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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Feb 8

    "Lawyer in Eakin case says deal unlikely"

    "Lawyer in Eakin case says deal unlikely"
    "Lawyer in Eakin case says deal unlikely": Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy of The Philadelphia Inquirer have an article that begins, "Richard A. Sprague, the prominent Philadelphia lawyer serving as mediator in the judicial misconduct case…
  • Feb 8

    "James Madison Would've Backed Phoenix's Satanists"

    "James Madison Would've Backed Phoenix's Satanists"
    "James Madison Would've Backed Phoenix's Satanists": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
  • Feb 8

    "Legal scholars debate Cruz's eligibility to serve as president"

    "Legal scholars debate Cruz's eligibility to serve as president"
    "Legal scholars debate Cruz's eligibility to serve as president": Harvard Law Today has this report. A video of the entire debate is now available online at YouTube via this link.
Rank this Week: 39

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Deadly Snoqualmie Pass Crash May Be Result of Impaired Semi-Truck Driver

    Deadly Snoqualmie Pass Crash May Be Result of Impaired Semi-Truck Driver
    The Washington State Patrol reported that two people were killed and five other injured in a serious crash involving eight vehicles that closed westbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass for several hours. At least two semi-trucks were…
  • Feb 4

    Lawsuit Funding Strengthens Auto Accident Lawsuit

    Lawsuit Funding Strengthens Auto Accident Lawsuit
    When an innocent victim has been injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of someone else, he/she should be fairly compensated, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and any other related costs. Unfortunately,…
  • Feb 2

    Lawsuit Financial Provides Financial Relief For Victim Of Wintry Weather Accident

    Lawsuit Financial Provides Financial Relief For Victim Of Wintry Weather Accident
    Winter often comes with inclement weather, and such weather unfortunately results in a higher number of car and motor vehicle accidents. The road surface was covered in ice and snow. A woman (“Joan”) estimated her speed at 30…
Rank this Week: 4302

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    The Doctors Company’s Dubious Medical Malpractice Statistic

    The Doctors Company’s Dubious Medical Malpractice Statistic
    This morning, MedPage Today — which should know better — began their “Morning Break” with this description and link: An analysis of closed claim data from The Doctors Company suggests that physicians spend about 10% of…
  • Feb 1

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic
    Ben Lindy is the kind of person we all hope goes into politics: he grew up in Cincinnati, went straight from Cincinnati public school to Yale, then taught through Teach for America, then worked in the DC Public Schools system, then went to…
  • Jan 17

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable
    Last week, Bill Cosby filed a “petition for writ of habeas corpus” which argued: The charges violate an express agreement made by the Montgomery County District Attorney in 2005, in which the Commonwealth agreed that Mr.…
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • Feb 8

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Ann I. Jones of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Three until February 29, 2016.Judge Amy D. Hogue of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
  • Feb 5

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review
    Kirk Jenkins at Sedgwick presents The California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition at Law360.2015 was a year of transition for the California Supreme Court as two new justices appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Justices…
  • Feb 4

    The Real Groundhog Day

    The Real Groundhog Day
    Speaking of Groundhog Day, the Court's online dockets have been stuck on February 2 until this afternoon! So check your dockets now....
Rank this Week: 915

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Feb 8

    Starry Night: Exterro's Iconic Experience

    Starry Night: Exterro's Iconic Experience
    Last week at Legaltech NY, Exterro's booth featured something decidedly low-tech: This year wee teamed up with Brian at Brickworkz, who was on-site doing a live Lego build, recreating Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night. At…
  • Feb 5

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme and Cartoon Series (Feb 5th, 2016)

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme and Cartoon Series (Feb 5th, 2016)
    We here at Exterro love E-Discovery! But it helps to have a sense of humor. So it's time once again for E-Discovery Friday Funnies! Each week, we post an E-Discovery themed meme and original cartoon (drawn by our own…
  • Feb 2

    Groundhog Day: Don’t Get Stuck When Collecting New Data Type

    Groundhog Day: Don’t Get Stuck When Collecting New Data Type
    Today is Groundhog Day, and while we all know of the tradition of Punxsutawney Phil's famous shadow forecasting the arrival of spring, many of us can't help but think of the 1993 film starring Bill Murray. In it, he plays a jaded…
Rank this Week: 3851

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Symposium: Unable to show harm, can Texas employ the Court as a political referee?

