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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 19

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Family Award $16 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Drunk Driver and a Nursing Home

    Family Award $16 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Drunk Driver and a Nursing Home
    There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one, especially due to the careless actions or negligence of someone else. Whether from medical malpractice, auto accidents, product liability, and workplace fatalities, when a wrongful death…
  • Feb 19

    Woman Slips into Coma after Hospital Fails to Detect Ectopic Pregnancy

    Woman Slips into Coma after Hospital Fails to Detect Ectopic Pregnancy
    A California wife, and mother of seven, was 12-weeks pregnant with her 8th child when she woke up on Valentine’s Day with severe abdominal pain. Her husband drove her to Anaheim Regional Medical Center where an ultrasound and some…
  • Feb 18

    Serious Auto Accidents: Why Lawsuit Funding is Ideal

    Serious Auto Accidents: Why Lawsuit Funding is Ideal
    No one ever suspects that they’re going to be involved in an auto accident. When it does, most of the time the accidents result in little or no injuries, a settlement is quickly reached and everyone moves on. Unfortunately, many cases…
Rank this Week: 1080

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Litigator’s Brief: 5 Lessons from the Anthem Security Breach

    Litigator’s Brief: 5 Lessons from the Anthem Security Breach
    Anthem Data Breach In February, Anthem Blue Cross revealed it had been the victim of a cyberattack. The attackers breached a database that contained over 80 million records of past and current customers, and Anthem employees. Anthem is…
  • Feb 24

    The Future of Law: eDiscovery and Cloud Computing CONVERGE in NYC

    The Future of Law: eDiscovery and Cloud Computing CONVERGE in NYC
    Nextpoint CEO, Rakesh Madhava to present at Above the Law CONVERGE Conference on March 18th at The University Club in New York City.   Rakesh Madhava, CEO of Chicago-based Nextpoint, will participate in a panel discussion on the future…
  • Feb 3

    Nextpoint Integrates with Mindseye to Optimize Discovery in the Cloud

    Nextpoint Integrates with Mindseye to Optimize Discovery in the Cloud
    Best-in-Class Solution Intelligently Reduces Volume of Unnecessary and Duplicative Data Mindseye, an experienced leader in eDiscovery technology and workflow solutions, announced today that Nextpoint has integrated the Mindseye Discovery…
Rank this Week: 4454

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Court to host briefs in same-sex marriage case

    Court to host briefs in same-sex marriage case
    The Court has announced that it will be posting the merits briefs in the same-sex marriage cases:  Obergfell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, and Bourke v. Beshear. The petitioners’ opening…
  • Feb 27

    Argument preview: Who, exactly, is “the legislature”?

    Argument preview: Who, exactly, is “the legislature”?
    At 10 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court will hear one hour of oral argument on the power of voters to take away from state legislatures the task of drawing new election district maps.  In Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona…
  • Feb 27

    Academic highlight: Style versus substance

    Academic highlight: Style versus substance
    Scholars are now analyzing Supreme Court opinions for their style as well as their substance.    Keith Carlson (a computer scientist), Michael A. Livermore (a law professor), and Daniel Rockmore (a mathematician) have…
Rank this Week: 30

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Feb 27

    Richart Ruddie Sued for Conspiracy and Deceptive Trade Practices in 2012

    Richart Ruddie Sued for Conspiracy and Deceptive Trade Practices in 2012
    Richart Ruddie of JRR Funding and Profile Defenders was sued in August 2012 by Las Vegas sports betting giant Bill Walters as part of litigation against companies and individuals that Walters said... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Feb 26

    Hoffman Used Ringler Associates' Brand to Market Investment Scheme, WTF?

    Hoffman Used Ringler Associates' Brand to Market Investment Scheme, WTF?
    The Paul Hoffman story just appears worse the more I research.."Defendant Hoffman also used his entity, Ringler Associates*, to market the investment scheme" to add credibility to the investments... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Feb 26

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail
    How is it that a former President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (1999-2000) could be involved, in whatever degree, in an alleged Ponzi scheme whose victims were mostly... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 68

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
  • Feb 20

    Los Angeles Unified School District Attorneys to Help Students Facing Deportation

    Los Angeles Unified School District Attorneys to Help Students Facing Deportation
    Immigration issues are nothing new in the U.S. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials and teachers have long dealt with students who may not have been in the country legally. The LAUSD is the second largest school district in…
  • Feb 13

