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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…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 317

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination
    The notion that laws banning sex discrimination also ban pregnancy discrimination seems obvious to many. Others, however, note that gender and pregnancy are not the same thing and, therefore, that language prohibiting gender discrimination…
  • Mar 6

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension
    THIS article for the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the ABA’s Section of Litigation uses recent decisions by the Supreme Court of Florida to illustrate how lapses in professionalism — which were once thought to be…
  • Mar 6

    Florida Supreme Court Punts to Legislature

    Florida Supreme Court Punts to Legislature
    Today, the Supreme Court of Florida unanimously ruled that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar must “demonstrate that they are legally present in the United States” and that unauthorized immigrants are ineligible for…
Rank this Week: 4872

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Drake v. Jerejian 13-827 Issue: (1) Whether the Second Amendment secures a right to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense; and (2) whether state officials violate the Second Amendment by…
  • Apr 17

    Teva agrees to put up bond in drug fight

    Teva agrees to put up bond in drug fight
    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the maker of a widely used drug for treating multiple sclerosis, told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it is willing to put aside promptly up to $500 million to cover marketing losses that generic…
  • Apr 17

    Argument preview: Justices to wade into morass about “indefinite” claims in patent

    Argument preview: Justices to wade into morass about “indefinite” claims in patent
    In the next stage of its continuing quest to reexamine every significant aspect of the Federal Circuit’s doctrinal framework for patents, the Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments will consider the proper standard for…
Rank this Week: 21

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 386

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Covers civil justice reform issues in New Jersey. By the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.

http://www.lawsuitreformwatch.org/
  • Apr 17

    Legal Reform & Economic Development

    Legal Reform & Economic Development
    Each day seems to bring additional news confirming what we already know: New Jersey needs to restart its economic engine. The state took a tremendous hit during the recession, and has yet to fully recover. The state’s unemployment rate…
  • Apr 17

    Mandatory Pilot Program Seeks to Shorten Civil Trial

    Mandatory Pilot Program Seeks to Shorten Civil Trial
    The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions has released its recommendations for speeding the resolution of civil actions in state courts without sacrificing due process. The report recommends the court…
  • Apr 17

    Kott Kicks off New NJCJI Policy Teleforum Serie

    Kott Kicks off New NJCJI Policy Teleforum Serie
    On April 15th, the New Jersey Civil Justice Council hosted the first in a new series of policy teleforums designed to give NJCJI supporters an inside look at some of the most pressing policy issues and court cases in New Jersey. David Kott, a…
Rank this Week: 1400

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Time is on your side with Lawsuit Funding

    Time is on your side with Lawsuit Funding
    If you have ever been in a lawsuit, you know they take time, but what happens when time is not financially on your side? The fact of the matter is that if you have suffered a personal injury, are unable to work, and can’t pay the…
  • Apr 17

    Drowsy Driver Nearly Got Hit “Right Between The Eyes”

    Drowsy Driver Nearly Got Hit “Right Between The Eyes”
    Many people do not consider how dangerous it is to get behind the wheel when fatigued, yet it has proved to be as harmful as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Nodding off for even a second can prove deadly. Imagine driving at…
  • Apr 15

    Lawsuit Financial Helps Plaintiffs Meet Financial Demand

    Lawsuit Financial Helps Plaintiffs Meet Financial Demand
    “Lawsuit Financial was so honest and upfront. Sandy was very informative and provided me with enough information to make a decision about my financial situation. After applying, I could call anytime and no matter who answered the…
Rank this Week: 1861

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Appellate Division amends rule concerning contingency fee arrangement

    Appellate Division amends rule concerning contingency fee arrangement
    http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4/Clerk/AD4-Amended-Rules.pdfThank you to Mike Ross, who presented to the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers on this topic.  The old rule permitted 1/3 of the net recovery, whereas the new rule permits either…
  • Dec 13

    new subpoena rules in federal court

    new subpoena rules in federal court
    The ABA published a summary of the amendments to Rule 45.  http://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/youraba/201212article10.htmlSome of the more interesting changes:Issuing court is the court in which the case is pending (no…
  • Oct 31

    Are you a lying, cheating, lazy jerk? Maybe your'e just a morning person . . .

