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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

    "When Politics Becomes Existential"

    "When Politics Becomes Existential"
    "When Politics Becomes Existential": Today at the "Election Law Blog," Richard Pildes has a post that begins, "Judge Laurence H. Silberman has been a respected conservative judge for more than 30 years on the D.C. Circuit and has extensive…
  • Feb 26

    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump"

    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump"
    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump": Adam Gopnik has this post online at The New Yorker.
  • Feb 26

    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?"

    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?"
    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?" Paula Span has this post at "The New Old Age" blog of The New York Times.
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Feb 26

    Republicans Introduce Sweeping Federalization of Tort Law, Limiting Recovery to Victim

    Republicans Introduce Sweeping Federalization of Tort Law, Limiting Recovery to Victim
    The Republicans in Congress are intent on expropriating ordinary citizens’ right to sue wrongdoers and allowing corporations and other defendants to violate the law without consequence. Not content to protect corporations from…
  • Feb 24

    Glover on Legal Claims and Regulatory Theory

    Glover on Legal Claims and Regulatory Theory
    Maria Glover has published A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017). Here’s the abstract: Procedural law in the United States seeks to achieve three interrelated goals in our system of litigation: efficient processes…
  • Feb 23

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute
    Paul Gugliuzza and Megan La Belle have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Patently Unexceptional Venue Statute, which will be published in the American University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Legal doctrines developed by the…
Rank this Week: 222

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Feb 26

    5th Cir. Rules No Pain & Suffering, Punitive Damages For ADEA Retaliation Claim

    5th Cir. Rules No Pain & Suffering, Punitive Damages For ADEA Retaliation Claim
    The Fifth Circuit does not allow pain and suffering and punitive damages in discrimination and retaliation claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Feb 20

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup
    The top five legal mistakes that startups make that often cause them to fall apart or get bogged down in a legal dispute before they even start making money.
  • Feb 17

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Non-Disclosure Agreements with employees are useful only if employees understand them and know the consequences of breaching them.
Rank this Week: 2915

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The…
  • Feb 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Taylor v. Extendicare Health Facilities, Inc. 16-825 Issues: (1) Whether the Federal Arbitration Act or the “federal policy favoring arbitration” requires courts to discriminate in favor of…
  • Feb 24

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Hernández v. Mesa McLane Company v. EEOC Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark The post This…
Rank this Week: 12

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2337

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Feb 25

    AL Senate passes bill to give juries final say on death sentence

    AL Senate passes bill to give juries final say on death sentence
    AL.com: AL Senate passes bill to give juries final say on death sentences The Alabama Senate today overwhelmingly approved a bill that would give juries the final say on whether someone convicted of a capital crime is sentenced to life...
  • Feb 23

    Discussing Implicit Bias with Juror

    Discussing Implicit Bias with Juror
    Here is a link to Judge Bennett's instructions to jurors about implicit bias. Do not decide the case based on “implicit biases.” As we discussed in jury selection, everyone, including me, has feelings, assumptions, perceptions, fears, and…
  • Feb 22

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc
    Noted jury scholar Valerie Hans is looking for a post-doc to assist with a research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. I'm looking for a post-doc! Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral…
Rank this Week: 4579

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Feb 25

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”
    The March 2017 of The Florida Bar Journal features several stories about the significant pro bono work lawyers do. Read about Tom’s pro bono contributions in The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become…
  • Feb 21

    Fourth DCA Addresses Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement

    Fourth DCA Addresses Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement
    Web-based sales businesses and the attorneys advising them should be aware of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Vitacost.com, Inc. v. McCants, No. 4D16-3384 (Fla. 4th DCA Feb. 15, 2016). Although arbitration…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard
    A divided Florida Supreme Court declined to adopt the Legislature’s Daubert Amendment concerning opinions of expert witnesses. Justices Canady and Polston would have adopted the Daubert standard, as have the federal courts and most…
Rank this Week: 4236

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Somebody Else Said It

    Somebody Else Said It
    Is paying someone else to make a misstatement to investors the same as making the misstatement yourself for purposes of securities fraud liability?  Two recent appellate decisions address this question and come to different conclusions…
  • Feb 10

    Compare and Contrast

    Compare and Contrast
    NERA Economic Consulting and Cornerstone Research have released their respective 2016 annual reports on federal securities class action filings.  As usual, the different methodologies employed by the two organizations have led to…
  • Jan 30

    Transparently Aspirational

    Transparently Aspirational
    Can shareholders bring a claim for securities fraud when a corporate official violates the company’s code of conduct after publicly touting the business’s high standards for ethics and compliance?  According to the U.S. Court…
Rank this Week: 857