    Symposium: Unable to show harm, can Texas employ the Court as a political referee?
    Anne Egeler is Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Washington. She co-authored a cert.-stage amicus brief on behalf of Washington, fourteen other states, and the District of Columbia in support of the Obama…
  • Feb 8

    Symposium: Constitutional limits of presidential power – changing the law or enforcing it

    Symposium: Constitutional limits of presidential power – changing the law or enforcing it
    Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law. The ACLJ is planning to file an amicus brief in United States v. Texas on behalf of members of Congress and thousands of…
  • Feb 8

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Briefly: In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that the announcement that Justice Sonia Sotomayor has hired the first Native Hawaiian law clerk “symbolizes a quiet quest she has…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Feb 8

    Discovery Protocol Results in More Settlements, Fewer Motions to Compel

    Discovery Protocol Results in More Settlements, Fewer Motions to Compel
    I don’t know how I missed this when it came out, but better late than never. The Federal Judicial Center has published a brief empirical study of the pilot project on initial discovery protocols in employment cases. Emery G. Lee...
  • Feb 5

    Registration Opens for 2016 SEALS Conference

    Registration Opens for 2016 SEALS Conference
    Registration for the 2016 annual conference of the Southeastern Law Schools Association (SEALS) is now open. The final program is available. The conference will be held August 3-9, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida. The programs that seem to…
  • Feb 5

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced
    A bill to prohibit corporations from forcing arbitration of certain disputes, Restoring Statutory Rights Act, S.2506, was introduced on February 4 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Separately, bills were introduced in both the House, H.R.…
Rank this Week: 533

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/
  • Feb 8

    Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face

    Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: By this point, most of us have heard of Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. Social media has dubbed him the "Pharma Bro" after he acquired the drug Daraprim, an antiparasitic often used…
  • Feb 4

    Be Realistic About Hypothetical Questions: Four Ways to Answer

    Be Realistic About Hypothetical Questions: Four Ways to Answer
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: A popular focus in the polling for the presidential race right now is to ask about the various potential general election match-ups: What if it was Clinton versus Trump? Or Sanders versus Cruz? Clinton versus Rubio?…
  • Feb 1

    Distinguish Between Attitude and Behavior in Voir Dire Question

    Distinguish Between Attitude and Behavior in Voir Dire Question
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The time has finally come for the first votes to be cast in the presidential primaries: the Iowa caucus. That contest has historically proven to be somewhat unpredictable, even to pollsters, and with tight races on both…
Rank this Week: 1666

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 8

    Did FBI Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald Just Prove the Defense's Brady Claim?

    Did FBI Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald Just Prove the Defense's Brady Claim?
    It's a busy day for me today, but, having just arrived back from class, I am intrigued by the reporting regarding Justin Brown's cross-examination of FBI Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald. Last Friday, the reopened PCR proceedings came to an…
  • Feb 6

    Debunking the Claim That a Teammate Said Adnan Was 20 Minutes Late to Practice

    Debunking the Claim That a Teammate Said Adnan Was 20 Minutes Late to Practice
    Yesterday, there was a moment when I thought that I might need to reassess my opinion regarding the innocence of Adnan Syed: Later, Jessie did indeed grab a pic of the State's exhibit, and it turns out that the exhibit...
  • Feb 5

    Thoughts on the 2nd Day of Adnan's Reopened PCR

    Thoughts on the 2nd Day of Adnan's Reopened PCR
    Last night, we had another special minisode of the Undisclosed Podcast based on the second day of the reopened postconviction review proceedings in the Adnan Syed case. In this post, I will expand upon some of the topics I covered...
Rank this Week: 1058

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
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
Rank this Week: 617

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: 2301

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 613

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: 4122

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    12 Sources of Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology and  How to Mitigate Them

    12 Sources of Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology and  How to Mitigate Them
    Whether you are involved in criminal or civil litigation, before long you are likely to run into a forensic neuropsychologist and a neuropsychological exam. A new article (mostly directed at civil litigation involving adults) discusses 12…
  • Feb 5

    Telling an engaging story about something complicated 

    Telling an engaging story about something complicated 
    Every once in a while, I read something and think, “I could have written that!” and today it happened again. There is a deceptively simple blog post over at the Scientific American site that is actually a wonderful treatise on how…
  • Feb 3

    Societal change happens fast—do you still have a landline telephone? 