    Are you a lying, cheating, lazy jerk? Maybe your'e just a morning person . . .
    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/afternoons-turn-us-lying-cheating-lazy-jerks-8C11505058
Rank this Week: 2882

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Apr 17

    Apple v. Samsung: Expert Witnesses Weigh In

    Apple v. Samsung: Expert Witnesses Weigh In
    Multiple expert witnesses testified this week that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s patents for “quick links, universal search, slide-to-unlock, and auto-correct. Kevin Jeffay, computer science professor, argued that…
  • Apr 10

    Google Glass: Technology in the Legal Industry

    Google Glass: Technology in the Legal Industry
    The legal industry and technology have found many ways to grow together; platforms such as Courtroom Insight were founded for that reason alone and again we see another instance of how technology can aid firms in their success. A pilot…
  • Apr 2

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard
    Earlier this year, the Court of Appeals in North Carolina decided that the courts should apply the Daubert standards to expert testimony. State v. McGrady addresses the implications of the 2011 amendments to Rule 702 and confirmed that North…
Rank this Week: 3668

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    R.I.P. -- LinkedIn Poll

    R.I.P. -- LinkedIn Poll
    The recent discovery that LinkedIn had removed poll data collected on its group pages came as a surprise (see http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/2014/02/is-linkedin-data-at-risk.html). A bit of digging found the following explanation -- At…
  • Mar 31

    Trial Presentation Software Sale!

    Trial Presentation Software Sale!
    Recent posts on the Trial Technology LinkedIn group announce new releases of two popular trial presentation software packages, both getting some extra attention with a limited-time price reduction. If you’ve been considering…
  • Feb 26

    Don't Want Trial Technology?

    Don't Want Trial Technology?
    Originally published in the February 2014 edition of Los Angeles LawyerBy Ted BrooksNOTE: The article below shows the progressive attitude of the L.A. Superior Court system. Another example is taking place in a downtown trial in which I am…
Rank this Week: 3621

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Apr 17

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial
    Professor Joan E. Steinman has an interesting new article posted on SSRN that discusses an important circuit split: The Puzzling Appeal of Summary Judgment Denials: When are Such Denials Reviewable? Here is the abstract: An important aspect…
  • Apr 16

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule
    Recently, in Glazer v. State, an Arizona Court of Appeals discussed an interesting pslit among the federal circuit courts over the admissibility of evidence, and then skirted the issue itself. Here is the relevant excerpt: The State argues…
  • Apr 15

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge
    On April 10, the Third Circuit upheld the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) against an interesting nondelegation challenge - in U.S. v. Cooper. SORNA applies retroactively to sex offenders convicted before the enactment…
Rank this Week: 1092

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/
  • Apr 17

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue
    The New York Times has an interesting article today When "Liking" a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the article: General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty...
  • Apr 17

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action
    SYMPOSIUM ISSUE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON LAW REVIEW The Class Action After A Decade of Roberts Court Decisions The Akron Law Review invites academic papers on the reasoning, dimensions, and possible impacts of one or more of the class action or...
  • Apr 16

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting
    We covered earlier the agenda for the Civil Rules Advisory Committee’s April meeting, which took place in Portland, Oregon last week and was an important step for the recently proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.…
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • Apr 17

    Persuasive Litigator Gets to 400: The Top Ten of the Fourth Hundred

    Persuasive Litigator Gets to 400: The Top Ten of the Fourth Hundred
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: When you write, it's always interesting to see what people like and what they read. For book authors, there are reviewers and, of course, sales. For bloggers, there is Google Analytics. The tool, actually available for…
  • Apr 14

    Experts: Keep It Comparative

    Experts: Keep It Comparative
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The expert has prepared thoroughly for her testimony before the judge. She knows each opinion and every foundation. The outline that counsel developed is all but memorized. But then, as she is about an hour into…
  • Apr 10

    Animate: Give Your Jurors Three Dimensions, or More

    Animate: Give Your Jurors Three Dimensions, or More
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In an age when Americans spend a stunning 11 hours every day, on average, interacting with digital media, the idea that it is somehow enough in the courtroom for trial lawyers to simply use the power of words or a few…
Rank this Week: 1712

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: 319

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know
    The process of being separated from your company is often a surprising, confusing, and emotionally trying.  You walk into a routine meeting with a supervisor only to find that a Human Resources representative is also present.  Your…
  • Mar 26

    The College Athlete as an Employee: Part 1 of Who Knows?

