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Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2129

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Dec 6

    "Appeals court to examine ex-CIA officer's leak conviction"

    "Appeals court to examine ex-CIA officer's leak conviction"
    "Appeals court to examine ex-CIA officer's leak conviction": The Associated Press has this report on a case being orally argued today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Dec 6

    Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued case

    Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued case
    Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court issued three rulings in argued cases. 1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., No. 15-777.…
  • Dec 6

    "A College Newspaper Takes the Right Stand"

    "A College Newspaper Takes the Right Stand"
    "A College Newspaper Takes the Right Stand": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
  • Dec 1

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment
    As we await Q3 statistics on Canada’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI), the rebounding numbers in Q1 and Q2 have represented a step in the right direction. FDI is a macroscopic measure of private investment (in…
  • Nov 30

    Five months after Brexit: domestic UK M&A drops to 30 year low

    Five months after Brexit: domestic UK M&A drops to 30 year low
    In the days leading up to the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum, we discussed Brexit’s potential impact on the M&A market: Britain without the EU: how will Brexit affect dealmaking? Today, we take a look at how those predictions have…
Rank this Week: 1778

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Court releases January calendar

    Court releases January calendar
    When the justices return to the bench in January, they will face a nearly full argument calendar: nine arguments over five days of oral arguments. (No arguments are scheduled on the tenth day in the sitting, January 16, because it is a…
  • Dec 6

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Today the court hears oral argument in Life Technologies v. Promega, a patent case that asks when export of a “substantial portion” of the components of a patented invention for assembly outside the U.S. creates patent…
  • Dec 5

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Taylor v. Nevada 16-507 Issues: (1) Whether the warrantless access and use of hundreds of data points showing the petitioner’s historical cell phone location over a weeklong period was a search that…
Rank this Week: 10

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 6

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee
    The old saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in many situations, but not when it comes to non-compete agreements in Texas.  Over the years, I have identified five most common misconceptions about such agreements from my…
  • Dec 1

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire
    Last month, a Texas Court of Appeals denied an insurance agency’s application for a temporary injunction against its former President because it held that the non-compete agreement, as written, did not restrict the President from…
  • Nov 28

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules. State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et…
Rank this Week: 2143

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Federal Rules of Evidence and Experts: The Ultimate Guide

    Federal Rules of Evidence and Experts: The Ultimate Guide
    The Federal Rules of Evidence is a body of law that governs the admissibility of evidence in United... Read More The post Federal Rules of Evidence and Experts: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Dec 6

    $ 1 Billion Verdict Handed Down Against Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle Hip Implant

    $ 1 Billion Verdict Handed Down Against Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle Hip Implant
    Last Thursday, a federal jury in Dallas handed down a $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy... Read More The post $ 1 Billion Verdict Handed Down Against Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle Hip Implants appeared…
  • Nov 29

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

    Behind a $55 Million Talc Verdict: J&J Knew About Cancer Risks Since the 1970
    Originally published on Mass Tort Nexus This May, jurors blasted Johnson & Johnson with an 8-figure verdict in... Read More The post Behind a $55 Million Talc Verdict: J&J Knew About Cancer Risks Since the 1970s appeared first on The…
Rank this Week: 594

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 182

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Dec 6

    #TwitterTuesday--Sunny State

    #TwitterTuesday--Sunny State
    It is starting to feel like winter, even in Virginia. So, let's feature some #AppellateTwitter accounts to follow from sunnier spots: California At the Lectern (@Atthelectern) provides commentary and news from Horvitz & Levy…
  • Dec 5

    New Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

    New Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
    On December 1, 2016, several amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure took effect. I blogged about the changes in August. Lee Peifer of the 11thCircuitBusinessBlog.com has shared a summary by the United States Court of Appeals…
  • Dec 2

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106
    After a brief holiday hiatus, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup returns today with a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you...
Rank this Week: 1242

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
  • Dec 5

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?
    Stacy-Ann Elvy, Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond, 44 Hofstra L. Rev. 839 (2016).Nancy KimWhen Amazon announced that it was expanding its Dash Button Program, its stock went up 2.3%.…
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
Rank this Week: 1049

