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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jul 3

    "In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small"

    "In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small"
    "In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report today. Reuters has also posted this visual depiction of the results.
  • Jul 2

    "Scalia, Sotomayor most outspoken justices inside, outside court"

    "Scalia, Sotomayor most outspoken justices inside, outside court"
    "Scalia, Sotomayor most outspoken justices inside, outside court": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report. And The Associated Press reports that "3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings." The organization Fix the…
  • Jul 2

    "'Fractures' In The Supreme Court Revealed In This Year's Decisions"

    "'Fractures' In The Supreme Court Revealed In This Year's Decisions"
    "'Fractures' In The Supreme Court Revealed In This Year's Decisions": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein appeared on Tuesday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Rank this Week: 19

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    NJ Senate Approves Bill to Create Crime-Fraud Exception to Marital Privilege

    NJ Senate Approves Bill to Create Crime-Fraud Exception to Marital Privilege
    I've done a couple of posts about State v. Terry, 2014 WL 3579653 (N.J. 2014) 68 A.3d 177 (N.J.Super.A.D. 2013) (here and here). In Terry, the Supreme Court of New Jersey proposed a crime-fraud exception to the marital privilege. The...
  • Jul 2

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?
    Yesterday, I posted about Jay's statement to Detevtives Ritz and MacGillivary during his pre-interview that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School at 3:00 P.M. on January 13, 1999, whereupon he met Stephanie in the parking lot. Obviously,…
  • Jul 1

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal
    On Monday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we delved more into Jay's statement that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School on January 13, 1999, where he saw his girlfriend Stephanie. Specifically, we talked about the notes…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 4341

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    With the Court now in its summer recess, some coverage and commentary focus on overviews of the Term more generally.  NPR’s Nina Totenberg and this blog’s Tom Goldstein discuss the Term with Robert Siegel, while at the Los…
  • Jul 2

    Review of new Arizona election case narrowed

    Review of new Arizona election case narrowed
    The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed somewhat its plan to review the work of the independent Arizona agency that drew new election districts for the state legislature after the latest census.  In a new order, the Court said it would…
  • Jul 2

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On July 9, the Heritage Foundation will host its annual “Scholars and Scribes” review of the Court’s Term. The event consists of two panels, running from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. For a list of panelists, a link to live stream,…
Rank this Week: 30

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Trustworthiness, real adulthood, cat videos and how open you are to experiences 

    Trustworthiness, real adulthood, cat videos and how open you are to experiences 
    Here’s another installment of things we think you might want to know but to which we don’t wish to devote an entire blog post. Keep reading to have tidbits worthy of sound bytes over drinks. The onset of ‘real’…
  • Jul 1

    The Bias Blind Spot Scale 

    The Bias Blind Spot Scale 
    We’ve written about the bias blind spot here before and now there is an actual scale to measure your specific bias blind spot (since, as it turns out, we all have one or more). You may wish to disagree with the statement that we all…
  • Jun 29

    A new issue of The Jury Expert 

    A new issue of The Jury Expert 
    We try to post the Table of Contents for new issues of The Jury Expert here when it publishes and there is a new issue up now. Here’s what you’ll see if you visit. Does Deposition Video Camera Angle Affect Witness Credibility? by…
Rank this Week: 1346

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Jul 2

    SC: Attorney Discipline, April 2, 2015 (none for month of March)

    SC: Attorney Discipline, April 2, 2015 (none for month of March)
    Click here for prior pages from the Kentucky Court Report posting attorney disciplinary matters. Disciplinary matters with links to the full text of the action are below: KBA vs. Michael R. McMahon Order Of Suspension From The Practice…
  • Jun 27

    SC: Attorney Discipline February 2015 (no minutes or decisions in Jan. 2015)

    SC: Attorney Discipline February 2015 (no minutes or decisions in Jan. 2015)
    Click here for prior pages from the Kentucky Court Report posting attorney disciplinary matters. Disciplinary matters with links to the full text of the action are below:   Kentucky Bar Association v. Suzanne Prieur Land…
  • Jun 26

    COA: June 26, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (547-558); 12 decisions; 1 published)

    COA: June 26, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (547-558); 12 decisions; 1 published)
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals announced 12 decisions  on June 26, 2015, with 1 of their opinions designated to be published. Click here for links to all the archived AOC Court of Appeals minutes at the web…
Rank this Week: 4594