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    RD Legal Funding Accused of Scamming 9/11 Responders, Former NFL Player

    RD Legal Funding Accused of Scamming 9/11 Responders, Former NFL Player
    It’s not unusual for litigation to require months or years before settlement. Even then, it does not necessarily follow that anyone will receive timely compensation. That is where companies like RD Legal Funding step in. RD Legal…
  • Feb 17

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    A December 2016 decision reached by an Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey may have implications for employers in other states where medical marijuana is legal. With the current trend toward legalization of marijuana, it’s only…
  • Feb 9

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit
    U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Walmart truck drivers are not entitled to an additional $80 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. The complaint was filed in 2008 with hundreds of California truck drivers claiming that…
Rank this Week: 1191

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/
  • Feb 24

    Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted?

    Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted?
    Podcast: Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted? Sedgwick appellate specialist Kirk Jenkins "has compiled years of decisions by courts in Illinois and California, slicing the metrics every which way to create models that he contends give…
  • Feb 22

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment in the 2d DCA:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until March 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles…
  • Feb 21

    "Thinking outside the American appellate box"

    "Thinking outside the American appellate box"
    That's the title of today's Moskovitz on Appeals column in the DJ, continuing a comparison of American versus British appellate procedures. Of particular interest is discussion of an experiment in the 3d District decades ago:one California…
Rank this Week: 664

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Lawsuit Funding can be the Financial Ammunition Needed to Fight for Your Right

    Lawsuit Funding can be the Financial Ammunition Needed to Fight for Your Right
    A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident. According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced…
  • Feb 23

    Pharmacy Accused of Prescription Error that Caused Death

    Pharmacy Accused of Prescription Error that Caused Death
    Pharmacy errors can happen when the wrong dose of a prescription is given, when the wrong medication is given and in other circumstances. When that duty of care is breached and the breach causes harm to the patient, a pharmacy and pharmacist…
  • Feb 21

    Lawsuit Alleges Nurses Tied Resident to Wheelchair and Injected a Sedative to Keep Her Quiet

    Lawsuit Alleges Nurses Tied Resident to Wheelchair and Injected a Sedative to Keep Her Quiet
    When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home, we expect they will receive quality care. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse are all too common due in part to overworked nurses, under-trained staff, and/or a simple…
Rank this Week: 1124

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 24

    Webcast: eDiscovery and CloudNine – A Complete Demonstration

    Webcast: eDiscovery and CloudNine – A Complete Demonstration
    A complete demonstration of CloudNine's SaaS-delivered eDiscovery automation software by industry expert and author Doug Austin. Used extensively by corporations and law firms to simplify legal discovery in litigation, investigations, and…
  • Feb 23

    Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Part 1: eDiscovery Trend

    Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Part 1: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Jason is a member of Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice and co-chair of the Information Governance Initiative. An…
  • Feb 22

    Google Required to Hand Over Foreign Stored Emails to Justice Department: eDiscovery Case Law

    Google Required to Hand Over Foreign Stored Emails to Justice Department: eDiscovery Case Law
    In the ruling In re Search Warrant No. 16-960-M-01 to Google, Pennsylvania Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter ordered Google to comply with a search warrant to produce foreign-stored emails, disagreeing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 137

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
  • Feb 24

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You
    A global law firm recently embarrassed itself by not doing a simple conflicts check. As Joe Patrice in his blog post for Above the Law explains, Dentons’ attorneys shot off a letter demanding a retraction from CNN for a story on…
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
Rank this Week: 221

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: 2067

Carolinas Class Action Blog

Carolinas Class Action Blog

Covers class action developments in North and South Carolina. Our editors report on recent cases involving all federal and state courts in the Carolinas, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://www.carolinasclassaction.com
  • Feb 24

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint
    The nomination of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch for the Supreme Court has jurists and reporters forecasting how, if confirmed, he will rule in cases raising “hot” Constitutional issues. The “hot” question for…
  • Feb 21

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment
    In this space, we concentrate on class action decisions in the Carolinas, as well as Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court precedent. Occasionally, though, we venture beyond these jurisdictions to highlight issues of particular note,…
  • Feb 17

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently introduced a bill that would make significant changes to federal class action litigation. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R.…
Rank this Week: 2176

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: 324

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/
  • Feb 24

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup February 24 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup February 24 2017
    As we do every Friday, the Appellate Advocacy Blog presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be...
  • Feb 21

    #TwitterTuesday--Appellate Hashtag

    #TwitterTuesday--Appellate Hashtag
    Normally on #TwitterTuesday we feature people, organizations, or journals to follow that tweet on matters related to appellate advocacy. Today, however, I want to feature just one hashtag #appellatetwitter. The #appellatetwitter hashtag is a…
  • Feb 20

