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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…
  • Jul 30

    Modest Reflections on the State of Delaware Litigation

    Modest Reflections on the State of Delaware Litigation
    Authored By Edward Mcnally This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | July 30, 2014 Delaware’s courts are going through a period of rapid change. While it is too early to decide…
Rank this Week: 531

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks with Katie Couric

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks with Katie Couric
    In an exclusive interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about everything from retirement to her jabots and the Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.  Links…
  • Jul 31

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been in the news, with the release of excerpts from her interview with Katie Couric of Yahoo! News.  Among other things, the Justice indicated that she has no plans to retire.  Josh Gerstein reported…
  • Jul 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. 13-1371 Issue: (1) Whether disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act; and (2) if…
Rank this Week: 12

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    It Takes A Village: Yet Another Focus Group Advantage

    It Takes A Village: Yet Another Focus Group Advantage
    I consulted on a case recently where one of the possible witnesses was an individual in a highly respected line of work. This person had some 30-odd years ago been involved in criminal activity, but in the years since had made a wonderful…
  • Jun 30

    Use "Less is More" to Win in Court

    Use "Less is More" to Win in Court
    Some courts are lenient with the amount of time allotted for a trial, some are not. It certainly can seem impossible, sometimes, to jam the amount of evidence and testimony you have in the number of hours permitted.And yet, as is so often…
  • Jun 2

    What the Trix Cereal Cartoon Rabbit Can Teach Litigator

    What the Trix Cereal Cartoon Rabbit Can Teach Litigator
    So you thought cutesy cereal boxes were designed just to capture your innocent toddler’s rapt attention? Not only . . . In a recent Cornell University study, researchers manipulated the gaze of the cartoon rabbit on Trix cereal boxes…
Rank this Week: 3748

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 581

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
  • Jul 31

    Informal Summer Rece

    Informal Summer Rece
    While the Supreme Court of Ohio doesn’t have an official summer recess, it has finished hearing oral arguments until August 19. These are the cases that have been covered on the blog that are still under submission: Peggy Spaeth,…
  • Jul 24

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner
    Case Background Dayton Police Detective David House was patrolling in an unmarked cruiser in an area known for drug activity. He pulled up behind a pick-up truck bearing out-of-county license plates. Because drug dealers were known to…
  • Jul 23

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again
    Short Summary In January of 2013, Douglas Prade was released from prison after a trial judge found him actually innocent of his ex-wife’s 1997 murder. On March 19, 2014, the Ninth District Court of Appeals unanimously reversed that…
Rank this Week: 4085

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
Rank this Week: 2561

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 1536

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Business Valuation Expert Witness On Clippers Deal

    Business Valuation Expert Witness On Clippers Deal
    In Does the Clippers $2 Billion Deal Make Sense?, business valuation expert witness Donald Erickson ASA , writes:In recent court testimony, Bank of America – Merrill Lynch (“BoA”) revealed its bid book (“Project…
  • Jul 29

    Aviation Safety Expert Witnesses & Southwest Airlines $12M Fine

    Aviation Safety Expert Witnesses & Southwest Airlines $12M Fine
    Aviation safety expert witnesses may consult on aviation accident analysis, aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance, and related matters. In the news, a July 28th Federal Aviation Administration press release stated that the FAA plans to…
  • Jul 28

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 2

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 2
    In Malpractice Premiums Drop for 6th Straight Year, oncology expert witness Dr. Judy L. Schmidt writes:86% of Rates Decreased or Did Not Change The MLM survey analyzes malpractice insurance rates charged by carriers in markets that range…
Rank this Week: 296

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 31

    Dogs Days for Hotel Plaintiffs in Minnesota Federal Court…

    Dogs Days for Hotel Plaintiffs in Minnesota Federal Court…
     Update (August 5, 2014): Answering the riddle below, it seems that Carlson, Inc. made a small fortune by starting with a larger fortune, then spending years fighting with and blaming IBM for problems in an attempt to wiggle out of…
  • Jul 31

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?
    Apparently not. United States Court Judge Susan R. Nelson (D. Minn.)  has thrown out a putative class action against a lock manufacturer who, it is alleged, has made and sold a few lock models that are “stupidly simple” to…
  • Jul 30

    Dorsey Lawyer Steve Wells Merits Combat Pay For Hot Seventh Circuit Bench

    Dorsey Lawyer Steve Wells Merits Combat Pay For Hot Seventh Circuit Bench
    Steve Wells went before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this past week in fighting for Bruce Webster, who appears to have been mentally retarded when he committed the crime for which he was convicted. Nevertheless,…
Rank this Week: 96