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/
  • Jul 2

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt
    A recent Ontario Superior Court case will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants alike. In 1251614 Ontario Ltd v. Gurudutt, the tenant signed a 10 year lease that granted the tenant the right to renew the lease for 2 further terms…
  • Jun 17

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant
    Restrictive covenants are commonly used for a wide variety of reasons.  They can ensure access across property or be part of a wider community plan.  They can define the use land can be put to or protect it for a singular…
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
Rank this Week: 3035

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
Rank this Week: 1011

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: 398

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/
Rank this Week: 3366

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Jul 2

    Don't Treat Racism as Just a Belief

    Don't Treat Racism as Just a Belief
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As of posting time, seven African-American churches have burned down since the racially motivated murders in Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago. One of those fires may have been…
  • Jun 29

    Design Your Metaphor

    Design Your Metaphor
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: There’s a movie currently in the theaters called “Inside Out.” In the animated film, pyschological drives are personified as characters – joy, anger, disgust, fear, and sadness – all in charge of navigating…
  • Jun 25

    Address the Corporate Mind

    Address the Corporate Mind
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The idea of the corporate personhood is typically thought of as a "legal fiction" (Schane, 1987). That is, we treat a nonperson as a person so that it makes sense legally to talk about corporate entities doing…
Rank this Week: 1776

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/
  • Jul 2

    My latest iPhone app discoverie

    My latest iPhone app discoverie
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "My latest iPhone app discoveries." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** My latest iPhone app discoveries I readily admit it: I’m a tech geek. And one of my favorite…
  • Jun 23

    Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing

    Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing In March, Wisconsin joined the…
  • Jun 10

    New York State Bar on virtual law practice

    New York State Bar on virtual law practice
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "New York State Bar on virtual law practices." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New York State Bar on virtual law practices Last week I discussed Schoenefeld v. State of New…
Rank this Week: 377

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4692

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jul 2

    Judge Minora Reviews Current Status of At Will Employment Law

    Judge Minora Reviews Current Status of At Will Employment Law
    Facing an Employment At Will situation?  Click HERE for a thorough Opinion by Judge Carmen D. Minora in the case of Krutulis v. Community Medical Center, No. 2009 - CV - 1474 (C.P. Lacka. Co. June 4, 2015 Minora, J.), for…
  • Jul 1

    Registration Open for Tort Talk Expo 2015

    Registration Open for Tort Talk Expo 2015
    TORT TALK EXPO 2015Thursday, September 24, 2015Mohegan Sun Casino and HotelWilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) Door Prizes - Vendor Giveaways - Raffle Prizes    AGENDA:  [Registration…
  • Jul 1

    Judge Mariani Reviews Propriety Award of Meds and Wages in a Premises Liability Personal Injury Case

    Judge Mariani Reviews Propriety Award of Meds and Wages in a Premises Liability Personal Injury Case
    In Wright v. Cacciutti, 3:12-cv-1682 (M.D. Pa. June 11, 2015 Mariani, J.), Judge Robert D. Mariani ruled on post-trial motions in a premises liability personal injury case and covered several important damages issues.The court ruled that,…
Rank this Week: 427

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 2

    Pre-Suit Notice Sent Via FedEx Substantially Complied with HCLA

    Pre-Suit Notice Sent Via FedEx Substantially Complied with HCLA
    In Arden v. Kozawa, No. E2013-01598-SC-R11-CV (Tenn. June 30, 2015), the Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether a plaintiff in a medical malpractice ( now known as a “health care liability” ) lawsuit can send pre-suit notice…
  • Jul 1

    The Probable Cause Defense to Malicious Prosecution Claim

    The Probable Cause Defense to Malicious Prosecution Claim
    A recent Court of Appeals decision serves as a good refresher on the elements and defenses in a malicious prosecution case. In Preston v. Blalock, No. M2014-01739-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 29, 2015), tenant’s plastic surgery…
  • Jun 26

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run
    In Tennessee, the construction statute of repose begins to run when a project reaches substantial completion, which is when it can be used for its intended purpose. A flaw in the project will not prevent it from being substantially complete…
Rank this Week: 277

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 947

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Explain "Why" to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror

    Explain "Why" to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror
    In a courtroom, it isn't necessarily the attorney with the best facts who wins, but the attorney who best explains the relevance of those facts both to the case and to the jurors.Certainly, you need solid evidence, but here we’re…
  • Jun 1