    The College Athlete as an Employee: Part 1 of Who Knows?
    This is the beginning of a series on the implications of today’s National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decision that Northwestern’s football players, “are employees of the school and therefore entitled to hold…
  • Mar 26

    Is My Case Worth Pursuing? The Answer May Surprise You

    Is My Case Worth Pursuing? The Answer May Surprise You
    Have you been treated unfairly by your employer but feel like your claim is too small for anyone to care?  Based on a recent case in Millville, New Jersey, it may be time to think again. People are sometimes reticent to approach a lawyer…
Rank this Week: 2562

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 981

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Apr 17

    The Keys to Defensibly Releasing Legal Hold

    The Keys to Defensibly Releasing Legal Hold
    By Mike Hamilton, J.D. The over-preservation of electronically stored information for e-discovery has been a major theme in 2014. Because of the antiquated “collect/preserve-everything” approach, organizations are feeling the time…
  • Apr 17

    The Keys to Defensibly Releasing Legal Hold

    The Keys to Defensibly Releasing Legal Hold
    By Mike Hamilton, J.D. The over-preservation of electronically stored information for e-discovery has been a major theme in 2014. Because of the antiquated “collect/preserve-everything” approach, organizations are feeling the time…
  • Apr 15

    Are the FRCP Amendments the Answer to Yesterday’s E-Discovery Problems?

    Are the FRCP Amendments the Answer to Yesterday’s E-Discovery Problems?
    By Bob Rohlf, Esq. Following is a guest post by Bob Rohlf, Exterro’s Director of E-Discovery Strategies, who attended the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meeting last week in Portland, Oregon. I am the first to admit that technology…
Rank this Week: 2087

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 17

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed
    In her recent decision in the case of Neal v. State Farm, PICS Case No. 14-0387 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014 Kane, J.), Judge Yvette Kane of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allowed a Plaintiff’s bad faith…
  • Apr 17

    "Remember the Days When We Had To..."

    "Remember the Days When We Had To..."
    By virtue of an amendment to the relevant Rules handed down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the ridiculous and time-consuming requirement of finding and including useless parallel citations to the Pennsylvania State Reporters in…
  • Apr 17

    Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision

    Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision
    In yesterday's post pertaining to the case of Phillips v. Lock, I made an incorrect statement that a defendant must file both a Motion for a Directed Verdict and a Binding Jury Instruction in order to preserve the right to present a…
Rank this Week: 401

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Challenge of Rooting out Rent-Seeking in “Qui Tam” Actions, Thoughts From a Recent 8th Circuit Decision

    The Challenge of Rooting out Rent-Seeking in “Qui Tam” Actions, Thoughts From a Recent 8th Circuit Decision
    Minnesota Litigator recently posted about DPPA (Drivers Privacy Protection Act) class actions taking the stand that these cases are examples of opportunism and “rent-seeking.” These lawsuits enrich some parties (and their…
  • Apr 16

    Yeah. No. Not going to happen.

    Yeah. No. Not going to happen.
    Update (April 16, 2014): Greenspring Media, the owners of Minnesota Monthly, tried and failed to stop a former employee, Thomas Gavaras, from working for a competitor based on a weak and unenforceable non-compete agreement, as discussed below…
  • Apr 15

    Thull v. Techtronic et al.: A Product Liability Challenge Headed for Trial

    Thull v. Techtronic et al.: A Product Liability Challenge Headed for Trial
    It’s tax day. If we lived in an extreme “dog eat dog” libertarian society, presumably we would be paying far lower taxes. Instead, the poor, the vulnerable, and the exploited would be taxed directly, in a sense, by the rich…
Rank this Week: 133

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 3948

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1150

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/
  • Apr 16

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment
    Structured settlements can now include an S&P 500 index-linked annuity adjustment feature, thanks to Pacific Life, which rolled out its rider on April 17, 2014, following its obtaining a... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Apr 16

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP
    SHP Financial continues to make outrageous claims in tweets to solicit the purchase of structured settlement payment rights by individual investors. Why is this necessary? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
  • Apr 16

    Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Scam Settlement Purchasers for Advance

    Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Scam Settlement Purchasers for Advance
    Not all structured settlement annuitants are angels, Some are sophisticated and make a business of hustling settlement purchasers for cash advances, free cell phones, IPads and other goodies,... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 233

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Apr 16

    Ellie – the courthouse dog

    Ellie – the courthouse dog
      Am resting on a sandy beach somewhere nice and warm.  Every so often someone gives me a tasty little treat and a sip of ice water.  The breeze gently rustles my fur.  Seagulls caw in the background. Ellie – time to…
  • Mar 26

    Is this the biggest bozo move ever by a defense medical examiner

    Is this the biggest bozo move ever by a defense medical examiner
      Before this happened, the dumbest thing I ever witnessed in a defense medical exam, was one of the doctors falling asleep. It was a two doctor panel exam.  While the orthopedist was taking a history, the neurologist was…
  • Mar 25

    Tips for Attorneys: Injured passenger not liable for possible marijuana use by driver

