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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Justices add eight new cases to docket for upcoming term (UPDATED)

    Justices add eight new cases to docket for upcoming term (UPDATED)
    The official start to the Supreme Court’s new term will come on Monday, when the eight justices will convene for a non-argument session at 10 a.m. But the unofficial start came at 9:30 a.m. this morning, when the justices released an…
  • Sep 29

    Court grants certiorari in nine cases, consolidating two

    Court grants certiorari in nine cases, consolidating two
    Today the court granted review in the following cases. Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: What is the level of educational benefit that school districts must confer on children with disabilities to provide them with the free…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Coverage of the prospects for the new Supreme Court term that begins next week comes from Greg Stohr at Bloomberg, who previews the court’s “pared-down docket,” assesses the likelihood of court involvement in controversial…
Rank this Week: 27

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Sep 29

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court
    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today granted review in eight new cases. In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks";…
  • Sep 29

    "Alito Recalls Garth as 'Epitome of Dedication'"

    "Alito Recalls Garth as 'Epitome of Dedication'"
    "Alito Recalls Garth as 'Epitome of Dedication'": David Gialanella of the New Jersey Law Journal has this report.
  • Sep 29

    "Pondering the Supreme Court's Future"

    "Pondering the Supreme Court's Future"
    "Pondering the Supreme Court's Future": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online today at The New York Times.
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Sep 29

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference
    Today the Supreme Court issued the order list following its end-of-the-summer “Long Conference.” It granted certiorari in nine cases. Here are some that may be of particular interest... McLane Co. v. EEOC (No. 15-1248): Whether a district…
  • Sep 28

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review
    Carlos Vazquez and Steve Vladeck have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, which will be published in the Virginia Law Review. Here’s the abstract: For years, the prevailing…
  • Sep 27

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act
    Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in de Fontbrune v. Wofsy. The court unanimously held that the district court was correct to consider expert declarations on the content of French law in…
Rank this Week: 216

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Sep 29

    Bitcoin update: cryptocurrency remains rare in M&A transactions despite potential

    Bitcoin update: cryptocurrency remains rare in M&A transactions despite potential
    Bitcoin remains a fringe currency in the context of M&A transactions. Despite some notable advantages over fiat currency, the risks associated with funding a large transaction using the cryptocurrency have limited its use to deals between…
  • Sep 27

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry
    RR Donnelley’s August 2016 VENUE Market Spotlight focused on the healthcare industry and the prospects for M&A activity in that space over the next 12 months. The report notes that there were 678 healthcare transactions in the…
  • Sep 22

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie
    Earlier this year, we reviewed Deloitte and Touche LLP’s (Deloitte) 2016 survey of M&A trends (the Survey), which predicted that the year would match or exceed deal volume as compared to 2015. Deloitte recently published an article…
Rank this Week: 4480

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    OIG Proposes to Expand the Authority of Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

    OIG Proposes to Expand the Authority of Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
    By Jennifer J. Thomas The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) published a Proposed Rule in the September 20, 2016 Federal Register that would change the structure and expand the…
  • Sep 26

    Get Your Medications In Sync

    Get Your Medications In Sync
    By Jennifer J. Thomas The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy promulgated a Final Rule on September 20, 2016 giving Louisiana licensed pharmacists the authority to perform medication synchronization and refill consolidation services for their…
  • Sep 23

    Louisiana Department of Health Issues Emergency Rules Impacting Pediatric Day Health Care Facilitie

    Louisiana Department of Health Issues Emergency Rules Impacting Pediatric Day Health Care Facilitie
    By Jennifer J. Thomas The Louisiana Department of Health issued two Emergency Rules in the September 20, 2016 Louisiana Register amending licensing standards governing Pediatric Day Health Care Facilities in an effort to avoid a budget…
Rank this Week: 756