    Best Law Schools for Moot Court

    Best Law Schools for Moot Court
    The Winter 2017 edition of The National Jurist features a story on the law schools with the best moot court programs. The story recognizes that the schools with the best programs are not always the highest ranked programs according to...
Rank this Week: 1941

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 24

    Juror questions during trial, alibis, police uniforms, and fMRIs and lie detection

    Juror questions during trial, alibis, police uniforms, and fMRIs and lie detection
    Here’s another combination post offering multiple tidbits for you to stay up-to-date on new research and publications that have emerged on things you need to know. We tend to publish these when we’ve read a whole lot more than we…
  • Feb 22

    Pew Research: Attitudes toward China are more  negative now!

    Pew Research: Attitudes toward China are more  negative now!
    We’ve written before about American attitudes toward China and Asians in general and are used to seeing knee-jerk negative reactions toward Asian companies or parties across the country as we complete pretrial research. But, like other…
  • Feb 20

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy
    Lately we’ve heard a lot more anti-immigrant bias expressed in public and it turns out, hate speech breeds hatred of its own. This research has pretty frightening findings and you may find it hard to believe there is such misinformed…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
  • Feb 22

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)
    Jens Dammann, Business Courts and Firm Performance (U. Tex. Research Paper No. 564, 2017), available at SSRN.Omari SimmonsProfessor Jens Dammann’s paper titled Business Courts and Firm Performance is a bold attempt to answer a vexing…
Rank this Week: 228

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: 96

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Feb 23

    Class Certification Trends For 2016

    Class Certification Trends For 2016
    Seyfarth Synopsis: This is the fifth installment of our blog series on key trends for workplace class action litigation in 2016. In terms of the sheer number of rulings, a significant trend saw wage & hour class action and collective…
  • Feb 17

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!
    By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar is next Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Click here to register and attend. It’s free! As we face a new year, Seyfarth is…
  • Feb 16

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Tiffany Tran, and Julie Yap Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth Shaw submitted comments and oral testimony to the Federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules regarding needed reform and guidance to Rule 23, the rule that…
Rank this Week: 821

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law
    "The elements of a breach of fiduciary duty claim are: (1) a fiduciary relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, (2) a breach by the defendant of his fiduciary duty to the plaintiff, and (3) an injury to the plaintiff or benefit to…
  • Feb 14

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)
    LACHES DOCTRINE IS EQUITABLE IN NATURE, WHILE SOL IS STATUTORY  Laches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time. Green v. Parrack,974 S.W.2d 200, 203-04 (Tex. App.-San Antonio…
  • Jan 10

    Principles of statutory construction

    Principles of statutory construction
    When can extrinsic information be considered in construing a statute? The meaning of a statute is a legal question, which we review de novo to ascertain and give effect to the legislature's intent. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 186

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1806

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Salvi Law February Pet of the Month: Diva

    Salvi Law February Pet of the Month: Diva
    CHICAGO (January 20, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
  • Feb 22

    Nursing home employee fired, charged after dancing on 100-year-old patient with dementia

    Nursing home employee fired, charged after dancing on 100-year-old patient with dementia
    SANDUSKY, OHIO (February 22, 2017) – A Sandusky, Ohio nursing home worker was caught on camera flashing a 100-year-old dementia patient and performing a lap dance for him. Brittany L. Fultz, 26, was charged with gross sexual imposition…
  • Feb 21

    New data shows Chicago pedestrian deaths on the rise

    New data shows Chicago pedestrian deaths on the rise
    Chicago car accident attorney concerned for pedestrian safety as Spring approaches CHICAGO (February 21, 2017) – New data released by the Chicago Department of Transportation shows 44 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2016, up 26…
Rank this Week: 1112

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Feb 23

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale
    Among many recent structured settlement industry developments, perhaps the most significant and impressive has been the continuation of sustained primary market annuity sales growth - especially in the context of various industry challenges.…
  • Feb 15

    S2P2J Release 61

    S2P2J Release 61
    The United States structured settlement industry has been in existence for more than 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. The industry consists of…
  • Jan 18

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb
    Joe Tombs is currently completing the first year of a two-year term as President of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP). SSP's 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for March 1-3 in Las Vegas. As Tombs prepares for this event, he...
Rank this Week: 861

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3945

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 23

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Validity of Section 1731 UM/UIM Rejection Form

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Validity of Section 1731 UM/UIM Rejection Form
    In its recent decision in the case of Ford v. American States Ins. Co., No. 1800 WDA 2014 (Pa. Feb. 22, 2017)(Maj. Op. by Baer, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed the the validity of a Section 1731 uninsured and underinsured…
  • Feb 21

