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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jun 27

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

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court
    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in five new cases. And Neil M. Gorsuch has been assigned as the Circuit Justice for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Jun 26

    "Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages"

    "Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages"
    "Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued on Monday.
  • Jun 26

    "Justice Neil Gorsuch delivering as Trump's promised conservative"

    "Justice Neil Gorsuch delivering as Trump's promised conservative"
    "Justice Neil Gorsuch delivering as Trump's promised conservative": Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com has this report.
Rank this Week: 21

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Symposium: The justices reach broad agreement, but on a narrow question

    Symposium: The justices reach broad agreement, but on a narrow question
    Fred Yarger is the solicitor general of Colorado. He filed an amicus brief for the state in support of the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Although it represents a significant victory for religious liberty, Trinity Lutheran Church of…
  • Jun 27

    Symposium: The Constitution provides a level playing field for people of faith

    Symposium: The Constitution provides a level playing field for people of faith
    Hillary Byrnes is Assistant General Counsel for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She filed an amicus brief for the conference and other organizations in support of the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Five years ago,…
  • Jun 27

    Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state

    Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state
    Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor powerfully observed in her dissent, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity…
Rank this Week: 10

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1828

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/
  • Jun 27

    The shifting role of private placement

    The shifting role of private placement
    In the aftermath of the 2016 amendments to the Canadian takeover bid rules, legal practitioners and regulators alike predicted that the new 105-day minimum bid period heralded the end of the defensive tactic of choice in recent…
  • Jun 22

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market
    AIG, in its recently published 2017 M&A Claims Report, explored the rising number of representations and warranties (R&W) claims in the M&A market by examining AIG policies written between 2011 and 2015. Increase in R&W claims…
  • Jun 22

    Shareholder activism in M&A

    Shareholder activism in M&A
    As noted by Kingsdale Advisors in a recently published report, corporate directors and their legal advisors continue to pay insufficient attention to shareholder activism in M&A. The authors of the 2017 special report caution that…
Rank this Week: 2268

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/
  • Jun 27

    Final Day of Opinions at SCOTUS: Lots of Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Issue

    Final Day of Opinions at SCOTUS: Lots of Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Issue
    On the last day of opinions for the October 2016 Term, the Court handed down decisions involving a range of civil procedure and federal courts issues: In California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., the Court held…
  • Jun 22

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion
    I have posted my newest article, "Ousted: The New Dynamics of Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion" to SSRN. In litigation days of old, American courts jealously guarded their procedural powers through the doctrine of…
  • Jun 22

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Nancy Leong’s essay, On Gender Disparity and Dialogue. Nancy review’s Jennifer Mika’s recent article, The Noteworthy Absence of Women Advocates at the United States Supreme Court, 25 Amer. U.…
Rank this Week: 181

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    The Importance of Expert Witness Retainer Agreement

    The Importance of Expert Witness Retainer Agreement
    When an attorney retains the services of an expert, both parties should confirm the terms of their engagement... Read More The post The Importance of Expert Witness Retainer Agreements appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jun 22

    Complications of Kidney Stone Surgery and Medical Legal Liability

    Complications of Kidney Stone Surgery and Medical Legal Liability
    Every year nearly 1% of adult Americans develop a kidney stone for the first time; nearly 10% will... Read More The post Complications of Kidney Stone Surgery and Medical Legal Liability appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jun 20

    Working with An Expert Witness for Independent Medical Examination

    Working with An Expert Witness for Independent Medical Examination
    Whether you are dealing with personal injury or workers’ compensation, knowing the process of working with an expert... Read More The post Working with An Expert Witness for Independent Medical Examinations appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Jun 27

    Developing a Matrix for Intellectual Property as Subject of International Law

    Developing a Matrix for Intellectual Property as Subject of International Law
    Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, The Protection of Intellectual Property in International Law (2016). Sam F. Halabi Intellectual property disputes implicating diverse and seemingly unrelated international legal regimes have become more…
  • Jun 26

    Sometimes, Information Wants to be Expensive

    Sometimes, Information Wants to be Expensive
    Jonathan M. Barnett, Three Quasi-Fallacies in the Conventional Understanding of Intellectual Property, 12 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 1 (2016), available at SSRN. Ted Sichelman In the last twenty years or so, numerous IP scholars have…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform
    Nicholas Bagley, Federalism and the End of Obamacare, 127 Yale L.J. F. 1 (2017). Amy Monahan In our era of increasingly divisive politics and fiery rhetoric, particularly around Obamacare and efforts to repeal it, Nicholas…
Rank this Week: 653

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jun 27

    Commercial Litigation is …..