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

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

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/
  • Sep 29

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?
    Benjamin Ewing, The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, 8 J. Tort Law 1 (2015).Gregory KeatingIn The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, Benjamin Ewing, a visiting…
  • Sep 28

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence
    Ronit Levine-Schnur & Gideon Parchomovsky, Is the Government Fiscally Blind? An Empirical Examination of the Effect of the Compensation Requirement on Eminent Domain Exercises, 45 J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2016), available at Penn…
  • Sep 27

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia
    Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015).Wendy Anne BachEvery day, across the criminal justice system,…
Rank this Week: 268

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
  • Sep 29

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction
    By an individual application, the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time examined an allegation of violation of rights secured under the Turkish Constitution in the proceedings before the Turkish courts in relation to the 1980 Hague…
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
Rank this Week: 111

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 29

    Nursing Home Arbitration Banned: What’s the Impact for Mississippi Litigation?

    Nursing Home Arbitration Banned: What’s the Impact for Mississippi Litigation?
    The New York Times announced last night that the federal government is banning arbitration clauses in nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, which is pretty much all of them. It’s nice to see that the nursing home…
  • Sep 27

    Your Boss Probably Isn’t This Bad

    Your Boss Probably Isn’t This Bad
    Don’t know how I missed this guy, but the NY Times announced today that Mike Davis, the world’s grumpiest boss has died. How grumpy you ask? Consider some of these gems contained in memos in the pre-email days: There will be no…
  • Sep 26

    Does PERS Have 2 Sets of Books?

    Does PERS Have 2 Sets of Books?
    Last week the New York Times published this Mary Williams Walsh article regarding public pensions having two sets of books. Why the difference? The dreaded investment return projections that I have discussed in many prior posts on this topic.…
Rank this Week: 444

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 920

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 28

    IL SCT Strikes Down 6-Person Civil Juries (Kakos v. Butler)

    IL SCT Strikes Down 6-Person Civil Juries (Kakos v. Butler)
    Last week the IL SCT, in Kakos v. Butler, struck down a recently enacted state law that allowed 6-person juries in civil cases.
  • Sep 21

    Real Life Jury Consultants Say Bull is Full of Bull (Podcast)

    Real Life Jury Consultants Say Bull is Full of Bull (Podcast)
    Podcast: Stepping in ‘Bull’: Another trial consultant & I discuss this ridiculous and harmful show. Click here for podcast, Stepping in ‘Bull’ CBS launched a new show from the apparently forgetful mind of Dr. Phil, that pretends…
  • Sep 20

    New Jury Consultant TV Show (Bull)

    New Jury Consultant TV Show (Bull)
    CBS has a new tv show entitled Bull which airs tonight at 9. Apparently, the show is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. Yes, the same Dr. Phil from Oprah. Here is the write up of the...
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • Sep 28

    Former SG Verrilli joins Munger

    Former SG Verrilli joins Munger
    Former Solicitor General Don Verrilli Joins Munger Tolles to Open DC OfficeMunger, Tolles & Olson LLP announced on Sept. 28, 2016 that former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. will join the firm to open its Washington, D.C.…
  • Sep 27

    More on Court Reporter

    More on Court Reporter
    The current issue of Verdict magazine (vol. 2, 2016) has an article by GMSR's Alana Rotter titled No Reporter's Transcript? Here's What it Means for Your Appeal, starting on page 15. The article begins: "Failing to designate an adequate…
  • Sep 26

    Judge O'Scannlain to take senior statu

    Judge O'Scannlain to take senior statu
    SAN FRANCISCO – Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit notified President Barack Obama today that he will assume senior status on December 31, 2016. The notification…
Rank this Week: 618

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Sep 28

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Judgment in Birth Control Patch Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Judgment in Birth Control Patch Case
    Caroline H. Lopez On September 21, 2016, the Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld the grant of summary judgment to Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”), the manufacturer of the Ortho-Evra birth control patch at issue in the case of…
  • Sep 22

