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Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    When your Case is going through a Long Legal Process, Lawsuit Funding Could be your Answer

    When your Case is going through a Long Legal Process, Lawsuit Funding Could be your Answer
    Personal injury lawsuits usually involve a long legal process. Because defendant with deep pockets are in no hurry to settle a case and pay fairly, a plaintiff must be willing to wait it out to achieve full compensation. For many, income and…
  • Jan 20

    Going to Work should not be a Grave Mistake!

    Going to Work should not be a Grave Mistake!
    Work sites are required to provide a safe environment for employees. They must comply with up-to-date safety procedures and provide workers with the proper equipment to ensure safety. If a company fails to do so, it may be held liable for job…
  • Jan 19

    When Your Life is changed in an Instant

    When Your Life is changed in an Instant
    Being involved in a serious auto accident can have long-lasting consequences for you and your loved ones, sometimes including medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, and more. When considering a lawsuit, the first course of action…
Rank this Week: 4348

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jan 26

    Jurors in the James Holmes Death Penalty Trial

    Jurors in the James Holmes Death Penalty Trial
    It should come as no surprise that it will take some time to find 24 (12 alternatives the most I have ever seen) impartial jurors for the James Holmes death penalty trial. The article below highlights the myriad of excuses...
  • Jan 25

    NJ State Bill to Allow Volunteer Jury Service

    NJ State Bill to Allow Volunteer Jury Service
    Last year, New Jersey Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin introduced legislation (A2949) to allow New Jersey residents to volunteer for jury service. Here is a nice summary of the bill. Under the bill, every county clerk shall annually maintain a…
  • Jan 23

    Change of Venue Motion Sealed

    Change of Venue Motion Sealed
    The trial judge in the Tsarnaev death penalty case has ordered the defense's third change of venue motion sealed (to read about the earlier change of venue motions go here). The judge issued this order to protect the privacy of...
Rank this Week: 484

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Opinion analysis: Justices reject presumption of health-benefit vesting, calling for analysis under ordinary contract principle

    Opinion analysis: Justices reject presumption of health-benefit vesting, calling for analysis under ordinary contract principle
    Monday’s decision in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett resolves a dispute about the vesting of health-care benefits under a collective bargaining agreement. Neither the Employee Retirement Income Security Act nor the National Labor…
  • Jan 26

    New dispute over Copaxone patent (FURTHER UPDATED)

    New dispute over Copaxone patent (FURTHER UPDATED)
    FURTHER UPDATE Monday 4:52 p.m.  The generic companies have now filed their reply brief, arguing that Teva has not actually taken any significant step — and may not be able to do so — in the trial court, so the Supreme Court…
  • Jan 26

    Oklahoma takes next step on executions (FURTHER UPDATED)

    Oklahoma takes next step on executions (FURTHER UPDATED)
    FURTHER UPDATED Monday 5:23 p.m.   The three inmates’ lawyers have now filed a response, urging the Court to delay the execution until after it decides the case on the merits; they do not support cutting off a stay if Oklahoma…
Rank this Week: 10

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jan 26

    "U.S. appeals court upholds conviction of Reid fundraiser"

    "U.S. appeals court upholds conviction of Reid fundraiser"
    "U.S. appeals court upholds conviction of Reid fundraiser": Reuters has this report. And The Associated Press reports that "Conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid." You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge…
  • Jan 26

    "Pathways to the Bench: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen."

    "Pathways to the Bench: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen."
    "Pathways to the Bench: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen." At the Federal Judiciary Channel of YouTube, you can view the video at this link.
  • Jan 26

    "Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage"

    "Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage"
    "Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage": The Associated Press has this report. And Brendan Kirby of The Mobile Press-Register has an article headlined "Mobile women at center of Alabama gay marriage fight celebrate court…
Rank this Week: 31

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 26

    Police Body Camera Videos as Evidence

    Police Body Camera Videos as Evidence
    The Washington Post published this interesting piece yesterday about the use of police body camera video as evidence in court, a phenomenon that will become increasingly common as more and more police agencies adopt body cameras. Overall this…
  • Jan 26

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel & the Suspended/Disbarred Attorney

