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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Dec 4

    "States' Rights for the Left"

    "States' Rights for the Left"
    "States' Rights for the Left": Jeffrey Rosen has this essay in the SundayReview section of today's edition of The New York Times.
  • Dec 3

    "Resources: Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominees of President-Elect Donald Trump."

    "Resources: Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominees of President-Elect Donald Trump."
    "Resources: Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominees of President-Elect Donald Trump." At the web site of The Institute for Intermediate Study, Andrew Hyman has created this resource concerning those 21 individuals on the President-elect's list…
  • Dec 3

    "Supreme Court to Hear Printer Cartridge Patent Case"

    "Supreme Court to Hear Printer Cartridge Patent Case"
    "Supreme Court to Hear Printer Cartridge Patent Case": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times. Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court to Review Lexmark's Power to Prevent Resale of…
Rank this Week: 18

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 3

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim

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

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

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim
    Tennessee Courts continue to make it clear that each time you re-file a previously dismissed Tennessee medical malpractice (now health care liability) claim, you must abide by the statutory requirements. In Cright v. Overly, No.…
  • Nov 23

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue
    In Nickels v. Metropolitan Govt. of Nashville and Davidson County, No. M2015-01938-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2016), the Court of Appeals went through a thorough analysis of Tennessee’s  Governmental Tort Liability Act…
Rank this Week: 271

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Beckles v. United States Moore v. Texas Jennings v. Rodriguez
  • Dec 2

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC 16-499 Issue: Whether the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, categorically forecloses corporate liability.
  • Dec 2

    Court adds new cases to merits docket

    Court adds new cases to merits docket
    Today the Supreme Court added seven new cases, for a total of five hours of oral argument, to its merits docket for this term. The cases cover a range of issues, from a divorced couple’s dispute over military retirement pay to the scope…
Rank this Week: 26

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

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

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

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

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

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)
    Kansas is another jurisdiction I have identified as a possible jurisdictions where a recanted prior inconsistent statement not given subject to the penalty of perjury might be sufficient to support a conviction. Let's take a look at the case…
Rank this Week: 308

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
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/
  • Dec 2

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee

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

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

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

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce
    We regularly receive requests to explain the process of litigation, which we always communicate (using dialog NOT monologue) to prospective clients during our initial consultation. We hope you will find our lawsuit synopsis helpful.....
Rank this Week: 811

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    No fee for Appellate Specialists for 2017!

    No fee for Appellate Specialists for 2017!
    This just in:The California Board of Legal Specialization is pleased to inform you that the annual certified specialist fee will be waived for 2017.Why is the CBLS able to provide this one-time benefit?  When the legal specialist program…
  • Dec 1

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6
    CWL, WLALA, APAWLA, BWLALA, LLBA -- all are co-sponsors of A Conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, at the LA Law Library the evening of December 6 (cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00). Judge…
  • Dec 1

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until January 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
Rank this Week: 617

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

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

    Use Jurors’ Unrelenting Scrutiny To Your Advantage

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

    Two Easy Tips For Persuasive Expert Testimony

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

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101
    Regardless of how many times jurors are admonished not to do their own investigating, they do it all the time. When discovered, most often the case ends up in a mistrial, lengthy appeals or retrials. But these juror actions also tell us that…
Rank this Week: 3738

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

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

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

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

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
Rank this Week: 1537

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Dec 2

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

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

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect

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

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Bravo-Fernandez v. United States. It’s the Court’s first merits decision of the new Term, and it deals with the issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Here…
Rank this Week: 217

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 2842

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

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

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

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
  • Nov 28

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing
    Many times you can anticipate related services that you don’t intend to provide under the existing fee agreement with the client, but that the client might want provided. Like when you’re retained to negotiate a dispute, but not…
Rank this Week: 2130

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

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

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’
    CHICAGO (December 2, 2016) – The Illinois personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce four of its attorneys have been named Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin…
  • Dec 1

    December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

    December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
    Father of man killed by drunk driver, Chicago car accident attorney available to speak on legal and personal ramifications of impaired driving CHICAGO (December 1, 2016) – December marks National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, which…
  • Nov 30