    U.S. Court of Appeals Reverses Summary Judgment in Lung Cancer Asbestos Case

    U.S. Court of Appeals Reverses Summary Judgment in Lung Cancer Asbestos Case
    Bryan Smith On September 13, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit partially reinstated a plaintiff’s claims that his decedent developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure that he allegedly experienced…
  • Sep 15

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Overturns Jury’s Verdict in Pelvic Mesh Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Overturns Jury’s Verdict in Pelvic Mesh Case
    Matthew T. Giardina On September 13, 2016, the Massachusetts Appeals Court decided Albright v. Boston Scientific Corporation by vacating a jury’s verdict in favor of Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) and remanding the matter to the…
Rank this Week: 2835

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
  • Sep 28

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire
    Once the jury panel has been sworn, prospective jurors are selected at random, seated in the jury box, and questioned. Counsel may conduct a “liberal and probing examination” that’s calculated to discover juror bias or…
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
  • Sep 23

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively
    Many lawyers believe that their productivity gets a boost when they multitask. Sadly, it may be just the opposite. But because multitasking isn’t going away anytime soon, lawyers can learn ways to break bad habits and multitask more…
Rank this Week: 2154

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    Lawyers Don’t Hate Tech, Lawyers Expect Better Tech

    Lawyers Don’t Hate Tech, Lawyers Expect Better Tech
    It seems that we’re finally beyond the “lawyers hate technology” trope. Google the phrase in quotes and you get nothing but articles refuting the claim that lawyers hate tech. That’s good. No one hates technology.…
  • Sep 23

    Improving Document Review with Binder

    Improving Document Review with Binder
    Do you remember the many binders that used to clutter conference rooms and cubicles at your office? Now that they’re digital, they also have expanded capabilities. Here’s a detailed explanation of how these improvements work.…
  • Sep 20

    How to Measure Ediscovery Progre

    How to Measure Ediscovery Progre
    Many of us are familiar with John Wanamaker’s lament, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Now the legal industry is asking the same question of ediscovery, as…
Rank this Week: 4773

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Sep 28

    Lawyers Don’t Hate Tech, Lawyers Expect Better Tech

    Lawyers Don’t Hate Tech, Lawyers Expect Better Tech
    It seems that we’re finally beyond the “lawyers hate technology” trope. Google the phrase in quotes and you get nothing but articles refuting the claim that lawyers hate tech. That’s good. No one hates technology.…
  • Sep 23

    Improving Document Review with Binder

    Improving Document Review with Binder
    Do you remember the many binders that used to clutter conference rooms and cubicles at your office? Now that they’re digital, they also have expanded capabilities. Here’s a detailed explanation of how these improvements work.…
  • Sep 20

    How to Measure Ediscovery Progre

    How to Measure Ediscovery Progre
    Many of us are familiar with John Wanamaker’s lament, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Now the legal industry is asking the same question of ediscovery, as…
Rank this Week: 4827

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    manfaat kayu cendana jadi obat dan untuk kesehatan

    manfaat kayu cendana jadi obat dan untuk kesehatan
     Cendana denga nama latin Santalum album adalah tanaman pohon oleh tetras sampai meraih 15 mtr.. Kulitnya berkayu kasar berwarna kelabu. Daunnya begitu gampang gugur. Kayu cendana dipakai sebab memilki wangi yang banyak disenangi…
  • Sep 24

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit
     Penemuan mengenai manfaat minyak esensial kepada muka menjadikan wanita berawal memberikan perangkat perawatan ini dalam ritual kecantikannya. Beberapa bahan alami yang terdapat dalam tiap-tiap tetesnya, berguna kepada melembapkan kulit…
  • Sep 22

    cara memakai dan melepaskan softlens untuk pemula

    cara memakai dan melepaskan softlens untuk pemula
     Selanjutnya awalnya softlens atau lensa kontak cuma dipakai yang menjadi alat bantu saksikan untuk seorang yang menanggung derita mata minus terkecuali kaca mata. Tetapi baru-baru ini, pemakaian softlens pula yang menjadi tren fashion.…
Rank this Week: 1034

