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 28

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3088

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
  • Dec 6

    “Close” Question of Intentional Spoliation Sent to the Jury

    “Close” Question of Intentional Spoliation Sent to the Jury
    Cahill v. Dart, No. 13-cv-361, 2016 WL 7034139 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2016) Following Plaintiff’s arrest for driving on a suspended license, an officer claimed he observed Plaintiff dropping a small package of cocaine while at a…
  • Nov 21

    Court Finds Foreign Discovery “Marginally Relevant” and “Not Proportional,” Declines to Compel Search

    Court Finds Foreign Discovery “Marginally Relevant” and “Not Proportional,” Declines to Compel Search
    In re Bard IVC Filters Prod. Liab. Litig., —F.R.D.—, 2016 WL 4943393 (D. Ariz. Sept. 16, 2016) In this case, the parties disagreed on the discoverability of communications between Defendants’ foreign subsidiaries and…
  • Nov 9

    Despite Intentional Spoliation, $25 Million Verdict Stand

    Despite Intentional Spoliation, $25 Million Verdict Stand
    BMG Rights Mgmt. LLC v. Cox Commc’ns, Inc., —F. Supp. 3d—, 2016 WL 4224964 (E.D. Va. Aug. 8, 2016) In this copyright infringement case, Plaintiff was found to have intentionally spoliated material evidence, resulting in…
Rank this Week: 2391

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Dec 6

    People-Finding: Achieving One of KM’s Three “P”

    People-Finding: Achieving One of KM’s Three “P”
    Originally posted on ILTA KM: By Chris Boyd, Senior Director of Professional Services, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Our firm defines KM as “delivering more value to clients by putting the knowledge of all attorneys at the…
  • Nov 15

    Judge Gonzalo Curiel advises President-Elect Trump and Plaintiffs to settle case regarding Trump University

    Judge Gonzalo Curiel advises President-Elect Trump and Plaintiffs to settle case regarding Trump University
    Just two days after President-Elect Trump was voted into the Presidency, the judge presiding over the Trump University fraud case, urged both parties to work towards a settlement deal.  The case against Trump was brought by former…
  • Nov 1

    Outspoken Judge Critical of Supreme Court Justice

    Outspoken Judge Critical of Supreme Court Justice
    Judge Richard Posner, of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently spoke out regarding Supreme Court Chief Justices and the criteria used to select those nominated to the Nation’s highest court of appeals.  During a…
Rank this Week: 3229

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
  • Dec 6

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017
      archa joint seminar of the Child & Family Law Quarterly and Cambridge Family Law 27 March 2017, at Trinity College, University of Cambridge The withdrawal of the UK from the European Union will precipitate important change in the…
  • Dec 5

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted
    I’ve come across this piece of news by Stacie I. Strong, and found it worth to be shared. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon to address the question of whether the Hague Service…
  • Dec 2

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme
    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme – Short Studies in Private International Law, is the title of a book just released, edited by Vesna Lazic and Steven Stuij. The book focuses…
Rank this Week: 16

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Dec 6

    Causation Standard at Center of PA Supreme Court Asbestos Ruling

    Causation Standard at Center of PA Supreme Court Asbestos Ruling
    Jennifer L. Cree On November 22, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 4-2 Opinion in Rost v. Ford Motor Co., No. 56 EAP 2014, 2016 Pa. LEXIS 2638 (Pa. Nov. 22, 2016), in which the court purported to uphold and expand upon prior…
  • Dec 5

    Another Smoking Lung Cancer Asbestos Claim Gets Burned in Baltimore

    Another Smoking Lung Cancer Asbestos Claim Gets Burned in Baltimore
    Kevin R. Sloan Five plaintiffs in a smoking lung cancer case in a Baltimore City, Maryland case captioned James Harrell, et al v. ACandS, INC., et al, Consol. Case No. 24X16000053 saw their claims hammered on November 15, 2016 when the Court…
  • Dec 2

    Delaware Supreme Court Repudiates LLC’s Fraudulent Inducement Defense in Summary Advancement Proceeding

    Delaware Supreme Court Repudiates LLC’s Fraudulent Inducement Defense in Summary Advancement Proceeding
    Stephen D. Dargitz The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that the plain language of an employment agreement and an LLC agreement prevented an LLC from interjecting a fraudulent inducement defense into a summary proceeding for the…
Rank this Week: 808

