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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/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Aug 21

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration
    LG Electronics, Inc. v InterDigital Communications Inc., C.A. 9747-VCL (August 20, 2014) This is the first decision by the Court of Chancery that dismissed a case over which it has jurisdiction because an arbitration proceeding had been filed…
Rank this Week: 478

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)
    SecondCircuitMap.png In mortgage fraud prosecution, government provided oral notice of its intent to introduce self-authenticating business records but failed to provide written notice as required under FRE 902(11); Second…
  • Sep 1

    Celebrating Labor Day

    Celebrating Labor Day
    Flags.JPG The Federal Evidence Blog returns on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. See 5 U.S.C. § 6103 (federal holidays).
  • Aug 29

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption
    Mailbox.jpg Third Circuit considers the operation of the mailbox rule presumption under FRE 301 and the circumstances in which the presumption may be rebutted; circuit distinguishes between strong and weak presumptions;…
Rank this Week: 996

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Juror Stress Brochure

    Juror Stress Brochure
    Some jurors feel a certain amount of stress during trial. As a result, at least one jurisdiction has started to offer jurors brochures on how to decompress and deal with the stress that comes with certain trials. To access…
  • Aug 31

    Juries in the Caribbean

    Juries in the Caribbean
    The most recent edition of the Economist has an interesting article about juries in the Caribbean entitled 12 Clueless Men.  According to the article, some of the smaller countries in the Caribbean that adhere to the common law system…
  • Aug 29

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict
    First it was judges then attorneys and now apparently even courtroom deputies feel the need to criticize jurors for their verdicts. Minneapolis Star Tribune: Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation in Hennepin Co.
Rank this Week: 2224

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

    Juror Stress Brochure

    Juror Stress Brochure
    Some jurors feel a certain amount of stress during trial. As a result, at least one jurisdiction has started to offer jurors brochures on how to decompress and deal with the stress that comes with certain trials. To access the...
  • Aug 31

    Juries in the Caribbean

    Juries in the Caribbean
    The most recent edition of the Economist has an interesting article about juries in the Caribbean entitled 12 Clueless Men. According to the article, some of the smaller countries in the Caribbean that adhere to the common law system are...
  • Aug 29

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict
    First it was judges then attorneys and now apparently even courtroom deputies feel the need to criticize jurors for their verdicts. Minneapolis Star Tribune: Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation in Hennepin Co.
Rank this Week: 366

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Sep 1

    4 New Rules for Lawyers Using Social Media

    4 New Rules for Lawyers Using Social Media
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 25

    New Book and Slideshare by David Meerman Scott

    New Book and Slideshare by David Meerman Scott
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 23

    #IceBucketChallenge to Spreecast!

    #IceBucketChallenge to Spreecast!
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 3249

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2200

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/
  • Sep 1

    Is Selling Your Structured Settlement Taxable?

    Is Selling Your Structured Settlement Taxable?
    Do you have to pay any taxes if you sell all or a portion of your structured settlement payments in exchange for a lump sum of "cash now"? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which includes a library…
  • Sep 1

    " The Only (Structured Settlement) Broker You Need"

    " The Only (Structured Settlement) Broker You Need"
    As a practical matter most cases involve a settlement adviser from both sides and if a plaintiff is not comfortable with who his or her lawyer has recommended, or wants a second opinion, they should... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 31

    Einstein SS Dispenses Bad Financial Advice on Debt Management

    Einstein SS Dispenses Bad Financial Advice on Debt Management
    If you sell your payments to pay off debt you're trading income for cash. You are accepting reduced payments, for your lump sum now. In some cases, where people sell off all their future structured... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 203

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 1

    Colleen Barger Named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law

    Colleen Barger Named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law
    Professor Coleen Barger was recently named as the Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Readers of this blog may know Colleen as a founding member...
  • Aug 29

    Opening Lines and Judicial Opinion Writing

    Opening Lines and Judicial Opinion Writing
    Michael Doyle, McLatchy Washington Bureau, has a brief blog post today comparing the opening lines of these D.C. Circuit opinions issued today. He juxtaposes two fact-oriented openings, one that makes terrific use of short, declarative…
  • Aug 27