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/
  • Sep 27

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement
    On September 14, 2016, Mr. Justice Macleod of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta gave oral reasons for judgment in Re Marquee Energy Ltd. and The Alberta Oilsands Inc. (unreported, Action No. 1601-11071, Judicial Centre of…
  • Sep 26

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause
    On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC) released its decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance (2016 SCC 37). In its decision, the Court considered the appropriate standard of review…
  • Aug 4

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal
    The provincial government’s new 15 per cent tax on foreign purchasers of residential property is the talk of the town in Metro Vancouver.  While many local residents have spent the last several days debating about the likely effect…
Rank this Week: 2954

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 586

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 308

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Knee Surgery Results In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Knee Surgery Results In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of personal injury and wrongful death cases in the United States. While victims can seek compensation for their loss, the lengthy and intimidating legal process can be discouraging, especially…
  • Sep 26

    Lawsuit Financial: Where Auto Accident Victims Go For Financial Help

    Lawsuit Financial: Where Auto Accident Victims Go For Financial Help
    Suffering a personal injury from an auto accident is bad enough, but when the insurance company refuses to negotiate or settle your claim in good faith for the sole purpose of protecting its own profits, the impact to you can be devastating.…
  • Sep 22

    Paying Your Bills While a Personal Injury Lawsuit is Pending

    Paying Your Bills While a Personal Injury Lawsuit is Pending
    If you have suffered serious injuries in an auto accident by no fault of your own, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit. This can include compensation for medical expenses, vehicle damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and other…
Rank this Week: 1077

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Sep 27

    Pleading Tortious Interference With Prospective Business Relations Claim

    Pleading Tortious Interference With Prospective Business Relations Claim
    The Delaware Court of Chancery's recent decision in Chapter 7 Trustee Constantino Flores v. Strauss Water, C.A. No. 11141-VCS (Del. Ch. Sept. 22), covers many familiar aspects of Delaware law, such as the importance of contracts…
  • Sep 20

    Del. Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine Doesn't Depend on Adequate Alternative Forum

    Del. Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine Doesn't Depend on Adequate Alternative Forum
    Corporations sued in Delaware and subject to jurisdiction here sometimes employ the doctrine of forum non conveniens (FNC) to seek dismissal of the litigation if defending here would create an overwhelming hardship. In a recent decision from…
  • Sep 20

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Fee Application From Litigation Funder

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Fee Application From Litigation Funder
    Judy v. Preferred Communication Systems, Inc., C.A. 4662-VCL (September 19, 2016) This is a decision worth reading because it so well tells an interesting story. But its legal significance may well be that it holds a litigation funding firm…
Rank this Week: 4642

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    3 Cases, More than $100 Million in Verdict

    3 Cases, More than $100 Million in Verdict
    As we head towards the later part of 2016, it’s an appropriate time to take a look back... Read More The post 3 Cases, More than $100 Million in Verdicts appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Sep 27

    4 Common Themes in Emergency Nursing Malpractice Case

    4 Common Themes in Emergency Nursing Malpractice Case
    In addition to my roles as a pediatric emergency nurse and an instructor for a major school of... Read More The post 4 Common Themes in Emergency Nursing Malpractice Cases appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Sep 20

    5 Potential MDLs To Watch This September

    5 Potential MDLs To Watch This September
    This year, several companies that provide widely familiar goods and services including Uber, Chrysler, Roundup, Johnson & Johnson... Read More The post 5 Potential MDLs To Watch This September appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 3446

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Sep 27

    #TwitterTuesday--SCOTUS edition

    #TwitterTuesday--SCOTUS edition
    We are one week away from the first arguments of the Supreme Court's 2016 Term. So, for #TwitterTuesday this week, I wanted to focus on the Supreme Court related Twitter accounts that you should follow to be stay in the...
  • Sep 26

    Should we care about the health of appellate judges (or justices)?