    Commercial Litigation is …..
    A lot’s happened in the legal world since I last had time to blog. The U.S. Supreme Court took a lesson from the Miss. Supreme Court’s playbook on joinder. Meanwhile, some non-Mississippi judges on the 5th Circuit locked…
  • Jun 21

    Pennsylvania PERS Reform Shows Where This is Going

    Pennsylvania PERS Reform Shows Where This is Going
    Last week the WSJ (paywall) reported on Pennsylvania’s PERS reform legislation. Not surprisingly, the reform moves toward 401(k) type retirement benefits as opposed to the soon-to-be-extinct pension system. From the article: The…
  • Jun 19

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the June 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $6,504,451 bench verdict- Hinds County Chancery Court (Judge Wise) breach of trust case (4/13/17); $5,947,879 verdict- Gulfport federal court admitted liability…
Rank this Week: 431

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jun 27

    No Expert Needed Where EMT Allegedly Punched Patient

    No Expert Needed Where EMT Allegedly Punched Patient
    In Zink v. Rural/Metro of Tennessee, L.P., No. E2016-01581-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 2, 2017), the Court of Appeals held that plaintiff’s allegations fell within the HCLA, but that no certificate of good faith was required because…
  • Jun 26

    Claims of “Beatings” By Medical Personnel Not Subject to Tennessee HCLA

    Claims of “Beatings” By Medical Personnel Not Subject to Tennessee HCLA
    In Lacy v. Saint Thomas Hospital West, No. M2016-01272-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 4, 2017), a pro se plaintiff brought a claim against several medical providers, alleging that she was “beaten during medical procedures.”…
  • Jun 22

    Case Remanded For Entry of Order that States Reasons for Ruling

    Case Remanded For Entry of Order that States Reasons for Ruling
    In a recent negligence case, the Court of Appeals vacated summary judgment due to the trial court’s failure to explain the basis upon which summary judgment was granted, and it remanded the case with directions for an order that met the…
Rank this Week: 158

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 3267

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/
  • Jun 26

    3 Lessons That Trial Lawyers Can Learn From a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

    3 Lessons That Trial Lawyers Can Learn From a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Lately, I’ve been reading journalist Thomas Friedman’s current book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in an Age of…
  • Jun 22

    7 Key Takeaways from the Genetics in Civil Law Conference

    7 Key Takeaways from the Genetics in Civil Law Conference
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting We recently had the opportunity to co-host a conference focused on the use of genetics in the courtroom. The conference was entitled Genetics in Civil Law: Litigation, Regulation, Business…
  • May 31

    11 Ways to Start Right With Your Litigation Graphics Team

    11 Ways to Start Right With Your Litigation Graphics Team
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Trial teams routinely spend tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, developing litigation graphics for a big case. They do this because litigation graphics are among the top five things…
Rank this Week: 551

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 26

    Regulation (EU) 2015/848, on Insolvency Proceedings…

    Regulation (EU) 2015/848, on Insolvency Proceedings…
    … is applicable from today on (see art. 92). See here as well the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1105 of 12 June 2017 establishing the forms referred to in Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of…
  • Jun 24

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada
    In 2011 Facebook, Inc. used the name and picture of certain Facebook.com members as part of an advertising product.  In response, a class action was started in British Columbia on behalf of roughly 1.8 million British Columbia residents…
  • Jun 22

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract
    The latest issue of the „Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)“ features the following articles: C. Kohler: Limits of mutual trust in the European judicial area: the judgment of the ECtHR in…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Jun 26

    Summary opinions & Opinion dumping

    Summary opinions & Opinion dumping
    Law60 has this piece about the Federal Circuit's use of summary affirmances under its Rule 36 (Judgment of Affirmance Without Opinion) Summary Affirmances Could Undo The Fed. Circ.:For the past two years, the Federal Circuit has…
  • Jun 22

    4/1 calls out word-count-gamesmanship

    4/1 calls out word-count-gamesmanship
    In this unpub'd decision here today, 4/1 includes a footnote (fn. 2) to "disapprove" of respondent's counsel's "blatant violation" of the word-count rule. What did counsel do? Well, because this was a cross-appeal situation,…
  • Jun 22

    17 issues? Way too many...