    Jury awards $1.4M after parking lot crash injury

    Jury awards $1.4M after parking lot crash injury
    CHICAGO (November 28, 2016) – A Winnebago County jury has awarded $1.4 million to a woman who suffered a back injury after her car was rear-ended in a parking lot. Click here to read the full story from Lauraann Wood of... The post…
Rank this Week: 4953

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Patient Alleges Doctor Failed To Diagnose Infection

    Patient Alleges Doctor Failed To Diagnose Infection
    A patient has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and orthopaedics center alleging negligence in medical care. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, she sustained physical injuries in connection with a prosthetic knee…
  • Nov 29

    Nursing Facility Accused of Negligent Conditions that Led to Broken Hip

    Nursing Facility Accused of Negligent Conditions that Led to Broken Hip
    Nursing home residents are typically older and in poorer health than seniors citizens who live on their own or with loved ones. They are also typically more prone to falling. However, a well-run and fully staffed and trained nursing home…
  • Nov 28

    Woman Alleges Hazardous Conditions in Grocery Store Caused Fall

    Woman Alleges Hazardous Conditions in Grocery Store Caused Fall
    Financially-strapped plaintiffs under financial duress do not have time to consider their best options in the legal process. They need money, and they need it NOW! With lawsuit funding, plaintiffs do not have to feel forced into accepting an…
Rank this Week: 1079

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

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

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

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed
    Plaintiff appealed an opinion of the district court excluding the testimony of his standard of care expert.  The appeals court affirmed the opinion. Facts:  This case (Dalip Basanti v. United States of America – United States…
  • Nov 14

    Fire Expert Witness Partially Allowed

    Fire Expert Witness Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence in the design of a toaster that caught on fire, causing the death of the owner.  The plaintiff hired an expert to assist in his case, and a motion to exclude was denied in part and granted in part…
Rank this Week: 300

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Dec 2

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106
    After a brief holiday hiatus, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup returns today with a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you...
  • Nov 29

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Levity

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Levity
    After a brief holiday hiatus, #TwitterTuesday is back. With the election over and exams for students (and exam grading for professors) fast approaching I thought our readers might need some legal levity. So. if you need a laugh or smile,...
  • Nov 21

    Justice Scalia and Legal Writing

    Justice Scalia and Legal Writing
    Last week I was in Washington, D.C., for the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention. This year the Society honored the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, who was a great friend of the Society. One of the panels, which was hosted...
Rank this Week: 4266

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

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

    How do I become a whistleblower?

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

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud

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

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami
    On November 8, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Florida announced the conviction and sentencing of two defendants in a Medicare Part D fraud case. What is Medicare Part D?   As most people…
Rank this Week: 3369

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Should I trust you? Let me see your face… 

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

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

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

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

    It’s late in 2016 and we still neither like nor trust atheist
    We’ve written about atheists here (and how unpopular they are in North America) a number of times. The first time was in 2010 when we wrote an article in The Jury Expert because we were so taken aback by the level of vitriol we’d…
Rank this Week: 1264

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

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

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

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2016) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed the claims in this patent case involving play gyms and play yards for babies. Of particular note, the Court held…
  • Nov 28

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot
    Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle, No. 11 C 1826, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 15, 2016) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala adopted the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation striking as moot defendants’ motion to strike plaintiff’s Local…
Rank this Week: 111

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 269

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: 1920

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

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

    Defendant Ordered to Produce Source Code Responsive to Agreed Upon Search Protocol: eDiscovery Case Law

    Defendant Ordered to Produce Source Code Responsive to Agreed Upon Search Protocol: eDiscovery Case Law
    In ACI Worldwide Corp. v. MasterCard Technologies, LLC et. al., Nebraska Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett granted the plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Production of the defendant's Full Source Code in part, “to the extent there are any…
  • Nov 30

    Today is E-Discovery Day 2016!: eDiscovery Trend

    Today is E-Discovery Day 2016!: eDiscovery Trend
    Today is December 1. As we mentioned last week, that means today is E-Discovery Day! The post Today is E-Discovery Day 2016!: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.         
  • Nov 29

    By 2020, 92 Percent of Everything We Do Will Be in The Cloud: eDiscovery Trend

    By 2020, 92 Percent of Everything We Do Will Be in The Cloud: eDiscovery Trend
    According to an article on Forbes.com, by 2020, 92 percent of computing workloads will be processed by cloud data centers; versus only eight percent being processed by traditional data centers. The post By 2020, 92 Percent of Everything We Do…
Rank this Week: 916

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

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

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep

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

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

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

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online
    As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed…
Rank this Week: 4199

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Default Judgment

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

    Appellate Practice – What Tolls The Appeal Period?