    Societal change happens fast—do you still have a landline telephone? 
    Sometimes we think change goes slowly and other times it goes fast! And the older you get the faster time seems to move! So here is proof that times change quickly! Pew Research Center has announced that in 2016 they will call 75% cellphones…
Rank this Week: 875

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/
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
  • Feb 4

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface
    Elizabeth Y. McCuskey, Submerged Precedent, 16 NEV. L. J. __ (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Brooke D. ColemanIn the modern age, there is no shortage of information. The internet and the tools it has inspired lead many—myself…
Rank this Week: 863

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 8

    $85,891 Jury Verdict in Lee County Retaliation Case

    $85,891 Jury Verdict in Lee County Retaliation Case
    On January 27, 2016 a Lee County jury (County Court) returned a plaintiff verdict of $85,891 in Nguyen v. Dao. The plaintiff worked for Dao at the Ichiban Japanese Grill in Tupelo. She alleged that she was fired for reporting illegal activity…
  • Feb 4

    Tupelo Bolsters Reputation For Dumb Criminal

    Tupelo Bolsters Reputation For Dumb Criminal
    The NE Daily Journal reports that the plan of three Tupelo men to rob and kidnap Circuit Judge Paul Funderburk was foiled before it got out of the Huddle House: Three Lee County men were arrested Monday after law enforcement uncovered a plot…
  • Feb 3

    Alcorn State Loses $500,000 Jury Verdict

    Alcorn State Loses $500,000 Jury Verdict
    It was a bad week on the reservation. First, Alcorn State lost wildly successful head football coach Jay Hopson to USM. On top of that, on Thursday a Claiborne County jury rendered a $500,000 verdict to former ball coach Ernest T. Jones for…
Rank this Week: 740

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 7

    Changes in Federal Rules Result in Reversal of Adverse Inference Sanction: eDiscovery Case Law

    Changes in Federal Rules Result in Reversal of Adverse Inference Sanction: eDiscovery Case Law
    In Nuvasive, Inc. v. Madsen Med. Inc., California Chief District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz, considering new standards imposed under recently amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), granted the plaintiff’s motion for an order…
  • Feb 4

    EDRM Participant Profile, Crystal O’Donnell: eDiscovery Trend

    EDRM Participant Profile, Crystal O’Donnell: eDiscovery Trend
    When EDRM announced eDiscovery Daily as an Education partner back in March, EDRM agreed to publish our daily posts on the EDRM site and it has been great to publish our content via the leading standards organization for the eDiscovery market!…
  • Feb 3

    Thursday LTNY 2016 Sessions: eDiscovery Trend

    Thursday LTNY 2016 Sessions: eDiscovery Trend
    As noted yesterday and Tuesday, LegalTech® New York 2016 (LTNY) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. This is the last day to check out the show if…
Rank this Week: 294

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 7

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.
    A recent case from Maryland, Bray v. Marriott Int’l, 2016 WL 319873, at *1 (D. Md. Jan. 27, 2016) serves as a reminder that violations of ADA accessibility standards may also serve as evidence of negligence in a personal injury…
  • Jan 25

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?
    My clients often ask about whether doing a survey to determine ADA or FHA compliance will simply set them up for damages based on a “knowing” violation of the disabilties laws. My advice is almost always no, because the ADA and…
  • Jan 14

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.
    My colleague William Goren (see his blogs at www.williamgoren.com/blog) passed along a recent interview with Daniel Goldstein (http://www.bna.com/fighting-accessible-websites-n57982065991) that shows, I think, a serious disconnect is…
Rank this Week: 2972

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Feb 7

    Court Of Chancery Explains When Disclosures Required Absent A Stockholder Vote

    Court Of Chancery Explains When Disclosures Required Absent A Stockholder Vote
    Doppelt v. Windstream Holdings Inc., C.A. 10629-VCN (February 5, 2016) This is an interesting decision for two reasons. First, it explains when directors might have a duty to cause the company to make disclosures to the stockholders about…
  • Feb 2

    How to Answer When an Activist Call

    How to Answer When an Activist Call
    The increasing activist stockholder demands upon boards of directors call for careful responses. The recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision In re Ebix Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 8526-VCN (Del. Ch. Jan. 15, 2016), provides…
  • Feb 2