    17 issues? Way too many...
    A 3d DCA unpub'd decision here today begins:"This is a shotgun-approach appeal in which trustee [] and his attorney [] present 17 separate arguments against an order requiring them to jointly pay $16,060 in sanctions under Code of Civil…
Rank this Week: 525

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/
  • Jun 26

    Spark Curiosity

    Spark Curiosity
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: If I followed the modern 'clickbait' style in coming up with a title for this post, maybe I'd go with "You Won't Believe the Psychological Technique that Creates Greater Influence," or perhaps, "Twenty…
  • Jun 22

    Expect Facts to Be Favored When They Fit the Frame

    Expect Facts to Be Favored When They Fit the Frame
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: On June 5th, three men used a van and knives to conduct an attack on pedestrians near the London Bridge and Borough Market. Just one week later, another man used a van in an attack on people leaving a mosque near…
  • Jun 19

    Brown Cows and Chocolate Milk: Account for Rational Ignorance

    Brown Cows and Chocolate Milk: Account for Rational Ignorance
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: File this in the category of, "I didn't realize just how uninformed some people are," a new survey makes the claim that seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The…
Rank this Week: 1019

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
  • Jun 26

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental
    If you represent landlords who rent units to one person but allow someone else to occupy the unit—like a parent renting for a child or an employer renting for an employee—here’s some advice to pass on to your clients.…
  • Jun 23

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence
    Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good…
  • Jun 21

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case
    One of the key parts of liability testimony in a car accident case is the chronology of the accident: the parties’ conduct before the impact, the impact, and conditions after impact. The parties are most likely to dispute the first…
Rank this Week: 700

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/
  • Jun 26

    Lexis Acquires Ravel Law

    Lexis Acquires Ravel Law
    Earlier this month, LexisNexis announced that is has acquired Ravel Law. My guess is that many of our readers have not heard of Ravel Law. According to their website: Ravel is analytical research, a new category of intelligent tool that...
  • Jun 20

    #TwitterTuesday--Themeless in Arizona

    #TwitterTuesday--Themeless in Arizona
    Welcome to #TwitterTuesday. Alas, I have no great theme today. But, I do have three great Twitter feeds that you can follow! Ross Guberman (@legalwritingpro) is the author of several books on legal writing, including Point Made: How to…
  • Jun 19

    Should the Justices Cancel Their Summer Plans?

    Should the Justices Cancel Their Summer Plans?
    Under the Rule 10 of the Supreme Court Rules, the Court will only grant a petition for a writ of certiorari for “compelling reasons.” In Rule 10, the Court provides three examples that “indicate the character of the reasons” that...
Rank this Week: 1045

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jun 26

    Summary Judgment Denied to Landowner In Slip and Fall Case But Granted For Snow Removal Contractor

    Summary Judgment Denied to Landowner In Slip and Fall Case But Granted For Snow Removal Contractor
    In the case of Graham v. K Investments, Ltd., No. 4376-2014 (C.P. Monroe Co. March 13, 2017 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas denied a restaurant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a slip and fall…
  • Jun 26

    Summary Judgment Based Upon Hills and Ridges Doctrine Denied

    Summary Judgment Based Upon Hills and Ridges Doctrine Denied
    In the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas case of Holtzapple v. Dunkleburger, No. 15-1666 (C.P. Lycoming Co. March 15, 2017 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas denied a Defendant’s Motion…
  • Jun 23

    TORT TALK PRACTICE TIP

    TORT TALK PRACTICE TIP
    CAREFULLY READ TRIAL MANAGEMENT ORDERSWhen a Trial Management Order is issued read the Order in its entirety--Judges expect them to be followed to the letter. Immediately have all deadlines marked on your calendar.Also mark a tickler on your…
Rank this Week: 1017

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Guilt by association: One way that eyewitness testimonies go  wrong

    Guilt by association: One way that eyewitness testimonies go  wrong
    We’ve written about eyewitnesses and problems with accuracy here often. Today we have an article that tells us 242 people were wrongly identified by eyewitness testimony and served years in prison prior to being exonerated by DNA…
  • Jun 23

    Know Your Jurors: Intermarriage in the US 50 years  after Loving v. Virginia

    Know Your Jurors: Intermarriage in the US 50 years  after Loving v. Virginia
    Recently we saw the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967) which ruled marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the US. In honor of this milestone, Pew Research Center has released a series of articles…
  • Jun 21