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel & the Suspended/Disbarred Attorney
    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's opinion in Strickland v. Washington, a defendant proves an ineffective assistance of counsel claim by establishing (1) that counsel’s performance "fell below an objective standard of reasonableness"…
  • Jan 23

    Should Judges Participate in Plea Negotiations?: Comparing Judge Rakoff's Proposal to My Own

    Should Judges Participate in Plea Negotiations?: Comparing Judge Rakoff's Proposal to My Own
    Today, the New York Times published an op-ed by JaneAnne Murray, a Practitioner in Residence at the University of Minnesota School of Law, entitled, "Why Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ Should Have Pleaded Guilty." I can't say that I…
Rank this Week: 1433

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/
  • Jan 26

    21 Ways Trial Can Be Like a Blizzard - But It Never Has to Be

    21 Ways Trial Can Be Like a Blizzard - But It Never Has to Be
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting We East Coasters have a love-hate relationship with snow, and the snow moving into the Northeast today may be one for the record books - particularly around Boston. It will dominate the news for…
  • Jan 21

    9 Things In-House Counsel Say About Outside Litigation Counsel

    9 Things In-House Counsel Say About Outside Litigation Counsel
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting One month ago I wrote an article titled 9 Things Outside Litigation Counsel Say About In-house Counsel, and we recently included it in our free In-House Counsel Litigation Toolkit e-book. It…
  • Jan 20

    Join the Jury - NLJ's 2015 Best of Survey is Now Accepting Vote

    Join the Jury - NLJ's 2015 Best of Survey is Now Accepting Vote
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting There are many annual surveys that help rank law firms, specialty legal training programs and legal vendors and consultants. The annual Best of The National Law Journal is the crown jewel of…
Rank this Week: 1700

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
Rank this Week: 841

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Court: BigLaw firms missed $1.5B error, erasing JPMorgan's security interest in GM loan

    Court: BigLaw firms missed $1.5B error, erasing JPMorgan's security interest in GM loan
    ". . . .The problems began when a partner at Mayer Brown instructed an associate to draft documents to release the bank’s security interest in $300 million in financing that GM was paying off, according to opinion. The associate…
  • Jan 18

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage
    "After a stunning attack late last year by hackers who stole and publicly released a wide array of confidential Sony Pictures documents, business executives are rethinking their approach to confidential information...'Sony would have fared…
  • Jan 9

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal
    Dorothy F. Easley, Attorney of Easley Appellate Practice, P.L.L.C., has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in appellate law.Ms. Easley has 20 years of professional experience as an appellate attorney, and…
Rank this Week: 1634

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/
  • Jan 26

    Bedsworth's Third Law of Practice Dynamic

    Bedsworth's Third Law of Practice Dynamic
    In Only a Fool Has an Attorney for a Client Justice Beds shares his third law:Bedsworth's Third Law of Practice Dynamics: Represent robbers or murderers, bulls or bears, congressmen or kitten-drowners, but do not, under any…
  • Jan 23

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?
    National Appellate Advocacy Competition Seeks Judges for St. Louis Competition on March 5-7, 2015The ABA Law Student Division seeks 120 lawyers and judges to serve as oral argument judges for the Division’s regional National…
  • Jan 22

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online
    'Pathways' Video: Judge Nguyen Cites Lessons in Family's Flight from VietnamU.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen understands the importance of  reaching out to accept opportunities to serve.In the newest U.S. Courts…
Rank this Week: 446

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jan 26

    How to Write a Good Request for Admission

    How to Write a Good Request for Admission
    Gregory S. Forman, a lawyer from South Carolina, has a helpful blog post titled "What makes a good request for admission?" If you happen to be drafting some requests for admissions, you might want to take a look. I advise...
  • Jan 20

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document
    Here's a checklist of some questions you can ask about documents at depositions, while ignoring the objection from the other side that the document "speaks for itself." It doesn't, and the objection can be ignored-- Who wrote the document;…
  • Jan 15

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast
    It's the second podcast from Sam Glover and Aaron Street at Lawyerist: "Podcast #2: Paul Floyd on How to Value and Sell a Law Practice." According to Glover, "Among other things, Paul helps lawyers sell their practices, and I wanted...
Rank this Week: 3112

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
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
Rank this Week: 2272