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression
    If you ever wondered just how important the jurors’ first impressions of your client and witnesses are, here’s a mind-boggling social experiment, posted on youtube.It shows people walking right past well-known and loved family…
  • May 1

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group
    A focus group has many benefits, among the primary the opinions the “jurors” offer on the case: strengths, weaknesses, validity of themes, etc.  However, focus group jurors can only provide opinions if they are asked the…
Rank this Week: 3885

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jul 1

    Recent Review Highlights Hon. Philip Cortese’s Poor Tactic

    Recent Review Highlights Hon. Philip Cortese’s Poor Tactic
    Hon. Philip Cortese, a New York judge was recently reviewed on Courtroom Insight. This judge was rated 1.0 out of 5.0 in every category (legal ability, objectivity and impartiality, communication skills and demeanor).…
  • Jun 18

    Historical Success Rate of Daubert Challenges, 1993-2014

    Historical Success Rate of Daubert Challenges, 1993-2014
    The most critical component of a challenge to expert witness testimony is arguably the disposition, or outcome of the challenge.  In an effort to better understand trends in how judges rule on whether to allow experts to testify given…
  • May 27

    Judicial Opinions Gaining a lot of Traction

    Judicial Opinions Gaining a lot of Traction
    We are already receiving lots of positive feedback about our new judicial opinions.   Here is one example excerpt that shows why these references are so valuable: The individuals proffered as experts by plaintiff are incompetent to…
Rank this Week: 2355

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/
  • Jul 1

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
    The team at Sylvester, Oppenheim & Linde and CaliforniaBusinessLitigation.com wish all of our Clients, friends, business associates and blog readers a very safe and extremely fun 4th of July Holiday! In observance of Independence Day our…
  • Jun 26

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit
    A lawsuit filed by an Ohio family on behalf of their bullied daughter has been settled. The family sued the Green Local School District in 2011, alleging that their daughter had been systematically bullied over the course of years at…
  • Jun 19

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?
    Thousands of consumers across the country have benefited from the ride services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft. They love the convenience and affordability of using these companies for their transportation needs. The arrangement is…
Rank this Week: 829

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 1

    Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United State

    Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United State
    Michael Heyman Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United States Abstract: Two features of the jury instructions in the Trayvon Martin case combined to make acquittal a virtual certainty: The court's failure to instruct the jury…
  • Jun 30

    Verifying a Juror's Past

    Verifying a Juror's Past
    The article below examines the challenge of ensuring juror honesty during voir dire. I believe more and more attorneys will turn to investigating and monitoring jurors. Today's digital world has made it fairly easy to research someone's…
  • Jun 29

    The Summary Jury Solution -- Restoring the Seventh Amendment's Constitutional Checks and Balances Protection to the Summary Judgment Procedure in Federal Court

    The Summary Jury Solution -- Restoring the Seventh Amendment's Constitutional Checks and Balances Protection to the Summary Judgment Procedure in Federal Court
    Ralph Bryant The Summary Jury Solution -- Restoring the Seventh Amendment's Constitutional Checks and Balances Protection to the Summary Judgment Procedure in Federal Court Abstract: The strength of the United States Constitution lies not…
Rank this Week: 568

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

    Appellate Practice: The Importance Of The Record

    Appellate Practice: The Importance Of The Record
    The recent Supreme Court decision in Franklin v. Franklin, No. 602, 2014 (June 22, 2015), demonstrates the importance of providing the Court with the transcript of the proceeding below. After a hearing in the Family Court, in which both…
  • Jun 26

    The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Decision On Same Sex Marriage In Obergefell et. al v. Hodge

    The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Decision On Same Sex Marriage In Obergefell et. al v. Hodge
    The Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision today in the  case of Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Depertment of Health, et al.  Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justices…
  • Jun 24

    Delaware Senate Confirms Nomination Of Felice Glennon Kerr

    Delaware Senate Confirms Nomination Of Felice Glennon Kerr
    The Delaware Senate has confirmed the nomination of Felice Glennon Kerr to serve as a Judge of the Family Court.  Her confirmation fills the Associate Judge vacancy created with Judge Michael K. Newell became the Chief Judge of the…
Rank this Week: 4684

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 1436

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 4479

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Canadian appellate court reduces record-setting $4.5 million punitive damages award

    Canadian appellate court reduces record-setting $4.5 million punitive damages award
    The StarPhoenix of Saskatoon reports that an appellate court in Saskatchewan has reduced an "unprecedented" $5 million damages award in an insurance bad faith case.The plaintiff claimed that two insurance companies unreasonably denied his…
  • Jul 1