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Lawsuit Funding May Be An Option For Family of Couple That Died in Crash With Tractor Trailer

    Lawsuit Funding May Be An Option For Family of Couple That Died in Crash With Tractor Trailer
    It goes without saying that losing a loved one in an auto accident leaves an emotional scar on any family. In the midst of the grief, it is hard to deal with the financial consequences or think about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. But,…
  • Dec 5

    Excessive Speed Leads to Double Fatality Head-On Crash

    Excessive Speed Leads to Double Fatality Head-On Crash
    Head-on collisions often cause death because both cars hit with extreme opposing force. These accidents are often due to miscalculating the speed and distance of the oncoming car or veering into an oncoming lane due to speeding, reckless…
  • Dec 2

    Patient Alleges Doctor Failed To Diagnose Infection

    Patient Alleges Doctor Failed To Diagnose Infection
    A patient has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and orthopaedics center alleging negligence in medical care. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, she sustained physical injuries in connection with a prosthetic knee…
Rank this Week: 4323

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: 2533

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 6

    Security Guards and the Independent Contractor Rule

    Security Guards and the Independent Contractor Rule
    In Estate of Cunningham v. Epstein Enterprises LLC, No. W2015-00498-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 30, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in a premises liability case where an armed security guard was shot and killed while…
  • Dec 3

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim
    In Athena of S.C., LLC v. Macri, No. E2016-00224-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Tennessee  legal malpractice claim on the basis that the claim was barred by the one-year statute…
  • Dec 2

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim
    Tennessee Courts continue to make it clear that each time you re-file a previously dismissed Tennessee medical malpractice (now health care liability) claim, you must abide by the statutory requirements. In Cright v. Overly, No.…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Dec 6

    Cal Supremes Honor former CJ Lucas right now! {Click link}

    Cal Supremes Honor former CJ Lucas right now! {Click link}
    Live Broadcast Begins Today at 11A.M.Former Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas will be honored today, Dec 6, by the Supreme Court of California.View live (link will be active at 10:45A.M.) SPECIAL PROGRAM: IN MEMORIAM – HON. MALCOLM M.…
  • Dec 5

    Today's DJ column

    Today's DJ column
    Today's DJ features PJ Gilbert's final column of the year, Peace of Mind, wishing us all Happy Holidays and Peace of Mind.Consummate professionals!Today's Moskovitz on Appeals column, It Matters, addresses nit picking, and argues that "Paying…
  • Dec 2

    No fee for Appellate Specialists for 2017!

    No fee for Appellate Specialists for 2017!
    This just in:The California Board of Legal Specialization is pleased to inform you that the annual certified specialist fee will be waived for 2017.Why is the CBLS able to provide this one-time benefit?  When the legal specialist program…
Rank this Week: 661

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 2653

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/
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
  • Dec 1

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment
    As we await Q3 statistics on Canada’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI), the rebounding numbers in Q1 and Q2 have represented a step in the right direction. FDI is a macroscopic measure of private investment (in…
  • Nov 30

    Five months after Brexit: domestic UK M&A drops to 30 year low

    Five months after Brexit: domestic UK M&A drops to 30 year low
    In the days leading up to the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum, we discussed Brexit’s potential impact on the M&A market: Britain without the EU: how will Brexit affect dealmaking? Today, we take a look at how those predictions have…
Rank this Week: 2151

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 6

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee
    The old saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in many situations, but not when it comes to non-compete agreements in Texas.  Over the years, I have identified five most common misconceptions about such agreements from my…
  • Dec 1

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire
    Last month, a Texas Court of Appeals denied an insurance agency’s application for a temporary injunction against its former President because it held that the non-compete agreement, as written, did not restrict the President from…
  • Nov 28

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules. State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et…
Rank this Week: 2573

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Federal Rules of Evidence and Experts: The Ultimate Guide

    Federal Rules of Evidence and Experts: The Ultimate Guide
    The Federal Rules of Evidence is a body of law that governs the admissibility of evidence in United... Read More The post Federal Rules of Evidence and Experts: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Dec 6

    $ 1 Billion Verdict Handed Down Against Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle Hip Implant