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 309

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jul 30

    NY Police Unions Not Allowed to Be Involved in Stop-and-Frisk Suit

    NY Police Unions Not Allowed to Be Involved in Stop-and-Frisk Suit
    A district judge recently denied any motion by the NY’s five police unions to be seen as defendants in the controversial stop-and-frisk litigation. The court ruling clears a major obstacle for the city in its plans to abandon its appeal and…
  • Jul 30

    Minnesota Vikings Gearing Up for Litigation

    Minnesota Vikings Gearing Up for Litigation
    The Minnesota Vikings are getting ready for a legal battle with their ex-teammate punter. An attorney was hired by the team, who did a probe on the Miami Dolphins bullying issue as well as taking part in an integral role in marriage equality…
  • Jul 30

    Judge Demanding BoA to Pay for $1.27B in Hustle Litigation

    Judge Demanding BoA to Pay for $1.27B in Hustle Litigation
    A NY federal judge demanded Bank of America to make a $1.27 billion payment as a penalty on a litigation which involved the “Hustle” mortgage program from Countrywide Financial Corp. The amount was reduced from the original $2.1 billion…
Rank this Week: 764

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    The 5 Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write

    The 5 Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write
    In today's Recorder Cameron Gilbert (director of Counsel Press Legal Research Group) offers The Five Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write. In short, his dreadful quintet are:1. The See-What-Sticks Brief -- Defect =…
  • Jul 30

    International Shoe (and "Stella!")

    International Shoe (and "Stella!")
    Nothing from law school relates to practice, right? Well, here's a published opinion today that cites International Shoe Co. v. Washington (1945) 326 U.S. 310-- a name that resonates with anyone who took first year civil procedure! Heck,…
  • Jul 29

    Tino video

    Tino video
    Want to see nominee Tino Cuellar in action?Here he is in 2012 at the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference (yes, THAT conference on Maui...):Tracking the Trackers, Part 2: Tracking and the Government(His presentation begins around 17:30 minutes…
Rank this Week: 1132

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2436

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 1112

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: 4446

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: 601

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/
Rank this Week: 121

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: 844

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best
    One of the major features of the Surrogate's Court is that it is a court of public record. Unfortunately, that can be one of its major drawbacks. Every document filed in every estate is available to anyone. If your grandfather (great…
  • Jul 27

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind
    In her last public interview in 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis stated that her most important accomplishment in life was to insure that her children loved each other. Your lawblogger has taken her words to heart over the years. As a…
  • Jul 21

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Children

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Children
    Your lawblogger truly believes that  Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best actor of his time. Too bad this does not extend to his ability at estate planning. As reported by the New York Post and by extra tv.com here , Hoffman did not want…
Rank this Week: 572

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Ascertainability Is Gaining Traction in the Ninth Circuit as a Requirement for Class Certification

    Ascertainability Is Gaining Traction in the Ninth Circuit as a Requirement for Class Certification
    Defendants often raise ascertainability when opposing class certification in food, beverage, and personal care products labeling litigation.  District courts in the Ninth Circuit, however, sometimes reach different conclusions regarding…
  • Jul 25

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)
    Earlier this week, the Seventh Circuit rejected an attempt by the U.S. Department of Justice to rewrite a federal statute to suit the Executive Branch’s convenience.  In Bormes v. United States, No. 13-1602 (7th Cir. July 22,…
  • Jul 24

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant
    An attorney's fees award to prevailing defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1988 is relatively uncommon, at least more uncommon than fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs.  But this week in Carter v. Inc. Village of Ocean Beach, the Second Circuit…
Rank this Week: 1774

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
  • Jul 30

    Ascertainability Is Gaining Traction in the Ninth Circuit as a Requirement for Class Certification

    Ascertainability Is Gaining Traction in the Ninth Circuit as a Requirement for Class Certification
    Defendants often raise ascertainability when opposing class certification in food, beverage, and personal care products labeling litigation.  District courts in the Ninth Circuit, however, sometimes reach different conclusions regarding…
  • Jul 25

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)
    Earlier this week, the Seventh Circuit rejected an attempt by the U.S. Department of Justice to rewrite a federal statute to suit the Executive Branch’s convenience.  In Bormes v. United States, No. 13-1602 (7th Cir. July 22,…
  • Jul 24

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant
    An attorney's fees award to prevailing defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1988 is relatively uncommon, at least more uncommon than fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs.  But this week in Carter v. Inc. Village of Ocean Beach, the Second Circuit…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Jul 30

    10 Things Litigation Consultants Do That WOW Litigator

    10 Things Litigation Consultants Do That WOW Litigator
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting As CEO of a litigation consulting firm offering litigation graphics consulting services, jury consulting services and trial technology support services, I hear the word "wow" quite often from A2L's…
  • Jul 29

    Mock Trials: Do They Work? Are They Valuable?