    New York jury awards $16 million in punitive damages in sexual harassment case

    New York jury awards $16 million in punitive damages in sexual harassment case
    This story in the New York Daily News reports that a federal jury in Manhattan has awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $16 million in punitive damages to a plaintiff who claimed that her employer sexually harassed her and then…
  • Jun 8

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case
    The Associated Press reported over the weekend that a San Bernardino jury awarded $2 million in punitive damages, on top of $4.5 million in compensatory damages, to a man who claimed that the defendants plotted to murder him.  According…
Rank this Week: 317

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Provides New Resource for Marine Operator

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Provides New Resource for Marine Operator
    By McClain Schonekas and Daniel Stanton On May 26, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a new website to provide the public and industry interests with nationally-issued Notices To Navigation Interests (NTNI).  The new website can…
  • Jun 30

    McCorpen Under Attack at the U.S. Supreme Court

    McCorpen Under Attack at the U.S. Supreme Court
    By Daniel Stanton As we recently reported, the Fifth Circuit decided the case of Meche v. Doucet, 777 F.3d 237 (5th Cir. Jan. 22, 2015) earlier this year. At issue in the Meche case was a well-founded and widely adopted defense to an…
  • Jun 24

    The HEAT is Turned Up on Medicare Fraud

    The HEAT is Turned Up on Medicare Fraud
    By Jennifer J. Thomas The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on June 18, 2015, that the efforts of the Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), a joint…
Rank this Week: 783

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jul 1

    Post-Obergefell Update from Alabama: Federal Injunction Now in Effect

    Post-Obergefell Update from Alabama: Federal Injunction Now in Effect
    In the wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell, federal judge Callie Granade issued an order today confirming that her earlier classwide preliminary injunction in the Strawser case is “now in effect and binding on…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS Cert. Grant in Musacchio v. United State

    SCOTUS Cert. Grant in Musacchio v. United State
    There are some interesting procedural issues in Musacchio v. United States, a case for which the Supreme Court granted certiorari today. It presents two questions: (1) Whether the law-of-the-case doctrine requires the sufficiency of the…
  • Jun 29

    Bitcoin and Civil Procedure

    Bitcoin and Civil Procedure
    Max Raskin, an NYU law student, has posted on SSRN his article Realm of the Coin: Bitcoin and Civil Procedure, published in 20 Fordham J. of Corporate & Financial Law, No. 4 (2015). Abstract: Bitcoin is a private currency issued...
Rank this Week: 213

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 2429

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Jul 1

    Rule 37: When IT Meets IP

    Rule 37: When IT Meets IP
    The most important sentence of the court’s opinion in Armstrong Pump, Inc. v. Hartman, contained one word:  “Enough.”  After more than four years since the lawsuit was filed, discovery is far from complete, the…
  • Jun 24

    When Is “Discovery On Discovery” Improper?, Part 2

    When Is “Discovery On Discovery” Improper?, Part 2
    In Freedman v. Weatherford Int’l, Ltd., Weatherford hired law firm Latham & Watkins to review allegations of security fraud made to Weatherford’s whistleblower hotline. Latham found no evidence of fraud. However, a second…
  • Jun 17

    To Preserve or Not to Preserve? THAT Is the Question

    To Preserve or Not to Preserve? THAT Is the Question
    This dispute stems from Plaintiff Linda Riley’s slip and fall at a Marriott hotel in Hawaii (her husband, James, is another named plaintiff).  As a result of this fall, in simple terms, Riley broke her right leg and sustained…
Rank this Week: 1082

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 1

    Breaking News: Civil War About Slavery

    Breaking News: Civil War About Slavery
    With a background as a history major, it’s frustrating to hear Civil War and Confederate flag apologists say that slavery was not the root cause of the Civil War. “It was about state’s rights,” they say. They are…
  • Jun 29

    Deposition Witness Murders Clarksdale Attorney

    Deposition Witness Murders Clarksdale Attorney
    Clarksdale attorney Ellis Pittman was murdered on Friday by a man who Pittman was suing and deposing at the time of the murder. From WMC: Pittman was suing Frazier over work he had done on his home. Pittman claimed the work was shoddy and…
  • Jun 24

    Flagageddon

    Flagageddon
    Who can work with the god-awful Mississippi state flag back in the news. The flag, which voters unwisely didn’t dump in 2001, is being attacked from all corners. Here’s the latest scoreboard on public officials and politicians who…
Rank this Week: 482