    Courtroom Decorum in Baskin v. Bogan

    Courtroom Decorum in Baskin v. Bogan
    Yesterday the 7th Circuit heard argument in Baskin v. Bogan, a case involving Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban. These arguments provide some noteworthy lessons in decorum. Appellant’s counsel began his argument by articulating a precise…
Rank this Week: 2016

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 1

    Consider Confidence

    Consider Confidence
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In foreign policy, the projection of certainty and confidence can be as important as the strategy. On that score, it hasn't been an easy few weeks for the Obama administration. While some find it refreshing for leaders…
  • Aug 28

    Listen to Jurors, Especially to Juror #13 From Pamela Smart Trial

    Listen to Jurors, Especially to Juror #13 From Pamela Smart Trial
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: There is a new documentary in current rotation on HBO and and it's one that trial lawyers and other legal junkies will want to watch. Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart provides a detailed look at the 1991 trial of…
  • Aug 25

    Don't Prehabilitate

    Don't Prehabilitate
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It’s always nice to announce a birth, to welcome something new into the world. In this case, weighing in at 15 letters and 6 syllables, it’s a new word: “prehabilitation!” And it’s a pretty useful word for…
Rank this Week: 4316

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 1

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 Fast Approaching - Please Consider Registering to Reserve Your Spot

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 Fast Approaching - Please Consider Registering to Reserve Your Spot
    The September 26, 2014 Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE Seminar (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) is fast approaching.In addition to those CLE credits, there will be door prizes, prizes offered by the table vendors, and Raffle Prizes to win. …
  • Aug 29

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case
    Here is a LINK  to a recent article entitled "Restatement Rift Remains as Bar Awaits Tincher Ruling" written by Saranac Hale Spencer, P.J. D'Annunzio, and Max Mitchell in The Legal Intelligencer on the current status…
  • Aug 29

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou
    In a memorandum opinion handed down last week in the case of Bricker v.  State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 102 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Aug. 22, 2014 Lazarus, Wecht, Musmanno, J.) (non-precedential memorandum by Lazarus,…
Rank this Week: 785

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “The defendant is just an animal!” 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “The defendant is just an animal!” 
    Here’s a pretty simple way for Prosecutors to motivate jurors to lock up a Defendant and throw away the key. It’s all about language. There are words you can use to evoke a more negative (animalistic) sense of the Defendant and…
  • Aug 29

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!
    The August issue of The Jury Expert is up and we think you’re going to want to see this. Here’s a rundown of the articles you’ll find at the website. Demographic Roulette: What was once a bad idea has gotten worse. Authored…
  • Aug 27

    Just how diverse is this group, really?

    Just how diverse is this group, really?
    We often make assumptions when discussing diversity that we all perceive a group’s diversity in the same way. Today’s research shows that simply isn’t so. That is, you and I (depending on our racial in-group) can look at the…
Rank this Week: 431

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day, 2014

    Labor Day, 2014
    Minnesota home care workers voted to unionize this past week. Some of us are pro-union. Others of us are anti-union. Still others have a nuanced view that there are good unions and bad unions. There are occupations where it seems ……
  • Aug 29

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly
    Make up an “emergency” and launch the costly and stressful exercise of seeking emergency relief that is dead on arrival. (This is not all that uncommon, unfortunately.) If you are not already reading DuetsBlog and you are…
  • Aug 29

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture
    The extraordinary cost and burden of discovery of ESI in U.S. litigation has been widely recognized and decried for the past 15 years or more. This is changing. And about a year ago, I did a post on how trial lawyers’…
Rank this Week: 113

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1175

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: 61

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 4672

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
  • Aug 31

    TDM Call for Papers on Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective”

    TDM Call for Papers on Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective”
    While corporations are one of the key stakeholders in international dispute resolution, they do not often participate in the debate, and if they do, they often speak a language completely different from that of the other stakeholders. There…
  • Aug 29

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)
      On 28 August, the European Union took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment…
  • Aug 28

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law
    The lectures delivered at the 2013 Conference of the International Association of Procedural Law on recognition of foreign judgments and cross-border enforcement have been collected in a book, recently published by Gieseking Verlag…
Rank this Week: 68