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 780

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Dec 5

    Not Exactly Meritle

    Not Exactly Meritle
    Can a company face securities fraud liability for describing a lawsuit brought against it as “meritless” if the plaintiff goes on to win a big verdict?  In Grobler v. Neovasc, Inc., 2016 WL 6897760 (D. Mass. Nov.…
  • Nov 7

    On This Record

    On This Record
    On the same day that it issued its “Model V” decision, the Second Circuit issued another opinion in the Vivendi securities litigation addressing whether “value investors” can invoke the fraud-on-the-market…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Buy a “Model V”

    Don’t Buy a “Model V”
    In a typical securities fraud case, where the plaintiff alleges that a misrepresentation artificially inflated the company’s stock price, the defendant may be able to rebut reliance by providing evidence that there was no stock price…
Rank this Week: 2272

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (December 6, 2016) – For many Lake County residents, the stretch of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road. Many drivers even refer to the exit at Grand Avenue as “100 feet…
  • Dec 4

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid
    Car accidents are a serious problem in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. As the Illinois Department of Transportation reports, every day in our state, there are: 811 traffic crashes 232 crash-related injuries 2 crash-related…
  • Dec 2

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

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’
    CHICAGO (December 2, 2016) – The Illinois personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce four of its attorneys have been named Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 650

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Today's DJ column

    Today's DJ column
    Today's DJ features PJ Gilbert's final column of the year, Peace of Mind, wishing us all Happy Holidays and Peace of Mind.Consummate professionals!Today's Moskovitz on Appeals column, It Matters, addresses nit picking, and argues that "Paying…
  • Dec 2

    No fee for Appellate Specialists for 2017!

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

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6
    CWL, WLALA, APAWLA, BWLALA, LLBA -- all are co-sponsors of A Conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, at the LA Law Library the evening of December 6 (cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00). Judge…
Rank this Week: 325

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/
  • Dec 5

    Is the Witness a Big Fat Liar, and Can the Jury Tell?

    Is the Witness a Big Fat Liar, and Can the Jury Tell?
    by Katie BagwillA2L Consulting Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to learn, just from hearing a witness utter a few phrases, that the witness is lying? Unfortunately, we can’t read minds, so we need to make do with second best:…
  • Nov 30

    5 Key Lessons You Can Learn From Mock Jurie

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

    How to Be a Great Expert Witness (Part 2)

    How to Be a Great Expert Witness (Part 2)
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In my last post, I talked about the fact that an expert witness needs to express her expertise in a convincing way – but also in a way that the typical…
Rank this Week: 3269

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case
    As a criminal defense lawyer I often get questions as to whether there is a difference between a “regular” guilty plea and a “nolo” plea.  Technically, the latter is from the Latin phrase, “nolo…
  • Nov 22

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court
    Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case.  Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal…
  • Nov 17

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting
    Here we go again, another federal criminal case which on appeal goes to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit here in Atlanta, and that court rejects the Defendant because the specific argument was not brought up in the…
Rank this Week: 1360

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Dec 5

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement
      Cooperation. Some call it an e-discovery best practice. Others describe it as a minimum standard of care in e-discovery. Regardless of label, there is little question that cooperation is key to successfully navigating…
  • Nov 21

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?
    Use of search terms to find documents is a pretty basic and commonly accepted e-discovery concept. Since at least the 1990s, legal research courses have been teaching lawyers how to use keyword searches to find relevant material.  …
  • Nov 8

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol
    Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and some state court rules like Colorado’s CAPP Rule 6.1, litigants are required to meet and confer early in a case to craft a discovery plan and discuss preservation and production of…
Rank this Week: 1338

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Excessive Speed Leads to Double Fatality Head-On Crash

    Excessive Speed Leads to Double Fatality Head-On Crash
    Head-on collisions often cause death because both cars hit with extreme opposing force. These accidents are often due to miscalculating the speed and distance of the oncoming car or veering into an oncoming lane due to speeding, reckless…
  • Dec 2

    Patient Alleges Doctor Failed To Diagnose Infection

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

    Nursing Facility Accused of Negligent Conditions that Led to Broken Hip

    Nursing Facility Accused of Negligent Conditions that Led to Broken Hip
    Nursing home residents are typically older and in poorer health than seniors citizens who live on their own or with loved ones. They are also typically more prone to falling. However, a well-run and fully staffed and trained nursing home…
Rank this Week: 850