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jun 30

    E-Discovery Software Buyers Guide

    E-Discovery Software Buyers Guide
    Unless you are a legal tech nerd, really enjoy perusing e-discovery blogs, or it is your job to keep up with legal industry software, selecting the right e-discovery software for your law firm, legal matter or document review project may…
  • Jun 23

    Ninth Circuit: GPS Data From Google Earth Image Not Hearsay

    Ninth Circuit: GPS Data From Google Earth Image Not Hearsay
    The Ninth Circuit recently concluded that a satellite image created from Google Earth and a marker on the image pinpointing specific GPS coordinates were not hearsay. This case is of potential interest to e-discovery practitioners because…
  • Jun 9

    What is ECA (Early Case Assessment)?

    What is ECA (Early Case Assessment)?
    Early case assessment, or ECA, is a term often associated with electronic discovery and e-discovery software. According to the the Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, ECA is “[a]n [e-discovery]…
Rank this Week: 5081

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Victims Obtain Justice from Distracted Driver Accidents with the Help of Lawsuit Funding

    Victims Obtain Justice from Distracted Driver Accidents with the Help of Lawsuit Funding
    The ability to “stay in touch”, at all times, from virtually anywhere, makes cell phones an important business and social tool. While cell phones have certainly become a reality of everyday life, it is important that drivers…
  • Jun 29

    Lawsuit Alleges Lack of Warning on Mirena Side Effect

    Lawsuit Alleges Lack of Warning on Mirena Side Effect
    It can be difficult to prove a drug company produced a drug that is capable of injuring people. Large companies usually defend themselves by pointing to long list of side effects and showing that they warned the public in advance. Since…
  • Jun 26

    Lawsuit Funding for Pharmaceutical Drug Case

    Lawsuit Funding for Pharmaceutical Drug Case
    Over the years, numerous prescription medications have been proven to be dangerous, often leading to serious injuries, life-threatening side effects, even death. Plaintiffs who file a dangerous drug lawsuit typically wait a long time for a…
Rank this Week: 1089

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
Rank this Week: 3732

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/
  • Jun 30

    Fourth Circuit Affirms EEOC’s Resounding Summary Judgment Defeat in ADA Case

    Fourth Circuit Affirms EEOC’s Resounding Summary Judgment Defeat in ADA Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler In a case we have previously blogged about several times due to spoliation sanctions imposed on the EEOC – most recently here - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a…
  • Jun 26

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department Of Health; Tanco, et al. v. Haslam, Governor Of Tennesee, et al.; DeBoer, et al. v.…
  • Jun 26

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act
    By Matthew J. Gagnon and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. We have something a bit different for our loyal blog readers today: a preview of an important bill that could have a significant impact on class action litigation. On June 24, 2015, the House…
Rank this Week: 630

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
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 132

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    Expert Witnesses Contribute to Same Sex Marriage Litigation

    Expert Witnesses Contribute to Same Sex Marriage Litigation
    Last week, the Supreme Court made it unlawful to prevent same-sex marriage. Obergefell v. Hodges 576 U.S. ___... Read MoreThe post Expert Witnesses Contribute to Same Sex Marriage Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jun 29

    Hulk Hogan Enlists Journalism Expert in Case Against Gawker

    Hulk Hogan Enlists Journalism Expert in Case Against Gawker
    Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan is reportedly paying between $250-$350 an hour to an expert witness in his suit... Read MoreThe post Hulk Hogan Enlists Journalism Expert in Case Against Gawker appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jun 26

    Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall

    Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall
    Case: Daugharty v. FDIC, 979 F. Supp. 2d 1353 (M.D. Ga. 2013) Background: This case involved a slip-and-fall... Read MoreThe post Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 3840

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: 1421

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/
  • Jun 29

    Connected With Court

    Connected With Court
    In this era of fewer trials, if you still find yourself in front of a jury now and then, you may have noticed a few upgrades to some of our courtrooms. You’ll find equipment installed and available in many Federal courtrooms, and some…
  • Jun 24

    Trial Technology and Litigation Support Podcast

    Trial Technology and Litigation Support Podcast
    “You’re tuned in to the Trial Technology and Litigation Support Podcast. Sit back and enjoy interviews with industry leaders as we discuss everything from new trends to old war stories.”That’s the intro for the new…
  • Mar 23