    Appellate Practice – What Tolls The Appeal Period?
    When filing an appeal timing can be everything.  A prior post explored a Delaware Supreme Court decision that held that a motion for clarification does not toll the appeal period. The recent Order issued by the Supreme Court in…
Rank this Week: 4479

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy

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

    When Lawyers’ Blogs Are Cited In Federal Court

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

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden
    Pfizer likes California. As the company brags on its website, “Pfizer La Jolla’s 25-acre campus includes five buildings totaling more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, with specialized laboratories and…
Rank this Week: 289

Deliberations

Deliberations

Covers laws, news, and thoughts on juries and jury trials. By Anne Reed.

http://jurylaw.typepad.com/deliberations/
  • Dec 1

    5 Things to Consider for Post Trial Juror Research

    5 Things to Consider for Post Trial Juror Research
    By Alexis Knutson My relationship with post trial juror interviews is complicated. On one hand, this service is one of my favorite that we provide as trial consultants. I speak to the jurors when they are fresh from their duty, still buzzing…
  • Nov 3

    Just When You Thought it was Safe . . .

    Just When You Thought it was Safe . . .
    By Daniel Dugan Just when you thought we had gotten past having to explain Gene Hackman’s unethical behavior as a trial consultant in “The Runaway Jury,” “Bull,” the TV show on CBS steps in. Bull tends to espouse…
  • Oct 12

    It’s All [Dr.] Bull

    It’s All [Dr.] Bull
    I guess CBS ran out of ideas for shows mischaracterizing lawyers. The latest Hollywood creation-- Bull, airing on CBS Tuesday nights at 9PM – is a show inspired by the former career of Dr. Phil, as a trial consultant, and, his former…
Rank this Week: 764

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Dec 1

    Use Credentials Wisely

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

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In New Jersey, a plaintiff recently brought an auto personal injury case to trial. It was one of those scenarios where the damage to the occupants was greater than the damage to the vehicle, so the attorney trying the…
  • Nov 24

    Get Better Answers: Top 7 Posts on Supplemental Juror Questionnaire

    Get Better Answers: Top 7 Posts on Supplemental Juror Questionnaire
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: If I had to pick one trial reform that has the best chance of promoting reliable information in voir dire and in decreasing reliance on demographic biases, it would be the greater use of supplemental juror…
Rank this Week: 1687

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 4238

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
Rank this Week: 4487

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: 4463

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 411

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
  • Nov 5

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google
    Created a new Google custom search engine (after the reception to the first made yesterday) covering key government websites. Access it here. The search engine indexes everything on: President’s Media Division –…
  • Nov 4

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google
    Sri Lanka’s Department of Government Printing website is a trilingual resource for Gazettes, Extra Gazettes, Bills, Acts and other information, including official Tenders, since 2004. A major site redesign in 2016 made the site easier…
Rank this Week: 45

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Nov 30

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project

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

    Free ASTC Webinar

    Free ASTC Webinar
    ASTC is Giving Back In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, ASTC would like to give something back. We are holding a webinar this Thursday, December 1 that is FREE for all members, past members, and potential members. Join us for...
  • Nov 29

    Judge to Release Redacted Juror Questionnaires in Tensing Trial

    Judge to Release Redacted Juror Questionnaires in Tensing Trial
    WCPO: Judge orders jurors' questionnaires in Ray Tensing murder case ...
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • Nov 30

    Patent Translation Services You Can Trust

    Patent Translation Services You Can Trust
    Finding a company you can trust with patent translation services can be a daunting task. IP translation services, in general, and patent translations, in particular, are vital for businesses in the era of international trade, product…
  • Nov 17