DRI Today

DRI Today

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

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jan 26

    Licensing Boards Can Fine You – Even If They Can’t Find You

    Licensing Boards Can Fine You – Even If They Can’t Find You
    It the fast-paced world of health care, it is easy to forget the simple things – like notifying your state licensing board about address changes. It seems trivial, but there may be consequences for a physician who fails to update her…
  • Jan 20

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an increasing number of conditions are considered to be a disability resulting in expanded employee protections. This in turn places responsibility on the employer to ensure disabled employees…
  • Jan 16

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer
    Assuming Vermont's GMO labeling law survives a court challenge, beginning in July, 2016, all producers of food products sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified ingredients will be required to label the products as containing GE…
Rank this Week: 470

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jan 26

    Licensing Boards Can Fine You – Even If They Can’t Find You

    Licensing Boards Can Fine You – Even If They Can’t Find You
    It the fast-paced world of health care, it is easy to forget the simple things – like notifying your state licensing board about address changes. It seems trivial, but there may be consequences for a physician who fails to update her…
  • Jan 20

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an increasing number of conditions are considered to be a disability resulting in expanded employee protections. This in turn places responsibility on the employer to ensure disabled employees…
  • Jan 16

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer
    Assuming Vermont's GMO labeling law survives a court challenge, beginning in July, 2016, all producers of food products sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified ingredients will be required to label the products as containing GE…
Rank this Week: 837

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/
  • Jan 26

    Put T.o.M. On Your Team

    Put T.o.M. On Your Team
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: T.o.M stands for “Theory of Mind,” and it is a very academic name for a very practical concept that might determine the difference between an effective team and an ineffective one. That is a difference that should…
  • Jan 22

    Lead When You're Losing

    Lead When You're Losing
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Sotu on Tuesday comes after shellacking in the last election But not doing bad as a lame duck Economy improving A number of initiatives Still a lame duck, and most of the bold initiatives shared on Tuesday are unlikely…
  • Jan 20

    Lead When You're Losing

    Lead When You're Losing
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: You wouldn’t know the results of last Fall’s congressional midterm elections from watching the State of the Union Address this past Tuesday. It looked for all like a victory lap for President Barack Obama: The…
Rank this Week: 4116

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/
  • Jan 26

    Legal Translation Services: Watch Out for the Machine

    Legal Translation Services: Watch Out for the Machine
    Since the early 1950s, human beings have being trying to use machines to translate languages. While these efforts have advanced in recent years, they are no substitute for a human foreign language translator. One of the earliest attempts was…
  • Jan 21

    Medical Translation Services and Understanding the Importance of Informed Consent

    Medical Translation Services and Understanding the Importance of Informed Consent
    We’ve blogged about the importance of professional medical translation services of consent forms. The healthcare field is highly regulated. Hospitals, doctors and other healthcare organizations receive guidance from multiple regulatory…
  • Jan 2

    Professional Translation Services and the Importance of Informed Consent

    Professional Translation Services and the Importance of Informed Consent
    A need for multilingual professional translation services is on the rise during clinical trials. In 1951, Henrietta Lacks was admitted to a Baltimore hospital with abdominal pain. She was poor and uneducated. After performing a series of…
Rank this Week: 1614

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/
  • Jan 26

    Leong on Rush on Federalism and Judicial Diversity

    Leong on Rush on Federalism and Judicial Diversity
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Nancy Leong entitled The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity. Nancy reviews a recent article by Sharon Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges:…
  • Jan 24

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding
    Back at the end of last Term we covered the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Gelboim v. Bank of America (No. 13-1174). This week the Court issued a unanimous opinion in Gelboim, authored by Justice Ginsburg. Here’s how she...
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction
    Today, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 opinion in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, which addresses the role of Rule 52(a)’s “clear error” standard of review in the context of patent claim construction. Justice Breyer writes for the…
Rank this Week: 587

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstar

    Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstar
    It’s a new age for lawyers. Simply providing great legal counsel isn’t enough any more (some would argue it never really was). Legal technology, including e-discovery technology and evidence management software, can provide a…
  • Jan 12

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File
    “What is a native file?” It’s one question we hear time and again from many clients, or “Do I really need natives?”  Most litigators have heard that native files are important in modern litigation. However,…
  • Jan 5