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation
    In September 2012 New York City's Board of Health prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and some other venues such as movie theaters, fast food restaurants, and cafeterias that it inspects.  Five years…
  • Jul 31

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
Rank this Week: 2348

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3137

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    American Institute of CPAs Expert Witness Skills Workshop

    American Institute of CPAs Expert Witness Skills Workshop
    Expert Witness Skills Workshop offered by The American Institute of CPAs Do you have the confidence and communications skills necessary to serve as an effective expert witness under pressure? Are you often chosen to serve as an expert…
  • Aug 27

    Arbitration & Mediation Expert Witnesse

    Arbitration & Mediation Expert Witnesse
    Arbitration and mediation expert witnesses may consult on American Arbitration Association rules, binding arbitration, nonbinding arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. On June 16, 2014, the American Arbitration Association…
  • Aug 25

    Forensic Accounting Expert Witness On Asset Misappropriation

    Forensic Accounting Expert Witness On Asset Misappropriation
    In Preventing Damaging Effects of Asset Misappropriation, forensic accounting expert witness Alan D. Lasko and accountant Bradley Kaye write: Honest mistakes can occur that resemble fraud. One company may lose the receipt of the transaction,…
Rank this Week: 555

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/
  • Aug 30

    Proposed FRCP Amendments Aim to Shorten Deadline

    Proposed FRCP Amendments Aim to Shorten Deadline
    Continuing my ongoing review of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently pending before the Judicial Conference of the United States, I move on to one of the changes proposed to Rule 16: the shortening by...
  • Aug 26

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)
    In my intended continuing series reviewing the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently pending before the Judicial Conference of the United States, I move on to Rule 4(m). For background, see my earlier post…
  • Aug 25

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!
    The New York Times reports that Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and move its headquarters to Canada. Will civil procedure ever be the same? Start drafting those new choice-of-law clauses now! RJE
Rank this Week: 412

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Kolon Industries, Incorporated v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company 14-77 Issue: Whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 455(b), the federal recusal statute, a federal judge is relieved of his mandatory…
  • Aug 29

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in
    The last in the first round of new same-sex marriage cases to reach the Supreme Court — an appeal by a county clerk in Virginia — was filed on Friday, and it offered the Court a variety of options for confronting the…
  • Aug 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bonner v. City of Brighton, Michigan 14-63 Issue: (1) Whether certiorari should be granted to resolve the conflicting decisions between the Michigan Supreme Court and other states’ courts as to…
Rank this Week: 12

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Aug 29

    Judge: Texas Not Properly Financing Public School

    Judge: Texas Not Properly Financing Public School
    Just recently, a state judge made a ruling saying that Texas is still not properly funding public schools, after legislators in 2013 restored over $3 billion in spending cuts. John Dietz, an Austin state judge and a Democrat, said the Texas…
  • Aug 29

    Bank of America Settlement Comes with $30M Legal Aid

    Bank of America Settlement Comes with $30M Legal Aid
    Bank of America’s $16.65 billion deal in the previous week has been a profitable one for law firms suggesting the financial institution on government allegations that it sold false mortgage securities until the 2008 financial crisis. In the…
  • Aug 25

    Perry’s Attorneys Making a Move to Dismiss Indictment

    Perry’s Attorneys Making a Move to Dismiss Indictment
    Attorneys for Governor Rick Perry made a move to shoot down felony charges made against him early this week, saying that prosecuting him on abuse of power claims is unconditional. In a multi-page brief, attorneys of the governor said the…
Rank this Week: 541

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/
  • Aug 29

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit
    Ride sharing is enjoying growing popularity. Many of these services don't provide a professional driver, opting instead to function more like a rental car company where the renter drives themselves. However, the ride share business run by…
  • Aug 20

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District
    The Fremont (Michigan) Public Schools District is the subject of a new lawsuit. Fremont High School teacher Scott Herlein filed it after being terminated. Herlein maintains that the district violated his First Amendment rights and his rights…
  • Aug 14