    $ 1 Billion Verdict Handed Down Against Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle Hip Implant
    Last Thursday, a federal jury in Dallas handed down a $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy... Read More The post $ 1 Billion Verdict Handed Down Against Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle Hip Implants appeared…
  • Nov 29

    Behind a $55 Million Talc Verdict: J&J Knew About Cancer Risks Since the 1970

    Behind a $55 Million Talc Verdict: J&J Knew About Cancer Risks Since the 1970
    Originally published on Mass Tort Nexus This May, jurors blasted Johnson & Johnson with an 8-figure verdict in... Read More The post Behind a $55 Million Talc Verdict: J&J Knew About Cancer Risks Since the 1970s appeared first on The…
Rank this Week: 1187

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 187

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Dec 6

    #TwitterTuesday--Sunny State

    #TwitterTuesday--Sunny State
    It is starting to feel like winter, even in Virginia. So, let's feature some #AppellateTwitter accounts to follow from sunnier spots: California At the Lectern (@Atthelectern) provides commentary and news from Horvitz & Levy…
  • Dec 5

    New Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

    New Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
    On December 1, 2016, several amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure took effect. I blogged about the changes in August. Lee Peifer of the 11thCircuitBusinessBlog.com has shared a summary by the United States Court of Appeals…
  • Dec 2

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106
    After a brief holiday hiatus, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup returns today with a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you...
Rank this Week: 1075

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/
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
  • Dec 5

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?
    Stacy-Ann Elvy, Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond, 44 Hofstra L. Rev. 839 (2016).Nancy KimWhen Amazon announced that it was expanding its Dash Button Program, its stock went up 2.3%.…
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
Rank this Week: 700

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 861

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Dec 5

    Not Exactly Meritle

    Not Exactly Meritle
    Can a company face securities fraud liability for describing a lawsuit brought against it as “meritless” if the plaintiff goes on to win a big verdict?  In Grobler v. Neovasc, Inc., 2016 WL 6897760 (D. Mass. Nov.…
  • Nov 7

    On This Record

    On This Record
    On the same day that it issued its “Model V” decision, the Second Circuit issued another opinion in the Vivendi securities litigation addressing whether “value investors” can invoke the fraud-on-the-market…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Buy a “Model V”

    Don’t Buy a “Model V”
    In a typical securities fraud case, where the plaintiff alleges that a misrepresentation artificially inflated the company’s stock price, the defendant may be able to rebut reliance by providing evidence that there was no stock price…
Rank this Week: 2396

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (December 6, 2016) – For many Lake County residents, the stretch of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road. Many drivers even refer to the exit at Grand Avenue as “100 feet…
  • Dec 4

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid
    Car accidents are a serious problem in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. As the Illinois Department of Transportation reports, every day in our state, there are: 811 traffic crashes 232 crash-related injuries 2 crash-related…
  • Dec 2

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’
    CHICAGO (December 2, 2016) – The Illinois personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce four of its attorneys have been named Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 753

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/
  • Dec 5

    Is the Witness a Big Fat Liar, and Can the Jury Tell?

    Is the Witness a Big Fat Liar, and Can the Jury Tell?
    by Katie BagwillA2L Consulting Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to learn, just from hearing a witness utter a few phrases, that the witness is lying? Unfortunately, we can’t read minds, so we need to make do with second best:…
  • Nov 30

    5 Key Lessons You Can Learn From Mock Jurie

    5 Key Lessons You Can Learn From Mock Jurie
    by Katie BagwillA2L Consulting Watching a mock jury deliberate is a lot like watching Dr. Phil; there is a lot of arguing, and most of the “facts” end up skewed. Nevertheless, a mock jury’s conclusions and how they reach…
  • Nov 28

    How to Be a Great Expert Witness (Part 2)

    How to Be a Great Expert Witness (Part 2)
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In my last post, I talked about the fact that an expert witness needs to express her expertise in a convincing way – but also in a way that the typical…
Rank this Week: 3259

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Two out of Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Contract Dispute Litigation

    Two out of Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Contract Dispute Litigation
    In this contract dispute case, the defendant and plaintiff hired expert witnesses to help with their case.  Two out of the three expert testimony was granted. Facts: This case (Joan Cravens Construction, Inc. et al v. Deas Construction,…
  • Dec 2

    Two out of Three Experts in Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Testify