    Mock Trials: Do They Work? Are They Valuable?
    by Elise Jefferson, M.A.A2L Consulting One might think it would be easy to run an experiment that could definitively conclude that mock trials are effective at predicting the outcome of a trial. If one could, it would solidify the value of…
  • Jul 24

    7 Questions Will Save You Money with Litigation Graphics Consultant

    7 Questions Will Save You Money with Litigation Graphics Consultant
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingI have been running an organization that offers litigation graphics consulting as one of its services for nearly 20 years. I've worked with both large and small law firms, I have worked with clients in…
Rank this Week: 2285

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/
  • Jul 30

    Michalski and Wood on Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level

    Michalski and Wood on Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level
    Roger Michalski (Brooklyn Law School) and Abby Wood (USC Gould School of Law) have posted Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level to SSRN. This paper contributes to the empirical literature on pleading standards by studying the effect of…
  • Jul 26

    Wiessner on Mass Claims in the Context of Argentina's Debt Default

    Wiessner on Mass Claims in the Context of Argentina's Debt Default
    My colleague Siegfried Wiessner, Professor of Law and the Director of St. Thomas' Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights, has posted on SSRN his article Democratizing International Arbitration? Mass Claims Proceedings in Abaclat v.…
  • Jul 25

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard
    In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has adopted the plausibility pleading standard of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. Data Key Partners v. Permira Advisers LLC, No. 2012AP1967 (Wis. July 23,…
Rank this Week: 423

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

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

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning
    We've blogged about the need for legal translation services in the context of real estate ownership in a foreign country. International estate planning for international clients residing in the US also generates a need for certified…
  • Jul 28

    Arabic Translation Services and Real Estate Contracts in the UAE

    Arabic Translation Services and Real Estate Contracts in the UAE
    With the United Arab Emirates' economy once again roaring, many investors are looking to the UAE for property investment opportunities. However, there are several differences in the legal system and thus specific steps should be taken. For…
  • Jul 11

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property
    We've blogged about legal document translation services in the context of enforceability of US wills in foreign countries. When a client owns property located in a foreign country, several unique issues arise. For instance, there is the…
Rank this Week: 1531

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 4472

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
  • Jul 30

    Tales of Hoffman: Postmortem Planning for Actor’s Estate

    Tales of Hoffman: Postmortem Planning for Actor’s Estate
    The tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has given us an opportunity to consider his estate planning, with lessons and strategies for the rest of us. Court documents in probate proceedings for Hoffman reportedly indicate that he…
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
Rank this Week: 3668

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/
Rank this Week: 4362

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 214

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • Jul 30

    Evidence of Destruction Deserving of Damage

    Evidence of Destruction Deserving of Damage
    In 2007, John Lemanski was employed as a purchasing Manager for Barrette Outdoor. His responsibilities included purchasing resin for the production of siding at the lowest possible cost.  Unfortunately, in 2011, the company began to…
  • Jul 28

    Another Reminder That Attorneys Are Responsible for the e-Discovery Behavior of Their Client

    Another Reminder That Attorneys Are Responsible for the e-Discovery Behavior of Their Client
    In the summer of 2013, the Northern District of California conducted a hearing over a motion to compel discovery responses which stemmed from e-discovery disagreements.  The plaintiff was a corporate investor in the defendant…
  • Jul 25

    Have You Demonstrated Prejudice For Your Spoliation Sanctions? The Tenth Circuit Requires It

    Have You Demonstrated Prejudice For Your Spoliation Sanctions? The Tenth Circuit Requires It
    Defendant Rain Link, Inc. received notice that the plaintiff was accusing the company for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination by its receving a letter written by the Kansas Human Rights…
Rank this Week: 2526

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    We agree and thus, I am certain we shall prevail

    We agree and thus, I am certain we shall prevail
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you like this…
  • Jul 28

    Disgust and lost confidence in our institution

    Disgust and lost confidence in our institution
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you like this…
  • Jul 25

    Teaching people about neuroscience can make them softer on crime!