    Florida Court of Appeals Makes Social Media Discoverable

    Florida Court of Appeals Makes Social Media Discoverable
    In January of 2015, the Florida State Court of Appeals delivered a ruling that may prove to be a landmark. Within the context of a personal injury case, the court ruled that social media posts made by the plaintiff were discoverable even…
Rank this Week: 817

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Police Can’t Search Your Car Because they See a Small Amount of Marijuana

    Police Can’t Search Your Car Because they See a Small Amount of Marijuana
    The Supreme Judicial Court today, February 27, suppressed a search that was triggered by police observing “about an ounce” of marijuana in a car they had stopped for a broken headlight (Commonwealth v. Sheridan, No. SJC-11543).…
  • Feb 19

    Breastfeeding-Related Discrimination Should Be Protected By Law (Even if Men Can Lactate)

    Breastfeeding-Related Discrimination Should Be Protected By Law (Even if Men Can Lactate)
    Angela Ames resigned from her position at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company just three hours after she returned from maternity leave.  Upon her return, she sought access to the company’s lactation rooms and was informed that she…
  • Feb 12

    Amid Opposition, Massachusetts to Revise Rule for Criminal Plea

    Amid Opposition, Massachusetts to Revise Rule for Criminal Plea
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has issued extensive revisions to the rule governing criminal pleas, which will take effect on May 11, 2015.  As I explain below, while the changes address a narrow issue, they…
Rank this Week: 4576

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
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 4512

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/
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 1426

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Potter apparates to San Jose quickly

    Potter apparates to San Jose quickly
    Today's MetNews has Dan Potter Named Clerk of Sixth District Court of Appeal, noting "longtime assistant clerk/administrator of the Second District Court of Appeal, is leaving that post next week to become clerk/administrator of the Sixth…
  • Feb 27

    Beds: "Viewpoint: Airbags in His Underpants"

    Beds: "Viewpoint: Airbags in His Underpants"
    Yep, that sounds like a Beds' column (click here); except that it's not really about what you might think at all; it's far more serious, it's about -- oh, wait, wow, have you seen these dancing kittens? And ten ways celebrities lose…
  • Feb 26

    Fed Civ Pro on the Bar! Does that make for better lawyers?

    Fed Civ Pro on the Bar! Does that make for better lawyers?
    Prof. Ben Bratman (Univ. Pittsburgh School of Law) has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal, Reforming the Bar Exam to Produce Better Lawyers, noting that:This week, thousands of aspiring lawyers -- most of them recent law-school graduates…
Rank this Week: 640

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 1077

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 2443

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: 3410

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 300

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 429

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 27

    Court of Appeals Rules that 120-Day Extension Applies to HCLA Cases Filed under Saving Statute.

    Court of Appeals Rules that 120-Day Extension Applies to HCLA Cases Filed under Saving Statute.
             The interplay between the saving statute and the 120-day extension provided by the HCLA in Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-121(c) continues to be a hotly litigated topic, with the Tennessee Court of Appeals…
  • Feb 14

    Juror Interview in Vanderbilt Rape Trial Offers Good Practice Reminder

    Juror Interview in Vanderbilt Rape Trial Offers Good Practice Reminder
    The Tennessean has a fascinating video interview of Todd Easter, one of the jurors in the Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg rape trial.    Juror feedback in any case gives trial lawyers helpful information about how to present…
  • Feb 7

    Punitive Damages Affirmed in Tennessee Fraud Case

    Punitive Damages Affirmed in Tennessee Fraud Case
                In Overton v. Westgate Resorts, LTD., L.P., No. E2014-00303-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2015), the Court of Appeals recently affirmed a punitive damage award in a fraud and misrepresentation…
Rank this Week: 279

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 27

    Like thrillers? Scary movies? How do you feel about immigrants?