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial
    As various social media formats and blogs continue to evolve, the definition of free speech may also evolve. That seems to be the case with a former Bucks County, Pennsylvania English teacher who sued her former employer. The situation began…
Rank this Week: 1434

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/
  • Aug 29

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?
    The MetNews is apparently soliciting words of tribute for an obituary for Justice Croskey...Div. 3 had been issuing opinions with a footnote reading: "Due to the unavailability of the third member of the panel which was assigned to hear this…
  • Aug 29

    Appellate Extravaganza

    Appellate Extravaganza
    To kick off the holiday weekend, today's DJ offers  a buffet of appellate goodness:Stanford professor confirmed to state Supreme Court. Emily Green begins the article like this: "Stanford Law School Professor Mariano-Florentino…
  • Aug 28

    Analysis of amended opinion

    Analysis of amended opinion
    If you scan the Court of Appeal's opinion pages, you'll sometimes see a case number followed by an M (or an A). These are modifications (or amendments) to opinions, typically denying rehearing and/or perhaps tweaking a line or two in a…
Rank this Week: 437

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/
  • Aug 29

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think
    Posted by Marko VeselyChoosing commercial arbitration over conventional litigation cannot guarantee confidentiality of the process, as a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court shows. The prospect of keeping a commercial dispute confidential…
  • Aug 29

    The Difference a Day Can Make: When a Strata Council pulls out the Rule

    The Difference a Day Can Make: When a Strata Council pulls out the Rule
    Posted by Peter RobertsGoverning and managing a strata property can be messy and difficult.  Strata owners are generally a disparate group with little in common beyond ownership in the strata.  From among this group, a strata…
  • Aug 5

    Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada puts some finality into Arbitration

    Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada puts some finality into Arbitration
    Posted by Craig FerrisTwo of the main benefits of private arbitration are said to be speed and finality. However, the long running case of Sattva Capital Corporation v. Creston Moly Corporation has been a prime example of how court…
Rank this Week: 4364

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Both Sides, Now . . . and Later

    Both Sides, Now . . . and Later
    I’ve looked at life from both sides now from win and lose and still somehow it’s life’s illusions I recall. I really don’t know life at all. August 29, 2014 – Almost fifty years ago, a blossoming 24-year old…
  • Aug 4

    Structured Settlement Talk: ABA Journal’s Film Feature Misses One

    Structured Settlement Talk: ABA Journal’s Film Feature Misses One
    August 4, 2014 – This month’s ABA Journal has a very engaging cover story about lawyers in movies guaranteed to evoke a few good motion picture memories. Who among us hasn’t borrowed Joe Pesci’s “two Utes”…
  • Jul 14

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote
    July 14, 2014 – 2013 was a dream year for most people invested in the stock market. And with the bulls still running so far in 2014, people are left wondering just how long King Midas’ reign over Wall Street will last. But every…
Rank this Week: 3364

A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

Comments on trials and litigation and injury and accident law. By The Martin Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Aug 29

    Caterer's Slip and Fall Lawsuit Reinstated Despite Open and Obvious Danger

    Caterer's Slip and Fall Lawsuit Reinstated Despite Open and Obvious Danger
    As with most rules, there are exceptions depending on the circumstances. When it comes to premises liability claims, the premises owner is normally responsible for keeping the premises safe for people who are on the property. One important…
  • Aug 22

    Will Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cover a Phantom Vehicle Accident in Alabama?

    Will Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cover a Phantom Vehicle Accident in Alabama?
    Clients have asked whether or not auto insurance will cover a "hit and run" accident. A tougher question is whether auto insurance covers an accident when another driver runs the victim off the road, but the vehicles themselves never…
  • Aug 15

    Can My Creditors Take My Social Security Disability Payments?

    Can My Creditors Take My Social Security Disability Payments?
    When someone is considering filing for bankruptcy, many questions and concerns arise. The primary concern is usually how much of your property or assets are subject to creditors during the bankruptcy process. Luckily, government assistance,…
Rank this Week: 3642

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
  • Aug 29

    Merit Decision. Responsibility of Realtor for Agent’s Fraud is Question of Fact, not Law. Auer v. Paliath.