    Should we care about the health of appellate judges (or justices)?
    Last week Tony Mauro posted a story on Law.com about his attempt to inquire about the health status of the eight justices on the United States Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts sent a polite, but short response, informing Mauro...
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup
    Here are a handful of tidbits on appellate practice from around the web this past week. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure to include, feel free to send Dan a...
Rank this Week: 4307

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 27

    Tennessee COA Reverses Trial Judge’s Finding of Negligence

    Tennessee COA Reverses Trial Judge’s Finding of Negligence
    In Peters-Asbury v. Knoxville Area Transit, Inc., No. E2015-01816-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 8, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned a bench trial negligence verdict. Plaintiff was a student at the University of Tennessee with limited…
  • Sep 26

    Tennessee GTLA Claim Regarding Water Meter Hole Not a Premises Liability Case

    Tennessee GTLA Claim Regarding Water Meter Hole Not a Premises Liability Case
    In Fowler v. City of Memphis, No. W2015-01637-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 11, 2016), the Court of Appeals analyzed a case falling under the GTLA, ultimately holding that while plaintiff appeared to be making a premises liability claim, the…
  • Sep 21

    Supervision of Mental Patient Issue That Requires Expert Testimony

    Supervision of Mental Patient Issue That Requires Expert Testimony
    In Newman v. Guardian Healthcare Providers, Inc., No. M2015-01315-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 27, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal with prejudice of a medical malpractice (now known as a “health care…
Rank this Week: 272

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 27

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka
    Over August and September this year, I conducted Sri Lanka’s first workshops on the ethical, legal use of drones or UAVs in journalism. The workshop was heavily anchored to the ethics around the use of drones, the detailed regulations…
  • Sep 26

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation
    The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world’s best…
  • Aug 28

    Remembering is resisting

    Remembering is resisting
    I gave a short talk on the politics of digital memorialisation through personal archives at Colomboscope 2016 on a panel titled ‘Rendering Realities’, moderated by Subha Wijesiriwardena. The festival’s description of my…
Rank this Week: 45

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Referring to Part 36 offers in detailed assessment proceeding

    Referring to Part 36 offers in detailed assessment proceeding
    It is obvious that all those involved in civil litigation need to understand the operation of the “without prejudice” rule, be they insurance claims handlers, paralegals, solicitors, costs lawyers, etc. The recent decision of…
  • Sep 16

    Extension of fixed fee

    Extension of fixed fee
    Those hoping that the fallout from Brexit would kick any further costs reforms into the long grass are likely to be disappointed. The government has announced: “More needs to be done to control the costs of civil cases so they are…
  • Jul 26

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment
    I have previously commented on the issue of the timing of orders for interim costs payments. CPR 44.2(8) reads: “Where the court orders a party to pay costs subject to detailed assessment, it will order that party to pay a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 1013

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/
  • Sep 26

    No Sanctions for Deletion where Files were Recoverable or Duplicated Elsewhere

    No Sanctions for Deletion where Files were Recoverable or Duplicated Elsewhere
    Erhart v. Bofl Holding, Inc., No. 15-cv-02287-BAS(NLS), 2016 WL 5110453 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 21, 2016) In this case, the court declined to impose spoliation sanctions for Plaintiff’s deletion of ESI from numerous electronic devices where…
  • Sep 13

    Court Shifts Costs to Discover Emails from Backup Tape

    Court Shifts Costs to Discover Emails from Backup Tape
    Elkharwily v. Franciscan Health Sys., No. 3:15-cv-05579-RJB, 2016 WL 4061575 (W.D. Wash. July 29, 2016) In this case, Defendant successfully established that retrieving archived emails from disaster recovery backup tapes “would result…
  • Aug 28

    Statements of Information Withheld Comply with Amended Rule 34, Motion to Compel Denied