    Like thrillers? Scary movies? How do you feel about immigrants?
    So here’s a strange study. Or perhaps an unexpected outcome. We enjoy a good suspenseful thriller but never knew it might be messing with our political beliefs. Wait until you see this! The researchers were curious about how various…
  • Feb 25

    How headlines can help you pick a jury 

    How headlines can help you pick a jury 
    CNN just ran a cover story on what they call “Southern Discomfort”. The story is all about the status of same-sex marriage in the United States and the discomfort with it, especially in the southern states.   If you are going…
  • Feb 23

    Misremembering: Brian Williams and our  distrust in mass media

    Misremembering: Brian Williams and our  distrust in mass media
    I grew up listening to the television news with (Uncle) Walter Cronkite and my dad every night. I had a morbid fascination with his recitation of the body count of soldiers in the Vietnam War and silently said his sign-off line along with…
Rank this Week: 1392

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
  • Feb 24

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation
    Michael Sullivan & Daniel J. Solove, Radical Pragmatism, in The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism 324 (Alan Malachowski ed., 2013), available at SSRN.Mark KendeConstitutional interpretation debates generally do not focus on legal…
Rank this Week: 270

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 26

    Alon Israely, Esq., CISSP of BIA: eDiscovery Trend

    Alon Israely, Esq., CISSP of BIA: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is Alon Israely. Alon is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA) and currently leads the Strategic Partner Program at BIA. Alon has over eighteen years of experience…
  • Feb 25

    Don’t Get Judge Peck Started on Rule 502(d) Orders: eDiscovery Best Practice

    Don’t Get Judge Peck Started on Rule 502(d) Orders: eDiscovery Best Practice
    As I noted a couple of weeks ago on this blog, LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) earlier this month had three free judges panel sessions that were CLE or Ethics credit eligible, that included several notable judges, including Judge Andrew…
  • Feb 24

    James D. Zinn, Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group: eDiscovery Trend

    James D. Zinn, Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is James D. Zinn. James is Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group. James is responsible for leading Huron Legal’s technology vision and strategy globally. He directs the practice’s software…
Rank this Week: 968

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 26

    Erbsen on Klerman & Reilly on Forum Selling

    Erbsen on Klerman & Reilly on Forum Selling
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Allan Erbsen entitled Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation. Allan reviews a recent article by Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, the current…
  • Feb 24

    A New Federal Lawsuit, Plus Other Developments in the Alabama Marriage Litigation

    A New Federal Lawsuit, Plus Other Developments in the Alabama Marriage Litigation
    A new lawsuit was filed in federal court today by Cari Searcy, the plaintiff whose earlier case led to the initial ruling by Judge Callie Granade declaring Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Searcy and Kimberly McKeand were…
  • Feb 23

    Dodge on International Comity

    Dodge on International Comity
    Bill Dodge has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, International Comity in American Law, which will be published in the Columbia Law Review. Here’s the abstract: International comity is one of the principal foundations of U.S. foreign…
Rank this Week: 212

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
Rank this Week: 4839

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Spoliation of Evidence in Louisiana

    Spoliation of Evidence in Louisiana
    By Melissa B. Caruso Spoliation of evidence is the evidentiary doctrine that refers to destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve evidence, for another’s use as evidence in pending or future…
  • Feb 20

    LDEQ Now Limits Term for Minor Source Air Permits and Requires Update for Such Existing Permit

    LDEQ Now Limits Term for Minor Source Air Permits and Requires Update for Such Existing Permit
    By Tokesha Collins-Wright In the past, Minor Source Air Permits issued by LDEQ typically did not have an expiration date. That has changed. Per Louisiana Revised Statute 30:2023(A), all environmental permits issued by the Louisiana Department…
  • Feb 19

    OIG Would Not Sanction Arrangement Involving Payment to Excluded Provider for Pre-Exclusion Service

    OIG Would Not Sanction Arrangement Involving Payment to Excluded Provider for Pre-Exclusion Service
    By Lyn S. Savoie The latest OIG Advisory Opinion, issued February 9, 2015, addresses the issue of sharing federal health care program payments with an excluded practitioner.   While federal statutes prohibit payment by any federal…
Rank this Week: 775

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Feb 26

    Best German Blawgs 2015 – Voting Now Open!

    Best German Blawgs 2015 – Voting Now Open!
    Johannes Zöttl, the editor of Kartellblog, is looking for Germany’s Best Blawgs 2015, or, as we say in German, the best Jurablogs. Voting is open until March 11, 2015. This blog has been nominated in the litigation category. Have a…
  • Feb 26

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2015

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2015
    Goethe University’s law school again offers a Summer Programme on German and International Arbitration. Here is from the course description: “Trying to find out about commercial arbitration, but didn’t know how? This…
  • Feb 16

    Sports Arbitration – Bremen Court of Appeals Grants Access to Courts, Finds FIFA Compensation Rules Illegal

    Sports Arbitration – Bremen Court of Appeals Grants Access to Courts, Finds FIFA Compensation Rules Illegal
    The Pechstein decision of the Munich Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) of January 15, 2015 has made headlines. The Munich court refused to recognize an arbitral award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), since it held the…
Rank this Week: 1948