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven
    In the case of Stapas v. Giant Eagle, Inc., 2016 Pa. Super. 303 (Pa. Super. Dec. 23, 2016 Stabile, J. Bowes, J. Musmanno, J.) (Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed, in part, the trial court’s denial of…
  • Feb 15

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected
    In a recent decision out of the Western District Federal Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Trustgard  Ins. Co. v. Campbell, No. 16-CV-1013 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 28, 2016 Schwab, J.), the court rejected a claim of bad faith in the case where…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Feb 23

    Witnesses: Know Your Seven Ways Out of the 'Yes or No' Trap

    Witnesses: Know Your Seven Ways Out of the 'Yes or No' Trap
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: For an attorney taking a deposition or conducting a cross-examination in trial, there is one key word that describes that attorney's strategy: control. The questioning attorney wants, maybe needs, to control the witness…
  • Feb 20

    Don't Fear the Reptile

    Don't Fear the Reptile
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Take the Reptile seriously, but don't fear it. The en vogue strategic choice of the plaintiffs' bar, the idea that trial persuasion can be leveraged by careful and targeted attention to the fear impulse of the so-called…
  • Feb 16

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In voir dire, sometimes you want to choose a strategic and indirect way of asking, and sometimes you just want to come straight out and ask the question directly. In an interesting illustration of the difference between…
Rank this Week: 1210

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/
  • Feb 23

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study
    The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a…
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
Rank this Week: 2077

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 23

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier
    Our first release of 2017 is live! We continually strive to make ediscovery as easy for you as possible. So, as with almost all of our product releases, this one focuses on just that – your experience as a reviewer on Everlaw. Now you…
  • Feb 9

    Ediscovery Software for Investigative Reporting

    Ediscovery Software for Investigative Reporting
    To support investigative reporting, we’re giving news organizations free access to Everlaw’s ediscovery software. From whistleblower dumps to FOIA requests, journalists need to analyze large data sets quickly and accurately. More…
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
Rank this Week: 2301

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier
    Our first release of 2017 is live! We continually strive to make ediscovery as easy for you as possible. So, as with almost all of our product releases, this one focuses on just that – your experience as a reviewer on Everlaw. Now you…
  • Feb 9

    Everlaw for Journalist

    Everlaw for Journalist
    There’s an ever-expanding need for document review and analysis. Cloud office software solutions, a plethora of collaboration apps and tools, and various leaders in both public and private sectors using private devices to communicate,…
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
Rank this Week: 2011

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 23

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier
    Our first release of 2017 is live! We continually strive to make ediscovery as easy for you as possible. So, as with almost all of our product releases, this one focuses on just that – your experience as a reviewer on Everlaw. Now you…
  • Feb 9

    Everlaw for Journalist

    Everlaw for Journalist
    There’s an ever-expanding need for document review and analysis. Cloud office software solutions, a plethora of collaboration apps and tools, and various leaders in both public and private sectors using private devices to communicate,…
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
Rank this Week: 2019

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 23

    George Will on the Looming Pension Crisi

    George Will on the Looming Pension Crisi
    Conservative columnist George Will wrote this article about America’s looming pension crisis. From the article: Nowadays, America’s most persistent public dishonesties are the wildly optimistic, but politically convenient,…
  • Feb 22

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver
    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday on the ‘epidemic issue’ of drivers distracted by their smartphones. In response, auto insurers are raising rates for everyone. And its not just texting. Insurer surveys show that in 2015,…
  • Feb 20

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial
    What better way to observe Presidents’ Day than a report on a jury verdict in a recent sexual harassment trial? The trial was week before last in Gulfport in the case of Canaski v. Mid-Mississippi Properties. Here is the salacious…
Rank this Week: 160

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

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

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    One Exhibit No Attorney Wants to See

    One Exhibit No Attorney Wants to See
    One Exhibit You NEVER Want to See(click to zoom in)Can you recall watching some case where an exhibit like this might be appropriate? This is one trial exhibit you never want to see – at least as the Defendant in your own trial. I can…
  • Feb 10

    The Cost of Trial Experience

    The Cost of Trial Experience
    The Vanishing Civil Jury Trial - In case you’re the only one who hasn’t noticed, there seems to be a trend toward keeping litigation matters away from the eyes of a jury. This means fewer trials in the courts, followed by fewer…
  • Jan 17

    2017 Greatest Hit

    2017 Greatest Hit
    We’ve shared a few “Greatest Hits” lists over the years, and so here’s the next installment. Although we get a great deal of traffic from Google and other web searches, we also have our “Top 10 This Week”…
Rank this Week: 3243