    Court Of Chancery Addresses M&A Discovery

    Court Of Chancery Addresses M&A Discovery
    Hamilton Partners L.P. v. Highland Capital Management L.P.,  C.A. 6547-VCN (February 2, 2016) Discovery of financial information in M&A litigation, including appraisal actions, often involves two issues: (1) how far back before the…
Rank this Week: 2452

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 6

    1% of Doctors = 32% of Malpractice Claim

    1% of Doctors = 32% of Malpractice Claim
    Want to protect patients and reduce the cost of medical malpractice insurance?  Identify and insist on retraining for the 1% of doctors who account for 32% of medical malpractice claims.
  • Feb 5

    Slip and Fall Case Dismissed WhenTestimony and Other Evidence Did Not Align

    Slip and Fall Case Dismissed WhenTestimony and Other Evidence Did Not Align
    In Willis v. McDonald’s Restaurants of Tennessee, Inc., No. E2015-00615-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 23, 2015), plaintiff’s inability to prove the cause of her fall proved fatal to her premises liability action. Plaintiff and…
  • Feb 1

    Summary Judgment Affirmed Where Dog Had Never Bitten Anyone Before

    Summary Judgment Affirmed Where Dog Had Never Bitten Anyone Before
    In 2007, the Tennessee legislature enacted Tenn. Code Ann. § 44-8-413, which addresses injuries caused by dogs. This statute draws a distinction between (1) injuries caused by a dog “running at large” and (2) injuries caused…
Rank this Week: 236

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Feb 6

    Impeachment | Problem 24

    Impeachment | Problem 24
    P was sucker punched at a bar. He sues D for throwing the punch but D denies doing so. At trial, P calls W1 who testifies that immediately after the punch, bystander, X screamed, “D just socked P.”  In response, D calls W2 to…
  • Feb 2

    Impeachment | Problem 23

    Impeachment | Problem 23
    Prosecution of D for snatching V’s purse while both were inside a subway car. D claims another man with a gray shirt snatched her purse. D calls W who testifies that he observed the crime when X yelled, “Hey lady, that man with…
  • Jan 31

    Impeachment | Problem 22

    Impeachment | Problem 22
    Prosecution of D for disorderly conduct.  D testifies the he was acting normally, and that complaints about his conduct were exaggerated. The prosecutor elects not to cross-examine him. Then D calls W to testify that he has known D for…
Rank this Week: 1014

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Feb 5

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal
    PayPal may soon bring to an end an ongoing class action lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2010. Parties to the case, known as Zepeda vs. PayPal, have reached a tentative settlement agreement over allegations that the online payment…
  • Jan 29

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal
    Jim Cooper, a member of the California Assembly, has proposed bill AB 1681. The bill is designed to outlaw the sale of encrypted smartphones beginning on January 1, 2017. Any retailer who sells an encrypted phone to a consumer after that date…
  • Jan 15

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit
    An ongoing series of setbacks appears to be forcing San Francisco-based Yellow Cab Co-Op to file for bankruptcy. Company executives sent a letter to each of the cab drivers who work for the co-op in December of 2015 that lays out a plan for…
Rank this Week: 1095

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 5

    Administrative Directive 2016-1

    Administrative Directive 2016-1
    Superior Court Administrative Directive 2016-1, provides the Court’s civil and criminal judicial assignments for 2016 (a copy of Administrative Directive 2016-1 can be found here).  This information is important for litigants…
  • Feb 5

    The Dependency Exemption In Divorce

    The Dependency Exemption In Divorce
    In a prior blog post I discussed the Delaware Family Court decision issued in the case of L.S. v. L.R.S., 2007 WL 4793935 (Del. Fam. Ct. Jan. 17, 2007), which held that the right to claim the Federal Tax Dependency Exemption…
  • Feb 3

    Divorce And Taxes – Did Your Change Your Name?