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Feb 26

    Don't Chew Gum and Testify at the Same Time (and Don't Believe Every Study)

    Don't Chew Gum and Testify at the Same Time (and Don't Believe Every Study)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Most witnesses in trial or deposition would know enough not to testify with a big wad of chewing gum in their mouths. Only, these witnesses probably haven't heard about a new study that purports to show that, when…
  • Feb 23

    Pre-empt the Post-Hoc: Teach Jurors to Resist the Causal Illusion

    Pre-empt the Post-Hoc: Teach Jurors to Resist the Causal Illusion
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The rooster can’t take credit for the sunrise. While the crowing tends to occur just before dawn, it does not cause the sun to come up. Thinking that “A” then “B” means that “A” caused “B” is a…
  • Feb 19

    Check Your Language Level

    Check Your Language Level
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The image of the trial lawyer that comes closest to our ideal might involve the advocate standing in front of the jury or the bench, waxing eloquent in oral argument. But the reality is that, even for lawyers who get to…
Rank this Week: 1774

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/
  • Feb 26

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Free resources to help you manage your law practice." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Free resources to help you manage your law practice It’s common knowledge that…
  • Feb 18

    California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ad

    California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ad
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ads." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ads When blogging started to become commonplace…
  • Feb 11

    A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extension

    A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extension
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extensions." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extensions I’m a big fan of technology and am…
Rank this Week: 371

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Feb 26

    Are Litigation Hold Notices Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Are Litigation Hold Notices Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    Generally, litigation hold notices are privileged, protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine. See, e.g. Gibson v. Ford Motor Co., 510 F. Supp. 2d 1116, 1123 (N.D. Ga. 2007). However, the privileged nature of…
  • Feb 17

    Do Attorney Liens Attach to ESI Hosted by E-Discovery Vendors?

    Do Attorney Liens Attach to ESI Hosted by E-Discovery Vendors?
    A recent opinion from the Illinois First District of Court of Appeal, Cronin & Company, LTD. v. Richie Capital Management, LLC, 2014 IL App. 131892-U (unreported), raises interesting questions about attorney liens, client files,…
  • Feb 6

    What is a CSV file?

    What is a CSV file?
      CSV files, or “Comma Separated Value” files, save data in a structured format. CSV files are commonly used with spreadsheet programs such as Excel or Google Sheets. CSV files contain text only, no formatting, and can also…
Rank this Week: 4976

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 26

    The Imagined Racial Divide

    The Imagined Racial Divide
    The Dedmond gang hate crime murder, put into historical context by Judge Carlton Reeves, evokes tremendous sadness about the nation’s racial divide. It is a divide that is very real; and completely illusory. Large segments of our…
  • Feb 24

    Death of the Billable Hour?

    Death of the Billable Hour?
    Chase Bryan recently blogged about the billable hour system and alternative fee arrangements. A barrier to alternative fee arrangements is in-house lawyers who are afraid of change: …a former outside lawyer and now a general counsel at…
  • Feb 23

    Tom Freeland’s Death Silences Influential Voice

    Tom Freeland’s Death Silences Influential Voice
    News broke Saturday that Oxford attorney Tom Freeland died at age 59. An attorney in Oxford for over thirty years, Freeland became well known throughout the region as a blogger on NMissCommentor and a predecessor blog. I never met Freeland.…
Rank this Week: 490

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Feb 25

    SC Shoots Down Prosecutors in Fisherman Case

    SC Shoots Down Prosecutors in Fisherman Case
    In a recent court ruling this week, a court mentioned that prosecutors made the wrong move in applying the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance law to a fisherman suspected of eliminating evidence which involved taking in undersized fish. When…
  • Feb 25

    M15 Agents Depicts Surveillance of Accused al Qaeda Operative

    M15 Agents Depicts Surveillance of Accused al Qaeda Operative
    Four M15 agents appeared on the stand in disguise at a Brooklyn federal court early this week to describe their observation of a man accused of taking part in a plot to bomb targets in Denmark, New York City, and England. Abid Naseer, 28…
  • Feb 24

    Jury: Palestinian Authority Responsible for Attack

    Jury: Palestinian Authority Responsible for Attack
    A federal jury made the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization responsible for aiding in several terrorist attacks in Israel more than ten years ago. They were ordered to pay $218.5 million to the families of victims. The…
Rank this Week: 1056