    Tips for Attorneys: Injured passenger not liable for possible marijuana use by driver
    Now that marijuana has been decriminalized in Washington state, issues are going to arise about driving under the influence.  Unlike alcohol which only transiently stays in the body and can be detected with various tests, the detection…
Rank this Week: 3732

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2
    In Why a Medical Expert Witness Can Make or Break a Case, pulmonary medicine expert witness Dr. John Penek, MD, FCCP, FAASM, writes:Whether the court case is civil or criminal in nature, both plaintiffs and defendants can benefit from the use…
  • Apr 13

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse
    Bus and truck accident expert witnesses may consult regarding transportation accidents, bus accidents, truck safety, and bus safety. This weekend, investigators said that the FedEx truck that slammed into a tour bus full of students in…
  • Apr 5

    Child Sexual Assault Expert Witnesse

    Child Sexual Assault Expert Witnesse
    Child sexual assault expert witnesses may consult regarding sexual misconduct, sexual molestation, and child sexual abuse. Child Abuse Pediatrics & Forensic Medicine Experts explains that the accredited sub-specialty Child Abuse…
Rank this Week: 353

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: 738

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: 1173

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
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
  • Apr 11

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire
    As they say, never miss a chance to make a good first impression. If the judge permits it, take the opportunity to address prospective jurors before the oral questioning phase of the voir dire has begun. There are many advantages to the…
Rank this Week: 1935

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: 3097

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill
    As some may recall, last week I posted about the efforts of a New Jersey state legislator who has introduced a bill to allow citizens to volunteer for jury duty.  The post and information about the bill can be found here.This week the…
  • Apr 12

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors.  Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors so much so that he attempted…
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna RobertsAbstract:  A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson…
Rank this Week: 1260

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Apr 16

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill
    As some may recall, last week I posted about the efforts of a New Jersey state legislator who has introduced a bill to allow citizens to volunteer for jury duty. The post and information about the bill can be found...
  • Apr 12

    Witness Uses Craigslist (Missed Connections) to Connect with Juror

    Witness Uses Craigslist (Missed Connections) to Connect with Juror
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors. Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors on the case so much...
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna Roberts Abstract: A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson doctrine.…
Rank this Week: 959

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/
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again
    John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Tom GallanisNearly twenty-five years ago,…
Rank this Week: 2204

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Apr 16

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak
    Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis had this post on Friday about a report that concludes that 85% of pension funds will fail over the next three decades. From the post: Bridgewater Associates did an analysis of pension funds recently…
  • Apr 14

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….
    I’m not sure what I expected from Bobby DeLaughter’s interview on WAPT news last week. But it made a big impression. My big takeaway from the interview was that Bobby DeLaughter looked happy. He smiled. He had the bemused twinkle…
  • Apr 10

    Bobby DeLaughter Interview on WAPT News Tonight

    Bobby DeLaughter Interview on WAPT News Tonight
    It’s my understanding that WAPT in Jackson is touting an exclusive interview with former Judge Bobby DeLaughter on tonight’s 10:00 p.m. newscast. Maybe I can stay up late enough to watch it. With my horrible Comcast DVR and cable…
Rank this Week: 318

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Predicting the future

    Predicting the future
    Implementation of the Jackson reforms was predicted by many to mean a dramatic drop in claim numbers. The Access to Justice Action Group predicted “there will be at least 25% fewer claimants”. Many scoffed at the idea the reforms…
  • Apr 13

    Amending a bill of cost

    Amending a bill of cost
    PD 47 para.13.10 allow a party to vary their bill: “(1) If a party wishes to vary that party’s bill of costs, points of dispute or a reply, an amended or supplementary document must be filed with the court and copies of it must be…
  • Apr 10

    Costs Management White Paper

    Costs Management White Paper
    The Association of Costs Lawyers has published an excellent White Paper on the First Year of Costs Management. Unfortunately, it repeats the myth that costs budgeting means Costs Lawyers are the “quantity surveyors of the litigation…
Rank this Week: 810

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: 2663

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1461

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: 2128

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1032

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Life Care Planning Expert Witness: Cases involving Traumatic Brain Injury

    Life Care Planning Expert Witness: Cases involving Traumatic Brain Injury
    This article is intended to give a brief overview of some of the many factors to consider in life care planning for an individual with brain injury to clarify future...The post Life Care Planning Expert Witness: Cases involving Traumatic…
  • Apr 14