    Millennials, women in general, and Andrea Yates in particular 

    Millennials, women in general, and Andrea Yates in particular 
    Recently, several articles have come out on Millennials and women but neither were enough to fill an entire post—so we’re combining them into a single post so that we do not miss passing on the information. “Psychologically…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 22

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jun 25

    Into the Lions’ Den

    Into the Lions’ Den
    Location The place of suit matters a lot in civil cases. Suing at home helps the plaintiff — by keeping her costs low, giving her comfort that local judges and juries will give her fair treatment, and throwing out-of-town defendants off…
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
Rank this Week: 1783

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jun 25

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update
      I’ve written about the Supreme Court’s Daubert opinion many times before, tagging it with the label “junk science.” The phrase “junk science” never actually appeared in Daubert, but rooting it out…
  • Jun 1

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum
          While in the White House, Donald Trump’s personal twitter timeline, @realDonaldTrump, remains a key method by which he communicates with the public. He uses it to conduct foreign policy, to urge specific action by…
  • Apr 26

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again
    Earlier this month the Supreme Court decided Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger et al., a case I wrote about way back in 2012 involving the scope of sanctions (including attorney’s fees) available when a party to a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 110

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 997

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    New Nondisclosure Law Allows for Nondisclosure of DWIs | DWI Nondisclosure

    New Nondisclosure Law Allows for Nondisclosure of DWIs | DWI Nondisclosure
    Nondisclosure of DWIs in Texas An individual charged with DWI is prohibited from getting deferred adjudication for their DWI in Texas. A nondisclosure is a legal remedy that allows for the criminal record relating to certain non-violent…
  • Jun 20

    Falsifying Drug Test Results: What Happens if You’re Caught Falsifying a Drug Test?

    Falsifying Drug Test Results: What Happens if You’re Caught Falsifying a Drug Test?
    Individuals who are facing drug tests because they are on bond or on probation sometimes panic and look for ways to defeat drug tests. A quick Internet search reveals hundreds of tips and tricks for passing a drug test, including potions,…
  • Jun 19

    SCOTUS to Decide Whether Cell-Site Location Information Requires a Warrant

    SCOTUS to Decide Whether Cell-Site Location Information Requires a Warrant
    Carpenter v. United States On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition to hear a major Fourth Amendment case decided by the Sixth Circuit, Carpenter v. United States. This case will decide whether it is…
Rank this Week: 1778

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: 722

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional
    Earlier this week, in Matal v. Tam, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Portland-based rock band, the Slants, finding that the section of the Lanham Act banning offensive trademarks was an unconstitutional restraint…
  • May 23

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-0 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that should put an end to “patent trolls” filing lawsuits in “friendly” venues of their choosing. Patent…
  • May 17

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold
    Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court again invoked the federal policy of enforcing arbitration agreements. The Court reversed a Kentucky state court opinion holding that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable if it is signed by an…
Rank this Week: 2503

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    June 2017 Website Newsletter

    June 2017 Website Newsletter
    Our firm has been notified by Global Law Experts that it has, in recent months, conducted an extensive nomination and research process for the Eighth Annual Global Law Experts Awards. Our firm has been chosen as the winner in the category…
  • Jun 23

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle
    Faruki lawyers, Erin Rhinehart and Chris Hollon, secure $15,000 for client in open meetings case against local school board.  Complete article here.
  • Jun 21

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki
    Earlier this month, Faruki attorney Zach Heck appeared on the YouTube series Law School Strategy. Zach discussed his journey through law school and his practice as a privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Faruki.  Zach provided…
Rank this Week: 3818

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 2087

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Creates Implicit Juror Bias Video

    Federal Court Creates Implicit Juror Bias Video
    ABAJournal.com: A federal court asks jurors to confront their hidden biase
  • Jun 23

    The Cosby Jury and the Power of One Juror

    The Cosby Jury and the Power of One Juror
    Interesting op-ed in CNN that discusses the Cosby jury and the power of one juror. CNN.com: In Cosby Trial, the Awesome Power of Juror
  • Jun 23

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin
    Understanding the Effects of Unconscious Bias A video by the U.S. Courts titled, “Understanding the Effects of Unconscious Bias” was published on Youtube on June 21, 2017. It features U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour (W.D. of…
Rank this Week: 4538