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 25

    Delaware Adopts Curative Procedures for Invalid Past Corporate Action

    Delaware Adopts Curative Procedures for Invalid Past Corporate Action
    Business lawyers frequently face mistakes their clients make in documenting what they want to accomplish in terms of corporate actions, such as issuing stock. Clients will ask for advice years after they have delivered stock certificates to…
  • Feb 18

    Rare Guidance on the Duty to Supplement Interrogatory Response

    Rare Guidance on the Duty to Supplement Interrogatory Response
    One of the many things young lawyers are taught when preparing written responses to discovery is to reserve the right to supplement or amend the responses at a later date. This common reservation of rights is included and often forgotten. But…
  • Feb 17

    Bank of Delmarva v. South Shore Ventures, LLC, Del. Super., C.A. No. S13C-05-008 THG (Oct. 21, 2014)

    Bank of Delmarva v. South Shore Ventures, LLC, Del. Super., C.A. No. S13C-05-008 THG (Oct. 21, 2014)
    The Superior Court granted the Bank of Delmarva’s (“Bank”) motion for summary judgment as to each of Defendant John E. O’Brien’s (“Defendant”) counterclaims.  In 2005, Defendant along with South…
Rank this Week: 494

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 25

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)
    The University of Milan will host on 13 March 2015 a conference on “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future”. The sessions will be held in English and Italian. Here’s the programme…
  • Feb 20

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge
    The Faculty of Law, Cambridge University, is advertising a three year lectureship in Conflict of Laws sponsored by Clifford Chance. The closing date is 13th March 2015. More detail is available here. If anyone would like to discuss the…
  • Feb 18

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi
    The University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales (Spain), with support from the DAAD, will host a joint conference under the heading…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
Rank this Week: 668

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 566

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Feb 25

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse
    State action? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a North Carolina board's ban on cheap teeth-whitening by non-dentists may expose the board's members to a federal antitrust claim despite the board's status as a creature of the state.…
  • Feb 12

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air
    In Roach v. T.L. Cannon Corp., No. 13-3070-cv (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2015), the Second Circuit gave a narrow reading of the Court's ruling on class certification in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), which Blawgletter argued...
  • Jan 30

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court
    A group of oil and gas lessors/royalty owners -- who won more than $21 million on fraud and breach of lease claims at trial but lost in the court of appeals -- prevailed today in the Supreme Court of Texas....
Rank this Week: 132

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 25

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw
    It doesn’t take long to realize that cost and time are two huge concerns in ediscovery, and that is no surprise since ediscovery accounts for the bulk of the costs of litigation. If you’re ahead of the curve, you’re already…
  • Feb 18

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service
    There is a lot of talk about “innovation” or “disruption” especially when conversation turns to software. It’s no secret why everyone wants to be branded “innovative:” in a world of Moore’s Law,…
  • Feb 13

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup
    With the largest (and arguably most important) legal technology event of the year now behind us, it’s time for the inevitable Legaltech New York recap.  Rather than add to the noise, however, we’ll help you cut through it…
Rank this Week: 5030

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Feb 25

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw
    It doesn’t take long to realize that cost and time are two huge concerns in ediscovery, and that is no surprise since ediscovery accounts for the bulk of the costs of litigation. If you’re ahead of the curve, you’re already…
  • Feb 18

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service
    There is a lot of talk about “innovation” or “disruption” especially when conversation turns to software. It’s no secret why everyone wants to be branded “innovative:” in a world of Moore’s Law,…
  • Feb 13

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup
    With the largest (and arguably most important) legal technology event of the year now behind us, it’s time for the inevitable Legaltech New York recap.  Rather than add to the noise, however, we’ll help you cut through it…
Rank this Week: 5039

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production
    By John MartinMuch has been written about how to use advanced tools to select and produce electronic discovery. However, for every producing party there is a requesting party that has to review and analyze the produced documents. While…
  • Feb 22

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?
    By Craig BallI love the word “ennui.” It’s from the French for vexing and describes a feeling of languor, lassitude and listlessness. It speaks of an agitation and weariness born of having seen it all before. I picture…
  • Feb 22

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015
    By Kevin PetrieBefore data was big, Google was a verb, or Gordon Moore wrote his law, insurers were using math and statistics to predict the future. As early as the 2 nd millennia BC, Babylonian sea merchants paid lenders extra for a promise…
Rank this Week: 107