    Merit Decision. Responsibility of Realtor for Agent’s Fraud is Question of Fact, not Law. Auer v. Paliath.
    On August 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Auer v. Paliath, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-3632. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice French, the Court held that the question of the vicarious … Continue…
  • Aug 25

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.
    Moore v. Middletown In 2012, in Clifton v. v. Blanchester, 2012-Ohio-780, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a property owner outside the corporate limits of the village involved could not challenge the re-zoning of a contiguous business…
  • Aug 20

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.
    Case Background In 2007, Donald Landfair, then 78 years old, boarded two of his horses, including Green Acre Annie (“Annie”) at Rochel Smith’s father’s stables. Rochel Smith was barn manager there.  In March of…
Rank this Week: 3204

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Senate Race Redux

    Senate Race Redux
    Here is my first and probably last post on the Republican U.S. Senate Primary. In an election, the candidate with the most votes on the day after the election always wins. Opinions may differ about whether it was fair, someone cheated,…
  • Aug 27

    $35,000 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Trial

    $35,000 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Trial
    On August 15, 2014 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $35,000 verdict in Wheat v. Rush Foundation Hospital. Johnny Wheat was a registered nurse at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Wheat complained to the EEOC that loud music played in the…
  • Aug 25

    $644,000 Jury Verdict in Hancock County Inverse Condemnation Case

    $644,000 Jury Verdict in Hancock County Inverse Condemnation Case
    As reported in the Sea Coast Echo, a Hancock County jury rendered a verdict of $644,000 on August 18, 2014 in Murphy vs. State of Mississippi. The verdict was based on the jury’s conclusion that the Secretary of State took the…
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Aug 29

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3
    In two prior S2KM blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2), Wendie A. Howland, MN, RN-BC, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP, LNCC, a nationally recognized life care planning expert, has helped to explain why life care planners increasingly impact multiple overlapping…
  • Aug 27

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents a significant development impacting several overlapping markets including structured settlements, personal injury settlement planning, special needs planning, and…
  • Aug 26

    Wendie Howland Interview - 1

    Wendie Howland Interview - 1
    The most recent S2KM blog post highlights the growing strategic importance of life care planners for structured settlement and personal injury settlement planning professionals. To gain additional knowledge about life care planners, S2KM…
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Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Aug 29

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion
    Amaryah K. Bocchino -Persuasive precedent likely as PA judge holds employer/premises owner does not owe duty to warn  On August 28, 2014, the Honorable Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, in the Multi-District Litigation for asbestos in the…
  • Aug 18

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;
    Jonathan F. TabaskyPlaintiffs, when faced with a legal bar to traditional negligence claims, frequently try to cloak them in new theories of liability. This tactic is reminiscent of dialogue in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and…
  • Aug 13

    Will House Bill 4123 Turn Massachusetts Into a Filing Haven for Plaintiffs?

    Will House Bill 4123 Turn Massachusetts Into a Filing Haven for Plaintiffs?
    Eric Skelly  House Bill 4123 makes two changes to Massachusetts Superior Court procedure, both of which favor plaintiffs.  The first, addressed by Section 1 of the bill, allows plaintiffs’ attorneys to request a specific…
Rank this Week: 2065

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: 838

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    Legal Blog Post Writing Contest

    Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
      The Expert Institute’s first-ever Legal Blog Post Writing Contest  is now live! To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in...The post Legal Blog Post Writing Contest…
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Judge in Oklahoma Excludes Accident Reconstruction Expert in Fatal Truck-Tractor Crash

    U.S. Judge in Oklahoma Excludes Accident Reconstruction Expert in Fatal Truck-Tractor Crash
      Case: Miguel Navarrete v. Michael C. Wiebe, et al., No. CIV–13–708–D, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma; July 25, 2014 Background: In July 2012, Miguel Navarrete...The post U.S. Judge in…
  • Aug 25

    Floor Safety Expert Outlines Testing Standards for Slip Resistance of Interior Tile

    Floor Safety Expert Outlines Testing Standards for Slip Resistance of Interior Tile
    Attorneys and their experts representing slip, trip, and fall Plaintiffs, property owner Defendants, and joined design professionals should make themselves aware of recent changes in the art (& science) of...The post Floor Safety Expert…
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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
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
Rank this Week: 3497