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 315

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
  • Jun 22

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Underway in AZ and IL Federal Court

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Underway in AZ and IL Federal Court
    A three-year pilot project studying “whether requiring parties in civil cases to respond to a series of standard discovery requests before undertaking other discovery will reduce the cost and delay of civil litigation” is now…
  • Jun 16

    NY County Addresses Technological Competence

    NY County Addresses Technological Competence
    Formal Opinion 749 In February, the NY County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee issued Formal Opinion 749, addressing “[a] lawyer’s ethical duty of technological competence with respect to the duty to protect a…
  • Jun 15

    No Sanctions for Unintentional, Automatic Deletion of Web History and Related Information

    No Sanctions for Unintentional, Automatic Deletion of Web History and Related Information
    Eshelman v. Puma Biotech., Inc., No. 7:16-CV-18-D, 2017 WL 2483800 (E.D.N.C. June 7, 2017) In this case, the court denied Plaintiff’s motion for an order permitting a jury instruction regarding Defendant’s failure to preserve web…
Rank this Week: 2517

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 2271

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 22

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?
    Some time ago, as part of a discussion about equitable rescission based on fraud, we noted that recovery based on a fraud claim where damages were not specifically alleged and sufficiently supported was the subject of a split between the…
  • May 1

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation
    Leisure Time Travel, Inc., specializes in “producing holiday tours and vacations that comport with Jewish law and tradition.” Villa Roma claims to be the last resort in the Catskills region. In 2001, the parties entered into a…
  • May 1

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation
    Leisure Time Travel, Inc., specializes in “producing holiday tours and vacations that comport with Jewish law and tradition.” Villa Roma claims to be the last resort in the Catskills region. In 2001, the parties entered into a…
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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
  • Jun 22

    Court’s Informal Summer Recess.

    Court’s Informal Summer Recess.
    Yesterday’s oral arguments—June 21, 2017—were the last set of oral arguments posted on the Court’s Oral Argument Calendar. In recent years, the Court has not been hearing oral arguments during the summer, usually until…
  • Jun 16

    An Update on Brandon Moore’s case.

    An Update on Brandon Moore’s case.
    On December 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Moore, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8288. In a 4-3 opinion written by now-retired Justice Paul Pfeifer, the court held that a term-of-years prison…
  • Jun 13

    Oral Argument Preview: What Does It Mean to “Willfully Abandon” a Mother During Her Pregnancy? In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H.

    Oral Argument Preview: What Does It Mean to “Willfully Abandon” a Mother During Her Pregnancy? In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H.
    On June 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H., 2107-0173. At issue in this case is whether the putative father willfully abandoned the … Continue reading…
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Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 21

    Costs budgets and detailed assessment

    Costs budgets and detailed assessment
    The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in the important case of Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 792 concerning the correct approach to take to detailed assessment where there has…
  • Jun 18

    The truth is out there

    The truth is out there
    It was a funny old General Election. We witnessed the worst Conservative manifesto in history and watched as the Prime Minister went, in the public eye, from “strong and stable” to “weak and wobbly” in a few short…
  • May 30

    What can law costs draftsmen do?

    What can law costs draftsmen do?
    What steps in costs litigation are (non-Costs Lawyer) law costs draftsmen able to undertake? Although the issue, inexplicably, still sometimes arises, it should now be clear (post-Kynaston v Carroll [2011] EWHC 2179) that they can appear at…
Rank this Week: 299

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Marketing Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Marketing Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    Plaintiff filed a putative class action against the defendant related to automatic enrollment into a toll pay system.  Both parties hired marketing expert witnesses, both parties filed motions to exclude, and both motions were denied.…
  • Jun 19

    Veterinary Expert Witness Allowed and Animals Expert Witness Allowed in Part

    Veterinary Expert Witness Allowed and Animals Expert Witness Allowed in Part
    Plaintiffs sued defendant for violation of the Endangered Species Act and hired two experts to assist in their case.  The court allowed the veterinary expert witness in full and partially allowed the animals expert…
  • Jun 16

    Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Excluded

    Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Excluded
    Plaintiff sued his former employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Florida Civil Rights act of 1992.  The defendant hired a mechanical engineer expert witness to provide testimony.  The Plaintiff filed…
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Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
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Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Auto Accident Caused by Drug Impairment Leaves Child with Permanent Brain Damage