    Divorce And Taxes – Did Your Change Your Name?
    There are lots of changes during a divorce.  For many, one change comes in resuming a maiden or former name.  While the change may be comforting for some reasons, it can create issues if not done properly.  For…
Rank this Week: 1531

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed
    Plaintiff claims that she was exposed to toxic substances while working for Defendant.  Defendant filed motion to exclude the testimony from her three expert witness.  The court granted the motion. Facts: This personal injury and…
  • Feb 5

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
      Barclay v. State Farm Lloyds – United States District Court – Southern District of Texas – January 14th, 2016 – This lawsuit involves an insurance claim for foundation damage to a house.  Plaintiffs washing…
  • Feb 3

    Software Expert Witness Testimony Allowed By Daubert

    Software Expert Witness Testimony Allowed By Daubert
    Software expert was hired to provide testimony into the calculation of damages in a breach of license agreement.  The Defendant filed a motion to exclude the expert witness testimony under Daubert. Facts:  This case (SAS Institute…
Rank this Week: 346

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

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

    Predictions for 2016

    Predictions for 2016
    Costs Lawyer magazine recently published the predictions for 2016 of the great and the good in the profession. They also asked me. This was my contribution, written before Lord Justice Jackson’s latest speech: “When I was asked…
  • Feb 2

    Signature to a Bill of Cost

    Signature to a Bill of Cost
    In Mansion Estates Ltd -v- Hayre & Co (A Firm) [2016] EWHC 96 (Ch) His Honour Judge Saffman commented: “in my view it would be wrong to assume that it is inherently more improbable that a professional person will be ……
  • Jan 31

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.
    Lord Justice Jackson has repeated his calls for an extension of fixed costs, this time with a recommendation it should apply to all claims with a value up to £250,000 and also produced a proposed matrix of the fixed costs ……
Rank this Week: 486

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 725

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Feb 4

    Where Does the Money Go? (Infographic)

    Where Does the Money Go? (Infographic)
      In a recent survey of in-house counsel conducted by Ari Kaplan Advisors and sponsored by Recommind, an e-discovery software company, 44% reported that their litigation strategies are impacted by e-discovery costs and only 28% believed…
  • Jan 27

    Why Are You Using Screenshots as Webpage Evidence? (Guest Post)

    Why Are You Using Screenshots as Webpage Evidence? (Guest Post)
          A question we often get from attorneys is how to effectively capture social media and webpage evidence for use in litigation and other legal matters. To get them into evidence, lawyers often resort to webpage…
  • Jan 19

    Can Your Client Claim the Fifth to Avoid a Document Subpoena?

    Can Your Client Claim the Fifth to Avoid a Document Subpoena?
    As detailed by a recent report from the New York University Pollack Center for Law and Business, the Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up enforcement activity against corporate defendants. One tool often used by the SEC in…
Rank this Week: 2559

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firm

    Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firm
    Nearly a decade after we moved our eDiscovery platform to Amazon Web Services, making it accessible from anywhere without expensive infrastructure, it’s become increasingly common for law firms to manage their clients’ data in the…
  • Jan 28

    Free Webinars: Learn Strategic eDiscovery Skills for Attorney

    Free Webinars: Learn Strategic eDiscovery Skills for Attorney
    As a litigator, you may view eDiscovery is a necessary evil; and discovery software as a basic and necessary remedy. The use of document review software has become ubiquitous at law firms of every size, and most teams are leaning on…
  • Jan 4

    These Legal Tech Buzzwords Must Be Banished in 2016

    These Legal Tech Buzzwords Must Be Banished in 2016
    eDiscovery: It’s the perfect storm of “legalese”-meets-“techno-babble,” causing otherwise intelligent professionals to perpetuate some of the least helpful jargon known to humankind. With so many twisted…
Rank this Week: 2890

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
  • Feb 3

    The twists and turns of precedent

    The twists and turns of precedent
    Lawyers, and especially appellate lawyers, talk about “precedent” all the time, but do we regularly consider the rationale behind the rules of precedent and stare decisis? Mary Whisner does. Whisner is a reference librarian at the…
  • Jan 13

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it
    Enthusiasts of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game might think that “petty theft auto” sounds rather wimpy, but to a felon car thief seeking a sentence reduction under Proposition 47, “petty theft…
  • Oct 26

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case
    Last week, I wrote about Miranda v. Anderson Enterprises, Inc., case no. A140328 (1st Dist., Oct. 15, 2015), describing how the appellant there benefited from a Supreme Court decision (Iskanian) that came…
Rank this Week: 990

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/
Rank this Week: 419

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?
    As far as we know, every college and university in the country has a student handbook or honor code that provides rules for how students must perform their work and the standards they are expected to meet. And as far as we know, at every…
  • Jan 28