    Two out of Three Experts in Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Testify
    In this medical malpractice case involving colon cancer, the plaintiff hired three expert witnesses.  All but one was excluded from testifying. Facts:  This case (Swan v. United States – United States District Court –…
  • Nov 16

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed
    Plaintiff appealed an opinion of the district court excluding the testimony of his standard of care expert.  The appeals court affirmed the opinion. Facts:  This case (Dalip Basanti v. United States of America – United States…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Dec 5

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case
    As a criminal defense lawyer I often get questions as to whether there is a difference between a “regular” guilty plea and a “nolo” plea.  Technically, the latter is from the Latin phrase, “nolo…
  • Nov 22

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court
    Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case.  Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal…
  • Nov 17

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting
    Here we go again, another federal criminal case which on appeal goes to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit here in Atlanta, and that court rejects the Defendant because the specific argument was not brought up in the…
Rank this Week: 1491

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Dec 5

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement
      Cooperation. Some call it an e-discovery best practice. Others describe it as a minimum standard of care in e-discovery. Regardless of label, there is little question that cooperation is key to successfully navigating…
  • Nov 21

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?
    Use of search terms to find documents is a pretty basic and commonly accepted e-discovery concept. Since at least the 1990s, legal research courses have been teaching lawyers how to use keyword searches to find relevant material.  …
  • Nov 8

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol
    Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and some state court rules like Colorado’s CAPP Rule 6.1, litigants are required to meet and confer early in a case to craft a discovery plan and discuss preservation and production of…
Rank this Week: 2183

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Dec 5

    Delaware Supreme Court Finds Pre-Suit Demand Was Excused

    Delaware Supreme Court Finds Pre-Suit Demand Was Excused
    Sandys v. Pincus, No. 157, 2016 (December 5, 2016) When a stockholder files a derivative suit she can avoid dismissal under Rule 23.1’s pre-suit demand-on-the-board requirement by showing that a majority of the directors were not…
  • Dec 5

    Court Of Chancery Addresses Who Is To Do Post-Closing Adjustment

    Court Of Chancery Addresses Who Is To Do Post-Closing Adjustment
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. v. Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, C.A. 12585-VCL (December 5, 2016) Many contracts for the sale of a company have a provision addressing how the parties should resolve disagreements concerning…
  • Dec 5

    Court Of Chancery Examines Whether Derivative Demand Was Wrongfully Refused

    Court Of Chancery Examines Whether Derivative Demand Was Wrongfully Refused
    Zucker v. Hassell, C.A. 11625-VCG (November 30, 2016) and Kops v. Hassell, C.A. 11982-VCG (November 30, 2016) Even after a board rejects a plaintiff-stockholder’s demand to bring a derivative litigation, the plaintiff may proceed…
Rank this Week: 2124

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Dec 5

    Avoid Hyperbole

    Avoid Hyperbole
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Here is the most important thing you can ever possibly learn in law: Hyperbole will absolutely crush your chances of winning. Okay, maybe that’s a little over the top, but there is something about legal writing and…
  • Dec 1

    Use Credentials Wisely

    Use Credentials Wisely
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: This week, the Persuasive Litigator blog reached an important milestone. After being named to the ABA Journal's "Blawg 100" list for the sixth straight year, we have now ascended to Blawg Valhalla by earning a…
  • Nov 28

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In New Jersey, a plaintiff recently brought an auto personal injury case to trial. It was one of those scenarios where the damage to the occupants was greater than the damage to the vehicle, so the attorney trying the…
Rank this Week: 1135

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
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
Rank this Week: 972

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 5

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage
    Jorge L. Contreras University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law Michael A. Eixenberger University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Students Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damages Abstract: Consistent, accurate…
  • Nov 30

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project
    Here is the first ever newsletter by the Civil Jury Project. Background information on the Civil Jury Project The Seventh Amendment to the US Constitution and provisions of most state constitutions guarantee citizens the right of trial by…
  • Nov 29

    Free ASTC Webinar

    Free ASTC Webinar
    ASTC is Giving Back In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, ASTC would like to give something back. We are holding a webinar this Thursday, December 1 that is FREE for all members, past members, and potential members. Join us for...
Rank this Week: 950

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification
    Kay Bros. Enters., Inc. v. Parente¸ No. 16 C 387, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 3, 2016) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis granted in part third party defendant R.A. Mifflin Architects (“Mifflin”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to…
  • Nov 30