    Teaching people about neuroscience can make them softer on crime!
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you like this…
Rank this Week: 4926

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

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

    Hedge Fund Litigation: Porsche’s Victory in Braunschweig

    Hedge Fund Litigation: Porsche’s Victory in Braunschweig
    Here ist an update on the epic litigation battle that follows from Porsche’s failed take over of Volkswagen. Hedge funds try to recover losses suffered at the time and sue Porsche for billions of damages. The court cases…
  • Jul 29

    English Language in German Courts: Any progress?

    English Language in German Courts: Any progress?
    In March 2014, the proposal to allow English language proceedings in German courts has been re-introduced into the parliamentary process. It had become obsolete after last year’s election. The draft legislation is more or…
  • Jul 29

    Munich Court on Notarial Form Requirement for Arbitration Agreement and Kompetenz-Kompetenz

    Munich Court on Notarial Form Requirement for Arbitration Agreement and Kompetenz-Kompetenz
    German law requires notarial form for many commercial transactions, in particular for real estate contracts and the sale and transfer of GmbH Shares. Thus, a decision by the Munich Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht München) on…
Rank this Week: 2038

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/
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
Rank this Week: 489

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Book Review: Justice for Ella, by Pam Johnson

    Book Review: Justice for Ella, by Pam Johnson
    Pam Johnson’s Justice for Ella is a story about a courageous battle against white supremacy in 1959 Mississippi. It’s an irresistible feel good story that would make an entertaining movie. The book’s leading characters are…
  • Jul 28

    Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?

    Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?
    The practice of law has changed a lot in the 21 years I have been doing it. One area that has changed a lot–particularly in the last 10 years–is the importance of checking the mail. When I started practicing, checking the mail was…
  • Jul 23

    Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week

    Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week
    With not a lot interesting happening on the Mississippi legal front this week, I remind Mississippi attorneys that the deadline for obtaining 12 hours of continuing legal education for this year is July 31. Like many attorneys, I find myself…
Rank this Week: 532

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Costs Lawyer Grade C statu

    Costs Lawyer Grade C statu
    The recent decision of Lord Dyson to allow Costs Lawyers to potentially qualify as Grade C or Grade B fee earners raises an interesting issue. What level of qualification and training is required for a Costs Lawyer to now potentially be…
  • Jul 28

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate
    The new Guideline Hourly Rates for 2014 have now been announced. The bad news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they remain the same as for 2010. The good news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they…
  • Jul 23

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment
    CPR 47.15(5) states: “In proceedings which do not go beyond provisional assessment, the maximum amount the court will award to any party as costs of the assessment (other than the costs of drafting the bill of costs) is £1,500…
Rank this Week: 1189

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

Shares almost 3 decades of trial lawyer communication tips to help you make an impact, fascinate others, and close deals like the best trial lawyers in the world! By Mitch Jackson.

http://mitchjackson.com
  • Jul 29

    10 Questions to Help You Start a Conversation

    10 Questions to Help You Start a Conversation
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 23

    How to Get Your Audience to Take a Desired Action (podcast)

    How to Get Your Audience to Take a Desired Action (podcast)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 14

    Six Principles to Win Friends & Influence People on Social Media

    Six Principles to Win Friends & Influence People on Social Media
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 4401

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist
    Big victory for big oil . . . and big gas The Fifth Circuit handed a large win today to oil and gas lessees in the Lone Star State. The key part of the lease in question provided (with our...
  • Jul 27

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold
    A happy outcome for counsel All you in-house lawyers out there might want to raise a hearty cheer for the D.C. Circuit. Outside counsel may want to clap also. For a panel of the appeals court held in In re...
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
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Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Plaintiffs Can Survive Back-To-School Expense

    Plaintiffs Can Survive Back-To-School Expense
    When you are seriously injured in an auto accident, in addition to your regular monthly expenses such as rent, food, gas, and utilities, there will be medical expenses and other related expenses. Contacting an experienced auto accident…
  • Jul 28

    Oregon Department of Transportation Under Investigation Following Two Separate Construction Worker Fatalitie

    Oregon Department of Transportation Under Investigation Following Two Separate Construction Worker Fatalitie
    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is under investigation following two separate incidents in which construction workers were killed on the job. In the first incident, a 54-year-old man working on a paving project was killed when…
  • Jul 24

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy
    If you have lost a family member to a fatal auto-pedestrian accident, then you are not only trying to cope with the emotional pain of your tragic loss, but you may also need a way to handle the enormous financial impact. The losses suffered…
Rank this Week: 2110

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Should Publications Pay Their Volunteer Writers?