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Legal Nurse Consultant – Everything You Need to Know

    Legal Nurse Consultant – Everything You Need to Know
    Legal Nurse Consultants are an important part of the legal team at many firms, helping attorneys negotiate the most complicated medical aspects of their cases with their insider knowlege gained...The post Legal Nurse Consultant –…
  • Feb 17

    10 Best Ways to Market Your Law Firm Online

    10 Best Ways to Market Your Law Firm Online
    Developing a healthy pipeline of leads and customer prospects for your firm takes hard work – and the right marketing. By taking full advantage of the exposure you can create...The post 10 Best Ways to Market Your Law Firm Online…
  • Feb 9

    Health Care Records – a Primer for Attorney

    Health Care Records – a Primer for Attorney
    Obtaining health care records is one of the first things that needs to happen in any health care related case. On the Defense side, if the record of care is...The post Health Care Records – a Primer for Attorneys appeared first on The…
Rank this Week: 3893

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4796

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Feb 24

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR
    I recently read an excellent article called “Why Bringing Diversity to ADR is a Necessity” by David H. Burt and Laura A. Kaster, which appeared in the October 2013 issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s publication,…
  • Feb 19

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim
    Recent food labeling class actions suggest that plaintiffs’ counsel are broadening the scope of these types of claims.  Of course, we are familiar with the more typical food labeling class actions, such as those challenging…
  • Feb 18

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record
    A frequent legal issue faced by nursing facilities is whether it had sufficient staff on hand to care for patients, and whether staff provided care as required by law. As a result, careful record keeping of patient care is necessary, and…
Rank this Week: 2422

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Feb 24

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR
    I recently read an excellent article called “Why Bringing Diversity to ADR is a Necessity” by David H. Burt and Laura A. Kaster, which appeared in the October 2013 issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s publication,…
  • Feb 19

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim
    Recent food labeling class actions suggest that plaintiffs’ counsel are broadening the scope of these types of claims.  Of course, we are familiar with the more typical food labeling class actions, such as those challenging…
  • Feb 18

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record
    A frequent legal issue faced by nursing facilities is whether it had sufficient staff on hand to care for patients, and whether staff provided care as required by law. As a result, careful record keeping of patient care is necessary, and…
Rank this Week: 613

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Feb 24

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission
    Requests for admissions should be accompanied by a separate interrogatory that says something like this: "To the extent that any of your responses to any of Defendant's requests for admissions is other than an unqualified admission, list all…
  • Feb 20

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue
    We're talking about 30(b)(6) depositions or their state-court equivalents. As a plaintiffs' lawyer, I've always taken the position (usually in Illinois state-court cases) that these do provide a "second bite at the apple." In other words, if…
  • Feb 11

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?
    Can lawyers ask leading questions during federal-court depositions? If so, when? Under federal rules, the examination and cross-examination of witnesses during depositions proceeds “as permitted at trial.” Fed.R.Civ.P. 30(c). This…
Rank this Week: 514

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 211

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 1

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 1
    Attorney Craig Ball is a forensic technology expert witness. On his website, Ball in Your Court, he writes on his experience as an expert witness. Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness I love to testify—in court, at deposition,…
  • Feb 17

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 1

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 1
    In Are We Nearing a Global Turning Point?, business expert witness Douglas E. Johnston writes:Several important economic factors appear to be moving unfavorably for the US at the moment, both domestically and abroad, and there are increasing…
  • Feb 13

    Internet For Lawyers CLE Seminar

    Internet For Lawyers CLE Seminar
    Since 1999, Internet For Lawyers has provided law firms, corporations, corporate legal departments and local and state Bar Associations around the country with professional and entertaining turn-key CLE programs teaching legal professionals…
Rank this Week: 308

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Feb 23

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference
    It was "Showtime in Las Vegas" last week as the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) introduced its newest educational offering ("Structures 202") to a cross-section of 150 association members including many "Next…
  • Feb 13

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale
    Structured settlement primary market annuity sales increased by $115,881,836 (approximately 2%) to $5,250,262,691 in 2014 compared with $5,134,380,855 in 2013 according to industry estimates compiled and recently distributed by Melissa Evola…
  • Feb 8

    S2P2J Release 57 Highlight

    S2P2J Release 57 Highlight
    The United States structured settlement market has been in existence for more than 35 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. Since it was first published…
Rank this Week: 386

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1564