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2016) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed the claims in this patent case involving play gyms and play yards for babies. Of particular note, the Court held…
Rank this Week: 239

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 82

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 5

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed
    On Sunday Clarion Ledger reporter Jerry Mitchell examined Mississippi’s partisan ‘nonpartisan’ judicial elections. The article concluded with this happy thought from legal pioneer and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice…
  • Nov 21

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the November 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $8.5 million verdict/ 40% fault to defendant- Gulfport federal court crane accident case covered here (10/20/16); $261,621 verdict/ 80% fault to defendant- Clay…
  • Nov 17

    Fewer Companies Results in Shrinking Legal Market

    Fewer Companies Results in Shrinking Legal Market
    I recently came across this Above the Law post by Michael McDonald about the shrinking legal market. McDonald points out that there are 35% (3,500) fewer publicly traded companies in the U.S. than there were in 1997. This hurts the legal…
Rank this Week: 300

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment
    Watching the implementation process of the Jackson reforms has often been like witnessing a slow-motion car crash.  It has certainly been in slow-motion, with his original report being published all the way back in May 2009 and his final…
  • Nov 21

    Association of Costs Lawyers membership

    Association of Costs Lawyers membership
    During the heyday of the costs negotiating industry, the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen, as it was, held discussions with a number of the major costs negotiating firms to explore the idea of employees of those firms joining the…
  • Nov 17

    Major reform ahead

    Major reform ahead
    “May you live in interesting times” – Ancient Chinese curse Lord Justice Jackson has been appointed to look at options to extend fixed recoverable costs much more widely.  He has until 31 July 2017 to complete the…
Rank this Week: 916

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1145

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Dec 3

    What Effect Does the Judge Knowing the Jury Alignment Have on the Allen Charge in the Michael Slager Trial?

    What Effect Does the Judge Knowing the Jury Alignment Have on the Allen Charge in the Michael Slager Trial?
    I've gotten a lot of questions about whether Michael Slager might have grounds for appeal if he is convicted of murdering Walter Scott, given that the judge gave an Allen charge while knowing that the jury was 11-1 in favor...
  • Dec 2

    The Racial Origin of the Allen Charge Used in the Michael Slager Trial

    The Racial Origin of the Allen Charge Used in the Michael Slager Trial
    Today, in the trial of Michael Slager for killing Walter Scott, the jury was apparently deadlocked, leading to the judge giving an Allen charge. So, what is the history of an Allen charge? To get the history of the Allen...
  • Nov 30

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)
    Kansas is another jurisdiction I have identified as a possible jurisdictions where a recanted prior inconsistent statement not given subject to the penalty of perjury might be sufficient to support a conviction. Let's take a look at the case…
Rank this Week: 4460

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/
  • Dec 2

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee
    The question of whether or not a franchisor is a joint employer of the workers at a franchisee’s location was at the heart of a class action lawsuit in California. In the federal case, the judge ruled that a franchisor could be held…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
  • Nov 18

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce
    We regularly receive requests to explain the process of litigation, which we always communicate (using dialog NOT monologue) to prospective clients during our initial consultation. We hope you will find our lawsuit synopsis helpful.....
Rank this Week: 1437

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Use Jurors’ Unrelenting Scrutiny To Your Advantage

    Use Jurors’ Unrelenting Scrutiny To Your Advantage
    The entire time you’re in Court, the jurors are watching you, trying to figure out from your expressions and body language what you think of what’s going on at any given moment, and how you are doing.Use this unrelenting scrutiny…
  • Oct 31

    Two Easy Tips For Persuasive Expert Testimony

    Two Easy Tips For Persuasive Expert Testimony
    Experts are experts in their subject matter, but not necessarily experts at testifying, as many a lawyer has found out at trial, much to his/her dismay.One way to make sure your expert testifies in a way that will persuade the jurors, is to…
  • Oct 2

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101
    Regardless of how many times jurors are admonished not to do their own investigating, they do it all the time. When discovered, most often the case ends up in a mistrial, lengthy appeals or retrials. But these juror actions also tell us that…
Rank this Week: 4502

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
  • Nov 9

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court
    As in recent cycles, Republican incumbents and open-seat candidates for Texas appellate benches generally fared well in the 2016 general election. South Texas was the notable exception. The election will not change the Texas Supreme…
  • Nov 4

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
Rank this Week: 759

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/
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon. Here is the question presented: In 1965, the member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the United States, adopted a treaty…
  • Dec 1

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect
    Back in April the U.S. Supreme Court adopted amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 6 ,and 82. Today is the effective date of those amendments. More details on the amendments are here.
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Bravo-Fernandez v. United States. It’s the Court’s first merits decision of the new Term, and it deals with the issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Here…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Dec 2

    How do I become a whistleblower?