    Should Publications Pay Their Volunteer Writers?
    The excellent Ask A Manager blog recently responded to a reader question about whether it is legal for publications to not pay their volunteer writers.  As always with legal questions, AAM addresses the underlying issues, but avoids…
  • Jul 14

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function
    The Eleventh Circuit recently provided insight as to how federal courts analyze disability discrimination law claims when it held that firing a truck driver because he was diagnosed with alcoholism is not a violation of the Americans with…
  • Jul 8

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing
    Do you think that the Fourth Circuit got it wrong when it decided against an employee who was called a “porch monkey” more than once by a coworker and was fired from her job shortly after she complained?   You are certainly…
Rank this Week: 4269

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jul 29

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year
    According to IBISWorld, the Expert Witness Consulting industry has shown a strong recovery from the recession with a 6.8% annual growth from 2009 to 2014, amounting to an annual revenue of $390 million. Although the industry was growing prior…
  • Jul 17

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable
    A growing number of cases around the world have used WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app, as evidence in court. In 2011, a Canary Islands court “ratified a sentence for libel based in part on a WhatsApp conversation”. In 2013, four…
  • Jul 3

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July
    Happy Fourth of July from the Courtroom Insight Team! We wish everyone a great weekend with family and friends.Filed under: Uncategorized
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Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
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The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Jul 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
  • Jul 2

    When winning is risky

    When winning is risky
    Sometimes, an appeal doesn’t make sense to me. This can be true even if there are better-than-average odds of winning. When an appeal doesn’t make sense to me, I ask why the party wants to appeal. I’m sure that most of the…
Rank this Week: 1768

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Apple’s Efforts to Bar Patent Damages Expert Witnesses Denied by U.S. Judge

    Apple’s Efforts to Bar Patent Damages Expert Witnesses Denied by U.S. Judge
    Case: Emblaze Ltd. v. Apple Inc., No. 5:11–cv–01079–PSG, U.S. District Court, Northern District California; June 25, 2014 Background: Plaintiff Emblaze, Ltd. is a publicly held Israeli corporation with a worldwide...The post…
  • Jul 28

    What Attorneys Need to Know About Informed Consent

    What Attorneys Need to Know About Informed Consent
    This article is authored by a leading obstetrics and gynecology  expert witness.  He is a member of both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and he was previously associate professor...The post What…
  • Jul 28

    Medical Causation Expert Witness and Birth Injury Expert Witness Properly Barred, 8th Circuit Find

    Medical Causation Expert Witness and Birth Injury Expert Witness Properly Barred, 8th Circuit Find
    Case: Dawn Lawrey v. Good Samaritan Hospital, et al., No. 12–3863, Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; June 4, 2014 Background: Aubree Lawrey was born with a permanent brachial plexus...The post Medical Causation Expert Witness and…
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Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Everything You Need to Know About eDiscovery Review

    Everything You Need to Know About eDiscovery Review
    On Thursday, July 24 Nextpoint Project Manager Dave Schaaf presented the Client Success Summer Camp Webinar Series, “Preparing for eDiscovery Review.” If you missed the event, you can listen to the recorded…
  • Jul 25

    How to Prepare for Your Next Hearing, Conference or Trial

    How to Prepare for Your Next Hearing, Conference or Trial
    The jury trial has been slowly disappearing. While that is true, any time a new matter comes to your firm, you should be thinking about the possible endgame – presenting evidence in a hearing, trial, settlement conference, or…
  • Jul 23

    6 Tips to Make Your Legal Presentations Pop

    6 Tips to Make Your Legal Presentations Pop
    No legal presentation is ever like another. Sometimes we handle dry, complicated intellectual property matters; other times, emotional personal injury cases. But I have learned in many years of making slides for all kinds of hearings and…
Rank this Week: 4154

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/
  • Jul 28

    Fight False Equivalency Among Expert

    Fight False Equivalency Among Expert
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Consider the expert witness mismatch: One expert represents the common mainstream scientific view, while the other expert is there to support a theory that lies on the far side of the credibility spectrum, and may have…
  • Jul 24

    Emphasize the Civic Role of Your Civil Trial

    Emphasize the Civic Role of Your Civil Trial
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Alexis de Tocqueville, France's number one America fan back in 1835, was particularly fond of our jury system. In an oft-quoted passage, he said that "The jury, and more especially the civil jury, serves to…
  • Jul 21

    School Your Jury (Like Fish)

    School Your Jury (Like Fish)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: My first thought was, "What's NPR's talented social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam, doing talking about fish?" The story, reported on Friday, focused on research showing that fish make better…
Rank this Week: 985