    Statements of Information Withheld Comply with Amended Rule 34, Motion to Compel Denied
    Rowan v. Sunflower Elec. Power Corp., No. 15-cv-9227-JWL-TJJ, 2016 WL 3743102 (D. Kan. July 13, 2016) In this case, the court addressed, among other things, the sufficiency of Defendant’s objections to Plaintiff’s Requests for…
Rank this Week: 404

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Sep 26

    Document Request Objections and the Rule 34 “Specificity” Requirement

    Document Request Objections and the Rule 34 “Specificity” Requirement
    Fun fact: When responding to document requests during the discovery phase of litigation, rather than stating documents were withheld (as now required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34), attorneys may simply describe the limits of the…
  • Aug 26

    What are Managed E-Discovery Services?

    What are Managed E-Discovery Services?
      We are often asked: “What are e-discovery ‘managed services’?” or “what do managed e-discovery services entail?’’ The definition of “managed services” in the electronic discovery…
  • Aug 5

    Determining Return on Investment for E-Discovery Project

    Determining Return on Investment for E-Discovery Project
    In a prior post we discussed the benefits of estimating the return on investment (ROI) of technology use to increase process efficiency or figure out whether to invest in technology. The return on investment from the use of e-discovery…
Rank this Week: 4651

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/
  • Sep 26

    How Many PowerPoint Slides Should You Use in a Typical Trial?

    How Many PowerPoint Slides Should You Use in a Typical Trial?
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting How many slides should a world-class trial lawyer or trial presentation consultant create for use in a typical trial? That’s an interesting question that I hadn’t thought of…
  • Sep 23

    Last Day to Vote: Best of Legal Times 2016

    Last Day to Vote: Best of Legal Times 2016
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting
  • Sep 14

    [Free Download] Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Jury Consulting & Mock Trial

    [Free Download] Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Jury Consulting & Mock Trial
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Today, we are publishing our latest free book -- A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Jury Consulting and Mock Trials. This free 328-page book is based on the idea that even after some decades in which jury…
Rank this Week: 3087

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Sep 26

    Consolidate and (maybe) eliminate – a new strategy against ADA serial litigant

    Consolidate and (maybe) eliminate – a new strategy against ADA serial litigant
    Two recent cases, one handled by the authors of this blog, illustrate how a strategy of consolidation may make it possible to economically get rid of serial ADA filings where standing is an issue. The intervention of the Arizona Attorney…
  • Sep 19

    ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.

    ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.
    “In deciding that Coca–Cola’s vending machines in the instant case are not places of public accommodation, we acknowledge the limits of our holding. As the district court recognized, those vending machines may very well be…
  • Sep 14

    Iqbal, Twombly and the ADA

    Iqbal, Twombly and the ADA
    Meet Iqbal and Twombly.* Pleading an ADA case sometimes seems trivially easy. Allege a disability, allege an encouter with an architectural barrier, claim intent to return or deterrence and any plaintiff should be able to at least avoid…
Rank this Week: 4098

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/
  • Sep 26

    Know Your Cognitive Biase

    Know Your Cognitive Biase
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: There is a central fiction of our jury trial system, and voir dire in particular. That fiction is that bias is the exception, not the rule. When we treat bias as the aberration, affecting a relatively small handful in…
  • Sep 22

    Safely Handle the "Safety Rule" Question

    Safely Handle the "Safety Rule" Question
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Don't you think that, when faced with a choice between a safer option and a riskier option, one should take the safer option? Well, on face that seems pretty reasonable. Who wouldn't want the safer option, after all?…
  • Sep 19

    Don't Expect Cause Challenges to Do the Work of Peremptorie

    Don't Expect Cause Challenges to Do the Work of Peremptorie
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The peremptory challenge right now shares one problem with the two leading presidential contenders: high negatives. In the recent Foster v. Chatman case, the United States Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction…
Rank this Week: 1696