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Dec 5

    Avoid Hyperbole

    Avoid Hyperbole
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Here is the most important thing you can ever possibly learn in law: Hyperbole will absolutely crush your chances of winning. Okay, maybe that’s a little over the top, but there is something about legal writing and…
  • Dec 1

    Use Credentials Wisely

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

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In New Jersey, a plaintiff recently brought an auto personal injury case to trial. It was one of those scenarios where the damage to the occupants was greater than the damage to the vehicle, so the attorney trying the…
Rank this Week: 1035

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 1108

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

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

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

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
Rank this Week: 1156

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 5

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage
    Jorge L. Contreras University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law Michael A. Eixenberger University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Students Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damages Abstract: Consistent, accurate…
  • Nov 30

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project

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

    Free ASTC Webinar

    Free ASTC Webinar
    ASTC is Giving Back In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, ASTC would like to give something back. We are holding a webinar this Thursday, December 1 that is FREE for all members, past members, and potential members. Join us for...
Rank this Week: 881

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

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

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

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2016) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed the claims in this patent case involving play gyms and play yards for babies. Of particular note, the Court held…
Rank this Week: 260

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 71

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
  • Dec 5

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted
    I’ve come across this piece of news by Stacie I. Strong, and found it worth to be shared. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon to address the question of whether the Hague Service…
  • Dec 2

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme
    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme – Short Studies in Private International Law, is the title of a book just released, edited by Vesna Lazic and Steven Stuij. The book focuses…
  • Dec 1

    The UK Government Confirms its Intention to Ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

    The UK Government Confirms its Intention to Ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement
    The author of this entry is Dr. Arantxa Gandía Sellens, senior research fellow at the MPI Luxembourg. Yesterday the UK government announced that it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. Following…
Rank this Week: 17

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 5

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed
    On Sunday Clarion Ledger reporter Jerry Mitchell examined Mississippi’s partisan ‘nonpartisan’ judicial elections. The article concluded with this happy thought from legal pioneer and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice…
  • Nov 21

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the November 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $8.5 million verdict/ 40% fault to defendant- Gulfport federal court crane accident case covered here (10/20/16); $261,621 verdict/ 80% fault to defendant- Clay…
  • Nov 17

    Fewer Companies Results in Shrinking Legal Market

    Fewer Companies Results in Shrinking Legal Market
    I recently came across this Above the Law post by Michael McDonald about the shrinking legal market. McDonald points out that there are 35% (3,500) fewer publicly traded companies in the U.S. than there were in 1997. This hurts the legal…
Rank this Week: 301

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment
    Watching the implementation process of the Jackson reforms has often been like witnessing a slow-motion car crash.  It has certainly been in slow-motion, with his original report being published all the way back in May 2009 and his final…
  • Nov 21

    Association of Costs Lawyers membership

    Association of Costs Lawyers membership
    During the heyday of the costs negotiating industry, the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen, as it was, held discussions with a number of the major costs negotiating firms to explore the idea of employees of those firms joining the…
  • Nov 17

    Major reform ahead

    Major reform ahead
    “May you live in interesting times” – Ancient Chinese curse Lord Justice Jackson has been appointed to look at options to extend fixed recoverable costs much more widely.  He has until 31 July 2017 to complete the…
Rank this Week: 4459

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: 1151

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 3

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim

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

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

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

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue
    In Nickels v. Metropolitan Govt. of Nashville and Davidson County, No. M2015-01938-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2016), the Court of Appeals went through a thorough analysis of Tennessee’s  Governmental Tort Liability Act…
Rank this Week: 261

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

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

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

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

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

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)
    Kansas is another jurisdiction I have identified as a possible jurisdictions where a recanted prior inconsistent statement not given subject to the penalty of perjury might be sufficient to support a conviction. Let's take a look at the case…
Rank this Week: 4467

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee

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

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

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

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce
    We regularly receive requests to explain the process of litigation, which we always communicate (using dialog NOT monologue) to prospective clients during our initial consultation. We hope you will find our lawsuit synopsis helpful.....
Rank this Week: 1063