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk
    As the sheer volume of electronically stored information (ESI) overwhelms the existing discovery competencies of law firms IT departments, perhaps it’s time to question the fundamental business model of technology investment in most…
Rank this Week: 2865

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 1623

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 4500

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Jan 26

    Controlling Data Storage Costs with Nearlining

    Controlling Data Storage Costs with Nearlining
    A recent podcast from the Legal Talk Network’s ESI Report addresses cost control, an important issue for any client, eDiscovery attorney, or eDiscovery vendor.  As the sheer volume of collections continues to…
  • Jan 22

    Dealing with High Risk Data

    Dealing with High Risk Data
    When people think of high risk data, most think of Personal Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information as it relates to HIPAA and the health care industry, but Steve Shebest’s very informative article “High Risk…
  • Dec 29

    Court of Chancery Clarifies Delaware Counsel’s Role in Discovery

    Court of Chancery Clarifies Delaware Counsel’s Role in Discovery
    In James v. National Financial LLC, C.A. 8931-VCL (Del Ch. Dec. 5,2014) the Court of Chancery outlined Delaware Counsel’s discovery obligations as well as the type of sanctions that may be imposed for not complying with those…
Rank this Week: 4278

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    “His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him 

    “His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him 
    We’ve written about the brain based defenses a lot here. And here’s an article that may shed light on how the presentation of neural defenses could backfire on defense attorneys. First, let’s look at the research. The…
  • Jan 23

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?
    We know it’s important for you to keep up on new stereotype labels. You know what labels like metrosexual, hipster, and perhaps even lumberjack mean. But lumbersexual? Tom Puzak, over at GearJunkie wrote about it first a couple of weeks…
  • Jan 21

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones  [and separation anxiety]

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones  [and separation anxiety]
    Back in the early ‘90s, I had a job that required me to carry a beeper. The constant awareness that I was “on call” was a source of strain and led me to complain I was never really “off duty”. Flash forward to…
Rank this Week: 982

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: 74

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/
  • Jan 26

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism
    Daniel Kato, Constitutionalizing Anarchy: Liberalism, Lynching, and the Law, 10 J. of Hate Stud. 143 (2012).Aziz RanaFor nearly a century in the American South, lynching as a practice of racialized violence persisted openly and with minimal…
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
Rank this Week: 529

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    You’re Going to Want to Keep Up with the Singing River Health System Debacle

    You’re Going to Want to Keep Up with the Singing River Health System Debacle
    Having been both busy at work and playing hurt for the last four weeks, I have not been able to study the ongoing Singing River Health System pension debacle enough to add anything to the conversation. But it has quickly become THE big legal…
  • Jan 21

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the January issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $600,000 verdict- Jackson federal court First Amendment / retaliation case discussed here and here (overturning verdict)…
  • Jan 20

    The Fix is in?

    The Fix is in?
    Judges might be appalled to know how much parties theorize that the judge ruled against them because “the other side got to the judge” or “the fix was in.” It doesn’t happen all the time. But it’s not…
Rank this Week: 367

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Jan 25

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"
    Compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the consensual performance of a service contract is not “damages” under I.R.C. section 104(a)(2) and must be included in gross income This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?
    So you get some tender vittles in your wallet, but it's not for going out and joining everyone who is "twerking for the weekend" Lovergirl. Selling your structured settlement is expensive money. It... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    What is A Structured Annuity?

    What is A Structured Annuity?
    A structured annuity is a type of qualified funding asset used to fund the payment of future damages from the settlement of a lawsuit or legal dispute. A structured annuity is fully customizable... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 83

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 895

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
  • Jan 25

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement
    Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and…
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 605

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 1508

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3610

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: 2802

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 368

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation
    An automotive engineering expert witness testified this week in the federal lawsuit two Minnesota families brought against Toyota. While the Koua Fong Lee and the Trice-Adams families argue that a defect with Lee’s Camry caused a…
  • Jan 20

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher
    Psychologist and child abuse expert witness Dr. William L Carter testified in the Waco, TX, case against Sergio Bezerra. The former Waco Baptist Academy teacher was convicted of abusing two students in 2008 and was sentenced to 80 years in…
  • Jan 17

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination
    In When is a Handwriting Expert Not a Handwriting Expert? handwriting expert witness Dennis Ryan of Applied Forensics, LLC, writes: A handwriting expert is not a handwriting expert when they are called on to examine aspects of a document…
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A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

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

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Jan 24

    What is Foreseeability in a Personal Injury Case?