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 26

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship
    In a move that suggests that Fox might be feeling the burn of Netflix competition, the network Goliath has recently sued the king of online streaming over hiring of its two programming executives.  In the lawsuit, Fox…
  • Sep 20

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule
    A group of 21 states, including Texas, filed a lawsuit today in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime exemption rules that are supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016,…
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
Rank this Week: 4236

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Biomechanics and Orthopedic Surgery Experts Challenged

    Biomechanics and Orthopedic Surgery Experts Challenged
    Plaintiff sued Defendants for injuries suffered during an arrest.  Both parties called experts and both were subject to exclusion motions. Facts:  This case (McKeon v. City of Morris – United States District Court –…
  • Sep 23

    Gastroenterology Expert Witness Granted in Part and Denied in Part

    Gastroenterology Expert Witness Granted in Part and Denied in Part
    Plaintiff filed suit against Government for negligence and medical malpractice.  Government filed a motion to exclude the testimony of gastroenterology expert witness.  The court denied the motion in part and granted the motion in…
  • Sep 21

    Patent and Trademark Expert Witnesses Granted in Part, Denied in Part

    Patent and Trademark Expert Witnesses Granted in Part, Denied in Part
    Plaintiff sued defendant for patent and trademark violations.  Both hired expert witnesses and both challenged the testimony of each witness. Facts:  This case (Loggerhead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corporation – United…
Rank this Week: 302

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 4276

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Sep 23

    Securities Litigation in Germany: Volkswagen and The Fall-out of Dieselgate

    Securities Litigation in Germany: Volkswagen and The Fall-out of Dieselgate
    On the blog, we have tracked the jurisdictional journey of securities litigation brought against Porsche in relation to its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen (see here and here, for example). Now, Volkswagen itself is at the centre of…
  • Sep 14

    DIS40: Art and Dispute Resolution, Berlin, September 27, 2016

    DIS40: Art and Dispute Resolution, Berlin, September 27, 2016
    The German Institution for Arbitration’s Autumn Conference is coming up soon, on September 28, 2016, in Berlin. DIS 40, the German Young Arbitrators’ Club for those under 40 or prepared to lie about their age, is hosting its event…
  • Sep 13

    ICC Arbitrator Appointments: A First Look At The Data

    ICC Arbitrator Appointments: A First Look At The Data
    As reported here earlier, in January 2016, the ICC Court announced that it would start to publish the names of arbitrators serving in ICC administered cases. When the first six names and the corresponding information were released…
Rank this Week: 1921

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/
  • Sep 23

    No Bull

    No Bull
    If you happened to catch the premiere episode of "Bull” this past Tuesday night on CBS, you may have an opinion and understanding of modern jury consulting. Then again, you might have a somewhat inaccurate perception of what can…
  • Sep 15

    Trial Technology in Silicon Valley

    Trial Technology in Silicon Valley
    In preparing recently for a Silicon Valley trial, I had an opportunity to check out our courtroom. Well, I should say, I made an opportunity, as we typically want to know of any potential “surprises” before they become…
  • Aug 5

    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit Sticker

    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit Sticker
    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit StickersSince most courts prefer to have parties pre-mark their trial exhibits these days, we typically create a PDF set of trial exhibits with electronic stickers on the first page. These can easily be…
Rank this Week: 2855

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!
    While we’ve written about the whistleblower programs administered by the IRS and the SEC on this blog, one has been consistently neglected – the CFTC Whistleblower Program. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission regulates…
  • Sep 14

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?
    Most people in the healthcare industry know that documents covered by HIPAA must be treated with utmost secrecy and care.   Protecting patient privacy is a big deal.  Thus, questions frequently arise when a healthcare worker…
  • Sep 8

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help
    The United States is currently at war with the People’s Republic of China – a trade war.  The False Claims Act has an important role to play in this battle. Every year foreign countries, but most particularly China, engage in…
Rank this Week: 3422

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1269

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 589

Deliberations

Deliberations

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

http://jurylaw.typepad.com/deliberations/
  • Sep 22

    The “Why” Matters. Learn from Lochte.