    Auto Accident Caused by Drug Impairment Leaves Child with Permanent Brain Damage
    Prescription drug use (and abuse) is a rising factor in auto accidents across the United States. Drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and disorientation are just a few side effects of prescription medications that can affect a person’s…
  • Jun 7

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Victims of Auto-Pedestrian Accident

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Victims of Auto-Pedestrian Accident
    A 64-year-old New York man was killed after he was hit by a motorists at an Interstate 84 off-ramp. According to state police, the man was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion when he pulled over to the right shoulder on a sweeping curve and got out of…
  • Jun 5

    Police Suspect Impairment in Fatal Ohio Crash

    Police Suspect Impairment in Fatal Ohio Crash
    A Cincinnati man is dead after a single-vehicle crash. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2003 BMW 745I went off the right side of the road, striking a fence and tree. He was treated at an area hospital for…
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Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    How Outside and In-House Counsel Can (and Should!) Collaborate on Post-Litigation Lessons-Learned

    How Outside and In-House Counsel Can (and Should!) Collaborate on Post-Litigation Lessons-Learned
    For much of my career as outside litigation counsel, I marked the end of cases with a celebratory client lunch or a sigh of “good riddance.” But when I went in-house with one of my clients, the end of each case was an opportunity…
  • May 5

    An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals, 2017 Edition

    An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals, 2017 Edition
    Yesterday, the Austin Bar Association’s Civil Appellate Law Section hosted a program entitled “An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals” at Austin’s InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. My firm, Smith Law…
  • Apr 24

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?
    After a decade of blogging, I’m still amazed how one simple post can spin off new opportunities. Back in November, I wrote about how I’m using my iPad Pro during oral arguments. As a direct result of that post, I was:…
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New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
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Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jun 19

    Driverless Cars Litigation

    Driverless Cars Litigation
    On the 1960’s television show, The Jetsons, we saw a future world where people traveled in flying cars. Sound far-fetched? Maybe not – now we have driverless cars.  And with all the advantages also come liability and…
  • May 21

    The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Worker

    The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Worker
    The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group also known as WILG, is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of…
  • May 1

    Drone Liability and Litigation

    Drone Liability and Litigation
    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by…
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Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Jun 19

    Twice is nice

    Twice is nice
    Last week, I was on a panel of attorneys at a continuing legal education seminar dealing with mediation. The session was part of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference and was interactive. Attendees were asked…
  • Apr 24

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)
    I am a baby-boomer. That means that many of my friends and relatives are at that point in life where they are in the process of, or considering, selling the single family home in which they raised their children and moving to a condominium or…
  • Oct 7

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time
    In an article about statute of limitations reform for child sex abuse victims, the author notes that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the New York Archdiocese offered mediation and compensation as a means of resolving the claims against Catholic…
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the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Jun 19

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil
    The DOJ announced on Friday, June 16, 2017, that it was reversing its position on the validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and would file an amicus brief in support of the employer's position in NLRB v. Murphy Oil.…
  • Mar 22

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck
    Briefing on the merits is complete in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation (S234969).  The California Supreme Court granted the Ninth Circuit's request to decide an issue of California law.  The issue, taken from the California…
  • Mar 17

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.
    California is the wage and hour gift that keeps on giving.  And if you thought every wage and hour question must have been answered by now....well....the naivete is charming.  A few weeks ago, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC…
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Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
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North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jun 19

    Renewing Non-Disclosure Agreements with Employees? Consider this . . .

    Renewing Non-Disclosure Agreements with Employees? Consider this . . .
    In my practice, I see this scenario all the time: an employee leaves to work for a competitor, the employer realizes that its non-disclosure (NDA) or non-compete agreement was inadequate to protect it from what just happened, so the company…
  • Jun 12

    Texas Amends Its Trade Secrets Statute Effective September

    Texas Amends Its Trade Secrets Statute Effective September
    Texas' recent amendments to its trade secrets statute made it the most comprehensive and modern statute in the nation. It is the only statute in the nation that addresses when a competitor can be excluded from the courtroom to prevent…
  • Jun 5

    The Biggest Myth About Non-Compete Agreement

    The Biggest Myth About Non-Compete Agreement
    In Texas, non-compete agreements are enforceable if they meet certain requirements and contain reasonable restrictions on the term, geographic scope and the scope of the restrained activities.
Rank this Week: 2801

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Covers news, injury, consumer, business and class action law. By Law Office of David S. Hagy PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2303