    How do I become a whistleblower?
      A whistleblower is a person who reports fraud, corruption or other wrongdoing, usually, but not always, at their place of work.  Most states have laws that protect whistleblowers and prohibit employers from firing, demoting…
  • Nov 18

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud
    A study done by the National Contract Management Association revealed that in 2014, at close to three billion dollars, the Department of Defense accounted for two-thirds of the nation’s corporate contract spending.  This vast…
  • Nov 11

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami
    On November 8, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Florida announced the conviction and sentencing of two defendants in a Medicare Part D fraud case. What is Medicare Part D?   As most people…
Rank this Week: 1914

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Should I trust you? Let me see your face… 

    Should I trust you? Let me see your face… 
    If you try to identify what it is that makes someone trustworthy, you might list their forthrightness, values consistent with your own, or even their willingness to embrace unpopular positions. And that is all well and good but it likely is…
  • Nov 30

    Whoa! A hiring strategy we really do NOT want to  see happen!

    Whoa! A hiring strategy we really do NOT want to  see happen!
    A recent symposium for IT executives included a presentation that pitched the idea of genetic screening of job applicants for traits like “honesty, leadership, being a team player, and having a high level of emotional…
  • Nov 28

    It’s late in 2016 and we still neither like nor trust atheist

    It’s late in 2016 and we still neither like nor trust atheist
    We’ve written about atheists here (and how unpopular they are in North America) a number of times. The first time was in 2010 when we wrote an article in The Jury Expert because we were so taken aback by the level of vitriol we’d…
Rank this Week: 312

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 2969

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep
    Daniel D’Angelo After the review and production phases of discovery are complete, a lot of people must collaboratively work with produced evidence to prepare a strong case. Keeping them coordinated is often a challenge, particularly…
  • Jun 23

    eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer

    eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer
    Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that parties meet early in a litigation to negotiate an eDiscovery plan that will reduce costs and burdens for each side. In 2009, the Sedona Conference issued its own…
  • May 18

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online
    As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed…
Rank this Week: 2602

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 1

    Want To Modify Your Custody Order? The Timing Of The Filing Could Make A Difference . . .

    Want To Modify Your Custody Order? The Timing Of The Filing Could Make A Difference . . .
    The date of the filing of a petition for modification of a custody order can be important for many reasons.  For example, it sets the burden of proof.  It can also provide parameters for the arguments at trial. …
  • Nov 21

    Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Default Judgment

    Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Default Judgment
    Background Mr. Davis and Ms. Davis are the parents of two children.  On February 14, 2016, Mr. Davis was personally served with a petition for custody of the children at an address provided by Ms. Davis.  As provided…
  • Nov 15

    Appellate Practice – What Tolls The Appeal Period?

    Appellate Practice – What Tolls The Appeal Period?
    When filing an appeal timing can be everything.  A prior post explored a Delaware Supreme Court decision that held that a motion for clarification does not toll the appeal period. The recent Order issued by the Supreme Court in…
Rank this Week: 1835

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Dec 1

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy
    Have you seen this horrifying graphic? It’s from a New York Times story, “How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red.’” The graphic suggests that people were asked whether it was…
  • Nov 28

    When Lawyers’ Blogs Are Cited In Federal Court

    When Lawyers’ Blogs Are Cited In Federal Court
    As I wrote two weeks ago, a petition for certiorari is pending in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, a case that might change the rules for specific jurisdiction. A week ago, amicus briefs were filed by several large corporations and…
  • Nov 3

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden
    Pfizer likes California. As the company brags on its website, “Pfizer La Jolla’s 25-acre campus includes five buildings totaling more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, with specialized laboratories and…
Rank this Week: 211