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue
    If you were assembling a new trial presentation equipment set today, it wouldn’t be all that much different from what would have been done several years ago. Even with advances in video format and display technologies, it often comes to…
Rank this Week: 2943

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?
    Over the last few weeks, in the midst of our ongoing national discussion about law enforcement use of force, both the Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), in Kingsley v. Hendrickson and Commonwealth…
  • Jun 22

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order
    In 2010 the Massachusetts legislature made a significant change in the law when it created harassment prevention orders, restraining orders that plaintiffs can seek to protect themselves against harassing behavior regardless of their…
  • Jun 8

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination
    The Supreme Court has recently been quite receptive to litigants asserting their rights to religious freedom. (For Exhibit A, see Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.) On June 1, the Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch applied that pro-religion…
Rank this Week: 4552

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jun 29

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)
    I recently discussed a proposal in Congress which would make our highways much more dangerous. The proposal would allow longer trucker hours, heavier loads, and bigger trucks. Statistics indicate 4,000 people are killed and up to 100,000…
  • Jun 16

    Broken Promises — The Workers’ Compensation Settlement Mill

    Broken Promises — The Workers’ Compensation Settlement Mill
    What is the most common lie in workers’ compensation claims? A lawyer in another state recently discussed this question on his blog. His conclusion: I thought long and hard about that one.  Unfortunately there are many to choose…
  • Jun 8

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway
    Larger trucks. Heavier loads. Longer driver hours. These proposed changes will make our highways more dangerous. And, they are quietly working their way through Congress. A recent Baltimore Sun article starts — With the number of fatal…
Rank this Week: 3242

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1598

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/
  • Jun 29

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip
    I do not know how many witnesses Brian interviewed while he was an IRS Special Agent or when he was a high-ranking official at U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”).  Nor do I know the number…
  • Jun 22

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?
    As “A Surreptitious Search For Money Hidden In Divorce & Other Cases” explains, law enforcement databases may house confidential information about a person’s assets.  Private investigators & the…
  • Jun 15

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Avoiding Mistakes During An Asset Search

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Avoiding Mistakes During An Asset Search
    The instant post analyzes 2 mistakes I occasionally see divorcing spouses make when they consider whether to search for marital assets hidden from them.  It is the 20th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series: A…
Rank this Week: 639

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

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

http://mitchjackson.com
  • Jun 29

    How MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyers Really Communicate

    How MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyers Really Communicate
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 18

    5 Easy Steps to Close Big Deal

    5 Easy Steps to Close Big Deal
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 7

    How to Master the Art of Q&A

    How to Master the Art of Q&A
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 4859

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Insurance Expert Witness On Excess Of Loss Coverage Part 1

    Insurance Expert Witness On Excess Of Loss Coverage Part 1
    What areas may insurance expert witnesses consult on? They may write reports, give deposition and testify on insurance regulations, insurance fraud, reinsurance, and more. In Excess Of Loss Coverage For Self Insurers: Is It Insurance Or…
  • Jun 26

    The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses Part 2

    The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses Part 2
    In The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses, John T. Bogart offers advice from the viewpoint of a reinsurance expert witness. Mr. Bogart has more than 34 years of insurance industry experience, ranging from liability underwriting to being the…
  • Jun 23

    Finding And Researching Experts and Their Testimony Part 1

    Finding And Researching Experts and Their Testimony Part 1
    In Finding and Researching Experts and Their Testimony, authors Jim Robinson David Dilenschneider, Myles Levin, and Nathan Aaron Rosen write:Several of us got into some discussions about the need to research experts thoroughly. During those…
Rank this Week: 304

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Dividing bills of costs by phase

    Dividing bills of costs by phase
    I’ve commented before on the fact that whatever the merits of the Jackson costs reforms, the implementation process has been truly botched. Nowhere is this more apparent than the introduction of costs budgeting. There are obviously…
  • Jun 24

    Costs of detailed assessment in costs budget

    Costs of detailed assessment in costs budget
    PD 47 para.5.19 states: “The bill of costs must not contain any claims in respect of costs or court fees which relate solely to the detailed assessment proceedings other than costs claimed for preparing and checking the bill.”…
  • Jun 14

    Costs of an application for relief from sanction

    Costs of an application for relief from sanction
    The recent decision in O’Brien v Shorrock & The MIB [2015] EWHC 1630 (QB) deals with a number of interesting costs issues. One of these concerned an application for relief from sanctions by a party who had given incorrect…
Rank this Week: 1067