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women
    Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H. 3944 (now H. 3947), An Act Relative to Substance Abuse, Treatment, Education and Prevention. The bill will, if passed, aim to curb the increasing numbers of opioid addictions and…
  • Jan 19

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault
    Over a year ago, I published a blog post describing the unfair processes used by many schools to deal with complaints of sexual assault and harassment, and compared it to the criminal justice system. As I wrote then, the Department of…
Rank this Week: 2594

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award
    Day 2 of this year’s LegalTech New York is in full swing, from the keynote on spying to the plenary session on mitigating risk. For those following along from home or who haven’t had a chance to walk the exhibit hall, here are the…
  • Feb 1

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously
    Here at Everlaw, we take security seriously. We know that our customers place a great deal of trust in us, and we work hard to keep that trust every day. Below are some of our key security policies and practices. While not an exhaustive list,…
  • Jan 27

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?
    If you’re going to LegalTech New York, chances are you’re looking to achieve a goal – whether that’s getting ethics CLE credits, expanding your professional network, or transitioning to a different career. With…
Rank this Week: 2519

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award
    Day 2 of this year’s LegalTech New York is in full swing, from the keynote on spying to the plenary session on mitigating risk. For those following along from home or who haven’t had a chance to walk the exhibit hall, here are the…
  • Feb 1

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously
    Here at Everlaw, we take security seriously. We know that our customers place a great deal of trust in us, and we work hard to keep that trust every day. Below are some of our key security policies and practices. While not an exhaustive list,…
  • Jan 27

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?
    If you’re going to LegalTech New York, chances are you’re looking to achieve a goal – whether that’s getting ethics CLE credits, expanding your professional network, or transitioning to a different career. With…
Rank this Week: 2532

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Feb 3

    When is Paper Proof Proper Preservation?

    When is Paper Proof Proper Preservation?
    In April 2014, the Honorable Dominic J. Squatrito from the District Court for the District of Connecticut handed down a decision that dismissed all but one of plaintiff Ray Tedeschi’s claims against defendant Kason Credit Corporation…
  • Jan 27

    When Harry (Destruction of Evidence) Met Sally (Criminal Law Culpability)

    When Harry (Destruction of Evidence) Met Sally (Criminal Law Culpability)
    In the Sixth Circuit, a party seeking sanctions for the destruction of evidence must show three things: (1) the party having control over the evidence had an obligation to preserve it at the time it was destroyed; (2) the evidence was…
  • Jan 20

    When Is the Sanction of An Adverse Inference Appropriate?

    When Is the Sanction of An Adverse Inference Appropriate?
    The sanction of an adverse inference is appropriate, but not mandatory, in cases involving the negligent destruction of evidence.  The court will determine on a case-by-case basis whether sanctions are appropriate where a party…
Rank this Week: 4134

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

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

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1806

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/
  • Feb 2

    NAELA 2016 Summit

    NAELA 2016 Summit
    As a benchmark for planning and/or evaluating 2016 professional association educational conferences, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Second Annual Summit, hosted January 26-27 in Newport Beach, California, established…
  • Jan 18

    S2P2J Release 58

    S2P2J Release 58
    With projected 2015 annuity premium expected to fall substantially short of the historic 12 month industry high ($6.2 billion in 2008), the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has organized a primary market "Growth…
  • Dec 28

    Structured Settlements 2015 -2

    Structured Settlements 2015 -2
    Market Issues and Developments The 2015 structured settlement marketplace could perhaps best be characterized as "changing the focus of our future" as industry leaders cooperated to create a positive future agenda to overcome, or move beyond,…
Rank this Week: 646

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/
  • Feb 2

    Briefing For The Big Bucks: CRST Asks U.S. Supreme Court For Attorneys’ Fees From The EEOC

    Briefing For The Big Bucks: CRST Asks U.S. Supreme Court For Attorneys’ Fees From The EEOC
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christina M. Janice, and Alex W. Karasik EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc. is a key case for all employers. We have been tracking the developments (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) in this case…
  • Feb 2

    Court Certifies Title VII Discrimination Case Based On Discretionary Decision-Making

    Court Certifies Title VII Discrimination Case Based On Discretionary Decision-Making
    By Laura Maechtlen and Julie G. Yap In Rollins v. Traylor Brothers, Case No. 14-CV-1414 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 21, 2016),  Judge John Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington certified the claims of a…
  • Jan 30

    Our 2016 Workplace Class Action Report Made TV!