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Aug 29

    Invading MySpace and Electronic Harassment

    Invading MySpace and Electronic Harassment
    We all know that break-ups can be difficult, but when a person’s conduct crosses certain boundaries, it can become harassment. Whether this is done physically or electronically, the damage remains the same. In People v. Kucharski, the…
  • Aug 27

    California District Judge Allows Infringement Charts as a Response to Interrogatorie

    California District Judge Allows Infringement Charts as a Response to Interrogatorie
    This particular dispute revolved around ProconGPS, Inc.’s, the plaintiff, desire to introduce infringement charts or alternatively to amend its infringement contentions pursuant to Patent Local Rule 3–6 so the contentions were…
  • Aug 25

    Must Parties Agree On the “Seed Set Documents” Used in Predictive Coding? Your Guess Is As Good As Ours.

    Must Parties Agree On the “Seed Set Documents” Used in Predictive Coding? Your Guess Is As Good As Ours.
    United States Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio dismissed the plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant to meet and confer on ESI protocol for the defendant’s predictive coding due to the fact that the defendant was willing to meet…
Rank this Week: 1232

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 247

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
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 25

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation
    Photo by Jareeya Arttanuchit I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21…
Rank this Week: 33

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 486

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Aug 28

    Integrating Structured Data Into the E-Discovery Proce

    Integrating Structured Data Into the E-Discovery Proce
    By: Andrew Bartholomew As data volumes increase and become more complex, having an integrated e-discovery environment where systems and data sources are automatically synching information and exchanging data with e-discovery applications has…
  • Aug 27

    Latest Ruling Underscores Practical Use of Predictive Coding in E-Discovery

    Latest Ruling Underscores Practical Use of Predictive Coding in E-Discovery
    By: Andrew Bartholomew When new cases emerge involving predictive coding e-discovery professionals understandably anticipate fireworks. The recent ruling in Bridgestone Americas v. International Business Machines, 2014 BL 217053, No.…
  • Aug 21

    Video Case Study: Transforming the Legal Hold Proce

    Video Case Study: Transforming the Legal Hold Proce
    By: Andrew Bartholomew During Exterro and Huron Legal’s recent webcast, “Transforming the E-Discovery Process,” attendees heard from members of AOL’s e-discovery team, who discussed how the organization recently…
Rank this Week: 2350

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

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

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File
    By Wendy B. Horton The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 was signed into law on December 17, 2010, and included a key provision – providing for “portability” between spouses of…
  • Aug 25

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter
    By Bill Caughman In 1999, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) which established a system for dispute resolution between owners of…
  • Aug 21

    ONC Report on Surge in Use of Electronic Health Records (“EHR”)

    ONC Report on Surge in Use of Electronic Health Records (“EHR”)
    by Linda G. Rodrigue Two recent studies published by the office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (the “ONC”) suggest that the use of electronic health records among physicians and hospitals has greatly…
Rank this Week: 2175

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 2995

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
  • Aug 28

    Third Circuit Denies Employees’ Petition For Rehearing In Class Arbitration Case

    Third Circuit Denies Employees’ Petition For Rehearing In Class Arbitration Case
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals this week denied a petition for rehearing by the panel and the Court en banc in the Opalinski v Robert Half International, Inc. matter, where last month it held that the availability of class arbitration is…
  • Aug 28

    Court Denies Remand Holding CAFA’s Amount In Controversy Requirement Was Met

    Court Denies Remand Holding CAFA’s Amount In Controversy Requirement Was Met
    The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied plaintiff’s renewed motion to remand, holding that defendants had demonstrated that it was plausible that CAFA’s amount in controversy requirement had…
  • Aug 27

    Court Denies Certification Citing Putative Class Representative’s Criminal History

    Court Denies Certification Citing Putative Class Representative’s Criminal History
    In Dunford v. American Databank, LLC, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by including within her criminal background report charges that were more than seven years old.  The plaintiff sought…
Rank this Week: 4489

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
Rank this Week: 715

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 4776