    Certified Document Translation Services for Expatriate

    Certified Document Translation Services for Expatriate
    Certified document translation services along with professional legal interpreting services play an important role in the lives of immigrants to the U.S. On the other hand, certified translation services are also needed by Americans who…
  • Nov 17

    Certified Document Translation Services for Expatriate

    Certified Document Translation Services for Expatriate
    Certified document translation services along with professional legal interpreting services play an important role in the lives of immigrants to the U.S. On the other hand, certified translation services are also needed by Americans who…
Rank this Week: 592

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/
  • Nov 30

    $haring Trial Support Cost

    $haring Trial Support Cost
    Regardless how large your trial may be, saving your client a little money is usually a good thing -- at least when it doesn't come at the cost of compromised quality (or malpractice). Here are a few possible ways to reduce some of your trial…
  • Oct 1

    Trump Deposition: Synced Version Now Available Online

    Trump Deposition: Synced Version Now Available Online
    In an example of what has been the most entertaining election cycle in history, yet another tidbit has been served up for all to enjoy - the deposition video of Donald J. Trump, taken June 6, 2016. Regardless of your political preferences,…
  • Sep 23

    No Bull

    No Bull
    If you happened to catch the premiere episode of "Bull” this past Tuesday night on CBS, you may have an opinion and understanding of modern jury consulting. Then again, you might have a somewhat inaccurate perception of what can…
Rank this Week: 2844

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/
  • Nov 30

    5 Key Lessons You Can Learn From Mock Jurie

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

    How to Be a Great Expert Witness (Part 2)

    How to Be a Great Expert Witness (Part 2)
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In my last post, I talked about the fact that an expert witness needs to express her expertise in a convincing way – but also in a way that the typical…
  • Nov 23

    7 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Bias and Persuade

    7 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Bias and Persuade
    by Alex BrownDirector of OperationsA2L Consulting I read an article today that can be applied to our industry so well that I thought I should apply its lessons. The article was written by Eddie Shleyner and is titled: How to Defeat Your Most…
Rank this Week: 3068

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Nov 30

    Court Of Chancery Summarizes Law On Reliance Disclaimer

    Court Of Chancery Summarizes Law On Reliance Disclaimer
    IAC Search LLC v. Conversant LLC, C.A. No. 11774-CB (November 30, 2016) Large commercial contracts frequently try to limit a buyer’s remedies for any extra-contractual misrepresentations by the seller.  Many Delaware decisions…
  • Nov 29

    Court Dismisses Derivative Claim for Alleged Breach of Oversight Duty

    Court Dismisses Derivative Claim for Alleged Breach of Oversight Duty
    The Delaware courts encourage plaintiffs who bring derivative claims in Delaware without making demand on the board of directors to seek books and records under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law so as to be able to plead…
  • Nov 29

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Dissolution Case In Favor Of Ongoing California Litigation

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Dissolution Case In Favor Of Ongoing California Litigation
    Zebala v. Aminopterin LLC, C.A. No. 12186-VCS (September 28, 2016) (TRANSCRIPT)  An issue of some debate is whether a non-Delaware court has the power to dissolve a Delaware entity.  Here, the Court of Chancery was asked to…
Rank this Week: 4660

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: 580

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Nov 29

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery
    In my job, I spend a lot of time talking to customers and prospects. I hear what they’re worried about, and what their priorities are. It’s the most useful thing I do all day. Oftentimes, the feedback is expected: they care about…
  • Nov 21

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case
    In February 2014, amid public outcry and widespread reports of problems with its ignition systems, General Motors began the largest series of automotive recalls in history. By the end of the year, nearly 29 million vehicles were involved, and…
  • Nov 2

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience
    The importance of user experience in improving efficiency has been well established. But not everyone has the same idea of what “user experience” means – or any idea at all. Here’s how this sometimes-confusing concept…
Rank this Week: 4790

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Nov 29

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery
    In my job, I spend a lot of time talking to customers and prospects. I hear what they’re worried about, and what their priorities are. It’s the most useful thing I do all day. Oftentimes, the feedback is expected: they care about…
  • Nov 21