    Our 2016 Workplace Class Action Report Made TV!
    With the publication of our Annual Workplace Class Action Report, the reaction from clients and loyal blog readers has been great. The Report has been reported widely by the media too. Our upcoming February 1 webinar on the Report already has…
Rank this Week: 569

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Feb 2

    Legaltech 2016 Kicks off with Technology in Courtroom

    Legaltech 2016 Kicks off with Technology in Courtroom
    Legaltech hosted a panel called “How is Technology Being Used in Today’s Courtrooms and Cases?” We heard from 5 different federal judges who each had an opinion on the role of technology and how it has affected courtroom…
  • Jan 29

    Daubert Bill Brought to Missouri Committee

    Daubert Bill Brought to Missouri Committee
    Missouri Senator Mike Parson’s bill, SB 591, was brought to the committee yesterday. The bill “would provide the same high standards for trial evidence that is required in federal courts and many other states. Called the…
  • Jan 15

    Daubert Bill Brought to Missouri Committee

    Daubert Bill Brought to Missouri Committee
    Missouri Senator Mike Parson’s bill, SB 591, was brought to the committee yesterday. The bill “would provide the same high standards for trial evidence that is required in federal courts and many other states. Called the…
Rank this Week: 3383

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Feb 2

    2016 New Years Resolution–New Requirements for Deposition Notice

    2016 New Years Resolution–New Requirements for Deposition Notice
    There was only one change to the Discovery Codes but it was significant.  The legislature added language to Code of Civil Procedure Section 2025.220 with added requirements when you serve a deposition notice.  The deposition…
  • Jan 12

    Are You Following Up on Your Opponent’s Discovery Responses?

    Are You Following Up on Your Opponent’s Discovery Responses?
    Unlike Federal Rule Civil Procedure 26(e)(1) – (2), California law does not impose a continuing duty on a party to supplement their interrogatory or document responses.  Biles v. Exxon Mobil Corp. (2004) 124 CA 4th 1315. …
  • Dec 9

    No Waiver of Privileges for Inadequate Privilege Log

    No Waiver of Privileges for Inadequate Privilege Log
      Can a trial court order a party to disclose potentially privileged information because the party’s privilege log did not provide sufficient information for the court to evaluate whether the privilege applies?  According to…
Rank this Week: 3919

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

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

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore
    The following may help you pursue an asset search if your adversary conceals large amounts of money in offshore bank accounts: I.  FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL When an adversary hides funds at an offshore bank there is an electronic…
  • Jan 25

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset
    This January 18th video depicts three 250 pound GBU-39 bombs dropped by B-1 or F-18 aircraft, in rapid succession on the same spot of the roof of an ISIS cash depot near Mosul, Iraq. As of last week, it was the ninth ISIS cash depot…
  • Jan 11

    Two Private Investigators & Their Bogus Asset Searche

    Two Private Investigators & Their Bogus Asset Searche
    This is the 9th post in my series discussing private investigators.  It highlights former private investigators Elaine White & Cullen Johnson who were convicted of a money laundering conspiracy.  The conspiracy involved bogus…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Feb 2

    Millennials and Jury Psychology: Why Don’t They Follow the Rules?

    Millennials and Jury Psychology: Why Don’t They Follow the Rules?
    by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury & Trial ConsultingA2L Consulting Baby Boomers (yeah man, those who “grew up” in the ‘60s) raised kids to buck the system. No surprise there. They raised kids to think…
  • Jan 28

    9 Reasons Litigation Consultant is the Best Job Title in Litigation

    9 Reasons Litigation Consultant is the Best Job Title in Litigation
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting I am very proud of A2L Consulting's role in the creation of the job title "litigation consultant." Over the years, this position has evolved somewhat, but it remains substantially similar…
  • Jan 26

    Inside Out: Jury Duty for a Jury Consultant, Part 2

    Inside Out: Jury Duty for a Jury Consultant, Part 2
    by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury & Trial ConsultingA2L Consulting My second day serving jury duty in Manhattan was like being on an episode of Undercover Boss, quietly observing fellow prospective jurors in their…
Rank this Week: 3532

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: 3276

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 41