    What is Foreseeability in a Personal Injury Case?
    Liability for the personal injury of another is not always cut and dry. There are certain duties owed to others, depending on the situation, in order to prevent harm. One important factor is "foreseeability". This means there must be…
  • Jan 16

    Worker's Comp Covers Injury from Accident on the Way to Treatment

    Worker's Comp Covers Injury from Accident on the Way to Treatment
    One way that employers routinely dispute Worker's Compensation lawsuits is to claim the employee was not "on the job" at the time the injury occurred. This defense is sometimes successful. Every state has its own Worker's Compensation laws…
  • Jan 9

    Can M&M Candy be Dangerous to Your Health?

    Can M&M Candy be Dangerous to Your Health?
    True, they melt in your mouth, not in your hands. But in one case, they did more to one person's mouth than intended. In a recent case out of Texas, a woman claims she was injured when she ate an M&M candy that contained a hard, metal…
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The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jan 24

    Domestic Statu

    Domestic Statu
    Under the Morrison test for extraterritoriality, a Section 10(b) claim for securities fraud may only be brought if the transaction involved “the purchase or sale of a security listed on an American stock exchange” or “the…
  • Jan 15

    That Escalated Quickly

    That Escalated Quickly
    Item 303 of Regulation S-K requires issuers to disclose known trends or uncertainties “reasonably likely” to have a material effect on operations, capital, and liquidity. Plaintiffs often contend that if the disclosure required…
  • Dec 31

    The Circumstances of Fraud

    The Circumstances of Fraud
    Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) states that “[i]n alleging fraud or mistake, a party must state with particularity the circumstances  fraud or mistake.”  Whether FRCP 9(b) applies to the…
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The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Jan 24

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York
    Generally, spouses are “competent” to testify for—and against—one another. When we say a witness is “competent” to testify we mean that the witness has the minimal ability and adequate qualification[1]to…
  • Dec 31

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case
    Black’s Law defines self-incrimination as “the act of indicating one’s own involvement in a crime or exposing oneself to prosecution, especially by making a false statement.” The principle, embodied in the Fifth…
  • Nov 22

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense
    Character evidence is consuming a good amount of real estate in this blog. It’s fascinating, dramatic, but fairly difficult to grasp. Character evidence, when used incorrectly, is highly prejudicial. But when used correctly, is highly…
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Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
  • Jan 23

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security
    By Sekhar SarukkaiIndividuals calling themselves the “CyberCaliphate” hacked into the Twitter feed for the U.S. military’s Central Command last week, and for 40 minutes posted photos, links, and videos before the account was…
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery
    By Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Guest Jason BaronIn this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Jason Baron about information governance, dark data, open government, and his role in The…
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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
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Jan 23

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine
    Yesterday, the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, Ltd. 2015 BCCA 26. The case was brought on behalf of persons who purchased or used the drug sibutramine. It was alleged that use of the drug led to an…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie
    Nothing signals the approach of the holidays like eggnog lattes, gingerbread, frenzied mall traffic and of course, the Clawbies! Since 2006, the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards has been recognizing outstanding blogs from the Canadian legal…
  • Dec 22

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie
    In Bhasin v Hrynew, (2014, SCC 71), a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian common law should now impose a duty on parties to perform their contractual obligations honestly. The ruling is significant as it was previously unclear in…
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The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Jan 23

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?
    In theory, at least, the answer is yes, in some circumstances, by certifying the non-appealable order pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 166.1. Yesterday’s opinion in Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court,…
  • Nov 25

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion
    The parties in your case have stipulated to have their case tried before a temporary judge (pursuant to Cal. Const., art. VI, § 21) and filed all trial-related papers (trial briefs, closing briefs, and requests for statement of decision)…
  • Nov 18

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court
    I received an invitation yesterday afternoon to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of a new blog “focused on providing substantive coverage of issues concerning the Supreme Court of California,” and billed as a joint…
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The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design
    Momentum matters. Every time you have to wait for your computer or your phone, you’re losing time and energy. A delay is an invitation to get distracted by your email, your colleague, or your next project. Even waiting a few seconds for…
  • Jan 21