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

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

    Use Jurors’ Unrelenting Scrutiny To Your Advantage

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

    Two Easy Tips For Persuasive Expert Testimony

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

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101
    Regardless of how many times jurors are admonished not to do their own investigating, they do it all the time. When discovered, most often the case ends up in a mistrial, lengthy appeals or retrials. But these juror actions also tell us that…
Rank this Week: 4475

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

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

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

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

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
Rank this Week: 690

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

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

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

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

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect

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

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Bravo-Fernandez v. United States. It’s the Court’s first merits decision of the new Term, and it deals with the issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Here…
Rank this Week: 371

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

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

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

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed

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

    Fire Expert Witness Partially Allowed

    Fire Expert Witness Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence in the design of a toaster that caught on fire, causing the death of the owner.  The plaintiff hired an expert to assist in his case, and a motion to exclude was denied in part and granted in part…
Rank this Week: 150

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How do I become a whistleblower?

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

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud

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

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami
    On November 8, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Florida announced the conviction and sentencing of two defendants in a Medicare Part D fraud case. What is Medicare Part D?   As most people…
Rank this Week: 2770

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Should I trust you? Let me see your face… 

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

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

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

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

    It’s late in 2016 and we still neither like nor trust atheist
    We’ve written about atheists here (and how unpopular they are in North America) a number of times. The first time was in 2010 when we wrote an article in The Jury Expert because we were so taken aback by the level of vitriol we’d…
Rank this Week: 336

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: 2980

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

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

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep

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

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

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

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online
    As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed…
Rank this Week: 2195

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Default Judgment

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

    Appellate Practice – What Tolls The Appeal Period?

    Appellate Practice – What Tolls The Appeal Period?
    When filing an appeal timing can be everything.  A prior post explored a Delaware Supreme Court decision that held that a motion for clarification does not toll the appeal period. The recent Order issued by the Supreme Court in…
Rank this Week: 1513

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy

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

    When Lawyers’ Blogs Are Cited In Federal Court

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

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden
    Pfizer likes California. As the company brags on its website, “Pfizer La Jolla’s 25-acre campus includes five buildings totaling more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, with specialized laboratories and…
Rank this Week: 277

Deliberations

Deliberations

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

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

    5 Things to Consider for Post Trial Juror Research

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

    Just When You Thought it was Safe . . .

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

    It’s All [Dr.] Bull

    It’s All [Dr.] Bull
    I guess CBS ran out of ideas for shows mischaracterizing lawyers. The latest Hollywood creation-- Bull, airing on CBS Tuesday nights at 9PM – is a show inspired by the former career of Dr. Phil, as a trial consultant, and, his former…
Rank this Week: 1595

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

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

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

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

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

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

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google
    Sri Lanka’s Department of Government Printing website is a trilingual resource for Gazettes, Extra Gazettes, Bills, Acts and other information, including official Tenders, since 2004. A major site redesign in 2016 made the site easier…
Rank this Week: 563

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

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

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Nov 30

    Patent Translation Services You Can Trust

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

    Certified Document Translation Services for Expatriate

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

    Certified Document Translation Services for Expatriate

    Certified Document Translation Services for Expatriate
    Certified document translation services along with professional legal interpreting services play an important role in the lives of immigrants to the U.S. On the other hand, certified translation services are also needed by Americans who…
Rank this Week: 1374

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    $haring Trial Support Cost

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

    Trump Deposition: Synced Version Now Available Online

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

    No Bull

    No Bull
    If you happened to catch the premiere episode of "Bull” this past Tuesday night on CBS, you may have an opinion and understanding of modern jury consulting. Then again, you might have a somewhat inaccurate perception of what can…
Rank this Week: 3138

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

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

    Court Of Chancery Summarizes Law On Reliance Disclaimer

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

    Court Dismisses Derivative Claim for Alleged Breach of Oversight Duty

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Dissolution Case In Favor Of Ongoing California Litigation
    Zebala v. Aminopterin LLC, C.A. No. 12186-VCS (September 28, 2016) (TRANSCRIPT)  An issue of some debate is whether a non-Delaware court has the power to dissolve a Delaware entity.  Here, the Court of Chancery was asked to…
Rank this Week: 1648