    The “Why” Matters. Learn from Lochte.
    By Patty Kuehn Much of litigation is designed to identify “the what” or the facts. For a lawyer to describe “the why” or the explanation, requires intention, dedication and sometimes creativity. A party’s…
  • Aug 4

    Trump’s Troubles with Khazir Kahn

    Trump’s Troubles with Khazir Kahn
    And what it tells us about persuasive communication By Tara Trask Regardless of your views of Donald Trump, one thing is certain: he has impacted the American political system in a way no other candidate has in recent history and he has both…
  • Jan 15

    Common Recruiting Questions and Ways to Address Them

    Common Recruiting Questions and Ways to Address Them
    Chapter One: Making the First Cut By Charlotte (Charli) A. Morris, M.A. In Nashville, at the 2015 ASTC Conference, a panel of experienced members led a master class on a wide variety of topics related to the business of being a trial…
Rank this Week: 759

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 270

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
  • Sep 20

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom
    Or, as the headline over Judge Kozinski’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal calls it, “voodoo science.” And what this justice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (a federal appellate court)…
  • Sep 16

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?
    Technology has been displacing low-wage and less-skilled workers for a long time. Is it time for white collar professionals – including lawyers – to fear they are next? At  The American Interest blog: “Venture…
  • Sep 7

    Second District Court of Appeal to implement TrueFiling e-filing system in late 2016

    Second District Court of Appeal to implement TrueFiling e-filing system in late 2016
    According to a notice I received today from the California Appellate Project: The clerk of the 2nd District Court of Appeal has asked us to inform the panel that True Filing will be available in this district beginning in November.  For…
Rank this Week: 967

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Getting the Scoop on Calculating Texas Appellate Deadline

    Getting the Scoop on Calculating Texas Appellate Deadline
    Appellate lawyers share some job-related realities with journalists, namely running up against deadlines. Although attorneys don’t rush to finish stories before a midnight printing, we do have to meet filing deadlines to seek relief…
  • Aug 29

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part II)

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part II)
    In my last post, I addressed the significance of the burden in framing your response to a motion for summary judgment and in your appeal from an adverse summary judgment. In this post, I address getting your evidence in the record and keeping…
  • Aug 23

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)
    All litigators file or respond to dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. Dispositive motions are an opportunity for trial attorneys to implement their trial strategy, using the facts in their cases to gain a tactical…
Rank this Week: 1542

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 19

    Governor Jack Markell Announces Nominations To The Family Court Bench

    Governor Jack Markell Announces Nominations To The Family Court Bench
    Governor Jack Markell has announced the nomination of James G. McGiffin, Jr., Gretchen C. Gilchrist and Theresa A. Sedivec to the Family Court bench.  James McGiffin, Jr. has been nominated to serve as an Associate Judge in Kent…
  • Sep 16

    Prohibition Of Gender Bias In Custody Case

    Prohibition Of Gender Bias In Custody Case
    I often hear parents express a belief or a fear that the law is biased in custody cases.  Most often I hear concerns that the Delaware Code presumes that mothers are better parents.  Perhaps this fear comes from talking with parents…
  • Sep 1

    Supreme Court Amends Rules 10.2, 13, 14, 15, 26, 26.1, Official Form K and Internal Operating Procedure XVIII(7)(j)

    Supreme Court Amends Rules 10.2, 13, 14, 15, 26, 26.1, Official Form K and Internal Operating Procedure XVIII(7)(j)
    The Supreme Court recently announced amendments to Rules 10.2, 13, 14, 15, 26, 26.1, Official Form K and Internal Operating Procedure XVIII(7)(j).  The amendments alter the formatting and filing requirements for briefs.  For…
Rank this Week: 4488