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!
    We’ll be at LegalTech 2015 for all 3 days. We’d love to meet you! Here’s who to look for: AJ Shankar, CEO Jon Kerry-Tyerman, VP of Business Development Greg Marliave, Senior Account Director Ian Sink, Account Director…
  • Jan 15

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview
    As you know, we’re particularly fanatical about delivering an unparalleled user experience.  We know that some of you spend thousands of hours working in Everlaw, and we want to make every second of that work as joyful as possible.…
Rank this Week: 2904

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design
    Momentum matters. Every time you have to wait for your computer or your phone, you’re losing time and energy. A delay is an invitation to get distracted by your email, your colleague, or your next project. Even waiting a few seconds for…
  • Jan 21

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!
    We’ll be at LegalTech 2015 for all 3 days. We’d love to meet you! Here’s who to look for: AJ Shankar, CEO Jon Kerry-Tyerman, VP of Business Development Greg Marliave, Senior Account Director Ian Sink, Account Director…
  • Jan 15

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview
    As you know, we’re particularly fanatical about delivering an unparalleled user experience.  We know that some of you spend thousands of hours working in Everlaw, and we want to make every second of that work as joyful as possible.…
Rank this Week: 2957

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jan 23

    Court Of Chancery Explains Borrowing Statute

    Court Of Chancery Explains Borrowing Statute
    TrustCo Bank v. Mathews, C.A. 8374-VCP (January 22, 2015) There is perhaps no more confusing subject in Delaware non-corporate law than the application of the Delaware borrowing statute to statute of limitations issues. Under Supreme Court…
  • Jan 22

    Court Of Chancery Explains Hierarchy Of Corporate Legal Principle

    Court Of Chancery Explains Hierarchy Of Corporate Legal Principle
    Sinchareonkul v. Fahnemann, C.A. 10543-VCL (January 22, 2015) This is a helpful reminder that the DGCL governs what may be in the certificate of incorporation and what may be in the bylaws. Giving one director extra tie-breaking voting rights…
  • Jan 21

    Delaware Supreme Court to Chancery: You Have Broad Power

    Delaware Supreme Court to Chancery: You Have Broad Power
    Authored By Brett M. McCartney This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | January 21, 2014 Books-and-records litigation does not typically grab headlines. In fact, few cases litigated…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    Good News for Good Works: Qualified 501(c) (3) Bonds Give Non-Profits the Opportunity to Finance the Acquisition or Renovation of Property

    Good News for Good Works: Qualified 501(c) (3) Bonds Give Non-Profits the Opportunity to Finance the Acquisition or Renovation of Property
    By Angela W. Adolph Non-profit organizations have the opportunity to finance the acquisition or renovation of property where they do their good works using qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, which often provide better financing terms and rates than…
  • Jan 22

    Industrial Development Revenue Bonds 101

    Industrial Development Revenue Bonds 101
    By Angela W. Adolph Federal tax law generally provides that tax-exempt bonds can only be issued to finance property for governmental or public use. If the property to be financed with bonds would be privately used, i.e., in a trade or…
  • Jan 20

    EPA Proposes Changes to Oil Spill Dispersant Use

    EPA Proposes Changes to Oil Spill Dispersant Use
    By Lee Vail Dispersants are one of the tools available to mitigate detrimental impacts to shorelines and wildlife exposed to oil spills. In response to the Deepwater Horizon incident, the EPA authorized use of surface and subsurface…
Rank this Week: 1194

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Bloody provisional assessment

    Bloody provisional assessment
    And another thing… Problem: Many judges make the average doctor’s handwriting look as though it was the winning entry to a calligraphy competition. They try to write their decisions to the provisional assessment in boxes which…
  • Jan 22

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…
    More issues as to provisional assessment… Problems: The timing of certain steps in the process is confusing at best. The parties are meant to undertaken the arithmetic on the Bill as assessed post-provisional assessment. However, how…
  • Jan 20

    Further issues with provisional assessment

    Further issues with provisional assessment
    More problems with the provisional assessment process… Problems: The, very limited, provisional assessment pilot was based on claims for costs with a value of up to £25,000. When provisional assessment was rolled out the figure…
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