    Crane expert witness advises on common crane accident

    Crane expert witness advises on common crane accident
    A crane expert witness can provide valuable information about the typical operation of cranes and the safety mechanisms on cranes when a crane accident occurs. Since cranes are complex machines...The post Crane expert witness advises on…
  • Apr 7

    3 Tips to Maximize the Value of a Products Liability Expert Witne

    3 Tips to Maximize the Value of a Products Liability Expert Witne
    The success of your products liability case relies heavily upon the effectiveness of a products liability expert witness. Here are 3 important tips for extracting maximum value from a products...The post 3 Tips to Maximize the Value of a…
Rank this Week: 3115

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/
  • Apr 15

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit
    Continuing a series of workers compensation (WC) Medicare set-aside (MSA) regulatory compliance initiatives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a WCMSA Self-Administration (SA) Toolkit. CMS' stated purposes for…
  • Apr 13

    Person-Centered Planning

    Person-Centered Planning
    Although personal injury settlement planning (settlement planning) might be suggestive of "person-centered planning", (PCP) the latter term has a special meaning for disabled persons. Surprisingly, PCP is rarely, if ever, specifically…
  • Apr 6

    ASNP 2014 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2014 Annual Conference
    Personal injury settlement planning and special needs planning represent two overlapping professions undergoing transformation and expansion as complex new legislation, regulations and case law interact to redefine their legal environment. In…
Rank this Week: 360

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/
  • Apr 15

    Steinman on Appellate Review of Summary Judgment Denial

    Steinman on Appellate Review of Summary Judgment Denial
    Joan Steinman, Distinguished Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent School of Law, posted a piece on SSRN: The Puzzling Appeal of Summary Judgment Denials: When are Such Denials Reviewable? Steinman is a co-author of the excellent text, Appellate…
  • Apr 13

    Advice To Advocates From The Bench

    Advice To Advocates From The Bench
    As a follow-up to yesterday's post, another presenter at the Black Lung CLE was Judge William S. Colwell, a lifetime appointed federal Associate Chief Judge with the U.S. Department of Labor. Judge Colwell shared the following advice to…
  • Apr 12

    Keep Jargon Out Of Your Brief And Argument

    Keep Jargon Out Of Your Brief And Argument
    Appellate advocates, and attorneys in general, need to be mindful that while it is important to know the jargon and "shop speak" relative to your client's industry, it might not be apropos to utilize this jargon in written and…
Rank this Week: 2514

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/
  • Apr 15

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia
    Today's Recorder profiles San Diego-based 9th Circuit Judge McKeown, here, with an emphasis on her technophilia. Once upon a time she founded Perkins Coie's IP practice, and now apparently uses Fitbit, Uber, Viber, and other apps, and loves…
  • Apr 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until May 31, 2014 Judge Edward A. Ferns of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting …
  • Apr 13

    2014 Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition

    2014 Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition
    This weekend UCLA hosted the 45th Annual Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition (sponsored by CEB, the Witkin Legal Institute, and the Rutter Group). Twelve California law schools participated. Judges consisted primarily…
Rank this Week: 727

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Apr 15

    Suing the School

    Suing the School
    Our kids spend thousands of hours in the public schools of North Carolina. Not only are they on school grounds for classroom work, they participate in a vast amount of after school activities such as cheerleading, baseball, football and…
  • Apr 9

    Indemnity, Exculpatory and Hold Harmle

    Indemnity, Exculpatory and Hold Harmle
    Cropped screenshot of title from the trailer for the film Double Indemnity (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Has this ever happened to you? You are getting ready to race go-karts, rent a truck, scuba dive, or lease a storage unit and the...
  • Mar 21

    Florida gets one right.

    Florida gets one right.
    The Supreme Court of Florida rejected the state legislature's cap on medical malpractice damages. Essentially they found that the cap discriminated unfairly. A person who was injured by the negligent fault of a doctor or health care provider…
Rank this Week: 1217

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Discovery

    Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Discovery
    Social media is discoverable, it’s important to your case, and it’s only getting more complicated. The good news is, the existing rules of Evidence apply to social media. You just have to know how to apply them. Law…
  • Apr 14

    Moneylaw: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    Moneylaw: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Yes, we ripped off that title. Michael Lewis’ classic sports book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, has helped popularize the idea that small, feisty organizations can identify inefficiencies in their market in order to…
  • Apr 9

    What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug

    What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug
    The Heartbleed bug is a flaw in OpenSSL, the encryption software used by an estimated two-thirds of the Internet’s Web servers. OpenSSL is designed to protect passwords and other sensitive data from eavesdropping. But if…
Rank this Week: 2149

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 1925

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 3250