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: 2533

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense
    We are taught at a young age that only death and taxes are certain. Regardless of a given individual’s (or company’s) net worth, reporting and paying taxes is both inevitable and frustrating. This is because the United States Tax…
  • Feb 21

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge
    Certain criminal convictions can have immigration consequences such as deportation, denial of admission or naturalization for any non-citizen. A defendant’s particular category of non-citizenship may affect the specific consequences of…
  • Feb 14

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?
    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas? Pursuant to Penal Code 32.32, it is a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly make a false statement to obtain property or credit.  The most important…
Rank this Week: 2227

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    The Brady Rule: The Fox Guards the Henhouse

    The Brady Rule: The Fox Guards the Henhouse
    Of all the rules governing criminal cases I have learned over the past 33 years, the Brady rule is the most troubling.  Brady teaches that the government violates the due process rights of a criminal Defendant if the prosecution fails to…
  • Feb 21

    Pleading Guilty: The Single Biggest Decision

    Pleading Guilty: The Single Biggest Decision
    Handling criminal cases, mostly in the federal courts in Atlanta, throughout Georgia, and in many other states, is how we spend most of our time, as anyone who reads this blog knows. The single biggest decision in most of our cases is whether…
  • Feb 8

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law
    The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the root word of “fascination” as “to transfix or hold spellbound by an irresistible power.”  Since 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States has on all least 13…
Rank this Week: 929

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/
Rank this Week: 2408

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/
  • Feb 22

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee
    As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director…
  • Feb 13

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework
    In a move likely to have significant impacts on corporate governance, a group of institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion has announced the formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (the Group). The Group has adopted a…
  • Feb 6

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead
    January 2017 – Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team hosted their annual video webinar on M&A activity in Canada. They highlight the key developments of…
Rank this Week: 2073

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 22

    A Preview of the State's Appellate Brief in the Adnan Syed Case

    A Preview of the State's Appellate Brief in the Adnan Syed Case
    It's currently five days before the State's first brief is due in the Adnan Syed appeal. The State is appealing the portion of Judge Welch's order concluding that Syed's trial counsel's failure to challenge the State's cell phone location…
  • Feb 20

    In My Opinion: My Review of "The Good Fight" Premiere

    In My Opinion: My Review of "The Good Fight" Premiere
    Early in the first episode of "The Good Fight," Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) asks Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), "Are we on the right side of this?" The two are defending Cook County in a lawsuit alleging police…
  • Feb 17

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"
    Back in November 2014, Julia Simon-Kerr, an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, did a series of guest posts on this blog (see here). Those posts were about one of my favorite subjects covered by the...
Rank this Week: 4472

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 1107

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Feb 21

    German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement

    German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement
      The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) has issued a model arbitration clause specifically tailored for use with the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, the financial industry standard service agreement for OTC derivatives…
  • Feb 3

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2017

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2017
    Goethe University’s law school again offers a Summer Programme on German and International Arbitration. Here is from the course description: “Wanting to learn more about commercial arbitration? This Goethe University…
  • Jan 25

    Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery Softens!

    Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery Softens!
    You read it here first, back in 2013, but at the time with a question mark, and then again in 2014 and 2015. Finally, 2017 is the year it is actually going to happen: Germany is about to change its approach to … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3099

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 2245

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/
  • Feb 21

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach
    A buyer of real property that sued the seller before the parties’ closing date seeking to cancel the contract, but without a valid reason, was deemed to have breached that contract. The buyer entered into a contract to buy two parcels…
  • Dec 30

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    While we don’t have a criminal practice, this recently decided case is interesting in how science can change, impacting prior court decisions.  This same concept was found regarding fire science, in a prior posts found here and…
  • Nov 14

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement
    A supplier was found liable for selling counterfeit Fendi handbags, and after two separate lawsuits was obligated to Fendi and a retailer to whom those fake bags were sold for substantial damages. In an attempt to avoid paying those damages,…
Rank this Week: 2922

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    How to Manage an Expert Witness’s Travel Fee

    How to Manage an Expert Witness’s Travel Fee
    Due to the specialized nature of expert witnesses, attorneys may be find themselves in situations where they need... Read More The post How to Manage an Expert Witness’s Travel Fees appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Feb 21

    Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation

    Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation
    There has been a huge spike in mass tort litigation due to the Johnson & Johnson medication, Risperdal,... Read More The post Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation appeared first on The…
  • Feb 14

    Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Expert

    Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Expert
    Over the past decade, Facebook has become not just the most popular social media platform in the world,... Read More The post Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Experts appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 2812