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case
    In February 2014, amid public outcry and widespread reports of problems with its ignition systems, General Motors began the largest series of automotive recalls in history. By the end of the year, nearly 29 million vehicles were involved, and…
  • Nov 2

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience
    The importance of user experience in improving efficiency has been well established. But not everyone has the same idea of what “user experience” means – or any idea at all. Here’s how this sometimes-confusing concept…
Rank this Week: 4811

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

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

    Behind a $55 Million Talc Verdict: J&J Knew About Cancer Risks Since the 1970
    Originally published on Mass Tort Nexus This May, jurors blasted Johnson & Johnson with an 8-figure verdict in... Read More The post Behind a $55 Million Talc Verdict: J&J Knew About Cancer Risks Since the 1970s appeared first on The…
  • Nov 29

    Florida 2nd District Court Calls Med-Mal Damage Caps “Unconstitutional”

    Florida 2nd District Court Calls Med-Mal Damage Caps “Unconstitutional”
    An appeals court in Florida has declared that damage caps on monetary rewards limiting the recovery amounts of... Read More The post Florida 2nd District Court Calls Med-Mal Damage Caps “Unconstitutional” appeared first on The…
  • Nov 22

    Lawsuits Allege Link Between Roundup Weed Killer and Cancer: How Can Experts Help?

    Lawsuits Allege Link Between Roundup Weed Killer and Cancer: How Can Experts Help?
    A new toxic tort lawsuit is rapidly emerging this year and is gearing up to become the biggest... Read More The post Lawsuits Allege Link Between Roundup Weed Killer and Cancer: How Can Experts Help? appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 3395

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial
    The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended by the Florida Supreme Court to remove the limit on the number of alternate jurors in civil trials. Effective January 1, 2017, Rule 1.431 has been amended to read “The court may…
  • Oct 31

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial
    This month, in a case of first impression in Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that statements posted by a juror on social media during trial were insufficiently prejudicial to require a new trial. The juror posted a series of…
  • Oct 19

    Is it Possible to “Unstrike” a Potential Juror?

    Is it Possible to “Unstrike” a Potential Juror?
    After he finished his voir dire questions, a lawyer used his last peremptory strike on one of the remaining jurors. The jury panel was then accepted by his opponent. Before the jury was sworn, the lawyer asked the judge to…
Rank this Week: 2603

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2955

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Nov 28

    Speaking up, and being censored

    Speaking up, and being censored
    Last week, a column that I submitted was rejected by a publication for which I've written for nearly a decade. This was the first time one of my submissions was rejected even though my columns have occasionally delved into political territory…
  • Oct 12

    How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016

    How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016 Every year the International Legal Technology Association releases the ILTA/InsideLegal Technology…
  • Oct 6

    Snapchat for Litigator

    Snapchat for Litigator
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Snapchat for Litigators Snapchat: it’s not just for kids anymore. Snapchat has grown quickly since its launch in 2012 and now has more…
Rank this Week: 381

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    EDLA Rules Plug and Abandon Contract is Maritime in Nature, Providing Indemnification to Platform Owner for Personal Injury Claim

    EDLA Rules Plug and Abandon Contract is Maritime in Nature, Providing Indemnification to Platform Owner for Personal Injury Claim
    By Zoe W. Vermeulen In November 2016, the Eastern District of Louisiana again confronted the “marshland” involved in categorizing a contract as maritime or non-maritime. In In re: Crescent Energy Services, LLC, No. 15-819 (E.D.…
  • Nov 23

    OSHA Updates Safety Rules for Walking-Working Surface

    OSHA Updates Safety Rules for Walking-Working Surface
    By R. Lee Vail, P.E., Ph.D. On November 18, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a final rule “revising and updating its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent…
  • Nov 23

    What Now? FLSA Overtime Regulations Continue to Evolve

    What Now? FLSA Overtime Regulations Continue to Evolve
    By Scott Huffstetler and Ed Hardin In the wake of yesterday’s news that a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction halting the FLSA overtime regulations, scheduled to become effective December 1, 2016, many employers are…
Rank this Week: 757